ARRESTED: Police have arrested 35 youth across Kashmir since Tuesday, a local daily reported. The youth are arrested on the basis of images captured by police’s videographers during the protests and it is said that there are clear instructions not to let off the accused stone-pelters.

DECIDED: State government has decided to reconstitute the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to continue probe into the killing of civilians during 2010 unrest. The panel had become defunct after state government reportedly refused to grant it extension while the High Court had directed the CoI not to submit its final inquiry report to the government without its permission. The process of appointing new members of CoI is on.

APPOINTMENT: The government has appointed Tanvir Sadiq, the NC spokesman for the coveted post of political secretary to Chief Minister. The contractual and terminable post has been created for a period of one year in the first instance. Sadiq will be drawing a salary of Rs 80,000 each month.

DEMOLISHED: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) demolished 20 illegal structures in and around Dal lake. The officials said that people are taking advantage of the prevailing situation in Srinagar and have started construction of illegal structures in Dal interiors and catchment area.

SUGGESTED: The committee constituted to recommend amendments and make existing laws related to sexual offences strict in J&K has proposed life imprisonment for the offenders. As per the existing laws the rapist can be punished for the 7 years or 8 years or 10 years depending on the age of the victim but the committee suggests the rapist should be imprisoned till he is alive.

DIES: Ahmadullah Affandi, 91, the recipient of ‘Bharat scout and guides silver elephant national award’ by Indian President in 1999 passed away after a prolonged illness at his residence in Bandipora. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, three sons and grand-children. He was a contributor of ‘scouts and guides movement’ and after his retirement had worked as a teacher for almost two decades in a private school in Bandipora.

ENDS: Abdul Rashid Peer, an SHO was found dead in his residential quarter at Zaloora, Sopore. Allegedly he has ended his life by shooting himself. The police said that circumstantial evidence indicates that he was killed in an accidental fire.

MET: Omar Abdullah,Chief Minister met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi and discussed issues relating to the recent developments in the state. Though the state did not reveal much details about their meeting but it’s the first official meet of the CM with Indian PM after Afzal Guru was secretly hanged.

ELECTED: Three candidates including two from ruling coalition and a PDP nominee were declared elected unopposed to state’s upper house while as seven candidates will vie for remaining four seats from Kashmir division and alone reserved Doda seat on March 7. The polls were necessitated as eight MLCs are retiring on March 16.

SANCTIONED: For improving healthcare services in state, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Health and Family Welfare has sanctioned funds for procurement of 200 new ambulances for the state. Besides, he has provided nearly Rs 12 crore for purchasing latest equipment for District Hospital, Doda and Sub-district Hospital, Bhaderwah under NRHM.

COMMITTED: Pawan Kumar, 37, son of Krishan Lal resident of Paloura, Jammu jumped off from river Tawi bridge to death. He was rushed to GMC, Jammu but could not survive. A police case is registered but the reason of his suicide could not be figured out yet.

PACKED OFF: Jammu police prevented VHP international president leader Dr Praveen Bhai Togadia from entering the state and detained him at Jammu Airport fearing his presence would create law and order problem. Togadia was on a two day visit to J&K. His party activists protested about his detention. CM responded through his tweet saying whoever questions Dr Togadia detention should recall the situation in Rajouri after his last visit where communal clashes took place later.

IMPRISONED: Rattan Lal and Kashmir Singh, both sons of Sant Ram of Bhaderwah, have been awarded rigorous life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 has also been imposed for murdering Jia lal, their close relative over a trifle issue.

NOMINATED: Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) constituted its Jammu University unit and nominated Manish Chohan as President, Gourav Sharma as the secretary while Bahadur Singh and Gagan Gupta as a vice president. The committee was constituted under the chairmanship of Pawan Sharma, ABVP, state organising secretary.

RECOVERED: Jammu police has recovered two dead bodies of unidentified persons including a 5 year old boy and other a 35 years old man from Greater Kailash and Tehsil Akhnoor near river Chenab. Police has registered a case and investigations are on.


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