Two Soldiers Injured In Blast At Firing Range In Poonch

Two Soldiers Injured In Blast At Firing Range In Poonch

Jammu, July 6: Two army soldiers were injured in an accidental blast at a firing range in Jhullas area in Poonch district on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said that the incident took place around 1400 hours while the soldiers along with other fellow colleagues were engaged in training at the at firing range . The injured—Mukesh Kumar and Rishikesh Chobey, the sources told they were shifted to hospital.gns

At Least 25 Killed In Pakistan’s Balochistan Province As Monsoon Rains Cause Flash Floods

At Least 25 Killed In Pakistan’s Balochistan Province As Monsoon Rains Cause Flash Floods

Karachi, Jul 6: At least 25 people have been killed, including six women from the same family, after seasonal monsoon rains caused flash floods that wreaked havoc in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Wednesday, prompting authorities to declare an emergency in Quetta district.

Director-General of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Naseer Ahmad Nasar said all the deaths were due to rain-related incidents in various parts of Balochistan.

“We have also had many incidents of people being injured in the heavy rains,” he said.

There are fears that the death toll could go up as several people are still reportedly missing due to flash flooding in remote areas of the Balochistan province, according to the PDMA.

Nasar said that more than 300 mud-walled houses were damaged in Quetta district.

The dead included six women from the same family in Quetta. They were killed when the wall of their makeshift house collapsed due to rain and strong winds, officials said.

According to family members, two women succumbed to injuries as there were no arrangements to get them hospitalised, the Dawn newspaper report said.

Three women and four children were also killed when houses collapsed on the outskirts of Quetta.

The Balochistan government has declared an emergency in Quetta district. Several districts of Balochistan province have received heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds over the past 24 hours.

The bodies of two girls were also recovered in Quetta as they drowned in a deep pond in Bhosa Mandi area on Tuesday night, officials said.

Two women were killed in Dasht area in Mastung district when a wall of their house collapsed, they said.

In Kech districts, three children drowned in a seasonal stream in the Mand area close to the Pakistan-Iran border.

Five coal miners were also swept away in a seasonal nullah.

However, the locals saved two of them, while three others drowned in the gushing waters.

Heavy rains have hit parts of Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Sibi, Ziarat, Harnai, Barkhan, Loralai, Lasbela, Kohlu, Dera Bugti, Awaran, Noshki and Chagai districts where the local administration has stepped in to provide relief measures.

Floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains wreak havoc in Pakistan every year, killing hundreds.–pti

Delhi Riots: Court Allows Safoora Zargar To Visit Kashmir For Eid

Delhi Riots: Court Allows Safoora Zargar To Visit Kashmir For Eid

New Delhi, July 6: A Delhi Court has allowed Jamia Millia Islamia scholar and activist Safoora Zargar, an accused in the alleged larger conspiracy case behind the northeast Delhi riots, to visit her hometown in Kashmir’s Kishtwar for Eid-ul-Adha.

Granting permission to leave the capital city where she is currently staying, Additional Sessions Judge Naveen Gupta directed the applicant to furnish the itinerary of her visit to the investigating officer through official email.

Zargar’s counsel submitted that she was granted regular bail on June 23, 2020, by the Delhi High Court and one of the conditions of the bail was that permission from the concerned Court is required if the applicant wants to leave the National Capital Territory of Delhi.

The applicant is presently residing at her matrimonial home in Delhi, her counsel said. The festival of Eid-ul-Adha is to be observed on July 10 and the entire family and in-laws of the applicant would be in their hometown Kishtwar for the festival. “Since the hometown of the applicant/accused and her husband is in Kishtwar, the festival of Eid-ul-Adha will have to be performed there only,” he submitted.

It is further submitted that the applicant has been complying with all other conditions of bail as ordered by the High Court.

The applicant has attended all previous hearings in this case and undertakes to attend all future hearings whether physical or virtual as and when notified.

The applicant is not a “flight risk” and is ready to abide by any condition imposed by this court, it said further.

