Cleaning Of Jamia Masjid Going On In Full Swing, Friday Prayers To Be Offered On Coming Friday: Ajuman Auqaf

Cleaning Of Jamia Masjid Going On In Full Swing, Friday Prayers To Be Offered On Coming Friday: Ajuman Auqaf

Srinagar, Aug 4: Under the auspices of the Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid Srinagar, the cleaning of the central grand mosque was carried out in which the employees and staff of the Auqaf actively participated.

Due to continuous unfavorable conditions and lockdown in view COVID-19 pandemic, the Jamia Masjid Srinagar was closed for Friday prayers and worship for a long time.

The Anjuman in a statement said that since the Covid positive cases have slowed down and Friday prayers are now being offered in all central mosques, khanqahs, shrines and imambaras of Jammu and Kashmir; Friday prayers will be offered on Coming Juma in Jama Masjid Srinagar .

However, the Anjuman Auqaf clarified thar as per the guidelines of medical experts, the worshippers will take precautionary measures and strictly adhere to Covid SOPs during the Friday and daily prayers. 

After Abrogation Of Article 370, Rahul Gandhi To Visit Srinagar On 9th August 2021

After Abrogation Of Article 370, Rahul Gandhi To Visit Srinagar On 9th August 2021

New Delhi, Aug 04: In a first, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is all set to visit Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on August 9. According to reports, the Congress leader is likely to meet party workers there.

It can be seen that this will be Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of the erstwhile state’s special status under Article 370 on August 5, 2019.

Earlier this week, during the breakfast meeting with opposition leaders in Constitution Club, Rahul Gandhi had informally told some of attendees that he will pay a visit to the UT soon.

It was reported that the Congress MP will meet several Congress leaders and is likely to stay in Jammu and Kashmir for two days.

India Vs Pakistan T20 WC Match Likely To Be Held On Oct 24, India And Pakistan Are Slotted In Group 2 Along With The World Test Championship Winners New Zealand And Afghanistan

India Vs Pakistan T20 WC Match Likely To Be Held On Oct 24, India And Pakistan Are Slotted In Group 2 Along With The World Test Championship Winners New Zealand And Afghanistan

New Delhi, Aug 4: The marquee T20 World Cup clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in all likelihood will be held on October 24, which is a Sunday, even though the ICC will be releasing the official schedule of the tournament in few days.

It has been learnt that the ICC normally keeps two to three sets of schedule before zeroing in on the final one. But, it is a given that with the kind of traction an Indo-Pak rivalry generates, the match will have to be held on a weekend.

“As of now, Sunday, October 24 looks the likely option as the first week’s Qualifying round matches starting October 17 will be held in Muscat, Oman,” a source privy to developments in the ICC board told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

Documentation Deficiency Should Not Lead To Sealing Of Shops, Business Establishments: KCC&I, Appeals Authorities To Give Time Frame In Case Of Any Deficiency

Documentation Deficiency Should Not Lead To Sealing Of Shops, Business Establishments: KCC&I, Appeals Authorities To Give Time Frame In Case Of Any Deficiency

Srinagar, Aug 04: After district administration Srinagar on Wednesday sealed four shops as they failed to produce necessary documents, trade bodies have appealed to the authorities to give a time frame, in case of any deficiency in documentation rather than sealing the business establishments.

President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCC&I), Sheikh Ashiq told that the businesses in the valley have recently opened, after facing back-to-back lockdowns. “However, if there are any deficiencies in any necessary documentation for any business establishment, a time frame should be given to meet the requirements.”

He said that the trade and business was just opening, while the business owners have just started summing up their business, and rather than healing, the authorities have started sealing the shops.

He further said that they don’t deny that there may be some deficiency in documentation, but the government must show a humanistic approach and understand the pain they have gone through over the last two years.

Earlier, a team of Revenue department headed by sub-district magistrate Srinagar, conducted market checking and implementation of Covid related guidelines at Lal Chowk and during the drive, four prominent shops, located in the commercial hub were sealed after they failed to produce documents.

