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Ophthalmology Deptt of GMC Sgr goes to ‘dogs’ as mere 158 surgeries carried out in 6 months
Most professors ask patients to get the surgery done at a private hospital
12/3/2020 11:40:32 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 3: The Ophthalmology department of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar seems to have gone to dogs as just 158 surgeries have been carried out by the professors of the department in six months of this year. The number of surgeries being carried out is very less than the number of surgeries that ought to have been carried out during the same period. In response to a Right to Information (RTI) application, the Public Information Officer (PIO) of GMC Srinagar has said that 158 surgeries have been carried out by Ophthalmology department from March 18, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Deputy Medical Superintendent who is the PIO of GMC Srinagar has replied to the RTI application and said that Professor Tariq Qureshi has carried out around 90 percent surgeries in the department. Professor Qureshi who is the Head of the Ophthalmology department carried out 138 surgeries during the six and half months’ period. Professor Sabia Rashid...
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Nagrota encounter: Terror truck had visited Punjab before attack
12/3/2020 11:40:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 3: In what has left the security agencies on tenterhooks, the truck used by terrorists, who were recently gunned down at the Nagrota Toll Post here, was driven to Punjab. Sources said the Jammu and Kashmir Police have got credible inputs that around a fortnight before the deadly encounter, the truck had travelled to Punjab and stayed there for around a week. Sources said the police have started investigations and that a team of officials were likely to visit the neighboring state in the coming days in connection with the case. Sources said a Special Investigation Team of J&K Police was likely to travel to Punjab for meetings with their counterparts i...
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Gupkar Alliance defers release of 7th list of candidates due to infighting
12/3/2020 11:40:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 3: Due to lack of consensus among leaders of constituents, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) deferred its decision to release 7th list of candidates for the District Development Councils (DDCs) elections. Although unity of PAGD, known as Gupkar Alliance, has already been shattered as alliance partners have fielded candidates against each other in many areas, top leaders of the Alliance decided to reach out a consensus before formally releasing 7th list. According to sources, many leaders of the seven parties Alliance have announced to contest elections against each other because in many areas there is direct fight between PDP and NC i...
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Delay in renovation of Mubarak Mandi: LG’s Principal Secretary’s visit revive hope of completion of work
Started in the year 2008 with much publicity, only 5 per cent of the estimated cost of Rs 298.86 crore has been spent on the project. The project commenced without any specific deadline fixed for completion. The historic complex spreads over 14 acres of prime land and is steeped in history of 187 years.
12/3/2020 11:39:49 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: Hope of the restoration of historic Mubarak Mandi complex restored today after Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor inspected the on-going restoration and renovation works of the heritage site. Recently some eminent persons had expressed concern over the slow pace of the on-going renovation works at Mubarak Mandi-the royal residence of the erstwhile Dogra rulers of J&K. Started in the year 2008 with much publicity to restore Dogra h...
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Govt forms ‘tree authorities’ for Municipal Corporations Jammu, Srinagar
12/3/2020 11:38:52 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT Srinagar, Dec 3: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday formed five-member tree authorities to ensure the preservation of all trees within the jurisdiction of Srinagar and Jammu Municipal Corporations. As per the order issued by General Administration Department which reads, “Sanction, in terms of Section 342 of J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, is hereby accorded to the constitution of Tree Authorities for the Municipal Corporations of Jammu and Srinagar”. The order further reads that Mayor Municipal Corporation, Jammu will act as a chairman for tree authority for Municipal Corporation, Jammu while as Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation Jammu, Commissi...
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SKUAST-J fails to develop farming technologies for dryland
12/3/2020 11:38:42 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Dec 3: Notwithstanding the expenditure of crores of rupees on research work, the research center of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies (SKUAST) Jammu failed to develop farming technologies for dryland agriculture in Jammu region. Sources told Early Times that in order to cater to the technological requirements of rain-fed areas of Jammu region, SKUAST Jammu has been carrying out research on dryland agriculture at one of its Research Stations. “Although the Research Centre has been operating on a long term and the expenditure of Rs 6 crores has been incurred on it since 2008 but neither any drought resilient varieties nor any ...
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JK reports 582 new cases of Corona Virus; positive cases reach 111712, 10 fresh deaths
Active positive 5104, recovered 104890, casualties 1718
12/3/2020 11:38:36 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 3: The total number of Corona Virus positive cases in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 1, 11,712 as 582 new cases of virus were reported today. The death toll due to the virus reached 1,718 as 10 more people died due to the virus in the past 24 hours. Jammu district reported 142 fresh cases of COVID-19 followed by Srinagar district 126 cases, Udhampur district 50 cases, Budgam district 46 cases, Baramulla district 24 cases, Reasi district 23 cases, Rajouri and Doda districts 22 cases each, Pulwama and Samba districts 17 cases each, Ramban district 15 cases, Ganderbal district 14 cases, Bandipora district 12 cases, Kupwara...
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Accused of financial embezzlement, Principal GHSS withholds salary of Sr Lecturer
12/3/2020 11:38:23 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 3: Accused of financial embezzlement Principal Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Khour has withheld the salary of his colleague (vice-principal). According to sources, Dewan Chand, senior lecturer, Physics posted in GHSS Khour, sent a complaint demanding release of his pending and stern against Principal for his alleged involvement in financial embezzlement. The DSEJ conducted an enquiry into the allegations level by the lecturer against his principal through joint director, school education department for Jammu, Samba, Kathua districts. On the basis of enquiry officer’s recommendation, the DSEJ directed the Principal GHSS Khour release his sala...
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LG Sinha closely monitoring security arrangements for DDC polls
12/3/2020 11:38:17 PM
ISHTIYAQ AHMAD EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Dec 3: Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Lt Governor Manoj Sinha is closely watching security arrangements for the ongoing District Development Council (DDC) election. The maiden DDC polls are under process along with by-elections for panchayats and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Official sources informed early times that from the first day of polling, Sinha has stressed upon the security agencies, officers to ensure free, fair, transparent and peaceful polls. He has emphasized on providing sufficient security to the participating candidates besides ensuring maximum participation of the people in the DDC polls and by-elections to vacant panc...
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Munish Gupta asks government to solve problems of people of Sanjay Chowk Shastri Nagar
Residents of Sanjay Chowk Shastri Nagar at receiving end since problems remain unattended
12/3/2020 11:26:54 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: Munish Gupta, Editor in Chief, Early Times has asked the administration to come up to the expectations of the people living in the Jammu region and solve the problems living in the different areas of the city. Referring to the problems being faced by the people of Gandhi Nagar constituency Munish said that many areas of this constituency have been left to the mercy of God. He said that despite repeated reminders the people at helm have not taken any step ...
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