Killing Of Kashmiri Pandit Worried Home Minister Amit Shah
Killing Of Kashmiri Pandit By Militants Shocked The Kashmir Valley
After months of calmness in the valley, militant activities again started taking shape in Kashmir valley. Recently, a person, Sunil Kumar, belonging to the Kashmiri Pandit community was shot dead, and another was injured by the militants while working in an orchard.
The targeted killing of Kashmiri Pandits once again sent shocking waves among the members of the minority community in the valley.
According to police, some unidentified militants fired upon the two Kashmiri Pandit men, Sunil Kumar and Pitambar Nath Pandit, when they were working in their apple orchard in the Chotipora area of Shopian.
Condemning the death of Kashmiri Pandits, the AIMIM chief targeted the central government, citing, "The LG appointed by the BJP has been unsuccessful. 370 was removed because it would benefit Kashmiri Pandits, and there would be peace. Kashmiri Pandits returned after years of hard work, but they have remained insecure. Now Kashmiri Pandits are trying to leave the valley. This is another example of the failure of the Modi government. The entire responsibility for the killing of Kashmiri Pandit lies with the BJP and its governing structure. They are proving unsuccessful in protecting the lives of Kashmiri Pandits. The answer should be given by the country's PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah".
Meanwhile, LG Manoj Sinha has expressed grief over the attack in Shopian and announced to take all necessary steps to counter militancy in the region. Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah reviewed the security situation in Kashmir valley.
PM Modi Spoke To His French Counterpart, Discussed Geo-Political Issues
On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron to convey India's solidarity with France in dealing with the devastating wildfires. During their discussion, both leaders agreed to cooperate closely in responding to the global food and energy security challenges.
According to statements released by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the leaders reviewed the progress of bilateral initiatives, including defence cooperation projects and cooperation in nuclear power projects.
"The two leaders expressed satisfaction at the depth and strength that the India-France Strategic Partnership has acquired in recent years and agreed to continue working closely together to expand the relationship to new areas of cooperation," the statement included.
PM Modi also shared some highlights of his conversation with his French counterpart from his official Twitter account. He tweeted, "Spoke to my friend President @EmmanuelMacron today. Conveyed India's solidarity with France in dealing with the devastating wildfires. We discussed ongoing bilateral cooperation under the India-France Strategic Partnership and other issues of global and regional significance".
Odisha Flood: CM Naveen Patnaik Reviewed Flood Situation In His State
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, reviewed the flood situation in the state and instructed the officials to stay vigilant and ensure zero casualties due to the ongoing flood situation in the state.
The CM said, "There are very high chances of flooding in ten districts of the Mahanadi basin due to continuous downpours. Therefore, the district administrators of these ten districts should remain cautious and take all kinds of measures to prevent the loss of lives and livelihood in the state".
Through his call, CM Patnaik directed officials to relocate people from the risk-prone areas to safe locations on a priority basis and offer them with necessary relief and basic facilities. He also ordered state-level departments to provide immediate assistance to flood-prone districts.
Hours After The Appointment As The Leader Of J-K Congress Campaign Committee, Ghulam Nabi Azad Quits Congress Campaign Committee
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad resigned on Tuesday from the post of chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Congress campaign committee. He was appointed as the chairman on Tuesday itself on the recommendation of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi.
As per the learnt sources, Azad refused to assume the office of the chairman of the Congress campaign committee due to health reasons. He conveyed his reason to top leadership and appreciated the same for offering him the responsibility.
ITBP Bus Accident: A Bus Carrying Off-Duty Soldiers Fell Into A Deep Gorge
On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, a bus carrying soldiers from the Amarnath Yatra duty fell into a deep gorge in the Pahalgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. The bus accident resulted in the killing of 7 soldiers, while eight others sustained severe injuries.
After the accident, the Jammu and Kashmir L-G Manoj Sinha and Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed condolences to the bereaved families of the deceased ITBP personnel.
Covid-Bulletin: India Logs 9,062 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.57%
According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 9,062 new covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,05,058. Meanwhile, daily recoveries counted the figure of 15,220 in the last 24 hours. With this tally, the total recoveries have reached 4,36,54,064. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 2.49% and 4.38%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.10 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 208.57 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.