Newsmakers

VISITED: Ajit Kumar, Cabinet Secretary visited Kashmir and discussed issues of implementation of ongoing flagship development programmes and welfare schemes with governor, chief minister and the state bureaucrats. He discussed security situations with the security agencies.

DENIED: PSC has denied a candidate, having doubts in the evaluation, to provide any information about his answer sheets through an RTI application citing an apex court ruling. Now the Chief Information Commissioner has shot a letter to PSC and directed them to give the details within days.

BUILDING: Government is building Kashmir’s first ship building yard on Dal lake where houseboats will be built, repaired and rebuilt. It would cost Rs 1.2 crores.

FILED: A PIL filed by a number of doctors through Rohit Kapoor seeks effective measures to control growing numbers of deaths and injuries in road accidents in the state. J&K is India’s No 2 state in road deaths.

DIRECTED: High Court directed the state government to shift AsiyaAndrabi, chairperson Dukhtaran-e- Millat to SKIMS for treatment for her multiple disorders. The court also granted one week to the government for filing reply to Andrabi’s petition seeking a compensation of half a crore rupees.

EXTENDED: J&K government granted fifth extension to a cabinet subcommittee examining the report dealing with the ‘prickly’ issues of centre-state relations filed by one of the five working groups led by late justice Saghir Ahmad.

REVEALED: PHE Minister TajMohiud din revealed that former chairman NHPC and state power commissioner are behind the ‘missing’ of vital documents pertaining to hand-over of power projects to NHPC. Both accused are said to be good friends who have clandestinely taken out these documents from the official records in 1984-85.

RESCUED:
60 passengers caught in a snow storm at Sinthan top, south Kashmir were rescued by the team of 760 BRTF Project Beacon. They were travelling from Kishtwar to Islamabad in 6 vehicles.

PROTESTED: PDP organised a protest rally against corruption and accused New Delhi of turning blind eye towards the “misgovernment” in J&K and letting the CM to enjoy the impunity after committing grave crimes.

REJOINED: Maulana Abbas Ansari, patron Itehadul-Muslimeen (IUM) and former chairman Hurriyat (M) has rejoined the flock. He was suspended from Hurriyat after holding talks with the New Delhi appointed interlocutors.

SET UP: MHA has set up a group within the Ministry to study the report of interlocutors. Its findings would be ready before the next month’s all party meeting that will be attended by major stakeholders in the state.

PROCEEDED: Dr Altaf Gauhar Haji, a UK returned surgical oncologist is asked to join his duty within two days otherwise he would have to face disciplinary actions. Dr Haji had gone on ‘protest leave’ after claiming he is being ‘victimized and traumatized’ by SKIMS.

POINTED OUT: Of the 286 higher secondary schools in 10 districts of Kashmir, only 30 teach Kashmiri as a subject.

LISTED: Among 864 IPS officer across India, 42 J&K cadre officers have failed to declare annual Immovable Property Returns (IPR) despite three deadlines given by the MHA.

IDENTIFIED: Authorities have identified 500 kanals of land at Wayan Sohipora, Kupwara for establishing a satellite campus of University of Kashmir. From next academic session Bioscience, Information Technology, Tourism Management will be started in collaboration with Delhi University.

KILLED: Villagers in Wattoo, Kulgam stoned a bear to death that had strayed from a nearby forest and then dragged its carcass around the village. Villagers allege the bear had attacked many of them.

ARRESTED:
Five LeT operatives were arrested from different parts of Kashmir after they were found involved in motivating college students towards militancy, police said.

REGISTERED:
CBI has registered a case and started investigations against BrahmBihari Gupta, proprietor cosmic textiles, Samba, Bhagwan Singh his guarantor and an unknown bank officers of SIDBI, rail head complex Jammu for cheating the bank of over one crore rupees in a fraudulent loan case.

DECIDED:
A two decade old dispute over two kanal and 17 marals of land at Arampora Barthana was solved by a city court ordering the verdict in favour of Amina Qamar and her husband. The land was purchased by her in 1989 and after fulfilling all the legal formalities but some three residents challenged her rights.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here