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Furious mob lynched a police officer outside mosque in Srinagar



Mohammed Ayub Pandith, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir, National News

Srinagar: In a shocking incident, a police officer in Srinagar was stoned to death on  Friday morning by a furious mob that believed he had shot at a group of people who caught him taking photographs outside Jamia Masjid.



Police identified the officer as deputy superintendent of police Mohammed Ayub Pandith. Police sources told media person “Pandith was part of Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s security grid deployed outside the Jamia Masjid on Shab-e-Qadr”.



He was on duty when the mob attacked him, a police spokesman said.

According to police said that Pandith was seen taking pictures of people coming out of Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area around 3 am on Friday. They said that when people tried to catch Pandith and stop him from taking photos, he allegedly fired several shots from his pistol, injuring three people.



Soon after, a group of young men began to beat the police officer. After that group then quickly swelled into an irate mob that stripped the officer before killing him by hitting him with stones.



The official was killed by the mob while he was performing his duties. It’s a very sad and unfortunate incident,” police official said.

Soon after the incident, intense clashes erupted between police and youth outside the Jamia mosque, eyewitnesses told media. Police reinforcements were rushed to the area and the authorities announced restrictions on people’s movement in seven police station areas of the city.


Google Photos now allows you to search for texts in your pics




Google Lens has a powerful optical character recognition (OCR) filter that can pull text from any image. Available in Google Photos, the backup service this month is adding the ability to search for text in images.

The official Twitter account quietly announced the feature this afternoon after it was spotted by a user. Search in Google Photos can already recognize objects, events, and people or pets (when their faces are labeled.) Meanwhile, the app leverages GPS data in pictures to allow for location queries.

Photos will now also look for text that appears in images. This allows you to search for words and bring up all results where that phrase physically appears, no matter how small or if it’s at an angle. It performs particularly well on screenshots, but also works on any text that appears in an image.

Google Photos text search is ideal for documents, Wifi passwords, and anything else that you’ve saved by taking a picture. This works on both the Android and iOS apps, as well as the web client.

This feature is rolling out now, and live on several devices we checked. Once on the desired image, Google advises users to click the Lens button in order to easily copy and paste text.





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