13KT01A.qxd 11/12/2013 9:51 PM Page 1 NEGATIVELY POSITIVE wednesday | november | 13 | 2013 | srinagar KASHMIR TRIBUNE SPORTS: BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Þ PAGE 2 BEGINS IN SRINAGAR EDUCATION: CHILDREN WALK 4 KM TO REACH NEAREST SCHOOL Þ PAGE 2 Fake currency seized, 3 held Our Correspondent Anantnag, November 12 The police at Tral town of Pulwama district has seized fake currency worth Rs 1.5 lakh after a man tried to deposit the amount at a local branch of HDFC Bank yesterday, said police reports. Sohail Maqbool, a resident of Tral, tried to deposit the fake currency in his account at the branch. Police sources said Muhammad Maqbool, father of the accused, and a woman accomplice of the The fake currency notes worth Rs 1.5 lakh at the Tral police station on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMIN WAR duo had also been arrested in the case. `3.5-cr project for Chatpal on anvil Tribune News Service Srinagar, November 12 Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmed Mir said today that the Centre had approved a project of Rs 3.50 crore for the development of Chatpal, known as mini Pahalgam, in Kokernag, as a tourist spot. He said this while addressing public meetings at Achabal and Dooru in south Kashmir today. “The pristine glory of Nagdandi pilgrim place will also be restored by bringing it on the tourism map of the state. Besides, Shangus area has a distinct place in the tourism activities and assured the people of the area that the authorities concerned would be deputed to survey the areas for the creation of the required tourist infrastructure,” he said. Mir said tourism was the backbone of the state economy and its expansion was important. “We should encourage tourism and its related activities in order to accelerate the development process in the areas,” he added. “A teller at the bank, however, detected that the notes were fake and confronted the account holder,” said a senior police official from the area. “The accused was arrested with the fake currency notes,” said the reports. The police has registered an FIR in this regard. Awantipora SP Abdul Wahid said the police was investigation the matter to get to the helm of the fake currency racket. “One person has been arrested in this connection so far. Further arrests might follow after investigations,” said the SP. The new show on Colors, Rang Rasiya, which stars Ashish Sharma and Sanaya Irani, has now got its negative lead. Producer Saurabh Tewari has roped in Tarun Khanna in the role of a landlord. He was last seen in Life OK's Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev as Raavan. WEATHER SUNNY 14°C Þ PAGE 4 -3°C MAXIMUM MINIMUM Power theft continues unabated Tribune News Service Srinagar, November 12 Even after conducting raids across the Valley, the Power Development Department has failed to detect power thefts. The agreement load in the Valley, as per the PDD, is 1000 MW, but the power consumed is much higher than the agreed load. “Technically, if we have 1000 MW agreement load for domestic, commercial as well as industrial units, the load should not exceed 50 per cent on an average. But the load during the peak hours in the Valley is 1100 Man’s body found on road Tribune News Service Srinagar, November 12 The police today found a body of a man on a road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The deceased is yet to be identified. The body was found on the national highway near Donipora in Anantnag district, a police spokesperson said. The spokesperson said an inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC had been initiated to ascertain the cause of the death. Srinagar, November 12 The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has banned the sale of layer chicken in the summer capital of the state. Talking to Kashmir Tribune today, SMC health officer Dr Shafqat Khan said the decision to ban layer chicken was taken as it had no food value. During an inspection at the city markets, the SMC food safety officials found out that layer chickens were being sold at pital had an illegal power connection. The Chief Engineer, PDD, Bashir Ahmed, said the department would continue its efforts to check power thefts. “We have many teams in Srinagar and other districts of the Valley to check power pilferage. Our efforts will continue to ensure that such incidents do not take place,” Ahmed said. The shortage of power supplies is a common feature in the Kashmir valley, particularly during the winter months. It is mainly because of the low-level of water in the sources to the hydel power projects that get dried up due to cold conditions. The decline in power generation gets coupled with the increase in the demand for power in cold weather conditions. The power is more in demand due to the use of heating gadgets in domestic use like heaters and geysers. The government relies on the Northern Grid for the purchase of power to overcome the increasing domestic demand, thereby leading to additional financial burden. Protest demonstrations against power shortage or disruptions are a common feature in the Valley during winters. Sale of layer chicken banned in Srinagar Tribune News Service MW and it shows that power theft is taking place,” said a senior official in the PDD. “Though the department has constituted teams to check power thefts across the Valley, the consumers need to understand that power pilferage is the main reason behind the frequent power breakdowns,” he said. Sources said the department had conducted inspection of various areas to check the power thefts and tighten noose around the violators. A team of the department recently raided a private hospital in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and found that the hos- several places. He said the SMC would be issuing notices to all chicken retailers so that the ban was enforced. Layer chicken is also called a spent bird and the term is referred to egg laying hens. Khan said the SMC would take strict action against the outlets selling the layer chicken. He said the decision to ban its sale was taken as part of the ongoing SMC drive against the unhealthy and substandard food products being sold within the municipal limits. SAILING AWAY: A man rows a boat in the Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMIN WAR
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