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Payments meant for labourers diverted to Govt servants, others
MGNREGA funds swindled!
7/25/2017 11:54:37 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, July 25: In brazen violation of norms, money under the centrally-funded MGNREGA scheme was swindled to benefit allegedly influential people including a government servant and a bed-ridden patient. Official sources said the office of Block Development Officer Lambheri has discovered a scam whereby MGNREGA funds meant to be distributed among poor laborers, who worked on development projects, were fraudulently given away to some "influential people having political connection with the ruling dispensations." Sources said in 2012, the then Block Development Officer (BDO) in league with the Village Level Worker (VLW) swindled the MGNREGA funds. Officials said the government from its account 4957 transferred MGNREGA funds to the tune of Rs 5,502 in account number 807 owned by Joginder Kumar son of Bishember Das of Danesder, who works as a daily-wager with the PDD. The transaction took place on 21-12-2012. Likewise in another case of alleged favoritism, the go...
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Valley sets new trend, shocks separatists with no strike against NIA arrests
7/25/2017 11:54:16 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 25: Sending shock waves down the spine of the separatists in Kashmir, the people of Kashmir Valley on Tuesdayrefused to observe any shutdown. This has happened for the first time that the people have become so fearless that they slapped on separatist faces who have been taking for a ride since decades. As per the reports, the separatists in Kashmir Valley had given one day strike call against the arrest of the seven separatists including Geelani's son-in-law by ...
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Kashmiris expose Geelani on social media; reject Hurriyat's shut call
7/25/2017 11:53:35 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 25: The strike call given by the united Hurriyat against the arrest of five of the seven separatist leaders who were taken for questioning by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) was punctured by the social media, with people coming down heavily on pro-Pakistan hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani. On Tuesday, when Geelani had called for Valley-vide strike, Kashmir woke up to traffic plying smoothly while shops and other commercial outlets were running normally in most of the places, except the downtown of Srinagar, where the government had imposed restrictions. Many said the government decision to impose restrictions came as a blessing in disguise for the sepa...
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DySP 'proves' loyalty to a BJP Minister
Extends VIP hospitality to his friends
7/25/2017 11:53:24 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 25: In order to keep a BJP Minister in good humour, a DySP posted in Jammu region facilitated VIP treatment for a group of his friends as the police officer didn't let them or his 'Minister Boss' to spend a single penny from their pockets. The police officer went out of way to extend all facilities to Minister's friends. Source told Early Times that the officer took help of two persons from his area to arrange each and every facility for the 'esteemed guests'. "The officer, in fact, hit two birds with one stone as on one hand he managed to keep the Minister in good humour and on the other he saved money by taking services of the duo from his area," they ...
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Why is Govt reluctant to hold census of non-locals in Jammu?
Dual approach
7/25/2017 11:53:08 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 25: The state government has planned to identify non-locals in Kashmir. The government took this decision after the arrest of a non-local militant Sandeep alias Adil from Anantnag. Reports from Srinagar suggest that that "after the arrest of a non-local Hindu militant from Anantnag recently, police have started maiden census of all non-locals present in Kashmir". According to a report, the "census was started after the arrest of Sandeep Kumar of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, who was a close aide of slain Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Bashir Lashkari". Sandeep renounced his religion sometime back after he came into contact with some terrorists in Kashmir and thei...
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RDD Minister's letter of recommendation of 'Apna Banda' creates furore
Youth question Govt's transparency claims
7/25/2017 11:52:45 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, July 25: At the time when over six lac Unemployed youths of the state are striving hard to find a job, Abdul Haq Khan who is holding the charge of Rural Development Department ministry in Mehbooba Mufti government has created a controversy in the Chenab valley after he marked an application of a youth seeking job in Block Jakyas of Doda District as Computer operator. Interestingly, in the letter which was leaked, the Minister referred the applicant...
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Mehbooba sees off first batch of pilgrims
7/25/2017 11:52:06 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 25: The process of leaving for performing Hajj this year commenced from today with the first batch from the State leaving for the blessed land early morning today. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti led the State administration in giving a warm send off to the first batch at Srinagar airport. She met the intending pilgrims individually and requested them to pray for peace in the State and for prosperity of its residents. She wished them a safe and smooth performance of the tenants of Hajj. Arrangements of transportation, boarding and lodging, luggage checking and security at Srinagar Hajj House and hassle-free screening of baggage, refreshment, food, Nima...