The shops include Right Way Shoe shop, Samsung Time Zone, Madras Cloth House and Diplaz Ice Cream.kno

Earthquake Tremors Felt Across Jammu And Kashmir

Earthquake Tremors Felt Across Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, August 04: Earthquake tremors were felt across parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday afternoon.

The tremors lasting for several seconds were reportedly felt at around 4:02 PM.
Citing an independent source GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences), Kashmir Weather reported that an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude with epicenter in Afghanistan (69.97°E, 36.31°N) at a depth of 132 kilometers occurred at 04:02:27 P.M.

No loss to life or property has however been reported from anywhere. 

680 Committed Suicides In Central Armed Police Forces {CAPFs} In Last Six Years: Government To Rajya Sabha

680 Committed Suicides In Central Armed Police Forces {CAPFs} In Last Six Years: Government To Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Aug 4: A total of 680 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) like the CRPF and the BSF have committed suicide in the last six years, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the number of personnel who have died due to accidents and encounters during the period — 2015 to 2020 — are 1,764 and 323, respectively.

According to data provided by the CAPFs and the Assam Rifles, 680 personnel have committed suicides during the last six years, he said replying to a written question.

Rai said domestic problems, illness and financial problems could be the contributory factors among others behind the suicides.—(PTI)

Row Over Demolition Drive: Ansari Refutes Allegations Levelled By College Owner

Row Over Demolition Drive: Ansari Refutes Allegations Levelled By College Owner

Baramulla, Aug 3: The management of SSM College of Engineering and Technology Parihaspora in Baramulla district on Tuesday alleged that district administration demolished some structures in the college on the behest of a political leader.

Noisy scenes were witnessed in and around the college at Parihaspora Pattan when district administration officials assisted by police appeared outside the college to demolish some alleged illegal structures.

Pertinently, the college administration and former minister Imran Raza Ansari, are at loggerheads over several acres of disputed land. In past also there were incidents of violence reported in the area between the parties.

On Monday late evening a demolition squad headed by Tehsildar Pattan demolished a structure of the college. When College authorities alleged that some officials from the administration are doing it on the behest of Imran Raza Ansari and the videos about the demolition went viral, government attached the concerned Tehsildar immediately.

The attached Tehsildar Pattan Mr Salahuddin told news agency that demolition drive was carried out on the directions of top brass and there is nothing personal in it.

On Tuesday a team led by SDM Pattan Syed Faheem arrived on the spot and again demolished some structures, sparking protest from the students of the college. Police in order to maintain law and order sealed the entry and exit points.

Dilafroze Qazi, chairperson SSM college alleged that demolition drive was carried out on the behest of Imran Raza Ansari. She said all is being done on the orders of Ansari.

“Why the officials from the administration didn’t show the demolition order if it has been issued from the top. Why structures were raised to ground without showing any official order to us,” she questioned and sought intervention of LG government and District Development Commissioner Baramulla.

Despite repeated attempts, Imran Raza Ansari couldn’t be contacted, however, Abid Raza Ansari told that Imran Ansari has nothing to do with this matter. “The Revenue Department has also issued a notice against us and we are ready to prove that we are not possessing any portion of state land. Government has started a drive to free state land from the occupiers and we welcome it and are ready to cooperate,” he said.

He further said that SSM College owners have grabbed state land illegally. “It is not a charitable trust but they are doing business and maximizing profits,” Abid Ansari said and vehemently refuted the allegations that Imaran Ansari has any hand in it. “He (Imran Ansari) is out of station and doesn’t know anything about it,” Abid Ansari said.

SDM Pattan Syed Faheem was not available for comments as he was busy in a court proceeding. 

Just Six Instances Of Ceasefire Violations Along LoC, IB Since India-Pak Agreement In February

Just Six Instances Of Ceasefire Violations Along LoC, IB Since India-Pak Agreement In February

New Delhi, Aug 3: Only six incidents of ceasefire violations have been reported ever since India and Pakistan agreed in February to observe all pacts related to cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said as many as 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations were reported in 2020; 3,479 in 2019; and 2,140 in 2018.

