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Public money goes down the drain at JU
Fleet of luxurious cars growing
5/24/2017 12:11:09 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: The number of luxurious cars in Jammu University is growing by the day, in an example of brazen misuse of public money. The JU, which is facing severe financial constraints in finishing several of its half-done projects, is going to purchase two new vehicles, including a latest version of a SUV for the Vice-Chancellor, sources told Early Times. Besides, one more vehicle within the range of Rs 24 lakh is being purchased out of the internal resources of the varsity. These luxurious vehicles are being arranged even as a top-end SUV in excellent condition is gathering dust at the JU's health centre for last more than two years, said the sources. Interestingly, the Vice-Chancellor is already enjoying a fleet of three top-end vehicles including Ambassador car, Scorpio and Innova. The JU houses 33 vehicles-18 in central pool and 15 allocated to officials, Rectors and some department heads, said the sources, adding that the Vice-Chancellor was adopting p...
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Leaders like Yadav are dangerous than Geelanis
Major Gogoi is a national hero
5/24/2017 12:10:54 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: Why are we attacking Geelanis, Mirwaizs, Maliks and other Kashmiri leaders who wanted action against Major Gogoi, who saved the lives of nine innocent persons, including poll staff, in Budgam by tying a Kashmiri stone thrower to the bonnet of a jeep and took him around to deter stone pelting at his troops and election staff? Major Gogoi was on Monday awarded a commendation certificate by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat "for sustained efforts on counter-insurgency". There are dangerous persons than Geelanis, Maliks, Mirwaizs, and so on, who have become a live threat to the unity and integrity of India, as they have started openly supporting the jihadis and...
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Kashmir crisis to overshadow Modi Govt's 3 yrs achievements
5/24/2017 12:10:31 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: The Modi government is holding nation wide programmes to highlight its achievements as it complete three years in office on May 26, but the deepening crisis in Kashmir Valley will overshadow its achievements. Though situation in Kashmir deteriorated right from 1989 after Pakistan started a proxy war by sending terrorists from across the border and also luring local youth to join their ranks, the situation instead of returning to normal after taking over of Modi government has further deteriorated. More and more Kashmiri youths and students are joining the so-called movement. Political analysts while describing various reasons for the deteriorating situ...
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For Rs 1, conductor mercilessly beats 3 minor students
Matadors plying without route permit, authorities silent
5/24/2017 12:10:18 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: Three minor students were reportedly beaten up by a matador conductor merely for Rs 1, in full public glare on Monday in Jandoor area near Lakhanpur. The family members of the victims approached District Development Commissioner, Senior Superintendent of Police and Regional Transport Officer Kathua and apprised them about the incident. Taking cognizance, the DDC forwarded the matter to SSP, who in turn immediately directed Station House Officer Lakhanpur to investigate the matter. Mohammad Yonus, father of one of the victim student informed Early Times that Kamran Khan (age 8 years), Sajjad Ahmed (10 years) and Sajid Ahmed (11 years) studying at Middle ...
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Allegedly beaten by teacher, Class 12th student threatens suicide
Family alleges racial discrimination, Principal denies
5/24/2017 12:10:03 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: On the very first day of his enrollment in Higher Secondary School Jakhbarh, a class 12th student was allegedly beaten by a teacher, over his refusal to sweep the ground, who later threatened to end his life, alleging caste discrimination. Denying the allegations the accused teacher said that in the last over two decades of his service, he never discriminated students or beat anyone. Sources informed that on Monday, Sajjan and Nishant went to HSS Jakhbarh and during morning assembly, the teachers asked the students to sweep the ground and classrooms. "Sajjan Kumar refused to sweep the ground but his bag was forcibly taken by a teacher, who also slapped...
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Inquiry orders, Directions from CM's office make no difference
Tainted ULB official now trashes transfer order
5/24/2017 12:09:49 AM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report srinagar, May 23: Amid tall claims of accountability, transfer orders and directions from the Chief Minister's secretariat are not being taken seriously by the concerned authorities against the 'tainted' officials in Urban Local Bodies department. On 20-03-2017, Directorate of Urban Local Bodies under dulb/estt/ps/348 issued transfer order of one section officer, Mukhrar Ahmad and posted him in the office of executive engineer ULB. However, according to sources, Mukhtar did not even change his room and continued to rubbish the transfer order with impunity. It is not the first time this official has ignored a government order as inquiry orders and direct...
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Aiyar appears in Valley as Separatists' advocate, Pakistan's sympathizer
5/24/2017 12:09:33 AM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: At a time when state government and the Union Government are working overtime in tandem with the Army and other security agencies to normalize situation in the valley, a senior congress leader known for his Modi bashing is in Srinagar, along with his band of self -styled Kashmir experts, holding seminars and conferences, in which he is not only openly criticizing the Indian establishment, but also eulogizing Pakistan and its polity. According to reports, Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar along with a group of journalists and writers participated in a conference held at a local hotel, where they took on the government of India for no...
