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Ensure people do not face any inconveniences during winters: DyCM

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SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 24: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today directed for a coordinated and synergized effort in order to ensure that the people living in the winter zones of the state do not face any inconvenience vis-à-vis the electric power supply during the ensuing winter season.
The Dy Chief Minister was speaking at a meeting convened to review the overall power scenario in the State and also the winter preparedness being done by the department in view of the ensuing winter season.
Minister of State for Power Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi was also present.
Principal Secretary PDD Dheeraj Gupta, Chief Engineers and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
The Dy Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that every possible measure is put in place in order to ensure that the consumers living in the winter zone of the State do not face any inconvenience. He said that the supply of electricity should be rationalized in such a manner that every area gets the requisite amount of power.
Dr Singh while referring to the formulation of the schedule of electricity to be maintained during the winters said that it should be strictly adhered to and the tendency of unscheduled cuts should be done away with. He said that by ensuring strict adherence to the power schedule we would ensure the proper rationalization of the power, the demand of which registers an increase during the winters.
The Dy Chief Minister also asked for maintaining a proper buffer of electric transformers so that the damaged ones can be replaced within the shortest possible time while the damaged ones are being repaired. He said that a proper mechanism should be followed for ensuring that the repair of the transformers is done at an earliest.
Dr Singh also asked for ensuring that the transformer repairing workshop is provided with all the requisite men and material so that they can speed up the process of repairing the damaged transformers. He also directed for undertaking regular inspections so that the quantum of electric load can be gauged and the necessary steps taken for its augmentation.
The Minister of State for Power, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi, while speaking on the occasion called for a sustained effort from the officers and the field staff so that the winter related problems can be redressed. He said that the main thrust should be to ensure that the people at large should not suffer.

 

 
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Jammu airport to function till 9 PM

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Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.

In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.

The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.

 

Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.

This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.

The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.

Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.

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Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home

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Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.

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PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC

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Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.

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