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9 months on, Jammu business fraternity suffers silently, trying its best to keep staff intact
COVID-19 outbreak leads to Govts of 5 States to announce salary cut for its employees
4/4/2020 12:19:31 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 3: Five States have announced salary cuts for their employees in wake of the economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19. Maharashtra has announced that salary of Chief Minister, cabinet ministers, MLAs, MLCs and representatives of local governing bodies will be cut by 60% in March. The salaries of class I and II officers will be cut by 50% and salaries of class-III employees will be cut by 25%. Similarly Telangana has cut the salaries of its employees and pensions from 10% to 75%. Rajasthan government has announced that salaries between 1 to 5 days will be cut of all the employees for providing relief to the COVID-19 victims. Odhisha and And
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MHA amends domicile law, reserve all the posts for J&K domiciles only
4/4/2020 12:19:16 AM
Early times Report Jammu, Apr 3: The Union Home Ministry on Friday amended 48 hours old domicile law and reserved all the posts for Jammu and Kashmir residents only. Earlier on Wednesday Centre issued notification defining rules for claiming domicile and access to reserved government jobs for the people of the Union Territory. The reservation for domiciles will not apply to Group A and Group B posts and only to level 4 posts or posts that carry a payscale not more than level 4. After receiving negative criticism over new domicile law especially on class-IV jobs which are reserved for the youth, the Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) take up the issue with the central lead
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After Rohit Kansal’s tweet, police identify dozens of social media fake accounts in name of officers
4/4/2020 12:19:10 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 3: Police have traced and identified dozens of fake account handles who were involved in series of “online crimes” including impersonating, forgery after creating fake accounts in the name of senior officers. It also said that strict action that includes three year jail term under Indian Penal Code (IPC) was in offing for those involved in the cyber-crimes. The cyber cell’s statement comes close on the heels of government spokesman Rohit Kansal’s tweet on Friday morning that a similar account to that of his official twitter handle was formed on social media by some people and they were spreading fake messages. Kansal has urged people to stop fakes at th
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Eye-brows raise over Kashmiri students’ pursuing MBBS in Pakistan
4/4/2020 12:19:04 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 3: Many eye-brows raised over 14 students from Kashmir Valley, who have been reportedly pursuing MBBS in Pakistan. After outbreak of deadly Coronavirus, these students from Kashmir, were directed by the Pakistan to go to their native places and now they are in the quarantine centre at Amritsar. Credible sources said that most of the intelligence agencies were unaware that many students from Kashmir Valley have been pursuing MBBS in Pakistan where education standard was very low as compared to other countries of South Kashmir. Sources said that most of intelligence agencies were unaware that students from Kashmir have taken admission in Pakistan. It was o
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Covid-19: Kashmiris unwilling to break chain, hiding details
4/4/2020 12:18:56 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 3: Even as the world is struggling to get rid of coronavirus, some of the people in Kashmir are unwilling to work in way that prevents spread of the deadly virus. Officials said hundreds of people in Kashmir are unwilling to share their details about travel history or if having come in contact with those infected with the deadly virus. Sources said the last few days police had to accompany medical department teams as those under surveillance were unwilling to share truth or to cooperate with the concerned authorities. District Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Chowdhary on social media said: “The officials in Kashmir have often been speaking about this
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Kashmir quarantine facilities to cost Govt millions
‘No takers for proposal to charge moneyed who returned from abroad’
4/4/2020 12:18:51 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 3: Even as around two thousand people have been quarantined by the government at hotels and other similar facilities in Kashmir, the service is likely to cost the Union Territory around Rs one crore. Officials said most of those who have been put in quarantine facilities that have been developed mostly at hotels are the students who study in foreign countries but have returned home in the wake of coronavirus. Officials said given the fact that each such person has to be kept in quarantine for a fortnight and that they have to offered meals as well, the expenditure on them can only run in millions of rupees. Some of the officials have been of the opinio
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Handwara Police book 24 persons for defying prohibitory orders, two vehicles seized
No Friday prayers held in mosques across the north Kashmir
4/4/2020 12:18:40 AM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report KUPWARA, Apr 3: Jammu and Kashmir police have booked 24 persons today that were defying the prohibitory orders with regard to Covid-19 and simultaneously seized two vehicles in Handwara area of this north Kashmir district, while as no Friday prayers were held in Mosques across the north Kashmir district. According to police handout, in its efforts to ensure complete lockdown across Handwara for the safety of people, despite clear lockdown orders of Govt and time to time announcements made by Handwara Police via loud speakers today 24 more persons have been arrested and 02 Vehicles seized by Handwara Police in its jurisdictional Police Stations fo
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Despite Covid-19 challenges, Forces to continue ops against militants
