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DC Prashant, 96, former Rajya Sabha member, veteran journalist and the last surviving Dogri Sanstha’s founder passed away at his residence in Jullaka Mohalla , Jammu. Prashant is survived by three sons and four daughters. Prashant joined journalism in 1946 from Lahore and has worked with Associate Press of India and Press Trust of India. He was also Bureau Chief of Kolkata based Hindustan Standard Delhi edition.  Later he joined Rajya Sabha in 1982.


Jagdish Singh of 112 Battalion, D Company, recently deployed in Mandi, Poonch got washed away in a nearby Nallah. The official spokesperson said that Singh had gone to take bath at the nallah, it rained heavily and he got washed away. It took 3 hours to trace his body which was later sent to his home town.


Paras Ram, 60, a resident of Nagri Parole, Kathua, committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his residence. He was shifted to a hospital but doctors declared him as brought dead. The Nagri Parole Police Post has registered a case under Section 174 RPC. The body was handed over to his family by police after post-mortem for cremation.


Body of Hilal Ahmed Singroo, a resident of Rainawari, Srinagar was recovered from the rear side of Hotel Wood Stock Park, Pahalgam. The police have shifted the body to district hospital for post-mortem and have started investigations to ascertain the cause of the death.


Udhampur police have arrested Jeet Singh, a bootlegger, and have seized 72 pouches of illicit liquor from his possession. Singh is a resident of Mani, Ramnagar, Udhampur. He was arrested during a random search operation led by Inspector Deepak Jasrotia and was arrested on the spot. A case under excise act has been registered.


Brothers Shesh Kumar and Moti Lal, were awarded one year rigorous imprisonment, besides, a fine of Rs 1000 for attacking their father’s step sister over a land dispute. They were facing trail. Offences under section 342 and 324 RPC have been proved in the court.


A group of girl students from Ramban was flagged off for Agra and Kota under on-going operation Sadbhavana. The tour is organised by the Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, located at Gul, under the aegis of Counter Insurgency Force (Uniform).  The aim of the tour was to give exposure to the girl students from J & K to historical places, premier schools and colleges in other States, an official spokesperson said.


Kamal Singh has been acquitted from murder charges as the insensitive approach of investigating officer led to the closure of case, the court has maintained.  The court has observed, “the evidence on record does not even remotely connect the accused with the commission of crime. The prosecution version has been falsified by the prosecution witnesses only”.


The body of Sahnia Bantwar Bahadur, 35, resident of Itharry, Sansary, Nepal was found at Jhelum Structural Millas, Ompora, Bugham. Bahadur was a labourer in the factory. Police have registered a case under section 174 CrPC and the investigations to ascertain the cause of death are on.


A seventh class student, girl, was kidnapped by Avinash Kapoor alias Lucky, 18, a resident of Bakshi Nagar from outside a coaching centre and was held hostage in a house at Pacca Danga. Police have recovered the girl after almost 24 hours and have arrested Kapoor. A case under FIR number 119/13 under Section 363 RPC has been registered at Bakshi Nagar police station against the accused and the girl was handed to the family after completing the formalities.


Even as the Government make claims of promoting Kashmir handicrafts across world, artisans of Kashmir have boycotted exhibition of the Handicrafts department on Boulevard road after the organiser, Apex Marketing Federation, failed to provide them adequate facilities to showcase and sell their handicraft products. Besides, the artisans had to submit Rs 3500 as security and other charges and in turn the organizers would provide them all the facilities including publicity of the event.


11 students were injured when a bridge connecting about 20 feet wide water canal collapsed as the students of a Government High School, Achabal, Anantnag, were crossing it. It is said the bridge was already damaged due to floods but the administration did not repair it despite repeated complaints by the locals, they allege.


Police have arrested three people under Excise Act from a Dhaba in Bakshi nagar. Arvinder Pal Singh, a resident of Bakshi Nagar was arrested for taking liquor inside the Dhaba and the other two, Ashish Kumar and Sanjay Singh, residents of Bihar, were arrested for serving liquor in the Dhaba illegally. A case under FIR number 120/13 under Section 50-A, 50-B Excise Act has been registered at Bakshi Nagar Police Station and investigation started.


Shaykh Ghulam Mohammad Bhat Al-Madni has been elected as President of Jamiat-e-Ahlehadith Jammu and Kashmir after defeating his rival and former president Ghulam Rasool Malik. Bhat secured 282 votes out of 425 total council members of Jamiat’s Majlis Shura of all the three divisions of state, while as Malik got 130 votes. Bhat was elected for three years after the assassination of former president Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah who was killed by gunmen at Maisuma, Srinagar.


The body of Iqra Bashir, 14, daughter of Bashir Ahmed Hazari of Qamarwari was found from the river at Parimpora. Iqra had gone missing from her home earlier this week.

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