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HC dismisses batch of writ petitions filed by GMC’s Bio Chemistry deptt Lecturer
Any Ph.D./M.Phil degree awarded on basis of research work in violation of 2009 Regulations invalid holds HC
5/27/2016 1:28:42 AM
JAMMU, May 26: The High Court J&K comprising of Justice Janak Raj Kotwal has dismissed a batch of writ petitions filed by Lecturers of Bio Chemistry department of Govt Medical College Jammu. This significant judgment was passed after a marathon hearing of the matters for about a month. Five writ petitions filed by Kapila Raina, Lecturer of Bio Chemistry of GMC Jammu against the State and Dr Rachna Sabherwal were dismissed and one writ petition filed by Dr Rachna Sabherwal, also lecturer of Bio Chemistry department of GMC Jammu was allowed and one dismissed vide this common judgment. Mr. Abhinav Sharma, Adv. and Mr. Sahib Aggarwal, Adv. appared for petitioner Kapila Raina in SWP Nos. 985/2014, 254/2014, 695/2012, 2442/2013 and 2788/2013 and Mr. Aseem Kumar Sawhney, Advocate had appeared in SWP Nos. 341/2013, 2036/2013, 1161/2014 Mr. P. S. Chandel, Dy. AG appeared for the State, Mr. Pranav Kohli, Adv. for Jaipur National University and Mr. D. C. Raina, Sr. Adv. with Mr. F. A. Natnoo, Adv.appeared for the Public Service Commission. In this approved for reporting judgment the High Court has observed that both Kapila Raina and Dr Rachna Sabherwal are working as Lecturers in the Department of Biochemistry in the Government Medical College, Jammu. The first petitioner (Kapila Raina) is a post graduate in Biochemistry. She has been appointed as Lecturer, Biochemistry in t...
Army foils infiltration bid on LoC, kills three militants
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5/27/2016 12:42:37 AM
SRINAGAR, May 26: Army today killed three militants as it foiled a major infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Kashmir. Combing operation in the dense bushes was still going on as the troops had spotted 5-6 infiltrators, Army said. Troops of 35 Rashtriya Rifles guarding the LoC intercepted a group of five to six militants who were trying to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir near Toot Mari Gali in Naugam sector early this morning, an Army official said. He said the troops challenged the infiltrating militants who opened firing, triggering a gunbattle between the two sides. “Three militants have been killed so far,” the official said. He sa...
Take steps to reduce earthquake vulnerability in J&K: Guv
5/27/2016 12:42:11 AM
SRINAGAR, May 26: Reiterating that J&K is predominantly located in a high earthquake risk zone, Governor N N Vohra has urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to take time bound steps to reduce vulnerability to this natural disaster. The Governor in a letter to the Chief Minister has urged to take personal cognizance and issue firm directives to each and every stakeholder to forthwith start preparing for dealing with an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude and above. “Our people had, as recently as, in the 2005 earthquake, suffered considerable losses, he said. Noting the response of the administrative system to the September 2014 floods, the Governor expressed concern that the administration was to...
Parties sink differences to pay tributes to Mufti
5/27/2016 12:41:44 AM
SRINAGAR, May 26: Setting aside their differences, parties of various hues today got together in the Assembly to pay rich tributes to former Chief Minister Mohammad Sayeed, with opposition National Conference saying the greatest tribute to the late PDP leader would be the resolution of Kashmir issue. The House, where Mufti's daughter and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was conspicuous by her absence, also paid tributes to former state Governor Gen (retd) K V Krishna Rao, former Speakers of Lok Sabha, Balram Jhakar and P A Sangma, three ex-ministers and two former members of the House. Opposition NC leader Omar Abdullah was also not present. Mufti, who headed PDP-BJP government for 10 m...
Teenager dies, three injured in road mishap in Doda
5/27/2016 12:41:29 AM
BHADARWAH, May 26: A 15-year-old boy was today killed, while three persons were critically injured when a passenger vehicle they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. The vehicle which was on its way from Phagsoo to Thathri veered off the road near a Grid Station, a police officer said. "Police immediately rushed to the spot and, along with locals, rescued the passengers from the ill-fated vehicle and shifted them to the Thathri Hospital from where they were shifted to a district hospital in Doda," Station House officer (SHO) Thathri, Vinay Parihaar said. He said one of the victims identified as Mohammed Imran succumbed ...
Return of Pandits should not be under police protection: Babbar
5/27/2016 12:41:19 AM
JAMMU, May 26: Amid a row over return of Kashmiri Pandits, Congress today said it should not be done under police protection but an atmosphere should be created so that they can live in the Valley like they did prior to migration. The party's national spokesman Raj Babbar accused the Centre as well as the Jammu and Kashmir government of indulging in "rhetoric and drama" over the issue. "We want that things (regarding the return of Kashmiri Pandits) should not be confined to only papers but a conducive atmosphere should be made so that when the Kashmiri Pandit returns, his security and safety should be ensured," he told reporters here. "Their return should not be under the shadow o...
Common man’s criticism holds more importance: Jitendra
5/27/2016 12:21:30 AM
NEW DELHI, May 26: Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region ( DONER) Jitendra Singh on Thursday said the criticism by the Congress, which is used to paying obeisance to a particular family and sees everything through the prism of family dynasty, holds no significance as what actually matters is the feedback from the man on the streets. Responding to the Congress taunt of 'do sal, bura hal', Singh said it is laughable. When asked to comment on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Shillong, Singh said it will bring about a revolutionary change in the development of the north-east states. "Being the headquarters of North East council, Shillong holds an important...
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