Newsmakers

DIED: Prof Fehmida Javaid, 66,a retired Principal of College of Education Srinagar passed away after prolonged illness. She had respiratory problems. She is survived by her husband, Prof G N Javaid and daughter Snobar Danish.

ATTACKED: The opposition PDP faced stone pelting and disruption during their protests against government corruption and custodial death of a ruling party worker in Ganderbal. Few of the members of the party got injured in the clashes.

DECIDED: Shri Mata Vishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), as a part of several activities of its yearlong silver jubilee celebration (2011-2012), decided to increase the number of scholarships for the students, particularly girls. Besides, they are providing financial assistance for the marriages of the daughters of the Baridar families who are residing in an around Trikuta Hills.

APPOINTED: Rajat Gupta, a Bengali, currently the director of NIT Gawahati is now appointed as the director of NIT Srinagar for the period of two years. The students of the institution had been on three days strikes complaining about the scarcity and incompetence of the staff.  The institution was running headless for a long time now.

DIRECTED: A single bench High court has directed the State government and Union defence ministry to respond to a petition seeking reinvestigation of an alleged fake encounter of Abdullah Bhat, of Machil Kupwara. The state is directed to submit the report in two weeks. The encounter took place at Janglat Mandi, Anantnag, 2001. FIR 72/2001 is registered at Police station Anantnag.   

STOPPED: The Union Rural Development Ministry has stopped the full first instalment of funds for the centrally sponsored scheme of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP). It happed as the state government has failed to submit reconciled audited statement for the past two financial years alongwith the Utilization Certificate (UC).

INTRODUCED: Gulmarg Development Authority has introduced an All Terrain Vehicle in Gulmarg. It was launched by Nawang Rigzin Jora and Nasir Aslam Wani. The authorities encouraged ponywallas to purchase some of ATV, as J&K Bank will be providing ATV’s on subsidies soon.

PROTESTED: People of Naidkhai village of Sumbhal, Bandiporaprotested against the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) Battalion occupying their agricultural lands, about 50 kanals, for establishing their new camps. They (RR battalion) have already put up a large number of their tents on the land.

DIED: Sarfaraz Khan, 82, former PDP member died. He was a cabinet minister, elected from Beerwah assembly, in 2002-05 when PDP was the ruling party. Khan in 2008 parted ways from PDP and supported his son, Nazir Ahmed who was an independent candidate.

TRAINED: Army has trained over 2000 troops of central paramilitary forces (CPMF) and various state forces to deal with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s), frequently used by Maoists. The training will be conducted under the Lucknow based Central command where 60,000 police personnel have been trained since 2006 for counter-naxal operations.

FINALIZED :
Central Empowered committee constituted by the Supreme Court has finalized a deal with the army who were hampering the work of extension of the Jammu airport by some of its adjoining area. Army has agreed to take on the land of seven hectares of Wildlife department at Sunjwan and leave the adjoining area of the airport.

REGISTERD:
Police registered a case against two brothers, Mohan Lal and Surinder Kumar, sons of Mulkh Raj of Arnia on the basis of fake Permanent Residence Certificate. A case under section 420, 467, 468 and 471 are registered against them.

FORCED:
Dr Altaf Gauhar Haji, a senior surgical oncologist at SKIMS was forced to leave by the administration. He in his letter to CM wrote that hospital administration did not leave any stone unturn to create hurdles in his work. Altaf was working as a consultant in National health services in UK. He left his job to serve the cancer patients of Kashmir.

CANCELLED: JK BOSE has cancelled admission of six hundred 11th class students who have passed their matriculation examination under the pattern of ‘optional examination’ of CBSE only (and not of the students who appeared for ‘yearly examination’). BOSE has passed an order of following the trend in other schools also. The authorities says they haven’t introduced this pattern in here yet so cannot allow the schools to follow it.

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