During a surprise visit carried out by district administration officials, five teachers of government middle school Shahtalpora Sumbal were found absent from their duties without any formal permission.
An official of district administration said five out of six teachers posted at the school have been suspended from their duties till further orders.
Militants Fire At Army Vehicle in Shopian Area of South Kashmir
Militants on Saturday evening attacked an army vehicle in south Kashmir’s Shopian district however there was no loss of life or injury, sources said.
The militants fired many shots at a bullet proof (BP) army vehicle in Nullay Poshwari village of Shopian, they said. The army vehicle was returning after winding up a checkpoint near Kennigam village, local sources said adding as it reached near Nullay village, militants fired at it from an orchard. The army soldiers retaliated the militant fire creating panic in the area. SSP Shopian A S Dinkar told that few shots were heard in Nullay village however he said they are investigating the matter. He added that they have no reports of any attack on army vehicle.
Relaxing Curbs of Pro-Resistance Leadership is Not Any Favour: Er Rasheed
Independent lawmaker and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has expressed surprise over BJP’s statement that allowing pro-resistance leaders free movement is a confidence-building measure and has said that the decision to allow Geelani Sahab to offer prayers after eight years speaks volumes about New Delhi’s confusing mindset and level of oppression.
The spokesman said that while addressing a party function in Langate on Saturday Er Rasheed said “The decision to allow Geelani and others to carry out their political activities should not be seen as a concession or a favour to Kashmiris but an admission that New Delhi has been ruthlessly suppressing the political peaceful voice in Kashmir.
The decision is itself a moral victory of masses in general and pro-resistance leaders in particular as those who were asking saner voices to be thrown to Pakistan have finally realized that Kashmir issue needs a political resolution and anyone who seeks ‘Right to Self Determination’ deserves to be heard and confronted politically with arguments and logic, Er Rasheed said.
“Allowing Geelani Sahab to offer Friday prayers after eight years has exposed the propaganda being carried out by National Media that Hurriyat leaders have no relevance and lack a popular support base in Jammu & Kashmir. If Govt. will allow all those forces seeking sincerely a resolution to Kashmir dispute to carry out their political activities it will come to know that majority of people in Jammu and Ladakh regions have a deep desire for resolution of Kashmir dispute,” Er Rasheed added.
Er Rasheed appealed Delhi to come out of confusions and take bold initiatives for resolution of Kashmir issue rather going for symbolic and cosmetic measures. He said “The policy of maintaining status-quo will ultimately harm New Delhi more than Kashmiris as pushing every Kashmiri to the wall creates a political vacuum and sense of hopelessness. Despite many drawbacks and questions marks pro-resistance leadership represents sentiments, aspirations and sacrifices of almost every Kashmiri and any effort to undermine the space and role of pro-resistance leadership will never help.”
“Let Delhi not forget that even the Israel the worst state inflicting atrocities on Palestinians and carrying their genocide has been wise enough to give political space to Palestinians and even holding direct and indirect talks with various Palestinian groups. Once New Delhi gives up arrogance and takes concrete and meaningful steps for a durable resolution to Kashmir dispute in Light of UN resolutions, it will take no time to those who are being called radicals and abused on daily basis to come forward and become part of the political process and contribute on principals of justice and mutual respect,”Er Rasheed said.
Er Rasheed appealed masses not to make their own interpretation and not to listen to the false propaganda by anti-Kashmiri forces trying to portray the decision of relaxing curbs on Hurriyat leaders.
He added that “while the real test for state begins now whether it keeps its promise, masses need to understand that Delhi is running short of options and the step through in the right direction is too little and too late.”
Govt Ordered Promotions And Transfers In Public Works Department
According to an order issued by the government, Satish Razdan, who was earlier chief engineer Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) has been given post of development commissioner works in PWD.
Similarly, P L Bushan, who was earlier chief engineer Mughal Road Project has been placed as secretary technical in PWD. While, Devinder Kumar Khanna has been placed as chief engineer Mughal Road Project.
Devinder Kumar Khanna, Ghulam Jeelani, Showkat Ahmad Wani, Romesh Kumar Makroo and Syed Iqbal Aga have been posted as superintending engineers in the department.
Nisar Ahmad Bhat, who was earlier chief engineer SKUAST Kashmir, has been placed as chief engineer PWD (R&B) Kashmir.
Ghulam Jeelani has been placed as chief engineer PMGSY Kashmir against an available vacancy.
Showkat Ahmad Wani has been placed as chief engineer Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA).
Romesh Kumar Makroo, chief engineer has been placed as Executive Director, J&K Projects Construction Corporation Ltd.
Syed Iqbal Aga has been placed as chief engineer SKUAST Kashmir.
Unknown Gunmen Kill Former Militant in Pulwama South Kashmir
Unknown gunmen Saturday killed a man in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, police said.
