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Sgr admin to develop Mega Chinar Park spread over 400 Kanals of land

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75 Chinar trees to be planted by August 15 on proposed ChinarZaar to mark 75 years of Independence

Srinagar, Aug 08: In connection with Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, to mark the 75 years of Independence of the country, the District Administration Srinagar has undertaken an initiative to  establish the largest Chinar Park of the Kashmir Valley ChinarZaar (The Valley of Chinars) on the foothills of the Zabarwan Mountains here.

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The ChinarZaar shall be spread over nearly 400 kanals of land and shall be developed as an exclusive green zone to attract more tourists and local visitors. As many as 75 chinar trees are being planted by August 15 to celebrate 75 years of the independence.

In this regard, the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today undertook a visit to the Nishat area of the District to initiate the measures to set up Chinar Park at the site. Worthwhile to mention that DC Srinagar had conceptualized the project few months ago.

On the occasion, the DC asked the DFO Urban to incorporate all required activities in long term DPR under the City Forest programme, while landscaping of the Park and development of approach road shall be executed jointly by R&B, Floriculture and Urban Forestry Departments.

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The DC asked the officers to start plantation of Chinar saplings by using tree guards to protect them from as a short term measure and said at least 75 Chinar tree saplings would be planted by August 15 on the eve of 75 years of independence under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahaotsav.

The DC directed the officers of all line departments to work in a coordinated manner for the development of the largest Chinar Park and complete the prestigious project within a set timeline.

The DC said Chinar tree is the legacy of Kashmir and is a living heritage and has a deep Cultural value in the history of Kashmir. He said the development of the largest Chinar Park at upper Nishat will further enhance the scenic beauty and environment in the area, and would also become focal attraction for tourists, at the same time uplifting socio-economic condition of the local population.

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Nitishwar Kumar posted as additional secretary in Union Women and Child Development Ministry

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Srinagar, Sept 25: In a significant development, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has posted Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to LG Manoj Sinha, as additional secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Women and Children Development.

According to an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:96), presently on inter-cadre deputation, as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development, by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser in the Ministry.

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Two militants killed near LoC in north Kashmir: Police

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‘Identification of slain being ascertained’

Srinagar, Sept 25: Two militants were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control in Tekri Nar locality of Machil in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said here.

Kashmir zone police in a Tweet, informed that the identification of the militants was being ascertained.

Police also said that two AK-47 rifles as many pistols and 04 hand grenades were recovered from them.

“Army and Kupwara Police neutralised two #terrorists near #LoC Tekri Nar in Machil area of #Kupwara. Identification of the killed terrorists being ascertained. 02 AK 47 rifles, 02 pistols & 04 hand grenades recovered. Further details shall follow,” police tweeted. (KNO)

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Police attach residential house in Bandipora for wilfully sheltering, harbouring militants

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Bandipora, Sept 25: Police in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have attached a residential house for wilfully sheltering and harbouring militants after obtaining sanction from competent authority.

In a statement, cited by the news agency-KNO, a spokesperson said that police attached the residential house of one person namely Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez at present Watrina after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.

The statement reads that the house was linked to case FIR No.166/2021of PS Bandipora U/S 16,18,19 ,20,23,39UAPA ,307IPC ,7/27 IA Act, dated 26_09_2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.

“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants & such act was voluntarily and knowingly given by the member of the family. Many attacks on civilians and protected persons were carried, conspired and planned by militants while using this house as hideout,” it reads.

The statement reads that Bandipora police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.

“In case of any forced and coercive entry by militants into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under law will follow against such houses or other properties,” it added.

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