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Breaking News :   State BJP heading for a split? | Rassana case: Role of one top politician under scan | Retired police officers retain guards at their residences | Hundreds of rape victims await justice in JK as Govt 'dumps' investigations | PDP led government in no mood to annoy separatists by reopening cinema halls in Kashmir! | PDP constitutes PAC, most party members upset with Tourism Minister | Govt forgets Hindi, promotes Gojri, Pahari, Balti, Kashmiri | Would Moza be sacked as his predecessors? | Under pressure, BJP taking a U-turn | GDC Majalta organizes seminar on Human Rights | Two days national level Science seminar held at GDC Samba | GCC defeated SCC | DB issues directions to conserve environment around brick kilns | HC disposes Counsel's petition seeking permission to meet his client | Jammu Bar Association refutes allegation in meeting with BCI team | JNV authorities refute paper leak rumours | One arrested, stolen property Rs. 2 Lacs recovered | Kashmir weather conditions to improve from today: Dir MeT | Seven members of a family injured as house collapses in Poonch | Loot of green gold in Doda continues with impunity | Landslides in Uri, crops damaged in Kupwara | Chowki Choura people hold hunger strike, demand Degree College | Rains expose poor drainage across valley | DPS Nagbani celebrates 'Earth Day' | Shiksha Niketan organizes 'Doha Competition' | PMHSS Supwal shines in 8th class board exams | Rally on Ujjawala Diwas taken out | Puppet making competition organized | Spoken Tutorial Project held at YCET | Fresh snowfall, rain in Kashmir Valley | RMPS organizes excursion visit | National Theatre Festival concludes | Extension lecture held at KC College of Education | KVK organizes training programme | Senior citizen kidnapped by criminals, set free only after paying Rs 10, 350 | JKICS express concern over global warming | One held with pistol, live round | JKKTF holds meeting, highlights various demands | 3 Kattha manufacturers booked | High Court stays supply order for dental chairs | Cluster University Jammu creates additional burden on exchequer | A decade later, Trauma Centers yet to made functional | Police accused of bias in Budhal scuffle case | Inter-district tournament concluded | Transfer list stuck; docs, middlemen worried | SC notice to J&K Accountability Commission on plea challenging its powers | DPS celebrates Earth week | Omar Abdullah heckled, his speech in University Of Berkeley stalled in US by Kashmiri Americans | High School students bring laurels in speedball | MLZS create awareness about environment protection | NIA files chargesheet against Syed Salahuddin's son in terror funding case | Shopian engineering graduate who cleared NDA test joins Hizbul ranks | Fresh avalanche warning issued | Panacea for all the diseases | No to autonomy | Awaiting appeal for peace from Kashmir on the lines of Jammu | Highway closed due to fresh landslides | LMD books LPG distributor for non-home delivery | Tractor Trolley seized for illegal mining | Power shut down | Unseasonal snowfall in hills of Chenab Valley | Deputation call on XEN PWD at samba | JKTF holds meeting, highlights various demands | MLA inaugurates physiotherapy centre at Sidhra | Zorawar exhorts youth to shoulder responsibility for social change | Chardi Kla Diwas of Dera Nangali Sahib Poonch celebrated | Grameen Bank organizes Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan | NHPC signs MoU | RBI organizes lecture on financial literacy and banking ombudsman | CUJ organizes lecture on Science & Technology | JKHCBA submits memorandum to SC led delegation, resumes work | BTSM nominates Sushpal its State President | Two days hand surgery National Conference from Apr 21 | Federation of Industries call on CM | JKSWDC organizes awareness camp | "CII launches 'Phenk Mat Jammu' campaign | Retired Police Pensioners raises issue of pay anomaly | Protest rally on CBI probe demand in Rasana murder case held | ACI to provide free coaching to 500 students | ABVP organizes 'TECHNOTSAV 2K18' | NMC appeals CM to issue SRO on 7th Pay Commision | Tiles, drains work started at Sharika Vihar Lower Roop Nagar | MLA Ramban distributes LPG connections | Residents allege use of sub-standard material in construction of canal | Back Issues  
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State BJP heading for a split?
