Malshahi Bagh reels under darkness
Ganderbal, Dec 24: The residents of Malshahi Bagh in Ganderbal Saturday said that there area was reeling under darkness from the last five days.
They alleged that the Power Development Department (PDD) has disconnected their connections as few people have not cleared the electric tariff.
“About 95% households here have cleared their outstanding tariff. But, to our utter surprise, we are reeling under darkness for just five percent defaulters,” said Abdul Salam Bhat, a local.
“We are being punished for no fault of ours,” he lamented.
The village is a hilly area where the bears are always on prowl. “In the presence of electricity, the bear threat remains very low here, but with no electricity available for the last few days, the apprehension among the residents here particularly among the children and women has raised to a great extent”, a local shopkeeper, Ghulam Ahamad said.
When contacted, Executive Engineer, Sub-Transmission Division (STD) Ganderbal, Fayaz Ahmad Beigh told Greater Kashmir that they don’t have any information regarding the issue. “I will look into the matter tomorrow and will do the needful,” he said.
Itrat Hussain assumes charge as Joint Director Information Kmr
Srinagar: Itrat Hussain Rafiqee assumed the charge of Joint Director Information, Kashmir today.
Earlier, he was Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara.
Rafiqee had served the Department of Information at various capacities and has lot of experience in public relations and functioning of the Department. After assuming the charge, he interacted with the senior officers of the Department. He inspected the various Sections of Joint Directorate of Information, Kashmir.
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