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8 injured in grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar

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At least eight people including a woman were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in a market place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Saturday, police officials said.

This is the third incident of its kind in Kashmir valley since the state’s special status was revoked in Parliament and restrictions imposed on the movement of people on August 5.

Officials said that suspected militants lobbed a grenade in Hari Singh High Street which exploded on the roadside, a few hundred metres from Lal Chowk. The place is also close to the civil secretariat and the state assembly. As shops remain shut these days owing to the shutdown, the area is full of cart vendors selling fruits and second-hand clothes.

“Seven people have been injured which includes a woman,” said deputy inspector general of police (DIG), Central Kashmir, Vidhi Kumar Birdhi. He later revised the figure to eight people who had been injured.

He said that the woman had a splinter injury on her head. “She has been sent for a CT scan to know how grave the injury is,” he added.

The officer said that the attack was the work of militants. “Who else will do it other than militants? There is normal movement of people in the area. The security forces also remain deployed there,” he said.

The attack created chaos in the area and people ran for cover. Window panes of a vehicle parked on the roadside near the site was also damaged.

Security forces immediately cordoned off the area to look for the attackers and then allowed private transport to resume in a regulated manner.

“We have been working on some leads to identify the attackers,” he said.

On October 5, at least 14 people including two women and a traffic policeman were injured in a grenade attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. According to police officials, suspected militants had lobbed a grenade near the Anantnag deputy commissioner’s office which exploded on the roadside.

Last month, CRPF had claimed that its men on law and order duty in Old City Srinagar were targeted with a grenade which did not cause any damage.

According to police officials since the revocation of Article 370, suspected militants have killed three civilians in the valley in August including two shepherds in south Kashmir’s Tral and a 60-year-old shopkeeper in Srinagar city’s Parimpora. Four people including a minor girl were injured after gunmen opened fire on a trader’s family in north Kashmir Sopore on September 6.

Government spokesman Rohit Kansal said that some killings and injuries have been inflicted by terrorists including on a baby to “prevent” traders, businessmen and transporters from doing their normal business.

“The government urges businessmen, industrialists, traders, transporters, shopkeepers, hoteliers and contractors not to be frightened by any threats by terrorists, separatists and go about their normal activities. The government is firm in its resolve that the attempts of these disruptive elements will be foiled,” he said.

The government is restoring postpaid mobile phones from Monday in Kashmir which has been reeling under a communication blockade since August 5. Although the restrictions have been eased in Kashmir but internet services in the valley are still blocked.

Amid the uncertain situation since the abrogation of Article 370, four gunfights between militants and security forces have also taken place in Kashmir in which six militants have been killed.

On October 8, two LeT militants were killed in a gunfight by security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

At-least two militants were killed after security forces launched an operation in the forests of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on September 28 which continued for many days. Earlier National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had asked security agencies to intensify anti-militancy operations after reports of increase in infiltration attempts.

On September 11, security forces claimed to have killed a militant who was alleged to be involved in an attack on a fruit trader of Sopore in which four people including a minor girl were injured.

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17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.

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A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar

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Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died

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Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

Source: Aajtak

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