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GUANTANAMO BAY

GUANTANAMO-BAYThough considered a jail by Europeans, Delhi wants a replica of Cuba’s Gitmo in Kashmir. State is willing to do it for Rs 7 crore. It will be a “separate high-security prison to house convicted militants from Pakistan and those facing trial in terror cases” so that they do not “radicalize petty criminals”. The security agencies pushing the demand have cited examples where ordinary criminals have joined “terror outfits after being radicalized by militants inside jails”.

LEH

2016_5$largeimg26_Thursday_2016_232656775The latest from Shangri La is that four young NCC girls were part of a 10-member contingent that scaled Mount Everest on May 22. Stanzin Laskit (Ney), Rigzin Dolker (Nubra), Tsering Angmo (Spithuk) and Tashi Laskit (Stok) were part of the contingent led by Col Gaurav Karki. They had 15 security personnel accompanying them. The 10-members were the finalists in a series of expeditions to Mount Deo-Tibba (19,688 ft), and Mount Trishul (23,360 ft). Before the historic ascend they had a crash course during winters at Siachen Base Camp.

SOPORE

Body-of-12-year-old-boy-died-due-to-drowning-as-he-tried-to-save-his-8-year-old-sister-in-Sopore-KashmirA brother-sister duo drowned in Jhelum. Falak Jan (8), daughter of Abdul Majeed Shiekh of Shahabad Sopore slipped into the river. Her brother, Rashid, who was just 12 jumped into the river to save his sister. Both drowned and their bodies were retrieved a day later. It was just a mishap. But it explains the sibling love that made them immortal.

BUDGAM

planting-paddy-on-potholed-roadsEarlier Kashmir would copy. Now it innovates. Kashmir had massive peaceful protests enforcing a transition to violent protests. Then there were singing protests. And now, lo and behold, they are protesting by planting paddy on potholed roads. Residents of Reshipora, Budgam planted paddy saplings in the potholed link roads leading to their village. The population might not get a good road but it has already been a huge hit on social websites. It coincided with Omar Abdullah complimenting former PWD minister Altaf Bukhari for macadamizing roads.

SRINAGAR

J&K-Bank-Residency-RoadJ&K Bank netted a profit of Rs 416 crore for the last fiscal but it booked a loss of 56.02 crore in last quarter – perhaps for the first time in its history. The reason for the loss is said to be the rise in bad loans. Provisioning for bad loans and contingencies rose to Rs 397.11 crore during the fourth quarter as against Rs 239.67 crore in 2014-15. Bank’s income decreased to Rs 1,805.33 crore in the three-month period as against Rs 2,023.50 crore in earlier year.

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