SSP In J&K Police Applies For Voluntary Retirement He Was Likely To Be Promoted As Deputy Inspector General Police Over Next Two Years

SSP In J&K Police Applies For Voluntary Retirement He Was Likely To Be Promoted As Deputy Inspector General Police Over Next Two Years

A Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)-ranked officer with the Jammu and Kashmir Police has applied for voluntary retirement from the services.

 

Firdous Iqbal, who is posted as the Commandant of Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police’s 14th Battalion has submitted his papers and sought voluntary retirement from the services. While the senior officer has cited “domestic reasons” for his decision, the move has coincided with the disquiet in the J&K Police over speculation that the Centre was planning the abrogation of Article 35A.

He was likely to be promoted as Deputy Inspector General Police over the next two years.

Police officials said that Iqbal submitted his application for voluntary retirement on July 9 and the government is yet to take a decision on it.

While Iqbal himself has been silent over the issue, a source close to him told The Indian Express that the officer was “fed up” with the system that “didn’t appreciate” the work of honest and capable officers. {IE}.

 Army Aviation Plane Crashes In Rawalpindi Pakistan 19 Killed, 16 Injured

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 Army Aviation Plane Crashes In Rawalpindi Pakistan 19 Killed, 16 Injured

 

The death toll in the plane crash at a residential area near Rabi Plaza in Rawalpindi in the wee hours of Tuesday rose to 19.

Dunya News reported that 16 others sustained injuries in the crash.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) was quoted by Dunya News as saying that the Army Aviation plane was on its routine flight when it crashed near Rabi Plaza.

Authorities said that two pilots and three crew members of the plane were among the dead.

At least four to five houses were engulfed by fire after the plane crash.

No immediate word on the cause of the crash has been made so far.

Fire brigade and rescue teams reached the spot immediately after the crash and brought the fire under control. An investigation has been launched into the accident.

The injured were shifted to Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi. Further details are awaited.

V K Johri (IPS) Has Been Appointed As The Next Director General Of  Border Security Force (BSF)

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V K Johri (IPS) Has Been Appointed As The Next Director General Of  Border Security Force (BSF)

 

V K Johri (IPS) has been appointed as the next Director General of  BSF.

The order has been issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet that is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has Home Minister Amit Shah as its member.

Johri, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, is presently serving as the Special Secretary in the external intelligence agency RAW, under the Cabinet Secretariat.

 

He will take over the charge of the Border Security Force from incumbent Rajni Kanti Mishra, who retires on August 31.

Masked Assailants Robbed A Family At Toy Gunpoint In Sopore Area Of North Kashmir

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Masked Assailants Robbed A Family At Toy Gunpoint In Sopore Area Of North Kashmir

 

Masked men brandishing toy guns looted valuables of a family in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday night

Reports said the masked men holding toy guns entered the house of Mohammad Altaf Janwari son of Ghulam Qadir Janwari of Alamdar Mohallah in Krankshivan area of Sopore last night.

The men scared the family by showing the gun, which the family later on came to know was actually a toy gun.

The men took away cash worth fifty one thousand eight hundred rupees and a mobile phone from the family, the family said.

One of the family members said that they were held hostage at a toy gunpoint in their own house by the robbers, wearing army uniform.

A police officer said that a team has been deputed to the spot to assess the details.

“We will be in a position to say more once we are done with our investigations,” he said.

Reserve Bank Of India  {RBI} Clarification Regarding Merger of Jammu And Kashmir Bank

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Reserve Bank Of India  {RBI} Clarification Regarding Merger of Jammu And Kashmir Bank

 

Amid unconfirmed reports about the merger of Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd with some other nationalised or private bank, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) sources Friday clarified that there was no such proposal before it.

“There has been no initiative from the RBI regarding merger of the J&K Bank. Some TV channel ran this story which is absolutely baseless.

“If there is something from the state government regarding the merger that is separate. But RBI has neither issued any notification nor is privy to any such decision. There is a state level meeting of the J&K Bank scheduled on August 10 and there is nothing much beyond that,” sources said and added no such proposal has been moved by the state government as well as of now.

On Wednesday some news channels ran a story claiming that J&K Bank faces the prospect of a merger with a public sector bank, most likely the State Bank of India.

The J&K Bank has remained in news ever since its chairman Parvaiz Ahmad was sacked by the governor in early June following which state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths conducted raids on the Corporate Office of the Bank on TRC Road here. Executive Director of the Bank RK Chhiber was named as its interim chairman in place of Ahmad, who was appointed in October 2016 as the chairman of J&K Bank.

