Two Doctors Suspended For Remaining Absent From Duty
District administration Ramban suspended two doctors for remaining absent from duty without seeking permission from the competent authority
Taking serious note of the unauthorized absence of doctors, Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Ravinder Sadhu ordered the suspension of two ISM doctors posted in Rajgarh Dr Yasir and Dr. Saba Khanam. They were found absent from their duties without seeking permission from authorities,” a district administration spokesperson said.
He said the BMO Batote has been directed to conduct an enquiry into the matter and furnish a detailed report to ADC office within a week’s time.
Earlier, Tehsildar Rajgarh was directed by the ADDC to conduct the surprise inspection of the government offices and health institutions.
DGP Urges Kashmiri Families To Appeal Their Militants Sons To Shun Violence
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief S P Vaid on Saturday urged the families of militants to appeal to their sons “who have taken the wrong path to leave the path of violence and come home.”
Taking to a social networking site Twitter, DGP wrote: “Today once again I urge to the families to appeal to their boys who have taken the wrong path to leave the path of violence & (and) come home. It is highly unfortunate & painful to see loss of life. @JmuKmrPolice promises to provide all possible assistance including rehabilitation.”
DGP said that Jammu and Kashmir police will provide all possible assistance including rehabilitation to those who shun the path of violence and return home.
Headmaster, Junior Assistant Suspended For Embezzlement
The headmaster and junior assistant of a Ganderbal school were suspended for their alleged involvement in embezzlement of funds.
The two officials from Government Girls High School Shallabugh have been suspended for swindling funds of Education Department and fraudulently withdrawing the money from government treasury.
The official sources said that a clerk posted at the school from past five years has allegedly swindled huge money amounting to lakhs from the government treasury and subsequently transferred the money into the accounts of his kin.
“The embezzlement was exposed after the departmental inquiry found that one of the junior assistant at the school has withdrawn lakhs of rupees illegally from the government Treasury,” an official source said.
He said that a junior assistant posted at the school was entrusted with processing salaries of employees.
“He forged various signatures and withdraw salaries of teachers whose posts were lying vacant and transferred the amount to his personal accounts and of his kin,” he said.
Sources said clerk is “shrewd” considering he has tried to destroy documents which could establish how funds were misappropriated by him.
They added the clerk has been slightly apprehensive about the departmental enquiry and due to it he has deposited 12 lakh back to the government treasury from his personal account in the past few days on two occasions.
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Ganderbal Sheikh Gayas-ud-din says, “The departmental enquiry is going on.
We are yet to ascertain how much of the amount has been misappropriated by him”, adding that headmaster and the clerk have been put under suspension.
One Breach Near Pampore Being Plugged, Panic In Parts of South Kashmir
As raining resumed in parts of South Kashmir, the level of panic has gone up in Kashmir, especially in the low lying areas. Though there is no visible tension in Srinagar where there is still a lot of capacity between the river’s two banks to accommodate more water, it is literal crisis upstream around Lasjan, Pampore, and Sonawar belts.
A major breach was reported near Gallander and a huge volume of water is gushing into the right side. This, locals said could take the longer route to Chandhara, the famous village of Haba Khatoon, or to parts of Pampore, if the volume is up. Authorities have put in a huge effort to plug the breach but it is still flowing fast.
There are hundreds of people helping the irrigation people in plugging the breach but it is becoming very difficult, individuals who spoke from the spot said. Unofficially, they have told the people that they must stay ready. This was done in wake of a widening crack on the bank closer to the mulberry at Gallander.
Hundreds of residents from Lasjan are on the banks of the river. They say they have already taken their belongings out and away from their homes. Now they are helping the irrigation people in adding to the defenses of the bank by putting in hundreds of sandbags on the bank. But the level is steeply going up, they said.
Officials manning the Ram Munshi Bagh observation post said that the level had started showing a low increase since late last night but then it started increasing massively. The gauge level was at 19:45 ft at 2 am in the night. Ten hours later, the gauge reading is 20.93 ft. However, this level is almost stagnated for three hours – since 11 am. The department declares flood when the gauge level is 18 ft. However, Jhelum has some more ft within Srinagar to accommodate more discharge, the officials said.
