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TOP STORY OF THE DAY
What about retired babus, powerless politicians?
Bureaucrats file Annual Property Returns
2/1/2015 12:24:28 AM
Fazal Khan Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 31: Governor NN Vohra asking the IAS and IPS officers to file their Annual Property Returns (APRs) created ripples among the bureaucratic circles in Jammu and Kashmir. He had set January 31 as the deadline to file the necessary details. Soon after the Governor issued the instructions the babus were left with no other option but to fall in line. People appreciated the Governor's move and hailed it. An analyst while talking to Early Times said the Governor took a bold step by seeking APRs and would go long way in eradicating corruption from the system. "There is no harm in making top bureaucracy accountable but similar steps need to be taken to make retired officers accountable," he added. The analyst said that people who are in service can be made accountable at any point of time but the people who have attained superannuation get away easily. "Framing stringent laws to curb corruption are must and these should applicable to one and all...
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Scams involving former Executive Officer creates ripples
2/1/2015 12:23:57 AM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 31: Former Executive Officer Municipal Committee Ganderbal during his tenure was involved in various scams, sources have alleged. They told Early Times former Executive officer of the Municipal Committee Ganderbal, Shafkat Ali presently posted in the office of the Director urban local Bodies violated all the rules last year and allotted the tax collection posts (Chungi) to one contractor Mohammad Amin against the bid of Rs one crore, two lakhs for a period of ten months without signing any required government agreement with the contractor about time period, way of working, rate schedule and modes of payment. Sources said the contract...
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Defeated NC, Cong ministers yet to get over hangover of power
They continue to occupy official bungalows, enjoy massive security cover, princely lifestyles
2/1/2015 12:01:50 AM
ET Report JAMMU, Jan 31: Even after the electoral drubbing, the defeated Congress and NC ministers are yet to get over the hangover of power. They continue to occupy official bungalows and enjoy massive security cover and princely lifestyles. On any given day, they can be seen in public gatherings with dozens of PSOs escorting them. Their humiliating defeat at the hands of BJP and PDP candidates in the 2014 state assembly polls has still not brought any change in their princely lifestyles. While they are not even MLAs now, many of them still use red beacon lights atop their official and private vehicles. "This is unlawful. They cannot use beacon lights atop their vehicles and should als...
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While Omar failed, Guv wasted no time in invoking Section 4 of RTI Act in J&K
2/1/2015 12:01:31 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 31: The J&K Right to Information Act (RTI) will complete its six years of its enactment in the state after one month. As this progressive and pro-people legislation is enforced in state from last almost six years, the previous state government led by Omar Abdullah continued to take this law for granted and thus avoided the responsibilities which had been conferred upon them under the provisions of this Act. The orders issued by the Government on the directions of Governor N N Vohra vis-à-vis making voluntary/suo-moto disclosure under Section 4 of JK RTI Act 2009 for effective implementation of Right to Information Act (RTI) and asking the government to ensu...
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Kitchloo's assets show decline, Azad's double in 9 months
Movable assets of RS candidates register increase
2/1/2015 12:01:17 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 31: Former Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha candidate, Ghulam Nabi Azad's movable assets have doubled during the last nine months. Azad declared his assets (personal) which are valued at Rs 1 Crore. In a sworn affidavit solicited by him, the immovable assets owned by him are worth Rs 75 lakh. In the sworn-statement for Lok Sabha elections held in May last year the assets were shown as worth Rs 70 lakh. Azad had declared personal assets worth about Rs 58 lakh and that of his wife Shamima Azad worth Rs 1.5 crore and daughter Rs 16 lakh. The `best ever health minister' of India has declared total movable assets, together with wife and daughter, worth Rs 2.63 c...
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Khour residents flay Tara Chand
SDH Khour proves damp squib
2/1/2015 12:00:56 AM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report jammu, Jan 31: The inauguration of Sub District Hospital (SDH) Khour by former Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand in a hurry has failed to make any difference, as it has failed to serve any purpose. He (Tara Chand) had to bite the dust despite trying to douse the flames at the last moment. Sources told Early Times the SDH was set in violation of Indian Public Health Standards norms as only four doctors are manning it since the day it was inaugurated. They said the former deputy chief minister had put the SDH in place in hurry to increase his vote bank in the last assembly election. Sources said that Tara Chand had inaugurated 50 bedded sub district ho...
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Students' safety compromised while preparing mid-day meals
1/31/2015 11:58:57 PM
Mohit Puria Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 31: Keeping aside all safety norms for students in primary institutions of school education department, a government primary school was found violating all norms for preparing mid-day meals in a classroom. The said incident was witnessed in Government Primary School, Gumat, located in the heart of Jammu city. While the mid-day meal was being prepared in the classroom, students were also present there which posed a serious threat to their safety. As per the norms set by education department, kitchen-cum-store or inadequate facilities could expose children to food poisoning and other health hazards as well as fire accidents. Kitchen-cum-stores s...
