At least five injured in grenade attack in Kashmir's Srinagar amid India clampdown
Saturday, 12 October 2019 At least five people were injured in a grenade attack in India-controlled Kashmir's main city of Srinagar on Saturday, police said, the second such attack since India stripped the Himalayan region of its special status.
A woman football player, Suhaira Ashraf, has opened a football academy to train junior players in Srinagar. She said, "I am imparting training to both boys and girls in my academy." Several football enthusiasts have joined the academy to pursue their dreams.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon lost his life in encounter with terrorists in Srinagar's Malbagh on July 03. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Governor Draupadi Murmu paid tribute to braveheart.
Indian Army organised a tour for school students in Srinagar under outdoor classroom learning experience. The visit was named as 'Know Your Army' tour. The students of Army Goodwill School (AGS) Hanzik visited JAK LI Regimental Centre. The tour was organised to develop interests and abilities of students with an aim to broaden the horizon of learning and break the monotonous schedule amid COVID-19 pandemic. Around 93 students participated in the tour. The students were shown a movie on history of rising of the centre and its gallantry achievements. This tour helped in expansion of outlook among students and developed a great understanding of functioning of Indian Army. Such opportunities assist in building social experience and holistic development of personality of students.
Baseer Ahmed Khan, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of J-K informed that all parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow i.e. July 08. He said, "All parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow. I appeal to people to take all precautions including wearing masks, using sanitisers and maintaining social distancing. The entry points of parks and gardens will have the arrangements of thermal screening."
Two people were arrested in a drug peddling case in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba on July 07. A large consignment of intoxicants was recovered by the police. Police also recovered capsules, and a case has been registered. Samba DSP, Tilak Raj Bhardwaj said, "The consignment was going from Gurgaon to Kashmir, the truck was carrying 5,760 bottles of Corex and 38,160 capsules were recovered. 2 have been arrested in the case."
Under Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP), a Government of India scheme, the Jammu and Kashmir government is constructing ponds in Udhampur's Peroya Jagir. Step was taken to aid villagers in solving water issues. Under the scheme, 7 ponds are being built currently. Project Officer IWMP says, "Construction of 6 ponds completed while the last one is under progress. The project generated employment and will solve water issues here."
One terrorist has been neutralised in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on July 7. The undergoing encounter started in Goosu area of Pulwama in early morning. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation. Further details are awaited.
Pulwama, is a leading producer of milk in Jammu and Kashmir with the production of 310 thousand tones of milk in 2019-20. Milk cooperatives in the district have been pivotal in enhancing the income of farmers and have attracted educated youth towards this lucrative practice. In order to provide marketing and other facilities, District administration of Pulwama has also established Automatic Milk Collection Centres (AMCCs) across Pulwama, so that these youth who collect milk under this scheme can sell their milk at these centres. The milk is then supplied to other districts of Kashmir valley.The Umeed programme under the Jammu Kashmir State Rural Livelihood Mission (JKSRLM) is a Centre sponsored scheme to encourage youth to be self dependent and self sufficient. Under this scheme, youth of Pulwama both boys and girls have established milk societies. The beneficiaries of this UMEED scheme hailed the efforts taken by the district administration as now not only they earn for themselves but also provide employment to others of Pulwama district.
Indian Americans have called for 'Boycott China', a protest demonstration against China at the iconic Times Square in New York. This protest comes in the aftermath of the deadly border clash in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and 76 injured. Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans. Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti-China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States and scenes in New York looked no different as people were seen holding placards, raising the Indian and Tibetan national flags along with chanting pro-India and anti-china slogans. The protestors believe that even though the "boycott China" campaign has already been more successful than anticipated, there is still a lot to be done apart from simply stalling the use of Chinese products.
District Administration has completed the preparations to open the 'Chardham Yatra' for pilgrims from within the state from July 1. The pilgrimage was remained shut for months to curb the spread of COVID-19. The pilgrims visiting the temples will be limited and they will not be allowed to enter some parts of the temples. Wearing masks, sanitising hands and maintaining social distance will be mandatory during the pilgrimage. The four famous Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand's Garhwal region are known as 'Chardham'.
China has returned 10 Indian soldiers captured during a deadly border clash earlier this week, an Indian government source said on Friday, as two Asian nuclear powers sought to de-escalate tensions on their disputed border in the western Himalayas. Emer McCarthy reports.