January 06: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar arrested 03 drug peddlers and seized contraband substance from their possession.
Officers at a checkpoint established near SMHS Hospital Srinagar arrested 03 drug peddlers identified as Salib Parvaiz resident of Maisuma Bund, Aabid Hussain Bhaghadi resident of Khnayar Radhpora and Showket Ahmad Gilkar resident of Shah Mohalla Nawabazar, Srinagar.
Officers have recovered 200 grams of Charas concealed in two polythene bags from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Karan-Nagar where they remain in the custody. Officers at the check point have also seized Maruti car bearing registration No. DL3CBC/3480 used in the commission of crime.
Case FIR No. 01/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Karan-Nagar and initiated investigation into the matter.
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.
Dreaded terrorist caught alive by Jammu and Kashmir Police. Identified as Nissar Ahmed Dar, terrorist was planning an attack on some Security Force establishment. An ops was launched last night by Srinagar police in which the terrorist was caught alive.
He had escaped from an encounter in Kullan Ganderbal in which one Pakistani terrorist of proscribed terror outfit was killed. This dreaded terrorist was wanted in many terror crimes.
Nissar Ahmad Dar, (23) was active for the past some years and a Categorised Terrorist . He is involved in 8 FIRs ( 7 in 2016 and 1 in 2019). He is detained TWICE in PSA( 1 in 2016 and 1 in 2017). He is associate of Salim parray who is top terrorist of Lashkar e Toiba.
People of Kashmir were happy with the scrapping of the state’s special status as they became part of mainstream India, JP Nadda said.
Even a law like the POCSO Act was not applicable in Kashmir earlier, JP Nadda said
Panaji: BJP working president J P Nadda said on Friday that with the scrapping of Article 370, corruption in Jammu and Kashmir would now be probed, and those found guilty would be “either in jail or out on bail”.
He was in Panaji to address a rally in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA.
People of Kashmir were happy with the scrapping of the state’s special status as they became part of mainstream India, the BJP leader said.
Before the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, several laws passed by Parliament were not implemented in the Himalayan state, he said.
“The law such as the Prevention of Corruption Act was not implemented in Jammu and Kashmir, so the leaders there could have their way out (of scams) despite being involved in corruption,” Mr Nadda claimed.
“The Indian government was giving them money and they kept on siphoning it off, there was no audit or inquiry… Now article 370 has been abrogated. Now there will be inquiry, either the leaders would be in jail or would be out on bail,” the BJP leader said.
Even a law like the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was not applicable in Kashmir earlier, he said.
“Now the law would be enforced. Not only people from across the country, but also people of Jammu and Kashmir are happy as they are part of the mainstream,” Mr Nadda said, praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for taking the step of scrapping Article 370. (GNS)
Locals participating in the pledge wall signature campaign organized by Students Organization of Unified Ladakh in Leh on Friday
Mansoor Hosain beigh
LEH: In order to support for constitutional safeguards for UT Ladakh, Student Associations under the banner of Students Organization of Unified Ladakh (SOUL) organised a pledge wall signature campaign at hunger strike point near Leh main gate. The campaign was inaugurated by founder SECMOL Sonam Wangchuk along with ex-CEC LAHDC Leh, Rigzin Spalbar, students and general public.
During the signature campaign, speakers including founder SECMOL Sonam Wangchuk, ex-CEC LAHDC Leh, Rigzin Spalbar and LSEF Chief Coordinator, Jigmet Pajor highlighted the importance of 6th Schedule for Ladakh regarding its safeguard in different fields.
EC Education, LAHDC Leh, Konchok Stanzin chairing a meeting in Leh on Friday
Mansoor Hosain Beigh
LEH: EC Education, LAHDC Leh, Konchok Stanzin convened a meeting to review the functioning and progress of education system in Leh district today. Addressing the meeting, EC Konchok urged upon the government schools to share their initiatives that will help to provide a platform of strong ideas in the new education policies. Threadbare discussion took place on the grievances and demands put forth by the Principal/Headmaster of each school and the past and present education scenario of Leh was also discussed. EC Konchok assured to fill the vacant posts of teaching and non-teaching staff in all schools in Leh district. He also informed about the transfer committee that had been set up to look into transfer cases and filling up of pots on priority basis. A number of issues were also raised by the area Councillors and Principals regarding basic infrastructure, installation of central heating system, compound wall, setting up of solar power plant, fully equipped computer lab, 27×7 electricity supply and other basic facilities. In response, EC Konchok assured to consider their demands in a given time frame.