In written reply to a question, Rai said following scheduled talks between the Directors General of Military Operations of India and Pakistan over hotline, a joint statement was issued on February 25, 2021 in which both India and Pakistan agreed to the strict observance of all agreements, understandings and ceasefire along the Line of Control and all other sectors with effect from the February 24-25 midnight 2021.

While there were 380 incidents of ceasefire violations in January and 278 in February, there was not a single incident of ceasefire violation in March, just one in April, three in May and two in June.

The minister said immediate and effective retaliation by the Indian Army and the BSF personnel is carried out during instances of unprovoked firings and ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB).

Rai said the government”s consistent position has been that India desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan and is committed to addressing issues, if any, bilaterally and peacefully in an atmosphere free of terror, hostility and violence.

The onus is on Pakistan to create such a conducive atmosphere by taking credible, verifiable and irreversible action to not allow any territory under its control to be used for cross-border terrorism against India in any manner.

India and Pakistan continue to maintain regular channels of communication through the respective High Commissions and other established mechanisms, he said.

The minister also said that according to reports, representatives of various political parties in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed the joint statement and several countries have issued statements welcoming the development as an important and positive step.—(PTI)

Extortion, Blackmailing: CBK Searches Houses Of Ayush Doctors In Kashmir

Extortion, Blackmailing: CBK Searches Houses Of Ayush Doctors In Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 3: Crime Branch Kashmir on Tuesday carried out searches at various locations across the Kashmir Valley in connection with a case registered against 8 Ayush doctors amid allegations of “extortion and blackmailing” by them while running a “self styled” Association.

The Crime Branch Kashmir had registered the case (FIR No. 34/2021) under section IPC sections of 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 506 (criminal intimidation) besides 5(2) Prevention of Corruption Act in Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir against the eight doctors following a written complaint, alleging that a fake association of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy (AYUSH) Doctors is running within J&K.
An officer of crime branch told searches were carried out residence of association’s senior vice president at Bohipora Kupwara, association’s President at Trison City Lawaypora Srinagar, Vice President’s house at HMT Srinagar, General Secretary’s house at New Light Colony Sopore, Joint Secretary’s house at Botingoo Sopore and Treasurer’s house at Hassi Bhat Rainawari.

In the complaint, leading to the registration of the case, the complainant had also said that the Association was running on fake address without any true credentials.

The complainant, they said, also alleged that the fake Association was also resorting to blackmailing, extortion, harassment to Indian System of Medicines (ISM) employees.

During the course of probe, they said, it surfaced that the Association is not registered either with Registrar Societies or any Government Department. The letter head used by the self-styled office bearers (8 doctors) was used on fictitious names and with different fake addresses.

The probe so far has further revealed that members of the Association were threatening, blackmailing Indian System of Medicines employees with the departmental action, transfers and have collected huge amount in cash in the name of the Association. The investigation is in progress and will be concluded on its merits, they added. (GNS)

Under The Initiative HAUSLA RAHAT COVID-19 Grameen Sneh Foundation Donated Oxygen Concentrators To SDH Achabal Anantnag

Under The Initiative HAUSLA RAHAT COVID-19 Grameen Sneh Foundation Donated Oxygen Concentrators To SDH Achabal Anantnag

Grameen Sneh Foundation under the initiative HAUSLA RAHAT COVID-19 donated Oxygen Concentrators to the Sub District Hospital Achabal Anantnag. On behalf of Grameen Sneh Foundation the Chief Executive Officer Shri Inamul Haq Rafiqi handed over the entire lot of Oxygen Concentrators to Dr Gowhar Abbas, Block Medical Officer, Sub District Hospital Achabal Anantnag.

On the occasion the entire Medical Fraternity of Sub District Hospital Achabal Anantnag was present. The Block Medical Officer lauded the efforts made by Grameen Sneh Foundation in the Fight Against COVID-19 especially the Donation of Oxygen Concentrators and as a token of Honor a Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Grameen Sneh Foundation.

