02 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 02 August 2022

J&Ks Jobless Rate Rises To 20.2% In July

Srinagar , August 02 : While Indias overall unemployment rate fell to its lowest in six months in July, J&Ks jobless rate increased to 20.2 percent, second highest in India, as per monthly frequency data by the economic think tank Centre for Monitoring Indian Economys (CMIE). The unemployment rate jumped to 20.2 percent in July, as compared to 17.2 percent in June, data released by the CMIE on Monday revealed. The July jobless rate is the second highest since January when it was 15.2 percent.

2 mines, mortar shell recovered, destroyed in Poonch

Jammu , August 02 : The Army averted a tragedy on Monday as it detected two anti-personnel mines in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district and safely destroyed them, officials said. During a routine patrol, an Army team detected the mines in the forward area of Keri in Mendhar sector, they said. Separately, troops recovered a 51-mm mortar shell in the Chandial area of Poonch district, they said.

Bomb hurled at police post in Ramban

Banihal, Jammu , August 02 : A bomb was hurled at a police post in Ramban district early Tuesday, police sources said. No casualties have been reported in the explosion. The crude bomb was hurled at the police post in Gool area at 5 am, the sources said, adding an alert has been sounded in the district.

BSF fires at flying object along IB in Jammu

Jammu , August 02 : The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel fired at a suspected Pakistani drone along India-Pakistan International border in Kanachak area of Jammu district late Friday night. A Jammu based spokesperson, in a statement, says that BSF troops fired on an unidentified flying object with blinking light at 09.35 pm in Kanachak area as it tried to cross IB last night.

Not returning militants bodies to families effective in checking recruitment: DGP Dilbag Singh

New Delhi , August 02 : J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh has said in an interview to a national daily that the J&K Polices decision not to return bodies of militants to their families, since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, has been a very effective method in checking recruitment. Generally, during funerals, with passions running high, some boys would simply leave their houses and go and join terrorist ranks. That is not happening now.

Yasin Malik ends hunger strike: Jail officials

New Delhi , August 02 : Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who was on hunger strike in Tihar Jail for the last 10 days, has discontinued his fasting after he was informed that his demands have been conveyed to the authorities concerned, prison officials said. Malik began an indefinite hunger strike on July 22 after the Centre did not respond to his plea that he be allowed to physically appear in a Jammu court hearing the Rubaiya Sayeed abduction case in which he is an accused. The 56-year-old chief of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is serving a life sentence in a terror-funding case.

Announce statehood to J&K on Aug 15 - Congres to PM

Srinagar , August 02 : Congress to hold nationwide protest on price hike on Aug 5, Padyatras from 9th to 14 th Aug in each dist in country in connection with 75th of independence Congress seeks justice to agitating daily wagers, time bound regularisation. Jammu, Aug 2- Congress asked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce statehood to Jammu and Kashmir on August 15 from Lal Qila besides announcement about assembly elections at the earliest.

Nobody has objection in hoisting national flag in J&K: Ali Sagar

Srinagar, Aug 02(KNS) , August 02 : General secretary and Senior National conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar on Tuesday said that hoisting of the tricolor in Jammu and Kashmir is nothing new as it's is being hoisted continuously. Speaking to kashmir News service (KNS), Sagar said that hosting the tricolor is nothing new to us. "In past I my self as a home minister and rural development minister had hoisted the flag," he said in response to a question about centers 'Har Ghar Tiranga' initiative.

July relatively peaceful month of 2022: Officials

Srinagar , August 02 : Srinagar, Aug 02: Officials on Tuesday said that eight deaths during the terror incidents and counter-insurgency operations respectively in July was the lowest number of causalities reported in a month this year in Kashmir. The officials said that the low deaths and less numbers of encounters in the past month suggest that July was a relatively peaceful month in 2022. They say this may be because less movement of terrorists as forces are maintaining a heightened vigil in the wake of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.