Vijay Kumar to replace Pani as new Kashmir IGP
Kashmir’s inspector general of police (IGP), Swayam Prakash Pani, was transferred after 22 months of service on Saturday.
Vijay Kumar has been appointed as the new IGP Kashmir while Pani replaced him as IGP(Armed).
“Vijay Kumar,IPS (JK 1997), IGP (Armed), Kashmir, is transferred and posted as IGP, Kashmir vice SP Pani,” read an order issued by the home department.
Kumar, 53, who joined the Indian police service(IPS) in 1997, has been serving in the Armed wing since June 2019.
Pani had joined as the youngest IGP of J&K in February 2008 after serving as deputy inspector general of police in south Kashmir. He has been a key officer to fight militancy in Kashmir. He was the IGP during the ‘Operation All-out’ launched against militants by security agencies as well as during the period after the abrogation of special status of J&K.
Muneer Ahmad Khan, additional director general of police(ADGP), law and order, and security has been given the additional charge of director, special security group,J&K.
He will be given the additional duties on the retirement of Surinder Kumar Gupta on December 31.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.
A local court on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of Kalyani Singh, an accused in the murder of national-level shooter and lawyer Sukhmanpreet Singh, alias Sippy Sidhu. Lodged in Model Jail, Sector 51, since June 21, Kalyani, 36, was produced in court via video conferencing. On Monday, she had applied for bail before a local court. Her plea will be taken up for hearing on July 8.
The UT administration's decision to appoint 33 medical officers (MOs) on deputation from Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, and none from Haryana has not gone down well with the Haryana government. Highlighting its displeasure through a letter, the Haryana government has urged the UT administration to maintain the 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana while filling up the vacant posts of MOs and dental surgeons. Till then, Haryana had not sent any panel of doctors.
In a major decision, the Panjab University senate on Tuesday approved the proposed fee hike in its teaching departments, regional centres and affiliated colleges for the 2022-23 session. A 5% increase in fee will be implemented for students of the ongoing batches. The fee hike, however, was met with opposition by some senators. The fee hikes over the past years have never gone down well with students.