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Municipal polls won't be a cakewalk for BJP
'It's 2018, not 2014; you can't take for granted Jammuites'
9/19/2018 11:07:29 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: Though the BJP is all set to finalise the list for candidates of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) going to polls next month, the resentment has begun against party leadership as many aspirants, who see no chance in getting the mandate, are accusing the leadership of being unfair in making selections. According to sources the BJP which is already facing criticism of the masses for its failure in fulfilling the poll promises made in 2014 Parliamentary and Assembly elections is also under the anti-incumbency factor of which its rivals will take a full advantage during the campaigning for both municipal, local bodies and Panchayat elections. The BJP will also face damage due to rebellion within in case the selection of candidates was not fair, sources added. They said the party's failure in getting the inclusion of names of those displaced people in nine municipal wards of Jammu where they made sizeable number of voters has also put a challenge to ...
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Raj Bhawan proposes to recall 'influential'juniors from senior posts, babu disposes
IAS, KAS officials aghast: Appeal SP Malik
9/19/2018 11:07:17 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: Even as the Raj Bhawan had decided to call back group of "influential" but junior-officers who are illegally occupying posts meant solely for IAS and KAS officials, a middle rung official has sabotaged the government move. Prompted by the complaints filed by the IAS and KAS officers that the posts actually meant for officers for the twin services were being illegally occupied by junior officers, the Raj Bhawan had asked the Civil Secretariat to revoke all such "unlawful orders". Sources said in one such case, a file of four officers, who are neither IAS nor KAS but enjoy key posts meant for the service cadres, was sent to the office of a top official i...
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Code of Conduct raises questions on SSA teachers' hunger strike
Can Govt end impasse amid MCC?
9/19/2018 11:07:04 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: At a time when the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has been put in place by the Governor's administration because of upcoming Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies elections in the state, the ongoing hunger strike by the SSA teachers has raised questions on the strategy of the forum's leadership. An official told Early Times that the administration cannot take any final decision over the issue pertaining to the SSA teachers as the MCC is in vogue and hence no order can be issued in this regard. The ongoing indefinite chain hunger strike of SSA teachers entered in its 20th day in Jammu and 16th consecutive day in Srinagar on Wednesday, with the teachers demand...
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Kashmiri Pandit migrant struggles for land purchase in Himachal
Appeal to the PMO yields no result
9/19/2018 11:06:52 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: A middle-aged Kashmiri Pandit migrant woman is virtually moving from pillar to post to seek permission from the Himachal Pradesh government to purchase land there and raise a house on it. Even the PMO has ignored the pleas and plight of the 60-year-old woman and shown no interest in the trauma she has been suffering from. Pinning her hope in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jaya, wife of Autar Krishen who had migrated from Sopore in Kashmir to Kangra in 1990 following the eruption of militancy in the Valley, had written a letter to him for his intervention on July 12, 2018. She however received no response from the PMO even after the lapse of two mont...
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Neeraj Sharma's 'empire' in JU begins to decline
Loses Charge of Administrator Zorawar Singh Auditorium
9/19/2018 11:06:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: Clipping wings of Special Secretary, the Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu Prof M K Dhar assigned charge of administrator Zorawar Singh Auditorium to Sanjeev Mahajan, Controller of Examination recently. Moreover it has also been learnt that the VC last week has again instructed University's Legal Cell to pull the laces to defend court case filled by officers/officials against University. It is pertinent to mention here that Early Times on September 7 published a story with caption "Petitioners against JU become respondents! Stay against JU decisions reveals unique modus operandi", and taking steps for reforms in campus the new VC made a major reshu...
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State may be on the verge of disintegration
After PMO, RSS pitches for J&K's trifurcation
9/19/2018 11:06:15 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: Only 10 days ago, a report appeared in a leading national daily that PM Narendra Modi might divided J&K and create three Union Territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The report was based on the top sources in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). And today, sources close to RSS and BJP leaders in J&K also made a revelation that the RSS also pitched for trifurcation in the state in a meeting which was held in Jammu only last week. Sources said: "In the recent past, the state BJP and the Sangh Parivar held a series of meetings to retrospect and adopt a new policy in order to regain lost ground in Jammu and Kashmir. In one of the meetings held in Ja...