The court, in its order passed on Monday, also directed Zargar to share her location through Google maps to enable the Investigating Officer to verify her location. Allowing her visit from July 7 to July 31, the judge directed the applicant to join the further proceedings on August 1.ians

Semi-Decomposed Body Of Newborn Baby Found Inside River In Kokernag Anantnag

Semi-Decomposed Body Of Newborn Baby Found Inside River In Kokernag Anantnag

Anantnag, Jul 6: Semi-decomposed body of a newborn baby was found abandoned in a river at Bidhard Kokernag of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district this afternoon.

Local sources told that a baby was found by passersby inside Daksum river, upon which they informed police. A police team later on arrived at the site and took the body into its possession for burial.

The incident has in the meantime caused outrage among the people and have demanded stern action against anyone ‘who is in any way involved in the unfortunate incident’.gns

Seven Persons Injured In Road Mishap Along Srinagar-Jammu Highway In Banihal

Seven Persons Injured In Road Mishap Along Srinagar-Jammu Highway In Banihal

Srinagar, Jul 6: At least seven persons were injured after a vehicle they were on board fell into a gorge near Tulbagh Kharpora along Srinagar-Jammu highway in Banihal area of Ramban district this morning.

Local sources told that a Tavera vehicle bearing registration number JK01AP 5877 enroute to Srinagar from Jammu skidded off the road near Tulbagh Kharpora (MS 187.1), purportedly due to overspeeding, and fell into a gorge, resulting in injuries to seven persons.

The injured persons, the sources said, were rescued and evacuated to SDH Banihal by NGO Banihal Volunteers, Army’s 12 RR (ROP), locals and Police.

The injured persons have been identified as; Hafiza Begum, daughter of Mohd Yousuf, resident of Sher Bibi; Shakeela Bano, daughter of Mohd Abdullah, resident of Sher Bibi; Shazia Bano daughter of Mohd Abdullah, resident of Sher Bibi; (Driver) Abid Ahmed Dar, son of Ghulam Mohd Dar, resident of Nishat Srinagar; Jahanger Ahmed son of Ab Lateef, resident of Cheka Sarbagni Ramsoo; Aliza Bano daughter of Mohd Yousuf, resident of Sher Bibi and Farooq Ahmed son of Ab Lateef resident of Sarbagni Ramsoo.

Among the injured, Shakeela Bano, Shazia Bano and Aliza Bano were referred to GMC Anantnag for advanced treatment. Gand.

Presidential Election 2022: Opposition Candidate Sinha Likely To Visit Jammu And Kashmir On July 09

Presidential Election 2022: Opposition Candidate Sinha Likely To Visit Jammu And Kashmir On July 09

Srinagar, Jul 06: The presidential candidate of the opposition, Yashwant Sinha is likely to visit Jammu & Kashmir on July 09 to garner support for his candidature, sources said here on Wednesday.

Sources told that Sinha is likely to meet leaders of different political parties including National Conference to seek support for his candidature. They said that Sinha is likely to visit J&K on July 09.

In the electoral college comprising of elected MPs and MLAs, only five MPs- three National Conference MPs and two from BJP- from J&K- are eligible to cast their votes. It may be noted that the total vote value of NC MPs is 2100.kno

Imran Shah Lauds Forces For Giving Opportunity To Two Youth To Surrender In Kulgam

Imran Shah Lauds Forces For Giving Opportunity To Two Youth To Surrender In Kulgam

Anantnag, July 6: Overwhelmingly appreciating the efforts of security forces for making militants to surrender during an operation hadigam in Kulgam district and saving two lives, Senior Socio Political leader Imran Shah has said that the priority of Armed Forces in providing opportunity to youth who are being dragged towards militancy by radicals to become part of main stream and shun violence is worth commendable and it will encourage more people who want to shun path of violation to become part of peace process and strengthening of democracy in the state.

Appealing the youth to not to fall prey of those who are hell bent to vitiate the peace and brainwash the young brains to make the pot boiling instead of providing free space to put then youth on path of education and development.

