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Army, police discuss ways to stop recruitment into terror outfits
7/17/2018 11:11:42 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: Senior Army and police officers on Tuesday met in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district to work out strategies to check the recruitment of local youths into terror outfits. We are searching for the remaining terrorists there Lt General AK Bhatt, Commander of the Army's Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps, told reporters: "We met to discuss ways and means to tackle fresh recruitment into terrorists ranks in Kashmir." The commander also gave details about the gunfight in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, adding that it was an infiltration attempt from across the Line of Control (LoC) which he said had been foiled. "We are searching for the remaining terrori
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Illegal mining in Rajouri continues unabated
7/17/2018 11:11:34 PM
Early Times Report RAJOURI, July 17: Illegal extraction of river bed material in Rajouri is on since years and many people have made fortunes. The office of the district Mineral Officer is least bothered and the lackadaisical attitude of the official concerned has encouraged many more individuals and tractor owners to enter this trade by adopting illegal measures in nexus with concerned officials. The illegal extraction of river beds for sand and 'bajri, in and around Rajouri town and in other parts of the district has put at high risk the aquatic life besides expected damages to bridges and pumping houses (bore wells)of PHE department. Due to frequent extraction of river beds the river
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Teachers hold protest, detained by police
7/17/2018 11:11:20 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 17: Dozens of government employees were today detained here as police foiled their protest march towards the official residence of Governor N N Vohra in support of their demands including implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations. Hundreds of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers assembled at the Sher-e-Kashmir Park here in the summer capital of the state and started marching towards Raj Bhavan in Gupkar area of the city, a police official said. He said the protesting employees were demanding implementation of the seventh pay commission recommendations and de-linking of their salaries from the Union Ministry of Human Resources and Devel
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Two water cooler inagurated by VC JDA
7/17/2018 11:11:10 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 17: Vice Chairman Jammu Development Authority (JDA) Rajesh Kumar Shavan, KAS along with Secretary JDA Rakesh Gupta on Tuesday inaugurated two water coolers at Ware House-Nehru Market Jammu for the convenience of Traders, Labourers and general public at Large. One Water Cooler is donated by Sh. Deepak Gupta, General Secretary of Traders Federation Ware House-Nehru Market Jammu in the loving memory of his Father Late Puran Chand Gupta(ex-President of Traders Federation Ware House-Nehru Market Jammu) and other Water Cooler is installed at Shiv Market which is donated by Federation. Prominent among who were present in the inagural function were President of t
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Bandipora youth fall prey to drugs
7/17/2018 11:10:52 PM
Early Times Report BANDIPORA, July 17: The drug addiction among the youth is on rise, parents are in a state of shock but administration is least bothered about the crime which is taking place day in and day out in scores of villages in this north Kashmir district. According to sources in Bandipora district there are various areas where drug abuse is rampant. These villages include Argam, Malangam, Garoora, Gund, Kudura, Kunas, Sonagaam and Shamthan areas. Likewise in Sonawari belt, youth of age 14-18 years in some areas like Ganastan, Gund Jahangir, Gundi Saderkoot, Madwan, Tirgam and other areas are taking drugs and thus has put a negative impact on the budding youth, sources told
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Governor chairs 5th SAC meeting
7/17/2018 10:16:31 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: Governor, N N Vohra on Tuesday chaired the 5th meeting of the State Administrative Council (SAC) here at Raj Bhavan. Advisors to the Governor, B B Vyas, Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai besides Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahmanyam attended the meeting. The SAC deliberated upon the various proposals submitted by Administrative departments for its consideration and approval. In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the State Administrative Cou
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Advisor Ganai reviews functioning of Higher Education Deptt
Directs speedy recruitment to fill 1016 vacancies
7/17/2018 10:16:08 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today chaired two separate meetings to review functioning of Higher Education department and discuss issues related to cultural centers for ethnic groups in the State. The meeting was attended by Commissioner Secretary Higher Education Sarita Chauhan, Special Secretary Riyaz Ahmad, Additional Secretary Dr Ravi Kumar, Financial Advisor Ashok Khajuria, Director Planning G M Ganai, Director Colleges Prof Z A Ch
