Jammu, Inspector General of Police, Mukesh Singh on August 08 informed that a total of 6 people associated with terrorists outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba were arrested. "On inputs about a terror-financing network in Jammu that is assisting Lashkar-e-Taiba, Special Operations Group (SOG) Jammu interrogated one Mudasir Farooq Bhat. During interrogation, he admitted about his links with LeT," said Mukesh Singh. "On further interrogation, we gathered more information from MF Bhat and arrested 5 other people associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba - Tauqir Ahmad Bhat, Asif Bhat, Khalid Latif Bhat, Gazi Iqbal and Tariq Hussain Mir," he further added.
A day after the deadly plane crash in Kerala's Kozhikode, Captain Mohan Ranganathan, an aviation safety consultant, warns that other airports in India may see similar mishaps. Speaking to Hindustan Times senior editor Aditi Prasad, he said that Patna and Jammu are also 'dangerous airfields' and continue to operate despite flagging of safety issues. He also explained how 'tabletop' airfields, i.e. those which are constructed by flattening a hill, can be unsafe, mainly due to lack of extra space for airplanes in case of an emergency. Capt Ranganathan also explained why the Air India Express plane in Kozhikode didn't catch fire but broke in half, thereby preventing a higher casualty count. If the plane's wings had gotten damaged and fuel had spilt, then the chances of a fire breaking out would've been higher, he said. On August 7, at least 18 people died, including the two pilots, of a passenger plane which tried to land in Kozhikode amid inclement weather. It overshot the runway and fell into a valley. It was a part of the government's Vande Bharat mission, ferrying home Indians who were stranded in Dubai amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The tragedy occurred 10 years after a similar mishap in Mangalore. Watch the full video for more.
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Former Union minister Manoj Sinha was on Friday was sworn in as the new lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, the first political leader to take charge of the union territory. The 61-year-old, who is known for his connect with people, particularly in rural areas, was administered the oath of office by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Justice Gita Mittal at a simple function in the Raj Bhavan. "August 5 is a very important day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir. After years of isolation, Jammu and Kashmir joined the national mainstream. I have been told that many works that could not be completed in years have been completed in the past one year," Sinha told reporters after taking oath. "I want to accelerate that development," he added. Sinha succeeds former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu, who resigned on Wednesday night and was appointed Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Thursday.
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Sixteen Naxals have surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on August 13. Out of 16 Naxals, three are of commander-level. They were carrying rewards on their heads. Speaking to ANI, SP of Dantewada, Abhisek Pallava said, "Three of them are commander-level Naxals and were carrying rewards on their heads. There are 5 cases each registered against two and 4 cases against one Naxal."
A bear was found trapped in a noose at a tree in Chhattisgarh's Korea district area on August 12. However it was later rescued by forest department. A local said, "I saw the Bear on yesterday in forest, I thought it was normally sitting on a tree, but later when I rechecked, the bear seemed stuck in a noose and then I called the forest department." "We are trying best to rescue it, however it is very scared right now"said forest official. According to the report the bear was later rescued.
At least 12 naxals surrendered in front of police in Chhattisgarh on August 09. The day also marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day. "12 naxalites surrendered to the Dantewada Police under the Lone Varatu '(Return to Home) program. Five of them have bounty on their head. So far, 83 naxalites have surrendered under the 'Lone Varatu' program," said Abhisek Pallava, Superintendent of Police (SP), Dantewada.
A full dress rehearsal was held in JandK's Doda ahead of Independence Day on August 13. Tricolour was unfurled by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) of Doda Kishori Lal. March past also took place by cadets at the Sports Stadium. Jammu and Kashmir Police, Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) took part in the dress rehearsal. Students of educational institutions also presented cultural program on the eve of rehearsal for Independence Day. This year, India will celebrate 73rd year of Independence.
Locals in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, carried a patient on a make-shift bed to bring him to the hospital. The patient hailing from Banshala village of Gunda was serious and due to absence of roads, he couldn't avail the ambulance. One of the locals said, "It has been 5-6 years since we have been demanding for road construction."
Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, full dress rehearsal being held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar. Contingents of BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, J-K Armed Police and others took part in the rehearsals. Cultural dance also being performed to mark India's 74th Independence Day. The upcoming Independence Day is significant as the Union Territory completed its first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A. Before the abolition of Article 370 on August 5, Jammu and Kashmir used to have two flags -- one of the state and second of the nation.
So far, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by the water from water fountains. But according to HuffPost, experts say the virus may linger on surfaces. Therefore, it's best to avoid fountains if you can, or to limit any direct contact when using them. Filling a water bottle from a fountain, instead of drinking from it, means you won't leave saliva on the fountain. That makes it safer for you and for others.
Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on August 13 called Plasma therapy an effective mode of treatment for COVID-19. He said, "Plasma therapy is an effective mode of treatment for COVID-19. I urge all the people in the state, who have defeated Corona, to come forward and donate their blood plasma so that COVID patients can get a new life through plasma therapy."
Community organizer Willy Davis changed a blighted vacant lot into the Green Acre Community Greenhouse in Paterson - which officially opened on Tuesday morning. The initiative is funded by the United..