MOVED: Home Ministry has moved union cabinet to deploy Rashtriya Rifles (RR) units in Naxal affected areas of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra for ‘static’ duties and keep the Maoists at bay. Till now the RR units working under defence ministry were restricted only to counter insurgency duties in J&K.

AWARDED: Abdul Waheed, a militant from Banihal is awarded life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 for murdering Zarina Bano. Zarina was fired at and killed for not providing Waheed, an unknown person for her, food.

LISTED: High court listed Machil fake encounter case for arguments in the second week of December and the state government is asked to file objection in a petition by army seeking the quashment of trail court orders in the matter.

BAILED: Two local courts granted bail to 22 minors who were in police remand and juvenile home. All the minors were detained under section 152 of RPC which means the detained person has prevented a public servant from discharging his public duty while suppressing the riots.

BAILED OUT: Rev C M Khanna accused of forcibly converting 10 Muslim youth to Christianity is released on bail on a bond of Rs 25,000 after spending 10 days in police custody at Kothi Bagh Police Station.

PLANNED: Postal department ATMs will be installed in all major towns in J&K by next year. Two of them will be installed in Srinagar soon.

HOSTILE: After four key witnesses in J&K sex scandal, another victim/witness turned hostile in the special court of CBI giving clean chit to five of the 14 accused. The case was highlighted in 2006 accusing many high profile state officials of molesting girls.

VISITED:  23 students from several schools of Doda visited Mumbai, Pune and Nashik in a tour organised by 23 RR Battalion of Indian Army. The students either good in studies or from humble backgrounds were taken on the tour.

SIGNED: Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Agriculture has signed a MOU with M/s M R Morarka-GDC Rural Research Foundation, Jaipur; M/S International Panaacea Ltd New Delhi and M/S Sarveshwar Organic Foods Limited, Jammu to promote organic farming in Jammu province. At first about 800 hectares land across the region would be covered. Seeing the grip of organic farming in world market the state has entered into the business, the minister said.

CLOSED: Due to bad weather Srinagar-Leh 434 kms long national highway is closed. Due to the inclement weather many of flights including a few hajj flights were also cancelled.

RECOVERED: Body of  Salma Geelani, 35, daughter of advocate Syed Nazir Geelani was recovered from river Jhelum. Salma, a doctor was missing from November, 10 after visiting her uncle at Kanthbagh, Baramulla.  Police have launched proceedings under section 174.

A team from National Minorities Commission visited J&K and met Grand Mufti and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to discuss the issue of religious conversions and the charges against accused pastor C M Khanna who is now released on bail.

A seminar, Sen Aulad, was organized to highlight the plight of orphans and orphanages in Kashmir. It was attended by people from all walks of lives and criticized the government for paying deaf ears to the issue of 1 lakh orphans in Kashmir.

Dilbagh Singh, IGP constituted a SIT to investigate land encroachment in the city’s south area especially those encroachment committed by Ravinder Gupta alias Gola Shah. FIR under section 420,467, 468 and 471 RPC at Gangyal police station, Jammu against Gola Shah and some revenue officers is lodged.

J&K High Court Bar Association protested against the government policies on AFSPA and proposed amendments of CrPC and RPC and other issues. The work remained suspended in all the courts of both Jammu and Kashmir. The strike is likely to get extended to December 7.

The assurance committee of Legislative Assembly under the chairmanship of MLA Nazir Ahmed Gurezi suggested that at least one year posting at far flung area should be mandatory for all lecturers in the state. The meeting also put forward that 500 posts under different categories are presently vacant in various government departments.  

BD Sharma is assigned the additional charge of PHE, Irrigation and Flood control department besides his own duties of Animal Sheep Husbandry department as commissioner secretary. The order was issued following the retirement of Mehboob Iqbal, the previous PHE commissioner secretary.


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