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Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

Amnesty International India castigates J&K Govt for refusing to pay compensation to human shield victim

New Delhi, Nov 16, CNS: The Jammu and Kashmir government’s refusal to pay compensation to Farooq Ahmed Dar of Central Kashmir who was strapped to a jeep and paraded by army personnel is a "callous attempt" at evading its human rights obligations, Amnesty International India said today. On 27 October, the Jammu and Kashmir Home Department rejected a recommendation from the ... Read More »

JK to celebrate World Heritage Week with festivity: Priya Sethi

Celebration aimed at raising awareness on State’s rich heritage JAMMU, NOVEMBER 16: Minister of State for Education and Tourism, Priya Sethi today called for celebrating World Heritage Week throughout the State with festivity to raise awareness on State’s rich heritage besides encouraging its preservation and promotion.   The Minister stated this while chairing a meeting held to review preparations for World ... Read More »

Government allocates additional power to J&K to meet winter power demand

New Delhi, November 16: In view of increase in the power requirement in State of Jammu & Kashmir with the onset of winter, Government of India has decided to allocate an additional 792 Megawatts for Jammu and Kashmir. If the State requires more power, the Government of India will consider allocating additional power to the State. The power requirement in the State ... Read More »

Govt orders transfers of two IAS officers

Dheeraj Gupta posted as Principal Secretary (Coordination) in Resident Commission Srinagar, Nov 16 (KNS): The government on Thursday ordered following transfers and postings: Dheeraj Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary to JK Govt, Power Development Department, has been transferred and posted as Principal Secretary (Coordination) in the Resident Commission, J&K Government, New Delhi. Hirdesh Kumar, IAS, Commissioner Secy to Govt Housing & Urban Development ... Read More »

CUK, Shama foundation holds symposium on ‘Status of Women in Civilized Society’

Speakers call for immediate cessation of atrocities against women Srinagar, Nov 16 (KNS): Central University of Kashmir (CUK), Registrar, Prof. M. Afzal Zargar today said the atrocities on women folk were being committed from times immemorial and there was dire need to check these in contemporary times. “In our history, many civilizations existed on this earth and the women have ... Read More »

Naidu, Irani hail JK media students at PCI’s golden jubilee event

NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 16: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani today lauded media students from Jammu and Kashmir who were present at the Golden Jubilee function of the Press Council of India (PCI) coinciding with the National Press Day. The Vice-President inaugurated the valedictory event while the function was presided over ... Read More »

Ill treatment Political Prisoners in jails continue unabated: KCSDS

Prison Diary by Mohammad Yousseff Bhat launched Srinagar, Nov 16 (KNS): A book named "Prisoners Diary-kashmir untold story 1965-68" authored by Er. Mohammad Yousseff Bhat retired Chief Engineer, was released at an impressive function by Syed Noor ul Hassan Rufai.  The book is compilation of the prison diary of the author during his incarceration in mid sixties and delves over ... Read More »

Div Com reviews progress of Semi-Ring Road, NH444, Bharat Mala projects

  Directs officials to expedite the pace of work Srinagar, Nov 16 (KNS): Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed the officials to expedite the pace of work on all developmental works within stipulated deadline. The Div Com was speaking at a meeting to review the progress on Semi Ring Road, NH444, Bharat Mala and World Bank-funded projects. The ... Read More »

HUDD halts SDA employees’ promotions

Raises queries over non-framing of recruitment rules Srinagar, Nov 16 (KNS): The Housing and Urban Development Department has stalled the promotion of Srinagar Development Authority employees due to absence of recruitment rules. Every department or corporation has its own rules. However, the SDA has failed to frame recruitment rules for its employees, resulting the officials promotions have been halted by ... Read More »

In 7 years Govt couldn’t complete a 13 metres long bridge

Contractor left work halfway, Govt forgets to take action; People suffer   Suhail Rather Chitteybandy ( Bandipora) November 16: Resentment is brewing up among the residents of four villages of Aragam belt as the government failed to construct a bridge at Frusdob thus disconnecting  thousands of people.           Locals said the construction of few metres long bridge was initiated in the ... Read More »