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United Liberation Front {ULF} Claims Responsibility For 11 Civilian Killings, Asks Migrant Workers To Leave Valley

United Liberation Front {ULF} Claims Responsibility For 11 Civilian Killings, Asks Migrant Workers To Leave Valley

18 OCT 2021: The United Liberation Front has claimed the responsibility for killing 11 civilians, including two labourers (both migrant workers) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Militants had shot dead two civilians and injured another in Kulgam on Sunday, the latest in the series of attacks targeting civilians. The information was shared by the Kashmir zone Police said on its Twitter handle, adding the area was cordoned off.

In a letter claiming the responsibility for killing 11 civilians, the United Liberation Front has asked migrant workers to leave Kashmir, adding they would revenge the killing of Muslims across the country.

The United Liberation Front is the frontal organisation of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Militants had barged into the rented accommodation of the labourers and fired on them indiscriminately.

This was the third attack on non-local labourers in less than 24 hours. A street vendor from Bihar and a carpenter from Uttar Pradesh were shot dead by the ultras on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, amid the spate of civilian killings, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had on Sunday vowed to avenge every drop of their blood by hunting down terrorists and their sympathisers.

Sinha said attempts are being made to disrupt the peace and socio-economic progress of Jammu and Kashmir and the individual growth of people, and reiterated the commitment to the fast-paced development of the Union territory.

Important Meeting Of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) Held In Srinagar

Important Meeting Of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) Held In Srinagar

Srinagar October 18: The Executive Council of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) held an important meeting on 17/10/2021 in Srinagar. The meeting was convened to deliberate on the current socio political and economic situation of Jammu and Kashmir and to restructure the hierarchy of the party to rejuvenate the working of the party at the grassroots level. The executive council of the party passed a resolution to appoint Dr. Mustafa Khan as its fulltime President, Mohd Hussain as Senior Vice President, Adv Syed Iqbal Tahir as Vice President, Mudassir Mir as Chief Organizer, Javed Ahmed Khan as Additional General Secretary along with many other office bearers were also nominated through the same resolution.

The party met under the newly nominated president and discussed political, social or economic scenario of Jammu and Kashmir and expressed dissatisfaction and regret at the shape the things have taken. At the very outset the party expressed shock and sorrow at the civilian deaths taking place across the length and breadth of Jammu and Kashmir and strongly condemned the killing of the civilians. The party criticized the local administration and the central government for failing to provide a sense of security, economic well being and has miserably failed in instilling any hope of good life for people in the near future. The government has failed on all the fronts whether it is safety and security of the people, providing employment to youth especially the educated section, reviving economic development, controlling the unending price rise and the spread of drug addiction in Jammu and Kashmir.

COVID19 Situation Improving Across J&K’ October Witnesses Lowest Srinagar Cases In 3 Weeks -All Districts Green

COVID19 Situation Improving Across J&K’ October Witnesses Lowest Srinagar Cases In 3 Weeks -All Districts Green

Srinagar: The latest J&K Government analysis of COVID19 situation has shown that cases are dropping across districts, with Srinagar, the epicenter of COVID19 in J&K, witnessing a steady slump, and the lowest cumulative cases of the week compared to the past two.

The analysis dated October 10, weighs various variables and their changes to dissect the COVID19 situation in J&K. The powerpoint presentation shows that after the spike between May and June, COVID19 cases have steadily decreased in the UT. The graphs show that the curve has been early flat since August with slight elevations in between. The last elevations were in the month of September, after the second week. For the past one week, the number of cases has been close to 100, and the line falling lower on most days.

Additional Chief Secretary to J&K Government (Health and Medical Education) Vivek Bhardwaj said that COVID19 situation was under control and the Government was vigilant to “capture and contain any changes”. He said the impetus was on vaccination of the eligible population and the second dose. “Once vaccinated, J&K’s entire population will be in a comfortable position vis-à-vis the Pandemic,” he said.

