April 2022 News

News Briefs for 19 April 2022

J&K Govt Fails To Protect Hindu Minority Properties In Kashmir

New Delhi 18 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir administration revenue department has failed to protect the temple properties and has been unable to vacate the temple properties premises which have been leased out by the respective managements illegally for personal favours, said Satish Mahaldar, Chairman, Reconciliation, Return and Rehabilitation of Migrants.

Newly joined LeT militant arrested in Bandipora: Police

Bandipora Apr 18 (KNS) 18 Apr: Bandipora police on Monday claimed to have arrested a militant of LeT outfit from Lawaypora area of Bandipora district. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), yesterday Bandipora police received a specific input regarding the presence of recently joined LeT (TRF) militant in the orchards of Lawaypora Bandipora . The statement reads that acting on this information a joint CASO was launched by Bandipora police, 14 RR & 3Bn CRPF and one youth namely Amir Tariq khan alias Waleed son of Tariq Ahmad Khan of Lawaypora was arrested.

Poppy cultivation on 3 kanals of land destroyed by Srinagar Police

Srinagar 18 Apr: Srinagar police on Monday destroyed poppy cultivation on 3 kanals of land at Bongam area of Khunmoh. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), today afternoon an information was recieved from a diligent citizen about illegal cultivation of Poppy (opium plant) at Bongam. The statement reads that accordingly a police party consisting of personnel from Police post Khunmoh, SDPO Column and Panthachowk Police station alongwith revenue officials, led by SHO Panthachowk and Incharge Khunmoh post reached to the spot and destroyed the illegally cultivated Poppy on a field measuring about 03 Kanals of land there.

Railway cop killed, another injured in militant attack in Pulwama

Srinagar 18 Apr: A Railway police personnel was killed while another was injured after being fired upon by militants in Kakapora area of Pulwama district on Monday evening, police said here. An official said that militants upon Railway Protection Force personnel in Kakapora area, resulting in injuries to two personnel. He said that the injured personnel were immediately evacuated to hospital, where one of the them succumbed to injuries.

PM Modi To List Out Achievements Post Art-370 in J&K

Srinagar 18 Apr: In his first ever visit to Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019; Prime Minister Narendra Modi will list out achievements made in the erstwhile state after its semi-autonomous status was revoked by New Delhi, much to the disappointment of people and J&K political parties. The PMs visit to Palli in Jammu division on April 24 is also expected to witnesses some inaugurations and announcements of developmental projects. Pertinently, this will be Modi`s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since Article-370 was abrogated and the erstwhile state was bifurcated into two Union Territories.

Govt declares JeM commander Nengroo as a designated terrorist

New Delhi 18 Apr: Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, a commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), was designated as a terrorist by the Centre on Monday for his involvement in various militancy incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. Nengroo is the fifth individual to have been designated as a militant by the Centre in the last fortnight. In a notification, the Union home ministry said Nengroo has been involved in the infiltration of militants into Jammu and Kashmir and has also been responsible for perpetrating various militancy incidents.

Militant associate arrested in Kupwara, arms recovered

Srinagar 18 Apr: A militant associate was arrested in Kupwara district, police said on Monday. Arms and ammunition including a Chinese Pistol, two pistol magazines, 13 live rounds of nine mm and a mobile phone were recovered from his possession, a police official said The official said that at a checkpoint established at Sonmullah crossing in Handwara on Sunday, security forces intercepted the militant associate, who on seeing a joint naka party, tried to flee. However, the forces apprehended him, he said.

Mufti meets Sonia in Delhi

New Delhi 18 Apr: PDP president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti met Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at the latters residence here on Monday. Mufti spent some time with Gandhi and is learnt to have discussed the current political situation in the country with the Congress president. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader has said it is the Congress that has kept the country safe so far, alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to create more Pakistans.

Two Pak militants killed in Srinagar encounter carried Adhaar card to camouflage identity

Srinagar 18 Apr: With militant groups misusing Aadhaar card to camouflage the identity of their Pakistani cadres, Police will request the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to strengthen safety features of the biometric ID, officials have said. The police force will also pitch for devising a mechanism for getting real-time information on an Aadhaar card being misused by militants. The misuse of the biometric ID came to light following the recent killing of two Pakistani militants in Bishembhar Nagar, adjacent to the Dal Lake, in Srinagar.

J&K`s Debt Pile Grows To Rs 83,536 Crore: CAG

Srinagar 18 Apr: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has pulled up Jammu and Kashmir government for its debt situation, stating that the union territory`s overall debt has gone up to Rs 83,536 crore by October 2019. The CAG expressed concern over J-K government`s action of using borrowed funds for meeting current consumption and repayment of interest on outstanding loans. ``Using borrowed funds for meeting current consumption and repayment of interest on outstanding loans is not sustainable,`` it said, stressing that borrowed funds should ideally be used to fund capital creation and developmental activities.

Imran Khan's Party Picks New 'premier' Of Pak-occupied Kashmir, India Rejects Elections

Islamabad 18 Apr: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's regional president Sardar Tanveer Ilyas was on Monday elected as new 'premier' of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in an election boycotted by the Opposition. Khan nominated Ilyas as the party's candidate after his hand-picked 'premier' Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi resigned on Thursday following a revolt in the ruling party against him. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) jointly fielded Chaudhry Yasin against Ilyas.