SHRC’s proposal to police: Seek NoC from us before promoting cops

SHRC’s proposal to police: Seek NoC from us before promoting cops

Srinagar: As a large number of cases, ranging from harassment to misuse of official positions against police officers are pending before the J&K State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the rights body on Thursday proposed obtaining of a certificate from it before promoting any police personnel in the state. The proposal was made in a meeting […]

CRPF asked to remove concertina wire from Srinagar

Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has asked paramilitary CRPF to remove concertina wires placed in several areas of the capital city to facilitate a free pedestrian passage. In a letter to the Inspector General of CRPF, SMC’s Health Officer Dr Shafqat Khan has said that concertina wires besides being a serious public health hazard […]

Govt notice to Army, Agri Deptt on illegal occupation in Gulmarg

Srinagar: Under directions from the Jammu and Kashmir High court, the state government has issued a notice to Army on unauthorized occupation of more than 175 acres of land in ecologically fragile environs of Gulmarg tourist resort. The government has also issued notice to Director Agriculture Department Kashmir and all the lessees whose lease has […]

Hold top brass responsible for oppressive policing: US expert

SRINAGAR: The higher-ups should be held responsible for actions of their subordinates to end ‘oppressive policing’, an American expert said Monday. “Best remedy against oppressive policing is to hold those at the helm of affairs responsible for the acts committed by their subordinates,” said Dr Robert D Hanser, coordinator of Criminal Justice programme at University […]

Geelani sues Indian newspaper, claims Rs 50 crore damages

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has filed a Rs 50 crore defamation suit against an Indian newspaper for “deliberately carrying a false news story against him with a bad intention to cause harm to his esteem, dignity and reputation in general public.” Geelani, through his counsel, issued a legal notice to ‘The […]

Kashmiri students ‘attacked’ in Rajasthan before India-Pak match

Kashmiri students ‘attacked’ in Rajasthan before India-Pak match

Srinagar: At least 12 Kashmiri students were injured Friday after clashes broke out in a Rajasthan university before India and Pakistan cricket match in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. At around 11:45 am, some local students started hurling abuses at Kashmiri students studying in the Meewar University located at Gangrar, Chittorgarh. “Situation turned hostile […]

Dr Saleem only choice for post of Dy Dir Health: Govt

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to produce record to ascertain whether Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman is the only eligible candidate to be confirmed permanently on the post of Deputy Director Health Services Kashmir. “Record of the candidates who have been considered for confirmation and appointment as Assistant Director as well as […]

J&K is crown of India, says Mufti

SRINAGAR: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday said the new government in New Delhi must extend a hand of friendship to Pakistan and hold dialogue with all stakeholders, including the Hurriyat Conference, to resolve the Kashmir issue. “The new government will have to extend a hand of friendship to Pakistan…There is no alternative…It will […]

Will soon demolish Sameer Kaul’s illegal structure: LAWDA

Will soon demolish Sameer Kaul’s illegal structure: LAWDA

Follow-Up SRINAGAR: Caretakers and security guards at People’s Democratic Party’s national spokesperson Dr Sameer Kaul’s illegal residential house close to Dal Lake here Thursday refused to cooperate in the demolition process initiated by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). A team of LAWDA officials had to wait outside the main gate of the house, […]

It’s official: Azad to contest from Udhampur

Srinagar: Ghulam Nabi Azad would contest from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, the Congress announced on Thursday. The announcement was made after a meeting of Congress High Command chaired by the party president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, late night reports said. Azad’s name figured in list of 50 Congress Lok Sabha candidates. His candidature for […]