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Youth Hurriyat voice Masrat Alam Bhat’s sixth Public Safety Act, in a row, was quashed by a local Court in Srinagar. But he was re-arrested in the jail premises itself by the police in some other cases on last Friday. Known for being ‘right hand’ of Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani, he is considered to be a pioneer of 2010 resistance movement of Kashmir which witnessed 128 youth dead.


Two grand hostels of J&K Sainik School, Manasbal were gutted in a devastating fire when students of the valley’s first defence run school were busy in their meals. The incident happened on last Sunday-the day when school re-opened after Summer-cum-Eid Vacations. Reports said that the fire erupted in wooden locker room of third dormitory of Allama Iqbal House at about 8:15 in the evening. Within no time the fire engulfed the hostel and its adjacent Indira Gandhi House as well destroying the two stories of the hostels. The students were safe and were rehabilitated in recreation hall of the school.


Government of India informed Rajya Sabha that 72 recommendations of Sachar Committee had been accepted by it. Pertinently, Justice Sachar had given 76 recommendations. Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptullah further said that Government had taken 43 decisions in respect of the 72 recommendations. She clarified that the responsibility of implementation of the aforesaid decisions had been given to the concerned Ministries/Departments.


A former Border Security Force trooper who was injured on July 31 after being shot at by unknown gunmen at Kaksarai area here in Srinagar city succumbed to injuries on last Saturday. Nazir, who after retiring from BSF some three months back, had joined a private security wing as an officer. He was posted as in-charge officer of the security wing at SMHS hospital.


A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Thursday died of heart attack in Srinagar city. Reports said that Constable Rakesh Kumar, 37, of 32 Bn of CRPF suffered a cardiac arrest during duty near civil secretariat in Srinagar. Hailing from Haryana, he was taken to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.


A 12 year old girl from Srinagar has gone missing after venturing out from her house in Srinagar city three days ago last week. Hailing from Nai Sarak Habba Kadal, Irfat had demanded Rs 10 from her mother to fetch chips packet from a nearby shop on August 4 but never returned. Kral Khud police station is investigating the case.


A total of 3, 70,339 pilgrims have paid obeisance, so far, at Amarnath Cave. Started on June 28, the Yatris are continuously visiting Hindu shrine. Of late, the Yatra saw ‘violence’ after some alleged actions of CRPF men ‘forced’ locals to protest. Reports later said that the local tent and Langer wallas were vacating the place fearing the reprisal. Though, administration had transferred police and Para military officials as well getting new faces against them for security concerns.

Swept Away:

A Border Security Forces trooper was swept away by a strong current of the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir last week and landed 400 metres away in the Sialkot sector of Pakistan where he was picked up by the villagers initially and then handed over to the Rangers. Reports said that Satyasheel Yadav (30) was out on a patrol with three other personnel in the Paragwal-Khour sub-sector of general area Akhnoor when the boat they were travelling in developed a problem yesterday. They added that the patrol squad was negotiating a narrow bend in the river in this sector, the engine of the motorboat failed. After flag meeting, he was scheduled to be handed over to Indian side on Friday.


Ironically, a year after it issued a job advertisement Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura issued a job advertisement for posts of junior and senior pharmacists; it has cancelled the notification, leaving hundreds of candidates fuming who have threatened to move the High Court, reports said. On September 25, 2013, it issued the job notice vide advertisement Notice No. 06 of 2013. The criteria for the posts were bachelors and masters in pharmacy for junior and senior pharmacists respectively. Hundreds of candidates across the state had applied for the posts, each submitting a draft worth Rs 200 with the application form.


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