J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh Puts Security Forces On High Alert For An Ensuing Fortnight

J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh Puts Security Forces On High Alert For An Ensuing Fortnight

Srinagar, July 30: Director General of Police Dilbag Singh today asked security forces in the Valley to remain extra alert for the ensuing fortnight and put into use all resources so that the religious festival of Eid-ul-Azha as well as the Independence Day celebration pass off peacefully in the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.

According to reports, DGP stated this while chairing a high-level security meeting here. He saidt that  there will be provocations by the “anti-national and anti-social elements during this period and as such, all the policemen deployed on nakas, for operations, on static guards and other deployments need to be briefed on a regular basis.”

“He complimented the officers and said that a lot of good work has been done during the last few months on operations as well as on the law & order front. However, the guard cannot be lowered and there is a need to consolidate the gains,” the DGP was quoted as saying by a police spokesperson in a statement issued here.

The high-level security review meeting was held at Police Headquarters (PHQ) Srinagar in which overall security scenario of the J&K, particularly security arrangements ahead of Eid al-Adha, and August 15 Independence Day were discussed. The efforts of collective fight against COVID-19 by the Police, CAPFs and Civil Administration were also discussed, the spokesperson said.

The meeting was attended by ADGP (CID) J&K RR Swain, ADGP (Cord) SJM Gillani, ADGP Law & Order/Headquarter (PHQ), AG Mir, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P Pole, IGP CRPF (Ops) Rajesh Kumar, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IGP CRPF PK Pandey, DIG BSF BK Jha, DIG SSB Ranjeet Singh, DIG CRPF DS Maan, IYC (Ops) ITBP NS Bhandari and officers of Police Headquarters.

IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh, all range DIGs and all-district SSPs of J&K attended the meeting via video conference.

“The DGP said that all the efforts must be put in place to enhance the security of vulnerable people and places. He said that the officers can take the decisions keeping in view the local requirements, conditions etc,” the spokesperson said.

The DGP also said that all the logistics such as BP Bunkers fitted with CCTVs have been provided and advised the officers that these resources must be made good use of. “The incidents of sensitive and law & order nature must be recorded and later on analysed,” he said.

The DGP said that the supervisory officers must ensure that the jawans on duty remain alert and put on BP (Bullet Proof) patkas, jackets to safeguard themselves and also do their duties efficiently.

With regard to COVID, the DGP said that the security forces need to continue to take all precautions and all the resources which have been made available must be put to use. Police Headquarters will be at the beck and call of the districts and units for any requirements which they may highlight.

The DGP said that plasma donations by the police personnel, an initiative under the supervision of ADGP Coordination SJM Gillani, has been appreciated by the civilians as precious lives are being saved through this attempt. He said that the units and districts must make a list of police personnel who can be screened for plasma donation. The donors must be duly rewarded.

He further advised that due precautions and COVID protocols must be followed during the celebration of the religious as well as national festivals.

All the officers attending the meeting briefed the DGP about the current scenario in their respective areas and assured that all the orders and advisories will be implemented in letter & spirit—kno

Coronavirus: Seven More Died Of Covid-19 Including A CRPF Personnel In Kashmir, J&K Death Toll 359

Coronavirus: Seven More Died Of Covid-19 Including A CRPF Personnel In Kashmir, J&K Death Toll 359

Srinagar, July 30: Seven more persons including a CRPF man have died of COVID-19 in Kashmir division, thus taking the toll of deaths due to the virus in Jammu and Kashmir to 359.

Officials told that the seven patients who died include a 75-year-old woman from Shivpora Srinagar, a 72-year-old man from Batamallo Srinagar, a 55-year-old CRPF man of 198 battalion, a 66-year-old woman from Keegam Shopian, a 55-year-old man from Humhama Budgam, a 70-year old lady woman from Delina Baramulla and a 75-year-old male from Kreeri Baramulla.

An official from SKIMS said that a 75-year-old woman from Shivpora Srinagar who was admitted on 26 July, died on Thursday morning.

He added that a 72-year-old man from Batamallo Srinagar who was admitted on 21 July also died on Thursday.

The official further added that a CRPF man from 198 battalion who was admitted at SKIMS on 27 July, died on Thursday.

An official from CD hospital said that a 66-year-old woman from Keegam Shopian who was admitted on 26 July died on Thursday.