4/20/2018 11:53:49 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: Amid ongoing turbulence within the state Coalition and both its constituents in the back drop of Rassana incident, there are reports that at least one of the two BJP Ministers who were asked to tender their resignations recently, could float a new political dispensation, causing a vertical split in the BJP. The said Minister has been too eloquent against the government he was part of and his own party after he was asked to resign. Anguished by the dictate to resign for standing with the accused in the infamous Rassana incident, he has launched a direct attack on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the leadership of his own party. "The hostility in his statements indicate that he has made up his mind to part ways with the BJP which he embraced just before Lok Sabha elections of 2014," said a senior journalist. Sources also divulge that he has been buoyed by the overwhelming response he received during the rally he took out from Jammu...
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Rassana case: Role of one top politician under scan
4/20/2018 11:53:41 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: Many mysteries are unfolding with every passing day on Rassana murder and rape case. While as name of one Talib Hussain, a self-styled social activist against who two cases under section 307 RPC have already registered came to the fore, now name of one top politician of state is also going viral in the social media, who has supported this Talib Hussain. Audio clips, which went viral in the social media, some self-styled social activists who are fighting for Justice for Rassana minor, are fighting for huge funds collected in the name of the poor girl. In the audio these 'activists' have repeatedly mentioning name of a top politicians and revealed that he...
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Retired police officers retain guards at their residences
No takers of MHA directives in JK
4/20/2018 11:53:32 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Apr 20: The retired police officials are retaining police personnel at their residences despite the directives of Ministry of Home affairs (MHA) to the Jammu Kashmir Government that guards at residences should be withdrawn within a period of one month after retirement. Sources told Early Times that a number of retired police officers especially retired SSPs, SPs are retaining police personnel at their residences. "Such matters create a wrong impression in the public mind and are also against the basic decorum and discipline of government service, more so of the uniformed services, sources maintained. Quoting example sources told Early Times th...
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Hundreds of rape victims await justice in JK as Govt 'dumps' investigations
600 cases registered in last 2 yrs alone
4/20/2018 11:53:21 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: Even as the Kathua rape and murder case has brought international focus on crime against women in J&K, the fact remains that hundreds of rape cases in the state have been dumped for years by successive regimes as victims cry for justice. Official documents accesses by Early Times reveal that around 600 cases of rape were registered in the state in last two years alone. The victims allege that the investigating agencies were not serious enough to get the culprits punished and thus apprehend hush up of the cases. Officials said hundreds of rape victims continue to cry for the justice for years now as the government, mainly police didn't take up the cases s...
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PDP led government in no mood to annoy separatists by reopening cinema halls in Kashmir!
No entertainment for tourists
4/20/2018 11:53:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: Peoples Democratic Party led government in Jammu and Kashmir has been claiming that no stone is being left unturned to woo tourists to Kashmir but the fact is that government has failed to reopen the cinema halls in the Valley. An analyst while talking to Early Times said, "Tourists who visit Kashmir they take a break from their daily routine and want to enjoy but once they land in the Valley they come to know that there is no place which they can visit for entertainment." He said, "If cinema hall can be opened in Saudi Arabia why these theaters can not be opened in Kashmir. The present regime is allowing the separatists to call the shots and in...
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PDP constitutes PAC, most party members upset with Tourism Minister
4/20/2018 11:52:57 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 20: At a time when the coalition government in the state has been hit by the controversy generated following the Kathua rape and murder case one of the ruling parties constituted the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) today. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that is in coalition with Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in Jammu & Kashmir today constituted the PAC. The decision to constitute the PAC was taken by PDP President and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Eleven members have made it to PAC. Besides Mehbooba, the other members of PAC are Muzaffar Hussain Beigh, Mohammad Sartaj Madni, Abdul Rahman Veeri, Mehboob Beg, Nizam-ud-din Bhat, Mohammad D...
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Govt forgets Hindi, promotes Gojri, Pahari, Balti, Kashmiri
4/20/2018 11:52:49 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: At a time when government is taking all requisite measures to uplift other languages in the state, the plight of Hindi continues to remain dreadful in J&K. On Thursday, in a bid to give impetus to Gojri language, the government decided that the state universities would start Gojri subject at Post Graduation (PG) and Under Graduate (UG) level. This decision was taken during a meeting held at Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Department of Higher Education, Asgar Hassan Samoon. During the meeting, a detailed discussion was held on different issues pertaining to introduction of Gojri Subject at PG and UG level in various univ...
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Would Moza be sacked as his predecessors?