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Deptt releases Rs 1.50 Cr despite stay order, funds remained unutilized
Construction of Labour and Employment Deptt building'
7/25/2017 11:51:55 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report jammu, July 25: Showing lack of careful thought and good judgment, the Labour and Employment Department has allegedly released Rs 1.50 crore for the construction of a department' building despite existing stay order of court on the land identified for the construction, resulting funds remained blocked. Sources told Early Times that in order to accommodate offices of Director and Joint Director at a single place, the Labour and Employment Department asked the Jammu Development Authority 2011 to identify land for construction of office of Director Employment and consequently, former identified two kanals of land at Trikuta Nagar Jammu. They further said that ...
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Geelani goes mad, says J&K not bilateral issue
UN not a party
7/25/2017 11:34:05 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 25: Age is taking toll on pro-Pakistan Kashmir-based terrorist Syed Ali Shah Geelani. He has turn so insane that he doesn't know what he says. Only a mad man could say what he said about Jammu & Kashmir and its solution. He said Jammu & Kashmir is not a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. Commenting over the statement of PDP oresident and Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, wherein she had said that "there is no place for third party mediation on Kashmir'', self-styled chairman of Hurriyat (G) reiterated its stance that "besides India, Pakistan & people of J&K, the UNO constitute as fourth party to the disputed issue of Jammu & Kashmi...
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Fake travel agencies, consultancies flourish in JK
No end to cheating people
7/25/2017 11:33:49 PM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 25: There has been a bloom of fake travel agencies and consultancies in Jammu and Kashmir who have been duping the people in the state. Police sources said there have been scores of incidents where fake travel agencies and consultancies cheated the people in the state for the last five years. Sources said many fake job consultancies were exposed for the last few years where they had promised unemployed and highly qualified youth dream jobs. A police official said the administration had appealed people many times to remain cautious of fake tour and travel agencies, and consultancies from being duped. "Despite that people get trapped an...
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Police to verify antecedents of non-locals
After Hindu militant's arrest in Kashmir
7/25/2017 11:33:40 PM
Muhammad Mukaram Early Times Report Srinagar, July 25: In the wake of first ever arrest of a non-local Hindu militant from south Kashmir, the police has decided to go for an in-depth verification of all non-state residents in the Valley. Sandeep Kumar of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, according to police was a close aide of the slain Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Bashir Lashkari alias Okasha. Sandeep turned out to be a major suspect after police on July 1 rescued at least 17 people whom Bashir and his Pakistani aide Abu Maaz had allegedly made hostage inside a house at Brenty village of Dialgam in Anantnag district. "As soon as we rescued all the hostages, we found a non-local was als...
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SHO steers escape route to traders for easy money
Police egg-on 'organized smuggling' in Jammu
7/25/2017 11:33:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 25: Instead of tightening noose on smugglers in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of policemen in one of the hilly regions of the state are reportedly indulged in giving it a shape of organized trade by assisting the smugglers, possibly to earn easy money. According to sources within the department, from PSO to DySP, an entire team of policemen in hilly region are instrumental in encouraging organized smuggling from Jammu to Kashmir and other parts of the state. "The smuggling is flourishing in the state due to connivance of some policemen, who work as an escape route for the smugglers," said sources, adding that these policemen have spread a strong network acro...
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GMC&H's 4 deptts crave for PG courses
Admin appears unconcerned
7/25/2017 11:33:20 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report Jammu, July 25: Four departments in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu are running without postgraduate courses since their establishment, forcing the aspirants to opt for other courses or move outside the state. Due to non-availability of the PG courses in the departments of Psychiatry, Forensic Medicine, CD & TB, and Biochemistry, the interns who lack experience are forced to remain available during the night. Sources in the hospital said successive principals of the GMC have failed to initiate PG courses in the college for last many years, even as the college has enough infrastructure and faculty. Even the Medical Council of Indi...
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Fraud alleged in allotment of hostel mess contract at BGSBU
7/25/2017 11:33:10 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, July 25: Allotment of contract for hostel mess service in Rajouri's Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) has been caught in controversy. The university administration had invited tenders for mess supply service, but the administration is allegedly denying the contract to the lowest bidder. Sources said three parties participated in the tender process. The first party quoted Rs 96.25, the second party's quotation was Rs 96.55 and the third party's quotation was Rs 115 per day. Sources said after successful completion of technical bid, the university authorities opened financial bids for the tenders. The university ought to have allotted ...
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Ahead of proposed shifting of bus stand, illegal constructions galore near new site
7/25/2017 11:33:02 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 25: Even as the government has decided to shift the congested Batamaloo bus stand to Parimpora, here, construction of illegal shopping complexes and shop lines are mushrooming near the new site. In the last around a fortnight since the government announced that the bus stand would be relocated in August, numerous commercial complexes are coming up in Parimpora locality in the vicinity of the proposed bus stand. Sources said the concerned officials are charging around Rs. 2 lakh for allowing construction of shop in the area. Those undertaking constructions have geared up men and machinery to complete illegal constructions as quickly as possible. As of ...
