Militants today carried out two strikes within as many hours in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three policemen, including an officer, and decamping with service rifle of one of the slain cops.
In the first strike, militants shot dead two policemen in Zadibal area of Srinagar at around 10: 45 AM.
The ultras shot at the two cops from close range at Mill Stop in Zadibal area which connects the city to Hazratbal Shrine and super speciality SKIMS Hospital at Soura, a police official said.
The two cops died on the spot, he said, adding the deceased have been identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Ghulam Mohammad and Head Constable Nazir Ahmad.
The slain cops were posted at Zadibal Police Station.
Police and other security forces have been put on an alert to look out for the assailants, who managed to flee the spot.
In the second strike, militants shot at constable Mohammad Sadiq, who was posted as personal security guard to chairman of J&K Pasmanda Tabqajaat (downtrodden classes) Mohammad Abdullah Chatwal, at Tengpora on Parimpora-Hyderpora Bypass road.
The militants also snatched the service rifle of the injured cop before fleeing from the spot, the official said adding the attack took place at around 12 noon.
The cop later succumbed to injuries at Police hospital at Batamaloo.
These major attacks in the city come after nearly three years.
The last such attack took place on June 22, 2013 when two policemen were shot dead at Hari Singh High Street.
source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> National / PTI / Srinagar – DHNS, May 23rd, 2016
The recently retired judge of the Madras high court, Justice K N Basha, has been appointed chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). He succeeds Justice Prabha Sridevan, who retired from the post a few weeks ago. At present S Usha has been holding the acting chairman post.
An order appointing him to the national body was issued on August 23 by Chandni Raina, director of the department of industrial policy and promotion (IPR section) under the Union ministry of commerce and industry.
The salaries and allowances payable to Justice Basha and conditions of service shall be in accordance with the provisions of the IPAB (Salaries and Allowances Payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of chairman, vice-chairman and members), Rules, 2003, the appointment notification said.
Justice Basha was born in May 1951 and he studied in Madras Christian College and Madras Law College. He enrolled as advocate in 1976 and joined the office of senior advocate N T Vanamamalai. In 1985 he established independent practice in criminal and civil side.
Justice Basha was appointed judge of the Madras high court on December 10, 2005, and retired on May 13, 2013.
source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News Home> City> Chennai / TNN / August 25th, 2013
On this past 3rd May, a history was created very silently in Assam by a young Muslim girl. Umme Fardina Adil did what female members of her Muslim community in the Northeast state could not do in the last 66 years of Independence. By cracking India’s most coveted Civil Services examination, Fardina became first Muslim woman to become IAS in Assam. Her historic achievement could not be hidden long.
Umme Fardina Adil, a resident of Hatigaon in Guwahati, was felicitated by ERD Foundation and other organisations for her success in the Civil Services exam 2012 whose results were announced on 3rd May. In the list of 998 successful candidates this year, Fardina got 319 rank.
Speaking at the function organised at Regional College of Higher Education (RCHE) in the city on Sunday, Mahbubul Hoque, Chairman ERD Foundation said, “Assam gave the only President of India from the North East – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. Assam also gave the first and only Muslim woman Chief Minister of the country – Anwara Timur. But it took Assam 66 years to produce the first Muslim woman IAS officer – Umme Fardina Adil.”
Hoque also informed the audience that the entrance test and interview of minority candidates opting for coaching for the IAS exam of 2014 was conducted at the same venue in the morning. It was organised by Zakat Foundation of India (ZFI) and coordinated by ERDF. The felicitation for Fardina was arranged in the afternoon to facilitate her interaction with all the aspiring minority community IAS candidates of 2014 from Assam who were also present at the venue.
Dr Ikramul Haque, Atiqur rahman Siddiqui and Mohammed Aleem from the Zakat Foundation of India, New Delhi were also present on the occasion.
Speaking during the felicitation programme, HN Das, former Chief Secretary of Assam & Director, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Coaching Centre for Civil Services Examinations Guwahati said, “Financial hardship should not be a reason for not being able to sit for IAS examination. Now there are many organisations to support meritorious students to prepare for competitive examinations.”
Prof PK Abdul Azis, Vice Chancellor, University of Science & Technology Meghalaya, who was also a member of the IAS interview board for several years congratulated Fardina and offered her flowers and gifts on behalf of the University. Sabur Tapader and Ahmad Hussain offered gifts to Fardina on behalf of Unity Education Foundation and Pragjyotish Group of Institutions respectively.
Fardina, a former student of Disneyland School and Cotton College of Guwahati, informed the audience that she cleared the IAS in her first attempt and with about 8 months of preparation putting in about six hours every day. She said, she depended on newspapers and Wikipedia for gathering knowledge about new topics and never referred to any guide books.
Fardina encouraged the aspiring candidates for developing a politically neutral view and showing an aptitude for analytical dissection of the subject in question. She also asked the young generation to be socially committed, stressing that this attitude would see them through in any interview.
source: http://www.muslimmirror.com / Muslim Mirror / Home> Education / by Muslim Mirror News / May 13th, 2013