Muslim League for safeguarding sacrifices

SRINAGAR: Muslim League on Wednesday urged people to safeguard sacrifices to take the ongoing struggle to its logical conclusion. A spokesman of Muslim league said a delegation headed by its acting general secretary Abdul Ahad Parra visited Kupwara and paid tributes to 27 innocent persons killed by army in the frontier district on January 27, […]

Nine officials suspended at Shopian, Karnah

Srinagar: Sub District Magistrate Zainapora, Shopian on Wednesday suspended seven employees of Mechanical wing of PHE department who were found unauthorized absent from duty. All officials have been placed under suspension with immediate effect, an official spokesman said. Sub District Magistrate also instructed all officers and officials to adhere strictly to office timings and ensure […]

CPI(M) advocates jail reforms in J&K

JAMMU: Expressing serious concern over the plight of jail inmates, CPI(M) on Wednesday demanded immediate reform of prisons in Jammu and Kashmir and so that they become correctional homes. “We express serious concern over the plight of jail inmates. We call for immediate jail reforms in the state and making them correctional homes instead of […]

AIS officers to draw DA as applicable to GoI employees

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday ordered that All India Service (AIS) officers shall draw their Dearness Allowances for the month he or she retires as is applicable to central government employees on that date. “In order to facilitate calculation of leave salary and gratuity of an AIS officer at the admissible rates of Dearness […]

DIG south Kashmir to attend anti-corruption training in Vienna

Srinagar: State government on Wednesday accorded sanction to the deputation of Nitish Kumar, DIG, south Kashmir to attend Second Module of the Two Years Masters Course in Anti-Corruption Studies at International Anti-Corruption Academy (lACA), Vienna, Austria from February 8 to 19. The government also ordered that Ghulam Hassan Bhat, DIG, CKR, Srinagar shall hold the […]

Padhma Vibhushan to Jagmohan

Padhma Vibhushan to Jagmohan

SRINAGAR: Kashmir-based rights group Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) on Tuesday criticised government of India for conferring Padhma Vibhushan civilian award upon the controversial former governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Jagmohan, saying “he deserves prosecution”. In a statement issued here, JKCCS said the award was government of India’s appreciation to Jagmohan’s services […]

Mass murderers, hate-mongers awarded, says KCSDS

Mass murderers, hate-mongers awarded, says KCSDS

SRINAGAR: A civil society group Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Tuesday ridiculed government of India for awarding those “who have played or are playing a dubious role vis-a-vis Kashmir”. Commenting on conferring of civilian awards on former J&K governor Jagmohan and film actor Anupam Kher, KCSDS, in a statement issued here, […]

NC calls it ‘moral bankruptcy’

NC calls it ‘moral bankruptcy’

SRINAGAR: National Conference general secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar, on Tuesday expressed shock over government of India’s move to confer former Kashmir governor Jagmohan with civilian award Padma Vibushan. “Awarding an infamous and notorious man like Jagmohan depicts moral bankruptcy,” Sagar told a local news agency. “Whole world knows how Jagmohan butchered people in Kashmir and […]