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Kifayat Ahmed Mir, 40, resident of Sopore, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Buripora. Mir received four bullets in head and chest. He was taken to hospital but was declared brought dead. Kifayat was running a computer centre under a centrally-sponsored scheme, Himayat. He had contested last Assembly elections as an independent candidate from Sopore constituency but was defeated with a huge margin.  The main stream political leaders have condemned the attack.


Kulgam police have recovered about 5 kgs charas from a bus at a check point, a police statement read. A case FIR number 128/2013, under section 8/20 NDPS Act has been registered in this regard and investigation is on.


Surinder Singh, 46, was found unconscious under mysterious circumstances at his residence in Nanak Nagar, Jammu. Singh was shifted to hospital where he was pronounced dead by the doctors. The body has been handed over to family members for last rites after completion of legal formalities.


Army busted a militant hide-out and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Kupwara, a defence spokesperson said. The cache was carefully concealed behind boulders and in the thick jungles on the upper reaches of the Shamsabari towards the Line of Control. Pertinently, two IEDs were detected in close vicinity of the area where this cache was recovered in first fortnight of May this year.


An unattended bag outside the headquarters of Army’s 15 Corps here led to a bomb scare and created panic in the area. The scare led to the traffic jam on Srinagar-Jammu Highway for half an hour. The bag was later checked by the bomb disposal squad and was found containing clothes. The incident had led to a security alert as Prime Minister was arriving for a two day visit to Kashmir.


A school bus carrying 20 students turned turtle on the Fore-Shore road along Dal Lake in Srinagar injuring 13 school children and their two teachers. The students were from Green Way School, Tulmulla, Ganderbal. The bus was on its way to Pahalgam when the driver lost control over it. All the injured were rushed to the hospital and are said to be stable.


State high Court directed the Chief Secretary to ensure the implementation of the directions or to appear before the court on the next hearing on August 2.  The directions include close monitoring of the authorities responsible to maintain food standards in their districts. Besides, the court asserted that the guilty should be strictly punished. The directions are passed after a PIL filed by Advocate Sheikh Muhammad Ayoub seeking implementation of Food Safety and Standard Act, 2006 and Food Safety and Standard Rules, 2011.


The State’s Planning and Development Department (PD and D) has taken a strong note of execution of “unapproved” works by the Roads and Buildings Department, seeking a detailed rejoinder from it over the brazenly flouting the established norms. The queries have come up at a time when R&B Department is under fire for creating liabilities worth Rs 200 crore on account of taking up unapproved works over the  past few years.


Two militants were killed when Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control in Rajouri, a Defence spokesperson said. The spokesperson said the militants were killed when a group of two to three armed men were moving towards the Indian side of  the LoC. The alleged infiltrators had fired in retaliation, the spokesperson added.


Wamiqa, a three month old, died after she was given a newly launched Liquid Pentavalent Vaccine at community Health Centre (CHC) Char-e-Sharief, Budgam, her family alleges. Her family alleges that the death occurred due to adverse reaction of the vaccine. The vaccine launched in February this year meant for children fights diseases like Hepatitis-B, Diphtheria, Pertussis and pneumonia.


35 sheep and 15 others were maimed after a cloud burst at Burzoo Mundal in Islamabad district, a police statement read. 35 sheep were owned by Ghulam Mohammed Soda, a resident of Udhampur.


The first batch of Amarnath yatris from India were welcomed in Valley by the police and civil administration amid tight security arrangements. The yatris were flagged off from Jammu after security check to the cave Shri Amarnath yatra. Sources say this year women commandos will also be seen on the tracks of yatra.


The Life Insurance of India (LIC) has inaugurated a new branch in Shopian district. The branch was inaugurated in presence of local businessmen, traders and common people.  S R Sodhi was the Chief Guest on the function whereas Manager PS M.I Mir and other branch heads of the corporation were also present on the occasion.


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