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Three people including a 20 days old baby died and two others sustained injuries when a Maruti car met an accident at Drabshala, Kishtwar. Their car fell into a 200 feet deep gorge. As per the police report, the mishap happened when the driver lost control over the vehicle due to the slippery road.

In a joint search operation, police and 14 RR busted a hideout in Bandipora and recovered large cache of arms and ammunition. The recovered ammunition includes 04 AK rifles, 70 AK magazines, 1200 rounds of AK, 160 rounds of sniper, thirty three hand grenades of all types and many other things.

Gulshan Ahmed Dar, son of Abdul Ahad Dar, resident of Chak Sari, Pattan, who was pursuing M.Phil degree from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was found dead in his rented room. The Uttar Pradesh police are waiting for Dar’s autopsy report to know the cause of death. Dar’s friends say he was suffering from high fever since a few days.

Five youth from Puchul, Pulwama were drowned in river Lidder when the vehicle they were travelling in fell into the river near the health resort of Pahalgam. The rescue team has fished-out only one body so far and the search for others is still on.

The state high court has directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Handwara to record the statements of three girl students who have charged a teacher, Zahoor Ahmad Qureshi, with an attempt to rape. The three minor girls include a student of Class 5th and two other of Class 3rd. The case is in the trial court and the police is investigating the case.

A leopard attacked and killed Tariq Ahmad Sheikh, an 11 year old boy, in Watergam, Kreeri while he was playing with the children. Pertinently, dozens of people have been attacked by wild animals in the same area in last one month. The locals protested against the callous behaviour of the Wildlife department and also complained that the wild animals had triggered a fear among them.

A teenaged girl and two men allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in separate incidents across Valley, police said. All the three were referred to SKIMS, Srinagar. The girl died while as other two are undergoing treatment in the hospital. The reasons which prompted the trio to commit suicide are unknown.

Three persons were killed and other two sustained injuries when a car they were travelling in skidded off and rolled down into river Chenab, Kishtwar. The vehicle reportedly skidded off the road due to heavy rainfall. The car collided with several rocks before entering the river waters. The rescue team has fished-out all the bodies.

Dr Karan Singh, President Indian Council for Cultural Relations, released a 52 page international class magazine ‘Ist Eventful year of ICCR Jammu’ at Mansarovaar, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.  It is compiled and edited by Balwant Thakur, the Regional Director of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Jammu. The magazine will be placed in all the libraries of the Embassies of foreign countries in India and the Indian Embassies abroad in addition to the Indian Cultural Centres of ICCR situated in different countries.

Police have registered an FIR under number 115/2013 under section 17, 9 RPC and 6 Forest Act against Territorial Army for illegally smuggling timber in Heeri, Kupwara. However, the two vehicles seized by police were released after the intervention of top Army brass. Police says Army used all the tantrums to scare them and take the FIR back but the police did not succumb.

Talat Parvez, Director Tourism Kashmir, launched the first travel magazine from Kashmir, ‘Discover Kashmir’ at Gulmarg. ‘Discover Kashmir’ will highlight tourism, culture, heritage, art and craft which this picturesque valley is known for, the Director said on the occasion. The magazine will hit the stands in both Jammu and Kashmir regions monthly.

Bashir Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Handwara, and Basharat Ahmed, a resident of Kupwara have been acquitted by the court after the prosecution failed to prove charges against them. The duo was facing charges of allegedly working for Pakistan’s ISI. They were arrested in May 2002 while they were facing trial since 2006 after a charge-sheet against them was filed in the court.


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