Briefing

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DELHI

Kashmir’s Dangal star Zaira Wasim, 17,was in news recently when she took to Instagram alleging she was molested on Delhi-Mumbai Vistara flight by a man. She was actually crying in the video that shocked the TV watchers. The accused, Vikash Sachdev, a businessman, was arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) but his wife has accused the actor of resorting to a ‘stunt.’ Even Vistara believes so.

SRINAGAR

First in India, JK Bank has launched a journalist specific product ‘J&K Bank Shafat Finance Scheme’ for all working and non-working journalists across the state. This will enable the members of the media fraternity, to have an accidental and life insurance cover (Rs 2 lakh each) besides a no-frill loan up to Rs 3 lakh (on 60 EMI basis) for purchasing the equipment they require at a slightly lower rate of interest. Chairman Parvez Ahmad, while launching the ‘pilot project’ said it will have many improvements and upgrades in coming days.

PAMPORE

A romantic relationship that led to the marriage of a teaching couple led their employer school to shut doors on them. They were sacked the day, they took vows. Tariq Ahmad Bhat and Sumaya Bashir, were on the rolls of a privately run, crowd-funded school and had been reprimanded twice for the platonic relationship while at work, school managers said. They said the couple was sacked as their “romance could adversely affect the students”. But mass reactions to the decision have taken the talk too far.

HANDWARA

Once the gun battle between the army and the militants was over, the netizens started mourning Misra Begum, the young homemaker, who was killed by, what police said, a stray bullet. It was her less than a year old kid’s photograph that went viral on social networking sites. Unisoo village where the encounter took place, did not sleep that night. Misra had married last summer and had brought her husband to her parent’s home as Ghar Jamahi. Now the future of father and daughter is bleak.

SHOPIAN

It was yet another tragedy. Amid increasing incidence of looting, two security guards escorting a bank cash van were killed after gunmen attacked it near Kellar. Interestingly, the van had deposited the cash and did not carry anything other than the driver and the guards, employed by a private security firm.  Of the two slain guards, Tariq Ahmad, 25, of Tumlehal Pulwama, had purchased the gun for Rs 80,000. The other slain guard was Mushtaq Ahmad, 30, from Islamabad. J&K Bank has decided to help the two families and its CEO Parvez Ahmad is taking the personal interest in this.

GANDERBAL

For the first time in Pahari community in Waliwar area, a local boy Hamid Bukhari, 28, has made it to civil service examination (2016), whose supplementary results were announced last week. He has stood second in the list and got the Indian corporate law service (ICLS), a central services department. Hamid an alumnus of Umar Public School in Malangpora, Bandipora, has done his BBA from the Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora and is presently pursuing post-graduation in International Studies from JNU.

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