The governor administration also approved a proposal that provisions of the J&K Right to Information Act, 2009, shall be applicable to the Bank just like other state-owned undertakings. It also now follows guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission. 

Americans Lost Their Lives For Afghanistan: United States Of America

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Americans Lost Their Lives For Afghanistan: United States Of America

 

Those questioning the lack of commitment of the United States towards Afghanistan should know that for nearly two decades, Americans lost their lives for the safety and security of Afghans, the Trump Administration said on Thursday.

“I would remind the Afghan people the countless number of tens of thousands of American lives and the lives of our NATO allies and our European allies that have been lost fighting in Afghanistan for the people of Afghanistan to have a right to choose their own future,” State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told reporters at a news conference here.

She was responding to a question on the disappointment among Afghans after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s US visit and his meeting with president Donald Trump earlier this week.

“Not just the number of lives lost, but the billions of dollars that have been spent there. You could probably look at most of the people in this room that serve here at the State Department, and we have either served ourselves or we have had family members that have served. I have someone on my staff who is serving there right now,” Ortagus said.

“Afghan people, they are very disappointed and very unhappy for the latest statement from Donald Trump,” a journalist from Afghanistan said.

Ortagus differed from that viewpoint.

“I think that the people of Afghanistan should know that for almost 20 years, Americans have lost their lives and spent their hard-earned taxpayer money to see the people of Afghanistan have a choice for their own future. That commitment has not been a small commitment. That has been a vast and sweeping commitment by the American people,” she asserted.

The US continues to assess the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, but has not put a timeline to the peace process.

“I do not think that we are putting a specific date in terms of peace, but obviously, that is something that the president has said since his campaign days, it is something that he is committed to,” Ortagus said.

Srinagar Leh Highway Closed Due To Landslides At Several Places

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Srinagar Leh Highway Closed Due To Landslides At Several Places

 

Authorities on Thursday suspended traffic on Srinagar Leh highway following landslides at several places on the road.

An official said that incessant rains have led to landslides at various places on Srinagar-Leh highway resulting in blockade of the road.

He said that the Traffic movement will remain suspended for today till clearance of landslides.

Summer Vacations In Government And Private Schools To Conclude Today No Further Extension

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Summer Vacations In Government And Private Schools To Conclude Today No Further Extension

 

Amid rumours and fake orders being circulated on social networking sites over the extension of Summer vacations, the Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department Wednesday ruled out any extension in the summer vacation in valley schools.

 

Secretary School Education Department, Sarita Chouhan told that there would be no extension in the summer vacations that ends on Wednesday.

The department had announced the summer vacation from July 15-24.

Social media was flooded with rumours and fake orders about the extension in summer vacations.

NIA Lists Yasin Malik ‘ISI Links, Properties Amassed Properties Worth More Than Rs 15 Crore: Lawyer Slams Bid To ‘Malign’ Him

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NIA Lists Yasin Malik ‘ISI Links, Properties Amassed Properties Worth More Than Rs 15 Crore: Lawyer Slams Bid To ‘Malign’ Him

 

An investigation report prepared by the NIA on JKLF chief Yasin Malik alleges he was in touch with Pakistan’s ISI, had received funds from Islamabad to “foment trouble” in the Valley, and amassed properties worth more than Rs 15 crore.

The NIA, which is probing a case of terror funding against Kashmiri separatists, including Malik, claims some of these properties include government land.

Denying the allegations, Malik’s lawyer Raja Tufail called it an “exercise to malign him”. “They have tried to dig up every evidence and to stick various properties on him, but have failed. You visit his house and you will know. A man who NIA lists Malik ‘properties, ISI links’; lawyer slams bid to ‘malign’ him allegedly has so much money should have a decent 2BHK in Kashmir at least,” Tufail told The Sunday Express.

The NIA filed a chargesheet against Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmed Shah Watali and over a dozen others in relation to the terror funding case, accusing him of being a hawala operator who receives funds from Pakistan, including terror groups such as the Lashkar-e-Toiba. In its report, it claims to have found account books of Watali showing he had got funds from “the Pakistan High Commission, Hafiz Saeed etc”. “Further the seized documents show disbursement of money to various secessionist and separatist entities of Jammu and Kashmir. Yasin Malik is one such recipient of these terror funds,” the report alleges.

The NIA alleges Malik got Rs 15 lakh from Watali on April 7, 2015, and that some of the money was used to fuel the unrest in the Valley after the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in 2016.