The President Grameen Sneh Foundation Smt. Sneha Routray participated in the event through Video Conference. 

Bandipora Encounter Update, One Pakistani Militant Babar Ali Killed In Gunfight With Government Forces In Dard-Pora Bandipora

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Several Rockets Hit Kandahar Airport As Taliban Led Violence Rages Flights Suspends

Several Rockets Hit Kandahar Airport As Taliban Led Violence Rages Flights Suspends

Kabul/01 August 2021: Several rockets struck Afghanistan’s Kandahar airport overnight. No casualties have been reported so far, however, several flights to and from the airport were suspended. Violence has escalated in Afghanistan in recent weeks as the Taliban have intensified their offensive against civilians, Afghan defense and security forces. This comes in wake of foreign troop’s drawdown from the war-torn country.

Last month, three rockets landed in areas near the Presidential Palace during Eid prayers.

Over the last few weeks, the Taliban captured several districts in Afghanistan including Takhar, the country’s northeastern province.

The Taliban seized over 193 district centres and 19 border districts, according to the Afghan foreign ministry.’

The Taliban have also taken control of 10 border crossing points across the country in Takhar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Herat, and Farah provinces leading to the complete shutdown of cross-border movements and trade in these areas.

The ministry further disclosed that since April 14, nearly 4,000 ANDSF personnel had been killed, over 7,000 injured, and about 1,600 captured by the Taliban.

As many as 2,000 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the violence, while 2,200 were injured.

Brief Spell Of Light Rain Forecast In Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh For Next One Week, Gulmarg Receives Highest Rainfall Of 40mm In 24 Hours

Brief Spell Of Light Rain Forecast In Jammu And Kashmir, Ladakh For Next One Week, Gulmarg Receives Highest Rainfall Of 40mm In 24 Hours

Srinagar, Aug 1: Weatherman on Sunday said that there was possibility of brief spell of light to moderate rain and thunder at scattered places mainly towards late afternoon and evening but there’s no forecast of any heavy rain in J&K and Ladakh.

“Currently it’s partly cloudy at most places of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh,” a MeT official said here.
Regarding forecast for next one week, the MeT said: “a brief spell of light to moderate rain and thunder likely to occur at scattered places mainly towards late afternoon and evening. There’s no forecast of any rain.”

Meanwhile, the official told that Srinagar received traces of rain in 24 hours till 0830 hours while the summer capital of J&K recorded minimum temperature of 19.8 degrees Celsius which is 0.9 degrees Celsius above the normal for the season.

Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, received 21.0mm during the time and recorded minimum of 24.6 degrees Celsius against normal of 24.8 degrees Celsius, he said.

Katra recorded downpour of 22.2mm of rain while Batote had 1.2mm, Banihal 0.3mm and Bhaderwah 3.6mm, the official said.

Qazigund, the gate town of Kashmir, received no rain and recorded minimum temperature of 18.7 degrees Celsius, he said.

Pahalgam received 13.9mm of rain while the famous tourist resort recorded a low of 13.9 degrees Celsius.

Kokernag had 2.6mm of rain even as it recorded a minimum of 16.7 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The border town Kupwara received 6.2mm of rain while it recorded minimum temperature of 17.4 degrees Celsius, he said.

World famous skiing and tourist resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir had 40.6mm of rain, highest in J&K, and was the coldest place in Valley, recording minimum of 11.2 degrees Celsius, he added. 

ED To Grill Raj Singh Gehlot On How J&K Bank Settled Amount Of Rs 289 Cr At Rs 128 Cr

ED To Grill Raj Singh Gehlot On How J&K Bank Settled Amount Of Rs 289 Cr At Rs 128 Cr

New Delhi, Aug 1: Raj Singh Gehlot, Chairman of the Ambience Group of Companies who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) last week and sent to ED custody for seven days, will be questioned about how money was routed to different companies and how he made the J&K Bank settle for Rs 128 crore in place of Rs 289.08 crore.

