Police Evacuates Critically ill Patient From Snowbound Jabdi Village In Kupwara

Police Evacuates Critically ill Patient From Snowbound Jabdi Village In Kupwara

Kupwara, Feb 27: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Jabdi, a remote village of Kupwara saved a precious life by shifting a critically-ill patient to sub district hospital Karnah for immediate medical relief as the area is still out of bounds due to heavy snowfall .

“Kupwara Police evacuating a critically ill elderly patient from snowbound forward Jabdi area to SDH Karnah. The timely evacuation helped in saving a precious life,” Kupwara police informed in a tweet.

However, the Bijaldar-Jabdi villagers while expressed resentment against the authorities for failing to clear the road to the village, bringing hardships to them.

“There are many patients who need oxygen. Due to lack of electricity, oxygen patients have to be taken to Tangdar hospital which is 40 kilometers away from here, ” said Ayaz Ahmad, a local while pleading authorities to restore electricity in the area.

“We have no choice but to carry the patients on make-shift cot to reach sub district hospital Tangdar. We do not understand what sin we have committed. We are also citizens of this country. We also have the right to live,” he said.

While appealing to district administration to restore electricity in their village and clear the road, the locals alleged that their area is still out of bounds due to which they are facing difficulties every day.

Meanwhile, Despite repeated attempts, deputy commissioner Kupwara didn’t respond to repeated calls for the comments.kno

Fed—up By Infighting In Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Kin Joins BJP

Fed—up By Infighting In Congress, Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Kin Joins BJP

Jammu, Feb 27: Fed—up by infighting in Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) and ignorant attitude towards party stalwart Ghulam Nabi Azad, his nephew Mubashar Azad, joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with his supporters at BJP headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu.

Sources told that Mubashar Azad, who was a youth Congress leader from Doda district, was closely associated with former working president Rahul Gandhi.

Azad was welcomed by J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina and former MLA Dalip Parihar into the party fold.

Speaking on the occasion, Mubashar Azad, said that he was deeply hurt over the disrespect of his uncle, former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad by the present Congress leadership in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre. He said that the way Congress party treated Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the charismatic leaders of Congress party, has hurt the sentiments of the common masses and stressed that PM Modi has given recognition to the efforts of the former CM.

He added that while there is total selfish infighting within the Congress party, Modi has gained the trust of common masses and thus we pledge to stand with Modi and BJP in the interest of the society and the Nation.

On the occasion, Ravinder Raina added that these new entrants led by Mubashar Azad will not only strengthen the party in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban and other areas but will encourage the youths from the whole region of Jammu and Kashmir to work for the Nation and the society.

He appreciated the efforts of senior BJP leaders Sunil Sharma and Shakti Parihar along with Dalip Parihar, for their efforts in strengthening the party with these young and energetic faces.kno

Man Found Hanging In Rented Accommodation In Kulgam

Man Found Hanging In Rented Accommodation In Kulgam

Kulgam, Feb 27: A 47-year-old man from Damhal Hanjipora belt of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district was found hanging in a rented accommodation at Amnoo Kulgam on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

An official told that the man identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar (47) son of Sona-Ullah Dar, a resident of D K Marg Kulgam was found hanging in rented accommodation in Amnoo village.

He said that the man was working in a private company. A police officer said that it is premature to say whether it is suicide or murder,

However, investigation in this regard has been taken up.kno

Chechen Leader, A Close Putin Ally, Says His Forces Have Deployed To Ukraine

Chechen Leader, A Close Putin Ally, Says His Forces Have Deployed To Ukraine

REUTERS: Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Russia’s Chechnya region and an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said on Saturday that Chechen fighters had been deployed to Ukraine and urged Ukrainians to overthrow their government.

In a video posted online, Kadyrov boasted that Chechen units had so far suffered no losses and said Russian forces* could easily take large Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv, but that their task was to avoid loss of life.

“As of today, as of this minute, we do not have one single casualty, or wounded, not a single man has even had a runny nose,” Kadyrov said, denying what he said were false reports of casualties from Ukrainian sources.

“The president (Putin) took the right decision and we will carry out his orders under any circumstances,” said Kadyrov.

Kadyrov has often described himself as Putin’s “foot soldier” and his words echoed those of the Russian leader who on Friday urged Ukrainians to rise up against their own government, which he said was made up of “neo-Nazis”. Ukrainian officials say that description of them is absurd.

