January 2022 News

News Briefs for 17 January 2022

NIA Charge Sheets 4 In Jammu Terror Case

Jammu 16 Jan: The NIA has filed a supplementary charge-sheet against four accused persons namely Mohd. Arman Ali alias Arman Mansuri S-o Niyamuddin Miyan R-o Deobahuara, Marhoura, Saran, Bihar Mohd. Ehsanullah alias Guddu Ansari S-o Mohd. Hussain R-o village Deobahuara, PS-Marhoura, Saran, Bihar, Imran Ahmad Hajam alias Imran Nabi Hajam S-o Ghulam Nabi Hajam R-o Nathpora, Khanabal, PS Sadar, Anantnag and Irfan Ahmad Dar S-o Mohd. Yaqoob Dar R-o Batengoo, PS Sadar, Anantnag, J&K in the NIA Special Court, Jammu. VDO.AI

LG Hits Out At Politicians, Says J&K Isn't For Sale, They Kept It Under-developed For Decades

Jammu 16 Jan: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today hit out at leadership of National Conference, People's Democratic Party and some other political parties for alleging that Jammu and Kashmir is being sold after Rs 18,300 crore worth Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed in December's Real Estate Summit held in Jammu. Without naming any political party or the leader, he charged them with keeping Jammu and Kashmir under developed for decades together and trying to keep it so.

Bar appeals govt to release Kashmiri detainees lodged in different jails in view of Covid situation

Srinagar 16 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) has appealed to the Centre and the UT administration to review the detention orders of Kashmiri detainees detained under Public Safety Act and undertrial prisoners under UAPA, who are lodged in various jails in J&K and outside. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) JKHCBA spokesperson said that they should be released on parole and conditional bail orders in view of the grim situation due to Covid-19. The statement reads that the threat posed by the 3rd wave to the general public and particularly jail inmates is most disturbing and serious in nature, as such it would be in the larger interests of justice and public health that the cases of detainees be reviewed to decongest the jails.

Director Tourism seeks hassle-free movement of tourists during weekend lockdown in Kashmir

Srinagar 16 Jan: With the return of weekend lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir in view of a spike in COVID cases, Tourism department Kashmir has sought hassle-free travel of tourists on weekends so that there is no negative impact on the tourism sector. In a letter to divisional commissioner Kashmir, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS) , director Tourism Kashmir, G N Itoo has hassle-free movement of tourist during the weekend lockdown period. "The latest weekend lockdown is likely to cause difficulties to tourists who have already arrived in the Valley and are following a preplanned itinerary.

Editors Guild aghast at hostile takeover of Kashmir Press Club, seeks status quo

Srinagar Jan 16 Jan: (KNS) The Editors Guild of India Sunday condemned the manner in which the office and the management of Kashmir Press Club (KPC) were "forcibly taken over" by a group of journalists with the help of armed policemen. A few journalists accompanied by policemen reached the KPC Saturday and claimed to be the "new management" of the largest journalistsí association in the Valley. The Guild demanded immediate restoration of the status quo before the "hostile takeover" and pushed for an independent inquiry as to how armed forces entered the KPC premises.

Highest single-day tally: 3499 Covid cases in J&K

Srinagar 16 Jan: The daily tally continued to mount with 3499 new positive cases and six deaths reported in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. According to the official bulletin, it said 2289 cases of the infection were recorded in Kashmir division and 1210 in Jammu division, taking the total number of positive cases to 359373. Of the six deaths, three were reported from Jammu and 3 from Kashmir Division.

Policeman, civilian injured in grenade attack in Srinagar

Srinagar 16 Jan: Suspected militants hurled a grenade on joint patrol of police and CRPF in Saraf kadal area of Srinagar district on Sunday evening, leaving a policeman and a civilian injured. A top Police officer said that militants threw grenade towards police and 23 battalion CRPF at Saraf Kadal. However while earlier reports suggested that no one was injured, it been now been confirmed one policeman and a civilian suffered minor injuries in the blast.