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PROTESTED: The residents of Sharkehi, Bhadarwah protested against alleged manhandling of three villagers and teasing of women during a search operation by army personal. They observed two hours bandh and lodged an FIR against army unit.

COLLAPSED:A 1500 m long bridge over Rambiara Nalla in Wachi, Shopian collapsed when two loaded trucks were plying over it. Both the trucks rolled into the nalla after the bridge collapsed. It was constructed by army 15 years ago.

BANNED: District magistrate, Pulwama banned the sale and use of firecrackers on this Eid. The ban was imposed following the complaints of inscription on firecrackers which could hurt the religious sentiments of a particular community and disturb peace in the area.

PROMULGATED: Governer N N Vohra has promulgated two separate orders to introduce certain amendment in two acts- J&K VAT Act 2005 and J&K Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2006. Amendment in J&K VAT Act 2005 was demanded by the LOC traders since long.

I am 73-plus but I can do so many things which younger people cannot do
Farooq Abdullah remarked in the cabinet meeting.

DETECTED: About 4000 smuggled willow clefts were found in a truck bearing registration number JK03B 0908 in a routine checking by the staff of Excise department and police at the toll post of Lakhanpora. The truck was going from Kashmir to Punjab.

ABANDONED: A normal healthy three-day old baby was admitted in Neonatal Intensive care (NICU) at Lal Ded hospital as his mentally retarded mother Afroza did not agree to breastfeed him. The lady is not attended by any of her relatives since she has landed in the hospital.

CHEATED: Manmohan Singh Surender Singh Matharu, 42, the owner of Pune Auto Ancillaries’ Pvt Ltd. was cheated of Rs 80 lakh. Matharu after answering an email asking his account details found that his Rs. 80 lakh has been illegally transferred to a branch of J&K bank. The amount, Rs 40 lakh each, was later transferred to two banks in Mumbai and Gujarat.  

HIRED: State government has hired Rail Techno Economic Survey Ltd (RITES) to solve the traffic mess in Srinagar city and is asked to prepare a transport plan. The agency will submit its report by the end of this year.

ANNOUNCED: Election department announced Panchayat election for 42 seats of Sarpanches and 1for 513 vacancies of Panches on September 29. The seats are vacant in different parts of the state, mostly in Kashmir.

ARRESTED: Balraj Singh alais Bhau gang, a notorious gangster was arrested by police. He was absconding since 1984 after committing a shoot-out near Shakuntala theatre.

ARRESTED:
Rakesh Kumar, Shashi Paul and Vishal were arrested after Neetu Sharma wife of Sanjay Sharma lodged a complaint against the three family members. As per her the three arrested men tried to burn her by dousing with kerosene oil.

COMMITTED: Rajiv Chauhan, CRPF personnel of 45 Battalion committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon at his official residence in Sumbal. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed.

SOLVED: The murder case of Bilkees Akhtar alais Pholly, 15, was solved when police arrested Mohammed Ibrahim Dar alais Jana, 24. Ibrahim on questioning confessed his crime. He revealed that he had attempted to molest the victim which she resisted.

DETECTED: Over 500 families living in their respective homes are believed to be among thousands of migrant families receiving relief of Rs. 5000 and ration every month from the office of Relief Commissioner, Jammu. 168 Muslim families from Budgam are said to be in the list.

ESTABLISHED/CONVERTED: State government has decided to convert the orphanage at Harwan into a juvenile home for minor detainees of Kashmir. The centre will focus on the mental and physical development of the detainees.

PENALIZED: J&K Police penalized a cop seeking information under RTI and asked him to explain his conduct.  The cop has asked the information with regard to the women appointments against various SRO’s in his department.

EXTENDED: State government has given two month extension to Dr Zafar Iqbal Manhas, Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Language (JKAACL). The extension will last till the 5 member committee will find his next successor.

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