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Breaking News :   SKIMS Soura under scanner for multi-million Covid deal | IFS officers rendered idle as important assignments given to local officers in Forest Deptt | Forget politics, NC leaders run condolence services | Stalled Tawi artificial lake project mocks at BJP leadership | After 70-years Congress realizes it was on wrong side | COVID-19 death toll in JK reaches 187 as eight more persons die, 314 fresh cases reported | Ward 6, Canal Head declared containment/red zone; Lockdown imposed | COVID-19: Pvt Nursing Home sealed after pregnant woman tests positive | Despite three positive cases at PHC Seri, BMO Nowshera denies PPE kits | SC refuses to entertain plea to restrict Amarnath Yatra | First time in JK’s history, Martyrs’ Day observed sans official events | Former MLA Ashwini planting saplings at Bishnah Public Park | GDC Khour organizes quiz competition | DDC Doda reviews Covid management measures Constitutes teams for contact tracing | DC launches ‘One Nation One Ration card scheme’ in Rajouri | R K Srivastava takes over as Chief GM of NABARD | One held with heroin | Osami Gupta of Jodhamal School tops CBSE 12th Class results in State | JMC Mayor starts development works | Gujjar boy brings Laurel to Gujjar community in Class 10th | TMF appeal masses to follow health advisories | Munish Gupta asks government to solve problems of people of Rampur Gandhi Nagar | Chemist tested positive in Chingam, doctor put under quarantine | Overhaul Education Deptt to save it from devastation: Harsh | No day picnic, only people with confirmed hotel booking can visit Patnitop | Traffic Police Fines Arbitrarily, Netizens object ‘bad’ practice | People openly violating SOPs in Poonch district | 35-40 foreign, 17 local militants active in northern districts, 28 infiltration bid foiled this year in north Kashmir: Police | 56 fresh positive, 1157 active positive cases and 49 deaths till date in north Kashmir | Two JeM militants killed in Anantnag Encounter | People suffer as X-ray machine goes out of order at Sub District Hospital Mendhar | Strict lockdown restrictions reimposed in parts of Kashmir after spike in COVID-19 cases | ‘Zero tolerance’ against ceasefire violations by Pakistan, says Army Chief General Naravane | ‘5 rounded up, two accused identified, manhunt launched to nab them’: Police | JKPYC intensifies protest against incessant fuel price hike | Saksham Samaj Sankalp launches tree plantation drive in Gazian | Guru Nanak Educational Sewa Society honours meritorious students | Kashmiri Khatri Hindu Maha Sabha observes “Black Day” | We The Human distributes COVID-19 Hygiene Kits at Gorkha Nagar | Abandoned drone sends police into tizzy in Jammu | National Bank provides Rs 462 crore for execution of 139 projects in J&K last fiscal | ASKPC pays homage to KP victims of 1931, recalls their sacrifice | Kissan Pakhwada: AH Deptt holds series of camps across District Jammu | Non-Gazetted employees serving Ladakh UT call on JKAP leaders in Jammu | Mining mafia, corrupt bureaucrats conspiring to weaken PRIs in J&K: AJKPC | DCC Samba reviews functioning of Jal Shakti (PHE) Department | LMD recovers Rs 25000 fine for supplying undersize bricks | DDC Poonch chairs meeting of Panchayat Raj representatives of Block Sathra | Defection by legislators, MPs amounts to betrayal of people’s mandate: Cong | KPC observes July13 as "Black Day" | DC Rajouri reviews Covid protection measures | Set up plasma bank in Jammu | Will Galwan become nemesis of Xi Jinping | Live telecast and Pilgrimage of Shri Budha Amarnath Ji | Need to care during Covid-19 lockdown period | ACB produces chargesheet against then Ex Engineer JKPCC in disproportionate assets case | Power shutdown | Rape accused escapes from police custody in Jammu | Man killed in clash between two groups in Kathua | Chanchal Singh, sons refute allegations of grabbing Cremation Ground land | Two terrorists arrested within 4 hrs after grenade attack in Pulwama | Omar takes dig at people wearing masks without covering nose, mouth but chin only | Abdullahs challenge house detention of National Conference leadersIndia | Dholaki makers seek administration’s help for safe return of their families | Sikh organizations hail extension in tenure of GPCs | Govt employees hold protest against non-fulfillment of demands | Apex Committee extends provisional validity of units for varying periods | Back Issues  
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SKIMS Soura under scanner for multi-million Covid deal
7/14/2020 12:19:07 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 13: The SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura here has come under the scanner of the Jammu and Kashmir government for the allegedly shady deal worth millions for procurement of a testing machine for the Covid19. Sources said around three months ago, the SKIMS purchased a testing machine called RNA-Extractor worth millions that is used to test Covid samples from a dealer without tendering. Sources said the Raj Bhawan has come to know that the machine was procured without the re-agents or chemicals that are needed for running the machine to do tests. “This machine cannot run without reagents and thus it was sheer misuse of public money,” said a senior official. Sources said the government has got inputs that the machine was purchased hurriedly by one of the top officials at the hospital from a dealer personally known to him. “This deal was done wrongly because how can you buy an incomplete machine. If the businessman was not having the ...
