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Handloom Development Dept organised a day long awareness camp at Shopian

(Asian News Hub) – Handloom Development Department organised a day long awareness camp at village Daramdora Shopian to sensitize weavers and artisans about welfare package and government sponsored schemes for Handloom weavers.

Addressing the gathering, the Assistant Director Handloom and Handicrafts, Shopian, Ashfaq hussain said the aim of the organising the camp is to aware the weavers and artisans about various welfare and job oriented schemes and also laid emphasis on quality work in present competitive scenario.

Awareness about new credit plan scheme was given under which a registered weaver/artisan can avail credit facility of Rs 1.80 lac with 7% interest subsidy for a period of five years.

The representatives of school of design informed the gathering about latest marketable trends and designs in kani shawl weaving and assured of help to weavers at every stage of the production and marketting.

DDC member, Ab Wahid also graced the occasion and promised the artisan and weaver community of his support at any required platform.

Speaking on the occasion, Handicrafts Training Officer shopian, Imtiyaz Ahmad highlighted new trend of E- commerce, where any weaver/artisan can sell their products online on platforms like Flipkart, Government E marketplace and the Department shall facilitate the weavers/artisans with every possible help.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.


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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.


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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.


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