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4 injured in Minibus skids on road
11/25/2020 11:17:35 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT UDHAMPUR, Nov 25: Four passengers injured in one mini bus they were riding slipped in the road due to Tire burst at Bali Nallha Udhampur. According to the reports a mini bus bearing Registration number JK14A-7804 slipped on the road due to Tire burst at Bali Nallha Udhampur about 1:45pm today Udhampur locals and police took the injured persons to District Hospital Udhampur. The injured identified as Sahil Singh (20) son of Raghunath Singh of Pakhlai, Tarun Dogra (28) son of Vishnu Dutt of Chenani, Amit Sharma (22) son of Des Raj of Champari Chenani and Sandokhu Ram (55) son of Dhani Ram of Satyan Teh. Ramnagar. Udhampur Police registered the case and starts inves
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25 facilities being set up under first phase of project: DC Srinagar
Open gymnasiums being set up across Srinagar
11/25/2020 11:17:30 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Nov 25: In an initiative making one of the most needed health-related requirements of modern life easily available to residents, the Srinagar district administration is setting up open gymnasiums in public parks and grounds across the city. In the first phase of the project, a total of 25 open gymnasiums or workout facilities are being set up at identified locations selected based on requirement and popular demand. Five of these 25 open workout facilities have been set up at identified locations in old Srinagar city with each gymnasium having been set up at a cost of 5 lakh rupees. The locations where setting up of these workout facilities has been completed
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Mahajan appeals KP migrants to ensure maximum participation in poll process
11/25/2020 11:17:21 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Nov 25: A meeting of Kashmiri Migrants was held under the leadership of Er Ramesh Chander Mahajan to motivate the Kashmiri migrants, who are living in migrants camps across country to ensure mximum participation in the ensuing DDC, panchayat and local bodies elections. Mahajan appealed to all members of displaced communities to come out to fill up all series of forms of Municipal Migrant Postal Ballo (MMPB), Panchayat Migrant Postal Ballot (PMPB) and DDC Migrants Postal Ballot (DMPB) forms to cast their vote well in time and ensure their maximum participation in the democratic process and for developme
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SSP Traffic Jammu interacts with civil society in Gujjar Nagar
11/25/2020 10:49:56 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Nov 25: SSP Traffic City Jammu Shiv Kumar Sharma today visited Gujjar Nagar and Convened a meeting with Prominent Citizens including Mr Angral, Mr Ayoub Malik and Mohalla Welfares Committee Gujjar Nagar. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues regarding smooth and hassle free vehicular movements in Gujjar Nagar including Services of Minibuses, Speed Breakers on the road near Iqbal Chowk & Parmanent Traffic deployment at Iqbal Chowk, Gujjar Nagar.
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PM holds 33rd PRAGATI video-conference with Chief Secretaries
Reviews progress on Pakal Dul Hydro Electric Project in J&K
11/25/2020 10:49:39 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today chaired his 33rd interaction through PRAGATI with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of States/UTs. Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam also participated in the video conference. Reviewing the operationalization of agricultural reforms in the country, Prime Minister said that the reforms are aimed at transforming the nation and it is only through excellent performances that the States/ UTs can
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Ahmed Patel will be remembered by variety of people: Soz
11/25/2020 10:49:18 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Nov 25: Former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz has condoled the demise of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel. In a statement issued here today, Prof Soz said, “I express my deepest shock at the demise of Senior Congress Leader - Ahmed Patel, who was popularly addressed by all as Ahmed Bhai!” Known for his wisdom and sobriety, Ahmed Patel will be missed by a wide variety of people, all around, Soz added. He said that it is a great loss to the Congress Party, the Patel family and the Gandhi Parivar to which Ahmed Bhai had proved, all along, unswerving loyalty! Ahmed Patel had the stamina to listen to all manner of people for long hours and he was known wid
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LIC employees stage protest demonstration
11/25/2020 10:48:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: On the call of All India Insurance Employees’ Association, LIC Employees under the banner of Northern Zone Insurance Employees’ Association Srinagar Division staged massive demonstrations today on 25th November 2020 in front of LIC offices of Jammu & Kashmir. The demonstration in Jammu region was led by Com. Pawan Gupta, Divisional Secretary NZIEA Srinagar Division; and in valley region, was led by Com. A.M.Tantray, Divisional President, and Com. Ajaz Ahmad
