HC takes suo-moto cognizance of reports about plight of 2014 flood victims

HC takes suo-moto cognizance of reports about plight of 2014 flood victims

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court Wednesday treated several news reports published on Sep 7 about the plight of 2014 flood victims as a public interest litigation (PIL) and issued notices to Commissioner Secretary and Chief Engineer, Irrigation & Flood Control to respond to the issue by Oct 17. The reports had highlighted that despite four […]

HC appoints 3-member expert committee on Dal Lake conservation

HC appoints 3-member expert committee on Dal Lake conservation

Srinagar: The High Court on Tuesday appointed a three-member expert committee to file a comprehensive report on Dal Lake and suggest measures for its conservation. Hearing the 16-year-old PIL on conservation of Dal Lake, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur observed that crores of rupees have been spent […]

Rs 759 crore spent on Dal Lake in 16 years

Rs 759 crore spent on Dal Lake in 16 years

Srinagar: In the past 16 years, funds worth Rs 759 crore have been spent on conservation of Dal Lake and on infrastructural development for relocation of dwellers on the lake, Additional Advocate General BA Dar told the High Court on Tuesday. He said that of the Rs 400.96 crore allocated by the central government for […]

HC rejects KAS officers’ challenge to Non-functional Monetary Scheme notification

HC rejects KAS officers’ challenge to Non-functional Monetary Scheme notification

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High court on Monday rejected a plea of Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers challenging the policy decision of the government whereby Non-functional Monetary Scheme was notified dated 25 April, 2018, for administrative posts. The petitioner, Itrat Hussain Rafiqi and others, had moved court stating that the seniority dispute has not […]

HC seeks info on cases of spurious drugs

HC seeks info on cases of spurious drugs

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Friday directed state government to inform the court about the number of cases pending against persons found involved in spurious drugs trafficking. The court observed that it was the responsibility of authorities to see and check how spurious drugs are coming into the market. Hearing a suo-moto cognizance taken by […]

PIL against tree felling for power line in Sindh forests

PIL against tree felling for power line in Sindh forests

Srinagar: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the J&K High court seeking protection of forest cover in the Sindh forest range where tree felling is going on for a 220 KV power transmission line. The Petitioner, Lone Altaf of Ganderbal has filed the petition against State of J&K through Chief Secretary, Civil […]

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