He further added that a 58-year-old man from Humhama Budgam who was admitted on 22 July also died on Thursday.

An official from GMC Baramulla told that a 70-year-old man from Delina Baramulla who was admitted on 26 July with bilateral Pneumonia died on Wednesday evening.

He added that a 75-year-old man from Kreeri Baramulla who was admitted on 28 July  died on Wednesday evening.

With seven fresh deaths, the death toll in J&K has reached to 359 including 334 from Kashmir division and 25 from Jammu division.kno

IAF Officer Who Played Key Role In Rafale Delivery Hero Back Home In Kashmir

IAF Officer Who Played Key Role In Rafale Delivery Hero Back Home In Kashmir

When India’s first batch of five Rafale fighter aircraft took off from France’s Bordeaux-Merignac facility for India on Monday, it would have come as a “personal triumph” to Air Commodore Hilal Ahmad Rather.
Presently India’s Air Attache in France, the native of Anantnag in Kashmir has played a key role in ensuring delivery of Rafale jets to the country. Rather, son of a retired DSP, spent all of last year weaponizing the combat aircraft to suit Indian conditions. He is credited with helping the project management team add 13 fresh capabilities to the Indian version of the jet.

With the jets due to land in India on Wednesday, the 52-year-old — who also supervised refuelling training of a team of 152 IAF technicians and 27 fighter pilots with French tanks — is being hailed as a hero back home.

Junaid Ahmad, Rather’s neighbour, said he was an inspiration to Kashmiri youth. “He has made us proud,” he said. User Vijay Zutshi wrote on Facebook, “I really feel proud to know about Commodore Hilal, a man from our mohalla (colony) and town Bakshiabad, Anantnag. I wish him all the success.” Another user Anmol Pandita wrote, “God bless you in all walks of life. I’m also from Bakshiabad and remember you as DSP sahib’s son.”

As tributes poured in on social media, those close to Rather said he has had an impeccable service record. A fighter combat leader and a qualified flying instructor, Rather commanded Mirage-2000 Squadron and a front line Air Force base in Gwalior. His accident-free flying of jets like MIG 21, Mirage and Kiran was a useful experience that helped him while coordinating with the French project management team in Bordeaux over 35 advanced functions of the Rafale jet.
An alumnus of Sainik School (J &K), Rather earned a Sword of Honour — the highest award to a cadet — during his training at the National Defence Academy. An edition of an IAF gazette from a few years ago describes Rather as “the officer who consistently adopts a very systematic, fair-and-humane approach, which has improved the working culture, work environment and morale in the unit”.
A family member told TOI, “Hilal’s father was with the police in J&K when he got commissioned into the IAF in 1988. The family often faced threats and while others got married in their sprawling bungalow in Anantnag, Rather had to rent out a two-room flat in Nagrota in Jammu two days before his marriage in 1993 for safety reasons.”
Along with Rather, Indian ambassador to France Jawed Ashraf was also crucial in ensuring delivery of Rafale jets to India. The combat jets are reaching India four years after an agreement between the two countries was signed in 2016. {ToI}

Ahead Of Eid-Ul-Azha: Amid Covid Pandemic Markets Abuzz With Shoppers

Ahead Of Eid-Ul-Azha: Amid Covid Pandemic Markets Abuzz With Shoppers


Srinagar, July 29: Amid Covid-19 pandemic markets in interiors in length and breadth of Kashmir are abuzz with shoppers ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Kashmir on Saturday and government has already eased out restrictions though there are strict orders that only those shops that sell essential items will remain open.

“We are confused with this government order. What essential items are, we don’t understand. Children demand new clothes ahead of every Eid so we should be allowed to carry our business these days,” said the owner of a readymade garments shop at Regal Chowk.

Some shops selling clothes and shoes were seen open in city centre Lal Chowk. Though, certain restrictions are in place in Lal Chowk Srinagar, but the markets in the interiors of Srinagar city are open and there is huge rush.

“The markets in the interiors remained never closed and people were always seen buying stuff in these markets. It were the only main markets that were closed for the people,” said a customer.

These markets wore a festive look as people have come out in large numbers to shop. However, there
are no fixed prices of any commodities and items, which are being sold by the traders and vendors at higher rates. With just three days left for the festival, which will be celebrated on Saturday across Kashmir Valley.

