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How Maharaja Pratap Singh tackled JK's five deadly epidemics
Throwback for current rulers!
3/28/2020 11:26:23 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 28: At present when the government in Jammu and Kashmir is battling all odds to prevent the spread of deadly COVID19, it may take a cue from the series of vita methods taken by Maharaja Pratap Singh during his tenure to combat similar crisis back in 1892. Maharaja Ranbir Singh was succeeded by his son Mahraja Pratap Singh in 1885. He was 35 years old when he ascended to the throne and had already made his mark as a scholar and administrator. The insanitary and squalid conditions in towns led to the outbreak of serious diseases. In the year 1892, the epidemic of cholera took the toll of ten thousand people in Kashmir valley. Four years later, in the year 1896, the epidemic of cholera spread in the entire state including the Jammu region. Similar diseases spread in the year 1902, 1903-04, 1906-07 and 1910. In order to prevent the recurrences of such epidemics, Maharaja Pratap Singh took several important measures that prevented the spread of suc...
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Kabul attack, auto driver's killing expose ugly face of terror yet again
Terrorists have no religion
3/28/2020 11:26:10 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 28: Terror and terrorists have no religion. This has been proven once again. The trigger happy terrorists on Friday evening shot dead a 25-year old auto driver in south Kashmir's Redwani area in Kulgam district. An analyst while talking to Early Times said, "The 25-year old youth was killed at a time when entire world, including Kashmir, is grappling with the outbreak of COVID-19. These hate mongers have no realization about the fact that the angel of death is knocking at our doors and no one knows how many people will die in coming days." Referring to a terror attack at Gurudwara in Kabul earlier this week in which many devotees were killed, the analyst sai...
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Spike in Corona Virus cases in JK as 13 more test positive, number of active cases reach 30
3/28/2020 11:25:17 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Mar 28: Saturday saw a quantum jump in the Novel Corona Virus cases as 13 more persons tested positive for the Virus in the Jammu & Kashmir divisions respectively. The number of people affected by the Virus has reached 33 in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Out of the 33 affected persons one has passed away while as two patients have recovered so far. As on date there are 30 active cases of Corona Virus in Jammu & Kashmir. While as Kashmir accounts for 23 such patients the number of such patients in Jammu division is seven. Out of the 13 persons who tested positive today six are residents of Srinagar district, three are residents of ...
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'Identify slum pockets; reach out to them with essential commodities'
COVID-19: LG calls for doubling efforts to contain spread of virus
3/28/2020 11:25:04 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 28: Lieutenant Governor (LG), Girish Chandra Murmu today asked the officers engaged in Corona prevention efforts to double the efforts for containing the spread of the deadly virus. He was chairing a high level meeting here at Raj Bhavan. The Lt Governor observed that being at the threshold of third stage of COVID-19, escalating the preparatory efforts for preventing the spread of the virus is required. He passed the directions for doubling up of the isolation a...
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5 villages declared red zones in Rajouri
3/28/2020 11:23:45 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 28: Five villages in Manjakote tehsil of Rajouri district were on Saturday declared as red zones and their surrounding villages as buffer zones to prevent the spread of coronavirus, officials said. The villages include Sarola, Dehridhara, Mangal Nar, Gambir Muglan and Kotli, the officials said quoting an order issued by Rajouri District Development Commissioner Mohammad Nazir Sheikh. Three persons hailing from Manjakote tehsil have tested positive for coronavirus in Rajouri district since Thursday. "The area has become more vulnerable as far as further transmission of the COVID-19 virus is concerned. It is necessary to break further transmission of the d...
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PM announces new fund for people to donate towards govt fight against coronavirus
3/28/2020 11:23:33 PM
AGENCIES NEW DELHI, Mar 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the creation of an assistance and emergency situation relief fund where people can contribute and help in the government's fight against coronavirus. The Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund will go a long way in creating a healthier India, he said on Twitter. "People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India's war against COVID-19," he said, adding the fund has been constituted respecting that spirit. "It is my appeal to my fellow Indians, kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations, if they ...
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Administrative quarantine facility with 35,000 beds set up in J&K: Kansal
Testing in J&K highest in country-nearly 10 % of surveillance cases being tested
3/28/2020 11:23:24 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 28: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said it has created administrative quarantine facility of over 35,000 beds in the Union Territory, besides earmarking 11 hospitals exclusively for COVID-19 patients. The administration has also chalked out a plan to help people facing problems due to the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said. The government has taken a number of welfare measures in this regard...
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5 DySPs transferred
3/28/2020 11:22:47 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 28: The Police Headquarters on Saturday ordered transfers of five Deputy Superintendents of Police. As per order, Imtiaz Ahmad ,DySP IR 23 battalion under transfer to PC Mgam is posted as SO to DIG Udhampur Reasi Range against available post. DySP DAR Handwara in addition to his own duties shall look after the work of DySP PC Magam Handwara till further orders, Rashid Younis,DySP CID SB Kupwara is transferred and posted as DySP PC Kupwara against available post. Bhupinder Kumar DySP JKAP 8th battalion under transfer to PC Awantipora is posted as DySP CID CI Jammu/Samba against available post. SDPO Awantipora in addition to his own duties shall look aft...
