Rashid Paul

Former DC Kupwara convicted in corruption case

Former DC Kupwara convicted in corruption case

Srinagar, April 22: An anti-corruption court Monday convicted Shah Latief, a former Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara, in a corruption case, and sentenced him to one year imprisonment besides monetary penalty for embezzling public money. The Special Judge Anti-Corruption Court Srinagar, R.N. Wattal convicted Shah Latief, the former Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, under section 5(1)(c) of the […]

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SHRC raps Forest dept for denying pension benefits to deceased Forest Guard’s family for 30 years

SHRC raps Forest dept for denying pension benefits to deceased Forest Guard’s family for 30 years

Srinagar, Apr 19: In a classic case of “inaction and insensitivity” by the Forest department wherein it threw the family of one of its deceased Class IVth employee into the morass of destitution, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today directed the government to release the pensionary benefits deprived to the family of the departed […]

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HC asks SGI to survey Dal Lake and report on its demarcation

HC asks SGI to survey Dal Lake and report on its demarcation

Directs govt to examine possibility of declaring lake area eco-sensitive zone

Srinagar, Apr 11: The J&K High Court Thursday directed the Surveyor General of India (SGI), to undertake a survey of the Dal Lake and submit report on the demarcation of the boundary of the lake within four weeks. With an aim to put a halt to the encroachments in and around the “dying” urban lake […]

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HC refuses to stay govt order on highway restrictions

HC refuses to stay govt order on highway restrictions

Arraying Union Ministries of Defense, Surface Transport and J&K government as parties, seeks counter affidavits within 10 days

Srinagar, Apr 09: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Tuesday rejected the plea seeking stay on the government order that imposed restrictions on movement of civilian traffic for Wednesdays and Sundays on the Jammu-Kashmir national highway. The plea made by IAS officer turned politician Shah Faisal through his lawyer said that he was not satisfied […]

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Highway ban: HC issues notice to govt over JKPM’s plea

Highway ban: HC issues notice to govt over JKPM’s plea

PDP also files PIL against highway restrictions

Srinagar, Apr 08: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Monday issued a notice to the State government on a plea seeking striking down of the ban on movement of civilian vehicles on the Jammu-Kashmir national highway on Sundays and Wednesdays. A division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan issued notice to […]

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SHRC directs notice to DG Prisons for probe into Central jail incident

SHRC directs notice to DG Prisons for probe into Central jail incident

Srinagar, Apr 08: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday directed a notice to J&K’s Director General of Prisons in a matter seeking directions for investigation into the incident in which some inmates were injured past week in the Central Jail Srinagar. The chairperson SHRC directed notice against the DG Prisons and posted the […]

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HC seeks report of probe in controversial job selections in KVIB 

HC seeks report of probe in controversial job selections in KVIB 

Srinagar, Apr 05: The J&K High Court Saturday directed the senior government lawyer to produce before it the inquiry report into the controversial appointments in J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) in 2018 following charges of nepotism by the then government headed by Mehbooba Mufti. Justice A M Magray directed the additional advocate general […]

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 Blocking Highway: SHRC takes suo moto cognizance

 Blocking Highway: SHRC takes suo moto cognizance

Issues notices to top Govt functionaries

Srinagar April 05: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) today took suo moto cognizance of the government decision to curb movement of civilian traffic on the National Highway and asked the senior government functionaries to file a detailed report on the matter. The chairman of the Commission Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki while taking suo moto […]

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Transfers, postings of employees is Govt’s prerogative: HC

Transfers, postings of employees is Govt’s prerogative: HC

Srinagar, May 02: “Judiciary shall refrain from interfering in the administrative matters of the government by directing the executive authorities to transfer, post or place its officials and officers at a particular place or post,” the J&K High Court observed today while disposing off a case of a doctor seeking promotion in the Health and […]

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PIL on food adulteration: HC seeks details of human resource in the DFSD

PIL on food adulteration: HC seeks details of human resource in the DFSD

Asks authorities to fill up vacant posts expeditiously

Srinagar, Mar 27: The J&K High court on Wednesday directed the government to confirm to it the posts vacant and as well as under proposal for appointment in the state’s Drug & Food Safety Department (DFSD). The court while proceeding in a public interest litigation on curbing the ever-increasing menace of food adulteration in the […]

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