21 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 21 September 2022

PDD Reduces AT&C Losses In J&K By 8.5% In Last Three Years

Srinagar , September 21 : The power development department has managed to reduce Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses by 8.5 percent in the last three years, as per the exclusive data accessed by Kashmir Observer. The concerted efforts of Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) have visibly proved effective as the state-run power corporation witnessed one of the lowest losses in the past several years. The company is working to further bring down the distribution losses in the coming months through a multi-pronged strategy that, as per officials, may transform the valley’s power system and help in becoming one of the best state-owned power corporations in the country.

CBI court orders physical production of Yasin Malik on Oct 20

Jammu , September 21 : A special court here on Wednesday asked the CBI to physically produce before it JKLF chief Yasin Malik, who is lodged in Delhis Tihar Jail, on October 20 in connection with the 1989 kidnapping of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The special court issued the production warrant to the CBI for cross-examining witnesses in the case. Monika Kohli, the standing counsel for the CBI, said the court issued the production warrant despite an objection by the agency on the ground that there are specific directions of the High Court that all accused be presented through video conference.

Erdogan brings up Kashmir issue in UNGA address

United Nations , September 21 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday once again raked up the Kashmir issue during his address to world leaders at the high-level UN General Assembly session here. India and Pakistan, after having established their sovereignty and independence 75 years ago, they still havent established peace and solidarity between one another. This is much unfortunate.

GoI Joint Secretary reviews progress on digitization of land records in Srinagar

Srinagar , September 21 : GoI Joint Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development, Sonmoni Borah, today reviewed progress on digitization and computerization of land records under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) in Srinagar. He subsequently reviewed progress on the scheme in Ganderbal district as well. Union Joint Secretary took a detailed assessment of recent initiatives of government like Land Records Information System, Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) besides Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRM).

Not ready to accept India is communal: Farooq Abdullah

Ramban, Jammu , September 21 : National Conference president and Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah has expressed hope the Supreme Court will soon hear the petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370, and also vowed to continue politically the fight to restore the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the next assembly polls will provide the first opportunity to fight the battle politically for the special status of J&K under the provisions of constitution. We are in the Supreme Court (for the restoration of Article 370) and are hopeful that it will hear the petitions soon and we will get relief from this difficult situation, the former chief minister said.

Preparations for assembly polls afoot, claims Tariq Karra

Srinagar , September 21 : Senior Congress leader Tariq Hameed Karra on Wednesday hinted at assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir before the end of the year claiming truck-loads of election-related material, including EVMs, have arrived in Jammu. Reportedly 150 Truck Loads of election material that includes EVMs & other election related stationary has reached Jammu which was downloaded & stored in the Civil Secretariat during night time, Karra tweeted. Seems ECI gearing up for a surprise regarding holding elections in J&K, the Congress Working Committee member added.

SIA carries out searches at multiple locations across J&K

Srinagar , September 21 : Continuing its crackdown against militancy funding and networks in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Investigation Agency (SIA) Jammu today conducted raids at multiple locations in Bathindi Jammu and Kulgam district of South Kashmir. A statement said that carrying forward probe into the involvement of policeman in a case of suspected funding, fake passport and involvement of duo in various sections of law and accumulation of properties beyond their known sources of income, teams of SIA Jammu wing conducted searches in the houses of one absconding accused namely Abu Bakar in Bhatindi area of Jammu city who is at large and hiding in DUBAI and at the residence of an another accused Head Constable Mohmmad Ramzan Rishi in Kulgam area of South Kashmir who is also involved in same charges besides preparing a fake passport in his own name and using the same for travelling abroad by concealing his real identity. The case relates to duping the public of their hard earned money on many fake assurances, promises and also indulging in serious immoral activities having dangerous security implications for the state, the statement said.

Situation in J&K well under control: Army chief Gen Pande

New Delhi , September 21 : Army chief General Manoj Pande said on Tuesday that the situation in J&K is well under control. The abrogation of Article 370 and the kind of whole of nation approach adopted have resulted in a number of positives, he said. Besides, violence level has come down significantly.