Newsmakers

PLANNING: State Information Commission (SIC) is planning to penalize Public Information Officer (PIO) for not providing the information to Raman Sharma about land grabbing in Jammu. It has been seven months since Sharma has sought the information and now SIC is asked to provide information within 30 days.

DETAINED: Arsalan Wahid Gilkar S/O Abdul Wahid Gilkar, owner of Hajeej India, was detained in Mumbai for cheating 550 Kashmiri Hajj aspirants and grabbing 11 crores from them. Police says Hajeej is not registered with Directorate of Tourism. An FIR 58 of 2011 under section 420 and 406 against Hajeej operators is lodged and search for Fabyan Wahid, Arsalan’s brother is on.

DISMISSED: Madras high court bench dismissed a petition filed by a K. Neelamegan, a Madurai advocate against Omar Abdullah for his remarks on a resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly to commute the death sentence of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Abdullah had tweeted his comments.

DESIGNED: AnjumKhurshid, an engineer from NIT Srinagar has designed an electric jacket ‘Jethot’ which runs on a battery of the vehicle through a port which powers the system. It is designed for bikers.

SURFACED: Third shocking pornographic MMS clip of a local schoolgirl came up in Rajouri town. This time it involves a VII class girl and an employee of a private company. In the earlier leaked porn short films also the local school going students were involved.  Police suspects a big racket of the same in running in the area.

SUICIDE:
VipanLal, 34, a resident of Bhandera and a Village Defence Committee member has committed suicide with his 12-bore rifle in Kishtwar at his residence. Enquiry under section 174 CrPC has been initiated by the police.

RULED OUT: The State Government for the second consecutive year ruled out the possibility of conducting third session of the legislature this year. The reason cited was the lack of legislative business and more diversion towards development issues of the State.  

PASSED OUT: 616 trained constables of BSF, 385 (major number) from J&K, and others from rest of the India took an oath at BSF Subsidiary Training Centre. These men have undergone 38 weeks of rigorous training.

GRANTED: High court granted two weeks time to Mohammed IshaqQadri  for pursuing relevant records which include the crime branch reports and the NHRC’s regarding the Bhadarwah triple murder case. The widows of the two victims Mohammed Hussain Lone and FazalHussain Dar who were kidnapped and murdered demand the investigation should be handed over to CBI. Other killed was FaridHussain, Fazal’s son.

DIED: Kishen Kaw, artist sculptor, born at BadiyarBalla, Srinagar, died after brief illness in New Delhi.  He had done a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from M S University, Baroda. His work was displayed in many exhibitions in India and was presently involved with Creative circle on various projects.

CONFERED: Dr Karan Singh, Congress leader and RajyaSabha member was conferred with Doctor of Literature (D Lit) by Kathmandu University. The title was conferred to Singh by BaburanBhattarai, the PM of Kathmandu where other 848 students received their graduation certificates.

REVEALED: The local Auqaf committee in South Kashmir confirmed the presence of at least 70 unmarked graves in the area of Bindu-Kokernag. These members reveal that they several times received numerous bodies from troops in their local graveyard naming them as militants.

WAYOUT: Syed Ali Shah Geelani has looked for a way out, an e-route to reach out to the masses. His speeches in seminars, press conferences or in isolation are uploaded on Youtube immediately after the press conference and seminars happen.

ARRESTED: CBI has arrested a senior accountant in the office of the Accountant General at Srinagar for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 7500 from a person for finalizing the pension case of his father. The accused was remanded to 4 days CBI custody.

CLEARED: Planning commission cleared investment of Rs 35.83 crore for channelization of Igoonallah for the length of 13.6 km and construction of 45 check dams. Around 3500 people on about 38.25 hectares land will be benefitted from the scheme.

PLANNED: Standing Together To Enable Peace (STEP), a Delhi based organisation in collaboration with Formation Awareness and Community Empowerment Society (FACES), Pakistan are organizing a peace 3-day camp in Dehredun for the children whose parents were killed in the militant violence in J&K.

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