Rashid Paul

HC issues notice to respondents, posts matter for hearing on 4th of next month

HC issues notice to respondents, posts matter for hearing on 4th of next month

NC seeks release of money in lieu of land not handed over

Srinagar Jan 16: The High Court has issued notice to the Union Territory (UT) administration on a petition by J&K National Conference (NC) seeking release of Rs16. 66 lakhs in lieu of a piece of state land at Baramulla which the government failed to hand it over “despite orders”. The grand old political party in […]

 Rashid Paul

POWER CRISIS: J&K’s AT&C losses continue to remain highest in country

POWER CRISIS: J&K’s AT&C losses continue to remain highest in country

Whopping sums expended to bring it down have yielded precious little!

Srinagar: Despite pumping in thousands of crores of rupees to revamp its power distribution infrastructure, J&K continues to top in Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses at 60 percent, the highest in entire India. In simple terms, Jammu and Kashmir is suffering a huge gap in the energy it puts into the system and the […]

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HC imposed ‘exemplary cost’ of Rs 50,000 on man for trying to misuse, abuse court processes

HC imposed ‘exemplary cost’ of Rs 50,000 on man for trying to misuse, abuse court processes

Srinagar: The High Court on Tuesday imposed exemplary costs of Rs 50,000 on a man “deceptively” using two courts to revoke a subordinate court decision that granted maintenance to his estranged wife. In the case titled Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khan Vs Rabia Jan, the High Court held that Khan has grossly misused and abused the process […]

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HC asks DC Budgam to appear personally on next date of hearing

HC asks DC Budgam to appear personally on next date of hearing

Semi Ring Road Project: Farmers demand compensation under land acquisition Act of GoI

Srinagar: For holding up the pleas of farmers seeking fair compensation against their land being acquired for Semi Ring Road Project, the deputy commissioner Budgam has been asked by the High Court to appear personally on the next date of hearing along with relevant records. The court granted the concerned administrative machinery of the union […]

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HC asks authorities to complete selection process of AIOs ‘preferably within month’

HC asks authorities to complete selection process of AIOs ‘preferably within month’

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Monday directed the authorities to take the selection process regarding assistant information officers (AIOs) to logical conclusion at an earliest “preferably within one month”. The posts have a long and contentious history dating back to 2006 when the J&K Services Selection Board (SSB) through an advertisement sought applications for […]

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HC puts ‘temporary hold’ on SWD order on disengagement of 918 Aanganwari workers

HC puts ‘temporary hold’ on SWD order on disengagement of 918 Aanganwari workers

Directs authorities to continue their services, and pay them wages

Srinagar: Putting to temporary disuse the Social Welfare Department (SWD) order disengaging hundreds of Anganwari workers in Kashmir, the High Court today asked the concerned authorities to allow the workers to continue their services, and pay them wages. At least 918 female helpers assisting the supervisors in different districts in SWD had been disengaged with […]

 Rashid Paul

HC directs admin to take ‘conscious decision’ on renewal of lease deeds of Gulmarg hoteliers

HC directs admin to take ‘conscious decision’ on renewal of lease deeds of Gulmarg hoteliers

Srinagar: With administration sitting over the lease deed extension applications of scores of Kashmiri hoteliers in Gulmarg, the High Court Friday directed the administration to take a conscious decision on the matter. In the ski tourist resort of Gulmarg almost all the land stands leased out mostly to the local hoteliers. Under a “government policy” […]

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HC raps SMC for allowing unauthorized construction of hotel in residential area

HC raps SMC for allowing unauthorized construction of hotel in residential area

Directs Commissioner to file action taken report in the matter

Srinagar: Observing that the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is in league with some hoteliers unauthorizedly raising a hotel in a residential area in Gogji Bagh, the High Court has sought an affidavit from the Commissioner of the Corporation directing him to file an action taken report on the matter. “We are at pain to say […]

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Bounced Cheque: HC directs for adequate compensation, reconsideration

Bounced Cheque: HC directs for adequate compensation, reconsideration

Srinagar: In a bounced cheque case the High Court today expressed its regret at a subordinate court judgment for awarding insignificant compensation to a victim and directed its consideration de novo. In a case titled Yasir Amin Khan vs. Abdul Rashid Ganie the Special Mobile Magistrate (Sub-Judge), Srinagar in 2020 had ordered compensation of only […]

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HC dismisses fur traders’ petition for their rehabilitation

HC dismisses fur traders’ petition for their rehabilitation

Says trade in wild animals and their derivatives like fur is dangerous

Srinagar: Dismissing petitions by fur traders of Kashmir seeking rehabilitation under a 1998 government order, the J&K High Court today said the state was justified in negating their rehabilitation and restricting it to the fur artisans. The petitioner traders sought rehabilitation in the wake of complete ban on fur trade in the erstwhile Jammu and […]