Category Archives: Central Kashmir News

First Kidney Transplant Case Performed Under ABPMJAY Scheme At SKIMS

First Kidney Transplant Case Performed Under ABPMJAY Scheme At SKIMS

Srinagar, Apr 1: First transplant case in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been done under Ayushman Bharat Scheme at SKIMS.

SKIMS is the first in the UT of J&K to conduct this procedure under Ayushman Bharat financial scheme. The patient was provided all expenses under the said scheme. Director SKIMS complimented Ayushman Bharat Cell for quick processing and disposable of cases and benefitting poor patients.

He said Ayushman Bharat Scheme is beneficial to one and all and the first transplant conducted by SKIMS under Ayushman scheme is a good beginning and expressed hope that more such patients will get benefitted under the scheme.

HOD Urology & Kidney Transplant Unit SKIMS  Dr. Mohammad Saleem Wani said under the Ayushman bharat financial scheme first transplant was conducted today.

He said extending financial cover to such patients is need of the hour as many patients can’t afford the treatment being expensive but now more poor patients will undoubtedly get benefitted under Ayushman, he added.

Dr. Ghulam Hassan Yatooo  HOD Hospital administration & Nodal Officer Ayushman Bharat SKIMS informed that one patient resident of  Poonch was recently admitted for his kidney transplantation and all financial assistance was provided to him under Golden Card. 

He further said that initially kidney transplant expenditure was not covered under the said scheme but now the financial cover has also been extended to patients who need kidney transplant and SKIMS is the first hospital to cover this procedure under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

To Encourage Tourist Charter Flights, Srinagar Airport Decides To Reduce Application Fees For Night Parking By 50%

To Encourage Tourist Charter Flights, Srinagar Airport Decides To Reduce Application Fees For Night Parking By 50%

Srinagar, Apr 01: In a bid to encourage tourist charter flights, the Srinagar Airport authority has decided to reduce the application fees for night parking of helicopters by 50 per cent.

Director Srinagar Airport, Kuldeep Singh told that the application fees for night parking of helicopters has been reduced by 50 per cent and the people will have to pay only Rs 50,000 plus taxes along the application for night parking permission.

“A very profitable news for helicopter operators. We have reduced the application fees for night parking of helicopters at our airport by 50%,” he said. “Now you have to pay only Rs 50,000 plus taxes alongwith your application for night parking permission.”

He said: “We are sure that this huge reduction will encourage the tourist charter flights in our beautiful Valley.kno

Government Terminates Five Employees For Alleged Militant Links

Government Terminates Five Employees For Alleged Militant Links

Srinagar, Mar 30: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday terminated five Government employees for allegedly having militant links.

An official told that five government employees from J&K have been terminated for having militant links.

He said that the terminated employees include Police constable Tawseef Ahmed Mir from Pulwama, Computer operator Ghulam Hassan Parray from Srinagar, Arshid Ahmad Das, a teacher from Awantipora, Police constable Shahid Hussain Rather from Baramulla & Nursing Orderly, Health Dept Sharafat A Khan from Kupwara.kno

Bemina Man Held After Video Of Shooting Dog With 12 Bore Rifle Goes Viral

Bemina Man Held After Video Of Shooting Dog With 12 Bore Rifle Goes Viral

Srinagar, March 30: Police on Wednesday arrested a man from Bemina area of Srinagar following a “viral video” in which he is purportedly seen shooting a street dog dead with his 12 bore rifle.

A police officer told that one person identified as Iqbal Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar of Khumani Chowk Bemina killed the dog with a 12 bore rifle on Tuesday. “He made a video of it that went viral on social media,” the officer said, adding, “A case (FIR no 21/2022) under section 429 IPC has been registered in this connection at police station Bemina.” The person has been arrested, the officer said. The offence of 429 IPC envisages imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine or with both. Gns

Properties To Be Attached For ‘Willful’ Harbouring Of Militants Only, Police ‘Clarifies’

Properties To Be Attached For ‘Willful’ Harbouring Of Militants Only, Police ‘Clarifies’

Srinagar, March 26: Police on Saturday said “clarified” properties of those harbouring militants “willfully” will be attached and not done under duress.

“There has been misinformation, rumours floated by certain quarters regarding information provided by Srinagar Police with respect to initiation of attachment of properties used for purpose of (militantcy),” a police spokesperson said.

“It is clarified that Srinagar Police is well aware of the difference between willful harbouring of (militants) and one done under duress,” the spokesperson said, adding, “The attachments being done are for properties where it has been proved beyond doubt that the house owner/member had wilfully provided shelter/ harboured (militants), in most cases for days together and that it was not done under any duress whatsoever.”

The attachment proceedings always come after investigation procedures in any case are at advanced stage, the spokesperson said.

