25 July 2022 News

News Briefs for 25 July 2022

Details Of Every Penny Spent In J&K In Public Domain: LG

Srinagar , July 25 : Claiming that details of every penny spent in Jammu and Kashmir are in the public domain, the Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Monday that his administrations aim is to make all government services easily accessible to the people without human interface. Sinha made these remarks during the inauguration of Digital Jammu & Kashmir week during which he launched several digital initiatives here at SKICC, an official spokesperson said Monday. The LG, he said, also inaugurated Digi-Mela in districts which will generate awareness about digital solutions and new technologies.

`Har Ghar Tiranga`: Controversy in J&K Over Flag Fund Collection

Srinagar , July 25 : A circular issued by the education department in Jammu and Kashmir`s Budgam has stoked a controversy as students were told to pay Rs 20 towards the government`s `Har Ghar Tiranga` campaign. The circular was issued by Chadoora zonal education officer (ZEO) to all schools in the area on July 16, directing the heads of these institutions to collect the money from every student and staff member for the campaign launched as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. "As per the directions from the Chief Education Officer Budgam, all the HOIs (heads of institutions) of this zone are asked to collect Rs 20 per head from the students and the staff members of the school to deposit the same in ZEO office within four days," the circular read.

Article 370 was barrier: Tejasvi Surya

Srinagar , July 25 : Article 370 was not only a constitutional barrier in the way of Jammu and Kashmirs full integration with India, but also posed as a cultural and psychological hurdle, BJPs Tejasvi Surya said here on Monday. Article 370, that granted the erstwhile state of J&K special status, was abrogated by the Centre in August 2019. Surya, the president of the partys youth wing, was here to flag off the first-ever Tiranga bikers rally from Lal Chowk to Kargil War Memorial.

Revival of democracy in J&K stepping stone to achieving peace in region: Dr Kamal

Srinagar July 25 ( KNS ) , July 25 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday said that delay in the revival of democracy and use of force to establish peace and tranquillity in J&K will have far reaching costs for the region. Bureaucratic setup is not designed to listen to people, it is a democratically elected government that does, said party`s additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal while addressing party`s senior functionaries, delegates, and workers from Langate, Dara, Harwan, Faqir Gujri who had called on him here at the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha. Among others Peer Afaq Ahmed, Dr Syed, GN Bhat were also present on occasion.

Don`t trust power hungry politicians, Article 370 is gone forever: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar , July 25 : Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday asserted that Article 370 has "gone forever", despite several statements made by former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti that they would bring it back. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Bukhari said that power hungry politicians say they will bring back Article 370, but I say Article 370 has gone forever and will never come back so we should not trust on them. He, however, hoped that the matter is currently in the Supreme Court and decision may be in favour of Kashmir.

First-ever Tiranga Rally at Lal Chowk, a historical movement for BJP: Darakshan Andrab

Srinagar , July 25 : Jammu and Kashmir Waqf Board chairperson, Dr Darakshan Andrabi on Monday said that the first-ever Tiranga rally to Kargil which was organized by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lal Chowk in Srinagar is a historical movement for them. Taking to media persons here at Srinagar, Waqf Board chairperson said that it`s a historical movement for the BJP party as it organised the first-ever Tiranga rally to Kargil from Srinagar city in which atleast 300 bikers participated. She futher said that the rally was held at Srinagar where everyone was saying that these things are not possible here.

Muftis, Abdullahs deceived people of J&K for last 70 years: Tarun Chug

Srinagar , July 25 : Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) General Secretary Tarun Chug on Monday said that people of J&K have now understood that two families have deceived them in the last 70 years and created a wrong narrative. Chugh, who flagged off the first-ever Tiranga rally to Kargil from Lal chowk, said that Muftis and Abdullahs have ruined Jammu and Kashmir and are still trying to ruin it which they will never allow. The people here have understood that these people are robbing us.

Peace utmost importance in J&K, only peaceful environment will pave way for better future for people: Altaf Bukhari

Srinagar , July 25 : Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that the way people throng the partys public rallies indicates that they are determined to be part of the realistic politics in Jammu and Kashmir. Bukhari was addressing the mega party convention at Dak Bungalow Khanabal in Anantnag, wherein the locals, party workers, and functionaries gave him a rousing welcome with traditional music and drum beats. They were raising slogans hailing Apni Partys visiting leaders at the venue

Mehbooba Mufti accuses former President Kovind of fulfilling BJP's agenda

Srinagar , July 25 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday took a jibe at "outgoing president" Ram Nath Kovind and accused him saying that he fulfilled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s political agenda at the cost of the Constitution. Taking to Twitter, the PDP chief site Mufti slammed the former president for the scrapping of Article 370, CAA. "The outgoing President leaves behind a legacy where the Indian Constitution was trampled upon umpteenth times. Be it scrapping of Article 370, CAA or the unabashed targeting of minorities and Dalits, he fulfilled BJPs political agenda all at the cost of the Indian Constitution," tweeted Mufti.

PAGD, BJP creating division in J&K before Assembly polls: Manjit

Jammu , July 25 : Apni Party Provincial president for Jammu and former minister Manjit Singh today said the PAGD is working in collusion to strengthen BJP in Jammu province as per a secret alliance to spread divisive agenda before Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. District president, Rajouri Rural and In-charge Kalakote, Sunderbani and Nowshera, Bushan Uppal alongwith his team members including Capt Ajeet Singh, Capt Madan Lal, Sarpanch Ram Lal, Rattan Lal, Kali Dass, Capt Kamal Singh, Mohinder Lal and others accorded grand welcome to the provincial president Manjit Singh and other leaders who accompanied him at Sunderbani Dak Bungalow.

Kashmir trains witness huge passenger rush

Srinagar , July 25 : The trains in Kashmir are witnessing a huge rush of passengers these days, which has generated a new hope to revive the economy hit by Covid19 pandemic. Chief Area Manager (CAM) Kashmir, Northern Railways Sakib Yousuf told Rising Kashmir that trains in Kashmir are witnessing huge rush of passengers these days, which is a positive move to recover the economic losses caused by the Covid19 pandemic. 'Around 20-30 percent (pc) losses are expected to recover, if this trend continues for this season. 15 pairs of trains between Baramulla-Banihal sections chug each day and most of them are fully occupied,' he said.