Upstream, at Sangam, the level is gradually falling. In last 12 hours, the level has not even increased by one ft. It was 23.53 ft at 11 pm, last night, and then it started getting down from 4 am till it reached 23.06 at 10 am. However, it started slowly getting down and is now at 23.02 ft, a mild increase by 0.01 ft in an hour. The level for floods at Sangam is 21 ft.
Authorities have closed the road to south Kashmir from Pampore but the new highway is operational. At certain places, some patches of the old highway are inundated, reports said. Even outside the Badamibagh cantonment, the situation is seriously impassable. There are hundreds of vehicle queued up after their engines jammed because of water.
In Srinagar, the scare is there but life is going on. Reports suggest that Hamdania Colony and parts of Qamarwari belt are inundated. People in certain areas have started taking safe routes to live and immovable possessions.
Weatherman Sonam Lotus said Srinagar will be all right in the afternoon but there is the possibility of more rains in South Kashmir. In fact in certain areas, the rains have resumed, especially on the Yatra track in Pahalgam. Baseer Khan, the Divisional Commissioner said the water level in the south is gradually getting down though it is increasing in the city areas. He has asked people to stay alert.Awantipore water level has started reducing.
Residents said the banks of the river have grown weak at the spots that machines used to get into the river for drudging. They said the Gallander breach is one such spot.
The situation in Srinagar uptown is all right. The flow in the Doudh Ganga that drains the Budgam forests was surging with the flow but is now calmly flowing with low discharge.
Directorate Of Health Services Kashmir Issues Helpline Numbers
Keeping in view the inclement weather conditions, Directorate Of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) has constituted a Divisional & District Level Helpline numbers for the facilitation of healthcare services to the general public.
In case of any health care related facilitation, the general public is requested to Call/SMS or Whatsapp on the following numbers :
Directorate/Divisional Level Helpline Numbers:
Dr Kunzes Dolma: 9419348103
Dr Peerzada Fayaz:9419051404
Dr Mehmooda Kar: 9419040106.
Dr S M Kadri: 9419010363
Dr Ijtaba Shafi: 9419070388/9622871536
Zahoor Mantoo: 9419011681,9906510087
Zahoor Bhat: 9419066748.
Abid Manzoor: 9906930606.
Mushtaq Ahmad: 9596130783
Landline numbers : 0194 2452052,2457313-2440283, 2430581 (8.00 A.M to 8.00 P.M)
District Level Helpline Numbers:
Chief Medical Officer, Anantnag: 9419004035, ,01932-222255, 228282
Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora: 9797368501, 01957-225551,
Chief Medical Officer, Baramulla: 9419052099, 9797749119, 01952-234202,
Chief Medical Officer, Budgam: 9419035311, 01951-255237, 256456
Chief Medical Officer, Ganderbal: 9419007892 0194-2416244
Chief Medical Officer, Kulgam: 9419004035, 01931-260388.
Chief Medical Officer, Kupwara: 9906505536, 01955-252278
Chief Medical Officer, Pulwama: 9419176205, 01933-241205, 241275, 240412
Chief Medical Officer, Shopian: 9419556689, 01933-260996, 261989.
Chief Medical Officer Srinagar: 9906540795, 0192-2452499, 452498.
Pulwama Gunfight Update: One Militant Body Recovered, Other Two Escape From Encounter Site
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said that only one body of a militant was recovered from the gunfight site in Thamna village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district while two others believed to be dead managed to give a slip to the government forces.
Director General of Police SP Vaid had last evening said that three militants were killed in the gunfight.
A police spokesperson said that the initial information suggested the presence of three militants inside a house but as the final search was carried out, a lone body of a militant was recovered.
“Apparently, the other hiding militants managed to escape from the spot after making indiscriminate fire around the site of encounter,” he said.