Kadyrov has deployed his forces abroad to support Kremlin military operations before – in Syria and Georgia.

Kadyrov released his video as Russian forces pounded Ukrainian cities with artillery and cruise missiles on Saturday for a third day running and a defiant President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the capital Kyiv remained in Ukrainian hands.

*A short video published by the state-backed Russian news channel RT, which it said was from Friday,* showed thousands of Chechen fighters gathered in the main square of the region’s capital Grozny in a show of readiness to fight in Ukraine.

It was not immediately clear whether those fighters, who numbered some 12,000 according to RT, had already been deployed to Ukraine. RT said on Friday that they were awaiting an order from Putin to go in.

Moscow fought two bloody wars with separatists in Chechnya, a mainly Muslim region in southern Russia, after the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union, but has since poured huge sums of money into the region to rebuild it and given Kadyrov a large measure of autonomy to run things.

Government Dental College Celebrates National Oral Pathologist’s Day

Government Dental College Celebrates National Oral Pathologist’s Day

Srinagar: Post Graduate department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology of Government Dental College Srinagar celebrated National Oral Pathologist’s Day and organized a day long programme under the aegis of Indian association of oral and maxillofacial pathologists.

The event was organized on the birth anniversary of Dr. H.M. Dholakia observed on 25th February 2022 at Post graduate Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Government Dental College, Srinagar.

Prof. (Dr.) Riyaz Farooq, the Dean and Principal, Govt. Dental College Srinagar presided over the function and said that the role of oral pathology is very important for oral health. Various doctors, professors, PG scholars, resident doctors also participated in the programme.

Highlighting the significance of the day, Head of the Department Prof (Dr) Suheel H Latoo recalled the hard work of Dr. Dholakia in the field of Oral Pathology. He called upon the students and doctors to follow his footsteps to cherish their goals in this specific field. The Prof. (Dr.) Riyaz Farooq, the Dean and Principal, appreciated the efforts of the Department for organizing this important function. The Principal and HoD also appreciate the entire staff for organizing the event successfully.

On the occasion, several activities were carried out by the Department, including cake cutting, soap carving competition, plantation drive, preparation of charts, posters and models, distribution of sweets to the workers.

The Head of Department also appreciated the efforts of the Department for organizing this important function.

Dr. M Shafi, Dr. Adil Malik , Dr. Aafreen Nadaf , Dr, Owais Gowhar , Dr, Rezhat Abbas, Dr. Zeenat Shah among others spoke on the occasion. The proceedings of the programme was conducted by Dr. Adil Malik.

The event was jointly done by organizing committee members led by Prof (Dr). Suheel H. Latoo, Dr. Afreen Nadaf, Dr. Mohammad Shafi Dar and scientific committee members led by Dr Owais Gowher and Dr. Adil Malik.

The opening ceremony of the event was led by Dr Adil Malik and inaugural speech was delivered by Prof (Dr) Suheel H. Latoo and speech on Role of Oral Pathologist in modern Dentistry was delivered by M. Shafi Dar.

Dr Rezhat Abbas highlighted the milestones in oral pathology of Government Dental College and E-poster presentation was done by Dr Zeenat Shah. Many Resident Doctors, Internees were also present on the occasion.

M Saleem Pandit Inaugurates Media Website

M Saleem Pandit Inaugurates Media Website

Srinagar: With an aim to provide high quality digital media and marketing services to the clients across Jammu and Kashmir, Channel Digital Media on Friday launched its official website at an impressive function here on Friday.

The website was launched by M Saleem Pandit, senior journalist of Jammu and Kashmir and assistant editor of worldwide Times of India newspaper and he appreciated the new concept of transformation of digital media and marketing in Jammu and Kashmir region led by Channel Digital Media.

He said, “Digital media has shown a remarkable revolutionary change in the media industry all across the world and with the latest technology of digital platforms all things become easier for the client and customers to choose the best services at their door steps.”

“Channel Digital Media, a newly launched media, marketing and public relations platform will make all strides in the media marketing in Jammu and Kashmir and hope to provide end-to-end advertising, marketing and communications solutions to the clients on time so that it can deal into a client’s real needs, in the long term,” he said.

M Saleem Pandit further said that customers today expect customized media and marketing solutions tailored to their needs and hoped that the professionals at Channel Digital Media will work hard to earn the real trust and faith of customers for all kinds of digital media, marketing and event based coverages.

