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Sobia Altaf: A national athlete with five gold medals

Jahangeer Ganaie

(Asian News Hub) – A girl from Srinagar has represented J&K at the national level and has won five gold medals at the state level in Karate and gymnastics.

Sobia Altaf,19, a resident of Nawa Kadal area of Srinagar who is a 12th class student, wants to become the best Karate player of Jammu and Kashmir and train aspiring girls.

While talking to news agency—KNO, Sobia said that she has been very passionate about sports since childhood and started taking part in sports activities when she was just 10 years old.

“I have won a gold medal in 2015 and 2016 in Jammu in Karate besides a bronze medal in gymnastics,” she said, adding that in 2017 she has played for the School Games Federation of India in Kargil trails where she won a gold medal and got selected for the national level in Indore.

“In 2018, I was selected at the national level in Delhi after winning a gold medal in Jammu,” she said. “I have won a bronze medal in gymnastics too.”

“Taking part in sports is must for everyone especially in girls to keep themselves fit and healthy,” she said, adding that the best thing sports teaches us is discipline and keeps us away from drugs and other futile exercises. 

She said that during the initial days the support of family was very little, however, after winning some gold medals they started supporting her fully.

Sobia who aspires to be the best Karate of Jammu and Kashmir said there is no infrastructure in J&K besides that support from the government is very minimal which forces hundreds of talented youth to change their mindset and choose different profession.

She said that whatever field girls are choosing, they must dream big, work hard and never look back and one day they will get success.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

KNO

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

KNO

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

KNT

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