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IFS officers rendered idle as important assignments given to local officers in Forest Deptt
JK losing green gold due to ‘laidback’ attitude of people at helm
7/14/2020 12:19:01 AM
Ajay Sharma Early Times Report JAMMU, July 13: The Jammu & Kashmir government seems to be least bothered about the preservation of green gold in the union territory and same gets reflected every now and then by the steps taking by the people at helm. Early Times has learnt from sources that in the 14 forest divisions in Kashmir not a single Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer has been posted as Divisional Forest Officer (DFO). These forest divisions are being looked after by the local officers and given the local influence these officers are not able to discharge their duties in professional manner. “In the Jammu division out of the 15 forest divisions the IFS officers have bee...
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Forget politics, NC leaders run condolence services
7/14/2020 12:18:33 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 13: With the National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah having said that the NC would stay away from politics at the moment, the party has been busy offering condolences to the bereaved families known to its leaders. From NC president Omar Abdullah, who is more active on the Twitter than on the ground, to Dr Farooq Abdullah, the party leaders have dedicated themselves for condolences. While Omar takes a lead on this front online by making tweets, the party leaders only second him on the ground. A group of NC leaders has also been assigned the task of visiting the bereaved families on behalf of the party. Interestingly, the NC patron and forme...
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Stalled Tawi artificial lake project mocks at BJP leadership
5 years on, negligible progress recorded on project, completion nowhere in sight
7/14/2020 12:18:25 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 13: The prestigious artificial lake project over river Tawi has failed to make any significant progress during the past over five years, which mocks at the self-proclaimed champions of Jammu’ cause the Bharatiya Janta Party leadership, which has failed to get it completed. The artificial lake project over River Tawi at Belicharana area was approved by the then Governor Jagmohan in 1986 but after a long delay the Union Government had approved the project under Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP) to the tune of Rs 50 Crore in the year 2010. Later the cost was revised to the tune of Rs 70 Crore but the project jumped the first deadline of July ...
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After 70-years Congress realizes it was on wrong side
Remains silent on July 13 episode, issues no statement
7/14/2020 12:18:13 AM
Early times Report Jammu, July 13: Silence maintained by the Congress over July 13 issue this time around has proved it beyond doubt that party has realized that it was on the wrong side for the past so many decades. It’s in place to mention here that when the Jammu and Kashmir government late last year dropped July 13 from the list of gazetted holidays in the erstwhile State, Kashmir based political parties issued series of statements to eulogize the day. However, that time also Congress remained tightlipped. On July 12, almost all the Kashmir centric political groups issued official statements underscoring the importance of July 13 day in Kashmir’s history. National Conference, ...
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COVID-19 death toll in JK reaches 187 as eight more persons die, 314 fresh cases reported
Positive cases 10827, active positive 4545, recovered 6095
7/14/2020 12:18:01 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 13: The death toll due to the Corona Virus in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir reached 187 as eight more persons died due to the virus in the past 24 hours. In the meantime, 314 new cases of COVID-19 came to the fore from different districts of the union territory today. Reports said that while two deaths each were reported from Srinagar, Baramulla and Pulwama districts, one death each was reported from Budgam and Kupwara districts. So far 170 COVID-19 patients have died in Kashmir while as the number of casualties in Jammu are 17. Srinagar tops the list with 46 deaths. Reports said that Srinagar reported 101 fresh cases of Cor...
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Ward 6, Canal Head declared containment/red zone; Lockdown imposed
7/14/2020 12:17:49 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 13: District Magistrate Jammu, Sushma Chauhan, vide powers conferred upon her under section 144 of CrPC read with relevant provisions under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the Disaster Management Act, 2005, has declared Ward No. 6, Canal Head, Simbal Morh Panchayat Makhanpur Gujjaran, R.S. Pura, Police Station Miran Sahib of district Jammu, as containment /red zone and imposed strict lockdown and tight perimeter control in the said area, except for essential needs. Accordingly, the SOPs issued by the State Executive Committee vide its order number 38-JK-DMRRR of 2020 dated 14-4-2020 shall apply to the above specified areas. However, for any medica...
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COVID-19: Pvt Nursing Home sealed after pregnant woman tests positive
7/14/2020 12:17:42 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 13: A private nursing home here was sealed for sanitisation on Monday after a pregnant woman admitted to the facility tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. All medical staff and patients of the nursing home located in the Tallab Tillo area of the city are being tested for the disease as a precautionary measure, the officials said. They said priority would be given to those who were in direct contact with the COVID-positive patient. The building is...
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Despite three positive cases at PHC Seri, BMO Nowshera denies PPE kits
Health staffer also found positive, local accuses Deptt of negligence
7/14/2020 12:17:20 AM
EARLY TIMES REPORT NOWSHERA, July 13: Sheer negligence of the Block Medical Officer (BMO) Nowshera for not providing protective kits to staff of PHC Seri deployed in quarantine center has proved dearly to the staff as one of the Safai Karmacharis found COVID-19 positive. Public Health Center (PHC) Seri, which is 10 bedded hospital in Sub Division Nowshera was made a quarantine center since the commencement of lockdown. The staff alleged that despite repeated requests to BMO Nowshera, they were not provided with PPE kits, masks, sanitizers etc. Shockingly, on July 8, 2020 two persons were found COVID-19 positives in quarantine center, resulting all staff deployed in center was also gone...