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Ration, kerosene oil depots inspected
7/17/2018 10:15:24 PM
Early Times Report RAMBAN, July 17: Following the complaints of rationees' regarding the embezzlements and irregular supply of ration and kerosene oil the Joint Director, Food,Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) Pawan Sharma on the orders of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjive Verma inspected several government ration and kerosene oil depots besides the Ration Stores in Ramban and Batote during his two day visit. Verma recorded the statements of the rationees' and inspected the
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Blood donation camp organized
7/17/2018 10:15:04 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Chenab Valley Power Projects Pvt. Ltd., Jammu organized a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with blood transfusion department, GMC, Jammu and Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region. The Camp was inaugurated by D.K. Razdan, General Manager, CVPP wherein 20 Officers/Staff Members of CVPP donated blood voluntarily. While speaking on the occasion D.K. Razdan, General Manager appreciated the efforts put in by IRCS, Jammu Region and Blood Transfusion Departme
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JU students make wall paintings
7/17/2018 10:14:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Senior Volunteers of Jammu University namely Vikas Pandita (M.C.A. Dept), Vivek Parihar (Chemistry Dept), Harpreet Singh (Dogri Dept) and Gotam Sharma (Dogri Dept) along with local volunteers of Trilokpur Village made wall painting in the village. Addressing the media persons, Vikas Pandita said, "The wall painting is a part of Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Programme. We have planned to paint the walls of community hall, Govt school and Panchayat Ghar w
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Sanskrit Scholars honor newly appointed OBC Morcha President
7/17/2018 10:13:43 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Sanskrit Scholar's organized a program for newly appointed (OBC) Morcha President Rash Paul, program started with Vedic mantras by Sanskrit scholar's and presented Murti of Gau Mata. On this occasion, Kailakh Jyotish Avim Vedic Sansthan Trust President Mahant Rohit Shastri congratulate newly appointed (OBC) Morcha president Rash Paul Verma for their appointment and wish him a successful tenure. Their hard work and dedication paid him. Mahant congratulate
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Villagers delegation call on NCP
7/17/2018 10:13:16 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: A delegation from border villages Naran, Muthi, Rajpura, Madhoon, Sujana, Jhadu, Sartian, Nadala, Londi, Lalchak, Durmechak, Banglad, Sadwal, BobiyaKarol Krishna, Matryan, Badow, Ladwal, Chandrechak, Pansar, Maniari, Rathua, Kadyala, Kot Punnu Tehsil Hiranagar called on NCP president and put forth their demands. The delegation was led by Dr (Prof) P D Shastri State Vice President NCP alongwith Gopal Dass , Bishan Dass Kadyala, Jagdish Chander, which ca
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Offset printers delegation attend event at Singapore
7/17/2018 10:13:05 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Offset Printers Association had attended the HP (NPI) event at Singapore. The delegation was comprised of Ravi K. Gupta, (President), Sudesh K. Gupta (Sr. Vice President), Rajneesh Koushal, (Secretary), Satish Raina, (Jt. Secretary) and Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Sr. Member. This event provided us a golden opportunity to have in-depth understanding of the live demo of HP Indigo Machines, new ideas and new innovations. The ev
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Three days ABVP Abhya Varg concluded
7/17/2018 10:12:07 PM
Early Times Report Poonch, July 17: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad Jammu Kashmir State' Abhyas Varg today concluded at Poonch. A three day long Abhyas Varg for the state student representative from across the state. Student leaders from 16 districts attended this Abhyas Varg in total 122 participants took part in it. This three day long Abhyas Varg which started on 14th July, 2018 and concluded on 17th July, 2018. For imparting the organisational values amongst the students, different National leaders of ABVP gave their valuable time. Such leaders included Praful Akant (National Joint Org. Secretary ABVP), Vikrant Khandelwal (North Zone Org. Secretary ABVP) , Devdutt Joshi (Weste
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NAS discusses publication of new edition of magazine
7/17/2018 10:12:00 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Nagrad Adbi Sangam Jammu held a meet at Bernai in connection with its prominent issues including printing and publishing of fresh edition of the magazine NAGRAD and it was stressed upon the concerned to provide the articles at the earliest possible so that the magazine be published within a shortest period. Further course of action was discussed upon in the meeting and the measures to sort out the things were the main issues taken into account.
