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Floods hit political activities, LA polls likely to be postponed
Governor's rule in JK on cards
9/19/2014 11:27:19 PM
Fazal Khan Srinagar, Sept 19: Floods devastating Kashmir has hit the election season as political activities have come to a grinding halt. There are rumours that elections may be postponed in JK and Governor's rule is in offing. Just before floods inundated Kashmir, political activities were in full swing. Soon after Kashmir got submerged politicians disappeared fled from the Valley. Most of them, according to the media reports, had taken refuge in New Delhi and other states. The state's top brass, according to the sources, were "enjoying" at hotel Grand Palace. Sources told Early Times that Centre is monitoring the situation and it may impose Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir soon a
Lack of coordination exposed, many 'officially missing' return home
347 persons registered missing in JK Connect Center
9/19/2014 11:27:04 PM
Akshay Azad JAMMU, Sept 19: On Wednesday, Om Parkash Sharma and Swarna Sharma returned Jammu safely from flood ravaged valley but they are still registered as missing in the official records of state government, exposing lack of coordination amongst different agencies. The Jammu and Kashmir state government has set up a helpline center with its office at Divisional Commissioner Office Jammu under the name, "J&K Connect Center 24x7, Dedicated Helpline to Trace the Missing Persons in Recent Floods", and in the last five days a total of 282 persons have registered their calls but if the date of missing persons will be verified there might be lot of discrepancies in the record and reality. A
Government sleeps as hospitals, schools, offices, public establishments continue to be submerged
9/19/2014 11:26:50 PM
Jehangir Rashid Srinagar, Sept 19: The recent flood not only ravaged the residential colonies and localities across Kashmir valley but also scores of educational institutions, government offices, bank offices, hospitals and vocational institutes. These establishments are yet to be cleared from the flood water even though around two weeks have passed since the rains have stopped. The continuous water logging of these establishments has affected the delivery system with the common masses being ultimate sufferers. Although, chief minister, Omar Abdullah claimed that civil secretariat would be made functional from September 18, the same could not happen due to the presence of flood water in
India needs peace on LAC & not character certificate from XI Jinping
9/19/2014 11:26:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: Well the Chinese President, XI Jinping has many sweet things to tell about India. And if the feelings he has expressed in a writeup,before leaving for New Delhi, are any guide one could say that if India has to bank on any world leader it should be XI Jinping. In this write-up there is no trace of malice against India.No signs of bias against India. It simply makes the reader believe that China trusts India more than any other country. And he has given vent to his feelings, in the write-up,after a period of 17 years. He himself says that he had visited India 17 years ago. What does XI Jinping says. "Now 17 years later, I am about to once again visit
'Ineligible' doctors performing chemotherapy
GMCH sans medical oncologists
9/19/2014 11:26:25 PM
Avinash Azad JAMMU, Sept 19: It might sound strange but it is true that 'ineligible' doctors at Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Jammu are conducting chemotherapy. According to experts, chemotherapy is the use of medication (chemicals) to treat disease. More specifically, chemotherapy (chemo) typically refers to the destruction of cancer cells. However, chemotherapy may also include the use of antibiotics or other medications to treat any illness or infection. They claimed that a doctor having degree of DM Medical Oncologist is eligible to conduct the therapy. "Presently, the Radio-Therapy of department of GMCH has not a single Medical Oncologist to perform the chemotherapy
Mysterious death of Indira Nagar's boy near Baba Pedh in 2010
Four years on, wailing mother still waits for FSL report
9/19/2014 11:26:11 PM
GS Asgotra JAMMU, Sept 19: The maxim "Justice delayed is justice denied" seems fit in this case as even after four years of the mysterious death of Karan Sharma at Baba Pedh in Udhampur, his wailing mother is yet to receive the FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory) report. On fourth death anniversary of her son, the moist eyes of Usha Sharma (50), a widow, of Indira Nagar, Miran Sahib, here told everything. The grieved woman said she had every right to know about the cause of death of her son. According to police, Karan (22) had died mysteriously after drowning in Tawi near Baba Pedh, Udhampur, when he along with four other friends, Rajan Sharma, Nitin Kumar, Vicky Singh and Pardeep Singh, w
Watchman becomes all powerful in GMCH; lodges FIR against woman, bypassing principal's authority
9/19/2014 11:25:56 PM
Bivek Mathur JAMMU, Sept 19: The watchman of Guest House of Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu, (GMCH) seems to have become all powerful as he has lodged FIR against the woman, who is running mess facility in the guest house, thus bypassing the power of GMC principal in this regard. According to sources, watchman Ravi Sharma, who allegedly enjoys the backing of a senior doctor and close relative of a former J&K chief minister, threatened Surinder Kour who is running the mess facility within the premises of Medical Faculty Club/Guest House under a written contract No Pharma/2014/24 dated 25. 06. 2014, a copy of which is in possession of Early Times and then registered an FIR ag