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Lowered interest rates, orders auction of defaulters’ properties
MD SFC takes major decisions
11/25/2020 10:48:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: In order to streamline the functioning of the organization and to improve its fiscal position, the Managing Director of the State Financial Corporation (SFC) has initiated slew of measures to keep it afloat in the market. As per the details available with Early Times, in a landmark decision, Rajesh Kumar Shavan, Managing Director has ordered for lowering down the interest rate of all categories of the schemes to compete with the other financial institutions in the market and get more clientage and revenue in terms of investment and loaning. As per the official sources, the orders have been issued to slash down the interest rate from 3-4 percent in cert
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GDC Billawar organizes series of events
11/25/2020 10:48:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: Government Degree College (GDC) Billawar in collaboration with Rising Star Gunners organised series of events under operation Sadhavana. The inaugural function was presided over by ADM Billawar Sandesh Kumar Sharma and Prof. Sunil Uppal, Principal GDC Billawar.On the occasion Officers from Army Unit, other invited dignitaries, faculty members of GDC Billawar, NCC,NSS and other students were also present. On the occasion Commandant B.S Chouhan laid stress
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Mukti NGO urges govt to simplify life certificate procedure
11/25/2020 10:48:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: Highlighting the problems faced by elderly, old age, disable and infirm service pensioners in submitting Life Certificates, Mukti NGO have appealed the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene and ease out these problems of the senior citizens. In a memorandum addressed to Lieutenant Governor, Nidhi Sharma Chairperson of the organization have requested the government to simplify the procedure of submitting Mandatory Life Certificate by Pensioners in Treasury and Bank Branches. Giving further details Nidhi informed that Mukti NGO have come across several retired government pensioners including bed ridden elderly people who drawing family pension
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GDC Ramnagar organises online session on Personality Development
11/25/2020 10:47:39 PM
Early Times Report Udhampur, Nov 25: Career counselling and placement cell of GDC Ramnagar organized an online session on Personality development, interpersonal and communication skills on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The session was attended by 80 students of the college. The session was aimed at developing personality and communication skills. Keynote speaker was Prof. Shiv Kumar (HoD, BBA). Dr. Udhey Bhanu, Principal, GDC Ramnagar in his inaugural address acknowledged that such events
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NCC Volunteers celebrates Flag Day
11/25/2020 10:47:23 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: Intensive online campaigning and sensitizing staff about the need for fostering communal harmony, National Integration and fraternity through various activities like slogan writing, principles to be adopted in life, poster making, poetry, short article writing, painting was done by NSS Volunteers GGM Science College CLUJ under the patronage of worthy Principal DR. RavenderTickoo and guidance of NSS PO Dr. DeepaliMahajan from 19th Nov. to 25th Nov. 2020. Flag Day was observed on 25th NOV. 2020. Volunteers distributed flag stickers and voluntary donation was collected and sent to National Foundation for Communal Harmony.
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BBIA lauds financial relief to industrial sector
11/25/2020 10:47:19 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: Bari Brahmana Industries Association (BBIA) has lauded the financial relief given to industrial sector by the Lieutenant Governor led administration. According to press release, a meeting of Advisory/Executive Committee of Bari Brahmana Industries Association, Regd. (BBIA) was held under the Presidentship of Lalit Mahajan Chairman, Federation of Industries, Jammu & President BBIA in the presence of Tarun Singla, Sr. Vice President, Ajay Langer Vice President
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Corporator Sahil Gupta Welcomed Anurag Thakur
11/25/2020 10:46:47 PM
Early Times Report Bishnah, Nov 25: Corporator Sahil Gupta from Ward No 7, Municipal Committee Bishnah Welcomed Sh Anurag Thakur (MOS Finance) and Sunil Sethi (Spokes Person BJP) with Bouquet of flowers and Held discussion on ongoing DDC Election in Bishnah and Arnia Constituency. Corporator Gupta said that the Workers of Bhartiya Janata Party are working Hard to Win all the Seats and in upcoming Election the BJP will win from Many Seats. Corporator Sahil Gupta, Sunil Sethi(Spokes Man BJP), Ajay Pargal (General Secretary BJP) and Sansar Chand, Rakesh Kumar, Tushar Digra were Present during the Meeting.
