GOC 14 Corps, DG BSF brief Governor on security situation

GOC 14 Corps, DG BSF brief Governor on security situation

Srinagar: Lt Gen YK Joshi, GOC 14 Corps, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. The Lt Gen briefed the Governor regarding the situation along the LoC and LAC, which fall within the Area of Responsibility of 14 Corps. The Governor held detailed discussion with the Lt Gen regarding issues related […]

Restrictions in City today

Restrictions in City today

SRINAGAR: The government on Tuesday decided to impose restrictions in civil lines areas of Srinagar on Wednesday to prevent the traditional 8th Muharram procession, sources said. A source said restrictions under Sec 144 Cr P C will be imposed on on Wednesday in the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Police Stations Shaheed Gunj, Batmaloo, […]

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 […]

Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

Woman entrepreneur stakes claim in KCCI’s male bastion

SRINAGAR: A young woman Kashmiri entrepreneur who revived Namda, the traditional Kashmiri rug, is contesting as the only woman for a seat in the 21-member executive committee of the Valley’s premier business body, the Kashmir Chamber of Industries and Commerce (KCCI). If she wins, Arifa Jan will be the second woman to be part of […]

Finance dept to take over expenditure allocation from Planning dept

Finance dept to take over expenditure allocation from Planning dept

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met on Tuesday evening under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik, approved transfer of expenditure allocation powers from the Planning to the Finance Department. As per the decision, the expenditure functions including allocation of resources, authorisation, releases, revalidation, re-appropriation, etc, which were earlier […]

Maj Gogoi shifted from Budgam unit

Maj Gogoi shifted from Budgam unit

Srinagar: The Army has shifted Major Leetul Gogoi, who was at the centre of the human shield controversy, out of his unit and attached to local formation headquarters after being indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry(CoI) for fraternising with a local woman in Srinagar, officials said Tuesday. Last month, the CoI instituted by the […]

BSF soldier found dead on Jammu border

BSF soldier found dead on Jammu border

Jammu/New Delhi: A BSF soldier, who went missing from a forward area along the Indo-Pak international border in Jammu early Tuesday, was found dead, officials said. They said the head constable rank soldier is suspected to have been hit by a fatal sniper shot from across the border when troops were clearing the tall ‘sarkanda’ […]