April 2022 News

News Briefs for 18 April 2022

Apni Party wants to make J&K a model State: Altaf Bukhari

DOMANA 17 Apr: Condemning the divisive elements in society creating differences among the people, Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Sunday said Apni Party wants to make Jammu and Kashmir a model State with respect to its culture, development, amenities and communal brotherhood. Addressing a huge gathering at Machine Domana which was organized by SC State Coordinator Bodh Raj Bhagat and District Jammu Rural - President Pushap Dev Kumar Uppal, Altaf Bukhari said that Apni Party has come with a new thought to make J&K a model State where the cultural values, development, amenity, equality and brotherhood would be promoted. The politics of traditional political parties like BJP, Congress Party, NC and PDP have always played divisive politics to garner votes from the people with the communal and regional approach which is dangerous for J&K, he said.

Militant associate held in Handwara, arms and ammo recovered: Police

Srinagar 17 Apr: Police along with security forces arrested a militant associate in Handwara area of Kupwara district along with arms & ammunition on Saturday. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Police along with 15RR at a checkpoint established at Sonmullah Crossing intercepted a suspicious person who on seeing joint naka party tried to flee from the spot but the alert party apprehended him tactfully. He has been identified as Bashir Ahmad Kumar son of Ab Raheem Kumar of Lilum Vilgam, reads the statement.

NIA, SIA Raid Jailed Journos Office, House in Srinagar

Srinagar 17 Apr: FIR No. 70/2020 of PS Safakadal Srinagar, FIR No. 06/2021 of PS Imamsahib, Shopian & FIR No.

Promising Future Awaits J&K: LG Sinha

Jammu 17 Apr: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said various new initiatives taken by the Jammu and Kashmir administration have given wings to common man`s dream and promising future awaits the Union Territory. Sinha called upon the people to play their important role and complement government`s efforts toward building a developed and prosperous new Jammu and Kashmir. Various new initiatives have given wings to a common man`s dreams.

Kashmir University PhD scholar arrested for highly provocative and seditious magazine article

Srinagar 17 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir State Investigation Agency (SIA) on Sunday arrested a PhD scholar of the University of Kashmir for a highly provocative and seditious article in an online magazine, an official said. Abdul Aala Fazili was arrested from his Humhama residence as the SIA conducted searches at several locations in the city as part of its crackdown on terror and anti-national networks, the official said. The SIA, assigned with the duty of investigation and prosecution of terror-related cases, carried out the searches in connection with an FIR registered under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the IPC against Fazili and the editor and other associates of monthly digital magazine The Kashmir Walla, the official said.

Security reviewed in Kathua ahead of PMs visit

Jammu 17 Apr: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis upcoming visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the police authorities in Kathua district on Saturday reviewed the security situation and called for strengthening of the border and national highway security grid to rule out any subversive activities, officials said. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kathua, R C Kotwal chaired the meeting at district police lines Kathua, which was among others attended by additional Superintendent of police Suresh Kumar Chib, Deputy Superintendents of Police, all Sub-divisional police officers, Station House Officers and incharge police posts and border police posts, a police spokesman said. The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Palli village of nearby Samba district on National Panchayat Day on April 24 to address a public meeting which is likely to be attended by over 30,000 panchayat members from across the Union Territory.

Shehbaz Sharif pitches for meaningful India-Pakistan engagement

New Delhi 17 Apr: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, pitching for meaningful engagement between the two countries, people familiar with the development said on Sunday. Sharifs communication on Saturday came in response to a letter sent by Modi to the Pakistani leader congratulating him on becoming the prime minister, they said. In his letter a few days ago, Modi conveyed to Sharif that India desired constructive ties with Pakistan.

Militants in J&K Go `Hi-Tech` To Escape Cordons

Srinagar 17 Apr: Fifteen signatures of Iridium satellite phones, used by the US-led allied forces in Afghanistan, and Wi-Fi-enabled thermal imagery devices that help a militant to escape security cordons especially during night have been found in the militancy-hit Kashmir valley, officials here said on Sunday. They said some of the signatures of Iridium satellite phones have been found in cyber space since February. It started from North Kashmir and now there have been some spots in parts of South Kashmir as well, they said.