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AJKLTF delegation call on Advisor to LG
11/25/2020 10:46:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: A deputation of All Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh Teacher Federation (AJKLTF) affiliated to Bartiya Majdoor Sangh called on Advisor to the Governor Rajeev Rai Batnagar. The deputation brought in the notice of Advisor that Corruption, Nepotism and favoritism is ruling the roost in the Education department only such teachers are get the suitable transfer who must make warm the hands of the agents. Deputation also demanded that an enquiry be made in the recent transfers made by the administrative Department. So that clear picture of transfer policy be brought in the public domain and agents involved be declared deadwood, corrupt and given the retirement before
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Shiksha Niketan organises “Online Slogan Writing Competition”
11/25/2020 10:46:36 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: Shiksha Niketan Sr. Sec. School, Jeevan Nagar Jammu organised on “Online Slogan Writing Competition” for the students of 5th , 6th & 7th class on the eve of the “Constitution Day” i.e, on 24th of Nov, 2020. “The aim of this competition was to aware the students about the importance of the adoption of our own constitution for the Sovereign, Socialist Democratic Republic of India. On this day India, as a Free Nation “ had her own constitution. The day
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BJP announces list of DDC candidates for Kishtwar
11/25/2020 10:46:18 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar, Nov 25: J&K BJP announced another list enlisting names of the candidates for upcoming District Development Council (DDC) Elections at party headquarter, Trikuta Nagar, Jammu. J&K BJP President Ravinder Raina made the announcement for the names of party leaders who are entrusted with party’s mandate in Kishtwar for 3 seats after discussion with BJP General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul and other senior party leadership. From Drabshalla-A Ashok Kumar Parihar will contest the election for DDC, from Drabshalla-B Sanjay Kumar Parihar will contest the election for DDC and from Kishtwar Raj Kumar Shan will contest the election for DDC.
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Final randomization of polling staff for 1st Phase held at Ramban
11/25/2020 10:46:10 PM
Early Times Report RAMBAN, Nov. 25: To conduct free and fair District Development Council (DDC) and Panchayat by- elections in district Ramban, final randomization of polling staff for 1st phase of election was done under the supervision of Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Ramban, Harbans Lal here today. ACD Zameer Rishu, Deputy District Election Officer Lal Chand, ACR, Dhirender Sharma, DIO, NIC, Naveen Ahlawat were also present on the occasion. The ADC directed the officers associated with the elections to work with utmost dedication and devotion for successful completion of polls.
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Mechanism in place to ensure transparent, peaceful elections in JK: SEC Sharma
11/25/2020 10:46:07 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 25: State Election Commissioner, Jammu and Kashmir, K.K Sharma, today said that fool proof mechanism has been put in place to ensure peaceful, transparent and secure conduct of first time District Development Council elections and panchayat by elections in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which would go a long way in ensuring decentralization of powers to the grass root level. State Election Commissioner was interacting with All Deputy Commissione
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Junaid Mattu elected as Srinagar Mayor
11/25/2020 10:45:31 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 25: Former Peoples Conference leader Junaid Azam Maattu was on Wednesday elected as Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), months after he was removed from the post following losing a no-confidence motion moved against him by some corporators. "Mattu secured 44 votes while his opponent and former deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran bagged seven votes in the 74-member SMC," official sources said. They said 26 members staged a walkout during the elections. Confirming the verdict of the Mayor election, Mr Mattu said, "What a humbling, emphatic verdict! We have touched the 2/3rd majority mark!" "Thank you to my fellow Hon'ble Corporators and the people of
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MD, SFC takes Major Decisions, interest rate lowered down
Properties of defaulters to be put to auction
11/25/2020 10:45:22 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: In order to streamline the functioning of the Corporation and to improve its fiscal position, the Managing Director of the State Financial Corporation has initiated slew of measures to keep the organisation afloat in the market. As per the details available with Early Times, in a landmark decision, Rajesh Kumar Shavan, Managing Director has ordered for lowering down the interest rate of all categories of the schemes to compete with the other financial institutions in the market and get more clientage and revenue in terms of investment and loaning. As per the official sources, the orders have been issued to slash down the interest rate from 3-4 perce
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Jandial Biradari annual ‘Mail’ cancelled
11/25/2020 10:45:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: All Jandial Sabha (Regd) today announced cancellation of the annual congregation on ‘Kartik Purnima’ falling on Monday, 30th November, 2020 in view the prevailing deadly coronavirus in Jammu which has been taking toll of human lives every day and infecting hundreds of residents in Jammu. This decision was announced by the President of the Sabha, Raman Jandial after intense consultation with the members of the Executive Committee, other prominent members of the biradari and district administration. Finally, the Committee headed by the Patron Justice K K Gupta (Retd) approved cancellation of the ‘Mail’ The Committee comprises I. C. Jandial ( Chairman), Ra
