December 16, 2017 12:59 PM

    Police foil JRL rally, impose curbs in Srinagar, Anantnag

    The government foiled a public rally called by the joint resistance leadership in Anantnag on Friday by imposing strict restrictions in the southern township as well as Srinagar, and also by detaining a number of resistance leaders and activists.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Foiling Anantnag rally admission of defeat by govt, says JRL

    The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday strongly condemned the government for once again “resorting to use of unbridled force” to bar the leadership and people from marching to Anantnag where a peaceful rally was supposed to be held.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Tassaduq as MLC: Govt sends recommendation to Governor Vohra

    The government on Friday sent its recommendation seeking nomination of Tassaduq Mufti, the brother of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, as member of the Legislative Council, to Governor NN Vohra, even as he (Tassaduq) resigned from the post of coordinator, chief minister’s grievance cell.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Will appoint food safety commissioner soon, Govt tells High Court

    The government on Friday informed the High Court that the food safety commissioner would be appointed shortly after the cabinet clears his name, even as amicus-curiae Bashir Ahmad Bashir pressed for holding the chief secretary responsible for the “government’s failure to implement the court orders.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Cabinet clears bill criminalising triple talaq

    A bill seeking to criminalise instant triple talaq among Muslims and providing for a three-year jail term was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, which the government said was aimed at protecting the dignity and security of women in the community.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Highway open, Jammu to Srinagar traffic today

    Kashmir shivered under intense cold conditions as minimum temperatures plunged further and settled several degrees below freezing point on Friday, officials said, even as the ski-resort of Gulmarg in Baramulla district recorded the coldest night in a decade.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    GK senior editor Zahir-ud-Din bereaved

    The mother of senior editor of Greater KashmirZahir-ud-Din passed away on Friday.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    Centre to replace MCI with NMC

    A bill to replace the Medical Council of India with a national medical commission was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    2 new J&K engineering colleges get staff, streams

    The government on Friday approved six streams each for two engineering colleges in the state to make them fully functional.

    December 16, 2017 12:59 AM

    HC seeks reports on lighting system at Srinagar airport

    The High Court on Friday directed the state government, Airports Authority of India and the Indian Air Force to file separate status reports in response to an affidavit filed by AAI regarding setting up of simple approach lighting system at the Srinagar “international” airport.