19 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 19 July 2022

Yasin Malik Deserves Fair Trial: Sajad Lone

Srinagar , July 19 : Days after Rubaiya Sayeed, sister of Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti identified Yasin Malik as her abductor in 1989, Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone on Tuesday said that Malik deserves a fair trial. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a party function here, Lone said that Malik deserves a fair trial. He should be given a fair trial.

Conducting J&K Assembly polls Election Commissions prerogative: GoI

New Delhi , July 19 : Conducting Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir is the prerogative of the Election Commission (EC) and the poll body has initiated the process to revise the electoral rolls there, the Centre informed Parliament on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said this in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on when the situation in Kashmir would be brought to normal so that the democratic process can be started in the valley. "The Election Commission of India has initiated revision of electoral rolls of voters of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

LeT module brings 4 militants from Kashmir to Pir Panjal in Jammu: Police

Jammu , July 19 : A Lashkar-e-Taiba module has brought four of its militants to the Pir-Panjal belt of Jammu region from Kashmir, prompting the police and security agencies to send teams to hunt them down, officials said on Tuesday. The security forces unearthed this information while interrogating the members of the twin modules busted by the police in Rajouri recently. "Three to four terrorists have been brought to Pir Panjal belt (Rajouri-Poonch districts) from Kashmir (recently by a module).

Military talks on Ladakh standoff `constructive`: Beijing

Beijing , July 19 : China on Tuesday termed as "constructive and forward-looking" the 16th round of Sino-India talks to resolve the outstanding issues on the remaining friction points in the eastern Ladakh border and said a joint statement issued by both sides commented "positively" about the meeting.

Nearly 30,000 recruited in public sector in J&K since 2019: Govt

New Delhi , July 19 : Nearly 30,000 people have been recruited in the public sector by the Jammu and Kashmir administration since 2019, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai also said employment for 5.2 lakh people is estimated to have been created through self-employment schemes from August 2019 up to June 2022. "The government of Jammu and Kashmir has carried out recruitment in the public sector from the year 2019 onwards totaling 29,806," he said replying to a written question.

Raids conducted at multiple locations in Baramulla: SAI

Srinagar , July 19 : The State Investigation Agency (SIA) of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations in Baramulla district as part of its investigation into narco financing of militant activities, officials said. "Today, the State Investigation Agency (SIA), Jammu with the help of district police and civil administration of Baramualla district conducted well coordinated raids at multiple locations of Baramulla, including Nambla in Uri, in connection with a terror funding case registered at Gandhi Nagar police station," a spokesman of the SIA said. During the raids, the SIA found a number of evidences with regard to smuggling of narcotics from across the border and generating the funds from the same for financing the militant modules, separatists, overground workers of militant outfits, and families of killed militants, the officials said.

473 militancy incidents reported, 104 forces personnel killed in J&K in last 2 years: MHA

Srinagar , July 19 : The Ministry of Home Affairs, (MHA) on Tuesday informed that 473 militancy related incident have been reported, besides 104 security force personnel have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir since last two years. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai while replying to question in parliament said that 473 militancy related incident were recorded, besides 104 security force personnel have been killed in J&K since last two years. "224 security force personnel were killed in 2020 while 229 in 2021," he said, adding that 224 security force personnel were injured in the last two years with 106 in year 2020 and 117 in 2021.

NC seeks rollback of 5 percent GST on rice, wheat, pulses and other essentials

Srinagar July ( KNS ) , July 19 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday took strong exception to the introduction of 5 percent GST on rice, wheat, and other essentials, saying the decision will hit the poor and middle class the most. While addressing a press conference at Nawa e Subah, partys Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq said levying 5 percent GST even on unbranded packed rice, wheat, milk, curd and other daily essentials will affect the poor and ordinary people the most. The price of rice, wheat and food grains will increase by Rs 3 to Rs 5 per kg.

SIA Jammu conducts raids in Baramulla in Narco-Militancy Funding case

Srinagar , July 19 : State Investigation Agency (SIA) Jammu on Tuesday conducted raids at multiple locations in Baramulla district in connection with a militancy-funding case registered at Gandhi Nagar Police Station in Jammu. According to a statement, SIA Jammu with the help of District Police and Civil Administration of Baramulla conducted well coordinated raids at multiple locations in Nambla area of Uri in connection with militancy-funding case registered at Police Station Gandhi Nagar vide case FIR No. 73/2022 dated 31.03.2022 under sections U/S 13, 17, 18 UA(P) Act, 1967, which stands transferred to SIA Jammu.

Steep decline in terrorism after abrogation of Art 370: Kavinder

Nasik , July 19 : Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta said that drastic reduction in terrorism, investment opportunities for the big investors, end of clout of leaders who used to consider the erstwhile State as their personal property, economic and social development, and many more changes have occurred in J&K and Ladakh in the last nearly three years after annulling of Article 370. Kavinder who is on the tour of Maharashtra said this while addressing a press conference at the BJP Headquarters in Nasik.

Number of Polling Stations set to cross 11,000, voters may be around 85 lakh

Jammu , July 19 : Number of Polling Stations in Jammu and Kashmir is set to cross 11,000 as the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) will start publishing final Polling Station shortly as a part of ongoing Special Summary Revision (SSR) in the Union Territory which will conclude on October 31 with publication of final Electoral Rolls while VVPATs used in the elections have started reaching many districts under strict surveillance of civil and police administration and were being deposited in strong rooms. In a related development, the Union Home Ministry said today that conducting Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir is prerogative of the Election Commission of India.