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Cricketers, Spectators Immune To COVID-19 In South Kashmir’s Pulwama? Thousands Seen Enjoying Cricket Match Without Following SOPs

Cricketers, Spectators Immune To COVID-19 In South Kashmir’s Pulwama? Thousands Seen Enjoying Cricket Match Without Following SOPs

Pulwama, Jun 7: Thousands of people, potentially a super-spreader gathering, were seen violating the COVID-19 related guidelines openly during a Twenty-20 Cricket match in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday.

The huge crowd of people flocked to Musarmarg area in C.B. Nath Argicheck, 14 km from district headquarters, to witness a cricket match and flouted all guidelines concerning the pandemic. People were without face masks and social distancing also went for a toss.

The videos of the cricket tournament have been going viral on social media while the brazen violations have been ignored by the district administration.

With authorities imposing strict restrictions in main town Pulwama while ignoring all other huge crowds, potentially super-spreaders, the lockdown seems only a cosmetic step.

Shopkeepers, drivers and other such people whose business has been badly affected by the restrictions induced by COVID-19 are already complaining about the ‘unlock’ roster made public by DM Pulwama on May 30.

One of the shopkeepers, Adil Ahmad, running a photostat shop told that he was clueless whether to open his shop or not. “I don’t know which category I am falling and when I am allowed to open my shop. Even I got the roster but I can’t figure it out,” he said.

“This is not a roster for opening of shops but closing of businesses altogether,” another irked shopkeeper, Nisar Ahmad said while reacting to the news of imposition of strict restrictions on Friday.

Given the fact that the tournament has been going on from the last month or so, it is really ironical to see no action from the authorities.

Earlier, such a violation was brought into the notice of Naib Tehsildar Pulwama, Muhammad Ramzan Magray on May 8 when the matches were played in Lajoora area of Pulwama and he had assured action. “They will be penalised as per the government’s COVID-19 guidelines,” he had said.

“Are cricketers and spectator’s immune to COVID-19 in Pulwama? Authorities are answerable to the people who are incurring losses on a daily basis due to the lockdown while those hankering after ‘entertainment’ in this ongoing pandemic are given uncontrolled freedom to participate in potential super-spreader events,” questioned a trader.

Efforts to contact District Magistrate Pulwama, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary for response didn’t materialize. (KNT)

BJP Leader Killing: Ashok Koul Says It Is Security Lapse, “It Is Political Killing Don’t Link It With Return Of Kashmiri Pandits

BJP Leader Killing: Ashok Koul Says It Is Security Lapse, “It Is Political Killing Don’t Link It With Return Of Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar, Jun 03: Jammu & Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said Tral incident is a security lapse and questioned how militants were roaming freely in the area.

“It is a security lapse. We’re not security agencies aware that three unidentified militants were roaming in the area? Is not this a security lapse? We agree with the fact that our leader had not taken PSOs along with him,” BJP general secretary, Ashok Koul, told reporters at Srinagar party office.

BJP leader and chairman Municipal Committee Tral Rakesh Pandita was killed by suspected militants in Tral area of southern Kashmir last night

Koul said the government should admit lapses on its part.

He termed the killing as a political killing and said that this should not be associated with return of Kashmiri Pandits.

“It is a political killing and should not be connected with the return of Kashmir Pandits or other things,” he said.

He said BJP leaders are being targeted by militants from past one year in Kashmir.

He said such incidents should not take place. “Pandita was trying to strengthen the Municipal Committee and was working for development,” he said—kno

Two Houses Partially Damaged After Gas Cylinder Blast In Pahalgam

Two Houses Partially Damaged After Gas Cylinder Blast In Pahalgam

Pahalgam, June 02: Two residential houses were partially damaged after LPG cooking gas cylinder blast triggered fire in Liver village of Pahalgam in South Kashmir’s Anantnag, an official said.

An official told that two residential houses belonging to Mohammad Shafi Ganie and Riyaz Ahmed Ganie sons of Ghulam Mohammad Ganie caught fire due to cylinder blast.