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Omar prefers losers over loyalists
1/31/2015 11:58:48 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 31: Not learning a lesson from its disastrous defeat in assembly election and declining graph of its popularity in the state, National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah took another step by nominating his two lieutenants and former ministers, for Rajya Sabha (RS) elections for four seats, who remained in controversies in the previous government. Moreover these two loyalists of the Omar Abdullah lost miserably in assembly elections. Sources in the party told Early Times that the nominations of two former Ministers of State for Home Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo and Nasir Aslam Wani as its candidates for the two seats is giving uneasy chu...
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Full CM tenure non-negotiable: PDP
1/31/2015 11:58:36 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 31: The PDP has ruled out proposal for rotational Chief Minister proposed by the BJP. The party has said the full Chief Ministerial tenure for the party is non-negotiable. It has delayed the government formation for some time. The PDP conveyed this stand of the party to the central BJP leadership, which is holding deliberation with the party. The PDP leadership has said this is one of the requirement and condition which the BJP has agreed to. "Rotational CM proposal will go against the party. It will be exploited as PDP begging for the CM post even for the three year and has kneeled down before the Saffron party, which is still an anathema in the valley. T...
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Stree Shakti stripped by Rahul Gandhi and Modi,one after the other
1/31/2015 11:58:26 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 31: Narendra Modi led NDA Government has been in the forefront of those parties that support women's rights and favour women empowerment.That Modi is for Stree Shakti was evident during the just concluded Republic Day celebrations where a senior woman officer commanded the guard of honour and women soldiers participated in the parade. And it is a matter of irony that while people were feeling proud of Modi and the country for allowing a free hand to women to grow and rise to the pinnacle of their career two women had to bear the consequences of male chauvinism,one after the other. First it was the Foreign Secretary,Sujatha Singh,who was slighted when...
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Regressive forces communalising the issue in Kashmir
BJP and WP refugees
1/31/2015 11:58:17 PM
Neha Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 31: At a time when secessionists and communalists like Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik and other perverted elements in the Valley, including those belonging to the defeated NC, have upped the ante and threatened a mass movement in the Valley against the joint-Parliamentary Committee recommendation that the refugees from West Pakistan be granted permanent residency status and right to vote in the state, two top BJP leaders - Nirmal Singh, elected MLA from Billawar, and Ashok Koul, general secretary (organization) - have extended their unflinching support to the recommendation. On January 30, both the BJP leaders tore into ...
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Government finally deletes obsolete, wrong content from LA website
1/31/2015 11:58:00 PM
ET IMPACT Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 31: A day after Early Times carried a report about obsolete content on the official website of the Legislative Assembly, the government finally woke up and deleted the wrong information. The pages depicting Omar as chief minister and Mubarak Gull as speaker have been deleted with the text uploaded reading 'The page is under updation'. There are now no details of the chief minister, speaker and MLAs available. Early Times on January 28 had published a detail report on its front page titled 'Obsolete content on LA official website continues to surprise people'. The Website of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly nam...
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"Not only RS elections, 15 MLCs in line after Govt formation is bigger contest for BJP-PDP"
Dismissing Rumor mills
1/31/2015 11:57:31 PM
K Koushal/Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 31: Another remarkable dimension comes into the play in the government formation process for Jammu and Kashmir with Bhartiya Janta Party National President Amit Shah saying that last hitch to be removed to sneak through for coalition compatibility is the finality needed on the name of chief minister to rule the coalition. This has generated a significant interest among the people, particularly the political analysts who have started rethinking the strategies. To a national channel, Amit Shah says, "No decision on CMship yet"- has, as per the reports, stirred the gravel again. Since the outcome of the polarized result in Jammu and K...
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Department-officials' nexus duping allotees of NREGA development works
BDO Sunderbani smells trouble, offers bribe to hush up case
1/31/2015 11:57:14 PM
ET IMPACT Ajay Sharma Early Times Report Sunderbani, Jan 31: Sensing trouble, the Block Development officer sunderbani, in an effort to save his skin and not getting into the trouble over an issue where he along with his accomplices had duped a NREGA worker of his money, today tried to bribe the aggrieved. It is pertinent to mention here that Early Times have been exclusively carrying news against the BDO Sunderbani Kamaljit who had been found guilty of stripping the gullible NREGA workers of his tehsil of their hard earned money in connivance with some local gram sevaks who act as his oons. In the latest revelation, Kamaljit today offered Munshi Ram a bribe of 40 bags of cenment ...
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Guv dumps blue eyed officers
1/31/2015 11:40:39 PM
Kunal Shrivatsa Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 31: By shuffling blue eyed officers who used to enjoy political patronage, the Governor N N Vohra has sent a strong message across the bureaucratic circle by shaking-up civil and police administration. Sources told Early Times that though the previous government had assigned key postings to some of its 'blue eyed' officers in civil and police administration just before the commencement of the Assembly poll process in order to give them undue benefits while those who have no political connections were removed from key posts. "After the Governor's rule was imposed in the state, the first thing N N Vohra did was to remove those officers who w...
