02JK01A.qxd 11/1/2013 10:31 PM Page 1 ALL IS WELL saturday | november 2 | 2013 | Jammu JAMMU TRIBUNE APATHY: SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS RUE LACK OF SPONSORS FOR HOLDING EVENTS Þ PAGE 2 25°C MAXIMUM ■ Kishtwar gets power supply after three days; 2 towers had got damaged on Oct 29 Tribune News Service Jammu, November 1 Within three days, the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) restored power supply to Kishtwar district by repairing the two towers of 132 kV line, near Khelani in Doda district. The power supply to the entire Kishtwar district had got snapped after the two towers got damaged when trees fell on them on October 29 morning. The NHPC received requests from the civil administration to restore The state government does not have its own supply line to Kishtwar district and has to be dependent on the NPHC line of 132 kV. The NHPC repaired the line within three days and restored the power supply to Kishtwar around 7 pm yesterday. Due to the non-availability of electricity, water supply in Kishtwar town had also got disturbed. the power as the line belonged to NHPC. The state government does not have its own supply line to Kishtwar district and has to be dependent on the NPHC line of 132 kV. The NHPC repaired the line within three days and restored the power supply to Kishtwar around 7 pm yesterday. The NHPC general manager of Dul-Hasti power project, Arvind Bhat supervised the whole process and ensured that power was restored within three days. He monitored the work and put around 30 to 40 people, including engineers, on the job. “The electricity supply in entire Kishtwar district had got snapped after two towers of 132 kV line got damaged near Khellani. We had committed to restore the line in three days and on Thursday evening, power was restored,” said R K Gupta, public relation offi- Þ PAGE 4 WEATHER SUNNY SPORTS: DELHI XI ENTER T20 TOURNAMENT SEMIS Þ PAGE 2 It’s Diwali here, 3 days early Amir Karim Tantray Denying the rumours about him quitting Zee TV's top-rated fiction show, Qubool Hai, Karan Singh Grover is happy that the show is being loved and appreciated by his fans and critics alike. cer of the NHPC, stationed at Dul-Hasti power project. The forest fire near Khellani led to falling of trees and some trees damaged the two towers. The NHPC started its work after getting the request from the government. Due to the non-availability of electricity, water supply in Kishtwar town had also got disturbed. People had strong resentment against the administration and they got relief only after power supply was restored on Thursday. 13°C MINIMUM Industry delegation resents sealing of shops by JMC Tribune News Service Jammu, November 1 A delegation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by its senior vicepresident Sham Lal Langer and other officebearers, today called on Kiran Wattal, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation. The delegation discussed various issues with the commissioner, including sealing of shops by the JMC. The delegation informed the commissioner that it was against adulteration but at the same Five RDD officials suspended Katra, November 1 Five officials of the Rural Development Department (RDD) were today put under suspension for poor performance and dereliction of duty. The action was taken after various deputations from Mahore tehsil of district Reasi approached the District Development Commissioner complaining about the proper implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guar- PREPARING FOR THE RUSH: Workers install cracker stalls in Parade Ground, Jammu, on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: INDERJEET SINGH Konkan Railways pays ~70 lakh to Katra district administration JMC conducts checks against adulteration Deputy Commissioner directed principal employer KRCL to pay Rs 2.60 crore on behalf of AEPPL, which was engaged by KRCL. After KRCL expressed inability to pay the dues, the district administration initiated proceedings against the AEPPL for seizing their machinery worth crores of rupees. Thereafter, KRCL paid Rs 30 lakh a few days ago and another installment of Rs 40 lakh now, thereby making it Rs 70 lakh. The district administration, however, has asked the agencies to make full Jammu, November 1 Continuing its drive against the menace of adulteration in view of forthcoming festival season, an extensive tour of the Food Safety Officers, under the supervision of Dr Vinod Sharma, Health Officer, JMC, was initiated today. Various sweet shops were inspected at places like Pacca Danga, Canal Road, Trikuta Nagar areas etc. Five samples of milk products and sweetmeat items were lifted from the shops within the limits of JMC and sent to Food Analysts, Public Health Laboratories, for ascertaining their standards of purity. Officials said the drive would continue and the shopkeepers dealing with food items were strictly warned and directed to ensure supply of good quality of food to the general public, especially milk and milk products, under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. Any work done outside the Act would be dealt with strictly under the law. The last date of applying for licensing under the new Act had been extended up to February 4, 2014, by the Government of India, they added.— TNS Our Correspondent Katra, November 1 Konkan Railways Corporation paid Rs 70 lakh to the district administration after a notice was issued by the Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, against the defaulting Apex Encon Ltd, involved in the construction of tunnels. The DC received a lot of complaints about M/S AEPPL for nonpayment of dues for deployment of men and machinery in July. Taking serious note of the harassment to general public and the nonpayment of wages, the payment of Rs 2.60 crore and disburse it at their own, failing which a serious action would be taken against AEPPL. The amount so paid by KRCL has been kept in a separate account till the representatives of AEPPL summoned from Andhara Pradesh are produced. The local people have appreciated the efforts of the district administration for coming to their rescue and ensuring the release of dues pending since two years after the company had abandoned the area without making payments. Mobile Internet charges cut KEEN EYES: Paramedical students search for their roll numbers before entering the examination hall in Government College for Women, Parade, in Jammu on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: INDERJEET SINGH Jammu, November 1 Vodafone India has announced an 80 per cent price cut in charges of mobile internet across the country. The rate will be applicable from Friday.— TNS antee Act (MGNREGA). Gulzar Ahmed, Gurpreet Singh, Karail Singh, Mohd Yaqoob and Mubassir Hussain from Chassana and Shergari panchayat areas were placed under suspension and attached with office of the District Development Commissioner. The officials of the department have been directed to ensure time bound completion of panchayatghars, infrastructure assets and rural connectivity. — OC The JMC commissioner assured the chamber delegation that there would be no further sealing of shops during the ongoing festival season and at the same time, asked the Chamber to educate the shopkeepers to maintain food standards and quality parameters. time was concerned about the sealing of shops. The delegation asked Wattal to stop the drive of sealing the shops during the festival season. The JMC commissioner assured the chamber delegation that there would be no further sealing of shops during the ongoing festival season and at the same time, asked the Chamber to educate the shopkeepers to maintain food standards and quality parameters. The delegation comprised Sham Lal Langer, Arun Gupta and Deepak Aggarwal. It also visited the border area of Gharkhal and talked to the people affected due to the firing by Pakistani troops. Noted Hindi writer Yadav remembered Tribune News Service Jammu, November 1 The J&K Rashtra Bhasha Parchar Samiti (RBPS) today paid tributes to noted Hindi writer Late Rajinder Yadav during a function at the KL Saigal Hall of the Cultural Academy here. Prof Rita Jatindra, former secretary Cultural Academy, Prof Satpal Srivats, Prof Raj Kumar, Savita Bakshi, additional secretary Cultural Academy and Neeru Sharma, president RBPS, shared the podium. Dr Sudhir Mahajan, vice president RBPS, on the occasion readout ‘Doosra Shamedan’, a short story translated from Russian to Hindi by Rajinder Yadav. The story was originally written by Anton Chekhov. Prominent writers who spoke on the occasion included Dr Agani Shekher, Baljeet Raina, Chattarpal, Yogita Yadav and Pritpal Singh.
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