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RDD withdraws lacs against non- existent development works in snow bound areas
1/16/2019 11:12:59 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Jan 16: In a glaring example of open loot and corruption in Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, the officials in Kishtwar's remote Warwan block have withdrawn payments worth several lacs against the works shown executed during the period when the entire Marwah and Warwan valley was under the thick cover of snow and remained cut off from the rest of the state. As per the details available with ET, an amount of Rs. 499490.8 on account of material cost in the name of a job card holder was released without his knowledge and he came to know about the same only after locals informed him about the same. Sources said that in a well planned manner the employees of the RDD department targeted illiterate people and withdrew huge amount in their names as material cost. A resident of Kuzaz, Panchayat Afti in Warwan Block of Kishtwar District alleged that an amount of around Rs. 5 lacs was withdrawn by the officials of RDD Department on h...
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75 days later, Police lay hands on key CCTV footage
Parihar brothers' killings
1/16/2019 11:12:51 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Jan 16: In a major breakthrough with regard to the killings of BJP State Secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar in the heart of Kishtwar town on November 1 last, Kishtwar police and National Investigating Agency (NIA) have laid hands on key CCTV footage after 75 days of the incident that could bring them close to the murderers. As per the details available with ET, Kishtwar Police got the CCTV footage of lane which is merely 200 meters away from the scene of crime in which a possible suspect involved in the killing of Parihar brother is seen running and hiding his face after seeing the CCTV camera in the light. The sources told ...
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GOI in no mood to hold Parliament, assembly elections together in JK
Letter shot by ECI to state's political parties specifically mentions parliament polls as discussion point
1/16/2019 11:12:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: The Government of India seems to be in no mood to hold the parliament and assembly elections together in JK as the state's Chief Electoral Officer has been asked call a meeting of all political parties to specifically discuss parliament polls in the state. The letter signed by Deputy Chief Electoral Officer, Anil Salgotra reads: "In order to review the general preparedness for the forthcoming general elections 2019, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K has desired ...
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RTI applicant made to pay exorbitant fees
SIC to penalize XEn PHE Doda
1/16/2019 11:11:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: State information commission has issued penalty notice to Executive engineer PHE Doda for charging a fee of Rs. 4000/- from an RTI applicant for furnishing an information based on 93 pages, costing mere Rs. 186/-. Details available with Early Times reveal that one Puran Chand R/O Koti Basti Doda filed an RTI application with PIO/Executive Engineer, PHE Division, Doda on 29.03.2018, seeking details of expenditure incurred on drinking water scheme Koti to Mandrala. In addition to it he sought copy of estimate, NIT floated, copies of allotment of work, work done details, copies of MB, details of works executed without tenders, current status of the scheme ...
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Shah Feasal's guarded silence on Madhu Kishwar's allegations raises many questions
1/16/2019 11:11:44 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Guarded silence maintained by Shah Feasal on very serious allegation of noted writer Madhu Kishwar has raised doubt about credentials and credibility of first IAS topper from Kashmir, who has decided to join electoral politics. Madhu Kishwar has alleged that Shah Faesal has serious psychological problems who "tried wooing me by sending on phone sexually charged poems & love messages." Interestingly Kishwar had labeled these serious allegations last week when Feasal had announced to quit his government job but till date Shah has maintained a guarded silence. The day when Feasal resigned from government services against "unabated killings in Kashmir, and ...
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Kashmir silent on infant girl found dead, dumped in carton
1/16/2019 11:11:35 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 16: Even as the body of infant girl was found inside a cardboard box at the LD Hospital in Srinagar recently, nobody in the valley, where leaders otherwise take "moral high grounds" has condemned the incident. The picture of the infant who was found naked in the box had gone viral on the social media. But despite a massive outcry over degrading moral fabric in Kashmir, nobody "powerful or mighty" in Kashmir politics has condemned the incident. From the mainstream politicians like Mehbooba Mufti to separatist leaders like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, everyone including Sayed Ali Geelani have been maintaining a silence on the issue. The so called civil society g...
