January 2022 News

News Briefs for 22 January 2022

G A Mir writes to Chief Minister Punjab, urges him to ensure safety of Kashmiri students

Srinagar Janauary 21 21 Jan: ( KNS ) The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Friday wrote a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Punjab asking him to ensure safety of Kashmir Students. Mir also demanded speedy investigation into the barbaric attack on Kashmir students by a mob in Mohali and sought stern action against the culprits,under law. In a letter addressed to Chief Minister Punjab, JKPCC President strongly condemned the assault on Kashmiri students by an unruly mob in Mohali Punjab while expressing serious concern over the safety of students.

JK reports 5720 new positive cases, 344908 recovered

SRINAGAR 21 Jan: (KNS) The Government today informed that 5720 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 1890 from Jammu division and 3830 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 384381.Also, 05 Covid deaths have been reported; 04 from Jammu Division and 01 from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 1877more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 819from Jammu Division and1058 from Kashmir Division. The Bulletin also informs that no new case of Mucormycosis has been reported today, thus the total number of confirmed casesremains51 across J&K.

NC MPs condemn attack on Kashmiri students in Punjab

Srinagar 21 Jan: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday condemned the vicious attack on Kashmiri Students by a mob in Mohali, Punjab and demanded stern action against the culprits besides ensuring safety of Kashmiri students studying across the country including Punjab. In a joint statement, the party MPs Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi said the gory images of the assault that have gone viral are very disturbing. What is more concerning is the delay in filing of the FIR by the local police against the assailants?

Top security huddle in Kashmir calls for breaking cycle of violence for long term peace

Srinagar 21 Jan: A Core Group consisting of top officials of civil administration, intelligence agencies and security forces on Friday called for continued efforts along with the civil society to counter the separatist propaganda and break the cycle of violence for long term peace in Kashmir. The top security huddle comprising top officials of civil administration, intelligence agencies and security forces met at Badami Bagh Cantonment to review the security situation in the Valley. The meeting was co-chaired by the General Officer Commanding, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen DP Pandey and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, said a statement issued by army.

Amit Shah to release district-based Good Governance Index for J&K

New Delhi 21 Jan: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will release the District Good Governance Index for 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, the first of its kind index for a union territory. Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir will also address the event to be organised jointly by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) and Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development in association with the Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad. Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said in a statement that Union Home Minister Shah will release the District Good Governance Index for 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

BSF Deploys More Troops, Equipment Along IB In J&K

Jammu 21 Jan: The Border Security Force (BSF) has deployed additional troops along with anti-fog surveillance equipment on the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its "winter strategy" to foil infiltration bids and militant plans ahead of Republic Day celebrations, officials said on Friday. BSF troops guarding the 200-km International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on alert to ensure high-degree of security against infiltrating militants. "We have mobilised troops along the border.

Govt Blocks 35 Pak-Based YouTube Channels

New Delhi 21 Jan: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has ordered the blocking of 35 YouTube channels and two websites which were running anti-India propaganda and spreading fake news 'in a coordinated manner'. These websites and YouTube channels were being operated from Pakistan, I&B Secretary Apurva Chandra told a press conference on Friday.

Terror-linked OGW Arrested By Kulgam Police

Srinagar 21 Jan: With a few days remaining for Republic Day celebrations in India, the Kulgam Police on Friday, January 21, arrested an over ground worker (OGW) from South Kashmir. According to sources, he has been identified as Rameez Dhar hailing from Kulgam. The police have recovered arms and ammunition.