“With tech-savvy customers, the use of social media promotions is gaining importance and recently, online media and traditional ads have really ‘tied the knot’ in the same campaigns,” he said.

At Channel Digital Media, it truly believes in integrating the relevant media to get the best results as it has a full-fledged team which includes Client Management, Planning, Creative, Media, Production and Public Relations. The proprietary Brand & Communication tools enable to go beyond tactical communication into behavioral changes with measurable results.

Proposed Tulip Garden At Sonmarg: Locals Upbeat But Want ‘Shabby’ Parks To Be Maintained First

Proposed Tulip Garden At Sonmarg: Locals Upbeat But Want ‘Shabby’ Parks To Be Maintained First

Sonmarg, Feb 26: At a time when every park at tourist resort Sonmarg is in dilapidated condition, the government has decided to set up a Tulip Garden on the patten of Kashmir capital Srinagar to attract more and more tourists.

The proposed Tulip Garden is likely to come at ‘Kohsheen Park’ and will be managed by Jammu and Kashmir Floriculture Department.

“A hundred kanals of land have been identified in Sonamarg for setting up a ‘Tulip Garden’.

An official said that the Tulip Garden in Srinagar has been a big attraction for the tourists who visit Valley during the Spring Season. “Since Tulips are unique to Jammu and Kashmir and have been very helpful in increasing the footfall of the tourists visiting the Valley, it would be expedient to replicate the tulip at other locations including Sonmarg which will not only add attraction at these tourist places but would also prolong the tulip season, thus give better timing flexibility to tourist to witness the tulip bloom.”

Official sources said that the Chief Secretary has issued directions for popularizing and expanding the tulips gardens across all prominent locations of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly at Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, Baderwah, Poonch, and Sanasar.

“Since various kinds of tulips bloom under varied temperatures and environments, therefore propagating and promoting the tulip gardens at these places would enable the extension of tulip season by 10 to 20 days and will greatly help in increasing the tourist footfall during the tulip season.”

Though locals especially hoteliers are upbeat and desperately wish to see a Tulip Garden blooming at Sonmarg, but, many have apprehensions that like other parks in Sonmarg, this proposed Tulip Garden will meet the same fate.

Sonmarg Development Authority, which was set up in 2007, as per locals failed to maintain the pristine glory of the multiple parks of Sonmarg. “Hefty amounts are being spent in the name of maintenance and repairing of these parks, but nothing changes on the ground. A tourist who pays for the ticket often expresses displeasure as he or she finds nothing for amusement,” a shopkeeper told news agency Kashmir News Trust.

An elderly hotelier said that he was expecting a big change when Revenue Department handed over the control of this tourist resort to Sonmarg Development Authority in 2007, but nothing changed.

“This resort was for camping tourism. Visitors earlier were allowed to stay in the tents, but slowly it turned into a concrete jungle. New hotels came up but nothing was done to beautify the landscape here,” he said and expected that the proposed Tulip Garden will be maintained in an effective way.

A couple of hoteliers appealed to SDA to take care of the shabby parks of Sonmarg without wasting any time.

Jammu And Kashmir Police Launches Emergency Helpline Dail 112

Jammu And Kashmir Police Launches Emergency Helpline Dail 112

Srinagar,26 Feb: Police in Kashmir has launched ‘Dial 112’ helpline where citizens can call for police help, fire brigade and ambulance services, officials said on Saturday.

The helpline has been launched under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) project, they said.

“The citizens can Dial 112 wherever they are in distress and for any kind of emergency assistance,” the officials said.

They said besides normal police help, people in distress can seek assistance in terms of women safety as well.

“The citizens can also call this number for ambulance or fire brigade services,” the officials added.(PTI)

Five DIGs Promoted As IGPs, 3 Confirmed As DIGs, 3 SSPs Elevated, DPC Defers Promotion Of 4 IGPs As ADGPs, Proposal Of DGP Rank For Two Sent To MHA

Five DIGs Promoted As IGPs, 3 Confirmed As DIGs, 3 SSPs Elevated, DPC Defers Promotion Of 4 IGPs As ADGPs, Proposal Of DGP Rank For Two Sent To MHA

JAMMU, Feb 25: Deferred thrice this month, the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) for Police Department met here this evening and cleared promotions of 11 senior IPS officers up to IGP level while proposal for promotion of two Additional DGPs as DGPs is being sent to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and that of four IGPs as ADGPs was deferred because of lack of vacancies.