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FIR registered for uploading fake 4G restoration
3/28/2020 11:22:36 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 28: Acting against the rumour mongers and people sharing fake messages on social media platforms, cyber police station Jammu today registered an FIR against unknown persons under relevant sections of IT Act and IPC. "An FIR has been lodged for uploading a fake order with a forged signature of Principal Secretary to the Home Department government of Jammu and Kashmir in respect of order for restoration of 4G mobile internet services in the UT of J&K," said SP Cyber Crime Sandeep Mehta. He said that by a uploading fake order the miscreants had mislead the general public. He said that cyber police will leave no stone unturned to get hold of the actual c...
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J&K sets up helpline for stranded residents
3/28/2020 11:22:28 PM
AGENCIES NEW DELHI, Mar 28: To help stranded Jammu and Kashmir residents in the national capital and other parts of the country due to lockdown, the J&K Resident Commission has set up a 24x7 dedicated helpline centre. Additional Secretary Rimpy Ohri is supervising the centre's functioning. Three helpline numbers -- 24611210, 24611108 and 24615475 -- have been announced. Any J&K resident facing any issue due to lockdown could contact the helpline numbers, said an official spokesperson. Hundreds of students from across the country had been helped by the commission to return to their homes or stay at various dedicated hotels in Delhi, the spokesperson added....
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Doctor wife of senior officer proceeds on leave amid COVID-19 outbreak
Medicos fume, ask admin to treat everyone equally
3/28/2020 11:22:09 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 28: Resentment is brewing among medicos, who are leading a rigorous combat against COVID-19, as doctor wife of a senior officer posted in J&K, has proceeded on leave, despite Health Department cancelling all the leaves. According to some senior doctors, the wife (doctor) of the senior officer posted in Jammu division proceeded on "childcare" (eyewash) soon after the J&K administration went into fire fighting mode to prevent spread of deadly Coronavirus. "At present, there are 33 confirmed (positive) cases of the COVID-19 in J&K. Since, the day administration has intensified the efforts to prevent Coronavirus from spreading in J&K at-least t...
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Was action against two medicos Govt's scapegoating?
JLNM Fiasco:
3/28/2020 11:21:22 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Mar 28: As the administration on today cracked whip against the two medicos of Srinagar's JLNM hospital, there are reports that partial approach has been adopted while action was initiated into the matter. As per the inputs, 26 suspected coronavirus cases who were under quarantine fled from the hospital on Saturday. In the night chaotic scenes were witnessed when some patients complained that they didn't like the facilities and instead created uproar and broke the window panes and fled early in the morning. The Government late on Saturday announced that it has suspended one doctor and terminated another for the dereliction of duties. However, the names...
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Ensure proper sanitation, sewage for Ekta Vihar: Munish urges admin
Choked drains, irk local residents
3/28/2020 10:49:10 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Mar 28: Editor in Chief, Early Times, Munish Gupta, on Friday rebuked the authorities for failing to provide a mechanism of decongested drains and provision of hygienic conditions to the inhabitants of Ekta Vihar in Kunjwani area due to which the residents there are facing a lot of inconveniences. Munish, who would be contesting the forthcoming Assembly elections as an independent candidate from Gandhi Nagar constituency, said “Choked drains are causing a lot of pr...
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Marriage of two sisters in Bunzwah solemnized without key family members
Wedding ceremonies become another casualty amid Covid-19 pandemic
3/28/2020 10:48:28 PM
ASIF IQBAL NAIK Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 28: In war against the Coronavirus that had claimed the lives of 28000 people while infecting as many as 6 lakh people globally so far, the life has come to a standstill in several parts of the world as well as India where a country wide lockdown has been imposed since March 25. While several day to day activities have come to a halt in district Kishtwar in view of the lockdown, the marriage ceremonies have become another casualty in the list...
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COVID-19: Students allege mismanagement at Kathua quarantine centre
3/28/2020 10:48:12 PM
Early Times Report Kathua, Mar 28: The quarantined hundreds of peoples including students at Kathua amidst COVID-19 alleged mismanagement on the part of district administration, as sanitation is being compromised. Some students including girls at quarantined centre alleged that they facing huge dearth of proper facilities including drinking and sanitation and demanded proper isolation and care from the local administration. According to a video accessed by Early Times, the students seen curs...
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Restrictions continue in Kmr, police book several people for defying lock down
3/28/2020 10:47:55 PM
ISHTIYAQ AHMAD EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Mar 28: The restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus continued in Kashmir on Saturday, even as police booked several people for defying the lockdown. In Srinagar district acting tough against the violators of government prohibitory orders, Srinagar Police have arrested a shopkeeper for violating the Government prohibitory orders over COVID-19. Police said that officers in the jurisdiction of police station Nowgam arrested a shopkeeper for violating Government prohibitory orders. “A case FIR No. 34/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam and investigation into the matter has been initiated” po...
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Duo send 5 boys to Pak on valid documents for armed training
Police arrest 2 LeT affiliates in Pattan
3/28/2020 10:47:48 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Mar 28: Police have arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) affiliated with LeT in Pattan area of this north Kashmir district, an official said on Saturday. The police official said that police on March 27 received a reliable information that Showkat Ahmed Mir son of Nazir Ahmed Mir of Wussan and Showkat Ahmed Yatoo son of Mohammad Akbar Yatoo of Chanderhama were providing logistics to active militants of a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Saleem...
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