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BJP Chief Lambasts PDP For Maintaining Links With Terror Outfits As NIA Arrests Para
11/25/2020 10:45:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 25: Reacting to the arrest of the PDP youth wing President Waheed-ur-Rehman Para, Jammu & Kashmir BJP President Ravinder Raina has strongly criticised the Mehbooba Mufti-led party for maintaining links with Pakistan-based terror outfits. The BJP leader stated that such political leaders are the 'enemies' of the people of Kashmir. Raina's remarks come after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) placed Waheed-ur-Para under arrest for alleged links with the Hizbul Mujahideen. Speaking to News channel , Ravinder Raina said, "There were authentic reports with the NIA and sufficient evidence. This was the mystery in Kashmir that on one hand, these people are
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Sky is the limit for Horticulture production: Navin Choudhury
11/25/2020 10:44:58 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 25: "Sky is the limit for Horticulture production in Kashmir" maintained Principal Secretary, Navin Kumar Choudhary, during awareness cum interactive session on Agro and related sector schemes organised by Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology-Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar. The interactive programme was attended by Director Agriculture, Director Horticulture, Director Animal husbandry, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K, Industrial Associations
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Several public deputations, individuals call on Advisor Bhatnagar
11/25/2020 10:44:31 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar today interacted with several public deputations and individuals at Civil Secretariat here. The delegations and individuals brought several issues and problems before the Advisor and sought there early redressal. A delegation of Association of Para Medical Colleges demanded permission for admission in paramedical courses for the leftover seats besides amendment in eligibility criteria. Similarly a deleg
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Dozens of far-flung, remote areas remain cutoff in north Kashmir
11/25/2020 10:44:01 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 25: Border towns of Keran, Karnah, Tanghdar and Machil were among dozens of far-flung and remote villages in north Kashmir which remained cutoff from rest of the valley for the third successive day on Wednesday due to slippery road conditions following accumulation of fresh snow. Meanwhile, the border town Gurez and its adjoining areas in Bandipora remained cut off from rest of the valley since November 14 due to accumulation of about three to four feet of snow. "Traffic to dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Machil, Kernah, Keran and Tanghdar, remained suspended for the third successive day on Wednesday due to slippery road conditions fo
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Two forms rejected, polling station for phase 3rd notified in Kupwara
11/25/2020 10:43:56 PM
Early Times Report KUPWARA, Nov 25: Two forms have been rejected, while 188 nomination forms were found valid during scrutiny of nomination papers for phase-V of District DDC constituencies of Qadirabad and Rajwar and for Sarpanch and Panch vacancies. According to DEPO, 36 nomination forms have been found valid for these 02 DDC constituencies. Similarly, all 11 nomination forms against 03 vacant Sarpanch seats have also been found valid after scrutiny. Two Panch nomination forms have been rejected, and only 141 Panch nominations were found valid. The last date for withdrawal of candidature is Nov 26. DPEO Kupwara, Anshul Garg said that polling station locations for phase-III of upcomi
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Annual congregation of Patyar Biradari cancelled
11/25/2020 10:43:49 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Nov 25: The management committee of Patyar (Gautam Gotra) Biradari has decided to cancel the "Annual Mail" which was scheduled to be held on Kartik Purnima on November 30 at its Devsathan Suchani . The annual congregation has been cancelled due to COVID-19, said President Dr Bharat Bhushan Sharma in a meeting with management committee members. He requested all Biradari members to stay at home and offer their prayers to the Devsathan from home.
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Women Club Meri Pehchan felicitates several personalities
11/25/2020 10:19:36 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Women Club Meri Pehchan organized a felicitation ceremony in which reputed personalities across the nation were felicitated. Maharaja Hari Singh Samman was conferred upon Latika Arora, Kajal Suri(actor/director), Arti Dhar (Supervisor MACC). Eminent singer and composer Suraj Singh was awarded Awaaz-e-Duggar and famous singer Krishan Lal Premi Jatt (loko migi taang sajne di fame) was awarded with lifetime achievement award. On this occasion,a song written by p
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BJP made people realize meaning of good governance: Kavinder
11/25/2020 10:08:22 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Development and good governance are secrets of BJP's popularity across the regions as the party has made distinction in political arena by making people realize the meaning of good governance in real sense. This was stated by senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta during series of public meetings in connection with DDC poll campaign here on Wednesday. The BJP senior functionary was in Nowshera to campaign in favour of local BJP cand
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Thousands of litres of water getting wasted in leak of supply pipe
11/25/2020 10:07:56 PM
ASHWANI SHARMA Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Nov 25: In a major negligence by Jal Shakti Department a big supply pipe at MH Chowk Udhampur has developed a major leak from which thousands of litres of water is being wasted for the last some days while many parts of the district get water supply on third or fourth day. "Not only the water is being wasted from the leak but the pool of water collected from the leak mixes with it mud and all dirt which goes with water to households thereby hav