In terms of active cases, Srinagar district, as has been the trend, has the highest number. The number of active cases in Srinagar is nearly as many as active cases of all other districts put together. Srinagar has seen a high positivity in the past one month. However, in the past one week, the situation in Srinagar has improved, the data shows.

From September 20 to 26, Srinagar reported 445 new cases, which dropped to 325 new cases between 27th September to 03rd October. Between 4 and 10 October, the latest data shows, 294 new cases have been reported. In all districts of Kashmir division, Ganderbal, cases have dropped or remained steady in the past three weeks. In Jammu division as well, cases have dropped across districts. However, Poonch has seen a spike in cases in the latest week.

While the weekly cases per million are still of concern in Poonch, Ganderbal and Srinagar, overall, all districts of J&K are in Green category given other cardinal indicators. The positive percentage of cases is lower than 2 percent in J&K at present and was over 2 percent at the beginning of the month. Overall, bed occupancy is zero or less than 1 percent across districts except Srinagar where 3 percent of the allocated beds are occupied.

Amid Tension In Air, Kashmiri Pandits Perform Ramnavmi Puja In Srinagar

Amid Tension In Air, Kashmiri Pandits Perform Ramnavmi Puja In Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 14: After a delay amid tension, Kashmiri Pandits on Wednesday performed Ramnavmi puja at Durga Nath temple in Sonwar area of Srinagar.

Manager of the temple, Makhan Lal Koul said that due to the untoward situation in the city for the past two weeks the administration didn’t allow the puja earlier.

“The puja was supposed to be conducted on 12 October as per the calendar but due to the circumstances, the administration didn’t allow it earlier,” Koul said. He said that though the puja took place today, presence of devotees are less as compared to the previous year.

“Despite all odds, we are happy that the puja has finally taken place,” he said.

A devotee Ram Pal Kapoor from Orissa said that he and his family come every year from last nine years to perform Ramnavmi Puja.
“We have never felt insecure here. Kashmir is safe to visit,” Kapoor said.

Another devotee from Kishtwar said that the spree of the killings in the valley should stop and people from all the communities should live in peace and harmony.

Immediate Financial Assistance Of Rs 6.25 Lakh Provided To Kin Of Vendor Killed By Militants, Says Srinagar Administration

Immediate Financial Assistance Of Rs 6.25 Lakh Provided To Kin Of Vendor Killed By Militants, Says Srinagar Administration

New Delhi, October 11: The Srinagar district administration on Monday dismissed claims that no financial assistance was provided to the family of the street vendor from Bihar killed by militants at Lal Bazar, and said that apart from Rs 6.25 lakh of immediate assistance, the Jammu and Kashmir government had offered to airlifts his mortal remains.

The administration also informed that as many as three air tickets were reserved for the family of deceased Virender Paswan, but it was his brother’s decision to perform last rites in Srinagar.

“Apart from immediate financial assistance of Rs 6.25 Lac, J&K govt offered to airlift mortal remains of Sh. Virendra Ji. 3 Air tickets were also kept reserved. But his brother decided to perform the last rites in Srinagar. It was purely family’s decision,” Srinagar district administration said in a tweet.

This came after a video of a woman, allegedly Paswan’s wife, made rounds on social media. In it, the lady claimed that she wanted to see her husband’s face for one last time before cremation, but no one helped.

Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu had also condoled Paswan’s death and had said that he will personally travel to Bihar’s Bhagalpur to meet his kin.

“Will personally travel to Bhagalpur, Bihar to meet the family of Virender Paswan, a poor street vendor who was mercilessly killed by militants at Lal Bazar, Srinagar. His family deserves every last bit of our empathy, moral support and affection. We mourn his tragic demise,” he tweeted.

A total of three civilians were shot dead by militants in separate incidents in a single day in the union territory on October 5.—(ANI)

Customers Across Kashmir Fail To Make Any Transaction After JK Bank Suffers Outage

Customers Across Kashmir Fail To Make Any Transaction After JK Bank Suffers Outage

Srinagar, Oct 11: After facing frequent snags in its mpay application, Jammu Kashmir Bank faced an outage in almost every branch on Monday leaving customers huff and puff.
Customers were unable to make payments or access their accounts.

