As the temperature in Jammu and Kashmir continues to dip to sub-zero at nights, the Kashmir valley has been experiencing dense fog in the mornings, hindering visibility and vehicular movement.
Nazir Ahmad, a local, said, “The fog is too dense as it has not rained for a few days. We are hoping for rain or snow soon so that the fog is cleared.”
Sharing the same opinion, Mohd Ashraf, a local, added, “The fog is too dense; one can see nothing over 15 feet. Until it snows or rains, the fog won’t be cleared.”
The tourists at Dal Lake also experience difficulty as their view is being restricted by the dense fog.
Deepak, a tourist from Mumbai said, “The visibility is very bad. The vehicular movement is too slow because of it.”
Adding, Krishna, a tourist, said, “Cars are only moving with their dipper on. The visibility is next to nil.”
As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature in Srinagar has been recorded at -2.2 degrees Celsius.
ACB traps, arrests Patwari while accepting bribe
Anti Corruption Bureau received a complaint wherein the complainant alleged that Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari of Halqa Mufalpora, Tehsil and District Kupwara is demanding bribes for providing revenue extracts.
The complainant alleged that the accused Patwari was adopting delaying tactics and was not preparing revenue extracts which the complainant required for registration of sale deed for the land purchased by him recently. Moreover, had the complainant also deposited the necessary fee of 420 in the form of GR in the Tehsil office Kupwara on 14-02-2022. The complainant also alleged that Patwari had already taken a bribe of Ten thousand from them and demanded more to provide revenue extracts.
Upon receiving the instant complaint, prima facie offence U/S 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 was found made out and consequently, a case FIR No. 02/2022 was registered at P/S ACB Baramulla.
Subsequently, a trap team was constituted. The trap team caught Abdul Aziz Dar, Patwari, red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of 5000/- from the complainant. He was arrested and taken into custody by ACB Team. The bribe money was also recovered from his possession in the presence of independent witnesses.
Further investigations of the case are going on.
JKBOSE Class 10, 12 Results Likely in Second Week of February
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is likely to announce the regular annual results of class 10th and 12th, of Kashmir Division, in the second week of February, an official informed on Monday.
Board of School Education Joint Secretary Prof. Aijaz Ahmad Hakak said that the processes involved are in progress.“Results are under process and have to undergo several stages before the declaration. the First stage has been completed and the second one is in process”, he said, adding most probably the results of both the classes will be declared in the second week of February if situation arisen due to COVID goes well,” Aijaz added.
Meanwhile, Director Academics BOSE, Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer, also maintained that results would be announced in the second week of February.
Pertinently, the examinations of Class 12th culminated in the 2nd week of December, while 10th exams concluded in the first week of December last year.
Tragedy averted after scrap catches fire at Hospital
A major tragedy was averted at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Hospital in the Rainawari area of Srinagar on Monday afternoon as a fire incident was prevented from turning into a major conflagration, reports said.
According to the sources heaps of scrap in the vicinity of a 1000 LPM Oxygen Generation Plant at JLNM hospital caught fire thereby putting the plant at risk.
The fire also created panic among the attendants at the hospital, sources said.
They said that the timely action by the firemen averted the tragedy and there was no loss of property or injury to anyone during the incident.
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