The gunfight had started after a joint patrol of the armed forces launched searches on Friday afternoon in the Thamna village of Chatpora.
“As the searches were in progress and security forces advanced towards the suspected house, militants hiding inside fired upon the joint patrol of forces, thereby establishing contact with the militants, leading to an encounter,” said the spokesman.
The slain militant was identified as Sajad Ahmad Shah son of Ali Mohammad Shah, a resident of Gund, Chogul in Handwara area of Kupwara district.
“He was affiliated with LeT militant outfit and was involved in number of attacks on the security establishments,” said the spokesman.
He said five civilians were injured in the “cross firing” and were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment where “unfortunately one succumbed to his injuries though others are stated to be stable now.”
However, reports said that forces used live ammunition to chase away protesters near the gunfight site, leading to death of a boy, Faizan Ahmad Khan and injuries to at least eight others.
A rifle and ammunition were also seized from the site of the gunfight.
Police has registered a case in this regard and further investigation is going on.
Authorities Close All Schools In Kashmir For Tomorrow
Authorities on late Friday decided to close all Schools and Colleges in the Kashmir Valley in view of the prevailing situation caused due to incessant rains.
According to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, all educational institutions upto higher secondary level shall remain closed tomorrow (June 30).
Pulwama Gunfight Update: One Civilian, Three Militants Killed In Encounter, Gunfight Over
Three militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight with the government forces in Thumna village of Chatpora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday, police said. A civilian was killed in clashes near the gunfight site.
Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said all three militants trapped in Pulwam gunfight have been killed. “All three militants killed, Good job boys,” he said on Twitter.
Earlier, a top police official confirmed the death of two militants in the ongoing firefight raging since today afternoon.
He said two bodies are lying at the site of the gunfight while a third militant is still firing from the debris of the house which was blasted by the forces.
The identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained, said the official.
A civilian, identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan, son of Dr. Abdul Gani Khan, resident of Khrew Pampore suffered a bullet injury in his abdomen after forces used live ammunition and pellets to disperse protesters who had gathered near the site of the gunfight.
He was shifted to district hospital Pulwama where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Faizan, according to the official, was putting up presently at Government Quarters in Pulwama town.
Eight other civilians were also injured during the clashes, and one of them who also sustained a gunshot injury has been brought to the bone and joint hospital in Srinagar for treatment.
Pulwama Gunfight Update: Encounter Continues, Two Militants Killed Sofar
Two militants have been killed in ongoing encounter at Thumna village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
SSP Pulwama Mohd Asalam Chowdhary told that two militants have been killed so far in ongoing encounter and the third militant is being engaged by forces in gunfight right now, he said.
Earlier one civilian identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan was killed in forces action near encounter site where stone pelting was going on.
Floods Declared, Locality In low Lying Areas To Stay Alert
The water levels in river Jhelum is flowing above alarm level at Sangam while as at Ram Munshibagh the gauge reading is increasing.
The gauge reading of the river Jehlem has been consistently rising, creating panic among the residents and the fear of flood is once again knocking at the doors.
The gauge reading of the river Jehlem at the Sangam is increasing and at 6 pm it was recorded as 21.33 ft while as the gauge reading at Ram Munshi Bagh at around the same time was recorded as 13.34 ft.
The gauge reading at Asham around the same time was recorded as 4.83 ft.
The gauge reading of the tributaries of Jehlem at 5 pm was recorded as; Vishow Nallah at Khudwani 9.24 m, Rambiyara Nallah at Vachi 3.63 m and Lidder Nallah at Batkoot 1.66 m.
As per the Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir, there is a possibility of a flood-like situation in the city.
The Irrigation and Flood Control Department has asked people residing near streams in low lying areas to remain vigilant.
In view of precipitation, forecast and rise in water levels the habitations residing along tributaries (nallahs) of south Kashmir, especially Vishow Nallah, Lidder Nallah, are advised to remain vigilant during the day and also at night today to avoid any sudden flood damages, the department said.
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