Saturday, May 25, 2024


SRINAGAR: The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Udhampur, Rayees Mohd Bhat, on Monday stated that a search operation is underway in the woods of Udhampur to apprehend the attackers of a village defence guard (VDG).

DIG Udhampur said the operation is ongoing in the woods. He mentioned that their search parties are combing through the deep forests and they have also deployed drone surveillance to track the recently infiltrated group.

Pertinently, a village defence guard (VDG) member, identified as Mohd Sharief, was killed in a gunfight with recently infiltrated terrorists in a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district early on Sunday.

On Sunday evening, the Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Anand Jain, said a massive search operation is ongoing to track down and neutralise the terrorists who have infiltrated from Pakistan.

The ADGP stated that two groups of terrorists are believed to be present in the area after they recently infiltrated from across the border. (KS)

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Sopore, Dec 29 : Amidst the snowfall, Sultan Memorial Football Championship organized by Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore Police concluded at Khushal Stadium, Sopore on Thursday wherein S L Academy FC emerged as the winners and lifted the title trophy while Wular FC as runner up of the tournament.

The tournament was named after a policeman Mohammed Sultan of Sopore, who was killed alongside his two colleagues in Bandipora by militants in December 2021.

Speaking on the occasion, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Sopore Shabir Nawab as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the policeman sacrificed his life while protecting the interests of people and the nation.

“Sopore has earlier witnessed tough times with disturbing situations, but every individual particularly youth played a role in one way or other in realizing a peaceful and prosperous town and the outcome is in front of us,” he said.

Appealing to the misguided youth to shun the path of violence and contribute to nation building, the SSP said that the anti-national and anti-social activities lead to nowhere but destruction.

Seeking public cooperation, Nawab said that they will act tough against drug peddlers and dealers as police are on a task to eliminate drug addiction.

Meanwhile, CO CRPF 179 BN, Rabish Kumar Singh was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony accompanied by the CO 177BN and the guest of honor was SSP Sopore, while other police officials of the PD Sopore were present on the occasion—(KNO)

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Srinagar, Dec 23 : Ahead of Christmas and New Year eve, the hotels at the world famous tourist destination in Gulmarg are jam-packed.

Hoteliers at the ski-resort while talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that all hotels in Gulmarg are packed currently and bookings have been completed for even January and February as well.

Ishfaq Ahmad, an hotelier at ski-resort, told KNO that hotels are fully packed currently while as for January there is 100 percent booking. “For February, we have 80 per cent bookings,” he said.

He said that the season is currently going on very well, however, Covid-19 threat is looming as today two bookings of his hotel were cancelled due to rising cases of Covid-19.

Other hoteliers also echoed the same voice and said that as of now there is good season of tourism in Gulmarg and some tourists return back to get hotels in Srinagar as no rooms are available at Gulmarg currently.

He said that government is doing wonderful job in promoting this destination, however, much more needs to be done so as to decorate this world famous destination.

Director Tourism Kashmir Faz Lul Haseeb told KNO that they will be having the winter carnival tomorrow at Gulmarg on eve of Christmas and then they are moving to Pahalgam for New Year celebrations and will move to other off beat destinations also like Doodpathri, Yousmarg for other festivals.

As of now he said that they don’t have any plans of LoC tourism but in coming time all far off places like Gurez, Teetwal, Uri, Karnah and Lolab will be explored.

He said that helicopter services for Gurez and Karnah are already operational.

He said that Covid-19 is not a new thing and social distance, wearing masks as and when “we realize that precautions needs to be taken. I think we all should take those precautions.”—(KNO)

