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Breaking News :   Possible Impact of flood distaster on mental health;Jammu and Kashmir at a Glance | NC workers head relief committees, distribute ration among loyalists | Influential news caster fulfil communal forces agenda | SMC busy in sprucing up residences of Ministers, bureaucrats after recent flood | Skeletons begun tumbling out, appointments come under scanner | GMC acting Principal's axe falls on a poor woman | Floods wash away over 1000 residential structures in Anantnag | Omar plays Mohamamd Tughlaq | All Kashmiris are not biased | Militancy changing texture in Kashmir; some locals said to be replacing foreigners | Four years on, 24 projects of Animal Husbandry await execution | J-K Floods: People search hard for leftovers to combat winter | Gadkari, Jitendra to conduct aerial survey in Kashmir | Minority Forum asks DNT to provide shelter to flood victims | Azad visits relief camps, interacts with flood victims | Bhalla dedicates Community hall to Gorkha Nagar people | Floods consume Kashmiri apple | AAP alleges misappropriation of CDF by MLA Hiranagar | Exodus of migrant workers to hit Kashmir valley reconstruction | Many put weddings on hold as flood water inundated valley | Chairman SLSA visits flood, landslides hit areas | NDRF launches advanced medical facilities to expedite rescue efforts in J-K | BFDC holds meeting | SVO Chief adjusts relative in ASCOMSH, alleges JYF | CRPF distributes relief to flood victims | Natrang stages “Girgit” | NSF criticizes partial implementation of ban on polythene | Epidemic may spread in flood revaged J&K : Expert | Wazir expresses concern over delay in assessing losses of flood hit areas | People blame traffic authorities for frequent jams at Mendhar Bus Stand | GCCES conducts scientific test for children | Traffic Police adopt strict measures to check reckless teenage drivers | Cong Block Committee slams MLA R S Pura | ABVP holds "Sunil Padha Gyan Memorial Pratiyogita" | HS Pallali Paddar organizes awareness campaign | Lecture on Herbal Wealth of J&K organized | Mahesh elected distt president JKRETF | Authorities unmoved, elections to KCMS keep on delaying | Despite holiday, J&K banks functioning in Valley | PAF slams Omar Govt over non performance in floods | Railway track boon for some, bane for others in flood-hit J&K | Many join Congress | PDP lambasts PMGSY authorities for not completing works | ‘Team Jammu’ distributes relief material in Udhampur | Rajendra reviews police working | Medical camp organized at RS Pura | BJP leader distributes sports kit among Simbal camp youth | Jammu Sanksrit School donates relief material to flood victims | MHAC School celebrates Maharaja Harisingh's Birthday | ABVP condemns Bilawal's remarks on Kashmir | People blame traffic authorities for frequent jams at Mendhar Bus Stand | Of Kashmir floods and felling of 20 Lakh trees | GCCES conducts scientific test for children | Flood Early Warning System developed by NESAC | CII forms task force for flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir | Wazir expresses concern over delay in assessing losses of flood hit areas | Dr Jitendra launches 'Cambridge-India Ramanujan Fellowship' | NSF criticizes partial implementation of ban on polythene | Natrang stages “Girgit”   | Shri Gadkari to Assess Damage to the Roads Due to Floods in J & K | CRPF distributes relief to flood victims | SVO Chief adjusts relative in ASCOMSH, alleges JYF | BFDC holds meeting | J-K Floods: People search hard for leftovers to combat winter | NC worker shot dead | Schools to re-open after PWD safety check | Border fencing damaged due to floods in J&K | High Court building flooded In Srinagar, rescued from home at 2 am, says Chief Justice | Of 1133 industrial units only 643 functional in JK | Kashmir and demand for Scotland-type referendum | Flood  nurtures friendship between army, people in Kashmir | Nowshera town  unites against Siot cane-charge | JK Public School Kunjwani organizes workshop | Chairman MIER greets 6th batch of M.Ed students | Students of Tiny scholars organize peace march | Programme on cyber-crime organized at GDC Udhampur | Humming Buds organizes 'Value Education Week' | Back Issues  
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NC workers head relief committees, distribute ration among loyalists
Govt's failure to streamline aid disappoints people
9/21/2014 11:59:03 PM
Fazal Khan Srinagar, Sep 21: Soon after the Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) handed over the relief operations to local administration in the flood hit Kashmir, people are up in arms against the government. They are alleging that relief is being provided to "selective people" and politics is being played over its distribution. Residents of many areas told Early Times that ruling National Conference has appointed its workers as heads of the relief committees and they are distributing rice, sugar and other items to "selected" people. "Son of the Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather is claiming that the relief being distributed by him is his own personal effort and it's only meant for NC loyalists," locals alleged. Many people alleged that NC workers have taken the control of ration depots and are asking people to show their ration card and then claim any relief. "We are being told that if we want relief and other help we have to ensure that we vote for the National Conference in the ...
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Influential news caster fulfil communal forces agenda
BJP shielded DD news caster who called Shankracharya Parbhat as "Takhtay Suleman" and Anantnag as "Islamabad".
9/21/2014 11:58:46 PM
Early Time Report Jammu, Sept 21 : A Doordarshan news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI but no action has beentaken against that news caster of Doordarshan who had called Shankracharya temple as "Takhtay Suleman" and Anantnag district as "Islamabad". While as news caster at New Delhi has inadvertently pronounced wrong name of Chinese President but the news caster, who was especially deputed from Delhi to cover floods in Kashmir had intentionally called Shankracharya temple as "Takhtay Suleman" and Anantnag district as "Islamabad". Fundamentalist forces in Kashmir, who ...
