February 2022 News

News Briefs for 11 February 2022

Omar Abdullah presides over virtual meeting of In-Charge constituencies Kashmir Province

Srinagar 10 Feb: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Vice President Mr. Omar Abdullah Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the partys constituency In Charges to discuss the implications of the delimitation commissions 2 nd draft working papers and subsequently provide feedback to party MPs for the response that has to be submitted to the delimitation commission. During the course of the meeting, the vice president had real-time interaction with the party constituency In Charges, Provincial and Zonal Presidents. During the breadth of the meeting the implications of the delimitation commission second draft report and the prevailing political climate were debated upon by the functionaries.

CISF Detains 3 Suspects At Jammu Airport

Jammu 10 Feb: The paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Thursday detained three suspects from Jammu Airport and handed them over to the police for further questioning. Official sources said that CISF personnel apprehended three suspects at Jammu Airport after they produced fake Adhar Cards. The trio were scheduled to board a plane bound for Leh.

NC Discusses Delimitation Panel`s 2nd Draft Proposals

Srinagar 10 Feb: National Conference on Thursday held a marathon meeting of the party`s constituency in-charges in Kashmir to discuss the implications of the delimitation commission`s second draft proposals. NC vice president Omar Abdullah presided over a virtual meeting of the party`s constituency in-charges to discuss the implications of the delimitation commission`s second draft working papers and subsequently provide feedback to party MPs for the response that has to be submitted to the delimitation commission, a party spokesman said. During the course of the meeting, the NC vice president had a real-time interaction with the party constituency in-charges, provincial and zonal presidents, he said.

7 Covid deaths but daily Covid cases decline

Srinagar 10 Feb: Seven Covid deaths were reported while daily Covid positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir declined further with 547 cases reported on Thursday. An official bulletin said four deaths were reported in Jammu and three in Kashmir. On the same day, Kashmir saw only 240 cases, the lowest daily count so far this year.

60 social media accounts blocked for anti-India fake news

New Delhi 10 Feb: The government on Thursday said it has blocked more than 60 social media accounts, including YouTube channels and Facebook and Instagram pages, in the last two months for spreading anti-India fake news. Replying to supplementary questions in the Upper House, Minister for State for Information and Broadcasting L Murugan said the government is very much concerned about the freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Asked about action taken against those spreading fake news, and publishers of anti-national material, he said more than 60 accounts have been blocked including those on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Pakistan rejects Indias comments on Pak-China Joint Statement

Islamabad 10 Feb: Pakistan on Thursday rejected Indias unwarranted objections to the Pakistan-China Joint Statement which was issued at the end of Prime Minister Imran Khans visit to China this week. India on Wednesday firmly rejected the references to Jammu and Kashmir and an economic corridor passing through Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) made in a China-Pakistan joint statement, asserting that the region as well as the Union Territory of 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.

Govt Decisions 'disenfranchising, Disempowering' J&K People: Vakil

Srinagar 10 Feb: Peoples' Conference (PC) senior vice-president and former minister Abdul GaniVakil Thursday said the decisions taken by NarendraModi led BJP government are aimed at 'disenfranchising and disempowering' the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially the people from the Valley. According to a party statement, while addressing a workers meeting in Srinagar, Vakil said the draft proposal of Delimitation Commission is 'astonishing' and sans any sense and logic.