01 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 01 August 2022

Climate Change Taking Toll On Kashmirs Fragile Ecosystem

Srinagar , August 01 : Kashmirs fragile ecosystem seems to be bearing the brunt of rising temperatures and climate change, as at least three incidents of cloudbursts and a dozen flash-floods were witnessed in the month of July in the Valley, leaving as many as 15 people dead. From the last two months, the incessant rainfall threatened flooding only for the temperature to start rising again. At the same time the humidity remained high.

Foul Play! Rs 43L Biryani Ghotala Hits J&K Football Association

Srinagar , August 01 : Jammu and Kashmir Football Association (JKFA) has landed in a controversy with Rs 43 lakh biryani scam, as the amount sanctioned for the development of sport was allegedly swindled by those sitting at the helm of the affairs. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered a case against the JKFA for misappropriation of funds worth lakhs of rupees provided to them by the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council for the promotion of football. The case has been registered against JKFA president Zamir Thakur, treasurer Surinder Singh Bunty, chief executive S A Hameed and member Fayaz Ahmad besides other office bearers for misappropriation of funds worth lakhs of rupees withdrawn against false and fabricated bills.

Traditional political parties have deceived ST community for their own political gains : Altaf Bulhari

Jammu , August 01 : President J&K Apni Party Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today reiterated Party’s resolve in protecting the interests of the members of ST community. Stating that Apni Party will put an end to divisive politics, Bukhari urged the activists hailing from ST community to bolden their voice by supporting Apni Party for a cause. It is evident from the track record of traditional political parties that they have only exploited people with emotive slogans, remarked Bukhari.

PAGD is secret pact of NC, PDP to save dynasty rule: Vakil

Srinagar , August 01 : Zainageer, Aug 01: Coming down heavily on NC and PDP for their alleged “opportunistic politics” to save their “dynasty throne”, senior vice-president president of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Conference and former minister Abdul GaniVakil said these two parties have once again got exposed before the people of Jammu and Kashmir as the PAGD once formed for restoration of Article 370 and 35A turned out to be an secret pact of NC and PDP to save two-family rule. Vakil alleged that NC and PDP have always preferred uncertainty in J&K and never wanted peace as they have the “lust for power” to loot state exchequer and shower benefits to their kith and kins. Addressing a party workers’convention at ZalooraZainageer in Rafiabad, Vakil asked the people to identify those political parties who have, through their successive regimes, enormously weakened Article 370 simply to appease their lords in Delhi for the lust of power.

Article 370 revocation helps 70 years long Tribals to get equal rights

Srinagar , August 01 : Article 370 of the Indian constitution that has abrogated in August 5, 2019, has ended the seven-decade-long discrimination faced by the tribal communities including Gujjar-Bakerwal and Gaddi-Sippi in Jammu and Kashmir and paved way for them to get equal rights in the country. The members of the Gujjar-Bakerwal and Gaddi-Sippi communities, who were exploited to the hilt by the former rulers, stand completely empowered just three years after the revocation of the so-called special status of J&K. Notably, many steps have been taken by the government to protect the interests of tribal people, including their land, education and upliftment of their socio-economic status during the past three years.

Clashes in Gilgit, Two Killed

Gilgit , August 01 : Two people were killed and 17 others were injured when two religious groups clashed here in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir region.According to the police, the clash between the two groups began when the top Shia leader of Gilgit-Baltistan, Agha Rahat Hussain Al-Hussaini, was hoisting a religious flag at Khomar Chowk at the start of Muharram.The clash at Yadgar Chowk left two people belonging to the Shia community dead. They were identified as Syed Iqrar Hussain (25) and Mohammad Ali (15). The firing also left 17 people injured, Dawn reported.