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Jammu boy Upmanyu first from J&K to receive UK’s Diana Award

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A 20-year-old Upmanyu Anil Magotra from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has become the first from this region to receive the United Kingdom’s Diana Award.

Upmanyu Anil Magotra from Jammu and Kashmir received the United Kingdom’s Diana Award, established in the memory of Diana, the princess of Wales.

The youngster is honoured with ‘The Diana’ Award for going above and beyond in their daily life to create and sustain positive change.

Magotra has been recognized with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – ‘The Diana’ Award which aims to empower young people to change the world, promoting a culture that celebrates young people from all sections of society who have made a selfless contribution to society, read the handout.

It further read that it is the only charity in the world set up in the memory of Diana and follows her belief “that young people have the power to change the world.”
The Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry.

Upmanyu, a law student at O P Jindal Global University, has always been interested in human rights, specifically women’s rights.

Since its inception, his ‘Open Skies Foundation’ has helped underprivileged women or women with caste and financial disadvantages.

“We congratulate all our new Diana Award recipients from the UK and all over the globe who are change makers for their generation. We know by receiving this honour they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their own journey as active citizens,” Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award says as per the handout.

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Rescue operation resumes in cloudburst-hit Kishtwar after suspension due to rain

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The rescue operation to locate 20 people missing after a cloudburst in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar resumed Friday after remaining suspended for hours together owing to inclement weather, officials said.

Seven persons were found dead and 17 others were rescued in an injured condition after the remote Honzar village in Dacchan tehsil was hit by flash floods triggered by the cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, damaging 21 houses, 21 cow sheds, a ration depot, a bridge and a mosque.

The rescue operation was interrupted by heavy rains late Thursday night and resumed around noon after slight improvement in the weather conditions, the officials said.

 

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Cyber fraud in Jammu, person loses 24,000 from Bank account

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With the continuous rise in cyber fraud cases in Jammu and Kashmir, one more similar case was reported from Chasana Mahor area of Reasi where a man named Sat Pal Singh lost an amount of Rs. 24,000 from his bank account.

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According to him, the Bank account had an amount of Rs. 25,000, however, when he tried to withdraw it, 24,000 was missing. He later contacted the Bank authorities.

“I went to the Bank ATM but could only withdraw an amount of 1,000. I kept trying until my card got blocked. On talking to Bank officials, a cyber fraud was found. In 3 unknown transactions, 24,000 was taken away.” Sat Pal said

“I’m a poor man. I’ve a handicapped sister and aged Father. I work hard to feed my kids. I request Bank authorities to check the CCTV footage and J&K Police to solve this case as soon as possible.” He added

Anyone willing to help Sat Pal Singh can contact him at 9596332003.

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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DGP sanctions Rs 70 lakh financial support to J&K PP, SPOs

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Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Dilbagh Singh has sanctioned Rs 70 lakh in favour of families of police personnel and Special Police Officers (SPOs) who expired while in service.

The Special Welfare Relief of Rs 19 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of the deceased Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Pawan Singh, Head Constable (HC) Gopal Dass and follower Pritam Singh who expired while in service, a police spokesman said on Friday.

He said Rs one lakh has been already paid to the NoKs of deceased police personnel for performing the last rites as immediate relief by the Police Headquarters (PHQ) through their concerned units. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Police Welfare Fund.

DGP Singh has also sanctioned special relief of Rs 5 lakh each in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SPOs Mohammad Nazir and Vakil Singh who passed away during the course of their engagement in the department. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Welfare Fund of SPOs.

As a welfare measure, Police Headquarters has taken many initiatives to ensure increased help and assistance for the welfare of its personnel and their families, he said.

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