Governor remits life imprisonment of 7 convicts
Srinagar: In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 34 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, Governor N N Vohra today remitted the remaining term of seven life convict prisoners shall be remitted with effect from 15th August 2018.
The convicts whose life imprisonment has been remitted include, Bashir Ahmad S/o Sharief R/o Gopala Tehsil Akhnoor Jammu, Life Imprisonment and fine Rs 50,000 Central Jail Jammu Kote Bhalwal; Mohammad Iqbal S/o Imam Din R/o Mangota Marmat District Doda Life Imprisonment and fine Rs 6000 Central Jail Jammu Kote Bhalwal; Shalinder Singh S/o Keshaw Ram R/o Santhi Kanhota District Doda Life Imprisonment and fine Rs 5000 Central Jail Jammu Kote Bhalwal; Uma Devi W/o late Mohinder Paul R/o Dhani Dhar Rajouri Life Imprisonment and fine Rs 5000 Central Jail Jammu Kote Bhalwal; Sain S/o Haji Shera R/o Hariwala Tehsil Mahore, District Reasi Life Imprisonment and fine Rs 15,000 Central Jail Jammu; Abdul Ahad Rather S/o Mohammad Akram Rather R/o Jawbara Awantipora Life Imprisonment and fine Rs 20,000 Central Jail Srinagar and Bashir Ahmad Bhat S/o Abdul Gaffar Bhat R/o Bahoo, Awantipora Pulwama Life Imprisonment and fine Rs. 20,000 Central Jail Srinagar.
According to a notification issued by Principal Secretary Home, R K Goyal here this evening, the convicts shall have to furnish surety bond and personal bond to the satisfaction of the concerned Superintendent Jail before their release.

Indian troops kill 2 Pak soldiers in Tangdhar sector: Army
Srinagar: The Army on Tuesday said that its troops killed two Pakistani soldiers during calibrated operations carried out in response to unprovoked ceasefire violation and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistani Army in Tangdhar sector in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara.
Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that after an Indian soldier was killed at the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar Sector on Monday, the troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed.
He said the calibrated operations were in response to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar sector.
A soldier, Sepoy Pushpendra Singh, was killed as the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Tangdhar sector on Monday. Another Army soldier was killed in a blast near Rustom post in Uri sector in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Sunday evening.

Aurangzeb gets Shaurya Chakra posthumously
Srinagar: Aurangzeb has been awarded Shaurya Chakra for his sacrifice in operations in Jammu and Kashmir
Part of the team that gunned down terrorist Sameer Tiger, he was a resident of Poonch and posted with 44 Rashtriya Rifles camp in Shopian.
Aurangzeb was a rifleman with the 4 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry
Indian Army has awarded a Shaurya Chakra to rifleman Aurangzeb for his sacrifice in operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Aurangzeb was abducted by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on June 15.

PDP leader Waheed Parra attacked, escapes unhurt
Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and former Secretary J&K State Sports Council Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra escaped unhurt when he was attacked by unidentified gunmen in central Kashmir district of Budgam.
Official sources said bullet-proof vehicle of Parra was attacked by bike-borne gunmen at around 1930 hrs on Monday near Chadoora in Budgam. “The bullet reportedly hit the vehicle, but Parra escaped unhurt,” they said.
They said the PDP leader was returning from a condolence meeting when the attack took place.

Man detained for trying to hoist tri-colour in Lal Chowk
Srinagar: A man was on Tuesday detained for trying to hoist the national flag at the historic Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, Srinagar.
Official sources said that a man appeared near the clock tower in Lal Chowk and tried to hoist the tri-colour. But, as soon as he tried to unfurl the flag, people present in the area, including the shopkeepers, stopped him.
Meanwhile, security forces immediately swung into action and detained the man. “The man was later taken to a local police station,” he said, adding the identity of the man is being ascertained.
This is the not the first time that such an incident has taken place at Lal Chowk. In the last couple of years, many people, including the Shiv Sena and other right-wing activists, have tried to hoist the tri-colour in Lal Chowk.
Last year in December, about a dozen Shiv Sena activists were detained after they tried to unfurl the flag in Lal Chowk. The Shiv Sena workers had come from Jammu to hoist the flag in response to National Conference (NC) president and MP Farooq Abdullah’s challenge. The NC chief had said that it was “not possible to retrieve Pakistan administered part of the state”.
He had further said that those speaking of liberating the Pakistan administered part should “first try and hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk”.
On January 26, 2016, two Shiv Sena activists were arrested after their attempt to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk was foiled.