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Despite wet weather, Kashmir highway through for traffic; Mughal road remains shut
11/25/2020 10:07:27 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 25: Despite intermittent rain and snow, the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic on Wednesday. However, historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remained closed since Monday morning following slippery road conditions due to accumulation of snow. "One-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu was plying norma
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Govt constitutes UT & District Level committee for implementation of FPO scheme
11/25/2020 10:07:00 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: The Jammu and Kashmir government constituted Union Territory Level Consultative Committee and District Level Monitoring Committees for each district for implementation of Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs) Scheme in J&K. In an order issued by General Administration Department, which reads, "Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of UT Level Consultative Committee and District Level Monitoring Committees for each district for implementation of "Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs) Scheme" in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir". The committee will have Union Territory Level C
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DB directs ACB to file ATR with regard to raid on J&K SCARD Bank
11/25/2020 10:06:52 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: A Division Bench of J&K High Court Comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh Bindal took serious note over the functioning of Anti-corruption Bureau and observed that in this case, the Anti-corruption Bureau, has stated that it received a communication from the J&K State Vigilance dated 24th April 2015 to look into the complaint against the management of J&K State Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development Bank, inter alia, with regard to misappropriation of crores of bank's finances. DB observed that the investigation in respect of the subject matter thereof remained pending despite passage of over five years. To say the least, this is
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Avalanche warning issued for higher reaches in J&K
11/25/2020 10:06:45 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 25: An avalanche warning was on Wednesday issued by the Disaster Management Authorities (DMA) for the higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir during the next 24 hours. Intermittent rain and snow continued for the third successive day on Wednesday in Kashmir valley, where the weather is expected to improve from Thursday onwards. DMA Director Aamir Ali Mir said that a medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches of Kishtwar in Jammu, Kupwara and Bandipora in north Kashmir. He said low level avalanche warning exists for higher reaches of Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Doda in Jammu region and Anantnag, Kulgam in south; Baramulla in north and G
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LG condoles demise of Maulana Kalbe, MP Patel
11/25/2020 10:06:36 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Wednesday expressed his condolences on the demise of Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, Vice President, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). "Saddened to learn about the passing away of Maulana Kalbe Sadiq. He was an eminent Islamic scholar, noted educationist, preacher and harbinger of communal unity & progressive thinking", said the Lt Governor. In his message, the Lt Governor expressed his condolences to the bereaved family members and well-wishers and prayed to the almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul. In another message, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha also expressed grief over the
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HC dismisses pre-arrest bail of J&K Bank Employee involved in 37 lakh scam
11/25/2020 10:06:28 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Justice Sanjay Dhar dismissed the pre-arrest bail of Vikas Sharma an employee of J&K Bank who had fraudulently withdraw amount of Rs 37,63,838 from the accounts of different customers. Justice Sanjay Dhar after hearing Adv Rozina Afzal for the petitioner whereas Deputy AG Arshad Majid Malik for the respondents observed that the petitioner is alleged to have siphoned off more than Rs 37 lakh from the accounts of customers of his employer i.e. J&K Bank. The investigating agency has collected material to support this allegation during the course of investigation conducted so far. The role of the petitioner in the commission of alleged fraud, in these circum
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ACB files chargesheet against then BDO, Storekeeper Barnoti
11/25/2020 10:06:17 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Anti-Corruption Bureau Jammu presented charge sheet against the then BDO and Storekeeper of Block Development Office Barnoti. The challan was produced in case FIR No. 20/2012 U/S 5(1) (c) (d) r/w 5(2) J&K PC Act Svt. 2006 & 120-B, 201, 409, 467, 468 & 471 RPC registered in P/S VOJ (now ACB) against Mohinder Singh S/o Lochan Singh R/O W.No 15, Patel Nagar, Kathua, the then Storekeeper, Office of Block Development Officer (BDO) Block Barnoti and others. The case was registered on the basis of a verification conducted into allegations of misappropriation of cement/ steel of BDO Block Barnoti during the period 2004 to 2007 by storekeeper Mohinder Singh and o
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COVID-19: Govt evacuates 8, 39,170 via Lakhanpur
11/25/2020 10:05:46 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has evacuated about 8,39,170 JK residents, stranded in other parts of the country due to COVID lockdown, via Lakhanpur till date amid strict observance of all necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures. As per the official data received in this regard, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has received 8,39,170 persons from other states and UTs including 948 from abroad through Lakhanpur. During November 24 to November 25 mornings, 9060 stranded passengers have entered through Lakhanpur.
