Many Lies Projected In The Kashmir Files, It Was Governor Jagmohan In Kashmir Under V P Singh’s Rule In 1990: Omar Adullah

Many Lies Projected In The Kashmir Files, It Was Governor Jagmohan In Kashmir Under V P Singh’s Rule In 1990: Omar Adullah

Kulgam, Mar 18: National Conference working-president and the former chief minister of J&K Omar Abdullah Friday termed the film—The Kashmir Files, as a concocted story stating that “many lies have been projected in the movie” and that it wasn’t NC government in 1990 but a governor’s rule under the VP Singh’s regime.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a rally at Kulgam district of South Kashmir, Omar said firstly, it wasn’t clear whether the movie was a documentary or a film. “If it is a documentary then it was alright, but the makers have themselves claimed that the movie was based on reality. But the fact is that many lies have been projected in the film and the biggest one is that it has been wrongly shown that there was a NC government. The fact is that it was Governor’s rule in 1990 in J&K when Kashmiri Pandit’s left Kashmir. At the Centre it was BJP backed government headed by VP Singh,” Omar said.

He said that not just KPs have migrated and have been killed in Kashmir but Muslims and Sikhs too were killed. “Muslims and Sikhs have also migrated from Kashmir who haven’t returned yet,” Omar said.

He said it was regrettable that KPs migrated from Kashmir but NC tried and continues to play its part to bring the KP’s back safely. “But Kashmiri Files movie has spoiled such plans,” the former Chief Minister said. On the recent visit of BJP chief JP Nadda and to Jammu the Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu, Omar said that NC was watching the developments keenly and would act accordingly.

CRPF To Import Vehicle Scanner From US To Prevent Arms Transportation In Jammu And Kashmir

CRPF To Import Vehicle Scanner From US To Prevent Arms Transportation In Jammu And Kashmir

New Delhi, March 18: With an aim to prevent arms transportation in the Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is set to import vehicle scanning machines from the US, officials said.

The Multi-Mode Passive Detection System (MMPDS) is an advanced version of the scanning system which is not based on X-Ray and it can monitor all vehicles entering in the union territory.

The MMPDS is a safe, effective and reliable automated scanning system that quickly detects, locates and identifies explosives, weapons, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, humans, other contraband, as well as unshielded to heavily shielded radiological and nuclear threats.

The officials also said that this is a Muons-based static scanner technology for ‘Full Body Scanning of vehicles’ for concealed (or otherwise) contraband goods, all types of firearms (including un-assembled ones), ammunition, explosives, components used in fabrication of improvised explosive devices, gun silencers, various telescopic sights, night vision devices, radio equipments, fake currency, precious metals etc.

“At present after correspondence, presentations, and technical discussions with M/S SSBI Ltd and OEM, the dates for demonstration of MMPDS system at OEM’s R&D facility and Onsite installation at the US has been sought and awaited from the firm,” CRPF Director General Kuldiep Singh said.

He also said that many other manufactures of vehicle scanning systems made presentations to the Force’s officials but they did not meet the requirements.

“Once the initial presentation is made before us, a team of CRPF officials will visit the manufacturer in the US to evaluate the actual performance of the system.”

Muons-based technology can help detect dangerous nuclear material and see into damaged nuclear power plants.

Scientists use muons for archeological purposes to peer inside large, dense objects such as the Pyramids in Egypt.

It is pertinent to note that arms are being transported in the Kashmir Valley in big vehicles, especially in trucks which ferry goods to the union territory from other parts of the valley or from the International Border with Pakistan.

There were instances where in the goods-laden trucks have been used to ferry even militants from one place to other in the valley, the officials said.

Once these vehicle scanners are installed in Jammu and Kashmir’s important intersections including highways, this will help the security forces to gaze at what is being brought in the trucks and other vehicles.

A senior CRPF official said that this technology is better than what is installed at Petrapol Integrated checkpost on the India- Bangladesh International Border in West Bengal.–(IANS)

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.

DC Anantnag Inaugurates Sale Of Vegetable Seedlings At Kitchen Garden, Bijbehara

DC Anantnag Inaugurates Sale Of Vegetable Seedlings At Kitchen Garden, Bijbehara

ANANTNAG, MARCH 14: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla on Monday inaugurated the distribution of different kinds of Vegetable Seedlings produced purely on scientific lines in Hi-Tech Polygreen House at Kitchen Garden, Bijbehara.

On the occasion, different seedlings like; Cabbage, Cauliflower, Bottle Gourd, Red Cabbage, Broccoli, Knol Khol etc of latest hybrid varieties were made available to farmers.

While interacting with the vegetable growers and kitchen garden lovers, the DC said that the department is committed to provide quality seedling material to the vegetable growers so that they could use the land resources available to them and will contribute to overall vegetable production.

