10 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 10 July 2022

Hopes Of Finding Survivors In Amarnath Flash Floods Fading

Srinagar , July 10 : Hopes of finding those missing in the Amarnath flash floods alive are fading by the hour even as the rescuers are making last-ditch efforts to look for any survivor and the Army has pressed heavy machinery into service to restore the track to the holy cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said on Sunday. "The rescue operations are going on as personnel from various agencies are clearing the debris in the hope of finding any survivor," a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) official said. He said most of the debris clearance is being done at the areas pointed at by sniffer dogs.

Uncertainty Prevails In J&K Cong As It Awaits New President

Jammu , July 10 : Uncertainty prevailed over the appointment of new Jammu and Kashmir Congress president with party leaders here Sunday expressing reservations against the reported finalisation of the name of a former MLA for the post though there was no official announcement. A section of the media has reported that a junior leader has been finalised by the Congress leadership in New Delhi after Gulam Ahmed Mir relinquished the post Wednesday. Former minister and senior Congress leader G M Saroori told reporters here Sunday the name being reported by the media is "not acceptable to us".

Efforts being made to resume Amarnath Yatra: LG Sinha

Pahalgam , July 10 : Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that efforts are being to resume the Amarnaath Yatra which was suspended on Friday after a cloudburst hit lower Amarnath cave, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 40 people. LG Sinha while talking to reporters after visiting Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam said that efforts are being made to resume the Yatra as the restoration work on route was going on. "Pilgrims should come, we will provide them with all necessary facilities.

J&K PHQ accords sanction for attachment of properties used for militant activities

Srinagar , July 10 : Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters has accorded sanction for the attachment of 04 residential houses and seizure of 03 vehicles used for providing assistance in militant activities. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), under different PHQ orders sanction was accorded for the attachment of four residential houses which were involved in harbouring and providing assistance to carry out militant activities. The statement reads that sanctions were also accorded for the seizure of three vehicles including one two wheeler used for unlawful activities.

700 local youths recruited by terror groups in J&K in 4 yrs

New Delhi , July 10 : Terrorist groups recruited 700 Jammu and Kashmir youths into their fold in the last four years, while 141 terrorists, the majority of them foreigners, are currently active in the union territory, officials said. The presence of a large number of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir indicates unabated infiltration from terror launch pads across the border. According to Union Ministry of Home Affairs statistics, a total of 82 foreign terrorists were operating in Jammu and Kashmir as on July 5, 2022, while there were 59 active local terrorists.

PM Shehbaz Sharif appreciates Iranís support on Kashmir

Islamabad , July 10 : Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has appreciated Tehranís support on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, especially from the Supreme Leader of Iran, ARY News reported on Sunday. According to details, the prime minister held a telephonic conversation with President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi and exchanged Eid greetings besides discussing bilateral relations.