Briefing

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BANGLADESH

Pakistan star cricketer Shahid Afridi, who has remained vocal about his views on the Kashmir issue, is in Bangladesh for Bangladesh Premier League, where he met Kashmiri students. He reached immediately to his twitter and called his meeting heartening. He wrote, “Heartening meeting with some Kashmiri students who are in Bangladesh on scholarship, studying Medicine. Keep up the hard work and make your people proud,” he tweeted.

MENDHAR
In a rare incident last week, some unknown persons attacked a JK Bank branch in Mendhar Poonch but did not loot any cash from the branch. It was a rare incident where they decamped with four CCTV cameras of the bank. They ransacked property and damaged CCTV network installed in the bank branch.

DELHI

Almost three years after the ‘anti national slogans’ in JNU, the Delhi police has now filed a charge sheet against nine students in a sedition case, including seven Kashmiri scholars studying in the university. The Kashmiri students, Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umair Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat and Basharat Ali are named in the charge sheet. The act has been seen as ‘political move’ before 2019 general elections in India.

WAZIR BAGH

In a heart wrenching incident, body of a new born baby girl was found in a cardboard box near the maternity hospital Lal Ded. When the police reached the spot around a by-lane near Town Square mall, the baby was already dead. The police have taken the cognizance of incident and filed a FIR.

CHINA

The famous educationist and innovator from Ladakh Sonam Wangchuk has now been featured in the Economic Times ‘Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia’ list. Wangchuk, who runs an experimental or alternative school in the outskirts of Leh for the students who fail in the school exams for which he founded the NGO, Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), was announced a promising business leader at the ‘Asia Business Leaders Conclave’, an event organised by the Economic Times in Hong Kong. The event was attended by some 500 business leaders from whole of Asia.

LEH

At least ten people came under snow avalanche after a wall of snow hit the vehicle in which they were travelling in near Khardongla top, which is 40 kilometres away from Leh district. Khardongla is the world’s highest motorable road at 18380 feet high from sea level. Rescue teams were immediately sent to the spot and operation was launched to trace the people. So far, only three dead bodies were recovered.

KASHMIR

With the last week’s defaulters list of Power Development Department getting public, it got new faces in the defaulters that included over a dozen lawmakers as well, who owe power dues to the tune of lakhs to the department. According to the list, former deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta owes over 14 lakh, former BJP minister Sukhnandan Choudhary owes over 19 lakh, PDP leader and former minister Aasiya Naqash owes more than 13 lakh, PDP’s ex minister and now Peoples Conference member, Imran Reza Ansari owes over 10 lakhs, PDP leader Sartaj Madni, who is also the maternal uncle of former CM Mehbooba Mufti, owes around 4 lakhs, former Congress MLC Abdul Gani Vakil, who has floated his own party, has an outstanding of above 4 lakhs while as National Conference leader Nazir Ahmad Gurezi owes 50,620 and Muhammad Akbar Lone owes around 80,000 to the PDD.

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