January 2022 News

News Briefs for 08 January 2022

3 JeM militants killed in Budgam encounter: Police

Srinagar 07 Jan: Three militants of JeM outfit were killed in an encounter that broke out in Chadoora locality of Budgam district late last night, police said here. Kashmir zone police, while quoting IGP Kashmir on its official Twitter handle said that three militants of JeM have been killed in the encounter and 3 AK 56 rifles have also been recovered. Earlier, encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Zolwa locality of Kralpora in Chadoora late last night.

Government afraid of genuine political activities: Nayeem Akhtar

Tasaduq Rasheed Bijbehara 07 Jan: Peoples Democratic Party leader and former minister, Nayeem Akhtar on Friday said that government is afraid of genuine political activities and that is why they are not allowing PDP to hold programs. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) on the sidelines of prayer meet of late Mufti Syeds graveyard in Bijbehara, Akhtar said that they dont know who are these self-centered people who are running the administration of Kashmir. People do not have the right to speak in this administration.

J&K received USD 2.5 bn in investments: LG

Dubai 07 Jan: Jammu and Kashmir has moved from a sleeping business destination to a land of opportunities and received USD 2.5 billion in investments last year, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha told business leaders here, assuring them that his government will provide an investment-friendly environment to the global investors. Jammu & Kashmir has inked six agreements with global investors at Dubai Expo 2020 to bring in investments in the Union Territorys real estate, infrastructure, tourism, healthcare, and manpower employment sectors among others. Sinha addressed the Investors Summit in Dubai on Thursday, which was attended by renowned business leaders and investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

India, China yet to finalise date for next round of Corps Commander-level talks

NEW DELHI 07 Jan: India and China are yet to finalise a date for the next round of the Corps Commander-level talks on the eastern Ladakh border row with the Chinese military yet to positively respond to the Indian proposals for the dialogue, people familiar with the development said on Thursday. The Indian side sent at least two proposals to the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army for the 14th round of the military talks, but the latter is yet to respond to the communications, they said. The Indian proposals include a possible broad framework and agenda items for the talks, the people said.

Mehbooba accuses police of hounding PDP workers

Srinagar 07 Jan: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday paid tributes at the grave of her father and party founder Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Bijbehara on his sixth death anniversary and alleged that authorities prevented party workers from visiting. Officials said the PDP chief, who was accompanied by some party workers, returned home after paying tributes to her father, who died on this day in 2016. Later, Mehbooba took to Twitter to thank everyone who remembered her father on his death anniversary.

Heavy Snowfall Triggers Avalanche Alert In Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar 07 Jan: Multiple places in Kashmir witnessed moderate to heavy snowfall as authorities issued an alert for avalanche-prone areas in the Union Territory. An official of the MET department said moderate snowfall was reported from most areas in south and central Kashmir.

Pakistan-Born Kashmir Campaigner Lord Nazir Convicted In Paedophilia Case

Srinagar 07 Jan: A former member of the Labour Party, Pakistani-born Kashmir campaigner, Lord Nazir Ahmed was convicted of serious sexual assault against a boy and an attempted rape of a young girl by the Sheffield Crown Court. The Court was informed that the sexual offence act happened during the 1970s in Rotherham when Ahmed was a teenager.