Gehlot was arrested by the ED on July 28 and produced before a PMLA court via video conferencing on July 30.

He has been sent to ED custody by the court for seven days.

An ED official related to probe said that during the money laundering investigation, it was found that Gehlot had entered into a criminal conspiracy to fraudulently siphon off the loan amount by diverting the funds for other purposes, such as to settle the loan of other group companies and making Fixed Deposits as well as diversion of materials to other projects of the Ambience Group.

“An amount of Rs 469 crore was found to be diverted to entities and individuals, controlled by Gehlot and for which he is the authorised signatory,” he said.

The official said that during the course of investigation, Gehlot had mislead the ED and continuously tried to show that he did not make any diversion of the sanctioned loans.

“Whereas the documentary evidences collected during the search revealed that the submissions made by Gehlot were false and misleading,” the official said.

The ED official also pointed out that the agency will question Gehlot to understand how the layering and integration of money was done to siphon the loan amount.

He said that the J&K Bank manager in his statement to ED had said that the loan to Gehlot was released in “deviation” of rules.

“Further, against the outstanding liability of Rs 289.28 crore, the bank officials attempted to settle the account with accused for a paltry sum of Rs 128.94 crore,” the official said.

The ED will question Gehlot as to how he made the bank to settle the loan of Rs 289.28 crore to Rs 128.94 crore and who all were the persons who benefitted from it.

The official said that the agency sleuths will also confront Gehlot with documents, including in the digital form, such as transaction details.

He further said that the agency will also confront Gehlot with the statements of several accused.

The ED had registered a money laundering case on the basis of an FIR filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jammu and Kashmir Police, against officers of J&K Bank and others in respect of loan sanctioned to Aman Hospitality Pvt Ltd (AHPL).

The ED said that AHPL had taken a loan amount of Rs 810 crore from a consortium of banks led by the J&K Bank.

The official said that the loan was sanctioned for the purpose of construction and development of a five-star hotel at CBD, Shahdara, in New Delhi.

The loan amount, along with interest totalling to the tune of Rs 902 crore, has been declared as NPA, he added.

Besides ED, the Ambinece Group Chairman is also being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the CBI to probe the case for the alleged illegal construction of a commercial building on approximately 18.98 acres of land in Gurugram by blatantly flouting the building by-laws and statutory provisions in collusion with others.

It was alleged that the land where the Ambience Mall was built was meant for a housing project.

The CBI has registered a case against a private person, Gehlot, Ambience Ltd and Ambience Developers and Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and unknown officials of HUDA, and unknown private persons on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.—(IANS)

Two Pakistani Soldiers Killed, 9 Injured In Terrorist Attack In Waziristan

Two Pakistani Soldiers Killed, 9 Injured In Terrorist Attack In Waziristan

North Waziristan [Pakistan], 01 August: Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and nine others wounded in attacks by terrorists on security forces in South and North Waziristan tribal districts.

The attacks come in wake of escalating Taliban-led violence in Afghanistan.
Terrorists attacked security forces in the Shawal area of North Waziristan district near the Afghan border on Saturday. One soldier was killed and two others suffered injuries in the incident, Dawn reported.
The injured soldiers were shifted to a hospital in Miramshah.

Sourced said that an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in the area when security forces were carrying out a search operation.

The personnel taking part in the operation remained safe. Besides this, Pakistan security forces came under attack in two areas of South Waziristan district, in which one soldier was killed and seven others suffered injuries.

According to reports, an IED exploded near a vehicle in the Osse Pass area of Ladha sub-division, injuring two soldiers.
Attacks on security forces have increased in North Waziristan and adjacent South Waziristan tribal districts since the Taliban intensified offensive against the government forces across the border in Afghanistan.

