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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Around 12 youths have been pinned down by security agencies for allegedly raising the flag of terror outfit ISIS in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to media reports, they were identified on the basis of intelligence inputs, footage of CCTV cameras, still and video photographs.

“The 12 youths were behind almost all incidents where ISIS flags were raised in Kashmir. We are keeping a close eye on all of them,” a senior official was quoted by PTI.

“Action against the youths is being initiated,” the official added.

Recently a group of youth, with faces covered, carried a black banner resembling Islamic State flag, while marching from Jamia Masjid towards Nowhatta chowk in downtown Srinagar soon after the Friday prayers.

In the past few months there have been more than a dozen incidents of ISIS flag raising in Kashmir valley. (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)

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