Govt major defaulter of Wakf: Veeri

Govt major defaulter of Wakf: Veeri

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday disclosed that its own departments were the biggest defaulters of Wakf properties in state. Hajj and Auqaf minister, Abdul Rehman Veeri told the Legislative Assembly while replying on grants to his department. “Government departments have occupied land but they do not pay money to Auqaf for it […]

Speaker leaves govt red faced over protocol breach

Speaker leaves govt red faced over protocol breach

Jammu: All the opposition legislators on Wednesday staged a walk-out from the house when speaker Kavinder Gupta disclosed that “his security protocol was breached” by deputy chief minister’s cavalcade. The house was discussing the grants to parliamentary affairs ministry. When independent MLA Pawan Gupta asked how deputy chief minister can get protocol of chief minister, […]

22 percent population still without Aadhar in JK

22 percent population still without Aadhar in JK

Even as the deadline for linking Aadhar to various services including banking has passed, more than 20 percent population of J&K is yet to receive the Aadhar cards. The J&K government on Wednesday told the state assembly that more than 77 per cent of the state’s 1.25 crore population have got their Aadhaar cards

NIA to file chargesheet against incarcerated Kashmiri leaders today

NIA to file chargesheet against incarcerated Kashmiri leaders today

A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri pro-freedom leaders and a businessman in a case of alleged terror funding in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA today as their judicial custody ends, officials said. According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested Kashmiri leaders and a businessman

SMC paves way for non-locals to grab Srinagar hoarding space

SMC paves way for non-locals to grab Srinagar hoarding space

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has paved the way for outsiders to grab the contract for outdoor advertising hoardings in the city. Making it near impossible for local bidders, by asking them to have held a single contract with government or semi-government agency worth Rs 70 lakh during the last two years, the SMC has […]

Panic in Pinjora village as it comes under unprovoked ransacking, ariel firing

Panic in Pinjora village as it comes under unprovoked ransacking, ariel firing

PINJORA: The grim tally of incidents of forces assaulting civilians and vandalising private property began for 2018 in Shopian district’s Pinjora village on Wednesday where dozens of parked vehicles, residential houses and shops were ransacked and civilians were assaulted at the hands of army troopers. Pinjora residents told Kashmir Reader that army men went “berserk” […]

Army vehicle pelted with stones in Budgam

Army vehicle pelted with stones in Budgam

BUDGAM: Panic gripped Soibug area of Budgam on Wednesday when clashes erupted between government forces and local youth after an army vehicle was attacked with stones. Police sources said that a group of youths attacked the army vehicle with stones but the army troops exercised restraint. Local sources however, said that army troopers fired a […]