January 2022 News

News Briefs for 25 January 2022

2 More Teachers Suspended In Kashmir

Srinagar 24 Jan: The J&K administration on Monday terminated two more government teachers from the services for remaining absent without seeking permission. An order issued by the Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) said the two teachers were posted in different schools of north Kashmir's Baramulla and frontier district Kupwara.

NC Assails HM's Response To Demand For Restoration Of Statehood

Jammu 24 Jan: Strongly criticising the response of Home Minister Amit Shah to the overwhelming demand of the people of Jammu and Kashmir with regard to restoration of Statehood, National Conference Provincial President Rattan Lal Gupta today expressed surprise over conveniently ignoring the commitments made in Parliament.

JK reports 5394 new positive cases, 353374 recovered

SRINAGAR 24 Jan: ( KNS ) The Government today informed that 5394 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 2045 from Jammu division and 3349 from Kashmir division, have been reported today, thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 402596.Also, 08Covid deaths have been reported; 04from Jammu Division and 04 from Kashmir Division. Moreover, 3643more COVID-19 patients have recovered and been discharged from various hospitals including 1732from Jammu Division and1911 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.

Recently released DGGI a tool to assess status of governance in J&K

JAMMU 24 Jan: The Government of Jammu & Kashmir under the aegis of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) released District Good Governance Index (DGGI) on 22nd January at Convention Centre, Jammu. This index was formally launched by Amit Shah, Home Minister in presence of Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS and Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor of J&K and other senior officers including Administrative Secretaries of various departments, HODs, Deputy Commissioners and the teams from DARPG GoI, CGG Hyderabad and CPOs/DSEOs from Planning, Department and Monitoring Department of J&K Government.

64-Hour Weekend Lockdown To Continue In J&K: Govt

Jammu 24 Jan: As the upward trend of COVID-19 infections continued in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Executive Committee (SEC) on Sunday decided to continue with weekend lockdown starting from Friday 2 PM. The new guidelines, which exempted pregnant women employees and those with disabilities from physical attendance in their offices, were issued after a fresh review of the COVID-19 situation.

LG announces 15% reservation for women in non-gazetted posts in Police

JAMMU 24 Jan: On the occasion of National Girl Child Day, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced 15% reservation for Women in the non-gazetted posts in the Jammu Kashmir Police. This landmark decision will further strengthen women empowerment in J&K UT. The Lt Governor added that the 15% reservation is just the beginning and the government is determined and committed to increase it further in the future.

About 135 militants waiting across border to infiltrate into Kashmir: IG BSF

Srinagar 24 Jan: About 135 militants are present at launch pads across the border and are waiting to infiltrate into India, BSF Inspector General, Kashmir, Raja Babu Singh said on Monday. However, he asserted that the overall situation at the Line of Control (LoC) is peaceful and said the number of infiltration bids was lesser in 2021 in comparison to previous years. The overall scenario along the LoC is peaceful.

Kashmir 'safest Place' For Tourism, Says Leading Travel Agents Of India

Srinagar 24 Jan: Terming Kashmir the 'best and safest place' for tourism activities in the world, the leading travel agents of India Monday said they aspire to promote the valley's off-beat tourism activities across the country and abroad to fetch a huge footfall of tourists in valley. The representatives of several leading travel agents also revealed that due to restrictions on international travel during Covid19, Kashmir remained the top-most priority of travellers who visited in bulk during a pandemic.