India slams Pak for inviting Kashmiri students to study

New Delhi: Reacting to Pakistan inviting 60 Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh who were slapped with sedition, India on Friday said that Islamabad should not muddle into affairs of other countries. “They should look into their own problems before trying to resolve issues in other countries,” the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said here. […]

LS polls: Parties asked to adhere to code of conduct

JAMMU: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narula on Friday asked political parties to abide by the model code of conduct of the Election Commission of India (ECI) during the 5-phase Lok Sabha elections in the state. Narula requested representatives of political parties to cooperate with the officials and strictly adhere to guidelines of ECI regarding […]

Ensure security of Kashmiri students: GoI to UP

New Delhi: In the backdrop of slapping of sedition charge against Kashmiri students and its subsequent withdrawal, the Indian government on Friday night asked Uttar Pradesh government to ensure proper security to students from outside, particularly from Jammu and Kashmir, studying in the state. UP government had slapped the sedition charge against around 60 students […]

Omar bats for ‘misguided’ students

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that slapping of sedition charges against Kashmiri students in Meerut by Uttar Pradesh government for allegedly cheering Pakistan team during a cricket match that India lost was “unacceptably harsh punishment” and should be reversed. “I believe what the students did was wrong and misguided […]

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 […]

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 […]