Srinagar, May 16: A militant has been killed and an army soldier was injured in an encounter with goverment forces at Handew area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thrusday.
The encounter broke out after a joint team of army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operations this afternoon at Handew village.
A police officer said that a militant was killed in the gunfight and an army soldier sustained bullet injuries during the operation.
The injured soldier was taken to nearby army’s health facility for treatment where from he was shifted to army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh Srinagar. The officer said that the search operation is going on in the area.
Former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit dies at 81
NEW DELHI: Former Delhi Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Sheila Dikshit died at the age of 81 on Saturday. The veteran Congress leader was not keeping well from some time and died of a prolonged illness.
Former Delhi chief minister was on Friday admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in a critical state.
Three-time Delhi chief minister from Congress, Dikshit had cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and had to be immediately put on the ventilator, said Congress sources.
Centre appoints new Governors in 6 states, Anandiben Patel transferred to UP
New Delhi: The Centre Saturday appointed six new Governors in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Nagaland and Tripura.
MP Governor and former Chief Minister of Gujarat Anandiben Patel has been transferred as appointed the new as Governor of UP. Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon was also transferred and appointed as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
Senior Supreme Court advocate Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as the new Governor of West Bengal, replacing Keshari Nath Tripathi. BJP member Ramesh Bais has been appointed as the Governor of Tripura, replacing Kaptan Singh Solanki.
BJP MLA Phagu Chauhan has been appointed as the Governor of Bihar while RN Ravi as Governor of Nagaland, replacing Padmanabha Acharya.
“The above appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge of their respective offices,” said a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
PUF stages protest against Vikramaditya for insulting 1931 martyrs’
Srinagar, Jul 20: People’s united front carried out on Saturday a protest march in Srinagar against the remarks used by Grandson of Maharaja, Vikram Aditya Singh who had shamelessly called names against martyrs of 13th July 1931.
Led by Er Rasheed protesters were holding play cards seeking the arrest of Vikram Aditya Singh and were also chanting slogans asking NC and PDP to explain their relations with Congress, Vikram Aditya Singh and those forces who are praising Maharaja every day. Protesters marched from Regal Chowk to Press Colony.
Talking to media persons on the occasion Er Rasheed said, “We don’t want to indulge in blame game, but it is shameful that a person who happens to be Grandson of Maharaja Hari Singh rather collecting courage to seek apology for the heinous crimes committed by his father and grandfather is getting involved in character assassination of national heroes of J&K, who fought against all odds and laid down their lives against the autocratic rule.”
“ Aditya Singh needs to be reminded that during the recently concluded parliamentary election as a Congress nominee he claimed to be representing so-called secular forces and was supported by main regional parties NC and PDP,” Er Rasheed said.
However, after facing a humiliating defeat he is trying to become more communal than the non-communal forces. The martyrs of 13th July 1931 did not fight against Maharaja for being Hindu but laid down their lives against the brutal system of autocracy,” he said.
Er Rasheed asked Vikram Aditya Singh to collect the courage and before calling martyrs as rapist he should answer who legalized prostitution in J&K.