Srinagar, Aug 7: The terrorist killed in an encounter with security forces at Mochwa area of Central Kashmir's Budgam district on Saturday refused to surrender and instead fired at the security forces triggering the encounter, officials said.
Police said acting on a specific information about presence of terrorists in Mochwa Chadoora area of Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, army's 50 RR and 181 BN of CRPF in the said area.
"During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given opportunity to surrender, however, instead of surrendering they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter," police said.
In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Shakir Bashir Dar of Goripora, Awantipora.
As per police records, the killed terrorist was part of groups involved in various terror activities and several terror cases were registered against him.
"It is pertinent to mention that Shakir Bashir was earlier working as a terrorist associate with proscribed terror outfit LeT and joined terror folds of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr recently," police said.
"Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one AK-rifle with two magazines, 32 rounds, one Chinese pistol with two magazines, 16 rounds, one Bagpack and one Pouch were recovered from the site of encounter."
Police said, while the said operation was in progress, it was learnt that while laying cordon, another terrorist managed to escape from the encounter site and the information was shared with Awantipora Police.
"Awantipora Police while developing the lead further launched a cordon and search operation in Mantaqi Colony Khrew area along with army's 50 RR and 185 BN CRPF. During search, the escaped terrorist was tracked down and arrested while hiding in a truck bearing registration No JK13-2397. He has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Najar, resident of Wuyan Khrew linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. The driver of the truck identified as Mohd Shafi Dar, resident of Gratwani Mohalla Khrew has also been arrested. Besides the said truck has also been seized," police said.
Police said incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one Chinese Pistol, one pistol magazine, seven pistol rounds, two AK-Magazines, 50 AK-rounds, one Chinese grenade, 5 Kgs IED (destroyed on spot) were also recovered from the site.
Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar has congratulated joint teams of Police and Security Forces for showing exemplary coordination in conducting successful operation in professional manner without any collateral damage and tracking down the escaped terrorist.
Police have registered cases and further investigation is in progress.
New Delhi, Dec 10: Former India batter Wasim Jaffer said on Sunday that the Indian Premier League (IPL) needs to take away the 'Impact Player' rule since it is not encouraging all-rounders to bowl and their lack of bowling is a lack of concern for Indian cricket.
Wasim took to 'X' to express his concerns about how 'impact player' rule has halted the bowling and overall development of all-rounders.
"I think IPL needs to take away the impact player rule, as it's not encouraging the all-rounders to bowl much and lack of ARs and batters not bowling is a major area of concern for Indian cricket. Thoughts? #IPL2024 #iplauction2024," said Jaffer.
As per the impact player rule, any franchise during the course of the match, can substitute a member of the playing eleven from anyone out of five substitutes named alongside the starting eleven during the toss. This was done to give teams more depth in their batting or bowling.
Coming to the IPL auction for next season, it will take place on December 19 in Dubai.
New Delhi, Dec 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday launch 'Viksit Bharat @2047: Voice of Youth' via video conferencing.
PM Modi, on the occasion, will also address the Vice Chancellors of the Universities, Heads of Institutes and faculty members in workshops organised at Raj Bhawans across the country, which will symbolise the start of the initiative.
According to a release from PMO, PM Modi's vision is to actively involve the youth of the country in the formulation of national plans, priorities and goals of the country.
"In line with this vision, 'Viksit Bharat @2047 : Voice of Youth' initiative will provide a platform to the youth of the country to contribute ideas to the vision of Viksit Bharat @2047," the PMO said.
The workshops will be a key step towards initiating the process of engaging youth to share their ideas and suggestions for Viksit Bharat @2047.
Viksit Bharat@2047 is the vision to make India a developed nation by 2047, the 100th year of its independence.
The vision encompasses various aspects of development, including economic growth, social progress, environmental sustainability, and good governance, among others.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 10: Equal ratio in Female and Male childbirths is important to take forward the human generation in general, and individual clans in particular. It seems that a danger has emerged for the sustenance of the Odia clan in the right direction.
We have now a clue to substantiate our apprehension. The male-female gender ratio has become a matter of worry now.
What is disappointing is the declining ratio has remained consistent for the last four years. This year, the ratio stands at 1000: 925. This means Odisha gets 925 female childbirths per 1000 male childbirths, which is very alarming. According to available data, the ratio is on the wane for the last four years.
Though the number of women population is the lowest in Haryana still the northwest State has a big solace that the gender gap is rising every year.
The declining gender ratio has added to the woes of the fair sex clan in Odisha where the incident of violence against women has taken a dangerous proportion. According to the NCRB report, Odisha records seven rape cases every day.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has targeted the BJD government over the issue.
“Women have not been given due respect during the 23 years of rule of the BJD government. Women are not safe in the State. The gender ratio has turned into an alarming position in Odisha. Now, there are 925 girls against 1000 boys in Odisha. Why this gap,” wanted to know BJP State chief
She blamed the BJD Government for the decline in male-female ratio. “While the women population is rising in Haryana, why this is not happening in Odisha? The faulty policy and inefficiency of the BJD government is solely responsible,” contended the chief.
According to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), the incidents of violence against women and crimes related to women are also rising. While there were 1,55,420 such cases were registered in 2021,the number rose to 1,78,190 in the year 2022.
Odisha stands first in the country among the States witnessing incidents of violence against women.
Cases of women suicide have risen alarmingly by 613 percent. Where there were 613 women suicide cases registered in 2022, the number rose to 2,691 in 2023. The conviction rate in these cases has remained very dismal at 8 percent only.
Opposition parties have severely criticized the BJD government often alleging that it is not taking action against the BJD MPs, MLAs, and Leaders involved in criminal cases, including violence against women.
“From the NCRB data, it is clear that women are not at all safe. Police stations are not receiving complaints related to incidents of violence against women. In its 23 years of rule, the BJD government has not taken any development programmes for women, “alleged the BJP Mahila chief.
She demanded that the Chief Minister should inform the people of the State how many girl children are missing now and what measures his government has taken for the safety of women and to enhance the gender ratio.