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Shahid Ahmed Tantray, 5, lost his life and three others were injured when a tree fell on their Kothar in Kupwara, a police statement read.  All the injured were taken to hospital and are stable, doctors say.


Mother of a noted journalist Naseer A Ganai passed away after a brief illness. She was laid to rest in their ancestral graveyard at Barzulla.


Ghulam Muhammed Sheikh, proprietor of Sheikh News Agency passed away after a brief spell of illness in Islamabad. He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard. Sheikh’s colleagues say his role in promoting newspapers in south Kashmir for past nearly 45 years has been phenomenal. Hundreds of people including journalists participated in his funeral prayers.


A Police party led by SI Rakesh Manni have rescued four bovine animals and arrested two smugglers, Jakkar Hussain and Mohd Saleem, both residents of Ramban. The duo was arrested from Chinore, Jammu. A case under FIR number 256/13 under Section 188 RPC has been registered at Domana Police Station and investigation initiated.


Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, became the first district in India to ban sale of all tobacco product including cigarettes within 100 yards of premises of all the hospitals of the city. The order was issued by Er Farooq Ahmed Shah, District Magistrate Srinagar who said the step is taken in the interest of the patients. Shah in a separate order directedcancellation of registration of those shops which sell tobacco products to children below 18 years.


Four Indian Army men were injured, one of them seriously, after an Army vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a 50 feet deep gorge in forward area of Balakote, Poonch. The vehicle was moving to a nearby 49 RR unit in Sandot area. The roads were slippery due to rain and the driver failed to control the vehicle due to bad road patch.


State high court granted two weeks to Animal Welfare Board to place on record the response to deal with the challenges of dog menace. The direction has been given on a PIL seeking directions for doing away with the dog menace in the City. The court has maintained that the case is lingering since 2011 and now some substantial results should come up.


State high court has taken a serious note of illegal constructions in Gulmarg and Sonamarg and has issued a notice to CEO Gulmarg asking him why action should not be taken against him for allowing illegal construction. The direction is given in a PIL filed by Advocate Aijaz Chesti over the illegal construction. The court has further directed that the salaries of the employees who are performing their duties with Gulmarg development Authority should be stopped.


Dr Farooq Abdullah, unionist, represented India at the inaugural ceremony of the President of Mongolio, Tsakhia Elbegdorj, who has been re-elected to a second four team. Dr Abdullah in Mangolia has offered cooperation in developing its renewable energy sector as well as in human resource development. This was agreed by the Indian unionist with the Mangolian President.


In an attempt to end her life, an 18-year-old girl resident of Pazalpora, Bandipora sprinkled kerosene-oil on her body and set herself ablaze. She was shifted to SMHS, Srinagar for treatment. Bandipora Police has registered a case in this regard.


Army foiled an infiltration bid of about 9 militants in Keran sector near the LOC by killing 5 of them, while an army man also got killed when their petrol party was fired upon in Lolab- Kupwara, an army Major said. As per the Major the infiltrators were moving in the forest area about 500 meters inside the LoC and were immediately engaged in firing. Four of them are still at large.


Dr Bal Krishan Koul, a retired Deputy Director of J&K health services was killed while another person got injured when an unknown vehicle hit them near Muthi, Jammu. Koul was shifted to hospital but he succumbed to his injuries. The body of the deceased was handed over to the family members for the last rites after completion of legal formalities.


Parvaiz Ahmed Teli resident of Qalamdan pora, Nawab Bazar has gone missing from Mumbai since July 06, 2013. He had travelled to the place on July 2, 2013 and was reportedly seen by some known person waiting for the bus. His family now seek Chief Minister’s intervention in the matter to help them get him back.


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