January 2022 News

News Briefs for 26 January 2022

Altaf Bukhari demands restoration of democratic system in J&K on eve of Republic Day

Chairs Provincial Level Meeting in Jammu JAMMU 25 Jan: ( KNS ) Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari has demanded restoration of democratic rights in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Republic Day. Chairing a Provincial Level Meeting of Party leaders in Gandhi Nagar Office, Jammu; Altaf Bukhari reviewed the functioning of different wings of the Party and impressed upon all the leaders who attended the meeting to launch mass outreach programmes and public meetings in every nook and corner of Jammu Province. He expressed his satisfaction with the working of the leaders and different wings of the Party which are active in all districts of Jammu Province.

Lives of people and economic activity both are equally important PHDCCI J&K

Srinagar January 25 25 Jan: ( KNS ) The PHDCCI J&K today organized the First Virtual Interaction Meet of Divisional Administration of J&K with Stakeholders, traders, civil society, Industry from both regions of J&K. Rahul Sahai Chair PHDCCI Jammu Welcomed Delegates and moderated session and Baldev Singh Raina Kashmir Chair welcomed Delegates and all the participants . The Meeting was graced by Pandurang K Pole (IAS) Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Raghav Langer (IAS) Divisional Commissioner Jammu and Mehmood Ahmad Shah Director Industries Kashmir , Senior bank officials and other Senior Govt officers.

Senior Congress leader Gh Nabi Azad conferred with Padma Bhushan this Republic Day

Srinagar 25 Jan: Former chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir and senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Tuesday conferred with the Padma Bhushan award on the eve of Republic Day. According to a list, issued by ministry of Home Affairs, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Ghulam Nabi Azad has been conferred with Padma Bhushan award in the field of Public Affairs. Meanwhile, a martial arts coach from Bandipora district, Faisal Ali Dar and educationist, Vishwamurti Shastri were conferred with Padma Shri awards on the occasion of Republic Day Faisal Ali, a former international martial arts champion, has been conferred with the civilian award in the field of sports, while Shastri has been conferred with the award in the field of literature and education.

J&K Logs Record 6570 New Cases, 14 Deaths

Srinagar 25 Jan: Jammu and Kashmir reported on Tuesday 6570 fresh cases of novel Coronavirus, the highest ever spike since the outbreak of pandemic in 2020, while fourteen people succumbed to the deadly infection in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours. According to officials, Kashmir Valley witnessed a record 5015 new cases of Covid-19, while1555 were registered from various districts of Jammu division, taking the total number of people infected by virus in J&K to 409166. In the Valley, officials said, Srinagar reported the highest 1450 new cases of virus, Budgam 971, Kulgam 697, Anantnag 416, Baramulla 396, Kupwara 395, Ganderbal 295, Bandipora 243, Pulwama 107.

Militants Strike In Srinagar; Police Officer, 7 Civilians Injured

Srinagar 25 Jan: Eight people, including a police officer and a couple were injured on Tuesday in a grenade blast in Hari Singh High Street area of this capital city, where unprecedented security measures were put in place in wake of R-Day celebrations. Around 3:25 pm Tuesday, unidentified militants lobbed a grenade towards a police vehicle in the busy Hari Singh High Street market that missed the intended target and exploded along the roadside with a bang, a police official said. In the grenade blast, he said, eight people, including a police officer identified as Tanvir Hussain with Anti-Corruption Bureau sustained splinter injures.

Republic Day Function: NC Invited, PDP & PC Ignored

Srinagar 25 Jan: Barring former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) President Dr Farooq Abdullah, most of the mainstream politicians have not been invited to participate in the R-Day function being held in Srinagar on Wednesday. According to sources from People`s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), the invitation has been stopped to many leaders post abrogation of Article 370. However, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Member Parliament Farooq Abdullah has been invited by the authorities to attend the event.

On R-Day Eve, LG Hails Abrogation Of Special Status

Jammu 25 Jan: Terming the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status as a bold and decisive step by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday that the erstwhile state is poised to become the latest success story among Indian states and a model of Socio-Economic development for the country.

1.3 kg commercial grade explosives found in Kishtwar: Army

Jammu 25 Jan: Police and army claimed to have recovered 1.3 Kgs commercial grade explosives in Kishtwar district on Tuesday. A joint team of the Indian Army and JKP has recovered approx 1.3 Kgs of commercial grade explosives in general area of Nagar Nala near Dul in District Kishtwar on 24 January 2022, said Lt Col Devender Anand, PRO (Defence-based in Jammu) in a statement. The recovery included 11 sticks of commercial grade explosives (each weighing 125 gms), one detonator and also the detonating wire.

Covid plays spoilsport, again, in tourism season

Srinagar 25 Jan: All the steps taken by the government for revival and smooth conduct of tourism in Kashmir have not borne fruit. This was seen as soon as the Omicron-driven third Covid wave hit the valley, with the number of tourists dropping sharply at the peak of the winter tourism season. The tourism department in the middle of the second Covid wave had trained staff and tourism stakeholders on how to conduct business while observing precautions, sanitisation, and Covid Appropriate behaviour.

Grenade thrower nabbed within hours of explosion which resulted in injuries to civilians

Srinagar 25 Jan: Amid heightened security on the eve of Republic Day in Kashmir, a grenade was lobbed at a police vehicle in Srinagars Lal Chowk on Tuesday resulting in injury to four civilians. But within a few hours from the attack, the grenade thrower was arrested by police. A police official said that unknown militants hurled a grenade upon a Police vehicle near Hari Singh High Street in Srinagar.

No restriction on public movement today: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar 25 Jan: Police on Tuesday announced that there will be no restriction on movement of people in Kashmir Valley on the Republic Day. There will be no restriction on movements tomorrow. General public are requested to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

Ceasefire On LoC Holding But Army Vigilant: Lt Gen Pandey

Srinagar 25 Jan: The year-old ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir is holding and the Indian Army would like it to continue for the benefit of the common people on both sides of the divide but was remaining vigilant as the "`enemy is very very devious , a top army commander said here on Tuesday. General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army`s 15 Corps or the Chinar Corps, Lt Gen D P Pandey said while Pakistan is holding onto the compulsions for which it went for the reiteration of the ceasefire agreement in February last year, "we have to see" what its "aim and intent is in the times to come . The top officer urged the youths in Kashmir to shun the path of violence and said the focus should be on dealing with elements in the country who are instigating them.

Kashmiri Politicians And Social Activists Join BJP In Jammu

Jammu 25 Jan: In recent developments from the Valley, several political and social activists from border district of Poonch, including those associated with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC), joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu Prominent among those who joined the party included former district president youth PDP Sardar Kafeel Khan, NC Poonch district vice-president Sanjeev Kumar, prominent NC workers Om Prakash Sharma and Panch Koshal Kumar Sharma; and social activists Jagdish Chander Sharma, Kanav Narayan and Mohd Rafiq Jatt.