January 2022 News

News Briefs for 28 January 2022

Apni Party emerges as hope among people in J&K: Altaf Bukhari

JAMMU 27 Jan: ( KNS ) Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Thursday said his Party has emerged as a hope in Jammu and Kashmir when there was disappointment and feeling of alienation among the people. Altaf Bukhari was speaking at a joining programme in which prominent social activist, and Congress Leader, Adv Akhlaq Hussain Khakhi along with his supporters joined the Party. The joining programme was organized by Party leader Arun Chibber and Youth Wing Provincial President Jammu, Vipul Bali.

Kashmir beset with unaccountability, administrative inertia: NC

Srinagar 27 Jan: ( KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Thursday said that all districts of Kashmir are beset with unaccountability, development deficit and administrative inertia in J&K. This was said by the Party`s State Women`s Wing President Shameema Firdous, Provincial Secretary Showkat Mir, District President Srinagar Pir Afaq Ahmed, and YNC Provincial President Salman Ali Sagar in a joint statement. The functionaries said the long term political void has been a major detrimental factor in the failure of the administration to rise up to its obligations.

Militants trapped in Shopian encounter escaped, taking advantage of darkness: IGP

Srinagar 27 Jan: The Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range, Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that two militants including a foreign militant who were trapped in an encounter in Shopian last evening, managed to escape from the spot. Kumar told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that militants escaped from the spot due to darkness and evacuation of civilians by the forces after encounter in the area broke out. He also said that during the initial exchange of fire two soldiers received bullet injuries and they were immediately evacuated to a nearby healthcare facility.

NC has deep-rooted and credible footprints across J&K: Sagar

Jammu 27 Jan: ( KNS ) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Thursday exhorted party functionaries to work in tandem towards making party stronger at grassroots. Interacting with a number of delegations comprising of Party functionaries, delegates and workers, who had called on him here at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan, Jammu, Sagar said that NC is a formidable entity with deep-rooted and credible footprints across J&K and Ladakh. Among others Provincial President (Jammu) Ratan Lal Gupta, Provincial Secretary Sheikh Bashir Ahmed, Brij Mohan Sharma, PP ST Cell Vijay Lochan were also present on the occasion.

Kashmir sees 6 deaths, 3,565 new cases

Srinagar 27 Jan: Jammu and Kashmir reported a total of 4,959 new positive cases of Covid and seven deaths on Thursday. Kashmir continued to see the bulk of these cases and deaths with 3,565 more cases and six deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. According to a health official, three persons died of Covid in Srinagar district and one each in Budgam, Baramulla and Anantnag districts.

The Kashmir Files, Movie On The Exodus Of Kashmiri Hindus, Advertised At Times Square In New York

New Delhi 27 Jan: In a matter of pride to Hindus in India, Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri's upcoming movie 'The Kashmir Files' which is based on the true events of the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir, was held high at the Times Square in New York for two continuous days citing the occasion of 73rd Republic Day.

China says latest round of talks with India on border issue positive and constructive

Beijing 27 Jan: China on Thursday described as positive and constructive the latest round of military-level talks with India and said Beijing will work closely with New Delhi to properly handle the border issue even as it refuted the US allegation of intimidating neighbours. India and China held the 14th round of Corps Commander-level meeting on January 12 during which the two sides agreed to maintain dialogue through military and diplomatic channels to work out a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues of the standoff at eastern Ladakh. The Chinese side believed this round of talks were positive and constructive, and China will work closely with the Indian side to properly handle the border issue through negotiation and consultation, said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson for Chinas Ministry of National Defence said in response to a question.