June 2022 News

News Briefs for 24 June 2022

Ending Terrorism Is Only Way For Pakistan To Help Kashmiris: India

New Delhi 23 Jun: India has said that the only thing Pakistan can do to help the people of Kashmir is to stop terrorism. 'The only contribution that Pakistan can make is to stop state-sponsored terrorism,' Nitish Birdi, the Minister in India's UN Mission, said on Tuesday replying to the Pakistani envoy's comment about Kashmiris needing UN humanitarian aid.

Pay Money To Get Power, No More Free Electricity Now: LG Sinha

Srinagar 23 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir's Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday said that electricity won't be given to people without paying for it and those who won't pay money for power, won't get the electricity. 'Centre doesn't provide us free electricity. There is a huge power debt left by the previous regimes. We have improved the distribution system and will provide better power to people. But power won't be free anymore,' news agency KNO quoted the LG as having said.

Aadhaar linked birth registration to be fully implemented in J&K: Pr. Sec Health

SRINAGAR 23 Jun: Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi and Deputy Director General, Unique Identification Authority India (UIDAI), Bhawna Garg today jointly chaired a meeting at Civil Secretariat here to discuss the Issues of Aadhaar Linked Birth Registration (ALBR) in Hospitals through Civil Registration System (CRS) in Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Information Technology, Principal GMC Srinagar, Additional Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Project Manager, UIDAI, Srinagar, Director, Health Services, Kashmir, OSD, Health & Medical Education Department. Director, Census Operations, J&K, Director General, Economics & Statistics, J&K, Director General, Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization, Principal GMC Jammu/Anantnag/Baramulla/ Rajouri/Doda/Kathua, Director Health Services Jammu and other officers attended the meeting through video conferencing.

News portal handler booked for spreading fake news: Police

Srinagar 23 Jun: Jammu and Kashmir police has booked a news portal in Shopian district for spreading fake news on social media regarding an encounter in Lolab area of Kupwara district. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Shopian police registered FIR No. 43/2022 U/s 153 and 505(1)b against the handler of Facebook news portal The Real Kashmir News for spreading fake and baseless news with the intention to mislead the general public about the Chandigam Lolab encounter.

NIA raids 11 locations in Kashmir, arrests one militant in TRF conspiracy case

Srinagar 23 Jun: National Investigation Agency on Wednesday conducted raids at 11 locations in several districts of the Kashmir Valley and arrested a militant in TRF conspiracy case. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), NIA conducted searches at 11 locations in Srinagar, Kulgam, Pulwama and Ganderbal district and arrested a militant in TRF conspiracy case. The statement reads that the case relates to activities of The Resistance Front (TRF), an offshoot of LeT and its self-styled commander Sajjad Gul, who has been actively radicalising, motivating and recruiting youth of J&K to undertake violent activities in J&K and other parts of India.

Tourist Influx Has Caused Great Damage In Himalayan States

New Delhi 23 Jun: The barely 10 sq kms Leh town saw a total of 20,918 quintals waste - both biodegradable and non-biodegradable - generated in just 11 months from June 2021 till April 2022. However, of that, only 1,387 quintal waste - plastic bottles, multi-layer plastics, cardboards, tin, etc. - were sold for reuse while 19,531 quintal waste was deposited at the municipal processing site.

Horse-trading not new to politics, BJP repeating Congresss mistakes: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar 23 Jun: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday said horse-trading is not new in Indian politics and the Congress mistakes while in power at the Centre is being repeated by the BJP. This is nothing new. Misuse of Rajbhawan, turncoats, horsetrading of MLAs.

J&K Assembly to miss Presidential polls for 2nd time in history

New Delhi 23 Jun: As India elects its next president on July 18, the Legislative Assembly of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will not be a part of the exercise for the second time in the history of the election to the top constitutional post. There have been precedents of legislative assemblies of states not being part of the presidential polls on account of their dissolution, the first such instance being of Gujarat in 1974. The assemblies of Assam, Nagaland and Jammu and Kashmir too could not participate in subsequent elections on account of dissolution.

No successful infiltration in Keran village in over a year: Army officer

Keran 23 Jun: No infiltration attempt was successful along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwaras Keran village in over a year as there is multi-tier deployment of troops and surveillance equipment to maintain vigil, a senior Army officer said here. Troops deployed along the LoC in the sector have intercepted militants twice in over a year, Brigadier Tapas Misra of the 268 Infantry Brigade said during an interaction with the media here. The 268 Infantry Brigade is headquartered at Pharkian.