The holiday of an IAS officer from Madhya Pradesh, his wife and their companions had a tragic end; they all died in a road accident. Dharma Rao, an IAS officer of the Commissioner/Secretary rank, his wife Vidya Rao, their companion Kumar Singh and driver Karma Dorji died in a road accident in Ladakh. The three others accompanying them including another IAS and an IPS officer sustained injuries and were shifted to the Ladakh hospital. All the officials were of Madhya Pradesh cadre and were on holiday in Ladakh. The accident happened when the driver lost the control over the vehicle.
Police have arrested husband and in-laws of Shabnum for forcing her to commit suicide at her in-laws residence in Budhal, Rajouri. The arrested include Sajjad Ahmed Lone, husband, a ReT teacher, his father, Abdul Gani and mother Sakeena Begum. Shabnam, a Pakistani national, was 4-month pregnant and was already a mother of two children and reportedly was made to marry Sajjad against her will. All the three arrested are booked under FIR number 49 of 2013 under section 306 RPC.
Shilpa Jain, a Supreme Court lawyer and Counsel representing Richard De-Wit has moved an application before Srinagar court seeking translated version of Charge-sheet in Hindi or English. De-Wit is accused of killing Sarah Alizebt Grove, a British tourist who had visited Kashmir in April, this year. The earlier produced charge sheet was in Urdu and the Counsel in its application maintained that neither the accused nor the Counsel are familiar with Urdu so the new charge sheet produced should either be in Hindi or English.
The Shastra Seema Bal (SSB) handed over the custody of three Kashmiri militants to Delhi Police at Bahraich,Uttar Pradesh for keeping them in rehabilitation centre before handing them over to the J&K police. In J&K they would be tried for illegal exfiltration and infiltration if they were not wanted in any other charges. The three militants belonging to H izbul Mujahideen outfit and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) were arrested by the SSB last week after they had infiltrated into Indian side from Nepal border through Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh.
A 12 year old girl, a student of Class 6th, was allegedly raped by her teacher, Fayaz Ahmed Raina, in a school in Kulgam. The police report says that the accused after raping the minor had fled from the spot. Police have now arrested the accused and have registered a case against him. Besides, all necessary medical examinations of the victim have been done but the reports have not yet been submitted.
Android fever is in the air. Owais Nazir, 18, a resident of Indira Nagar, is the fifth in the Android developer’s league. Owais Nazir, son of Nazir Ahmed Mir, has developed a three-dimensional shooter game, ‘Kill Genre’. ‘Kill Genre’ is a “revengeful” tale of a boy who is trying to find his disappeared brother on an island overtaken by zombies, reads the game description on a website which has published this game. The prominent websites which has published this game include Google, Amazon App Store, Getjar and Slideme.
A 47 minute documentary film, ‘Kashmir’s Torture Trial’, filmed, directed and edited by Jezza Neuman, has bagged the best film of the year award by Amnesty International. Neuman is a BAFTA award winner and about his film he says it keeps track of prominent Kashmiri human rights campaigner Advocate Parvez Imroz who meets torture victims and the families of the 125 people killed in police and paramilitary forces action during the 2010 uprising.
The Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) has finally approved Srinagar city’s expansion from existing 417 sq kms to 757 sq kms.
The new highway would require 21376 kanals of land across 247 villages between Jammu and Srinagar.