January 2022 News

News Briefs for 13 January 2022

Create dashboard for continuous monitoring of removal of encroachments: Bhatnagar to Revenue deptt

Jammu 12 Jan: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, today directed the Revenue department to create a dashboard for continuous and effective monitoring of removal of encroachments on government land. He asked them to devise a mechanism under which no retrieved patch of land is re-encroached advising them to prioritize the commercial chunks of land to be retrieved first followed by others. He asked them to red flag any instance of new encroachment or re-encroachment by fixing responsibility down the line showing no laxity in taking action against the responsible.

Peace in J&K elusive till people`s rights restored: Nasir

Srinagar 12 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday said that the undemocratic changes brought in Kashmir has upended more than half a century of careful politics in Kashmir, recasting the story of J&K from a unique democracy to a bureaucratic set up. This was said by the party provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, while addressing a working group meeting of block functionaries of Amirakadal Segment. The meeting was attended by the party`s Block President Rafiq Ilahi, delegates, YNC, Women`s Wing, Minority Wing functionaries.

Srinagar District Admin launches major Anti encroachment drive

Srinagar 12 Jan: Continuing its anti encroachment drive to retrieve the State/Kahchari land from the land possession in District Srinagar, the District Administration on the directions of Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz, today launched a major anti-encroachment drive in various parts of the District and retrieved over 200 Kanal of State land worth crores of rupees. The Revenue Officers/Officials headed by respective Tehsildars of Srinagar District conducted an anti-encroachment drive in the Tehsils of Pantha Chowk, Harwan and South Srinagar. The major chunk of 113 kanals of state land was retrieved by demolition of wire fencing and concrete walls at Zawoora in Panthachowk Tehsil.

HC issues notice on plea filed by Amir Magreys father seeking his body for burial

Srinagar 12 Jan: The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday sought response as well as objections to a plea, filed by the father, seeking handing over of the body of Mohammad Amir Magrey, who was killed in an encounter on November 15 last year at Hyderpora area. In the said military operation, a foreign militant, local militant associate Amir, and two other persons the landlord of the building where the encounter took place, and a dentist were killed. The bodies of the building landlord and the dentist were later exhumed and returned to their families after days of protest against the killings.

Jaish Terrorist Shot Dead, Cop Killed In Action In J&K Encounter

Srinagar 12 Jan: A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist and a policeman were killed and five people, including three soldiers, were also injured in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday, the police said. Police said two civilians have also suffered injuries in the encounter.

Pakistans new security policy seeks peace with India: Report

Islamabad 12 Jan: Pakistan is willing to make peace with immediate neighbours, including India, under its first-ever National Security Policy which leaves doors open for trade with New Delhi even without the settlement of the Kashmir issue provided there is headway in bilateral talks, according to a media report. The National Security Policy, separately endorsed by the National Security Committee and the Cabinet last month, is scheduled to be formally unveiled by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday. Peace with immediate neighbours and economic diplomacy will be the central theme of Pakistans foreign policy in the new National Security Policy, the Express Tribune newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Resolved to show zero tolerance to militancy: Gen Naravane

New Delhi 12 Jan: The Indian Army is resolved to show zero tolerance to militancy and is committed to extracting dire costs for it, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane said on Wednesday, referring to Pakistans cross-border terror in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference ahead of the Army Day, he said the concentration of some 350 to 400 militants in militant launch pads and training facilities on the other side (Pakistani side) of the Line of Control (LoC) and repeated infiltration attempts expose the nefarious intents of the adversary. At the same time, he said last years ceasefire understanding between the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of Indian and Pakistani armies resulted in some improvement in the situation along the LoC.

NIA Raids Residential House Of Private Teacher In South Kashmir

Srinagar 12 Jan: A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided a residential house of a private teacher in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, official sources said. They said that the residential house of a private teacher identified as Farooq Ahmad Wani son of Mum Wani, a resident of Gusoo Pulwama was searched by a team of the probing agency.