April 2022 News

News Briefs for 30 April 2022

No Alternative To Dialogue On Kashmir Issue: Mehbooba

Jammu 29 Apr: Former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that there was no alternative to dialogue with regard to the Kashmir issue. 'The dialogue is the only way forward (indirectly referring to Kashmir) on the basis of the roadmap given by Former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee with the Former Chief Minister of J&K, late Mufti Muhammed Sayeed as there is no alternative to it whether they like it or not,' responded Mehbooba Mufti while speaking to journalists here before leaving for Srinagar.

Power scenario will improve in coming days in J&K: Niteshwar Kumar

Srinagar 29 Apr: Niteshwar Kumar principal secretary to the government of Jammu and Kashmir power development department on Friday said that power scenario will improve in coming days and he was thankful to Union government for providing additional 207 Mega Watt of power. He said that due to increase in demand across the country, they are getting less electricity and it has worsened the situation. I want to thank the Union government for providing us additional 207 MW of power, which will help in improving the situation, he said.

LG Invites Leading Indian Business Families To Invest In J&K

Srinagar 29 Apr: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday invited leading business families of India to invest in Jammu and Kashmir, promising the best facilities to investors among all states and the Union territories across the country "I am appealing all leading family businesses to come and invest in Jammu & Kashmir. I assure that the best facilities among all states and Union territories will be provided to you in J&K," Sinha said. The LG made these remarks during his keynote address at the Moneycontrol PRO`s Indian Family Business Awards 2021 event held in Mumbai on Friday.

3 Army personnel injured in mine blast along LoC in Poonch

Jammu 29 Apr: Three Army personnel were injured in a mine blast during patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmirs Poonch district on Friday, officials said. The injured personnel were taken to a hospital and undergoing treatment. During a routine patrol along the Line of Control in the Krishnaghati Sector, there was a mine blast, a defence spokesman said, adding that three Army personnel were injured in the explosion.

Discussed govt use of sedition & anti-terrorism laws, JK situation: EU representative

New Delhi 29 Apr: EU special representative for human rights Eamon Gilmore said on Friday that in his meetings with the Indian government he has discussed issues such as the use of sedition and anti-terrorism laws, condition of minorities, communal violence and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Gilmore also said that in his meeting with members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) during his India visit, the panels role in relation to Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), detentions, bail, sedition and anti-terrorism laws, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), minorities and individual cases, was discussed. An EU delegation, including Gilmore and EU Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto, called on Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in Delhi on Thursday, a day after it met NHRC chairperson Justice (retd) Arun Kumar Mishra and other members of the panel.