J&K Police Arrested Three Absconders In Doda And Samba Of Jammu Division
Three absconders, wanted in two separate cases, were arrested Wednesday in Doda and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Mohammad Farooq and Farooq Ahmed, both residents of Bhaderwah, were arrested by a special police team from Bhalra village of Doda, a police spokesman said.
He said the duo was wanted in a case registered at Bari Brahmana police station in Samba district in 2011 and are accused of theft and receiving stolen property.
Bashir Ahmad, a resident of Agra Chak village of R S Pura, was arrested from the Ghagwal area of Samba district, the spokesman said.
He was on the run for the last four years and is facing charges of disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant and prevention of cruelty to animals act, he added.
Honorarium For Sarpanchs And Panchs Approved By State Administrative Council (SAC)
The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met today in Jammu under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik, approved honorarium for Sarpanchs and Panchs to be elected in the ensuing Panchayat elections.
The meeting was attended by Advisors, B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, said an official handout.
“To compensate Sarpanchs and Panchs for the onerous responsibilities to be discharged by them under the new Panchayati Raj System being put in place in the state, the SAC decided to pay them honorarium as a token of encouragement,” it said.
The SAC decided that the Sarpanchs will be paid monthly honorarium of Rs 2500 and Panchs Rs 1000.
“The SAC hoped that the provision would infuse enthusiasm among the elected Panchayat members- the election for which is being held in nine phases, starting from Nov 17, 2018,” said the handout.
Has BJP Taken Centre Stage In Srinagar??? Projects Junaid Mattoo As Mayor Of Srinagar
Bharatiya Janta Party had said they would extend their support to Peoples Conference backed candidate Junaid Mattoo for the post of Srinagar’s Mayor.
BJP Sources said that Five of our candidates won the polls from Srinagar, besides we supported seven independent candidates. But the Mayor should have the support of at least 38 candidates & PC had 30 candidates in Srinagar and BJP would lend support to them.
If BJP forms local governbment in Srinagar, it will be big acheivement and will put serious questions on Congress.
The Director General of Police, today ordered transfer and posting of four Deputy Superintendents of Police.
1. Tussif Ahmad, DySP IR 16th Battalion is transferred and posted as DySP Imam Sahib Shopian vice Mohammad Rafiq .
2. Mohammad Rafiq, Dy SP has been posted as in-charge District Jail Leh.
3. Shaid Nahiem DySP JKAP 3rd Bn is transferred and posted DySP PC Srinagar vice Adil Mushtaq.
4. Adil Mushtaq DySP has been posted as DySP 3rd Battalion.
Cordon And Search Operation Launched By Army In Losidenow In South Kashmir
Army on Wednesday launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in a village in this south Kashmir district
A team of soldiers from army’s counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles laid a siege around Losedenow village here this afternoon and started a search operation.
Army, they said possibly have inputs about the presence of militants in the village.
The search operation was underway when this report was filed.
Defamation Case Filed By M J Akbar Against Ramani
Former Union minister M J Akbar on Wednesday appeared before a Delhi court to record his statement in a criminal defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani.
Ramani has accused Akbar of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago.
Akbar appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal and the recording of the statement is underway.
Akbar’s name cropped up on social media when he was in Nigeria, as the #MeToo campaign raged on in India. Multiple women have come out with accounts of alleged sexual harassment by Akbar when he was a journalist.
Hours after returning home on October 14, Akbar termed the allegations “false, fabricated and deeply distressing” and said he was taking appropriate legal action against them.
The women who accused Akbar of sexual harassment included Ghazala Wahab, Shuma Raha, Anju Bharti and Shutapa Paul.
Tral Encounter Update: Both Militants Killed In Tral Encounter Involved In Sniper Attacks, M4 Rifle Recovered
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said the two militants killed in a gunfight in Tral yesterday were involved in a “series of attacks on the forces from a distance”.
“Apropos our earlier press release regarding Tral encounter it is further informed that the dead bodies of the two militants were recovered from the site of encounter along with arms and ammunition including M4 and AK 47 rifles and other incriminating materials,” said a police spokesman.
The slain militants have been identified as Showkat Ahmad Khan, resident of Handoora Tral and Usman from Pakistan, he said, adding they were affiliated with JeM.
