January 2022 News

News Briefs for 18 January 2022

'BJP Selling J&K To Dubai Sheikhs'

Jammu 17 Jan: Mission Statehood Jammu Kashmir (MSJK) has demanded that conditions signed in Memorandums of Understanding with outside investors in J&K should be brought in public domain. Addressing a press conference here today MSJK leader, Sunil Dimple demanded restoration of statehood with special status to J&K.

Make strategies & plans to fight crime in more progressive and effective manner: DGP to officers

Jammu 17 Jan: To review the overall functioning of J&K Police on different fronts and to work out agenda & goals for the year ahead, the Director General of Police J&K Dilbag Singh chaired a high level meeting of police officers here at PHQ this afternoon. Preparations of Republic Day 2022 were also reviewed during the meeting. Spl.

Two militant associates arrested in Awantipora: Police

Srinagar 17 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir police in Monday claimed to have arrested two militant associates in Awantipora and said to have filed a chargesheet against another militant associate under UAPA before NIA court in Anantnag. According to a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), based on a specific input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and CRPF arrested two militant associates linked with JeM outfit. They have been identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Rasool of Naristan Tral and Shakeel Ahmad Malik alias Abu Dujana son of Ghulam Mohammad of Noor Pora Awantipora.

Above 2800 daily Covid caseload in J&K

Srinagar 17 Jan: Jammu and Kashmir reported 2827 new positive cases of Covid and five deaths on Monday. An official bulletin said that 1734 cases were reported in Kashmir and 1093 in Jammu division, taking the total number of positive cases in to 362200. Moreover, 777 more Covid patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 492 from Jammu Division and 285 from Kashmir Division.

Reverse shutting down KPC: CPJ

New Delhi 17 Jan: The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to reverse moves in recent days to shut down the Kashmir Press Club (KPC). The authorities suspended the clubs registration and cancelled the allotment for its government-owned premises in Srinagar, effectively closing down the journalists group. Suspending Kashmir Press Clubs registration and taking over its premises is the latest move by the Jammu and Kashmir administration to prevent journalists from doing their jobs, said Steven Butler, CPJs Asia program coordinator, in Washington.

Longest Running Anti-terror Operations In Poonch District Enters Day 99

Srinagar 17 Jan: The longest-running encounter in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir entered day 99 on Monday, January 17. The encounter that started on October 11, 2021, included several anti-terror operations including the detention of locals who have been alleged to have assisted terrorists to survive in the jungle area of the district and the elimination of several terrorists. In the latest development that was reported on January 3, the Indian Army had foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistani terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Hamirpur area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.