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UDC demands implementation of SRO 317
9/22/2019 11:27:18 PM
Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Sept 22: Udhampur Development Council (UDC) has asked the state government to make Udhampur Development Authority's (UDA's) functioning in a proper manner, which was earlier constituted vide SRO-317 dated July 3, 2013. Addressing the media persons, Anil Paba, a social activist and president UDC said that till date nothing has been done to make it functional by the Housing and Urban Development Department of Jammu and Kashmir with the result the Udhampur Master Plan the dead line of which is 2031 and its proper/planned implementation has remained the dreams of the residents of Udhampur adding that any delay will result in losses for Udhampur as it would not
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Bank frauds to be dealt with effectively : SSP Patil
9/22/2019 11:11:55 PM
Early Times Report Kathua, Sept 22: Police today organized a one day workshop on banking frauds and anti money laundering in collaboration with Axis Bank in the conference hall DPL Kathua. SSP Kathua warmly welcomed and felicitated the guest lecturers from Axis Bank Harjit Singh , Regional Head Fraud Control Unit Chandigarh and Vipin Sharma State Head Fraud control unit. SSP Kathua S Patil during his inaugural address stressed upon the significance of workshop to deal effectively with the
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Azad meets people in Anantnag
9/22/2019 11:11:09 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 22: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is on a three-day visit to Kashmir following Supreme Court orders, on Sunday visited Anantnag district in south Kashmir where he met people in a government housing colony. Azad, who was scheduled to meet people at Dak Bungalow which has been declared a jail, had to change the venue after authorities refused him permission, a local Congress leader said. "Azad was at the housing colony from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Many people came to meet him," the leader, who wished not to be named, said. He said while the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha was strictly following the Supreme Court order with respect to hi
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Mega rally organized on 125th Birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh
9/22/2019 11:10:05 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: BJP National Vice-President Shyam Jaju, and Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag thakur addressed massively attended massively attended public rally organized on the eve of 125th birthday of Maharaja Hari Singhji at Maharaja Hari Singh Park, Jammu. Shyam Jaju, in his address, said that the decision to abrogate Articles 370 &35(a) was made a strong commitment soon after the formation of government at the Centre. He said that the whole Nation is th
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BLSK presents 279th musical play on "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao"
9/22/2019 11:08:42 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: To promote the traditional culture of J&K & to aware the masses , Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan (BLSKS) staged its 279th Saturday Series Musical Play "BETI BACHAO BETI PADHAO" in collaboration with Sangam Tru Art Production & National College of Computer Education as parts of its regular feature on the theme of "Bhrun Hatya - Save Girl Child" at Durga Bhawan Janipur Jammu. The programe was inaugurated by the Chief Guest V.K.Magotra, Former Regiona
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Horticulture department conducts awareness camp at Sangaldan
9/22/2019 11:08:21 PM
Early Times Report RAMBAN, Sept 22: Department of Horticulture Ramban organised an awareness camp at Fermote, Sangaldan. The camp was attended by Chief Horticulture Officer, Mukesh Sharma, Assistant Director Employment, Naresh Kumar Sharma, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer, Gool Sukhbir Singh, Horticulture Development Officer, Gool Mohd Sharief Malik, Sarpanchs and members of Self Help Group UMEED besides other officials and progressive farmers of the area. Speaking on the occasion, CHO deliberated upon various schemes and initiatives launched by the government for the welfare of the farmers. He advised the fruit growers to form Self Help Group for marketing of their products. Me
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Awareness programme for school children organized
9/22/2019 11:08:18 PM
Early Times Report Bani, Sept 22: An awareness programme for school children onProtection of Child from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 was conducted at Panekhi Middle School Bani - District Kathua. The said programme was conducted under the auspicious of Joginder Singh Jasrotia (SDM BANI) as chief guest, Sidhant Vaid (Chairman Legal Service authority Munsif Tehsil Bani) as guest of Honour, and DGM civil NHPC SEWA-II , JSP Kesari as guest of honour. The objective of the programme is to
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Center's move a historical decision: Mehran Anjum Mir
9/22/2019 11:07:46 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: The State Vice President of National Student's Union of India (NSUI) Mehran Anjum Mir today said in a press statement that the revocation of article 370 and 35A and therefore, complete integration of J&K with India is the true honour to sacrifices given by the true nationalist leaders like Shyama Prasad Mukhherji. Mehran said that he always stood against those leaders who compromised with the national Interest for their short term, personal benefits and strongly asserted that, "Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan aur do Nishan nahi challenge". Also, Mehran said that apart from the national insecurity, these provisions even gave birth to separatism, terro
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Guru of Sahib Bandagi sect delivers religious sermons
9/22/2019 11:07:38 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Guru of Sahib Bandagi sect Madhu Paramhans today delivered religious sermons during a satsang orgnaized at Government School Ground Satwari. Delivering his holy sermons Sahib ji said that the practice of holding Satsangs began after the appearance of Sahib Kabir on this earth. That is why, he is called as the Sant Samrat & the very mine of saints. Before the appearance of Sahib Kabir there were many modes of worship prevalent in the world. People performed worships in different ways. Importance was attached to acts of charity, performing of yog & visiting of holy places. But all these worships were within the limit of Kaal Niranjan alone.
