CASO in Shopian

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A cordon and search operation was launched on Monday in Kilora area of Shopian in Southern Kashmir by Government troopers. Following a tip off about the presence of the militants in the area, the troopers cordoned the area. The search operation was going on when this report was filed.


Good News For J&K Teachers

  • 20000 graduate teachers to be registered with IGNOU for BEd: Altaf Bukhari 6000 undergraduate teachers to be registered with NIOS for Diploma in Elementary Education


Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari chaired a meeting convened to discuss the enrollment of in-service graduate teachers of school education department in B.Ed (ODL) program. On the occasion, the Education department entered into a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with IGNOU and decided that around 20,000 in-service graduate teachers will be registered with IGNOU for B.Ed courses which will be completed by April 2019. Similarly the government has also entered into an MOC with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for registering more than 6,000 in-service under graduate teachers for Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) course which will also be completed by April 2019. The Minister directed Director School Education (Kashmir) to prepare the required details within a weeks’ time about the candidates who have to get registered for B.Ed course. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Higher Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah, Chairperson BOSE, Director IGNOU, Directors of School Education (Kashmir), School Education (Jammu), Director Colleges Kashmir, Project Directors of SSA and RMSA and other concerned officials.

Protest in Sangam After troops Thrash a Shopkeper

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Immense stone pelting started in Sethar area of Sangam in Anantnag district.

The clashes according to Eyewitnesses started after troops allegedly thrashed a Shopkeper identified as Abdul Hameed Loli, a resident of Pujtan Sangam, who sells newspapers in the area. Following the incident scores of youth gathered in protest against the Government troops after which immense clashes erupted. The people of the area also blocked the traffic on the national Highway towards Srinagar shouting pro Freedom and Anti India Slogans. The clashes were going on when this report was filed.

“Zeenat ul Islam to be New Top Commander of LeT”

September 15

After the Killing of Abu Qasim, Abu Dujana and now Abu Ismail, the Lashkar e Taiba, is likely to get a new face and the new face is likely to be from Southern Kashmir, suggests a report published on Hindustan Times. The report suggests that 28-year-old Zeenat-ul-Islam, one of the militants who surfaced in the Recent list of most wanted militants in Kashmir prepared by Indian Army as an A++ Category Militant is most likely to be made the LeT commander in Kashmir. Zeenat is resident of Sugan Zanipura in south Kashmir’s Shopian area. Zeenat was once arrested after 2008 uprising after which he confessed to being an over ground worker (OGW). After being released after 4 years, he joined Lashkar e Taiba. Zeenat one of the most wanted militant among being Zakir Musa, Riyaz Naikoo, Saddam Padder is considered one of the main accused in the Shopian attack in February that left three soldiers dead.

Dorjay reviews functioning of Cooperative Department

>Dorjay reviews functioning of Cooperative Department >Emphasizes on revival of defunct cooperative societies


Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay reviewed the functioning of Cooperative department in a high level meeting here today. Threadbare discussions were held on various issues pertaining to strengthening of cooperative movement, revival of defunct societies, and early disposal of arbitration cases to make the functioning of Cooperative Societies more convenient. The meeting was attended by Secretary Cooperatives, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Registrar Cooperative, Peerzada Hafizullah, Joint Registrar (Audit), Jammu, Dr. R K Thapa and Joint Registrar (Special), Jammu Trishla Kumari besides senior functionaries of the department from all the districts of Jammu Division. Emphasizing on the need for revival of defunct cooperative societies in the region, the Minister asked the concerned officials to take requisite measures for the strengthening of these societies. The Minister further directed them to put together strenuous efforts to make the functional societies further viable. The Minister said that the establishment of cooperative societies in the region will generate employment opportunities. He exhorted upon the officers to create mass awareness about the cooperative movement at the grass-roots level. Directing the concerned officers to furnish the lists of societies to which elections are to be conducted, the Minister asked the concerned for initiating the process to conduct elections for these cooperative societies at the earliest. The Minister asked the concerned officials to adopt a proactive approach to streamline the functioning of the department. Detailed discussions were also held on future course of action of the cooperative department. The Minister directed the officials to ensure that there should be no encroachment on Cooperative assets available at various places. Bank authorities also consulted the Minister for the recovery of loan under OTS in order to revive the defunct societies. The Minister directed the concerned officials to submit an inclusive progress report of the ongoing projects of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) to his office.

MLA Khansahib ‘Hakeem Yaseen’ takes stock of Muharram arrangements ||JKON

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MLA, Khansahib, Hakim Mohammad Yaseen today asked the District Administration Budgam to make adequate arrangements in various areas of the district especially In Khansahib constituency in connection with Muhurram. Speaking at a meeting of the officers of district Budgam held to take stock of the arrangements for ensuing religious festival Muharram, Hakim Yaseen urged them to provide uninterrupted power and water supply during the Muharam days while emphasizing that all the roads, link roads, lanes and lanes leading to Imambaras should be kept neat and clean so that devotees do not face any kind of difficulty. He especially asked the concerned Municipal committees to keep adequate sanitation in and around the surroundings of various Imambaras in the district. Hakim Yaseen asked the Chief Medical Officer Budgam to set up special medical aid camps around Imambaras to meet any exigency. He has asked the concerned district officers of the food supplies and Forest department to provide adequate ration and fire wood to the people particularly in Shia dominated areas. Hakeem Yaseen asked the District Development Commissioner to set up mini-Control Rooms comprising concerned district officers to coordinate various activities related to the observance of Muharam.

CASO launched in Kulgam

A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in Matlhama in Quimoh area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam District. The troopers launched a CASO in the area following specific inputs about the presence of militants. The Search Operation is still going on as per the latest reports. The Operation comes hours after Abu Ismail top Lashkar e Taiba Commander was killed in Srinagar encounter.

Encounter starts in nowgam srinagar

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A gunfight started between militants and government forces at Aribagh area of Kanipora in outskirt’s of Srinagar City on Thursday late afternoon. Official sources told news agency GNS that a joint team of SOG Srinagar and army’s 55 RR cordoned off the Aribagh area following a specific input about the presence of militants. As such the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the militants hiding in the area opened fire ensued an encounter. When reports last came in the operation was going on in the area.

CASO launched in Pulwama

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After an early morning Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) In Mitrigam launched by Government troops, The Operation has now been extended to two more area. The Murran, Mitrigam and Putrigam areas of Southern Kashmir’s Pulwama District have been placed under Cordon now, Locals Told

According to reliable sources, The troops have launched the Operation after getting information about the presence of militants in the areas. A Heavy number of troops has been deployed in the area as the cordon has spread to two more localities. All the entry and exit points to the areas have been sealed by the troops as they launch a massive search in the area. The Operation was going on when this report was filed.

Massive Protest In Jammu Against Alleged Cow Slaughtering; Administration Asks To Speed Down 3G/4G Internet Services

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JAMMU, Sep 09: Massive protests were carried out on Saturday at Narwal area in Jammu against alleged cow slaughtering. Sources said that Highway near Sunjwan , Wave mall was closed by protestors around 7:30 pm and remain closed till 9 pm. Sources told Cross Town News that Adminsitration has ordered for lowering spoeed of 3G/4G Internet services in Jammu.