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AJKYF condoles demise of pilgrims killed in Siar Baba landslide
7/17/2018 10:11:52 PM
Early Times Report Kalakote, July 17: All J&K Youth Federation (AJKYF) has condoled the demise of eight pilgrims who were killed in a landslide tragedy at Siar Baba in Reasi district. Spokesperson AJKYF, Nakul Sharma expressed serious concern over the landslide tragedy at Siar Baba in Reasi District causing loss of eight precious lives and several dozen seriously injured including women and childre. Sharma further expressed grief and shock over the causalities in the tragedy and conveyed deep sympathies with the bereaved families and the injured. Sharma demand compensation of Rs. 25 lacs to each family of the deceased and Rs. 1 lac each to the injured persons out of natural climate
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SAB (B) hails Governor's decision of holding panchayat election
7/17/2018 10:11:45 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: A meeting of Ex. Committee of SAB (B) was held at Jammu under the chairmanship of Party President Jathadar Mohinder Singh wherein the decision taken by the Governor N. N. Vohra to declare the modification in Panchyati Raj Act carried out by previous dispensation; as null and void and hold the elections of Panchayats and other local and urban bodies was hailed. Although the decision of holding the Panchayat election should have been taken much earlier by the Popular Government still we welcome the bold decision of Governor. It was impressed upon all the community members throughout the state to remain prepared and actively participate in the ensuing ele
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SRS appeal governor to establish fast track courts
7/17/2018 10:11:38 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Shri Ram Sena today urged Governor for strengthening infrastructure for better investigation and swift prosecution in all scams in J&K state. State President Rajiv Mahajan said that all tainted politicians must be shown the door and they should not be allowed to contest elections under any circumstances. "This cannot be allowed to dilly-dally under any circumstances. The cases of politicians must be decided at the earliest so that criminals are unable to misuse the political offices for spreading crime further in society. This is possible only if more courts are set up as Centre has done now by setting up 12 courts. All steps must be taken to oust c
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Amarnathji Yatra crosses 2 lakh mark on 20th day of Yatra
7/17/2018 10:11:29 PM
SRINAGAR, July 17: Governor N.N Vohra, Chairman of the Board, today held a meeting at Raj Bhavan to review the to-date status of the ongoing Yatra, which commenced on 28th June 2018. Shri Umang Narula, CEO, and Shri Bhupinder Kumar, Addl. CEO of the Shrine Board, informed the Governor that due to the continuous rainfall overnight, the Yatra was suspended today, from both the Pahalgam and Baltal routes. However, limited helicopter services operated from both Neelgrath and Pahlagam helipads. CEO further informed that on the 20th day of the ongoing Yatra,4140 Yatris paid obeisance at Holy Cave and, till date, 2,01,582 Yatris had received darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave. Governor
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Secretary PCC tours Bishnah
7/17/2018 10:11:20 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Secretary Pradesh Congress Committee J&K and District Working President Jammu rural Shashi Sharma along with members of block Congress Committee conducted tour of various villages in Bishnah Constituency and listened to the problems being faced by the residents of this area. He addressed corner meetings at Villages Ratnal, Khairi, Sube Chak,Chak Keshav, Majua and Kothey Kajaian, the local apprised the congress leader regarding worst ever condition of electricity since independence in these villages and they hardly get only 1 hour electricity throughout the day which is very shameful act on part of PDD. The road from Bishnah to Jhang is totally damaged
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Doctor's demise condoled
7/17/2018 10:11:12 PM
Jammu, July 17: To mourn the untimely demise of Dr Uttam Kumar, Medical officer, District Hospital Kathua, a condolence meeting was held today at Madam Shashi Bala Memorial Park in DHS Complex Jammu. Two minutes silence was observed to pray to the almighty God to bestow peace to the departed soul and give courage to the bereaved family to bear this irrepearable loss. . Those who attended the condolence meeting included Dr' Gurjeet Singh, Director Health Services Jammu, Dr' chander Parkash' Dy' Director (HQ), sh. Sushil Sudan, President Jammu Kashmir Medical E'mployees Federation and other officers and officiars within the Directorate complex of Health Services, Jammu.
