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HANDWARA

A teacher putting an axe on a 10-year-old student’s throat and threatening to slaughter him in front of his classmates is not regular classroom sight. After the video of the incident surfaced online, local police swung into action and arrested three people including the teacher. The incident took place inside Future Education Institute, Wagahat-Magam in Handwara.

BUDGAM

In a first, a women conclave was held in Budgam under the supervision of District Commissioner Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar.

While celebrating womanhood, a number of women from different walks of life talked about legal rights, legal protection, harassment and related issues faced by womenfolk. But it was Dr Sehrish’s bold speech about women health and hygiene that won accolades. She also talked about steps taken by the district administration in the institutional building for empowering women.

AWANTIPORA

In a bizarre incident, CRPF men deployed near Lethpora stopped and checked buses of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) and frisked bags of students, both males and females. A video that went viral on the social networking sites showed CRPF men with bamboo sticks in their hands asking students to show their bags. One female student is also heard saying that forces are alleging them of carrying bombs and ammunition in their bags instead of books.

KISHTWAR

Road Traffic accidents have become a new normal in Kashmir that kills more people than the three-decades-old conflict. Last week, a horrific accident happened in Kishtwar killing at least 35 people when a minibus fell into a deep gorge near Sirgwari, which was on way to Kishtwar from Keshwan. The death toll is expected to increase as most of the 17 injured passengers are still in critical condition. Reportedly, the dead include 10 members of a single clan. In other cases, three members of a family are dead and the lone survivor, a minor, is critically injured. There was a minor of 20 days also who was among the dead. The SRTC had announced 35 new buses for the said route but those buses never reached this area.

GULMARG

With the arrest of five people including a staffer, the high profile Gulmarg Gandola burglary case is solved by the police. Two weeks back, CCTV had captured the movement of some people outside the cashier’s room a few minutes before the burglary. It was with the help of modern technology that the accused were identified. They had looted Rs 51 lakh in cash from the locker. The main accused, Abdul Ahad Ganai is an employee of Cable Car Corporation. So far, the police have recovered only Rs 34 Lakh from their possession.

MUMBAI

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Bollywood actor Mahesh Babu is in Kashmir to shoot for his upcoming film Sarileru Neekevvaru, an action-entertainment movie directed by Anil Ravipudi of ‘F2’ fame. In Kashmir, a major action sequence and few scenes in the backdrop of army camps will be shot as the said actor is playing a soldier’s role. After wrapping up the Kashmir schedule, the movie will entirely be shot in Hyderabad.

KISHTWAR

A young boy’s dream of capturing a relative’s wedding on a drone camera turned into a nightmare. Last week, while doing a test-run of the China-made drone, the kid lost control and it hovered over high-security Kishtwar jail for a while and crashed inside the premises. Police confiscated the drone and a hurried press conference was called. The incident made headlines across India. But a few days later when the kid walked into the police station and claimed the ownership of the drone, police had a sigh of relief.

120 militants, 108 forces’ personnel 43 civilians were killed in the last six months: JKCCS

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