News Briefs for 10 August 2022
J&K Assembly Polls Unlikely This Year Srinagar , August 10 : The Election Commission of India has set a new deadline of November 25 for the final date for publication of electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir. It said youngsters attaining the age of 18 years on October 1 or earlier will be eligible to become voters in the Union territory. Earlier, the poll panel had given a timeline of October 31 for the publication of the finalised electoral rolls in J-K, where the special summary revision is being undertaken after a gap of three years and the first such exercise after the boundaries of assembly seats were redrawn in the delimitation exercise.
Lashkar Commander, 2 Aides Killed In Central Kashmir Encounter Srinagar , August 10 : ADGP Srinagar- A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, responsible for killing a Kashmiri Pandit employee and a TV artist in May this year, was shot dead by government forces along with his two associates in a fierce encounter in central Kashmirs Budgam district, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said Wednesday. Addressing a news conference here, Kumar said that the operation was launched by police, army and CRPF on the basis of inputs provided by the Special Operations Group (SOG), Srinagar, about the presence of militants in the Muqam area of Waterhal in the district. He said that the joint team came under heavy fire from the militants when they approached towards the suspected spot.
BJP does not have guts to face voters of J&K: Omar Srinagar , August 10 : National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the BJP does not have the courage to face voters of Jammu and Kashmir even after revoking Article 370 and gerrymandering the constituencies through delimitation commission. “Complete dilution of Art 370, bifurcation & downgrading of J&K state, gerrymandering of constituencies through a tame delimitation commission, curtailing movement & activities of parties like @JKNC_ by revoking security & STILL the BJP doesn’t have the guts to face voters of J&K,” Abdullah tweeted. The former chief minister was reacting to a post on Twitter asked him when elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir.
IED recovered in Pulwama, police say ‘major tragedy averted’ Srinagar , August 10 : Security forces averted a major tragedy on Wednesday by recovering an about 30-kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Pulwama district just days before the 75th Independence Day, police said. The IED was recovered after a specific input generated by police, Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said. “An IED weighing approx.
Preparations on for hoisting tricolour across J&K Srinagar , August 10 : Preparations for hoisting tricolour across Jammu and Kashmir are going on in full swing with great enthusiasm and fervour shown by the people, an official spokesman said on Wednesday. He said as part of Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to celebrate 75 years of Independence, various activities are being conducted by different departments and schools in every district of J-KLike other parts of the country, Har Ghar Tiranga campaign is being carried out across J-K so that the tricolour is hoisted at every house and office to mark India’s 75th year of Independence, he said. Painting, national anthem singing, essay competitions, quiz programmes, debates and seminars are being held in various government colleges and schools, besides tiranga rallies, flag hoisting on buildings as well as homes are also being held across the districts, the spokesman said.
Publication of electoral rolls in JK now on Nov 25 Jammu , August 10 : The Election Commission of India has set a new deadline of November 25 for the final date for publication of electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir. It said youngsters attaining the age of 18 years on October 1 or earlier will be eligible to become voters in the Union territory. Earlier, the poll panel had given a timeline of October 31 for the publication of the finalised electoral rolls in J-K, where the special summary revision is being undertaken after a gap of three years and the first such exercise after the boundaries of assembly seats were redrawn in the delimitation exercise.
2nd Day of Congress Partys Padyatra Srinagar Aug 10 ( KNS ) , August 10 : On the 2 nd day of Nation-Wide Programme,J&K Pradesh Congress Committee held Padyatra to celebrate 75 th year of India’s independence covering 75 kms in Anantnag District of South Kashmir. J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir accompanied by Senior Party leaders led the Padyatra from Omoh Verinag passing through Panzoo, Zamalgam, Agnoo, Dooru, Bragam, Oie, Bemdora and Lisser areas of Doour Anantnag. Congress Leaders and workers and large number of locals of their respective areas joined Padyatra and celebrated 75 th year of India’s Independence, besides highlighting the great contributions and sacrifices of the Freedom Fighters, who laid down their lives for prestige and honour of the Nation and achieved freedom from the foreign rule.
Netizens, political leaders praise excellent arrangements of J&K police on 10th Muharram Srinagar, August 10 ( KNS ) , August 10 : Jammu Kashmir Police received a lot of praise on social media for the excellent security arrangements during the 10th Muharram procession. Former MLA and General Secretary All J&K Shia association Abid Ansari took to twitter to heap praises on J&K police. "I on behalf of the entire Shia community would like to thank @JmuKmrPolice for their adequate security arrangements for Youm-e-Ashura on the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (AS), which was held across J&K on Tuesday with solemnity to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala," he wrote.
Rana terms Har Ghar Tiranga campaign as celebrating Indias growth story JAMMU , August 10 : Asserting that Tiranga symbolizes nation’s pride and saga of sacrifices during India’s freedom struggle and thereafter to preserve the hard one independence, Senior BJP leader Mr Devender Singh Rana today said that those daring even remotely to disrespect the National Flag has no place in the country. “Tiranga is close to our hearts”, Mr Devender Rana said while leading largely attended Har Ghar Tiranga rallies at Mathwar , Bhalwal and Nagrota, here today. He said the 75 Independence Day reminds the compatriots of the supreme sacrifices of freedom fighters to break the shackles of the British.
NC matrix of J&K's regional pride, identity, dignity: Sagar Srinagar August 10 ( KNS ) , August 10 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday said that the party believes in constructive opposition to the erroneous policies of the government to ensure that Justice is done to common man at every level. This he said while addressing a meeting of Senior party functionaries and office bearers at Nawa-e-Subha earlier today. Among others Senior Provincial Vice President Muhammad Syed Akhoon, Provincial Secretary Showkat Mir, women's wing president Shameema Firdous, State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Provincial VPs Kashmir Ahsan Pardesi, Syed Tauqeer, Provincial President Women's wing Er.
If voted to power, AP will restore state subject: Manjit Singh Srinagar , August 10 : Vijaypur, Aug 07: Apni Party (AP) provincial president Jammu and former minister S. Manjit Singh Wednesday said that if Apni Party forms the next government in J&K, it will restore state subject laws for the protection of the constitutional rights of Jammu and Kashmir residents. According to a statement, addressing a joining programme at Parmandal block in Samba District, Manjit Singh said that Apni Party is committed for the protection of rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “If people vote us to power, we will restore the state subject in J&K,” he said, addressing the party workers.