February 2022 News

News Briefs for 08 February 2022

Empowered Jammu, Inclusive J&K Makes Nation Stronger: Rana

Jammu 07 Feb: Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today observed that politically empowered pluralistic Jammu would finally lead to a strong, vibrant and more inclusive Jammu and Kashmir. 'Eventually inclusive J&K will make the nation stronger', Rana said while interacting with inhabitants of Mathwar and Bhalwal Blocks during his day-long visit.

CCIK welcomes lifting of lockdown, opening of schools

Srinagar 07 Feb: ( KNS ) Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kashmir (CCIK) has hailed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar for lifting the weekend lock down on the request of the traders. In a statement to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , CCIK President Tariq Rashid Gani said they welcome the decision as it would provide relief to the traders who were facing huge losses for past several years. Ghani also welcomed the decision of opening of the schools.

Delimitation commission has de-franchised constitutional reforms for disempowering majority community of J&K: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar 07 Feb: Peoples Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the delimitation commission has de-franchised the system of constitutional reforms in J&K so as to disempower the majority community here. While talking to reporters at party headquarters in Srinagar, she said that PDP already had the apprehensions that delimitation commission was setup to move forward the agenda of BJP and it is evident from the fact that no constitutional reforms have been followed by the commission. The commission just wanted to strengthen the constituencies of BJP and to disempower the majority community of Rajouri, Kashmir and Chenab valley.

Militant killed in Awantipora encounter, searches on: Police

Srinagar 07 Feb: A militant has been killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Awantipora on Monday evening, police said here. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS), that the encounter broke out in Nambal village of Awantipora today evening. He said that during the ensuing encounter one militant has been killed, while searches were going on.

J&K first to be integrated with national single window system

Jammu 07 Feb: Jammu and Kashmir has become the first Union Territory to be integrated with the national single window system as Lt Governor Manoj Sinha launched the J&K single-window portal, integrating it with the national single-window system. While 130 industrial services have been made online on a single-window system, over 160 more services would be integrated this year, the Lt Governor said. In a series of tweets, the Lt Governor said his administration is linking Jammu and Kashmir into a web of partnerships with the domestic and foreign companies and ensuring global best practices in our regulatory institutions and system .

Wont allow any attempt to divide people of J&K: NC

Jammu 07 Feb: Describing the Delimitation Commission draft report as bizarre, National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar on Monday said his party will not allow any attempt to divide the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing provincial functionaries, district presidents and constituency incharges of the Jammu division at a day-long meeting at the NC headquarters here, the former minister also termed the report as sheer mockery of the universally accepted and constitutionally established norms of peoples representation. The NC leader expressed concern over what he called repeated attempts of disempowering the people of Jammu and Kashmir by coming up with atrocious measures one after the other.

China Repeats Opposition To `Unilateral Actions` On Kashmir

Beijing 07 Feb: China on Sunday pledged closer cooperation with Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC investment programme and called for resolving the Kashmir issue properly and peacefully while opposing any "unilateral actions" that could complicate the situation as Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks with the top Chinese leadership, including President Xi Jinping. Khan called on President Xi on the last day of his four-day visit to China to discuss a host of issues including the slow pace of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and increasing concerns of Beijing over recurring attacks on Chinese personnel working in its various projects in Pakistan. In his meeting with Khan, Xi said China firmly supports Pakistan in safeguarding national independence, sovereignty, dignity and fighting terrorism, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.