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Jammu, July 11 :  In order to carry out various repair and upgradation works the power supply to Sua No:1, Malpur, Garkhal and its adjoining areas fed from AK-3, GREF and MES feeders shall remain affect on July 12 from 6 am to 9:30 am.

Similarly, the power supply to Mishriwala, Asseran, Bawe Tallab, Bhalwal, Karwanda and its adjoining areas fed from BJ-3 and BH-1 feeders shall remain affect on July 12 from 7 am to 11 am.

Likewise, the power supply to Salehar and its adjoining areas fed from Receiving Station Salehar shall remain affected on July 12 from 8 am to 4 pm.

Meanwhile, the power supply to news Kartholi, Industrial area Bari Brahmana and their adjoining areas fed from New Kartholi, BB-II and BB-21 lines shall remain affected on July 12 from 5 pm to 6 pm.


Bengaluru, Jul 11 :  With his government fighting for survival following the resignation of 16 Congress-JD(S) MLAs, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy sought to know on Thursday why should he step down from the post.

"Why should I resign? What is the necessity for me to resign now?," Kumaraswamy shot back to reporters here, amidst the speculation that he could put in his papers in the wake of the crisis that has pushed his coalition government to the brink of collapse.

He recalled that in 2009-10, 18 MLAs, including some ministers, had "opposed" the then chief minister BS Yeddyurappa of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but he had not resigned.

The chief minister held discussions with senior Congress leaders on Thursday, after the coalition government headed by him suffered a fresh jolt with two more Congress legislators resigning on Wednesday, talking the tally of MLAs who have put in their papers to 16.

The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition faces the threat of losing its majority in the Assembly if the resignations are accepted as its current tally is 116 in the 224 member House.

Congress MLAs MTB Nagaraj and K Sudhakar submitted their resignations to Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar at his chamber in Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat, on Wednesday.

The Karnataka unit of the BJP, led by its chief Yeddyurappa, staged a protest at the Vidhan Soudha on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Kumaraswamy, who they claimed had lost majority in the House.

Yeddyurappa and other BJP leaders also petitioned the governor in this connection.

Of the 16 MLAs who have resigned, 13 are from the Congress and three from the JD(S). The coalition's strength in the House is 116 (Congress 78, JD(S) 37 and BSP one), besides the speaker.

With the support of the two independents, who resigned from the ministry on Monday, the opposition BJP has 107 MLAs in the 224-member House, where the halfway mark is 113.

If the resignations of the 16 MLAs are accepted, the ruling coalition's tally will be reduced to 100.


Ahmedabad, Jul 11 :  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will appear before a metropolitan magistrate's court here Friday for the hearing of a criminal defamation suit filed against him by Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank and its chairman Ajay Patel.

Gandhi would appear before the court, said Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi.

"Since the summons was also issued to party's national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, he is also expected to appear tomorrow," said Doshi.

The defamation suit was filed last year after Gandhi and Surjewala claimed that the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank was involved in a "scam" to swap Rs 745.59 crore in swapped notes with valid currency within five days of demonetisation announcement on November 8, 2016.

Union home minister Amit Shah is one of the directors of the ADC Bank.

The court issued summonses to the two leaders on April 9 after finding prima facie evidence against them.

The complainants said that the Congress leaders leveled "false and defamatory allegations" against the bank.

The court had conducted an inquiry under section 202 of the Code of Criminal Procedure before summoning Gandhi and Surjewala.

The section deals with inquiry to decide whether there is sufficient ground for proceeding against a person.

Gandhi and Surjewala's allegations were based on the reply given by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development to an RTI query of a Mumbai-based activist.

ADCB and Patel have denied that the bank exchanged such a huge amount of swapped currency as alleged.


Srinagar, July 11 :  Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Thursday said that redressal of grievances to the satisfaction of the people is the main agenda behind the JK Governor's Grievance Cell.

The Advisor made these remarks at a grievance redressal camp which he chaired here today to listen to issues and demands of the people. 

As many as 30 delegations from all over the valley visited the camp and apprised the Advisor about their issues and demands. The delegations which called on the Advisor during the camp include Citizens Welfare Forum Ganderbal who demanded speedy transition of the offices of Central University of Kashmir to its identified location in the town.

Delegations from Manigam (Ganderbal), Lajura (Pulwama) and Auqaf Committee Manzgam (Kulgam) raised developmental issues like establishment of educational institutions, adequate electricity, water, health, irrigation and road connectivity in their respective areas.

A delegation of Zadibal Constituency requested the Advisor for proper landscaping of public parks in their area which, as per them, are lying in dilapidated condition.

A deputation from Maldera Shopian desired that their areas be included in revenue village Maldera instead of Heffkuri and Badigam.

Delegations from village Jablipora Bijbehara and Narwa Pulwama demanded proper irrigation facilities for their agricultural lands. While as, Sumo drivers from Baramulla demanded allotment of permanent space for establishing Sumo Stand there.

A delegation of Subject-specific teachers demanded extension of their services till February next year instead of a month given recently. 

Another delegation of Kashmiri Pandit teachers appointed under PM package sought redressal of issues they are facing. In-service teachers in Psychology discipline demanded introduction of their subject at newly established Higher Secondary Schools.

Moreover, scores of individuals also visited the camp with their grievances.

The Advisor listened to the projected demands patiently and assured to look into all the genuine issues for their time-bound redressal.