Denying this, Tufail said, “In this whole transaction, Yasin Malik was just a witness. Watali gave money to someone and Malik was a witness. The transaction happened in the presence of a lawyer. Malik told this to the NIA.”

The NIA also alleges it has four witnesses who have given statements saying Malik and his associates raised funds from LoC trade. “Another protected witness states the role of Basheer Ahmed Bhat (the acting president of the JKLF) in raising funds through some LoC traders and distributing those funds among militants and stone-pelters,” the report says.

The agency has listed 12 properties across Srinagar as owned by Malik, including some in the name of his relatives, as well as said he has stake in a popular chain of schools in Kashmir and has illegally usurped government property. NIA sources said five other properties allegedly owned by Malik are also in key areas of Srinagar.

On one of the properties listed by the NIA, a mall at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, Tufail said, “As far as that mall is concerned, they have questioned almost the entire Srinagar and haven’t got a single document to support their narrative. He doesn’t have any property in Srinagar. His father was the ghar jamai of the place where he stays. There are 102 claimants to that property. He had land in Kokernag. He sold that land to give money to his sister’s son to run his business.”

Apart from Malik’s long association with the Kashmir separatist movement, the NIA report also talks about his wife Mushaal Hussain Mullick, the daughter of an affluent Islamabad-based family. “Of late, she has become closer to Pak ISI and (is) propagating anti-India narrative in Pakistan,” the report alleges.

Tufail said Malik and his wife have not been in touch for four years as she has been in Pakistan. “Yasin Malik gave up arms in 1992. He was asked to give peace a chance and he gave up arms… PM Vajpayee allowed him to go to the US for treatment. They have created false witnesses to implicate him,” he said.

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Poonch Road Accident Update: One Person Killed, 11 Others Injured In Poonch Accident

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Poonch Road Accident Update: One Person Killed, 11 Others Injured In Poonch Accident

 

One person was killed and at least eleven others were injured, four of them critically, when a lead carrier met with an accident in Mendhar area of Poonch district of Jammu region on Thursday morning.

Reports said the vehicle (Tata mobile—JKO2AH 0652) ) carrying villagers to Sakhi Maidan Mela met with accident at Salotari Uchhad in Mendhar, resulting in death to one person identified as Mohammad Akhbar son of Mohammad Bashir of Dharadullian in Poonch and injuries to eleven persons, four of them critically.

 

The injured have been shifted to SDH Mendhar, they said.

Soon after the accident personnel from BSF’s 168 battalion, road opening party of 39RR as well as locals reached the spot and evacuated the injured to the hospital.

Confirming the death to one person, SDPO Medhar Neeraj Padiyar told GNS that a case has been registered and investigations taken up with regard to the incident.

BMO Mendhar Dr Parvaiz Ahmed Khan said that eleven persons were admitted in the SDH and four of the critically injured were shifted to SDH Rajouri.

Sub District Megistrate (SDM) Suspends Ten Employees Of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Division Bijbehara Anantnag

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Sub District Megistrate (SDM) Suspends Ten Employees Of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Division Bijbehara Anantnag

 

Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Bijbehara Abdul Rashid Dass Wednesday suspended ten employees of Public Health Engineering (PHE) division Bijbehara after being found absent from their duties.

Earlier, a protest was held at PHE division Bijbehara during which the residents of Bijbehara, Sultanpora, Nail, Arwani and Jablipora demanded adequate water supply to them.

The SDM Bijbehara however rushed to the spot to pacify the villagers by assuring them action against erring employees and redressal of their genuine demands.

Meanwhile, the attendance of all the employees was checked.

According to reports , ten employees were found absent from their duties who were suspended by the SDM Bijbehara.

The Executive Engineer was also found absent from the duties.

 

SDM while talking to KNS said that ten employees including Head Assistants, junior Assistants and others were suspended following a complaint that employees remain absent from duties.

Meanwhile, people of the area appreciated the action initiated against the officials.

Airspace For All Civilian Traffic Opened By Pakistan,Indian Flights To Operate Soon

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Airspace For All Civilian Traffic Opened By Pakistan,Indian Flights To Operate Soon

 

Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, sources said, effectively removing the ban on Indian flights that were not allowed to use majority of its airspace since the Balakot air strikes in February.

The move is expected to give a major relief to Air India, which suffered a huge financial loss of around Rs 491 crore as it had to re-route its various international flights due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace.

