February 2022 News

News Briefs for 09 February 2022

Apni Party appoints office bearer for Kashmir Province

Srinagar 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&K

JAMMU 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 deaths

SRINAGAR 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 Corps

Srinagar 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: Omar

Srinagar 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 delimitation

Jammu 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: Govt

New 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 written question.

PDPs full support to Oppn parties on one platform: Mufti

Srinagar 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 Kashmir

Srinagar 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: Government

New 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, .