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CRUSHED:

Manzoor Ahmed and his daughter Yasmeen Banoo were crushed to death by a speeding truck at Jaswal bridge, Karool on Jammu-Srinagar highway. Police have registered a case and have arrested the driver, Mohammad Hussain Mir, a resident of Anantnag.

AWARDED:

Harvinder Singh, son of Inderjit Singh was awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25000 was imposed on him. Singh is found guilty of killing Onkar Singh over a land dispute in July 2006.  The court observed, “the offence was admittedly no premeditated and preplanned but occurrence at the heat of moment due to the grave and sudden provocation for which deceased himself was to be blamed.”

DEFUSED:

The BSF detected and defused a 61 mm mortar shell in an agricultural field in Arnia, Jammu. After getting the inputs from a farmer, a BSF team was immediately rushed to the scene to defuse the shell.

RESCUED:

Udhampur Police foiled an attempt of bovine smuggling and rescued five animals on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway. The animals were rescued when police intercepted some suspects at a surprise naka. The suspects fled from the spot and police is looking for them.

ALLEGED:

A woman has allegedly been raped by a middle aged man Tufail Hussain, 45, at village Rajpur Kamala, Nowshere. The woman’s husband works in Saudi Arabia. She alleges that the accused forcibly entered her house and raped her. Before fleeing from the spot accused has threatened the victim of dire consequences if she reports the crime. Police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprit.

PARTICIPATED:

13 J&K Judokas have been selected for their participation in the Senior National Judo Championship to be held at Una, Himachal Pradesh. The team will be accompanied by Judo coach Vikas Dogra.

CLAIMED:

J&K team of Goju-Ryu Karate Association bagged 11 medals, 3 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze, in the International Goju-Ryu Karate Championship organised by International Goju-Ryu Karate Organisation at Sujanpur, Pathankote. In the championship, more than 250 students of different countries participated, whereas 15 students of J&K represented team India. The J&K team participated in the competition under the supervision of Anil Nanda, Chief Technical Director, J&K Karate Association.

RECOVERED:

Police have retrieved body of Mohammad Sheikh, son of Wali Mohammad Sheikh of Largam Tral from Dal Lake near Kral Sangri. They have initiated an inquest proceeding under Section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of the death. The body was shifted to Panthachowk Hospital for postmortem.

AWARDED:

The court in Jammu awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 to Narpal Singh son of Bant Singh who was facing trial in smuggling of poppy straw. They also issued a General Arrest Warrants against Baljeet Singh, son of Gandhor Singh. Narpal was arrested in 2007 at a naka with possession of 9 kgs of poppy straw. He was booked under Section 8/15 NDPS Act.

GRANTED:

State has granted amnesty to 1811 youths involved in 230 cases of stone pelting registered in 2010-2011. The figures were shared in the on-going sessions of Legislative Assembly. Of 230 cases, 228 had been withdrawn and proceedings in the remaining two were underway, the state informed. An amnesty scheme for the youths arrested since March 2010 in connection with stone-pelting and other related violence was announced in August 2011. This was done to facilitate youth to pursue higher education, the state maintained.

GRANTED:

The state government has granted ownership of 3.48 lakh kanals of land to its occupants under the state’s Roshni scheme. It is said that an amount of Rs 76.51 crore has been deposited by the occupants as reported by the concerned Divisional Commissioner. Besides, 75,401 applications were pending before the authorities for giving the rights of land to the occupants under the scheme.

BAGGED:

J&K Rugby men’s team bagged the runners up trophy in recently held All India National Rugby 15’s tournament at Bhubaneshwar. The tournament was held from February 5 to 9. The team was sent on a 15 days camp to Jammu for practice. The camp was sponsored by Sports Council.

KILLED:

6 years old Iqra daughter of Mohammad-Din Khatana died while two others sustained injuries when a shooting stone struck their residential house in Kangan area of Ganderbal district. Both the injured were shifted to Hospital for treatment.

ASKED:

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the State Pollution Control Board to file status report by next hearing indicating whether STPs installed in hotels at Gulmarg and other places are operational. The Court also sought details of individual capacity of the STPs to handle waste and runoff. The Court said once STPs have been installed and are made operational as on date, the hoteliers would be free to go ahead with commercial operations.

PULLING UP:

Pulling up revenue department for its casual approach on final award of compensation in land acquisition for extension of Golf Course at Pahalgam, J&K High Court has observed the officials have manipulated the records to give compensation to those not entitled. Disposing off a bunch of petitions seeking compensation for land, a bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey left the parties free to take recourse to appropriate remedial measures to establish their respective claims for compensation under law.

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