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Cost of justice language in higher judiciary obstacles to ensure ease of justice: Prez Murmu

New Delhi, Nov 28: President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday said the "cost" and the use of English language in the higher judiciary are among the hindrances in the way of equal access to justice, and emphasised on their removal. Addressing a conference here, she emphasised on the need to launch an awareness campaign among people, living in rural areas and those from socially disadvantaged groups, to help them make them conscious of their rights and get legal assistance. Murmu said, equality is not only the foundation of justice, but a necessary condition of it too. "It has been long since the world proclaimed that all human beings are equal, but we need to ask ourselves if we all have equal access to justice," she said. In practice, it means some people are often unable to seek redressal of their grievances due to several factors, the president said. "Our principal task is to remove those obstacles. The chief obstacle, of course, is often the cost of justice," Murmu said, addressing th...

Govt sacks senior Prosecuting Officer after bribe charge

Jammu, Nov 28: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday sacked a senior prosecuting officer for allegedly taking Rs 2 lakh in bribe to help a pers...

15 among 41 trapped workers rescued from Silkyara tunnel

Uttarkashi, No 28: Fifteen workers among the 41 workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel in Utt-arakhand since Nov 12, have been successfully rescu...

Lt Governor hosts ‘High Tea’ for Players

Legends League Cricket is a beginning of new sporting era for Jammu Kashmir: Lt Gov Sinha

Jammu, Nov 28: The Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha hosted a 'High Tea' for the renowned International players participating in Legends League Cricke...

Chief justices of several countries sat in CJI’s court witnessed proceedings

New Delhi, Nov 28: Chief justices of several countries, including from Ivory Coast, South Sudan and Ghana, on Tuesday sat in the Chief Justice of Ind...

Jammu a lovely place, IPL matches a possibility: Former NZ cricket captain

Jammu, Nov 28: Praising Jammu as a "lovely place," former New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor said he believes that the refurbished Maulana Azad ...

BJP is emerging as Telangana’s preferred choice: PM Modi

New Delhi, Nov 28: On the last day of campaigning in poll-bound Telangana, Prime Minister NarendraModi on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the people o...

NASA Chief meets Dr Jitendra, discusses launching joint satellite with ISRO

NEW DELHI, Nov 28: India and the US will launch the joint microwave remote sensing satellite for Earth observation, named NASA-ISRO Synthetic Apertur...

Army vigilant at LoC to stop any attempt of infiltration in North Kashmir

SRINAGAR, Nov 28: The Indian Army has stepped up its vigilance along the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara district of North Kashmir, constantly striv...

Softer provision of UAPA invoked against arrested students: Police

Srinagar, Nov 28: After it faced flak from a section of politicians, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday defended booking under UAPA seven univer...

Udhampur girl writes to PM Modi, urges him to build better roads to school

Udhampur, Nov 28: Following in the footsteps of little SeeratNaaz, a schoolgirl from the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, who urged Prime Minist...

PM Modi to distribute over 51 000 appointment letters to newly inducted employees on Nov 30

New Delhi, Nov 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute more than 51,000 appointme-nt letters to newly indu-cted employees of different gover...

India-Sri Lanka joint military exercise culminates at southern command in Pune

Pune, Nov 28: A joint India-Sri Lanka military exercise, Mitrashakti 2023, culminated on Tue-sday at Pune's southern command foreign training node af...

Impact of Western Disturbance, min temp above 2 deg c at most places in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 28: The minimum temperature in most parts of the Kashmir Valley remained above the 2 degrees Celsius-mark for the second day on Tuesday...

SC refuses to hear PIL alleging use of public servants by ruling party for electoral gains

NEW DELHI, Nov 28: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking to quash a letter issued by the Controller General of Defence Acc...

Two AK-47 rifles, 10 magazines recovered from terrorists killed in Kalakote encounter

JAMMU, Nov 24: Two AK-47 rifles, 10 magazines, ammunition, and other materials were recovered from terrorists who were gunned down in an encounte...

LG Sinha pays homage to bravehearts

JAMMU, Nov 24: Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha laid wreath and paid homage to the bravehearts of Indian Army, who made supreme sacrifice in the ...

