Hideout Busted In Bijbehera Area Of Anantnag District
Bijbehera, Mar 30: The government forces on Wednesday claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered utensils and other eatable items in Bijbehera area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag.
“We had received inputs about the hideout of militants in Loktipora area of Bijbehera, however, it was located and busted later on,” the official said.
He said that the utensils and eatables were recovered from the hideout.
Man Killed In Scuffle Over Land Dispute In Kulgam
Srinagar, Mar 30: A man was killed in scuffle, which broke out over a land dispute, in Muchawa village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district this afternoon, officials said.
Identifying the deceased as Zahoor Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani, the officials said that as per initial reports a scuffle broke out at the residence of Ghulam Mohammad Wani (father of victim) this afternoon. “During the scuffle, Zahoor Ahmad Wani was killed”, they said.
A police team was at the site to ascertain more findings leading to death of the person, they added.
Confirming death of the person, a police official told that the body has been taken for post-mortem. “There has been some inter-family dispute which led to the death of the person”, the official added. Gns
Youth’s Body Found In Orchard In Shopian Area Of South Kashmir
Body of youth was found inside an orchard in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said.
Hitherto unidentified, the youth seemed to be in early 20s and his body was recovered from the orchard at Kadgam Shopian, they said.
A police officer told that the body will be taken into custody and would be handed over to the family for last rites after identification. Asked about reason for the death, the officer said that it was subject matter of investigation.
“We have found a syringe nearby and whether or not it was used by him or thrown in the field by somebody else would be revealed after investigations,” he added.
Pillion Rider Killed, Motorcyclist Injured In Qazigund Accident
Qazigund, Mar 26: A pillion rider was killed while a motorcyclist was injured in a road accident at Qazigund area of Kulgam along Jammu-Srinagar highway, officials said on Saturday.
An official told that information was received about an accident between an unknown vehicle and a motorcycle (PB028E-5601) at Malpora area of Qazigund along Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
In the accident, a motorcyclist Mushatq Ahmad Wagay from Panzath was injured while his relative, a pillion rider identified as Gulzar Ahmad Wagay, son of Abdul Aziz Wagay from Drinan died on the spot in a hit and run case.
The injured has been shifted to Emergency hospital Qazigund for treatment and his condition is stable, the official said, adding that the unknown vehicle fled from the spot and further investigation has been started in this regard.
Patwar Khanas Given Buildings/ Dedicated Places At Anantnag
ANANTNAG, MARCH 26: In a major step towards transparency and accountability and at operationalizing public infrastructure in various parts of the district, 81 Patwar Khanas were given buildings in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla said that various quarters had made genuine demands that patwar khanas be given dedicated places so that applicants can approach the patwaris for various revenue related services. He said that strict instructions have been passed to concerned employees to remain present at the designated Patwar Khanas from 11 AM to 1 PM everyday.
The 81 patwar khanas are spread across the district with 14 in Anantnag, 13 in Kokernag, 10 in Dooru, 10 in Bijbehara, 9 in Shangus and 25 in other tehsils.
Fake ST Certificate Racket Busted In Anantnag, Accused Apprehended, Incriminating Material Recovered From His Possession
District Administration Anantnag busted a fake ST certificate racket in Anantnag today. As per official sources, several individuals / organisations had raised complaints regarding fake ST certificates being issued in Anantnag. Several Tribal Welfare groups had expressed their anguish on non tribal people being appointed to jobs on the basis of fake certificates.The complaints pertained mainly to Tehsil Shangus where certificates had been issued to non tribal people.
Acting on specific inputs, a decoy operation was launched by the administration. An individual approached the accused for issuance of an ST certificate. On confirmation of the information, the Administration in collaboration with Anantnag police acted swiftly and a special team comprising of senior revenue officials and DSP HQ, Anantnag raided the premises of the accused.
While the accused was nabbed during the operation, several incriminating articles and documents were also recovered from his possession. Some fake social caste certificates have also been recovered. The entire operation was closely monitored by DC Anantnag himself.
It is in place to mention that ST certificates are mandatory to receive benefits under various welfare schemes like PMAY houses, Scholarships, jobs, etc.
The police has registered a case in the matter under relevant sections. As per preliminary investigation, the accused was privy to information that the records related to tribal population had been lost during the 2014 floods and had used this lacunae to further his own interest.
Further investigation is ongoing.
A Fly—Over From 90ft Road To Wayil, Ganderbal To Come Up Soon: Div Com Kashmir
Ganderbal, Mar 09: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P K Pole Wednesday said that Ganderbal will be the most beautiful town while as administration is all set to construct a fly—over from 90feet road to Wayil that will ease the traffic mess in the district.
Talking to reporters during his visit to Ganderbal district, the Divisional Commissioner said that goverment was aware of the problems being faced by the people of Ganderbal. “From April onwards, Administration along with the Municipal Committee Ganderbal will start black topping of roads. I assure you that Ganderbal will be best and most beautiful town soon,” he said.
He said that to ease out the traffic mess, a full—fledged flyover will come up from 90 feet to Wayil. “The DPR of the report is ready and tendering will start anytime,” he said.
He also said that the district will also be made plastic free zone.
Relatives Protest As Nurse Injects ‘Expired Glucose’ To Patient At SDH In South Kashmir
Srinagar, Mar 08: The residents of Ringward Keller area Tuesday staged a protest over injecting an expired glucose injection to a patient at SDH Keller in Shopian district.