Scotland referendum a lesson for Kashmir secessionist leaders who have love for term referendum
Loud and clear message against anti-India forces
9/19/2014 11:25:48 PM
Sandeep Bhat JAMMU, Sept 19: The results of referendum in Scotland might have not gone well with the separatists of Kashmir Valley and their mentors in neighbourhood because majority of the residents of Scotland have rejected secession from United Kingdom. Referendum clear supported that majority population of Scotland want to be part of UK. Those who support separatists ideology are now seemingly thinking other way as the results in Scotland referendum might have shocked the entire separatist sympathizers and those who preach secessionism must be now worried about their existence. The people of Scotland have shown great maturity in rejecting the idea of separate nation and rightly so bec
Scotland referendum and Kashmiri separatists
Seeking to achieve the unachievable
9/19/2014 11:25:35 PM
Neha JAMMU, Sept 19: Scotland referendum, which was held on Thursday and went in favour of England, has, it seems, motivated Kashmiri separatists to seek a similar referendum in the state. Reports from the Valley and elsewhere suggest that pro-Pakistan elements are seeking to "revive the question of Kashmir to embarrass New Delhi". A report in this regard said: " Kashmiri separatist leaders have seized on Scotland's referendum on independence to demand that India follow through on a promise to grant a similar vote in the disputed Himalayan region". The so-called moderate Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq cited it as an example to solve the Kashmir issue through peaceful means. "We
Floods wash off entire healthcare infrastructure in Srinagar
SMHS damages estimated at Rs 200cr
9/19/2014 11:22:30 PM
Bashir Assad SRINAGAR, Sept 19: While damages in summer capital owing to unprecedented floods are unfathomable, the healthcare infrastructure has been totally ruined. sources peg the damage caused at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS) and Medical College alone at Rs 200 crore approximately. This government-owned general hospital and medical college at Karan Nagar is still under three feet of water. Water level had risen to about ten feet here. As a result, heavy medical equipment, which is usually installed on the ground floor, was severely impacted. Though the Jhelum Valley Medical College, Bemina, suffered the maximum with damage caused to the main building too, SMHS Karan Nagar
ERA first to respond to CM's call
9/19/2014 11:22:13 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 19: It is to be noted that while almost the entire state machinery is missing after the floods hit Srinagar, the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) was among the first departments to respond to the emergency situation. On September 15, when two ONGC high-power pumps were flown to Srinagar, there was no official of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department to receive them. It was the ERA officials who responded to the distress call of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. The department officials and field workers not only installed the equipment in Rajbagh and other areas, but also monitored the de-watering operation. The situation in the city was so bad a
Extensive efforts to pump out water
9/19/2014 11:22:02 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 19: Meanwhile, the stagnant flood waters in the low-lying areas of Srinagar and outskirts are being pumped out by the officers and field staff of the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA). The areas where the staff is engaged in the de-watering operation include Bemina, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Lal Chowk, Maisuma etc. In addition to the ONGC equipment, the ERA staff has also pressed into service the machinery of the department to pump out water. The officials refuted the charge that the ERA machinery was not functioning to pump out the flood water.
No respite from 'deluge' as many localities still go inundated
Locals apprehend 'winters' would be 'bad to worst'
9/19/2014 11:15:58 PM
Syed Tahir Bukhari Baramulla, Sept 19: Though the clear sky has offered some respite to valleyites yet many of localities like Shair Colony of Sopore town in district Baramulla, continue to remain inundated, whereas flood waters increasing in north Kashmir earlier this week have receded few feet's below the danger mark. Many of valleyites apprehended about 'winters' which they term it would be bad to worst. Local residents of many villages in Sopore town have taken a temporary shelter in government buildings, like schools, hospitals and horticulture and other nearby places too. Residents of Mahrajpora and other adjoining areas say that at least more than fifty structures have suffered
Sect employees demand due facilities prior to join their duties in flood ravaged valley
Submit memorandum to CS J&K, demand setting up of camp office in Jammu
9/19/2014 11:15:20 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Jammu, Sept 19: Jammu based employees including HoD's KAS officials, Gazetted officials; non Gazetted employees posted with various departments of Darbar Move today held a meeting at Civil Secretariat Jammu in which they took stock of flood situation in valley and demanded adequate facilities for the government employees before they were asked to join their duties in flood ravaged Kashmir valley. Employees also suggested the government must establish a camp office at Jammu Secretariat so that the urgent work could be accomplished by utilizing the services of the stranded employees. As per the memorandum submitted to Chief Secretary Jammu and Kashmir by nearly 887 employ
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