With Bollywood doing rounds in Kashmir, it seems late Mufti’s dream has come true. Imran Khan’s Sargoshiyan shot in Kashmir will be the first release of this year. The flick which is ace musician A R Rahman’s production has hero from Kashmir. Though nothing much is known about the movie, many are hoping that it will live up the remarks of the renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who believes that filmmakers should come forward to tell stories about Kashmir than using it as background. Let this one not turn out to be another Bajrangi Bhaijaan!
After RAMKY failed to do what it was assigned, it is seen obliging the politicians! The Hyderabad-based construction company, RAMKY, after missing a couple of deadlines in completing the widening of Srinagar-Banihal highway has now started a project of macadamizing pathways and lawns of a political family in Bijbehara. The locals allege that these tactics help the construction agency to get away with the penalty. Now, that’s called cementing ties.
Indian Army has reported that some “inimical foreign intelligence operatives” have become active and are trying to extract information about Army including ORBAT (Order of Battle) plan. Interestingly, the Army has called civil administration to conduct mock drills to rehearse the key appointments (like officials and others) in handling such calls.
Khour police station’s SHO, Mohammed Iqbal, and a woman SPO, allegedly a close aide of a Congressman, are accused of raping a girl in custody. Both are put under arrest and stand suspended from their duties. The girl and her boyfriend had eloped six months ago and surrendered before Khour police station after solemnizing the marriage. They were kept in jail for a few days before handing over to police. The complaint about the rape was lodged after a gap of seven month. The incident was enough to smudge the very face of the law post.
Taray are now sold Zameen Pay! CBI Jammu arrested Vainkatta Krishna and Sandeep Rana, in this connection from Andhra Pradesh and Doda. They were selling tratgolas – meteorites and fulgurites. Investigating agency recovered Rs 18.5 lakh from them. What caught them on a wrong footing was a deal, worth Rs 8 crore, with one Raj Kumar Gupta. He is a Jammu-based businessman. Investigations are on and the CBI has sealed their bank accounts. Interestingly, the arrested duo claims to have deals with NASA and other space agencies.
Sanctioning rehabilitation policy for the return of militants would have added laurels to the governments in 2010 but it has been a pain for the ones who returned. Seven years since, the returned militants are paying the costs for one reason or the other. The recent victims are Peer Rahmatullah, from Kupwara, and his wife Husam are home now. Despite clearances from J&K Police and other security agencies, the couple continued to be detained in Bihar for seven months. Peer was distraught after reaching home as his mother could not see her son returning home. His mother died in December, 2015.
556.67 lakh bottles of liquor, including IMFL, Desi Whiskey, beer and ready to drink were sold in 2015 as compared to 546.51 lakh bottles in 2014 thereby registering increase of 10.16 lakh bottles, liquor consumption data released by the state Excise Department has revealed