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Boys Degree College Anantnag collapsed, initial enquiry suggests 2 crore losses

Tassaduk Rashid

Anantnag, Jan 08: The rooftop of Boys Government Degree College Anantnag on Friday collapsed resulting in damages to building and loss to crores of rupees.

As per official sources the construction of college building was taken up by Department of Roads and Buildings and its allied agencies in 2017. As per official sources 7 crore of rupees have been spent on construction work so far.

“With the collapse of college building, the initial reports suggested that the shelter suffered 2 crore rupees losses”, news agency has learnt.

As per reports besides rooftoop, assets like chairs, desks, trollies, racks, electronic and digital equipments have been damaged.

Soon after the incident, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Kuldeep Krishan Sidha rushed to the spot and took review of the damage.

“I visited here to take stock of the situation and all technicalities are being ascertained right now”, DC Anantnag told KNS and added an enquiry has been ordered to bring the culprits to task.

“Government won’t spare those found guilty in executing this project in a mischevious way”, Sidha said and added “I am going to write Commissioner Secretary, an administrative head of R&B in this regard so that whosoever shown negligence won’t go unpunished”.

DC further said the incident is a “major” setback to public exchequer and administration will not watch it as a mute spectator.

“We are ascertaining the reasons how the structure collapsed when there is no such amount of snow over the rooftop”, said Executive Engineer R&B Qazi Javed Amin while talking to KNS.

Director Colleges Prof. Peerzada Yusuf while speaking to KNS said that college happens to be a property of students and public and any damage to it is “deplorable”.

“Will get the details and are ascertaining the facts, whosoever will be involved in negligece would be brought to justice”, he added.

Principal Degree College Anantnag Prof. Fayaz Ahmad termed the incident “shocking” and “painful”. “The incident is highly shocking and painful. Authorities must book the involved”, Prof Fayaz added.

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Body of 50-yr-old man retrieved after 3 days from Jhelum

(Asian News Hub) – Three days after drowning into Kiti Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar, the body of a 50-year-old man has been retrieved from river Jhelum on Monday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of a 50-year-old man was retrieved today by River police from Jehlum in Takanwari area of Noorbagh in Srinagar.

They identified the deceased as Feroz Ahmad Raina, son of Late Abdul Aziz Raina of Zaindar Mohalla, Habba Kadal.

Meanwhile, they said that the body will be handed over to the family after completing the legal formalities.


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Elderly man injured in leopard attack in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – An elderly man was injured after a leopard attacked him in Chanderwan Uttersoo area of Shangus of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Reports Reaching GNS said that a leopard attacked Abdul  Rasheed Wani Son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani of Chanderwan Uttersoo village, resulting in injuries to him.

Soon after the incident he was rushed to a nearby hospital wherefrom he was shifted to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile the local residents appealed to the Wildlife Department to capture the wild animals present in the area at an earliest in order to prevent any further attacks.


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Samaniya Bhat: Youngest radio jockey from Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A 22-year-old girl from Baramulla is winning hearts of people through her voice and informative programmes as she works as a radio jockey at Radio Chinar at Sopore.

RJ Samaniya Bhat a resident of main town Baramulla who has recently completed her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from GDC Baramulla is first female radio jockey of North Kashmir and the youngest radio jockey of Kashmir Valley.

Bhat while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in journalism, however, by chance she grabbed the opportunity to become a radio Jockey.

“I was always fond of microphones and when I heard that north Kashmir is going to have its first radio station I went for an interview and after 4 or 5 rounds, I was among selected ones and only female,” she said.

“I feel happy to work as Radio Jockey because it is a very creative field and it helps in building your confidence and become outspoken and spontaneous,” Bhat said, adding “she remains in the studio from 12 pm to 3 pm and produces a programme Hallabhol with RJ Samaniya.”

“Our main aim is to involve our youth and entertain people besides talented persons who are being called to the studio who keep their viewpoint before people,” she said.

“Do the things you are good at and follow your dreams with hard work, she said, in her message to students, while adding that parents must allow their children to choose their field and shouldn’t force them to go in any field in which they aren’t interested.


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