HC disposes litigation seeking pending appeals before former SIC

SRINAGAR: The High Court on Tuesday disposed a litigation which has sought a direction to government to notify a decision on the applications and appeals that were pending before formar State Information Commission (SIC) in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Court while disposing the matter took the statement of Additional Advocate General […]

HC quashes PSA detention of Bar Association Secretary

Grounds of detention vague, invasion of constitutional rights: Judge

HC quashes PSA detention of Bar Association Secretary

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court on Monday quashed the Public Safety Act (PSA) detention slapped on Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Mohammad Ashraf Bhat. The court ruled that the grounds of Bhat’s detention were vague and ambiguous and did not refer to any date, month or year of the activities […]

Kashmir varsities holding exams even amid corona scare

Kashmir varsities holding exams even amid corona scare

SRINAGAR: Students and teachers at universities in Kashmir, which were recently closed by the administration due to the coronavirus pandemic, have questioned the move to continue examinations on campuses. Officials, however, maintained that the decision to not postpone the exams was necessitated in view of the undue delay in the academic degrees of the students […]

NC demands release of Shameema Firdous

SRINAGAR: National Conference on Monday while demanding release of its leader Shameema Firdous said the prolonged incarceration of party’s women wing leader debunks the claims of present ruling dispensation on women empowerment and emancipation. While expressing concern over the deteriorating health condition of party’s prominent women leader, and former three times legislature, provincial secretary Showkat […]

Highway functional, traffic from Srinagar to Jammu today

Highway functional, traffic from Srinagar to Jammu today

SRINAGAR: One-way vehicular movement on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was resumed on Sunday after remaining closed for the last three days. Superintendent of Traffic Rural Kashmir, Manzoor Ahmad Mir, told Kashmir Reader that one-way traffic was allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar on Sunday. “Even though two fresh landslides occurred on the highway at Sunday […]

Coronavirus Scare: Kashmiri students returning home overcharged by cab drivers on Srinagar-Jammu highway

Coronavirus Scare: Kashmiri students returning home overcharged by cab drivers on Srinagar-Jammu highway

KALEEM GEELANI SRINAGAR: Kashmiri students returning home from different states of India after shutdown of colleges and universities amid coronavirus worries said that they are being fleeced by cab drivers on Srinagar-Jammu highway “who charge hefty fares”. In wakeof coronavirus pandemic, educational institutions have been closed in almost all the states of India leaving the […]

SMC conducts sanitation drive at KU

SMC conducts sanitation drive at KU

SRINAGAR: As part of the precautionary measures against coronavirus threat, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) conducted sanitation drive at main campus University of Kashmir on Sunday. “On the request of varsity’s Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir , Commissioner SMC Gazanfar Ali deputed a special sanitation team which conducted sanitation at several places in and around the […]

Haj Committee extends payment time

SRINAGAR: The Haj Officer of J&K Haj Committee Saturday informed that the last date for remittance of first balance amount of Rs 1.20 lakh each by the provisionally selected pilgrims of Haj-2020 has been extended upto 31st March 2020. KR Desk

PCI team arrives at Srinagar

Interacts with media persons, officials

SRINAGAR: The Sub-Committee of the Press Council of India (PCI) to study media scenario in Jammu & Kashmir arrived here today on a four day visit to the summer capital. The three member PCI team is headed by Mr. Balwinder Singh Jammu, and it comprises Mr. Kamal Nain Narang and Syed Raza Hussain Rizvi as […]

Mini-Secretariat at Batmaloo a non-starter

SRINAGAR: Government is yet to start work on Mini-Secretariat at Batmaloo which was planned two years ago. The aim of constructing Mini-Secretariat was to provide inhabitants of the district with hassle-free services of around 50 government departments with DC office under one roof. For the construction of Mini-Secretariat, administration had vacated 100 kanals of land […]