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Youth killed in firing at Awantipora, person succumbs to injuries at SKIMS
Death toll in two week long Kashmir violence reaches 50
7/22/2016 11:28:41 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 22: The death toll in the two week long violence in Kashmir valley reached 50 today as one person was killed in firing of police and security forces at Awantipora, while as an injured person succumbed to his injuries at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura. Reports said that immediately after the congregational Friday prayers protests broke out at Charsoo-Awantipora in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel chased the protesters and lobbed smoke shells in order to bring the situation under control. However, the protesters carried ahead with their protests. Reports said that following this the forces opened fire on the protesters leading to injuries to at least three persons. One of the injured identified as 19 year old Mushtaq Ahmad son of Bashir Ahmad, resident of Charsoo-Awantipora succumbed to his injuries on way to SMHS hospital in Srinagar. The doctors ...
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Amid unrest Govt orders shifting of DIG South Kashmir, SSP Anantnag
7/22/2016 11:28:31 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 22: The state government today transferred DIG South Kashmir and SSP Anantnag amid ongoing unrest in the valley. Official sources said that DIG South Kashmir Nitish Kumar has been replaced by DIG Central Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Bhat and SSP Anantnag Abdul Jabbar has been replaced by SSP Traffic Rural Zubair Ahmad. It has been learnt that these police chiefs will take charge with immediate effect. The sources said Nitish Kumar will go for official training and Viplav Kumar has been given additional charge of Central Kashmir range. Sources said that these changes have been ordered in view of the ongoing unrest that erupted in Anantnag district after killin...
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Experts decode Chidambaram's stand on Kashmir
Autonomy issue
7/22/2016 11:28:23 PM
ET Report JAMMU, July 22: Senior Congress leader and former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's statement on autonomy for Kashmir has evoked strong reaction from some Kashmir experts. They have rejected his autonomy suggestion and said Kashmir already enjoyed maximum autonomy under the constitution. They have said Chidambaram has moved closer to a "secular-left" position, which is just a hop, step and jump away from the JNU position on Kashmir and "azaadi"?. "This is exactly what the jholawallahs surrounding Sonia Gandhi and Rahul's coterie would want. Chidambaram the economic liberaliser will now play a recessed role," they have said. Chidambaram has batted repeatedly for removing the Ar...
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JU's dichotomy: Special treatment for politicians, commoners ignored
7/22/2016 11:28:11 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 22: The dichotomy of University of Jammu stands exposed as politicians are getting special treatment, while commoners are being ignored. Sources told Early Times altering laid down rules the administration of University of Jammu is mulling to give affiliations two institutes belongs to a BJP Minister. "On July 15, 2016 a BJP Minister visited Vice Chancellor's secretariat for affiliation institutions, sources said, adding that to appease the Minister, the Vice Chancellor constituted committee of Campus Deans, and the committee turned-down request for affiliation in light of the Statute 12.1 of the statutes governing affiliation of College and other institu...
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SWD top official caught with subordinate lady officer
7/22/2016 11:28:04 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 22: A senior officer of Social Welfare Department (SWD) allegedly caught with a female subordinate in Jammu outskirts a few days ago has created ripples in the department. If sources are to be believed a senior officer of Social Welfare Department (SWD) along with a female officer were caught in a car by a Police Officer in city outskirts. According to sources the duo was initially intercepted by police near a Naka. They were later set free after the senior officer claimed the female officer was his wife. Later, the naka was lifted but one of the police officer who knew the senior officer of SWD chased their car and found them in objectionable position ne...
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Transfer mela merely eye wash; blue eyed get choice postings
7/22/2016 11:27:58 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 22: Teaching community in summer zone schools of Jammu province is feeling cheated by the School Education Department over the much talked about Transfer Melas, which have turned out to be mere an eye wash. The list of transfers and postings of Masters as well as Lecturers have raised many eye brows as a several blue eyed have been adjusted virtually at a stone's throw distance from their previous place of posting while a number of those waiting of their return to some nearby school from there after serving in far flung areas had to face disappointment. Contrary to tall claims of the Education Minister Naeem Akhter, the Director School Education Jammu has...
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Separatists causing affront to Jammu's self-respect
Geelani's nasty lEtter
7/22/2016 11:17:52 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 22: Kashmiri separatists are causing an affront to the self-respect of the people of Jammu province by seeking to create an impression that they are also with those in the Valley who want independence from India and accuse the security forces of violating the so-called human rights of people. What has stung the people of Jammu province all the more is the nasty letter that Pakistani agent Syed Ali Shah Geelani the other wrote and sent to various world community to draw their attention towards what he called the "grave and grim situation being faced by the caged people of Kashmir for the past seven decades in general and for the last two and a half decades in...