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MD JK cements under scanner, compliant lodged with Vigilance organization
9/19/2018 11:05:51 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 19: The Managing Director Jammu and Kashmir Cements Limited has come under scanner as the Vigilance Organization, after receiving written complaint, has sought the records regarding installation of machinery, Procurement of coal and other relevant documents. According to a vigilance letter in possession of Early Times, the Vigilance organization has sought details like tender documents, comparative statements, supply orders, bills, list of coal suppliers/bag suppliers, the contract copies with regard to rates and negotiations with these suppliers. Having been set up three-decades-ago of producing quality cements at the reasonable prices...
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After sexual exploitation scandal, commission scam rocks BJP
Mangu Shah exposes corrupt practices of senior leaders
9/19/2018 11:05:42 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: After sexual exploitation scandal now commission scam rocked state unit of BJP with district president of party Mangu Shah aka Kuldeep Dubey has exposed top leaders for allegedly indulging into corruption and demanding commission. Credible sources said that state executive committee meeting of the party which was held at Akhnoor on Sunday, Mangu Shah, who is big political figure in Ramban and Reasi districts due to relations with leaders of all parties, had exposed top leadership of the party and alleged that many leaders have been indulged into corrupt practices by demanding commission and funds from businessmen. Mangu Shah, who had resigned from the ...
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Congress central leadership reprimands state unit
Party decides to take part in local body, Panchayat polls
9/19/2018 10:55:14 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 19: The Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (J&K PCC) has caved in to the pressure from its central leadership and decided to take part in the forthcoming local bodies and Panchayat polls. The decision to contest the elections was made public by J&K PCC President, Ghulam Ahmad Mir in a press conference here. Mir said that the decision to take part in the elections was taken to keep the 'communal' forces away. Sources told Early Times that majority of the Kashmir based leaders of Congress were not in favour of taking part in the elections for local bodies and Panchayats. It was after the reprimand from the central leadership t...
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Darsoo High School sans water
9/19/2018 10:55:03 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Udhampur, Sept 19: The high school at Darsoo in District Udhampur has no potable water . The students have to risk lives to get water. There are 130 students enrolled in the said school who go to the most Busy Dhar Road to collect the water from a water cooler. A student while Talking to Early times said: "We don't have water coolers at our school, so we have to risk our lives to cross the road and collect water. We have complained to the...
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SIC slaps penalty notice against KAS officer
9/19/2018 10:54:49 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 19: The J&K State Information Commission (SIC) has issued a penalty notice under section 17 of J&K RTI Act 2009 against a KAS officer , who was earlier posted as Block Development Officer (BDO) in Kishtwar district. The officer had denied information to an information seeker under RTI Act regarding details about some developmental works executed in block Drabshalla. Details available with Early Times reveal that RTI application dated 30.07.2017 was filed by one Raj Kumar R/O Khori Saroor Drabshalla with the PIO, Block Development Officer (BDO) , Drabshalla seeking photocopy of the Annual Plan for the year 2016-17 in respect of all works, copies of MB, ...
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6 yrs on, tourism building incomplete in Reasi
9/19/2018 10:54:42 PM
Early Times Report Reasi, Sept 19: Work on construction of a cafeteria by Tourism Department is incomplete here of the last around six years though the said work was scheduled to be completed in two years. Officials said in Pouni tehsil, some six kilometers away in Domail, the tourism department has been constructing a cafeteria to cater to the growing number of tourists visiting the district. "But annually a symbolic amount is spent on the construction of the building whereas the rest of the amount is swindled by some officials," the sources alleged. The locals said in the absence of requisite infrastructure for the tourists, the visitors were facing lot of inconvenience. When contac...
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Scores of villages use contaminated water in Rafiabad
9/19/2018 10:54:36 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Sept 19: The government is spending huge amount on water resources and uses machinery to purify the water for safe drinking, and one can believe that history has gone to show that water was a basic living ingredient. Communities were developed along waterways, but today we see River Jhelum has turned into garbage sites, as the fresh example is of Nagbal Ladoora in Baramulla. Sources said that there are scores of villages in Baramulla area incl...
