April 2022 News

News Briefs for 07 April 2022

J&K receives investment proposal of Rs 51, 000 crore

New Delhi 06 Apr: (KNS) The Government of India has notified the New Central Sector Scheme for Industrial Development of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) on 19/02/2021 to attract capital investments in J&K with a financial outlay of Rs 28,400 crore (Upto the year 2037). The Scheme provides four types of incentives namely (i) Capital Investment Incentive, (ii) Capital Interest Subvention, (iii) Goods & Services Tax Linked Incentive and (iv) Working Capital Interest Subvention. The Government of Jammu & Kashmir has reported receiving proposals for investments worth approximately Rs.51,000 crore so far.

Panchayati Raj System scripting democratic decentralization of governance in J&K

PRI being trained in digital literacy 06 Apr: (KNS) The resolve of the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to return power to the people of J&K is reciprocated by the people of the UT to turn to democratic decentralisation to achieve better governance and development. To strengthen the grassroots democracy, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) amended the J&K Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 for the first time in October 2020 and paved the way for the creation of District Development Councils (DDC). 27 functions were transferred as per 73rd amendment.

To thwart criminal activities, DC Sgr orders installation of CCTVs outside shops, business establishments

Srinagar 06 Apr: Deputy commissioner Srinagar on Wednesday ordered installation of CCTVs outside shops and other business establishments across the district in order to to deter criminals, anti-social and anti-national elements from committing crimes. According to an order, issued by DC Srinagar, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), in view of prevailing persistent threat, relating to recent increased incidents of selective targeting of the innocent citizens in Jammu and Kashmir by the anti-nationals and subversive elements, which requires, several measures including the use of appropriate technologies to safeguard the life and property. The order reads that the benefits of advancements in technology are being reaped by every sector be it education, investment, management, health or public service and many states/UTs of the Union of India now employ video surveillance as a tool to monitor public movements and to prevent crime and terrorism.

Two AGH, LeT militants killed in Tral gunfight

Srinagar 06 Apr: ANANTNAG Two local militants, one of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and another of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), were killed in an early morning gunfight with government forces in Tral area of South Kashmirs Pulwama district, police said. They have been identified as Umar Nabi Teli @Talha son of Ghulam Nabi Teli resident of Ladoo Khrew and Shafat Muzaffar Sofi @Muavia son of Muzaffar Ahmad Sofi resident of Batagund Tral. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, has said that the two of them were operating from Srinagar recently, before shifting to Tral.

Four Kashmiri Pandits among 14 Hindus killed in Kashmir since August 2019: MHA

New Delhi 06 Apr: Four Kashmiri Pandits among 14 Hindus have been killed by militants in Kashmir since 2019, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Rai also said that 34 people belonging to minority communities were killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir in the last five years., including 11 in 2021. Replying to questions in the upper house, the minister said that after the repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution, 2105 migrants have returned to Kashmir valley for taking up jobs provided under the Prime Ministers Development Package.

HC gives six weeks to govt for identification of illegal foreign immigrants

Jammu 06 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has given six weeks to the government to identify immigrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are illegally staying in the Union Territory. A bench comprising Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi passed the order on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Hunar Gupta seeking deportation of such illegal immigrants. We direct the secretary home, UT of J&K to consider the matter and to evolve a mechanism for the identification of all illegal immigrants and to prepare a list after identifying them.

Lookout notice issued against absconding ex-minister wanted in hawala case

Jammu 06 Apr: Police has issued a lookout notice against absconding former minister Jatinder Singh alias Babu who is wanted for his alleged involvement in a case related to the recent recovery of hawala money meant for subversive activities here, officials said on Wednesday. The officials said the lookout circular was issued against Singh, a resident of Kathua district and Chairman Nature-Mankind Friendly Global Party, who had gone underground after his name surfaced in the investigation of the hawala racket. The step was taken to ensure that he did not flee the country and is brought to book, the officials said.

99 Security Men Killed Since Aug 2019 in Kashmir: GoI

New Delhi 06 Apr: As many as 87 civilians and 99 security personnel have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, as compared to 177 civilians and 406 security personnel in the previous five years, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai informed the Rajya Sabha. The minister said the central government has a policy of zero tolerance against militancy and there has been a substantial decline in militant attacks from 417 in 2018 to 255 in 2019, 244 in 2020 and 229 in 2021. As many as 177 civilians and 406 security personnel were killed from May 2014 to August 4, 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir, while 87 civilians and 99 security personnel were killed from August 5, 2019 to November 2021, he said in a written reply to a question.

2,105 Migrants Returned To Kashmir After Repeal Of Article 370: Centre

New Delhi 06 Apr: After the repeal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, about 2,105 migrants have returned back to Kashmir valley for taking up jobs provided under Prime Minister's Development Package, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question, the Minister said a total of 841 appointments were made in 2020-2021 under Prime Minister's Development Package followed by 1,264 in 2021-2022.

Kashmiri Pandits Stage Protest In Jammu Against Terrorist Attack On Community Member

Jammu 06 Apr: An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits staged a demonstration here on Wednesday, protesting against the recent terrorist attack on a community member in Kashmir Valley. The Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS) said the attack on Bal Krishan Bhat in Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday was orchestrated at the behest of Pakistan to instil fear in Kashmiri Pandits.