A bank official said that it became aware of the outage shortly after the branches opened for normal work. He said technical staff is on job to resolve the problem.

Scores of customers were seen waiting at the Residency Road Brach of Jammu Kashmir Bank here in Srinagar. Almost all the customers left the bank disappointed as they failed to make any transactions.

“I was here to withdraw the cash, but the employees informed that system is not working. I tried to withdraw the cash from ATM but the Teller Machine was also out of order,” said Muhammad Abbas.

Pertinently, mpay application of the bank face frequent problems much to the disappoint of customers.

A customer said that this is not a good sign while the customers expect better from the bank.

Another bank official declined to comment on the outage issue.

Some customers took to social media networking sites to complain about the outage, calling the delay in solving the issue “not good enough”.

Sources said that bank faced outage across Kashmir Valley. All the customers visiting the bank branches left without entering into transaction. “I am Tulmulla Ganderbal and here too system is out of order and we are unable to make any transactions,” said a customer Abdul Lateef.

Pertinently, during the intervening night of October 8 and 9, no services were available on JK Banks ATM, Debit Card Services, mpay, UPI, and NEFT / RTGS.

The Bank had not resolved the outage problem till the filing of this report.knt

Kashmir University Yet To Declare MD, MS Final Examination Result

Kashmir University Yet To Declare MD, MS Final Examination Result

Srinagar, Oct 11: The students who have appeared in final exam of MD and MS Monday appealed Kashmir University to declare the results without any further delay. They said they fail to understand why results are not being declared when Jammu University has already made it public.

MD, MS students from GMC Srinagar had appeared in final exam some two months ago. SKIMS and Jammu University have already declared the results but Kashmir University as per students is resorting to dilly dally tactics and not declaring the results.

“We believe results are not being declared on the behest of concerned authorities as they want to retain us in the hospitals where we are posted. It is an attempt to deprive us of Senior Resident posts and salaries,” the aggrieved students said.

They said after the declaration of the result, they deserve post of senior resident. “To deprive us from that post and salary, results are not being declared.”

The aspirants appealed Kashmir University to declare the result without any delay. 

Grand Mufti Nasirul Islam Along With Muslim Ulemas Visits Deceased Sikh Lady’s Residence In Srinagar

Grand Mufti Nasirul Islam Along With Muslim Ulemas Visits Deceased Sikh Lady’s Residence In Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 10: Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, Nasirul Islam and some Muslim Ulemas visited the residence of deceased Supinder Kour, who was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday inside her school premises, at Aloochi Bagh in Srinagar.

Sources told that grand Mufti along with some other Muslim Ulemas visited the deceased’s home today morning to offer their condolences.

Notably, Supinder Kour along with her colleague was killed by unknown gunmen inside the school premises in Eidgah area of Srinagar.

Rana, Slathia’s Resignation Accepted: National Conference

Rana, Slathia’s Resignation Accepted: National Conference

Srinagar, Oct 10: National Conference leadership on Sunday said they have accepted the resignation of Devinder Singh Rana and Surjit Singh Slathia.

A spokesman of National Conference told that the party leadership has accepted the resignation submitted by both the leaders.

The exit of Rana and Slathia is seen as a major setback to the National Conference as both had strong influence in the assembly segments represented by them in the past.

Rana managed to win Nagrota assembly segment in 2014 state polls despite BJP sweeping Dogra heartland of Jammu.kno

Won’t Attend Duty Unless Govt Assures Security To Minorities In Valley: GPC, ‘Govt Fails To Safeguard Us, Majority Community Should Have Joined Us In Funeral Of Kour

Won’t Attend Duty Unless Govt Assures Security To Minorities In Valley: GPC, ‘Govt Fails To Safeguard Us, Majority Community Should Have Joined Us In Funeral Of Kour

Srinagar, Oct 09: Gurudawara Prabandak Committee (GPC) Saturday said that the minority community members won’t attend the duty unless the government assures their protection in the valley.

