April 2022 News

News Briefs for 06 April 2022

Modi Govt Committed To Replace Terrorism By Tourism: Kavinder

Jammu 05 Apr: The present time in Kashmir is renaissance period as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going for a big change by replacing terrorism with tourism and putting an end to turmoil once for all. This was stated by senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta while addressing a gathering in Channi Himmat area.

Govt Blocks 22 YouTube Channels For Spreading Disinformation

New Delhi 05 Apr: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday blocked 22 YouTube channels, including 18 Indians for spreading disinformation related to the country's national security, foreign relations and public order. The ministry also blocked three Twitter accounts, one Facebook account and one new website. For first time 18 Indian YouTube news channels were blocked under IT Rules, 2021.

Another jolt to PDP as Surinder Choudhary joins BJP in Jammu

Jammu 05 Apr: PDP got another jolt in Jammu and Kashmir after senior PDP leader and Ex-MLC, Surinder Chaudhary joined BJP along with more than a dozen other leaders in Jammu and Tuesday. BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh welcomed them into the party fold at a function in Jammu and said that the development agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ushered in a new era following which BJP has been gaining popularity in the Union Territory. Focusing his attack on Abdullah and Mufti families, Chugh said it was time Hitlers of J&K are exposed because they promoted family business and exploited the state resources in the last six decades.

Dr Darakshan along with business delegation from J&K call upon PM Modi

Srinagar 05 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board board chairperson, Dr Darakshan Andrabi along with a business delegation from Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the business delegation included president of the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc), Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, chairman Hoteliers Club, Mushtaq Ahmad Chaya, president J&K Hotel & Restaurant Association, Chowdhary Mohammad Showkat, chairman PHD Kashmir Chapter Baldev Singh Rana and few business persons. The statement reads that they highlighted urgent issues of business community of Jammu and Kashmir and the meeting was coordinated by chairpersons J&K Waqf Board, Dr Darakshan Andrabi.

Killing a person who is there to protect people barbaric act: DGP Dilbag Singh

Srinagar 05 Apr: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said killing a person who is there to protect people is a barbaric act and even civil societies have condemned these acts. Talking to reporters on sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony of a CRPF personnel who was killed in a militant attack at Maisuma yesterday, Singh said that in the month of Ramadan when prayers for peace and tranquility are offered worldwide, no one can accept killing of someone in such an environment and that is why it has been condemned everywhere in civil circles. Replying to a query over increase in number of OGWs, he said that there has been presence of OGWs always and the operations by security forces have also been stepped up, while a large number of such people are being kept out of circulation.

Bumper Tourist Season In Kashmir, For The First Time In A Decade Over 1.8 Lakh Tourists In March

Srinagar 05 Apr: As the rising mercury levels in the rest of the country leave Indians sweating, it is bringing great joy to Kashmir and its tourism industry. For the first time in a decade, Kashmir witnessed as many as 1.8 Lakh tourists in the month of March in 2022, as per Tourism Director GN Itoo. With the rising temperatures elsewhere, more and more tourists are expected to head to Kashmir during this season. Tourism numbers will also be bolstered by the resumption of the Amarnath Yatra. The holy pilgrimage was suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to Coronavirus. The yatra will begin on 30th June and continue for 43 days.

Attacks aimed at crippling Kashmirs economy: Lone

Srinagar 05 Apr: Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday said the spurt in militant attacks in Kashmir was aimed at crippling its economy. The separatist-turned-mainstream leader said tourism and allied sectors in the valley were witnessing a steady growth after a long time, but inimical elements are hell-bent on destroying it. The violence in Kashmir is not only senseless and barbaric but also aimed at economically crippling the Kashmiri economy, Lone said in a statement here.

Delimitation Commission wraps up 2-day visit to J&K

SRINAGAR 05 Apr: The Delimitation Commission of Jammu and Kashmir met with some 400 delegations during its two-day public sittings at Convention Centre, Jammu, and SKICC, Srinagar. In response to the draft delimitation proposal published in Gazette of India (extraordinary) and in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Gazette on 14th March, 2022, about 400 suggestions/representations with 4,000 signatories were received by the commission till 21st of March. The Commission decided to provide personal hearing to all these delegations, both in Jammu as well as Srinagar, so that the public can directly interact with the members of the Commission and present their suggestions before them.

Kashmir traders delegation meets PM; submits memorandum

New Delhi 05 Apr: A traders delegation led by Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) president Sheikh Ashiq on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and submitted a 14-page memorandum, seeking support for revival of the economy of the Valley. The delegation included Hotelier Club president Mushtaq Chaya, JKHARA president Showkat Choudry and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kashmir chapter, president Baldev Singh Rana. The meeting was coordinated by Jammu and Kashmir Waqf chairperson Darakhshan Andrabi.

Panic Grips Choutigam's Kashmiri Pandit Families After Militant Attack

Srinagar 05 Apr: Panic has gripped three Kashmiri Pandit families in Shopian a day after militants shot at and injured a Pandit shopkeeper Bal Krishan near his shop. The Pandit families, who had stayed on in the Valley and did not migrate in the 1990s, have maintained silence and refused to talk to the media for fear of retribution after the attack. 'We are hopeful that locals will safeguard us, like in the past 30 years,' a minority member said, on the condition of anonymity.