Government decides to retain clause in Judicial Standards bill

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 13: Government tonight decided to retain a clause in a bill on judicial standards which debars judges from making verbal comments against any constitutional authority in open courts.A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,  approved amendments More

SC judge delivers verdicts in 95 cases in a day

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 13: In what could be termed as an unprecedented feat, a Supreme Court judge, whose term is about to be over, today delivered judgements in 95 cases.Justice Swatanter Kumar, who is to retire on December 30, passed the judgements as his last working day is tomorrow as the apex court More

RS to debate it on Monday

BILL ON QUOTA IN PROMOTIONS

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 13: The controversial Bill providing reservation for SC/ST candidates in promotions will finally figure in the Rajya Sabha and voting is likely to take place on Monday.  The non-introduction of the Bill had become a major issue which resulted in BSP chief Ms Mayawati taking More

Rehman Malik’s wish to meet Sonia turned down

PAK INTERIOR MINISTER ARRIVING IN DELHI TODAY

New Delhi, Dec 13: Visiting Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik is likely to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday but will not have an interaction with Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi. Official sources said the Prime Ministers' office had agreed to a morning meeting with Malik More

Union Cabinet clears Land Acquisition Bill

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 13: The controversial Land Acquisition Bill was today cleared by the Union Cabinet, making mandatory the consent of 80 per cent of people whose land is taken for private projects. In the case of Public-Private Partnership projects, the bill makes mandatory obtaining of consent More

Amnesty asks India to put immediate moratorium on executions
New Delhi, Dec 13: The international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has written to President of India Pranab Mukheree and sought abolishing of death sentence and immediate moratorium on executions. In the letter, Chief Executive Amnesty International G Ananthapadmanabhan  More

Gujarat polls: 67 % turnout in 1st phase

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Rajkot/Ahmedabad, Dec 13: A record 67 per cent voter turnout was registered in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections today in the biggest electoral test for BJP stalwart and Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is seeking a third straight term. The fate of state's top political leaders More

  • Kashmir

High Court seeks family response to SIT report

TUFAIL MATOO KILLING CASE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 13: The High Court Thursday granted four weeks to the family of Tufail Matoo to file reply to the final report submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the case. The SIT report More



  • Srinagar City

Forget subsidy,CCD at KU

TAXES STUDENTS

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Dec 13: Notwithstanding the claims of Café Coffee Day, that its outlet at Kashmir University would offer subsidy to students and academicians, the CCD levies tax of 13% on every commodity sold More




  • Jammu

Govt initiates process for fast tracking recruitment

Formal Orders Issued For Prof Peer’s Appointment As Consultant

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 13: The state government Thursday issued formal orders for appointment of Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Peer as Consultant for “fast-tracking recruitment to non-gazetted posts.” The appointment orders More



  • South Asia

Civil Society from PaK to attend Intra-Kashmir conference in Jammu

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Dec 13: A high-level delegation comprising civil society representatives, intellectuals, jurists and traders from Pakistan administrative Kashmir on Friday left for Delhi to attend a two-day More



  • World

Britain plans more face-to-face visa interviews for students

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, Dec 13: Britain today said it would increase the number of face-to-face students interviews instead of just paper checks after a pilot study found abuse of the country's student visa system in More



  • Ganderbal

Voices against female foeticide go shriller

KWS ORGANIZES SEMINAR

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Ganderbal: In its endeavour to spread awareness about the menace of female foeticide, Khatoon Welfare Society (KWS), an NGO Thursday organized a seminar at Government Girls Higher Secondary School here More



  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’

BETTER EDUCATION

Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving Kashmiri More



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