“Out of ignorance, some persons are trying to portray it as some kind of forced enforcement but it is a fact that Sections 2(g) and 25 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967 have been in vogue since decades and these are not some recent additions as claimed by some rumour mongers,” he said, adding, “The decision regarding enforcement of these sections of law is due to the fact that many supporters of (militancy) are wilfully providing harbour and safe havens to (militants) who conduct attacks on civilians and security forces in Srinagar City.”

Further, he said, in regards the issue of “so called forceful entry’ of (militants) into any house or other structure, the house owner or any other member claiming duress should timely inform the authorities about the same, as many provisions for hiding identity of such informant are available under law.”

“The onus always lies on the house owner/member to prove duress by informing the authorities well in time that there is/was forceful entry of terrorists into his/her house,” he said, adding, “Srinagar Police once again requests all its citizens not to pay heed to misinformation floated by some vested interests, we also request citizens not to provide shelter or harbour (militants) in their homes or immovable properties, failing which lawful procedures will take their own course in full letter and spirit.”

Police said there is and will always be zero tolerance towards militancy and supporters of militancy “in a civilised society like ours.” (GNS)

Delegation Of All LPG Distributors Association Meets Director Food

Delegation Of All LPG Distributors Association Meets Director Food

Srinagar, Mar 19: A delegation of All LPG Distributors Association on Saturday met Director Food Supplies and Public Distribution Kashmir

The delegation as per a statement issued comprising of Union President Jagmohan Singh Raina, Vice President Abdul Hamid Sofi, and other stakeholders viz, Tariq Mohi Ud din, Amjad Aziz, Manzoor Ahmad Wani, Aadil, Ishfaq Ahmad Kenoo, Nazir Ahmad Bereah, had a comprehensive meeting with Director Food Supplies and Public Distribution Kashmir.

The delegation apprised the director about the crisis aroused during these days in the free and fair distribution of the LPG among the masses.

The tireless activities dealt by the distributors in accomplishing the schemes of GOI and reach out to the unreached, the undue crisis arouse during these days in the process of the free and fair distribution of the LPG among the beneficiaries was also discussed.

Besides, the statement said that the director was also apprised with the duties and also was given full strength submission that if the unwarranted hurdles that have been put forth by certain miscreants in the free and fair distribution of the LPG are not addressed at the appropriate levels, the association shall have no option to undergo a token strike for the free and fair distribution of LPG.

The Director Food Supplies and Public distribution gave assurance to the delegation that the demands shall be taken up and no chance of Token strike will occur and the process of free and fair distribution will get boosted all along, the statement said.kno

Budgam Police Solves Theft Case Within 8 Hours, Stolen Jewellery Recovered, 02 Accused Arrested

Budgam Police Solves Theft Case Within 8 Hours, Stolen Jewellery Recovered, 02 Accused Arrested

Budgam/18th March/2022: Police post Soibugh received a complaint from one Tasleema Banoo wife of Mushtaq Ahmed Sofi resident of Hanjikpora Soibugh stating therein that some unknown person/persons have stolen her golden ornaments from her home locked in her briefcase.

Upon this information, a case FIR NO 71/22 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police station Budgam and investigation set into motion.

During the course of investigation, several suspects were brought for questioning and finally one suspect (girl) was zeroed in for questioning. The suspect girl turned out to be a juvenile and was interviewed as per jevenile protocol. She disclosed her involvement in commission of crime and on her disclosure all the stolen property was recovered from two goldsmiths namely:

1. Mohd Qasim Zarqoob son of Mohd shafi Zarqoob resident of Zakoora Srinagar

2. Showkat Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat resident of Batamaloo Qamarwari Srinagar.

Entire Stolen property as detailed below was recovered:

Rings 07 Nos

Jumka 01 Pair

Both of them have been arrested whileas minor girl was handed over to her parents and will be produced before honorable court at the time of Challan.

Investigation of the case is in progress.

ACB Traps And Arrests Mohammad Yaqoob Kambay, Village Level Worker, RDD, Lar, Ganderbal For Demanding And Accepting Bribe Amount Of Rs. 3000/- For Issuance Of Information Under RTI Act

ACB Traps And Arrests Mohammad Yaqoob Kambay, Village Level Worker, RDD, Lar, Ganderbal For Demanding And Accepting Bribe Amount Of Rs. 3000/- For Issuance Of Information Under RTI Act

Srinagar, Mar 14: Anti Corruption Bureau received a written complaint wherein the complainant alleged that in lieu of providing information in respect of developmental works at village Anderwan, RDD Block Lar, Ganderbal under RTI Act in favour of the complainant, Mohammad Yaqoob Kambay, Village Level Worker of village Anderwan, Block Lar, Ganderbal is demanding bribe of Rs. 3000/-.

2. On receipt of the complaint Case FIR No. 10/2022 U/S 7 PC Act 1988 r/w 120-B IPC was registered in Police Station ACB Srinagar and investigation taken up.

