Stories that shook Jammu and Kashmir this week
Chamber of commerce Elections, Jammu
The Bi-ennial Elections of Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the term 2017-19 were held today on Sunday the 5th March 2017 at Chamber House under the supervision of the election committee headed by Sh. Annil Suri.
Sh. Rakesh Gupta was re-elected as the President who secured 1208 votes after beating Sh Arun Gupta. (1028 votes)
Class 12 students hold protest; block roads, lathi charged
Students of Class 12th who protested against the ‘out of syllabus’ Physics paper on 4th March clashed with Police in which 3 students and 3 cops including a DySP and a SHO were injured. The demonstrations were again witnessed on 6th March after which the issue was resolved.
J&K Bank RE results row
Recently J&K bank announced the much awaited list of relationship executive selectees on Wednesday, 8th March 2017, the notification for the same was advertised in March 2015. The general ratio for written shortlist to selectees is 3:1, which implies a minimum of 969 Relationship Executives should be recruited. But selection 350 REs and 1,250 clerks for an advertisement which was seeking to hire REs is utterly absurd. Among other suspicions raised people demanded more transparency in the bank’s processes.
Road mishap kills a 22-yr old
In a brutal accident near KC flyover, Jammu, 1 person was killed and 2 others got injured. The young man received fatal injuries after the railing that divides the road punctured his abdomen upon collision.
Antibiotic misuse killing patients in JK: DAK
Raising concern over rampant misuse of antibiotics in Jammu and Kashmir (JK), Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) said that this is responsible for unprecedented levels of antibiotic resistance which is killing patients. Misuse of antibiotics wipes out body’s good bacteria that may be contributing to the rise in chronic conditions like obesity, asthma and cancer, he added