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Infant’s Body Found In Qazigund Nallah Area Of South Kashmir

Infant’s Body Found In Qazigund Nallah Area Of South Kashmir

Qazigund, Ju 05: In a shocking incident, an infant was found dead in a Nallah in Qazigund area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday, officials said.

An official told that the body of baby was found near a bridge in Nallah Yathvathur at Manigam area of Qazigund today afternoon.

“The body was fished out and taken to nearby health facility for legal medical formalities”, he said.

Meanwhile, police has taken cognizance of the incident.kno

Hideout Busted In Bijbehera Area Of Anantnag District

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

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

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

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

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.

NO: PR/DDI/SGR/22/411/

Fake ST Certificate Racket Busted In Anantnag, Accused Apprehended, Incriminating Material Recovered From His Possession

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Divisional Commissioner could be reached immediately for the comments.

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

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

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

Five Persons Injured In Pampore Road Accident, Two Critical

Five Persons Injured In Pampore Road Accident, Two Critical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Class 10th Poor Result: CEO Anantnag Suspends School Staff For Registering Zero Pass Percentage

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

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

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

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)

Awantipora Police Arrested Three Drug Peddlers In Frestabal Pampore, Cannabis Recovered

Awantipora Police Arrested Three Drug Peddlers In Frestabal Pampore, Cannabis Recovered

Pampore, 6 Feb(KNN): Continuing its drive against the Drug peddlers and its propagators, Awantipora Police arrested three drug peddlers from Pampore area.

During vehicular checking at naka Frestabal Pampore near Char Yar Masjid Shareef, Police party of Police Station Pampore arrested 03 drug peddlers identified as:

1) Khalil Ahmad Choudhary S/o Mohd Sharif R/O Rajouri

2) Hassan Mohd Bajran S/O Fakeer Mohd R/O Rajouri Bagla.

3) Abdul Gani Mir S/O Abli Mir R/O Frestabal Pampore.

The arrested persons were travelling in a vehicle Ertiga which was signaled to stop and during thorough search 05 Kgs of grinded cannabis was recovered from the possession of the persons boarding in the vehicle.
Vehicle Ertiga bearing registration number JK13C-3044 used in the commission of the said crime has also been seized.

Case FIR Number 10/2022 under relevant sections of NDPS stands registered at Police Station Pampore.

Police Awantipora urge the community members to share information with Police relating to drugs and we assure that stringent action shall be taken against these peddlers to eradicate the menace of drugs from our society.-KNN

Anantnag Police Arrested A Drug Peddler, Contraband Recovered

Anantnag Police Arrested A Drug Peddler, Contraband Recovered

Anantnag, 06 February (KNN): Anantnag police received an information through reliable sources that one Azad Ali Khan son of Gull Ali Khan resident of Wantrag Kehirabal has indulged in peddling of narcotic substances and accordingly has hoarded narcotic substances in his residential house.

Accordingly case under relevant sections of law got registered in police station Mattan and investigation taken up, a search team comprising of Anantnag Police and Executive Magistrate concerned was constituted who carried out the search of the house.

The search party recovered about 16 KGs of Poppy Straw and 47 bottles of illicit liquor from the said house. Accused was arrested and contraband seized.

Further investigation in the instant case continues.-KNN

National Lok Adalat To Be Held On March-12 At Anantnag

National Lok Adalat To Be Held On March-12 At Anantnag

ANANTNAG, FEBRUARY 02:  According to the Chairman District Legal Services Authority Anantnag, a National Lok Adalat will be held on March 12, 2022 in the District Court Complex at ADR Center Anantnag and subordinate courts.  

In the said Lok Adalat, for amicable settlement of different nature pre and post litigation case/ matters related to matrimonial disputes, 138 NI Act bank recovery cases, MACT cases and traffic challans is scheduled to be held on 12-03-2022 in all the courts of district Anantnag.

The courts of district Anantnag are requested to identify the cases fit to be taken up in the scheduled Lok Adalat and list be submitted to this authority by or before February 05, 2022. 