A customer alleged that the government has failed to keep a check on the rate of bakery items as the bakers are charging higher rates. Roadside vendors have also setup their stalls in different parts. However, reports said that at many places where people were not following SOP’s, police enforced shutdown and didn’t allow shopkeepers to open their shops.

In South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, the district police chief was seen monitoring the activities in markets himself. He was urging upon traders to follow Covid SOP’s and sell the goods on the rates fixed by the government.

Mutton Dealers and those associated with cattle trade were seen at different places including Eidgah Srinagar setting up stalls to sell sacrificial animals.

Main markets in other districts of Kashmir Valley including Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Budgam, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipora also witnessed heavy rush of customers despite Covid-19 pandemic, however, majority of the customers and shopkeepers were seen wearing face masks. (KNT)

Dead Body Of The Boy Drowned Yesterday  In River Jhelum Near Baramulla Recovered By Rescue Team

Dead Body Of The Boy Drowned Yesterday  In River Jhelum Near Baramulla Recovered By Rescue Team

Baramulla, July 28: Body of a 14-year-old boy was recovered from Jhelum in Baramulla district on Tuesday, a day after he drowned in the water body.

A police officer told that the body was recovered by a rescue team comprising police, army, SDRF and locals from Dalina Ghat near Eidgah in the north Kashmir district at around 1:30 p.m.

The boy along with two of his friends went for a bath in the water body at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Dalina Ghat, the officer said.

Identified as Hanan Ahmad Dar son of Javed Ahmad Dar of Baramulla, the boy drowned following which a rescue operation was launched which was suspended last night and resumed early morning today, the officer added. The body has been handed over to the family for last rites.

India Records Over 47,000 COVID-19 Cases For 5th Day In A Row, Tally Mounts To 14.8 Lakh

India Records Over 47,000 COVID-19 Cases For 5th Day In A Row, Tally Mounts To 14.8 Lakh

As many as 47,703 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours took India’s virus caseload to 14,83,156 on Tuesday.

Further, 654 fatalities pushed the death toll to 33,425, according to data released by the government.

The active COVID-19 cases in the country stand at 4,96,988, while 9,52,743 people have recovered so far, the Union Health Ministry said.

This is the fifth consecutive day when COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 47,000.

India recorded the biggest single-day jump of 49,931 COVID-19 cases on Monday.

One Dead, Two Injured In Road Accident In Karnah Ibkote

One Dead Two Injured In Road Accident In Karnah Ibkote


Karnah 26 July 2020: One person were killed and two injured when a Somu met with an accident in ibkote area of karnah kupwara.

Official told Kashmir News Network-KNN that a car met with an accident this evening near ibkote resulting into death of one and injuries to three persons.

Police official said that two injured persons namely yasir yousaf , Aijaz ahmad, travelling in the same somu, were hospitalized.

The deceased were identified as Rayees Ahmed ,24, son of Zakir Hussain of ibkote. {KNN}

Hideout Busted In Zainpora Shopian Huge Quantity Of Ammunition And Other Incriminating Material Of LeT Recovered

Hideout Busted In Zainpora Shopian Huge Quantity Of Ammunition And Other Incriminating Material Of LeT Recovered


Based on specific information regarding presence of LeT militants in orchards of Dachoo zainpora , Shopian police along with 44 RR and 178 BN CRPF launched a search operation during early morning hours and during search one sloping hideout of the LeT militants was busted and subsequently destroyed.

The huge quantity of ammunition like 02 UBGL grenades,03 Chinese grenades,one Ak47 magazine alongwith 20 AK47rounds,one radioset,eatable items etc alongwith incriminating material of proscribed outfit LET has been recovered from the said destroyed hideout.

The incriminating material has been taken into Police custody for investigation purpose.

Case FIR Number 99 /2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station zainpora.

Coronavirus: Deputy Commissioner Office Jammu Declared Contaminated Zone As Three Employees Test Positive For Covid-19

Coronavirus: Deputy Commissioner Office Jammu Declared Contaminated Zone As Three Employees Test Positive For Covid-19

Srinagar, July 26: Three people working in the office of Deputy Commissioner- Jammu tested positive for the COVID-19, forcing the district administration to declare the entire office complex as a containment zone.

