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J&K Sports Council lied in RTI reply
10/15/2018 10:41:14 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Oct 15: In a bid to hide its inefficiency, the J&K Sports Council has given false reply to an RTI application. An RTI activist had sought detailed information about the under-construction Indoor Sports Complex at Subash Stadium in Udhampur. The Executive Engineer, Sports Council, Construction Division Jammu, responded to the RTI, saying the work "is completed as per the DPR." But the sports persons who spoke to Early Times said the Sports Council has lied as the work is yet to be completed. Criticising the Sports Council, Tarun (working president District Table Tennis Association Udhampur) said that it is the matter of shame for the Sports Cou...
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Rs 62000/- demanded as Xerox fee by BDO to dissuade appellant: SIC
10/15/2018 10:40:49 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Oct 15: With an aim of demoralizing an RTI information seeker, a Block Development Officer (BDO) asked the RTI applicant to deposit Rs 62000/- on account of Xerox fees without making the actual calculations. State Information Commission (SIC) has called this an attempt to dissuade the appellant by the BDO. Details available with Early Times reveal that an RTI application was filed by one Kashmir Singh R/O Matta , district Kishtwar on 27.10.2017 before PIO/BDO, Kishtwar seeking information regarding mode of payment, cheque, invoice, cash payment alongwith receipt relating to Model Village and functioning of all schemes being implemented in the block. He also so...
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BJP leader castigates state govt for killing of scholar turned militant Manan Wani
10/15/2018 10:40:33 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 15: At a time when the leaders of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) are busy in castigating people who glorified scholar turned militant Manan Wani one of their own leaders has taken a dig at the government over the killing of Manan. The BJP leader who belongs to South Kashmir has written on a social networking site that the death of Manan is no achievement, but a failure of the democracy. The leader goes on to say that Indian democracy has failed to win hearts and minds of educated Kashmiri youth. "Killing of Manan is not your 'achievement' but failure of your democracy to win hearts and minds of educated Kashmiri youth. No nation wants to sho...
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3 days on, Kishtwar police yet to register FIR in rape case
Attempts to pressurize girl to marry accused
10/15/2018 10:40:23 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 15: The mystery over the non registration FIR in a rape case involving an employee of Handloom department Kishtwar and his accomplice has deepeedn as even after three days since the victim lodged a written complaint at Police Station Kishtwar, no case has been registered against the accused. Besides, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar has maintained silence over the misuse of government office in Kishtwar District situated within the premises of New DC Office Complex Kishtwar, where the teenage girl, a college student was raped. The sources inform the "Early Times" that though the accused was arrested by Kishtwar police soon after the complian...
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RSS leader visits Jammu, takes feedback of prevailing situation
10/15/2018 10:40:08 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Oct 15: Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh(RSS) has deputed a senior leader to the State to take the account of the ground situation. Sources said a senior leader of RSS was on three days visit of the State to assess the ground situation in the trouble torn State and gather the public opinion on various issues confronting the people in the State. Sources said the RSS leader who is in charge of North India region met senior functionaries of the Sangh, some social activists, media persons and members of business community and held detailed discussion on prevailing law and order situation and Pak sponsored terrorism in the State. Sources said the members of media frater...
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Detached after 10 yrs, Kishtwar teachers fail to handover record
10/15/2018 10:39:58 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 15: The teachers who were callings shots in Chief Education Office (CEO) Kishtwar and shown doors after one decade by the outgoing Deputy CEO are yet to handover the official record to concerned officials, hampering functioning of the Education department. As per details available with Early Times, the influential teachers in the CEO Kishtwar were detached vide order No. CEO/K/2018/45686-697, dated 4-09-2018. The detached teachers-Shahnawaz, Rajinder Sharma, Ajay Parihar and Sumit Sharma-were directed to report to their original place of posting. Moreover, Master Shahnawaz was directed to handover the complete charge to Shabir Hussain, Master MS Sewa Z...
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Congress unhappy over PM Modi's J&K policy
ULB polls unnerve Rahul's party
10/15/2018 10:39:43 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Oct 15: The voting pattern in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh has not only rattled separatists and half-separatists in Kashmir, but also unnerved the Congress leadership at the centre. The Congress has said that the ULB polls have polarized Jammu & Kashmir as never before and described it as a dangerous development. "Jammu & Kashmir is polarized as never before. Jammu is at odds with the Kashmir Valley, Leh leans towards Jammu and Kargil leans towards the Valley, but both Leh and Kargil also assert their identities. The situation was always complex; it has been confounded by the selfish agenda pursued by the BJP. The PDP was a collaborator until the unnatural coalitio...
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Mr Dulat, problem in Kashmir is not political
Assembly polls in J&K
10/15/2018 10:39:29 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Oct 15: Former RAW chief A S Dulat, who is known for his hobnobbing with separatists and Pakistani think-tanks and controversial views on Jammu & Kashmir, has committed a grave faux pas. He has said that the problem in Kashmir is political that needs a political solution and urged the Union Government to hold assembly elections in the state alongside general elections in May 2019. There was a "huge problem" in Kashmir, AS Dulat said, and added that the imposition of Governor's rule for a long period was not advisable and elections in the state should be held at the earliest. "Kashmir is a political issue rather than an economic or security one. Elections to the ...