Terrorists seem to have trained in Afghanistan, other countries: Lt Gen Upendra

JAMMU, Nov 24: Northern Command Army Comm-ander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi said on Friday that terrorists killed in the Rajouri encounter...

Government departments in the era of reforms must take quick action on shortcomings: LG Sinha

Audit recommendation is guide that every penny of public exchequer improves living standards of common man: LG

JAMMU, Nov 24: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha addressed the closing ceremony of 'Audit Week' at Convention Centre Jammu, today. In his address,...

Three over ground workers linked to LeT held Budgam

BUDGAM, Nov 24: Budgam Police along with security forces apprehended three Over Ground Workers (OGWs) during a routine checkpoint operation at Pethko...

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Citizen's Forum welcomes Finance Minister's statement

JAMMU, Aug 1: Citizen's Forum welcome the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman when she said Banks cannot refuse credit to MSMEs under the emergency c...

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

Brazil, AUG 1 : The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28% in July from a year ago, official data showed on Saturday, as some envir...

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

China, aug 1: China has condemned Germany’s decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of int...

UK PM honours Indian-origin dancer for online Bhangra classes during lockdown

Brazil, AUG 1 : An Indian-origin dancer who transformed his dance classes into free Bhangracise sessions online to help people stay fit during the co...

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

New York, aug 1: News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch’s son James is resigning from the family-controlled publisher’s board over content appearing in its...

Mexico's COVID-19 death toll now world's 3rd highest

Mexico, aug 1: With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world's third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, a...

US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

WASHINGTON, JUNE 27: The United States is imposing visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials responsible for “eviscerating” the freed...

Tokyo enters phase 2, reopens schools, more businesses

TOKYO, JUNE 1: Tokyo entered phase two of its de-escalation on Monday with public schools reopening after a three-month closure and a larger number ...

Business News



Dr Jitendra inaugurates training programme for Kendriya Bhandar officials designed by IIM Raipur

New Delhi, Sep 22: Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh inaugurated a landmark training programme designed for Kendriya Bhandar Officials by the In...

Avoid bulky synopses, says Supreme Court after 60-page synopsis filed in appeal against 6-page HC order

New Delhi, Aug 26: The Supreme Court recently stated that parties should avoid filing bulky synopses in cases before it. A bench of Justices Abhay S ...

Delhi Police evacuates 750 people from low-lying areas close to Yamuna

New Delhi, Jul 12: As parts of Delhi close to the Yamuna battles an overflowing river, police and other agencies on Wednesday evacuated more than 750...

NMDC records best ever may month performance

Hyderabad, Jun 1: State Miner NMDC produced 3.71 MnT and sold 3.62 MnT of iron ore in the second month of FY24, recording the highest ever May month ...

Former President Kovind advocates for strategy in sanitation studies

New Delhi, Apr 2: Former President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday urged academicians to formulate strategies to promote issues relating to sanitation and ...

Dr. Jitendra launches J&K chapter of Public Relations Society of India

JAMMU, Mar 19: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Techn-ology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Pe...

Thakur highlights Centre’s push to make India a sporting nation

Chennai, Mar 19: Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday highlighted the Narendra Modi government's push for developing the sports culture in the coun...

PM hails Indian relief teams’ work in quake-hit Turkiye, says India strengthened identity as selfless country

New Delhi, Feb 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lauded the Indian assistance and disaster relief teams which were deployed in quake-hit Tur...


Natrang showcases ‘Sahara’ in National adaptation month at Jammu University

Jammu, Nov 28: Natr-ang presented two shows of Hindi play 'Sahara' under the direction of Neeraj Kant in connection with the celebrations of National...

Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra reaches Rural Reasi amid overwhelming public participation

REASI, Nov 28: The Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra camps were today held across numerous Panchayats of Reasi Viz Bhagga, Aghar Jitto, Channa-B, Hunder, A...

Recognizing Punjabi Language as one of official languages in J&K on top agenda: Bukhari

Seeks representation to Sikh Community in Legislative Assembly

JAMMU, Nov 28: Apni Party President, Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday said that recognizing Punjabi language as one of official languages in Ja...

LIC of India receives Silver medal for excellence in Display, In the PSU & PSB Pavilion

New Delhi, Nov 28: Life Insurance Corporation of India was awarded Second Prize for excellence in display, in the PSU & PSB Pavilion at the 42nd Indi...