He said that we need to give ample support to our Army and other security forces to fight against anti national elements and also help them in establishment of peace and providing facilities for youth in education, sports, healthcare and other fields of life.

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Protest Held By All Party Delegation At Batote Against Non Completion Of The Ongoing Projects

Protest Held By All Party Delegation At Batote Against Non Completion Of The Ongoing Projects

Batote, 5 July 2022: Today a huge protest was called by All Party deligation at Batote. The protest was carried out to raise the demands of construction of degree college building at batote and against the delay in vetting the DPR of sanctioned Taruma Centre Batote by the Director Health Services Jammu.

The people questioned the delay caused in vetting the DPR of Trauma centre Batote which is being deliberate held up in Director Health Jammu office. The land for the construction is already available to the Health department still it seems like Director Health is holding back the file due to some unknown reasons.

Also the file of Degree college Batote is lying idle at the office District Magistrate Ramban. Despite of the fact that the land for construction of college building was identified 3 years back but still no process has been initiated for tendering the works. It is important to mention here that the letter of recommendation from the office of Dr. Jitendra Singh (MoS Union Govt. and Lok Sabha MP) is also attached with the file still it is being delayed for unknown reasons. This delay in construction have forced the students to either leave higher studies or to migrate to other places for pursuing higher studies.

The people urged to the higher ups in govt to take these demands seriously else we will have no option left but to come out with women and children to protest for our demands in weeks time.The leader’s who is present on this protest Congress Leader Ramban & Councillor MC Batote Mr Shahrukh Bhatti,National Conference Distt. Secretary Ramban Arif Mir,Abid Magray Distt.Vice President National Conference,Congress Leader Ramban Rashid Malik,Pdp Leader Shamoon Mir,BJP Leader’s Parkash Chand,Block President Congress Janak Singh,Chairman Minority Ramban Pritam Singh,AAP Leader Sarfraz Loan,Kuldeep Kumar, Shabir Ahmed,Rafi Mohd,NC Leader Rajnesh Pragal,Haroon Rashid,Congress Leaders Darshan Chand,Chunni Lal Goswami,Mohinder Kumar were present in the Protest.

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi Due To Fuel Indicator Malfunction

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi Due To Fuel Indicator Malfunction

New Delhi, Jul 5: SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai flight was diverted to Karachi on Tuesday as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning, officials of the aviation regulator DGCA said.

This is the sixth such incident on SpiceJet aircraft in the last 17 days.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating all the six incidents.

The Boeing 737 Max aircraft that was heading from Delhi to Dubai started showing unusual fuel quantity reduction from its left tank when it was mid-air, the officials said.

Therefore, the plane was diverted to Karachi, they said.

When an inspection was done at the Karachi airport, no visual leak was observed from the left tank, officials noted.

In a statement, SpiceJet said, “On July 5, 2022, SpiceJet B737 aircraft operating flight SG-11 (Delhi-Dubai) was diverted to Karachi due to an indicator light malfunctioning. The aircraft landed safely at Karachi and passengers were safely disembarked.

“No emergency was declared and the aircraft made a normal landing. There was no earlier report of any malfunction with the aircraft. Passengers have been served refreshments. A replacement aircraft is being sent to Karachi that will take the passengers to Dubai,” it said.–(PTI)

Budgam Police Seized 02 Tippers, Arrested 02 Persons For Illegal Excavation And Transportation Of Minerals

Budgam Police Seized 02 Tippers, Arrested 02 Persons For Illegal Excavation And Transportation Of Minerals

Budgam, JULY 5 {KNN}: Budgam Police seized 02 tippers, and arrested 02 persons involved in illegal excavation and transportation of minerals.