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Forest Deptt organizes plantation drive in Reasi
7/17/2018 10:11:05 PM
Reasi, July 17: District Administration Reasi alongwith Indian Army today organized a plantation driver to plant more than 40, 000 trees saplings in the district. The drive was launched in Divisional Forest Officers of Mahore and Reasi Divisions, where school and college students also participated in the drive alongwith Indian Army's Uniform Force, 126th CRPF Battalion, Salal Power Project, NHPC and members of civil society. Under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner, Reasi, Parsanna Ramaswamy G, Major General Arvind Bhatia, and District Forest Officer (DFO), Reasi, Anwar Shah, the plantation drive was launched in the forest division. Speaking on the occasion, the experts highlighted im
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Interstate ATM fraudster arrested in Samba district
7/17/2018 10:10:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17 : District Police Samba claimed to have arrested an interstate ATM fraudster/ thief from Jakh, Vijaypur who used to fraudulently dupe innocent people and run away with their hard earn money. Police spokesman said that the Police persons deployed in civvies in and around the ATM machines succeeded in arresting the accused person namely Rajesh Kumar of Kanoh District Hissar, Haryana from Jakh, Vijaypur when he tried to fraudulently dupe one person namely Tara Mani of Jakh, Vijaypur who went there to withdraw his cash money. "During questioning the said accused disclosed that he offered help to innocent customers in withdrawing their money and then secret
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Rape victim accuses Police of not registering FIR
7/17/2018 10:00:26 PM
Early Times Report Udhampur, July 17: A rape victim from Chenani area of district Udhampur has alleged that Police refused to register FIR against the accused. The rape victim while Talking to Early Times said that she was married on 7th of July 2018 and while at her in law's place, her husband's brother entered her room and raped her. She said that when she narrated the incident to her husband, he did not pay any heed to the incident, following which she told the entire incident to her s
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Advisor Kumar for early settlement of Provident Fund claims
Chairs 80th meeting of Board of Trustees of JKEPFO
7/17/2018 10:00:15 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar has asked the Jammu and Kashmir Employees Provident Fund Organization (JKEPFO) to expedite the process of settlement of pending dues to its subscribers and also to ensure that the employee who files the Provident Fund claim get its money within stipulated time frame. He also directed for pacing up the process of digitization of records which would further help in achieving the positive results. While chairing the 80th m
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Pregnant woman dies due to medical negligence in J&K, magisterial inquiry ordered
7/17/2018 9:59:22 PM
Early Times Report Doda, Jul 17: A 35-year-old pregnant woman died allegedly due to medical negligence while going through labour pain at a hospital in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir today, prompting authorities to order a magisterial inquiry, officials said. Shaista Begum, a resident of Binola Amritgarh Chiralla village, was brought to district hospital Doda last evening and died this morning, triggering protests by her relatives who accused the doctors and paramedical staff of negligence, the officials said. Begum's husband Imtiaz Ahmad Khan alleged that she was left unattended in the labour room after initial treatment, resulting in the death of the woman and the unborn child. H
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PIL regarding Illegal construction/mining at River Tawi
DB direct Div Com Jammu Ors to appear in person
7/17/2018 9:59:16 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: In a much publicized Public Interest Litigations filed by Advocate Dewakar Sharma & Ashish Sharma highlighting various issues involving the conservation/preservation of River Tawi, in which State High Court already banned any construction on bank of River Tawi and mining from river Tawi, a Committee constituted by the State High Court filed its report wherein it is stated that the Committee visited the areas of the subject matter of the instant PILs, wherein it was found that one JCB Machine was found extracting sand from the mid of the River Tawi and loading in two Tractor Trolleys in Bajalta Area. Apart tractor trolleys, tippers were also found carryi
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HC bans construction in and around Kalu Chak Military Station
7/17/2018 9:59:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: In yet another major development, High Court directed State Authorities to ensure that no further construction in and around the Kalu Chak Military Station takes place which is in violation of guidelines issued by the Ministry of Defence till next date of hearing. This significant order has been passed by Justice Janak Raj Kotwal in a petition filed by Union of India through ADM Commandant Kalu-Chak Military Station, Jammu. During the course of hearing Sr Panel Counsel Adv Danish Butt appearing for the Adm Commandant submitted that vide letter dated 18-05-2011, the Ministry of Defence, Govt of India issued guidelines pertaining to issuance of NOC
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Guv orders immediate overhaul of grievance redressal mechanism
7/17/2018 9:59:03 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: To ensure speedy redress of public grievances, the Governor's Secretariat today said that the Advisors to the Governor shall hear the public grievances every week at Jammu and Srinagar. "For speedy redressal of all complaints and grievances, and to ensure outcome-oriented resolution of genuine complaints and grievances, the three Advisors to the Governor shall meet and hear the grievances of individual citizens, delegations, deputations and civil society
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MLA converts Govt school as venue of his political meet
