News Briefs for 24 June 2022
Ending Terrorism Is Only Way For Pakistan To Help Kashmiris: IndiaNew 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 SinhaSrinagar 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 HealthSRINAGAR 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: PoliceSrinagar 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 caseSrinagar 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 StatesNew 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 AbdullahSrinagar 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
J&K Assembly to miss Presidential polls for 2nd time in historyNew 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 officerKeran 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.