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Sgr turns COVID hotspot again; Admin mulls curbs

25 micro-containment zones, curbs to be imposed in these areas; will intensify drive, Covid Violators to face FIR, say officials

(Asian News Hub) – At a time when Srinagar is contributing to the half of the daily Covid positive cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir from last few weeks, district administration Srinagar has notified around 21 Micro Containment Zone and sealed these areas as per the Covid protocols.

The district administration Srinagar is also going to intensify the drive against the Covid violators and may slap FIRs under relevant laws for violation of SoPS.

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An official from the district administration Srinagar, while speaking to the News Agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said, as there is a spike in the Covid positive cases in the district Srinagar from last few weeks, the district administration Srinagar has notified around 21 micro containment zones and have placed the Covid restrictions in those areas to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The official said that despite fines, there has been a complacent approach from some sections of the people who do not adhere to the Covid protocols, the district administration Srinagar is going to act tough against the Covid violators and may face FIR.

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“For marriages, district administration had directed the families to seek necessary permission for the marriage gathering as there is standing CAP on the marriage gatherings and funerals, but many people have stopped to take the permission from the district administration and are resorting to huge gatherings making the entire gathering vulnerable to infection,” the official said, adding that “Starting this week the drive will be intensified, all along the district Srinagar, and wherever the Covid Violators will be found or reported, will be dealt with according to the law.”

On being asked about the reopening of schools in the valley along with the district Srinagar he said, district administration Srinagar has sought the data of vaccinated students, teachers and other staff from the institutions which will be verified and mapped with the vaccinated data.

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“Following the authentication of data, a formal permission will be issued to open the institution in the district”, he added.

According to the official figures, district Srinagar has so far reported 73,159 Covid Positive cases, out of which 837 have died while the district’s current active case load is 604.

Meanwhile, Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 86 Covid positive cases, out of which 48 are reported from district Srinagar.

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

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(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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Couple injured in Bear attack in north Kashmir

(Asian News Hub) – A middle-age couple was injured in a bear attack at Nagsari Kalarose in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday, officials said.

Officials told GNS Abdul Aziz khatana (50) and his wife Saiba Begum (45) of Paniwale baak Nagsari kalarose were critically injured in a bear attack and shifted by locals to PHC kalaroose for treatment.

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The wild beast attacked the couple in the dwelling in upper reaches, they added.

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