10 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 10 September 2022

PAGD panel to chalk out strategy on issue of non-local voters

Srinagar , September 10 : A meeting convened by the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) here on Saturday decided to set up a committee to chalk out the future strategy on the issue of inclusion of “non-locals” in the electoral rolls of Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah, a former chief minister, announced the decision after chairing an over three-hour long all party meeting' under PAGD's banner at his residence here.

Trade associations hail decision of LG Sinha for providing power amnesty to domestic consumers

Srinagar Sept 10:-The representatives of various trade associations on Saturday welcomed the decision taken by the Government with regard to waiver for domestic power consumers of J&K on the interest accumulated in the power bills on account of non-payment of timely dues. They expressed their gratitude to Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha for providing one time amnesty for domestic power consumers during their meeting with Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor, Nitishwar Kumar here at SrinagarDuring the meeting, the representatives demanded for extending the ambit of the power bills amnesty scheme to commercial and industrial category consumers so that they are benefitted from the amnesty scheme.

New system which works for common person in place in J&K: LG Sinha

Srinagar, Sept 10: Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha Saturday said J&K has witnessed a major change in the last two-and-a-half years and the UT's revenue collection has increased by 25 per cent (pc) with GST collection at a record 11171 crore. "People from different quarters ask this question: What has changed in J&K...? I can't say that everything has changed, but I can claim that the system that was working for some people has changed.

Kashmir Lost 30,000 Hectares Of Paddy Land In Past Decade

Srinagar , September 10 : Land under paddy cultivation in Kashmir is on decline as around 30,000 hectares of land has been lost since 2013. Official documents reveal that 2012-13 the land under paddy in Kashmir was 162,309 hectares while the production was 621.64 metric tons with the yield of 38.3 quintals per hectare. In 2013-14, the land under paddy in Kashmir was 158,356 hectares while the production was 693.64 metric tons with yield of 43.8 quintals per hectare while in 2014-15 the land under paddy in Kashmir was 155,432 hectares while as the production was 240.92 metric ton with yield 15.5 quintal per hectare, it adds.

First time in history of J&K, people desperately want assembly elections: Altaf Bukhari

Adv , September 10 : Asserting that the people desperately want assembly elections for the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday said that Jammu has major role to play in upcoming elections by isolating the divisive forces that are bent upon destroying peaceful communal atmosphere. The political alienation of the people is widely being felt that is why there is desperation for assembly elections for the first time unlike the past, Altaf Bukhari said while addressing a one day workers convention in Ramgarh in Samba District. The workers convention was organized by Advocate Sahil Bharti under the guidance of Provincial President, Jammu, S. Manjit Singh.

NIA files chargesheet against 6 accused in killing of Sarpanch in Kulgam Village

Srinagar, September 10 : National Investigation Agency today filed the Charge-Sheet in NIA Special Court, Jammu in the case of the targeted killing of Sarpanch Shabir Ahmad Mir of village Adoora, Kulgam by the terrorists of proscribed terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). The statment issued, reads, "The case was initially registered as FIR no. 32/2022 dated 11.03.2022 at PS Kulgam, J&K and re-registered by NIA as RC 01/2022/NIA/JMU on 08.04.2022.

Ghulam Ali, Gujar leader nominated to Raj Sabha

Srinagar , September 10 : Ghulam Ali, a Gujar leader from J&K has been nominated for the Rajya Sabha. He has been nominated after the vacancy was caused to retirement of some nominated members. The notification of Ministry of Home affairs says, " In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that article, the President is pleased to nominate Gulam Ali to the Council of States to fill the vacancy caused due to the retirement of one of the nominated members."