February 2022 News

News Briefs for 18 February 2022

Shopian court directs police to arrest journalist Gowhar Geelani

Srinagar 17 Feb: A local court in Shopian district has directed station house officer Heerpora to arrest journalist Gowhar Geelani in view of his non-appearance before the vourt after notice was served to him. According to an order, issued by Shopian executive magistrate 1st class, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS) , SHO has been directed to arrest Gowhar Geelani to maintain peace and tranquility in the jurisdiction of the court. In view of non-appearnce of Gowhar Nazir Geelani after serving notice upon him under section 107/151 CrPC vide No.

Get ready for reopening of schools: CEO

Srinagar 17 Feb: Authorities on Thursday asked the concerned officials of both private and government schools of Srinagar district to start preparations for reopening from February-24. The government has to start the preparation for opening of schools from February-24. All the staff members shall attend schools to make necessary and required arrangements, said an order issued by the CEO Srinagar.

Grenade thrown at CRPF in Shopian

Srinagar 17 Feb: Militants on Thursday made an abortive bid on CRPF in Shopian while government forces recovered 23 grenades in Baramulla district, officials said. A senior police officer said militants lobbed a grenade at CRPF vehicle near Keegam area of Shopian. However, it missed the target and exploded on the roadside.

Srinagar residents to get Land Passbooks from Feb 19

SRINAGAR 17 Feb: In order to begin the process of issuing Land Passbooks to the land owners of Srinagar, the District Administration Srinagar is all set to start issuance of land Passbooks to the lawful land owners in the first phase with effect from February 19. In this connection, a meeting of senior Revenue officers was today held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad to finalize the Venue and Tehsil-wise schedule for distribution of Land Passbooks. On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner directed all Tehsildars to prepare the passbooks as per laid down framework.

Delimitation commission: Eight seats should be reserved in assembly for Sikhs, says APSCC

Srinagar 17 Feb: Expressing its opposition to the draft proposal of the Delimitation Commission, the All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee on Thursday demanded that at least eight seats should be reserved in Jammu and Kashmir assembly for the Sikh community. If 16 seats can be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Jammu & Kashmir assembly, why no seat can be reserved for the Sikhs of the Union Territory? APSCC Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said in a statement here.

PAGD to meet in Srinagar on Feb 26

Srinagar 17 Feb: The Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) will meet here on February 26 to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, including the draft proposal of the Delimitation Commission. Last week, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti had said the PAGD would meet on February 23. PAGD meeting is scheduled to be held at Srinagar on 26th February, 2022 to discuss the present prevailing situation in J&K, spokesperson of the five-party alliance M Y Tarigami said here on Thursday.

SIA Grills Kashmir Jamaat Chief, 5 Leaders Over `Unlawful Activities`

Srinagar 17 Feb: At least six leaders of the proscribed Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), including its chief, were quizzed for more than eight hours on Thursday by the State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir over alleged "unlawful activities`` , an official said. JeI chief Abdul Hamid Ganaie, a resident of Nadigam village of south Kashmir`s Shopian, and his party colleagues were summoned for questioning in a case originally lodged at Batmaloo police station here in 2019 under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the official said. The SIA, constituted recently to investigate terrorism-related cases in Jammu and Kashmir, has taken over the case for a thorough probe, the official said.

Upload Monthly Performance On Monitoring Portal: JK Govt Directs Employees

Srinagar 17 Feb: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered all employees working in various Government Departments, PSUs and organisations to upload their monthly achievements or performance on J-K Employees Performance Monitoring Portal by or before 7 of every month from March.