Briefing

PAHALGAM

The IAS love story that started from the green lawns of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Missouri finally concluded with the two lovebirds finally taking marriage vows. IAS couple of 2015 batch Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan registered their marriage in Jaipur on March 20 but they decided to celebrate it at two places: first in Kashmir’s picturesque Pahalgam and then in Delhi on April 14. Khan is a resident of south Kashmir village of Devipora, Mattan and Dabi is from Delhi. Khan is a Muslim and Dabi is a Dalit. They were No 1 and No 2 in the batch’s overall ranking.

SRINAGAR

Since the day he shifted to Kashmir, state’s traffic manager Basant Rath has been a crowd puller. Where ever he goes, a crowd follows him. Recently he seized the vehicle of a former lawmaker and district president of PDP for violating traffic law and offered him a lift home. Earlier this week he was seen busy in dismantling the encroachments on roads in two posh areas of Rajbagh and Sanant Nagar. Rath is aggressively implementing rule of law on the road ever since he took over as the IGP traffic. In one case he was even seen running after a two wheeler.

POLO VIEW

Ruling PDP has nominated Safina Baig as party’s Women’s Wing President. Baig is the lawyer wife of PDP’s senior leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig.

PULWAMA

Whenever a youth goes missing in Kashmir, a few days later his photo appears with a gun. That exactly happened with Shabir Ahmad Lone of Lonepora Newa Pulwama: in battle fatigues raising his index figure, symbolising the oneness of Allah, a usual trait of militants in Kashmir. It also was a viral picture. But the bubble burst too soon as cops confirmed that he is a debt-ridden man who has gone missing to dodge his creditors.

NIGEEN

This week two police officers were injured in stone pelting. Both are inspector rank officers manning two police stations. SHO Nigeen Manzoor Ahmad Beig was hit with a stone that injured him near his eye at foreshore road was airlifted to Delhi’s Safdar Jung Hospital. SHO Baramulla, Khalid Fayaz, 35, a resident of Chattabal, was also hit by a stone on duty. He was hit by a stone leading to his right frontal bone fracture and is presently undergoing treatment at SKIMS, Soura.

DELHI

After some of the renowned designers of film industry made experiments with the Kashmiri outfits and colours, it was recently a Kashmir designer, Mehak Tariq Beigh, 24, who set the ramp on fire at Amazon India Fashion Week where she showcased her unique Kashmiri collection of transforming the old pherans (loose gowns used during winters) into eye-catching apparels. Inspired by folk theatre Band Pather, final year student Mehak studied the clothes worn by its characters and tried to adopt them in her collection. She showcased two of her garments made of used pherans and the models walked the ramp along with signature Kangri to create an aura of Kashmir.

102 killed in 2018: 29 civilians, 48 militants, 12 policemen and 13 soldiers

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