15 August 2022 News

News Briefs for 15 August 2022

I-Day Parade In Srinagar Passes Off Peacefully

Srinagar , August 15 : Heightened security, minus snapping of internet services, marked the 76th Independence Day celebrations in Kashmir as Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha presided over the main function at Sher-e-Kashmir cricket stadium here. However, the authorities did not snap internet services on mobile devices. This year's celebrations were accentuated by the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as national flags were literally hoisted in every nook and corner of the valley.

NC, AP Leaders Attend I-Day Function; PC, PDP Says not Invited

Srinagar , August 15 : Political leaders from National Conference, Bharatiya Janata Party and Apni Party attended the main Independence Day function held at Sheri -Kashmir cricket stadium here. Reports said that NC MP Justice (Rtd) Hasnain Masoodi and youth leader Salman Sagar were present at the main Independence day function held here. Besides NC, BJP leaders Ashok Koul, Sunil Sharma and Apni Party leaders Altaf Bukhari and Ghulam Hassan Mir attended the function.

Strikes, Stone Pelting In Kashmir Now History: LG Sinha

Srinagar , August 15 : Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said the Union territory had put behind strikes and stone pelting and entered a new era of development and peace. “We have launched the final and decisive assault on terrorism. The 1.30 crore people of Jammu and Kashmir should lend their voice in support of these efforts,” Sinha said addressing the 76th Independence Day celebrations at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium here.

Civilian, cop injured in separate grenade attacks in Budgam, Srinagar

Srinagar , August 15 : A member of the minority community was injured in a grenade blast at Gopalpora area of Central Kashmirs Budgam district on Monday evening. A senior police officer said that suspected militants hurled a grenade at Gopalpora, leaving one member of the minority community injured. Identified as Karan Singh (20) son of Anil Kumar resident of Gopalpora, the injured was rushed to SMHS in Srinagar.

Grand celebration held across Kashmir to mark 75th I Day

SRINAGAR , August 15 : The 76th Independence Day was today celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm across all the districts of Kashmir. This year several campaigns including Har Ghar Tiranga under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav were celebrated to commemorate 75 years of Independence. The programme aimed to invoke a feeling of patriotism among the citizens and promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.

JK accepted national flag after guarantee for its own flag: Mehbooba

Srinagar , August 15 : Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said the people of Jammu and Kashmir accepted the national tricolour in 1947 but with certain constitutional guarantees, which were bulldozed in 2019. She alleged that the Kashmiris were threatened of consequences and made to hoist the national flag. Lest we forget, people of J&K accepted Indian flag in October 1947.

Major attack prevented with interception of 2 LeT militants in Nowhatta

Srinagar , August 15 : The polices intercepting of two Lashker-e-Toiba militants near Nowhatta area on Sunday evening aborted a major attack in Srinagar ahead of the August 15 functions, official sources said on Monday. A policeman was killed and at least one militant injured in an attack near Gani Memorial area of Rajouri Kadal, falling within the jurisdiction of Police Station Nowhatta, on Sunday evening. Sources privy to the investigation said that the militants had contacted their handlers in Pakistan through social media and informed them about the attack.

VDC revised to boost security grid in J&K

Srinagar , August 15 : The government has revised the Village Defence Committee scheme unveiled by it in 1995 for self-protection of the identified vulnerable villages in Jammu province. In an order, the Home department said that a need was felt to revise the existing scheme with a view to prevent the incidents of militancy acts inspired and supported from across the border and to boost the security grid in J&K. The aim of the Village Defence Guards Scheme (VDGs) is to organize a small group of volunteer armed civilians in the identified villages along the borders as well as in-depth areas of the Jammu division, with a view to instill sense of self protection and ensure the safety and security of such villages, infrastructural installations in and around them and to check the trans-border movement.

Ashok Koul unfurls national flag at BJP headquarters in Sgr

Srinagar , August 15 : Srinagar, Aug 15: Nation is celebrating its 76th independence day. On this special occasion, BJP's general secretary-organization, Ashok Koul along with spokesperson Altaf Thakur, Kashmir Media In-charge ManzoorBhat, Arif Raja Ashok Bhat, Bilal Parray and Salinder Singh Monday unfurled the national flag at party headquarters in Srinagar. In a statement, Koul said that the celebrations this year are so special as Independence Day falls in the 75th year of Independence, being celebrated as 'AzadikaAmritMahotsav' across the country.

Darakhshan Andrabi unfurls tricolour at two Waqf events

Srinagar , August 15 : Chairperson of Jammu & Kashmir Waqf Board Dr Darakhshan Andrabi Monday unfurled the national flag at two important events held at Srinagar on the Independence Day.The official spokesperson said that she unfurled tricolour at J&K Waqf headquarters at Srinagar on Monday morning in presence of the CEO Dr Majid Jahangir and Tehsildar Waqf Megistrate Ishtiaq Mohiuddin and other officers, administrators and the staff. This was first such Independence day celebration of Waqf Board since its inception.