News Briefs for 14 September 2022
Two Local AGuH Militants Killed in Nowgam Gunfight Srinagar , September 14 : Security forces on Wednesday evening killed two local militants affiliated with AGuH outfit in an anti-militancy operation in Nowgam area of central kashmir's Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The police in it's statement said that acting on specific information generated by Police regarding the presence of terrorists in Dangerpora area of Nowgam in district Srinagar, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police and Army (50RR) in the said area.
NC concerned over falling prices of Kashmiri Apples Srinagar , September 14 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday expressed concern over the falling price of Kashmiri apples in outside markets asking the GOI to take corrective measures to rationalise the rates. Echoing the worries of the apple growers Party's State Spokesperson, Imran Nabi Dar said the growers and traders are worried as they fear huge losses. The party has also expressed dismay over the unnecessary halting of fruit laden vehicles on the highway.
After Imported Apples, Now Chinese Walnuts Eating Kashmiri Crop Market Srinagar , September 14 : Amid the ongoing anguish over the duty free Iranian apples in Indian markets, the walnut growers of Kashmir now fear to lose their margins to the imported walnuts from the US, Chile and especially China. The market flooding of these imported walnuts has created concerns at a time when the Kashmiri growers are harvesting the crop. Bahadur Khan, President of the Dry Fruit Association of Kashmir told Kashmir Observer that even if the government of India has levied import duty on shipments from Chile and other countries, it has still outclassed the Kashmiri walnuts.
Article 370 did not obstruct J&K development: Azad Srinagar , September 14 : Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said Article 370 was not an obstacle in the development of Jammu and Kashmir, and claimed that the erstwhile state had performed better that national average on 30 indices. The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir also claimed that he never ruled out the possibility of the restoration of Article 370, but said it could be a time-consuming process, adding only Prime Minister Narendra Modi could do so immediately. It (Article 370) was not an obstacle.
ECI orders special revision of Photo Electoral Rolls SRINAGAR , September 14 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has ordered special revision of Photo Electoral Rolls in all the Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs)/Assembly Constituencies (ACs) in UT of J&K with reference to 01-10-2022 as the qualifying date. According to Public Notice of office of Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Publication of Integrated Draft Electoral Roll will be held on 15-09-2022 (Thursday), Period for filling claims and objections has been scheduled from 15-09-2022 (Thursday) to 25-10-2022 (Tuesday). Similarly, Special campaign dates have been scheduled on 24-09-2022 (Saturday), 25-09-2022 (Sunday), 01-10-2022 (Saturday), 02-10-2022 (Sunday), 15-10-2022 (Saturday) and 16-10-2022 (Sunday).
Grenade attack on CRPF in Tral, no injury: Police Srinagar , September 14 : Suspected militants on Wednesday hurled a grenade on a CRPF Bunker in Tral area of south Kashmirs Pulwama district, police said. A top police officer said that the militants lobbed a grenade on a bunker of a CRPF camp but it missed the intended target and exploded far away. In this incident no loss of life or injury has been reported.
India to give a befitting reply to anyone who tries to disturb peace: LG Sinha Srinagar , September 14 : Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha visited the forward areas of Poonch on Wednesday and took stock of the security situation along the border.
Sinha, who is on a two-day visit to Poonch, undertook a first-hand assessment of the situation at the Line of Control (LoC) and forward areas at the border village Degwar Terwan in Poonch.
He was accompanied by Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta; Brigadier Rajesh Bisht; ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh; DIG, Dr. Haseeb Mughal; Divisional Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar and other senior officials of civil administration and the army.