Top official sources told the Excelsior that members of the Committee, which had been constituted by the MHA, Department of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs, include Umang Narula, Advisor to Lt Governor of Ladakh, Shaleen Kabra, outgoing Principal Secretary Home Department J&K, Secretary Home Department Ladakh, Director General of Police (DGP) J&K Dilbag Singh and Additional Director General of Police (Head of the Police Force), Ladakh S S Khandarey. The DPC was chaired by Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta.

The DPC met this evening after being deferred thrice on February 8, 11 and 21.

Sources said the proposal for promotion of two Additional DGPs including Hemant Kumar Lohia and Pankaj Saxena as DGPs is being sent to the MHA Both of them are IPS officers of 1992 batch of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir cadre.

Four Inspector Generals of Police, whose promotion to the rank of Additional DGP was deferred for want of vacancies include Viplav Kumar Choudhary, presently on deputation with the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Garib Dass, IGP Headquarters, Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir Zone and Alok Kumar, IGP Crime Investigation Vigilance (CIV) Police Headquarters.

All of them are Direct Recruits of 1997 batch of the IPS. Five DIGs have been cleared for promotion as IGPs. Four of them, however, are on Central deputation.

They are Uttam Chand, who is on deputation with the Government of India where he is posted as Deputy Secretary Cabinet Secretariat, Vidhi Kumar Birdi, who is on deputation to the NIA, Keshav Ram, who too is on deputation and posted in the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), Atul Kumar Goel, DlG CID and State Investigation Agency (SIA) Jammu and Bhim Sen Tuti, who is on Study Leave to United Kingdom.

Uttam Chand is Regular Recruit of 2002 batch, Birdi and Keshav Ram are Direct Recruits of 2003 batch while Goel and Tuti, also Direct Recruits, belonged to 2004 batch of IPS cadre.

Three IPS officers of 2008 batch were confirmed as DIGs. They are already officiating in the same rank in view of shortage of police officers.

They include Tejinder Singh, who is on deputation with the NlA, Abdul Jabbar, DIG South Kashmir Range Anantnag and Udaybhaskar Billa, DIG North Kashmir Range Baramulla.

Selection Grade of IPS was released in favour of three IPS officers of 2009 batch on completion of 13 years of qualifying service. They are now eligible for posting as DIGs.

They include lmtiaz Ismail Parray, SSP Crime Branch Kashmir, Shailendra Rajesh Mishra and Rahul Malik, both of whom are on Central deputation and posted in the NIA and MHA respectively.
Sources said there are four sanctioned posts of DGPs (two cadre and two ex-cadre) but against them, six officers are already in position though two are on Central deputation. However, on promotion of two Additional DGPs as DGPs, the MHA will take call shortly.

As far as the promotion of four IGPs as Additional DGPs was concerned, sources said there are eight sanctioned posts of ADGPs but against them, 13 officers are working in the same rank though four of them are on deputation. In view of this, the promotion of four more IGPs as ADGPs was deferred.

Regarding the promotion of five DIGs as IGPs , sources pointed out that there are 21 sanctioned posts of IGPs (12 cadre and nine ex-cadre) but only eight officers are in position while four others are on deputation.

Sources said the Police Department had obtained Vigilance clearance in favour of all officers before their promotions.

Kashmir University To Re-Open For Offline Classes From March 3, Authorities Notify Guidelines For HODs, Faculty, Students

Kashmir University To Re-Open For Offline Classes From March 3, Authorities Notify Guidelines For HODs, Faculty, Students

Srinagar, Feb 25: The University of Kashmir on Friday issued necessary guidelines for deans, heads of departments, faculty members and students ahead of re-opening of the varsity for offline classes from March 3, 2022.

“This is for the information of all concerned that the class-work/examination in the teaching departments of the main and satellite campuses shall resume in off-line mode from 3rd March, 2022. Accordingly, all Heads/Directors/Coordinators of the teaching departments shall adhere to the necessary guidelines in letter and spirit,” a notification issued by Office of Dean Academic Affairs said.

Listing the mandatory guidelines, the DAA office said all students shall produce vaccination certificates to attend the classes in offline mode and shall be subjected to random checks for COVID19 symptoms by thermal scanners or visual observations at all places in the campus especially class-rooms, laboratories, library and canteens.