He said Kitchen Gardening is becoming a healthy trend in urban and rural agriculture and people are adopting it nowadays with open arms.

Dr. Singla said the Department is implementing a similar plan at Estates Khanabal where seedlings of different vegetable crops shall be made available to the farmers in future, round the year and the initiative in this regard has already been started.

During the inauguration of today’s event, the DC was accompanied by Sub-District Magistrate Bijbehara, Chief Agriculture Officer Anantnag, District Agriculture Officer Extension Anantnag, District Agriculture Officer Inputs, Assistant Soil Chemist, Assistant Soil Survey Officer, Tehsildar concerned and other senior officers of the department.

NO: PR/DDI/SGR/22/180/

42 Defence Personnel Have Died In Air Accidents In Last Six years: Government Data

42 Defence Personnel Have Died In Air Accidents In Last Six years: Government Data

New Delhi, Mar 14: Forty-two defence personnel were killed in accidents involving aircraft, including helicopters, of the three services in the last five years, according to data provided by the defence ministry in Rajya Sabha on Monday.

According to the details shared in Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, the total number of air accidents in the last five years was 45 with the IAF reporting a maximum of 29.

He said the number of accidents involving aircraft, including helicopters, in the Indian Army in the last five years was 12, while it was four in the Indian Navy.

Providing the details of defence personnel killed in such accidents, Bhat said the IAF lost 34 people while it was seven in the Indian Army and one in the Indian Navy.

Bhatt was asked about details of aircraft accidents in the Indian armed forces in the last five years.

The minister said the number of defence personnel killed in air accidents was more in the current financial year as 13 armed forces personnel were killed in the crash of an IAF helicopter on December 8.

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 defence personnel were killed in the crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

“No increase has been noticed in the number of defence personnel to have died during such accidents during the last five years.

“However, during the current financial year, the number of personnel that died was more as 13 defence personnel died in one Indian Air Force helicopter crash on December 8, 2021,” Bhatt said.

He said every accident in the armed forces is investigated by a board of inquiry or court of inquiry.

“The primary aim of the investigation is to discover cause(s) based on factual information and institute immediate preventive measures to avoid recurrence of similar accidents,” the minister said.

“The recommendations and remedial measures given by each board of inquiry/court of inquiry are followed up in letter and spirit and implemented immediately to prevent a recurrence,” he said.

The minister further added that enhanced flight safety measures are being taken by the Indian Army to prevent accidents.

“Remedial measures as recommended by the Board of Inquiry constituted by the Indian Navy have been implemented. No accidents of similar nature have recurred since the implementation of the remedial measures,” he said.

Bhatt said the recommendations made by the court of inquiry constituted by the IAF have suggested improvements in the areas of aircraft and system improvements by means of modifications and additional checks, additional training for aircrew and ground crew and aircraft operating limits in certain cases.

He said the reduction in life of aircraft and engines has also been recommended.

“These recommendations have been circulated to all the operating units of the IAF for implementation so as to reduce aircraft accidents in future,” Bhatt said.–(PTI)

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.

Delimitation Commission Puts Proposals In Public Domain, Suggestions/ Objections Can Be Filed Till March 21

Delimitation Commission Puts Proposals In Public Domain, Suggestions/ Objections Can Be Filed Till March 21

Srinagar, Mar 14: In a significant move, the delimitation commission on Monday published the proposals for delimitation of Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies of Jammu & Kashmir.

The delimitation panel has published the proposals in the Gazette of India and Gazette of J&K, together with dissenting proposals submitted by Members of Parliament from National Conference and Bharatiya Janta Party.

The commission has asked the general public to submit their objections/ suggestions by or before March 21.

“Any objection/ suggestions in regard to these proposals should reach the secretary, Delimitation Commission, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi,110001 on or before the said date,” reads the notification.kno

Udhampur Incident: Initial Probe Reveals It Was IED blast, One Person Dies, 14 Others Injured: ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh

Udhampur Incident: Initial Probe Reveals It Was IED blast, One Person Dies, 14 Others Injured: ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh

Jammu, Mar 09: Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Mukesh Singh Wednesday said that preliminary investigations reveal that it was an IED blast at Salathia Chowk Udhampur in which one person died and 14 others were wounded.

Talking to reporters at the site of incident, the ADGP Singh said that initial probe has revealed that it was an IED blast, however its impact wasnt much. “One person has died and 14 others were wounded,” he said.

He said that it would be premature to comment on the issue as investigations were on.kno

37-Year-Old Man’s Body Fished Out Two Days After Drowning In Handwara Area Of North Kashmir

37-Year-Old Man’s Body Fished Out Two Days After Drowning In Handwara Area Of North Kashmir

Handwara, Mar 09: The body of a 37-year-old man, who drowned two days ago, was fished out on Wednesday from a nallah at Mawer area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

An official told that the body of Muhammad Amin Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohidin Bhat of Langate who drowned while extracting sand two days back has been fished out from the nallah.

