Briefing

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HANDWARA
Missing MBBS student, Suhail Aijaz, has kept everyone guessing including his family and relatives, who camped in Odisha for over a month, to trace him. But as hope faded, Aijaz’s father and two uncles packed their bags and decided to return to their Kupwara home. But once they reached near Handwara, the car they were travelling in met with an accident, killing Aijaz’s two uncles, and his father in critical condition.

MADARPOR
The protesting voices against the rising toll of civilian lives lost in the cross border shelling between India and Pakistan, has reached Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PaK). In order to quell the protests, police in Madarpor village on the other side of border, resorted to firing, injuring a number of JKLF activists including Naeem Butt. Later, Butt was shifted to a hospital in Islamabad where he succumbed to his injuries. His killing has evoked sharp reaction from JKLF’s chief in Kashmir.

 

KULGAM

The latest victim of ‘unknown gunmen’ was Omais Rashid Bhat, 25, of Qaimoh in Kulgam district. A labourer, Bhat was abducted by unknown gunmen from his native village during evening hours on March 8. Later he was dumped at Ves Batpora area in an almost unconscious state. Nobody so far has owned kidnapping of Bhat, who succumbed to his injuries at a Srinagar hospital.

AMERICA

Dar Yasin, a Kashmir-based photojournalist working with the Associated Press (AP), has won prestigious ‘Hal Boyle Award’ for his coverage of Rohingya migrant crisis in Bangladesh. Dar’s images from Dhaka’s Cox Bazar area, where most of the Rohingya refugees took shelter, highlighted the long and painful journey these migrants took to save themselves from Mayanmar’s army. This is Dar’s third award this year, earlier he was honoured with prestigious Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Award and NPPA’s Humanitarian Award, which is given to an individual for playing a key role in saving lives or in rescue situations.

SRINAGAR

A Kothibagh police station vehicle that broke down near Polo View market, and was towed to safety by a traffic police, ended up creating a storm in a tea cup. As the picture of towed police vehicle went viral with a caption hailing new IGP traffic Basant Rath for doing the “unthinkable”, Rath himself took to Twitter to claim the credit. Later, as the mistake was pointed out both by police and eagle eyed netizens, Rath admitted the mistake but didn’t delete his earlier Tweet.

PUNE
Bollywood’s favourite fashion designer Manish Malhotra’s new colletion Summer Couture 2018 is inspired by the natural beauty and flora of Kashmir Valley. Pleated soft tulle gowns and flowy lehengas were presented in light pink, powder blue and mint green – colours reminiscent of a Kashmiri landscape.
The spotlight of the collection was on the exquisitely crafted details, 3D, applique embroidery of flowers in a vibrant palette nestled amidst traditional Kashmiri threadwork.

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