Rashid Paul

HC asks govt to take ‘immediate and clear view’ on charging of transportation fee by schools

HC asks govt to take ‘immediate and clear view’ on charging of transportation fee by schools

Srinagar: The J&K High Court has asked the Education Department authorities to take “immediate and clear view” on charging transportation fee from students during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Disposing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and Vinod Chatterji asked the Principal Secretary Education Department to take “immediate and clear view” on […]

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HC reserves judgment on Sagar’s habeas corpus petition

HC reserves judgment on Sagar’s habeas corpus petition

Srinagar: J&K High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of National Conference (NC) general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar under the Public Safety Act (PSA). Justice Sindhu Sharma hearing the plea of Sagar through video-conferencing reserved the judgment on his writ petition filed through his counsel Shuja ul Haque. […]

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HC asks govt to ensure availability of proper PPE to healthcare workers

HC asks govt to ensure availability of proper PPE to healthcare workers

Puts admin on notice over ‘lack of basic amenities’ in far-flung areas

Srinagar : Apart from directing to ensure availability of protection gear to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 in J&K, the High Court today put the civil administration to notice ‘for lack of basic amentias to residents of the far-flung areas of Kashmir amid the ongoing pandemic’. The Department of Health and Medical Education shall ensure availability […]

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HC asks govt for methodology for COVID-19 testing in J&K

HC asks govt for methodology for COVID-19 testing in J&K

On reports of central forces’ personnel performing duties despite testing corona positive …

Srinagar: Taking cognizance of the reports of central security forces’ personnel performing their duties in Jammu and Kashmir despite being confirmed positive for coronavirus infection, the J&K High Court today directed the government to place before it the record pertaining to methodology for COVID-19 testing in the union territory. The court issued notice to the […]

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J&K HC asks SWD to examine if it could help women affected by marital discord

J&K HC asks SWD to examine if it could help women affected by marital discord

Srinagar, June 03: The J&K High Court has directed the Social Welfare Department (SWD) to examine possibilities of providing sustenance to women (affected by marital discord) who are unable to receive maintenance in view the circumstances arising out of COVID-19 crisis. “Secretary, SWD Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir should examine the possibilities of providing […]

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HC dismisses bail appeal of woman accused of being involved in murder of police officer

HC dismisses bail appeal of woman accused of being involved in murder of police officer

Srinagar : J&K High Court today dismissed an appeal (for release on bail) by a woman alleged of being involved in the killing of a police officer in South Kashmir in 2018. The accused Syed Saiqa had appealed against 2019 judgment by a TADA/POTA court which rejected her application for release on bail. The charge-sheet […]

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HC seeks and J&K admin pledges to furnish Sagar’s detention records by May 10

HC seeks and J&K admin pledges to furnish Sagar’s detention records by May 10

Srinagar : The J&K administration on Monday gave an undertaking to High Court for furnishing the detention records of incarcerated senior National Conference (NC) leader Ali Mohammad Sagar by the 10th of this month. Hearing a writ petition by the detained leader, the court had in an earlier direction asked the government to file a […]

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HC disposes of petition against Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention

HC disposes of petition against Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention

Let the detenue decide whether he shuns the secessionist ideology

Srinagar May 28: The High Court today dismissed an appeal by the Kashmir Bar Association President Mian Abdul Qayoom against an earlier court order that declined his release from a Delhi Jail where he is detained under Public Safety Act (PSA). Qayoom was detained under the preventive detention law on 5th August 2019 after the […]

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Experts denounce ‘myth’ of Russian poplars causing respiratory infections in Kashmir

Experts denounce ‘myth’ of Russian poplars causing respiratory infections in Kashmir

Praise economic and environmental benefits of this fast-growing tree specie

Srinagar, May 28: Russian poplars have a significant socio-economic significance for Kashmir and there is no evidence to suggest relationship between their cotton embedded seeds and influenza or respiratory infections, say experts. “There is no study that proves that the seeds of Russian poplars do cause corona-like influenza or respiratory tract infections in Kashmir,” said […]

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HC declines to quash FIR against sacked Cooperative Bank officials

HC declines to quash FIR against sacked Cooperative Bank officials

Srinagar May 27: The High Court on Wednesday declined to quash the FIR against the sacked chairman and other senior officers of the J&K Co-operative Bank for “fraudulently” sanctioning rupees 223 crores in favor of a “nonexistent” Co-operative Society. The petitioner(s) including the Bank chairman M Shafi Dar wanted the court to exercise its inherent […]