 

“Pakistan has permitted all airlines to fly through its airspace from around 12.41 am today. Indian airline operators will start using normal routes through Pakistan airspace soon,” the sources told PTI.

Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) at around 12.41 am Indian Standard Time, stating that “with immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (air traffic service) routes”.

Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) training camp in Balakot in retaliation to the Pulwama attack on February 14. Since then, the neighbouring country had only opened two routes, both of them passing through the southern region, of the total 11.

On its part, the IAF had announced on May 31 that all temporary restrictions imposed on the Indian airspace post the Balakot strike had been removed. However, it did not benefit most of the commercial airliners and they were waiting for Pakistan to fully open its airspace.

In India, the biggest pain was suffered by Air India that conducts various international flights from Delhi to Europe and the US.

The national carrier had lost Rs 491 crore till July 2 due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace. Private airlines SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir lost Rs 30.73 crore, Rs 25.1 crore and Rs 2.1 crore, respectively, according to the data presented by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in the Rajya Sabha on July 3.

Post the air strike, Air India had to re-route, merge or suspend many of its international flights that connect India with European and US cities.

IndiGo, India’s largest airline by domestic market share, was unable to start direct flights from Delhi to Istanbul due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace.

The low-cost carrier started the Delhi-Istanbul flight in March. Till date, this IndiGo flight had to take the longer route over the Arabian Sea and make a stop at Doha in Qatar for refuelling.

A Minor Girl Rescued By Centre Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Personnel In Tangmarg Area of North Kashmir

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A Minor Girl Rescued By Centre Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Personnel In Tangmarg Area of North Kashmir

 

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Monday rescued a minor girl who was being swept away by strong currents in a river in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, CRPF men could be seen jumping into the stream to rescue the girl.

 

A 14-year-old nomadic girl who was camping along with her family in Chanpora Kawarhama area slipped into the Ferozpor nallah while she was washing clothes on its banks.

“She was soon washed away by strong currents in the nallah. But to her good fortune some CRPF personnel who were standing near the stream spotted her and rescued her,” said an employee of Flood and Irrigation Department.

The girl was later shifted to sub-district hospital Tangmarg for treatment.

Pakistani ‘Intruder’ Shot Dead By Border Security  Force {BSF} Personnel In Jammu and Kashmir

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Pakistani ‘Intruder’ Shot Dead By Border Security  Force {BSF} Personnel In Jammu and Kashmir

 

 A suspected Pakistani intruder was shot dead by BSF personnel while he was trying to cross the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Monday, officials said.

The incident took place around 3 am when a man in his 60’s was trying to sneak into the Indian territory near the S M Pura border post, they said.

 

The officials said the intruder was gunned down by the BSF men of 62 battalion near the fence after he ignored repeated warnings to surrender.

The body was kept at S M Pura border post, they said, adding that a probe into the matter was underway.

Jammu Ropeway Likely To Be Open For Public By The End Of July 2019

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Jammu Ropeway Likely To Be Open For Public By The End Of July 2019

 

The service of the  Jammu ropeway, is likely to be open for public by the end of July.

Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Mayor Chander Mohan Gupta said the final trial of the ropeway has been done

 

“The final trial is done, with the grace of the Goddess, we will open the ropeway for the public by the end of this month. It will boost tourism in the area,” he said.

Jammu ropeway will start from Bahu Fort and will go till Peer Kho, via the Maha Maya temple.

Authorities Have Suspended Amarnath Yatra For Today

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Authorities Have Suspended Amarnath Yatra For Today

 

The authorities have suspended the Amarnath Yatra on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown.

The steps were taken to prevent any untoward incident.

July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu and Kashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar Central Jail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.

China Poses Most Serious Threat To United States: Top American General

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China Poses Most Serious Threat To United States: Top American General

 

China poses the most serious threat to the national security of US in the long run, a top American general told the country’s lawmakers.

“I think China is the main challenge to the US national security over the next 50 to 100 years,” General Mark A Milley, said on Thursday in his confirmation hearing for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

“I think some historian in 2119 is going to look back at this century and read a book and the central theme of the story is going to beat the relationship between the United States and China, Milley said responding to a question from Senator David Perdue.

Milley agreed with Perdue that China was using trade as leverage to achieve its national security interests and the one belt road initiative was a part of it.

“With regard to their belt-road initiative and there made in China 2025, my experience is that they generally don’t tell their adversaries what they are going to do unless they have made a determination that they either don’t have the wherewithal or the will to stop them,” Perdue said.

