Sanction for prosecution of corrupt babus: SC stays J&K HC order

Srinagar: Supreme Court has stayed a J&K High Court order regarding sanction for prosecution against officers and officials found indulging in corruption by the State Vigilance Organization. “There shall be stay of the impugned order for a period of three months from (January 2),” said a division bench of Justices K.S. Radhakrishnan and A.K. Sikri. […]

2 KAS officers shifted, SSB member’s stay extended

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday ordered transfer of two KAS officers and accorded extension in the deputation of Farooq Ahmad Peer as member J&K Service Selection Board for one year beyond January 13. According to a government order, Mohammad Tariq (KAS), Deputy Secretary to Government, ARI and Trainings Department, is transferred and posted as […]

Pulwama: Hundreds participate in militant’s funeral

Srinagar: Amid a spontaneous shutdown, hundreds of people Wednesday participated in the funeral prayers for a Hizbul Mujahideen militant who was slain in a gun-battle with Army in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday night. All shops and commercial establishments in Beighpora, Malangpora, Digripora, Gulzarpora and other areas of Awantipora observed a […]

J&K to switch over to e-stamping

JAMMU: Saying goodbye to physical stamps, Jammu and Kashmir government has entered into an agreement with Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL) to introduced e-stamps in the state. The e-stamping is a computer based latest technology with advanced security features for paying non-judicial stamp duty to the government, an official spokesperson said. The Commissioner […]

SFC earns `98 cr on sale of timber in 2013

JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir State Forest Corporation (JKSFC) has earned an amount of Rs 97.95 Crore on sale of 18.56 lakh cubic feet timber during the current financial year till ending December. This information was given at a meeting of the Committee on Public Undertakings of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly held here on […]

Agri Business Centre opened in Budgam

BUDGAM: Director Agriculture Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad Wednesday inaugurated an Agriculture Business Centre here. Interacting with the farmers on the occasion, Peerzada said that machinery shall be made available to farmers on hire basis, enabling them to curtail the labour component by use of farm mechanization so that agricultural economy gets boost. Giving the details of […]

Inter-district burglars’ gang busted, 3 held: Police

Srinagar: Police Wednesday said they had busted a gang of burglars active in Hazaratbal and adjoining areas here for the past two years with the arrest of three persons and recovered stolen goods worth Rs 25 lakh. “Around 15 cases of thefts which occurred during the last two years have been solved. We have got […]

Employees get R-Day diktat

Srinagar: The state government has ordered its workforce in Jammu to attend the main Republic-Day function in winter capital of the state on January 26, warning them that failure on their part will be construed as dereliction of duty. “All Officers and Officials of the State Government and Public Sector Undertakings stationed at Jammu are […]

Geelani concerned over Dr Qasim’s deteriorating health

SRINAGAR: Expressing concern over the deteriorating health of incarcerated Muslim League chairman, Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, Wednesday warned that authorities would be solely responsible if anything untoward happens to Faktoo. “If Dr Qasim is not given proper treatment at this stage he will lose his eyesight for which the state authorities will […]

NC lauds CM’s initiative on new administrative units

JAMMU: Lauding the initiative of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah towards creating of new administrative units at Sub-Division, Tehsil, Niabat and Blocks level in Jammu and Kashmir, Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said the step will go a long way in satiating the aspirations of the people and bringing administration at their […]