“Over-crowding at any place on campus should be avoided under all circumstances. Adherence to SoPs notified from time to time by UGC and concerned Government agencies will be mandatory. Detection of any positive case should immediately be reported to concerned authorities and standard procedure shall be followed for isolation, quarantine etc,” the guidelines read, adding that only candidates who have received both doses of vaccine shall be allowed in the class rooms.
“However, the Chief Proctor shall arrange special vaccination drive for the students of main and off-site campuses.”

All concerned Heads/Directors shall ensure the conduct of remedial classes within a week’s time in case some classes or days are lost due to any unforeseen circumstances, the guidelines read, adding that the loss can be compensated in either offline or online mode.

The Deans of the respective schools will have a monthly review of syllabus completion with HODs, Faculty and CRs can also be invited in such meeting, if the Dean desires so.

The Provosts (Boys & Girls) shall keep the hostels ready for the students by ensuring proper sanitization before the commencement of class work, the guidelines read.

Pertinently, Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad recently chaired a meeting of Deans, Directors, HODs, Coordinators and top officers to discuss reopening of the University for offline classes and pass necessary directions in this regard to ensure smooth conduct of academic and research activities on the campuses.kno

Kashmiri Soldier Dies In Leh, Family Appeals To LG To Get The Body Airlifted

Kashmiri Soldier Dies In Leh, Family Appeals To LG To Get The Body Airlifted

Budgam, Feb 25: A Budgam family Friday appealed to the Lieutenant Governor to airlift the body of the soldier from Leh to Srinagar.

An army soldier Bashir Ahmad Ganaie son of Late Ghulam Hassan Ganaie from Wahabpora Ganie Mohalla of Budgam district succumbed in the Leh hospital on Friday morning after suffering from a brain hemorrhage attack a few days back.

Dr Javaid Ahmed, the cousin of the soldier told that Bashir Ahmed died today in the hospital and now they earnestly appeal to the authorities particularly to LG Manoj Singh to get his body airlifted from Leh to Srinagar. knt

Major Plot Averted As Jammu Police Recovers 3 Boxes Of Arms, Ammo In R S Pura, Arnia, Boxes Dropped By LeT/TRF Through Drone

Major Plot Averted As Jammu Police Recovers 3 Boxes Of Arms, Ammo In R S Pura, Arnia, Boxes Dropped By LeT/TRF Through Drone

Srinagar, Feb 24: Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have averted a major militancy plot by recovering three boxes of arms and ammunition in RS Pura Arnia area.

In a statement issued, Jammu police said that the three boxes of arms and ammunition were dropped through drone during night hours and were recovered by the search party from Treva village of Arnia.

“On the basis of input regarding drone activity and dropping of arms and ammunition by Pak based militant outfits LeT/TRF on the behest of pak agency ISI in RS Pura Arnia area,” a police spokesman said.

He said that special seach operation was launched by SOG and Jammu Police in Arnia area of RS Pura sub-division and during the search operation three boxes of the arms and ammunition which were dropped through drone during night hours, which were recovered by the search party from Treva village of Arnia , R S Pura.

The arms, ammunition and explosive recovered during search operation in Arena area include three detonator, three remote controlled IED, three bottles explosive, one bundle Cordtex wire, two timer IEDs, one pistol, two magazine, six grenades and 70 rounds.

“Dropping of this huge arms and explosive depicts a major militancy plan of the Pak based outfit (LET/TRF). With uthe recovery of the this huge consignment of arms and explosive, a major militant plot have been averted by the alert troops of J&k police.”

Police spokesman said that a case under FIR number 12/2022 under relevant section and laws stands registered in Police Station Arnia and further investigation in the instant case is going on.kno

Wahibugh Pulwama, Adjoining Villages Appreciate PDD Authorities For Speedy Restoration Of Electricity

Wahibugh Pulwama, Adjoining Villages Appreciate PDD Authorities For Speedy Restoration Of Electricity

PULWAMA, February 24: The residents of Wahibugh and adjoining villages of Pulwama district appreciate PDD authorities for speedy restoration of electricity in the area.

The residents told that a team of casual employees of the department started restoration of damages supply lines even when it was snowing on 23 February.

” They worked till evening and electricity was supplied from Newa Sub-division on same evening on 23 February,” the residents said.

They thanked the team, particularly the casual employees including
Fayaz Ahmad Dar, Syed Nasheet, Mohamad Yusuf Bhat, Bilal Ahmad, Mohammad Ayoub Mir, Abdul Qayoom Sheikh, Nasir Ahmad Mir and Mudasir Ahmad.