7/17/2018 9:58:54 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report Poonch, July 17: Member Legislative Assembly Mendhar Javed Ran, who is known for his partisan statements has converted a government school in Mendhar as venue of his political meeting, caring a little for the students and their studies. Locals of the Mendhar especially opposition leaders said, a political leader used students to raise slogans in favour of political party which is unlawful. They have appealed to Governor N N Vohra to take strict action against
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Div Com Jammu reviews progress on Airport expansion project
7/17/2018 9:58:44 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 17: Divisional Commissioner Jammu today chaired a meeting to review the progress on the proposed expansion and extension of Jammu Airport. The project includes extension of the existing runway from 6700 feet to 8000 feet. In the meeting, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma was apprised about the various ongoing and future stages of the project. He also suggested shifting of the Animal Husbandry farm from Beli Charana to a suitable place so that both th
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MGNREGA employees stage protest at Mankote
7/17/2018 9:58:22 PM
Early Times Report MENDHAR, July 17: Mankote Block MGNREGA Association under the Presidentship of Fasal Saleem staged protest against previous Government which failed to secure future of employees. Employees working under the flagship programme had run all the schemes pertaining to RDD & PR like MGNREGA, PMAY,SBM , Election related ted work 13th FC,14th FC ,CDF , MPLAD , Office works etc of all the schemes and Geotagging, of all schemes . MGNREGA Employees working in the dilemma due to
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Implement agreement of 2008 between ANSS & administration: Harsh Dev
7/17/2018 9:58:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Reiterating his demand for early announcement of compensation for the Jammu based traders for their losses besides withdrawal of cases against the nationalist youth who were detained during the Amarnath ji Land Row and ex-gratia to those martyred during the period, Harsh Dev Singh drew the attention of Governor for his personal indulgence in implementing the agreement reached between the parties to end the 61 days long agitation of 2008 which had resulted in
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Hajj pilgrims protest against poor transport arrangements
7/17/2018 9:58:01 PM
Early Times Report MENDHAR, July 17: Criticizing District Administration for not providing vehicles for Haj pilgrimage, people staged protest here in front of SDM office Surankote. They alleged that 11 Hujaj e Akram managed their own vehicles to reach at Haj house Srinagar. This year state Haj committee has charged for one seat Rs 3200 bus fare from Poonch to Srinagar. Again District Administration ignored the management for Haj pilgrimage 2018. Transport facility is provided by State Haj
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JKDFCO lifts samples of medicines for quality assessment
7/17/2018 9:57:41 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: The enforcement wing of the J&K Drug & Food Control Organization (JKDFCO) today lifted samples of various categories of drugs for quality assessment after complaints of inferior-quality medicines being sold in markets. The samples are being sent to a government analyst notified by the State for furnishing opinion with regard to their identity, purity and strength, a statement of the JKDFCO said. "Manufacturers found guilty of production of inferior quality drugs will be subjected to court trials under enabling provisions of the Drugs & Cosmetics Act. Several guilty manufacturers have in fact already been penalized for committing breaches," the statem
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Number Of Deaths In Jammu Waterfall Accident Rises To 8
7/17/2018 9:57:36 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: A 50-year-old woman, who was injured in the Siar Baba waterfall accident, died at a hospital in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, taking the death toll in the incident to eight, officials said. A huge boulder had rolled down a 100-feet high waterfall at Talwara village, killing seven persons and injuring 33 others on Sunday last. The incident had happened when a large number of people, mostly from Jammu district, had gathered at the picnic spot and some of them were taking a bath under the waterfall. Babli Devi, a resident of Gangyal and one of the critically injured persons, succumbed to injuries at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciali
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Arvind Kotwal joins as Commissioner JMC
7/17/2018 9:57:22 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Arvind Kotwal today took over as the new Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation. Ramesh Kumar, Former Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, handed over the charge of Commissioner, JMC to Arvind Kotwal. The officers/ employees accorded warm welcome on his joining, after taking over the charge, Arvind Kotwal, Commissioner, JMC interacted with the officers and officials and took an account of the projects, assignments currently being undertaken by and/o
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Martyred jawan cremated with full military honours
7/17/2018 9:57:10 PM
Early Times Report RAJOURI, July 17: A soldier from Kalakot tehsil in Rajouri district, who died on Monday while on duty at Guwahati in North East, was cremated with full military honours at his native village Khadarian Bali under the jurisdiction of Kalakot police station. Soldiers from RR unit deployed in the area also present on the occasion besides large number of local people, civil and police officials. The deceased has been identified as Balwinder Singh and posted with J&K Light Infantry (Jak Li) stationed at Guwahati capital of Assam state. Reliable sources said that about 6 month ago the deceased was posted in Kashmir valley and was injured in an
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SVO books 2 government officials, private contractor for graft
