News Briefs for 09 February 2022
Apni Party appoints office bearer for Kashmir ProvinceSrinagar 08 Feb: (KNS) Jammu
and Kashmir Apni Party on Tuesday announced the
appointment of the following office bearer for Kashmir
Province. The appointment was made after being
recommended by the concerned leadership forwarded by the State Secretary
Muntazir Mohi-Ud-Din, announced by the Party Provincial President
Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir after being approved by the Party President
Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari. S. No Name Designation 1.
PAC Approves Major Projects For J&KJAMMU 08 Feb: The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt of India
convened the Project Approval Committee (PAC) meeting for Jammu &
Kashmir to consider and approval various Research and Development
projects submitted by the Tribal Research Institute, J&K. Union Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), Anil Kumar Jha
chaired the meeting which was attended by Jt Secretary MoTA, Dr
Navaljeet Kapoor, Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department J&K and
Director, Tribal Research Institute Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Director
TAD, Mushir Ahmed Mirza, OSD Dr Abdul Khabir, Asstt Director Sushil
Kumar Gupta, Under Secretary Mukhtar Ahmed and senior officers from Govt
of India and NITI Ayog. Secretary, MoTA, Anil Kumar Jha complemented the Jammu and Kashmir
Government for establishing a very vibrant Tribal Research Institute and
record number of initiatives related to research, publications,
cultural heritage, fellowships, awards, workshops and capacity building
programmes organised in recent months.
JK reports 771 new cases, 7 deathsSRINAGAR 08 Feb: The government informed that 771 new positive
cases of COVID-19, 408 from Jammu division and 363 from Kashmir
division, were reported in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, along with 7
Covid related deaths, 5 from Jammu Division and 2 from Kashmir Division. It said 3,330 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, 1,297 in Jammu Division and 2,033 in Kashmir Division. According to the daily media bulletin, there are 12,358 Active Positive
cases in J&K, 4,074 in Jammu Division and 8,284 in Kashmir Division.
Facebook, Instagram block handles of Chinar CorpsSrinagar 08 Feb: Facebook and Instagram have blocked the handles of
Chinar Corps, the Indian Armys strategically located formation in the
Kashmir valley, for over a week now and have not responded to the
official communication in this regard, officials said on Tuesday. The pages on Facebook and Instagram were created to negate the lies and
propaganda flowing from across the border and also to apprise people of
the real situation in the Kashmir valley, an official said. A senior official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the matter
had been taken up with the authorities concerned in Facebook, but so far
there has been no response from their side.
Hatred for Muslims has been normalised in India: OmarSrinagar 08 Feb: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on
Tuesday said hatred for Muslims has been normalised in the country and
India no longer celebrates its diversity. He was commenting on a video
on social media which showed some men heckling a woman wearing a hijab
at a college in Karnataka. How brave these men are and how macho they must feel while targeting a
lone young lady!
Merger of Suchetgarh seat: Hundreds quit BJP in Jammu in protest against delimitationJammu 08 Feb: After almost all political parties opposed the draft
Delimitation Commission report on Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of BJP
activists on Monday tendered resignation to protest the proposed merger
of Suchetgarh assembly constituency in Jammu district. The activists, including office bearers of Block Development Commission
(BDC), Panchayat and organisation office bearers, met JK BJP party
general secretary Ashok Kaul and submitted their resignation. We met Shri Ashok Kaul ji (General Secretary) here.
No registered body by name of Kashmir Press Club: GovtNew Delhi 08 Feb: There is no registered body by the name of
Kashmir Press Club in Jammu and Kashmir as it has failed to register
itself under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, the government said. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said in the Lok
Sabha the Estates Department of the UT administration has taken over the
government building where the Kashmir Press Club was operated, on
January 17, in presence of the Srinagar executive magistrate and the
government building has deployment of static guard for its protection. Presently, there is no registered body by the name of Kashmir Press
Club or its elected managing body since the Kashmir Press Club, as a
registered body, has ceased to exist and has failed to register itself
under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, he said replying to a
PDPs full support to Oppn parties on one platform: MuftiSrinagar 08 Feb: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba
Mufti has extended full support to efforts of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
M K Stalin to unite all opposition parties on a single platform for
thwarting BJPs agenda. I appreciate @mkstalin jis initiative to get opposition parties on one
platform to thwart BJPs communal & divisive agenda. PDP extends its
full support, Mufti tweeted.
Police Busts Twin Militant Modules In South KashmirSrinagar 08 Feb: Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday busted two militant modules of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit in south Kashmir's Anantnag district and 11 persons were arrested including three 'hybrid militants'. In a statement, Police spokesman said that based on credible inputs that proscribed terror outfit JeM is planning to carry out attacks on Police, security forces in Srigufwara and Bijbehara areas of Anantnag, multiple checkpoints were established at various locations.
Posts On Kashmir Unacceptable: GovernmentNew Delhi 08 Feb: The Government of India took up social media posts calling for Kashmiri 'freedom' by various multinational companies (MNCs) based in Pakistan on a war footing on Tuesday, with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar speaking to his Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong to protest the posts put out by the Hyundai Motor Company, and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) conveying to a number of other countries that it found the posts 'offensive', Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal told Parliament on Tuesday, .