HC issues notice to BCCI on plea for making JKCA ‘functional’

HC issues notice to BCCI on plea for making JKCA ‘functional’

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court has issued a notice, seeking reply from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI) and others to make Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association ‘functional’ and elect its management under the guidelines provided by the Supreme Court. Hearing a petition filed by two cricketers — Sajjad Ahmad Sofi and Sarfaraz […]

SC seeks govt’s reply on plea for policy on anthem, Song

SC seeks govt’s reply on plea for policy on anthem, Song

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the government in four weeks on a plea seeking framing of a policy for promoting the national anthem and the national song. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra issued notice and asked the Centre to file its reply on the plea which also sought […]

SC directs inclusion of Urdu in NEET from next year

SC directs inclusion of Urdu in NEET from next year

New Delhi: The Government of India was Thursday directed by the Supreme Court to include Urdu as a language in the NEET exam, the common test for admission into medical courses, from academic session 2018-19 onwards. The apex court made it clear that it cannot ask the government to do “miracles” and include Urdu as […]

SC relief to Pharma Company in criminal trial for ‘substandard drug’

SC relief to Pharma Company in criminal trial for ‘substandard drug’

SRINAGAR: The Supreme Court of India has set aside J&K High Court’s order refusing to interdict criminal proceedings against a pharmaceutical company after its drug sample was found ‘substandard’ by a government analyst in 2009. The government analyst—CFDL, Patoli Jammu— on 31 July 2009 had found a drug by M/S Brawn Laboratories Ltd as “not […]

Plea to uphold AFSPA submitted in SC

Plea to uphold AFSPA submitted in SC

New Delhi: The government of India on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking hearing on its curative plea against the verdict by which the protection given to armed forces during anti-militancy operations in areas where AFSPA is in force has been negated. The apex court in its verdict delivered on July 8 last year had […]

Working on secret crowd-dispersing weapon for J&K, govt tells SC

Working on secret crowd-dispersing weapon for J&K, govt tells SC

NEW DELHI: The government of India told the Supreme Court on Monday that “security forces are working on a secret weapon to disperse crowds” in Kashmir, while defending the use of pellet guns, Times of India reported. “Skunk water, laser dazzlers and high intensity noise devices have not been successful in dispersing protesters,” Rohatgi told […]

Bar asked to reply to issues raised by GoI

Bar asked to reply to issues raised by GoI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association to respond to the issues raised by the government of India while defending the use of pellet guns in Kashmir, stressing that the lawyers’ body cannot take sides. The apex court sought the Bar’s response after the GoI explained to the […]

Between Bullets and Pellets

Between Bullets and Pellets

Soon after the Supreme Court of India’s observation that the use of pellet guns concerns life and death, and its appeal to the Government of India(GoI) to consider effective means other than the use of these to quell protests in Jammu and Kashmir, two people have been killed in the Kashmir division of the state. […]

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