The official said that the fire was controlled after hectic efforts by Fire and Emergency Service personnel and Police with the assistance of locals.

“In the incident many household items have got either partially or fully damaged,” he said.kno

Dr Owais H Dar, Consultant Radiologist GMC Anantnag Receives Appreciation From LG Manoj Sinha

Dr Owais H Dar, Consultant Radiologist GMC Anantnag Receives Appreciation From LG Manoj Sinha

Anantnag, June 01: Lieutenant Governor Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha while on his maiden visit to Government Medical College Hospital Anantnag to take stock of the medicare facilities bring provided to the patients at the said hospital praised and admired the efforts of Consultant Radiologist, Dr Owais H Dar ‘for his working style’.

Sinha congratulated Dr Dar in a personal interaction and exhorted him ‘to be like that and help needy patients.’

“The doctor is role model for other doctors for his dedication and determination towards his duties as well as providing online Consultations to hundreds of Covid positive patients even when he was himself suffering from the moderate Covid disease”, Sinha remarked on the occasion.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr Owais H Dar is General Secretary of DAK and a notable Radiologist, posted at GMC Hospital Anantnag for last six years. Dar besides rendering his services at the said Hospital has been also providing Teleconsultion services to covid Positive Patients as well as tele-radiology services to hundreds of patients across the UT.

Dr Owais H Dar has in the meantime extended his gratitude to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for praising his efforts, saying that ‘encouragement by such dignitaries raises the morale of healthcare workers.’

“All praises go to Govt. Medical College Anantnag for providing them necessary logistics and other facilities to provide best facilities to people of South Kashmir”, the doctor further said. gns

DIG SKR Distributes Wheel Chairs Among Physically Challenged Persons Of Police Families In Anantnag

DIG SKR Distributes Wheel Chairs Among Physically Challenged Persons Of Police Families In Anantnag

Anantnag June 01/2021: Abdul Jabbar (IPS) DIG south Kashmir Range distributed wheel chairs among 18 physically challenged persons at a function organized at District Police Lines Anantnag.

The beneficiaries hail from families of police personnel posted in Anantnag district . DIG SKR interacted with the beneficiaries and assured them all support from police department to make their life easy.

While interacting with them he said that the persons with physical challenges need to be taken care of by society and police department will always play it’s role in this regard. He advised the police officers and jawans to show empathy and kindness towards such segment of society and come forward with helping hand to make them feel part and parcel of the society.

He also asked the beneficiaries not to allow their physical infirmities to come in their way to stay active in their lives in pursuits that suit them.

SSP Anantnag Imtiyaz Hussian was also present on the occasion.

Anantnag Police Seizes Vehicle Along With illegal Kerosene Oil Of 1500 Liters

Anantnag Police Seizes Vehicle Along With illegal Kerosene Oil Of 1500 Liters

Anantnag May 30: Anantnag Police on Monday seized vehicle along with illegal kerosene oil of 1500 Liters.

On a specific tip of inputs D.O Khanabal police post Manzoor Ahmad under the Supervision of Masrat Mir SHO Anantnag and DSP Headquarters Ashiq Hussain arrested two persons and seized load carrier with 1500 litres of illegal kerosene oil in Harnag.

The accused have been identified as Shakeel Sargar and Showket koka of Redwani Khudwani and An FIR 246/21 under section 3/7 has been registered.

Meanwhile SSP Anantnag has lauded the police action and appreciated the officers for this wonderful job. (KNS)

25 Year Old Youth Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances In Qazigund

25 Year Old Youth Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances In Qazigund

Qazigund, May 22: A 25-year-old youth was on Saturday found dead under mysterious circumstances in Kewa village of Qazigund in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Officials told that panic gripped Kewa Malikabad village after the locals spotted the body of a man lying on the roadside.

“The locals immediately informed the police,” they said, adding that a team was rushed to the area and the body was taken away.

They identified the deceased as Huzaif Ahmad Khan, 27, son of Atta Mohammad Khan of Check-e-Wangund Qazigund.

