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Mr Nirmal, people of Jammu region not foolish
9 questions for BJP
7/8/2015 12:31:12 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Monday said the BJP would not compromise on national interests in J&K and pull out of the PDP-led government "if it feels that it has become difficult to continue in the ruling coalition government". "Our coalition in J&K is not an ideological alliance, but an alliance of governance. No doubt problems arise because we have our own agenda and the coalition partner has a different agenda. The day the BJP feels that it has become difficult to continue in the coalition, we will opt out of the government," Nirmal Singh said while addressing a function in Jammu after unveiling the statue of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. Now that Nirmal Singh has commended what he called alliance of governance, talked about national interest and BJP agenda, it is imperative for him to answer the following questions. 1. What is this an alliance of governance all about? 2. What did he mean when he s...
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Mufti's war against corruption puts babus, netas in tight spot
Next list being prepared, revival of SAC on cards
7/8/2015 12:30:58 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 7: The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed upheld his promise of showing door to the corrupt elements within 100 days of his taking over the reins of the state. The government's swift action against the 63 corrupt officials has evoked a mixed response as many people feel that still lot needs to be done to eradicate corruption from the system. An analyst while talking to Early Times said, "Mufti has kept his word and has made a good beginning. Action against 63 corrupt officials has sent a strong message to the people in the administration that they are being watched and corruption won't be tolerated. It's unfair to say that Mufti has made an half hearted...
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Nirmal Singh's statement of coming out of alliance with PDP nothing but a 'trick'
Wants to keep people of Jammu in loop happy as well
7/8/2015 12:30:45 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 7: Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh's statement that Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) can walk out of the alliance with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu & Kashmir is nothing but a 'trick' to keep the people of state more so Jammu region in the loop and happy as well. Dr. Nirmal as well as other BJP leaders fully understood that the party may not get a golden chance yet again to form the government in the state. In order to keep the people of Jammu people happy the Deputy Chief Minister made the statement about walking out of the alliance of the government. More than four months after forming the government in the state with PDP, th...
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NC accuses PDP of backdoor appointments in Tourism Police
Kettle calling the pot black!
7/8/2015 12:30:30 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: Notwithstanding accusations of backdoor appointments looming large over some of the National Conference legislators during the NC-Congress regime, the party has raised fingers on PDP of backdoor recruitments in the tourism police. The NC spokesman accused the government of making appointments on the tourism police in violation of laid norms without advertising the posts. He accused that the kith and kin of the ministers were being recruited in a well hatched conspiracy ignoring the more eligible educated youth. However, it is strange that the statement of the Spokesman accusing the PDP of nepotism have come at a time when the State Vigilance Commission h...
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67 years down the line BJP yet to understand problem of DPs
Politics of deceit
7/8/2015 12:30:16 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: The BJP, which till the other day claimed that it was the champion of displaced persons (DPs) from PoJK and was fully aware of the problems and needs of these refugees and victims of fanaticism and the atrocious two-nation theory and umpteen times got votes from them,on Monday exposed itself and its politics of deceit and bluff. The president of the J&K unit of the BJP and MP from Jammu-Poonch Parliamentary constituency, which houses bulk of the DPs, on the occasion of the 114 birth anniversary of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, said that the BJP was not fully aware of the issues facing the DPs and that today he took decision to constitute a committee charged w...
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Health Minister's extra sensitivity over aprons ebbs out in Kashmir
Lal Singh uses different yardsticks for doctors in Jammu
7/8/2015 12:29:51 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: Health Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Choudhary Lal Singh, who has time and again invited wrath of the medical fraternity for stressing on dress code ignoring all other pressing issues in the health sector, has been woefully exposed on his double standards as he turned dumb in the presence of Doctors in Kashmir who stood by his side without aprons. This dual behavior of Minister stood exposed during his recent visit to GB Pant Hospital Srinagar, where he stood...
