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Overnight blaze at Sakidafar; 06 families bear brunt, F&E official sustains injury

Use electric gadgets properly, Dy Director F&E urges people

Sheikh Danish

Srinagar, Jan 18: Several houses were damaged in an overnight blaze that broke in Sakidafar area of Safa Kadal in Srinagar.

Officials said that a Sub Inspector rank officer of Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) department was also injured when he fell from a house while dousing the flames.

According to the news agency—KNO, officials said that a massive fire broke out in one of the residential houses at Ganderpora Chowk in Sakidafar area of Safa Kadal here, which engulfed several houses belonging to Muhammad Amin Lone, Shabir Ahmad Lone, Late Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, Muhammad Dilawar Bhat, Muhammad Aslam Bhat and Ghulam Muhammad Bhat.

“Six families bore the brunt of the blaze,” an eyewitness said.

The fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse the fire, officials said, adding that a Sub Inspector rank officer from F&ES department identified as Noor Aalam Khan got injured when he fell down from a house during dousing the flames.

Deputy Director F&ES, Bashir Ahmad appealed people to use electric gadgets cautiously, saying that these gadgets are one among the reasons behind frequent fire incidents in winters.

He added that one of the officers of their department has suffered severe injuries while controlling the flames and stated that he has been shifted to hospital for treatment.

Notably, it was the third fire incident in Srinagar within last 24 hours. The family members whose houses got damaged in the fire were sewn wailing amid shreiks and cries. ” we lost everything…,” a group of women yelled.

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Disengaged ICDS helpers have no appointment orders, were accommodated through backdoor entries: Advisor Farooq Khan

Says govt has devised scheme through which lot of qualifying helpers will be back to department; Kashmir was never peaceful as today in past 31 years

(Asian News Hub) – Farooq Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that all the ICDS helpers who were engaged in the department have no appointment order, however, the government tried hard to accommodate them, which could not happen.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Khan as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that all these helpers were brought into the department through backdoor entries as none of them have any appointment order.

“We have been trying hard for the last one year to somehow accommodate them, but it did not happen as nobody has any appointment order. Now we have devised a new scheme, where we are creating several posts for these helpers and those who will be qualifying for the post, we will give them extra marks in the interview for their experience,” Khan said.

Also Read: Dozen sheep killed in cloudburst in Ganderbal

He said that through this mechanism lot of these helpers will be back to the department and urged the helpers no to choose agitation as a way as government is trying to ensure that nobody remains unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

Also Read: Post Feb Ceasefire pact, Gurez peaceful; people living without fear: Lt Gen D P Pandey

He also said that there has been nothing wrong done to anybody especially after August 05, 2019 and if there wrong happening it is because of the mistakes done in the past by those who befooled the people of Jammu and Kashmir was never so peaceful as today in the past 31 years,” he said.

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Youth injured in firing incident in Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A youth was injured in firing incident at Azad Gunj area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that youth identified as Mohsin Solih of Iqbal Colony Baramulla was injured in firing allegedly by security forces.

Also Read: Post Feb Ceasefire pact, Gurez peaceful; people living without fear: Lt Gen D P Pandey

While circumstances leading to firing were not known immediately, the youth has been shifted to Srinagar hospital. He has reported suffered injury in leg.

More details will follow.

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Dozen sheep killed in cloudburst in Ganderbal

(Asian News Hub) – At least a dozen sheep died after a cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area and left around a dozen sheep dead and several others injured.

Also Read: Post Feb Ceasefire pact, Gurez peaceful; people living without fear: Lt Gen D P Pandey

They said that the livestock belonged to Bakarwal of Ganderbal, while a police party has been deputed to the spot to access the loss.

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