Justice Saghir passes away
Srinagar, Jan 31: Justice Sayed Saghir Ahmad, a former chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and chairman of the Prime Minister’s Working Group on Centre-state relations passed away today. He was 76.
The Working Group headed by Justice Saghir Ahmad, had submitted its report to the state government December last. Born on July 1, 1935, Sagir Ahmad was enrolled as an Advocate of the Allahabad High Court on 6 December 1961. He was appointed as Additional Judge, Allahabad High Court in 1981 and confirmed as permanent Judge in 1982. Justice Saghir was transferred to Jammu and Kashmir High Court in 1993 and appointed as Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court in 1994. He was then transferred as Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court from where he went as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India in1995. Justice Saghir retired on June 30, 2000.
DD Prosecution accorded warm farewell
Srinagar, Jan 31: Nisar Ahmad Ilaqband Dy. Director Prosecution, Zonal Police Head Quarters (ZPHQ), Srinagar retired today at the attainment of superannuation. A simple but impressive function was held at ZPHQ, Srinagar which was presided over by Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone, S.M Sahai, a police spokesman said. He said the IGP and other officers praised the services of the DDP. He was accorded a warm farewell and a gift of Rs, 35000/ was presented to him.
Andrabi’s Chahrum on Wednesday
Srinagar, Jan 31: The Chahrum of Syed Muhammad Andrabi, noted teacher educationist and father of the PDP chief spokesman, Naeem Akther,
would be held at his native town Garoora in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday (February 2). Family sources said the prayer meetings shall be held throughout the day. They said the family shall be returning to the Parraypora in Srinagar on Thursday.
'Cooperate with census officials'
Srinagar, Jan 31: The Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president, Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday called upon the people to cooperate with the officials engaged for census operation in the State.“The people should provide correct figures and other information to officials concerned and make census operation a successful exercise,” said Dr Farooq, according to NC statement.
EJAC (Q), JKTF grieved at demise
Srinagar, Jan 31: Senior trade leader and Employees’ Joint Action Committee (Q) president, Abdul Qayoom Wani has expressed sorrow over the demise of the mother of Aijaz Ahmad Qalandar, principal DIET, Srinagar.Wani has prayed for the peace to the departed soul and sympathized with the bereaved.Meanwhile, Teachers Forum, at a meeting with Muhammad Suliaman Bhat in chair, also expressed sorrow over the demise and prayed for the deceased. The members expressed solidarity with the bereaved.
Employees hold demonstration
Srinagar, Jan 31: The employees led by collective leadership of Employees’ Joint Action Committee on Monday held demonstration at Press Enclave here. The protesting employees were demanding release of pay commission arrears and 10 per cent DA, removal of pay disparity, raising of retirement age to 60 years and regularization of the services of daily-wagers and ad hoc employees. Meanwhile, the Committee, in a statement alleged that police arrested several employees to prevent them from taking out a protest rally at Lal Chowk here. The arretees, according to the statement, include Rafiq Ahmad Khanyari, Ghulam Rasool Geelani, Muhammad Iqbal Dar and Abdul Hamid.
Helicopter service for Gurez
Bandipora, Jan 31: For the benefit of stranded passengers of Gurez, the government has made arrangements for helicopter service from Bandipora to Neeru Gurez on February 2.The intending passengers are advised to assemble at GSF helipad at sharp 10 AM and contact the Deputy Commissioner Office, Bandipora on February 1 for the purpose, an official communiqué said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 1 Feb 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM BRIEFS
WAMIQ FAROOQ CASE
Srinagar, Jan 31: The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Monday directed the police to submit the case dairies in the killing of 13-year-old Wamiq Farooq within 2-days. The CJM Yashpal Bourney said, “ More
- Srinagar City
TRADERS CONCERNED; CALL ON DIV COM; SEEK RESPITE
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Jan 31: A day after the devastating fire at Gada Kocha that consumed at least 10 shops and some residential houses in the congested Shahr-e-Khaas area, the locals including traders fear that More
ALTAF UNVEILS NEW FOREST POLICY
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 31: Minister for Forest and Environment, Mian Altaf Ahmed, on Monday said the government has decided to crack its whip on timber smugglers by providing arms to the Forest Protection Force (FPF More
Srinagar, Jan 31: Justice Sayed Saghir Ahmad, a former chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and chairman of the Prime Minister’s Working Group on Centre-state relations passed away today. More
*Co to install 400 more towers across Valley *Yet to get nod from intelligence/security agencies to 3-G launch
ARIF SHAFI WANI
Srinagar, Jan 31: To make it more convenient to its landline users and bring about transparency in billing, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Monday launched a special facility enabling the fixed line More