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Four suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed and two policemen were injured in a gunbattle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after a truck carrying a group of freshly infiltrated militants was intercepted by security forces on the outskirts of Jammu city on Thursday, top police officials said.
The terrorists had come to execute a "big plan" which has now been foiled, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, Mukesh Singh, said.
In Srinagar, IGP, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the four terrorists were on their way to the Kashmir valley to disturb the District Development Council (DDC) polls scheduled later this month, as Pakistan has been trying to cause trouble in the political process.
A one-day trekking programme was organised by Shugul events for children in Srinagar under the theme of "Save Jhelum" from Zabarwan Park to Shankaracharya Hill and also to keep their surroundings neat and clean for good life. The organisation took steps to clean famous places in Srinagar and to make people aware not to throw waste in the river and to save it for future generations.
Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju along with Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha inaugurated Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for rowing in Srinagar. Built at renowned Dal Lake, the centre will provide an opportunity to water sports enthusiasts in the region. Local residents and authorities believe that this centre will also play a key role in boosting adventure tourism. This is the second such centre with one in the fencing discipline already operating for a significant time now.
The first convocation of 31 students of National Institute of Fashion Technology Srinagar was held in Srinagar's Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre on April 09. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was the chief guest on the occasion and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju was the Guest of Honour at institute's convocation. JandK Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the convocation via video conferencing from Jammu's Raj Bhawan. NIFT Srinagar offers two undergraduate courses in Fashion Design and Fashion Communication of four years respectively. It plays a vital role in providing exposure to students in order to enhance their creativity. Students were overjoyed with the convocation that took place amid pandemic.
The annual Urs Mubarak of famous Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Dawood Sahib (RA) popularly known as Batmol Sahib (RA) observed with zeal in Srinagar. Devotees thronged the shrine wearing mask to offer prayers. The devotees including women, men, children, and old were seen paying obeisance and offering special prayers at the shrine. Forming an integral part of Indian ethos for the last several centuries, even today the Sufi traditions play an important role in the lives of the people and connote them with an understanding of the world in all its spiritual dimensions. "Not just Batmol areas, but people from different dimensions come here to attend this celebration. You must have seen that there are Sikhs community as well as pandits to offer prayers," said Firdous Masood, Member of Urs Committee.
To promote the handicraft and handloom weavers in the Valley, awareness camp was organized in Srinagar. Organized by the Industrial Co-operative Society (INDUSCOS) wing of the Department of Handicrafts and Handloom, Kashmir, the camp aimed to raise awareness of the various financial schemes provided by the government. "We have a rich cultural history. Programs like these are very important. The government should organize more programs like in the Valley," said an artisan, Abdul Wahid Dar.
Three terrorists gunned down in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian. Security forces engaged in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Hadipora area. Encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon & search operation. One of the slain terrorists was newly recruited and security forces appealed him to surrender. “Police & security forces made sincere efforts to take surrender of newly recruited #terrorist. Parents also made appeals but other terrorists didn’t allow him to #surrender,” the police said in a tweet. The identity & group affiliation of the terrorists killed are yet to be ascertained. Watch the full video for more.
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A group of pilgrims going to visit Gurudwara Shri Panja Sahib, Pakistan on the occasion of Khalsa Sajna Diwas (Baisakhi) would get their passport after mandatory COVID-19 test to travel. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) secretary, Mohinder Singh Ahli said, "437 people have been granted permission to visit Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi. Pilgrims will visit all major Gurdwaras including Nankana Sahib. All of them have tested negative for COVID. They'll leave tomorrow and will return on Apr 22."
The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday slammed the Centre for rejecting the demand to open COVID-19 vaccination for more age groups and accused it of adopting a non-cooperative attitude towards the state, which is the worst hit by the pandemic in the country. State Congress president Nana Patole said the Centre and the BJP will have to face serious consequences if adequate doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not provided to Maharashtra, which is in the grip of a raging second wave of the pandemic. He said due to the Centre's indifferent attitude, only three states have completed vaccination of 5 percent of their total population. Watch the full video for more details.
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