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Jailed gangster active on social media, police clueless
5/24/2017 12:09:16 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: A notorious gangster who has been in the jail for the past few years, is astonishingly active on social media sites, where he has been projected as "sher-e-Jammu'. "Someone else is operating on his behalf but police are yet to get any clue to his identity," police sources said. The two videos of the gangster were also uploaded on YouTube about three months back. "In both these videos, he is shown handcuffed," police sources said. "These videos carry only his photographs. A close look at them shows that these have been taken in police custody, court and hospital in police presence, but police came to know about it only when the photographs were uploaded...
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DH Kathua goes to the dogs
Hospital sans anti-rabies vaccine
5/24/2017 12:09:09 AM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: The district hospital Kathua is without anti-rabies vaccine, forcing the patients to purchase the vaccine from open market on exorbitant rates. In the summers, the demand for anti-rabies vaccine increases in Kathua as the number of dog bite cases rises sharply. Chief Medical Officer, Kathua, R K Sangra said at least 6,000 anti-rabies injections are needed in the district every year. But only 3000-4000 anti-rabies injections are available. It puts a question mark on the working of J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL), the body formed to ensure availability of medicines in government hospitals. "We have informed the corporation a...
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Stone-pelter tied to army jeep was instigating people: Major Gogoi
'Saved lives by not opening fire'
5/24/2017 12:01:03 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: The Major Leetul Gogoi of Indian Army, who tied a stone-pelter to his jeep in central Kashmir's Budgam district on April 9, when by-poll for Srinagar-Budgam constituency was on, broke his silence on Tuesday. His assertions made it clear that the stone-pelter, who was projected as a victim was instigating the people to attack the security forces and had he (Major Gogoi) opened fire it could have led to fatalities and many people would have got killed. He said at least 1200 people had surrounded the polling booth in the area and were trying to set it ablaze by hurling petrol bombs. "The man who was tied to army jeep was the ring leader and had come from...
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'Changing Kashmir policy 8 times in a week'
BJP says Congress responsible, Congress says BJP
5/23/2017 11:48:56 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 23: Both the national parties, the ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress, are taking on each other and also holding each other responsible for the Kashmir crisis. The BJP is saying that it was Nehru who messed up things in Kashmir at the time of accession and the nation has been paying through its nose ever since then. "We will resolve Kashmir. We are working on it. The Kashmir problem emerged because of the Congress. We (the Modi government) have been taking steps to win hearts (of Kashmiris)," BJP national president Amit Shah said the other day while participated in a programme organized by national news channel. "The problem in Kashmir is a problem o...
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No takers for SLWM in rural areas
EoI extended to May 25
5/23/2017 11:48:43 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 23: As there was very weak response from project implementing agencies towards Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) under Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin (SBM Gramin) , the Rural Sanitation department has now extended the date for its Expression of Interest (EoI) to May 25th. Details available with Early Times reveal that Director Rural Sanitation J&K had invited EOI from various agencies to implement some pilot projects on Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) in different districts of J&K under SBM Gramin. Until last date of receiving the proposals ie May 15 not a single agency approached the Directorate say sources. The date has been extended to May 25th...
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Don't call Kashmiris jihadis: Soz
National media biased
5/23/2017 11:48:28 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 23: "Mainstream" Kashmiri leaders are not happy with the mainstream media, especially leading news channels. They are also unhappy because sections of media have been terming Kashmiri Muslims as jihadis. They have been meeting the Prime Minister and other Central leaders to persuade them to hold dialogue with Kashmiris so that the so-called Kashmir problem was resolved and peace restored in the Valley. Farooq Abdullah, who himself is responsible for the aggravation of the situation in Kashmir, has met with the Prime Minister and urged his government to start dialogue process with Kashmiri stakeholders. The latest to join this group - votaries of dialogue wit...
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ULB Kashmir shields officer who sold prime asset of MC Pahalgam
No efforts to retrieve illegally leased public property
5/23/2017 11:48:11 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, May 23: Department of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir is shielding a corrupt officer by not initiating action against him for selling prized property of Municipal Committee Pahalgam last year. According to official sources, the tainted officer had sold the prized hut to a private firm and despite having the knowledge of the same, neither Urban Local Bodies Kashmir has initiated process to recover the property from the firm nor has it initiated action against the tainted officer. They revealed that the officer hatched a criminal conspiracy with M/S Fetch Constructions Pvt Ltd and authorized one of his subordinates to lease out the hut costing crores ...
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Pulled up by Civil Sectt, SMC Commr hugs protesting Safai Karamcharies
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5/23/2017 11:48:01 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 23: A day after Early Times reported that Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation(SMC), Dr Shafqat Khan had locked horns with the protesting Safai Karamcharies , he was summoned to the Civil Secretariat and asked to "mend ways or face music." Sources said after going through the report published by this newspaper that shoes were hurled on the SMC Commissioner last week, top officials in the Civil Secretariat, first verified the details only to find "each and every word authentic." Sources said apart from seeking details from officials within the SMC, the government crosschecked the developments of the face-off as reported by Early Times from the poli...
