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GMC Sgr orders winter vacation for Doctors amid Covid-19 crisis

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Matter referred to Financial Commissioner: Advisor R. R. Bhatnagar

Jahangir Sofi

Srinagar, Jan 18: With covid-19 pandemic still looming around, and fresh covid-19 cases and deaths being reported on a daily basis in Kashmir, GMC Srinagar has issued the orders of winter vacations in most of its departments.

The order issued by Government Medical College Srinagar regarding the winter vacations for doctors has raised a lot of questions.

Talking with a news agency—KNO, Advisor to Lt-Governor for Health and Medical Education Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar  told that he has referred the matter to Financial Commissioner to look into, and moreover the situation on the ground does not seem to be so alarming.

“In case of any emergency doctors can be recalled for the duty,” he told.

Pertinent to mention that Government Medical College Srinagar (GMC) issued an order for winter vacations for GMC Srinagar and it’s Super Specialty Hospital for the year 2021 under the office order NO 179-GS of 2021 dated 09-01-2021 which mentioned the winter vacations for doctors from 18-01-2021 to 31-01-2021in the first half and from 01-02-2021 to 14-02-2021 in second half.

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Nitishwar Kumar posted as additional secretary in Union Women and Child Development Ministry

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Srinagar, Sept 25: In a significant development, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has posted Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to LG Manoj Sinha, as additional secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Women and Children Development.

According to an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:96), presently on inter-cadre deputation, as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development, by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser in the Ministry.

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Two militants killed near LoC in north Kashmir: Police

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‘Identification of slain being ascertained’

Srinagar, Sept 25: Two militants were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control in Tekri Nar locality of Machil in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said here.

Kashmir zone police in a Tweet, informed that the identification of the militants was being ascertained.

Police also said that two AK-47 rifles as many pistols and 04 hand grenades were recovered from them.

“Army and Kupwara Police neutralised two #terrorists near #LoC Tekri Nar in Machil area of #Kupwara. Identification of the killed terrorists being ascertained. 02 AK 47 rifles, 02 pistols & 04 hand grenades recovered. Further details shall follow,” police tweeted. (KNO)

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Police attach residential house in Bandipora for wilfully sheltering, harbouring militants

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Bandipora, Sept 25: Police in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have attached a residential house for wilfully sheltering and harbouring militants after obtaining sanction from competent authority.

In a statement, cited by the news agency-KNO, a spokesperson said that police attached the residential house of one person namely Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez at present Watrina after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.

The statement reads that the house was linked to case FIR No.166/2021of PS Bandipora U/S 16,18,19 ,20,23,39UAPA ,307IPC ,7/27 IA Act, dated 26_09_2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.

“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants & such act was voluntarily and knowingly given by the member of the family. Many attacks on civilians and protected persons were carried, conspired and planned by militants while using this house as hideout,” it reads.

The statement reads that Bandipora police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.

“In case of any forced and coercive entry by militants into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under law will follow against such houses or other properties,” it added.

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