May 2022 News

News Briefs for 21 May 2022

Dr. Farooq and Mehbooba Mufti expert in shedding crocodile tears : Vakil

Babareshi May 20 (KNS) 20 May: Sr. Vice President J&K Peoples Conference and Former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil today lambasting at NC and PDP leadership and said both these opportunistic political parties can go to any extent for the sake of power. This all is evident that whenever NC and PDP are out of power they make every effort to play with the sentiments of the people simply for lust of power and when they are in power they totally forget the promises made to the people and on the other hand they inflict more miseries and atrocities on the people. It is high time that people must ignore and shunt out both these parties from the future of Kashmir, Vakil added.

Infiltration attempt foiled in Kupwara`s Karna sector, one militant killed; arms, drugs recovered, operation on

Peerzada Sayeed Srinagar May 20 May: Army on Friday claimed to have killed a militant while thwarting an attempt to infiltrate the Line of Control in Karnah area of ? ?North Kashmir`s Kupwara district. Sources said that the militants tried to infiltrate the Darshan sector of Karnah on Friday morning, after which the diligent soldiers stationed there detected the infiltration attempt using effective Surveillance grid.

J&K Delimitation Commissions order takes effect from today

Srinagar 20 May: The delimitation commission award, redefining electoral map of Jammu and Kashmir has come into effect on Friday after the legislative department of ministry of Law and Justice issued a gazette notification. According to the notification, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), the order of delimitation commission came into effect from today under Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. lIn exercise of the powers conferred by sub-sections (2) and (3) of section 62 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (34 of 2019), the Central Government hereby appoints the 20th day of May, 2022, as the date on which the orders of the Delimitation Commission, Order No. 1, dated the 14th March, 2022 and Order No.

We are committed to political empowerment of the J&K people: Syed Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar May 20 (KNS) 20 May: In an extraordinary meeting Jammu Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) on Friday decided to kick off public outreach and party membership campaign across the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir. According to a press statement issued here, JKAP held a meeting at party headquarters in Srinagar on Friday. The meeting was presided over by the party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari.

Administration needs to develop, evolve and equip itself to fulfill peoples aspirations: LG

SRINAGAR 20 May: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today interacted with the applicants of Jammu Kashmir Integrated Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (JKIGRAMS) and addressed their grievances during LGs Mulaqaat- Live Public Grievance Hearing programme, at the Civil Secretariat. The Lt Governor also gave on-spot directions for resolving the grievances of several applicants. Emphasizing that administration being a service provider needs to develop, evolve and equip itself to fulfill peoples aspirations, the Lt Governor directed officials to ensure effective and efficient response mechanism to serve people with total integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty.

One labourer dead, nine trapped as tunnel caves in at Ramsu

Srinagar 20 May: The body of a labourer has been retrieved from the site of a tunnel cave-in along NH-44, while no contact could yet be established with the remaining nine labourers trapped inside the tunnel. The cave-in took place some 30 to 40 meters inside an under-construction tunnel (T3) near Khooni Nallah of Makerkote in Ramsu in Ramban district along the national highway. The tunnel is being constructed to bypass the landslide and shooting stones-prone Panthal area.

CBI questions Haseeb Drabu in J&K Bank corruption case

New Delhi 20 May: The CBI on Friday questioned former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu for alleged corruption in the purchase of a building for Jammu and Kashmir Banks integrated office in Mumbais Bandra Kurla complex when he was the chairman of the bank, officials said. Drabu was booked by the CBI in its FIR following a reference from the Jammu and Kashmir government, they said. He was questioned in Srinagar, they said.

India slams Pak for unwarranted remarks after FM Bilawal rakes up Kashmir at UNSC

United Nations 20 May: India on Friday slammed Pakistan for making unwarranted remarks on Jammu and Kashmir, saying comments made by its Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the UN Security Council are a pavlovian response aimed to misuse any forum and every topic to propagate false and malicious propaganda against New Delhi. Indias response came after Bilawal raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, the abrogation of Article 370 and the recent order by the Delimitation Commission during his remarks at the Council debate. Pakistan Representative made unwarranted remarks, which symbolises nothing but a pavlovian response aimed to misuse any forum, and every topic, to propagate false and malicious propaganda against my country, Counsellor in Indias Permanent Mission to the UN Rajesh Parihar said.

Kashmiri Pandit employees ready to leave Kashmir due to fear: Omar

Jammu 20 May: Asserting that tourism activity and the number of flights to Kashmir cannot be considered as signs of normalcy, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said the security situation was getting worse day by day. Abdullah, the National Conference vice president, said the state of fear was such that Kashmiri Pandit employees were ready to leave their jobs and run away from Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing protests by Kashmiri Pandits since the killing of community member and government employee Rahul Bhat by militants inside his office in Budgams Chadoora on May 12.