Briefing

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USA

While the world kept its fingers crossed and watched in fear the two nuclear nations India and Pakistan talk of war, comedian Trevor Noah’s remark on The Daily Show about the war between arch-rival neighbours being entertaining, erupted social media in reaction. “A war between the two countries would be most entertaining and it would also be the longest war of all time – another dance number!”

His comments caused outrage, especially in India, where thousands took to Twitter to complain. Quickly, Noah took to Twitter and apologized for his remarks saying, “As a comedian, I use comedy to process pain and discomfort in my world but I am sorry that this hurt you and others, that’s not what I was trying to do.”

IRAN
A Kashmir martial art player and a fitness expert, Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, bagged a bronze medal in the 3rd Wushu International championship in Iran. He has earlier represented team India in Kick boxing at International level. He is currently working in one of the top fitness companies as the expert trainer.

LUCKNOW

After the Lethpora suicide car bomb attack, various Kashmiri students and traders were attacked at many places across mainland India. In a recent case, a video clip went viral on social networking sites showing two Kashmiri dry fruit sellers beaten and abused by the Hindu nationalists in Lucknow. The clip also shows a local asking the assaulters why they were thrashing them. One of the assaulter tells him: “Because they are Kashmiris. They are the ones pelting stones in Kashmir.”

KASHMIR

When actress Pranutan Bahl, who is all set to mark her Bollywood debut in Salman Khan’s ‘Notebook’, visited Kashmir for the first time, it was love at first sight, literally. Pranutan took to her social media account to describe the beauty of Kashmir and hospitality of its people. ‘Notebook’ is a love story extensively shot in Kashmir.

JAMMU

A 14-year-old boy Yasir Javed Bhat, resident of Kulgam, was arrested immediately after a grenade was lobbed at Jammu’s busy bus stand. The blast left two civilians dead and over thirty injured. The family of the accused teenager claimed that Yasir had left home for his maternal house but didn’t return. He was later seen on TV surrounded by policemen who claimed him as Hizb operative.

UTTARAKHAND

Kashmir based FIL industries has been approved to develop Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway project along with Poma SAS France Company. Once completed the ropeway would be among world’s five longest ropeways. The project will be a public-private partnership with the state government and it will be ready in three years at a cost of Rs 300 crores. The project involves the development of approximately 5.5 km of aerial passenger ropeway system, which will significantly reduce the traveling time between two scenic and famous hill stations of north India.

February 2019 was the bloodiest month for government forces in last three decades as over 50 paramilitary personnel were killed

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