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Rattan Singh and Rangil Singh were awarded five years of imprisonment besides a fine of Rs 10,000 each under section 304-II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) for pushing their neighbour Kewal Kumar from 40 feet. Kumar died of his injuries.  The duo had picked up a quarrel with the deceased.


A newly married woman, Pooja, 30, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her residence in Kanachak, Jammu. Family members spotted her unconscious and immediately shifted her to the nearby Health Centre where doctors pronounced her as dead. Police have registered a case under relevant sections and started an investigation.


Twenty-two passengers were injured, four of them seriously, following a head on collision between two buses at Tali Morh area.  Police and locals rushed to the spot after the incident and started rescue operation. Police have registered a case under relevant sections and manhunt has been launched to arrest the drivers, who fled from the spot after the accident.


In Bandipora, two sisters died while six other family members are battling for life after taking dinner early this week. Police says the 8-member family was shifted to the hospital in unconscious state and have supposedly consumed a suspicious substance. Police have collected all the eatables items from the house and initiated their investigation in the matter.


Family members, relatives and residents of Kheora held protest demonstration along with dead body of a 7 year-old-boy, who went missing after returning from his school. His body wore multiple torture marks and was found packed in a plastic bag in an under-construction in Bela Colony, Rajouri. Rajouri police have registered a case and have started investigation.


State High court pulled up the government for allowing hotels in Srinagar and Pahalgam area which have no permission from the authorities to operate. The Bench passed these strictures after examining the compliance report filed by the Government on hotels operating in Pahalgam and Srinagar which mentioned that 25 out of 55 hotels are operating without any consent from Pollution Control Board. The court directed the Government that it is the duty of PCB officers and other Government agencies to implement laws.


Ashiq Ali Khan resident of Tral, Patwari halqa Karewa Tehsil Chadora was caught while demanding and accepting bribe from complainant Fayaz Ahmed Ganie. The tainted money was recovered from Khan’s possession and the accused was taken into custody for further investigation. A case under relevant section has been registered and investigations started.


Three suspected militants snatched service rifle of a CRPF personnel (185 battalion) who was on a routine patrolling in Tral. Police says the militants had hit the CRPF man on his head with a baton leaving him dazed. After the incident CRPF and police launched a manhunt and cordoned off the whole area but failed to find the weapon and the suspected militant.


Parviz Deewan, Union Secretary Tourism, laid foundation stone of hostel building of Institute of Hotel Management in Srinagar. The three storey building with a capacity of 300 persons is expected to cost Rs 735 lakh. Speaking on the occasion, Deewan said that federal government has sanctioned huge funds to state of Jammu and Kashmir under various schemes.


Ishar Chand of Kishtwar, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near CO Office Udhampur. Police took the body to District Hospital Udhampur for post-mortem and registered a case for further investigation.


A bear attacked and injured two brothers Showkat Ahmad Khatana and Tanveer Ahmad Khatana sons of Ghulam Mohammad Khatana of Guridraman at Larnoo, Anantnag. Both the injured were shifted to Sub District Hospital, Larnoo for treatment where from they were referred to District Hospital Anantnag for further treatment.


Indian Army foiled a plot after it detected a group of militants trying to plant five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along the Line of Control (LoC) at village Kirni, Poonch, says an Army press release.Of late, Indian Army was busy fighting 30 militants in Keran. The operation was called off after 14 days.


Ghulam Ahmed, son of Sattar Ahmed of Kossar, Chenani, Jammu, who was facing trial for kidnapping a 13 years old girl has been awarded three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2000 has been imposed on him.  The decision was taken in the recently formed fast track courts.

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