Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Yes Mr Omar Abdullah -Dead men tell no tales! | ‘Selected’ retired officials continue to be re-engaged by people at helm even during LG rule | Travellers entering Jammu illegally through Ravi river can become COVID super-spreaders? | As COVID-19 cases surge, Srinagar admin orders restrictions in 88 containment zones | No lockdown in Jammu from July 13 | Viral videos of poor arrangements in quarantine centres expose Rajouri Administration | Corona cases increase; Govt decides to allow tourists to visit J&K! | Corona Virus cases continue to mount in JK, 357 fresh cases reported, 10 more deaths | 85 fresh positive, 1003 active positive cases, 31 recovered and 46 deaths so far in north Kashmir | Suspended cop Devender Singh shared ''sensitive'' info with Pak High Commission: Officials | Kashmir's ‘comedy king' Shadi Kaul is no more | Vanmahotsav observed by CRPF, Forest Deptt | Martyr’s day of Satish Bhagat observed | BSF Plants Over 40,000 Saplings In Jammu Region | Awareness camp on HIV/AIDS organised | India must ensure strengthening of Quad cooperation: Randhir Singh | IIPA organizes webinar on cyber security | Give OBC status to Jat Community in UT: Manjit Singh | Members of Gorkha Samaj too are respectable citizens now: Kavinder | Nirbhay Bharat Foundation honours Swati Sharma with Dogra Shurveer Samman | Summer camp cricket tournament inaugurated | AIJMS delegation meets CE PDD, Dir Sheep husbandry | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Pakistani LeT militant among three killed in Sopore encounter | Chemical industries dump waste in rivulet in Udhampur | Slow internet plays spoilsport with online education of children in Rajouri, Poonch districts | FCS&CA asks ration card holders to submit Aadhaar | Visitors asked to vacate Pahalgam as lockdown re-imposed in Anantnag | Government orders transfers, postings in administration | JKNPP for immediate restoration of J&K statehood, assembly election | Shiv Sena demands to restart Vaishno Devi Yatra | Labour deptt inspects markets in Poonch | Kishtwar admin braces for preparation of People’s Biodiversity Register | TMF criticizes BJP for additional stamp duty | Admin to strictly implement COVID-19 SOPs, guidelines: DC B'la | 300 Domicile Certificates issued at Kishtwar village | SSP demands revamping of policy on providing security cover | GDC Nowshera hosts National Level Online Quiz Competition | Youth dies as car plunges into canal | Missing man found dead in Reasi | HAI suggests long-term plan, incentives for J&K tourism | As COVID-19 deaths, cases spike, people going fearless without precautions: CSD | COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,10,703 stranded JK residents; 1,43,380 via Lakhanpur, 67,323 through special trains | Neutralise those who gunned down BJP leader, kin in Bandipora: Ram Madhav | Cong holds meeting to find ways for strengthening party | Administration failure: Public Park turned into stray cattle zone | Hirdesh Kumar chairs meeting on delimitation of Parliamentary, Assembly constituencies | JKTMA demands reorganization of School Education Department | Bayer Crop Science introduces Spring Maize in Jammu region | Back Issues  
news details
Restoring postpaid mobile telephony to help return of normalcy in Kashmir: Guv advisor
10/13/2019 10:09:20 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Oct 13: With the postpaid mobile telephony set to be restored in Kashmir from Monday, Jammu and Kashmir administration has expressed hope that it would help achieve normalisation in the Valley. Normal day-to-day activities has been disrupted across Kashmir since August 5, the day the Centre revoked the state's special status after negating the Article 370 of the Constitution and providing for reorganisation of the state into two Union territories of J&K and Ladakh from October 31.
The state administration announced on Saturday that about 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones will become operational from Monday noon. Over 20 lakh prepaid mobile phones, besides the mobile and other internet services, however, will remain suspended for now.
"When the curbs on the cell phones have been taken away, we are expecting large number of tourists to come there (Kashmir). We are also expecting that people, if they are somehow not able to do normal activities, have no more excuse not to do that," Governor Satya Pal Malik's advisor Farooq Khan told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. Asserting that radicalisation does not have any place in Jammu and Kashmir, he said the Valley youths have given a go-by to the radicalisation despite the best possible efforts by Pakistan which has left no stone unturned to destroy the beautiful state.
In reply to another question about the spurt in grenade attacks by terrorists including the one at Hari Singh High Street in Srinagar on Saturday which left seven pedestrians injured, Khan said "a grenade attack here and there is not going to make any effect on the situation. "Our neighbour (Pakistan) will continue to try its best to disturb the peace in Jammu and Kashmir but we are strong enough and have shown our resilience. The state has shown its resilience towards any such despicable actions by this neighbour," he said.
At a separate function here this afternoon, the advisor said the administration is aware of the reservation expressed by the people over the newly set up toll plaza at Sarore on Jammu-Pathankot highway. "Better roads, bridges and tunnels are being constructed across the country under public-private partnership to provide good infrastructure to the people. The toll plaza's are being set up for time being to return money to the company involved in the construction work," he said.
Khan, however, said the concerned ministry will take up the issue with National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to address the concern of the people. Politicians cutting across party lines have joined the popular demand for dismantling of the toll plaza at Sarore in Samba district.
On manhandling of a driver by a toll plaza contractor and his staff, Khan said, "The law will take its own course." "Nobody is allowed to take law into his own hands. If somebody has done this, the law is there and appropriate action will be taken against the accused," he said.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center