3. During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted. The team laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Mohammad Yaqoob Kambay, Village Level Worker, Anderwan, RDD, Block Lar, Ganderbal, while demanding and accepting bribe amount of Rs. 3,000/- from the complainant. The accused was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses.

4. Further investigation into the case is on.

Youth Who Self Immolated In Ganderbal To Protest Demolition Of His Complex Dies

Youth Who Self Immolated In Ganderbal To Protest Demolition Of His Complex Dies

Srinagar, Mar 5: A 27-year-old youth, who self immolated when a demolition squad was about to pull down his newly constructed complex at Harran Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, breathed his last at a hospital here on Saturday morning after 11-day long fight against death.

Official sources told that the youth Amir Hamid Shah son of Nazir Ahmad Shah of Harran Kangan was admitted to the hospital for serious injuries he suffered on February 22. “He succumbed to the injuries this morning,” they said.

Police in a statement had said that during the demolition drive undertaken by Irrigation and Flood Control Department over the banks of Nalla Sindh on February 22, Amir Hamid Shah 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 the water body.

Divisional administration has already ordered a time-bound enquiry into the incident.

“Taking cognizance of the media reports of unfortunate incident of alleged self immolation in District Ganderbal on 22nd February, 2022, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, JKAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal is appointed as an Enquiry Officer to enquire into the whole gamut of episode and furnish his findings along with his definite comments/recommendations within a period of 10 days positively”, reads an order by the Divisional Commissioner. Gns 

Bone And Joint Hospital Hospital Fire: Timely Removal Of 150 Oxygen Cylinders Prevented Major Tragedy

Bone And Joint Hospital Hospital Fire: Timely Removal Of 150 Oxygen Cylinders Prevented Major Tragedy

Srinagar, Mar 5: A major fire overnight gutted a building of Bone and joint hospital here and according to the firemen a major tragedy would have unfolded had 150 oxygen gas cylinders not removed timely.

It took entire fleet of fire tenders in Srinagar city to fight the blaze and fortunately there was no casualty reported, officials said.

Divisional Fire Officer Tassaduq Ahmad said that soon after receiving information regarding the fire incident in the hospital at around 9 p.m. “fire engines were rushed to the scene of occurrence.”

“First and foremost we took measures regarding evacuation of patients,” he said, adding, “Major tragedy would have happened because there was a gas bank with almost 150 oxygen cylinders there.”

The personnel from the fire and emergency department assisted by local volunteers’ swung into action and immediately took out gas cylinders and shifted them to safer places, thus preventing blasts.

He said as soon as the firefighters reached the spot, the entire building was in flames. “We requisitioned more reinforcements from the entire Srinagar city and then only we were able to contain the fire,” he said, adding, “It was a hectic operation.”

Except for one of the personnel of the fire and emergency department, no one sustained injury in the blaze, he said. “The personnel has been hospitalized,” he said.

The fire, which was brought under control after several hours, resulted in panic among the patients, scores of their attendants and hospital staff. As per officials there were 113 patients in IPD alone. “One of the patients was being operated upon at the time of the blaze and he too was safely evacuated,” a senior doctor of the hospital said.

Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Mian Suhail Sultan said that except for damages to emergency OT, Faculty sitting rooms and spinal centre data, everything else including the record room is safe.

Within minutes of fire emerging from emergency Operation Theatre, the blaze got bigger, creating panic among the patients and their attendants. In no time, locals from vicinity rushed and helped hospital staff members to evacuate the patients from all wards and units, eyewitnesses said  They shifted them to an open place on the hospital premises and after sometime the patients were shifted in ambulances to SKIMS Bemina, SMHS Srinagar and JLNM hospital Rainawari Srinagar.

The Health & Medical Education Department said that reasons as to why the incident happened despite “regular fire safety audits and adequate measures” are being ascertained. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad said investigations as regards reason for fire are underway. “Once the report is received, we will be in a better position to say what the reasons were for the fire,” he added. Gns

Traffic SI Among Biker Injured In Road Accident

Traffic SI Among Biker Injured In Road Accident

Budgam, Mar 03: A traffic cop and a biker was injured on Thursday after the rider lost his control and hit the officer on duty in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Official sources informed that the injured persons were immediately shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment.

“The rider who was on the bike bearing registration number—(JK04G-4605) hit a on duty traffic police Sub-Inspector (SI) Ghulam Muhammad Dar.” He added.

Police has taken cognizance of the incidents and initiated investigation.

No Physical Files, Daks To Be Entertained In CS From Mar 7: Government

No Physical Files, Daks To Be Entertained In CS From Mar 7: Government

Srinagar, Mar 03: The government on Thursday issued a fresh order regarding the stoppage of physical use of files and daks in the Civil Secretariat of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the government order, all heads of the Department were directed to switch over to e-office mode of working with assistance/hand holding from the Information Technology Department.