4/4/2020 12:18:30 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 3: The security forces will continue anti-militancy operations despite the challenges of Covid-19 pandamic. Sources revealed to early times that there are clear cut directions that anti-militancy operations can’t be kept on a hold as that may allow the “militants to re-group and instead all the security agencies operating in the J&K UT have been strictly advised to go after militants”. The security forces have been directed to work more on technical and human intelligence while going after the militants” sources maintained. “For a time being, Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) are being ignored in view of the Coronavirus,” a senior of
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President issues warrants for appointment of 3 HC Judges
4/4/2020 12:18:22 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 3: President of India Ram Nath Kovind has issued the warrants of appointment for three High Court Judges of the Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh and a notification in this regard has been issued by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice. The Notification No K.13021/02/2019-US.II issued by Rajinder Kashyap, Joint Secretary of Union Ministry of Law and Justice says, “In exercise of the power conferred by clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constituti
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Safai Karamcharis in Udhampur denied insurance, uniform, gloves
4/4/2020 12:18:09 AM
ASHWANI SHARMA EARLY TIMES REPORT UDHAMPUR, Apr 3: Even as threat of deadly COVID-19 pandemic is hovering around and those in the line of duty in this hour of crisis are more prone to infection, the fate of as many as 184 Safai Karamcharis working in three different Municipalities of district Udhampur hang in balance as they are not insured and not even provided with proper working kits. David, a leader of these Safai Karamcharis in Udhampur, informed that hundreds of Safai Karamcharis are performing their duty with utmost sincerity and dedication without thinking that their lives are at grave risk due to the lurking threat of coronavirus pandemic but sorry to say the facilities prov
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With five more positive active cases of COVID-19 in JK reaches to 70
2000 contacts of positive cases identified; 975 traced, tested: Rohit Kansal
4/4/2020 12:18:01 AM
Jehangir Rashid EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Apr 3: As five more persons today tested positive for Corona Virus the number of people affected by COVID-19 in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir are 75. More than 75 percent of the cases in Jammu & Kashmir have been reported from Kashmir valley. Out of the 75 cases three persons have recovered while as two persons both belonging to the Kashmir division have died. As such the active cases of the Corona Virus in the union territory are 70
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Residents of Raina Colony Babliana left to fend for themselves
Munish Gupta wants early redressal of peoples problems
4/3/2020 11:10:10 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 3: At a time when the people are entitled to modern means of life those living in the Raina Colony, Babliana are not even getting the facilities that a common man is entitled to receive. The Raina Colony, Babliana is a part of the Gandhi Nagar constituency and it is presenting a sordid tale of absolute neglect from the people at helm. The successive governments have failed the people of this colony and they are suffering like anything. Jatinder Pal Singh, a re
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Le module busted, six associates arrested in north Kashmir
Arms, ammunition recovered
4/3/2020 10:42:36 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Apr 3: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested six associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit in separate raids at Handwara and Sopore areas of north Kashmir. A police officer told that acting on a tip off, a joint team of SOG and army arrested two persons during a raid at Shalpora area of Langate in Handwara last night. On the basis of specific information regarding the activities of Anti National Elements (ANEs), the houses of Azad
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Govt re-engaging retired doctors, forgets regularization of NHM employees
4/3/2020 10:41:47 PM
RAJESH TANDON Early Times Report POONCH, Apr 3: In order to fight Corona virus pandemic, government has been re-engaging retired doctors but at the same times thousands of National Health Mission has been waiting their regularization since years. Alleging discrimination with NHM employees, who have been selflessly working hard to streamline health sector but the attitude of the government has always remain anti employees, which can be seen from the fact that over 10,000 NHM employees have not been regularized till date. “Most of the employees have been discharging their duties without PPE kits to fight COVID-19 by putting their lives at risk and without security of the life. Even aft
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Lockdown continues; three trucks, one JCB seized
4/3/2020 10:41:39 PM
Ankit Kessar Early Times Report Rajouri, Apr 3 : The restrictions of lockdown due to COVID19 continued in Rajouri district on Friday with essential services remained available for masses. The people remained indoor and came out in a very lesser number that too only for availing essential commodities. Meanwhile four vehicles have been seized and cognizance taken for violation of norms. Police said that a team of police headed by SHO Manjakote Manzoor Kohli was on routine patrolling when three trucks labelled as FCI Duty were on way to Jammu from Poonch and during frisking, the trucks were found loaded with natural stone after which the trucks have been seized and cases under relevant s
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Harni residents accuse PHE of neglecting water pipes’ leakage
4/3/2020 10:41:17 PM
M S NAZKI Early Times Report MENDHAR, Apr 3: Residents of Harni village in Mendhar Sub Division of district Sunday accused employees of Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department of not paying any attention towards the leakage of water pipes in the area. They alleged that the employees of PHE department don't attend their duties regularly due to which resentment is brewing among the people. They said the water is supplied to the village from a nearby reservoir, but the department has failed to care for its maintenance and protection. "The water is supplied to our village from a nearby reservoir. The supply line has many leakages at different places. The employees of the PHE departmen
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