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Why do ReTs shy away in appearing the test, questions HC

“It is first time Government did good job for the interest of society” Legal Correspondent Srinagar, February 05: Why do (ReTs) shy away in appearing the test, High Court questioned on Friday. Coming down heavily on the stand of JKReT Forum over government’s decision to screen teachers appointed under ReT pattern, the High Court appreciated the promptness of administration in ... Read More »

SC’s decision on Section 377 positive development: Amnesty

‘ Another chance to repeal the law’ Srinagar, February 02: The India chapter of Amnesty International has welcommed the decision of Supreme Court regarding section 377. In a statment issued today, AI said it is a positive development for human rights in India. The Supreme Court referred the curative petition on section 377 to a five judge constitution bench. “The Supreme ... Read More »

HC stays clause of new transfer policy on ReTs

Srinagar, Jan 21: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has stayed a clause of new transfer policy of the state education department which was not applicable for Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers. The teachers recruited under ReT scheme had approached court against clause 17 of the new transfer policy wherein it was stated that “in respect of ReTs/RRTs, where initial appointment is school specific ... Read More »

HC’s interim relief to in-service docs

HC’s interim relief to in-service docs Allows them to appear in selection process of BOPEE Srinagar, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has agreed to hear a petition of doctors against a government circular restraining in-service doctors from pursuing further studies. The court has also provided interim relief to doctors allowing them to sit in the selection process of ... Read More »

Former Minister challenges demolition notice

Whistleblower seeks his impleadment in writ petition Jammu, Jan 15, CNS: The writ petition filed by the Former Revenue Minister Raman Bhalla in the State High Court (Jammu Wing) challenging the demolition notice issued by Jammu Municipal Corporation took a new turn on Friday when whistleblower Prof. S.K. Bhalla filed a Miscellaneous Petition (MP) in the State High Court seeking ... Read More »

Analyse STPs discharges regularly: HC to JKPCB

Legal Correspondent Srinagar, January 13: High Court has directed JK Pollution Control Board to regularly analyse discharges added to Dal lake through various STPs. A bench of justice Husnain Masoodi and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey asked the PCB to check and analyse discharges added to the lake through Sweage Treatment Plants at Hazratbal, Nishat, Nallah Ambir Khan, Brari Nambal and ... Read More »

Violation of Master Plan HC issued notices to IGP Kashmir, DC Srinagar

Legal Correspondent Srinagar, January 13: Kashmir High Court has taken serious note of the construction raised in violation to court orders around Dal lake and asked Inspector General of Police Kashmir and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to explain their position. A Bench of Justice Husnain Masoodi and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey issued notice IGP Kashmir after Court vigilance commissioner revealed that ... Read More »

Fake encounter case: Court directs police to ensure the presence of witnesses

Srinagar, Dec 31: A local Court here Thursday directed SHO Zadibal to ensure presence of prosecution witnesses on each hearing before the court in fake encounter killing of an Imam case trial in 2006.    Three prosecution witnesses had been summoned to appear before court to record their statements. However, none of them appeared due to unknown reasons.  Taking cognizance ... Read More »

Court refuses to grant bail to Papa Kishtwari’s close aide

Srinagar, Dec 31, CNS: A local court here did not consider the bail plea of a close aide of dread gunman Papa Kishtawari saying that bail can be considered only after going through facts and material available with the court.      The case of notorious government gunman Papa Kishtwari was listed before the court of 4th Additional District Judge Srinagar ... Read More »

Ikhwani sentenced to 6- year imprisonment 

A local court today sentenced a former counter-insurgent to 6 years rigorous imprisonment for killing his wife two decades ago. Principal Sessions judge Bandipora Mohammad Ashraf Malik sentenced Farooq Ahmad Malik and also imposed fine of rupees one lac on the convict. Malik attacked his 21-year old wife Zareena Bano with a hot iron rod in 1995. After battling for ... Read More »