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SC refuses to entertain plea to restrict Amarnath Yatra
7/14/2020 12:17:10 AM
Agencies New Delhi, July 13: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea to restrict Amarnath Yatra saying the local administrations should decide whether permission should be granted for the pilgrimage this year amid the covid-19 pandemic. The plea filed by Amarnath Barfani Langar organization sought directions for restriction on the access of general public this year since there are nearly 9 lakh coronavirus cases in India at present. It also sought directions for "live darshan of the Lord Shri Amarnath ji Shrine". Giving reference to the principle of “separation of powers", the apex court bench said the court cannot enter the arena of the executive and district adminis...
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First time in JK’s history, Martyrs’ Day observed sans official events
7/14/2020 12:17:04 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 13: For the first time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, no official function was held to commemorate Martyrs'' Day observed on July 13 every year in memory of those killed in firing by soldiers of Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh in 1931. In a break from past, there was no function at the Martyrs’ graveyard here after the government dropped July 13 from the list of gazetted holidays last year, officials said. The holidays on July 13 as well as on December 5 - the birth anniversary of National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah - were dropped after the abrogation of Article 370 by the Centre on August 5 last year. Sheikh Mohammad Abdull...
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Munish Gupta asks government to solve problems of people of Rampur Gandhi Nagar
Residents of Rampura Gandhi Nagar at receiving end since problems remain unattended
7/14/2020 12:04:13 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 13: Munish Gupta, Editor in Chief, Early Times has asked the administration to come up to the expectations of the people living in the Jammu region and solve the problems living in the different areas of the city. Referring to the problems being faced by the people of Gandhi Nagar constituency Munish said that many areas of this constituency have been left to the mercy of God. He said that despite repeated reminders the people at helm have not taken any ste...
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Chemist tested positive in Chingam, doctor put under quarantine
7/14/2020 12:03:23 AM
ASIF IQBAL NAIK Early Times Report JAMMU, July 13: After a vegetable vendor found positive for COVID-19 in Chingam, a local Chemist in this far flung area of Chatroo Sub Division in Kishtwar District also tested positive today. While two others cases with a travel history along with a driver also tested positive in Kishtwar district. As per the details available with Early Times, following the Chemist comes positive, the doctor posted in the local PHC was put under quarantine since the doctor had come in close contact with the positive case and today morning itself share a cold drink with the Chemist. After hearing about the positive report of the local Chemist, the team of doctors and ...
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35-40 foreign, 17 local militants active in northern districts, 28 infiltration bid foiled this year in north Kashmir: Police
Major threat averted, 3 LeT militants killed in Sopore gunfight
7/14/2020 12:01:53 AM
S TAHIR-UL HAQ Early Times Report BARAMULLA, July 13: At least three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants including two foreigners were Sunday killed in a day long encounter in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a top police officer said. He also stated that they are putting their every effort to ensure that the local youth will not pick up arms. Addressing a presser in Sopore, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) north Kashmir Range Muhammad Suliaman Choudhary said that a major threa...
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56 fresh positive, 1157 active positive cases and 49 deaths till date in north Kashmir
7/14/2020 12:01:20 AM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report KUPWARA, July 13: Out of 314 positive cases, fifty six fresh positive cases were reported today, there are 1157 active positive cases, cumulative cases crossed over 2513, while 49 deaths have occurred so far in north Kashmir as on date. According to the district wise positive cases that are available as on July 13, 2020 (Monday), In Baramulla district, 06 fresh positive cases that were reported today, there has been an increase in the cumulative cases that have gone up to 1326, and the active positive cases stands at 746, and cumulative recovered cases are 545 as on date, while as 35 deaths, next highest after Srinagar that have occurred so far in this...
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Two JeM militants killed in Anantnag Encounter
7/14/2020 12:01:13 AM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, July 13: Two militants affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit were killed during a gunfight with security forces in Viddy Srigufwara village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Monday. During the initial exchange of fire between militants and security forces one woman was also injured near the encounter site. She was immediately evacuated and hospitalized, reports said. According to official reports, a joint team of the police, the Army’s 3 RR and the CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area. Police in an issued communiqué said that ‘during the search operation, as the...
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People suffer as X-ray machine goes out of order at Sub District Hospital Mendhar
7/14/2020 12:01:06 AM
M S Nazki Early Times Report MENDHAR, July 13: Even as the union territory government claims to provide better healthcare to patients in rural hospitals, the non-availability of X-Ray machine at Government Sub District Hospital Mendhar has come under severe criticism from patients as well as attendants. A group of patients while quoting the officials said that the sole X-Ray machine at the hospital is lying defunct from past two months and the authorities have not bothered to repair it. The patients as well as the attendants said that the authorities are pushing them to face hardships. The locals said that the X-ray machine is lying defunct at the hospital despite the fact that it is ...
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