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Month on, no electricity in Ganderbal village; locals demand 250 KVA transformer in the area

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Ganderbal Jan 28: The residents of Hari Ganiwan area of Ganderbal’s Kangan tehsil are using primitive sources to light their houses since last 20 days as their 100-KVA transformer is unable to bear the load of 142 connections.

The local residents said that the transformer of the area has got damaged nearly a month before, adding that it often gets damaged due to the excessive household connection on it.

The residents demanded for a additional transformer saying that a 100-KVA transformer is placed for around 142 connection due to which it quite often gets damaged.

“We have a 100 KVA transformer in our area on which five colonies, Chopan Mohalla, Bhat Mohalla, Khatana Mohalla, Bagh Pati consisting of 142 registered connections rely and the transformer gets damaged quite often due to the excessive load,” said Mushtaq Ahmad a local resident and district co-ordinater Panchayat Conference Ganderbal.

He further demanded a 250-KVA additional transformer for the area so that the problem gets solved, “Goverment must provide us a 250 KVA additional transformer so that the issue gets solved as we are facing too many dificulties in this harsh winter due to unavailability of electricity,” he told.

“We approached many concerned officials but all went in vain,” he added.

The local residents also requested the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and Chief Engineer of PDD to look into the matter. (PTK)

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Body of 50-yr-old man retrieved after 3 days from Jhelum

(Asian News Hub) – Three days after drowning into Kiti Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar, the body of a 50-year-old man has been retrieved from river Jhelum on Monday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of a 50-year-old man was retrieved today by River police from Jehlum in Takanwari area of Noorbagh in Srinagar.

They identified the deceased as Feroz Ahmad Raina, son of Late Abdul Aziz Raina of Zaindar Mohalla, Habba Kadal.

Meanwhile, they said that the body will be handed over to the family after completing the legal formalities.


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Elderly man injured in leopard attack in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – An elderly man was injured after a leopard attacked him in Chanderwan Uttersoo area of Shangus of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Reports Reaching GNS said that a leopard attacked Abdul  Rasheed Wani Son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani of Chanderwan Uttersoo village, resulting in injuries to him.

Soon after the incident he was rushed to a nearby hospital wherefrom he was shifted to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile the local residents appealed to the Wildlife Department to capture the wild animals present in the area at an earliest in order to prevent any further attacks.


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Samaniya Bhat: Youngest radio jockey from Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A 22-year-old girl from Baramulla is winning hearts of people through her voice and informative programmes as she works as a radio jockey at Radio Chinar at Sopore.

RJ Samaniya Bhat a resident of main town Baramulla who has recently completed her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from GDC Baramulla is first female radio jockey of North Kashmir and the youngest radio jockey of Kashmir Valley.

Bhat while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in journalism, however, by chance she grabbed the opportunity to become a radio Jockey.

“I was always fond of microphones and when I heard that north Kashmir is going to have its first radio station I went for an interview and after 4 or 5 rounds, I was among selected ones and only female,” she said.

“I feel happy to work as Radio Jockey because it is a very creative field and it helps in building your confidence and become outspoken and spontaneous,” Bhat said, adding “she remains in the studio from 12 pm to 3 pm and produces a programme Hallabhol with RJ Samaniya.”

“Our main aim is to involve our youth and entertain people besides talented persons who are being called to the studio who keep their viewpoint before people,” she said.

“Do the things you are good at and follow your dreams with hard work, she said, in her message to students, while adding that parents must allow their children to choose their field and shouldn’t force them to go in any field in which they aren’t interested.


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