Officials told that three people including a petition writer, security guard and a sanitary worker at the office complex tested positive for Covid this morning after which the district administration Jammu decided to close the office and declare the entire building as a containment zone. The DC office, along with the external area on Wazarat road, Jammu has been declared as a containment zone, officials said.

DC Jammu also wrote on his Twitter handle: “3 persons (petitioner writer, security guard, sanitary worker) engaged in the premises of the DC office complex have turned Covid +ve. The entire complex of DC office with external holding area on Wazarat road is declared temporarily as a containment zone for extensive sanitization.”

Officials told that entry and exit of all the employees have been restricted to the complex for some time till the entire building is sanitized extensively. The Jammu division has over 3,600 positive cases with around 2,000 recoveries and 22 deaths.kno

We Have Started A New Era Of Development: L-G Politicians, People Being Released Under A Process

We Have Started A New Era Of Development: L-G Politicians, People Being Released Under A Process

Srinagar, July 25: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Marmu has said that most of the politicians detained after the abrogation of Article 370 have been released. He said that there is a process under which people and politicians are being released and the Supreme Court is also monitoring it. “We have released most and others will be also released,” Marmu said in a TV interview with a Delhi based news channel.

He said security situation is not worsened but improved in Kashmir. “Recruitment (in militancy) has come down. First time in the history BDC Chairmen have been elected. There is improvement in security situation in Kashmir,” Marmu said.

In response to a question, Marmu said that Covid-19 epidemic has put some brakes in the developmental work but despite that: “we have started a new era of development in J&K while utilizing the PM’s J&K package. In 2015, only 27% of it was utilised. However, we have utilized 50% of the funds,” he said. (KNT)

CRPF Officer Shoots Senior, Self Dead In Delhi’s Lodhi Estate

CRPF Officer Shoots Senior, Self Dead In Delhi’s Lodhi Estate

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub Inspector allegedly shot dead his senior before killing himself in the Lodhi Estate area of the national capital, officials said on Saturday.

The incident took place around 10:30 PM on Friday at 61, Lodhi Estate, a bungalow allotted to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), they said.

Officials said an argument took place between Sub Inspector Karnail Singh (55) and his senior Inspector Dashrath Singh (56).

The SI allegedly killed the Inspector with his service weapon and later shot himself dead, they said.

The SI hailed from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, while the Inspector was from Rohtak in Haryana.

Senior officials of the paramilitary force and local police reached the spot soon after.

An inquiry is being conducted to ascertain the reason behind the incident, they said. (PTI)

COVID-19: Govt Evacuates 2,57,568 Stranded JK Residents 1,79,338 Via Lakhanpur 78,230 Through Special Trains

COVID-19: Govt Evacuates 2,57,568 Stranded JK Residents 1,79,338 Via Lakhanpur 78,230 Through Special Trains

JAMMU, JULY 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 2,57,568 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur and through special trains and buses till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures.

As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 93 special trains at Jammu and Udhampur railway stations from different states and UTs, so far, with about 78,230 passengers while about 1,79,338 persons from other states and UTs including 901 from abroad have been evacuated by the government through Lakhanpur till date.

As per the detailed breakup of the figures, about 2817 stranded passengers including 2 from Malaysia have entered through Lakhanpur from July 23 to July 24 mornings while 907 passengers have reached today in the 72nd Delhi COVID special train at Jammu. So far, 72 trains have reached Jammu with a total of 62,534 stranded passengers belonging to different districts while 15,696 passengers have reached Udhampur in 21 special trains, so far. {KNN}

Missing Teen In Pulwama Reportedly Joins Militant Ranks

Missing Teen In Pulwama Reportedly Joins Militant Ranks

Pulwama, July 24: A missing youth in southern Kashmir valley’s Pulwama district has reportedly joined militant ranks.

The young boy, identified as Shoaib Shafi Bhat son of Muhammad Shafi from Charsoo Awantipora, went missing on July 12. After his disappearance, a missing report was lodged at Police Station Awantipora.

On Thursday, a picture of Shoaib holding a gun went viral on social media, which announced his joining into militant ranks. Shoaib Shafi is aged 19 years and was studying Paramedical science.

After the report of the disappearance was lodged, his parents appealed to the public through a video to help them find their son.

