February 2022 News

News Briefs for 10 February 2022

Acid Attack: Police to file chargesheet against accused in next 4-5 days, Says SSP Srinagar

Srinagar 09 Feb: Senior superintendent of police Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal on Wednesday said that the police will file a chargesheet against the accused involved in acid attack on a gril in Srinagar in the next 4-5 days. Talking to reporters here, he said that Police is investigating the matter on a fast track basis and the accused will be given harshest punishment for committing such heinous crime. He said that they will file a chargesheet against the accused in the court of law in the next 4-5 days.

Delimitation exercise a move to make particular party as disrupters: Sajad Lone

Srinagar 09 Feb: Peoples Conference chairman, Sajad Lone on Wednesday said that delimitation report is an exercise to make a particular party as disrupters. While talking to reporters, Lone said that the government decides everything on its own and common people do not matter for the them. However, the government is in a misunderstanding.

NC MPs stage walkout from Lok Sabha over heckling of women wearing Hijab

Srinagar 09 Feb: ( KNS ) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Members of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah, Hasnain Masoodi and Muhammad Akbar Lone staged a walkout in Lok Sabha to protest the Karnataka governments handling of the Hijab row. Later expressing concern over the row, which has spilled over to other colleges in Karnataka, the MPs said the female students wearing hijab being heckled by a mob in Karnataka is disturbing and the hush in the government circles of the state over the matter is equally of great concern. They said the decision to wear Hijab should be left to women and girls.

Not only treatment, administration to bear all expenses for rehabilitation of acid victim: DC Srinagar

Srinagar 09 Feb: Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Aijaz Asad on Wednesday said that the administration will bear all the expenses of acid attack victim not just for treatment but for her rehabilitation as well. Talking to reporters here, Asad said that in addition to bearing all expenses of treatment of acid aattack victim, the administration has provided victims family with all the financial assistance and the victim has been shifted to Chennai on the directions of LG Manoj Sinha. He said that they will bear expenses for her rehabilitation as well, so that she can start her new life.

To curb cultivation of illicit poppy, cannabis Excise officials hold awareness in Anantnag

ANANTNAG 09 Feb: To prevent the illicit Cultivation of Poppy/Bhung, a team of Excise officials of Excise Range Anantnag-Pulwama-Shopian -Kulgam today carried out an awareness campaign in the villages of Dupatyar, Takiyabal area of Bijbehara, Anantnag (Areas Prone to Illicit Cultivation of Poppy/Bhung). The drive focused on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) with the purpose to create massive awareness regarding preventive education and with the objective of mobilising the community, promoting awareness and collective initiative towards the prevention of illicit cultivation of Poppy/ Bhung. ETO Sameer Ahmad Dar said that on directions of Excise Commissioner J&K and under close supervision of Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive), the drives are being conducted in Anantnag range to spread awareness among the population regarding illicit poppy cultivation.

India rejects references to Kashmir, CPEC in China-Pak joint statement

New Delhi 09 Feb: India on Wednesday firmly rejected the references to Jammu and Kashmir and an economic corridor passing through Pakistan administered Kashmir made in a China-Pakistan joint statement, asserting that the region as well as Ladakh have been, are and will always remain integral and inalienable parts of India. Regarding the reference to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the statement, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India has consistently conveyed its concerns to China and Pakistan on the projects. India resolutely opposes any attempts to change the status quo by other countries, as also by Pakistan in the areas under the illegal occupation of Islamabad, he said.

People not happy with draft delimitation commission report: Cong leader

Jammu 09 Feb: The people in Jammu and Kashmir are not happy with the draft delimitation commission report, All India Women Congress General Secretary Nagma Morarji said on Wednesday, as she lashed out at BJP over its alleged anti-people policies and dividing the country on communal lines. The actress turned politician also condemned the heckling of a hijab-clad girl by a group of men sporting saffron scarves at a college in Karnataka and said such diversionary tactics are employed to hoodwink the public from the real issues . She also paid tributes to seven army personnel who lost their lives in an avalanche in Arunachal Pradesh.

Properties of 610 Kashmiri Pandits restored in J&K: Govt

New Delhi 09 Feb: As many as 610 Kashmiri Pandits were given back their properties left behind in Jammu and Kashmir following eruption of militancy there in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said in the Rajya Sabha that 3,000 state government jobs were created for Kashmiri migrants under the Prime Ministers Development Package-2015 (PMDP-2015) with an outlay of Rs 1,080 crore. The Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed 1,739 migrants and selected an additional 1,098 migrants under PMDP-2015.

Shutdown in parts of Srinagar, Sopore on 9th anniversary of Afzal Gurus hanging

Srinagar 09 Feb: Parts of Srinagar and Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a shutdown on Wednesday on the occasion of the ninth anniversary of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Gurus hanging in New Delhis Tihar jail in 2013, officials said. However, there was no shutdown in other areas and the public transport was also plying normally, the officials said. Shops and other business establishments were shut in some areas in Downtown locality (old city areas) as well as in Maisuma area of the city here, and some areas of Sopore in north Kashmirs Baramulla district, they said.

Pakistan MBBS Admissions Scam: Now Kashmiri Separatist Leaders Fall In Anti-graft Agency's Net

Srinagar 09 Feb: Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has filed a graft case against corrupt Kashmiri separatist leaders weeks after they were charged by the Jammu and Kashmir Police's SIA for allegedly selling MBBS seats in the neighbouring nation to Kashmiri students and using the money to allegedly spread unrest in the valley.