Prohibiting non-permitted TV channels not within our purview: State govt

Prohibiting non-permitted TV channels not within our purview: State govt

‘Channels operating under law can approach I&B Ministry for requisite permission’ SRINAGAR: The state government on Saturday made it clear that the issue of permitting or not permitting telecast of any TV channel is not within its purview as the state has no role in it. “The powers to permit or not permit telecast of […]

Hami decries ban on religious conference

Hami decries ban on religious conference

‘If filmmakers and Yatris are given security, why are we stopped?’ SHEIKH UZAIR SRINAGAR: Chairman Karwani Islami Jammu and Kashmir, Maulan Ghulam Rasool Hami Saturday slammed the government for disallowing a scheduled Dawatu Sunnah International Conference on the last moment, and termed it as attack on religious freedom of people of Kashmir. The conference was […]

Farooq pitches for Indo-Pak dialogue

Farooq pitches for Indo-Pak dialogue

NEW DELHI: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah in his maiden speech in the 16th Lok Sabha raised the issue of peace in Kashmir and made an emotional appeal to government for starting dialogue with Pakistan. “I am urging you… I am requesting you, for peace in Kashmir, please start dialogue with Pakistan. And I am […]

Govt seeks details of orders issued without approval of competent authority

Govt seeks details of orders issued without approval of competent authority

SRINAGAR: Government has sought details of all the orders issued in recent past by some departments /HoDS at their own level without approval of the state cabinet or concurrence of the finance department. “It has been brought to the notice of the government that certain departments /HoDs have in the recent past issued orders at […]

Collegium recommends Gita Mittal for CJ J&K

Collegium recommends Gita Mittal for CJ J&K

Srinagar: The Apex court of India has recommended acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Gita Mittal for appointment as the next Chief Justice of J&K High court. The three bench collegium of Supreme Court Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan B Lokur recommended Justice Gita by “taking in view all […]

Advisor Kumar meets Governor

Advisor Kumar meets Governor

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar, and Chief Secretary, . BVR Subrahmanyam, met Governor N N Vohra at the Raj Bhavan Friday. Governor discussed with Advisor and Chief Secretary a range of important issues relating to Security management and responsive and transparent administration. Governor stressed the crucial importance of effective law and order maintenance […]

Govt reconstitutes panel on prevention of sexual harassment at workplace

Govt reconstitutes panel on prevention of sexual harassment at workplace

SRINAGAR: The J&K government Friday accorded sanction for the reconstitution of the Complaint Committee under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. Secretary Higher Education Department, Sarita Chauhan has been appointed as Chairperson, while Special Secretary, Housing & Urban Development Department Kusum Badyal, Section Officer, Industries & Commerce Department, Nuzhat […]

5900 grievance received since Governor’s rule

5900 grievance received since Governor’s rule

SRINAGAR: Since the imposition of Governor’s Rule, from 20th June till 19th July, 2018, the Grievance Cell received 5,901 complaints or grievances, of which 5,365 have been disposed of or forwarded to the concerned quarters for redressal, an official spokesman said here, while as 1,156 complaints/grievances are under process. During this period, Governor’s Secretariat received […]

CS for effective disaster mitigation management

CS for effective disaster mitigation management

SRINAGAR: Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam on Friday chaired a meeting to review the level of disaster preparedness in both divisions of the State, in the aftermath of the flood like situation that had developed recently in the last week of June and the upcoming rainy months of August and September. It was informed […]

GoI using NIA against every opponent: Mirwaiz

GoI using NIA against every opponent: Mirwaiz

‘Kashmir has to be addressed sooner or later’ SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said that NIA’s acts in Kashmir don’t surprise Kashmiris as the credibility of such investigative agencies is being questioned even by the people of India. “Today, in India itself, the credibility and impartiality of […]

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