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Dilapidated roads in Srinagar irk commuters

Patches to be filled till 1st week of April, macadamization process to be started till April ending: CE R&B

Sheikh Danish

(Asian News Hub) – The Srinagar roads have turned irksome for the commuters here as the potholed conditions have left the people to lurch at large.

Many of the main roads across Srinagar have developed huge potholes, thus adding to the miseries of the people.

Talking to the news agency—KNO, the commuters said that they are facing tremendous hardships due to the dilapidated roads in most parts of Srinagar. “The roads in summer capital are completely in shambles, which is only consuming the time of the commuters and also damaging their vehicles,” Aamir Manzoor, a commuter said.

The roads that are in dilapidated conditions include in Karan Nagar area outside Sheikh-ul-Aalam hospital, road outside Kashmir Haat, road leading to SMHS hospital through Karan Nagar interiors and in local residential areas here.

The road leading to Srinagar Airport is also in dilapidated condition, locals said.

The commuters have appealed to the concerned Roads and Building (R&B) department to look into the matter at an earliest so that they could heave a sigh of relief.

Chief Engineer R&B department Kashmir, Er. Showkat Jeelani, told KNO that the urgency is to fill the patches and the process to repair the damaged roads will be completed by the first week of April.

However, Jeelani said that the complete macadamization process will be started either in the mid April of by ending April.

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Disengaged ICDS helpers have no appointment orders, were accommodated through backdoor entries: Advisor Farooq Khan

Says govt has devised scheme through which lot of qualifying helpers will be back to department; Kashmir was never peaceful as today in past 31 years

(Asian News Hub) – Farooq Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that all the ICDS helpers who were engaged in the department have no appointment order, however, the government tried hard to accommodate them, which could not happen.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Khan as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that all these helpers were brought into the department through backdoor entries as none of them have any appointment order.

“We have been trying hard for the last one year to somehow accommodate them, but it did not happen as nobody has any appointment order. Now we have devised a new scheme, where we are creating several posts for these helpers and those who will be qualifying for the post, we will give them extra marks in the interview for their experience,” Khan said.

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He said that through this mechanism lot of these helpers will be back to the department and urged the helpers no to choose agitation as a way as government is trying to ensure that nobody remains unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

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He also said that there has been nothing wrong done to anybody especially after August 05, 2019 and if there wrong happening it is because of the mistakes done in the past by those who befooled the people of Jammu and Kashmir was never so peaceful as today in the past 31 years,” he said.

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Youth injured in firing incident in Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A youth was injured in firing incident at Azad Gunj area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that youth identified as Mohsin Solih of Iqbal Colony Baramulla was injured in firing allegedly by security forces.

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While circumstances leading to firing were not known immediately, the youth has been shifted to Srinagar hospital. He has reported suffered injury in leg.

More details will follow.

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Dozen sheep killed in cloudburst in Ganderbal

(Asian News Hub) – At least a dozen sheep died after a cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area and left around a dozen sheep dead and several others injured.

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They said that the livestock belonged to Bakarwal of Ganderbal, while a police party has been deputed to the spot to access the loss.

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