Man awarded 5 years’ rigorous imprisonment for sodomising boy 38 years ago

Man awarded 5 years’ rigorous imprisonment for sodomising boy 38 years ago

SRINAGAR: A court on Monday awarded five years’ rigorous imprisonment after holding him guilty of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in Karfali Mohalla locality of old Srinagar in 1978. The court of Additional Session Judge S R Gandhi also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the convict Nazir Ahmad Ganie, a resident of Karfali […]

Valley’s rehabilitation centre gets financial boost

Valley’s rehabilitation centre gets financial boost

SRINAGAR: The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday donated Rs 2.36 crore to Shafaqat Rehabilitation Centre, a facility located at Bemina here for the support and rehabilitation of specially-abled people. Announcing the donation in a daylong event at the centre’s office, SBI’s managing director, Rajnish Kumar, who was the chief guest on the occasion, […]

Div Com for completion of dev projects on priority

Div Com for completion of dev projects on priority

Srinagar: Calling for strong synergy between military and civil administration, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Monday said all the developmental projects should be completed on priority. “All the developmental projects pertaining to the Kashmir region should be completed within the stipulated time. There has to be a proper synergy between military and […]

Payments for land acquisition of Srinagar roads reviewed

SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner Srinagar on Monday held a meeting of Collectors of Land Acquisition to accelerate the process of land acquisition and review payments for compensation to the land owners. It was given out that Rs 7 crore have been provided to the collector Syed Mirak Shah Road and it was revealed that Rs […]

Don’t celebrate ‘Valentine’s Day’, Aasiya appeals youth

SRINAGAR: Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM), Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Monday appealed youths to desist from ‘Valentine Day’ celebrations saying there is a need to put an end to the trend. “The owners of gift shops, restaurants and those at the helm of different gardens and parks must desist from any kind of Valentine’s Day celebrations on […]

Casual labourers stage protest, demand regularisation

Srinagar: Scores of casual labouurers from fisheries department on Monday staged a protest demonstration here urging authorities to regularise their services and release of their long pending services. “It has been a decade now that the labourers are demanding regularisation of their services, but nothing has been done by the authorities till date,” President, casual […]

2 boys on mission to save lives of haemophilia patients

2 boys on mission to save lives of haemophilia patients

SRINAGAR: Adil Fayaz and Parvaiz Ahmad, two boys in their mid-twenties, are suffering from haemophilia since childhood. Their families had spent everything they had on their medicines and now unable to arrange money for their treatment. “It has been 20 years since I am living with this disease. Whatever money my parents had was spent […]

Hurriyat (G) leaders pay tributes to Bhat, Guru

Hurriyat (G) leaders pay tributes to Bhat, Guru

Srinagar: Paying tributes to Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru on their anniversaries, senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leaders including the heads of Islamic Political Party, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, Tehreek-e-Mazhmat, Bilal Sidiqui and Muslim Democratic League, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, on Sunday appealed people to observe complete shutdown on February 9 and 11. In a statement issued here, […]

2 Parimpora colonies without electricity

2 Parimpora colonies without electricity

SRINAGAR: Despite having agreements for receiving power, the consumers in Jhelum and Ayub colonies of Srinagar’s Parimpora locality are without electricity. The colonies don’t have the infrastructure required for the transmission of electricity from the local receiving station. “Parimpora has two transformers supplying electricity to all consumers except in these two colonies,” Zahid Ahmad, a […]

CJI’s five plus zero: HC seeks details of under trials

CJI’s five plus zero: HC seeks details of under trials

SRINAGAR: To make Chief Justice of India’s initiative of ‘five plus zero’ a reality, the High court on Saturday asked all the Principal District & Session Judges to provide details of under-trial prisoners and status of their cases. Five plus zero is an initiative by the superior judiciary to ensure that cases pending for more […]