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BJP ministers make mockery of PSC panel
High command takes note, mulls action
7/8/2015 12:29:18 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: Undue interference of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the selection of the Public Service Commission (PSC) members has made a mockery of the premier recruitment agency of Jammu and Kashmir. The only qualification, of a few members recommended by the BJP ministers for the PSC panel, is that they enjoy the political backing of the powerful men. A university based Professor's name was recommended for the PSC panel by the BJP's minister due to her close affiliation with him. Similarly, another member was recommended by a BJP minister just on the basis of him belonging to a particular caste. This PSC member recommended by the BJP minis...
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If need arises, I will raise issue of Giri's encounter, police atrocities in Assembly: RS Pura MLA
He was alleged to have been killed by police in a fake encounter near Marble Mkt
7/8/2015 12:28:45 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: BJP leader and R S Pura MLA, Dr Gagan Bhagat today showed his concern over the killing of Rakesh Kumar alias Giri, son of Jeet Lal of ward No 4, RS Pura, in an alleged "fake" encounter near Marble Market in the periphery of posh Trikuta Nagar (extension) locality on November 21, 2010. "He belonged to my segment of R S Pura. And, being MLA of the constituency, I am supposed to fight for the rights of my people and their genuine problems," he said while spe...
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Police officers get engaged in vigorous tussle to occupy office of SSP, Jammu
But Uttam Chand is likely to be reappointed distt police chief
7/8/2015 12:27:56 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: While senior police officers are now-a-days engaged in a vigorous struggle for their appointment as SSP, Jammu, Uttam Chand, who was transferred following anti-police protests by the members of Sikh community at Satwari over a month back, was likely to be reappointed as the head of Jammu district police. Chand, who had proceeded on protest leave and gone home in Punjab after his transfer, has still not joined his service. He is likely to return here on July 10. If police sources are to be believed, he would again be appointed as SSP, Jammu, when he comes back on July 10. Police headquarters (PHQ) was also said to have apprised the Home Department of i...
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Mangat Ram gives fargati to his son Mian
7/8/2015 12:27:40 AM
ET Report JAMMU, July 7: The high profile family feud has taken a new turn with the former Dy. Chief Minister Pt Mangat Ram Sharma disinheriting his youngest son Rajnish Sharma alias Mian, who is also a Congress functionary in the State. According to the sources in Congress circles, Pt Mangat Ram Sharma has submitted before the court that he disinherits his son Rajnish Sharma from his movable and immovable property because of bad behavior of the latter towards him. In the affidavit, Mangat Ram Sharma has alleged that Mian used derogatory language against him and had been insulting him various times. Keeping in view of Rajnish Sharma's insulting behavior towards me, I disinherit him from ...
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Wrong projection of Rs 3,000 cr found during past 5 yrs
Incorrect figures put J&K budget's credibility at stake
7/8/2015 12:27:26 AM
Peerzada Ummer ET Report SRINAGAR, July 7: The inaccurate estimates by State Government during past five years have resulted in wrong projection of Rs 3005 crore in the budget. The miscalculations made by the government of the collected tax and non-tax revenue have not only taken toll over the annual budgets but has also made the entire budgetary system of the state chaotic. It is also putting question marks over the accuracy of the budgets that were presented amid much fanfare before the masses. Official records in possession of Early Times reveal that various state departments and districts didn't submit the accurate figures of tax and non-tax revenue, resulting in the miscalculation ...
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Amarnath yatris exposed to health risk on Jammu waysides
7/7/2015 11:49:48 PM
Kunal Shrivatsa Early Times Report JAMMU, July 7: The 'hot pursuit' for getting current registration has become a herculean task for hundreds of unregistered pilgrims as quite a lot of them are running from pillar to post for obtaining the 'prized possession' of a yatra permit and medical certificate even after making several rounds of the registration counters for days in a stretch but to no avail. If the process of current registration is bringing troubles for the yatris, the manner i...
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Government can't bypass High Court, say legal experts
'Relook' at Pahalgam Master Plan draws flak
7/7/2015 11:49:11 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Pahalgam, July 7: Indifference of successive governments towards protecting fragile environment of this famed tourist destination in South Kashmir, can be gauged from the fact the instead of implementing the revised Master Plan, the government has ordered to 'relook' of the same just to benefit influential and ensure construction of five-star hotel allegedly on forest land. Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed- who also holds the Tourism portfolio-last month ordered Town Planning Organization (TPO) to immediately re-examine its earlier recommendations and submit a concrete Draft Master Plan for making Pahalgam all-season tourist destination He sai...
