15 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 15 September 2022

Azad Slams Parties For Misleading People On Art-370

Srinagar , September 15 : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday sought support of the people to take the Union Territory out of the shadows of “fear, unemployment and helplessness”. Azad, who quit the Congress last month, said he will not rake up emotive issues like “freedom”, “autonomy” or “self-rule”, but will only talk about issues which can be achieved. “I am not like those leaders that I will play with your sentiments to win elections,” he said, addressing a public meeting at Dak Bungalow in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Hari Singhs Birthday To Be A Holiday In J&K

Jammu , September 15 : Conceding to the demand of Rajputs, the LG administration Thursday decided to declare Maharaja Hari Singhs birth anniversary a public holiday in Jammu and Kashmir. A notification in this regard will be issued soon, an official spokesperson said. He said that the announcement was made by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha following his meeting with a delegation of prominent political leaders, members of the Yuva Rajput Sabha, civil society members, including head of J&K transport union, at the Raj Bhavan on Thursday.

2 Clerics Among Five Detained Under PSA

Srinagar , September 15 : Five people, including two influential clerics, from south Kashmir were detained under preventive laws on Thursday, officials here said. Among those detained are Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri and Abdul Rashid Dawoodi, they said. The authorities are contemplating booking the clerics under the Public Safety Act and shifting them to a Jammu jail, they said.

Can govt explain how territory given to China will be retrieved, asks Rahul

New Delhi , September 15 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given 1,000 square kilometres of Indian territory to China without a fight, and asked the government how it will be retrieved. He also claimed that China has refused to accept Indias demand of restoring status quo on the border as on April 2020. Gandhis attack came after Indian and Chinese armies carried out a joint verification of the disengagement process at Patrolling Point 15 in the Gogra-Hotsprings area in eastern Ladakh after withdrawing their troops and dismantling temporary infrastructure from the friction point.

Concessions, incentives extended for Central govt employees in Kashmir

New Delhi , September 15 : The Centre has extended by three years the package of concession and incentives for its employees working in the Kashmir valley, according to a Personnel Ministry order. The valley comprises Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora districts. The order issued on Monday said the concessions have been extended with effect from August 1, 2021.

DGP directs for strengthening anti-infiltration grid to check Narco trade

Srinagar , September 15 : Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Thursday visited Teetwal, Keran, Gogal Dhar forward areas in Kupwara district where he reviewed the security scenario on Line of Control. Accompanied by ADGP Headquarters, PHQ, M.K Sinha, DC Kupwara D.S Dattatray and SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas the DGP first visited Tangdhar where he was received by Brig N.K Dhas, Brigade Commander 104 infantry. The Brigade Commander briefed the DGP regarding the security grid in the area.

Hybrid terrorist arrested in J-K's Reasi, was in touch with Pak handlers

Srinagar , September 15 : Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested a hybrid terrorist, who was in touch with Pakistani handlers, from Reasi and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession. Police received information that a person namely Zaffer Iqbal, a resident of Angralla tehsil under Mahore police station in Reasi district was in touch with terrorist handlers in Pakistan. According to Police, Zaffer's brother namely Mohd Ishaq was a terrorist of outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and got killed in an encounter with security forces in Rajouri and reportedly one of his relatives namely Abdul Rashid, a resident of Reasi is in Pakistan and is also working with terror groups.

J-K attracting lots of foreign investments post Article 370 abrogation

Srinagar , September 15 : After witnessing decades of violence, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed tremendous changes in economic activities after the abrogation of Article 370. After Article 370 was repealed, Jammu and Kashmir became subject to 890 central laws, while 250 unfair state legislation were eliminated. Additional 130 state legislation have undergone changes.