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Pencak Silat Association of J&K selected and finalize the Senior Men & Women teams for Senior National Pencak Silat Championship 2021-22 from 11th to 14 March 2022 at GHG Khalsa Collage- Ludhiana-Punjab.
Srinagar:- Jammu & Kashmir Sports council conducts the screening of the J&K Pencak Silat Teams for the onward participation of Men & Women probable’s in the Senior National Pencak Silat Championship 2021-22, which is scheduled to be held at GHG Khalsa Collage, Gurusar, Ludhiana Punjab, which shall start from 11th to 14th March 2022. The screening committee of the J&K Sports council led by Mrs Nuzhat Ara , Divisional Sports officer, Kashmir, Mrs Nusrat Gazala, Central Sports officer, & Mr. Maqsood Khan, member sports screening committee today cleared the J&K teams for the said championship , The J&K UT teams was undergone through the 21 days Coaching camp at Indoor hall, Polo ground Srinagar under the supervision of Mohammad Iqbal, Coach , J&K Sports Council. Prior to the national participation, the 21 days coaching camp was sponsored by J&K Sports council, where latest and advance skills were imparted among the participants, & I am fully satisfied with the hardwork and dediciation of the campers during this 21 days coaching camp and I am confident that we will get maximum medals at this event and hopefully will retain our overall champions place this year too. said coach Iqbal,
The camp and screening process was also supervised by Secretary, J&K Sports Council, Ms Nuzhat Gul, who was quite satisfactory interaction with campers, she also convey her good wishes to the particpants for their participation in the forthcoming senior nationals at Ludhiana
Men Team :-
Junaid Javid, Rahul, Robain Singh, Karan Chopra, Akhil, Sehaj Kumar, Aadishwar Vaid, Peer Adil Manzoor, Muzimal hamied, Varun Singh Jamwal, Sheikh Najmus Saqib, Ajay Sharma,Kamran Gulzar, Tawzeeh Mujeeb Khan, Suhaib Jeelani, Ravees Ahmad, Nassir Ahmad Digoo, Nasir bashir, Suheel Ahmad dar, farhan Reyaz, Tawqeer Farooq, Jehangir Shafi, Asif abi, Waseem Shah,
Womens Team,:-
Komal Dhiman, Manavi Katal, Sabahat Afreen, Aanisa Yousuf, Mysara Mohiddin, Muskan Shaban, Safiya Muzuffar, Insha Jan, Towzia, Aurusa Khan, Jahanvi katal, Raabia Farooq, Saboora, Aamina Bashir, Sehrish Mushtaq, Tawseefa Hasan, Shaniba Jan, farah Farooq & Bilqis maqbool.
The Senior National Pencak silat championship 2021-22 will be followed by the 5th Edition of Federation Cup 2021-22, which will be held at Lovely Professional University will be scheduled from 26-28th March 2022, In addition, both the national level championships will be the platform for the senior teams to qualify for the forthcoming back to back South Asian Pencak Silat Championship ( Kathmandu-Nepal ), Asian Pencak Silat Championship ( Tashkent-Uzbekistan ) & 19th World Pencak Silat Championship 2022 ( Kuala Lampur- Malayasia ) & 6th Asian Indoor & martial Art games –( Chonbri-Thailand ) later this year,
The Championship is organised by Chandigarh Pencak Silat Championship under the aegis of Indian Pencak Silat Championship, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt of India & Sports authority of India & the J&K Men & Women teams is sponsored by Jammu & Kashmir Sports council.

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Last year, Kohli had stepped down as the T20I captain and then he was removed as the ODI leader as the selectors wanted one captain for the white-ball format.


“It’s been 7 years of hard work, toil and relentless perseverance everyday to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Every thing has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test Captain of India, it’s now. There have been many ups and also some downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or lack of belief. I have always believed in giving my 120 percent in everything I do, and if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have absolute clarity in my heart and I cannot be dishonest to my team,” Kohli said in a statement.


“I want to thank the BCCI for giving me the opportunity to lead my country for such a long period of time and more importantly to all the teammates who bought into the vision I bad for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation. You guys have made this journey so memorable and beautiful. To Ravi Bhai and the support group who were the engine behind this vehicle that moved us upwards in Test Cricket consistently, you all have played a massive role in bringing this vision to life. Lastly, a big thank you to MS Dhoni who believed in me as a Captain and found me to be an able individual who could take Indian Cricket forward,” he added.


Kohli’s decision to leave Test captaincy comes a day after India lost the three-match Test series against South Africa on Friday.


Virat Kohli’s biggest win in the longest format came during 2018-19 as India won its first Test series Down Under. Under his captaincy, India also reached the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC).


It needs to be pointed that Kohli has not registered a century in international cricket since November 2019. He last scored a ton against Bangladesh in the day-night Test at the Eden Gardens

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Ganguly was admitted earlier this week after his RT-PCR test came positive.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from the hospital on Friday, where he was admitted earlier this week after his RT-PCR test came positive.

“Mr Sourav Ganguly is discharged from Woodlands hospital today. He is clinically stable and will remain in home isolation. Dr Saptarshi Basu and Dr Soutik Panda will keep an watch on his health status,” says Woodlands Hospital’s MD & CEO Dr Rupali Basu in a statement.

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from the hospital on Friday, where he was admitted earlier this week after his RT-PCR test came positive.

“Mr Sourav Ganguly is discharged from Woodlands hospital today. He is clinically stable and will remain in home isolation. Dr Saptarshi Basu and Dr Soutik Panda will keep an watch on his health status,” says Woodlands Hospital’s MD & CEO Dr Rupali Basu in a statement.

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