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Infighting in PDP irks CM Mehbooba
7/22/2016 11:15:58 PM
ET Report Srinagar, July 21: Amid ongoing crisis in the Valley, a serious infighting has erupted within the Peoples Democratic Party leaders in south Kashmir, prompting Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti to initiate firefighting, who is believed to have expressed dismay over the behavior of PDP leaders. Sources said the party leadership in south Kashmir is divided among two groups, one headed by a close relative of the Mufti family and other group mainly comprising former PDP MLAs who were defeated in the last Assembly elections. The group of PDP-loyalist leaders believe that the close relative of the Mufti family was calling the shots and that the viewpoint of the forme...
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Omar 'annoys' Modi govt by boycotting all-party meet
7/22/2016 10:43:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: The Modi-led NDA government has taken a serious note of the NC boycott of the all party meet convened by chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to diffuse the situation in the valley. The NC boycott has come at a time when Shrimoni Akali Dal, a key ally of BJP, has praised the party's 'nationalistic' credentials in the parliament. According to sources, the senior NC leadership was in support of attending the meet to diffuse the situation as many of the them believed that it was not the right time for political scoring. "We were of the view that any effort to diffuse the tension must have been supported. Look at Congress which has joined it despite making a scat...
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Mitti mafia takes advantage of Kashmir situation, comes back in business
7/22/2016 10:40:09 PM
Early Times Report BUDGAM, July 22: Sand and clay excavation Mafia which had gone underground is using Kashmir situation to its advantage and has become highly active in Dardpora, Choon and adjoining localities of Budgam. Early Times had filed several reports on this issue in May and June and finally the District Administration Budgam with active support of Police had launched a crackdown on this mafia. This activity had come to a halt and Early Times had filed an impact story also in this re...
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Mess in Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Admin unmoved
Sweepers doing job of Paramedical staff
7/22/2016 10:39:33 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 22: Higher ups in State Health Department claim that a numbers of steps have been taken to streamline functioning of the hospitals and provide free medical facilities to patients at their door step but it seems administration in Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar is leaving no stone unturned to harass patients. Moreover, instead of paramedical staff, a sweeper is seen to replace fluid bottles at evening in the different wards of the hospital and it seems sweepers are well trained to do job of the staff in the absence of paramedical staff. "When I got admitted in the hospital, I have seen some employees' worst behavior toward patients admitted in the hospi...
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Aiyar demands parallel dialogue with Pak, Hurriyat
For Cong, Pak is innocent
7/22/2016 10:39:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 22: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, who only recently had said in Pakistan that if it wished to solve the Kashmir problem, it should remove the Narendra Modi government and bring back to power the Congress, on Friday again courted controversy by making controversial statements on Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir. On the one hand, Aiyar declared Pakistan innocent and asked the BJP-led NDA Government not to blame Pakistan for Kashmir unrest, and, on the other, asked New Delhi to start what he called parallel dialogue with Pakistan and Kashmiri separatists. "India must stop blaming Pakistan for Kashmir unrest and start an unc...
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PDP-BJP Govt's Ladli Beti scheme yet to take off
7/22/2016 10:39:09 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: State government's much touted 'Ladli Beti Scheme' is yet to take off since it is yet to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the banks. According to sources, banks have refused to grant amount announced till date. Sources told Early Times that Jammu and Kashmir government last year had launched a state-sponsored social assistance scheme for girl child 'Ladli Beti' which initially started in six districts including Kathua, Jammu, Samba, Budgam, Pulwama and Anantnag on pilot basis exhibiting with low child sex ratio. "As per scheme, the amount of Rs 6.5 lakh will be given to the girl child after she has attained 21 years of age but gover...
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Masters transferred against non-existing posts, retiring officials
'Advance booking for choice postings in DSEJ'
7/22/2016 10:39:02 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: Director School Education Jammu ordering transfer of 151 masters has come under scanner as seven masters have been adjusted against those who are set to retire from the government services within 2 to 8 months while some have been transferred within zero kilometer. However, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had pulled up the school education department for violating the norms of transfer policy for "accommodating" influential teachers in selected schools, saying this harms the academics in schools in the month of April this year. "The Director School Education (DSE) Jammu vide order No. 386-DSEJ of 2016 dated 20-07-2016 ordered transfer of 151 masters bu...
