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No road connectivity in Gbl village puts question mark on Govt claims

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Villagers being forced to walk 10 kms by foot to reach national highway, say locals

(Asian News Hub) – The government claims about the development has fallen flat as the people in a far-off village of Ganderbal district in Central Kashmir have been deprived of the basic facility, road connectivity, thus have been left to lurch, KNO reported.

Inhabitants of Kachpathri, a village in the district, situated on the upper reaches of Kangan in absence of the road connectivity are being forced to walk 10 kms by foot to reach the national highway.

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The long pending demand of approach road under the PMGSY scheme was approved in the year 2007 which brought cheers to the inhabitants but it remained a distant dream as the road has not been completed even after the passage of 14 years now.

Although the construction on the 10 km stretch road was executed in 2007 by the Rural Development Department, it was abandoned midway due to unknown reasons.

The people living in the village are living miserable life as according to them almost 20 people with medical emergencies have died so far, most of them pregnant women, who couldn’t reach the hospital on time.

The absence of an approach road has also affected other developmental works besides the educational institutions in the village.

The population suffers worst during winter as it is difficult to move on snowbound hills to get essential commodities from the market 10 kms down.

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People said that, after repeated requests, the higher authorities including Deputy Commissioner (DC) visited the place and urged the concerned department to complete the road without any delay but no heed was paid by the department.

Meanwhile, Executive Engineer PMGSY while talking to KNO said that there were certain issues, which hampered the construction work. The issues stand now resolved and the road will be completed soon subjected to fair weather, he said.

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Army man found dead under mysterious circumstances at Badami Bagh, Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – An Army man was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside Badami Bagh cantonment Srinagar on Friday.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a 24-year-old soldier of Kilo Force identified as Signalman Anuj Singh of Banka, Bihar was found dead inside Badami Bagh Cantonment, Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

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Meanwhile, police has registered case in this regard and investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of death.

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It’s starlink satellite train in sky, no need to panic: ADGP Jammu

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(Asian News Hub) – Additional Director General of Police for Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh Friday said that starlink satellite train was seen over sky in areas of Jammu which people mistook as mysterious light of an aerial object and there was no need to panic.

ADG of Police, Mukesh Singh told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that starlink train of satellites have been seen in sky in areas of Rajouri and Poonch.

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“The mysterious light are of satellite of starlink train category, “said ADG Singh said.

Pertinent to mention here that Elon Musk starlink satellite train is a category of satellite which are often seen in the sky.

Earlier, on Friday evening, panic gripped in areas of Rajouri, Poonch and others parts of Jammu zone too after locals spotted mysterious lights in air. People mistook it as a drone while security forces were also put on high alert.

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Residential house gutted in Mamar blaze

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(Asian News Hub) – A residential house was partially gutted in a fire incident that broke out in Hariganiwan, Mamar area of Ganderbal district on Friday evening.

Reports reaching the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that the fire broke out in a residential house belonging to Qarisha Begum, wife of Late Muhammad Rafiq Kasana.

The firefighters and locals doused the flames and prevented the fire from spreading to nearby localities, witnesses said, adding that the residential house suffered partial damage.

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One of the relatives of the fire victim told KNO that the property worth lakhs of rupees got damaged in the blaze.

The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained, an official, meanwhile, said.

Meanwhile, the local villagers urged the administration to compensate the losses of the downtrodden family at the earliest.

Meanwhile, police have taken the cognizance of the incident and has started investigation into the matter.

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