Morning Wrap; A quick glance at Headlines that matters

1. Have motor-pumps for fresh water at home? Get ready for punishment

The areas where the PHE Department is able to provide water supply once a week are complaining that few of the consumers use electric motors adjoining to the main supply line, as a result the others face acute water shortage.

2. Mental health infrastructure creaks as cases rise in troubled Kashmir

The number of patients suffering from mental health issues is on the rise in the conflict-ridden Kashmir Valley. The state has a huge deficiency in infrastructure and trained manpower to treat patients with psychiatric issues.

3. Male students can now file sexual harassment complaints

For the first time, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified new regulations which will enable the male students to file cases of sexual harassment. As per the UGC provisions, victim’s friends, colleagues, relatives, co-students, or psychologists can file a complaint on his/her behalf if the victim is not able to due to “physical or mental incapacity or death

4. 25 Indian students asked to leave US university

At least 25 Indian students in their first semester of computer sciences programme at Western Kentucky University have been asked to return to India or find placement in other schools, because they did not meet the admission standards of the varsity

5. Sister, father to be tried for false accounts in woman’s murder

The Judge of the sessions court in Kathua, Sanjay Kumar Dhar, discharged a local Pawan Dev Singh, who was facing trial in his wife’s murder case. Due to the failure of the prosecution to produce any evidence, the Court released the accused.

6. NC castigates govt over failure to airlift injured of Poonch accident

National Conference unit of Poonch here has castigated state government and its authorities for their failure to arrange a chopper and to airlift the seriously injured four passengers of Poonch Tata Sumo accident which has claimed four lives.

7. JK Police busts huge drug racket; Seize drugs worth over 10 crores

In a successful undertaking of its ‘war against drugs’, the Jammu police have been able to bust a major drug deal at Narwal Jammu

8. We are forced to attack local cops: Burhan wani

Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen’s teenaged ‘commander’ Burhan Wani has released a new video in which he says that militants have no option but to attack local policemen supporting ‘Indian occupation’ here.

9. State Flag Hoisted followed by State Anthem in Anantnag by Er Rasheed

AIP today celebrated State Flag Day in Ananthnag. People in large numbers hailing from all walks of life participated in the impressive function held at Wazir Bagh. AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er Rasheed hoisted the flag, followed by singing of the State Anthem.

10. 2 KAS Officers Transferred

Mr. Ajaz Abdullah Saraf, KAS, Member, J&K Services Selection Board, is transferred and posted as Secretary, J&K State Commission for Women.  Mr. Abdul Majid Zargar, KAS, under orders of posting as Secretary, J&K State Commission for Women, shall continue as Joint Director in the Directorate of Information, J&K, in partial modification of Government Order No. 534-GAD of 2016 dated 21-05-2016.

11. 3 companies of IRP 5th bn deployed in Kishtwar to maintain law & order: Abdul Haq

Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Law & Justice, Abdul Haq today informed the House that presently there are 3 companies of IRP 5th battalion deployed in Kishtwar to maintain law & order and static guard duties.