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Anti-terror operations to go full throttle in Kashmir
‘Army, Navy, Air Force Special Forces in Joint Ops’
1/21/2020 11:38:37 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Jan 21: As the security forces achieved major success in Jammu and Kashmir against militants in 2019, particularly in the last one month, Operations against militants in valley will be further intensified in the days to come. Sources said that the number of militants killed in 2018-19 was around 270 which is higher than 2016- 2017. Sources said that in 2010, as many as 270 militants were killed in action by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The number reduced to 119 in 2011. Then in 2012, 84 ultras were killed, 100 in 2013, 110 (2014), 113 (2015), 165 (2016) and 218 last year, the sources said. They said the higher number of militant casualties in 20
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Centre takes control, local politicians sidelined
1/21/2020 11:38:23 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Jan 21: Centre sending 36 union ministers to Jammu and Kashmir to kickstart the development projects across the Union Territory seems to be a hint that local politicians have been sidelined and they will have to prove their worth before being re-inducted into the system. The Central Ministers reaching out to the people in different areas is a clear message that the Government of India wants to manage the newly carved out Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in its own way. An analyst while talking to Early Times said, “It looks like that Centre has made up its mind to ignore the brokers so that the benefits of various developmental schemes do reach the peopl
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With no Data in hand, how will Govt succeed in its KPs return project?
Reunion infested with riddles!
1/21/2020 11:38:18 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT Jammu, Jan 21: As the Kashmiri pundits after thirty years of exodus are demanding their return to Kashmir, there are questions being raised whether the government is in possession of figurers by virtue of which it could initiate the return of KPs. According to the government, it has no information about the total number of KPs who have returned to their native places. Further the government admitted that it has no details about the all sort of assistance provided to them for their rehabilitation. Furthermore, the government of Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t know what is the number of pandit families who have not migrated from their native places in Kashmir valley at the
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Srinagar to get modern firefighting, free training for volunteers, Jammu to wait again
1/21/2020 11:38:01 PM
AB Sharma EARLY TIMES REPORT Jammu, Jan 21: Concentrating further on infrastructure development in trouble-torn Kashmir, albeit “at the cost” of Jammu, in the latest, the government has decided to upgrade firefighting infrastructure and to train volunteers free of cost in the summer capital. Officials told Early Times that as a part of the Srinagar Smart City Project, the government has decided to make the city highly-advanced on the lines of developed cities like Singapore and Thailand. Sources said a multi-crore project has been approved for Srinagar. Official documents reveal that the project includes strengthening of 23 fire stations along with their integration and development.
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Rabi crop damaged/unsown in over 75,000 hectares of land, compensation eludes
Excess rainfall compounds woes of Jammu farmers
1/21/2020 11:37:54 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 21: The farmers of Jammu region, who have already been facing official neglect, have another worry as after failure of paddy crop, the Rabi crops have either damaged or remained unsown in over 75,000 hectares of area, which accounts for over 25 percent of net sown area. Sources in the Agriculture Production department informed Early Times that the net sown area in Jammu province is nearly 2.9 Lakhs hectares. “Out of the net sown area, rabi crop over 70-75000 hectares area is either unsown or the crops have been damaged due to excessive rainfall in winter months”, a senior official said, adding that most of the damage was in plain areas of Jammu province in
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MTA elections in limbo courtesy internal conflict
1/21/2020 11:37:42 PM
NITESH SANGRAL EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Jan 21: The election of Medical Teachers Association (MTA) of the Government Medical College and Hospital and its associated hospitals have not been conducted for the past more than 2 years. Despite the completion of the tenure of previous MTA, no such efforts were made to formulate a body to take up the faculty issues. It is in place to mention here that the MTA had completed its 2 years tenure in the month of January 2017. Since then the doctors were trying to conduct the elections but the concerned authorities were requested to an initiative to start the process of elections but all in vain for best reasons known to them. Sources told that
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Director Health Services Kashmir gives damn to Govt order cancelling attachments
Attaches 10 doctors with Directorate, leaves patients fuming
1/21/2020 11:37:31 PM
Jehangir Rashid EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Jan 21: Previous Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir had ordered for cancellation of all attachments in government departments, but the order is yet to reach echelons of power in the health department in Kashmir. Sources told Early Times that as many as 10 medical officers posted in the Department of Health have been attached with the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir. These doctors were discharging their duties in the different districts of the valley. Their attachment has affected patient care in the health institutions where they were working. “The out
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Violation of Bio-Medical Waste Management continues in Rajouri
1/21/2020 11:36:42 PM
ANKIT KESSAR EARLY TIMES REPORT NOWSHERA, Jan 21: The Government Hospitals across Rajouri district have allegedly been functioning in gross violation of Bio-Medical Waste Management and Handling Rules thereby posing serious health threat to patients as well as the environment. Sources told Early Times that the government hospitals in Rajouri, Nowshera, Sunderbani, and Kalakote tehsils have no proper mechanism for safe disposal of bio-medical waste generated in the hospitals. “The laid do
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Victim meets SSP, seeks registration of case against erring cops
Alleged custodial torture at Gangyal Police Station
1/21/2020 11:36:20 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Jan 21: The victim of alleged custodial torture at Gangyal Police Station today submitted a written complaint to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu, and sought registration of a case against the erring cops, who assaulted him in Police Station on the night of January 19. “As a first step to seek justice for Rohit Singh, we have submitted formal our complaint to SSP Jammu today”, said family members of the victim, who faced the wrath of Gangyal Police.
