March 2022 News

News Briefs for 03 March 2022

After gap of two years schools reopen in J&K students jubilant

Srinagar 02 Mar: After a gap of over two years, schools in Kashmir and winter zones of Jammu reopened on Thursday, with students being jubilant to attend offline classes after a long gap. According to details available with Kashmir News Service (KNS), schools and higher educational institutions reopened in Jammu in a phased manner from February 14, while degree colleges in Kashmir also reopened from February 15. On Wednesday, schools resumed routine offline class work after a gap of over two years as the schools were closed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020.

BJP losing sleep over PAGD white paper: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar March 02 02 Mar: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said communal forces are day in day out trying to politically neutralise the region`s real representative democratic forces. Finding themselves in a sticky situation, these communal forces under the smokescreen of electoral redistricting are gerrymandering to politically isolate the real representative and democratic forces of Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Farooq said while addressing partys local unit functionaries of the district Ganderbal at party district headquarters. Among others party General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, district president Ganderbal Haji Ghulam Mohammad Rather, party functionaries were also present on the occasion.

BJPs Ashok Kaul terms PAGDs White-Paper as baseless with no evidence

Srinagar 02 Mar: Bhartiya Janta Partys Jammu and Kashmir General Secretary, Ashok Kaul on Wednesday said that PAGDs white-paper is not a paper but a white lie and the report is baseless with no evidence. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Kaul said that people should not believe these people and their white lies as they have always carried out development, progress and politics of J&K in their own way. He said that people should support democracy for better future of the youth and should not believe in the lies of these people.

Councillor Mehjoor Nagar and Prominent Political activist of the National Conference join Apni Party

Srinagar 02 Mar: (KNS) Municipal Councillor and Peoples Conference youth District President Srinagar Mohammad Saleem and senior-most political activist of National conference Bahau-Din Bhat on Wednesday joined Apni Party at its Central office in M2-Church Lane, Sonwar. The joining ceremony took place in presence of Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, District President Kupwara Raja Manzoor, Provincial President Youth Wing Khalid Rathore, Provincial President Women Wing Dilshad Shaheen, State Secretary S.T Wing Khalid Bhadana, Incharge Amira-kadal Mohammad Ashraf Dar, Convener Shoaib Dar and Ward President Rawalpora Nazir Ahmad Dar. Welcoming the new entrants into the party-fold, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said that Apni Party is resolute in regards to its commitments made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyat vice-chairman Gulzar Ahmad booked under PSA: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar 02 Mar: The authorities on Wednesday booked Hurriyat Conference vice-chairman, Gulzar Ahmad Dar under Public Safety Act and has been sent to central jail Srinagar. Inspector general of Police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that Hurriyat vice-chairman, Gulzar has been booked under PSA. He said that he has been lodged at Central jail Srinagar.

Panch shot dead by suspected militants in Kulgam village

Nadeem Khawaja Uri Kulgam 02 Mar: Suspected militants on Wednesday evening shot dead a Panch in Sarndroo village of Kulgam district. A senior police official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that an independent Panch was shot at and injured by suspected militant in the evening. He said that the injured Panch has been shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.

First Batch of Kashmiri Students from Ukraine Reach Delhi

Srinagar 02 Mar: After being caught up in the middle of air raids and barrages of missiles in Ukraine for five consecutive days, the first batch of 18 students from Kashmir region on Wednesday arrived in New Delhi in the Government of Indias special evacuation flight. According to the officials, the J&K Administration has set up a help desk at Delhi Airport for the assistance of these students and has also arranged their accommodation at J&K House in New Delhi. Notably, 13 of these students who were waiting at Budapest airport since Tuesday evening were brought back to Delhi in the IndiGo 6E aircraft that had reached Budapest from Delhi at 06.35 pm Tuesday under Government of Indias Operation Ganga.

GOI To Form Village Defence Groups In J&K

Srinagar 02 Mar: A day after Jammu BJP leaders called on Home Minister Amit Shah and demanded revival of the village defence committees (VDCs), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday ordered the constitution of Village Defence Groups (VDGs) in Jammu and Kashmir. According to an order, a copy of which lies with Kashmir Observer, the Under Secretary to the Government of India (MHA) has written a communication to Chief Secretary of J&K, informing him that the issue regarding revised scheme of village defence groups (VDGs) has been examined in the Ministry and a few decisions have been taken. The members of the Village Defence Group shall be designated as Village Defence Guard (VDG), the order reads.

'You'll Be Expelled':How Ukraine Colleges Held Kashmiri Students Hostage

Srinagar 02 Mar: With major cities of Ukraine already on the 'no flight mode' stranded Kashmiri students are finding it hard to find an exit route from the war zone. 'It's getting tough by the day,' a Kashmiri student told Kashmir Observer minutes before his phone went off. 'It's like a death trap here. You fear missiles inside shelters and fret over the bloody war on the streets.'