It is noteworthy to mention that in recent months, many young people from south Kashmir joined militant ranks after went missing from their locality. (KNT)

Lt Governor Continues Public Outreach Programme, Visits Anantnag

Lt Governor Continues Public Outreach Programme, Visits Anantnag

Seeks people’s feedback for effective implementation of developmental policies

E-inaugurates developmental projects worth 118 cr, lays foundation stones of various works

SRINAGAR, JULY 23: Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today sought feedback from the people in shaping and implementing developmental policies and termed their participation as a vital component of participatory Government.

The Lt Governor observed that the UT Government is ensuring the active public participation at all Administrative levels to make the functioning of the Government more transparent, accountable and participatory. He made these remarks during his visit to Anantnag District where he interacted with 18 public delegations and representatives of ULB’s & PRI’s.

Today’s visit was the latest in the series of Lt Governor’s Public Outreach Programme for taking a regular assessment of developmental aspirations of the people and other important local issues of the districts.

During his visit, the Lt Governor also inaugurated 12 developmental projects worth Rs 118 cr and laid foundation stones of various works of public importance. He was accompanied by Advisor to the Lt Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole; IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar; Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, K.K Sidha and other senior officers.

Around 18 delegations including representatives of ULB’s, PRI’s; former Legislators; Traders Associations; Civil Society Associations from various areas; Fruit Growers; Hoteliers & Restaurant Owners Pahalgam; un-employed Physical Education Trainees; Sikh Welfare Forum, Mattan / Chittisinghpora; members of Kashmiri Pandit community; deputation of Gujjar Mahasabha & Tribal Community, NGO Helpline Bijbehara & South Kashmir Handicapped Association Anantnag put forth their concerning issues before the Lt Governor.

The members of delegations projected various issues and demands pertaining to empowerment of ULBs, PRIs, creation of BDC fund, strengthening of road network, Special Package for Un-employed Physical Education Trainees, beautification of Anantnag town, Mini-Secretariat and marriage hall, establishment of fruit mandis , introduction of Market Intervention Scheme, anti-hail net for orchardist, cremation grounds for minority communities, drainage system for Gurduwara at Mattan, inclusion of Gujjar & Bakerwalls in BPL category, crop insurance, augmentation of sports infrastructure etc.

Regarding the issues raised, the Lt Governor assured the members of the delegations that their genuine concerns would be taken up on priority for early resolution and directed the concerned officers to initiate the necessary measures in this regard.

He stated that the inclusion of Chairpersons & Presidents of BDCs, Municipal Councils and Municipalities in Warrant of Precedence is a move forward by the J&K Government towards strengthening the grass root level of democratic set up. He assured that the issues like security and accommodation of public representatives would be reviewed and resolved accordingly.

The Lt Governor also issued on spot directions to the concerned departments for the redressal of the issues pertaining to identifying of land for Marriage hall for Anantnag town; formulation of DPR for already identified patch of land for mechanical parking in Bijbehara town; strict adherence to SOPs in transportation of building and construction material; construction of ramps for accessibility of specially-abled persons in Government offices etc. He further directed the concerned officers for early completion of languishing projects, besides taking up of B2V works.

On containment of COVID-19 pandemic, the Lt Governor advised the people to follow all the preventive measures to protect themselves from the spread of the deadly disease. He asked the health officials to evolve effective mechanism in the management of patients with co-morbidities, besides specific sampling and testing. He also urged upon the public representatives to work in unison with the Government in the fight against COVID-19.

The developmental projects worth Rs 118 cr inaugurated by the Lt Governor today included- Sewerage Scheme Anantnag Zone 1; Septage Management Scheme Anantnag under AMRUT;1.0 MGD Rapid Sand Filter Unit at Bumzoo under JKIDFC; 40,000 Gallons Capacity Slow Sand Filtration Plant at Chaklipora under JKIDFC; Water Supply Scheme (WSS) Kralpora Brakpora under NRDWP;WSS Chontihal & Watkhush under JKIDFC; ANM Kokernag; 2×30 Mtr span Steel Girder Foot Bridge over Nallah Sadran, besides Trauma Hospital, Wayside facilities including Shopping Arcade, 100 Bedded Girls Hostel at Nowshehra, Overhead Pedestrian crossing, at Bijbehara.

