March 2022 News

News Briefs for 05 March 2022

BJP intensifies public outreach drive; asks cadre to gear up for big challenge

NAGROTA MARCH 04 04 Mar: (KNS) Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday intensified its public outreach campaign and urged the cadre to gear up for a big challenge in Jammu and Kashmir. As part of the drive, senior leaders Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member Parliament, Mr Devender Singh Rana, and the Pradesh Vice President Mr Sham Lal Sharma addressed meeting of party workers of Nagrota, Mathwar and Bhalwal Mandals of the Nagrota Assembly Constituency at Nagrota and interacted with the functionaries, emphasizing the need for further strengthening the party and galvanizing it at the grass roots level. Jammu and Kashmir is at the threshold of transformation with large scale investments pouring in various sectors, said Mr Jugal Kishore Sharma adding that this will open up vistas of opportunities in terms of jobs and economic upliftment across the Union Territory.

Call for prayer echoes after 49 Friday at Jamia Masjid Srinagar

Srinagar 04 Mar: After remaining closed for 49 Fridays since last year, authorities today finally allowed Friday prayers at the historic Central Jama Masjid Srinagar after 30 consecutive weeks. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Anjuman Auqaf said that when the Azaan (call for prayer) echoed from the minarets of the Jama Masjid, a large number of men and women gathered in the premises to offer Friday prayers in spite of severe cold. The statement reads that emotional scenes were witnessed, with the worshippers prostrating before Allah and expressing their joy and happiness to be able to offfer Friday prayers at the mosque.

Congress not upto level of what it was in 2002 in J&K: Tara Chand

Lateef Bhat Jammu 04 Mar: Former deputy chief minister and senior Congress leader, Tara Chand on Friday said that Congress party in Jammu and Kashmir is not up to the level of what it was in 2002. Talking exclusively to Kashmir News Service(KNS) , Tara said that Congress party in comparison to what it was in 2002 is very worrisome as strong leaders in the party have not worked upto the expectations. "I feel that time has come for Congress leaders to unite and work for the welfare of the people and make party more strong than what it was in 2002 under the leadership of Ghulam Nabi Azad, he added.

Militant arrested in injured condition during ongoing encounter in Langate: Police

Srinagar 04 Mar: A recently joined militant was arrested in an injured condition during an encounter in Langate area of Handwara in Kupwara district on Friday afternoon. An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that police and security forces arrested a recently joined militant identified as Abrar of Azad Gunj area of Baramulla along with arms and ammunition in an injured condition during an ongoing encounter at Langate. He said that the search for the other trapped militant was going on.

Revival of VDCs bring back memories of 90s, deflates GoIs normalcy claims: NC

Srinagar 04 Mar: ( KNS ) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday said that the revival of Village Defence Committees brings back the haunting memories of early 1990s and simultaneously deflates the tall claims of the government of India about the region witnessing peace. According to a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) Flaying the reconstitution of VDCs, the Party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that the government`s words don`t match its actions. Not so long ago, the Government was saying everything is hunky dory in J&K.

3 'Militant Associates' Held In South Kashmir's Shopian

Srinagar 04 Mar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three alleged militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in South Kashmir's Shopian district. Around 6:15pm Friday, a joint team of police and army's 44 RR laid a naka at Khudpora orchards and observed the movement of 3 suspects who were challenged to stop, a police spokesperson said. Instead of stopping, he said, the trio started fleeing away from the spot but were chased and arrested tactfully by the alert joint party.

Militant arrested in Handwara: Police

Handwara 04 Mar: A militant was arrested after he was injured in a shootout in Langate area of Handwara on Friday. An official said that militants attacked government forces in Langate area of Handwara and one militant was injured in retaliation by forces. Meanwhile, a top official said that the militant was arrested in injured condition, adding that he joined the militant ranks recently.

Prime Minister Modi Committed To Strengthen Local Bodies In J&K

New Delhi 04 Mar: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to strengthening local bodies in Jammu and Kashmir. He said smooth elections to village councils and the first-ever elections to district councils after seven decades in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir are a symbol of commitment of the government led by Prime Minister Modi to strengthen the local bodies

Panel Ignored Historical Considerations, Geography, Demographic Ratios: Hasnain Masoodi

Srinagar 04 Mar: Questioning the legal sanctity of the exercise of Delimitation Commission in Jammu and Kashmir, Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi on Friday said that the matter on Re-Organization Act is pending in the Supreme Court with verdict yet to be announced, and the parameters set for the delimitation were also ignored.