HC puts appointment orders of SIs on hold

HC puts appointment orders of SIs on hold

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has directed state government to withhold appointment orders for 482 posts of sub inspectors advertised in 2016, as a petition from aggrieved candidates alleged discrepancies in the selection process. The petition through counsel M Y Bhat alleged mass copying in the examination, changing of examination centres for favourable candidates, and […]

Geelani voices concern over ‘ill-treatment’ of Kashmiri political prisoners

Geelani voices concern over ‘ill-treatment’ of Kashmiri political prisoners

Srinagar: Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Thursday expressed concern over the “ill-treatment” meted out to Kashmiri political prisoners and said it is “gross violation of human rights”. In a statement, Geelani stated that health of resistance leader Peer Saifullah has worsened and he was not taken to any hospital, but to a nearby […]

Aalam brought Srinagar for hearing, shifted back to Jammu jail: ML

Aalam brought Srinagar for hearing, shifted back to Jammu jail: ML

SRINAGAR: Masarat Aalam Bhat was on Thursday brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu to Srinagar for the hearing of a case lodged against him in 2015, Muslim League said. According to the statement, the spokesman Sajad Ayoubi said that Aalam was brought to Srinagar from Kotbhalwal Jail to appear before the CJM Srinagar for an […]

TeH chief, DFP welcome release of Mushtaq-ul-Islam

Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Thursday welcomed the release of resistance leader Mushtaq-ul-Islam, and in a statement called for “immediate and unconditional” release of all political prisoners. TeH chief said: “We welcome his release. All the prisoners of conscience and political prisoners who have been detained for years […]

Sedition charges against Kashmiri students meant to stifle free speech: Jama’at

Srinagar: Jama’at-e-Islami on Thursday demanded withdrawal of sedition charges against seven Kashmiri students, and said it is meant to stifle free speech. The Delhi police on Monday filed the charge sheet naming former JNU student leaders and seven Kashmiri students as accused in the case. “Filing of this case against seven Kashmiri students and others […]

Uniform rate for diagnostic tests across state patient-friendly move: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir on Thursday welcomed the order issued by state administration over the directions given to the hospital authorities to ensure that patients get diagnostic services in public hospitals on uniform rates across the state. According to the statement, DAK president Dr Suahil Naik said that “we were pushing for uniform rate of […]

Govt prolonging detention of Asiya, aides: DeM

Govt prolonging detention of Asiya, aides: DeM

Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Thursday said that NIA court has extended the extended judicial custody of its party chairperson Asiya Andrabi, general secretary Nahida Nasreen and press secretary Sofi Fehmeeda until March 5. In a statement, DeM spokesperson Rifat Fatima said: “The trio were produced in the NIA court and the next date for the […]

Rs 7300 fine recovered from erring traders

SRINAGAR: The enforcement squad of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) collected a fine of Rs 7300 from 21 erring shopkeepers for violation of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. The market checking squad headed by Assistant Director Enforcement North and South zones inspected 73 business establishments in Eidgah, Hawal, Boatkadal, Lalbazar, Mahrajbazar, Lalmandi, Jawharnagar, […]

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