The body has been taken to Sub-District Hospital Handwara, adding that after medical and legal formalities, the body will be handed over to legal heirs for last rites.

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.

Mother-Son Murdered 8-Year-Old Kid In Kupwara, Buried Him In Woods: Police

Mother-Son Murdered 8-Year-Old Kid In Kupwara, Buried Him In Woods: Police

Kupwara, Mar 08: Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said that it has resolved the murder case of 8-year-old kid whose body was found today in the woods of Kupwara after almost three weeks and the two main accused have been arested.

“Since February 15, we had been probing all angles. We searched wetlands, woods and mainholes etc. During the course of investigations, it came to know that one Amir Khan and his mother hatched conspiracy to abduct and kill 8-year-old Talib,” SSP Kupwara Yougal Manhas said.

He said that over some personal rivalry with victim’s family, Amir Khan and his mother murdered the 8-year-old Talib and burried him in woods in Awoora area of Kupwara district.

The SSP said both accused have bewn arrested and further questioning is on.kno

Two Soldiers Injured In Bandipora Road Accident

Two Soldiers Injured In Bandipora Road Accident

Bandipora, Mar 08: Two army men were on Tuesday injured after a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident at Aragam village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Officials told that an army vehicle carrying Army personnel skidded off the road and crashed into a field at Aragam village of the district.

They said that two soldiers were injured in the accident, who were shifted to a nearby heath center for treatment.kno

Young Men Propagated To Lob Grenades At Busy Places As Militants Fail To Carry Out Big Strikes: Lt Gen D P Pandey

Young Men Propagated To Lob Grenades At Busy Places As Militants Fail To Carry Out Big Strikes: Lt Gen D P Pandey

Srinagar, Mar 08: General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar based army’s 15 corps lieutenant general D P Pandey Tuesday said that young men are being propagated to lob grenades at the busy places as militants have failed to carry out big strikes on security  forces.

He also said that women of Kashmir have started coming on the forefront who otherwise were pushed to wall in the past and this development will help prevent boys from treading wrong path.

Talking to reporters on the side-lines of a function organised  on the eve of world women’s day here, GoC Pandey said that since militants are not able to carry out big strikes on security forces of late,  young men are being lured to lob grenades at busy public places as seen the other day in city where an elderly man and a young girl lost their lives.

“We believe society has a great role to play here to prevent such incidents,” GoC Pandey said.

He said women of all ages were brought to the stage today to boost their morale. “They were pushed to wall and kept confined to four walls of house. Now that they are out, we are sure they will help prevent young boys from choosing wrong paths,” he said.

About situation on the LoC, the GoC said since past one year, there is peace along the LoC as kids are going to schools and people carrying out farming activities without fear.

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

CEO SMVDSB Reviews Progress Of Developmental Projects, Asks Officials To Expedite Ongoing Works

CEO SMVDSB Reviews Progress Of Developmental Projects, Asks Officials To Expedite Ongoing Works

KATRA, MARCH 7: Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board inspected the ongoing developmental works and other facilities for pilgrims enroute from Katra to Bhawan and directed officials to expedite completion of ongoing works. He was accompanied by Addl. CEO, Dy. CEOs, Superintendent Engineer, CPWD, other concerned engineers and officers of the Shrine Board.

These arrangements interalia included round the clock water and power supply, catering, healthcare facilities, sanitisation, cleanliness and regulation of yatra.

Other high utility pilgrim-centric facilities also reviewed on the track included pace of construction of Durga Bhawan whose foundation stone was laid on 18th August 2021 by Hon’ble Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha who is also the Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. Noteworthy, that the 5-storey Durga Bhawan will accommodate 4000 pilgrims on completion and have all requisite amenities for the pilgrims, besides having adequate provision for harnessing clean energy, recycling of waste water linking up with existing STPs, provision of elevators etc. The Central Public Works Department is the construction agency for the Durga Bhawan as per a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Shrine Board with CPWD.

The CEO was briefed about the progress of construction work by the Superintendent Engineer, CPWD at site. The CEO while reviewing the to-date status of project impressed upon all the concerned engineers that high priority needs to be laid to ensure speedy implementation of the infrastructure facilities and timely completion of Durga Bhawan so that the pilgrims could take benefit of this facility at the earliest.
He called for making coordinated efforts while executing construction work without any hindrance to the yatra in a planned and holistic manner. It was emphasised that while carrying out the work safety must be ensured.
CEO also took stock of the underground cabling project and exhorted the executing agency to expedite completion of the laying of HT / LT Cables at the remaining stretches on the track on Mission Mode. The underground cabling work from Katra to Bhawan and in the surrounding areas has been allotted to the M/s JSP Projects P. Ltd. by JPDCL (Project Wing), partially funded under the PMDP and by the Shrine Board. This utility project will have a SCADA compliance based monitoring system of the electric network. With the implementation of this project, the existing LT / HT overhead electricity line will be replaced by Underground Cabling to ensure uninterrupted power supply along the track and in the Bhawan Area.
Besides, the CEO also reviewed the operation of Battery Operated Vehicles between Adhkuwari and Bhawan as well as Bhawan-Bhairon Ghati Passenger Ropeway and the security and other aspects of the pilgrimage. In addition, the CEO reviewed the resumption of the token/group number system alongwith installation of Queue Managers for hassle free regulation of yatra to address Risk Management Strategies and to determine the broad approach regarding preparedness for emergent and unforeseen situations. CEO also viewed the holding spots and directed for its development for better crowd management and to avoid congestion at the pinch points.