Fate Of Six Missing Warwan Residents Hangs In Balance, Authorities ‘Assure’ Aerial Reconnaissance By Air Forces Once Weather Improves

Fate Of Six Missing Warwan Residents Hangs In Balance, Authorities ‘Assure’ Aerial Reconnaissance By Air Forces Once Weather Improves

Srinagar, Feb 24: The fate of six persons from remote Warwan area of Kishtwar district, who are missing from Tuesday evening, hangs in the balance as authorities “assure aerial reconnaissance” to trace them along the snow-bound Margan Top in Anantnag district.

A delegation headed by Sarpanch of the area met Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr. Raghav Langer for help to trace the missing persons from Choidraman Warwan.

“The Divisional Commissioner told us that the air force and army will carry out searches to trace the missing as soon as the weather improves,” Sarpanch of the area Azad Nabi Lone told over phone.

Azad said the divisional commissioner asked if there are any shelters along the route. “I told him there are a few shelters on Margen top and Narbalan. There is a possibility of their survival if somehow the missing persons have reached these shelters. Otherwise chances of their survival are very rare,” he said.

Divisional Commissioner could be reached immediately for the comments.

Official sources told that amid fresh snowfall, the six persons had started their journey by foot through Margan top, a high mountain pass which connects Warwan Valley in Kishtwar district with the Anantnag district.

The missing persons, according to the Sarpanch include Ajaz Ahmad Koka son of Abdul Rehman Koka, Mohammad Akbar Koka son of Ghulam Qadir Koka, Ghulam Nabi son of Ghulam Qadir Koka, Gulzar Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohammad Koka, Manzoor Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohammad Koka and Idrees Ahmad son of Sunna ullah Dar, all residents of Choidraman Warwan.

The missing person had called their families at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday and informed them about moving through Margan Top. Since then there is no contact with them, they said. Gns

Five Persons Injured In Pampore Road Accident, Two Critical

Five Persons Injured In Pampore Road Accident, Two Critical

Srinagar, Feb 22: At least five persons were injured in a road accident in Galandar Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.

An official told that accident took place between Tavera bearing registration number JK13B-2024 and Santro bearing registration no JK01M-2803 in Galandar in which five persons were injured who were shifted to SDH Pampore for treatment.

An official in SDH Pampore said that five injured persons were received by the hospital and among them two were critical.

He identified them as Ali Mohamad (70) from Dadsara Tral (critical), Ishfaq Ahmad Malik(28) from Lasjan (critical), Ishtiyak Ahmad (48)Kulgam, Aaqib Rashid Mir (24) from SK pora and Dr Majid (32) from Awantipora.

He further added that all of them have been referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment.

Police has also taken cognizance of the issue and taken up investigation, an official said.p

Army Trooper From Budgam Dies Of Heart Attack In Leh

Army Trooper From Budgam Dies Of Heart Attack In Leh

Srinagar, Feb 22: An army trooper from central Kashmir Budgam district died due to cardiac arrest in Leh district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said that army personnel identified as Bashir Ahmad Ganie son of Late Ghulam Hassan, a resident of Wahabpora Ganie Mohalla of Budgam district suffered a major heart attack and died on the spot in Leh district where he was posted.

Officials confirmed the incident and said “His body will be shifted to his native village in Budgam after completing necessary medico legal formalities”.

Government Orders Blocking Of Apps, Websites, Social Media Accounts Linked To ‘Sikhs For Justice

Government Orders Blocking Of Apps, Websites, Social Media Accounts Linked To ‘Sikhs For Justice

New Delhi, February 22: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has ordered blocking of apps, websites and social media accounts of foreign-based “Punjab Politics TV” having close links with Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), which has been declared unlawful under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

Relying on intelligence inputs that the channel was attempting to use online media to disturb public order during the ongoing State Assembly elections, the Ministry used emergency powers under the IT Rules on February 18 to block the digital media resources of “Punjab Politics TV”.

The contents of the blocked apps, websites and social media accounts had the potential to incite communal disharmony and separatism and were found to be detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of India, security of the state and the public order.

The ministry in an official statement said that it was also observed that the launch of new apps and social media accounts was timed to gain traction during the ongoing elections.

The ministry further said that the government remains vigilant and committed to securing the overall information environment in India and thwarting any actions having the potential to undermine India’s sovereignty and integrity.

