January 2022 News

News Briefs for 03 January 2022

Missing since Sep 22, Sopore fruit trader traced out in Pulwama, handed over to Sopore police

Waris Fayaz Sopore 02 Jan: A fruit trader form Sopore area of Baramulla district, who was missing since 22 September last year has been traced in Pulwama district and has been handed over to Police in Sopore. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), Ghulam Nabi Naikoo of Achabal area of Sopore had gone missing from his home around three months ago. Naikoo according to family had gone for a business trip to Shopian on September 22, but did not return home.

Army prevents BAT action along LoC in Keran, one killed

Srinagar 02 Jan: A Pakistani national was killed by the Army while trying to infiltrate into Kashmir in Kupwara district, an official said on Sunday. An AK-47 and large quantity of ammunition was recovered from him, the official said. In a complete breach of the ongoing Ceasefire Understanding between the two armies across the Line of Control, an infiltration or BAT action (Pakistan Armys Border Action Team) was attempted in the Keran Sector of Kupwara district on January 1.

LG chairs board meeting, several decisions taken for safety of pilgrims

Jammu 02 Jan: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board here on Sunday, a day after 12 people died in a stampede at the shrine, officials said.

Probe panel asks general public to submit videos or record statements

Jammu 02 Jan: A high-powered committee, constituted to probe the stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, has appealed to the general public to share videos, if any, or record statements about the incident that took place on Saturday.

Hurriyat Leaders Duped MBBS, Engineering Aspirants, Says Police

Srinagar 02 Jan: Some leaders of the Hurriyat Conference, an amalgam of secessionist groups, allegedly 'used' Kashmir-based 'consultancy' firms to woo prospective students for engineering and medical seats in Pakistan for which a fake 'National Talent Search' examination was conducted, according to a charge sheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Majority Of Active Militants In Kashmir Belong To LeT: Officials

Srinagar 02 Jan: The majority of active militants in Kashmir valley are affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, followed by 41 in Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), police officials said. A senior police official said there are a total of 168 militants in Kashmir of which 87 are in south, 65 in north, and 16 in central Kashmir.

Delimitation Panel Report, Article 370: Kashmir Parties Carry Out Jammu Outreach

Srinagar 02 Jan: Ahead of the Delimitation Commission's draft proposal suggesting six additional Assembly seats for Jammu and only one for the Valley, Kashmir-based parties, especially National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad have gone on a political offensive in Chenab Valley and Pir Panjal range of Jammu to garner support for their narrative, especially on restoration of Article 370.