Newsmakers

ADMINISTERED: GhulamHasnainMasoodi took oath in the High Court complex to serve as Additional Judge of the State High court for another year. The oath was administered by the Chief Justice of HC, Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifullah.

SURRENDERED: After the income tax department searched all the branches of Sun Pharmaceuticals, the company surrendered 120  cr of  undisclosed income. Sun Pharmaceuticals is accused of taking undue advantage of the incentives provided by the Union Government.

COMMITTED: Kuldeep Singh, son of Inder Singh from Rajouri, a Village Defence Officer (VDC) committed suicide near his house, with his .303 rifle. Preliminary investigations show stress compelled him to end his own life.

REVEALED: A reply to an RTI application revealed that 551 works worth 10 cr carried by R&B department in Khanbal division are without floating  proper tenders. Also works ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 19 lakhs has been executed illegally. The RTI was filed by Zahoor Gulzar.

DEVISED:
Abid Rashid, 21, a Kashmiri software developer has devised a website fuelmyphone.com which can help to recharge the mobile phones and pay internet bills. Besides,it can help in earning incentives after being member of the website.Abidwas a student of GNIIT, Dehli.

BOOKED: P K Srivastava, a garrison engineer at the Airforce Station of Awantipora was caught accepting Rs 40,000 as a bribe and is now booked by CBI/ACB. The complaint against Srivastava was lodged by Muzaffar Ahmed Khan.
BUSTED: Five people including three women were arrested after a sex racket was busted in Jammu. Reeta Devi, wife of Ashok Kumar of TeliBasti, Sapna Devi, widow of Bodh Raj, Sonia, wife of Rakesh Kumar of ChakMajra, Varinder Singh, son of Bachitter Singh of JalloChak, and Sandeep Singh, son of Rakesh Singh of Raya Suchani are the five arrested.

SCREENED: ‘Ancient Architectural Style of Kashmir’, a documentary directed by Mushtaq Bala highlighting the architectural excellence and its patterns in Kashmir was screened in the 17th Kolkata Film Festival at West Bengal Film center.

RELEASED: AzamInqilabi, patron of J&K Mahaz-e-Azadi released ‘Panorama’ a compilation of his articles and letters. He has dedicated it to late Sheikh Abdul Aziz and the youth of the state.

PERMITTED: The mining activity in the mountains of Mata Vishno Devi shrine was permitted by the Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife in a meeting chaired by JayanthiNatarajan, Environment Minister. The proposal of mining was put forward by the J&K Mineral Development Corporation.

ADDRESSED;
Yasin Malik, presently performing Hajj, has addressed NRK’s in Saudi Arabia and has talked about the sufferings of Kashmiris. He urged unity to highlight the K-issue.

ARRESTED:
A Congress activistfrom Keeri was arrested in connection with the duping of Hajj aspirants by private tour operators. Congress leaders deny his association with the party and agree that he is a cheater.

WELCOMED: Syed AasiyaAndrabi has welcomed Pakistan’s statement that gives India the status of ‘most favoured nation’. She encourages Kashmiris to do the same as she feels it may help Pakistan to grow economically.

OUT OF STOCK:
District Hospital, Anantnag,besides having defunct endoscopy and laparoscopy machines,is out of stock for last two months of the anti rabies vaccine, causing inconvenience to the dog bite victims.

SOLVED: Investigators say the murder case of Surinder Kumar  from Katra has been solved. Police arrested Sanjay Kumar, the deceased’s employee, and Subash, the deceased’s brother-in-law. Investigators say Kumar was murdered because of the illicit relation betweenhim and Sanjay’s sister-in-law.

CIRCULATED: A porn MMS of an 11th class girl and a boy, both from Budgam was circulated to the mobile users in the district. Police have arrested the boy in the video and have questioned the girl as well.They has registered the case of rape under Section 376 of RPC.

APPOINTED:
Suhail  Raoof, a US based doctor,is  the first Muslim to get appointed as the President of American College of Chest Physicians. Dr Raoof is the son-in-law of Dr G Q Allaqband, and the son of Dr A Raoof and Dr QamarRaoof.

REGISTERED:
A case is registered against Himmat Singh, a retired girdawar, by Vaidpal for issuing fake PRC in favour of his sons. A case under sections 420, 467 and 468 of RPC was registered against the accused at Bishnah police station.

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