Moulana Qayoom Shopiani passes away

Greater Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Moulana Abdul Qayoom Shah Shopiani, the patron of Gurbai Ahlihadees Zaldgar, passed away on Tuesday after a protracted illness at his residence in Aliyalpora, Shopian. He was 80.
 The deceased was the Waiz of Masjid Ahlihadees Zaldagar, the first Ahlihadees mosque in the Valley. He was the son of Moulana Abdul Gani Shah Shopiani and grandson of Moulana Anwar Shah Shopiani, the pioneer of Ahlihadees movement in the Valley and one of the finest religious poets in Kashmiri language.

Lone hails inclusion of Chewa with Sunwari
JAMMU: Deputy Speaker Muhammad Akbar Lone has hailed the inclusion of village Chewa with Tehsil Sunwari of District Bandipora as part of Patwar Halqa Qusambagh.

Girl injured in road mishap
Srinagar: A Tipper bearing registration number JK05A-6964 hit and injured one girl namely Kinga, age 10, daughter of Manzoor Ahmad Dar, resident of Hadipora at Hadipora, falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Dangiwacha in Varmul. The injured girl was hospitalized. Police has registered a case in this regard.

Power shut down
Srinagar: To carry out some repairs on 33 KV Bemina-Budgam line and 33 KV Pampore-Chadoora-B.K.Pora line, power supply to the areas fed from these will remain off on December 12, 2007 from 10 am to 5 pm, December 12 and 13, 2007 from 10 am  to 5 pm respectively.

Dilapidated road in Zandfaran Varmul
Srinagar: The residents of Zandfaran Varmul are facing multiple woes due to dilapidated one-kilometre link road from Sheeri to Zandfaran.
 People of area said no step has been taken to macadamize road till date, despite appraising authorities multiple times to solve it.
 “We cannot walk on the road on the rainy days. Children are the worst hit    by this road as they cannot go to school,” said Yasin Malik of Varmul.
Health cum de-addiction camp at Kehribal on Dec 15
Islamabad: Keeping in view the enormous response to the earlier 2-day de-addiction cum health awareness camp held on October 20 and 21, 2007 at Kehribal, Islamabad, another such day-long camp is being organized at Ranbirpora in Islamabad district on December 15, 2007. 
Rs 36.50 lakh spent under BADP in Karnah
Karnah: Under Border Area Development Programme (BADP), 5 works have been completed at a cost of Rs. 36.48 lakh in Karnah sub-division.
 This information was given to SDM Karnah during inspection of ongoing works. It was told that development of Tangdar bazaar has been completed at a cost of Rs.26 lakh. Two public parks at Gabra and Hatipora Khawarpora were completed with an expenditure of Rs.9.68 lakh.

429 Aazmeen leave for Jeddah
Budgam: Two flights carrying 429 pilgrims comprising 298 male and 131 females took off from Srinagar Airport for Jeddah Tuesday. In first flight 216 pilgrims comprising 159 male and 57 female Aazmeen left for Jeddah, while 2nd flight carried 139 male and 74 female Aazmeen.
 The Aazmeen were seen off at the Airport by the officers of district administration, State Hajj Committee and Airport Authority of India.

4 structures gutted
Srinagar: One residential house, two Kabbadi sheds and a furniture workshop were gutted in two different fire incidents across the Kashmir Valley.
 Due to electric shot circuit, a single storied residential house of Muzaffar Ahmad Khan, resident of Devi Angan in Srinagar was gutted. No loss of life was reported in the incident.
 In another fire incident, two Kabbadi sheds and one furniture workshop were gutted at Babapora, falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Kralkhud in Srinagar. The cause of fire was electric shot circuit. However, no loss of life was reported in the incident.

Sardar Khan’s demise condoled
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) expressed deep shock over the sad demise of Sardar Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, former state president of JKNPP and member of the working committee and also expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.
 In a condolence meeting party patron Prof Bhim Singh said that Khan was a great philosopher and a good friend.  He said that he came in contact with Khan in 1959 when Khan was serving in defense forces. Khan after his retirement from Army joined the civil service and served employees fraternity as a president of the State Employee Union in the Civil Secretariat.

3 shops gutted in fire
Srinagar, Dec 11: Three shops were gutted in a fire incident at Sheehlteng, Habba Kadal on Tuesday morning.
 The fire, which was triggered by the short circuit, consumed two scrap shops, one furniture shop, and caused partial damage to the two residential houses.
 The fire tenders rushed to the spot and prevented fire from causing the further damage. (GKNN)

India denies self-determination to Kashmiris: Geelani
Srinagar: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday accused India of denying people of Kashmir right of self determination and said it is the basic cause of the Kashmir dispute.
 In a statement a Hurriyat spokesman quoting Geelani said “denial of right of self- determination is a grave human rights violation. By its suppressive policies and illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian troops, all rights of Kashmiris have been snatched.”