February 2022 News

News Briefs for 19 February 2022

PM Welcomes UAE Investments In J&K

Jammu 18 Feb: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed investments in Jammu and Kashmir by the United Arab Emirates after visit of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to the UAE last month. 'During last month's successful visit of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha to the UAE, many Emirate companies have shown interest for investment in Jammu and Kashmir,' the Prime Minister said, according to a tweet by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) India.

Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting on J&K in New Delhi

Srinagar 18 Feb: The Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday chaired a high-level meeting in the ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi to review security and development of Jammu and Kashmir, reports said here. Reports reaching Kashmir News Service (KNS), said that the meeting was attended by top officials of Jammu and Kashmir and other top officials based in New Delhi. They said that meeting was attended by Jammu and Kashmir Lt.

J&K to create 4 innovation hubs under New Education Policy: Kansal

JAMMU 18 Feb: Principal Secretary Higher Education Department, Rohit Kansal today reiterated that the J&K Government is committed to supporting the Indian Institute of Technology Jammu and other institutions to build a culture of innovation and growth. He also committed to supporting innovation hubs not just in IIT Jammu but in other universities in J&K also. He also announced that the entire process would be enlarged and a J&K wide start up contest would be organized soon.

Withdrawal of security to political leaders, activists unjustified: CPI(M)

Srinagar 18 Feb: ( KNS ) CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami on Friday said that the decision of the government to downgrade and withdraw security of political leaders, activists of different parties is arbitrary and has no justification. The decision could endanger the lives of these leaders and activists. In a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Political process in the region is itself a difficult task.

Abdullah criticizes BJP for pursuing anti-poor, anti-youth policies

JAMMU 18 Feb: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Friday criticized the BJP for pursuing anti-poor and anti-youth policies, saying the problems of the people have multiplied over the years with major brunt being faced by the educated unemployed due to burgeoning unemployment problem. Interacting with a delegation of the National Conference Students Union, Abdullah said the joblessness has increased manifold with limited options available to the aspirants and the slow pace in the recruitment process. He said the pandemic has further aggravated the situation as skilled and unskilled workforce feels pushed to the wall.

NIA arrests IPS officer for leaking secret documents to LeT

New Delhi 18 Feb: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested its former Superintendent of Police (SP) and IPS officer Arvind Digvijay Negi for allegedly leaking secret documents to an over ground worker of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, its official spokesperson said here. The spokesperson said that Negi, a police officer who was promoted to the IPS batch of 2011, was arrested in connection with a case registered by the NIA on November 6 last year. The case pertains to the spread of network of over ground workers (OGWs) of the banned Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT) for providing support in planning and execution of militant activities in India.