Briefing

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NEW DELHI

For the first time in 45 years, a feature film shot and produced entirely in Kashmir, titled ‘Kashmir Daily’ is set to hit big screens across India. The film explores social issues like drug abuse and unemployment in conflict ridden Kashmir. Interestingly, every scene of the film is shot twice: once in Kashmiri and once in Hindi.

CHANDIGARH

The mysterious death of a young hotelier and entrepreneur, Ifshan Khanday, a resident of Nowgam, who passed away in a hotel room in Chandigarh, left Kashmir’s business fraternity in tears. Ifshan, who owned Pine Rich hotel in tourist destination Gulmarg, was found unconscious by the hotel staff in his room. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. It is believed he died of cardiac arrest.

At least 901 candidates from schedule caste category from Jammu region have been recruited in government departments against the district and divisional cadre posts of Kashmir in the past eight years.

 

DODA

A disturbing video showing a young girl jump into the ice-cold Chenab River from a bridge in Doda district has gone viral on the social media. Reportedly, the girl has been identified as Rakshu Devi, 20, a college student and a resident of Rukali village in Doda. Different teams of police and SRDF are still searching for her body.

SOPORE

A picture circulated on social media sites showing over a dozen young girls from North Kashmir’s Baramullah district as BJP’s ‘Mahila Morcha’ members working under President Arifa Jan,

However, the twist in the story came when the so-called ‘Mahila Morcha’ members rushed to the nearest police station and filed a complaint against BJP’s local members. According to the complaint, these girls were lured on the pretext that a team from Social Welfare Department is there to set up a ‘Cutting and Tailoring’ Centre for the girls.

Jammu

Instead of hospitals and health centers, Partap Park in Srinagar’s main commercial hub, has become new address of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) employees who are on strike since last 15 days. As the striking employees tried to gheroed secretariat on Wednesday, police swung into action, literally dragging them out of the way. The picture of a pregnant lady lying unconscious on the road went viral instantly.

Sopore

Arif Ahmad Sofi, 25, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen at his maternal house in Sopore, left behind many unanswered questions including the ones about his affiliation.

As Sofi’s family was still in bereavement, state’s BJP claimed that the slain boy was one of their active party workers. This enraged the family, especially Sofi’s father who has a long association with separatist outfit People’s League. Now family demands a probe as well as an apology from BJP.

14,460 bunkers to be built in border districts of Jammu, at a cost of Rs 415.73 crore, with each bunker within 3 km from the border

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