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Police officer facilitates opium smuggling for money
9/19/2018 10:51:30 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 19: A Police Post (PP) Incharge in southern area of district Jammu is accused of facilitating opium trafficking for money. According to sources, he is hand in glove with a notorious smuggler who stays in the jurisdictional area of the PP. "The PP Incharge is earning handsome money by providing logistical support to the opium dealer of his area. Not only this, the police officer even attended the lavish parties thrown by the narcotic smuggler on several occasions. The motive behind arranging such parties is to send across a message to small time smugglers that they need not have any fears in carrying out their illegal trade," sources told Early Times. Sour...
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Civil society group, few traders association question bureaucracy
Communal colour?
9/19/2018 10:51:15 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 19: A group of traders associations and a so called civil society group today apparently gave posting of bureaucrats a communal colour. J&K Socio-Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), which claimed to be an amalgam of 27 civil society formations of trade, tourism, industrial, horticulture, travel, houseboat, transport chambers and associations on Wednesday issued a press statement after addressing a press conference. In the statement they said that state Administrative Council (SAC) on 5th of September 2018 has accorded sanction to the formation of a separate joint venture company to develop 850 MW Ratle Hydroelectric Power Project on Chenab basin....
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70 under construction school buildings await completion
9/19/2018 10:51:06 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Sept 19: As many as 70 newly constructed buildings for upgraded schools in 11 education zones of district are said to be incomplete for various reasons since the year 2010 source said here today. They said the construction of several buildings was started in 2010 for upgraded schools (Primary and middle schools) under SSA while as high and higher secondary in general. But due to official lackadaisical approach these buildings were not completed for various reasons i.e in some cases the funds were not re-allotted to contractor to continue the construction and in some other cases contractors abandoned the construction work after withdrawal of funds...
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GDC RS Pura observes Shramdaan
GIRLS BN NCC observes Shramdaan under Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign
DIG DKR held interaction with students
Brig TK Chopra flags off a rally
National Federation of blind's organised skill development event
Jammu Sanskriti school, Jammu emerges as winner in essay competition
Randhir Singh appeals voters to elect honest, educated candidates
ITI Jammu organizes prog to celebrate top rank in state
DAHWA calls on Tehsildar, takes up rural issues
Sainik Samaj Party makes maiden foray into JK politics
RM Public School organizes activity related to First Aid
Civil Defence organizes awareness programme for Mission ICDS
Pakistani troops slit throat of BSF jawan, high alert sounded along border
To woo candidates in panchayat polls, government doles out Rs 10 lakh insurance cover
Advisor Kumar hears public delegations, individuals
Horticulture department organises awareness camp
RM Public School's Pre-Primary wing organizes Hindi Recitation Competition
GCOE organizes workshop on Low Cost Teaching Aids
"Highly Educated Candidates will be favoured in Municipal Elections": S.S Sodhi
Centre extends special financial package for J&K for one year
Excise officials seize 1000 kgs polythene
Unidentified persons attempt to set ablaze Panchayat Ghar
People of village dallian faces apathy of PWD, thirty thousand people suffered for 15 years
Health deptt lodges FIR against rumour monger
Poll participation triggers crisis between NC, Congress
Fratricidal killing of 3 CRPF jawans
Restrictions on carrying hand baggage eased out at J&K Airports
NIT orders closure of shops in campus
Cabinet approves increase in honorarium for Anganwadi Asha workers
PIL seeking direction to prevent environmental degradation
Official panel headed by CS to review records of IAS cadre
Muharram procession turns violent ; lathi charge, tear gas shells used to disperse mourners
Owners of Mules/Horses asked to get their animal tested at VD Ban Ganga
Prof Gupta hails Governor's decision of holding ULB, Panchayat elections
JKB FSL eTrader app to simplify online trading, investment
People blocked NH44 for two hours, demanded resettlement
Panthers wave sweeping Jammu Pradesh by storm: Harsh
Road accident claims three lives
Association appeals authority to resolve genuine issue before Sept 24
Anti Crime team calls on Tehsildar Bishnah
JDU to contest civic polls
DF&SS stage protest against Pak
People join BJP at Rehari Colony, Resham Ghar, Mazdoor Basti
Neeraj Gupta holds protest against fuel price hike
ALC stresses for registration of labourers
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ICDS organizes one day awareness programme
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