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No large ISIS footprint in JK: Lt Gen Hooda
2/6/2016 11:02:01 PM
NOWSHERA, Feb 6: Terror outfit ISIS does not have "very large footprint" in Jammu and Kashmir but care needs to be taken to ensure it does not make inroads, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda said today and advocated an "Intelligence Operation" to prevent spreading of its ideology. Islamic State has been talking about South Asia and India region but "right now we don't see a very large footprint of Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir. But I think we have to be careful," the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GoC-in-C) told reporters here while responding to a question. "We need to study the the situation properly (with regard to ISIS). We need to make sure that Islamic State does not make inroads. So it is more of an 'intelligence operation' that we need to look at and make sure this ideology of Islamic State is not allowed to spread in India," he added. He was replying to a question about footprints of ISIS in J&K and its spread in India. When referred to a threat issued by ISIS that it would launch its operations in J&K, Lt Gen Hooda said "We need to study the situation properly. We need to make sure that they do not make inroads." The Army Commander played down the threat issued by Lashkar-e-Taiba Chief Hafiz Mohammed Sayeed about more attacks on the Indian soil by terming them as "nothing new". "See we know that there is a threat from Lashkar. They have b...
Militant killed in encounter in Pulwama
2/6/2016 11:01:50 PM
SRINAGAR, Feb 6: A local militant was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district, about 35 kms from here, police said. The gunbattle started when security forces came under attack from a house in Gundipora village where they had gone to carry out a search operation following information about presence of militants, police said. The militants, whose number was not immediately known, hurled a grenade towards security forces from the house but no one was hurt. The security forces took positions after the grenade blast and engaged the militants, police said. One militant, believed to be a local, was killed in the gunbattle, police said....
Vohra directs finalisation of scheme for flood affected traders in 15 days
2/6/2016 11:01:40 PM
JAMMU, Feb 6: Governor N.N. Vohra, in a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan here today, reviewed the relief being provided to the flood affected traders and small business enterprises in the State. The meeting was attended by Mr. B.R. Sharma, Chief Secretary; Mr. B.B. Vyas, Financial Commissioner (Planning and Development); Mr. P.K. Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Governor; and Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, Commissioner, Finance Department. The Governor was informed that the Reconstruction Plan for the State of Jammu and Kashmir, which was announced by the Prime Minister on 7th November, 2015, includes a provision of Rs. 800 crore as Central assistance for interest subvention on the support prov...
Rajendra stresses on innovative methods to expedite investigation
2/6/2016 11:01:24 PM
JAMMU, Feb 6: Stressing on adopting innovative methods to expedite the investigation of criminal cases, the Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar has said that professional policing at grass root level in the State would be revamped to enhance proficiency of cops in crime investigation. He said that the mechanism should be revisited for fruitful and speedy investigations. Mr. Rajendra said this while chairing a meeting of officers of Jammu Zone at Zonal Police Headquarters here today. The meeting was convened to review the crime scenario in Jammu Province and discuss different methods to improve professional functioning for better deliverance. DGP stressed for improv...
Omar’s humorous take on IPL auction
2/6/2016 11:01:07 PM
SRINAGAR, Feb 6: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah saw the lighter side at IPL auction today likening "unsold" cricketers to legislators overlooked for ministerial berths but still putting up a brave face. "Unsold cricketer at #IPLAuction = MLA/MP overlooked for ministry before oath taking ceremony. *embarrassed but putting on a brave face*," Omar wrote on Twitter. Over 350 players went under the hammer at the auction held today in Bengaluru but some big names remained unsold. Some of the stars who could not find a franchise included Hashim Amla, Martin Guptill, Aaron Finch and Usman Khwaja....
Cop goes missing with rifle
2/6/2016 11:00:55 PM
SRINAGAR, Feb 6: In the third such case since the last few months, a policeman is suspected to have deserted the force and is believed to have fled with the rifle of his colleague. Riyaz Ahmad, a driver in the Police Department and posted at Rainawari Police Station in old city, has not reported for work since yesterday, a police official said today. A service rifle of one of the constables at the police station was also missing. "Riyaz, who was working as a driver, might have fled with the rifle as we have not been able to contact him since yesterday," the official said, adding efforts have been launched to nab him. This is the third incident of a cop deserting the force with official ...
Slight respite from cold conditions in Valley
2/6/2016 11:00:42 PM
SRINAGAR, Feb 6: The minimum temperature in Srinagar and Kokernag rose more than a degree to settle above the freezing point even as a bright sunshine greeted Valley residents. The mercury in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, went up over a degree from the previous night's minus 0.6 degree Celsius to record a low of 0.8 degree Celsius, an official of the MET department said here. He said Kokernag town in south Kashmir registered a low of 1.2 degrees Celsius as compared to minus 0.3 degree Celsius the previous night. The official said the mercury also increased in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir where it settled at minus 1.4 degrees Celsius up by nearly ...
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