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Police foiled an attempt to smuggle bovine animals and seized two Mahindra vehicles rescuing 14 cattle which were being illegally transported to Kashmir. Noticing police, drivers of both the vehicles fled taking the advantage of darkness. The vehicles were seized during the routine patrolling of the link road approaching from Nathatop towards Patnitop. Police have registered a case in this connection and has deputed a team to nab the absconding smugglers.


Two persons have been arrested and a land-mover has been seized for attempting to encroach forest land in Ragoora, Jammu. After receiving a specific information regarding encroachment, a special team was constituted and was sent on the spot. The team found that the forest land in compartment no. 65-B was being leveled by deploying a land-mover for construction purposes.


NidhiAnand, 26, a scientist from Nowshera, Rajouri, who has been working on the diversity of mushroom cultivation, has identified 15 new mushrooms species from her district. She claims these are helpful in treating cancer and AIDS. Nidhi has been awarded ‘Young Scientist Award’ in an international conference titled ‘New Horizon in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Science’ organized by Sheetal Life Sciences at Dehradun, Uttarkhand. The conference was attended by about 600 delegates across India and abroad.


S S Slathia, Former Minister and MLA Vijaypur, has laid a foundation stone for the construction of irrigation tube-well at Chal-Jawahar in Ramgarh, Vijaypur. The tube-well will have a capacity of discharging 20,000 gallons water per hour which will help to irrigate 80 acres of land. Its estimated cost will be Rs 65 lakh.


In the rarest of the rare cases Principal Session Judge has ordered reinvestigation in a murder case by a team of new competent police officers after the father of deceased moved an application that he is not satisfied with the present investigation of the case. The court has termed the investigation as ‘sloppy’ and ‘partial’. The case was filed after Sonuson of Inder Singh was murdered by Sohan Singh son of Sumander Singh with a sickle leading to his death in the hospital.


The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Sopore, has rejected the bail application of Riyaz Ahmed Ganai, accused of abducting and raping a minor last month. The CJM MasaratRoohi rejected the bail of the rape accused on multiple ground. The CJM asserted that it would not be in the public interest to allow the accused to move freely and confront his victim day in and day out.


State High Court granted four weeks as last opportunity to the state government to file compliance report with regard to the direction on the continuation/constitution of Commission of Inquiry to probe the killing of 2010 unrest. The decision is taken in the PIL filed by JKLF Chairman, MuhammedYasin Malik, seeking judicial probe into the killings of 2010 unrest.


The bus service on Delhi-KeylongLeh route has been resumed as two of the Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses left for Leh and Delhi from Keylong. The bus services had been suspended on September 15 last year due to the bad weather as most of the districts in these places remain snow laden. The roads have been thrown open till this year’s September as Keylong-Leh was being declared off for vehicular traffic from mid of September and Keylong-Manali in mid of November.


Ahead of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s proposed two-day visit to Kashmir, the unionist Anil Goswami arrived in Kashmir to review security and development issues of the State. Goswami presided over the high level meeting at Nehru Guest House and discussed the overall situation of the state with top brass of its security apparatus.


Nearly after a gap of four months, the state government filled vacancies of SSP’s in four districts of the state by ordering transfers and postings of 12 SSPs and SPs. However, the reshuffle left four more posts vacant. By another order, the government approved promotion of 100 DySps of 2001 batch and promotees of Executive Police as Selection Grade DySPs clearing decks for their placement as Additional SPs. The Cabinet had met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.


The gold ornaments, including the crown and the necklace of the deity have been stolen from a famous Durga nag temple. Police have registered a case after it was found that ornaments worth lakhs of rupees have went missing from the idol of Durga Mata from Durga nag temple.


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