Meanwhile, the works for which foundation stones were laid included – 0.33 MGD Rapid Sand Filtration Plant at Andoo; 1.50 lac Gallons capacity OHT at Brenthy; 55,000 Gallons capacity OHT at Monghal; Additional 3×30 Mtr span Double Lane PSC Girder Bridge over River Jhelum at Khanabal and Overhead Foot Bridge at Harnag, Anantnag.

Udhampur Accident Update: One Dead Body Recovered, Four Persons Still Missing After Vehicle Fell Into Kaghote Nallah

Udhampur Accident Update: One Dead Body Recovered, Four Persons Still Missing After Vehicle Fell Into Kaghote Nallah

Jammu, July 23: Four members of a family were reported missing while body of the fifth member was recovered on Thursday after a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident near Kaghote Nallah.

Police officials told that a family was travelling in their new car from Langa Ramnagar to Udhampur when the vehicle went missing enrooted with authorities suspecting it to have fell into a deep Nallah.

Later, the officials told that searches were launched and the body of one of the family member identified as Mohan Lal of Jindari was recovered from Naghote Nallah.

Other four members of the family are still missing who include wife of deceased and his three children, officials said.

The searches were going on when the report was last filed.kno

Militant Hideout Busted, Pika Gun  Arms And Ammunition Recovered In Rajouri Jammu And Kashmir

Militant Hideout Busted, Pika Gun  Arms And Ammunition Recovered In Rajouri Jammu And Kashmir

Rajouri, July 22: Security Forces Wednesday claimed to have achieved a major success by busting a militant hideout in Thanamandi area of Rajouri district and recovering a Pika Gun besides arms and ammunition.

Officials told that the joint operation was launched by J&K police and army’s Thanamandi based 38 RR and the recovery was made during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) from a militant hideout in Manyal area.

Senior Superintendent of Police Rajouri, Chandan Kohli said that an information was received by police regarding an old militant hideout in Manyal area of Thanamandi after which teams of Rajouri police, Special Operation Group and 38 Rashtriya Rifles launched a Cordon and Search Operation late night Tuesday.

“The entire area was kept under cordon and in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, searches were launched during which a militant hideout established under a portion of dense bush cover was busted,” the SSP said, adding that from the hide out, forces recovered 01 Pika Rifle, 01 Chinese Pistol, 01 Local Pistol, 01 AK Magazines, 02 Pistol Magazines, 168 Pika rounds, 47 AK rounds, 04 pistol rounds, 02 UBGL grenades, 01 Binocular, 08 Ammunition belts, 01 Antenna and 01 Tape recorder have been recovered from the hideout busted during operation.

“The area is still under searches and SDPO Thanamandi Sajjad Khan along with SHO Fareed Ahmed and officers of army’s Rashtriya Rifles are monitoring the operation further,” SSP said.kno

Ghaziabad Journalist Shot In Head Dies, Police Arrest Nine Accused

Ghaziabad Journalist Shot In Head Dies, Police Arrest Nine Accused

Noida, July 22: Ghaziabad-based journalist Vikram Joshi was shot in the head in front of his two daughters on Monday night, four days after he filed a complaint against some men for allegedly molesting his relative.

So far, the police officials have arrested nine people – Vijay, Mohit, Dalveer, Aakash, Yogendra, Abhishek Mota, Abhishek, Shakir and the main accused, Ravi.

According to reports, Joshi, who works with Jan Sagar Today, was on a scooter with his two daughters in Pratap Vihar when he was attacked by a group of men who assaulted and later shot at him.

He was rushed to Yashoda Hospital, where he is in a critical condition in the ICU.

COVID-19: India’s fatality drops from 3.36 pc to 2.43 per cent

His family members claimed a police team only enquired about the location of the accused but they were not found. The family further alleged that on July 17, a letter had been sent via post to the SSP office demanding action but nothing was done.

Meanwhile, the Police said the molestation complaint was filed on June 16, and they registered an FIR the same day. Ghaziabad SSP Kalanidhi Naithani has suspended booth incharge of Vijay Nagar police station SI Raghvendra for alleged dereliction of duty, and an enquiry has been set up under a DSP-rank officer to ascertain the delay in action.

In a CCTV footage, Joshi can be seen riding a two-wheeler with his daughters when he is waylaid by the accused and loses balance. A group of people are then seen assaulting and beating him up. In the middle of the assault, one of the accused shoots at him as he falls to the ground.