Talking to KNO, Station House Officer (SHO) Qazigund Reshi Irshad said that death seems suspicious and inquest proceedings have been initiated under 174 CrPC—(KNO)

Tanker Driver From Rajouri Dies Of Heart Attack In Pampore Area Of South Kashmir

Tanker Driver From Rajouri Dies Of Heart Attack In Pampore Area Of South Kashmir

Pampore: A 33-year-old driver from Rajouri district of Jammu region died due to heart attack at Pampore.

According to officlas the tanker driver from Rajouri died due of heart attack in his vehicle on the roadside at Letrabal Pampore.

The deceased has been identified as Mohammad Khadim Gakhad son of Mohammad Rafiq of Repori Rajouri, who was driving an oil tanker bearing number JK02EP-1586.

Station House Officer Pampore Mohammad Younis Khan said the said driver suffered cardiac attack near a vehicle repairing workshop at Letrabal.

” The said driver unloaded petrol at a petrol pump in Pampore area and then drove to a vehicle repairing workshop where he suffered a heart attack inside the tanker,” the SHO said.

He added that the driver was shifted to Sub district hospital Pampore where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Police said that the body was handed over to heirs after a postmortem was conducted at Sub District Hospital Pampore.

The police Pampore registered a case under section 174 CrPC and launched investigation.

ASI Dies 15 Days After Consuming Poisonous Substance On Duty

ASI Dies 15 Days After Consuming Poisonous Substance On Duty

Kulgam, May 19: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) died on Wednesday barely 15 days after consuming poisonous substance on duty at Kulgam Police Station.

The 50-year-old Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), who died at SKIMS Soura on Wednesday morning, hails from Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla, officials said.

An official told that an ASI of Jammu and Kashmir police (name withheld) from Drung Tangmarg, posted at Police Station Wanpoh Kulgam had consumed some poisonous substance inside Police station on May 05.

He said ASI was shifted to SKIMS, Soura where he died today morning.

Senior police official confirmed the death of ASI, saying the investigation is going on and a case under FIR number 21/2021 under section 306 IPC has been registered in this regard.kno

Fazil Zahoor Wins Most Dynamic Title In World For 2021

Fazil Zahoor Wins Most Dynamic Title In World For 2021

Fazil Zahoor wins the most dynamic title in world for the year 2021 from AEA International Conference Awards as ” THE YOUNG WRITTER OF THE YEAR 2021″.

After winning the Award from Kitescraft production under the vision of DRDO, NASA he is recorded as Best writter of the year on his Book ” The Real Truth” and poem collections also on his articles.

Fazil wins the toughest contests of poetry from the poetry hub ” Express Yourself Words”.

“A 16 year old boy from South Kashmir’s kulgam district won this prestigious and honoured award under the super vision of his parents especially his big brother CA MUNEEB ZAHOOR”, he said.

Fazil Zahoor said his book ” The Real Truth ” is pack of different stories regards Kashmir valley.

” The Real Truth is voice of voiceless people all over kashmir valley, and I tried to visualise the main point about kashmir conflict from past years”, he said.

Fazil is Co Author of 55+ books in which 10 to 12 books are world recorded ones. Fazil is preparing his 2nd book on positive thoughts of mind.

Fazil Zahoor is top selective member of 3 magazines. For his writing skills Fazil is also member of JEC Publications. Fazil is honoured with grand prizes and certificates for holding top positions in AOW Writing council of Mumbai.

Fazil said,” I am thankfully to my parents, teachers, and my friends for supporting me to catch my fly dreams.

Residential House, Cowshed Gutted In Midnight Fire Mishap In Karmulla Tral Area Of South Kashmir

Residential House, Cowshed Gutted In Midnight Fire Mishap In Karmulla Tral Area Of South Kashmir

Tral, 15 May: A residential house was completely damaged while a cowshed suffered partial damage in midnight fire incident in Karumulla village of Tral sub district.

Locals said that during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, fire broke out in the house of Nooriya Goorsi, son of Jaama Goorsi, resident of Gujjar Basti Karmulla, leaving house completely damaged.

