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Trump’s silence on Art 370 shocks PDP, NC leadership
2/25/2020 11:37:08 PM
Early times report Jammu, Feb 25: Although US President Donald Trump offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to restore peace in the sub-continent, his refusal to speak on Kashmir in general and Article 370 in particular has sent a shock wave among PDP and NC leadership, apart from other separatist groups. Kashmir centric parties like PDP, NC and other groups were hoping that Trump will speak on abrogation of Article 370 so these groups were planning to exploit his statements to corner Centre. Kashmir centric parties were hoping that Kashmir issue would dominate dialogue between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President but this issue was completely sidelined. None of the leader raised this issue which is a clear indication that world has endorsed India’s initiatives on Kashmir. Some reporters tried their best that Trump will speak something on Article 370 but US President preferred to observe silence on this issue, which India is repeatedly announcing on all interna...
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Forget Jammu youth, defence forces offer free coaching in Kashmir
2/25/2020 11:36:59 PM
AB Sharma EARLY TIMES REPORT Jammu, Feb 25: Even as Jammu region has been bearing the brunt of terrorism and Pakistani aggression that has affected educational activities in the region, the defence forces seem be more concerned about education of youth in Kashmir. Whereas, after the historic decision of the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, the neglected Jammu region has been hoping to see end to decades of alleged discrimination with the winter capital region, Kashmir continues to get seemingly pampered. In the latest, the defence forces have started free coaching services for Kashmir youth. In once such case, the forces in the Watlab Sector o...
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JK’s Khadi Village Board punctures Government’s E- Governance claims
Board’s official portal not uploaded for three years, blank pages stare at surfer
2/25/2020 11:36:42 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT Jammu, Feb 25: Time when the Jammu and Kashmir government is claims to have been making the governance digital in the erstwhile state, plethora of government websites care little to make fresh content available online, leaving the claims of the UT administration doubtful to the core. For instance, the official website of Jammu and Kashmir Khadi Village Industries Board- http://jkkvib.nic.in has been last updated about three years ago in the year 2017 and since then the website hosts no fresh official content pertaining to the functioning of the board. In a photo gallery section, the latest of all pictures uploaded was on 03.01.2017 with the picture titled ‘Di...
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Who will stop conversion of agriculture land in JK?
2/25/2020 11:35:38 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Feb 25: Though there are several laws on the illegal conversion of agricultural land into non-agricultural, but all what is seen is that their implementation is poor. Sources told Early Times that there has been rapid conversion of agricultural land in almost all the Districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Source said that large scale conversion of agricultural land into horticulture, unplanned construction including residential colonies, factories, brick kilns, shopping complexes and other commercial infrastructure have come across as prime reasons for the damage of agricultural land. As per official figures of Agriculture Department, Kashmir h...
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New Ration Cards might be issued after 2021 Census in Jammu Kashmir
2/25/2020 11:35:31 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 25: The division of latest ration playing cards and joint playing cards in Jammu and Kashmir will now happen solely after the census 2021 course of is accomplished. Due to lack of ration playing cards, numerous individuals are not in a position to make the most of the general public welfare schemes of the central and state authorities. Apart from central schemes like Ujjwala, individuals are not in a position to apply for previous age and widow pension. According to official sources, the census course of in Jammu and Kashmir must be executed in two phases. The calculation of homes within the first part will run from June 1 to July 15. In the second part,...
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‘Construction of Terminal building in New Bus Stand Rajouri’
Of Rs 4.50 Cr project cost, ULB spends whopping Rs 1.34 Cr at initial stage
2/25/2020 11:35:21 PM
RAJESH TANDON EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 25: Urban Local Bodies (ULB) Department Rajouri has allegedly spent a huge amount of Rs 1.34 crore only at the initial stage of Terminal Building of New Bus Stand Rajouri, which is under construction, notwithstanding the fact that the total cost of the project is Rs 4.25 crore, which has raised finger on the department’s functioning. Sources told Early Times that the estimated cost of the Terminal Building project was Rs 4.50 crore. The termi...
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Sending resentment BJP delaying office bearers list
2/25/2020 11:34:53 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 25: Pruning the number of office bearers by half, the Bharatiya Kanata Party is delaying release of list of it's new office bearers and State Executive. The announcement of list was expected within a fortnight after election of Party chief for J&K whose appointment was made last month. But after a passage of over one month the party has failed to announce it's list of new executive and office bearers for J&K though aspirants for various posts in State Executive are waiting for the same anxiously. Sources said party fears resentment among it's cadre in case the list is released because there are many aspirants for organisational posts after the dismissal...
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Lt Governor reviews developmental Scenario at Udhampur
2/25/2020 11:34:46 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT Jammu, Feb 25: To take stock of various ongoing developmental works under taken by different departments in district Udhampur, Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu today convened a meeting of all departments at Conference Hall, DC Office Complex, Udhampur. The meeting was attended by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma; Director General Social Welfare Department, Rehana Batul; District Development Commissioner, Dr. Piyush Singla; DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range...
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Department of Industries orders probe in production of fake certificate by EDI trainer
Institute kept out of loop, Director does not know anything
2/25/2020 11:34:33 PM
Jehangir Rashid EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Feb 25: The Department of Industries and Commerce has initiated an enquiry in a case related to the production of a fake certificate by a trainer of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Jammu & Kashmir. Director Handicrafts, Jammu & Kashmir, Masrat-ul-Islam has been appointed as the Inquiry Officer and he has to submit the enquiry report within a period of 15 days from the date of issuance of the order. The enquiry was ordered following complaints that the trainer has produced a fake experience certificate and got the position which she did not deserve. She has got the position while the seniors were ignored for the same. “Mr....
