New Delhi, Aug 22: The mayors of the two municipal corporations of Srinagar and Jammu have been accorded Minister of State status.
An order issued by the General Administration Department states that the sanction was accorded to grant status equivalent to MoS to the mayors of Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Jammu Municipal Corporation.
New Delhi, Aug 21: There is tight security in Jammu and Kashmir. Curbs are being eased gradually on a daily basis and besides a few incidents of violence, nothing major has taken place, since the abrogation of Article 370.
The curbs have come under question and three petitions have also been filed in the Supreme Court. Former officer of the Research and Analysis Wing, Amar Bhushan tells OneIndia that the curbs were absolutely needed and had it not been imposed passion and anger would have spiralled out of control.
New Delhi, Aug 21: Justice Sunil Gaur of the Delhi High Court was in the news on Tuesday after he rejected a plea filed by P Chidambaram, seeking anticipatory bail in the INX Media case.
Due to retire, this Friday, it was Justice Gaur, who had also rejected a plea challenging the summons issued against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case.
New Delhi, Aug 20: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s term was extended for another three years by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the “regional security environment”, an official announcement said on Monday.
General Bajwa, 58, who was appointed as the chief of Army Staff by former jailed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in November 2016, was to retire in November.
New Delhi, Aug 21: Formal instructions on the restructuring of the Indian Army have been issued by the Ministry of Defence. Called the Government Sanction Letter (GSL), this would lead to the creation of separate wings to deal with internal vigilance and human resources policies.
The move would also reduce over 200 officers from Delhi. Currently there are around 1,000 officers posted at the headquarters in New Delhi. They would be sent to formations.
New Delhi, Aug 20: The retirement age of all paramilitary personnel has been fixed at 60 years, irrespective of their ranks.
The government has issued the order, following a Delhi High Court directive, which had observed that the current policy was discriminatory and unconstitutional. The court had also said that it had created two classes in the uniformed forces.
New Delhi, Aug 19: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to question, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Farooq Abdullah in connection with the alleged financial irregularities in the cricket association case.
New Delhi, Aug 18: The scrapping of Article 370 has closed a major chapter, where talks on Kashmir is concerned. In case of any future talks, India would not raise the Kashmir issue with Pakistan as the matter is now internal.
In case there are talks with Pakistan, the focus would only be around cross border terrorism and infiltrations. India says that with Kashmir off the table, it would look to normalise relations with Pakistan in a bid to ensure stability in the region.
New Delhi, Aug 17: Arguments on the Ayodhya dispute are on in the Supreme Court and the same have been advanced by the counsel for Ram Lalla in the past few days.
C S Vaidyanathan is appearing for Ram Lalla, the deity, who in this case is a juristic person.
New Delhi, Aug 17: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi made an important announcement on August 15 when he said that the post of Chief of Defence Staff would be created.
Although it is not entirely clear, what will be the duties of the CDS, sources say that he would be tasked to coordinate between the three service chiefs in training, logistics, planning and procurements.