Briefing

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MUMBAI

urmila-mohsinKashmir born least known model Mohsin Akhter Mir has married Rangleea girl Urmila Matondkar, who at 42 is almost a decade elder to him. The hush-hush ceremony took place in Mumbai, off the media gaze, Mir took the vows strictly as per Hindu marriage norms. Mir had fled Srinagar at 21 and has done small time role in various advertisements, films and music albums. He has appeared in Farhan Akhtar’s Luck By Chance, and was a male prostitute in It’s A Man’s World, besides being part of Mumbai Mast Kalandar. His last appearance was in Taj Mahal, A R Rehman’s music video. Reports suggest he has gone back to family business, selling arts and crafts!

SRINAGAR

The city is getting its bit of shame almost daily. A day after the court awarded a decade long imprisonment to a “teacher” for raping his teenage pupil; police arrested a maniac who would use his “spirituality” to exploit children. Tutor Pervaiz Dar of Barzulla had raped his student in December 2013. The court sent him to jail for a decade. A day later, Kashmir was shocked to hear that for 15 years a ‘faith healer’ Ajaz Sheikh was sexually exploiting boys in the garb of “de-spiriting” them. Police said he would hypnotize his victims and when one boy refused to go to the Pir, the real story shocked his father. God save the Pirvier.

JAMMU

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With PDP miserably failed in managing its contradictions within and with BJP, it is ideal time for Dr Farooq Abdullah to sing. He did it again in Jammu at a wedding when he sang a romantic duet Lag Ja Galay Kay Phir Ye Hasin with a lady singer. After former Chief Secretary and NC leader Vijay Bakaya shared the brief film on his facebook, it went viral. Bakaya is also seen enjoying the music in the video. Earlier on February 3, Dr Abdullah exhibited his enormous dancing talent in Delhi when he shook his leg with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh on the tunes of Malhari from Baji Rao Mastani.

GULMARG

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For the moment when the Russian skiers went missing, the gossip in Gulmarg was that he has gone to Kalaroos, the distant Lolab village where a tunnel is considered a short cut to Roos, the Russia. Finally, the army rescued the 33-year old Dimitry Lobanov from Apharwat. One of the six Russian skiers, Lobanov had fallen into a gorge covered in snow and when rescued was having multiple fractures. Gulmarg is getting interesting. Last fortnight skiers had an exclusive interaction with a snow leopard.

DELHI

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CRPF is deploying all its mine-protected vehicles (MPVs) in Kashmir, DG Prakash Mishra has said. Reason: these vehicles are useless in Maoist-affected areas, where they did more harm than good. Unlike Kashmir, which Mishra says is better, insurgents in Maoist use IEDs with high amount of explosives to the extent that when they blast, the vehicle is thrown 30 feet up and soldiers die due to injuries sustained during the ground impact. CRPF has 115 MPVs in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha.

KULGAM

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Constable Shakoor Ahmad, who had fled with police rifles from Bejbehara on January 16, is arrested. It took the security grid nearly seven weeks to nab him with four AK rifles. Recoveries include a pistol and two grenades. Prior to his desertion, militants had injured Irshad A Rather, his DSP in an attack on December 24, 2015. His arrest led to a photo-up in which he is seen in a huge group of soldiers with the arms he returned.

Against the availability of Rs 353.65 crore under National Health Mission, J&K has been able to spend only Rs 230.12 crore in 2014-15.

Delhi has approved Rs 399.29 crore comprehensive plan for flood management works on Jhelum.

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