Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha on January 20 appealed to beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccines, amid apprehensions of their efficacy. "There is a need to spread awareness about the vaccine...Both the COVID-19 vaccines were given emergency use approval only after scientists were convinced of their safety. I appeal to all beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated," said LG Manoj Sinha. COVID-19 vaccination drive was roll out on January 16 across the country.
Indian Army organised Jammu and Kashmir's biggest talent hunt-cum-music concert show ''SHAURYA'' at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar on January 18. Famous Bollywood singer, Sukhwinder Singh performed live at SKICC in front of an enthralling gathering. On the occasion, senior officers of Army and a large number of music lovers were present. J and K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the event. Sinha also felicitated young achievers of Kashmir Valley who have performed well in different fields.
Jammu and Kashmir's Ganouri-Tanta village saw the light of an electric bulb for the first time on January 18, ending the decades of darkness from the lives of the villagers. Village is located in the far-flung area of Doda district. The electrification work of the village was taken up on the order of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, after a group of locals put forward the demand before him at the last "LG Mulaqaat" programme. LG asked the Doda district administration to ensure the electrification of the village within a month. To celebrate the historical moment with the villagers, District Development Council Dr Sagar D Doifode visited the village and formally declared it as electrified by lighting up a bulb amid huge rounds of applause by elated locals. DDC ensured that the progress of electrification work was monitored on a daily basis, while providing every logistic support to the JPDCL team associated with the task.
Activists of Dogra Front on January 20 staged protest against the web series 'Tandav' in Jammu and Kashmir's Dogra. 'Tandav', an Amazon Prime Video-based series addressed the backlash against its content that has hurt religious sentiments of many viewers. Muslim people also showed their anguish against the web series by showing placards. The protestors alleged that the creators of the web series have tried to disrupt the communal harmony in the country. Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Government has received a complaint regarding 'Tandav' and will be taking appropriate action against the web series. Earlier on Monday, the cast and crew of the Saif Ali Khan starrer political-drama had extended their apologies to the viewers for "unintentionally" hurting their sentiments. An FIR was also registered at Lucknow's Hazratganj Kotwali against Amazon Prime's India and team of 'tandav' for allegedly hurting religious sentiments on Monday.
Bharatiya Kisan Union Chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni on NIA's notice and other allegations said that these are government's tricks to break the protest but they won't be successful. Chaduni further said that the allegations can't be of Sanyukta Kisan Morcha instead it is of Shivkumar Singh's who himself is RSS agent. Gurnam Singh Chaduni said, "This can't be the allegation of Sanyukta Kisan Morcha but an individual. These are Kakka ji's allegations who himself is RSS agent. He was head of Rashtriya Kisan Sangh for a long time, a branch of RSS. They're trying to divide and rule. We will issue a notice to the newspaper that published the article, as well as Kakka. He should have provided some evidence. These are tricks of the government trying to break the protest and they won't be successful."
Ahmedabad-based artist Aejaz Saiyed gave final touch to an artwork featuring United States of America's new President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Mahatma Gandhi. Through his artwork, Saiyed hopes for the peace and good relations between India and US. Meanwhile, Biden took oath as the 46th President of USA on Jan 20. Harris also took oath as the first female VP of USA.
Chandra Kumar Bose, grandnephew of Subhas Chandra Bose reacted on Centre's decision to celebrate Bose's birthday as 'Parakram Diwas' on January 23. Reacting on the decision, he said, "The people of India for many-many years, have been celebrating 23rd January as 'Desh Prem Diwas' or Patriots' Day. Mahatma Gandhi had announced Bose as patriot of patriots, so it would have been more appropriate if GoI would have made an announcement , 23rd January as 'Desh Prem Diwas'," he said. He said that countrymen really need to bring out Bose's ideology on his birth anniversary. Nation will celebrate the 125th birth anniversary on 23rd January.
Two terrorists were killed on Sunday during a gunfight with security forces in the higher reaches of Surankote in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. The terrorists are believed to have infiltrated into this side from across the Line of Control (LoC) about three days ago and were heading for south Kashmir's Shopian district when they were intercepted in a snow-bound area along the Mughal Road in the afternoon, the officials said. The officials said police, assisted by the Army, launched a joint cordon and search operation in remote Chattapani-Dugran village after getting information about the presence of three suspected terrorists. Watch the full video for more details.
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Jammu and Kashmir administration organised a youth engagement workshop in Srinagar on October 31. The outreach program saw presence of multinational companies, corporates, and different departments of..