Pakistan, which shares over a 2,600 km long border with Afghanistan, fears that intensification of violence in the war-torn country can have a spillover effect pushing refugees and terrorists into Pakistan. (ANI)

Pakistan Holds Off Late West Indies Charge To Win 2nd T20

Pakistan Holds Off Late West Indies Charge To Win 2nd T20

Providence (Guyana), Aug 1: Pakistan survived Nicholas Pooran”s late blitz to beat West Indies by seven runs in the second Twenty20 and go 1-0 up in the four-match series.

Left-handed Pooran smashed six sixes and four boundaries on Saturday but his unbeaten 62 off 33 balls could carry the West Indies to only 150-4.

Pakistan was put into bat first and scored 157-8 with captain Babar Azam (51) and Mohammad Rizwan (46) continuing to score heavily up front.

Jason Holder grabbed 4-26 and Dwayne Bravo got the wickets of Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman off successive deliveries as Pakistan lost six wickets for 23 runs in their last four overs.

Rizwan and Azam combined in a 67-run second wicket stand before Rizwan was run out in the 15th over.

Holder returned in the 17th over and Azam was out caught behind after a television referral. The Pakistan captain walked off the field in disbelief.

The West Indies power-hitters couldn’t mount a charge against the experienced offspin of Hafeez, who conceded just six runs off his four overs and clean-bowled Andre Fletcher with his second delivery.

Legspinner Shadab Khan (0-22) also gave away just one boundary that strangled the West Indies run chase on a slow pitch.

“We were 10-15 runs short, but our bowlers bowled very well, and I think we should give them credit,” Azam said.

“Hafeez showed his experience in the powerplay and as captain it pleased me a lot.”

When Ewin Lewis had to retire hurt due to cramps after scoring 35 off 33 balls, West Indies still needed 82 runs off the last six overs.

While Kieron Pollard couldn’t find boundaries against the pace, Pooran timed the ball well and hit his sixes against fast bowlers Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali.

“I thought the way the bowlers bounced back shows we’re consistent with the ball,” Pollard said.

“At the end of the day we could have taken a few more singles … there are things we continue to look at, and it”s all about improvement as the games go on. We were on the losing end today, but all hope isn”t lost.”

The first T20 was washed out in Barbados on Wednesday. Guyana hosts the remaining two T20s on Sunday and next Tuesday, followed by a two-Test series in Jamaica.—(AP)

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 197.7 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 4.21 Mn

Global Covid-19 Caseload Tops 197.7 Mn, Deaths Surge To More Than 4.21 Mn

Washington, Aug 1: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll stood and vaccination tally stood at 197,764,668, 4,215,862 and 4,078,901,841, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 34,974,823 and 613,133, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 31,613,993 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (19,917,855), France (6,190,334), Russia (6,185,249), the UK (5,883,421), Turkey (5,704,713), Argentina (4,929,764), Colombia (4,785,320), Spain (4,447,044), Italy (4,350,028), Iran (3,871,008), Germany (3,776,724) and Indonesia (3,409,658), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 556,370 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (423,810), Mexico (240,456), Peru (196,214), Russia (155,952), the UK (129,949), Italy (128,063), Colombia (120,723), France (112,055) and Argentina (105,721).—(IANS)

Jammu And Kashmir Police Inducts Black Panther Command Control Vehicle To Boost Operation Capabilities

Jammu And Kashmir Police Inducts Black Panther Command Control Vehicle To Boost Operation Capabilities

Baramulla, July 31: Jammu and Kashmir police have inducted the Black Panther Command Control Vehicle to boost operation capabilities at Baramulla in north Kashmir.

The command vehicles are equipped with all modern gadgets and are said to be very useful during different militancy-related operations.

While talking to ANI, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of North Kashmir police Sujit Kumar said during anti-militancy operations in mountains, it is very challenging and sometimes we face network problems and for that purpose, this command vehicle will be beneficial for us.

“Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is mountains territory and sometimes during anti-militancy operations in mountains it is very challenging and sometimes we face network problems and for that purpose, this command vehicle will be beneficial for us so that senior officials will coordinate during live operations,” said Sujit Kumar.

