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Jal Shakti Deptt restores all 483 affected water supply schemes across Kashmir: Statement

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Issues helpline in case of non-availability of drinking water

Srinagar, Jan 19: Jal Shakti (PHE) Department Kashmir has restored all 483 affected water supply schemes post heavy snowfall across the region.

The department has restored 257 gravity water supply schemes and 226 lift water supply schemes which were affected after Kashmir valley witnessed heavy snowfall on January 2nd and 3rd, 2021.

The department in its statement stated the Lieutenant Governor of J&K, Manoj Sinha had taken a review with regard to winter preparedness and had directed to restore any disruption within 24 hours.

In the aftermath of heavy snowfall between January 2 and 3, the department deputed adequate field staff and machinery at different sites in the entire Kashmir Valley for restoration of these schemes in order to give relief to the general public.

Wherever, the statement said, Lift Water Supply Schemes could not function on account of non-availability of electricity, diesel generators were put in use for operationalization to provide immediate relief to the general public on account of drinking water supply.

In district Srinagar restoration works were completed within 24 hours, whileas in other districts restoration works have been completed as per target, it added.

It added that during the last few days due to extreme low temperatures, the pipe network system has been damaged on account of freezing of water in certain areas for which restoration works have been completed for most of the schemes, and added that for the remaining schemes the restoration work is under progress on war footing basis.

The department has also urged the consumers to use water judiciously and in case of any complaint regarding non-availability of water, the following telephone numbers can be contacted for redressal: 0194-2450247, 0194-2477207.

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Won’t allow disruption of peace; damage to communal fabric of J&K at any cost: DGP Dilbagh Singh

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Says selected killings were aimed to trigger communal fissures, those involve to be dealt with sternly; pays homage to 375 police, security forces killed in last one year

(Asian News Hub) – Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Thursday said that killing of civilians and minority community members in J&K was a move to disrupt peace and to trigger a communal fissure in UT ‘but police and security forces will foil all such plans and won’t allow militants to succeed.”

Addressing the police commemoration day function at armed police complex Zewan in Srinagar, the DGP said that some militants while acting on the advice of their mentors across the LoC resorted to disruption of peace by killing civilians and members of minority community. “These selected killings were aimed at triggering communal fissures in Kashmir. Police and other forces acted swiftly to foil the designs of militants and their mentors,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “We will not allow disruption of peace and damage to the communal fabric of J&K at any cost.”

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He said killing of civilians was not just to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere but also hit the livelihood of common masses of Kashmir and the tourism as well. “We have given a befitting reply to the enemies of peace and will continue to do that,” the DGP said.

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He said that this year so far 370 policemen and other security forces personnel were killed in line of duty across India. The DGP paid rich tributes to all the policemen killed in line of action stating that police are committed to protect the integrity of country and to keep the peace intact in J&K.

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Won’t rest till we root-out militancy from J&K soil: LG Manoj Sinha

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Says those involved in killing of civilians, minority community members have to pay heavy price; If someone tries to disrupt peace in J&K, we will give befitting reply; J&K police fighting on multiple fronts to keep peace intact in UT; won’t allow damage to communal fabric of UT; technology being upgraded to fight crimes

(Asian News Hub) – Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Thursday said that those involved in the killing of innocent civilians and members of minority community will have to pay the heavy price for their “inhuman acts” and that the security forces along with the administration won’t rest till militancy is eradicated from J&K soil.

In a veiled reference to the neighbouring country, the LG Sinha said if someone tries to disrupt the peace in J&K, they will be dealt with sternly and “there will be a befitting reply from ourside.” Addressing the police commemoration day function at armed police complex Zewan, Srinagar, the LG Sinha said police and the other security forces are doing a commendable job in keeping the peace intact. “Be it fighting Covid pandemic, implementing Covid appropriate behaviour, maintaining law and order or fighting militancy, the police are on the forefront. J&K police is not popular in UT only but in the entire country for its capabilities and responsibilities,” the LG thundered from the pulpit, as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). “If there is a second name of J&K police, that is the responsibility.”

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The LG said that those involved in the gruesome killings of civilians and minority community members are enemies of peace. “Administration along with police and other security forces won’t allow anyone to damage the age-old communal fabric of J&K,” Sinha said. “Those who killed civilians and minority community members will have to pay the heavy price for their acts.”

Appealing to civil society and other prominent citizens of J&K to raise voice against civilian killings in Kashmir, the LG said that condemning the heinous and inhuman killings of civilians in one voice will help administration, police and other forces to speed up their operations against militants. “Today, I want to announce that the administration, police and other forces won’t rest till we root-out militancy from the J&K soil,” he said.

In a veiled reference to neighbouring country, the LG said that those trying to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere in J&K to put a break on the developmental process need to know that India and J&K are capable of giving them a befitting reply as well. “If anyone tries to disrupt the peace, they will face the music,” he said without naming the neighbouring country.

Praising J&K police, the J&K LG said that police are working on multiple fronts. “J&K police has been on the forefront of fighting militancy and its men have protected the integrity of the country with their blood. I pay homage to all policemen who were killed in militant attacks, fighting militancy or in line of duty or action,” he said. The LG announced that Srinagar will have a hostel-cum-school facility for the children of police martyrs soon. He said that while crime cases are rising, police are upgrading its technical capabilities to deal and fight various social crimes inJ&K.

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J&K adopts Kalij Pheasant as UT bird; No change in State animal

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(Asian News Hub) – The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has adopted Kalij Pheasant as UT bird.

Talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), commissioner secretary, Forests, Environment and Ecology, Sanjeev Verma confirmed that Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) has been adopted as UT bird. “J&K had to adopt new bird as UT bird because black-necked cranes are only found in Ladakh,” he said.

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Erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state had the black-necked crane and Kashmir stag (Hangul) as its state bird and animal respectively.

After reorganization of J&K, Ladakh adopted black-necked crane as its UT bird.

Verma said Hangul would continue to remain as UT animal of Jammu & Kashmir.

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