Girl Injured In Acid Attack In Shopian, Shifted To Srinagar Hospital

Girl Injured In Acid Attack In Shopian, Shifted To Srinagar Hospital

Shopian, Oct 05: An unknown person on Tuesday attacked a girl was attacked with acid in Kral Check area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said here.

Official sources told that the girl (name withheld) of Kral Check Keller was attacked with acid by the unknown person today afternoon.

They said that the girl received injuries on her left shoulder in the incident and she was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, where from she has been referred to SMHS hospital.

Meanwhile, a police officer while confirming the incident said that they have reached to the spot and have registered a case in this regard, while further investigation has been taken up.

Notably, this is one of the rare incidents in the Kashmir valley.kno

Home Minister Amit Shah Likely To Visit Jammu And Kashmir This Month

Home Minister Amit Shah Likely To Visit Jammu And Kashmir This Month

New Delhi, Oct 5: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir later this month as part of the central government”s mega outreach programme, officials said on Tuesday.

Shah will visit both regions of the Union Territory — Kashmir and Jammu — and the tour may take place from October 23 to 25.

The home minister is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir this month as part of the government”s mega outreach programme under which 70 Union ministers are visiting the UT, an official from the ministry said.

During his trip, Shah will visit remote areas of the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region, and take stock of various development initiatives.

The home minister also may attend a high-level law and order meeting with senior officials of the UT administration, the police, the paramilitary and the army, another official said.

A number of central ministers have already visited the UT while tours of several others are in the pipeline. (PTI)

Malik Pora Gushi Kupwara Inhabitants Protest Over Power, Water Supply Crisis

Malik Pora Gushi Kupwara Inhabitants Protest Over Power, Water Supply Crisis

Kupwara, Oct 5: Scores of inhabitants from Malik Pora Gushi Tuesday lodged a protest and blocked Kupwara-Vilgam road over power supply disruption and water shortage in the area.

The protesters, raised slogans against PDD and Jal Shakti Department alleging that despite appraisals, the department officials were showing a lackadaisical approach towards the imminent issues.

The area is facing a power outage for many days now and the people are also facing an acute water shortage, the protesters said.

The protesters were later on pacified and scattered peacefully by a police team.

A Jal Shakti Department official told that work on a water supply scheme under NABARD to the area is under progress and it may take some more time for completion. “Till the work gets completed and the project made functional, the people would continue to get the supply through tankers”, the official said.

When contacted, AEE PDD Abdul Hameed told that the matter has been taken into consideration for immediate redressal. 

Mehbooba Mufti Demands Release Of Priyanka Gandhi From Detention

Mehbooba Mufti Demands Release Of Priyanka Gandhi From Detention

Srinagar, Oct 5: India is a democracy on paper, but its grim descent into a banana republic has begun, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday while slamming the detention of Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh.

She also demanded that Gandhi be released.

“GOI first gets a docile media to berate Congress & lament lack of a viable opposition but systematically ensures they don”t discharge their duties by illegal arrests.We are a democracy on paper but clearly the grim descent into a banana republic has begun.Release @priyankagandhi,” the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said on Twitter.

Gandhi was detained on Monday in Sitapur while on her way to Lakhimpur where eight people were killed in violence on Sunday. Four of the dead were farmers allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.—(PTI)

Burglars Steal Over 250 Apple Boxes From Orchard In Pulwama

Burglars Steal Over 250 Apple Boxes From Orchard In Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 5: Burglars, on the intervening Sunday-Monday night, stole over 250 apple boxes from the orchards of Wachpora Murran area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports reaching said that the boxes had been stored in a shed owned by a local grower Irshad Ahmad Shah son of Sayed Saif ud Din Shah. The estimated market value of the stolen apple stock is said to be around three lacs.

Confirming the incident a police official told GNS that a team is on spot even as a case taken up in this regard. gns

Congress Stage Protest Against Priyanka Gandhi’s Arrest, Demands UP Govt’s Resignation

Congress Stage Protest Against Priyanka Gandhi’s Arrest, Demands UP Govt’s Resignation

Srinagar, Oct 05: The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) Tuesday staged a protest against the arrest of senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh and demanded the resignation of the Yogi government in the state.

Addressing the media, at the party headquarters, JKPCC President G A Mir said that the police highhandedness against the Gandhi is condemnable and it reflects the lawlessness in the state.

“Priyanka ji wanted to sympathise with the farmers and was alone. Her arrest is condemnable,” Mir said.

Gandhi is currently holding General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh.

Mir said all the Congress workers have gathered at the party headquarter to send the message that they all are in solidarity with the farmers of the country.

“The police is not allowing us to move outside of our office. We are here to register our protest,” he said.