They said that cowshed behind the residential house suffered partial damage, because of the timely intervention of locals who doused the flames.

Reports said that the cause of fire was not immediately known.

One of the residents has said that victim Nooriya Goorsi lost everything in the fire incident.

He said that “the matter should reach to the higher ups, so that this poor man may get compensation to the loss, as fire incident left nothing to him.”

Pertinently, the area has no proper road connectivity due to which fire and emergency vehicle couldn’t reach there.

However, a team of Fire and emergency later reached to the spot ,abandoning their vehicles and made their way on foot to assist the locals.

A Teenage Boy Of Shouch Kulgam Found Hanging In Orchard

A Teenage Boy Of Shouch Kulgam Found Hanging In Orchard

Kulgam, May 09: A teenage boy was found hanging in an orchard in Shouch village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said on Sunday.

An official told that a boy aged 17 (name withheld) was found hanging on a tree in an orchard near his house in Shouch village.

“It seems that he has committed suicide but we have started investigation into the case,” the official said.

The body was removed to civil hospital where a post-mortem was conducted, he said.

Gang Of Thieves Arrested By Anantnag Police, Stolen Property Worth Lakhs Recovered

Gang Of Thieves Arrested By Anantnag Police, Stolen Property Worth Lakhs Recovered

Anantnag 5th May 2021: In a major success, Anantnag Police busted a gang of thieves active in Anantnag Town and recovered stolen property worth lakhs from their possession.

During investigation of Case FIR No. 113/2021 U/S 457,380 IPC stands registered in Police Station Anantnag. Police busted a gang of thieves namely 1.Aasif Ahmad Malik S/O Ghulam Rasool Malik R/O Old Eidgah Anantnag 2.Shabir Ahmad Bhat S/O Abdul Gani Bhat S/O Achidora Anantnag 3.Owais Ahmad Sofi S/O Ghulam Nabi Sofi R/O Jhanglat Mandi Anantnag 4.Faisal Nazir Malik S/O Nazir Ahmad Malik R/O Sarnal Anantnag in which property worth lakhs were recovered.

Two more persons who are involved to buy the stolen property were also arrested and were identified as 1.Majid Ahmad Reshi S/O Ghulam Mohiddin Reshi R/O Pushu Mohalla Anantnag 2.Hilal Ahmad Lone S/O Mohd Ramzan Lone R/O Hanger PariPora .

During the course of investigation, the accused persons confessed that they were involved in other theft/burglary cases in Anantnag town. In this regard Case FIR No’s 13/2021, 14/2021, 24/2021, 30/2021 35/2021,50/2021, 54/2021, 59/2021, 78/2021, 97/2021, 101/2021 and 113/2021 were solved and property worth lakhs include Maruti Alto JK18C 2335, Scooty JK03H 9632,Honda spray motor, cigrattes, Gas cylinder, Home appliances, Micro wave oven etc were recovered from the accused and receivers.

Investigation is going on and further recoveries and arrests are expected.

Appeal For Ramzan Donations, Come Let Us Educate Children With Disabilities And Make Them Able Citizens

Appeal For Ramzan Donations, Come Let Us Educate Children With Disabilities And Make Them Able Citizens

Humanity welfare organisation HELPLine is a nongovernmental organization advocating for the Rights of persons with disabilities. The organisation has been running a school for children with disabilities in which 120 children facing different disabilities seek free Education.
Due to COVID infections the funds have dried up and institutions functional on charities are facing lots of challenges to keep the good work continuous.
Your donations can make our work easy. So deposit your sadkat zakat and other donations in our registered chest to keep the noble cause going on

Account Name: Humanity Welfare Organisation HELPLine
Account number: 0091040100024506

Bank name: J&K Bank
Branch Bijbehara

Ifsc code: JAKA0BBHARA

May God bless you and protect you from all odds, diseases and disabilities alongwith your family.
Your Donations will certainly change lives of children with disabilities

Regards
Javed Ahmad Tak
Founder chairman

30 Year Old Labourer Crushed To Death By Train In Kakapora Pulwama

30 Year Old Labourer Crushed To Death By Train In Kakapora Pulwama

Pulwama, May 3: A 30-year-old man, working as labourer with IRCON, was crushed to death by a running train in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, officials said.