Addressing a press conference, General Secretary Navtej Singh said that though there were many inputs and incidents in the past targeting the minorities yet government didn’t provide any security to the community.

Singh said that the government has failed to safeguard the minority community in Jammu and Kashmir.

“We demand from the government to provide security to our government employees and assure the minority community that they are safe in the valley,” he said.

Singh said that the majority should come forward and condemn the attack on the minority communities.

“It would have been better if the majority community would have participated in yesterday’s protest,” Singh said. “Unless government assures security to the minority, none of them would attend the government duty.”kno

Vehicle Carrying Illicit Timber Seized In Kangan, Driver Arrested: Officials

Vehicle Carrying Illicit Timber Seized In Kangan, Driver Arrested: Officials

Ganderbal, Oct 09: Forest department has seized a vehicle carrying illicit timber and arrested its driver in Najwan area of Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, officials said here on Saturday.

Range Officer Sindh Forest Division, Rather Muneer told that during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday they laid a naka at Najwan, during which one suspicious load carrier was stopped and it was found that the load carrier driven by Irfan Ahmad Parrey son of Ghulam Nab Parrey of Barwalla Kangan was carrying 05 logs of timber measuring about 30-35 feet.

He said that illicit timber was later seized along with the vehicle and driver was also arrested.

Family Members, Relatives Of Slain School Principal Stage Silent Sit-In Outside Civil Secretariat Srinagar

Family Members, Relatives Of Slain School Principal Stage Silent Sit-In Outside Civil Secretariat Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 08: Family members and relatives of slain school principal Friday staged a silent sit-in outside civil secretariat Srinagar and demanded justice.

Witnesses told news agency members of Sikh community, majority of whom were family members and relatives of slain school principal Supinder Kour, who was shot dead along with her colleague Deepak Chand, at Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Sangam, Eidgah, Srinagar, walked on foot from Aloochibagh to Civil Secretariat. “The family members of Kour were carrying her body on a stretcher and when they reached the Civil Secretariat, they staged a silent-sit-in,” witnesses said.

Senior police officers reached the spot and persuaded the family members of Kour to take her body to Batamaloo cremation ground for last rites. However, the family members of slain Kour demanded “justice and stern punishment to the killers” before proceeding for cremation ground.kno

PDP Demands LG’s Resignation Over Deteriorating Security Situation In Kashmir, Stages Protest At Party Headquarters

PDP Demands LG’s Resignation Over Deteriorating Security Situation In Kashmir, Stages Protest At Party Headquarters

Srinagar, Oct 08 In the wake of series of civilian killings in the past one week in Kashmir, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) demanded Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha’s resignation on Friday.

Addressing a press conference at the party headquarter, PDP Suhail Bukhari said that the LG has lost his moral authority to continue his job in the erstwhile state following the recent killing of the civilians in the valley.

“For the past two years, MHA is directly controlling the security situation in the valley. And look what it has led to us today,” Bukhari said as per news agency

Bukhari said, the onus lies on the Government of India and its administration for the deteriorating security situation in the valley.

“No Kashmiri is feeling safe today. The situation has worsened here, ” he said. “We demand immediate resignation of the LG.”

The PDP workers later staged a protest and tried to match towards the city center Lal Chowk. However, police throttled their attempt and limited them within the premises of their party office.

GoI’s Interest Is To Use Kashmir As A Milch Cow For Its Electoral Interests: Mehbooba Mufti

GoI’s Interest Is To Use Kashmir As A Milch Cow For Its Electoral Interests: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, Oct 7, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said that she is disturbed to see the deteriorating situation in Kashmir where a minuscule minority is the latest target.

