Srinagar, Jan 22: An IPS officer’s brother was reportedly among three militants killed in a fierce encounter that ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Tuesday.
An Army official told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants in an orchard at Hafshermal in Shopian district, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SGO) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation this morning.
However, he said when the security forces were moving towards the area in the orchard, militants hiding inside a hideout, fired at them with automatic weapons.
“Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, he said, adding additional security forces were rushed to further seal the entire area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.
Official sources said that three militants were killed in the exchange of fire. “The operation was still going on when the reports last came in,” they added.
NIN NEWS SERVICE | SRINAGAR: Minister for CA&PD and Tribal Affairs, Ch Zulfkar Ali today stressed the need for encouraging skill development among the tribal youth to enable them seek substantial employment in private as well government sectors. He called for introduction of innovative schemes through Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) and Article 275 (1) which provides training to the youth in various sectors like PHE, Electronics, Industries, Tourism etc.
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SAMBA, JAN. 11: Stressing the need for promoting sports culture among youth, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today said besides good education, promotion of sports is must for overall development of an individual.
The Minister said this at the concluding function of 10-day coaching camp organized by Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSCC) under "Khelo India Competition" at district Samba.
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Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Tribal Affairs Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today convened a meeting with the officers of FCS&CA department to review the physical and financial status of the department. Commissioner Secretary FCS&CA, M D Khan, Director FCS&CA Jammu, Ch Rashid AzamInqalabi, Director FCS&CA Kashmir Nisar Ahmad Wani, Additional Secretary Jugal Kishore Anand Financial Advisor Zia Qazi and other senior officers of Planning, Finance and concerned departments were present in the meeting. The meeting discussed various issues pertaining to allocation, distribution, purchase and sale of food grains under NFSA and MMSFES, total allotment made under state Budget, handling charges carriage/commission/labour charges and funds remitted into revolving fund account. The Minister was informed that the administrative department has approved Rs 220 crore for the department under State Budget for the current financial year 2017-18. The allotment of Rs. 121.45 crore was made for handling charges from State Budget and from revolving funds. Stressing on maintaining financial discipline, the Minister asked Commissioner, Secretary to constitute a Committee headed by Additional Secretary to conduct the financial audit on allocation, lifting, distribution of food grains and expenditure incurred in all the districts of the state and submit the comprehensive report to the administrative department by April 30, 2018. Later, the Minister convened a meeting with the officers of Tribal Affairs Department, district administration Rajouri and JK Housing Board. MLA Rajouri Ch. Qamar Hussain was also present in the meeting. During the meeting, the Minister reviewed the status of land for the construction of Eklavya Residential School at Rajouri and directed the officers of revenue department to identify the feasible land and expedite the process for construction of the same. The Minister further directed JK Housing Board to construct various blocks concurrently with Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostel atKotranka besides channel fencing of the area. He asked for identification of land for construction of Tribal Bhawan at Jagti. Zulfkar Ali directed J&K Housing Board to accelerate the pace of work of various ongoing construction works so that the projects are completed in time. He stressed upon the officers to maintain quality standards in its works besides doubling their efforts to complete the project within stipulated time frame. Commissioner Secretary Tribal Affairs Department, Salma Hamid, Director Tribal Affairs Department, Mohammad Rafi, Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir Housing Board, Manmohan Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Abdul Qayoom, Tehsildar Rajouri Salam Din, Special Secretary Tribal Affairs, Mohammad Shareef, Secretary Gujjar Advisory Board Mukhtar Ahmad Choudhary, DFO Rajouri Mushtaq Choudhary, Executive Engineer JK Housing Board and other senior officers of concerned departments were present in the meeting.
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JAMMU, DEC. 09: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA), Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today instructed concerned officers to prepare a proposal for revising loading, unloading rates of gunny bags to Rs 2.65 per bag, and replacing laborers above 65 years of age by their legal heir.
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