They said that accident took place near ’44 point’ in Kakapora Pulwama and the youth identified as Mohammad Iqbal Dar son of Abdul Majid Dar of Violoo Kukernag died on the spot. His body was taken to hospital for postmortem and after the completion of medico-legal formalities, body would be handed over to legal heirs for last rites, they said.

A police official told that inquest proceedings under 174 CrPC have been initiated. 

IED Material Found In Sadoora Anantnag: Police

IED Material Found In Sadoora Anantnag: Police

Srinagar, April 29: Police on Thursday recovered “IED-material” near railway station in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, a police officer said.

He said that the “IED-material” was found inside a bag near Sadoora Anantnag and a bomb disposal squad has been rushed to the area.

“A case has been registered and investigation taken up,” the police officer told gns

20 Year Old Girl Among Two COVID Patients Die At SKIMS

20 Year Old Girl Among Two COVID Patients Die At SKIMS

Srinagar, Apr 27: A twenty-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was among the two patients who died due to COVID-19 at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)

Officials told that a 55-year-old lady from Qazigund Anantnag and 20-year-old girl from Tral Pulwama have died due to virus since last night.

They said the lady from Qazigund died last night while the girl from Tral has died today.kno

Another Hideout Busted In Tulkhan Bijbehara By Police, Huge Consignment Of Drugs Recovered

Another Hideout Busted In Tulkhan Bijbehara By Police, Huge Consignment Of Drugs Recovered

After busting an under ground hideout about a fortnight before in village Tulkhan Bijbehara, Anantnag police again recovered huge consignment of drugs from an underground hideout in the village.

Based on specific information Police established a Naka at Tulkhan crossing and apprehended one Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Marhama and recovered 10 bottles of codeine from his possession. Upon this FIR No 92/2021 under sections 8/20,21 NDPS Act was lodged in Police Station Bijbehara. On further questioning the accused revealed the name of one dealer Mohd Ashraf Khan of Tulkhan village, from whom he has been procuring the drugs. Subsequently a police party from Bijbehara along-with executive magistrate rushed to the spot. While searching the house of accused and the courtyard following recoveries were made,

1. Charas Powder. 34.7 kgs
2. Codeine. 80 bottles
3. Spasmo-Proxyvon .4500 capsules
These drugs were concealed in an underground hideout and also beneath the earth in courtyard of the accused. The courtyard was dug out with JCB to recover the drugs. All accused have been arrested.

It is pertinent to mention that one such hideout was busted in the village on April 7th and huge consignment of drugs was recovered.

Police in Anantnag has launched a decisive war against drug peddling and it is firmly reiterated that one and all involved in drug trafficking will face the wrath of law.

Militant Hideout Busted In Manzgam Kulgam Area Of South Kashmir

Militant Hideout Busted In Manzgam Kulgam Area Of South Kashmir

Kulgam, Apr 26: The security forces on Monday busted a militant hideout in Manzgam forest area in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Official sources told that a militant hideout was busted in Rehmakan Manzgam forest area of D H Pora in Kulgam district.

“So far, some arms have been recovered and further searches of the hideout and area around is going on,” sources said.

They said that the operation was launched by Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles during which a militant hideout was busted.kno

J&K Government Approves ‘Special Move TA’ Of Rs 25k To Employees Irrespective Of Actual Movement

J&K Government Approves ‘Special Move TA’ Of Rs 25k To Employees Irrespective Of Actual Movement

Srinagar, Apr 25: Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday approved the grant of ‘special move TA’ of Rs 25,000 to all the Darbar move employees irrespective of actual movement as a special case this year in wake of the deadly COVID-19.

According to the announcement in this regard was made through the official twitter handle of Office of the J&K Lieutenant Governor.

