Rashid Paul

HC seeks personal presence of RTO Kashmir over controversial circular on re-registration of vehicles registered outside of J&K

HC seeks personal presence of RTO Kashmir over controversial circular on re-registration of vehicles registered outside of J&K

Srinagar: Hearing the petition on his controversial circular asking for re-registration of vehicles with non-J&K registration within 15 days here, J&K High Court Monday directed the Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Kashmir to present himself before the court on Wednesday (Apr 21). The owners of the vehicles bought and brought here from outside of J&K, according […]

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Experts flay unscientific sand mining from River Jhelum as ecological disaster in making

Experts flay unscientific sand mining from River Jhelum as ecological disaster in making

‘This unnatural, mechanized extraction is propelled by material greed without any concern for river’s ecology, Kashmir environment’

Srinagar: Unscientific, illegal and uncontrolled sand extraction in river Jhelum by firms and individuals is precipitating an ecological disaster which shall be greater in magnitude than the flood that devastated Kashmir in September 2014, say experts. “This entire process of extraction of micro minerals in Jhelum, mostly by firms from Rajasthan, Haryana, Kolkatta and other […]

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As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, experts bemoan vaccine hesitancy in Kashmir

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike, experts bemoan vaccine hesitancy in Kashmir

Srinagar: As younger people are alarmingly falling prey to new Covid-19 wave in Kashmir, only 1.67 percent of the population here has been covered so far under the official anti-Covid vaccination programme. The vaccination programme was launched across India, the world’s largest, on 16th of January 2021, with medicos and healthcare workers in Kashmir getting […]

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HC disposes off Mehbooba Mufti’s appeal against order that dismissed her petition for issuance of passport

HC disposes off Mehbooba Mufti’s appeal against order that dismissed her petition for issuance of passport

Asks concerned to decide her plea on merits, under rules and provisions of Act; un-influenced by observations made in court judgment

Srinagar: A division bench of the J&K High Court Friday disposed off an appeal by former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti against a single judge order that dismissed her writ petition seeking directions to concerned authorities to issue passport to her. Mufti through her lawyer had shown willingness to approach the appropriate authorities to avail the […]

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RTO’s circular on seizure of vehicles purchased from outside of J&K challenged in court

RTO’s circular on seizure of vehicles purchased from outside of J&K challenged in court

HC asks J&K administration to respond by April 15

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday issued a notice to J&K administration on a recent circular by Regional Transport Officer (RTO), Kashmir that has led to a spree of seizure by police of vehicles purchased by the residents here from outside of J&K. In order to arrest the spree of seizures by police “the […]

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LAWDA alone should be allowed to work for solving problems facing Dal: HC

LAWDA alone should be allowed to work for solving problems facing Dal: HC

Disbands all committees and amicus curies, except one, constituted and appointed for advising on the issues confronting the terminally sick Lake

Srinagar: The J&K High Court today ordered disbanding all the committees and amicus curies, except one, constituted and appointed for advising on the issues confronting the terminally sick Dal Lake of Kashmir. Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul hearing a 2002 public interest petition on the grave ecological disturbances facing the famed […]

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Initiate cancellation of fraudulent gift deeds, change of land use at Pahalgam: HC directs PDA

Initiate cancellation of fraudulent gift deeds, change of land use at Pahalgam: HC directs PDA

Srinagar: The J&K High Court Thursday directed the Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA) to initiate proceedings for the cancellation of the fraudulent gift deeds and the change of land use by certain senior officers of J&K government at the Pahalgam hill resort. According to an investigation report by the State Vigilance Organization, Mir Naseem Ahmad, the […]

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J&K HC dismisses Mehbooba Mufti’s plea for passport

J&K HC dismisses Mehbooba Mufti’s plea for passport

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition by former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti praying for directions to Government of India to issue passport to her. Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, who adjudicated Mufti’s petition, said “I am of the considered view that no direction can be issued […]

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HC asks BCCI to manage cricketing affairs in J&K, Ladakh till JKCA elections are held

HC asks BCCI to manage cricketing affairs in J&K, Ladakh till JKCA elections are held

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday directed the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCI) to run the management, control and administration of the Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) till a new body is elected. Disposing off a bunch of writ petitions and appeals related to the controversies surrounding JKCA, Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey […]

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HC dismisses petition challenging cancelation of selection process in J&K Bank

HC dismisses petition challenging cancelation of selection process in J&K Bank

“By framing district-wise merit list, the conception of one unit policy has been flouted with impunity by the Bank”

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday dismissed a petition that challenged the cancellation of the process of selection for 1850 posts of probationary officers and banking associates by J&K Bank and subsequently advertising the posts a fresh. Thousands of candidates had offered their candidature for the posts sought to be filled up by the […]

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