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SSP demands resolve problems of non migrants
11/25/2020 10:05:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Colonel SS Pathania, President Sainik Samaj Party, JKUT urged LG and Union Government to show genuine empathy and compassion, to resolve the problems of non migrants. Kashmiri Pandits of Kashmir, on priority. Kashmiri Pandits, who were less percent of the total population in 1947 ' were reduced to 5 percent in 1981, through continuous oppression and exploitation by fundamentalist duly supported by radicalized politicians of Kashmir. Today, the total strength of Hindu Kashmiri stands at 3300 appropriately, comprising of 808 families, spread across 242 locations. These men' women and children have shown unprecedented courage, determination and resolve, ag
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Int'l Day for elimination of violence against women
11/25/2020 10:05:29 PM
Early Times Report POONCH, Nov 25: Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) Poonch, under the supervision of District Development Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, today organised an awareness camp to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The awareness camp was held at Village Kuniya Poonch where MSK team generated awareness among the women folk about the legal protection against violence against women and children and various government schemes for their socio-economic empowerment. District Programme officer JKICDS, Dr. Mohammad Tanvir Khan; Women Welfare Officer, Priya Sharma; District Coordinators, Tirath Kour and Nooreen Akhter and Municipal Councilors Imtiaz Salara
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Congress candidate from Bani hits campaign trail, visits village Chandyar
11/25/2020 10:05:18 PM
Early Times Report BANI, Nov 25: Continuing her canvassing for the upcoming DDC polls, the Congress candidate Kajal Thakur visited village Chandyar and adjoining areas in Tehsil Bani of district Kathua. In a bid to reach out to maximum electors, the Congress nominee Kajal Thakur took up door to door campaigning as well as holding series of public meetings on her way. The people of village Chandyar extended a rousing reception to Thakur on her arrival. Addressing the gathering, Thakur lamented that Bani constituency is still under developed since most of the ares are without road connectivity, electricity and other basic amenities of life While pointing out the failures of the BJP govern
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Youth, development of border areas my priority: Satish Sharma
11/25/2020 10:05:11 PM
Early Times Report AKHNOOR, Nov 25: Youth leader Satish Sharma, who is contesting District Development Council polls from Bhalwal Brahmana block as an independent candidate, conducted various election meetings while campaigning. Addressing public meetings at Devipur, Muthi and many far flung areas, Satish Sharma appealed to the general public of the block to vote and support him as everyone knows that he belongs to a political background. He said that his father Madan Lal Sharma has done a lot for the development of this block in general and for the border areas in particular. Sharma further said that he is the son of the soil and an educated person who wants to serve this block with
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Udhampur Civil Society condoles demise of Pardeep Bakshi's mother
11/25/2020 10:04:59 PM
Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Nov 25: Udhampur Civil Society has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of mother of Pardeep Bakshi Senior correspondent State Times and prayed for the departed soul. Mother of reporter died due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday. Udhampur Civil Society held a meeting here under Ranjit Parihar and condoled the demise of mother of senior reporter of state times. Describing her death as an irreparable loss to reporter and other members of the family, Parihar expressed his heartfelt condolence to the members of bereaved family. Members said that they are with the family at this hour of grief and prayed Almighty to grant the departed soul the hi
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INTACH holds awareness meet at Panjbakhtar Temple
11/25/2020 10:04:59 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) Jammu chapter held an awareness meet at Panjbakhtar Temple, near Residency Road Jammu. INTACH organized this event at temple as part of World Heritage Week which is celebrated every year from November 19 to November 25. This meet was held at temple as it is believed to be one of the oldest temples in Jammu dedicated to Lord Shiva and popularly known as Rupaiye Waala Mandir. This event was organized
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UT Govt should give 50% reservation to Jammu Dogras: Chandel
11/25/2020 10:04:26 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Shri Amarnathji Yatra Welfare Society's National General Secretary Raju Chandel on Thursday said that ever since Jammu and Kashmir was merged with India after MahaRaja Hari Singh signed instrument of accession only Muslims of Kashmir Valley hol all benefits. All the governments ignored poor Kashmiri Pandits, Dogra community, Bakkarwala, Gurjar Valmiki. Even descendants of Raja Hari Singh have ignored Dogras. Chandel said that the holy city of Hindus in Jam
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Special training for phase-I polling staff held at Doda
11/25/2020 10:04:11 PM