“Approved Special Move TA @ Rs 25,000 per employee to be paid to all move employees, irrespective of whether they move to Srinagar or work from Jammu. This is a special dispensation in view of the COVID-19 situation,” Office of J&K LG tweeted.kno

Leopard Cub Caught By Locals In Kehribal Area Of Anantnag District

Leopard Cub Caught By Locals In Kehribal Area Of Anantnag District

Anantnag, Apr 25: A leopard cub was caught by local residents in Kehribal village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

“We went outside at night hours and found the leopard cub. we immediately tried to catch it and also informed other locals about it, who came and helped to catch it,” a local resident, said.

Meanwhile talking with Wildlife Control room incharge Achabal Shah Gulzar he said on getting information on 24/04/21 at around 9:00 P.M about an incident at kehribal Anantnag where some locals captured a small leapord cub . The team of wildlife control room Achabal immediately rushed towards the spot rescued the leapord cub and took in custody. The incharge control room Achabal said us that they are in the process of reuniting the cub with his mother.

Shah Gulzar also said that the frequent rains / snowfall this season has impacted the wild life and could lead to increase in man-animal conflict cases in Kashmir.The snowfall in the forests has led to food scarcity, forcing animals to go residential areas.

Transformer Damaged, Residents Of Achabal Without Electricity From Last One Week

Transformer Damaged, Residents Of Achabal Without Electricity From Last One Week

Anantnag 25 April 2021: Frequent damage to the Power transformer in Khan Mohalla/Shaksaz Mohalla & Khazir Shah Mohhalah of Achabal irks consumers.

According to the local Residents of Khan Mohalla ,Shaksaz Mohallah & Khazir Shah Mohallah transformer installed after repairment damages second time a week which supplies electricity to some 200-300 households reels residents under darkness from past 8 days

Locals urged to Power Development department (PDD) repair the transformer immediately.
Due to the power outrage in the area, local residents said, people are facing immense inconvenience during the month of Ramadan.

People are paying the tariff regularly they have been deprived of electricity in the holy month of Ramadan,” added a local resident.

Anantnag Police Continues Its Drive Aganist Drugs And Drug Peddlers, Arrested Two Drug Peddlers

Anantnag Police Continues Its Drive Against Drugs And Drug Peddlers, Arrested Two Drug Peddlers

Anantnag 24 April 2021: Continuing it’s crackdown on drug menace, Anantnag police arrested two drug peddlers along with contraband.

Police party from Police Station Mattan laid a naka at Nanil and during Naka checking one suspicious person tried to flee away from the spot after sighting naka party who was later apprehended tactfully by the naka party. During his search about 500 grams of Cannabis Powder and 09 Kgs of Cannabis Straw recovered from his possession. The accused was identified as Bilal Ahmad Lone S/o Mohd Amin Lone R/o Kreedizal Nanil Anantnag. The accused was arrested and contraband was seized.
In addition to the incident reported above another Police party from Police Post Khanabal established a naka at Khanabal Chowk and during checking one person namely Nisar Ahmad Ganie S/O Ab Khaliq Ganie R/o T.B Shah Harnag was arrested along with about 140 Grams of Charas like substance.

Accordingly Case FIR No. 28/2021 U/S 8/20 NDPS Act stands registered in Police Station Mattan and Case FIR No 116/2021 under section 8/20 NDPS Act stands registered in Police Station Anantnag respectively and investigation taken up.

Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

Non-Local Labourer Dies In Kulgam Area Of South Kashmir

Non-Local Labourer Dies In Kulgam Area Of South Kashmir

Kulgam, Apr 24: A 35-year-old non-local labourer from Bihar, who was working as welder, died in Damhal Hanjipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, officials said.

A police official told that a labourer identified as Mohammad Azad Alam (35) son of Ghulam Mohiuddin of Bihar, who was working as welder at Bathipora, D H Pora complained severe chest pain on late night.

Soon after Alam was taken to District Hospital Kulgam, he was declared brought dead on arrival by the doctors, official said.

The official said that the body was brought to DH Kulgam for COVID-19 test following which the test result came negative.

“The body of the deceased will be handed over to his legal heirs after completion of all legal formalities,” he said.