Further, interested persons through their counsel are directed to approach this office for pre-litigation settlement of cases relating to bank recovery, loans and public utility services and schemes.
NO: PR/DDI/SGR/21/4839

JKPM Demands Resolution Of Land Ownership For Residents Of SK Colony Anantnag

JKPM Demands Resolution Of Land Ownership For Residents Of SK Colony Anantnag

Anantnag, January 31: J&K Peoples Movement has demanded immediate resolution of land ownership documents regarding residents of Sheri Kashmir Colony Anantnag.

In a press statement issued here, JKPM Vice President Solicitor Syed Iqbal Tahir said that around 1975 a housing colony under the name of Sher-i-Kashmir Colony was set up in Anantnag. The housing colony was set up under the aegis of a cooperative society namely Sher-i-Kashmir Cooperative society and more than 1500 households are directly or indirectly impacted.

Iqbal Tahir further said that despite the passage of nearly 47 years, the residents have not been provided with the land ownership documents. He also said that JKPM has repeatedly highlighted this issue including filing a complaint with the LG Grievance Cell under the number 999002143199 dated 18/6/2021. But no progress has been made in the matter so far. 

He alleged that various governments have ignored the genuine demands of the people of Anantnag.

DDC Anantnag Reviews Functioning Of RDD, Fixes Timelines For Completion Of Works

DDC Anantnag Reviews Functioning Of RDD, Fixes Timelines For Completion Of Works

ANANTNAG JANUARY 30: District Development Commissioner (DDC) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla reviewed the functioning of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department, status of works under MGNREGA, 14TH FC, District CAPEX, SBM and PMAY at Dak Bungalow, Khanabal.

At the outset, DDC Dr Singla said that the RD & PR department is an example of participative grassroot democracy. He said that with the three tier panchayati raj system in place, the works being undertaken by the department have been chosen by the people themselves and as such would be instrumental in resolving grievances at the grassroot level. He emphasized that timely execution of the works is essential to demonstrate that the wishes of the people are being translated into development.

He said that all the blocks must ensure that works are completed as per projected timelines. He took strong note of below par expenditure in some blocks and warned the concerned BDOs and AEs of disciplinary action in case of unnecessary delay in execution. He also said that in case works have been allotted and contractors are delaying execution, legal action should be initiated immediately.

Prior to this, ACD Anantnag informed the chair that under MGNREGA, more than 30 lac person days have been generated during the present fiscal. He further said that to breed transparency and accountability into the system, more than 7450 assets have been geotagged. Aadhaar seeding of almost all the job card holders has been completed to ensure transparent direct cash transfer as per statutory wage rate.

Under District CAPEX, more than 400 works have been completed in the present year and an almost equal number is under execution and nearing completion. 2146 houses have been physically and financially completed under PMAY G and Non SECC lists are being filtered so that genuine beneficiaries can benefit from the scheme.

Under SBM, more than 91000 IHHL points have been completed till date and the focus is on updating the financial status. The DDC stressed that updation must be taken up on priority.

The participants apprised the chair regarding some land issues, legal disputes that were disrupting execution of works and directions were issued for taking up the same with concerned quarters.

The meeting was attended by ADDC, CPO, DPO, Ex En REW, BDOs, DTO, AEs and JEs.

Government Of Jammu And Kashmir Assigns Charge Of Registrar Pulwama, Kupwara

Government Of Jammu And Kashmir Assigns Charge Of Registrar Pulwama, Kupwara

Srinagar, Jan 28: Government on Friday assigned the charge of the post of Registrar, District Pulwama and Kupwara, to two JKAS officers.

According to an order issued by the government, Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Banday, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, has been asked to hold the charge of the post of Registrar, District Pulwama, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

Ghulam Nabi Bhat, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, has been asked to hold the charge of the post of Registrar, District Kupwara, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

“These arrangements shall be deemed to have come into effect from the date of their joining as Commissioners in the respective districts”.gns