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Shastra Seema Bal (SSB) nabbed 10 people including one woman, seven children and two militants, Mohammad Abid and Mohammad Rashid Malik at Sonauli border on Uttar Pradesh-Nepal boundary. The duo hailing from Kupwara had moved to Pakistan in 1990s for armed training, a Jammu daily reported. SSB officials say the group was arrested as they were travelling without proper documentation.



42 people mostly women and children sustained severe burn injuries after an LPG cylinder exploded during a marriage ceremony in Galigard, Kishtwar. All the injured persons were rushed to District Hospital and 20 of them were later referred to Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu for specialized treatment.



The state police have detained five youth from Amarvati, Maharashtra after they were found suspiciously taking pictures and video of the army convoy from their mobile cameras on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road. The five had come to Kashmir after befriending a few Kashmiri students in Maharashtra.



Hari Prabhu Sansthan (HPS) conducted a free heart surgery under a programme of “Rotary Gift of life” for Nikhil, 3, son of Baldev Singh of village Kohnu, Udhampur at Escorts Hospital, Delhi. Nikhil was suffering from congenital heart disease. The kid was screened for heart surgery during a screening camp held by Rotary International.



Police in Sopore have arrested Mohammad Shafi Dar and his friend, Mehrajudin Dar, for murdering Nayeema, 22, in an orchard near Hib Dangerpora. Police had registered a case and started investigation. Reports say that Shafi was in relationship with Nayeema and after he felt deceived, he along with his friend planned her murder.



Two new books of Dogri, a novel “Bhagali” by Pitamber Nath Sharma and a collection of poems “Choori” by Khajur Singh Thakur, were released in a function organized by Dogri Sanstha Jammu. Khalid Bashir, Secretary of J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages was the chief guest on the occasion.



Police seized a Wagon R which was used by miscreants in shootout near Railway Bridge, Narwal, Jammu, in which one person sustained injuries. However, the accused are still at large and raids are being conducted to arrest them.



Bua Ditta Bhagat, former Chairman of SSRB and retired IAS officer, passed away after a brief illness. His last rites were performed at Shakti Nagar Cremation Ground, Jammu. Large number of people from all walks of life, including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana attended his rites.



Abdul Ahad Parray , a veteran chess player of the state died at his residence this week. J&K State Chess Association (JKSCA) has shared their condolences on his sad and untimely demise.



State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sought reports from Principal Secretary Home Department and the Director General Police (DGP) regarding installation of CCTV cameras in all police stations of the state. The commission took cognizance of the petition filed by a Jammu-based activist seeking directions to install CCTV cameras inside police stations in order to safeguard human rights inside them.



Over 400 metric tonnes of solid waste was seen dumped by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) near the Srinagar International Airport which can cause plane crashes, the SMC has warned. Most of the waste dumped in the deep gorge was found to be non-biodegradable material.



In a day-long biting spree, a dog attacked 17 people in Mallabagh area in city outskirts. All the victims were shifted to SMHS hospital and were diagnosed with Category III injuries. The accidents gripped panic among the residents.



Khalid Farhat Shah, a former militant of Hizbul Mujahideen survived a militant attack in Sopore, police says. As per their reports, the suspected pistol borne militants opened fire at Shah from a close range and managed to flee from the spot. They are not yet identified.



Army provided latest Swiss winter gear including trousers, jackets and gloves to the troops deployed in places such as Siachen Glacier, Kargil and Sikkim to enable them brave low temperatures. Each three-layered Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System costs over Rs 35,000 and Indian army has procured at least 40,000.



Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir was sworn-in as acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court. Mir, 58, a resident of Rajpora, Pulwama has completed his LLB in 1978 and has joined Higher Judicial Services in 1992.

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