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Inclement Weather in J&K: 150 transformers, 1031 feeders of 11kv damaged

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The fresh snowfall across Kashmir has resulted in massive damage to the electricity transformers as well as 11 kilowatt feeders in the Valley.

An official document, reads that a total of 1031 11kv feeders had suffered technical snag across Kashmir while in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, all 171 11 kv feeders had got damaged followed by Budgam where 103 out of 104 feeders were damaged by 09:00 AM today.

However, the document reads that 909 feeders of 11 kv have been repaired till 05:20 PM while only 122 are under fault across Kashmir.

In Srinagar, 49 feeders out of 266 were damaged till morning while only 10 were under fault in the evening, the document said, adding that in Budgam of total 103 damaged feeders, 84 were repaired till evening while only 19 were under fault.

According to the document, 7 feeders of 11kv had got damaged by today morning while only one was under fault by evening. It added that 27 out of 46 feeders were damaged in Bandipora while only two were under fault in the evening.

It further revealed that 46 feeders out of 98 were under fault this morning and only three were under fault by the evening.

In Shopian, 30 out of 35 feeders were under fault in the morning and only five were under fault by 05:20 PM. 84 out of 119 feeders were damaged in Anantnag till 09 AM and all were repaired till evening.

Kulgam district in South Kashmir had also recorded 100 per cent damage in 11kv feeders with official documents revealing that all 55 feeders were under fault in the morning and by 05:20 PM only 13 were under fault.

In Baramulla district, 39 feeders are under fault where all—171 feeders were damaged.

Out of 75 damaged, only 30 feeders were under fault by 05:20 PM in Kupwara, it said.

Moreover, Chief Engineer, Kashmir Power Distribution Corporation Limited (KPDCL), Aijaz Ahmad Dar informed KNO that 150 transformers at different places across the Valley were also damaged due to the fresh snowfall.

However, he said that 55 transformers have been replaced till evening while the work on other damaged transformers is going on.

“The number of damaged transformers may increase once the weather condition improves as at present there is transpiration difficulty due to the continuous snowfall,” he said.

He added that the men and machinery has already been kept on toes to ensure that the people will not face any hardships and the repairs are done at a shortest possible time

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73rd Republic Day Celebrations Held Across Jammu

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On Wednesday, on the 73rd Republic Day of the country, the tricolour flag was proudly hoisted at every square and square of the city. Amid patriotic songs and music in all the squares and streets of the town, people hoisted the tricolour flag paid tribute to the country’s martyrs and saluted the brave soldiers deployed in defence of the borders. On this national festival of Republic Day, after flag hoisting by business organizations in many city areas, Prasad was also distributed among the people by putting up stalls of halwa-puri.

Jammu Mayor Chandramohan Gupta hoisted the tricolour and regional traders at the historic Raghunath Mandir Chowk. Apart from this, the Mayor hoisted the tricolour flag at Shaheed Major Akash Singh Park in his residence area, celebrating Republic Day with people in more than a dozen city areas.

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The main program was organized on behalf of the State Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar, where the state president Ravindra Raina unfurled the tricolour flag along with former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta and other leaders. Next, former Minister Sat Sharma and other leaders hoisted the tricolour flag in the BJP’s Kachi Cantonment office. Then, in the Chamber House located at Railhead Complex, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu, President Arun Gupta, and other office bearers and main businessmen unfurled the tricolour flag.

In Jammu’s biggest wholesale grain market Ware House-Nehru Market, the Federation’s head Deepak Gupta and market traders hoisted the tricolour flag. Apart from this, regional corporators in all 75 wards of Jammu Municipal Corporation shared the happiness of Republic Day by hoisting the tricolour flag along with the people of their respective wards.

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Lt Governor Manoj Sinha hoists National Flag at Republic Day function

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Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha hoisted the National Flag at the Union Territory level function on the occasion of the 73rd Republic Day, here at Maulana Azad Stadium this morning.
The Lt Governor inspected the parade and took the ceremonial salute.
The Republic Day parade consisted of smart contingents from Army, BSF, CRPF, SSB, IRP (Women & Male), J&K Police, JKAP, UT Disaster Response Force, J&K Fire, and Emergency Services, J&K Forest Protection Force, Excise Department, Ex-Servicemen, NCC Boys and Girls, Bharat Scouts and Guides (Girls & Boys), besides several school contingents, Brass & Pipe Bands of Army, BSF, J&K Police, J&K Armed Police.
The colourful celebrations of Republic Day filled with patriotic fervour and the celebratory mood were aptly reflected by a host of impressive cultural items presented by various schools and departments on the occasion.
The J&K Police displayed the breathtaking Motorcycle Acrobatics, besides cultural pageantry based on the different themes activities were the main attractions of the programme. Scores of students from various schools presenting a cultural spectacle based on national integration and the glorious composite heritage of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir marked the day.
Earlier, the Lieutenant Governor laid a wreath at Police Martyrs Memorial & Balidan Stambh and paid homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the unity and integrity of our country.
“Valor of the Jawans and officers of JKP, Army and other Central Security Forces and their unparalleled courage is an inspiration for all. The nation will always remain indebted to their sacrifices. We all must take a pledge to eradicate terrorism and terror ecosystem perpetuated by the neighbouring country”, said the Lt Governor.
Among those who witnessed the Republic Day celebrations were Chief Justice Jammu and Kashmir High Court; Advisor to the Lt Governor; Judges of the J&K High Court; Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation; Member of Parliament; Chief Secretary; DGP; elected representatives of ULBs and PRIs; former Legislators; senior Civil, Police and Army officers; political and social activists; prominent citizens, media persons and the citizenry.
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Rapper cop of Jammu and Kashmir awarded by DGP

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Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Jeevan Kumar whose rap performance on a television reality show has gone viral and won him praise was awarded by Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Tuesday night.

The police chief gave a commendation certificate and a reward of Rs 10,000 to the constable.

The police chief congratulated Kumar and his family for his excellent performance and for making the force proud.

Jeevan’s rap song was a tribute to the security forces.

Police officials said rapping is a hobby of the 25-year-old constable hailing from the border belt of Bishnah in Jammu.

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Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Jammu Mukesh Singh had shared a video of Kumar singing last year and said the constable was a passionate singer.

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