May 2022 News

J&K Briefs for May 01, 2022 08:25 AM

DGP sanctions retirement gift of Rs 2.58 Cr. in favour of 258 retiring Police officer/officials

Jammu April 30 (KNS) 30 Apr: As a token of appreciation of their services to the department, the Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh has sanctioned retirement gift of rupees 2.58 crore in favour of 258 Police officers/official who are retiring from active services after attaining superannuation or taking voluntary retirement today. Vide PHQ J&K Order No. 1464 of 2022 retirement gift of rupees one lakh each was sanctioned in favour of 11 Gazetted officers, 209 Non-gazetted officers, 31 lower subordinates, and seven followers.

May Day: Welfare of fixed income groups, daily wagers, unorganised labour, high on NC agenda: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar 30 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah in his message on Labour Day (May Day) saluted the determination and hard work of countless workers who play a big role in the development of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh saying that the party will continue to work for the welfare of fixed income groups and daily wagers including artisans. Appreciating the toil of workers from organized as well unorganized sector, Dr Farooq, in a statement said, When we celebrate May 1st as International Labour Day around the globe, for us its a day of remembrance of the indigenous struggle of our own people at Zaldagar, and silk factory against the unjust system. I take this opportunity and pay glowing tributes to the martyrs of the Zaldagar massacre.

April Records 14 Encounters: 23 Militants, 2 Soldiers Killed

Srinagar 30 Apr: Jammu and Kashmir reported 14 encounters in the month of April in which 23 militants were killed. As per the data of the 14 encounters, 13 were reported in Kashmir division and one in Jammu division. Data states that 64 militants were killed in J&K this year so far and among them two were killed in Jammu division and 62 in Kashmir division.

High prices, cripped economy drain shopping spirit this Eid in Kashmir

Srinagar 30 Apr: Markets across Kashmir lacked the usual buzz ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr this year, with people citing inflation and back-to-back lockdowns as reasons that have broken the back of poor and middle class people. Shopkeepers said that after two-three years they were expecting huge rush and good sales ahead of Eid but due to inflation people are unable to buy much this year. Javaid Ahmad, a shopkeeper from Lal Chowk in Anantnag, who deals in readymade garments, said that the market is down and most visitors just come to buy items they require in day-to-day life, nothing else.

Jamia Masjid Srinagar requested to hold Eid prayers at 7am

Srinagar 30 Apr: Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar has been requested to schedule Eid prayers at 7am in order to handle situation efficiently after civil and police administration held a meeting withe the Auqaf committee. An official said that Civil and Police Administration had a meeting with the Anjuman-e-Auqaaf Jamia Masjid Nowhatta Srinagar today regarding conduct of Eid Ul Fitr prayers. He said that among addressing other issues, the committee has been requested to schedule the prayers at 7:00 am on the day of Eid to handle the situation efficiently in case of any Law & Order problems and to ensure public safety and security.

Allow panchs, sarpanchs to visit families on Eid: Omar

Srinagar 30 Apr: National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Saturday said the government should allow the sarpanchs and panchs who are lodged in secure accommodations to meet their families on Eid-ul-Fitr. These are the kinds of messages Im receiving these days. Panch & Sarpanch held against their will by the police and not even being allowed to offer Friday prayers.

Policeman killed, five others injured in two separate blasts in Pakistans KPK

Peshawar 30 Apr: A policeman has been killed and five others injured in two separate blasts in Pakistans restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said on Saturday. A police constable was killed and another was injured when an improvised explosive device detonated close to the main gate of Nisatta police station in Charsadda district on Friday night, district police officer Suhail Khalid said. The injured policeman was shifted to the district headquarters hospital.

62 Terrorists Killed In 4 Months In Kashmir, Anti-terrorists Ops To Continue: Police

Srinagar 30 Apr: As many as 62 terrorists including 15 foreigners were killed during anti-terrorists operations in Kashmir so far this year, while April witnessed 13 encounters in Valley during which 21 terrorists and 2 soldiers were killed, officials said. A top police official told Rising Kashmir that 62 terrorists which included 15 foreigners were killed in the first four months this year in 42 operations.