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Indian pellet guns in Kashmir kill, blind and enrage

Srinagar (India) (AFP) Doctors are fighting to save the right eye of Hiba Jan, the 20-month-old who has become an emblem of India's devastating and highly contentious use of pellet-firing shotguns in Kashmir, where a separatist conflict has raged since 1947. India began deploying the pump-action guns, which spew 600 metal shards at high velocity at a time, in the restive part of Kashmir it controls 2010, since then killing dozens and maiming thousands. As her husband sobbed, Hiba Jan's mother Marsala said that they were shot at trying to escape from clouds of tear gas during disturbances last Sunday. Troops were trying to push back thousands of villagers protesting after the deaths of six suspected militants and a civilian in a fierce firefight that also killed one soldier. "As soon as I tried to open the metal wire mesh door to get out, a soldier outside fired pellets at us," Marsala told AFP at the SMHS hospital in Srinagar. "Instinctively, I covered Hiba'…

First of-its-kind Gas Insulated Power Substation commissioned in Kashmir Project to bring additional 1000 MWs of power to Kashmir daily

New Delhi, Dec 04:GE Power today announced commissioning of first of-its-kind 400/200 kV Gas Insulated Power Substation (GIPS) at Magam in district Budgam.

The Substation is a part of the Northern Region System Strengthening 29 (NRSS 29) project and it will help augment electricity supply in the Kashmir valley by bringing in additional 1000 MWs of power daily from Punjab.
“This project is critical for meeting the power requirements of J&K,” said Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, Sterlite Power. He said this is especially true in Kashmir, which suffers massive load-shedding during winters when electricity demand rises sharply.
Pertinently, Sterlite Power has last month commissioned a new transmission line spread over 400 km from Samba in Jammu to Amargarh in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
“Specially designed vehicles were used to transport the heavy equipment from different locations across India and deliver them safely to the site, overcoming several considerable constraints like narrow tunn…

JKPSC declares result of Combined Competitive (Mains) Exam-2016

JKPSC declares result of Combined Competitive (Mains) Exam-2016 963 candidates qualify for Personality Test, Viva-Voce JAMMU, DECEMBER 04:J&K Public Service Commission (JKPSC) today declared the result of J&K Combined Competitive (Mains) Examination, 2016. According to Khalid Majeed, Controller Examinations, JKPSC, out of 6427 candidates, who appeared in the said Examination, 963 candidates have qualified for Personality Test/ Viva-Voce. He said the Examination was conducted from 2 July to 8 August 2018 and the result has been announced within a record period of about 4 months which is a maiden achievement in the annals of J&K Public Service Commission. Khalid said the personality test/ interview shall commence from 20 December 2018 and detailed schedule in this regard shall be notified by JKPSC shortly.

No power on earth can deter us from our mission: Geelani

Addresses condolence gathering of slain Adnan Lone Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday addressed the people present at the condolence gathering for slain militant Adnan Ahmad Lone of Bandna. Geelani, according to a statement , in his address said, “Policy of suppression and repression in Jammu and Kashmir has failed to yield anything for India. Through the elongated period of ordeal and barbarism since 1947, India is currently facing a powerful people’s political movement for the right to self-determination in every nook and corner of Jammu and Kashmir.” Referring to the sacrifices rendered by people especially youth “to end the forced occupation”, Geelani said, “More than 6 lakh people have been martyred and an economy worth trillions lost with the lakhs of injured, but Indian brutality and repression, through their local conduits, seems to have no end.” Hurriyat (G) chairman said that New Delhi is suffering from the arrogance of power and has tried its best …

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