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RDD under scanner over construction of Mini Sports Stadium Rajouri
Pavilion starts crumbling after incurring Rs 25 lakhs on construction
2/25/2020 11:34:25 PM
ANKIT KESSAR EARLY TIMES REPORT RAJOURI, Feb 25: The Rural Development Department (RDD) Rajouri has allegedly been showing deliberate reluctance to handover upgraded Mini Sports Stadium to District Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) Department. The reason for making undue delay on the part of RDD can be attributed to the substandard work done in construction of pavilion as the tiles have started crumbling indicating embezzlement of funds. Sources told Early Times that around Rs 25.63 lakh...
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2G mobile Internet services extended in JK till March 4; tighter vigil on use of VPNs
2/25/2020 11:34:02 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT Jammu, Feb 25: Social networking sites allowing peer-to-peer communication and virtual private networks (VPNs) will remain unavailable in Jammu and Kashmir as anti-national elements and people across the border continue to "misuse" these platforms, the authorities said on Tuesday as 2G mobile Internet services were extended till March 4. Issuing an order here, the home department of the union territory said that while assessing the impact of the directions relating to regulation of telecom services, it has come to fore that VPNs continue to be misused by the ANE (anti-national elements), including their handlers from across the border, to bypass the Internet restric...
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Munish expresses dismay over lack of basic amenities at Rayan mohalla
Road in our area has never been black topped, say residents
2/25/2020 10:41:24 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 25: Editor Early Times, Munish Gupta, has expressed dismay over dilapidated road, faulty drainage system and other problems being faced by the residents of mohalla Rayan in Raipur, Satwari area. Munish, who would be contesting the forthcoming assembly elections from Gandhi Nagar constituency, said, Residents of this particular area have been running from pillar to post to get their issues addressed but their pleas have fallen in deaf ears. Munish urged the adm...
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Despite court order CDPO Tangdar fails to release salary of lady Safai Karamchari
2/25/2020 9:58:27 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 25: Despite the High Court order, the salary of the lady Safai Karamchari has not released so far. Meanwhile, CDPO has sent the order copy of Safai Karamchari to Zahoor Ahmad only while as order of lady Safai Karmchari was copied to Kaleeda Begum and DPO Kupwara as well. Office of the Child Development Project Officer Tangdar issued an order of engagement of Safai Karamchari in ICDS Tangdar. The order vide no: ICDS/TGR/11/91-92 Dated 25/6/11 reads that, “Mst Kaleeda Begum W/O Shabir Ahmad Lone R/O Tangdar is hereby temperately engaged as Safai Karamchari in ICDS Project HQ Tangdar with immediate effect. “She will be paying monthly charge...
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30 kms road to Shadra Sharief Shrine in deplorable condition
Thousands of devotees face problem while travelling through this stretch
2/25/2020 9:48:47 PM
Ankit Kessar Early Times Report Rajouri, Feb 25: About 30 kilometers of road leading to famous Shadra Shaeif shrine in Rajouri district is in total deplorable condition due to which thousands of devotees, who pay obeisance in the shrine have to face huge problems while travelling through this stretch. It has been more than 20 years, Rajouri -Thanamandi road has been lying in dilapidated condition, which is dotted with huge potholes and lead to fatal accidents taking precious human lives ...
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Heaps of garbage greets visitors at ADDC complex Udhampur
Even LG’s visit didn’t ensure cleanliness
2/25/2020 9:47:47 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT UDHAMPUR, Feb 25: Piles of garbage could be seen at the entrance of the office of Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Udhampur and the view at the spot remained the same even as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory, Girish Chander Murmu was on a visit at the DC Office’s Conference Hall which is only 10 meters away from administrative complex. “The premises were cleaned and in a hush up manner officials were not able to find a suita...
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Mayor kick starts various development works
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JMC launches desilting drive of drains
JFA donates school shoes among students
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Sadat Doolwal pays rich tribute to Sambhaji Maharaj
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Screening of ‘Half Widow’ held at Delhi
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Illegal entries for 48500 kanal land expunged in Udhampur
Lok Adalat held
BJP nominates District Team, Working Committee for RS Pura
PHE employees call off strike
Over 20 lakh Vaishno Devi yatris avail facility to hire pre-paid ponies, pithoos
Summer-like weather continues in Kashmir ahead of prediction of fresh snow, rain
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MoU signed by Secy HrEducation in New Delhi
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GGM Science College enters semi-final, MAM goes to final
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DDC Ramban reviews progress under NRLM
JMC launches Clean Jammu Green Jammu drive
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Knee replacement with advanced techniques performed in Gandhi Nagar Govt hospital
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Dy Mayor inspects Heritage sites
JKSUYA holds signature campaign to highlight unemployment in J&K
Winter games concludes: DDC gives away awards to winners
3 BSNL Exchanges defunct in Mendhar
DDC reviews progress of BADP works
Advocate murder: Police traced stolen car in Panipat
JK Bank should shun bureaucratic approach: Altaf Bukhari
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2 civilians injured in Pak shelling along LoC in Poonch
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