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SRINAGAR: The Government today ordered constitution of an official panel to inquire into the allegations of the encroachment of forest land. The committee will inquire into the complaint of encroachment of forest land under Khasra No. 653 Min situated at village Ramnagar, Tehsil Kotranka, District Rajouri. 

 

Additional Commissioner, Jammu will be the Chairman of the Committee, whereas Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Conservator of Forests, West Circle Rajouri, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri and one DFO to be nominated by CCF, Jammu will be its members. Chairman of the committee is authorized to co-opt any other member for the assistance of the committee. The committee shall submit its report/findings to the government within two months.

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  • People requested to Dial 100 in case of any help, assistance required
JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir police has cleared a blocked road in Udhampur and  launched rescue operations in view of flash floods in some areas of Udhampur and Kathua Districts. Information was received  that  road at Bari in the jurisdiction of police station Latti, Udhampur was closed due to the shooting stones. Police party immediately reached the spot and cleared the road after which traffic got restored.
 
In the meantime, due to flash floods water entered in the shop of one Des Raj at Kirchi Dudu. Rescue by police alongwith the civilians is on. No loss of life was  till filing this report. SSP  Udhampur Shri Rayees Mohammad Bhat  has directed all the territorial officers to deploy their men at all flood points to provide helping hand to general public and prevent any eventuality. 
 
Meanwhile, one person identified as Mohd Sharif son of  Noor Ahmed was  rescued by Police & SDRF  from the Ujh river near Shabbe Chack, in Rajbag Kathua. Rescue operation at Billawar area was also being conducted in view of flash foods in the area.  In both the districts Policemen and SDRF men have been deployed on flood prone areas to prevent any eventuality. General public is informed that in case of any help and assistance required please Dail 100.

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  • Div Com issues weather advisory

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Basser Ahmad Khan today issued a weather advisory according to which higher reaches of the state are likely to receive moderate to heavy rains and snow during the next 48-hours. “Moderate rain is likely to occur at many places in Kashmir Division and moderate to heavy rain accompanied with thundershowers are likely at most places in Jammu Division. While as moderate to heavy snow/rain at few places in Ladakh region is likely during the next 48-hours,” a statement of the Divisional Commissioner said.

 

“This may lead to disruption of surface transportation mainly on Jammu-Qazigund section of the National Highway. Besides, there are high chances of snowfall on the Leh-Manali road leading to temporary closure of the road. There are chances of light snowfall on Zojilla pass as well,” the statement added. Accordingly, Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir Division including Leh and Kargil have been asked to take precautionary measures in their respective districts.