MANAGED: The government has cleared the the transfer of Bahu Games Reserve area to the Army at Sunjwan for shifting its utilities from its present location adjacent to the airport freeing up space for expansion of Jammu Airport.

SUSPENDED: After suspension of seven party MLAs for cross voting in favour of the Congress and NC candidates in April 13 elections to Legislative Council, BJP has suspended its vice president, Anil Gupta and served him a show cause notice.

VISITING: Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mission is currently on a 5-day visit to the state to finalize sub-projects to be taken up under the Urban Sector Infrastructure Development Program being executed by ERA. Two flyovers at Jahangir Chowk in Srinagar and Bikram Chowk in Jammu are proposed to be undertaken.

ORDERED: The District Magistrate, Pulwama has asked people to avoid movement after evening in view of the security forces movement during the night. People have been ordered to carry lantern or a mashal (torch) in case movement during the night is inevitable.

CONVICTED: The Principal Sessions Judge Kathua awarded death sentence to two alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militants, Mohammed Shabir and Raj Din, for killing police informer Abdul Majid in 2002. While another accused Nazir Ahmed was awarded imprisonment for three years and fine of Rs 5000, the court acquitted another accused Ashiq Ali of all charges.

BOMBED: Suspected militants triggered a car bomb blast at Birma Pul, about one kilometre from Udhampur town, targeting an Army vehicle in which Maj Gen D S Pathania, Commandant, Northern Command Hospital was travelling. He had a narrow escape while a civilian was killed and seven others were injured.

STABBED: Two sisters allegedly stabbed a college student after an altercation over phone, injuring him badly. The injured was admitted in SMHS hospital. Police have registered an FIR against the accused sisters whose father is a top police official.

ARRESTED: A senior officer of BSNL was arrested for attempting to molest a girl at his residential quarter in south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. Subhash Kapoor Razdan was arrested after a young girl lodged a formal complaint with the police.

CONVICTED: A Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Virender Singh and Justice Sunil Hali upheld the life-imprisonment awarded to five associates of militants- Barkat Ali, Mohammed Sadiq, Mohammed Iqbal, Mehandia and Sain – accused of involvement in the killing of eight persons of a particular community at village Dansal Morha Dandli in Arnas area in April 2002.

DIED: Safdar Khan, 90, died in Srinagar while visiting his native place after 63 years. A teacher by profession, Khan died of multi-organ failure. Khan was running a business at Jammu at the time of the massacre, and fled to Sialkot, Pakistan after his sister was killed in the violence in 1947. He was buried at his ancestral graveyard at Batamaloo.

LOSSES: One unit of the Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Project has been non-functional for the past two weeks costing the state Rs 1.15 crore in losses every day.

REACHED OUT: Reaching out to the orphans among the minority communities, Sakhawat Centre, J&K, has selected around 22 Sikh children under its Orphan Development Project. Each of them will be awarded a sum of Rs 6000 every year.

BUSTED: Police claimed to have busted a sex racket in Poonch and arrested four persons, including a policeman and two women. The accused were identified as IRP 9 Bn policeman Abdul Rehman, Imitiaz Ahmad, Afia Begum and Tasveer Akhtar.

IMPERSONATOR: Police arrested, Tanveer Ahmed, a resident of Bhimber in Pakistan administered Kashmir while allegedly impersonating Zamaan Shah, at Churung, Thanna Mandi in Rajouri district. Zamaan Shah, is said to be in Pakistan administered Kashmir.

BEATEN: A patient assaulted a doctor at Sub-District Hospital Pampore. Dr Tasaduq was removed to SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura after sustaining injuries when a patient, Mohammad Ayub Wani, head-butted him several times.

CLASHED: One person died and several others were injured in clashes between two groups of Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadees (JAH) at Kanihama Nowgam on city outskirts. Mohammad Ismail Bhat, 55, father of the Imam of local mosque, was critically injured in the clashes and later succumbed in the hospital.

ZOJILA: The 434-km highway connecting Srinagar with Leh is now open. It has now been widened to allow passage of T-72 tanks. The particular tank has been a requirement for many years in Ladakh region due to the flatness of the terrain. The widening carried out by 32-BRO and 122-RCC is part of the efforts to improve the infrastructure and resources for enhancing the capability of the army, GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen S A Hasnain told reporters. The highway that passes through the 11578 foot high Zojila Pass was closed for vehicular traffic on November 26, 2010. Opening on the road has started massive traffic activity in the area. A number of tourists who visit Sonamarg extend their journey to Ladakh after seeing the road open.

GERMANY : It is the new story of infamy. A young Kashmiri was in “love” with a Germany based man. They lived together for sometime and were homosexuals. He accepted huge gifts from his German friend as well.The German knew it fully well that there is no legal sanction of the relationship in Kashmir and socially it was almost impossible. Led by desperation to be with his ‘love’, he underwent a surgical operation thus converting himself to a woman. It cost the German quite a hefty sum that ran well around two million bucks.Once converted into a biological female, (s)he flew to Srinagar with an apparent objective to surprise the Man. Once they met, he rejected the idea of his ‘friend’ becoming a ‘girlfriend’. Crestfallen, the German decide to fight it out. A lawyer was engaged and the case is in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar.

LALA DED : Even at the peak of militancy when reaching the hospital was the problem, it never happened. Last week, Saleema, a resident of Kulangam in Kupwara woman delivered a stillborn at the compound of Lal Ded Hospital. Doctors termed it an Intra Uterine Death. Admitted basically in the SMHS she required a gynaecological check. However, the guards allegedly delayed her entry as a result of which she delivered on the gate. It triggered a protest as well.
LD officials said she was accompanied by an intern instead of a senior medical professional. They say the baby died because of her cardiac problems. They, however, fail to explain why a GMC ambulance carrying her was stopped at the main gate for 20 minutes.

POONCH: A marriage party returned without the bride from Dharati village near LoC in Mendhar. Bridegroom Bashar Amin (45) – a peon in education department – had come from Balakote but the girl Qausar Bi (25) said it was a mismatch and refused to marry. She was supported by family and the village. A showdown triggered a backlash and the marriage party fled. They only could lodge and FIR later.

BARBARSHAH: Unlike the young cleric who could manage it to Brussels to attend an European Parliament seminar on Kashmir, Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Javed A Mir, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen and Farooq Ahmad Dar had to manage their attendance through video conferencing. Authorities did try their level best to interrupt. They snapped the power supply and finally they detained the owner of the Ismail Guest House. He was driven to Kralkhud Police Station, questioned and let off. But the separatists managed to make their point.

PULWAMA: It is unprecedented and lacks parallels. Asif Nabi, an eighth class student of Holy Blossom Public High School in Pulwama felt thirsty. He sought permission from his teacher Aijaz Ahmad to go out and quench his thirst from the water tap outside the classroom.  The teacher objected. Instead, he asked him to drink from the bottle that was there in the computer laboratory. The thirsty boy drank part of the liquid within a few seconds not knowing that it was acid. He started shivering and the teacher sent him home. The boy was taken to hospital where he died. It had to be a painful death and it was gruesome. Police have registered a case and the teacher is on the run. Boy’s viscera was sent for FSL examination after hospitals termed poisoning as the cause of death. While police is doing its bit what the education ministry is doing?


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