7/17/2018 9:57:04 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: Two government official and a private contractor in Reasi district were today booked by the Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) for allegedly being involved in corruption, an official said. The case has been registered against former Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Arnas Pardeep Singh, teacher-cum-incharge head master of government middle school Dharian and private contractor Khushi Mohammad for embezzlement of funds meant for school upgradation, an SVO spokesperson said. Following the verification of a complaint of embezzlement of funds for construction of the building of Government Middle School, Upper Kund, under Sarv Shiksha Abhiy
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ARTO suspends permits of two vehicles
7/17/2018 9:56:57 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, July 17: Besides initiating challan against several vehicles, a team of Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) lead by inspectors Rajeev Bhasin and Aslam Parvez have suspended the permits of two passenger vehicles for grave violation of traffic norms. The vehicles faced suspension of permits includes bearing registration Nos.JK11A6687 (Canter) and JK11C-0347 (Magic Auto). After several complaints against owners of both the vehicles by the people of Budhal, the instructions for suspension of the permits were issued by theTransport Commissioner , J&K and Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri. The action was taken against the vehicle under the supervision of Neeraj Sharma, AR
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Soldier shoots himself
7/17/2018 9:56:48 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 17: A soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside an army camp near the Line of Control (LoC) in Khour area of Akhnoor sector in Jammu on Monday. Rifleman Ranbir Singh (28), from Punjab, was on guard duty at Hamirpur Nawan Military Garrison in the Khour area of Akhnoor sector when he shot himself. A police official from Khour police station said, "Prima facie, it appears that the soldier used his service rifle to end his life. He had pressed the trigger after keeping the nozzle of his gun beneath the chin." The jawan's body was handed over to his unit after completion of medical and legal formalities. The army has
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Detonators recovered from Pulwama house
7/17/2018 9:56:38 PM
Early Times Report Pulwama, July 17: In a joint search operation of the Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police on Tuesday, detonators and other paraphernalia were recovered from a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. The search operation was conducted after security forces received a tip-off about the presence of three terrorists in the house. The owner of the house has been detained. More details are awaited. This comes after terrorists hurled a grenade at a joint camp of the CRPF in the district last week.
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Official panel to suggest measures for improving AEBAS
7/17/2018 9:56:31 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: The Government today ordered constitution of a high-level official panel to assess the progress achieved in registration of employees on the Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) and overall attendance in the Civil Secretariat as well as in other offices. The Committee will also suggest measures on how to further improvise the AEBAS. According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the Committee shall be headed by Principal Secretary to the Government, Finance Department with Commissioner Secretary, GAD; Secretary, Information Technology Department and Senior Technical Director, NIC, Civil Secretariat as Mem
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GRBMT urges Guv to reinstate Dr Ahanger
7/17/2018 9:56:25 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: G R Beigh Memorial Trust (GRBMT) has urged the Governor to reinstate Dr A G Ahanger as early as possible in the public interest and to strengthen the functioning of all important health institute SKIMS. During the meeting held under the chairpersonship of chief patron Rasool Beigh, it was felt that services of Dr Ahanger are badly needed for patient care and services. Highlighting the dedicated services of Ahanger the chairperson said that he never indulged in private practice and has rendered services as dedicated HoD, CVTS in SKIMS. Furthermore he has served as Director, Indira Gandhi National Institute of Medical Sciences, Shillong with excellence
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1708 candidates appear for physical tests
7/17/2018 9:56:20 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: On the 2nd day of recruitment for the post of constables in State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) 1708 candidates appeared for physical endurance tests at RTC CRPF Humhama here today. In all 2100 candidates from district Ganderbal and Srinagar were called for the physical tests out of whom 1708 appeared in these tests. The schedule for the tests will continue till July 23 in Kashmir province. Candidates from district Anantnag have been called for tests on July 18 & 19 and candidates from district Kulgam will be put to tests on July 19, 2018. On July 20, 2018 candidates from district Pulwama and Shopian will appear for the tests and district Baramul
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Over 3,000 gun licenses purportedly issued in army personnel name during J-K posting under ATS scanner
7/17/2018 9:56:14 PM
Agencies Jaipur, July 17: Over 3,000 gun licenses issued in the purported name of army personnel during their stint in Jammu and Kashmir are under the scanner of Rajasthan's Anti-Terror Squad(ATS) which has asked the army to verify the names following suspected involvement of a gang to procure them illegally, police officials said today. The case dates back to November last year when the Rajasthan police's ATS carried out an operation codenamed "Jubaida" and arrested 52 people so far for their alleged involvement in getting gun licenses issued from various districts of J and K under suspicious circumstances. The licenses included 3,367 in the purported name of army personnel, the official
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