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Govt fails to find single case in last fiscal
Increasing child labour goes unaddressed in JK
7/25/2017 11:28:27 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, July 25: The increasing child labour goes unaddressed in Jammu and Kashmir with not a single case having been detected by the government in 2016-2017. The children below the age of 14 years are found everywhere in the state, be it on Dhabas, restaurants, shops and do other manual works. However, in the official records of the government no such case was found anywhere in the state. Shahid Bhat, 11, who works as the bus conductor is the sole bread earner of his family. He said, "I lost my father two years before, and then left the studies. I have two elder sisters and my mother in my family, and I am the sole earner of the family." He said...
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Edu dept refuses to rescind order on additional Kashmiri language posts
7/25/2017 11:27:56 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 25: The Education department has rejected the demand for revoking the order for creation of 49 additional posts of Kashmiri language in Jammu region. Sources said top officials of the department have stuck to the order and have decided not to entertain any such proposal. "Top officials including some senior bureaucrats were approached a couple of time in the last few days to rescind the order after it generated a controversy in Jammu region," sources said, adding that even some BJP leaders approached the department to revoke it, but the officials didn't budge. "The Education department officials, it seems, are deliberately raking up this controversy at ...
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School building unsafe constructed under SSA scheme in Mendhar
7/25/2017 11:27:34 PM
M S Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, July 25: The School buildings constructed under Centrally Sponsored Scheme, Sarva Shikhsha Abiyan (SSA) in Balakot zone are said to be unsafe for all purposes, sources said here today. They said in one glaring example the building of government primary school, Naka Majhari which was constructed under SSA one year ago has developed cracks as a result of which all its rooms and kitchen have got damaged due to rains. The school has 30 children on its Roll ...
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Don't need sermons from Cong leaders: Haq Khan
Pak authorities suspend cross-LoC trade along Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route
JK police arrests 1 OGW allegedly linked with Jaish-e-Muhammad in Kupwara
Dy CM pays tributes to Kargil martyrs
Batch of 678 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Shrine from Jammu
DB expresses anguish over non-filing of status report by Comm/Secy. HUDD
Kashmiriyat again seen in Kulgam district
DB upheld acquittal in murder case of gangster's brother
People stage protest against PHE, PDD
Speaker visits Vaishnavi Dham, takes stock of facilities for Amarnath Yatris
Overloading goes unchecked in Mendhar and its surroundings
Many join Peoples Democratic Party
Provincial Power employees union holds meet
Commercial Tax Department, CCI hold interactive session on GST
Panthers Party stage protest against snapped power supply to Saddal migrants
Security forces, militants exchange fire in Bandipora
Middle-aged man found dead
Condolence reference held for sad demise of Advocate S A Salaria
Article 35-A - is against the spirit of national justice: GCPWF
Majority Amarnath yatris still prefer traveling without security
PWD abandons construction of bridge on Saddal Nallah halfway
IED weighing 5 kgs recovered in Poonch
Medical corruption: How many complaints against docs, asks HC
Srinagar police tried to stop NIA from flying out Kashmiri separatists after arrest
CIC rejects RTI appeal against DSEK
Nikki Tawi residents hold protest, demand diversion of flood water
Court allows NIA to quiz Geelani's son-in-law, others for 10 days
CJ to inaugurate Mominabad court complex on Jul 29
Rana takes up Dogri issue with CM
Welfare Committee for SWD beneficiaries constituted
'Unauthorized' coaching centres indulging in open loot: NSF
KVK organises plantation drive at border villages
Oriental Bank of Commerce conducts plantation drive
People of village Sandi Ghagwal stage protest against PHE
Hunger strike of contractual lecturers enter 162th day
SC/ST/OBC Confederation holds awareness camp
Excise sleuths destroy 550 Kgs Lahan, 210 pouches of illicit liquor
AISF demands monitoring of Midday Meal
JKSTA convenes meeting to discuss issues pertaining to community
JKAC delegation meets Tehsildar Chatroo to discuss issues
NPP flays Govt against hike in price of BPL sugar
Pir Panchal Youth Parliament demands college for Mandi, Kotranka
PYC expresses concern over appointments in Horticulture Directorate
NCP welcomes decision of Supreme Court regarding SAC
Power shut down
Man held with illicit liquor
PSA criticizes exorbitant annual inspection fee
Special drive for newly eligible electors held
JPPF pays tributes to ex-subedar
Nat Manch stages" Sarhad ke Rakhwale"
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