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Sgr residents aghast as power outage continues in Ramadan

Consumers resorting to overloading, must cooperate for uninterrupted supply: CE KPDCL

(Asian News Hub) – The Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL) has utterly failed to adhere to the power schedule even in the holy month of Ramadan, thus leaving the residents across Srinagar to suffer.

It is pertinent to mention here that the department is still continuing with the winter schedule. The department has not changed the winter schedule yet in view of the frequent wet spell across Kashmir.

People in most parts of Srinagar have complained of inadequate electricity, saying that the department has failed to ensure adequate electricity even in the holy month of Ramadan.

“We are facing erratic power cuts despite being assured adequate electricity in the ongoing holy month of Ramadan,” the locals from different Old City and Uptown areas like Natipora, said.

“The department has even failed to ensure the electricity during Sehri and Iftari time,” the locals residents from Old city areas said.

Jehangir Ahmad, a local resident from Natipora said that unscheduled power cuts especially at the time of Sehri and Iftar has added to the miseries of people. “Despite being promised high and tall, the local consumers are being pushed to the wall by forcing them to reel under darkness.”

Meanwhile, Chief Engineer KPDCL Aijaz Ahmad Dar said the department could have provided uninterrupted power supply to the consumers in case there would have been cooperation from their (consumers) side.

“We are being forced to go for a curtailment as the people resort to overloading especially during Sehri and Iftar times,” he said, adding that they have limited capacity to provide electricity and thus people should understand and cooperate.

“They must not resort to the overload so that the department is able to provide adequate electricity especially in the ongoing holy month of Ramadan.”

He said that is providing 650 MW for the district.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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