Arun Sharma

Articles By Arun Sharma

Pro-Hindu outfit takes on Centre for going slow on Article 370 repeal

The outfit, IkkJutt Jammu, pointed out that this is despite the fact that the BJP has increased its Lok Sabha tally in this year’s elections further.

Prime time on the border

Govt is giving DD set-top boxes to J&K villages to stop them ‘falling prey to Pak propaganda’. Are we still in antenna age, ask villagers

2009 Gulmarg land scam: J&K HC notice to govt on plea against IAS officer’s service extension

The situation hasn’t changed from 2013, when a division bench of the high court had directed the state government to shift the IAS officer from the post of Srinagar Deputy Commissioner in view of corruption charges against him, argued applicant’s counsel, advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed.

Traders body slams govt decision to extend ‘tainted’ J&K bureaucrat’s tenure

On Thursday, The Indian Express had reported that the government had extended the tenure of Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan, who is among 19 revenue officials and hoteliers facing trial in the 2009 Gulmarg land scam before a special judge in Baramulla, was to retire on June 30.

Jammu: 35 killed, many injured as bus falls into gorge in Kishtwar; probe ordered

At least 35 passengers were killed Monday morning when a minibus fell into a deep gorge along Keshwan-Thakrai road in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district

I-T dept searches business, residential premises in Jammu and Kashmir

Sources attributed the ongoing IT raids to recently unearthed alleged irregularities into the affairs of Jammu Kashmir Bank.

Doors open for talks with Hurriyat, but only within Constitution: BJP

Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told The Indian Express that the Hurriyat would respond “positively” if “meaningful dialogue” is initiated by New Delhi.

Faces On The Fringes Of News: ‘Half-a-dozen agencies are monitoring the attendance of teachers’

A teacher at a government school in Kishtwar, on conditions of anonymity, talks about how the order is “against civil service rules”.

In J&K, administration goes to the doorstep: 4,500 officers to spend time in villages — among people

In a massive outreach programme ‘Back to the Village’, bureaucrats across the hierarchy will visit every panchayat of the state, stay overnight and spend two days listening to peoples’ grievances and their needs.

Kishtwar: Govt teachers must get attendance certificates from parents to draw salary

With this, Kishtwar becomes the first district in Jammu and Kashmir where a government servant will have to obtain an attendance certificate from general public of the concerned area for release of their salary.

J&K: BJP seeks fresh delimitation, de-freezing of Assembly seats

The party’s working committee also sought political reservation for Scheduled Tribes in the state, and abolition of the practice of Kashmiri Pandit migrants having to fill up ‘M Form’ for voting in the Valley.

Kathua: J&K CEO orders disqualification of four Congress councillors for defecting to BJP

Naresh Kumar, Rekha Kumari, Ajay Kumar, and Renu Bala joined the saffron party in presence of state BJP president Ravinder Raina. Naresh Kumar was even elected president of the Kathua Municipal Council.

Kathua rape-murder case: Among the convicts: a retired revenue official, labourer’s son, three cops

The six accused who were convicted on Monday for the kidnapping, gangrape and murder of a minor girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

Kathua rape-murder case: Amid fault lines, a prosecution team that cut across the divide

Since the police personnel at Hiranagar police station were allegedly bribed by the accused to hush up the case, the investigators worked against heavy odds. To destroy evidence, the convicts had even washed off the deceased’s clothes, sources said.

Kathua rape case verdict: ‘They wanted him to be approver, he refused, got framed’

At Sanji Ram’s house, his wife Darshana and daughter Monika were trying to console themselves with the acquittal of Vishal, Ram’s younger son.

‘We are committed to equality,’ Union minister Jitendra Singh hits out at Omar’s tweets on delimitation

Jitendra Singh's comments came in response to recent tweets by former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah accusing the BJP of treating J&K differently from other states in the country over the issue of delimitation.

J&K Police arrests 4 suspected ‘Pakistani spies’, claims to have busted ISI plot

Nadim and Mushtaq were apprehended by Army personnel when they were moving outside Ratnuchak military station in Samba district and taking photographs of army installations under suspicious circumstances.

Congress considers separate units for all 3 parts of J&K

Sources said Singh suggested structural changes in the party’s state unit, with separate working presidents and separate narratives for all three regions.

‘Many officials run own businesses or take part in politics. People are angry’: Kishtwar Dept Commissioner

To check absenteeism in government offices, Singh’s office ordered video recording at market places with high footfall to identify employees “wandering during duty hours”. The move comes a month after a govt school teacher and forest department employee were identified among a mob that ransacked Singh’s office.

Buoyed by Lok Sabha poll showing, BJP sets eyes on J&K

To achieve this, the party plans to launch a campaign to seek elections in at least eight of the 24 seats kept reserved for areas of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) when the Election Commission decides to hold the Assembly elections.