March 2022 News

News Briefs for 04 March 2022

Bureaucracy not an alternative for popular govt in any democracy: Sunil Sharma

Lateef Bhat Jammu 03 Mar: Bhartiya Janta Partys Jammu and Kashmir general secretary, (Incharge Kashmir Division)Sunil Sharma on Thursday said that bureaucracy cannot be an alternative for popular government in any democracy and that elections will soon be held in J&K. On Wednesday, Sunil Sharma had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi to discuss several issues including revival of Village Defence Committees. After returning from Delhi, Sharma while talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) in Jammu said that holding elections is the job of election commission and the centre government.

NC condemns killing of Panch in Kulgam

Srinagar March 03 03 Mar: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and MP from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah condemned the despicable act of killing of a Panch member Muhammad Yaqoob Dar at Kulipora Srandoo Kulgam. They condemned the killing unreservedly and expressed unison with the bereaved family in their hour of grief. They prayed for peace to the soul of the departed.

PHDCCI hails initiatives of adopting youth-centric policies for J&Ks unemployed youth

Srinagar March 03 03 Mar: (KNS) The J&K government`s new resolution to equip its youths with entrepreneurship skills and building a database of 5 lakh youth by April 2022 has earned praises from PHDCCI-J&K Mr Baldev Singh Raina has applauded the UT administration for adopting the youth centric policies , Baldev Singh said that the issue was religiously raised by PHDCCI as alarming by CMIE report wherein J&K is having 15% unemployment rate which is almost 3 times the national unemployment rate of country. The Government of J&K headed by Manoj Sinha ji and Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta has done a highly commendable work by providing handholding to youth of J&K through Mission Youth which aims at creating a strong and prosperous generation of youngsters. The mission youth is lead by dynamic administrative officer Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary and that needs to be empowered with J&K Youth Advisory Council, a high-power committee for Youth Policy Implementation through J&K Youth Development Corporation (JKYDC), and Yuva Bhavans or Youth Clubs each district headquarters needs to be established.

Revival of VDCs contradicts tall claims of normalcy in J&K :CPI(M)

Srinagar March 3 03 Mar: (KNS) Describing the reported plans of the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to revive the Village Defence Committees (VDCs) as alarming, CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami said that the move is bound to prove counter-productive. These committees have faced accusations of gross abuses in J&K in the recent past. Reportedly J&K Police has filed around 200 cases against VDC members for rape and murder etc.

Sunil Sharma thanks PM Modi, Amit Shah for reviving VDCs in J&K

Srinagar 03 Mar: Bharatiya Janta Party general secretary and in charge Kashmir division, Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts, Sunil Sharma has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for resolving long pending demands of Village Defence Committees. According to reports reaching Kashmir News Service (KNS) the central government has revived the old Village Defence Committees (VDCs)and it has been renamed as Village Defence Groups (VDGs). Sunil Sharma on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the issues of VDCs and Dhok Defence Committees (DDCs).

Tarigami condemns killing of panch in Kulgam

Srinagar 03 Mar: (KNS) Strongly condemning the killing of Mohamad Yaqoob Dar, a panch by unknown gunmen at Kulpora, Kulgam, CPI(M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami has termed the incident as heinous, which should be condemned by one and all. Expressing sympathy with the bereaved family, the CPI(M) leader has conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the victim`s family. (KNS) Related Categories: Education Share Tweet Share recommended by Olymp Trade A Guy From Delhi Has Become Rich Using This Method Learn more Recommended for you Series of activities organized across J&K to mark World Wildlife Day Discontinuing 550 RMSA teachers gross violation of employee rights Sajad Lone condoles sad demise of Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bhat

Militancy Down, Not Over In J&K: DGP

Jammu 03 Mar: Stating that the improvement in the overall security situation in J&K was a welcome step but nevertheless militancy was still a challenge as it was not over even though it has come down significantly. Talking to media men on the sidelines of a sports event in Jammu, the DGP said that the situation indeed has improved in J&K but militancy was still a challenge as it wasn't over yet.

'I Can't Be Silenced', Says Vivek Agnihotri After Petition To Stall The Release Of 'The Kashmir Files'

Srinagar 03 Mar: A PIL has been filed against Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's upcoming movie The Kashmir Files by a resident from UP named Intezar Hussain Sayed seeking to stall the release of the film. After the trailer of the movie was released, the petitioner has alleged that the trailer hurts the religious feelings of the Muslim community. However, Vivek Agnihotri has denied the allegations and said that his movie only shows the truth.

GoI renames VDC as JK Village Defence Guard, hikes honorarium

New Delhi 03 Mar: The Centre has decided to change the name of the Village Defence Group in Jammu and Kashmir to Village Defence Guard (VDG) and give members a monthly honorarium. The move came apparently to bolster the security grid in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in rural areas. According to a Home Ministry communication to the Jammu and Kashmir administration, the members of the Village Defence Group shall be designated as Village Defence Guard (VDG) henceforth.

Rs 7.25 crore properties in JKCA money laundering scam attached

New Delhi 03 Mar: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said it has provisionally attached immovable properties worth Rs 7.25 crore of Ahsan Ahmad Mirza in an ongoing case of alleged money laundering by former office bearers of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA). This is the third attachment order in the case. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullahs property was provisionally attached in December 2020 and this was challenged in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

India Taking `Some Steps` To Restore Normalcy In Kashmir: US

KO File Photo Washington 03 Mar: The Indian government has taken some steps to restore normalcy in Kashmir, a senior US diplomat has told American lawmakers, while asserting that the Joe Biden administration is keeping a close eye on the security situation, including militant threats in the region. The Indian Parliament had revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, bifurcating the state into two Union Territories on August 5, 2019. We do see the Indian government taking some steps to restore normalcy.

Indus Water Treaty: India To Give More Project Data To Pakistan

Islamabad 03 Mar: India has agreed to provide additional data on several western hydropower projects to Pakistan during an annual meeting between the officials of the two countries held here under the Permanent Commission on Indus Waters (PCIW), a media report said on Thursday. The three-day meeting between the two commissioners of PCIW completed discussions on all agenda items on Wednesday. The talks were held in a very cordial environment and the final outcome of crucial parleys is expected to be announced on Thursday.

Hurriyat Conference (G) Vice-chairman Dar Held Under PSA

Srinagar 03 Mar: Hurriyat Conference (G) vice-chairman Ghulam Ahmad Dar has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and arrested by J&K Police. According to senior police officials, Dar was booked for 'giving inciting statements and statements adverse to public peace and tranquility of Kashmir Valley in general and Srinagar town in particular'.