ANM NEWS_120719_MARTYR DAY_ENG

CURBS IN OLD CITY SRINAGAR ON MARTYRS DAY

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: To prevent any untoward happening, authorities have imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar on the Martyrs Day.

Restrictions were imposed as precautionary measures to prevent any law and order problem after Separatist have called for a complete shutdown to commemorate July 13 as Martyrs Day.

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EXCLUSIVE: MERCURY GOES UP IN VALLEY, NO RESPITE IN IMMINENT DAYS

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The rise in temperature across the Kashmir valley is signaling the arrival of a delayed summer as rainfall, which had led to cold weather conditions till recently, has finally stopped.

The end of daily downpour in most parts of the Valley has caused a significant rise in temperature in the past several days. The rise in the mercury signals the arrival of a delayed summer as the day temperature is recording a sharp increase.

In Srinagar, where temperature had failed to rise in the past few months, the mercury has neared average 33°C, the meteorological department data said.

In the recent days, the day temperature in Srinagar as well as in other parts of the Valley, including its holidaying resorts, hovered around the average July temperature. Nearly all districts of the Valley had recorded heavy downpour last month, which the meteorological department described as “excess” or “large excess” precipitation.

CLIMATE CHANGE_ENG

WORKSHOP ON “CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING IN HIMALAYAS” KICK STARTS IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: A three-day workshop on the sensitization of media persons in the area of climate change and to engage them on climate change adaptation commenced from today.

The workshop themed ‘climate change reporting in the Himalayas’ is being jointly organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Centre for Media Studies (CMS) and Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Ten such workshops have already been conducted in various States in India.

The experts informed that the Indian Himalayan Region is one of the most vulnerable mountain systems in the world. “Jammu and Kashmir is the third most vulnerable state to climate change in India”, the experts informed. They added, if effective measures are taken in time, it may be possible to prevent further degradation of the ecosystem.

The inaugural session of the workshop was attended by Director, Department of Ecology Environment and Remote Sensing, B. Siddhartha Kumar; Director, Indian Meteorological Department, Srinagar, Sonam Lotus; and resource persons from government institutions and NGOs.

SHAH POLICE

HM VISITS SLAIN POLICE OFFICER’S HOME IN SRINAGAR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday morning visited the slain Station House Officer (SHO) Arshid Khan’s residence in Karan Nagar locality of Srinagar and offered condolences with the bereaved family.

Shah was accompanied by the top security officials to the residence of the slain SHO. Khan was shot and injured in a Fidayeen attack on KP Road in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on June 12. He later succumbed to injures at AIIMS in New Delhi. Five CRPF personnel and a militant were also killed in the attack.

The Home Minister is on a two-day official visit to the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

JK RAID

ACB RAIDS FORMER JKB CHIEF’S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: After several days of pause, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided the official residence of sacked chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Srinagar.

PRESSRR

AIP, JKPM FORM PRE-POLL ALLIANCE “PEOPLES UNITED FRONT” AHEAD OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Er. Rashid led Awami Itihad Party (AIP) and bureaucrat turned politician  Shah Faesal’s Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) forms pre-poll alliance ahead of assembly elections, both the leaders( Er. Rashid & Shah Faesel) reveal it during presser at Srinagar, the other members  were present in the presser was Javid  Mustafa Mir, Qayaam din Shilwati, Ishtaq Qadri.

People’s united front will all efforts to unite all the people of the state, irrespective of religion, region, caste & creed & seek for all citizens of the state equal opportunities & social, economic & political justice, both Shah Faesal & Er.Rashid told Reporters in a presser..

The alliance shall follow the duly agreed upon common Agenda for alliance & function under a joint coordination committee compromising the members from JKPM & AIP each & shall be heard by Javid Mustafa Mir , Chairman JKPM said.

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ALL PARTY DELEGATION FROM J&K SHOULD MEET PM MODI ON ARTICLE 35A/370: SHAH FAESAL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: President J&K Peoples Movement Shah Faesal today suggested that a delegation of all political parties from J&K State should immediately call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to share with him the concerns regarding abrogation of Article 35A/370.

In a statement, JKPM chief underscored the need to build a political consensus on various constitutional issues confronting the State of J&K.

“BJP Government in the center is a reality and the political formations in J&K State have to acknowledge this reality and take steps to constructively engage with it. If the issue is gender discrimination then central government can be assured that the popular government in the State should be allowed to propose necessary amendments to Article 35A instead of wiping out the entire article against the wishes of the people”, he added.

KASHMIR MILITANT

MILITANTS LIKELY ESCAPED AS OPERATION CALLED OFF IN KULGAM

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The operation against Militants have been called off as militants likely escaped from the scene. Meanwhile, At least 60 persons were injured, seven of them seriously in government forces action during clashes following a gunfight in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

The government forces also called off the operation as militants have reportedly managed to escape.

The encounter ensued after a joint team of army’s 9 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Tazipora area of Mahmoodpora following information about the presence of some militants.

ARMY

ACCIDENTAL FIRE WOUNDED ARMY SOLDIER IN NORTH KASHMIR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: An army soldier was injured in an accidental fire in Uri sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, official sources said here on Wednesday.

They said forces personnel Ramakant Dewidi was injured when his service rifle went off accidentally during duty at Gohalan near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector.

The injured soldier was shifted to Army hospital Uri, where his condition is stated to be stable. However, police has registered a case and initiated proceedings.

KASHMIR FLOOD_ENG

EXCLUSIVE: NO FLOOD THREAT IN KASHMIR: J&K OFFICIALS

Yawar Shafi , Srinagar: As the panic among people of Kashmir is looming around over the rumours of Flood threat, the officials of various designated departments says that though there is prolong spell of moderate rainfall prediction in Valley however people need not to panic as there is no immediate threat of floods in Kashmir. Officials on the other hand they added that precautionary measures have been taken up just to ensure every ground would be on track.

 

Director Disaster Management Kashmir province said that both state and central administration is alert after 2014 floods in Kashmir and every step is being taken to ensure no unease hits to Valley.