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Masks-up Srinagar Campaign: SMC realizes over Rs 37 k as fine in two days

Srinagar, Jan 02: In a bid to prevent the deadly virus from spreading, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has fined 188 norm violators within Municipality limits in two days and realized a fine of over Rs 37000 from them.

Pertinently, SMC decided to fine Rs 200 from all those who are found without face masks within its limits from January 1st.

As per the figure available with the news agency—KNO, SMC has realized Rs 37,600 as fine from the norm violators in two days (Friday and Saturday).

Deputy Mayor SMC, Parvaiz Qadri said that one the first day of the campaign, at least 75 persons were fined for violating the norms in 35 wards of the corporations.

He added that on day two, a total of 113 persons were fined within the Municipality limits, adding that Rs 1200 each were realized from the norm violators across Srinagar all the 35 wards of the corporation. He said in the initial days, Rs 200 only will be realized as fine from norm violators and in case they (people) don’t adhere to the guidelines, the fine will go up to Rs 500.

The amount on the first two days of the camping realized is Rs 37,600. Qadri said that the response on the ground is quite appreciable and people are being found wearing face masks.

He added that from Monday, they will visit places like coaching centers and other places where huge gatherings are being witnessed almost on a regular basis to check whether all the set norms are being followed in letter and spirit.

Pertinently, SMC created awareness among the masses for almost seven days from December 26 and urge people to wear face masks to prevent the deadly virus from spreading. The Corporation had also set January 01st as deadline for wearing the face masks and had announced that anyone found violating the norms would be fined in between Rs 200 to Rs 500.

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Pregnant woman killed, 2 injured as srinagar-bound ambulance meets with an accident in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – An expecting woman got killed and two other persons received injuries after an ambulance they were on board met with an accident in Batote in Ramban district on Saturday afternoon.

Reports said that the ambulance driver purportedly lost control over the vehicle, enroute to SKIMS Srinagar from Doda. The vehicle rolled down a deep gorge, resulting in on spot death of a pregnant woman besides injuries to two other persons – said to attendants of the (now deceased) woman.

The identification of deceased woman or injured duo could not be immediately known.


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BSF, Pak Rangers resolve to maintain peace on border in first meeting after Ceasefire

Meeting held on Islamabad’s request, lodged strong protest over Drone activities: BSF

(Asian News Hub) – Border guards of India and Pakistan on Saturday resolved to remain committed to each other to maintain peace and harmony at International Border in Jammu.

Border Security Forces (BSF) said that Sector Command level meeting, first after New Delhi and Islamabad decided on steadfast holding of ceasefire, was held on request of Pakistan Rangers on International Border in Suchetgarh area of the Jammu.

The BSF delegation was led by Surjit Singh, DIG, Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers delegation was led by Brig Murad Hussain, sector commander Pakistan Rangers, Sialkot Sector , S P S Sandhu (DIG), a spokesman of the BSF, said in a statement cited by GNS.

“It was the first Sector Commander level meeting between two border guarding Forces, after declaration of cease fire agreement by DGMOs.”

“During meeting, Commanders of both the border guarding Forces, discussed various issues with main emphasis by BSF delegation on Pak Drone activities, (militant) activities by Pakistan from across the border, digging of tunnels by Pakistan and other issues related to Border management,” the spokesman said, adding, “A very strong protest was lodged by BSF delegates regarding drone activities by Pakistan authorities in Jammu area.”

The spokesman said both the forces “decided to re-energize instant communication between field Commanders, whenever required, to resolve the ops matters.”

“ Meeting was held in a cordial, positive and constructive atmosphere and both side agreed for expeditious implementation of the decisions taken in the earlier DG level talks and committed to each other to maintain peace and harmony at International Border,” he added.


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Arms licence racket; Searches carried out at 40 location in J-K, Delhi: CBI

(Asian News Hub) – The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday said that it conducted raids at around 40 locations including official and residential premises of certain IAS and KAS officers in a case related to Arms license racket in Jammu and Kashmir.

CBI today conducted searches at around 40 locations including Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur, Rajouri, Anantnag, Baramulla, Delhi (at the official and residential premises of certain then public servants, including IAS, KAS officers, then DM, then ADM etc), around 20 gun houses, dealers in an on-going investigation of a case related to Arms licence racket.

CBI had registered two cases on the request of Jammu and Kashmir government and further notification from Government of India, and took over the investigation of FIR No. 18 of 2018 dated 17.05.2018 earlier registered at Police Station Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) and FIR No. 11 of 2018 dated 17.05.2018 of Police Station Vigilance Organisation Jammu (VOJ) on the allegations of bulk issuance of arms licenses in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period 2012 to 2016.

CBI also collected documents pertaining to the issuance of said armed licences allegedly spread over 22 districts of J&K.

During investigation and scrutiny of documents, the role of certain gun dealers was found in connivance with the public servants i.e. the then DM and ADM of concerned District had allegedly issued such illegal arms licenses to the ineligible persons.

It was also alleged that the persons who got these licenses were not residents of the places from where the said arms licenses were issued.

Further investigation is going on.


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