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AWARDED: Abu Baker, son of Abdullah of Manipur was awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 was imposed on him. He was arrested following a gun battle with police and BSF in Jhanger area of Ramnagar tehsil in August 2007. An AK 56 Rifle, its empty magazine and a 303 rifle along with 50 live cartridges were recovered from his possession.

ALLEGED: Ghulam Ahmed Khwaja, a KAS officer, has allegedly tampered his date of birth in order to get undue benefit of the government services for four years. In order to take him to task, Omar Abdullah has ordered a departmental enquiry against him. Khwaja was posted as Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla.

DISCOVERED: Jatti border on Bihar- Kathmandu has been discovered as a new track used by the militants of LeT and Hizb Mujahideen to enter India. Three militants had used the border to enter the country last week. One reached Rajouri while other two left for Srinagar.

REVEALED: Ghulam Muhammed Yatoo, 59, the slain Sarpanch from Raipora, North Kashmir, was a member of National Front, a constituent of Hurriyat Conference (M), according to his close associates. Yatoo had joined Peoples Front in 1990 and after its split became a part of National Front, sources said. However, president of National Front said Yatoo was not an active member of his party since 2006. Sarpanch was killed by unknown gunmen in September.

SANCTIONED: Government has accorded sanction to prosecute Muhammed Bashir, a Tehsildar and his wife, a government teacher, in a disproportionate assets case. It was said that during the probe, Bashir was found possessing Rs 1.35 crore worth immoveable and movable assets disproportionate to his known source of income, sources said. He was also found having benami assets including three-storey house in Humhama, Srinagar. His wife was aiding and abetting the accused officer as such she also came under the purview of the vigilance investigation.

KILLED: Ghulam Mohi ud Din Tantray, a shawl vendor from Kokernag, was allegedly murdered in Shimla. He had gone to Shimla in connection with his family business some months back. He went missing on November 5 after he went to meet a local customer who had called him on phone.

DIRECTED: Special anti corruption court directed SSP Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) to register FIR in a case of graft against Principal, Government Dental College Srinagar. The court has also directed him to monitor the case himself and appoint his deputy to investigate the case.

EXHUMED: The body of Kulsooma Banoo of Pulwama was exhumed for fresh post-mortem on the orders of the district magistrate, Pulwama. She was allegedly murdered by her in-laws in Pampore last month. Her in-laws said she died a natural death after she suddenly fell ill. But her parents allege that she was murdered by her in-laws for dowry.

OPENED: Qamer Ali Akhoon inaugurated a branch of HDFC Bank in Kargil. On the occasion, the minister appreciated the bank for its growth and expansion plans and for bringing world class services to the door steps of the people.

ACQUITTED: Shabir Ahmed Khan of Ashaji Pora was acquitted after facing a trial for more than 11 years under NDPS. The prosecution failed to establish the case against him. The accused was arrested at Toll Post, Lakhanpur, when six bags of Bhuki (Poppy powder) weighing 270 kg, was allegedly recovered from him.

OFFERED: High Court granted last opportunity to Special Investigation Team to conclude its probe into death of Tufail Mattoo. Mattoo was a 12th class student who died in June 2010 allegedly after being hit by a teargas shell in Rajouri Kadal.

SEALED: A guesthouse in Raj Bagh was sealed by Srinagar Municipal Corporation on the directions of the High Court, a SMC handout reads. The applicant was granted permission for constructing a roof over the existing gutted residential building and for construction of compound walling at Raj Bagh. But the applicant, in breach of permission granted to him, converted the residential house into a hotel and allegedly violated the terms and conditions of the permission granted to him in accordance with plan by Building Operation Controlling Authority.

DIRECTED: A city court has directed Superintendent Kathua Jail to produce Masarat Aalam Bhat, senior separatist leader, in a case of attempt to murder before next date of hearing. According to Bhat’s counsel, the court directed Kathua Jail superintendent to ensure production of Bhat on the next date of hearing of the matter which has been listed on November 27.

SET UP : National Hydel Power Corporation would be establishing a hydro power training institute in Kangan area of Ganderbal. National Power Training Institute will be preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for proposed Institute to be set up jointly by the state government and the NHPC.

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