“Disturbing to see the deteriorating situation in Kashmir where a minuscule minority is the latest target. The government of India’s claims of building a Naya Kashmir has actually turned it into a hellhole. Its sole interest is to use Kashmir as a milch cow for its electoral interests,” Mehbooba Mufti tweeted.

Massive Blaze Breaks Out In Srinagar’s Parimpora Locality

Massive Blaze Breaks Out In Srinagar’s Parimpora Locality

Srinagar, Oct 7: A massive blaze has broken out in Parimpora locality, adjacent to Fruit Mandi, engulfing several residential houses.

Reports reaching said that the blaze broke out this afternoon and soon after engulfed several residential houses besides few other structures. The fire tenders are on spot, however the flames continued to rage – when this report was being filed.

A Fire and Emergency Services official told that efforts are on to douse off the flames. “We have sent eleven fire tenders to the spot, he said adding however it may take time as the fire has spread to several structures.” 

Four Persons Injured As Car Skids Off Road In Wayil Ganderbal

Four Persons Injured As Car Skids Off Road In Wayil Ganderbal

Srinagar, Oct 7: At least four persons sustained injuries after a car they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a drain canal at Wayil in central-Kashmir’s Ganderbal district this afternoon.

Reports reaching said that driver of an Alto car bearing registration number JK16B 1916 purportedly lost control over the vehicle and fell into a drain canal near ‘Hope Disability Centre’, resulting in injuries to four persons. The injured persons, three among which identified as Umar Rashid Sofi of Gutlibagh, Danish Ahmad of Bakura and Shabu of Dhobipora, were immediately removed to a nearby health facility wherefrom all of them were taken to SKIMS Soura for preferential treatment.

Confirming the incident a police official told that all the four injured persons have been taken to SKIMS Soura. “One among them has sustained critical injuries”, the official further said. 

Killing Unarmed Civilians A Conspiracy To Damage Age-Old Communal Harmony In Kashmir: J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh

Killing Unarmed Civilians A Conspiracy To Damage Age-Old Communal Harmony In Kashmir: J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh

Srinagar, Oct 07: Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Thursday said that killing of unarmed civilians in Srinagar is a move to damage and attack the age-old traditional communal harmony in Kashmir and police has already got some clues about previous killings and will also probe the fresh incident too. He, however, was quick to add that the killers will be nabbed very soon.

Talking to reporters outside the Government Boys Higher Secondary School Sangam, Eidgah, Srinagar, the DGP said that killing of innocent civilians reflects “frustration and barbarism.”

“This is an attempt to defame local Muslims of Kashmir. Killing innocent civilians including teachers is a move to attack and damage the age-old tradition of communal harmony and brotherhood in Kashmir,” the J&K Police chief said. He said killing innocents is a conspiracy to “target local ethos and values” which will be defeated by the police and people collectively.

He said that police have got some clues and leads about the killers in previous cases and that the fresh case will be probed too. “I talked to staff members of the school and they are in total shock over losing two colleagues. Police will nab the killers very soon,” he said.kno

Daughter-In-Law Of Moulvi Muhammad Shah Passes Away, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam Condoles With Mirwaiz Family

Daughter-In-Law Of Moulvi Muhammad Shah Passes Away, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam Condoles With Mirwaiz Family

Srinagar, Oct 03: The daughter-in-law of Moulvi Muhammad Shah, the former general secretary of Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam and the younger brother of Muhajir-e-Millat Moulvi Muhammad Yousuf Shah (RA) passed away after a brief illness at her home at Moulvi Stop in Lal Bazar area of Srinagar. The deceased was wife of late Moulvi Ghulam Mustafa.

Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, in a statement, expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise and extended heartfelt condolence with the members of the Mirwaiz Family especially the deceased’s son Moulvi Iftikhar Ahmad, Anjuman head Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir Dr Moulvi Muhammad Umar Farooq, late Moulvi Ghulam Mustafa’s brothers – Er Nisar Ahmad, Moulvi Muzaffar Ahmad and Moulvi Basharat Ahmad.

Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam also prayed for Jannat-ul-Firdous to the departed soul and forbearance to all the bereaved family members.

The statement reads that the funeral prayers of the deceased were offered today morning, while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq could not attend the Namaaz-e-Janazah owing to his continuous arbitrary house arrest since August 5, 2019.

It stated that no gathering for Fateha would be held in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and people are requested to pray for the departed soul and her ascension to Jannat-ul-Firdous.

Crime Branch Produces Chargesheet Against Man For Impersonating As Minister To Extract Money From Officials

Crime Branch Produces Chargesheet Against Man For Impersonating As Minister To Extract Money From Officials

Srinagar, Sept 30: Crime Branch Kashmir has produced charge sheet against a “notorious fraudster” for impersonating as minister(s) and bureaucrat(s) by using spoof call application to extract money from various government servants, officials said on Thursday.

The Chargesheet in Case (FIR No: 46 of 2018) under section 419, 420, RPC and 66-D IT Act of police station CBK was produced before Court of 13th Finance Srinagar against the “notorious fraudster Firdous Ahmad son of Abdul Rehman Ahangar of Nund Resh Colony Bemina Srinagar, the Crime Branch Kashmir.

Giving details of the case, it said the CBK received a communication that Cell No: 7880919630 was being used by some cheat/fraudster, impersonating as Minister (s) /Bureaucrat (s), demanding money from engineers of PWD, PMGSY and Tehsildar Uri.

“Subsequent to the information, a verification was initiated in Crime Branch Kashmir, Srinagar which lead to the registration of case FIR No. 46/2018 U/S 419, 420 RPC 66-D IT Act of P/S CBK,” it said.

During the course of investigation, the CBK said, it came to fore that the cell number was being used by Firdous Ahmad to contact Superintending Engineer PMGSY Srinagar, Executive Engineer R&B Division Kupwara, Tehsildar Uri and Chief Education Officer Ganderbal respectively. “He introduced himself as MoS for R&B and Revenue department, and stated to them that they might be transferred unless they pay money to him,” it said, adding, “The investigation thus conducted has established that the accused Firdous Ahmad has used the cell number by using a spoof call application, which displayed the cell number of concerned ministers on the cell phone of the receiver of such calls/SMS’s, and impersonated himself as Minister of concerned departments in order to cheat them and extract money from them against their transfer or post them as per their choice.”

During the course of investigation, offences U/S 511-420, 419, 468, 201 RPC, 66-D IT Act were established and the Final Report (charge sheet) of the instant case was produced before the court of 13th Finance, Srinagar on September 29.

“Pertinent to mention that the accused person is also involved Case FIR No: 17/2012 U/S 420, 468, 471, 120-B RPC P/S CBK, which stands charge-sheeted on 21.02.2013 before the court of law.”

Moreover, it said, Case FIR No: 63/2016, U/S 420, 66 IT Act & FIR No: 37/2017 U/S 419, 120-B RPC P/S Crime Branch Kashmir was also registered against the said accused person for cheating and the investigation of these cases is going on. gns

Police Recovered Minor Girl, Arrest Kidnapper In Budgam

Police Recovered Minor Girl, Arrest Kidnapper In Budgam

Budgam, Sep 30: Police in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district recovered a kidnapped minor girl and arrested the alleged kidnapper within 12 hours.

A police spokesperson said that Police Station Magam received a written complaint from Muhammad Ayoub Hajam son of Ghulam Hussain Hajam resident of Hagerpora that his minor daughter (name withheld) was kidnapped by one Rafeeq Ahmed Malla son of Fayaz Ahmed Malla alias Kuka resident of Kongamdara pattan.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR number number 218/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Magam and investigation initiated.

During investigation, a special team headed by SHO Magam Inspector Gowhar Ali while acting on the specific leads raided various places for recovery of the girl. After strenuous efforts, the police team recovered the kidnapped girl from Archandrahama area of Magam and also arrested the accused kidnapper. He has been shifted to Police Station Magam where he remains in custody.