During Naka Checking at Bonpora Soibugh Budgam, Police party of Police post Soibugh intercepted 02 tippers loaded with illegally extracted soil. The accused drivers were arrested and 02 tippers with registration numbers JK03A 3595 ,JK04B 3681 seized on the spot. The arrested drivers were subsequently identified as: 

1. Firdous Ahmad Malik
S/o Muhammad Sadiq Malik R/o Bonpora Soibugh

02. Mudasir Ahmad Kuttay S/o Mohammad Shafi Kuttay R/o Arizal Budgam.

In this regard, Case FIR number 221/2022, under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation set into motion.

Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.{KNN}

SSM College Of Engineering To Observe Ten Days Summer Break From July-08, All Offices Of The Institute However Shall Function Normally For All Working Days: Officials Said

SSM College Of Engineering To Observe Ten Days Summer Break From July-08, All Offices Of The Institute However Shall Function Normally For All Working Days: Officials Said

 

Srinagar, July 05: Amid heat wave Jammu and Kashmir, authorities on Tuesday announced summer vacations for all departments at SSM College of Engineering from, July 08.

As per order “Ten days summer break are scheduled from July-08 to July 17.”

“It is hereby notified that the Institute shall remain closed for the Class work to observe 10 days’ Summer Vacations w. e. f 8th July to 17th July, 2022. All offices of the Institute, however, shall function normally for all working days,” they said.

Tangdar-Chowkibal Road Closed For Vehicular Movement After Landslides

Tangdar-Chowkibal Road Closed For Vehicular Movement After Landslides

Kupwara, Jul 05: Traffic movement on Tangdar-Chowkibal road in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district was on Tuesday suspended after landslides, officials said here.

An official told that heavy rainfall triggered landslides along Tangdar-Chowkibal road, following which traffic movement on the road has been suspended.

He said that people of Karnah, particularly travelers have been requested not to travel on the road till clearance of landslides.

The official added that after clearance landslides on the road and improvement in weather condition traffic will be restored.kno

Militants Targeting Innocent Civilians To Provoke Forces: Manoj Sinha

Militants Targeting Innocent Civilians To Provoke Forces: Manoj Sinha

Srinagar, Jun 05: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday said that militants are resorting to attacks on innocent civilians to provoke security forces so that they will do something in desperation.

“The attack on innocent civilians in Kashmir is the result of sheer desperation. They are not even sparing girls and women now. It is their desperation, that they are resorting to such killings to provoke security forces so that they will do something similar in desperation,” he said, while addressing a gathering here.

He said that he wants to assure the people of Jammu and Kashmir that the administration wouldn’t take action against any innocent person.

“It has been the policy of J&K administration that our security forces should not take action against any innocent person,” he said.

Sinha said terror is being used as a tool against innocent civilians and administration and forces would do their work with promptness.

LG Sinha also appealed to the people to condemn these civilian killings in strongest possible terms—kno

43 Killed In Fire At Bangladesh Chemical Container Depot: Report

43 Killed In Fire At Bangladesh Chemical Container Depot: Report

Dhaka, Jun 5: At least 43 people were killed and over 450 injured in a massive fire caused by an explosion that swept through a private chemical container depot in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Sunday.

On Saturday night, the fire broke out at BM Container Depot in the Kadamrasul area in Sitakunda Upazila in Chittagong.

“So far 43 dead bodies have been brought to the morgue,” Sitakunda Shahadat Hossain, a senior government official, was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune.

“Over 450 people have been injured in this incident of which, at least 350 are at state-run Chattagram Medical College Hospital (CMCH),” Istakul Islam, chief of the Health & Service Department at Red Crescent Youth Chittagong was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune.

“The death toll could be more at other hospitals,” Islam said.

Meanwhile, Chattogram Divisional Commissioner (DC) Ashraf Uddin further said that families of the deceased are being given USD 560 (Taka 50,000) by the DC office. Meanwhile, USD 224 (Taka 20,000) is being given to the families of the injured, the Daily Star reported.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of people and ordered the mobilisation of all facilities for the salvage campaign. Officials formed a high-powered investigation committee demanding it to submit a report in the next three days.

A Fire broke out at the container depot around 9 pm on Saturday, Sub-Inspector Nurul Alam stationed at CMCH said.

