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Briefing May 9-15, 2021

JK Bank Donates 250 Oxygen Concentrators To Jammu and Kashmir Government

JAMMU

Dr Shamim Wani, a senior Jammu and Kashmir government officer, has died of Covid-19 at Jammu.

Dr Shamim Ahmed Wani, 54, a 1999 batch KAS officer, currently posted as Special Secretary Finance, died of Covid-19 at Jammu Medical College. He had given only two years out of the finance department when he was DC Kulgam. His death has shocked his colleagues who knew him as positive, soft-spoken and somebody who knew his job well, the public finance. A resident of Pandach in the Srinagar periphery, Shamim is survived by his wife, a dental surgeon, and a daughter who has just been enrolled for graduation. His sister; a widow, was also almost dependent on the officer.

JK Government released a compendium listing 1100 projects of public importance worth Rs 1555.16 Cr that Jammu & Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC).

KULGAM

This was the quantum of the hailstorm that Kulgam received in the second week of May 2021. People actually swept it away to pave way for the routine.

Hailstorm is normal in Kashmir but last week it was as if snow in parts of Kulgam. It blocked roads and people swept it from their courtyards. It was quite thick, heavy and continued for more than 20 minutes. Though the impact of the hailstorm is yet to be assessed, the apple chemical people have gone big in making claims and hurling suggestions. After all, it is money that matters.

SRINAGAR

a photograph lifted from the official Facebook page of the Kashmir Tourism Department shows the historic Jamia Masjid.

For the second consecutive year, the raging Covid19 ensured a quiet Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramazan. It is expected to be a calm Eid as well. Jammu and Kashmir has also lost 2672 people to the unbridled invisible virus as 46535 people are fighting the scourge post-infection. Though the virus does not kill all, it works like a carpet bomb in a society.

JAMMU 

A gujjar family in Laliyal village near Kanachak in Marh. KL Image by Masood Hussain.

After mass outcry, the Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested most of the right-wing gangsters who in Garhote village of Bhalwal in Jammu almost killed Muslim Gujjar cousins. Muhammad Sideeq and Mir Hussain had a providential escape in the serious assault on their life by cow vigilantes.  One of them is admitted to the GMC Jammu with 17 stitches. Cow vigilantes attacked them while they were carrying their bulls’ home. The victims and the assailants belong to the same village.

SRINAGAR

Maleeha Zehra

Maleeha Zehra, a student of Class XII at Delhi Public School Srinagar secured admission in the prestigious Georgetown Washington University, School of Foreign Services, Qatar on a full scholarship worth US$70,000 for the August 2021 batch. Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighbourhood. The acceptance is based on her high academic performance and unique personal attributes. It is pertinent to mention that Delhi Public School, Srinagar has a professional career counselling department that aids and assists the students to apply in varied programs all over the world.

BEJBEHARA

Dr Raashid’s team visiting a Covid-19 family in Mahind, South Kashmir

A south Kashmir doctor has won hearts in his belt as he moves from door to door with his team for treating the Covid-19 patients. Identified as Dr Raashid Rasheed, a medical officer posted at Public Health Centre K Kalan, a small village six km from Bijbehara town, he has been advising people on phone at his own cost. Wherever required, he moves with his aides and treats the patients at their respective homes. He even delivers equipment’s like Oximeters at homes and helps them to understand their use. Dr Raashid has completed his MBBS from GMC Jammu in 2007, has been rendering his services for nearly 14 years now.

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