KASHMIR ENCOUNTER

OVER 700 MILITANTS KILLED IN J&K IN LAST THREE YEARS: GOVERNMENT

Raju Singh, Jammu: More than 700 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir over the last three years, Union Home Ministry said on Tuesday.

A total of 113 militants were killed between January and June 16 this year, 257 were killed in 2018, 213 in 2017 and 150 in 2016, taking the total number of those killed during the period to 733, it said.

As many as 112 civilians also lost their lives during this period in the state.

COMICSTAAN

ZAKIR KHAN,KANEEZ SURKA & KENNY SEBASTIAN STAND AWAITED FOR ‘COMICSTAAN 2’ TRAILER

Amarnath, Mumbai: The stand-up comedy competition, Comicstaan 2’s trailer is going to launch soon. Prior to the event, country’s favourite stand up  comedians Zakir Khan, Kaneez Surka and Kenny Sebastian were present in Mumbai to interact with the media. They all seemed excited and spoke about how the teaser has already garnered millions of views. They hoped that viewers like the second part as much as they liked the first.

JK BJP

DIALOGUE WITHIN CONSTITUTIONAL FRAME IS WELCOMED: AVINASH RAI KHANA

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that whosoever want to have dialogue within the “Constitutional Boundary” will be welcomed but “there would be no compromise on the country’s constitution”.

“We are for dialogue and the fact is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is creating an atmosphere for peace and reconciliation. We are open to talks with Hurriyat leaders but within the ambit of the constitution,” BJP’s national vice-president and J&K affairs in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna told reporters on the sidelines of a party function in Srinagar.

“We are ready to carry forward the dialogue legacy of Vajpayeeji but there can be no compromise on the country’s constitution. Hurriyat is welcome to talk to us or even the Prime Minister.” Late Vajpayee had famously announced “Kashmir issue needs to be dealt with in the ambit of humanity.”

Khanna’s statement on the possibility of Hurriyat-Delhi dialogue comes at a time when Governor Satya Pal Malik has triggered a debate across the political spectrum in the state by claiming that “it was encouraging to see Hurriyat’s readiness for a dialogue.”

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PULWAMA CLASHES LEAVES THREE YOUTH WOUNDED

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Three youths were injured in government forces action amid complete shutdown in Pulwama town in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

The injured were shifted to District hospital Pulwama where from one has been referred to Srinagar hospital. The injured have been identified as Asif Ahmad, resident of Chaatpora Pulwama, Adil Asif Ahmad, resident of Chaatpora Pulwama  and Tanveer Ahmad.
Meanwhile authorities have decided to close down both Boys and women Degree colleges in Pulwama district.
BHANDARI

CBI BOOKS ARMS DEALER SANJAY BHANDARI OVER ALLEGED CORRUPTION CASE

ANM News Desk: The CBI has booked controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and others in connection with the alleged corruption in the Rs 2895 crore deal of 75 Pilatus basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force in 2009.

 The action comes after findings of a three year old inquiry by the CBI showed a prima facie case of corruption against the accused. The agency has also booked unidentified officials of the Indian Air Force, the Defence Ministry and Switzerland-based Pilatus Aircraft Limited in the case.

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ARMY GOODWILL SCHOOL RENAMED TO DECEASED SOLDIER NAZIR’S NAME

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: A function was held honour the contributions of  Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who was bestowed Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award of the country on Republic Day this year.

The Army Goodwill School Wuzur was renamed “ Shaheed Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, Ashok Chakra, Sena Medal.

Army Goodwill School Wuzur” in a befitting  ceremony by Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command. The ceremony was attended by Lieutenant General KJS Dhillon, the Chinar Corps Commander, Mrs Mahajabeen the wife of the martyr, civil dignitaries, student alumni and parents among others.

Late Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani, who epitomised the great saga of extraordinary courage and valour of Indian Army, devoted his whole life to the cause of restoring peace in the Kashmir Valley is one of the Real Heroes of Kashmir and India. Army Goodwill School Wuzur, opened in 1998, was chosen for this great honour as it is located just 14 km from Ashmuji, the native village of Late Lance Naik Nazir Ahmad Wani. It has been a centre of academic excellence in South Kashmir and has nurtured scores of students from that area on the righteous path and glory.

STUDENT

TRIPURA GOVERNMENT TO HAND OVER 20 STATE-RUN SCHOOLS TO ISKCON

ANM News Desk: Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath stated that Tripura government has decided to hand over 20 state-run schools including 13 closed institutions to ISKCON to run them.

The 13 schools are closed as they don’t have any student. In 147 other government schools there are a maximum of only 10 students, he added.

KOVIND

PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN A MANDATE TO CONTINUE WITH THE COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT: PRESIDENT KOVIND

ANM News Desk: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday stated that the people of India have given a mandate to continue with the country’s development journey that started in 2014.

In his address to the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament in the historic Central Hall, he stated that the government is moving ahead to create a strong, secure and inclusive India.

In his customary address after formation of the 17th Lok Sabha, the President also said that government has started a pension scheme to help farmers and small traders live a life of dignity.

Congratulating the Election Commission and crores of officials and security personnel involved in holding the general elections, he pointed out that over 61 crore people voted in

He stated that  a record 78 women have been elected as members of the Lok Sabha — the highest ever and almost half of the elected members are first timers.

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J&K GOVERNOR FLAGS OFF NEW MOTORCYCLE SQUAD OF TRAFFIC POLICE IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: J & K Governor Satya Pal Malik flagged off a new motorcycle squad of the Traffic Police, launched in order to ensure better compliance of road safety measures by the commuters. K. Skandan and K.K. Sharma- Advisors to Governor; BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Umang Narula, Financial Commissioner to Governor; Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary, Transport  Department; Dr. S.P. Vaid, Transport Commissioner were among the dignitaries present on the  occasion.

Pertinent to mention that during the financial year 2018-19, Rs 567.92 lacs from the Road Safety Fund was spent on procurement of Road Safety Equipment which inter-alia included Laser Speed Cameras with Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Combined Pollution under Control Equipments, Speed Radar Guns with Laser Camera, Hill Recovery Cranes, 110 Motor Cycles for Motor Vehicle and Traffic Departments for increasing mobility of enforcing agency and also to curb traffic violations and ensure road safety for all.

Appreciating the initiative of the Transport Department, Governor observed that the Departments associated with ensuring road safety should formulate good practices for ensuring safety of people on the roads and extended full support of the administration in all their endeavors in this direction.

MARK ESPER

ARMY SECRETARY MARK ESPER NOMINATED TO TAKE OVER PENTAGON

ANM News Desk: Army Secretary Mark Esper has been nominated to take over the Pentagon after acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from the nomination process and resigned. UK President Trump had esrli8er tweeted that Shanahan decided to resign so that he could spend more time with his family.