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AMU Row: UP Govt refuses to budge
Sedition cases not withdrawn, anti-national elements in soup
10/15/2018 10:39:13 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Oct 15: The Uttar Pradesh Government taking a strong note about a few Kashmiri students raising anti-national slogans and making an attempt to vitiate the atmosphere at Aligarh Muslim University campus. Sources told Early Times that the UP Police have identified the students who tried to organise funeral prayers in absentia for the scholar turned militant Manan Wani, who was killed in an encounter with the security forces in north Kashmir last week, and UP Police are likely to take action against a few students under law. They said that the students who had indulged in vitiating the atmosphere in the campus are trying to build pressure over the other students t...
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Expert carpet weaver from Budgam designs new loom
A tragic end to fabulous art
10/15/2018 10:33:18 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 15: Dissociating his 35- year long association with traditional carpet making, Altaf Ahmad seems unhappy over the hard decision he had to take. Carpet weaving, an art passed on to him from his ancestors making him the most experienced carpet dealer in entire Budgam. However, after witnessing the decline of this coupled with proliferation of Iran made carpet in International markets, his worries saw no end. Over the past two decades, carpet weavers in the Valley are switching their job. The trade that once fetched Kashmir money and fame is now in the hands of fewer craftsmen. It is owing to very less income for long hours of work. But if the present si...
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Mehbooba Mufti was architect, beneficiary of 'relentless violence in Kashmir': Omar Abdullah
10/15/2018 10:33:06 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Oct 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today described Hizbul Mujahideen militant Manan Bashir Wani, who was killed in a gun-battle with security forces, as a "victim of relentless violence in Kashmir". The PDP president said this while demanding withdrawal of cases against three Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students from the Valley who were booked after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for Wani on Friday. "It will be a travesty to punish them (students) for remembering their former colleague (Wani) who was a victim of relentless violence in Kashmir," Mehbooba said in a tweet. This led to a rebuke from former CM Oma...
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Ahead of winter power curtailments starts in valley
10/15/2018 10:32:59 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Oct 15: With the Kashmir valley heading towards winter, the Power Development Department has allegedly started unscheduled curtailment in almost all districts including Srinagar. Even the metered areas are not being spared with the department going for power curtailment. On Monday ET received many complaints from Srinagar city about the power curtailment. "We are facing regular power cuts for past one week even when the area is fully metered," said a resident of Bemina. Mohmmad Aslam of Padshaibag said that the problem intensifies in the evening and the area is completely blacked out for several hours. He said that every year PDD comes...
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The day JK will trifurcate, it will be disaster: Guv Malik
'Ladakhis are happy; they're are not asking for division now'
10/15/2018 10:32:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 15: Maintaining that the people of Ladakh are now "very happy" and are not asking for division of the state, J&K Governor Satyapal Malik has rejected demands from some quarters for trifurcation of the state. "The day this state will trifurcate, it will be a disaster. The state of J&K is a reality and it should remain so. Power and money should go to people at the grassroots level. This has to be more transparent. There are no political overtones in this amendment," said Malik in an interview. While Governor Malik claims that the decision to empower Leh and Kargil development councils is not political, the Congress feels it is BJP's desperate bid to woo vot...
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Will a new era commence?
ULB polls to end today
10/15/2018 10:32:38 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 15: The final phase of ULB polls in Jammu and Kashmir are about to finish tomorrow and the general public is eagerly waiting for the results as most of the towns in Kashmir valley have not witnessed any major development in terms of sanitation, dumping of waste management, street lights and much more. According to sources, the solid waste management comprises of various things like of collection, segregation, transportation, and disposal of non biodegradable products that are usually carried out by the Municipal Committees and Councils and the result of waste management is dismal so for. Srinagar being a summer capital of Jammu and K...
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PDP unwilling for alliance with NC
10/15/2018 10:31:48 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Oct 15: Even as a senior leader of the Peoples Democratic Party had been lobbying for alliance with the National Conference, the PDP has decided not to go ahead with the prospective deal with the arch-rival. Sources said for the past around a month, a businessman-turned-politician had been lobbying hard in his party for alliance with the NC. But that the top leader of the PDP has decided "not to pursue the idea any further." Sources said the said politician had been trying to convince the PDP chief that it would be in the interest of state to form alliance the regional party and to keep the Bharatiya Janta Party away. Sources said the politician and his "f...
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Cleanliness drive yet to reach Govt school Parkhwal, Marheen
Students study in unhygienic conditions
10/15/2018 10:31:20 PM
Arun Trisal Early Times Report Kathua, Oct 15: Union government launched Swachch Bharat Abhiyan on Oct 2, 2014 with the aim to provide hygienic environment to citizens, many schemes and periodic programmes on Swachch Bharat Awareness are being organized since inauguration by PM Narendra Modi from Rajghat, Delhi. State government recently instructed government schools to organize Swachta Pakhwada to aware students and villagers about cleanliness. Ironically, teachers who must aware both s...
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No road, no vote' campaign started in Doda district
BAPWF organizes rally in favour of demands
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3 inter-state drug peddlers held with 126 Kg poppy straw
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Mass protest of FMHWWA enters 50th Day
SFC employees observe token strike
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300 kgs of poppy straw recovered
Workshop on learning in science organized
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