BJP gives new twist to Kathua Case
4/20/2018 11:52:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: A major development took place on Friday, which has the potential of puncturing the balloon of those who wanted legal proceedings against the Jammu lawyers, who struck work in the courts, including High Court, for twelve days on four issues, including Rohingyas, Orders of state government to Dy Commissioners and IGP Jammu and Police officers not to evict tribal encroachers from state/forest land in Jammu, alleged Rassana rape and murder case and district status to Nowshera. Today's development could also change the nature of discourse on the much-debated Rassana rape and murder case, as none other than Senior Additional Advocate General Lalit Moza, senior...
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Under pressure, BJP taking a U-turn
4/20/2018 11:52:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: The alleged Rassana rape and murder case is making the position of the BJP, which is sharing power with the PDP since May 2015, untenable with each passing moment. While the PDP, which is leading the coalition, as also movement for justice for the victim, the BJP has not been able to take a clear-cut stand on the issue that has snowballed into a major controversy at the national level and further sharpened regional tensions and angularities with the people of Jammu insisting on a CBI probe. People of Jammu are saying they have no faith in the Crime Branch, which prepared the charge-sheet. On the other hand, people of Kashmir and all those who matter in Ka...
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Loot of green gold in Doda continues with impunity
4/20/2018 11:49:15 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20 : Loot of green gold continues with impunity in Doda forest Division of Chenab circle. The logs lying in t compartment 9 and 10 reflect the ease with which the smugglers operate. It also exposes a nexus between the forest officials and the smugglers. Earlier similar loot was witnessed in compartment No. 2, 3, & 4 in 2015, but nothing was done by the department against the erring officials who were facilitated the loot. While talking to ...
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High Court stays supply order for dental chairs
Early Times report vindicated
4/20/2018 11:17:31 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: The Srinagar bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court has restrained a state owned corporation, which had issued supply order to the tune of Rs.4.80 crore without opening of financial bid. Early times in its report dated April 2, 2018 titled "Blue-eyed bidder issued order to supply dental equipment Rs 4.80 cr, Codal formalities trashed!" had exposed that the corporation had invited E-bids for procurement supply of various dental machinery and equipment including dental chairs in the year 2015 and without opening of financial bid, the corporation had allotted supply order to a company in violation of the norms. Out of four, three companies were found qualifi...
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Cluster University Jammu creates additional burden on exchequer
New 7 deans appointed
4/20/2018 10:59:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: The newly created Cluster University of Jammu has created an additional burden on exchequer of cash-starved state of Jammu and Kashmir by appointing seven deans in the varsity, which is a new practice here. These seven deans are: Dr Poonam Dhawan, former DDA University of Jammu, who has been posted as Dean Academic Affairs; Dr Geetanjali Andotra Rana, posted as Dean Research Studies; Dr Twinkle Suri, Associate Professor (English) has been posted as Dean Faculty of Arts; Dr S P Sharma has been posted as Dean Faculty of Sciences; Dr N K Gupta posted as Dean Faculty of Social Sciences; Dr Bhopinder Singh, Associate Professor has been posted as Dean Faculty o...
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A decade later, Trauma Centers yet to made functional
Requisite staff not in position
4/20/2018 10:58:53 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: Four Trauma Centre were sanctioned by previous coalition government along National Highway in accident prone hilly districts of Jammu division to reduce mortality in road mishaps; but the purpose has been defeated as incumbent coalition government has failed to make them fully functional even after lapse of decade. In 2008-09, the ministry of Health and Family Welfare had sanctioned four Trauma Centres for hilly districts of Doda, Ramban, Udhampur and Mahanpur area of district Kathua which is infamous for fatal accidents. Though the buildings were completed and equipment worth crores also installed inside them but requisite manpower which is ...
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Police accused of bias in Budhal scuffle case
Locals block highway, seek action against incharge police post
4/20/2018 10:58:45 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Apr 20: Accusing police of bias in dealing with a scuffle incident that occurred in a remote Keri village (in which the accused boy later died )on Thursday under the jurisdiction of Budhal police station in Rajouri district, people of the area today blocked Jammu-Poonch highway at Sunderbani demanding action against the police post in-charge. However, Rajouri police constituted a Special investigation Team (SIT) for probing the whole incident and DySP Headquarters Rajouri, Jaswant Singh would head the SIT. Meanwhile , the internet services in Rajouri district was suspended by the authorities as precautionary measures following the death of a teenage boy un...
