What is sedition

As per the Indian law, sedition is any form of speech, action, writing that incites hatred against the established order and harms the systematic peace of the country. Seditious words written against the ruling government and authority is called ‘seditious libel’. Indian Constitution’s chapter VI deals with offences against the state and sedition is charged […]

Vigilance books 25 officials in Leh

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation on Thursday booked 25 government officials, including 13 engineers, in Leh district for purchasing sub-standard and underweight material, causing a loss of Rs 46.72 lakh to the state exchequer. A case under different sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and Ranbir Panel Code was filed against two superintending […]

Pakistan ‘opens hearts, edu institutions for Kashmiri students’

Snehesh Alex Philip Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday termed the slapping of sedition charges on 67 Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh for cheering the Pakistani cricket team as “very unfortunate” and said its “heart” and educational institutions are always open if they wanted to pursue their studies here. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said she knows […]

Army kills Baramulla youth, curfew imposed across Kashmir

March 7, 2013 In the wake of a youth’s death in Baramulla after army men opened fire, authorities imposed curfew in many areas across the Valley.  Curfew was   imposed in Rainawari, Nowhatta, SR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Zadibal police stations areas of Srinagar city. Curfew was also imposed in Baramulla, Sopore, Pulwama and […]

Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir threat to regional stability: US

Lalit K Jha Washington: A top Pentagon commander has said that the long-lasting tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir are a threat to regional stability. “Long-standing tensions between Pakistan and India also threaten regional stability as both states have substantial military forces arrayed along their borders and the disputed Kashmir Line of Control,” General […]

Illegal constructions: Vohra meets Omar before giving assent to new ruling

Srinagar: Pending assent by the Governor, a new law having life span of only one year is on the horizon to provide legal cover to thousands of unauthorized structures in the twin capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu besides Katra town against forcible action by any local authority. However, before the all important nod to […]

J&K announces Model Code of Conduct

JAMMU: Elections to 16th Lok Sabha in J&K are going to be held in five phases from April 10. All arrangements in this regard have been made and Model Code of Conduct has already come into force. This was disclosed by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Umang Narula at a news conference here Wednesday. The CEO […]

GoI approves 8.75% interest on EPF deposit

New Delhi: The Indian government has approved payment of 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits in 2013-14 for over five crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO. “The Finance Ministry has given its concurrence to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) trustees’ decision to provide 8.75 per cent rate of interest to […]

Amendment to Panchayati Raj Act passed

Jammu: An amendment to the Panchayati Raj Act was passed Wednesday in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council. The LA Bill No. 12 of 2014 regarding amendment to the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 was moved in the Council by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohammad Sagar. The Bill was passed […]

India goes to polls from April 7

New Delhi: The high-stake Lok Sabha elections pitting Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in a virtual presidential-style contest with a number of other PM aspirants thrown in will be held between April 7 and May 12 on nine days, the highest number of phases so far. Counting of votes in all the 543 constituencies involving […]