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The Income Tax Department’s investigation unit conducted searches at premises linked to Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu and film director Anurag Kashyap in Mumbai. The I-T department’s probe unit was also conducting searches on filmmaker and entrepreneur Madhu Varma Mantena. He is known for producing and distributing films across multiple languages including Hindi, Telugu and Bangla. In 2008, Mantena co-produced Aamir Khan-starer Ghajini which was the highest-grossing Indian film that year. Additionally, according to News18, searches were on at locations…

Anantnag: Various shopkeepers in the Anantnag township of South Kashmir on Tuesday alleged that they were forced to shut down their shops ahead of the sixth phase of the District Development Council polls in the Kashmir valley that are scheduled for Wednesday. In this sixth phase, polling will be held for Anantnag & Sagam DDC seats, Panch and Sarpanch vacancies (where ever necessary) in these blocks and ULB vacancies (where ever necessary) in Municipal Council…

Budgam: The Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department chopped down hundreds of apple trees in Kanidajan and its adjacent areas in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, residents of the area said. A few days back, Forest Department issued notices, accusing the affected orchardists of encroaching forest land, the residents including some tribals said. “After serving the notices, the Forest Department not only chopped down hundreds of apple trees but also razed some dhokas (residential huts),” they said.…

Pampore: Army went berserk in Khrew, Pampore Tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. According to the locals they physically assaulted the local drivers “without any reason”. Locals said that the army verbally abused them and they ‘were beaten ruthlessly with sticks and gun butts’. Eye witnsses said that the army smashed the mirrors of vehicles present at main bus stop Khrew. “Trembling in fear, the shopkeepers left their shops and started rushing towards safe places,”…

Srinagar: An immuno-compromised COVID patient at the Chest Disease (CD) Hospital has filed a written complaint in the Rambagh police station after she was allegedly ‘physically assaulted’ and denied the washroom facility by the resident doctor. A 50-year-old female (name withheld) was admitted in the CD Hospital on Saturday morning after she was diagnosed with COVID. The patient who was on oxygen concentrator said that the COVID ward which has around 35 patients has “only…