Rables attack NC leader Gh Mohiudin, kill Guard


SRINAGAR, JULY 16 : A Security officer was killed on Monday after militants attacked the car of National Conference leader Gh Mohiudin in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

After the attack, gunmen fled the spot with the policemen weapons.

The slain policeman unidentified as Mudasir Ahmad was killed and other two were critically injured in this attack. However, NC leader escaped unhurt.

Police have confirmed the attack and death of the constable Mudasir Ahmad

ATFI Chief files sedition case against former JK CM


Srinagar, Jul 16 : Anti-Terrorist Front of India (ATFI) on Monday filed a sedition case against the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti over her statement wherein she had stated that more Salah-ud-dins and Yasin Maliks will be born in case New Delhi repeats 1987.
The sedition case as per the documents available with Kashmir News Service (KNS) also reveals that the sedition case by the ATFI was also filed against Mehbooba’s another statement wherein she had ‘threatened’ of dire consequences if PDP split by New Delhi.
That the ATFI chief and National spokesman of Shree Hindu Takht, Viresh Shandilya filed a petition in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Ambala Pooja Singla through his counsel Advocate Sumit Sharma against Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti.
Shandilya urged the court to summon Mehbooba Mufti for her anti-national statement.
He said that “in case Mehbooba Mufti is not summoned and trailed in related sections of law then a day is not far when off when the country (India will be deprived of J&K and the entire nation would be jeopardize when the terrorist activities increase.”
Later, the CJM Singla has fixed next date of hearing on July 17.

PDD employees’ stages protest against death of colleague in Sopore

SRINAGAR, JULY 16 : Employees of Power development department (PDD) on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the death of their colleague outside power receiving station in Sopore town of Baramulla.
Scores of the PDD employees gathered outside power station Sopore shouting anti departmental slogans demanded justice to the family of deceased employee Mohammad Ramzan Lone, (50), son of Ali Mohammad Lone, a resident of Nowpora, Wagoora.
On Saturday, Lone was repairing an electric wire and received a shock and fell on the ground., resulting in the death. Later on scores of the daily wagers shouting anti-departmental slogans assembled outside the PDD office in Sopore and accused the department of negligence.


Non-functioning of Hospital Lifts: JKGGC seeks report

SRINAGAR, JULY 16 : The J&K Government Grievance Cell (JKGGC) has, on the directions of the Governor N N Vohra, sought a report from the Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) regarding non-functioning of the lift system at various hospitals in the State.
According to a statement issued by a spokesman of the J&K Government Grievance Cell, a complaint was lodged with the Cell recently by a citizen regarding non-functioning of the lift systems at JLNM and LD Hospitals in Srinagar and District Hospital Baramulla.
He said although the complaint was forwarded to the concerned for redressal, there has been no response till date and accordingly, on the directions of the Governor, who has taken the issue very seriously, a report has been sought from MD JKPCC (Executing Agency) and Superintending Engineer, Mechanical Engineering Division Srinagar (Certifying / Taking over Authority) for non-functioning and non-commissioning of these lifts.
Meanwhile, according to the spokesman, in an effort to ensure speedy redressal of the grievances /complaints pertaining to Directorate of Health Services, a review meeting was convened here today under the chairmanship of Inam-ul Haq Siddiqui, Additional Secretary, J&K Government Grievance Cell.
The meeting was informed that out of 51 complaints forwarded to the Directorate of Health Services, 48 have been disposed of till date and three complaints are in the process of disposal.
The spokesman said that the Governor is personally monitoring all grievances / complaints lodged by general public in J&K Government Grievance Cell to ensure speedy redress.

Sarmad Hafeez gets additional charge of Director Information

SRINAGAR, JULY 16 : The Government today ordered that Secretary Information, Sarmad Hafeez shall hold the additional charge of the post of Director Information & Public Relations till incumbent Director, Tariq Ahmad Zargar resumes his duties.
Pertinently, Zargar has proceeded on leave to perform Hajj.
Meanwhile, Sarmad Hafeez today visited the Media Complex, Srinagar to personally take stock of the functioning of the Information Department.
The Secretary visited different sections of the department wherein he was given a detailed presentation on the working of the concerned wings.
He also inspected the ongoing work on Library-cum-Reading Room and Audio-Visual facility coming up at the Media Complex, Srinagar.
The Secretary interacted with the employees of the Information Department and listened to their suggestions for further improving the working of the department.
Joint Director Information (Headquarters) Saajid Yehaya Naqash gave a detailed briefing to the Secretary Information about the functioning of the Department and the future initiatives.

Govt clarifies on revocation of Individual Arms Licenses

SRINAGAR, JULY 16 : The Government today made it clear that all the Individual Arms Licenses issued from January 2017 to February 2018 have not been revoked by virtue of Order No: 922-Home of 2018 dated 12 July 2018 as has been reported by a section of the media.
“Through the said order the District Magistrates have been asked to take urgent steps to revoke all such individual arms licenses issued from 15th July, 2016 i.e. the date of notification of Arms Rules, 2016, onwards to various persons (excluding Personnel belonging to State Police, Army and CAPFs), which after scrutiny, are not found to meet the requisite conditions prescribed in said Rules,” said a spokesman of the Home Department.
He said some of the conditions prescribed in the said Rules relate to proof of identity/residence, undertaking with regard to safe use and storage of firearms and medical certification about the mental health and physical fitness of the applicant. “Therefore, all such persons who had acquired an Arms License, after fully complying the requisite conditions would not be adversely affected by the Government’s directive,” he said adding that the District Magistrates have also been asked to ensure strict compliance with the provisions of Arms Rules of 2016, on their being approached by a licensee for renewal.
He said the District Magistrates have been further asked to that new individual arms licenses shall not be issued by them in the State of J&K till further orders.
The spokesman further stated that the Government had through its earlier order of 6th March, 2018 asked the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and Jammu to verify all the cases of new individual arms licenses issued during 1.1.2017 to 23.2.2018 in respect of eight districts namely Kishtwar, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Leh, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi and Udhampur and besides, pending this verification, District Magistrates of these eight districts had been directed not to issue any new individual arms licenses till further orders.