12 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 12 August 2022

Har Ghar Tiranga Turning Out To Be Biggest Public Fest On Earth: Sinha

Srinagar , August 12 : Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday termed Har Ghar Tiranga as a celebration of spirit of Janbhagidari and Jan Andolan and said that the event is turning out to be the biggest Jan Mahotsav on the earth. Sinha made these remarks while chairing a high-level meeting at the Civil Secretariat herewith Deputy Commissioners and senior officials to review the preparations for Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, which will start from tomorrow, an official spokesperson said. Har Ghar Tiranga is a celebration of spirit of Janbhagidari and Jan Andolan.

Army commander pays tributes to soldiers killed in Rajouri attack

Jammu , August 12 : The Army on Friday paid rich tributes to its four personnel killed in a fidayeen attack on its camp in Jammus Rajouri district, after which their mortal remains were taken to their respective native places. In a solemn wreath-laying ceremony held at Air Force Station in Jammu, the Army paid rich tributes to four gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice during the counter-terrorist operation in Parghal in Rajouri, a defence PRO said. The Armys northern commander, Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi, and senior military and civil officials paid tributes to the slain personnel by laying wreaths.

Labourer from Bihar shot dead in Bandipora

Anantnag , August 12 : A non-local labourer was killed and a policeman was seriously wounded, in two different attacks carried out by unidentified gunmen, one in Bandipora district in north Kashmir and the other in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, on Friday. The slain labourer has been identified as Mohammad Amrez, son of Mohammad Jalil, a resident of Bihar. The injured policeman has been identified as Ghulam Qadir Kumar, a resident of Srifugwara area in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.

Cop injured in militant attack in Bijbehara

Srinagar, August 12 ( KNS ) , August 12 : A policeman was injured today in militant attack in Bijbehara area of South Kashmir. Sources identified the victim as Ghulam Qadir who was firec inside Dara Shikoh Park KurKadal Bijbehra this afternoon. Sources added that he was immediately shifted to nearby hospital for treatment.

National Flag to be Hoisted on all Govt Buildings On 15 Aug

Srinagar , August 12 : Ahead of the 76th Independence Day of India, Jammu and Kashmir government has directed officers in the union territory to hoist the national flag on all government buildings and establishments under their jurisdiction by following proper flag code. A circular issued in this regard by the government reads: It has been impressed upon all to hoist the National Flag in an appropriate and befitting manner with due regard to Flag Code. “In continuation of instructions issued under Circular No.19 JK(GAD) of 2022 dated 23.05.2022, and in connection with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and commemoration of 75 years of India's Independence it has been decided that all Government buildings/offices across the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir including Universities, Colleges, Schools, Urban Local Body offices, Tehsils, Blocks, Panchayats, Patwar Khanas etc.

Darakhshan Andrabi leads 'Tiranga Yatra' of BJP in Budgam

Srinagar , August 12 : Chairperson of J&K Waqf Board and National Executive Member of BJP Dr Darakhsan Andrabi led the Tiranga Yatra held at Budgam by the Bharatiya Janata Party today. She was accompanied by party leader Ali Mohammad Mir, District leadership and activists of BJP. Amid sloganeering in honour of the national flag and the nation's glory, the rally attended by people from all groups travelled through Budgam town and distributed Tri-colours to the local population also. Speaking to the media on the occasion Dr Darakhshan Andrabi said that it was a moment of honour for every citizen to be able to unfurl the national flag during 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.“The days of anti-India rhetoric have ended in J&K now and Kashmir will again be a powerful centre of Indian ethos and culture,” said Dr Andrabi.

Gujjars, Bakerwals, Gaddis oppose ST status to 'Paharis'; appeal HM to intervene

Srinagar , August 12 : Taking exception to the reports appeared in local press with regards to grant ST status to 'Pahari speaking people' of the Jammu and Kashmir, the J&K Gujjar-Bakerwal Coordination Committee (Poonch –Rajouri Wing) members and leaders of ST/SC Communities of J&K Friday appealed the Home Minister of India Amit Shah to intervene in the matter so that any linguistic group including 'Pahari speaking people' should not enter into the ambit of the Scheduled Tribes.The leaders of various communities including Gujjars, Bakerwals, Gaddis, Sippis, Dalits (Scheduled Castes) stated that such a move will adversely affect the development of tribes of the Union Territory.