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Govt school students exploited in Private schools
In the name of hospitality
1/31/2015 11:28:44 PM
Arun Trisal Early Times Report Kathua, Jan.31: Youth Services & Sports J&K today convened a meeting related to 60th National School Games 2015 in the premises of DPS Rajbagh where District Officer Youth Services Department with PTIs were also present but surprisingly dozens of Students from Government High School Rajbagh were especially deployed for hospitality. The concept of deploying students for hospitality and other works is not new and unknown to CEO Kathua and Director, DSE Jammu....
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Illegal smuggling of medicinal plants deprives State of millions of rupees
1/31/2015 10:49:38 PM
Mudasir Tariq Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 31: Despite having great potential to produce plentiful medicinal plants that could boost the economy of the state and improve healthcare sector, illegal smuggling of medicinal plants by the nomads (Bakarwals) of Kashmir coupled with government negligence has stopped the state to explore this resource. Once known as a major source of economy in valley these medicinal plants are now said to be flooding into national and international markets through illegal smuggling, while the state has failed at large to harvest the benefits of these medicinal plants. "During 1895 we were making Rs. 95,000 annually from this sector, you value this money ...
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Technical snag in Khiram receiving station
Scores of villages undergo 14-hour power cut
1/31/2015 10:49:24 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Jan 31: Residents of several villages, falling under the catchment areas of 'Receiving Station Khiram' in South Kashmir's Anantnag district continue to face 14-hour long power cuts due to a major technical failure in the receiving station. Informed sources told Early Times that after months now, department hasn't yet turned up to rectify the technical failure despite repeated requests from the public and public representatives. They said that Receiving Station Khiram having capacity of 2*6.12 MVA due to technical failure is not in a position to provide electricity to a few villages falling under it as per the load curtailment program announce...
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Amira Kadal constituency residents accuse former MLA of misappropriation in funds
1/31/2015 10:49:10 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 31: Hailing the services of MLA elect for Amira Kadal, Syed Altaf Bukhari, people of the constituency accused the National Conference Provincial President and former MLA Nasir Aslam Wani for misappropriation of funds and undue benefits to his workers. People in Natipora, Mehjoor.Nagar, Chanapora and Abi Guzar, once strong bastions of NC claimed that Wani bore the brunt of his own sick policies which lead to his humiliating defeat in assembly elections with huge margin. These people said that Wani after winning elections in 2008 never ever bothered to even enquire about the people who casted their votes in his favour. "He is a selfish person ...
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Metering water connections in Jammu still a distant dream
1/31/2015 10:48:44 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 31: The metering of water connections in Jammu city seems a distant dream. The proposal was made to prevent misuse of potable water and overcome the water shortage in the city of temples. The move aimed to generate income besides preventing misuse of drinking water was initiated three years ago but ill date, the target has not been achieved. Source in the department informed Early Times that three years ago , the department had decided to install meters in approximately 13,000 commercial establishments in Jammu Province. "In first phase, the department planned to install 2337 water meters in commercial establishment in Jammu but after lapse...
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Woman dies, five injured in road mishap
Daily-wagers from all govt department to hold protest on Feb 3
3 Narco smugglers held with 1 kgs of Charas
As authorities go in slumber, residents of summer capital continue to face frequent traffic jams
Army Porters demonstrates, demand early regularization
Yamini Cultural Society organizes Kavi Goshti
JKPCC condemns Pakistan for repeated violations of cease fire
Court denies bail to fraudster
'Initiate CBI probe in alleged corruption during Omar led regime: DPP to Guv
IDA team meets Director Health Jammu
ReT Forum to protest for SSA salary on February 12
CWA deputation meets Director CAPD
LWS stages Hindi play ‘Budhapey ki Peeda’
GBSWA resents overlooking of Gojri Language on eve of Republic day
GCW Parade organizes exhibition
BLSKS stages "Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao"
PHQ bids warm send off to DIG, AIsG
Jammu slum children clamor to educate world
2 day training camp on RMSA concludes
3 held with 1 kg charas
'Reorganization of J&K only way out, two chief ministers is only answer'
RM College of Education organizes slum areas visit
Hope Foundation orgainses medical camp
Over a dozen suspended
After court's directions, FIR against family members lodged
Traffic police issues advisory for NH
LIC agents association protests
New Delhi silent on reopening dialogue with Pak, separatists
BJP led govt gives precedence to political battle over proxy war launched by Pakistan: Harsh
Avalanche warning issued in Jammu and Kashmir
Court rejects bail plea of accused in 'rape with divorcee'
DIET organizes two day workshop on TEP 2014-15
Divisional Administration, Voice for Right organize workshop on crime against women
BJP conveniently forgets 'plight of border migrants' : Rana
Free medical camp held
Hand embroidery training programme concludes
Jammu Tulip garden neglected by previous regime : Dr Bhagat
Workshop on 'Police Media Interaction' held
'Save female child, save India' awareness camp held at Samba
Rally on promotion of Healthy Life Style organized
Handicraft awareness camp organized at Katli
On tour with army senior citizens from Doda meet prez
CEO Reasi pays surprise visit to many schools, suspends erring officials
Mushaira cum cultural programme held
Bovine smuggling bid foiled, 20 animals rescued
Residents up in arms against unscheduled power cuts
Land mafia occupies Govt land in Thannamandi, Rajouri Municipalities
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