The spokesman said the same group was involved in a “series of attacks and firing on the security forces’ camp from a distance in recent times.”
HADITH FOR THE DAY
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “O people! Allah is Pure and, therefore, accepts only that which is pure. Allah has commanded the believers as He has commanded His Messengers by saying: `O Messengers! Eat of the good things, and do good deeds.’ (23:51) And He said: `O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you…”’ (2:172). Then he (PBUH) made a mention of the person who travels for a long period of time, his hair are dishevelled and covered with dust. He lifts his hand towards the sky and thus makes the supplication: `My Rubb! My Rubb!’ But his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothes are unlawful and his nourishment is unlawful, how can, then his supplication be accepted?” [Muslim].
Tral Encounter Update: Two Militants Killed In Gunfight One Identified As Nephew Of Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief Masood Azhar
Two militants including nephew of Jash-e-Mohammad chief have been confirmed dead in the gunfight with government forces at Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
While police said that it was establishing the identity of the slain, the Jash-e-Mohammad militant outfit in a statement issued here to GNS confirmed one of the slain to be the nephew of outfit’s Chief Masood Azhar.
Identified as Mohammad Usman, the JeM also paid tributes to him as well as the second militant whom it identified as “Showkat Ahmad”, a local.
A police officer told that two charred bodies of the militants have been recovered from the encounter site and searches in the area are continuing. He said that an ‘UBGL-barrel rifle’ has been recovered from the encounter site, the officer said.
Asked about the recovery of the sniper rifle, he said that so far it has not been recovered but “chances of its recovery cannot be ruled out.”
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Swayam Prakash Pani confirmed that two militant bodies have been recovered and said that “this was the module responsible for recent stand-off attacks.”
The gunfight ensued Chankitar village of Mandoora area of Tral on Tuesday afternoon, soon after a joint team of army’s 42RR, SOG and 180 BN CRPF launched a cordon and search operation following specific information about the presence of some militants there.
As the joint team of government forces intensified searches, the militants hiding in the area fired upon at government forces, triggering off an encounter. During the course of the gunfight, sources said, the house was razed to rubble and massive searches launched. Two charred bodies of the militants were recovered, they said.
Residence Of Former Congress Leader Attacked By Suspected Militants In Shopian
Suspected militants attacked the residence of a former Congress leader on Tuesday evening in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
A police official said that militants lobbed a grenade at the residence of Mohammad Shafi Banday in Bonbazar Shopian around 8:10 PM.
The grenade fell near the compound wall and exploded without causing any fatalities, he said, adding that the blast was also followed by firing.
The policemen guarding the residence of Banday also retaliated, forcing the militants to flee from the spot, said the official.
New Student Friendly Website Launched By J&K Bose
Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education has launched a student friendly new website and plans to launch an android app in coming few months for quick updating of both the students and as well as the school heads.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Joint Secretary (IT) JK BOSE Abdul Wahid Makhdoomi said “the new student friendly website has been launched and students can now visit BOSE website www.jkbose.ac.in to get latest updates on examinations and registrations.
An android app with the facilities of automatic notifications will be launched in coming few months for hassle free facilities to the students and as well as the school heads. From the next session online registration facility will be made available to the students on the website.”
Police Vehicle Over Turned In Kulgam, Five Policeman And Three Under Trails Injured In Accident
Five policemen and three prisoners were injured after a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident at Brazloo area of Kulgam in south Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon.
A police vehicle carrying prisoners while returning from a local court in Kulgam towards the district jail in neighboring Pulwama district, skidded off the road and rolled down from Zig near bridge at Brazloo, Kukgam.
In the mishap, five policemen and the three inmates were injured, they said.
Medical Superintendent SDH Kulgam Dr GM Bhat said that they have received eight injured persons including five cops and three prisoners.
Station House Officer (SHO), Kulgam Irshad Reshi also confirmed the mishap and said that all the injured have been hospitilized and their condition is said to be stable.
He said that the police team were carrying the three under trails from Pulwama jail to a local court in Kulgam for hearing.
The officer said that the mishap occurred in the area when they were returning back to the district jail Pulwama after attending the court hearing.
A case has been registered and investigations into the matter has been initiated, he said.
