08 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 08 September 2022

Very few Kashmiri Pandits returning to Valley due to sense of fear: Karan Singh

New Delhi , September 08 : Constant sense of fear and apprehension among Kashmiri Pandits is why very few of them are willing to return to their homeland in the Valley, veteran politician Karan Singh has said. Singh, who was speaking at the release of a book, “When the Heart Speaks”, memoirs of well-known cardiologist Dr Upendra Kaul, said most of the Kashmiri Pandits who could afford to go out have gone and “settled for good” — be it abroad or different parts of the country. However, Kashmir will always remain “incomplete” without Kashmiri Pandits, Singh said.

Apart from wholesalers & retailers, end user of plastic shall be fined: Div Com Kashmir

Srinagar , September 08 : To enforce complete ban on single use plastic (SUP) in Valley, Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole convened meeting of Deputy Commissioners and Division Level officers of related departments to intensify action against SUP by people. On the occasion, Div Com reviewed the action taken by concerned Departments and DCs following the directions issued in previous meetings held for this purpose. While taking the progress report, Div Com instructed the constitution of teams to check the sale of plastic in the markets and directed for imposition of fine on wholesaler and retailer shopkeepers for using single use plastic and polythene bags.

Haziq Lone from Shopian secures all-India rank 10 in NEET UG

Srinagar, Sept 08: As soon as the result of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) was declared on Wednesday, the Lone family in the hamlet of south Kashmir's Shopian region witnessed the jubilant scenes. Their son, Haziq Parveez Lone was one among the top 10 candidates from India to crack the examinations. Hailing from a small village called Trenz in south Kashmir's Shopian district, Lone had aimed to clear the NEET from the very beginning.

India, China Begin Disengagement In Gogra-Hotsprings PP-15 In Ladakh

New Delhi , September 08 : In a major development, the Indian and Chinese armies on Thursday announced that they have started to disengage from the Gogra-Hotsprings area in eastern Ladakh, marking an end to an over two-year stand-off in the Patrolling Point 15. The beginning of the disengagement process was an outcome of the 16th round of high-level military talks in July, according to a joint statement by the two armies. On 8th September 2022, according to the consensus reached in the 16th round of India China Corps Commander level meeting, the Indian and Chinese troops in the area of Gogra-Hotsprings (PP-15) have begun to disengage in a coordinated and planned way, which is conducive to the peace and tranquility in the border areas, the statement said.

Govt Okays Amnesty Scheme For Power Consumers

Srinagar , September 08 : In a move aimed to benefit over five lakh consumers, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday approved amnesty scheme for domestic power consumers in the Union Territory, waiving off an amount of nearly Rs 1000 crore. The approved to the amnesty scheme was given by the Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, an official spokesperson said Thursday. LGs Advisor and Principal Secretary Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Nitishwar Kumar, besides Chief Secretary Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta attended the meeting.

Pakistan always trying to spoil peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir: Div Com

Srinagar , September 08 : The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang Kundbarao Pole on Thursday said that he neighboring country Pakistan is always trying to spoil the peaceful atmosphere here. Talking to reporters, he said that the situation in Kashmir has improved a lot over the past few years, but our neighboring country Pakistan is always trying to spoil the peaceful environment here. "However, our security forces are giving a befitting reply to the enemies," he said.

Srinagar DSP lynching case: Court grants bail to 17 accused

September 08 : A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court granted bail to 17 accused in the lynching murder case of a DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandit who was murdered by a mob in 2017 outside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar. Additional Sessions Judge MS Manhas, who was appointed special judge for the NIA court, said in the 81-page order that there is no concrete evidence against the accused so far. "Whatever the charges have been made in the charge sheet, there has been no ground on the part of the prosecution to prove those charges," he said "Nor does it appear to the court that the accused committed the crime.

NIA Files Charge Sheet against 8 accused persons in Pulwama JeM Conspiracy case

September 08 : National investigation agency( NIA) on Thursday filed Charge-Sheet in NIA Special Court, Jammu in the case pertaining to the conspiracy hatched by local/Pakistani terrorists of proscribed terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), alongwith OGWS, to execute terrorist acts against security forces in South Kashmir. The NIA spokesman in a statement, said that the case was initially registered as FIR no. 50/2022 dated 11.03.2022 at PS Pulwama and re-registered by NIA on 08.04.2022.