Army vehicle ‘crushes’ woman
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Jan 18: The killing of a 65-year old woman in a road mishap allegedly involving an army vehicle triggered massive protests in Langate area of north Kupwara district on Tuesday.
Eyewitnesses told Greater Kashmir, Ateeqa Begum of Dangiwacha Rafiabad was allegedly hit by an Army vehicle at Palpora on Baramulla-Kupwara highway. “She was critically injured and shifted SKIMS Soura wherein she succumbed,” they said.
As the news of her death spread, hundreds of people took to the streets raising pro-freedom slogans. The protesters blocked the suspending traffic for hours.
When contacted deputy superintendent of police Handwara, Ghulam Jeelani Wani said they had registered a case (FIR number 4 of 11 under section 279 and 304(A) RPC). “We have also seized the vehicle and arrested the driver,” he said.
LC panel for filling of posts in edu deptt
Jammu, Jan 18: Departmental Related Committee (DRC) of Legislative Council on Education department has asked the government to gear up the recruitment process for filling up all the vacant teaching posts.
The Committee which met here today under the Chairmanship of MLC, Muhammad Rashid Qureshi discussed status and implementation of schemes, details regarding up gradation of schools, mid-day meal implementation and district wise funding of different sector.
The Committee suggested allotment of vehicles to all District Education Planning Officers so that they could monitor the schemes.
The Committee also stressed on checking quality and quantity of food items supplied for mid-day meals. It asked for upgradation of all such schools which qualify under norms.
The Chairman asked the concerned to conduct inspections on regular basis and implement the rules strictly.
The Committee suggested establishment of mobile schools for nomads for which a fresh survey needs to be carried out.
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