Early Times Report DODA, Nov 25: For the smooth conduct of upcoming District Development Council (DDC) and Panchayat bye-elections, the District Election Authority on Wednesday conducted its special training program for the phase-Ist polling staff here at Doda. The training of the staff is being organised under the overall supervision of District Panchayat Election Officer (DPEO), Dr Sagar D Doifode. On the occasion, the Master trainers imparted training to the polling staff in two sessions
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Shiv Sena extends financial assistance of Rs 4.90 lakhs to needy
11/25/2020 10:03:26 PM
Early Times Report REASI, Nov 25: Shiv Sena Bala Saheb Thackeray, Reasi unit of Jammu and Kashmir, today provided relief of Rs 4.90 lakhs to one Manzoor Ahmed, who had lost his livestock including his residence due to land sliding on August 24, 2020. Briefing the media persons, Party President Manish Sahni said that Manzoor Ahmad, a resident of Chasana of District Reasi, approached the Shiv Sena's Reasi's Grievance and Assistance Center and requested for help. Following the complaint, the te
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Tractor Union resolves to press NOTA button in forthcoming DDC elections
11/25/2020 10:03:07 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Tractor Union of Jammu, under the leadership of Arif Hussain, Chairman of the Union today organized a meeting in wake of forthcoming DDC elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the meeting, Arif said that Union has unanimously decided to press NOTA button in forthcoming DDC elections to show resentment against all political parties which completely failed to raise their genuine demands and leaving them at the verge of starvation. He said that the ban on
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Non-participation in DDC elections would have damaged interests of masses: Tarigami
11/25/2020 10:02:12 PM
Early Times Report KULGAM, Nov 25: CPI (M) held a day-long convention at Rest House ,Kulgam which was presided over by Mohamad Afzal Parry, District Secretary. The convention was attended by hundreds of workers. While addressing the convention, CPI(M) leader and former MLA Kulgam Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami said that Jammu and Kashmir is going through extremely difficult situation. The district development council (DDC) elections were announced amid uncertainty and without any consultations with
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Webinar on 'Rich Heritage of Jammu' marks 'World Heritage Week'
11/25/2020 10:01:31 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Marking the World Heritage Week, The Heritage Foundation and Voice of Dogras organized a webinar on Wednesday on the theme 'Rich Heritage of Jammu'. Dr Sonam Spalzin, Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Jammu, enlightened the audience about excavated archaeological sites of Jammu region, including Malpur on Jammu-Akhnoor highway, Manda in Akhnoor, Tibba Name Shah in Marh, Jaffar Chak in Jammu, Ambaran - a unique Buddhist site in Akhnoor. "Not many know the rare finds from Akhnoor, terracotta heads, are on display in several museums. The only need is to take interest in and promote the archaeological heritage of Jammu region, which can then be
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SKUAST-Jammu convenes academic council meet
11/25/2020 10:01:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: SKUAST-Jammu today convened the 21st Academic Council meeting under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor, Prof. J.P. Sharma. The Vice Chancellor in his address emphasized that teaching is the primary objective of the University for developing the human resource for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as well as for the Nation. He further emphasized that the students are the ambassadors of the University and the university is bound to provide quality education and teaching. He stated that such types of meetings are helpful to frame rules /modification of existing rules for improving quality of education to be imparted to the students under present pre
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12 tippers seized for illegal transportation of construction material
11/25/2020 10:01:18 PM
Early Times Report SAMBA, Nov 25: Continuing its stern action against illegal mining and illegal transportation of construction material, Samba Police seized 12 tippers across the District, which were being used for illegal transportation of the construction materials. A Police team led by SDPO Bari Brahmana while performing night patrolling duty, intercepted 7 tippers near Toll Plaza Sarore, 3 Tippers at Naka NHW Balole Bridge, Bari Brahmana and 2 Tippers at Naka NHW Rakh Barotian,Vijaypur which were transporting construction material illegally without any valid permission. All 12 vehicles intercepted by Samba Police were seized on spot and cases entrusted to Geology & Mining Depar
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Govt asks DDOs to ensure contribution towards Armed Forces Flag Day Fund
11/25/2020 10:01:10 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: The government has asked all the Treasury Officers to impress upon the Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) operating treasuries to ensure donation to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund by all their employees. As per a circular issued today in this regard by Finance department, the minimum rate of donation has been fixed at Rs 100 for Gazetted Officers and Rs 40 for Non Gazetted Officials to be deducted from their salaries for the month of December, 2020. The amount of donation shall be remitted through Cheque/ Bank Draft to Armed Forces Flag Day c/o Director Sainik Welfare, Jammu and Kashmir Government, Amphalla, Jammu.