Youth Sets Himself Ablaze During Demolition Drive In Ganderbal

Youth Sets Himself Ablaze During Demolition Drive In Ganderbal

Ganderbal, Feb 22: A youth set himself ablaze on Tuesday during a demolition drive in Gundrahman in Ganderbal district.

An official told that during the demolition of complex at Gundrahman a youth identified as Amir Ahmad Shah, son of Abul Hameed Shah of Harran sustained burn injuries after he set himself ablaze.

He said that the injured youth was reffered to SKIMS Soura for treatment.

Officials said that the person burnt himself when a demolition drive was being conducted and the officials tried to demolish his newly constructed complex constructed on government land.

Pertinently, Tehsildar Ganderbal along with Municipal Council has launched a demolition campaign against illegal encroachments at Gundrahman.

During the demolition owner of Complex Abul Hamid Shah, son of Ghulam Ahmad of Harran tried to stoping demolition along with family members and relatives by pelting stones towards the party, officials said.

The officials said that the son of owner Aamir Ahmad Shah tried to burn himself with kerosene or petrol and got injured following which he was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment.

The officials said that the demolition drive has been stopped as of now

Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr. Farooq Jan when contacted didn’t divulge anything with regard to the health condition of the injured youth.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said that during a demolition drive undertaken by Irrigation and Flood Control department over the banks of Nalla Sindh, one person identified as Amir Hamid Shah, son of Nazir Ahmad Shah of Haran Ganderbal suddenly appeared from behind the illegal structure and self immolated on its roof in protest against demolition of illegal structure raised on the banks of Nalla Sindh.

“The said person was however, rescued by SHO Ganderbal and locals on spot, however, he received burn injuries before flames were doused and was shifted to hospital.”

He said that a deep trench was dug by the owners of structure to prevent any ingress into the premises which prevented a prompt rescue.

Meanwhile, police has rendered all help and support in the hospitalisation and assured family members for best medical treatment.

“One police team is already there in hospital and facilitating his treatment.”

Moreover, Police appealed to media fraternity and general public not to circulate the video of unfortunate incident which is too graphic for the common people.

Srinagar Acid Attack: Police Files 1000 Page Chargesheet Against Three Accused Before CJM Court And Juvenile Justice Board (JJB)

Srinagar Acid Attack: Police Files 1000 Page Chargesheet Against Three Accused Before CJM Court And Juvenile Justice Board (JJB)

Srinagar, Feb 22: Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday filed a 1000 page chargesheet against three accused including two adults and one minor into the Srinagar acid attack case, police said.

“About 1000 page Chargesheet Filed today against 3 accused, 2 adults & 1 Juvenile in Hon’ble CJM court & Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). Petition also filed to try juvenile as per JJ act as crime is heinous in nature & juvenile is above 16 & below 18 years,” a police official said.

The accused had threw acid on the face of 24-year-old victim at WantiPora Hawal area of Srinagar. The victin also lost her vision and has been flown out of JK for treatment.kno

District Administration Anantnag Strongly Rebutts News Claiming That Piles Of Garbage Are Lying Unattended In Qazigund Main Market

District Administration Anantnag Strongly Rebutts News Claiming That Piles Of Garbage Are Lying Unattended In Qazigund Main Market

An anti encroachment drive was conducted in the main market to demolish illegally raised structures and photographs of the rubble, which was disposed off after the drive are being circulated by people with vested interests.

Government Teams Conduct Raids Releated To Encroachment, Land Records In Jammu

Government Teams Conduct Raids Releated To Encroachment, Land Records In Jammu

Jammu, Feb 20: In a major operation, the government teams are conducting raids at a number of places in Jammu city and its adjoining areas in connection with some investigation of cases pertaining to encroachment as well as missing of land records.

Official sources told that teams of police and revenue department under close monitoring of officers of senior level are conducting these raids at number of places in and around Jammu.

” Initially we just can comment that these raids are related to some revenue matters,” they said.kno

Weather To Remain Dry And Pleasant In J&K, Ladakh During Next 24 Hours

Weather To Remain Dry And Pleasant In J&K, Ladakh During Next 24 Hours

JAMMU, Feb 20: Weather remained dry and pleasant in J&K and Ladakh on Sunday as the Meteorological (MeT) Department forecast the same conditions to continue during the next 24 hours.

“Weather is likely to remain dry in J&K and Ladakh during the next 24 hours.