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Shut down all offices of RSS's off-shots to facilitate BJP !
7/22/2016 10:33:35 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: Annoyed with the soft approach being adopted by the BJP ministers towards anti-national elements in J&K, one of the Pracharak of RSS had reportedly suggested higher-ups to shut down offices of all off-shots of RSS to ensure smooth functioning of the government. The RSS Pracharak, who is working in the field to unite the society, lambasted BJP ministers in the government for their failure to protect nation's interests. Credible sources revealed that a meeting of various off-shots of RSS was held last week to discuss prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley. During the meeting one of the Pracharak raised the issue of ruthless beating of Bajrang Dal ...
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2500 water schemes await completion in J&K
7/22/2016 10:33:30 PM
Saqib Junaid Early Times Report Srinagar, July 22: Despite the Centre's nod and disbursement of funds for their on time execution, more than 2,500 water supply schemes still await completion in J&K. The funds were allotted by the union ministry for drinking water and sanitation last year, according to official sources. As many as 2511 water supply schemes, that were to be set up under the central government's National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), had reported no physical progress during the last fiscal in the state thus deepening the water crisis in the notified areas, the sources added. As per the data, 934 water supply schemes in Kashmir division and 1,566 in Jammu div...
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Data paints grim picture of school infrastructure in JK
Schools lack toilets, ramps, playgrounds
7/22/2016 10:33:23 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: Notwithstanding the much touted achievements made under Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan (SWA) the virtual reality about the government school infrastructure in state is that only a handful of them have facilities like toilets, playgrounds, boundary wall, ramps and drinking water while majority of them are still bereft of these facilities. According to the recent data disclosed by union government it has been come to fore that state has a total of 23834 government run schools out of which majority are still without basic facilities. Out of total government schools, 13492 have no toilet facility for students including 9086 have no toilet facilit...
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Now Birbal uses Babus to contradict his own Govt
7/22/2016 10:33:11 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 22: Unwilling to accept his alleged mistakes after mistakes, a senior minister is finally using his subordinate officials to contradict government over imposition of curfew in Kashmir, putting the coalition to more of embarrassment, in public and political circles. The state government is understood to have taken a serious note of this "ridiculous misuse of power" by the minister, whose actions have quite often left the government red-faced. Sources said the senior bureaucrat of education department is being used by the minister to issue "illogical statements." Sources said on July 21, the minister who had come under severe criticism for having throw...
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No shortage of essential commodities in Kashmir: Govt
ABKM seeks constitution of OBC Advisory Board
AAP stages protest over frequent power cuts
Traders stage protest against police
Two drug peddlers held with 780 intoxicants
Burglars stole bikes in front of Police Station
Man dies under mysterious circumstances
JKBOPEE released admit cards for JKCET-II 2016
Let water bodies be free from encroachment: HC to Rev Secy, others
Staff manhandling case : PHE Employees resent alleged police 'inaction'
School Education Department flouting MDMS guidelines
BJP humiliating, suppressing voice of Dalits, women : Dr Manohar
Finally work on ambitious 6-storey mega multi-level parking complex starts
Misappropriation of food grains: HC directs to pursue recovery proceedings
Ban on cell phones disconnects Kashmiris
Delay in Aadhaar cards, e-ration cards putting Rajouri consumers in all troubles
Plantation drive held at JSC
Rotary Club organizes dental check up camp
RM Public School organizes card making competition
Civil Defence Wardens call on Deputy Controller
NABARD launches Cultivation of Medicinal Trees
Orientation Training course for Anganwari workers concluded
PNB launches 'Monsoon Bonanza offer'
Jandial Biradari elects president unanimously
MPEJ demands further amendments in laws on private schools
3 days training programme inaugurated by JCCB
Committee reframed for dev works
JTC holds meeting highlights demands
Despite cloudy sky yatra progressing smoothly, fresh batches on way to Cave
Cancer Institute launched at Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital
Save Kashmir from becoming Syria: Panun Kashmir to government
Spot registration of Amarnath Yatra to be now held at Vaishnavi and Saraswati Dhams
LMD Udh books Department of Post for violation of norms
A yatri from Rajasthan dies, toll reaches 19 including a CRPF jawan, driver
SC to hear plea for Governor's rule in J&K
ABVP hails appointment of Satnam Kour as DSW, JU
CEO municipality held guilty for Poonch negligence
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