April 2022 News

News Briefs for 14 April 2022

11 Booked Under PSA In North Kashmir's Bandipora

Srinagar 13 Apr: Police have booked at least eleven persons including a senior separatist leader Abdul Samad Inqulabi under stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) in north Kashmiri's Bandipora district. Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported that the accused were allegedly involved in 'unlawful and subversive' activities and were slapped with PSA and subsequently shifted to different jails.

Major Boost for Apni Party in Kulgam as Sajjad Noorabadi joined the Party Fold

Srinagar April 13 13 Apr: ( KNS ) Apni Party witnessed a major boost today as Sajjad Noorabadi a prominent Youth icon from South Kashmir`s Kulgam District joined the party fold in presence of Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari at its party office M2 Church Lane Sonwar Srinagar. Sajjad has initially contested 2019 Lok Sabha Election from Srinagar Parliamentary constituency Unsuccessfully and was working as General Secretary Threek-e- Insaaf Jammu and Kashmir. Besides Bukhari, the joining took place in presence of Chief Coordinator and District President Kulgam Abdul Majeed Padder and District President Pulwama Ghulam Mohammad Mir.

Man injured in Kulgam militant attack, succumbs at hospital: Police

Srinagar 13 Apr: A man, who was injured after being shot at by militants in Kakran area of Kulgam district on Wednesday evening, succumbed to his injuries during treatment at the hospital, police said here. An official said that the militants fired upon a civilian namely Satish Kumar Singh son of Surinder Kumar Singh of Kakran and driver by profession. He said that the injured was shifted to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries during the treatment.

Return of KPs back to Kashmir high on NC agenda: Gupta

Jammu Apr 13 13 Apr: (KNS) A day long convention of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Minority Cell was held today at Sher e Kashmir Bhawan, Jammu under the chairmanship of party`s Provincial President Jammu Rattan Lal Gupta. The meet was organized by Jatin Bhat. Addressing a day long convention Rattan Lal Gupta said that the issues confronting the displaced Kashmiri Pandits need to be addressed on priority.

Tarrigami condemns killing of civilian in Kulgam

Srinagar 13 Apr: CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of civilian in Kakran village of Kulgam district. In a statement to Kashmir News Service (KNS) Taragami expressed his anguish and resentment over the killing of Satish Kumar Singh, a driver by profession by militants. Terming the killing unfortunate, Taragami said, killing of innocent civilian is like killing the entire humanity.

J&K Slips To 32nd Slot In NITI Aayogs Energy & Climate Index

Srinagar 13 Apr: Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory figures at the bottom in the NITI Aayog`s State Energy and Climate Index (SECI), which was released on Monday. A cursory look at the report titled- State Energy and Climate Index- reveals that with an overall score of 29.3, Jammu & Kashmir is placed at 32nd spot among states and UTs. In the category of UTs, the report reveals that J&K figures at 6th rank.

Indian Troops In Full Control Of LOC: Senior Army Officer

Srinagar 13 Apr: A senior army officer on Wednesday said that the change of guard in Pakistan is an internal matter of that country, asserting that the Indian troops are in full control to ensure no infiltration takes place. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Rajouri district, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of army`s Jammu-based 16 Corps, also known as White Knight Corps, Lt General Manjinder Singh also said that the army is fully prepared to tackle any type of situation along the Line of Control (LoC) as Pakistan is continuously making attempts to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir. Change of guard in Pakistan is its internal matter, while the situation along the LoC is a different thing, he said, while responding to a question on the recent change of guard in Pakistan where Shahbaz Shareef has replaced Imran Khan, who was removed from office through a no-confidence vote, as new prime minister.

SIA To Probe Hawala Case Involving Ex-J&K Minister

Srinagar 13 Apr: Congress government in 2002-2005 and now is the chairman of an organisation `Nature-Mankind Friendly Global Party`. Mohammad Shareef Shah, a resident of south Kashmir`s Kokernag, was arrested with the hawala money on March 31 from the Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu and his questioning revealed that he was tasked by Singh, a resident of Kathua district, to collect the money from Srinagar. Three persons -- Sidhant Sharma of Kathua and S Gurdev Singh and Mohd Shrief Sartaj of Jammu -- have also been detained for questioning in connection with the case, police said.

Security Forces Thwart Terror Attack In Doda; IED Recovered

Srinagar 13 Apr: Security forces on Wednesday foiled a terrorist attempt to target forces in the Ghat area of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir. As per sources, a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on Doda Ghata road was recovered by armed forces. Reportedly, the IED was hidden inside a polythene bag. The explosive has been diffused and a probe has been launched.

Vacation Of Migrant Property: HC Directs Govt To File Response

Srinagar 13 Apr: The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Wednesday directed the government to file response to a plea, seeking vacation of migrant property from security forces, clearly indicating the time frame within which they intend to vacate the building. The Court of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal directed the Principal Secretary to the government, Home Department, Secretary to the government, Department of Disaster Management and Relief and Inspector General of Police, CRPF, North zone, Kashmir, to file their response to the plea clearly indicating as to what they plan to do with the house in question.