“Mohammad Ashraf, a resident of Machpona was shot and injured in a street at Murran chowk Pulwama,” SSP Pulwama Chaudhary Mohammad Aslam said adding Ashraf was shifted to hospital where he succumbed. Local sources said that Ashraf was a former militant. They said that soon after the incident forces launched a search operation in the area to nab the gunmen.
At least 23 militants, including two Islamic State (IS)militants, were killed in operations by Afghan security forces in the last 24 hours, according to Afghanistan’s defence ministry.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that the operations were conducted in Ghazni, Farah, Badghis, Baghlan, Takhar, Badakhshan, and Helmand provinces, while adding that 23 other militants were also injured.
During the operations, a local Taliban commander named Omari was also injured, the MoD was quoted by TOLO news as saying.
Further, the statement said that eight clearance operations, 69 special operations, five airstrikes and 100 supportive air operations were conducted. Also, vehicles and weapons belonging to the militants were destroyed. (ANI).
Shopian Girl Bags Full Scholarship To Study At University Of Pennsylvania
A Kashmiri girl has created history after she got a 100% scholarship by the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), US, to pursue her dream of being an aeronautical engineer.
Adeeba Tak, who hails from south Kashmir’s Shopian, has achieved it after tremendous hard work. Adeeba according to media reports gives full credit to her local teachers who helped her. Adeeba has been a bright student right from the beginning. Her talent first came to fore when she topped the first edition of an institute’s talent search examination in 2015. She was consistently working on the admission for UPenn. To become an aeronautical engineer has been her main focus, reports quoting her said.
Two Electrocuted in Budgam While Travelling On Bus Roof
Two persons were electrocuted in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday while they were travelling on a bus roof and came to contact with the electric wire.
The incident happened in Watrehail area of Budgam and the victims have been identified as Shabir Ahmad Baba, a resident of Gund Ali and Rafiq Ahmad Dar of Watrehail. The injured have been shifted to SMHS hospital Srinagar for advanced treatment.
SPO Shot At in Anantnag, Critically injured hospitalised
A special Police Officer (SPO) was injured critically after attacked by suspected militants in Khanbal area of South Kashmir’s Anatnang district.
Official sources told that the gunmen opened fire upon SPO Turag Singh in Khanbal. In the incident the SPO sustained critical bullet wounds and has been shifted District hospital Anantnag for treatment.
A Police officer confirmed the incident and said that the cop was regulating traffic when he was fired upon.
Israeli Forces Kill 16 Palestinians in Gaza Border Protests
The Israeli military accused Hamas of “cynically exploiting women and children, sending them to the security fence and endangering their lives”. The military said that more than 100 army sharpshooters had been deployed in the area.
At least 16 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured on Friday by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years, Gaza medical officials said. Tens of thousands of Palestinians, pressing for a right of return for refugees to what is now Israel, gathered along the fenced 65-km (40-mile) frontier where tents were erected for a planned six-week protest, local officials said. The Israeli military estimate was 30,000. The United Nations Security Council was briefed on the violence in Gaza on Friday at the request of Kuwait. Palestinian U.N. envoy Riyad Mansour told the council at least 17 Palestinian civilians were killed and more than 1,400 injured.
Families brought their children to the encampments just a few hundred metres (yards) from the Israeli security barrier with the Hamas Islamist-run enclave, and football fields were marked in the sand and scout bands played. But as the day wore on, hundreds of Palestinian youths ignored calls from the organisers and the Israeli military to stay away from the frontier, where Israeli soldiers across the border kept watching from dirt mound embankments. The military said its troops had used live fire only against people trying to sabotage the border security fence, some of them rolling burning tyres and throwing rocks, and that at least two of the dead were Hamas operatives. Palestinian health officials said Israeli forces used mostly gunfire against the protesters, in addition, to tear gas and rubber bullets. Witnesses said the military had deployed a drone over at least one location to drop tear gas. One of the dead was aged 16 and at least 400 people were wounded by live gunfire, while others were struck by rubber bullets or treated for tear gas inhalation, Gaza health officials said.
Two Palestinians were killed by tank fire, the Gaza Health Ministry said. The Israeli military said the two were militants who had opened fire at troops across the border. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a statement that Israel was responsible for the violence and declared Saturday a national day of mourning. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an independent, transparent investigation and appealed “to those concerned to refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties and in particular any measures that could place civilians in harm’s way,” his spokesman said in a statement. A senior U.N. official told the U.N. Security Council there are fears the situation in Gaza “might deteriorate in the coming days.” The United States, a close Israel ally, told the council it was “deeply saddened” by the loss of life. “We urge those involved to take steps to lower tensions and reduce the risk of new clashes. Bad actors who use protests as a cover to incite violence endanger innocent lives,” U.S. diplomat Walter said. RIGHT OF RETURN The protest presented a rare show of unity among rival Palestinian factions in the impoverished Gaza Strip, where pressure has been building on Hamas and Abbas’s Fatah movement to end a decade-old rift. Reconciliation efforts to end the feud have been faltering for months. The demonstration was launched on “Land Day,” an annual commemoration of the deaths of six Arab citizens of Israel killed by Israeli security forces during demonstrations over government land confiscations in northern Israel in 1976. But its main focus was a demand that Palestinian refugees be allowed the right of return to towns and villages which their families fled from, or were driven out of, when the state of Israel was created in 1948. In a statement, the Israeli military accused Hamas of “cynically exploit.
