January 2022 News

News Briefs for 04 January 2022

Ghulam Hassan Mir seeks equitable development of all regions

Jammu 03 Jan: Apni Party Senior Vice President, Ghulam Hassan Mir has demanded equitable development of all the regions in J&K. Mir was speaking at a joining programme which was organized by Provincial Secretary Aslam Malik at Apni Party Office in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Prominent among those from Banihal who joined Apni Party include Naseer Ahmed, Murtaza, Mubasher Naik, Zakir Hussain Naik, Mohd Hanif Sohail, Mohd.

Militant killed in 2nd encounter in Shalimar was involved in killing of two cops in Bandipora: IGP

Srinagar 03 Jan: The Inspector General of police Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that the second militant killed in the encounter in Shalimar area of Srinagar was involved in the killing of two policemen in Bandipora on December 10 last year. Kashmir zone police, while quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle said that the slain militant has been identified as Hafiz alias Hamza of Pakistan. The IGP said that he was involved in the killing of tel policemen in Bandipora and after that attack, he shifted to Harwan area of #Srinagar.

Top LeT commander Salim Parrey killed in Harwan Sgr: IGP

Srinagar 03 Jan: A top militant commander of LeT outfit was killed in an encounter in Harwan area of Srinagar today evening. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that a militant was killed in the encounter in Harwan area today, while operation was going on. Meanwhile, Kashmir zone police on its official Twitter handle, while quoting IGP said that most wanted militant of LeT, Salim Parray has been killed.

2 Militants Killed in Shootouts Near Srinagar`s Shalimar Garden

Srinagar 03 Jan: Police on Monday said that the government forces killed a most wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant and a foreign national in two back to back encounters near Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar. Saleem Parray of Hajin town in Bandipora, described by police as a most wanted and dreaded militant, was killed in a joint operation of police and CRPF in Shalimar area of the city on Monday afternoon, a police spokesperson said. The encounter with the Lashkar militant, he said, started after a search operation was launched in Shalimar on the basis of specific input about the presence of a militant in the area.

J&K Sends More Men to Indian Army Than UP, Bihar: Report

Srinagar 03 Jan: Revealing some unprecedented details about the natives of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir and their idea of joining the Indian Army, the Defence Ministry`s data from 2020 has revealed that J&K had the fourth highest army recruitment in India during 2017-2019 year. As per the details available with Kashmir Observer , the erstwhile state of J&K had witnessed 185 army recruitments per 10 lakh population from 2017-2019. The former state was led by the states of Himachal Pradesh where the overall recruitment per 10 lakh population during the three years was recorded at 402, Uttarakhand had recorded 271 per million population and Sikkim where the footfall of such recruitments was recorded at 185 per million.

Srinagar Police Chief Shifts 19 SHOs

Srinagar 03 Jan: The Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar Rakesh Bhalwal on Monday ordered transfers of nineteen Station House Officers (SHOs) in this capital city. As per order issued by District Police Headquarters Srinagar, Inspector Tariq Ahmed has been transferred from DPL Srinagar to police station Rainawari as SHO, Sub-inspector Rakesh Pandita from police station Rainawari to PC Srinagar, Inspector Sohail Mushtaq from DPL Srinagar to police station Batamaloo as SHO, Inspector Aijaz Ahmed from police station Batamaloo to DPL Srinagar, Inspector Aftab Ahmed from DPL Srinagar to police station Panthachowk as SHO, Inspector Nazir Ahmed from police station Panthachowk to DPL Srinagar, Inspector Sameer Ahmed from police station Lalbazar to police station R.M.Bagh as SHO, Inspector Towsif Ahmed Mir from police station R.M.Bagh to DPL Srinagar, Inspector Hafizulla from DPL Srinagar to police station Lal Bazar as SHO, Inspector Sabzar Ahmed from police station Shaheed Gunj to DPL Srinagar, Inspector Gowher Hussain from police station Nigeen to police station Shaheed Gunj as SHO, Inspector Lateef Ahmed from DPL Srinagar to police station Nigeen as SHO, Inspector Owais Ahmed from police station Zadibal to police station Safakadal as SHO, Inspector Towseef Ahmed Lone from police station Safakadal to DPL Srinagar, Inspector Javaid Ahmed from DPL Srinagar to police station Zadibal as SHO, Inspector Syed Junaid from police station Kralkhud to police station Zakoora as SHO, Inspector Parvez Ahmad from police station Zakoora to DPL Srinagar, Inspector Khalida Parven from police station Women to DPL Srinagar and Shaista Mughal to police station Women as SHO. All the transferees be deemed to have been relieved for their new place of transfer with immediate effect, the order further reads.

Mehbooba to write HM to seek release of Srinagar youth from NIA

Srinagar 03 Jan: Peoples Democratic Party president and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that she will write to Home Minister Amit Shah to seek the release of youth from Srinagar who was arrested by NIA in Srinagar. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a party function at party headquarters, she said that the family members of Arsalan Feroz met her and pleaded for his innocence. She said that she doesnt know why the NIA arrested him even if family handed him over to the agency.

Jamaat-e-Islami Leader Calls For Ummah Unity To Solve The 'Kashmir Issue'

Srinagar 03 Jan: Pakistan Jammat-e-Islami Leader Sirajul Haq has reiterated his stand that a united Ummah could decisively solve the problem of Kashmir and Palestine. On December 30, Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami had organised an 'Islamic Unity Conference' in Lahore where a delegation of leaders from Iran was also invited.

GoI suspends biometric attendance for govt employees

NEW DELHI 03 Jan: The Centre on Monday suspended marking of biometric attendance for all its employees till January 31, as a precautionary measure to check the spread of coronavirus. However, all the employees are required to mark their attendance in attendance registers to be maintained manually, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said. As a precautionary measure, it has been decided to suspend the marking of biometric attendance in Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system in all ministries/departments of the government of India, including its attached/subordinate offices, with immediate effect till January 31, 2022, it said.

Intruder killed in firing by BSF along IB in Samba

Jammu 03 Jan: An intruder was shot dead on Monday when BSF troops restored to firing following the detection of suspicious movement along the International Border (IB) in Jammu Samba district, a senior officer of the force said. The alert troops of the Border Security Force (BSF) detected the suspected Pakistani intruders movement along the IB in Ramgarh in the early hours and opened fire after challenging him, officials said. The intruder did not pay any heed and was subsequently shot dead by the troops, they added.

2021 Saw Much Lesser Violence, Very Little Political Activity In J&K

Srinagar 03 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir administration tightened its grip over the situation in the union territory with very little political activity allowed in 2021 but the draft proposal of the delimitation commission to give more seats to Jammu region briefly threatened to disturb the semblance of normalcy. Protests, which were almost a daily fixture in the political spectrum of Kashmir, have nearly disappeared from the horizon and civil administration does not approve any requests for large assembly while heavy deployment of police and paramilitary troops ensure that no spontaneous demonstrations break out. Political observers feel that the large-scale use of UAPA and Public Safety Act against dissenters has led to calm, which might be temporary in the long run.

Malik Has Bitten The Hand That Fed Him: Omar

Srinagar 03 Jan: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has bitten the hand that fed him and asserted that people of Jammu and Kashmir can certify his untrustworthiness. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was reacting to media reports about Malik claiming to have entered into a verbal duel with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the farmers' protest.

Rising Unemployment In J&K

Srinagar 03 Jan: According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) stats, the unemployment rate in J&K is 21.6 percent that is highest unemployment figure among all the states and Union Territories of India. This is a grave concern which should find its place in the list priorities of the present government.