The Georgia Senator expressed his concern over Chinese investments in ports around Africa and the Indian Ocean but also in South America where there are over 50 port investments that they have made with proprietary loans. 

“Now see in Colombo, Sri Lanka and then also Karachi and Pakistan where they have actually foreclosed and are now militarising those two ports in addition to what they have done in Djibouti,” he said.

Milley said that China has expanded throughout all of the regions of the globe and they are clear competition, they are primarily in competition for resources in order to build and improve their military in order to fund and feel their economy. 

“I think that what we need to do is to uphold the norms of the international order that has been in place for the last seven decades,” he said.

Responding to another question, he said there is anxiety and fear among the countries due to an aggressive China and they want the United States there.

“They want us there as a security partner, they want us there as a security guarantor, they want full presence forward presence. They believe that we are a force of stability and there is great concern,” he said.

China, though he noted is not an enemy of the United States. 

“I want to make that clear. They are an adversary, I would say, they are our competitor. But that’s different than an enemy. An enemy in military language means they are in an active armed conflict. You are at war. We’re not there. We don’t want to be there,” Milley said.

“We want peace, not war with China. But having said that, I think that the best way to do that is to make sure that we are prepared. China is improving their military very, very rapidly… they are outspending us in research, development and procurement. You would never think that but they are,” he said.

“The United States need to make sure that we do not lose our advantage that we have relative to other countries specifically to China,” Milley said.

“China went to school on us. They watched us very closely in the first Gulf War, the second Gulf War, they watched our capabilities. And in many, many ways they have mimicked those and they have adopted many of the doctrines in the organisations, etc.,” he told the lawmakers.

Reiterating that China has already militarised the South China Sea and have capabilities in air, sea and ground to influence surface sea operations, Milley asserted that freedom of navigation operations is critical to ensure that the Asia Pacific region remains free and open to commercial access.

Three Overground Workers {OGW’s} Of Jaish-E-Muhammed Arrested In Anantnag Fidayeen Attack Case

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Three Overground Workers {OGW’s} Of Jaish-E-Muhammed Arrested In Anantnag Fidayeen Attack Case

 

Three overground workers of banned Jaish-e-Muhammed group were arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in South Kashmir Thursday in connection with the June 12 militant attack in which five CRPF personnel and station house officer Arshad Ahmed Khan were killed, officials said.

They said the trio have given details to police about the June 12 attack at busy KP road.

 

 

The five CRPF personnel were killed on the spot and Khan was injured. He succumbed to his injuries on June 16.

The trio, during their interrogation, told the police that a Pakistani militant was brought to the house of one of the accused by local Jaish commander Fayaz Punzoo.

The Pakistani militant was in Anantnag from June 8 before he carried out the strike on the paramilitary forces. He had also conducted a reconnaissance of potential targets around the area.

Defence Ministry Approves Operation Of Civilian Flights From Awantipora Airfield

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Defence Ministry Approves Operation Of Civilian Flights From Awantipora Airfield

 

In a significant development, the Union Defence Ministry has approved operation of civilian flights from Awantipora airfield, a strategically important airbase managed by Indian Air Force in southern Kashmir.

“‘In-principle approval for civil flights operations from Awantipora airfield under Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) has been conveyed to Ministry of Civil Aviation in June, 2019,” reads the written reply of Union Minister of State Defence Shripad Naik’s to a question by Member of Parliament from Anantnag constituency Hasnain Masoodi about the steps being taken by the Ministry to transfer Awantipora Airport to the Civil Aviation Ministry for civilian air traffic.

 

Awantipora Air Force Station of the Indian Air Force (IAF) is located in Awantipora, about 5 km from Pulwama town, and is used exclusively for defence purposes.

According to Defence Ministry, there are seven airfields and two advanced landing grounds in Jammu and Kashmir under defence jurisdiction.

A senior state civil aviation official said that the approval of the Defence ministry would pave way for operation of second airport for civilians in Kashmir.

“Defence Ministry has given approval under Regional Connectivity Scheme which is an initiative of Government of India to make air travel affordable,” he said. “UDAN-RCS, UDAN meaning Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik, is a regional airport development and Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of Government of India, with the objective of letting the common citizen of the country fly, aimed at making air travel affordable and widespread, to boost inclusive national economic development, job growth and air transport infrastructure development of all regions and states of India.

UDAN scheme will add to this number by expediting the development and operationalisation of country’s potential-target of nearly 425 unserved, underserved, and mostly underdeveloped regional airports with regular scheduled flights”, the official added. Since Kashmir is a tourist destination and land-locked, there is a growing demand for an alternative civilian airport.

