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Special bait-ul-maal funds to be mobilised for the poor, destitute during Ramadan: Dr Darakhshan

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Taraweeh Prayers to go live at Dargah Hazratbal

Dr Syed Darakhshan Andrabi, Chairperson J&K Waqf Board, today chaired second round of meetings with Imams, Khateebs, and Waqf Administrators to review final arrangements for upcoming holy month of Ramadan.

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Status of engaging Haafiz-e-Quran Imams, other Imams, and Special Khateebs for convenience of devotees was also reviewed. Status of Sanitation, Cleanliness, minor and major repair works at Shrines, Khanqahs, and Mosques were also reviewed.

In a significant development, Tarawee Prayers are being telecasted live through some Private News Channels and official Facebook Page of J&K Waqf Board from Aasari Shareef Hazratbal Srinagar.

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Dr Darakhshan Andrabi also directed for mobilisation of donations during the holy month of Ramadan specially for the destitutes and poor. A separate account shall be created for it, and funds shall be distributed immediately towards the close of the holy month.

The beneficiaries shall be recommended by the Imams, Muallims & the local respectable people among the general public, she said.

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Man dies as tractor turns turtle in Sopore

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A man lost his life on Sunday morning as tractor turned turtle in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramula district.

Also Read: SMC Corporator Aqib Renzu in custody on charges of sexual harassment

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Quoting an official news agency KS reported that a man was critically injured on Sunday morning after a tractor in which he was travelling turned turtle at Badambagh.

He said soon after the incident, he was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital Sopore, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

A police officer confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Farooz Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Hamid Bhat resident of Badambagh.

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SMC Corporator Aqib Renzu in custody on charges of sexual harassment

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Srinagar police on Saturday said to have arrested a Srinagar Municpal Corporation (SMC) Corporator for sexual harassment, outraging modesty and online stalking.

Also Read: Man slips to death while collecting firewood in central Kashmir

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They said strong technical evidences in this matter were produced by the brave victim, the accused has been identified as Aqib Ahmed Renzu resident of Nishat Srinagar.

Case under FIR No 50/2023 U/S 354, 354A, 354D registered in RM Bagh Police station.

Srinagar police on X informed, “One SMC corporator Aqib Ahmed Renzu of Nishat Srinagar arrested for sexual harassment, outraging modesty and online stalking. Strong technical evidences in this matter were produced by the brave victim. FIR No 50/2023 U/S 354, 354A, 354D registered in RM Bagh Police station.”

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Man slips to death while collecting firewood in central Kashmir

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A man died after he slipped while collecting firewood in Rezan forest area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Saturday.

An official told that Showkat Ahmad Tekri, son of Gh Hassan Tekri of Gujerbasti Rezan slipped and fell down from the upper reaches of the forest area, which resulted in his on spot death.

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The heavy rainfall had triggered slippery conditions in the area.

He said that soon after the incident, police reached the spot and recovered his body.

“After medico-legal formalities, his body will be handed over to her family members for the last rites,” he said. KNO

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