While the trend of sponsored cricket leagues is picking up, Kashmir too creates its IPL and PSL moments. A Kashmiri couple settled in Dubai owning a real estate company Dre Homes sponsored a cricket tournament, named Dre Homes Kashmir Super League 2016. The tournament continued for a month and of eight participating teams Safa Kadal Stars clinched the title. The league was being co-sponsored by Stone House Real Estate and Ottomans International.
Bollywood biggies are here again. Shabana Azmi is shooting for a debutant director Piyush Panjuani’s film Idgah. She returned Kashmir after 32 years. Idgah, based on Hindi litterateur Munshi Premchand’s short story, is about an orphaned boy and his grandmother. Though the plot is not revealed yet but it’s hoped that it will fit somewhere in the political canvas of Kashmir. In the last two years at least 14 film crews have flown into the valley to shoot the Himalayan valley.
Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti officially threw open, the ‘meadow of death’ Tosa Maidan, for public. It was a surreal scene for locals, rather a long cherished dream, when she inaugurated a three day festival envisaging horse riding, trekking and mountaineering in and around the meadow. For residents it will take some time to forget the 63 lives that the meadow devoured in last 50 years. There might be prosperity but the surviving 43 maimed would be a grim reminder of the worst the belt lived.
The police claimed to have solved the murder mystery of Jagdish Kumar, 24 of Dharamkund, who was found dead inside his Alto car in Hatya Nullah. His wife and in-laws are allegedly responsible for ‘conspiracy and murder’ so that they usurp his property. Interestingly, police have booked the deceased for negligence and rash driving, too.
It can only happen in J&K. Hashim, a school teacher from Karnah is running from pillar to post from last 18 years to prove that he is alive. His crisis started when Hashim, apparently his namesake was died. For nearly two decades he couldn’t prove this simple thing.
Srinagar has 898 cancer patients while Jammu stands second with 853 cases in J&K
J&K Bank disbursed Rs 10,542.68 Cr under Annual Credit Plan during the 2015-16 to J&K