Briefing

USA

Alarmed by a huge number of road-accident deaths in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of US-based Kashmiri doctors “Kashmera” have decided to provide fully equipped critical care ambulances. The initiative will be in collaboration with the state government and a few NGOs. These ambulances which are aimed at reducing the pre-hospital mortality rate will be equipped with pre-hospital emergency care.

BARAMULLA

Last week, a video of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel jumping into Nallah Ferozpora to save a 14-year-old girl in Kunzer, Baramulla went viral on social media. The video was first shared by CRPF on its official twitter handle.

JAMMU

A speedy army vehicle killed 7-year-old Rubia Kousar, while her aunt Kaneeza Begum succumbed at the hospital in Rajouri district. In the same incident, a four-year-old boy, Yasin Din, was also injured in remote Qilla Darhal village in Nowshera sector. Din is a specially-abled boy who cannot speak and is affected by polio.

KATHUA

In a tragic incident, Chand Kumar, 82, and his wife Sanjogta, 75, were brutally killed by their grandson Sahil, in Kathua.

Sahil, 20, allegedly attacked his grandparents with a blunt object killing them on the spot. The reason behind the gruesome murder is not yet known.

ANANTNAG

After a brief lull, two back-to-back killings of PSO’s guarding politicians were reported from south Kashmir. The first incident took place in Hiller, Kokernag where Riyaz Ahmad, a PSO guarding NC’s Peer Tauqeer Ahmad was shot dead. In the second incident, PSO Farooq Ahmad Mir was shot outside a mosque in Bijbehara. He was guarding Mehbooba Mufti’s cousin Sajad Mufti.

SRINAGAR

After winning hearts with his unorthodox but highly effective way of addressing traffic chaos in Jammu and Kashmir, Basant Rath, an IPS officer has set up a stall where he displays hundreds of books. Anyone can take these books without any question being asked. Nowadays, Rath is busy on social media where he reaches out to young aspirants who want to crack competitive examinations like NEET and JEE.

KASHMIR

In a bid to make travel between Srinagar and Jammu a bit easy, Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) is set to start a night service from next month. JKSRTC is also planning to start a dedicated helpline number for the convenience of commuters. But given JKSRTC’s reputation and the current security concerns on the highway, is such a move feasible?

Over 960 militants, 413 security personnel have been killed in the last five years.

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