A family of six from Batamaloo met tragic accident in Saudi Arabia and perhaps left no one to mourn. Bashir Ahmad Mir (40) working as a Manager HR in Saudi KAD based in Dammam, had flown his full family including his parents to Saudi Arabia. The family was on way to Madina Munawwarah and were coming back after performing Umrah. Bashir, his father and his 12 month old daughter died on spot while as his wife, son and mother are fighting a battle with life in the hospital.
Had he been alive he would have been rejoicing the moment but alas! Nayeem Qadir, 19, an enthusiast cricketer who fell to a bullet of forces in Handwara has been selected to study B Sc Forestry in Dehradun College. He had applied for it two days before he was shot dead. “The caller was shocked after I informed him that Nayeem was killed in police firing here,” said the deceased’s brother. Perhaps it is not new in Kashmir. Of late the news of slain Shaista Hamid of Lelhaar Pulwama’s result too was welcomed by some gloomy faces in her home town. She bagged 54 per cent in MA Urdu in MANUU.
A seven year old soft spoken girl from North Kashmir, Tajamul Islam, is selected for national kickboxing champion and is all set to represent India at an international event in Italy. Tajamul won national recognition when she bagged the gold medal in sub-junior category at 2015 National Kickboxing Championship, held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Her achievement at the national level got her an entry to the World Championships, to be held in Andria, Italy in November. She would be the first ever Kashmiri girl to do so.
Success for banking sector lies in marriage; that too an early one. In times of cashless transfers, a single click of ATM costs banks Rs 12 while as cellphone transfers may incur just Rs 1.50 per transaction. This is why RBI deputy governor H R Khan suggested in Srinagar to wed banking with cellphone for faster delivery at less costs. Much talked financial inclusion, he says is not the only way unless there is proper servicing of the accounts. In times of competition what experts suggest is to have improved investment-saving-lending cycle.
When PM Modi was boasting about the 20 crore accounts of Jhan Dan and including people in ambit of banking, faraway, Bill gates was dissatisfied with a word of advice; use cell phone boss!
The first woman Chief Minister is in a mood to appease her gender. Madam Mufti has ordered the conversion of Jammu Haat into an exclusive ‘Women Business Centre’. She directed I&C Department to prepare a ‘Business Plan’ within the next two months so that brass tacks are done to establish the Centre. Interestingly, in a high level Council’s meeting headed by CM Mufti approved adoption of Gender Senstitization Regulations (2016) in University of Kashmir against sexual harassment at work places. Besides, six ladies JKSRTC special buses are operational in Srinagar from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on daily basis.
After 10 years, Crime branch Kashmir filed a charge-sheet against four J&K police personnel in the court of chief judicial magistrate Bandipora in the custodial killing of a Bandipora boy
In its first year of success, CM’s Super 50 Coaching Initiative by J&K BOSE, 23 students qualified JEE for various engineering programs in IITs and NITs across India