Local sources told that inhabitants of village Ringwad Kellar held a protest and alleged that the doctors of Sub district hospital Keller injected an expired Glucose injection to a patient identified as Soni, wife of Aarif Hussain, a resident of Ringwad during treatment.
They said the protesters closed all Medical Shops near SDH Kellar and demanded action against the staff members involved in injecting ‘expired glucose’ to a patient.
CMO Shopian, Dr. Arshad Hussain Tak when contacted said that one nurse , namely Muneera, has been suspended and an inquiry has been initiated in this regard.
He said a team has been sent to the hospital to check the allegations and accordingly the department will initiate the action against the involved health employees. Kdc
Kulgam Admin Provided Rs 1 Lakh Ex-Graria Relief To Slain Panch’s Family
Kulgam, Mar 03: The Kulgam district administration on Thursday provided ex-gratia relief of Rupees one Lakh to family of slain Panch who was allegedly killed by militant on Wednesday.
Sources told that the Kulgam district administration Kulgam had provided ex-gratia relief to the tune of Rs one lakh to the bereaved family.
Notably, Unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening shot dead Mohammad Yaqoob Dar, an independent Panch at Kulpora Srandroo of Kulgam district.kno
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
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
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
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
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.
Class 10th Poor Result: CEO Anantnag Suspends School Staff For Registering Zero Pass Percentage
Srinagar, Feb 18: Authorities have suspended all staff members in one of the government schools in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district following the zero percent pass percentage in annual regular results of 10th standard.
The Chief Education Officer (CEO) Anantnag in an official communiqué has said, “Just after the declaration of the results of class 10th Annual Regular Examination, the staff members of High School Wantrag Zone Mattan who were associated with the academies of Secondary classes including Headmaster have been placed under suspension.”
The CEO said that the reasons for poor results of the school are being ascertained. “The remedial measures shall be initiated in order to improve the academic performance of the school.”
“Besides, one more school of the district High School Poru Kalnag has also recorded zero percent result in the examination and similar action has been initiated against the staff of the school,” reads the communiqué.kno
ACB Arrests Woman Sarpanch While Taking Bribe In Anantnag
Srinagar, Feb 16: Anti-corruption Bureau arrested a Sarpanch in Anatnag district of south Kashmir while demanding and accepting Rs 6500 bribe, officials said.
“Anti-Corruption Bureau received a complaint, wherein the complainant alleged that Sarpanch Khulchohar, District Anantnag Mst. Hafiza Begum W/o Ghulam Qadir Kumar resident of Kulhchohar, Block Shangus, Anantnag demanded Rs 6500 on account of approving work files related to works executed under MGNREGA, 14 FC and SBM through the office of BDO Shangus,” ACB said.
“Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out. Consequently, case FIR No. 03/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Anantnag.”
Subsequently, the ACB said that a trap team was constituted. “The trap team caught Mst. Hafiza Begum while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 6500 from the complainant,” the ACB said, adding, “She was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team.
The bribe money was also recovered from her possession in presence of independent witnesses.” Further investigation of the case was going on, it added. gns
CRPF Pays Homage To Jawans Killed In Pulwama Attack
Lethpora (J-K), Feb 14: The CRPF on Monday paid floral tributes to 40 of its personnel killed in the dastardly Pulwama terror attack on this day three years ago.
Additional Director General (ADG), CRPF, D S Chaudhary, led the officers and jawans of the paramilitary force in paying their tributes at the martyr’s memorial here – about 25 kms from Srinagar.
Chaudhary and other CRPF personnel laid floral wreaths at the memorial and saluted sacrifices of the 40 personnel who lost their lives when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus which was part of a convoy travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
“Every year we come together here on this day to remember the 40 brave jawans who lost their lives in Pulwama (attack). We remember their sacrifice and pay tributes to them from the bottom of our hearts,” Chaudhary told reporters on the sidelines of the ceremony.
The CRPF officer said the endeavour of the force is to maintain peace in the valley and not let the sacrifices of their personnel go in vain.
Remembering his colleagues, a CRPF jawan said the attack and the killing of 40 personnel has not broken the morale of the force.
“If the enemy thinks it can break our morale, it is wrong. People of my country need not to worry. We are always ready to protect them,” Constable Arup Debnath said.
Another CRPF jawan SNS Munda said while they miss their colleagues, they will not forget their sacrifices.
“This (tribute) is a message that we have not forgotten them, that we remember those who sacrificed their lives for all of us,” he said.–(PTI)
Drivers Demand Election Payment, Stage Protest In Pulwama Area Of South Kashmir
Pulwama, Feb 10, KNT: The Taxi-Union owners Pulwama in South Kashmir Thursday appealed to the district administration to release the payment for the service availed by the administration during DDC & BDC elections held in November 2020.
The Union alleged that district administration Pulwama has been resorting to dilly dally tactics in releasing the amount to the tune of Rs 13 lakh on account of fare charges of 34 maxi cabs employed by the authorities for the elections in 2020.
“The district administration requisitioned 34 maxi cabs during the 2020 DDC & BDC elections and the authorities assured that the payment will be released soon after the conclusion of the elections. For the past over a year, we have been waiting for the payment but the administration seems to be in no mood to pay us our money which we deserve,” Taxi-Union President, Muhammad Hussain Lone told the news agency Kashmir News Trust.
The drivers staged a protest at Almdar Sumo Stand Pulwama seeking the intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. (KNT)