Eight Soldiers And An Army Officer Injured In Rajwar Blast In Handwara North Kashmir
Eight army soldiers including an officer were injured in a blast at Rajwar area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.
Reports reaching GNS said that an army domination party of 21 RR led by an officer of Major rank Mr Surab Suman while passing through the woods of Nagranad area of Zatchaldara, Rajwar when the blast occurred.
Police sources, however, said that the grenade was exploded accidentally while the army officer was given the demonstration to the soldiers in the woods.
In the blast, eight soldiers including the army major suffered serious injuries, they said.
All the injured were taken to military hospital Drugmulla where from two seriously wounded including the army major have been referred to army’s 92 base hospital for specialized treatment.
An army official also confirmed that four soldiers received injuries and said that the details of the nature of blast is being ascertained.
Gunfight Started Between Militants And Government Forces In Mandoora Tral South Kashmir
Gunfight rages in Mandoora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday afternoon.
Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of 42RR, SOG and 180 BN CRPF launched cordon and search operation in the Mandoora area on a specific information about presence of some militants.
As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon goverment forces triggering an encounter.
As per sources two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.
Till this report was filed intermittent firing was going on.
The government has ordered telecom companies to stop using Aadhaar for electronic verification of existing mobile phone customers as well as for issuing new connections to comply with a recent Supreme Court order. The apex court had last month in a landmark verdict restricted the use of Aadhaar by private entities in the absence of a legal provision. To comply with the order, the Department of Telecom (DoT) Friday issued detailed instructions to telecom companies on stopping the use of Aadhaar-based electronic-know your customer (e-KYC) and report compliance by November 5.
used for verifying existing customers as well as giving new SIM connections, the DoT said in a three-page circular. Also, it permitted the use of physical Aadhaar card for giving new connections, provided the customer voluntarily offers it.
“In compliance to the judgement of the Supreme Court, all licensees are to discontinue the use of Aadhaar eKYC service of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) both for verification as well as for issuing new mobile connections,” the Telecom Department said in the circular, as reported by PTI.
All telecom service providers shall ensure its implementation across the country in a time-bound manner and compliance in this regard is required to be submitted by November 5, 2018, it said. The DoT noted that the industry had suggested an alternate digital process FOR KYC of Mobile Subscribers which entails Customer Acquisition Forms to be embedded with a live photo of the subscriber and scanned images of proof of identity and proof of address, thereby digitising the end-to-end process for on-boarding of new mobile subscribers and making it paperless.
Accordingly, all telecom service providers have been asked by DoT to ensure the readiness of their systems and offer the proof of concept of the proposed digital process by November 5 for approval.
“Consequently, instructions issued including….dated 16.08.2016 and subsequent follow-up orders related to Aadhaar based eKYC process shall stand withdrawn. Meanwhile, this process can be implemented provisionally by all telecom service providers. Any modification which may be required in this process by the Government shall be carried out within a period of 30 days,” it said.
The Telecom Department said the physical adhaar card in offline mode for giving new connections if the customer gives it voluntarily. “The licensees may accept the copy of physical Aadhaar or eAadhaar letter having masked or unmasked Aadhaar number (As downloaded from UIDAI website) as proof of identity or proof of address document, if offered voluntarily by the subscriber, as per the procedure prescribed for issuance of new mobile connections…,” it said.
The DoT said its previous instructions on permitting the use of eAadhaar as proof of identity or address subject to online verification from UIDAI also “stands withdrawn”. In addition, the DoT said, “the licensee shall also delete the column of writing Aadhaar number (which was an optional entry) on customer acquisition forms for issuing the new mobile connections.”
HADITH FOR THE DAY
Sahl bin Sa`d As-Sa`idi (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man passed by the Prophet (PBUH), so he asked a man who was sitting near him, “What is your opinion about this man?” That man replied: “He is one of the noblest men. By Allah he is certainly a proper person for (a girl) being given in marriage if he seeks to marry, and his recommendation is fit to be accepted if he recommends”. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) remained silent. Then another man passed. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) enquired, “What is your opinion about this man?” He replied: “O Messenger of Allah, he is one of the poor Muslims. He is not a proper person (for a girl) to be given in marriage to, and his recommendation would not be accepted if he makes one; if he speaks, he is not to be listened to.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He is better than the former by earthfuls”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]