As the accused leave, one of his daughters rushes back to Vikram, asking passers-by for help.

Man Booked Under PSA For His Criminal Activities In Samba: Police

Man Booked Under PSA For His Criminal Activities In Samba: Police

Samba, July 21: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested and booked a man under Public Safety Act (PSA) for his criminal activities in Samba district.

The man, who as per police is ‘notorious criminal’, was arrested on the orders issued by the District Magistrate Samba.

As per a statement issued the accused namely Harbans Singh @ Asla, son of Dayal Singh, a resident of Vijaypur, District Samba was booked for his criminal activities in the area.

Six cases are registered against him in the Police Station Vijaypur, police said, adding that he has become a threat to the peaceful atmosphere, thus forcing authorities to detain him under J&K Public Safety Act.

Keeping in view his repeated involvement in criminal activities, a dossier was prepared by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba and forwarded it to the District Magistrate who formally issued the order of his detention under the PSA.

The detention warrant was executed by a Police team headed by Station House Officer (SHO) of Police Station Vijaypur and the accused has been lodged in Sub Jail Hiranagar.

Covid-19: Four More Persons Died Due To Coronavirus In Union Territory Of Jammu And Kashmir

Covid-19: Four More Persons Died Due To Coronavirus In Union Territory Of Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, July 21: The death toll due to the Novel Coronavirus has mounted to 260 in Jammu and Kashmir as four more patients died due to the virus on Tuesday.

Officials told that four patients who died due to virus include a 90-year-old man from Pattan area of Baramulla, a 70-year-old man from Lal Bazar Srinagar, a 43-year-old man from Parigam Pulwama and a 50-year-old man from Mirbazar Kulgam.

An official said that a 90-year-old man from Pattan Baramulla who was admitted on July 19 and died at CD hospital on Tuesday.

He said the patient was suffering from multiple ailments including hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Officials from SKIMS told that a 70-year-man from Lal Bazar who was admitted on July 18, a 43-year-old man from Parigam who was admitted on July 20 and a 50-year-old man from Mirbazar Kulgam who was admitted on July 19 died on Tuesday morning.

He said that the patient from Pulwama was suffering from Chronic Kidney disease and other two were suffering from Pneumonia besides other ailments.

With four more deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 in J&K has reached to 260 including 240 from Kashmir division and 20 from Jammu division.kno

Saudi King Salman Admitted To Hospital For Medical Checkup

Saudi King Salman Admitted To Hospital For Medical Checkup

RIYADH, July 20: Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler King Salman bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to King Faisal Specialist hospital in the capital Riyadh for medical checks, the state news agency (SPA) reported early on Monday.

It said the king, who has ruled the world’s largest oil exporter and the close U.S. ally since 2015, was admitted for inflammation of the gallbladder, without giving further details.

King Salman spent more than 2-1/2 years as the Saudi Crown Prince and deputy premier from June 2012 before becoming king.

He had also served as the governor of Riyadh region for more than 50 years.

The 34-year-old Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, widely known by his initials MbS, is the defacto ruler and has introduced a raft of reforms to transform the kingdom’s economy and end its “addiction” to oil.

Shopian Gunfight Update: Four Militants Killed In An Ongoing Encounter In Amshipora Shopian

Shopian Gunfight Update: Four Militants Killed In An Ongoing Encounter In Amshipora Shopian

Srinagar, July 18: Four militants have been killed in an ongoing gunfight between militants and Government forces in Amshipora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

A senior police officer told that four militant bodies have been recovered so far in an ongoing operation. However the identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained, the officer added.

Pertinently, 136 militants have been so far killed this year in Valley, surpassing the number of militants killed last year till August 04.

A joint team of Police, Army’s 62 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Amshipora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

Missing Scholar’s Family Seeks Police And Public Help Them In Tracing Him

Missing Scholar’s Family Seeks Police And Public Help Them In Tracing Him

Srinagar, July 17: The family of missing Scholar Friday once again appealed police and public to help them in tracing their loved one. They said abduction can’t be ruled out and police should thoroughly investigate the matter.

Phd Scholar Hilal Ahmed Dar went missing in the middle of June last month when he had gone for trekking in Gangabal area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district along with his friends. IGP Kashmir told Reporters that their sources have informed them that Hilal has joined militancy.