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SI Sumit Mangotra of CBJ shines in debate competition
11/25/2020 10:01:01 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Sub-Inspector Sumit Mangotra of Crime Branch Jammu secured second position in a debate Competition on Human Rights awareness organized by J&K Police Telecom. Jammu, at Conference Hall Armed Police Headquarters J&K on 22-11-2020. He was rewarded second prize of Rs 2500. The topic for the debate was "The Evolving role of Police in the wake of Covid-19 Pandemic and Lockdown implementation". The officer represented Crime Branch Jammu in the Competition in which different participants from various Units and wings of J&K Police, across the UT of J&K were deputed to take part in the competition. The officer was extremely eloquent and extempore in his speech on th
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GDC Chenani organises awareness Program
11/25/2020 10:00:55 PM
Early Times Report CHENANI, Nov 25: Govt. Degree College, Chenani organized an Awareness Program on the Importance of SKILL BASED EDUCATION on 23rd and 24th November 2020 under the aegis of MANODARPAN initiative of MHRD, Govt. of India and invited the students to send one minute videos and pictures showing them performing various skills inherited and acquired by them. The Manodarpan program is an initiative under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan that aims to provide psycho-social support to students for their mental health and well-being. The students of the College demonstrated various skills from machine repairing to sports, dancing, painting, cooking, designing, typing, craft work, garden
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Mahajan appeals KP migrants to ensure maximum participation in poll process
11/25/2020 10:00:48 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: A meeting of Kashmiri Migrants was held under the leadership of Er Ramesh Chander Mahajan to motivate the Kashmiri migrants, who are living in migrants camps across country to ensure mximum participation in the ensuing DDC, panchayat and local bodies elections. Mahajan appealed to all members of displaced communities to come out to fill up all series of forms of Municipal Migrant Postal Ballo (MMPB), Panchayat Migrant Postal Ballot (PMPB) and DDC Migrants Postal Ballot (DMPB) forms to cast their vote well in time and ensure their maximum participation in the democratic process and for development
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Open gymnasiums being set up across Srinagar
25 facilities being set up under first phase of project: DC Srinagar
11/25/2020 10:00:39 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 25: In an initiative making one of the most needed health-related requirements of modern life easily available to residents, the Srinagar district administration is setting up open gymnasiums in public parks and grounds across the city. In the first phase of the project, a total of 25 open gymnasiums or workout facilities are being set up at identified locations selected based on requirement and popular demand. Five of these 25 open workout facilities have been set up at identified locations in old Srinagar city with each gymnasium having been set up at a cost of 5 lakh rupees. The locations where setting up of these workout facilities has been completed
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Sanjeev Kumar files nomination for DDC elections from Sunderbani
11/25/2020 10:00:27 PM
Early Times Report SUNDERBANI, Nov 25: Former youth leader of National conference (NC) & Social worker Sanjeev Kumar alias Popely today filed nomination papers with hundreds of gathering for upcoming District Development Council (DDC) elections as an independent candidate. Meanwhile today Sanjeev Kumar Popely with own hundreds of supporters came in Block Development Department building and filled all the information papers and submitted it. After submission of the papers Sanjeev Kumar Popely
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Lawyers' agitation for opening of courts, other issues continues
11/25/2020 10:00:13 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: The agitation of the Lawyers practicing in Jammu wing of J&K High Court and the Subordinate Courts completed 41 days today. With the major demand for opening of High Court and Subordinate Courts for physical hearing and removing the restrictions on the entry of lawyers and public in the courts, besides other demands, the Lawyers continued their dharna in the Janipura Court area Jammu today. The charter of demands projected by the lawyers include opening of all
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Rapper Shen B's latest single 'Sone Do' rules music charts
11/25/2020 9:59:59 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 25: Jammu based rapper- songwriter, Shen B popular in the indie hip-hop music space for his track 'Jaanleva', has yet again achieved new heights with his latest single 'Sone Do'. Released this month, the song marks Shen B's tenth project for the year of 2020. Through its raw and heartfelt lyrics, he expresses how the shadows of his life overpower his determination, strength and will to fight against them. Deep emotions that capture the pillar of strength and light
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DC Udhampur directs eviction of all land encroachments in Patnitop
11/25/2020 9:59:39 PM
Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Nov 25: Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Piyush Singla today directed Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Chenani and Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) to remove all encroachments and illegal constructions on the state land, Kahcharai, Common land and forest land in village Karlah in Patnitop area. The directions were issued to implement Jammu and Kashmir High Court directions in this regard. Sub-Divisional Police Officer Chenani has been asked to provide all necess
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DDC Kishtwar reviews progress on PMDP, languishing projects
11/25/2020 9:59:21 PM
Early Times Report KISHTWAR, Nov 25: District Development Commissioner, Kishtwar, Ashok Kumar Sharma today reviewed the status of works under languishing projects and the Pradhan Mantri Development Projects (PMDP) here at a meeting of heads of the line departments. Joint Director Planning, Mohammad Iqbal; Assistant Commissioner Development Kishtwar, Kishore Singh Katoch; DGM JKPCC, Raman Sahni; Chief Education Officer, Ashok Kumar; Executive Officer Municipal Council Tariq Balwan; Executive
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