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Desperate Mehbooba out to prove her late father wrong
'Potential split in party forced me to form the government with BJP'
1/16/2019 11:11:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and president of the Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti is making desperate attempts to prove that she never wanted to join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to form the government in the state but she was forced to do it. She recently stated: "A potential split in the party forced me to form the government with the BJP. We aligned with BJP to resolve the issue of Kashmir." An analyst while talking to Early Times said that Mehbooba in a way is saying that her late father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took a wrong decision by joining hands with the BJP and after his death she wanted to break the alliance. "She h...
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JKNPP emerges as viable alternative for Dogras, Jammuites
1/16/2019 11:11:07 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: The fall of Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) coalition government in June last year and its multifaceted consequences on the political spectrum across the state particularly Jammu region, where a sense of betrayal and discrimination always hogs the limelight ever since J&K acceded to the Union of India, are being felt more vigorously than ever before. The people of Jammu province had given a massive mandate to the BJP which paved way for the saffron party to stitch an alliance with the PDP to enter the corridors of power in the state for the first time. The Jammuites had pinned high hopes on the BJP but it was not to be as ...
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National Testing Agency plays 'truant' with thousands of political science students of country
Uploads wrong answer key of NET exams, revises it but denies benefits to aspirants
1/16/2019 11:10:58 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 16: A national level examination conducted to select lecturers for the different subjects has come under a cloud since aspirants of a subject cried foul play accusing that the answer key uploaded by the testing agency was full of incorrect answers. A group of aspirants who appeared in the Political Science subject for the National Eligibility Test (NET) told Early Times that despite challenging some of the answers in the answer key as uploaded by National Testing Agency (NTA) the concerned authorities did not bother to make the necessary corrections and finalized the result. "The examination was held across the country on December 21, 201...
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Notice served to Royal Palms, Palm Island for evading Cess
1/16/2019 11:00:16 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: The Jammu and Kashmir Labour Department has served recovery notice to some of builders in Jammu for allegedly evading Labour Cess to the tune over 3 crores of rupees. According copy of information provided by the J&K Labour Commissioner J&K Government Grievance Cell recovery notice amounting Rs 3.20 crores have been served upon to builders. "As per report received from ALC Jammu, the total Cess deposited by the Royal Palm and Palm Island is Rs. 9,72,000/- and 4,36,000/- respectively", the Labour Commissioner informed the Cell. He further said that, whereas, despite being put to repeated notices, M/s Sidhi Infra projects Pvt.Ltd did not come forward t...
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JKEDI association Prez gets punishment for siding with contractual employees
1/16/2019 10:57:28 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) has transferred the JKEDI Employees Welfare Association President to Kupwara for raising the issues of aggrieved employees. According to sources, the contractual employees had approached Advisor to Governor KK Sharma to seek regularization and they also approached JKEDI Employee Welfare Association and apprised the association about their grievances. In response to the communication of aggrieved employees the association wrote a letter to Advisor K K Sharma and Chairman JKEDI Governing Body i.e Chief Secretary J&K and forwarded it to Director JKEDI but the Director allegedly started h...
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Ms Mehbooba, President of India can repeal Article 370 in no time
1/16/2019 10:47:24 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: Supreme Court of India will hear pleas against Article 370 on April 2. The pleas against the Article -- under which the solitary state of J&K enjoys a separate status within the Union -- will be heard by a bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Ashok Bhushan and SK Koul. A number of persons have approached the SC and urged it to declare Article 370 null and void as it was a temporary Article and it outlived its utility after the dissolution of the J&K Constituent Assembly on January 26, 1957. A BJP leader from Delhi and SC lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has also filed a PIL against Article 370. The PILs in the SC challenging the constitutional validi...
