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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Arun Sharma


Special court remands Davinder Singh, 4 others in NIA custody for 15 days
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

The NIA had sought custodial interrogation of the accused for 15 days to unearth the wider conspiracy in the matter.

In J&K outreach, ministers on launch spree; Oppn says cutting ribbons on old projects
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

J&K National Panthers Party chairperson and former state minister Harsh Dev Singh called the ministers' visit a “publicity stunt”, while the party's president, Balwant Mankotia, said these projects are too small to be inaugurated by Union ministers.

J&K: Calls, SMS restored on pre-paid cellphone service
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

2G post-paid mobile internet access to 153 white-listed sites in all districts of Jammu, two districts of Kashmir

Mobile Net partially restored in 5 Jammu districts
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The administration’s official spokesperson and Principal Secretary of Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal, also held a press conference announcing the government’s decision on Wednesday, but he refused to take any questions from media persons.

Open to probe Davinder Singh’s role in 2001 Parliament attack case: J&K DGP
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

While Davinder Singh has been suspended, the DGP said they had recommended his dismissal from service. He said they had also recommended that the gallantry medal awarded to Davinder Singh, by the erstwhile J&K state in 2018, should be taken back.

Jammu & Kashmir: 2G Internet, broadband partially restored in UT
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The home department said in a three-page order that that 2G mobile connectivity on post-paid mobiles for accessing whitelisted websites including e-banking will be allowed in five districts including Jammu, Sambua, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts in Jammu region.  

J&K porter beheaded, Army says looking into Pak hand
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

While it was earlier believed that the head of 28-year-old Mohammad Aslam may have blown off due to a mortar blast, the Army has been unable to recover it so far, leading them to suspect BAT may have beheaded him.

In Jammu, senior BJP leaders meet foreign envoys as part of civil society group
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Among the others who met the envoys were two members of the teaching community from the University of Jammu, two from Valmiki Samaj, and a former soldier of the Gorkha community settled in Jammu.

Army porter killed as Pakistan troops resort to unprovoked firing along LoC in J&K’s Poonch
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Sources said they were moving in Kasuliyan village when a Pakistani shell fell nearby injuring all the three. They were rushed to a local hospital where one of the succumbed.

PDP expels 8 for ‘being part of parleys’, ‘bid to form party’
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The party’s chief patron and former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig said the expelled leaders were “making a party”.

Mehbooba’s provocative statements led to downgrading of J-K into UTs: PDP’s Baig
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Baig demanded that the Centre release political detainees in J&K, restore statehood, and give domicile rights to locals at par with other hilly states in the country.

Group of ex-MLAs meets J&K L-G, demands restoration of statehood
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

This was the first formal contact between mainstream opposition politicians from Kashmir and the J&K administration after special status to J&K was scrapped and the state was bifurcated into two Union Territories.

After CAA, govt’s next move on deporting Rohingya: Jitendra Singh
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

The Rohingya are Muslim refugees from Myanmar who have accused the regime there of mass murder, rape and arson. Thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, and some have also come to India.

Infiltration, terror-related incidents came down in 2019, says J&K DGP
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

There were 591 incidents of ceasefire violation along the borders during the year as against 381 in 2018, he told mediapersons here, adding that most of the infiltration attempts made by terrorists during such violations were foiled by security forces.

150 days later, SMS back in Jammu and Kashmir, broadband Internet in government hospitals
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

Broadband Internet connectivity in all government hospitals in the Kashmir Valley will also be allowed.

Post-Art 370, J&K opens up jobs as HC calls for applications from across India
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

The vacancies are for 18 senior and junior-scale stenographers, four stenotypists, nine senior and entry-level drivers, one electrician and compositor each, according to an issued on December 26 by HC registrar general Sanjay Dhar.

J&K: Accession Day in public holiday list for 2020; Martyrs’ Day, Sheikh Abdullah’s birthday dropped
Sat, Dec 28, 2019

October 26 will be observed as Accessions Day in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir With this, the new UT of Jammu and Kashmir will have 27 public holidays instead of the previous 28 in 2020.

Govt eyeing 15-year residency norm in J&K and Ladakh
Fri, Dec 20, 2019

While different states have different residency norms, the general view among various ministries on the two new UTs is to fix a 15-year minimum residency norm for an outsider to attain domicile status, sources said.

Protesting J&K HC lawyers set to resume work from Wednesday
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

Sharma also said the government has assured that it will consider the bar association's request of inserting a para “drawn and drafted by advocate'' in the new registration rules.

Amid J&K lawyers protest, HC issues notices to four advocates
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The change in the system of registration of documents came after the Central Registration Act was implemented after the Centre revoked the state’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.