On sexual harassment charges filed by woman officer against Arjuna awardee Khajan Singh and coach S Singh, CRPF DG AP Maheshwari said, "The FIR has been registered with Delhi Police. We have set up an Empowered Committee as envisaged under Supreme Court guidelines after Vishakha judgment. The committee is headed by Charu Sinha, IG Srinagar...That lady hasn't come to us with any complaints of threats. I have gone to camps talking to women personnel. We still don't know exact facts. Law will take its course."
Civil defence experts trained volunteers and locals on how to handle emergency situations such as fires, earthquakes, and snow avalanches at a training programme in the Kashmir valley. The training programme was organised for the volunteers of different government and non-governmental organisations at Bilaliya Educational Institute, Nawab Bagh, and Baghwanpora-Lal Bazar Srinagar. It was organised by the Kashmir Welfare Trust and Nigeen Tourist Traders Association in collaboration with the Civil Defence, Srinagar and J and K State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC). "The government has a lot of rescue forces, but they cannot reach every place. It is important to prepare the community for such adverse situations. We have trained the volunteers in Nigeen about search operations, first aid, and fire fighting," said Aamir Ali, Deputy Chief Warden Civil Defence Srinagar. The aim of the five days programme was to train people on how to handle the emergency cases such as fires, earthquakes, and especially snow avalanches which have become common in the upper reaches of Kashmir Valley.
Vehicular movement on several highways remained suspended in Jammu and Kashmir due to heavy snowfall and rains. Srinagar National Highway in Anantnag is closed from past 4 days. On the other hand, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has also suspended movement in wake of severe weather. This has led to heavy traffic jam at the highway as trucks are not able to move. Truck drivers in Anantnag are stuck with nowhere to go. They also accused the government for doing absolutely no preparations to tackle such situations.
13-year-old Tabin Reyaz has become a sensation for his unique art of storytelling in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. He aspires to become a writer and pens down stories and articles to motivate others. Tabin, son of Reyaz Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Hassan-Noor Village, studies in class 7. He passionately writes short stories, articles and other kinds of write-ups as well, he likes to pen down the challenges and experiences being faced by him in life, in the form of short stories that have already attracted many writers in the district. He is also writing a book which will be completed in the next few months. His family is certainly proud of him for putting in such efforts at a young age.