April 2022 News

News Briefs for 10 April 2022

13 arrested for sloganeering, hooliganism at Jamia Masjid Srinagar: Police

Srinagar 09 Apr: Srinagar police on Saturday said that it arrested thirteen accused person for sloganeering and hooliganism in and around Jamia Masjid Srinagar on Friday. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) a police spokesperson said that till now thirteen accused persons have been arrested in a case related to hooliganism and sloganeering. The statement reads that yesterday afternoon, there were Friday prayers in Jamia masjid wherein huge number of gathering took place, around twenty four thousand persons attended the prayers, which is among largest in recent history.

Darakshan Andrabi thanks GOI, PM on getting MoS status

Srinagar Apr 09 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board chairperson Darakshan Andrabi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on getting MoS status. Talking to reporters, Darakshan said that prime Minister always has in his heart how the people of Jammu and Kashmir can benefit and prosper. The recent meeting with prime minister was about how the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially those from the business community or tourism is being looked at, Darakshan said.

LeT militant killed in Anantnag encounter, another gunfight underway in Kulgam: Police

Srinagar 09 Apr: A militant of LeT outfit has been killed in Anantnag encounter, while another encounter was going on in DH Pora area of Kulgam, police said here. An official said that an encounter broke out in Sirhama village of Anantnag following inputs about the presence of militants in the area. He said that in the ensuing encounter one militant of LeT outfit was killed, while searches were going on.

LeT commander killed in Bijbehara gunfight: Police

Bijbehara 09 Apr: Police said that they killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander, active since a year now, in a gunfight here in south Kashmirs Anantnag district. The slain militant was identified as Nisar Ahmad Dar, alias Musaib, son of Ghulam Hassan Dar, a resident of Redwini Bala area of Kulgam district. He was active since April 2021 and was a categorized militant, involved in killing of civilians and non-local labourers, a police official said.

Doors of NC open for those who want to strengthen pluralistic, united J&K: Farooq

Jammu 09 Apr: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said the doors of his party are open for those who want to strengthen the idea of a pluralistic, democratic, progressive and united Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah was speaking at a function here to welcome new entrants into the party-fold from the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Among those who joined the party were former government officials Raghubir Singh Manhas, D B Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma, former sarpanch Charan Singh and former soldier Sanjeev Singh from the Nowshera area of Rajouri and prominent social activist Mumtaz Shah from Surankote in Poonch, an NC spokesperson said.

J&K witnessing golden period as 80 lakh tourists visit in last six months: LG

Srinagar 09 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a golden period as 80 lakh tourists visited the Union Territory in the last few months, a record in the last 15 to 20 years, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said here on Saturday. He also highlighted several initiatives of the government to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir. I think this is the golden period for Jammu and Kashmir in which all the records of the last 15-20 years have been broken.

Kargil hill council chairman likely to face no confidence motion; GCM postponed

Kargil 09 Apr: The scheduled general council meeting of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)-Kargil was postponed here on Saturday by its CEO, amid indications that a no-trust vote against Council chairman and National Conference leader Feroz Ahmad Khan could be on the cards. In his order, chief executive officer Santosh Sukhdeve said six councillors each of the BJP and the Congress have intimated separately withdrawal of their support from the present dispensation and it would not be appropriate to go ahead with the GCM till the position of all the councillors is cleared. The LAHDC-Kargil plunged into crisis last week when the BJP announced rescinding support to Khan, the chief executive councillor who, however, denied any threat to his chair by claiming the backing of the required 16 members in the 30-member house.

Absconding Ex-Minister Babu Singh Arrested

Jammu 09 Apr: Former Jammu and Kashmir minister Jatinder Singh alias `Babu Singh`, the main accused in a case related to the recent recovery of Hawala money meant for subversive activities, was arrested from Kathua district on Saturday, a police officer said. Singh was at large since March 31 after police busted a Hawala racket here and issued a lookout notice for him on April 6. "He (the former minister) was arrested from Kathua district and is being brought to Jammu for questioning," Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Chandan Kohli, told PTI.

BJP Trying To Damage Jammu And Kashmir's Economy: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar 09 Apr: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti said that the BJP has been trying to destroy the economy of Jammu and Kashmir for the last three years while Prime Minister Narendra Modi is watching. Mufti was speaking to mediapersons after visiting the home of a recently martyred Jammu Kashmir policeman in Handwara, where she offered condolences to the slain cop's family.