“In pursuance of these directions, all HoDs (move as well as non move) were
provided the necessary assistance by the Information Technology Department,
by way of provisioning of the VPN connections, creation of domain IDs (@jk.gov.in) and training of local admins/master trainers etc,” the order reads.

“Notwithstanding the instructions, extension of timelines and the arrangements put in place, it has been observed that, many HoD offices are still not fully operational on e-office mode and continue to send physical files/daks to their respective Administrative Secretaries, a matter which has been viewed seriously by the authorities,” the order said.

“It is, accordingly, enjoined upon all Administrative Secretaries to
direct HoDs working under their administrative control to immediately switch over to e-office mode of working. Further, no physical files/daks shall be entertained in the Civil Secretariat, J&K, w.e.f. 7h March, 2022,” the order reads.kno

High Court Quashes PSA Detention Of Four Persons

High Court Quashes PSA Detention Of Four Persons

SRINAGAR: High Court of J&K and Ladakh has quashed detention of four persons who were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Allowing their separate Habeas Corpus pleas, bench of Javed Iqbal Wani quashed detention of Zubair Ahmad Reshi of Ashajipora Anantnag, Showkat Ahmad Ganie of Old Barzulla, Srinagar and Rouf ul Islam of Pulwama.

While Reshi was booked by virtue of an order dated 26.02.2021 issued by District Magistrate, Anantnag, Ganie was detained in terms of an order passed by District Magistrate Srinagar on October 20, 2021. Islam was booked on the basis of an order dated 14.09.2021 passed by District Magistrate Pulwama.

The Court ordered that the detenues be released forthwith from preventive custody if they were not required in other offences.

Meanwhile a bench of JusticeTashi Rabstan quashed the detention of Abdul Karim Khuroo of Parimpora, Srinagar who was booked under PSA after District magesterate Srinagar issued an order in this regard on 09.10.2021.

The detenue was said to be in real estate business as a land broker around the Srinagar city who allegedly had cheated innocent people by way of grabbing their hard earned money.

Two Brothers Killed As Tractor Turns Turtle In Shallabugh, Ganderbal

Two Brothers Killed As Tractor Turns Turtle In Shallabugh, Ganderbal

Ganderbal, Mar 01: Two brothers were killed when a tractor they were travelling in turned turtle at Sama Mohallah Shalabugh area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Tuesday.

An official told that a tractor turned turtle at Sama Mohalla Shallabugh, resulting in injuries to two brothers identified as Sahil Ahmad Dar and Rameez Dar—sons of Ghulam Mohidin Dar of Shallabugh.

They said that the duo was rushed to PHC Pirpora for treatment where they were shifted to District Hospital Ganderbal where doctors declared them as brought dead.

A case in this regard has been registered and investigation taken up, he added.kno

LeT Militant Associate Arrested In Sanatnagar Srinagar Area Of Central Kashmir

LeT Militant Associate Arrested In Sanatnagar Srinagar Area Of Central Kashmir

Srinagar, March 01: Police on Tuesday said that they have arrested a militant associate of Lashkar-i-Toiba oufit in Sanatnagar area of Srinagar district.

A top police officer told that a militant was arrested along with ten magazines of AK-47 by police in Sanatnagar area.

A case has been registered in this regard and investigation has been taken up, police officer added.gns

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.

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

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”.

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

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

Window Dressing Of Three Shops Damaged In Khawaja Bazar Grenade Explosion

Window Dressing Of Three Shops Damaged In Khawaja Bazar Grenade Explosion

Srinagar, Feb 18: The window dressing of three shops were damaged in a grenade attack at Khawaja Bazar area of Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

Official sources told that unknown militants lobbed a grenade at Khawaja Bazar area this afternoon.

They said that although no loss of life or injury was reported, but the window dressing of three shops got completely damaged in the incident.

Meanwhile, police has rushed to the spot and a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers.kno

Police Seize Timber In Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal, Accused Escapes

Police Seize Timber In Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal, Accused Escapes

Ganderbal, Feb 18: Police in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district foiled a smuggling bid and seized timber in Hayanpalapora area of Kangan town.

A police official said that acting swiftly upon reliable information about timber smuggling at Hayanpalpora Kangan, SHO Police Station Kangan Inspector Turk Zahoor under the close supervision of SDPO Kangan Syed Yasir Qadri raided the specific location and seized illegal timber from the possession of one Abdul Karim Kumar, a resident of Hayanpalpora Kangan.

The official said that the accused managed to give a slip, taking advantage of topography. “Efforts are on to nab the accused,” he said adding that a formal case has been registered in this regard.

He added that acting tough against timber smugglers, Ganderbal Police assures the general public that the drive against timber smugglers will continue to ensure the protection of ‘Green Gold’ from the plunder. Knt