News Briefs for 19 February 2022
PM Welcomes UAE Investments In J&KJammu 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 DelhiSrinagar 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: KansalJAMMU 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 policiesJAMMU 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 LeTNew 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.