April 2022 News

News Briefs for 21 April 2022

Al-Badr Member Declared Terrorist

New Delhi 20 Apr: The Centre designated Al Badr member Arjumand Gulzar Dar alias Hamza Burhan as terrorist for his involvement in a series of militant acts in Jammu and Kashmir. According to a Gazette notification issued on Tuesday by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Arjumand Gulzar Dar alias Hamza Burhan alias Doctor went to Pakistan on valid documents where he joined Al Badr. He has been an active terrorist and commander of Al Badr, and since then and currently has been operating from Pakistan, said the Gazette notification.

High Alert In Jammu Ahead Of PM Modi`s Visit

Srinagar 20 Apr: The Security has been beefed up across Jammu and Kashmir, especially the winter capital in an attempt to thwart any subversive activities or untoward incidents in the run-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modis one day visit to the Union Territory on April 24. Police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in strength and are conducting random checking of vehicles at hundreds of places in J&K, a senior police officer said. Special checking points have been set up at various places in Jammu region including entry and exit points as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

300 additional companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed in Valley for Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar 20 Apr: Amid five five-tier security cover, at least 300 additional companies of security forces will be deployed for the peaceful conduct of annual Amarnath Yatra commencing on June 30 this year, officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs said Wednesday. The top brass of security has ensured deployment of forces in various layers while pilgrims will be provided with wrist bands fitted with microchips, as part of the renewed security measure. Officials in the MHA said that at least 300 additional companies will be deployed for the incident-free pilgrimage.

Setback to Apni Party in Jammu, state womens president, several leaders resign

Jammu 20 Apr: In a major setback to Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party, its womens wing state president Namrata Sharma and several of her women colleagues resigned from the party on Wednesday minutes after the party announced the immediate suspension of the state women president and the provincial committee on the recommendations of the disciplinary committee. The dramatic turn of events unfolded within days after the party president and former minister Altaf Bukhari held a series of public meetings in Samba, Kathua and Jammu in an attempt to strengthen the party. My whole team has tendered resignation from the party on April 18 to protest ignoring of Jammu leadership and unnecessary curbs to stop us from raising the public issues like the demand for restoration of statehood before assembly elections and holiday on account of the last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singhs birthday, Sharma told reporters here.

Three Coaches Of First Electric Train Reach Kashmir

Srinagar 20 Apr: Three coaches of the first electric train have reached Kashmir, and the rest seven would be arriving by the next month, officials revealed on Wednesday. Chief Area Manager, (CAM) Kashmir, Northern Railways Sakib Yousuf told Rising Kashmir that three coaches of a first electric train have reached Budgam station. 'Fourth coach is on its way to Kashmir from Udhampur railway station and will arrive within two days. Rest couches will be arriving by the end of next month,' he said.