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Restoration of essential services going on war footing, DC Srinagar personally monitors restoration operation

Srinagar, Jan 06: The Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and other concerned officers of Kashmir division have been asked to carry out regular market checking in their respective jurisdictions and ensure that no hoarding or profiteering is exercised by any trader, especially under prevailing circumstances. The DCs have been asked to put all available resources in service to restore all the affected services like roads, transport, power and water supplies besides hospital supplies in their respective districts.

The continuous snowing for the past two days has affected normal life throughout the Kashmir Valley, however, the district administrations had started on war footing snow clearance from inter-district and main roads since yesterday morning, which was still going on today.

To take on the spot assessment of the situation arisen in South Kashmir, which witnessed heavy snowfall measuring from 1 ft to 6 ft since past two days, the Div Com, Mr P K Pole, along with senior officers of divisional administration, today, visited Kulgam and Anantnag districts.

On the occasion, he received a brief from district administrations about the steps taken for the restoration of essential services like roads,  power and water supply besides other medicare facilities in the health institutions of both the districts.

Meanwhile in Srinagar, the Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, is personally monitoring the restoration work of essential services including lifting of snow from main as well as inner links of the district including old city areas by Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC).

He asked the authorities of PDD and PHE Department to expedite the restoration work and ensure early restoration of  power and water supply in affected areas of the district. He also, along with a team of officers, visited various parts of the district and took stock of the restoration operation going on in these areas.

The market checking teams have also been asked to intensify the checking in order to check that no hoarding and profiteering is resorted by the traders in the district.

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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.

KNO

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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.

GNS

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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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