If You Are An SBI Customer, Do These Two Things Before March 31
If you are a customer of the State Bank of India or any of its subsidaries which now had been merged with the largest public lender, then you have just one day to finish two important tasks that would be give you relief and long term benefit.
The country’s largest public lender has took to its twitter account requesting the customers of the associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank that they should apply for the new cheque books as the current ones would be invalid after March 31.
SBI has tweeted, “All customers of erstwhile Associate Banks (e-AB) and Bharatiya Mahila Bank are requested to apply for SBI cheque books by 31st March 2018, to avoid any inconvenience. The old e-AB / BMB cheque books will not be valid post 31.03.2018.”
How to file ITR and other things you should do before Mar 31
The list of associate whose cheque books would be invalid includes Bharatiya Mahila Bank, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, The State Bank of Hyderabad, and the State Bank of Mysore, the State Bank of Patiala, and the State Bank of Travancore.
Customers of the above mentioned banks can exchange their cheque books at their nearest SBI branch.
Mind your tax filing things to do before Mar 31
Another thing which holds equal importance is that if you have taken a home loan from SBI, then March 31 is the last date to get any processing fees waived.
If you apply before March 31, then you would be getting a complete 100% waiver on home loan processing fees. “Browse from our range of Home Loan products or calculate the savings of switching your existing Home Loan to SBI. Apply online before 31st March and get a 100% waiver on processing fees,” SBI said.
“SBI Home Loans is the largest Mortgage Lender in India, which has helped over 30 lakh families to achieve the dream of owning a home,” said SBI on its website, homeloans.sbi.
Earlier, the State Bank of India (SBI) announced a substantial reduction of charges for non-maintenance of Average Monthly Balance (AMB) in savings accounts, effective April 1.
The charges for non-maintenance of AMB for customers in metro and urban centers have been reduced from a maximum of Rs. 50 to Rs.15 per month, excluding Goods and Services Tax (GST). Similarly, for semi-urban and rural centers, the charges have been reduced from Rs. 40 to Rs. 12 and Rs. 10 per month respectively, excluding GST.
Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “When anyone of you intends to sacrifice the animal and enter in the month of Dhul-Hijjah, he should not get his hair cut or nails pared till he has offered his sacrifice.” [Muslim].
During the past couple of months a gang of burglars was active in Sub Division Uri who had committed burglary and thefts in various residential houses creating fear psychosis among people and had thrown challenge for law enforcing agencies.
After tireless and intensive efforts of Police team lead by Javid Ahmad, Dy.SP SDPO Uri and Inspector Tabrez Ahmad Khan SHO Police Station Uri, the whole gang was identified and finally arrested and 04 cases of burglary/thefts of Police Station Uri were solved. Those arrested include the gang leader Ahmad Jan @ Jana S/O Gh. Nabi Malik R/O Garkote Uri and his 03 associates Tanveer Ahmad Sofi S/O Bashir Ahmad Sofi R/O Trikanjan, Gh. Mohd Malik S/O Lal Din Malik R/O Garkote Uri and Bilal Ahmad Dar S/O Gh. Mohd Dar R/O Margipora Pattan. All the stolen property in 04 cases of burglary and theft which include golden jewellery, Cash, Blankets and Copper utensils were recovered from the possession of this burglary gang, thus cases FIR No. 6/2018, 8/2018, 22/2018 and 23/2017 under section 457,380 RPC of Police Station of Uri have been solved.
The receiver of this stolen property have also been arrested under section 411 RPC. Also vehicle used for commission of crime has been seized.
It is pertinent to mention here that all the burglary and theft cases of Uri Sub Division have been worked out and all the stolen property have been recovered in all the cases except one case for which efforts are on to nab the culprits and recover stolen property.
Owner Of The Abandoned Vehicle Used in Shopian Attack Surrenders
A man from South Kashmir whose vehicle was allegedly used by militants to carry out an attack on Rashtriya Rifles on Thursday evening surrendered before police on Friday.
Pertinently, militants attacked an army unit of 44 RR in Ahgam Shopian on Thursday evening. The militants had used a private Sentro Vehicle that they had abandoned while fleeing from the spot. A militant Asif Ashraf Malik was wounded in the attack and is undergoing treatment at SKIMS Srinagar.
