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J&K parliamentarians couldn’t utilize MPLADS funds
4/8/2020 10:42:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 10: Parliamentarians from Jammu and Kashmir have shown a dismal performance to utilize Member Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS ) funds. The Union government in abid to fight the COVID-19 outbreak has decided to divert the MPLADS funds towards Consolidated Fund of India, which will be used to purchase equipments for medical facilities, to develop medical infrastructure, testing and screening of patients. These funds won’t be available with the MPs until 2022. According to the data available with Early Times, the Lok Sabha members have so far failed to utilize the maximum of the funds allocated and released to them. All the Lok Sabha MPs are entitled to Rs 5 Crore as their constituency development fund out of which Rs 2.5 Crore stand released in favour of each parliamentarian including Dr. Jatinder Singh, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Hasnain Masoodi, Mohammad Akbar Lone and Dr. Farooq Abdullah. Apart from Dr Farooq Abdullah who has Rs. ...
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Amid Corona crisis, PDP leaders behaving in irresponsible manner
4/8/2020 10:42:00 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 8: While as political parties across the country are rendering helping hand to the government to check spread of dreaded Coronavirus, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the only party which is behaving in very irresponsible manner at this point of time when the whole planet is passing through crucial time. More shockingly, the dreaded Coronavirus is tightening its grip in Kashmir Valley with 103 active positive cases, none of the PDP leader has come out to give relief to the people at this time. Instead to rendering support to the needy people, PDP leaders are, shamelessly, using this opportunity to instigate people on emotive issues. Important to mention he...
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SMC employees, councilors lock horns amid COVID-19 crisis
4/8/2020 10:41:34 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 8: The rift between the corporators of Srinagar Municipal Corporation and the officials amid the COVID-19 outbreak can lead to the major crisis in Srinagar city. Speculations are rife that the SMC Mayor and the corporators are trying to disturb the functioning of the corporation and are placing unnecessary hurdles in its routine. Such claims got substantiated recently after the SMC Commissioner Gazanfar Ali said, “There is lack of coordination between corporators and the officials of Srinagar Municipal Corporation. I am trying to strengthen their synergy. Officials and corporators have different roles. Corporators can raise demands of people and officia...
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50 new ventilators to take month to reach JK Govt hospitals
4/8/2020 10:41:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 8: The Jammu and Kashmir government is spending a whopping Rs 8.5 Crores to procure as many as 50 hi-tech ventilators for its hospitals in the union territory but that the consignment is likely to take a month more to reach the destination. Official documents as accessed by the Early Times reveal that the government has made an order of 50 ventilators for Jammu and Kashmir way back in March. Officials said each such “high end” ventilators costing 17 lakh each has been ordered from a Maharashtra based firm. “In order to strengthen preparedness of the Union Territory of J&K to combat the situation arisen due to Corona Virus (COVID-19), you are requested t...
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26 percent increase in Corona Virus patients in JK, positive cases reach 158
With six recoveries, three deaths; active cases are 149 in UT
4/8/2020 10:41:16 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 8: The union territory of Jammu & Kashmir saw of tremendous hike of more than 26 percent in the Corona Virus cases today as 33 more persons tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the 33 cases 30 cases were reported from Kashmir with the other three reported from the Jammu division. With today’s fresh cases the number of positive cases of Corona Virus in the union territory reached 158. As three persons have died due to the Virus and six others have recovered, the active cases of COVID-19 are 149 in Jammu & Kashmir. The fresh cases of Corona Virus were reported from Srinagar, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Jammu, Pulwama, Shopian and Kul...
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Man linked to Tabligi Jammat tests positive for COVID-19 in Kulgam
4/8/2020 10:40:55 PM
Early Times Report Kulgam, Apr 8: Kulgam district of South Kashmir on Wednesday reported its first coronavirus case after a man, who had came in contact with a member of Tabligi Jammat, had tested positive. A per reports the coronavirus infected person had came in contact with one of the infected Tabligi Jammat member last month. “The person, who tested positive for coronavirus today, was put in home quarantine on 26th of last month,” Additional Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Shabir Ahmad Bhat told Early Times. Bhat said that the infected person was shifted to Hospital and but under hospital quarantine minutes after they received report of his sample. “Infected person has been shifted t...
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MHA directs Govts to invoke stringent law to discourage hoarding, black-marketing of essentials
4/8/2020 10:40:49 PM
ISHTIYAQ AHMAD EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Apr 8: In a bid to ensure smooth supply of food items and discourage hoarding and black marketing, the Centre on Wednesday shot off a letter to the states and Union Territories advising them to invoke provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act, 1955. In the letter, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asked the Chief Secretaries of States and UTs “to take urgent steps to ensure availability of essential goods, by invoking provisions of the the Essential Commodities (EC) Act”. This is the follow-up action on the part of the government, as Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a review meeting held on Tuesday had asked the officials to take...
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With strict measures in place, two more patients recover from COVID-19 in Ladakh
4/8/2020 10:40:36 PM
Early Times Report Leh, Apr 8: With strict containment measures in place to lock down "red zones" with total restriction of people''s movement, the Union Territory of Ladakh has done well to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic as two more persons have recovered from the disease. With this, the number of recovered persons in one of the most sparsely populated regions in the country goes up to 11, officials said on Wednesday. Carved out of Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre revoked the special status of the erstwhile state in August last year, the Union Territory comprises two districts - Leh and Kargil - with a combined population of around 2.9 lakh, according to Census 2011. Ladakh reporte...
