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Rajinder Singh, son of Fakir Singh of Panzar, Shopian, a head constable of Railway police was found dead near corporate headquarters of J&K Bank. An investigation has been initiated under relevant sections to ascertain the cause of his death. Singh was presently posted at Katra railway station.


Waseem Ahmad Khan, 3, son of Farooq Ahmad, was drowned after he slipped into a well in Marg Dever of Lalpora in frontier district of Kupwara. Reportedly, villagers had tried hard to have Khan but failed. The body has been retrieved from the well.


In a sudden decision which was denounced as a “retrograde step” by India, Pakistan has expelled Press Trust of India’s (PTI) Snehesh Alex Philip and Hindu newspaper’s Meena Menon, two Indian journalists, posted there and asked them to leave within seven days without assigning any reason. Philip and Menon are the only two Indian journalists in Pakistan. Pakistan had also expelled New York Times correspondent Declan Walsh last year at a short notice without any explanation.


Abdul Gani, and his wife Nazeera Begum were killed and their three year old daughter sustained severe injuries in landslides in Ramban. The trio was shifted to Primary Health Centre Khari, the couple were declared dead and the daughter was stated to be out of danger. Police have taken cognizance.


State high court expressed serious concern over the flouting of court orders regarding de-congestion of city centre of Srinagar by shifting a Taxi stand at Tourist Reception Centre and it warned the authorities of initiation of contempt proceedings against them if the court orders are not complied with. The High Court had ordered shifting of the TRC Taxi Stand in Srinagar and its decision was upheld by the Supreme Court. The Court also sought status report from Srinagar Development Authority regarding the solution to the problems of traffic congestion at Pantha Chowk, Srinagar and the adjacent Bus Stand. It directed that the experts from RITES INDIA LTD and SDA to attend the court on next hearing.


Shabir Ahmed, 20, died in an incident of lightning and thunder storm in Saujian, Mandi Poonch. He was rushed to Mandi hospital where doctors declared him as dead.  The boy was returning home when the incident took place. Ahmed was a resident of Chhamber hamlet in Saujian.


Parvati Devi, 45, wife of Balwant Raj, a resident of Bhaderwah, was killed by a wild bear in the forest area where she had gone for collecting rare species. Her mutilated body was recovered by the locals who informed the Police.


Recommending that Tosamaidan be handed over to Wildlife department as an eco-sensitive zone, the forest department has said that Tosamaidan firing range reportedly claimed over 75 lives besides damaging thousands of green trees. Significantly, the forest proposal echoed the observations made in a report submitted by the Sheep Husbandry department in March this year, objecting to the extension of lease over Tosamaidan firing range to Army arguing that artillery shelling has hit rearing of sheep in this meadow.  According to locals living around Tosamaidan, not only human lives and green trees but the sheep population in Budgam district is also affected by the artillery shelling in the area.


Lala Pyara Lal Saraf, son of late Lala Dewan Chand Saraf, businessman, was cremated at Jogi Gate Cremation Ground. Originally hailing from Akhnoor, Saraf was ailing for some time and was being treated at Medanta Hospital, Delhi. He was brought to Jammu recently after improvement in his condition. People from all walks of life including industrialists, senior police officers and politicians attended his last rites.


The police arrested three women who were evading arrest for the last over four years. Azmat Bi, wife of late Noor Hussain; Malika Khatoon, wife of Mohd Shah and Farzana Kouser, daughter of Mohd Aslam, all hailing from Kallar Morha were wanted by Mendhar police vide FIR No. 19/ 2010 under relevant sections. A Poonch court had issued arrest warrants against them under Section 512 CrPC.


Police have arrested two persons, Shuban Kumar, son of Richpal Bhagat and Vijay Kumar, son of Mohan Lal, both residents of Talab Tillo, and have recovered two stolen motorcycles from their possession. Further investigations into the case are going on.


Relatives of Asha Devi, along with the resident of Karalia, Samba blocked the Jammu-Pathankote National Highway near Shastri Nagar demanding arrest of her in-laws for setting Devi ablaze few days back, which led to her death at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). However, dowry harassment and abetting suicide case has been registered at Gandhi Nagar police station against Devi’s in-laws including her husband. Asha Devi, daughter of Sham Lal, a resident of Karalia, district Samba was married to an auto driver Jasweer Singh alias Bittu, son of Jeet Raj of Roop Nagar, Digiana some 10 years back. From the wed lock, the couple had three children.


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