Morning Wrap; A quick glance at Headlines that Matter
Jammu and Kashmir
1:Soldier injured on LoC in J&K
An army soldier was injured overnight due to an accidental firing on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region. The injured soldier has been shifted to hospital for treatment.
2: Liquor drinking population up by 25% in Valley; Jammu saw no rise
Liquor consumption in Kashmir Valley shot up by over 25 per cent last year compared to 2014-15. Jammu city, which is divided in two ranges — city north and city south, accounted for more than 45 per cent liquor consumption last year.
3: Farooq dances traditionally to Bhumbroo Bhumbroo
Farooq Khan who was Chief Guest at a Musical Function, here in Srinagar, where he flaunted some traditional dace steps to Kashmiri songs sung live by artists.
4: School Teacher molests 13-year-old girl
A number of people on Wednesday staged massive protests after a teacher allegedly molested a school girl in Kowai Bagh village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir. A case under FIR no. 196/2016 under section 376, 511, 356 B RPC has been registered against him and investigation has started.
5: Protests outside the Excise and Taxation Complex
Members of the trading community as well as Chamber of Commerce marched towards the Excise and Sales Tax department and locked the premises as a protest against the raise in taxes by the government.
6: 65 sq km Tosmaidan completely demined, Govt quotes army
Tosmaidan was last Sunday officially opened as new Tourist destination by CM Ms Mehbooba Mufti. On 8th day of current 2016-17 Budget Session, she said that 65 sq km of Tosmaidan is “completely demined”.
7: Recruitment Results for 4000 posts of constables to be DELAYED
The Police Recruitment Board has failed to declare the result that was conducted on March 20 this year. The exam was taken by a total of 40,339 candidates, 23573 from Jammu Zone and 16766 from Kashmir Zone for 4,000 posts of Constables in Jammu and Kashmir Police.
8: Revoke SRO 105; Permits non-state subject bidders to encroach J&K
Senior CPI (M) leader and MLA Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami while raising the issue of revocation of SRO 105 issued by Industries & Commerce Department yesterday during question hour, demanded constitution of House Committee to examine this controversial SRO.
9: A youth from J&K explains how ban on loose cigarettes is STUPID
The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir had recently banned the sale of loose cigarettes. Yesterday, another ban came into force where cigarette packets not showing warning images covering 85 percent of the pack cannot be sold anymore.
10: Filling fuel tank to full can result in blast. True or False?
As a matter of social service, but mainly because it is very annoying to see these stupid and annoying WhatsApp ‘FACTUAL’ theories, U4UVoice decided to clear the doubt here.
11: ‘Make Rahul Gandhi the Congress Party President’ – Omar Abdullah
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday nudged the Congress over the delay in elevating its Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, saying the party should just do it and let him get on.
12: Out of the 1581 posts for Jammu Province, not a single one is for Jammu District
Minister of Education for the State, Naeem Akhtar, said that there are a total of 1581 posts of teachers vacant in the Jammu division and the Government is taking steps for fast tracking the recruitment of teachers to augment the education sector in the state.
13: 21 colonies in Jammu illegal
A total of 21 colonies falling under the regime of Jammu Municipal Corporation(JMC) and Jammu Development Authority(JDA) are illegally constructed. Dr. Nirmal Singh, assured that the Government will make new possible policies that will restrict these illegal colonies.
14: 29,917 Gazetted, non- gazetted posts vacant including KAS and KPS
29,917 Gazetted and non-gazetted posts including KAS and KPS are lying vacant in the state, government saidon Thursday. Government said that in past two years 637 posts have been filled in PSC while 17558 and 1609 posts have been filled in SSB and PRB respectively.
15: Cluster Universities Bill introduced in Legislative Assembly
Minister for Education Naeem Akhter today introduced a Bill to provide for the establishment of the Cluster University of Kashmir and the Cluster University of Jammu in the Legislative Assembly.