No passport for corrupt babus: Govt

NEW DELHI: Government employees under suspension or granted sanction of prosecution over corruption charges will not be able to get a passport, according to an official order. The move follows a review of the existing guidelines by the Personnel Ministry, in consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). It […]

5 persons admitted to SKIMS isolation ward

2 flee from Jammu hospital brought back

Srinagar: Five persons with a recent history of travelling to Coronavirus-affected countries have been admitted to SKIMS Hospital Soura after they showed symptoms of the disease, officials said. “We have kept the five persons in the isolation ward at the SKIMS hospital in Soura,” they said. The officials added that samples of the suspects were […]

Broadband internet restored in Valley after 7 months

Srinagar: Broadband internet services were restored in Kashmir on Thursday, a day after the Jammu and Kashmir government lifted a ban on social media in the J&K, ending a seven-month information blackout in the valley, officials said. Internet services were snapped across all platforms on August 4 last year. The next day, the government of […]

Pleas challenging CAA to be heard after Sabarimala case: SC

Pleas challenging CAA to be heard after Sabarimala case: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it will hear pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act after arguments in the Sabarimala reference matter are over. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said this after senior advocate Kapil Sibal sought urgent hearing of CAA matters while stating that the […]

CAA, NPR could render Indian Muslims stateless: USCIRF members

CAA, NPR could render Indian Muslims stateless: USCIRF members

WASHINGTON: Members of a Congress created federal body that monitors violation of religious freedom abroad on Wednesday expressed concern over India’s amended citizenship laws, saying it could result in the “wide-scale disenfranchisement” of Muslims in the country. Members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) along with an invited panel of experts convened […]

Khamenei asks India to ‘confront extremist Hindus’

Tehran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday asked the Indian government to confront what he called “extremist Hindus and their parties”, saying the hearts of Muslims all over the world are “grieving” over the recent communal violence in Delhi. His remarks comes two days after India summoned Iran’s Ambassador Ali Chegeni in New […]

If police fails to enforce law, democracy fails: Doval

Gurgaon: NSA Ajit Doval on Thursday told young police officers heading district force to be “credible and fair” and warned them that if they fail, democracy would also fail. During his lecture, organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) under the Union Home Ministry, Doval laid special emphasis on police and policing […]

CBI books NC leader’s son

New Delhi: The CBI has booked Hilal Rather, the son of National Conference leader and former finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather, in Rs 177-crore bank fraud case, officials said on Thursday. The agency has taken over the case on the recommendation of the Anti-Corruption Branch of Jammu and Kashmir, they said. It is alleged that […]

Senior official, others booked by ACB in embezzlement case

Senior official, others booked by ACB in embezzlement case

JAMMU: A senior government official was among several people booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for alleged embezzlement of funds meant for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. The case was registered against M S Choudhary, the Chief-Executive Officercum- Managing Director of State Procurement and Supplies Agency, and others after […]

Gunfight erupts in Budgam

Gunfight erupts in Budgam

SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out on Wednesday between militants and government forces in Budgam, police said. The forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dooniwara area, following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said during the searches, the militants hiding in a house opened fire that was retaliated […]