Regional Provident Fund Commissioner inaugurates Nidhi Aapke Nikat 2.0 Program in Reasi

REASI, Nov 28: Provi-dent Fund Commissioner, Rizwan Uddin today pres-ided over an Awareness and Outreach programme under "Nidhi Aapke Nikat 2.0" here...

Div Com Jammu inaugurates annual Jhiri Mela 2023 amid huge participation of devotees from across India

Pays obeisance at Baba Jitto shrine, inaugurates Dangal, department stalls; inspects facilities for devotees

JAMMU, Nov 27: Amid a grand ceremony, Divisional Commis-sioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar inaugurated the week-long Jhiri Mela 2023 here on Monday, marking ...

Viksit Bharat Sankalap Yatra: PM Modi’s mission to reach last person in the society: Rana

MATHWAR Nov 27: Senior BJP leader Mr Devender Singh Rana today said the Viksit Bharat Sankalap Yatra reflects the resolute and sincere intent of Prim...

DDC greets, participates in Gurupurab celebrations at Reasi

REASI, Nov 27: District Development Co-mmissioner Reasi, Vishesh Mahajan, mar-ked the auspicious occasion of Gurupurab by visiting two revered Gurudw...

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Unwavering Vigilance

The Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir, a de facto border separating Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan-administered Azad Kashmi...

Complete Guideline for UPSC Preparation for Beginners

The UPSC CSE is one of India's most prestigious and competitive exams. It requires thorough preparation and a well-defined strategy as it is one of t...

The Battle against Human Trafficking

The bust of a human trafficking network in Bandipora, resulting in the arrest of five individuals including a Rohingya man, and the subsequent detent...

Bringing Science to Life

“Science is the key that unlocks the doors of knowledge, development and understanding.” Science plays a fundamental role in peace-building and deve...

Common Mistakes students preparing for competitive exams should avoid

A wonderful method to assess your subject-matter understanding is through mock tests. Most high scorers take as many mock tests as possible. Acing c...

The Indomitable Spirit

Terrorism, a plague that has been gnawing at the world's peace for decades, has found a formidable opponent in the face of India, a nation known for ...

Why the dream of Violence-free Women’s Society Unfulfilled?

‘International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women' is celebrated every year by the United Nations to eradicate increasing incidents of vio...

Language cannot be a reason for mutual exclusion and antipathy

Communication is central to all living entities. Plants communicate; creatures and animals communicate; and, of course, human beings communicate. The...

Legal Section

Husband gets life-imprisonment in dowry death case

Jammu, Oct 10: 1st Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Virender Singh Bhou today awarded life-imprisonment to husband Aman Kumar alias Kaka who killed hi...


Court rejects bail in loan fraud case

Jammu, Oct 25: Special Mobile Magistrate Electr-icity Jammu Vinod Kumar rejected the bail application of one Saleem Yousaf S/o Mohd Yousaf Bhatti R/o...

Saini Community challenges their inclusion as Social Caste

HC directs UTof J&K & Backward Classes Commission to disclose its stance

Jammu, Oct 19: In a significant order, Justice Puneet Gupta of High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh at Jammu has directed Commissioner/Secretary ...

JKAS officer seeking blocking, removal of offending video from FB/Youtube/Web Portal

Court restrains airing of offending video

Jammu, Oct 7: In a significant order, CJM Kathua, Swati Gupta has restrained the Facebook (now Meta) through its CEO, Youtube through its CEO, Amit A...

JKAS officer lodges defamation complaint against news portal, others

Court summons MD of Portal and ors

Jammu, Oct 3: In a significant order, Sub Judge (Special Mobile Magistrate) Kathua Surinder Kumar Thappa has taken cognizance of a criminal complaint...

Deposit of Minimum 20% Amount U/Sec 148 of NI Act as a Condition to Suspend Sentence is not an Absolute Rule: SC


DB order if compliznce is not done, Commissioner Secretary, Finance Department shall not draw his salary

Petition regarding dearth of staff

Jammu, Aug 30: In a petition filed by Joginder Singh regarding dearth of staff at various level (i.e.) High Court and District Courts, Pay Anomaly in...


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