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Ladakh scene: No UT, no vote
1/16/2019 10:35:43 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: The BJP's spectacular victory in the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, elections on October 17, 2015, winning 18 out of 26 elected seats (four are filled by nomination), provided the Narendra Modi Government at the Centre an opportunity to fulfil its promises to the people, but it missed the buss. The result is widespread resentment in the Ladakh's Leh district, which in 2014 put all its eggs in the BJP's basket. The BJP's main poll plank was Union Territory status for Ladakh, a long standing demand of the people, which was, and is, opposed by the Kashmir-based and Valley-centric National Conference and the People's Democratic Party. As ...
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Poor power infrastructure haunts J&K
1/16/2019 10:35:38 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 16: Jammu and Kashmir has poor infrastructure of electricity, resulting in disruption of power very often. For the last several years, the government has been claiming hundreds of crores of rupees was spent for augmentation of power infrastructure. In 2017, the Centre said that Rs 8,000 crore was released to boost power sector in the state. However, the JK is still struggling with required infrastructure. An official said that existing transformers and power lines are also in bad shape. "There are technical snags in electricity due to poor power infrastructure," the official added. As per the government documents, the total number of ...
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Police fails to crack murder case of B.Ed Student
1/16/2019 10:35:23 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Jan 16: Alleging lackadaisical approach of the Mendhar police in cracking down the murder mystery of a B.Ed student who was found dead in his car on driver's seat a fortnight ago while the family of the deceased have leveled serious charges against the investigating agency sources said here today. Over two weeks ago, on January 2, 2019 a phone call was received by B.Ed student Imran Gorsi S/o Abdul Razak of Ari in Mendhar at home followed by his exist from his house inhis car and on the next day the abandoned car was located at a place in which Imran's body was found on driver's seat and a case under FIR 174 Cr PC was registered in police station Men...
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Police books rights activist Ahsan Untoo in sexual assault case
1/16/2019 10:35:17 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 16: Jammu & Kashmir Police has registered a case of sexual assault against human rights activist Mohammad Ahsan Untoo after a complaint from a woman. According to details, FIR No. 10/2019 under sections 376 and 511 of RPC has been registered against Untoo at Police Station Rajbagh Srinagar. Untoo, a human rights activist, is heading International Forum for Justice and Protection of Human Rights. The complainant, a widow, hailing from North Kashmir's Bandipora district, in her complaint to police had said that her husband was militant commander who was killed in 1993 in a gunfight with the forces along with seven others militants. "Since I had no source ...
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Pensioners want enhancement in medical allowance
Delay in pension arrears
1/16/2019 10:35:11 PM
S T Haq Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 16: The retired government employees need pension and other legal support in their old age that could help them to live a comfortable life, however there are scores of state employees who have been denied pension arrears much to their discomfort. According to sources, there are scores of pensioners who believe that there has been an inordinate delay in settlement of pension revision cases thus adding to the woes of the senior citizens of the state. Pensioners are also senior citizens and need necessary support in their old age, quality health care is possible only if they have money and resources, said sources. Sources said that the pensioners h...
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FPF Guards still wearing different uniforms in Kashmir, Jammu
1/16/2019 10:35:02 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: The last year controversy over the arbitrary change of uniform of Forest Protection Force (FPF) guards has refused to die down as this year also the guards have been found wearing two separate uniforms in Jammu and Kashmir provinces. These days the Forest Protection Force (FPF) guards are participating in the practice session for the Republic day celebrations in Jammu as well in Kashmir province. In Kashmir valley the FPF guards could be found wearing red bel...
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PoK's PSC topper arrested for protesting against nepotism
1/16/2019 10:34:45 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 16: Exposing its true colors, Police in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir has arrested a girl, who topped Public Service Commission exam, for protesting nepotism in appointments. As per POK Media, Sehrish Sultan, the topper of POK's Public Service Commission exam, was arrested for lodging a protest outside the Prime Minister Secretariat in Muzaffarabad. Police also arrested her uncle who was accompanying her. Sehrish belongs to Sudhanoti district of Pakistan Occupie...
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