News Briefs for 14 August 2022
Encounter In Downtown Srinagar, Cop Killed in Kulgam Srinagar , August 14 : An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Nowhatta area of Srinagar on the eve of the Independence Day celebrations Sunday , police said. Chance #encounter started in Nowhatta area of #Srinagar, Kashmir Zone police wrote on Twitter. Police said the exchange of firing was going on and further details were awaited.
Max Gallantry Medals To JKP, CRPF For Anti-Militancy Ops New Delhi , August 14 : The CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police were decorated with the maximum gallantry awards for undertaking counter-terrorist operations in the Union Territory as the Centre announced various service medals for a total of 1,082 personnel on the occasion of Independence Day. The Union Home ministry issued the roll of honour on Sunday, the eve of 76th Independence Day, for the personnel of all the state police forces as well as the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). The decorations include a total of 347 police medal for gallantry (PMG), 87 President’s police medal for distinguished service and 648 police medals for meritorious service.
Situation In J&K Much Better Now: DGP Srinagar , August 14 : Situation in Jammu and Kashmir is much better than before and the graph of militancy is coming down, Union territory’s police chief Dilbag Singh said on Sunday. However, he said the launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC) were intact and there was a huge pressure to push militants into the Valley. The situation in J-K is much better.
JK govt scraps discriminatory rules, brings all employees on equal-salary footing Srinagar , August 14 : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday scrapped the Probationer (Condition of Service, Pay and Allowances) and Fixation Rules, 2020, to bring all employees being appointed on equal-footing in terms of salary and other benefits. The decision was taken by the Administrative Council, which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. The Administrative Council approved the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir Probationer (Condition of Service, Pay and Allowances) and Fixation Rules, 2020, notified vide S.O.
Pak flags in Kashmir history: LG Sinha Srinagar , August 14 : Pakistani flags in Jammu and Kashmir are history and only the Indian national flag is raised here now, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said during a Tiranga Yatra held along the Dal Lake in Srinagar. Raising Pakistani flags is history. Now only the Indian flag will fly here, Sinha said while speaking to a news channel.
Tiranga rallies held across Kashmir Srinagar , August 14 : Dozens of Tiranga rallies were held in many parts of Kashmir valley on Sunday, a day ahead of Indias 75th Independence Day, in response to a Har Ghar Tiranga clarion call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. One of the biggest of these rallies was held along Boulevard road in Srinagar, which was led by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha along with some senior leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It was a walkathon from Lalit Ghat to Botanical Garden, along the boulevard road, a senior official in the administration of the UT, told Kashmir Reader, The rally was attended by hundreds of citizens.
Nowhatta encounter: Ak Rifle, 2 Grenades and Scooter Seized: Police Srinagar , August 14 : Police on Sunday said that scooter allegedly used by two militants of LeT along with an AK rifle and two grenades were recovered following a gunfight at Nowhatta area of Srinagar. Kashmir Zone Police tweeted:'Vehicle(scooter) used by two #terrorists of #terror outfit LeT seized from the incident site. Besides, one Ak-74 rifle and two grenades have been recovered.
Security stepped up in J-K to ensure smooth Independence Day celebrations Srinagar , August 14 : Aiming to ensure the safety of citizens during the Independence Day celebrations, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has heightened the security arrangements with the use of drones and patrolling in the area, according to an official. The official expressed confidence in the smooth celebrations of the 75th year of Independence "smoothly". "Security arrangements have been made.