|Nayeem Khan released|
|SRINAGAR, May 22: Senior separatist leader and National Front (NF) chairman, Nayeem Ahmad Khan was today released after three and a half months of detention.
Earlier in the day the Passenger Tax Court Srinagar had ordered SSP Srinagar to take Khan to his custody.
The councils of Khan, Advocate Mustaq Ahmad Dar, Advocate Bashir Sidiqi and Advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat argued that Khan cannot be shifted to outside valley because PSA against him has been quashed and bail for the case registered under FIR No.72/2011 has been already sought. The said case stands registered in Police station Karan Nagar.
The court accepted the argument and directed SSP Srinagar to take Nayeem Ahmad Khan into his custody. Later Khan was released from police station Kothi Bagh....|
|Lt Gen Parnaik briefs Governor|
|RINAGAR, May 22: Lt Gen KT Parnaik, Northern Army Commander, called on Governor N. N. Vohra here today.
During their meeting, the Governor and the Northern Army Commander discussed issues relating to the obtaining internal and external security situation and Gen. Parnaik briefed the Governor about various aspects of the recent attempts of infiltration from across the LoC. He also updated the Governor about the recent developments in Eastern Ladakh, along the LoC.
Lt Gen. Om Prakash, Corps Commander, 15 Corps, was present during the meeting.
Governor NN Vohra also discussed with Prof. Mattoo, who is currently the Director of the Australia-India Institute and Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne, Australia, several matters relating to the advancement of...|
|Mian Altaf asked engineers to improve power supply system|
|KANGAN, May 22: Minister for Forest and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmad, today conducted an extensive tour of Kangan constituency and visited Arhama, Chodhary-bagh, Goripora, Haripora, Panzan Margund, Chattergul, Haknar besides other areas and took stock of the power of water supply facilities being provided to the people of these areas.
During the visit, the people raised different demands pertaining to their basic needs which included provision of safe and filtered drinking water, replacement of old and damaged electric poles and HT-LT lines, reversion of power tariff hike to BPL families, upgradation of health centre, making filtration plants functional, improving irrigation facilities, timely release of irrigation water from Baba Canal besides development of playing grounds.
|MGNREGA rejuvenated the rural economy: Mir|
|SRINAGAR, May 22: Saying that MGNREGA has rejuvenated the rural economy, Minister for Agricultural, Ghulam Hassan Mir Wednesday emphasised for hassle free involvement of Panchyati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in flagship programmes which could change the topography of Rural J&K.
The Minister said this while reviewing the progress of rural development programmes in Tangmarg and its adjacent areas at a high level meeting.
The Minister said that the rural development has pivotal role in strengthening the basic pillar of the democratic institution and steps are afoot to percolate the benefits of the department to the people of the State. He said that with the passage of time these institutions would grow and their impact in transformation of rural economy would be more visible.
Mir asked the o...|
|Govt to examine demand of PHE division Pulwama exclusively: Sham|
|PULWAMA, May 22: In order to have first-hand information about the drinking water scenario and various on-going irrigation & flood control projects in Pulwama district, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma convened a review meeting with the concerned officers at the district headquarters, here today.
A threadbare discussion was held on the overall drinking water scenario in the district and legislators suggested several measures to augment and improve the existing infrastructure. They also projected several demands pertaining to drinking water, irrigation & flood control and called for speedy completion of on-going schemes in the district.
Expressing satisfaction over the steps taken by the department to provide safe drinking water in the district, the Minister...|
|Deptt of Law issues promotion orders|
|SRINAGAR, May 22: In order to streamline the functioning of Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and to encourage the functionaries of senior and junior levels, Government today issued orders of promotion and adjustment of 32 officers and officials.
Subject to confirmation by PSC/DPC, officiating promotion orders have been issued in favour of two Senior Law Officers as Additional Secretaries, these included Nazir Ahmed Thakur and Mrs Renu Mahajan. Similarly three Public Law Officers have been promoted as Senior Law Officers which includes, Altaf Hussain, Javeed Ahmed and Mohammad Akbar Dar. While as Senior Scale Stenographer, Khazir Mohammad Shah has been promoted as Private Secretary in the State Human Right Commission. As many as Six Legal Assistant have also bee...|
|Sagar condoles demise of NC Zonal President|
|SRINAGAR, May 21: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar condoled the sad demise of Abdul Karim Teli, Zonal President NC, Sopore Zone who died after a brief illness.
In his condolence message, Sagar said it is a great loss to the party. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and conveyed his condolence to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss....|
|Taj expresses dismay over delay in completing of LD hospital blocks|
|SRINAGAR, May 21: Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohi ud Din today visited Lalla Ded Hospital and took stock of the works on the additional block there.
During the visit, the Minister went round the upcoming additional block and reviewed the pace of works being undertaken. He also went round the spots where the shopkeepers are to be relocated and directed the completion of the process at the earliest.
Taj expressed dismay over the slow pace being shown by some engineering wings in completing their targets and directed them to finish up their assignments within a fortnight or the Government would be constrained to take disciplinary action against non-compliant agencies and engineers.
The Minister directed dismantling of the existing toilet block to pave wa...|
|‘Provocative sloganeering’ case partly heard on charges against Khan|
|SRINAGAR, May 21: A lower court here today partly heard a case of ‘provocative sloganeering’ on charges against Nayeem Ahmad Khan the senior separatist leader and chairman National Front.
According to a spokesman of National Front, the judge for passenger taxes heard the matter partly on charges and has listed the case for hearing tomorrow. In last week of January this year, the state Home Department had accorded sanction to prosecute Khan and his colleagues Abdul Hamid Bhat under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, in a two-year old case. The case pertains to raising of ‘provocative’ slogans by Khan and his associates.
Khan was booked by police along with his associate in case FIR number 72/ 2011 under section 147 RPC and 13 of the UA(P) Act (Police Station Karan Nagar). ...|
|DPN pays rich tributes to Moulvi Farooq, AG Lone|
|SRINAGAR, May 21: President Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) and Minister for Agriculture, MrGhulam Hassan Mir today paid rich tributes to late MirwaizMoulviFarooq and the founder of Peoples Conference Abdul Gani Lone on their death anniversary.
In a statement, DPN president said that both were visionary leaders of the state who dedicated themselves for the welfare of people and society.
Mir said that both the leaders laid down their lives for peace and brotherhood....|