News Briefs for 01 October 2022
Azad Elected Chairman Of His Party Jammu , October 01 : Former Chief Minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state Ghulam Nabi Azad has been elected the chairman of his newly formed Democratic Azad Party (DAP), a party leader said on Saturday. A resolution to this effect was passed at a founder members session, which was held both in Jammu and Srinagar, the leader said, adding the decision was unanimous. Azad, 73, who quit the Congress on August 26, launched DAP in Jammu on September 26 with the support of dozens of former ministers, ex-legislators and other prominent leaders, majority of whom also resigned from the Congress in his support.
Home Minister Amit Shah To Visit J&K For 2 Days From Oct 4 New Delhi , October 01 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning October 4, during which he will review the security situation there, address two rallies and offer prayers at Vaishno Devi temple. On the first day of the visit, Shah will address a public meeting at Rajouri, launch development projects and also lay foundation stones for various projects in Jammu after visiting the Vaishno Devi temple in the morning. On October 5, he will review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting to be held at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.
J&K Govt Rubbishes News Report On Highway Traffic Srinagar , October 01 : The Divisional Administration Kashmir (DAK) on Saturday rebutted news published by a Hindi Daily Dainik Bhaskar on Friday over movement of apple trucks from the valley to other parts of the country. In an official handout issued here, the Divisional Administration said that the observations made in news were unfounded, misleading and mischievous. In the handout, the spokesperson of J&K Traffic Police Headquarter in response to the published news item by the newspaper said that as per the data collected by NHAI at the Qazigund toll plaza 51,306 trucks including 33,105 apple carrying trucks moved from Qazigund to other parts of the country via NH 44 from September 01 to September 30, 2022.
Joblessness Rate In J&K Down By 9% In September: Report Srinagar , October 01 : Even as there was a substantial increase in the unemployment rate in Jammu and Kashmir in the month of August, the joblessness rate has come down by over 9 percent in the Union Territory in September, as per Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). According to the CMIE data, even though J&Ks unemployment rate was higher than the national average, it still saw a decline in September as the rate came down to 23.2 percent compared to the previous months 32.8 percent. The latest UR for the month of September has brought some respite as the UT registered a 9.6 percent decline in the joblessness rate against the previous month.
Security Up In Baramulla, BJP Says Will Gather 30,000 Crowd Srinagar , October 01 : Security has been beefed up and put on a maximum alert across Baramulla ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shahs visit to the north Kashmir district. A top security official said that police and paramilitary forces have been deployed for surveillance and vehicles are being checked at several places in the district. Earlier on last week, Jammu and Kashmir police chief – Dilbag Singh visited the district and chaired a meeting of civil and police officers to review the security arrangements.
J&K admin a complete failure, being run on instructions from New Delhi: NC leader Jammu , October 01 : A National Conference leader on Saturday alleged that the Jammu and Kashmir administration has been a “complete failure” and is being run on “instructions coming from New Delhi”. National Conference Provincial president Rattan Lal Gupta criticised the administration for not doing enough for the people. “The LG’s administration has turned out to be a dummy government in the Union Territory with no powers of its own as the instructions are being broadcasted from New Delhi,” he said, addressing a function after inaugurating the party office at Ramgarh in Samba district.
Release Altaf Shah on humanitarian grounds as he is suffering from renal cancer: Mehbooba Srinagar , October 01 : PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday appealed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to release Altaf Shah, son-in-law of late separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, on humanitarian grounds as he is suffering from renal cancer. Shah, along with six others, was arrested in 2017 in connection with a militancy funding case. He is presently in the ICU of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi.
NC denounces BJP for remarks against Dr Farooq Abdullah Srinagar , October 01 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday took strong exception to a statement by a BJP leader against party president Dr Farooq Abdullah saying such atrocious remarks smacks of political vendetta. Reacting strongly to the remarks made by a BJP leader against Dr Farooq, Party's State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, “I condemn the remarks in strongest possible terms and on behalf of my party rank and file. Using such language against the tallest leader of Jammu and Kashmir shows the mindset of the BJP.” Demanding legal action against a BJP functionary, Imran added, “It’s shocking how BJP is playing the role of a judge and an executioner.
World Bank team concludes 5 day tour to J&K SRINAGAR , October 01 : A high level team of World Bank comprising Hemang Karelia, Task Team Leader, Deepak Singh, Senior Disaster Risk Management specialist, Dr Chandershekhar, consultant /former Chief Architect, Union Ministry of Health, Supriti Dua, Financial Expert, Arghya Ghosh, Livelihood Consultant, Peeyush Sekhsaria, Disaster Risk Management Specialist and Manzoor Khan, Operations Specialist today concluded its 5 day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. During last 5 days, the team had comprehensive discussion with Project Management Unit of Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project and various Project Implementation Units JKERA, PWD (R&B), I&CD, SMC, which are executing various sub-projects under different components of World Bank funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project. Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Chief Executive Officer J&KERA, during his meeting with World Bank team, said that 143 sub-projects, out of the total of 213 sub-projects, have been completed under different components of JTFR project.
Aga Hassan condemns suicide attack on students in Afghanistan Srinagar , October 01 : The President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharia Shiayan, Aga Syed Hasan Al-Musawi Al-Safavi Saturday expressed his shock over the martyrdom of dozens of female students and condoled with the bereaved. In a statement, he strongly condemned the suicide terrorist attack on an educational centre the Hazara Shia community in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan which left more than 20 dead many of them young women who were sitting mock exams thereto which speak about brutalities of oppressors and is therefore a despicable act against humanity. Saddened over this pallid attack in a leading centre in Afghanistan that has yet again cut lives, hopes and dreams short for so many Aga said such series of heinous attacks for Shia genocide speaks volumes about the absolute failure of securing the lives of Shia community.
INOX multiplex cinema thrown open for public Srinagar , October 01 : The first multiplex cinema was thrown open to the public on Saturday, and around 200 people enjoyed the first show on the big screen. The South Indian film Ponniyin Selvan 1 (PS1) and the Hindi film Vikram Vedha, starring Hritik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan, were screened on an opening day. The cost of a ticket is between Rs 200 and Rs 500.