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Dog carcass found in water body from which many villages drink

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Srinagar, July 20: People of Halmatpora belt comprising of many villages are in up in arms against PHE
department for failure to restore the potable water supply to them from last two months. The people are
made to drink contaminated water from a nearby nallah from which the carcass of a dog was found on
Thursday evening.
The locals said that they are suffering from many waterborne diseases.
"The carcass of the dog was lying in the nallah adjacent to Kumar Mohalla for so many days and was spotted
by locals yesterday. Besides, the water is completely contaminated and we are forced to drink the water as
PHE has failed to restore potable supply from last more than two months," the locals said and urged
authorities to treat them as humans.
The residents had also staged a protest on Tuesday against the department of public health engineering
(PHE) against the non-availability of drinking water in the area.

The protesters including women and children blocked the Haihama-Kupwara road due to which traffic
movement was disrupted for some time. The protesters were demanding the restoration of the water supply
in the area which is blocked for the last two months.
The areas which are severely affected by the shortage of drinking water include Bungam, Gonipora,
Khanpora, Hajam Mohalla, Mir Mohalla, Chalgund and Kumar Mohalla.
“We have no drinking water for past two months. We are forced to drink dirty water from nearby streams.
The department is sleeping” the protesters had said.
Scores of persons most of them elderly and children are suffering from Gastroenteritis diseases including
vomiting.
A senior doctor and an expert had termed the consumption of stream water as unsafe.
"It is unsafe for human consummation as the water in streams is loaded with bacteria," he had said.
The patients may also have the fever and its continue consumption can lead to jaundice and Hepatitis, the
doctor had said.
He had urged the people to boil the water or 10-15 minutes so that the bacteria in it will die. (GNS)

 
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People of Anantnag will defeat deceptive policies of BJP, PDP, others: Congress

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Srinagar, April 22: Asserting that people of Anantnag will defeat the divisive and wrong policies of Modi and Muftis in present elections, the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has reiterated its appeal to people to ensure the defeat of deceptive policies on the part of PDP-BJP.

In a statement the Party spokesperson has expressed confidence that people of Anantnag will vote in large numbers against “divisive and wrong policies” adopted by PM Narinder Modi, Muftis and others, who were hell bent upon to divide people for electoral gains, but, at some time, he felt confident that they (people) have realized  how much damage has been caused to Jammu and Kashmir state in every respect by PDP-BJP unholy alliance to serve their vested interests.

Time has come to respond to their opportunist and divisive policies by ensuring their defeat in the elections, as that, will ensure peace and development in the State, Spokesperson said.

 

I would appeal the people of entire Anantnag to cast their vote in favour of Congress Party in large numbers to ensure that Communal, divisive and opportunist forces were defeated miserably.

Both PDP and BJP owe an explanation to people for betraying them and playing with their emotions for the sake of coming into the power, the spokesperson added and said the defeat of PDP-BJP in the present elections will be an appropriate response to their opportunism, exploitation and betrayal, Spokesperson said.

He said Congress Party will not allow PDP, BJP or any other political force to play with the sentiments of people for political mileage and is fully capable to defeat their designs. Congress Party has always taken care of urges and aspirations of the people in all the three regions and is fully committed to ensuring equitable development of J&K.

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Mehbooba hits out at PM over nuclear bombs remark

‘Pakistan has not kept their for Eid either’

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Srinagar, April 22: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for bringing nuclear bombs in the political discourse, saying if India has not kept the nuclear bomb for Diwali, Pakistan has not kept its for Eid.

During a rally in Rajasthan’s Barmer Sunday, Modi had said India is no more afraid of nuclear threats of Pakistan.

“Otherwise every other day Pakistan used to give nuclear threats. What do we have? Have we kept it for ‘Diwali’? (Warna aay din nuclear button hai, ye kehte the. Hamare paas kya hai? Ye diwali ke liye rakha hai kya),” he asserted.

 

Mufti tweeted, “If India hasn’t kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it’s obvious Pakistan’s not kept theirs for Eid either. Don’t know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this.”

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PDP demands more NEET centres in Kashmir

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Srinagar, April 22: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday demanded adequate number of exam centres for NEET aspirants in Kashmir so that the hardships they face by traveling outside Valley are avoided.

In a statement issued to media, PDP General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura said that in view of the highway ban, inclement weather, dilapidated condition of national highway and sky rocketing airfares, the NEET aspirants are made to face immense hardships for appearing in the exams.

Hanjura said that keeping in view the predicament being witnessed by the student community at large in Kashmir Valley; it is high time for the Ministry of Human Resource Development to allot more number of NEET exam centres in Kashmir Valley so that without any hindrance Kashmiri students could appear in the exams.

 
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