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Nat Manch, JKBS demand holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday
9/22/2019 11:07:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Nat Manch and Jammu Kashmir Brahman Sabha (JKBS) has demanded declaration of holiday on the birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh. Addressing media persons, President of Nat Manch, Tarun Sharma said that Maharaja Hari Singh as the most progressive ruler of princely India. "It was ironical that July 13 was being observed as a state holiday even under central rule but September 23rd was ignored thus disregarding the monumental contributions of the Maharaja who gav
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Chairman JKICS pays tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh
9/22/2019 11:07:04 PM
Early Times Report New Delhi, Sept 22: Management, Staff and members of Jammu & Kashmir Intellectual Civil Society, New Delhi held a meeting under the chairmanship S.S. Sodhi to pay rich tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh Ji. On this occasion many VIP's, dignitaries, prominent citizens and others were also present. S.S. Sodhi, Chairman highlighted the contributions of Maharaja Hari Singh Ji who dedicated his entire life for the welfare of the general public. His Excellency brought many social reforms like Free Education for all, Banned smoking at public places, banned untouchability, allowed entry in the temples of low caste people considered at that time, banned child marriage & Provi
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Bharat Vikas Parishad organizes Mahila Sammelan
9/22/2019 11:06:57 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 22: Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) J&K Prant organized a Mahila Sammelan here today at Shiv Mandir Trikuta Nagar. The programme started with traditional lightening of lamp by the dignitaries and recitation of Vandematram. Amita Sharma, State President BVP gave the welcome address. Dr Santosh Gupta, Regional Secretary Mahila & Balvikas spoke on the activities of BVP. Purnima Sharma, Deputy Mayor Jammu Municipality was the chief guest while Anjali Sharma, retired Director Radio Kashmir Jammu was the guest of honour on the occasion. The chief guest and the guest of honour, both appreciated the BVP for organizing such valuable activities. About 80 ladies members
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JKESL holds general body meeting
9/22/2019 11:06:50 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Ex-Services League (JKESL) held its annual general meeting today at League office Ambphalla Jammu, in which all the members were present. The League welcomed the Abrogation of the Article 370 and 35-A, but had reservations in respect of the bifurcation into two Union territories. The President, Maj Gen Goverdhan Singh Jamwal and the members are however hopeful that the status of their union territory will be upgraded to full-fledge
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Samoon visits Poonch, adjoining areas
9/22/2019 11:06:28 PM
Early Times Report POONCH, Sept 22: Principal Secretary to Government, Asghar Hussain Samoon today visited different areas in Poonch city and surroundings including ARTO office, Horticulture office, Chandak and most famous religious place of Sikhism Dera Sant Nangali sahib where Bhopinder Singh, president Dera Nangali Sahib presented him a welcome memento. Speaking on the occasion, Samoon assured people that the government is committed to always work in the interest of genral public. He sai
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164 units of blood donated
9/22/2019 11:06:07 PM
Early Times Report Kathua, Sept 22: Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation branch Kathua today organized a blood donation camp at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, in which a total of 164 units of blood were donated. The camp was inaugurated by Rajeev Jasrotia Ex-MLA Kathua. He quoted the massage of Baba Hardev Singh ji that "Blood should flow in veins and not in drains", he said that this is a clear yet powerful message for bringing peace in the world. Ajit Singh zonal incharge presented the v
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Medical camp organized
9/22/2019 10:38:54 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: A medical camp was organized at Rohi Morh in which more than 250 people were examined ,evaluated ,free tests were conducted and medicines were given as per the requirements Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sushil Sharma emphasised upon one of the preventable cause for CVD morbidity and mortality due to smoking. "Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, including the heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, mouth, reproductive organs, bones, bladder, and di
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Natrang stages Pratap Sehgal's 'Ladai'
9/22/2019 10:38:22 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sep 22: In its constant endeavor to promote meaningful theatre, Natrang presented Pratap Sehgal's 'Ladai' in its weekly theatre series' Sunday Theatre'. The play has been directed by Neeraj Kant. The play, 'Ladai' showcases casteism as a social evil in our society. The play is an eye-opener for people with a conventional mindset. Inter caste marriage is still a taboo in India and where India is heading towards becoming a developed nation leaving behind its third w
