Briefing-mubashir-aslam-wafaiMubashir Aslam Wafai of Aloha J&K is toying with the idea of setting up a Persian Language school. He is already running Farsi classes. He is not alone. It is a big gang of his friends who are like-minded and want to help the language to get the respect it deserves. At one point of time, not in distant past, Persian was the official language of Kashmir and most of undivided India. The lackadaisical attitude towards Persian deprives Kashmir from approaching Ghani Kashmiri, and even Iqbal, otherwise the most respected poets in Kashmir.


Briefing-3-gazala-aminAn erstwhile top officer’s daughter who became a medical doctor and abandoned the profession to become an entrepreneur has bagged Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award at India Today Women Summit 2013. Dr Gazalla Amin received award from Junior HRD minister Shashi Tharoor. Ms Amin is in agricultural entrepreneurship for last seven years. In another event, Nisar Ahmad Baba received an award in SME category for Alba Power Pvt. Ltd., a leading firm in electrical manufacturing. The joint award of Bank of India and the Industries ministry was given away last week.


Police claimed they arrested a lecturer Asgar and his father Mohammad Fazal for allegedly mixing poison in PHE collection tank at village Dodasan Bala in Rajouri. His police head constable brother Ashraf was also booked. Though the incident was reported on January 22, the police acted only last week. They were running a protracted dispute with village Sarpanch Naseema Akhter. After the villagers saw them fleeing from water collection tank, the lady Sarpanch detected problems with her water supply. Police was informed and now the family is booked for conspiracy to kill the Sarpanch’s family.


 Briefing---gb-panth-children-hospitalKashmir is about to see another body bag that rabies will deliver. This time, it is a seven-year-old girl, Bisma, who was bitten on March 25 at her Sumbal home. By the time the family visited three hospitals only to find that they lack the required injection, the disease had taken over. She is approaching a painful death at GB Panth hospital in an isolated and insulated room.


Briefing---protest-in-Wavuyun This cement manufacturing town was in news for a protest last week. Reason: the residents are opposed to the idea of having an Army camp. People were out on the road when 55-RR was busy rushing men and material to the town for setting up the camp. After the negotiations started, the soldiers said they are merely following orders because the local villagehead has sought security! As the cat was out of bag, the Sarpanch decided to stay with his voters.


Briefing--2-Mystry-Disease-in-LolabThis is something that is specific to this family. A disease that has paralyzed three sons of a labourer Abdul Khaliq Khan in Changdi – Zahoor, Showkat and Nazakat. They are unable to walk, so they left studies. Now they are unable to eat and need spoon feeding. Their legs have shrunken. Tragic part of the story is that no doctor has diagnosed the problem, even though the family has exhausted whatever they had. Now the father is considering selling kidney to get his sons out for treatment, a newspaper reported.

Rs 2875.41 crore is the amount that various central government agencies transferred directly to different organizations of the state government in 2011-12, skipping the state pool.


663 is the number of students from J&K who got admission while availing HRD’s special scholarship scheme since August 2011 when the scheme was launched .


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