Tariq Ahmed Patloo operates Srinagar's first floating ambulance service. Tariq's boat has been built into an ambulance. It floats on the Dal Lake of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Amid the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, traditional drummers, known as 'Sehar Khans' in Srinagar, have been carrying on with the ritual of waking up people by beating drums for Sehri, the pre-dawn meal before the fasting day. In the era of technology, when many people rely on alarm features on various gadgets, these traditional drum beaters make it a point to continue the legacy. A traditional drum beater in Srinagar, Nazir Ahmad spoke to ANI and said, "These days people rely on alarm features on their mobile phones, but this is our old custom. I wake up at 2.30 am to go around the city beating drums." Usually, Nazir steps out alone when the sky is still dark but is sometimes accompanied by his younger brother. "My father did this drum-beating ritual during Ramadan for over 35 years. After he died, I continued the ritual. It has been 20 years since," he added. Umar Rashid, a local resident in the area said, "Sehar Khan is very important to us. This has continued for 400-500 years. Even in this age of modernisation when people have mobile phones to set alarms and mosques have speakers, the drum beaters have continued the ritual. This is the main point of attraction in the month of Ramadan." With modernisation and constantly changing lifestyles, Rashid has lost hope that this custom will be witnessed by coming generations. "I hope the tradition continues. But looking at the current circumstances and lifestyle, it is difficult to imagine that the tradition will continue," he concluded.
A food delivery startup called Tiffin Aaw in Srinagar has started the campaign 'Food for Kashmir' on social media. They have taken it upon themselves to deliver free meals for Covid positive families, Covid warriors and people in need. The concept was started when the owner Rayees Ahmad got a lot of distress calls from people outside Kashmir, wanting food to be delivered to their Covid-hit parents.
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Two terrorists were eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir on March 28. Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, said that Shopian police had received information about some terrorists hiding in a village, following which, a cordon was laid by police, Army, and CRPF. An encounter subsequently broke out in which a terrorist affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen, and another linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed. Kumar said that an AK47 rifle, a pistol, and an M4 rifle were recovered from the terrorists. The M4 carbine is widely used by US military personnel. Watch the full video for more.
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Updating on Shopian encounter, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar informed that one Hizbul Mujahideen and one LeT terrorists were gunned down. "One HM terrorist Inatullah Shaikh and one LeT terrorist Adil Malik killed in the Shopian encounter. One AK-47 rifle and one M4 rifle recovered. Shaikh came to India from Pakistan last week. In this year, two M4 rifles have been recovered so far," said IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar.
All four terrorists who were killed in today's encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, informed Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar on March 22. One Army personnel was also injured and situation is under control now, he further informed.
Three terrorists were killed during an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 6. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kanigam area of the South Kashmir district during the night following information about the presence of terrorists. An official said as the presence of four newly recruited terrorists of Al-Badr outfit got ascertained, the security forces exercised maximum restraint and tried their best to persuade them to surrender. The terrorists turned down the offer to surrender and opened fire. However, one terrorist identified as Tausif Ahmad surrendered. Watch the full video for more.
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Three terrorists were killed in an encounter, which broke out between security forces and terrorists, in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 05. One newly recruited terrorist namely, Tausif Ahmad surrendered. Search operation is underway.
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