Briefing July 23-29, 2023


Throughout his latest Paris go to, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a hand-knitted Kashmiri silk carpet to Yaël Braun-Pivet, President of the French Nationwide Meeting. Kashmir’s silk carpets are well-known internationally. Newspaper experiences stated this has led the native stakeholders to heap praises on the prime minister hoping it would enhance carpet gross sales internationally. “You may have seen him donning scarf and Kani specimens,” Mehmood Shah, Director of Handicrafts Kashmir was quoted as having stated. “Throughout his final go to to Sweden, he gifted a GI-certified scarf in a papier mache field to the President of Sweden. In his latest go to to the US too, he gifted papier mache containers. And this time he gifted the silk carpet from Kashmir.” These acts, he stated, are a terrific encouragement for the artisans.

Of 19 ambulances in Mendhar block, 15 autos don’t have a driver.


Authorities are considering investigating the service information of the workers, particularly those that lack a proper appointment order. In anticipation of this, the Jammu and Kashmir Police Crimes Department, now known as the Financial Offences Wing, has filed cost sheets in two circumstances wherein the “workers” had managed their appointments via pretend paperwork. In Rajouri, a 489-page cost sheet was filed in opposition to 9 people together with eight Bodily Schooling Academics (PETs) – three of them girls – and their agent. That they had secured jobs on the premise of a pretend certificates issued from the World Open College Nagaland. Earlier, the Wing filed a cost sheet in opposition to 19 individuals who bought police jobs on pretend and solid appointment letters.

In practically 75 days, Kaman Publish (Uri) recorded a footfall of greater than 16,000 guests.


Kashmir’s globally recognized English poet, Agha Shahid Ali has moved out of the beneficial books from the MA English curriculum of the College of Kashmir and Central College of Kashmir. Agha is the poet who launched Ghazal to English literature and translated Faiz Ahmad Faiz. His poetic assortment was a part of the MA English course. Studies showing within the media stated the administration directed the 2 varsities to instantly delete two books – Basharat Peer’s memoir The Curfewed Evening and Agha’s poetic assortment from the MA English curriculum. KU VC has confirmed the choice saying it was carried out below the brand new training coverage. Agha, who ultimately grew to become a US citizen and died there, earlier didn’t get a educating job on the College of Kashmir.

A gathering was instructed that Jammu and Kashmir has 4000 individuals of the third gender.


Suspected militants fired upon two younger forest officers once they have been on a routine patrol within the Sangerwani forests. He had obtained a thigh damage however by the point he reached the hospital, he had misplaced quite a lot of blood. A day later, one among them died. Recognized as Imran Yusuf, 25, a resident of Moonu (Chrari Sharief), he was the lone bread earner of his BPL household. He was not a daily worker however an informal employee. The 1999-born man was employed by Forest Division in 2014 in opposition to a paltry sum of Rs 8000. His paltry earnings have been the supply of revenue to his ailing dad and mom – his father is bedridden due to a backbone damage, and his sister, who’s single. His father instructed reporters his son went to the forests throughout late hours after he bought experiences of timber smugglers entering into the woods. “We don’t know who killed him or why however his loss of life has robbed us of our solely assist in outdated age,” Mohammad Yusuf, his father has instructed reporters. The assault occurred close to the Bangender Bridge.

Latest days, witnessed a number of assaults. Previous to the forest firing, two migrant employees have been shot at. Akshay, 20, and Saurav, 20, are from Maharashtra’s Sangli space. Earlier on July 13, three migrant employees from Bihar have been shot and injured at Gagren (Shopian). After the Gagren assault, the Station Home Officer of Shopian police station, Ghulam Jeelani Bhat was shifted and an inquiry was ordered.

The method has been initiated to implement Gasoline Authority of India Restricted (GAIL)’s 175-km Bathinda-Jammu Tawi Gasoline Pipeline Undertaking by the Petroleum and Pure Gasoline Regulatory Board (PNGRB).


Allegedly kidnapped on June 30, a 19-year-old Kashmir woman was recovered by Jammu and Kashmir Police from New Delhi. They’ve arrested two individuals. A case was formally registered at Palhalan police station. Police stated they tracked their digital footprints and traced the trio in Delhi. The accused have been recognized as Ashiq Ali Mangral, a resident of Reasi and Deepak Kumar of Kathua (Jammu). The woman has now been handed over to her household.

Jammu and Kashmir authorities has stated the land financial institution of practically 25,000 kanals for industrial investments has practically exhausted.


Jammu and Kashmir’s energy sector is working a emptiness of greater than 721 engineers, which is barely lower than half of the entire engineers required by 4 firms – JPDCL, KPDCL, JKPTCL and JKSPTCL. Apparently,many of the prime positions are held by senior most engineers who’re but to be confirmed in opposition to the positions they’re holding. This has impression ted the profession prospects of engineers at numerous ranges. A few of the senior engineers are nonetheless working as junior engineers or AEEs. Now the Jammu and Kashmir Electrical Engineering Graduates Affiliation (JKEEGA) has written a letter to Lt Governor Manoj Sinha searching for an earlier implementation of the selections he has already taken. The vacant positions embrace two Managing Administrators, 4 Govt Administrators, 5 Chief Engineers, 14 Superintending Engineers, 62 Govt Engineers, 134 Assistant Govt Engineers, 167 Assistant Engineers and 333 Junior Engineers. Apparently not less than three prime engineers will retire as JEs or AEEs throughout the subsequent few months.

NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index has fallen from 12.56 per cent (NFHS4) to 4.80 per cent (NFHS5). The federal government stated it means 1044860 folks have been introduced out of poverty between the 2 surveys.


A blaze that broken a high-altitude bunker over the Siachen Glacier has killed a Captain rank officer. Siachen in Ladakh is the world’s coldest and highest battlefield the place troops from India and Pakistan are stationed since 1984. Military’s Regimental Medical Officer, Captain Anshuman Singh went right into a bunker to assist the 4 troopers who have been injured. They have been flown out and survived however Singh misplaced his life. There was no lack of ammunition. Apparently, neither of the 2 armies have used a bullet in opposition to one another for years.


Huge rains that lashed Jammu triggered flash bloods, and landslides and subsided after killing eight folks, together with 5 youngsters. 5 of them have been killed when two houses have been buried below a landslide, annihilating the household of Bani’s SurjanMorah hamlet. The lifeless included Zareena Begum, 40, her two sons Shahbaz, 14, and Arbaz 2, Nazia Tabassum, 14 and her brother Asif, 12.

At Sitti village, 13-year-old Ajay Singh got here below a landslide close to his home, whereas the physique of Naseema Begum, 55, was died below a landslide close to her home at Drangal-Mandote. Sham Lal, 50, died after coming below the particles of a landslide at Bhuldi Nallah close to Daggar. Varied areas within the area have been inundated because the rivers began overflowing for a while. Katra witnessed document rains forcing officers to shut the yatra to Vaishno Devi.


Myanmar refugees lodged on the Holding Centre inside Hiranagar jail for the final two years have clashed with the police and plenty of accidents have been reported. Police sources stated a conflict broke out once they had gone to rescue the centre in-charge and two different workers members who have been allegedly held captive by the detainees. Virtually half a dozen cops and a dozen refuges have been injured in stone pelting, in keeping with police. Later police and CROF reinforcements went in, burst tear smoke shells and resorted to cane-charge and introduced the state of affairs below management. As many as 271 Rohingya, together with 74 girls and 70 youngsters (a few of whom have been born contained in the jail) are lodged within the centre since March 6, 2021. The detainees have been demanding their instant launch in order that they’ll rejoin their relations, together with youngsters, who’ve been staying at Rohingya settlements outdoors the centre. Hiranagar police have registered a case and the investigations within the incident are happening. The inmates have been on starvation strike in Could for a lot of days.


At Kashmir Artwork Emporium, final week, Kashmir’s solely bone carving artist, Aziz-ul-Rehman, 22, displayed his expertise and work. Utilizing animal bones, he crafts jewelry, ornamental objects and artworks. A Fisheries scholar at SKUAST-Ok, Aziz developed an curiosity in bone carving as a baby. Given the widespread consumption of mutton, he discovered quite a lot of bone waste and determined to repurpose a few of it for his artworks. He has designed bone earrings, pendants, candles, jewelry stands, pen holders, brush holders, key chains, ornate flower vases, and even ornamental paper machie works on skulls. At his Gulabbagh dwelling in Srinagar, Aziz has established a gallery of bone creations. “I’ve began an account on Instagram and am getting orders from folks each from inside J&Ok and out of doors the state. The response from folks has been good and is rising,” he instructed reporters.


Not in so distant previous, three associates – Irfan Shahmiri, Mushtaq Bashir and Kaiser Bhat, determined to have a soccer membership in order that youth steer clear of medicine. In 2023, Downtown Heroes FC is main the Jammu and Kashmir Soccer Affiliation (JKFA) Skilled League after it completed second in I-League 2. In August, they are going to be collaborating within the Durand Cup in Guwahati. The community-driven membership has three engineers, seven undergraduate college students and 10 school-goers as its gamers. After Actual Kashmir FC and Lonestar Kashmir FC, Downtown Heroes FC is the third soccer membership to emerge from Kashmir. In contrast to Actual Kashmir FC, nevertheless,most of its gamers are natives and never rented. For the Durand Cup, 9 out of the 11 gamers within the beginning line-up are from Downtown. Apparently, its coach, Ishfaq Ahmad was appointed because the Head Coach of the Indian Soccer Below 16 Males’s Crew.


Jammu and Kashmir administration has sacked three extra workers below Article 311 of the Structure of India taking the general dismissals to 52. The trio embrace erstwhile reporter Faheem Aslam, a Public Relations Officer on the College of Kashmir, Arshid Ahmad Thoker, a cop from Shopian and Murawath Hussain Mir, a local of Pulwama who labored as Wasil Baqi Navees within the Income Division. The dismissals are going down “within the curiosity of the safety of the State”. All however six workers dismissed thus far are from Kashmir. The federal government is firing workers by invoking Article 311 (2) (c) of the structure, which permits the termination of workers within the curiosity of the safety of the state with none correct inquiry and with out giving them an opportunity to be heard.