As Fire Service units worked to put it out, there was an explosion and then the fire spread.

Nurul added that initially it was being suspected that the container depot caught fire due to chemicals, the report added.

Around 11:45 pm, there was a massive explosion and the fire spread from one container to another due to the presence of chemicals in one of the containers.

“The depot was largely empty, the firefighters, policemen and other rescuers rushed to the scene after the fire initially broke out and the explosion of containers after containers filled with chemicals killed them,” a witness told PTI over the phone.

The explosion shook the neighbourhood and shattered glasses of windows of nearby houses, the report added.

Media reports, including TV footage, showed the blast shattered the windows of several buildings nearby and was felt from areas as far as 4 km away, creating panic.

Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence Assistant Director Md Faruk Hossain Sikdar said: “Around 19 firefighting units are working to douse the blaze and six ambulances are also available on the spot.” “Several types of chemicals like hydrogen peroxide were stored in containers at the depot and the chemicals have visibly sparked the fire,” fire service chief Brigadier General Mohammad Mainuddin told newsmen at the scene in the Sitakunda area on the outskirts of the port city.

The state-run Chattagram Medical College Hospital accommodated most of the fire wounded patients while several others including scores of firefighters were being treated at a military hospital and some private facilities.

In a statement, Mujibur Rahman, director of the BM Container Depot, said it was not clear what caused the fire. “But I think the fire started from the container”.

“Arrangements are being made to ensure that the injured get the best treatment. We will bear the entire cost of the treatment. Those who were injured in the accident will be given the maximum compensation,” Rahman was quoted as saying by The Daily Star.

“In addition, we will take responsibility for all the families of all the victims,” he added.

BM Container Depot is set up as an inland container depot which has been operating since May 2011. The private container depot was built on 21 acres of land in the Sitakunda area of Chattagram adjacent to the Bay of Bengal coastlines.

Bangladesh has a history of industrial disasters. Past industrial tragedies have often been attributed to safety lapses.

Last year, a fire engulfed a food and drink factory in Bangladesh, killing at least 52 people.

In February 2019, a blaze ripped through a 400-year-old area cramped with apartments, shops and warehouses in the oldest part of Dhaka and killed at least 67 people.

In 2012, about 117 workers died when they were trapped behind locked exits in a garment factory in Dhaka. The country’s worst industrial disaster occurred the following year, when the Rana Plaza garment factory outside Dhaka collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people.

Another fire in Old Dhaka in a house illegally storing chemicals killed at least 123 people in 2010.–(PTI)

Infant’s Body Found In Qazigund Nallah Area Of South Kashmir

Infant’s Body Found In Qazigund Nallah Area Of South Kashmir

Qazigund, Ju 05: In a shocking incident, an infant was found dead in a Nallah in Qazigund area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday, officials said.

An official told that the body of baby was found near a bridge in Nallah Yathvathur at Manigam area of Qazigund today afternoon.

“The body was fished out and taken to nearby health facility for legal medical formalities”, he said.

Meanwhile, police has taken cognizance of the incident.kno

First Kidney Transplant Case Performed Under ABPMJAY Scheme At SKIMS

First Kidney Transplant Case Performed Under ABPMJAY Scheme At SKIMS

Srinagar, Apr 1: First transplant case in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been done under Ayushman Bharat Scheme at SKIMS.

SKIMS is the first in the UT of J&K to conduct this procedure under Ayushman Bharat financial scheme. The patient was provided all expenses under the said scheme. Director SKIMS complimented Ayushman Bharat Cell for quick processing and disposable of cases and benefitting poor patients.

He said Ayushman Bharat Scheme is beneficial to one and all and the first transplant conducted by SKIMS under Ayushman scheme is a good beginning and expressed hope that more such patients will get benefitted under the scheme.

HOD Urology & Kidney Transplant Unit SKIMS  Dr. Mohammad Saleem Wani said under the Ayushman bharat financial scheme first transplant was conducted today.

