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No sigh of relief for people as majority of roads in Sgr still uncleaned, slippery roads bring miseries to commuters

Owais Gul

Srinagar, Jan 07: After improvement in the weather conditions across Kashmir, the night temperature has plummeted across the Valley on Thursday while people across the Valley had to face tremendous hardship as most of the roads were not cleared despite the passage of two days.

According to the news agency—KNO, the minimum temperature has plummeted across the Valley and the weatherman here has predicted further dip in the night temperature from Jan 09.

Deputy Director Meteorological department, Mukhtar Ahmad said that the minimum temperature has gone down as compared to previous night while there is a possibility of further dip by one to two degree Celsius from the intervening night of Thursday-Friday.

He added that the temperature would go further down after January 09. Earlier on Wednesday, he had told KNO that the plains would receive light snowfall on January 09 and higher reaches would experience moderate snowfall on the particular day, adding that the weather would remain mainly dry till January 15.

MeT spokesman while divulging the details said that the night temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K settled at minus 0.8 degree Celsius, adding that Gulmarg, a famous ski-resort recorded minus 8.5 degree Celsius temperature last night. Pahalgam recorded minus 2.5 degree Celsius, he said.

Pertinently, Valley received a three-day snow spell from January 03, which in result brought the life to stand still.

Meanwhile, the people across the Valley including in Old City areas here continued to face tremendous hardships as the situation on maximum of the roads remained unchanged.

Locals said that most of the link roads and other interiors have not been cleared in the last two days, thus adding to the miseries of people especially the patients.

Eyewitnesses said that people at many places were seen pushing the vehicles carrying patients on roads. The locals were also seen clearing the roads in their respective areas amid the lackadaisical approach of the authorities.

Notably, the City Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu, who addressed media persons today admitted the non-clearance of roads, stating that the departments tasked to clear the roads could have done better for the people.

However, he stated that the corporation he is heading lacks all the basic equipments meant to clear the snow, adding that there are only 15 JCBs and loaders available to clear at least 15,000 lanes across Srinagar.

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Labourer hit by stone while loading tipper at Zewan, dies

Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – A labourer died on Friday evening after he was hit by a stone while loading a tipper in Zewan area of Pampore.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a labourer identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Aripora Zewan was hit by a stone when he was loading a tipper at Stone Quarry Shal Guph Aripora area in Zewan, leaving him seriously wounded.

The injured labourer was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, they said.

However, they added that the injured laboured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

Huzaiful Reyaz

(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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