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Chief Engineer, PDD on power curtailments during winters in Kashmir

With the onset of winter season frequent and unscheduled power cuts are a daily affair in Kashmir. Be it metered areas or not-metered areas, consumers are subjected to long hours of power cuts. People blame Power Development Department( PDD) for the whole mess. We talk to Chief Engineer, PDD Hashmat Qazi to know the reasons behind power curtailments during winters.

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Precautions to take during winters in Kashmir

As winter nears, Dr Naveed Nazir Shah, HoD Chest Medicine at Chest Diseases Hospital in Srinagar speaks about precautions to be taken to avoid common respiratory problems this season.

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Poll Impact? Tourists not visiting Kashmir in Oct, Nov

The valley is witnessing a drop in the footfall of tourists since the government announced civic polls in the state.Municipal elections in the state will commence October 8, while Panchayat polls are scheduled to be held from November 17. While Kashmir Valley is expecting a surge in violence, the travel agents have noticed a fall in the tourist arrivals and bookings for this and the next month.General Secretary Chamber of Commerce and Industries Kashmir (CCIK), Tariq Rashid Ghani, said almost 70 per cent of the bookings got cancelled after election announcement.

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