February 2022 News

News Briefs for 15 February 2022

Transforming J &K: J&KHCIP: A door for providing quality Health care to people of J&K

SRINAGAR 14 Feb: ( KNS ) Policy and planning decisions have powerful implications for individual behaviours and public health. The prevention of todays major health problems requires understanding and intervention to affect the root causes of ill health and the policies that shape and affect the root causes. In Jammu and Kashmir, to address these problems effectively, the administration has taken several measures proactively to provide best health care services to its people.

Sagar rues escalating unemployment, youth distress in J&K

Srinagar 14 Feb: ( KNS ) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday said that brewing disenchantment among youth has been the most disturbing of all the casualties of the democratic backsliding in J&K. This was said by the Party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar here at the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, while interacting with workers and functionaries, who had called on him earlier today. Interacting with the visiting delegations, Sagar said that all the promises made by the government on employment generation for the capable, educated and skilled JK youth have rang hollow and that the incumbent administration has turned a blind eye to their everyday sufferings.

Womens safety squad launched in Sgr in view of rise in crime against women: Police

Srinagar February 14 14 Feb: ( KNS ) Srinagar District police launched two women`s safety squads on Monday for ensuring safety and security of women in Srinagar city. DIG CKR, Sujit Kumar, IPS launched the squads by flagging off first patrolling of these squads. Speaking on the inauguration, DIG Sujit Kumar, IPS applauded District police srinagar for the initiative and said this will bring down crime against women and prevent crimes like the recent acid attack by acting as deterrent.

Withdrawn Posts: J&K Govt Announces One-Time Age Relaxation

Jammu 14 Feb: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced one-time age relaxation for the candidates who had applied for the posts recently withdrawn by the administration. In respect of the posts withdrawn by virtue of a recent decision of the Administrative Council, the J & K Government has ordered one-time age relaxation for candidates who had earlier applied for these posts and were eligible in terms of age but have in the meantime crossed the upper age limit, an official spokesperson said. He further said that the government had also stated that subject to the fulfillment of other conditions of eligibility, a candidate shall be deemed to be eligible in terms of upper age limit, if he/she applies for the said post(s) in pursuance to fresh advertisement, as and when issued by JKPSC/SSB.

China, India should follow through on border agreements, Beijing

Beijing 14 Feb: China and India should follow through on the border agreements to uphold peace and tranquility at the Line of Actual Control, a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said on Monday, after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar blamed Beijing for the current situation at the LAC due to the disregard of written agreements by China. On the border issue, China always maintains that we should follow through on treaties and agreements we signed and we jointly uphold peace and tranquility at the border region, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said while responding to Jaishankars remarks. We hope the two sides will continue to maintain communication through military and diplomatic channels to resolve the outstanding issues, Wang said.

Farooq prevented from leaving residence in Srinagar

Srinagar 14 Feb: Member of Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah was on Monday prevented from leaving his residence here in view of security concerns on the anniversary of the Pulwama suicide attack, prompting him to lodge a strong protest. Sources in the National Conference, of which Abdullah is the president, said that he was scheduled to travel to Jammu by road, a stretch of nearly 300 kilometers. The information about the programme had been conveyed to authorities concerned five days ago, but to his dismay, Abdullah found that the exits from his house were barred.

Delimitation Exercise: NC Files Objection Against Panel Proposals

New Delhi 14 Feb: Contending that the Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir Act is "Constitutionally suspect", the National Conference (NC) on Monday questioned the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission especially its rationale behind increasing six seats in the Jammu division as against one in the Kashmir region and claimed that they are in violation of laid down norms. In its 14-page reply to the Commission, the NC maintained that there were question marks over the Constitutional propriety of the panel especially when the party along with several others had approached the Supreme Court challenging the Centre`s August 5, 2019 action of revoking the special status and bifurcating the erstwhile state in two Union territories - Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. The three NC Lok Sabha members - Farooq Abdullah, Justice (retd) Hasnain Masoodi and Akbar Lone - had participated in the second meeting of the Delimitation Commission, headed by Justice (retd) Ranjana Desai, held in December last year.

Pak, India Should Resolve Kashmir Issue Like Good Neighbours: Imran Khan

Islamabad 14 Feb: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the unresolved Kashmir issue is a cause for concern and Pakistan and India should resolve it like good neighbours on the dialogue table. 'If this issue keeps continuing, there is always a chance that nuclear powers could be confronting each other. So the answer to your question is, yes it concerns me,' Prime Minister Khan said during an interview to CNN on Sunday.