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Talent Hunt programme 'Choona-Hai-Aasman' held
9/22/2019 10:36:58 PM
Early Times Report RAMBAN, Sept 22: District Police Ramban organised a district level Talent Hunt programme in singing "Choona Hai Aasman" as a part of Civic Action Programme 2019 at District Police Line, here. The programme was organised under the guidance of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban, Anita Sharma who chaired the programme while Deputy Superintendent of Police (DYSP) Asgar Malik, Station House Officer, Ramban Vijay Kotwal and local prominent citizens besides large numbe
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Spring Dales organizes Kavi Gosthi
9/22/2019 10:36:13 PM
Early Times Report Kathua, Sep 22: Nanhi Kaliyan Kavya Fuhar - Kavi Goshthi was organised in Junior Wing of Spring Dales English School, Kathua. Prof. Dr. Rachna Raj, Assistant Professor in Psychology was one of the judge. She is a great poet and has a keen interest in writing too. Dr. Guru Prasad Sharma, an Ayurveda and Yoga consultant and presently working as a Medical officer in Sub District hospital, Hiranagar was the second judge. His poems are published in a book named "Shiraja". Littl
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Incomplete Health Sub Center building turns into cow shelter
9/22/2019 10:26:53 PM
Early Times Report Mendhar, Sept 22: The incomplete building of Health Sub Centre (HSC), Soyian in Mendhar of Poonch district for the last over eight years, has turned to a 'cow shelter. "Despite spending of adequate funds, the concerned nodal department - the Public Works Department (PWD) yet has failed to complete the construction work of this much awaited health facility. The construction work of the building was started eight years ago but could not reach the final stage reasons best
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GST collection fall in J&K due to poor access to internet
9/22/2019 10:26:05 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Businessmen, traders and professionals are finding it difficult to file their Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Income Tax (IT) returns online in Kashmir because of poor access to the internet. Chartered accountants are also complaining that without proper connectivity, it was difficult to conduct tax audits of businessmen. A delegation of traders recently met finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and urged her to extend the deadlines for returns until internet services are completely restored in the region. Praveen Khandelwal, national secretary general at Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), said GST returns filed in Jammu had fallen to Rs 25 c
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Kashmiri Pandit diaspora endorses axing Article 370, meets Modi
9/22/2019 10:25:38 PM
Agencies Houston, Sept 22: In what can be seen extracting more international endorsement for the Indian government's decision to scrap Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD) expressed its support for the move. The organisation said it will "unequivocally support Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India to raise awareness that the cessation of Article 370 will enhance human rights greatly in Kashmir". It expressed confidence that the move will build a "new future for the people and the land". Ahead of the much anticipated "Howdy Modi" event of the Indian Prime Minister in Houston on Sunday, Modi met a 17-member delegation of t
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Have hope in PM Modi: Kashmiri Pandits on PM meeting in US
9/22/2019 9:46:09 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 22: PM Narendra Modi on Sunday met Kashmiri Pandit community members in Houston during his US visit. The group thanked PM Modi for the move on Jammu and Kashmir and said that 7,00,000 Kashmiri Pandits were indebted to his government. The delegation of Kashmiri Pandits submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister in which they requested the PM to set up a task force under the Home Ministry to bring the community together to develop the region and repatriate Kashmiri Pandits. In 1990, more than 5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits migrated from Kashmir to different parts of India and few families opted to live back in Kashmir despite all odds and hardships. After abr
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Ladakhi Shondol dance makes it to Guinness book of records
9/22/2019 9:46:03 PM
Early Times Report Leh, Sept 22: Shondol dance, which is known as the royal dance of Ladakh, has created history by entering into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest Ladakhi dance. Shondol is a famous dance, which artistes used to perform for the king of Ladakh. As many as 408 women attired in traditional dresses and beautiful head gears performed the dance. It was held on the concluding day of the ongoing Buddhist carnival Naropa festival near the Hemis Monastery. The festival had begun on September 16 and concluded on Friday. The Guinness Book of World Records official adjudicate, Swapnil Dangarikar, while congratulating the Ladakhis for breaking the record presented the
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PUF insulated shelters, better infrastructure for CRPF in Valley
