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5 injured in Doda road accident

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(Asian News Hub) – At least five persons were injured after a vehicle, they were travelling in, met with an accident near Sekwan area of Doda district on Tuesday evening.

An official said that five persons were injured after a Maruti vehicle met with an accident in Sekwan area.

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He said that among the 5 injured persons, three have been referred to GMC Jammu for treatment.

He identified the injured as Farooq Ahmed (37) son of Abdul Rashid, a resident of Nashla Bijarni, Yasir Hussain (35) son of Anaytullah Sheikh, Salah-ud-Din (28) son of Sadullah, Baber (17) son of Gul Mohammad and Ravi Shastri (35) son of Suraj Parkash— all residents of Forwan Bijarni area of Doda.

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17 residential sheds gutted in Parimpora blaze

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At least seventeen residential tin sheds were gutted in a devastating fire incident on Jhelum banks in Parimpora area of Srinagar on Sunday.

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Reports reaching Asian News Hub (ANH) said that a fire broke out from a residential shed at around 04:30 am on Sunday morning which spread to other residential sheds within no time.

They said, fire tenders reached the spot on time however, upon their arrival nearly 17 sheds had suffered damages and the fire was brought into control within no time.

Meanwhile, police have taken cognizance of the incident and the cause of fire was not known immediately.

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As smart meters shine, darkness persists: People seek answers to ongoing electricity woes

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Despite the augmentation of power infrastructure and the installation of much-hyped smart meters, the electricity woes continue to torment the valley residents ahead of the winter as since past one week, consumers are facing pesky power cuts across the Valley.

The situation is equivalent in towns, cities and villages as the consumers have accused the concerned Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) of supplying inadequate electricity to them.

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“Despite the installation of smart meters, which were aimed to ensure better power supply, we are getting nearly 4-5 hours of electricity supply on a regular basis, which has added to the misery of consumers here,” said Jahangir Ahmad, a local from the Natipora area.

“Crores of rupees have been spent on the power infrastructure augmentations in the last couple of years, which were giving a hope of round-the-clock electricity to the people, but all in vein as seemingly the winter power schedule has been started in the valley during the Autumn season, thus pushing the people to the wall,” the residents said.

Such unscheduled power cuts are being witnessed everywhere nowadays as the complaints are being received from several other areas also.

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The consumers said that the electricity is being snatched for hours together and is being supplied for only a few hours in a day.

“The electricity supply was snatched multiple times today, which began from 6am to 8:30 am in the morning, 1 am to 2:30 pm in the afternoon and then 6pm to 8:30 pm in the evening,” one of the residents from Pampore said.

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The frequent electricity cuts have irked the people, who demand authorities to take immediate steps to ensure adequate power supply to them.

Pertinently, Kashmir’s power generation has got badly affected as according to the KPDCL Chief Engineer, Javed Yousuf Dar, the reduction in water level in river Jhelum, Chenab has lessened the power generation at the power houses of Kashmir.

“We are presently looking for an option to get the additional electricity to ensure adequate power supply to the people. We are on it and hopefully, the issue will be resolved in next few days,” Chief Engineer, KPDCL had said. KNO

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Man dies in Anantnag as tractor skids off road

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A 65-year-old man died in a road mishap in Aishmuqam area of South Kashmir Anantnag district on Saturday evening.

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An official told that a 65-year-old man was critically injured after a tractor in which he was traveling skidded off the road in the Hapatnard area of Aishmuqam.

He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him dead.

Meanwhile, police took cognizance of this road mishap and identified the deceased as Manzoor Ahmad Lone. KS

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