Currently, Srinagar International Airport is the only civilian airport in Kashmir, which often is burdened due to heavy influx of travelers.

The Srinagar Airport has been facing space constraints and inadequate parking area for aircraft landings and take off.

The airport is under direct operational control of the Indian Air Force (IAF), which controls its air traffic and landing strip and also the facilities of fire-fighting and crash activities, apart from the airspace.

The terminal building, where the passengers check-in and check-out, and the apron area, where an aircraft is parked, are however controlled by the Airports Authority of India 

Five Persons Electrocuted In Karnah North Kashmir, Three Died Two Injured Shifted To Hospital

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Five Persons Electrocuted In Karnah North Kashmir, Three Died Two Injured Shifted To Hospital

 

Three persons were electrocuted due to an electric short circuit in Nard area of Karnah in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Wednesday morning. Two others have suffered injuries.

 

Locals said that an HT transmission line fell on local power supply line causing an electric short circuit.

They said that five persons were electrocuted in the incident, of whom three died on way to a local hospital while two others are being treated in the local hospital.

The deceased were identified as Abdul Qadeer Chak, Tabir Ahmad Chak, and Qari Nawaz Ahmad Chak while the identity of the injured is yet to be ascertained.

Jammu And Kashmir Contractual Lecturers (10+2) Continue Their Strike, Demand Regularisation

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Jammu And Kashmir Contractual Lecturers (10+2) Continue Their Strike, Demand Regularisation

 

All J&K Contractual Lecturers (10+2) Forum staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave Srinagar today and sought the Governor’s intervention for taking their services for-granted and to fulfil their legitimate demands on immediate basis.

It said that they were assured that all the lecturers will be regularised after the period of seven years, but it happened only on papers, nothing happened on the ground.

 

It said that at the end of the day we feel neglected and leave home with hopelessness. Shouting slogans; One Demand One Solution, Regularization, “Apna Haq Leike Raheingay”, the protesters demanded a secure job policy from the government.

Jammu And Kashmir Government Issues Set Of Instruction For Speedy Disposal Of Pending Files In Govt Offices

JK Govt issues set of instruction for speedy disposal of pending files in offices

 

Jammu And Kashmir Government Issues Set Of Instruction For Speedy Disposal Of Pending Files In Govt Offices

 

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday has issued a set of instruction for efficient and speedy disposal of files in the Secretariat and other government offices.

 

The decision was taken after it was observed that inordinate delays take place in the disposal of office files both in the Secretariat and field offices due to the large number of hierarchical levels through which the files have to pass.

Complete Shutdown To Be Observed On Burhan Wani’s 3rd Death Anniversary: Joint Resistance Leadership {JRL}

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Complete Shutdown To Be Observed On Burhan Wani’s 3rd Death Anniversary: Joint Resistance Leadership {JRL}

 

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has appealed for a complete shutdown on Monday (July 8) on the 3rd anniversary of Burhan Wani, his associates and 126 killed in 2016 public uprising.

JRL has urged world powers to look in this age old conflict which has consumed more than half a million people and still continue to suck the blood of innocents on daily basis.

 

JRL said that no nation can afford to lose its generations with such a fast pace and Kashmiri’s also want the resolution of this bleeding issue peacefully without further bloodshed.

JRL said that our youth have been forced to take extreme steps when their peaceful cries and democratic posturing was responded with brute and unmatched force.

Unending curbs on political activities, continuous detention of resistance leadership, denial of basic human values has added to the already existing political uncertainty in state and as such our youth are quite disheartened with prevailing situation, asserted JRL.

Praying glorious tributes to all the slain particularly Burhan Wani, JRL appealed the people of Tral and adjoining areas to pay homage to Burhan Wani and requested people to pay tributes to all the slain in their vicinity. “After prayers and take pledge to carry the noble mission of martyrs to its logical end,” it said.

Shopian Gunfight Update: One Militant Killed In An Ongoing Encounter At Narwani Shopian Area Of South Kashmir

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Shopian Gunfight Update: One Militant Killed In An Ongoing Encounter At Narwani Shopian Area Of South Kashmir

 

A militant has been killed in ongoing operation after a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Narwani area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday morning.

An official sources told that one militant has been killed and his body has been also recovered from the orchards, the firing has stopped as off now amid searches.

A joint team of Army’s 44RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation in Narwan.

 

As per the sources two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

Meanwhile Mobile Internet has been also suspended in shopian for precautionary measures.