People in Kashmir unaffected by Pakistan's false propaganda: Srinagar Corps chief
Monday, 19 October 2020 Lt Gen B.S. Raju, who heads the Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told IANS that the situation in the Kashmir Valley is normal and Pakistan is not happy about it and "propagating false narratives about the Valley".
Billboards have been put up at several locations in Srinagar ahead of two-day 'National Symposium'. 'National Symposium' is being organised by National Museum Institute of History of Art in collaboration with the UT Government of Jammu and Kashmir on October 22 and 23. The two-day 'National...
Voting is underway for the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Bassi Khurd Village of Jammu. West Pakistani refugees, who did not have voting rights earlier due to Article 370 and Article 35A are now voting for the first time in DDC elections. They were seen standing in queue at a polling booth in Jammu on December 01, waiting for their turn to cast their votes. DDC elections will be held in eight phases and will go on till December 19.
Higher reaches of Pir Panjal range in Jammu and Kashmir received heavy snowfall. A thick blanket of snow engulfed the Mughal Road in Rajouri district. Snow clearance operation by local authority took place on the Mughal Road. Heavy snowfall has led to a dip in the temperature over the past few days. Mughal road connects south Kashmir's Shopian to Rajouri and Poonch districts.
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Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 56th Raising Day on December 01. The chief guest of the event, MoS (Home Affairs) Nityanand Rai felicitated the BSF personnel. DG of BSF, Rakesh Asthana said, "I pay my respects to families of all BSF personnel who've lost their lives in the line of duty. The BSF is the sentry to the more than 6,000 km long international border of the country. The BSF constituted with 25 battalions, is 192 battalions strong today. BSF is also working to find technical solutions to counter drone infiltrations on the western border. He further said, "We want to assure the country that our men will always stand to protect the country from the coward infiltration attempts of Pakistan, which we see have risen in the recent past." He then added, "On 20 June 2020, in the Kathua sector in Jammu, the BSF had intercepted a drone with a huge payload of weapons and ammunition."
The people of Kashmir Valley celebrated the annual Urs of Sheikh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA), popularly known as Peer Dastageer Sahib with full enthusiasm. Devotees offered prayers at Dastageer Sahib in Srinagar. As per Islamic calendar, the Urs begins on 1st day of Rabi Al Thani. However, this year, shrines as well as devotees have to follow COVID-19 guidelines. The festival plays a vital role for the people of Kashmir.
In a bid to make education system stronger in Jammu and Kashmir, UT administration has started upgrading the educational infrastructure at Government Degree College Bijbehara of Anantnag in South Kashmir. Construction of 11 additional classroom blocks and two common halls are at full swing. The construction work on the ground floor of the block has been completed and shuttering for laying of floor slab on 1st floor is underway. The project work is being executed by PWD RandB department at a cost of Rs 10.31 crore. The project is being funded under the World Bank's Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project. The students of this degree college hailed the step taken by the UT administration. Although, all educational institutions are closed across Kashmir Valley but the construction work is in full swing as government has eased lockdown restrictions.
The Indian Army inducted over 300 youth from the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The induction ceremony of the 301 soldiers was conducted at the Bana Singh Parade Ground in Srinagar. Soldiers of the J&K Light Infantry Regiment conducted the passing out parade which was reviewed by the General Officer Commanding of the XV Corps. Lieutenant General BS Raju complimented the newly-inducted soldiers for the 'exceptional' parade. He also praised the parents of the soldiers for their upbringing while expressing regret that they couldn't be present due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the full video for more.
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Border Security Force (BSF) celebrated its 56th Raising Day on December 01 across the nation. BSF personnel celebrated the event in Srinagar today. Kashmir BSF IG, Rajesh Mishra also attended the event. He said, "It's the 56th Raising Day of BSF and I am sure the sentinels, officers and employees all would be happy and proud to reach this stage." The Border Security Force was constituted on December 01, 1965 and is one of the paramilitary forces of India.
Polling underway in the second phase of District Development Council (DDC) elections in Panchari area of Udhampur. People were also seen standing in a queue at a polling booth in Srinagar's Balhama area, waiting for their turn to cast their votes. DDC elections will be held in eight phases and will go on till December 19.
BRO rescued five passengers stuck in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar. Passengers were stuck at Zojila Pass due to avalanche. Portion of the car can be partially seen stuck in the snow. Vehicle was pulled out of snow at Srinagar-Sonmarg road. Vehicles were evacuated and the road was later opened for traffic.
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