DIG North Kashmir further said that it will be a big boost to the operational capabilities of Jammu and Kashmir Police in North Kashmir while adding that the vehicle shall act as a command center for operational, law and order, and rescue duties for Jammu and Kashmir Police.

So far two vehicles have been inducted in Jammu and Kashmir police, one each in Jammu and Kashmir Valley respectively.

Besides being bulletproof, the vehicles have high-resolution CCTV/PTZ cameras providing a 360-degree view of the area and are said to have a suitable comfortable stay for officers and officials during the time of operations.

With access to the internet, these vehicles can be connected to the Headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir Police for real-time monitoring of any continuing anti-militancy operation, the officials said.

Vivek Sudan, an in-charge technician of Black Panther told ANI that the vehicle is equipped with one PTZ camera that has a pneumatic mast that can go up to 20 feet with a 360-degree rotating camera equipped with 42x optical zoom and can vertically about 120 degrees.

“We have each and every facility of accommodation in the vehicle. It is a newly inducted vehicle which is also known as a compact vehicle, shortly named as Black Panther. The vehicle is newly inducted into our JK family in north Kashmir and is already in the Jammu regions,” said Vivek Sudan.

He further said that in this vehicle there are nine IP cameras and one PTZ camera which is very useful in Naka duties and operation duties.

“The vehicle also has firing holes from where we can fire easily. If any officer wants to see what is happening at the operation site he or she can easily see what is happening by our connectivity through IPs. If any jawan or Naka party got injured in any incident can be recovered easily by our First Aid facilities. It also has Google maps and Google earth which are inducted in our PCs by which we can track,” he added.

Sudan further said that the vehicle is fully bulletproof proof which can protect officers is observing activities from inside.—(ANI)

India, China Hold 12th Round Of Military Talks; Focus On Disengagement In Gogra, Hot Springs

India, China Hold 12th Round Of Military Talks; Focus On Disengagement In Gogra, Hot Springs

New Delhi, Jul 31: India and China are holding another round of high-level military talks on Saturday with an aim to move forward on the disengagement process in the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh to end an over 14-month standoff, sources in the security establishment said.

The 12th round of Corps Commander-level talks are taking place at the Moldo border point on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh, they said.

The talks started at 10:30 AM as scheduled, said a source.

India is hopeful of a positive outcome on the disengagement process in Hot Springs and Gogra, the sources said about the talks.

The latest round of talks is taking place after a gap of more than three and a half months. The 11th round of military dialogue had taken place on April 9 at the Chushul border point on the Indian side of the LAC and it lasted for around 13 hours.

The 12th round of military talks is taking place over two weeks after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar firmly conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that the prolongation of the existing situation in eastern Ladakh was visibly impacting the bilateral ties in a “negative manner”.

The two foreign ministers had held a one-hour bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tajik capital city Dushanbe on July 14.

In the meeting, Jaishankar told Wang that any unilateral change in the status quo along the LAC was “not acceptable” to India and that the overall ties can only develop after full restoration of peace and tranquillity in eastern Ladakh.

In the last round of military talks, both sides discussed ways to take forward the disengagement process in Hot Springs, Gogra and Depsang with a larger aim to bring down tensions in the region. However, there was no forward movement in the disengagement process.—(PTI)

Marsar Encounter: One Of The Two Slain Militants Identified As Top JeM Commander Lamboo, Says Police

Marsar Encounter: One Of The Two Slain Militants Identified As Top JeM Commander Lamboo, Says Police

Pulwama Jul 31: One of the two militants killed in a forest area of Namibian and Marsar on Saturday morning has been identified as top Jaish-e-Muhamad commander Lamboo, police said.

“Top most #Pakistani militant affiliated with JeM outfit Lamboo killed in today’s #encounter. Identification of second one being ascertained. #Congratulations to Army & @AwantiporPolice,” Kashmir zone police tweeted.

Earlier, a senior police officer told that two militants were killed while as the search operation was on in the area.