“We went to IGP Kashmir who told us that police is not so certain about the fate of Hilal and he has quoted only sources. He even told us that if we bring Hilal back, he won’t be arrested,” the brother of missing Scholar said.

The family members staged a silent protest in Bemina area of Srinagar city appealing police to help them in locating him. They were carrying placards seeking whereabouts of Hilal Ahmed.

“Hilal was interested in studies only. Books were his real friends and he had no inclination towards militancy. We are sure, whatever happened to him, happened in Naranag. His friends should be questioned thoroughly,” they said.

They said there are apprehensions that Hilal might have been abducted. “We appeal both militants and armed forces that if Hilal is with them, please let him go,” they told KNT.

Covid-19: Three More Death Reports From Kashmir Valley, Jammu And Kashmir Toll 225

Covid-19: Three More Death Reports From Kashmir Valley, Jammu And Kashmir Toll 225

Srinagar, July 17: Kashmir Valley reported three more deaths due to covid-19, taking the fatality count due to the virus in J&K to 225.

Official sources told that two of the fatalities were reported at SKIMS Soura and another at SKIMS Bemina here.

A senior doctor at SKIMS Soura told GNS that a 65-year-old resident from Pulwama and a 55-year-old man from Budgam died at the tertiary care hospital since overnight.

The sexagenarian from Parigam area of south Kashmir district was admitted on July 14 and passed away late last night “due to cardiopulmonary arrest,” the doctor said.

Suffering from bilateral pneumonia among other ailments, the elderly had tested positive for the virus and shifted to isolation facility of the hospital where he died, the doctor said.

Meanwhile, a quinquagenarian man from Soibugh Budgam died at the hospital and his covid-19 test returned positive later, the doctor added.

Meanwhile, a 58-year-old man from Alnoor colony Hyderpora here, who was admitted on July 8 with bilateral pneumonia and severe ARDS, died at SKIMS Bemina here, a senior doctor at the hospital said.

“He was also a case of Hypothyroidism. The patient was first kept in HDU and later shifted to ICU on July 9,” the doctor said, adding, “The patient was intubated and develop sudden cardiac pulmonary arrest and at 12 a.m., he was declared dead.”

With these deaths, 207 people in Kashmir and 18 in Jammu have died so far due to the covid-19.

Srinagar district with 56 deaths has the highest fatalities followed by Baramulla (48), Kulgam (23), Shopian (17), Anantnag (17), Budgam (17), Kupwara (13), Jammu (11), Pulwama (8), Ganderbal (4), Bandipora (3) and Doda (2) while one death each has been reported from Poonch, Udhampur, Rajouri, and Kathua. gns





An information was received at P/S Ransoo from a reliable source that Swarn Singh S/O Tez Ram R/O Allya is indulged in the business of manufacturing and selling of illicit liquor (hooch) at village Allya & surrounding areas. On this, a Police Party from P/S Ransoo conducted a raid and found that the said person is preparing hooch near his house at Village Allya.

Accused person Swarn Singh was caught on the spot by Police Party alongwith 2 litres of hooch and also recovered 20 litres of lahan which was destroyed on spot while still, apparatus, pipes utensils etc. were seized.

The whole operation was conducted by SHO Ransoo Inspector Arun Singh under the supervision of Dy.SP Hqrs. Reasi Sh. Waseem Hamdani JKPS, ASP Reasi Sh. Surjeet Kumar Bhagat JKPS and overall supervision of SSP Reasi Smt Rashmi Wazir.

Two Persons Injured In A Road Accident In Sopore Area Of Baramulla District

Two Persons Injured In A Road Accident In Sopore Area Of Baramulla District

Srinagar/July 15: Two persons on Wednesday morning were injured in a road mishap in north Kashmir’s Sopore town.

Two persons were injured after their motorcycle was hit with a four wheeler at Boripora area of Sopore.

However both were rushed to sub district hospital Sopore where doctors reffered both to SMHS Srinagar for advanced treatment.

A doctor at Sopore hospital confirmed this road mishap and said we received two injured persons after first aid both were reffered to Srinagar hospital, he identified both injured as Amir Ahmad Khan son of Gh Nabi khan and Amir Ahad Dar S/O Abdul Ahad Dar both residents of Dhokalbal Sopore.

Meanwhile police took cognizance of this road mishap.