He said extending financial cover to such patients is need of the hour as many patients can’t afford the treatment being expensive but now more poor patients will undoubtedly get benefitted under Ayushman, he added.

Dr. Ghulam Hassan Yatooo  HOD Hospital administration & Nodal Officer Ayushman Bharat SKIMS informed that one patient resident of  Poonch was recently admitted for his kidney transplantation and all financial assistance was provided to him under Golden Card. 

He further said that initially kidney transplant expenditure was not covered under the said scheme but now the financial cover has also been extended to patients who need kidney transplant and SKIMS is the first hospital to cover this procedure under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

To Encourage Tourist Charter Flights, Srinagar Airport Decides To Reduce Application Fees For Night Parking By 50%

To Encourage Tourist Charter Flights, Srinagar Airport Decides To Reduce Application Fees For Night Parking By 50%

Srinagar, Apr 01: In a bid to encourage tourist charter flights, the Srinagar Airport authority has decided to reduce the application fees for night parking of helicopters by 50 per cent.

Director Srinagar Airport, Kuldeep Singh told that the application fees for night parking of helicopters has been reduced by 50 per cent and the people will have to pay only Rs 50,000 plus taxes along the application for night parking permission.

“A very profitable news for helicopter operators. We have reduced the application fees for night parking of helicopters at our airport by 50%,” he said. “Now you have to pay only Rs 50,000 plus taxes alongwith your application for night parking permission.”

He said: “We are sure that this huge reduction will encourage the tourist charter flights in our beautiful Valley.kno

Hideout Busted In Bijbehera Area Of Anantnag District

Hideout Busted In Bijbehera Area Of Anantnag District

Bijbehera, Mar 30: The government forces on Wednesday claimed to have busted a militant hideout and recovered utensils and other eatable items in Bijbehera area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag.

“We had received inputs about the hideout of militants in Loktipora area of Bijbehera, however, it was located and busted later on,” the official said.

He said that the utensils and eatables were recovered from the hideout.

Government Terminates Five Employees For Alleged Militant Links

Government Terminates Five Employees For Alleged Militant Links

Srinagar, Mar 30: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday terminated five Government employees for allegedly having militant links.

An official told that five government employees from J&K have been terminated for having militant links.

He said that the terminated employees include Police constable Tawseef Ahmed Mir from Pulwama, Computer operator Ghulam Hassan Parray from Srinagar, Arshid Ahmad Das, a teacher from Awantipora, Police constable Shahid Hussain Rather from Baramulla & Nursing Orderly, Health Dept Sharafat A Khan from Kupwara.kno

Man Killed In Scuffle Over Land Dispute In Kulgam

Man Killed In Scuffle Over Land Dispute In Kulgam

Srinagar, Mar 30: A man was killed in scuffle, which broke out over a land dispute, in Muchawa village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district this afternoon, officials said.

Identifying the deceased as Zahoor Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani, the officials said that as per initial reports a scuffle broke out at the residence of Ghulam Mohammad Wani (father of victim) this afternoon. “During the scuffle, Zahoor Ahmad Wani was killed”, they said.

A police team was at the site to ascertain more findings leading to death of the person, they added.

Confirming death of the person, a police official told that the body has been taken for post-mortem. “There has been some inter-family dispute which led to the death of the person”, the official added. Gns

Condition Of Three Handwara Family Members Suspected To Have Consumed ‘Rhubarb Leaves’ Remains Critical

Condition Of Three Handwara Family Members Suspected To Have Consumed ‘Rhubarb Leaves’ Remains Critical

Srinagar, Mar 30: Condition of three members of a Handwara family, suspected to have consumed ‘Rhubarb leaves’ on Tuesday evening, continues to remain critical at a hospital here, officials said.

“At least eleven members of the family were hospitalized after being found lying in an unconscious condition by their neighbours in Shirhama Mawar Handwara last evening”, the officials said.

“The villagers took the victims to PHC Qalamabad from where eight with higher complications were taken to District Hospital Handwara and on initial assessment at the hospital, the doctors referred all (eight) of them to SMHS Hospital Srinagar”, they said.

