Friday, January 28News That Matters

J&K

Shops in Jammu defy weekend lockdown for consecutive second week

Shops in Jammu defy weekend lockdown for consecutive second week

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Jammu, January 28Shops and business establishments in Jammu defied the weekend lockdown and remained open past the district administration's deadline for the consecutive second week on Friday. On Friday, businesses remained open the city's markets in Gandhi Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Bakshi Nagar, and old city areas well past that time. No police patrols were seen in the area during this time,The Jammu and Kashmir administration had restricted non-essential movement in the state in an order on January 20 in wake of rising cases of Covid-19 in the UT. The order said all non-essential shops will remain closed from 2 pm on Friday to 6 am on Monday.On January 21, a day after the administration issued the order, the Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCI) Jammu sent arou...
Cyber Police in Kashmir recovers Rs 30 lakh from online scamsters

Cyber Police in Kashmir recovers Rs 30 lakh from online scamsters

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Srinagar, January 28Cyber Police in Kashmir has recovered Rs 30 lakh which were in the process of being converted into foreign currency by online scamsters."Cyber Police Station Kashmir received a complaint from a senior citizen of Srinagar city, stating therein that an amount of 11 lakhs has been fraudulently withdrawn from his bank account regarding which he has no knowledge. Accordingly, Cyber Police Kashmir started investigation promptly into the matter," a police spokesman said here on Friday.He said preliminary investigation revealed that the 11 lakhs were transferred into the bank account of complainant's nephew.The complainant's nephew disclosed that he came in touch with scammers over social media sites and they motivated him to invest in online trading to receive hefty returns an...
After 17 yrs, Tricolour unfurled at Srinagar’s Clock Tower

After 17 yrs, Tricolour unfurled at Srinagar’s Clock Tower

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Samaan Lateef Srinagar, January 27 After 17 years, the Tricolour was hoisted atop the historic Clock Tower in Srinagar's Lal Chowk on Wednesday. However, the celebrations ended in a controversy after the administration removed the flag hours before the sunset, attracting ire from former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Several political and social activists led by Sajid Yousuf Shah, Sahil Bashir Bhat and Shaheena Akhter organised the flag-hoisting ceremony at Clock Tower to mark Republic Day. "It was our dream to hoist the national flag on the Clock Tower. This is 'naya' Kashmir. History has been made," said Bhat. Unfurled first time in 1992 The Tricolour was hoisted at Lal Chowk for the first time in 1992 by veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi during the peak of militancy. On Au...
Army outreach: Kin of two ultras unfurl flag in Doda

Army outreach: Kin of two ultras unfurl flag in Doda

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Jammu, January 27 In a one-of-its-kind event to counter the ideology of terrorism, the Army allowed families of two terrorists, reportedly operating from PoK, to unfurl the national flag in Doda district of Jammu. The two ultras are Nazir Gujjar alias Abu Manazil and Saleem Malik. While Saleem fled to PoK in 2000, Nazir followed him in 2003. The flag was unfurled by Nazir's father Lal Din Gujjar and Saleem's brothers Irfan Malik and Yaseen Malik at an Army camp. Company Commander Major Mohammad Navaid of the 10 Rashtriya Rifles said the event was organised so that terrorists and over-ground workers could be brought to the mainstream by evoking a sense of patriotism among their families. As per the Army, Nazir is involved in training terrorists in PoK and guiding them in planning terror ...
2 soldiers hurt in Shopian gunfight

2 soldiers hurt in Shopian gunfight

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Srinagar, January 27Security forces called off an anti-militancy operation in south Kashmir on Thursday as ultras managed to escape after injuring two soldiers.The brief firefight between the security forces and militants took place on Wednesday evening at Chack-Nowgam village in Shopian district. The security forces had laid a cordon to the village on an intelligence input about the presence of militants.Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar said two militants, including a foreigner, managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness while the civilians were being evacuated to prevent collateral damage during the encounter.Two soldiers received bullet injuries in the initial exchange of fire. They were taken to the military hospital at Srinagar for treatment. The joint operation by the Army, CRPF and J...
939 police medals; JK Police get 115 for gallantry

939 police medals; JK Police get 115 for gallantry

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New Delhi, January 25 The government today announced 939 police medals, including 189 Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG), 88 President's Police Medals (PPM) for Distinguished Service and 662 Police Medals (PM) for Meritorious Service. Of the 189 PMG, Jamp;K Police bagged maximum 115 among states and UTs. Another 19 security personnel have been awarded for their gallant action in the UT. The CRPF got 30 PMG, the highest in the Central Armed Police Forces. Ten PMG have been awarded to Chhattisgarh Police, nine to Odisha Police, seven to Maharashtra Police, three each to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and the Sashastra Seema Bal and two to the Border Security Force among others.
Army displayed boldness: Lieutenant General Joshi

Army displayed boldness: Lieutenant General Joshi

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Jammu: Lieutenant General YK Joshi, GOC-in-C of Udhampur-based Northern Command, said 2021 was a watershed year for the armed forces wherein they displayed boldness in standing up to the aggressive designs on the LAC and the LoC. There has been a reduction in terrorist incidents, stone pelting and protests, he said. OC 21 arrested for stealing railway's copper wire Jammu: The GRP and the RPF have arrested 21 persons for stealing copper wire. 388-kg wire worth Rs 3,56,572 has been seized besides weapons and vehicles have also been seized. OC
Absent for years, two teachers shown the door in JK

Absent for years, two teachers shown the door in JK

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Srinagar January 25 The Jamp;K administration sacked two schoolteachers on Monday. One of them had been absent for the past 19 years. The Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Tassaduq Hussain Mir, said, "Neelofar Jan, teacher, Primary School, Khumriyal, Kupwara, had remained absent since July 1, 2002." Asked to respond, she did so on July 15 but on its examination, it was found unsatisfactory and un-substantiated that could not justify her long unauthorised absence, the DSEK said. Another teacher, Afroza Ashraf Amin, of Government High School, Nowpora, Baramulla, remained absent from October 1, 2014. She went abroad without obtaining leave permission, the office said. On July 6 last year, she was directed to present herself before the DSEK along with a statement of defence. She n...
10 police officials honoured in JK

10 police officials honoured in JK

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Jammu, January 25 DGP, Prisons, B Srinivas awarded the Director General's Prison Medal to 10 officials of the Prisons Department, in recognition of their outstanding performance on the Republic Day eve. The awardees are Dinesh Sharma, Tarseem Lal, Tilak Raj Kotwal, Ghulam Rasool, Zaheer Abass, Shridhar, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Kamal Kishore, Peer Farooq Ahmad and Farooq Ahmed Nengroo. The DGP hoped that officials would continue to work with the same zeal. — OC
Cop among 8 hurt in grenade attack in Srinagar, 1 held

Cop among 8 hurt in grenade attack in Srinagar, 1 held

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Srinagar, January 25Amidst heightened security for the Republic Day celebrations, seven civilians and a police officer were wounded after suspected militants hurled a grenade at security forces at Hari Singh High street in Srinagar on Tuesday. Later, the police claimed to have arrested one of the accused. IGP, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar didn't reveal any details about the arrested person.The grenade was tossed at a bulletproof police vehicle, puncturing its tyre and also damaging three nearby shops. The splinters hit seven pedestrians, including an inspector of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), and three women, a police official said.The attack took place barely 1 km away from the venue for the Republic Day celebrations, which unlike the past will not see snapping of internet and other comm...