09 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 09 September 2022

India, China to complete disengagement in Ladakhs Gogra-Hotsprings in next three days: MEA

New Delhi, Beijing , September 09 : India and China will complete the disengagement process in the Gogra-Hotsprings area in eastern Ladakh by September 12, the External Affairs Ministry said in New Delhi on Friday. The ministrys comment came a day after the Indian and Chinese armies announced that they have begun to disengage from the Gogra-Hotsprings Patrolling Point 15, where the two sides have been locked in a standoff for over two years. The announcement of the disengagement of troops came around a week ahead of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Uzbekistan which is expected to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping among other leaders of the grouping.

Gandhis constant attack forced me to retaliate: Azad

Bhaderwah, Jammu , September 09 : Former J&K Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday attacked Congress Rahul and Sonia Gandhi saying he had maintained a dignified silence since his departure from the party but their continued attack forced him to retaliate. Azad said this while holding a rally in his home town in Jammu and Kashmirs Doda district. He said that despite repeated attacks on him by the Gandhis, he maintained a dignified silence for a long time but his single retaliation has now grounded them.

J&K Revenue Dept Asked To Repeal Obsolete Rules

Srinagar , September 09 : Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday asked the revenue department on streamlining of online-revenue services to make the system more transparent & accountable to the common people, besides mapping of forest land and creating a dedicated IT cell in the department. Reviewing the functioning of the revenue department at the Civil Secretariat here on Friday, the LG was appraised implementation of several initiatives undertaken by the department for ensuring smooth delivery of services to the public, an official spokesperson said. Sinha, he said, was briefed about 'Aapki Zameen Aapki Nigrani' Digitization of Land Records; Change of Land Use; issuance of Land Passbooks and Property cards; SVAMITVA Scheme etc.

Rajouri Tense Over Land Dispute Between Two Groups

Srinagar , September 09 : The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri town on Friday announced restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC in the area and advised people to stay indoors. The restrictions were imposed on orders of District Magistrate Vikas Kundal, officials said. Official sources said the move was a precautionary measure taken in the wake of a land dispute between two groups of people.

SC Slaps 50K Fine On Petitioner For Pitching Musharraf Formula On Kashmir

Srinagar , September 09 : The Supreme Court on Monday ordered former military ruler Pervez Musharrafto appear before it on Tuesday to face treason allegations even as it directed the government to ensure that the ex-president does not leave Pakistan.A two-judge bench led by Justice Jawad S Khwaja issued the directives after hearing preliminary Kamal Says Delhi Not SincereSRINAGAR: A day after Prime Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his dismay at the stance taken by the Indian government to address the issue of Kashmir, ruling National Conference Wednesday urged both countries to work on former Pakistan President, Parvez Musharrafs four point formula.Senior National The Supreme Court Thursday said the petitions challenging the validity of provisions of Article 370, which was abrogated by the Centre on August 5

Govt Depts Told To Shift Employees With Over 5-Year Tenure

Srinagar , September 09 : In a significant move to ensure transparency and accountability in governance, the administration of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has directed all the departments to identify and recommend transfer of employees having tenure of more than five years. Official documents reveal that J&Ks chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta has directed the authorities to identify and transfer all employees having tenure of more than five years. The directions for rationalization of staff were passed by him during a meeting of committee of secretaries (CoS) held under his chairmanship on August 16, 2022.

J&K Govt To Engage PIA To Reduce T&D Losses, Smart Metering

Srinagar , September 09 : The Administrative Council (AC) under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday approved the engagement of project implementation agency (PIA) for the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) in Jammu and Kashmir. The Administrative Council (AC) authorized both the DISCOMs i.e JPDCL & KPDCL to execute smart metering works under Totex model and loss reduction works, sanctioned under RDSS by engaging the central public sector enterprise RECPDCL/PGCIL as the project implementing agency, an official spokesperson said. He said that the decision is aimed at improving the quality, reliability and affordability of power supply to consumers through a financially sustainable and operationally efficient power distribution sector.

Srinagar Smart City project confined to papers, media dazzle: Tanvir Sadiq

Srinagar , September 09 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Friday said the Srinagar Smart city project has failed to live up to its hype and the pressing issues continue to remain unaddressed. Partys Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq said this while expressing concern over the massive urban mess, the city of Srinagar finds itself in. Projects which did not see the light of the day are smart parking, cleaning of water bodies, solid waste management, affordable housing, and improving basic public utility services.

Equitable development of all remains benchmark of NC: Dr Farooq Abdullah

Jammu, September 09 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Friday said that only NC understands the aspirations of different stakeholders and that equitable development of all sections of the society in J&K has remained the benchmark of the National Conference since its inception. This he said while interacting with a delegation of prominent members from Azmatabad Thanamandi , who had called on him at his Bathindi residence, Jammu. Exhorting the delegation members to reach out to people, he said, We have set about a greater calling to have the democratic and constitutional rights restored.