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Transfer list stuck; docs, middlemen worried
4/20/2018 10:58:35 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 20: Amid strong rumours of an imminent cabinet reshuffle, the doctors and alleged middlemen are worried after resignation of the Health Minister a few days back, as the transfer list of doctors is stuck. If official sources are to be believed, more than 90 doctors' transfer list is ready with the concerned authority for last some days. Since the list is not being released, it has caused great inconvenience to the middlemen who allegedly have a nexus with a few officials of the department as well as few doctors who want choicest postings. "The transfer list was stopped at the eleventh hour as BJP leaders had to hand over their resignations to ...
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SC notice to J&K Accountability Commission on plea challenging its powers
4/20/2018 10:58:30 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Apr 20: The Supreme Court today issued notice to Jammu and Kashmir State Accountability Commiss-ion (SAC) on the state governments appeal challenging the anti-graft body?s suo motu powers to look into complaints against public functionaries, including ministers and legislators, in graft cases. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra sought the response from the anti-graft body on the plea filed by the Jammu and Kashmir government against a High Court verdict restoring the SAC?s powers to take up such cases on its own. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, considered the submission of advocate Shoeb Alam, counsel for the state gove...
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Omar Abdullah heckled, his speech in University Of Berkeley stalled in US by Kashmiri Americans
4/20/2018 10:58:08 PM
Agencies Mumbai, Apr 20: Omar Abdullah's plans to give a talk in University of Berkeley in the United States (US) on Thursday, was stalled by a group of protesters The protesting group, which also consisted of Kashmiri Pandits interrupted Omar's speech at the University for his silence on Pakistan-sponsored violence Former Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's plans to give a talk in University of Berkeley in the United States (US) on Thursday, was stalled by a group of protesters, mo...
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DB issues directions to conserve environment around brick kilns
HC disposes Counsel's petition seeking permission to meet his client
Jammu Bar Association refutes allegation in meeting with BCI team
JNV authorities refute paper leak rumours
One arrested, stolen property Rs. 2 Lacs recovered
Kashmir weather conditions to improve from today: Dir MeT
Seven members of a family injured as house collapses in Poonch
Landslides in Uri, crops damaged in Kupwara
Chowki Choura people hold hunger strike, demand Degree College
Rains expose poor drainage across valley
Spoken Tutorial Project held at YCET
Fresh snowfall, rain in Kashmir Valley
RMPS organizes excursion visit
National Theatre Festival concludes
Extension lecture held at KC College of Education
KVK organizes training programme
Senior citizen kidnapped by criminals, set free only after paying Rs 10, 350
JKICS express concern over global warming
One held with pistol, live round
JKKTF holds meeting, highlights various demands
3 Kattha manufacturers booked
Inter-district tournament concluded
DPS celebrates Earth week
High School students bring laurels in speedball
MLZS create awareness about environment protection
NIA files chargesheet against Syed Salahuddin's son in terror funding case
Shopian engineering graduate who cleared NDA test joins Hizbul ranks
Fresh avalanche warning issued
Highway closed due to fresh landslides
LMD books LPG distributor for non-home delivery
Tractor Trolley seized for illegal mining
Power shut down
Unseasonal snowfall in hills of Chenab Valley
Deputation call on XEN PWD at samba
JKTF holds meeting, highlights various demands
MLA inaugurates physiotherapy centre at Sidhra
Zorawar exhorts youth to shoulder responsibility for social change
Chardi Kla Diwas of Dera Nangali Sahib Poonch celebrated
Grameen Bank organizes Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan
NHPC signs MoU
RBI organizes lecture on financial literacy and banking ombudsman
CUJ organizes lecture on Science & Technology
JKHCBA submits memorandum to SC led delegation, resumes work
BTSM nominates Sushpal its State President
Two days hand surgery National Conference from Apr 21
Federation of Industries call on CM
JKSWDC organizes awareness camp
"CII launches 'Phenk Mat Jammu' campaign
Retired Police Pensioners raises issue of pay anomaly
Protest rally on CBI probe demand in Rasana murder case held
ACI to provide free coaching to 500 students
ABVP organizes 'TECHNOTSAV 2K18'
NMC appeals CM to issue SRO on 7th Pay Commision
Tiles, drains work started at Sharika Vihar Lower Roop Nagar
MLA Ramban distributes LPG connections
Residents allege use of sub-standard material in construction of canal
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