9/22/2019 9:45:55 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Sept 22: Ahead of winters, the Centre has sanctioned setting up of over 40 pre-fabricated huts for paramilitary forces in the Kashmir valley, besides improving infrastructure in existing private house and hotels to keep its troops comfortable during the snow period, officials said here. The move, which is indicative of a longer haul for paramilitary forces in the Valley, is likely to be implemented in the next few weeks as the winter season is expected to settle by the end of next month in Kashmir. The prefabricated shelters would be insulated with Poly Urethane Foam (PUF) and priority would be given to those troops who are stationed in areas that get more snow, the o
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Schools charge for shutdown period in Valley
9/22/2019 9:45:48 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 22: Private schools in Kashmir too are asking parents to clear the school and bus fee of August and September. "The students have not gone to school since August 3 but the school authorities have asked me to deposit the fees for months of August, September and October," said Shakeel Ahmad, whose son is studying in a renowned missionary school in Srinagar. Ahmad and other parents like him said that they were furious that the school authorities asked them to pay even the transportation charges for the period when even schools didn't open for an hour. An administrator of a leading school in Srinagar said that parents pay fees even during winter vacations w
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JeM terror camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, functional again under new name
9/22/2019 9:45:41 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Sept 22: Almost seven months after Indian Air Force jets bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist facility in Pakistan's Balakot, the globally proscribed group has revived the complex, where it is training 40 jihadists to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in India, in the garb of a new name to avoid international scrutiny, HT has learnt. The development, with the blessings of Pakistan, follows India's August decisions to revoke Article 370 of the constitution, stripping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, and bifurcate the state into two Union territories - J&K and Ladakh. Islamabad relaxed restrictions over terror groups targeting India aft
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J&K to witness development after Centre's Article 370 move: Anurag Thakur
9/22/2019 9:45:31 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Praising the Narendra Modi-led government's decision to scrap Article 370, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur said the government is committed to the development of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the government had taken a "historic" decision to abrogate Article 370, which he claims will result in massive development in the entire region. "Our government has taken a historic decision to abrogate Article 370. Now, J&K will witness
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Abrogation of Articles 370, 35A will open new vistas: BJP
9/22/2019 9:45:21 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has claimed that the abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35-A would open new vistas of development for the state. State Executive Member Raman Suri said, the first ever Jammu Film Festival scheduled for September 26 and 27, 2019 in City of Temples is an indication that post abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A, film industry is going to make its presence felt quite impressively. Raman Suri was speaking in a meeting organised by
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ADCSA extends support to strike called by PDD employees
9/22/2019 9:45:01 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: All departments Clerical Staff Association has extended support to the strike call given by Power Development Department (PDD) employees, against the unbundling of the department. According to press release, a joint meeting of ADCSA was held today under the Chairmanship of its State President Babu Hussain Malik alongwith Yashpal Sharma, Munish Sharma, Meenakshi Sharma, Naresh Sharma, Ansuya Gupta, Vikas Chander, Arun Sharma, Anil Singh Salathia, Naresh Kumar, Rohit Gorge, Mohd Sadiq, Ali Mohd, Hafiz-ul-Rehman, Farida Bano, Lekh Raj Sharma, Mohd Saleem, Ashok Singh, Madan Sangral, Vikas Sharma, Sham Lal, Sanjeev Singh Jamwal, Indu Bala and other to discus
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Undertrial dies at Jammu hospital after illness
9/22/2019 9:44:56 PM
Early Times report Jammu, Sept 22: A 28-year-old undertrial lodged at the District Jail Amphalla died due to illness at a hospital here, officials said on Sunday. Himanshu Choudhary, a resident of Sainik Colony, was arrested on June 28 this year in a case of theft, they said. The accused suffered a severe conversion disorder (a mental condition also known as functional neurological symptom disorder) on August 25 and was shifted to the Government Medical Hospital, where he died on Saturday, the officials said. The body was handed over to Choudhary's family after legal formalities, they said.
