Arun Sharma

Articles By Arun Sharma

PM to visit J-K on Feb 3, lay foundation stones for several projects

The BJP now hopes that the PM’s visit will help the party improve its electoral prospects in the state.

J&K post for Shah Faesal if he continues in IAS: Satya Pal Malik

Terming Shah Faesal’s decision to join politics as personal, Governor Satya Pal Malik said he could deliver better as an officer rather than a politician.

Shah Faesal could serve better as IAS officer rather than politician: J-K Governor

The Governor, however, observed that it is not up to him to suggest Faesal what he wants to do in future and that his best wishes are always with him. “I would love to meet him if he comes to me for redressal of problems of youth”, the Governor added in his statement.

Ready for Assembly polls in J-K: Governor Satya Pal Malik

For Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the state requires nearly 11,000 polling stations each time. In November last year, the EC had said that fresh elections to the state Assembly would be held within six months.

Army Major, rifleman killed in IED blasts near LoC; Army porter killed in Pak firing

Pointing out that two explosions took place near Roopmati forward post in Pukkharni area, sources said that the first explosion took place at 4.30 pm and another around 6 pm.

If elected to power in J&K, will bring resolution of regional autonomy: NC Chief Farooq Abdullah

The document on regional autonomy has been prepared, Farooq Abdullah said, adding that it will meet the aspiration of people in all the regions of the state.

J&K BJP chief watching, speech on stage: Hindus must have 5 children, each should be armed

According to Mahant Dinesh Bharati, a prominent face of the 2008 Amarnath agitation, no Hindu will be able to become the prime minister in 2039.

Sextortion: New offence in J&K, non-bailable, jail up to 5 years

Any person committing the offence of sextortion shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for a term not be less than three years, but may extend to five years and with fine. The offence is “non-bailable” and “not compoundable”.

Demand for divisional status for Ladakh being considered: Governor Malik

Ladakh currently forms a part of Kashmir division.

Woman raped, killed in Meerut: Police

Villagers, who later identified the woman, refused to hand over the body to the police till her family was paid adequate compensation and the killers were arrested.

FIR against BJP leader for ‘threatening’ Bulandshahr repeat to SHO

“Jindal also threatened to mobilise around 200 to 250 people and create a Bulandshahr-like incident in the area for allegedly giving a free hand to cattle smugglers.”

Pakistani troops target forward posts along LoC

There have been reports that Pakistan is trying to facilitate infiltration attempts by terrorists and as a result, a large number of militants are reported to have gathered at the launch pads on the Pakistani side of the LoC.

J-K Governor appoints BJP leader to Khadi board post, triggers row

Daughter of late Mohammad Shafi Bhat, former National Conference MP from Srinagar, Hina had contested the 2014 Assembly election on a BJP ticket. She lost to PDP’s Syed Altaf Bukhari in Srinagar’s Amirakadal constituency.

J&K: 23-year-old man with ISI links arrested

His mobile phone will be sent to Central Forensic Laboratory for retrieving data, they said. With his arrest, police claimed to have foiled a major terror attack.

Meerut town simmers over death of 14-year-old after assault, rape attempt

Police said that the accused — Fahim alias Guddu, 37 — tried to rape her and repeatedly thrashed her at her home when she was alone, on Diwali night (November 7).

Governor Malik rethinks on J&K Bank’s autonomy

Tells staff that RBI will remain bank’s regulator, and board will decide. The RBI had licensed J&K Bank, incorporated in October 1938, as an “old generation private sector bank.”

Governor Satyapal Malik’s decision to dissolve House unconstitutional: J&K BJP leader

Gagan Bhagat said “all the BJP legislators want the Assembly to be revived” but “haven’t come out in the open”.

Guv Satya Pal Malik assures ‘re-examination’ of J&K bank’s accountability to legislature

Last month, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by the governor approved a proposal for treating the J&K Bank Limited as a PSU.

Explained: J&K Roshni Act: what it aimed to do, what happened until it was repealed

It was enacted by Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s government, and it set 1990 as the cutoff for encroachment on state land.