“Condition of three (family) members remains critical as of now”, they said.

When contacted, a medical officer at District Hospital Handwara told that prima facie it seems that the herbs (forest vegetables) they consumed were poisonous in nature.

A doctor who initially examined the victims at NTPHC Qalamabad told that they (family) more probably seem to have taken ill because of consuming a wild herb called Rhubarb (known in Kashmiri as Braand). “Rhubarb leaves contain high amounts of oxalic acid, which can cause health problems when eaten in higher amounts”, he said adding “symptoms of toxicity include mild gastrointestinal symptoms, as well as more serious problems, such as kidney stones and kidney failure.”

“We hope all of them are alright very soon”, the doctor opined. Gns

Bemina Man Held After Video Of Shooting Dog With 12 Bore Rifle Goes Viral

Bemina Man Held After Video Of Shooting Dog With 12 Bore Rifle Goes Viral

Srinagar, March 30: Police on Wednesday arrested a man from Bemina area of Srinagar following a “viral video” in which he is purportedly seen shooting a street dog dead with his 12 bore rifle.

A police officer told that one person identified as Iqbal Ahmed Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar of Khumani Chowk Bemina killed the dog with a 12 bore rifle on Tuesday. “He made a video of it that went viral on social media,” the officer said, adding, “A case (FIR no 21/2022) under section 429 IPC has been registered in this connection at police station Bemina.” The person has been arrested, the officer said. The offence of 429 IPC envisages imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine or with both. Gns

Uncovered Manholes, Dilapidated Road Concerns Sopore’s Bagh-e-Gulshan Residents

Uncovered Manholes, Dilapidated Road Concerns Sopore’s Bagh-e-Gulshan Residents

Sopore, Mar 28: Residents of Bagh-e-Gulshan area of Sopore town in Baramulla district have expressed concern over uncovered manholes and dilapidated road condition and stated they the concerned authorities hardly bother.

Residents told that uncovered manholes and drains are posing a serious threat to pedestrians, including school going children.

“Collapsing of drain bears witness to the bad quality work and material used in its construction. The manholes in the area have been closed by placing stones around them and dozens of manholes are covered with cardboard boxes,” they alleged.

They said that the concerned authorities concerned have failed to repair the faulty drainage system in their area.

“The road is also in a dilapidated conditions as half of the stretch from Chankhan to Bagh-e-Gulshan has not been repaired since long,” said president Auqaf Committee, Abdul Rashid Teli.

He said that they also approached to the concerned authorities several times in the past but no steps were taken to redress their demands.

Meanwhile, residents appealed to district administration and concerned authorities to look into the matter and redress their genuine grievance. kns

13 Sheep Killed In Suspected Leopard Attack In Qalamabad, Handwara

13 Sheep Killed In Suspected Leopard Attack In Qalamabad, Handwara

Kupwara, Mar 28: At least thirteen sheep were killed in a suspected leopard attack in Qalamabad area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on intervening Sunday and Monday night.

“Once I went to feed the sheep this morning, I saw many of them dead with blood lying around inside the shed” Owner of the livestock Zeeshan Gani Mir – son of Abdul Gani Mir in Mirpora village in Qalamabad of Mawer Langate said.

“There has been movement of wild animals going in and around the human habitation for quite a while now, however as evident by the nature of their injuries I guess the livestock has been attacked by a leopard only”, he said adding thirteen sheep have been killed in the incident.

When contacted, BO Langate Farooq Ahmad Pir confirming the killing of sheep told that they have ‘dearth of manpower and equipment(s) to deal with such situations’.

When asked about the spike in the incidents, the official said that “Wildlife animals are making entry to human habitation apparently due to scarcity of food and growing deforestation.”

The villagers have in the meantime appealed to Wildlife Department officials to make efforts to contain the movement of wild animals in and around the human habitation.

They also appealed to the government to provide compensation to the owner who has lost the livestock in the particular incident. Gns

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