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Officers to take NoC for staying in private hotels during official visit at Delhi
1/21/2020 11:09:43 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 21: In an attempt to check misuse of government expenditure, administration of Union Territory (UT) of J&K has directed officers to stay at official accommodations instead of private hotels while travelling outside J&K. Incase officers have to stay in private hotels while travelling outside,they have to take No Objection Certificate from resident commissioner of J&K New Delhi. Official order in this regard has been issued by General Administration Department on Tuesday in which clarification regarding Travelling Allowance (TA) has been made. “Consequent to issuance of Government Order No 494-F of 20 19 dated 20- 12-20 19 regarding Travelling Allowance (TA)
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Locals Decry negligence of MC, R&B in Sunderbani
1/21/2020 10:48:04 PM
Ankit kessar Early times reporter Sunderbani, Jan 21: Residents of ward number 13 of Sunderbani town in Rajouri district are decrying negligence of Public Works Department (Roads and Buildings) and Municipal committee Sunderbani. Residents of Ward 13 said that since last years together, the condition of main road in their area is worst since years and concerned authorities are acting as mute spectator. They added that municipal committee Rajouri is acting as mute spectator towards it cla
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3 years on, MC Udhampur yet to install water ATMs
1/21/2020 10:18:03 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, Jan 21: The working of Municipal Committee in Udhampur can be better judged from the fact that three sheds were constructed for water ATMs by MC Udhampur but the installation of ATMs has yet to be done even after the lapse of three years. It was Municipal Committee Udhampur that constructed these sheds in June 2017 at three places MH Road, Sailan Talab and in front of Municipal Committee at Town Hall Udhampur. Surprisingly, even after the lapse
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Child begging at traffic signals in Jammu goes unchecked, authorities unmoved
1/21/2020 10:17:28 PM
ASIF IQBAL NAIK EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Jan 18: Despite government of India as well as the government of Jammu and Kashmir claim to have taken various measures with regard to curbing the child labour as well forceful begging of minor children— the children can be seen begging at traffic signals in Jammu. The menace goes unchecked since the authorities responsible to check begging by minors are unmoved to act against it. As per the details available with Early Times, the children of various ages were seen begging at Traffic signals across the Jammu city, particularly at a traffic signals outside the Wave Mall multiple shopping complex beside at various areas in and around Jewel, Bikr
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BDO Mendhar strangulates RTI
Denies reply after 11 months of delay, RDD Jammu unmoved
1/21/2020 10:17:19 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 20: The office of Block Development Officer (BDO) Mendhar of Poonch district has allegedly denied information to an information seeker under Right to Information (RTI) Act ostensibly to hide embezzlements of funds committed in the block. Nazim Ali Khan, the applicant, who had submitted a RTI application on 19-01-2019 with the office of BDO Mendhar seeking information regarding various development projects in block Mendhar but even after much delay of eleven months, the office didn’t give reply. He further said that after denial by BDO Mendhar, he had lodged appeal to First Appellant Authority (FAA) Director Rural Development Department Ja
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GMC attendants on small denomination currency making big money, patients at loss
1/21/2020 10:14:50 PM
Masood Malik Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 21: Already hit with large number of anomalies which regularly hit at the patient care, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu also practices some clandestine irregularities which are generally overseen by the patients and their attendants in distress. At emergency wing of the hospital, whenever a patient is approached with its attendant, he has to get a slip of entrance at the side window which costs Rs 5 only. Though many patients are not aware of the slip, but when the doctor attending asks the attendant to get the slip in the name of the patient, the attendant rushes to the window to get the slip. Here the GMC employees’ foul game comes i
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