CEO also took stock of the functioning of hi-tech video walls installed enroute track for the dissemination of real-time information to the pilgrims and directed concerned agency to make good the area where earthing has been done alongwith layout of tiling work.

He reiterated his directions for making maximum use of pilgrim friendly technological interventions to promote protection of the environment and ensuring sanitation and perfect cleanliness in the Shrine area. The CEO also stressed on making the track plastic and polythene free.
He impressed upon all employees to leave no stone unturned to facilitate and provide best quality services to the pilgrims.

JK Government Should Consider Soft Loans For Youth Entrepreneurs

JK Government Should Consider Soft Loans For Youth Entrepreneurs

Srinagar: Since the Covid 19 pandemic occurred in Jammu and Kashmir regions, all the entrepreneurs are suffering to survive and majority of them are facing huge hardships for repayment of bank loans which they utilized for the establishment of their business units.

Babar Chowdhary, President Kashmir Youth Entrepreneurs Federation (KYEF) strongly appeals to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha for his intervention for providing a helping hand to all the young entrepreneurs to announce special soft loans for all the young entrepreneurs for the survival of all their business units.

“The special initiative of soft loans should be kept with minimum interest rates and will become a strong backbone for all the young entrepreneurs to run their business smoothly and will make loan payments on time to their lending banks and moratorium period should be kept at five years,” Babar Chowdhary said.

He said that the initiative of Mission Youth of Jammu and Kashmir government launched recently has made a groundbreaking objective to act as a conduit for aspirations and concerns of youth of J&K as the mission is intended to provide a platform for unparalleled transformation of the youth into ambassadors of hope, peace and socio-economic growth through systematic interventions across various domains but it is not so beneficial for young entrepreneurs on ground.

Babar welcomed the establishment of a special grievance desk by Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Zonal Office Srinagar for swift settlement of all bank related grievances of young entrepreneurs on time as it got success only as Kashmir Youth Entrepreneurs Federation had already discussed the matter with all the higher management of the bank earlier.

He further said, “During the last three years of Covid 19 pandemic, the business entrepreneurs of union territory of Jammu and Kashmir are facing huge hardships to manage the business operations in terms of bank loans, staff salaries, day to day expenses without getting any stability of business operations day by day.”

He further said that for setting up a new business venture in Jammu and Kashmir, the new business entrepreneur has to take all kinds of permission from the concerned departments to get it successfully done but in the last three years nothing new has happened to the survival of the businesses in Jammu and Kashmir.

Babar said that there has been a considerable rise in the number of registered entrepreneurs in Jammu and Kashmir and central and state governments should devise new beneficial plans and initiatives for young entrepreneurs of Jammu and Kashmir so that the business units will flourish and the economy will reach new heights.

Two Held After Being On The Run For 25 Years In Udhampur District Of Jammu And Kashmir

Two Held After Being On The Run For 25 Years In Udhampur District Of Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu, Mar 5: Two people, wanted in two separate cases of rash driving, were arrested on Saturday after a manhunt of 25 years in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district, police said.

Rajit Singh and Amarjeet Singh, both residents of Jammu, were arrested by special teams from their hometown after developing reliable inputs about their whereabouts, a police spokesperson said.

He said Rajit was evading his arrest since 1994 in a case related to death of a person caused by rash and negligent driving not amounting to culpable homicide, while Amarjeet caused grievous injuries to a person due to rash driving in Udhampur district.

A separate warrant was issued by the court of chief judicial magistrate, Udhampur, against Ranjit and Amarjeet on January 4, 1994 and May 24, 1996, respectively, he said.

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

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

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.

Over 7,000 Russian Troops Killed Since Start Of Invasion – Ukrainian Official

Over 7,000 Russian Troops Killed Since Start Of Invasion – Ukrainian Official

Reuters 3: Over 7,000 Russian servicemen have been killed since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while hundreds have been taken prisoner including senior officers, a military adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said.

A Russian army commander was taken to Belarus after being severely wounded, adviser Oleksiy Arestovich said in a televised briefing.

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

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