“Exact location of #encounter is between Namibian & Marsar, general area #Dachigam forest,” the police had tweeted.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area—kno

KULGAM POLICE ARRESTED AN ABSCONDER WHO WAS EVADING HIS ARREST

KULGAM POLICE ARRESTED AN ABSCONDER WHO WAS EVADING HIS ARREST

Kulgam: July 31, 2021: Continuing unceasing efforts against social crimes, Kulgam police arrested an absconder namely *Ishfaq Ahmad Khan S/O Fayaz Ahmad Khan a resident of Chattabal Kulgam* who was evading his arrest for his involvement in case FIR No. 183/2021 U/S 363, 376/511, 323 IPC of Police Station Kulgam.

Today a Specific information regarding his presence was generated by Kulgam Police and on tip off, a team headed by SHO Kulgam Insp Jazib Mohammad under the supervision of DySP HQR Kulgam Shri Ghulam Muhamad Bhat-JKPS raided the specified location and subsequently he was arrested.

It is pertinent to mention that the said person was allegedly involved in kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl in Chattabal Kulgam.

Future investigation of the case is in progress.

MeT Forecasts Brief Spell Of ‘Intense Heavy Shower’ In Poonch, Rajouri & Reasi In Next 3 Hours, Urges People To Be Alert Amid Possibility of Flash Flood, Mudslides

MeT Forecasts Brief Spell Of ‘Intense Heavy Shower’ In Poonch, Rajouri & Reasi In Next 3 Hours, Urges People To Be Alert Amid Possibility of Flash Flood, Mudslides

Srinagar, July 31: Weatherman on Saturday said there was possibility of a brief spell of “intense heavy shower” in Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi districts during next three hours.

Overall, a meteorological department official said the weather will be generally cloudy with occasional light to moderate rain at many places in Jammu and Kashmir.

“Currently, it’s generally cloudy in whole J&K with incessant light to moderate rain at some places. A brief spell of intense shower can’t be ruled out in some areas especially in mountains,” the official said in a statement.

He said while there is forecast for generally cloudy weather with occasional light to moderate rain at many places, “possibility of brief spell of intense heavy shower in Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi during next 3 hours. And decrease thereafter.”

“Also, even light to moderate rain can trigger flash flood, mudslides etc. as soil is fully saturated due to continuous rain,” the official said, adding, “ People are requested to remain alert and stay away from local Nallas especially places which are vulnerable to such events and ensure not to turn vulnerability into disaster.”

Two Pak Intruders Shot Dead By Border Security Force {BSF} In Punjab

Two Pak Intruders Shot Dead By Border Security Force {BSF} In Punjab

Chandigarh, July 31: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said its troopers shot dead two intruders from Pakistan in Punjab’s frontier district of Ferozepur.

On July 30 at about 8.48 p.m., BSF troops deployed in Thehkelan (Amarkot) in Ferozepur observed suspicious movement of intruders sneaking inside Indian territory. The troops challenged them to stop, but the intruders did not pay any heed to repeated warnings and continued to move towards the Indian side in an attempt to cross the border fence, the BSF said in a statement.

Subsequently, they were fired upon by BSF troops during which two intruders were shot down, it said.

Detailed search is in progress, the BSP added.

Punjab shares a 553-km long international border, with a barbed wire fence, with Pakistan.—(IANS)

IED Recovered On Jammu-Rajouri National Highway, BDS Defuses It Successfully, Searches On In Area Say Officials

IED Recovered On Jammu-Rajouri National Highway, BDS Defuses It Successfully, Searches On In Area Say Officials

Rajouri, Jul 31: Vehicular traffic on Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch National Highway was suspended for around 3 hours on Saturday after an security forces recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the crucial roadlink.

Officials told this morning, a specific information was received by police that suspicious moment has taken place in Dalogra area along highway in Rajouri.

“Traffic was immediately suspended and an operation was launched during which the security forces detected an IED improvised,” the officials said.

They said that the bomb disposal squad (BDS) of police deffused the IED while entire area is under Cordon and searches are going on—kno

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