Ghulam Nabi Azad Floats New Party After Resigning From Congress: J&K
After resigning from Congress, a senior leader in Jammu & Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad, floated his new party, the Democratic Azad party (DAP). On September 26, Azad said, "I am launching Democratic Azad Party (DAP) from here today. It symbolises democracy and freedom of speech and thought. Our ideology will be based on the ideals of Mahatama Gandhi." Notably, Ghulam Nabi Azad was with Congress for over five decades.
Tags: J&K, Ghulam Nabi Azad, democratic Azad party, Congress, new party
Courtesy: Press Trust of India
Islamic Body Expresses Resentment Against Imposing Bhajans & Surya Namaskar On Muslim Students In Schools
Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU), headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, expressed resentment against making students chant bhajans and asking them to perform ‘surya namaskar’ in schools. MMU, an association of around 30 Islamic religious and educational organisations in Kashmir, seeked for the ban of such impositions, stating that it is hurting the religious sentiments of Muslim students. Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti also commented on it, calling… read-more
Tags: J&K, Surya namaskar, Bhajans, Hindutva, BJP
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Cab Overturns Near Magi Mohre In J&K’s Rajouri; 8 Injured
In Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri, a cab overturned near Magi Mohre, injuring eight persons travelling in the car. Reportedly, the can was on its way from Bufliaz to Rajouri. Following the incident, the injured persons were rushed to the hospital for treatment, and are reportedly in a stable condition. Sub divisional police officer of Thanamandi Imitiaz Ahmed said that a case has been registered, and further investigation is underway.
Tags: J&K, Rajouri, Bufliaz, Road accident, Magi Mohre
Agnipath Scheme: Army Conducts Pre-Training For Aspirants In North Kashmir’s Baramulla
The Indian Army has organised a two-month pre-training program for Agniveer aspirants, in North Kashmir’s Baramulla. Youths from the said area, and surrounding areas, are taking part in the program, before enrolling for the Agniveer scheme. Reportedly, extensive training for physical conditioning and written examination were conducted, as part of the program. Also, a regular medical checkup was organised. The program acts as a platform for… read-more
Tags: J&K, Baramulla, agnipath, Agniveer, Indian Army
J&K Govt Waives Off Electricity Bills, Bringing Relief To Households
As a relief to the consumers, the government of Jammu and Kashmir announced an amnesty scheme for domestic electricity consumers. According to the scheme, the bills which are not paid, will be waived off, including the penalty. The waiver also applies for commercial houses, institutions, factories and business unit. This has come despite the J&K government running in a revenue deficit.
Tags: J&K, electricity bill, Waiver, Srinagar, business
Earthquake Of 4.8 Magnitude Jolts Leh’s Alchi
An Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Leh’s Alchi on September 16. According to the National Centre for Seismology (NCS), the Earthquake exactly occurred 189 km north of Leh’s Alchi. Furthermore, the quake had a depth of 10km below the ground, and occurred at 4:19 am. Notably, NCS is the nodal agency that monitors the earthquake activity in the country.
Tags: J&K, Leh, Ladakh, Alchi, Earthquake
Minibus Accident In J&K’s Poonch Claims Lives Of 11, Leaves 25 Others Injured
In Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, in a minibus accident in Sawjian area, as many as 11 persons were killed and 25 other were left injured. Mandi Tehsildar Shehzad Latif said that the injured have been rushed to a hospital for treatment. Reportedly, the accident occurred when the minibus was travelling from Mandi to Sawjian. Also, the Indian Army is engaged in a rescue operation.
Tags: J&K, Poonch, Sawjian, Minibus Accident, Mandi
3 Children Injured In Leftover Shell Explosion In J&K’s Shopian
In Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, three children have been injured in an explosion near an explosion site on September 13, informed officials. The incident occurred Heff Shirmal in Shopian, when a leftover shell exploded, injuring three children playing nearby. Following the incident the children were rushed to a hospital. This has a day after an encounter between a local militant and a soldier in the same area.
Tags: Heff Shirmal, Shopian, J&K, explosion, Children Injured
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Earthquake Of 3.5 Magnitude Jolts J&K’s Katra
An earthquake of 3.5 magnitude on the Richter scale hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra on September 8, informed National Centre for Seismology (NCS). The quake occurred 62 kms East-North-East of Katra at around 7:52 am. Reportedly, the earthquake had a depth 10 kms below the ground. Further details on the matter are awaited. Notably, NCS is the nodal agency of government of India that monitors earthquake activities in the country.
Tags: J&K, Katra, Earthquake, NCS, environment
Jammu-Srinagar Highway Blocked Due To Shooting Stones: J&K
In Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, the Jammu-Srinagar a highway (NH-44) has been blocked for vehicular traffic due to shooting stones, on September 5. Reportedly, the highway is crucial for essential transports, as it connects the union territory to the rest of the country. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light or moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls or thunderstorms and lightning over J&K… read-more
Tags: J&K, Srinagar, Jammu-Srinagar Highway, NH-44, Shooting Stone