January 2022 News

News Briefs for 16 January 2022

TAAK urges Admin to allow movement of tourist vehicles

Srinagar 15 Jan: Travel Agents Association of Kashmir TAAK has expressed surprise at the administration`s decision to impose unannounced lockdown in the Valley putting public, commuters and tourists to lot of inconveniences. In a statement issued to KNS, TAAK President Farooq A Kuthoo urged the authorities to allow the tourist vehicles to proceed to the resorts as per thier scheduled itinerary. TAAK said lot of tourists are currently travelling to different resorts and administration should allow their movement during the lockdown.

10 KG IED Defused In North Kashmir's Bandipora

Srinagar 15 Jan: A 10 KG improvised explosive device (IED) was defused by the bomb disposal squad in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday. A senior police officer said that the IED was detected by the police and armies of 14 RR in an orchard in Bagh area of Bandipora.

LC&MA conducts demolition drive in various City areas

SRINAGAR 15 Jan: The Enforcement Wing of Lake Conservation & Management Authority on Saturday carried out a demolition drive in the areas of Nowhatta near Jamia Masjid, Nowpora, Shahdadbagh and Habak. During the demolition drive 05 illegal constructions were demolished including a shopping complex, two 2nd storey houses, shuttering for plinths at two places. The shopping complex was demolished at Jamia Masjid Nowhatta in collaboration with the SMC Srinagar.

Man arrested in Pulwama for hate campaign on social media: Police

Srinagar 15 Jan: Police on Saturday said that they have arrested a man involved in misusing social media, cyber bullying and cyber stalking in South Kashmirs Pulwama district. In a statement, police said that Police in Pulwama registered a case against Mir Mushtaq Ahmad son of Abdul Gani resident of Bonora Pulwama for misusing social media platforms and taking cognizance case Fir No 06/2022 registered in Police Station Pulwama under relevant sections of law. The statement further stated that Mir Mushtaq through his social media account is indulging in activites which are pre-judicial to soverignity, integrity and union of India and J&K and advocates abets unlawful activites, and commits offences which is likely to disrupt the public tranquility, Harmony.

Pakistan national held along IB in Jammu, repatriated within six hours

Jammu 15 Jan: A Pakistani national was arrested shortly after he inadvertently crossed into the Indian side along the International Border (IB) in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, a senior BSF official said. Deputy Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), S P S Sandhu said the intruder was repatriated within six hours of his arrest at a flag meeting with Pakistani Rangers after completion of necessary formalities. One Pakistani national crossed over inadvertently to India on the Balhad border today (Saturday) at about 1300 hours.

Situation on LoC better than last year: Army chief

New Delhi 15 Jan: The Indian Armys message is clear that it will not let any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the countrys borders succeed, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane said on Saturday. In his address at the Army Day Parade here, he said last year was extremely challenging for the Army and cited the developments on the northern borders with China. Army Day is observed on January 15 to mark Field Marshall K M Cariappa taking over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, replacing his British predecessor in 1949.

Weekend restrictions back in JK amid surge in Covid cases

Jammu, Srinagar 15 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Saturday imposed complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends in the Union Territory amid a surge in Covid cases that rose by 2,456 a day earlier. District authorities swung into action immediately, closing down markets and asking people to return to their homes. Announcing the decision of the State Executive Committee (SEC), which met under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary A K Mehta, officials said night curfew and online mode of teaching in schools and colleges will continue.

Six Militants Arrested From Sopore, Bandipora

Srinagar 15 Jan: Six militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were arrested from Sopore and Bandipora areas of Jammu and Kashmir this week and arms and ammunition were recovered from their possession, police said on Saturday. Three of them were arrested on Tuesday at a checkpoint in Bomai area of Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, a police spokesperson said.