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Kashmiri student bags most versatile Chemical Engineering student award

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The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar was felicitated for upgradation to the Regional Center of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE) and 2022 pass-out student was named as most versatile Chemical Engineering student (female) 2022 award during CHEMCON 2022 held recently in Kanpur.

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Director NIT Srinagar Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal expressed his gratitude to IIChE for upgrading the Regional Center of IIChE on campus. It is a proud moment for our institute; he said adding that it will help students both professionally and academically.

Prof. Sehgal said the primary objective of the Regional Centre is to promote and complement the objectives and activities of the Institute within the Centre’s territorial limits.

He also congratulated 2022 pass-out student, Bushra Makhdoomi was awarded most versatile Chemical Engineering student (female) of the year 2022 award.

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The Director NIT Prof. Sehgal also commended the work put in by Dr. Tanveer Rasool, who was Coordinator IIChE Student Chapter. There is a lot more to do and such results are encouraging, he said.

Institute Registrar, Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari extended his greetings to Chemical Engineering Department for being felicitated for upgradation to Regional Center IIChE.

“Over the past several years NIT Srinagar has signed several MoUs with Institutions across the globe. It is emerging as the hub of knowledge and other activities. We are committed to serving society through technology, and ease living of common people,” Prof. Bukhari said.

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In his message, Head Chemical Engineering Deptt. Prof. Mohammad Noor Salam Khan said the regional centre of IIChE at NIT Srinagar will act as a vibrant platform for our students.

Coordinator IIChE Student Chapter NIT Srinagar, Dr. Tanveer Rasool said during the recently concluded biggest scientific event of India in Chemical Engineering, CHEMCON 2022 held at Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU), Department of Chemical Engineering NIT Srinagar was felicitated for upgradation to Regional Center of IIChE and for holding the council meeting of IIChE in July 2022.

It is pertinent to mention here that the student chapter of IIChE was functional in the department which was upgraded to the Regional Center in July 2022.

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Dr. Rasool said in another ceremony during CHEMCON 2022, former student of 2022 batch,  Bushra Makhdoomi was awarded with most versatile Chemical Engineering student (female) of year 2022 award.

He said the award is named after Padmashri Professor G D Yadav and Dr. (Mrs.) Vasanti G. Yadav award containing a cash price of Rs. 5000 and a citation. The award was received by the said student at HBTI Kanpur during CHEMCON 2022.

 The coordinator of the center Dr. Tanveer Rasool congratulated all the faculty members of the department and the student members for the same.

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He expressed his gratitude to the council for considering their long demand for upgradation to the Regional Center.

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No transparency in ongoing anti-encroachment drive: KCC&I

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Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCC&I) on Thursday said that there is no transparency in the ongoing anti-encroachment drive launched by the government.

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Addressing a news conference, Sheikh Ashiq, president of KCC&I, as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that there is a need to set accountability in the ongoing anti-encroachment drive and that a formal order should be issued in this regard so that the people are aware about it completely.

“We have talked to the higher ups today after the shops were sealed at Aftab Market yesterday and we have been assured that no such measure involving the livelihood of people will be taken,” he said.

He said that they are not here to shield the land mafia and those who have grabbed the land, but the livelihood should not get affected and thus a formal order in this regard is imperative to end the chaos.

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“We have urged the government to come clear in this regard. We have been assured that the chaos will end soon,” he said.

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P K Pole is new JK Chief Electoral Officer

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The Election Commission of India has approved the appointment of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P.K Pole as Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir.

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In a notification issued by Secretariat of the Election Commission of India, a copy of which lies with Asian News Hub (ANH) reads, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 13A of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (43 of 1950), the Election Commission of India in consultation with the Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir hereby designates Pandurang
Kondbarao Pole, IAS (AGMUT:2004) as the Chief Electoral Officer for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from the date he takes over charge and until further orders in place of Hirdesh Kumar, IAS.

Pandurang Kondbarao Pole shall cease to hold and hand over the charge of all or any charges of work under the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, which he may be holding before such assumption of office.

Pandurang Kondbarao Pole while functioning as the Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir shall not hold any additional charge whatsoever under the Government of Jammu and Kashmir except that he should be designated Secretary to the Government in charge of Election Department in the State Secretariat, reads the notification.

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Shops that were sealed at Aftab Market in Srinagar reopened

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All shops that were sealed in Aftab Market in Srinagar yesterday were reopened on Thursday.

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An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the shops were unsealed as the administration is concerned about the livelihood of the shopkeepers.

He said as the shops have been unsealed, rest of the process will follow.

Meanwhile, Kashmir Traders Alliance (KTA) president, Aijaz Shehaldar told KNO that he along with Lal Chowk Traders Association General Secretary Sheeraz Ahmad met Tehsildar South over sealing of 25 shops at Aftab Market.

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He said they were assured that the shops will be unsealed today.

Notably, 25 shops were sealed yesterday at Aftab Market after a complainant claimed that the land was illegally occupied where these shops were raised.

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