Rashid Paul

CAT has no jurisdiction over process of appointments in J&K Bank: HC

CAT has no jurisdiction over process of appointments in J&K Bank: HC

Srinagar: In a landmark judgment, the J&K High Court Friday held that the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) does not have the jurisdiction over the process of selection for appointments in J&K Bank and the court continues to have jurisdiction to entertain petitions on the matter. “The CAT does not have the jurisdiction under Section 14 […]

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HC issues notices on petition seeking interest waiver on term loans

HC issues notices on petition seeking interest waiver on term loans

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday issued notices to civil and financial institution authorities for waiver of interest on term loans availed by entrepreneurs in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh during periods of moratorium from 2014 to 2020. Hearing a petition by two entrepreneurial bodies, a division bench of the court directed issuing notices to […]

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HC allows ousted J&K Bank chairman’s plea to amend his earlier petition

HC allows ousted J&K Bank chairman’s plea to amend his earlier petition

Srinagar: J&K High Court on Wednesday allowed a plea by the deposed Chairman-cum-CEO of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Parvez Ahmad Nengroo, seeking amendment in his earlier petition to encompass bifurcation of the post of Chairman-cum-CEO and creation of a Managing Director cum CEO’s post in the Bank. Nengroo sought to challenge the recent actions by […]

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J&K HC to hear, decide pending proceedings, orders passed by CDRC of erstwhile J&K State

J&K HC to hear, decide pending proceedings, orders passed by CDRC of erstwhile J&K State

Srinagar: “All the pending proceedings and appeals arising out of the orders or awards passed by the Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (CDRC) of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue to be heard and decided by J&K High Court,” a division bench of the court said today. The ruling ensued a case titled […]

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HC allows ferrying of material for macadamization of roads in city during daytime

HC allows ferrying of material for macadamization of roads in city during daytime

Srinagar: J&K High Court Friday allowed entry of vehicles carrying material for construction and macadamization of roads in the city during daytime with a direction that the work be carried out in an efficient and fast way. Chief Justice Gita Mittal ad Justice Sanjay Dhar while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) ordered the concerned […]

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HC issues notice to J&K Bank on cancellation of selection of POs, banking associates 

HC issues notice to J&K Bank on cancellation of selection of POs, banking associates 

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has issued a notice to J&K Bank for cancelling the selection process for the posts of probationary officers and banking associates advertised by it in 2018. The court also ordered the bank to postpone (till further orders) the date of availability of the link for online registration of applications by […]

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Sagar walks free as HC quashes PSA against him

Sagar walks free as HC quashes PSA against him

Srinagar: Terming the detention of Ali Mohammad Sagar, National Conference (NC) general secretary, as illegal, the J&K High Court ordered the government to “set him at liberty”. Sagar was one of the scores of political leaders and civil society activists taken in to custody in the aftermath of the abrogation of the autonomy of Jammu […]

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HC dismisses Akhtar’s plea for quashing Abdullah’s defamation complaint

HC dismisses Akhtar’s plea for quashing Abdullah’s defamation complaint

Srinagar: J&K High Court on Monday dismissed a petition by Nayeem Akhtar, senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader, seeking quashment of a complaint alleging him of defaming Omar Abdullah, the then chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir in 2010. The defamation case was filed by the Omar Abdullah-led government through then […]

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HC gives ‘last opportunity’ to GoI to submit report

HC gives ‘last opportunity’ to GoI to submit report

Attacks on journos, lawyers, other professionals…

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Friday gave “last opportunity” to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoH) Government of India to submit its report about the attacks on professionals including journalists and lawyers. The court also asked the ministry to inform it on enactment of a law for the protection of the professionals on the […]

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Lockdown, bureaucratic inaction bring disaster to Kashmir’s cherry crop

Lockdown, bureaucratic inaction bring disaster to Kashmir’s cherry crop

‘With canning units shut and supply chain to outside markets blocked, crops rotting in farms’

Srinagar: Absence of a timely state intervention is leading to the destruction of the approximately 12000 metric tons of cherry in Kashmir amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, say the stake-holders. Kashmir has 22 cherry canning units in the private sector that process almost 80 percent of the annual produce of this highly perishable fruit here. […]