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Let's end log-jam, move forward: Brig Gupta
9/22/2019 9:44:50 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Concerned with the continued log-jam in Kashmir, Brig Anil Gupta, State Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party, has made a fervent appeal to the Kashmiris to spurn anger and move forward. Let's forget different narratives fed to you so far by the power brokers for the furtherance of their self-interests rather than the common interests of all Kashmiris. Let's accept the reality that decision of 05 August is irreversible and is for the betterment of all of us. "There is always resistance to change. But history bears testimony to the fact that only those nations and societies have prospered which evolved continuously shunning status quo. Let's give change
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UP too hot for Kashmiri inmates, seek transfer to valley
9/22/2019 9:44:45 PM
Early Times Report Lucknow, Sept 22: Suffering from depression and unable to bear the hot and sultry weather in the plains, a large number of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails in Uttar Pradesh have sought a transfer back to their state. A senior jail department official said, "Many of them have said that the weather in Uttar Pradesh does not suit them. They have lost their appetite and are suffering from depression." The Kashmiri prisoners have also complained of abdominal pain and were made to undergo ultrasound tests before receiving treatment from the doctors. Some of these prisoners, mostly accused of being pro-independence protesters or termed "potential stone-throwers", have unde
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Mobile, internet remain suspended; people with landlines open up homes for neighbours
9/22/2019 9:44:38 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 22 People continued to suffer as mobile and internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), remained suspended since August 5 in Kashmir valley, where shutdown completed seven weeks due to strike against scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35 A and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories. However, Kashmiris, who have landline connections, have opened up their homes for their neighbours to get in touch with their loved ones outside the state and within the valley. CRPF STD booths at various places in the valley have also brought some relief to the people. Meanwhile, with only BSNL landlines working
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20 yr old Pakistani sneaks into India from Jammu, villagers hand him over to police
9/22/2019 9:44:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: A 20-year-old Pakistani national was arrested on Saturday after he intruded into this side from the International Border (IB) here, officials said. Inspector General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh confirmed the arrest of Basharat Ali, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan. Ali had managed to sneak into this side from Pakistan and reached Chandu Check village of the R S Pura sector, where he was caught by some villagers and handed over to police, the officials said. They said Ali was unarmed and immediately whisked away by police. "He is being questioned," the IGP said when asked about the motive for his sneaking into the country.
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PDD employees question committee constituted for reorganization
9/22/2019 9:44:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: The employees of Power development department today held a meeting of union representatives from Jammu under leadership of Er Jaipal Sharma ,Chairman PEECC expressing displeasure over the composition of the committee constituted vide Govt. Order no-164-Pdd OF 2019 dated-20/09/2019 to prepare a comprehensive proposal for apportionment /reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir Power Development department between UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh. They held that the members of committee have been chosen selectively to toe the Line of the unilateral move of the Government. It is beyond the realms of sane understanding that the members retiring even befor
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More than 75 per cent of J&K population favours Article 370 abrogation, says Rajnath
9/22/2019 9:44:23 PM
Agencies Patna, Sept 22: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday warned Pakistan against "repeating the mistakes of 1965 and 1971" even as he asserted that the neighbouring country ran the risk of getting "dismantled" on account of flagrant violation of human rights on its soil. Addressing the Jan Jagran Sabha, organised by the BJP in Patna, Singh said that Article 370 was like a "cancer" which was bleeding the state. Other senior leaders from the party also spoke on the Centre's move to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status. More than three-fourths of Jammu and Kashmir's population was in favour of abrogation of Article 370, he stated. "The BJP had never softened its stance on
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DDC Budgam Warns strict action against timber smuggling, illegal earth excavation
9/22/2019 9:44:18 PM
Early Times Report BUDGAM, Sept 22: District Development Commissioner Budgam, Tariq Hussain Ganai, today warned of strict action as per the law against offenders indulging in timber smuggling and illegal earth excavation in the district. The DDC made these remarks while chairing a meeting here today to review functioning of the Revenue Department. The meeting was attended by ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, ACR, Zaffar Shawl, SDMs, DIO Budgam, all Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars and other concerned. Expressing serious concern over the reports of illegal earth excavation and timber smuggling incidents, the DDC directed concerned to keep a strict vigil and ensure the offenders are booked imm
