25 youth booked under PSA: SSP
Srinagar, Dec 28: Police on Tuesday said that it had arrested nearly 500 youth from old city in connection with disturbing law and order while some 25 youth were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) in the past 6-months of unrest. “Some 500 stone pelters were arrested from the old city. But majority of them have been released,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Syed Ashiq Bukhari said on the sidelines of a news conference here. He said some 25 PSAs were slapped against stone pelters. “No minor or a student was booked under the PSA,” the SSP added.
Kangan villagers for more fire stations
Srinagar: Kangan villagers through their local organization-Public Welfare Council Ganderbal have appealed to the Fire and Emergency Service department officials to establish more fire stations in the district. The PWC said in a statement: “Tehsil Kangan is spread over vast area, but there were only two fire stations with three fire tenders. This is insufficient.” The residents appealed to the authorities to look into the matter.
Forest fire in Kup reaches other Kashmir
Srinagar, Dec 28: A major fire that raged along the Line of Control in Tanghdar sector of Kupwara district has spread to the other side of the dividing line. Sources told PBI that a major fire that raged from compartment No 1, 2, 26 and 27 of Jabdi forest area in Tangdar sector of the frontier district reached the other side of the LoC last night. The fire, sources said has resulted in huge damages to wildlife besides hundreds of trees.
Similarly, compartment No 20, 21, 22 of Sogam and 79, and 80 of Manigah forests in Hyhama has been engulfed by the flames that are rapidly spreading to the dense forest area.
SHD employees mourn demise
Srinagar, Dec 28: The employees of Sheep Husbandry Department, at a condolence meeting held on Tuesday at directorate office, Lalmandi, here with director, Dr B R Kotwal, in chair, expressed grief sorrow over the demise of director Agriculture, Mian Abdul Majid. The participants offered special prayers for the deceased and expressed sympathies with the bereaved.
Officials stop earth filling of agri land
Budgam, Dec 28: The Revenue department officials and police today stopped illegal earth filling on 12 kanals of agricultural land at Soothu and Kenihama villages and restored it to its old condition. The District Development Commissioner said the drive of checking such earth filling would continue in the district.
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