A Friday Go Air Srinagar-Jammu-Delhi flight missing the Jammu touchdown and landed in Delhi. It triggered a crisis as it carried 50 Kashmiri students supposed to appear in All India GATE examination on Saturday in Jammu at 9 am. With the major career not in a position to fly them back, they arranged a bus and drove students to Jammu. Students insisted they were taken for a ride but are unsure if they could make it in the examination.
Fifth grader fared third in an all India environmental studies examination organized by Indian Centre for Wildlife and Environmental Studies in South Asia Region (ICWESSAR) in Jaipur. Sheikh Abdul Lateef, a student of al-Huda Educational Institute Killora Shopian was awarded the Paryavaran Ratna Award and a bronze medal. An estimated 150 thousand primary class students had participated in the competition.
Dr Burhan Dhar, a Kashmiri doctor was awarded by USA’s Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Ortho Clinics (ACPOC) for his research in orthopedics. Head of Orthopedic and Prosthetic department at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research in Riyadh, was invited by the ACPOC program chair, Robert D Lipschtz to receive the First Place New Investigator Research Award for his best research paper in April 2016 in Colorado. Citation and a one-year free membership for his best research apart, Burhan will be receiving a cash award.
Mandeep Kour, IAS, the Jammu Municipal Corporation commissioner was accused of slapping a protesting contractor, misbehaving with media and snatched the camera of a video journalist covering it. Contractor, Sanjay Kumar was reportedly protesting against the “unlawful cancellation” of his parking contract by Commissioner. Her defence: you can not record me without permission.
Known for being classy in the handicrafts sector, the name Kashmir has now been used by a Japanese resident for his curry house in Osaka where clients have to wait for at least an hour in a line to enter this house. Japan Times defined the house as ‘Kashmir: an austere setting for a flamboyant curry’. Staffed by one chef with one counter and eight seats only, Kashmir is like a ‘dingy garage’ where most of the dishes are priced around ¥1,000. Kashmir is believed to have a good line on meat with electric combination of spices that brings the crowds and keeps them waiting.
For not conducting Urban Local Body polls, J&K lost Rs 169.29 crores under the 13th Finance Commission Awards.