Amid prevailing hot weather conditions, the Meteorological department (MeT) issued a warning about ‘moderate to high risk of flash floods’ in J&K in view of ‘heavy to very heavy’ rain in most parts of Jammu and ‘moderate to heavy’ rain in many places in Kashmir from July 19 to 21.
The maximum intensity of widespread rainfall during the forthcoming wet spell is likely to occur on July 19 and 20, the MeT forecast said.
The MeT in a communiqué issued to Divisional Commissioners Kashmir and Jammu said: “Moderate to heavy rains in the region are expected due to lower and middle level tropospheric winds from north Arabian Sea likely to interact with Easterly Winds from the Bay of Bengal from July 18 to 21”.
The winds are likely to cause ‘heavy to very high’ rain in most places in Jammu, mainly Pir Panjal and plains of Jammu, and ‘moderate to heavy’ rain in many places in Kashmir from July 19 to 21 along with lightning and thunderstorms, the MeT forecast said.
“There could be moderate to high risk of flash flood in J&K as the probable impacts of the disturbance,” the MeT said in its advisory.
Besides, the disturbance may also disrupt surface traffic on Jammu-Srinagar National highway, Srinagar-Leh National highway, Doda-Kishtwar and Mughal Road besides causing water logging in low lying areas, disruption in agriculture activities, landslides and shooting stones at vulnerable spots, the MeT said.
However, the MeT officials said that the forthcoming wet spell will help J&K overcome the rainfall deficit witnessed in July so far.
Meanwhile, the heat wave continued to prevail in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as summer capital Srinagar sizzled at 34.1 degrees Celsius while ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded 24 degrees Celsius. Winter capital Jammu recorded 35.7 degrees Celsius.
An Appeal to Manoj Sinha: Kindly Regularize PDD Daily Wagers
Over time JK Media has raised its voice for PDD/PHE daily wagers, Homeguards, Asha workers, JK Police SPOs to regularize them and continue raising them until all these employees don’t get regularized. Today JK Media Executive Aashish Kholi met a PDD Daily Wager, President Akhil Sharma, and talked about the 11,000 daily wagers, which are yet to be regularized.
While speaking, Akhil said, “I’m thankful that JK Media is raising our demands. My appeal to JK LG Manoj Sinha is that employees were being regularized till 2010 in Kashmir and Doda, while in Poonch till 2005, the employees were regularized. But in Jammu and Kathua, only employees were regularized till 1997, and further, no DPC took place. During the NC regime, an order was passed that all employees till 2010 should be standardized, but the order didn’t get implemented until today. A corporation has been formed, and soon the department will be privatized, so I want the employees who have given 20 years of their profession to the department regularly”.
“We are getting 6750 rupees as our monthly pay. With such a minimal amount, how can we look after our families? If we send our children to some good school, then all our income will only be spent on the school fee. Many of our co-workers have lost their lives or arms and legs, but no senior official has ever enquired about them and their policies. Recently Manoj Sinha announced 10 lakh rupees insurance for the daily wagers, according to which if any daily wager dies on-duty, then their family will get 10 lakh rupees compensation, but the order hasn’t been implemented yet”, he added.
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JK Board 10th class students once again staged a protest against JKBOSE outside Director of School Education’s office in Jammu today. After meeting him, they showed a disapproval and demanded mass promotion.
“Director Sir told us to give our exams and wait for results. We are against it! We either demand online exams or mass promotion. When Kashmir students can get promoted without exams, why not us?” said a student
“I’m here to support these students. Their demand is genuine. They had online classes. Third wave is on it’s way and we can’t risk students’ lives. JK Board Authorities must listen to their appeal.” added their supporter
The students claimed the J&K Police to have abused and physically attacked them. They disagreed with the behaviour and said it was against the law and order.
“It’s J&K Police not the goons that attacked us today. I’m still 16 and it’s against the law to hit me. We aren’t terrorists, just small kids demanding something for ourselves. At least don’t hit us.” they said
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“From my two trucks, the thieves have stolen one battery and around 250 litres of diesel. I have registered a case in Narwal Police Station yesterday night, but no police officer has yet visited. We have also informed the police officers in the PCR van for round-up they also didn’t take any action. So the police didn’t investigate our cases seriously”, a truck operator said.
The operators demanded that an investigation should take place and the thieves should be arrested immediately.
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