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MLA allegedly takes law into own hands, breaks locks of room to take out solar lights
BJP demands registration of FIR against him
7/7/2015 11:47:34 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, July 7: Senior Congress leader and MLS from Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori today allegedly broke the locks of rooms where JKEDA department had dumped Solar lights in Inderwal block of Chatroo Tehsil for distribution among the beneficiaries identified by Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar after following due procedure. As per the details available with "Early Times", the trouble started in the morning at Mughal Maidan Kishtwar where the people hailing from ruling BJP and PDP held a strong protest over allege pick and choose method in distribution of Solar lights sanctioned by Government of India during NC-Congress government and added that peop...
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Pick and choose policy allegedly adopted by Govt
Big 'Sharks' left untouched
7/7/2015 11:47:03 PM
Mohd Irfan Early Times Report Jammu, July 7: The present dispensation of Mufti led coalition government has shown courage to 'terminate' deadwood from the government departments but the matter of concern is that corrupt officials whose names should have figured in the first list of deadwood are not there which has raised eyebrows over the conduct of the concerned authorities. Sending a clear and loud message to corrupt officials serving in different departments, the government said corrupt elements won't be tolerated and must be shown the door. CAPD department has the dubious distinction of being infamous for scams vis-à-vis ration scam, carriage scam, pilferage of ration etc. The so...
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Where minister fails, goon contractors, divisional engineer prevail
7/7/2015 11:46:54 PM
A B Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, July 7: District Rajouri, village Nala Makol where a two kilometers length road is being black-topped, the work being only executed just to see-off the ritual so that the government money meant for the purpose could be eaten out underwent a series of scruitinies, but to no avail. While the comcerned minister Altaf Bukhari too in his assurance to this correspondent had said that action would be taken against the erring personnel and guilty would be sacked , but nothing happened on ground. " We offer commission to get PWD works, says Rajouri contractor" --- a story carried in early Times on July 2 speaks of all illicit trade being executed in gover...
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Gun factory owners fail to honor agreement
7/7/2015 11:46:14 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 7: Giving a damn to the agreement with its workers, the Gangyal gun factory owners did not release the salary of their workers rather indulged in heated arguments with them telling them to work on contract basis. Sources told Early Times that as per agreement the July 7, 2015 had been fixed for the clearances of all due salaries of workers along with other demands but gun factory owners showing thump to the agreement, went into heated arguments with their workers. "The gun factory owners had promised the workers to pay their monthly salaries and the leave salaries which were pending for the last two years today itself but to their utter dismay, when wo...
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Engagement of DWs in Assembly Sectt : Govt's swift, stern message
GAD asked to direct Law deptt to probe into matter, fix responsible officials
7/7/2015 11:39:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 7: In order to avoid facing one more possible embarrassment on the lines of reprimand from High Court in the Legislative Assembly backdoor appointments case , PDP-BJP alliance this time is acting swiftly while taking serious note of alleged engagement of Daily wagers in the Assembly Secretariat in complete violation of the order it issued recently with regard to disengagement of such workers in all the departments. GAD has been asked to convey to Law Department to look into the matter and fix the officials responsible for breaching the government order. Sources within the GAD said following reports coming to fore about a sizable number of people having been...
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BJP backed ex-sarpanch blackmails Anganwari employees in Sunderbani
7/7/2015 11:39:20 PM
AB Sharma Early Times Report Katra, July 7: A former sarpanch, enjoying patronage of some BJP leaders, has been blackmailing Anganwari workers and helpers in Sunderbani. In a latest case of blackmailing, Mohan Lal approached the workers and helpers of Anganwari centre in ward number 8 of Nohoti and demanded Rs 5000. "When we refused, he got infuriated and started threatening us that if we did not give him money, he would raise the issue in media," an Anganwari worker said. In the past, some locals said, Lal used to visit various offices to demand money on one pretext or other. "He has ordered all the Anganwari helpers and workers to pay Rs 500 every month to him and also send food ite...