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Fulfill promise by filling 50,000 posts in J&K: Congress
9/22/2019 9:44:13 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 22: Former Minister Mula Ram urged upon the Governor to fill the 50,000 posts in the Jammu and Kashmir State announced by him so that the unemployment crisis faced by the youth would be resolved. Addressing a public meeting held here on Sunday at Raipur Domana Assembly segment organised by Hari Singh Chib, President DCC Rural, the former minister said that youth is affected by the rising unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir. He accused the previous regime of BJP for its failure to provide jobs to the educated youth. He alleged that the alliance government had "shamelessly" promoted corruption and nepotism in the state. Hari Singh Chib, in his address, lashed
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Panchayat Khandwal pledges not to use plastic
9/22/2019 9:43:54 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: In a first of its kind, taking ahead the initiative of the Prime of India Narendra Modi against the single-use plastic Panchayat Khandwal today took a unique initiative to say no to single-use plastic and distributed jute bags among shopkeepers at subsidized rates. A meeting was today convened by the Panchayat Khandwal under the chairmanship of Sarpanch Sonam Deep Singh Aulakh which was attended by panches and hundreds of local residents in which the partici
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Congress Sewa Dal criticizes establishment of toll plaza
9/22/2019 9:43:45 PM
Early Times Report Vijaypur, Sept 22: Congress Sewa Dal has criticized the establishment of toll plaza at Sarore. Addressing media persons, District president Raj Kumar Bhagat castigated the Union Transport Minister regarding the issuance of contract of toll plaza without adopting the due course of procedure laid down for toll plaza. In the year 2013-14, the toll plaza was to be installed at Sarore Adda and then the workers of BJP had opposed the same and now they are mum due to the rea
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PLS conducts fortnightly literary meet
9/22/2019 9:43:34 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Punjab Lekhak Sabha (Regd.), Jammu organized its fortnightly literary meet at Tagore Public Hr. Secondary School, Rani Bagh, Digiana, Jammu today. S. M S Kamra, a Punjabi writer & Ghazal poet presided over the meeting. Writers and poets of Punjabi attended the meeting and presented their poetry in the programme. In his address S. M S Kamra appreciated the variety of poetry presented by the poets during the meeting and also appreciated Punjabi Lekhak Sabha fo
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Distt admin conducts sanitation drive, awareness camp at Sanasar
9/22/2019 9:43:20 PM
Early Times Report RAMBAN, Sept 22: District administration, today conducted a massive sanitation drive besides an awareness camp to sensitize the public regarding implementation of restrictions on use of Single Use Plastic (SUP) under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign at tourist resort Sanasar. The programme was presided over by Additional District Development Commissi-oner, Nawab Din. The event was held under the supervision of Chief Education Officer (CEO) Ramban, AH Fani and officials from RDD, Forest, Tourism, Health and other departments. AD Tourism, Ambika Bali, BMO, Dr Shakeel Sumbria, BDO Batote, DO, SPCB, DFO, TSO, officers and officials of various departments attended the functi
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AEE aspirants of Kashmir region demand deferment of Preliminary Exam
9/22/2019 9:43:15 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: The Assistant Engineer -Aspirants, today met here at Srinagar and expressed deep anguish and shock over the issuance of notification by Public service commission for Preliminary exam for Assistant Electric Engineer to be held on 13th Oct 2019.The engineers urged the Public service commission to defer the exam to December 2019 as there has been complete shutdown in the Valley and they have not been able to get any study material from online and off line modes. There is no book shop open and even internet services are snapped as a result of which they are placed at a complete disadvantage in comparison to the other parts of the state where there
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Army organises 'Startup Weekend' in J&K
9/22/2019 9:43:09 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 22: With an aim to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship, the Indian Army organised a 'Startup Weekend' in Reasi district, providing the budding entrepreanuers of the region to show their business model to investors, officials said on Sunday. A large number of youths participated in the three-day event, which reflected a change in people's mind-set, especially after the abrogation of provisions of Article 370, they said. The event organised by the Counter Insurgency Force (Uniform), under the aegis of White Knight Corps in collaboration with Technology Business Incubation Centre, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University concluded on Sunday. Its highlight was t
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Banking with full communication lockdown: Travails, risks bankers face
9/22/2019 9:43:03 PM
Early Times Report Leh, Sept 22 Chasing down the staffers, giving in to unusual demands and even paying the cost of defiance at times, bankers in the restive Kashmir Valley have been going through a tumultuous time since the complete lockdown, while ensuring "skeletal" operations. Officials hailing from outside the Valley were pulled out in the days leading to the Centre''s mega moves in Jammu & Kashmir on August 5. There were ominous signs of the lurking danger, but there was no information what was in the offing and the gigantic nature of the lockdown. After an overnight lockdown of the entire state, the Centre abrogated Articles 370 and 35A which gave the state a distinct identity an
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