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SHO takes huge amount of bribe to release 'love birds'
5/23/2017 11:47:30 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 23: A police officer, who is presently posted as SHO of a police station in Udhampur district, has allegedly taken a huge amount of bribe from a Jammu city businessman whom he caught with his girl friend from a hotel room last week. The hotel is situated on a hospital road in the district. The police officer was given charge of the main police station in the area in the recent past, police sources said. Sources said a Jammu city businessman arrived at the hotel last week along with his girl friend in an expensive car. After he checked in, the hotel staff immediately contacted the SHO and informed him about the arrival of love birds. Swiftly acting on the ti...
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Dismal performance of Govt schools in Sunderbani as teachers opt for private tuitions
5/23/2017 11:47:23 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, May 23: With government schools in zone Sunderbani and Lower Hathal yet again showing dismal performance in the matriculation results of the board exams, eyebrows are being raised over the conduct of such school teachers who "instead of teaching properly in the classrooms resort to private tuitions to mint personal fortunes." Even though the government has banned private tuitions by government teachers, the staff here rampantly resorts to private tuitions and take huge money from students. The villagers said the government school teachers charge around Rs 2000 per subject from students as montly fee. The villagers said children who study at government schools ...
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Revenue officials-land mafia eyeing Govt land on Srinagar outskirts
5/23/2017 11:47:17 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, May 23: State government is likely to lose around two hundred kanals of 'Kah Charai' land in Harwan area on the outskirts of Srinagar city as some corrupt officials of revenue department have been purportedly extending their support to encroachers to grab government property. The portion of Kah Charai land measuring around 200 kanals located adjacent to Nallah Chandpora is used by local farmers for farming, however the intruders with the help of corrupt officials are trying to convert a part of it into graveyard while rest of the land is planned to be used for personal use. "We have been using this land for cultivation since generations, this has ...
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No medical facility available for 600 players at MA Stadium
5/23/2017 11:47:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 23: The MA Stadium in Jammu sans medical facility for more than 600 players who come for practicing to take part in state and national level tournaments. Since the stadium's inception, the officials of J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC) have turned deaf ears towards the issue of lack of medical facility. Officials told Early Times that there is no doctor available in entire stadium as the authorities have failed to make request to the Health Department for providing a doctor for more than 600 hundred players. These players are practicing games like badminton, basketball, skating, boxing, volleyball, wushu, taekwondo, judo, table tennis, gymnastic and others a...
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Education Deptt compromises quality of Mid Day Meals
CCE organizes farewell party
VC Advisory Board for OBCs listen to people's problem
Nat Manch stages Dogri Play "Ekta"
ITI trainees visit Ranjit Sagar Dam
Dy CM reviews progress of projects, asks to expedite developmental works in Kupwara
RMA holds debate cum naat programme
Vinod disassociates from JKTF
CII hands over 508 toilets to residents of Bandipora
JDA alleges non-cooperation by Bari Brahmana PS SHO, SDPO in land demarcation
Forces ready to tackle infiltration bids: IGP
Clashes erupt between students, security forces in south Kashmir
Students of JK Public School visits botanical garden
Pawan appointed BCCI trainer
JMC, Traffice Police Deptts launch joint anti encroachment drive
Zulfkar discusses Pir Panjal road project with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
Road shared by two cabinet ministers and one MLA converted into pot holes
'Self-centred' VC pushing agenda for his personal benefit, alleges NSF
Police fail to trace stolen AK rifle
Crore embezzled in Sathra CD block through alleged politico-official nexus
89 AAOs, 145 Accountants promoted
Power shutdown
2 held with heroin
State Government is hood winking the clerical cadre by giving false assurances
Poor roads & drainage system in Doda, people suffer
MVD imposes fine of Rs. 25500 on traffic rules violators
Malik to hold charge of Administrative Secretary Information Deptt
J&K Olympic Association levels allegation against sports authorities
Poonch facing unprecedented power crisis: Jan
Rana rolls out 'Model Gursai' project
AOL organised Youth Special Happiness Program concludes
NO suspended for unauthorizedly absent from duty
'Human shield' case: FIR against Army Major not quashed, says IGP Kashmir
Indian Cultural Forum organises Choupaal at Machhedi
Sharma grieved over girl's death
Randhawa chairs meet of SICOP
Pathania expresses solidarity with protesting FMPHWs
Jammu Motors launches New Dzire
Harsh alleges loot & plunder in PMGSY Div Ramnagar
LG celebrates 20th anniversary in India
GM Dulhasti Power Station inaugurates Skill Development Training Centre
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