After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. 

Residents Of Rawalpora Complain Of Foul Smell Due To Open Drain, Seeking Redressal

Residents Of Rawalpora Complain Of Foul Smell Due To Open Drain, Seeking Redressal

Srinagar, Sept 28: Residents of Syed Jaffar Colony and Astaan Pora Rawalpora here on Tuesday complained that they are facing tremendous inconvenience due an “unpleasant and nauseous odour” from an “open drainage” in the area.

The pungent smell, they said, leaves them feel queasy and most people have headache as soon as they move through the open drainage.

“Everyone passing through the area has to cover their noses. I feel nauseating and get a bad headache because of the smell,” Fayaz Ahmad, a resident of the area, told

Flanked by others, he said, “People especially children and elderly are having health issues to due to it.”

Shahid Ahmad, another resident, said: “The smell is pungent and it leaves us with headaches every single day. It has become nearly impossible even to stay in this place.”

The locals have requested concerned authorities to look into the issue and redress the same for safety of people. 

Gadkari Visits Zojila, Z-Morh Tunnel, Directs To Complete Work On Approaching Tunnels Before 2024 Polls, Projects Worth Rs 1 Lakh Crore Implemented In Jammu And Kashmir

Gadkari Visits Zojila, Z-Morh Tunnel, Directs To Complete Work On Approaching Tunnels Before 2024 Polls, Projects Worth Rs 1 Lakh Crore Implemented In Jammu And Kashmir

Ganderbal, Sep 28: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the construction work of the Zojilla tunnel and said that he has directed the authorities to complete the approaching tunnels before the 2024 parliamentary election.

“I am satisfied with the speed of the construction and have told the authorities to complete the construction of the approaching tunnels before May 2024, so that we can show the opposition that we have achieved,” Gadkari said, while addressing a press conference after inspecting work progress on Zojila and Z-Morh tunnel. Gadkari said that projects worth Rs1 lakh crore are currently being implemented in Jammu and Kashmir

“Among all the projects, six of them are the most important ones for the socio-economic development of Jammu and Kashmir,” he said. Gadkari said that since 2014, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took over the government, the national highway has been stretched from 1695 km to 2664 km. “There has been an increase of 969 km in the national highway,” he said.

Gadkari Tuesday visited Zojila and Z-Morh tunnels here on Tuesday to review and inspect work on the tunnels. The minister is on a two day visit to Jammu & Kashmir to review the progress on Tunnel 1 and Tunnel 2 at Nilgrar site. These twin tunnels are part of an 18 km long approach road to Zojila west portal. He also visits the Zojila through the east and west ends.

Addressing the media, settlement engineer Burhan Ahmad said that NHIDCL is geared up to continue the work on zojila tunnel in winter months and the project will provide all weather connectivity to the Union Territory of Ladakh.

The Zojila tunnel is of a significant importance to the development and tourism for both UTs of J&K and Ladakh as it will provide round the year connectivity to Ladakh region.

Prashant Kumar (DGM) while talking with reporters said that the tunnel has a historical significance and from the last 20 years the government is working on the project.

“Without wasting a day, we are doing work round the clock to complete the project before scheduled date to connect the people of J&K Union Territory with Drass, ladakh UT round the year,” Kumar said

Meanwhile, in view of the visit of the minister for road transport and highways and LG at Zojilla tunnel, Div Com.,IGP Kashmir, DIG CKR, DC Ganderbal, SSP ganderbal and other district and sub division officers reached Sonamarg.

Once completed, the Zojila tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel. Several bridges are being constructed along this route and a connecting tunnel from Z-Morh in the National Highway-1 to Zojila tunnel will be constructed in the Zojila Ghats between Sonamarg and Kargil.

The entire work is divided into two divisions in the 33 km span.The project site of Zojila tunnel is located at existing highway (NH-01) starting from Sonamarg (UT of J&K) and ending at Minimarg (UT of Ladakh) at an elevation ranging from 2700m to 3300m.