Another Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to become active over the two UTs from February 22 onwards.

“Under its influence, light to moderate rain/snow is expected for 2 days beginning February 22 evening”, an official of the MeT department said.

Srinagar had 0.1, Pahalgam minus 4.3 and Gulmarg minus 8.0 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature.

Drass in Ladakh had minus 13.5, Leh minus 6.7 and Kargil minus 11.2 as the night’s lowest temperature.

Indian Army Uses Drones To Supply Booster Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Forward Troops In Jammu And Kashmir

Indian Army Uses Drones To Supply Booster Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Forward Troops In Jammu And Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 20: Indian Army on Saturday used drones to supply booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine to forward troops in snow-bound areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

In the video shared by the Indian Army, it displayed that a package is dropped as a line of sight issues don’t allow it to land or come lower. The package was well padded for protection.

Under the mission Sanjeevani, the medical supplies are delivered to the remote areas with the help of drones.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday informed that there are 2,597 active COVID cases, 4,44,646 total recoveries and 4,746 deaths.

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 175.33 Crore (1,75,33,01,956) today.

More than 27 lakh (27,47,926) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm on Saturday.

More than 1.89 crores (1,89,07,829) precaution doses for the identified categories of beneficiaries (HCWs, FLWs and over 60 years) for COVID-19 vaccination have been administered so far. (Agencies)

Hajj 2022: Final Quota Announcement For Jammu And Kashmir Expected By March Ist

Hajj 2022: Final Quota Announcement For Jammu And Kashmir Expected By March Ist

Srinagar, Feb 20: The final quota of Hajj 2022 for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is expected by March 1 and that it depends on the quota whether all pilgrims registered till February 15 would perform Haj or the Haj committee would go for draws.

This was stated by the Executive Officer Hajj Committee of J&K Dr Abdul Salaam Mir said on Saturday. “The last date of submitting the forms for Hajj 2022 was February and there was no further extension. So far, 11500 applications from Jammu, Kashmir and Leh. A few hundred applications are in the pipeline that include those who have incomplete forms and invalid passports etc,” he said. Mir said that at all India level, 90,000 applications have been received so far.

Asked whether all 11500 registered Hajj pilgrims would perform Haj this year, he said it was up to the quota to be allotted to J&K and Leh. “This all depends on how much quota Saudi government would allot to India. If given quota is good, then I believe all the registered Hajj pilgrims will be allowed to proceed for the pilgrimage. But if it is less, then we will have to go for draws,” Mir said.

He said that the final announcement by the Saudi government about Hajj 2022 quota is expected by March 1. “Things will be clear by March 1,” he said.

He, however, said that it would be after two years that Haj will be allowed by the Saudi government this year. “We lost two years to pandemic—2020 and 2021. Now that Umrah is going on and pilgrims are allowed to perform Umrah and visit both holy cities of Mecca and Madina, we expect good quota,” Mir said.

The Hajj officer said that this time around, every pilgrim has to have Covid vaccination certificate. “This is mandatory as per the fresh guidelines,” he said. Pertinently, Saudi government has announced that this year annual pilgrimage of Hajj will be allowed amid strict adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB).kno

Anti Corruption Bureau {ACB} Arrests Wildlife Department Guard, Broker For Accepting Bribe In Ganderbal

Anti Corruption Bureau {ACB} Arrests Wildlife Department Guard, Broker For Accepting Bribe In Ganderbal

Srinagar, Feb 18: Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday trapped and arrested a guard of Wildlife department, Waskhura in Ganderbal district Ganderal and a broker for accepting bribe of Rs 5000 for releasing the belongings of the complainant seized by the Wildlife Department.

A statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads that Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint alleging therein that a Guard in Wildlife Department namely Tariq Ahmad Sofi posted at Waskhura, District Ganderal was demanding Rs 5000 as bribe for releasing the belongings of the complainant seized by the Wildlife Department.

“Upon receiving the instant complaint prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, a case under FIR number 06/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Srinagar.”

“During the course of investigation a trap team was constituted. The trap team laid a successful trap and caught Tariq Ahmad Sofi of Zanakote Srinagar, a Guard in Wildlife Department while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5000 through a broker namely Mohammad Yaseen Bhat from the complainant. Both of them were arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team.”

The statement said that the bribe money was also recovered from their possession in presence of independent witnesses and further investigations of the case is going on.kno