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Asiya Andrabi trains guns on ATMs
7/7/2015 11:39:14 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 7: Firebrand separatist leader and chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Asiya Andrabi, has trained guns on banks for "asking women to show their faces" while making transactions at ATM counters across the Valley. After issuing a statement last week, Asiya has started lobbying with other separatists to launch an agitation on the "revised rules for use of bank ATMs." The banks had to rethink on how consumers use ATM following a startling revelation that some veiled women are making transactions and duping of scores of people. On June 17, the police succeeded in apprehending one such ATM fraudster who had duped ATM users of their money in Srinagar. "The lad...
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Proposal to relocate old Batamaloo Bus Stand triggers protests
7/7/2015 11:14:05 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 7: At a time when government is all set to relocate old Bus stand of Batamaloo to Parimpora, Transporters protesting against the move allege that few influential people are behind the move and trying to snatch their means of livelihood. Members of Kashmir Traders Federation (KTF) and Western Bus Stand Association (WBSA) who protested here today said that instead of any relief from government to pay their pending bank debt few influential people are using their influence to relocate the age old bus stand to a remote location for their personal gains. Dozens of transporters tried to March towards Lal chowk, however the police swung in ...
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Kreeri-Choora road in Shambles, admn unmoved
7/7/2015 11:14:00 PM
S.Tahir-Ul Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, July 7: Residents of Kreeri and its adjoining areas in this north Kashmir district are up in arms against the Roads and Buildings department for ignoring the local roads. The road stretches from Choora National Highway to Kreeri, which connects more than 20 villages including Kreeri to Choora via Authoora, Bangdara, Hail, Thindima, Saloosa, Dardapora, and other adjoining areas are in dilapidated condition. Local resident of Authoora, Mohammad Shafi, said, "The R&B department seems to be in deep slumber. The money provided by government of India under various schemes got lapsed several times due to poor utilization." "R&B department hardl...
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DA Case: E&T Officer lands in vigilance net
2 yatris die en-route cave, 19,512 pay obeisance on day 6
Poor Healthcare: Ramnagar Block has 173 posts short against sanctioned 221 post
3 teenagers go missing from Govt School
Two held with charas and 23 bottles of corex
15 Govt Departments headless for last 6 months
14 KAS officers posted as SSB members
Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu
Soldier injured in Pak firing
Doda: 200 vehicles seized, 3000 fined in drive against violators
Congress demands opening of Degree College at Marmat
AIR organizes chat show on 'Digital India Week"
Police-Lawyers locked horns over alleged 'misbehavior’ by Cops
Two KAS officers adjusted
Major bovine smugglers bid foiled, 12 held
Distt Development Board meets merely an 'eye-wash': Former Dy CM
DC inaugurates 'online rental compensation payment service'
BSP worker hold meeting
Parihar hails CM, FM for structured financing
NSUI intensifies protest against two years BEd course
JAC formed against conversion of community center into club
BSFT for welfare of society
JKNPP criticizes Govt for inadequate arrangement for Amarnath yatris
SLNMSS, PWS's executive body meet ex Minister Raman Bhalla
JMC Commissioner visits Talab Tillo, Roop Nagar areas
Ambardar takes up migrant issues with GS Chib
Budgam villages face shortage of drinking water
Declared 'deadwood', Accounts Officer moves HC
Alleged encroachment of forest land by transport minister
Health Deptt organizes workshop on ICDF
Power shutdown on July 09
Rajendra asks to ensure high standards of working
Three charge-sheeted in BJP National Secy Farooq Khan's foster-son death case
Rs 3500 cr Ring Road projects approved for Srinagar, Jammu: Bukhari
2 youths held along Indo-Pak border in Poonch, Jammu
BJP needs to translate words into definite action on ground by July 20: ACC
Narendra Modi to visit Jammu, Kashmir on the eve of Eid
HC stays Tehsildar's pre-mature transfer
GGMSC conducts special event on 'digital India'
VOK registers FIR against officer of EATD
93 SPOs absorbed, DGP congratulates
BJP's threat to quit Govt taken lightly
Seventh batch of 2,614 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath yatra
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