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Srinagar: Restrictions were imposed on Sunday in the city after a teenager died following a clash with security forces.

Gowhar Ahmad Dar, 18, was injured in a clash with security forces following a stone-pelting incident in Zainakote area of Srinagar. He succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

Police regretted the incident in a statement while District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone ordered a magisterial probe into the death of the teenager.

An official said restrictions were imposed in areas falling under eight police stations in Srinagar city to maintain law and order as separatist leaders called a shutdown in Kashmir Valley on Sunday against the youth’s killing.

“Restrictions shall remain in force in areas falling in the jurisdiction of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal, Kralkhud, Maisuma and Parimpora police stations,” said an officer.

Separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan, Asiya Andrabi and others continued to remain under preventive detention on Sunday.

The state service selection board postponed all recruitment tests scheduled for Sunday.

(IANS)

 

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Jammu And Kashmir’s Ad Film Wins Gold At IAA Awards

Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

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A short film on Jammu and Kashmir tourism, launched by the state government, has won “gold” at an award ceremony organised by the India chapter of International Advertising Association (IAA) here.

The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 has been declared the winner in the ‘Travel and Tourism Category’ at IndiAA awards held here on Friday, according to an official statement.

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The ad film titled “Warmest Place on Earth” launched by the state’s Tourism Department in September 2017 Flickr

IndIAA Awards is the intellectual property of the IAA India chapter, and was instituted in 2015. The award recognises mainstream creative advertising campaigns.

The film highlights the hospitality of Jammu and Kashmir. The 5-minute film was the first such big campaign launched by the Kashmir government.

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Conceptualised by J. Walter Thompson, it was directed by filmmaker Amit Sharma

In 2014, the Union Ministry of Tourism had launched a campaign and won the ‘Blue Elephant’ at ‘Kyoorius Creative Awards’. (IANS)