The present site location falls into seismic zone IV and all precautionary measures have been provisioned to safeguard the tunnels. Kno

Every Party United In J&K On Restoration Of Article 370, 35-A: Dr Farooq Abdullah, Says Want To Resolve Issues Through Gandhian Way; Instead Of Providing Jobs To People, Government Axing Employees

Every Party United In J&K On Restoration Of Article 370, 35-A: Dr Farooq Abdullah, Says Want To Resolve Issues Through Gandhian Way; Instead Of Providing Jobs To People, Government Axing Employees

Srinagar, Sep 28: Member Parliament and Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president, Dr Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said every party in JK is united on restoration of Article 370 and 35-A is concerned and there are no differences.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function at Nawai Subh complex in Srinagar, Dr Farooq said that every party has its own system, however, as far as Jammu and Kashmir, Article 370 and 35-A is concerned, they all are united.

Referring to the BJP, he said that they want to create a division between Muslims, so that they can rule. “They have always used the policy of divide and rule and they want to follow the same, but we have to stay united as unity is the only way we can defeat these people,” he said.

He also said that every party has its own system, and they are all working under that system, but when it comes to Jammu and Kashmir, they all are united ad there are no differences.

He said that they are waiting for the court hearing regarding the restoration of Article 370 and 35-A. “We have not picked up guns neither pelting stones. We want to resolve the issued through Gandhian way and what Delhi will do that is their job,” he said.

Replying to a question, he said that Mehbooba Mufti has her own way of doing this and it is her job what to do and what not.

About dismissing of ICDS helpers, he said that the LG administration has done wrong by dismissing them and snatching livelihood from them. “How will one survive if you snatch livelihood from them.

We had provided jobs to the people so that they can survive and live a normal life, but the LG administration did wrong by dismissing them. Government had promised that they will provide 50, 000 jobs, where are they? Instead of providing jobs to the people, they are dismissing them, Government should desist from this,” he said.

He also said that everyone needs to get together to find a solution to growing problems, especially the problems being faced by the youth, otherwise there will be destruction. “We need to create avenues for the youth, if we fail to do that the problems will be compounded and the drug menace that is prevalent here will create trouble for the youth and coming generation,” he said.kno

JKPM President Javaid Mustafa Mir Resigns From Party

JKPM President Javaid Mustafa Mir Resigns From Party

Budgam, Sep 25: Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) President Javaid Mustafa Mir has resigned from the party on Saturday.

Javaid Mustafa Mir, who was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Chadoora thrice and was elected as president of JKPM after Shah Faisal, a former bureaucrat left politics on 10 August 2020 and quit the JKPM.

An official said that he has resigned from the parties presidentship and basic membership as well.kno

Unsatisfactory Evaluation Status”, Kashmir University UG Students Aghast, Demand Re-Checking

Unsatisfactory Evaluation Status”, Kashmir University UG Students Aghast, Demand Re-Checking

Srinagar, Sep 25, The undergraduate students of batch-2018 are in anger as evaluation status of 5th semester fails to satisfy them.

According to the students the evaluation status which was made available on 22nd September, has shocked most of them because they have been granted a status of lowest possible grade and ‘re-appear’ only, despite performing well.

While talking Suhail Ahmad a student at a Govt Degree College in South Kashmir said he and majority of his batch mates are failing to qualify the 5th semester examination as per the evaluation status which is ‘quite bizarre’.

The examination for the 5th semester was held in April-May this year in offline mode.

Another student from Bandipora who wished anonymity while talking said that he had done his best in the paper of ‘Sociology’ but unfortunately he is failing in the same subject.

“We had done our best in the examinations, if results stand like this we won’t be eligible to appear in PG entrance tests next year, adding that our academic career will get halted”.

The repeated attempts to contact Controller Examinations, Prof Irshad Nawachoo didn’t materialize .

The evaluation status has put most of the students across Kashmir in distress. As such they have requested the university authorities to re-check their papers at the earliest.