Police sources said that after the seizure of the said vehicle, it surfaced, that it was owned by Nisar Ahmed Mir, son of Abdul Ahad Mir, a resident of Yadro hamlet of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Reliable sources informed that during the dead of the night combined forces including 44 RR raided the house of the owner of the vehicle. Sources added that the owner of the vehicle Nisar Ahmed Mir was not present in the house, while Forces personnel picked up his brother Muhammad Yakub Mir.
Mir’s family alleged that Yakub was tortured at the army camp and they were told that he could be released only after Nisar Ahmed will surrender before police.
“Nisar had informed us beforehand that militants intercepted his vehicle while he was on way towards his home. He is a common man and has nothing to do militancy. We persuaded him to surrender before the police which he did,” said family members of Mir.
A police official confirmed that vehicle owner Nisar Ahmed Mir surrendered before the police. “As per his statement, his vehicle was forcibly taken away by militants. We are investigating the matter,” he added and refuted the family allegations that Yakub Mir was physically hurt.
Leopard Killed After Hit By Speedy Vehicle in Pulwama
A man-eater leopard was killed after hit by a speedy vehicle on Thursday night at Rohmoo village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Official sources told GNS that a man-eater leopard was found dead on Friday morning near the Rohmoo village. The locals soon after spotting the leopard in a pool of blood informed the wildlife department about it.
A team of the wildlife reached the spot very late and took the body into custody, the locals said.
Divisional Forest Officer for wildlife department Afshana told GNS that the leopard according to the preliminary investigations died after hit by an unknown vehicle.
The body of the wild animal was taken to the control room for post-mortem and other necessary formalities, she said, adding that the local concerned police station has also been informed about the incident.
Asked why the department did not take any measures to catch the leopard despite repeated requests from locals who they said had killed dozens of domestic animals since past one month, the officer said they have laid the cages in the neighbouring Rohmoo village to catch hold of the wild animal.
“Our sleuths laid the cages but unfortunately they had did not succeed in catching the animal,” Afshana said.
According to Superintending Engineer EM&RE, Circle-II Srinagar, to execute ongoing RAPDRP-B works, power supply shall remain affected from Peerbagh receiving station from 10 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 5 pm on March 31, 2018.
The Voice Of Youth Condoles The Demise Of Syed Aijaz Kashani’s Father
The untimely demise of Syed Shabir Kashani the father of our head Syed Aijaz Ahmad Kashani is a shock for us. Syed Shabir Kashani was admitted in SMHS hospital from the last few days and breathed his last today on 30th Mar 2018 being Friday. The Club members are with Mr. Kashani at this point of unbearable loss and pray for his highest place in Jennat.
The forest fire which has engulfed compartment number 108 of Khuihama range yesterday in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district is yet to be dozed off.
Five employees of the forest department have so far received injuries while dousing off the flames among which one is said to be critical. According to the officials, the fire has engulfed the forest range in 18-20 patches which are giving the department a very tough time to doze off the flames. The locals have also joined in helping the department to doze off the forest fire, an official said. Divisional forest officer Abdul Hamid Malla said that their employee, Abdul Rashid received critical injuries last night while dozing off the flames. He said that several other employees have also received minor injuries while fighting the forest fire. The officer added that they were trying their best to save the trees from getting engulfed and said that they will be soon able to control the fire.
Suspended 23 Government Teachers During Inspection
The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday suspended 23 teachers here for their abysmal achievements, an official said
The step was taken by Director School Education Kashmir G N Itoo during a surprise inspection of government schools here.
“Itoo has suspended the entire teaching staff of Government High School Rangtaing, Middle School Aalikadal and Middle school Rehbaab Sahib for their abysmal achievements in these schools,” an official statement said.
Itoo interacted with the students in these schools and enquired about the teaching and learning process.
The Director also sought an explanation from the Zonal Education Officer Zaldagar for non-compliance of instructions regarding academic monitoring of schools falling in her zone.
“There will be no compromise in quality of education and any teacher found neglecting duties shall face action under rules,” Itoo said.
Man Sentenced To Death in Rape-Murder Case in Muzaffarnagar
Judge Shakti Putra awarded death penalty to Anil Kashyap last evening and also imposed a fine of Rs 40,000. He was held guilty under sections 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), according to government lawyer Subhash Tomar
A fast track court in Baghpat has awarded death sentence to a 27-year-old man for raping and murdering a six-year-old girl in 2012. Judge Shakti Putra awarded death penalty to Anil Kashyap last evening and also imposed a fine of Rs 40,000. He was held guilty under sections 376 (rape) and 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), according to government lawyer Subhash Tomar. The girl was raped on December 9, 2012, by Kashyap and her body was found in a sugarcane field. He was arrested three days later, he said.