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Intermittent rains lash Valley

Kashmir News Service





Srinagar, Apr 13 : The intermittent rainfall since Thursday evening has continued to lash Valley while as a local Meteorological department here has predicted more rains from April 15 evening.

The intermittent rains started on Thursday evening and continued till today, bringing the temperature down.

The rainfall has caused inundation of several City areas as well filled the potholed roads in Srinagar, causing immense hardships to the commuters as well as the pedestrians here.


Deputy Director of MeT, Mukhtar Ahmad told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the light to moderate rains lashed Srinagar and northern Kashmir areas while as South Kashmir received light rainfall since Friday.

However, he said tha weather conditions would improve from tonight, saying that weather would remain partly cloudy on April 14 (Sunday) and April 15 (Monday).

Nonetheless, he added that from Monday evening, they are predicting light to moderate rainfall till April 17 (Wednesday) afternoon.

He also added that the rainfall across the Valley has brought the temperature down.

Meanwhile, the water level in rivers and streams has got increased today while as the Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) department, Ashok Kumar Sharma said that increase in water level was the outcome of melting of snow.

“We hope the snow melts before the beginning of rainy season. The intermittent rainfall at present doesn’t contribute to the flood,” he said, adding that there was no need to panic.

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Advisor Skandan reviews functioning of JKSRTC

Monitor News Bureau



SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Advisor to Governor K Skandan today convened a meeting to review the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir State Transport Corporation (JKSRTC).

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Transport Department, Asgar Hassan Samoon, Managing Director, JKSRTC, Bilal Ahmad Bhat and other concerned.

During the meeting, the Advisor directed the officials to take a fresh review of SRTC routes so that more buses are employed on hilly routes where overloading is reported.


The Advisor was informed that the corporation has rationally deployed vehicles in every Operational Division as per demand or convenience of the general public.

For Chenab Valley region, it was given out that in the districts of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban, 32 vehicles are already in place and a new fleet of 33 vehicles are being inducted in Chenab Valley with the result all the left over routes of the area would be covered.

The Advisor hoped that with the measures taken, the rate of traffic related incidents would come down in the area besides upgrading mobility of the people.

He also asked the corporation to devise a plan to give wide publicity to Electric Buses so that general public would avail the facility. The meeting was also told that the time table issued for operation of the buses is being followed in letter and spirit.

The meeting also decided to put more charging stations in major districts of JK so that all the designated routes would be made operational.

The Advisor directed the JKSRTC to hold an internal audit of accounts at the earliest and conduct a board meeting so that remaining issues are sorted out. He also asked for status of installing, monitoring and tracking devices in SRTC buses for better financial discipline in the working of organisation.

The meeting also decided to have an efficient Fuel Management System to save the government exchequer.

The meeting was told that the corporation started regular night bus service with effect from August 5 from Srinagar to Jammu and vice versa for the convenience of the public.

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Srinagar administration makes arrangements to facilitate registration for GATE exam

Monitor News Bureau



SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: The Srinagar administration has made arrangements to facilitate registration of aspirants for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering or GATE 2020.

Three counters with operators have been set up at the Tourist Reception Centre Srinagar as part of the arrangement.

The administration has asked the aspirants to feel free to approach the centre and avail the facility.

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Militant killed in Sopore gunfight

Monitor News Bureau



A militant was gunned down by security forces in the Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, two days after police busted a module of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the valley.

The militant was gunned down following a brief shootout, said Jammu and Kashmir police.

“Sopore update: In a brief shootout one militant was killed in #Sopore. Further details shall follow,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.


According to sources, the militant belonged to LeT and was active in the valley.

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