48.62% turnout in second phase of DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir
Tuesday, 1 December 2020 The second phase of polling in the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday passed off peacefuly and saw 48.62 percent turnout. While the Jammu region witnessed 65.54 percent voting, the Kashmir valley recorded an average of 33.34 percent turnout
State election commissioner K K Sharma on December informed turnout of third phase of DDC election in which 16 constituencies in Kashmir and 17 constituencies in Jammu went to polls. The polling percentage overall in the Union territory in phase 3 was 50.53 per cent which is greater than phase 2...
Indian Army, under the aegis of Dagger Division, recently organised a free medical camp for people of old town Baramulla in North Kashmir. The Army organised the event 'Sadbhavana medical camp' in collaboration with Rotary club Pune and Borderless World Foundation. Number of doctors including gynecologist, eye surgeon and physician participated in the event. In the camp, 634 people turned up from adjoining areas of Baramulla and availed the facility. The aim of the camp was an outreach to alleviate the medical problems of the local populace and to build mutual trust, confidence and codependency between awaam and the Army. A medical check-up was conducted and medicines were also distributed among people. Sudarshan Natu, president of Rotary Club of Pune and organiser, said that he is part of a 17-member team who are on the fourth day of medical camp in Jammu and Kashmir with three other camps in the previous three days."The camps in all four places received an overwhelming response which makes me happy and we thank this place for that," he said. Dr Anushree Goswami, an eye surgeon said, "The response was very good. Medicines were given and those who are in need of spectacles were given those for free. We are very happy."Parvez Ahmad, a local resident said, "It is a very good initiative and very beneficial to the public. These type of camps should be done in the whole valley."
A man, who was in Pakistan jail, returned to India after 14 years. Dharam Singh served 14 years of imprisonment in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail. Singh returned to India via Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on April 19. Singh is a resident of Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district and had crossed the border unknowingly in 2003. “He crossed over to Pakistan by mistake in 2003 and served a jail term of 14 years. He will be quarantined for 14 days followed by a round of medical test. Later, his family will be called and he will be handed over to them,” police said.
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A person returned to India via Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on April 19 after being released from Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. Dharam Singh is a resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district and had crossed the border unknowingly. Protocol Officer AP Singh said, "He crossed over to Pakistan by mistake in 2003 and served a jail term of 14 years. He will be quarantined for 14 days followed by a medical test. Later, his family will be called and will hand over him to them."
While speaking to ANI, 15 Corps (Srinagar) Commander Lt Gen DP Pandey said that Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations to assist infiltrations but it is now reduced after the agreement between India and Pakistan. He also emphasised that current terrorist attacks have not been led by Pakistan but it is instigating local terrorists in Kashmir valley. "Ceasefire was announced about 2 months back and both sides (India and Pakistan) are adhering to norms, but we shouldn't draw too many conclusions. In about another month or two, we'll get to see the impact of this ceasefire in Kashmir. The numbers of (terror) incidents are on decline, they're virtually half, as compared to last year. Pakistan Army used ceasefire violations primarily to assist infiltrations; currently what we observe is adherence and reduction," said Lt Gen DP Pandey. He further said, "Pakistan's objective in terms of facilitating terrorism in Kashmir hasn't changed, but their intent to indigenize it has changed. For last few years, Pakistan terrorists aren't leading attacks, but primarily instigating local terrorists."
In a bid to provide a platform to youngsters, 'The Kashmir Fashion Show' was organised on March 30 at the Sheri Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar. "Our brothers and sisters have the capacity and talent to work in the fashion industry or film industry and there nothing wrong with the platform. This show is a small effort to give them a stage to showcase their talents," the organiser of the event, Momin Mir said. "Fashion is not every time bad. It's all about clothes and a presentation of it," said a contemporary style designer, Ousheeba. "There is a stereotype that females should not do modelling and it is not for them. To break shackles, this program has been organised," participant, Sara told ANI. The auditions for the fashion show were held in districts of the Kashmir Valley to find the talent. A total of 22 candidates were shortlisted for main event. The costumes were designed by local fashion designers.
The Para Special Forces unit is a special operations unit of the Indian Army. Also known as Elite Forces, it is among the oldest airborne units in the world. Their role involves occupying large areas behind enemy lines they operate in small assault teams, which work individually behind enemy lines. These forces are trained to face inclement weather, deep snow, and all kinds of rescue operations. The unit specializes in various roles including hostage rescue, counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance, foreign internal defence, counter-proliferation, counter-insurgency. "These are specialised troops with very few numbers. They are deployed wherever the Indian Army is there for special task. Out here it is mainly also for ceasefire violations. Fortunately there will now be a ceasefire, so we are happy. But we have to be ready in case there is any violations by the enemy, we are always ready to respond to it," said Col Karan Bhatia, Commanding officer Para.
Kashmiri youth turned up for the recruitment process of Border Battalion in Jammu on December 29. The recruitment drive was halted amid COVID pandemic. Youngsters, who live within 10 km reach in border..
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