The meeting was attended by the Councillors, AD Education, officials of Education department and Principals/Headmasters of Higher/High Schools of Leh district.
The attack comes after a pro-Iran mob this week laid siege to the US embassy following deadly American air strikes on a hardline Hashed faction.
Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike that targeted their car on Baghdad International Airport road.
Baghdad: Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike on Baghdad’s international airport on Friday, Iraq’s powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force has said, in a dramatic escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran.
The Hashed’s deputy chief was also killed in the attack, the force added, which comes after a pro-Iran mob this week laid siege to the US embassy following deadly American air strikes on a hardline Hashed faction.
“The deputy head of the Hashed, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and head of the Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, were killed in a US strike that targeted their car on the Baghdad International Airport road,” the Hashed said in a statement early Friday.
The airport was hit in a volley of missiles just after midnight, Iraq’s military had announced.
Security sources told AFP the bombardment hit a Hashed convoy and killed eight people, including “important figures.”
The Hashed is a network of mostly-Shiite armed units, many of whom have very close ties to Tehran but which have been officially incorporated into Iraq’s state security forces.
The units joined forces to fight the Islamic State group in 2014 but many of them had built up years of fighting experience during Iraq’s war years, including against the US.
Muhandis is the Hashed’s deputy chief but widely recognised as the real shot-caller within the group.
Soleimani heads the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force and also serves as Iran’s pointman on Iraq, visiting the country in times of turmoil.
Both have been sanctioned by the United States.
There was no immediate comment from the US on the developments, which come after an unprecedented attack on its mission in Baghdad.
A mob of Hashed supporters surrounded the US embassy on Tuesday in outrage over American air strikes that killed 25 fighters from the network’s hardline Kataeb Hezbollah faction, which is backed by Iran.
The US had acted in response to a rocket attack days earlier that had killed an American contractor working in Iraq.
US President Donald Trump blamed Iran for rocket attacks targeting US forces as well as the siege at the embassy, saying: “They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat.”
On Thursday, US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper told reporters there could be more attacks from Iran-backed groups but vowed American forces would respond.
“We are prepared to exercise self-defense, and we are prepared to deter further bad behavior from these groups, all of which are sponsored, directed and resourced by Iran,” he said.
The attack on the embassy highlighted new strains in the US-Iraqi relationship, which officials from both countries have described to AFP as the “coldest” in years.
The United States led the 2003 invasion against then-dictator Saddam Hussein and has worked closely with Iraqi officials since.
But its influence has waned compared with that of Tehran, which has carefully crafted personal ties with Iraqi politicians and armed factions, even during Saddam’s reign.
Both Washington and Tehran backed Iraqi security forces fighting the Islamic State group, but the two have been at loggerheads since the United States pulled out of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran in 2018.
Iraqi officials have feared that their country could be used as an arena for score-settling between Iran an the US.
After the expansion of newly Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday, the debate over dynasty politics in India has again taken a narrow shape. The sworn-in ministers, be it from smaller parties or from the grand old party like Congress, the grimy exhibition of nepotism was set forth at the swearing-in ceremony in Mumbai.
The interesting part of Maharashtra politics is something unique; one can create a book and can learn the different political lessons from it. From Shiv Sena and NCP coming together and forming the government in the state to the NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar, who initially set the tone for the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aagadi.
Ajit Pawar’s motivated gamble and his short cameo as Fadnavis’s friend to the expansion of Maharashtra Cabinet which has several leaders from the influential families leading to the dynasty politics. The politics of Maharashtra has created an entire book of lessons for all.
The ministers who found a place in Cabinet due to previous political background comes amid the eternal debate over the dynastic politics in the country.
Here’s the list of those who found a place in Maharashtra Cabinet due to their family legacy.
Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, sworn-in as a Cabinet Minister in the State.
NCP minister Dhananjay Munde, nephew of BJP veteran and former state and central Minister Gopinath Munde.
Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
NCP minister Jayant Patil is the son of Congress minister late Rajaram Patil.
Shiv Sena Minister Shambhuraje Desai is the grandson of Balasaheb Desai, the former home minister from the Congress.
Congress minister Amit Deshmukh is the son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Congress minister Yashomati Thakur, daughter of former Congress MLA Bhayyasaheb Thakur.
Congress minister Sunil Kedar, son of former Congress MLA and Minister Chhatrapal Kedar.
Congress minister Varsha Gaikwad is the daughter of former Congress MP Eknath Gaikwad.
Congress minister Vishwajeet Kadam is the son of former Congress minister Patangrao Kadam.
Congress minister Satej Patil is the son of Congress leader and former Bihar Governor DY Patil.
Congress minister Balasaheb Thorat is the son of former Congress MLA Bhausaheb Thorat.
NCP minister Rajesh Tope is the son of former MP Ankush Tope.
NCP minister Aditi Tatkare, daughter of MP Sunil Tatkare.
Srinagar: Political detainees being held at the MLA Hostel in Srinagar barring five leaders are likely to be released by the Jammu and Kashmir administration in batches in January,The Indian Express reported.
The Indian Express quoted the sources as having said that the five leaders unlikely to be released soon are Peoples’ Conference chief Sajad Lone, National Conference general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, former IAS officer and Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement president Shah Faesal, senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar and PDP youth wing president Waheed ur Rehman Para.
“Barring these five individuals, others are likely to be released in batches slowly. At least six individuals are scheduled to be released this week subject to their signing of release bonds,” a source in the administration, who did not wish to be named, said.
As on date, 26 persons are under detention at the MLA Hostel including PDP’s Ajaz Mir, NC’s Salman Sagar, Showkat Ganai, Ali Mohammad Dar and Altaf Kuloo and Awami Ittihad Party lawyer and social activist Bilal Sultan. They were moved to their current location from the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre citing logistical and security concerns in the last week of November. In the first week of August, a total of 58 political detainees were housed at the Sher-e-Kashmir centre, reported The Indian Express.
Many individuals were detained in the first few weeks of August from across the Valley. “Approximately 800 or so are still under detention all over Kashmir,” a source said. Besides this, about 200 individuals are held in jails in other states, the source added.
Those in the MLA Hostel were picked up under clauses of preventive detention in the wake of the situation in Kashmir post August 5, the day the Central government revoked the special status accorded to the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, and decided to split it into two union territories.
Further, there is no move to release the three former Chief Ministers – Farooq Abdullah currently detained at his Gupkar Road residence under the Public Safety Act, Omar Abdullah detained at Hari Niwas and Mehbooba Mufti under detention at a government building in Maulana Azad Road, the sources said.
On Monday, five political detainees — Former PDP MLA Zahoor Mir, Bashir Mir of PDP, Dr Ghulam Nabi of National Conference, former MLA and NC leader Ishfaq Jabbar, and former legislator Yasir Reshi — were released from the MLA hostel.
Those released from SKICC and the MLA Hostel earlier include Mohammad Syed Akhoon of National Conference, Imran Ansari of Peoples’ Conference, Hilal Shah of Congress, Noor Mohammad Sheikh and Yawar Mir of the PDP, and Ghulam Hassan Mir of the Democratic Party (Nationalist), reported The Indian Express.
SMS services restored, but Jio, Airtel have developed technical snag; will take strict action against rumour monger : Divisional Commissioner Kashmir
Srinagar, 1st Jan 2020:- Broadband high speed Internet services restored in 80 Government Hospital including health centres and offices linked department of health across Kashmir valley.
According to the wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said that the government has directed all the cellular companies to restore SMS services in Kashmir, but Jio and Airtel cellular companies have developed some technical snag due to which the services have not been restored so far. Khan further added that all the cellular companies have been directed to restore the SMC services from last night (December 31).
Meanwhile, Khan told KNO that strict action will be taken against the people who are spreading rumours in Kashmir from last two days. “The rumours are doing rounds from last two days and we will take strict action against rumour mongers,” he said, appealing people not to pay heed to the rumours.
Pertinently, the rumours claiming that curfew passes have been issued by the government to health employees as the curbs will be imposed in Kashmir, were doing rounds from last two days.