March 2022 News

News Briefs for 22 March 2022

Apni Party will restore Darbar Move practice: Altaf Bukhari

SAMBA 21 Mar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari today said that they will restore darbar move practice and will not allow loot of natural resources of J&K by the outsiders from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Addressing a public rally in Vijaypur, Altaf Bukhari said that the 200 year old State was reduced into a Union Territory and then it was divided i.e., Ladakh and J&K creating a perception among the people that the scrapping of Art 370 and Art 35A was important to allow development in J&K. In last four years, we have not seen any development.

Civilian shot dead in Budgam, non-local injured in Pulwama: Police

Srinagar 21 Mar: Militants shot dead a civilian at his home in Gotpora village of district Budgam, while a non- local street vendor was injured after being fired upon by militants in Pulwama on Monday evening, police said here In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a police spokesperson said that during the evening hours, two terror incidents were reported in Budgam and Pulwama districts. The statement reads in Budgam, militants barged into the house of one civilian Tajamul Mohi-ud-din Dar resident of Gotpora area of Budgam and fired indiscriminately upon him. In this terror incident, he had sustained critical gunshot injuries and was immediately shifted to nearby hospital for the treatment, however, doctors declared him dead on arrival.

PC committed to bring reprieve for the people of J&K: Vakil

Srinagar March 21 21 Mar: (KNS) J&K Peoples Conference senior Vice President and former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil today said that Peoples Conference will emerge to become the strongest voice of the people of J&K. Vakil while addressing an impressive gathering in Nowpora, Sopore asserted that the PAGD has failed to provide a roadmap for restoration of Article 370 and are merely raising slogans to befool the people only to find a way back to power. He also expressed disappointment over the step-motherly treatment being meted out to Kashmir by the incumbent administration and blamed the discriminatory policies propagated by the successive state governments in pushing Kashmir into throes of uncertainty.

J&K aims to attract Rs 70,000 cr investment in six months: LG

Jammu 21 Mar: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir is expected to attract Rs 70,000 crore worth investments in the next six months. J&K has been looking to bring in investments in diverse sectors, including tourism and hospitality, and currently a UAE delegation is visiting the Union Territory. The delegation reached Srinagar on Sunday to explore investment opportunities in the region, following an invitation by the Lt Governor at the Dubai Expo in January this year.

J&K suffers Rs 3400 crore annual losses on power: Sinha

Jammu 21 Mar: Jammu and Kashmir is incurring an annual loss of Rs 3,400 crore in transmission and distribution of power, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said on Monday, urging consumers to install smart meters for round-the-clock quality power supply. We are purchasing electricity for Rs 6,000 crore but only getting a revenue of Rs 2,600 crore. We are suffering a loss of Rs 3400 crore annually, Sinha said addressing a function here.

Peace in Ladakh essential for normalisation of ties with China: India

New Delhi 21 Mar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday apprised his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison about the situation in eastern Ladakh and emphasised that peace and tranquillity in the region is an essential prerequisite for normalisation of Indias ties with China. It was the second time in the last three days that India asserted that the relationship with China depends on the resolution of the pending issues in eastern Ladakh. Modi and Morrison held a virtual summit on Monday covering a wide range of issues relating to bilateral cooperation, regional security, developments in the Indo-Pacific and the crisis in Ukraine.

Situation along LoC stable: Govt in RS

New Delhi 21 Mar: The situation along the Line of Control remains stable after the armies of India and Pakistan agreed to observe a ceasefire in February last year, the defence ministry said on Monday. Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, said the Army has been keeping a strong vigil on the situation and it remains prepared to thwart any threat from inimical elements. In a sudden and significant move aimed at reducing tensions, the Indian and Pakistani armies on February 25 last year announced that they would cease firing across the LoC while recommitting themselves to a 2003 ceasefire agreement.

Rajiv Gandhi Urged VP Singh Government To Stop Exodus Of Hindus From Kashmir: Congress

New Delhi 21 Mar: Congress' leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday sought to corner the ruling BJP over the exodus of minorities from Kashmir in 1990s, saying then Leader of Opposition Rajiv Gandhi had urged the then VP Singh government to intervene and stop the 'atrocities' being committed on Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs.

Hands Of NC Covered With Blood Of Kashmiri Hindus: Vibodh

Jammu 21 Mar: BJP J&K general secretary and former MLC Vibodh Gupta, Monday visited Jagti and addressed the party workers of Tika Lal Taploo Mandal along with District President of Kashmir Displaced District Chand Ji Bhat, a party statement said.

Act Passed By Farooq Abdullah Govt Proves Migration Of Kashmiri Pandits Happened During His Tenure

New Delhi 21 Mar: Amid ongoing blame game over the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, Times Now has accessed a document, an Act passed by the Farooq Abdullah government in 1997 which clearly proves that the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus took place under the National Conference government led by Abdullah himself during his tenure between 1986-1990.