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Pvt Company executing Hydel project at Draba denies salary to its local employees
Mgt falsely implicated Employees’ Union president for raising protest
4/8/2020 10:40:23 PM
RAJESH TANDON EARLY TIMES REPORT POONCH, Apr 8: Disregarding the appeal of Prime Minister, a private company, which is executing a hydroelectric project at Draba of district Poonch has allegedly denied the salaries to its local employees, who have been working as labourers during lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 in the entire country. Not only this, the company stooped to such a low that it falsely got implicated the president of employees’ union for raising his voice demanding release of their salary. The company Patel Engineering Ltd has been executing Parnai Hydro Electric Project at Draba for the last many years, where local people have been working on various capacities particu...
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J-K, Ladakh make wearing face masks mandatory
4/8/2020 10:40:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu/Leh, Apr 8: Wearing face masks has been made mandatory in the Civil Secretariat-the seat of Jammu and Kashmir government--and Leh district in the Union Territory of Ladakh, officials said on Wednesday. An order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) said face masks have been made mandatory for all the officers, staff and visitors in the Civil Secretariat as a preventive measure to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Civil Secretariat is presently functional here as part of the bi-annual darbar move, under which the government functions six months each in Jammu and Srinagar during winter and summer months. “Accordingly, all the administrative s...
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Lockdown will not be lifted in one go, will consult CMs: PM to Opposition
4/8/2020 10:39:59 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Apr 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the three-week lockdown of the country is unlikely to be eased on April 14, as it’s important to save lives from the coronavirus, a senior politician told journalists after meeting him along with other politicians. "It is likely that the government may extend the lockdown," said Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Congress party's leader in Lok Sabha. "Prime Minister Modi made it clear that lockdown is not being lifted and also that the life pre-corona and post-corona will not be the same," Biju Janata Dal leader Pinaki Misra said. Modi's comments came during an interaction with these leaders to discuss the situation ...
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Ameliorate problems faced by Gadigarh residents: Munish tells admin
Inhabitants deprived of basic civic amenities cry for help
4/8/2020 10:05:10 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Apr 8: Voicing his concern over the lack of basic facilities in Gadigarh, the Editor-in-Chief Early Times, Munish Gupta, on Wednesday, said that the development that has been happening around in Jammu city seems to be making no sense to the people living in an area which is in close proximity to Jammu Airport. Munish, who would be contesting the next Assembly elections from Gandhi Nagar constituency said, “How would the claims of development and progress make any s...
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Stone crusher owner, truck drivers among others booked for lockdown violations
4/8/2020 10:03:32 PM
ANKIT KESSAR EARLY TIMES REPORT RAJOURI, Apr 8: Amid continuous lockdown in Rajouri district due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Jammu and Kashmir police initiated action against a number of violators which included a stone crusher owner, tipper drivers, salesman of a bar and a shopkeeper. Police in its media statement said that a police party of police station Rajouri headed by SHO Rajouri Sameer Jillani was on patrolling in Dhangri and Sarnoo areas when his team noticed that a crusher at Saranoo area is being run. Taking note of it, the owner of crusher namely Kiran Kumar Sharma son of Bhola Ram of Jawahar Nagar and others have been booked in a case FIR 194/2020 under sections 188 IPC. ...
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Prices of masks, sanitizers and other preventive items shoot up in Poonch
4/8/2020 10:03:26 PM
M S Nazki Early Times Report MENDHAR, Apr 8:At a time when general public is scared about the COVID-19 epidemic, some shopkeepers have been selling masks, sanitizers and other items on exorbitant rates, evoking resentment among public. According to sources, there is no availability of masks and sanitizers in the Mendhar, Surankote, Mandi and Poonch and if they are found somewhere, the shopkeepers are selling them on high rates. The public is disappointed with the authorities concerned, which have failed to check the rates of these essential items. “Even though we had earlier requested the media to highlight such issues but despite that there was no action over it. We believe if the...
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Top JeM Commander killed in encounter at Sopore
Arms and ammunition recovered, operation underway 
4/8/2020 10:01:23 PM
S TAHIR-UL HAQ EARLY TIMES REPORT BARAMULLA, Apr 8: After night long siege in Armpora village of Sopore town, a top militant commander of JeM outfit killed on Wednesday in an encounter that erupted between militants and security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A top police official said that, following inputs about the presence of militant’s movement in Armpora area, a joint team of security forces including army’s 22 RR, CRPF, Police and Special Operation Group (SOG) of police wing launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) at Gulabad area of Arampora Sopore. “As the security forces were carrying search in the area, the hiding militants opened fire on our men and tha...
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Allopathic Dispensary Neel closed even in medical emergency
4/8/2020 10:01:13 PM
MALIK MUDDASIR EARLY TIMES REPORT BANIHAL, Apr 8: In what could be described as bizarre, the Allopathic Dispensary at Neel falling under Medical Block Ukhral in Banihal area of Ramban district is closed even at the time when the entire world including Union Territory of J&K is facing constant threat from COVID-19 pandemic. As per the details available with Early Times, the Allopathic Dispensary Neel has been established with the aim to provide health facilities to the people living in Rams...
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Shopkeepers compelled to pay rent during lockdown period by shop owners in Poonch
4/8/2020 10:01:00 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early times Report Poonch, Apr 8: Shopkeepers, who have been running their businesses on rented shops have allegedly been compelled by their shops owners to pay them rent for the month of March, despite the fact that most of the business establishments are closed due to compete lockdown. They alleged that although shops are lying closed during lockdown period and in such condition, how shopkeepers will be able to pay rent when they are not earning. “Given the present situation, the banks and other organisations have asked their customers not pay their EMIs for three months due to lockdown but it is not being implemented by the shop-owners at Poonch due to which busines...
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