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Anita, 19, a newly-wed bride, wife of Ballu of Old Rehari, Jammu received burn injuries when her clothes caught fire under mysterious circumstances at her residence. She was shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Jammu for treatment where doctors stated that she had received 25 percent burns on her body. Police have registered a case and investigations have started to ascertain the reason behind the incident.


The police have detained six people including a girl in connection with the murder of Parshotam alias Pidhu, a resident of Akhnoor, Jammu. Pidhu’s body had injuries on head and was recovered from the bushes of a local school. The six detained have been placed under sustained interrogation and police says the case will be solved in a day or two.


Militants killed Shabir Ahmed, a police officer, and injured three others including two policemen and a civilian, Ghulam Mohammad- shopkeeper, in the Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Shabir was a resident of Uri and is survived by a wife and five children. The responsibility of the attack is taken by a militant outfit Al-Nasereen. So far at least five people have been detained in this connection for questioning.


A five years old girl, Rehmat Bano, of Reasi was mauled and killed by a leopard in her village. Her body was found mutilated in a nearby jungle after her family members launched a search operation finding her missing. The villagers say the leopard was spotted near their village earlier the same day.


Three workers of a construction company, engaged in a road widening project were killed in an accidental blast in Pancheri area, 110 kms away from Udhampur. Police said the blast took place when the victims were disposing of waste material by putting the same on fire and due to their negligence some explosives also got mixed in the scrap. It was so powerful that one person, a resident of Punjab, died on spot and others sustained critical injuries. The duo later succumbed in the hospital.


Nawang Rigzin Jora, the Minister for Urban Development and UEED, inaugurated dog sterilization facility at Shuhama, constructed at a cost of Rs 121 Lakhs. The facility consists of specially designed operation theatre and is created to carry out Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies Programmes in Valley. The programme was launched by Srinagar Municipal Corporation in collaboration with SKUAST-Kashmir and Animal Welfare Board of India under the court directions to curb the dog menace in the City.


A police constable Nabi received a bullet in his leg when the service rifle of a CRPF ASI went off in Guard Room of SKICC. Nabi was admitted in B&J Hospital where his condition was stated stable. Police have registered a case in this connection and have started an investigation.


To monitor any suspicious movements in the city, 18 CCTV cameras will be installed in various parts of Udhampur, says police. In first phase 18 would be installed. Installation of cameras is now a tool of surveillance used by the state. So far dozens have been already installed across the state.


Micheal Steiner, the German Ambassdor, who is currently on a visit to Kashmir, donated a bus to Shah Anwar Memorial Secondary School, Kupwara, at a function held at Help Foundation orphanage in Hazratbal area.  After handing over the keys, the German ambassador boarded the bus with the school kids for a ride. Steiner was in Kashmir earlier this year as an organiser for controversial show Ehsas-i-Kashmir in which Zubin Mehta performed.


Major General (retd) R S Jamwal, a former Army Commander, joined Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Jamwal, a former army commander, has served in Kashmir for several years during peak militancy. He is also heading Jammu and Kashmir Dharmarath Trust – a body formed by the then ruler of the state in 1846. Born in Mirhama village of Kulgam district of South Kashmir, Major General (retd) RS Jamwal also served as Head and Professor of General Zorawar Singh Chair in Jammu University.


J&K bank bagged Certificates of Excellence for two of its best Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) in Bandipora and Baramulla at a function of ‘RSETI DIWAS’ organised by Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi. Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh presided over the function that was attended by President, National Advisory Council for RSETIs Dr D Veerendra Heggade among other dignitaries of union government, state governments and sponsoring banks.


Mystery shrouds the death of Tasleem Kenu, 25, whose body was recovered from a gorge near Nashri along Jammu-Srinagar highway. Police sources said body was seen by some locals, who immediately brought the matter into the notice of concerned police station. Kenu was a driver by profession. Police have registered a case and investigations are on.


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