Flood Frame Fetches AP Photo Journalist Top Award

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SRINAGAR: Photo journalist, Dar Yasin, associated with the AP, was Tuesday awarded for his coverage of 2014 Kashmir floods.
Dar Yasin, a Srinagar based staffer with international news agency, Associated Press (AP) won Ramnath Goenka Annual Award instituted by the The Indian Express.
Dar has covered war torn Afghanistan among other major assignments.
Another Kashmir based journalist was Tuesday awarded award for his investigative report on infamous 2G Scam which involved top notch political and business personalities.
Hakeem Irfan, who is a correspondent with Mumbai based the Economic Times, won Ramnath Goenka Award in ‘Investigative Journalism’ category.
In a story, which Hakeem covered for Mumbai based DNA (Daily News and Analysis) exposed dairies of the then Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Ranjeet Sinha.
Soon after the announcement of awards, Hakeem said, “the award is appreciation of hard work.” “It gives satisfaction that ones work is recognized.”
He was a part of ‘special team of Investigative Journalists’ which exposed Ranjeet Sinha.
“The story revealed how the then CBI director was holding closed door meetings with those involved in 2G scam that shook India in April 2012,” he said.
“Supreme Court later took cognizance of the report that was published in DNA and acted against Ranjit Sinha,” Hakeem informed.

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