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SMC busy in sprucing up residences of Ministers, bureaucrats after recent flood
Commoners left to feel heat, Radio Kashmir Srinagar authorities also fume
9/21/2014 11:58:30 PM
Jehangir Rashid SRINAGAR, Sep 21: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) entrusted with the responsibility of dewatering the summer capital of state after the recent flood is perfectly providing relief to the 'influential' people while as no heed whatsoever is paid to the dewatering of the areas where the VIPs don't reside. A group of people told Early Times that SMC has established dewatering pumps at the residences of ministers, legislators and bureaucrats while the general public has been left to feel the heat. This group of people said that common masses are finding it extremely difficult to come to grips as the accumulation of flood water is posing problems on multiple fronts. "It...
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Skeletons begun tumbling out, appointments come under scanner
Tragic story of Central University (CU) Jammu-1
9/21/2014 11:58:13 PM
Syed Junaid Hashmi JAMMU, Sept 21: Within days of ex-Chief Secretary Sudhir Singh Bloeria demitting office of Vice-Chancellor of Central University (CU) Jammu, skeletons of illegalities and wrong-doings have begun tumbling out of the cupboard. Early Times is in possession of huge number of documents which reveal manipulation of rules and regulations by those at the helm of affairs for adjustments of their kith and kins besides appointing fourth class employees without inviting applications for these posts. In most of the cases, documents reveal that youngsters working as domestic help with VIPs and VVIPs have been adjusted by manipulating rules. According to insiders, 95 percent of Cla...
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GMC acting Principal's axe falls on a poor woman
To accommodate a favourite
9/21/2014 11:57:55 PM
Bivek Mathur Jammu, Sept 21: Acting Principal Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu (GMC&H), Dr. Ganshyam Dev, it seems is leaving no stone unturned to maximize the use of chair for benefiting the favourites. This became evident from a recent happening in the hospital where a poor woman has been asked to vacate the Medical Faculty Club Canteen which she was running for the past over two and a half years violating an earlier order issued by the Principal himself. On 16-09-2014, Dr. Zahid Gillani, from the chair of Secretary Medical Faculty Club (MFC) issued a notice to Surinder Kour, who was running the mess of Guest house for the last over two and a half years to vacate the c...
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Floods wash away over 1000 residential structures in Anantnag
Affects 50 villages of Kulgam
9/21/2014 11:57:42 PM
Saahil Suhail Anantnag, Sept 21: Devastating floods have completely washed away over 1000 residential structures in Anatnag district of South Kashmir while over 50 villages in Kulgam district werew adversely affected rendering thousands homeless. The worst affected areas in Anantnag district were Hasanpora Tawala and Showl where floods have washed away 142 and 74 residential structures besides damaged agriculture land. Devastation due to floods has left over 1000 families in Anantnag district homeless who continue to live their lives in government school buildings. According to the figures released by local religious organization which toured the Anantnag district from last several day...
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Omar plays Mohamamd Tughlaq
Shifts offices to Hari Niwas, administration sleeps
9/21/2014 11:57:29 PM
Early Time Report Srinagar, Sept 21: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has been compared to Muhammad Tugluq whoi shifted his capital from Delhi to improve governance. Omare also shifted his offices to Hari Niwas where he comes in a helicopter. There is not even a semblance of the government function. The Chief Minister without applying logic decided to shift the government functioning to the Hari Niwas. Very few officers could reach. The top officials were taken in the choppers and some living in the vicinity reached there after much efforts. But even this idea has failed. The officers in the absence of the clear directions are not working in tandem. Their junior staff is missing and ev...
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All Kashmiris are not biased
Flood heroes
9/21/2014 11:57:15 PM
Rustam Jammu, Sep 21: Concerted attempts are being made by hostile elements to undermine the role of the Army, Air force, CRPF, BSF, NDRF and other agencies involved in the humanitatrian work in the flood-hit Kashmir Valley. Attempts are also being made by hostile elements to defend the likes of murderer and robbers like Yasin Malik, who, instead of helping flood victims, did their best to hamper the rescue and relief operations. It is not difficult to understand why they are doing so. Suffice to say that they are misrepresenting the facts to mislead the Kashmiri Muslims. They just cannot afford a situation in the Valley in which people appreciate the splendid role of the selfless and co...
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Militancy changing texture in Kashmir; some locals said to be replacing foreigners
9/21/2014 11:57:02 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 21: Security forces have witnessed a remarkable change in the militant ranks active in Kashmir, with some local youth said to be replacing the foreign ultras. Forces, however, are hopeful to reverse this trend by reaching out to them and then taking steps for their well-being. With Lashkar-e-Taiba under increased surveillance and monitoring from the west, Local recruits are alleged to be replacing foreigners. Security agencies are attributing this trend to varied reasons, including the alleged improper implementation of policy decisions. The improper handling of the rehabilitation policy to help integrate those who gave up militancy has seen return of a f...
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Four years on, 24 projects of Animal Husbandry await execution
9/21/2014 11:56:52 PM
Bijay Charak Jammu, Sept 21: Despite lapse of almost four years, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has failed to implement 24 projects of Animal Husbandry, sanctioned in 2011-12 under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY). Official sources in Animal Husbandry department informed Early Times that in the year 2011-12, Government of India (GOI) had sanctioned 38 projects for the development of Animal Husbandry across the state but astoundingly state government has completed only 14 projects rest of others projects yet not be executed and their estimate cost is more than Rs 3 Crore 15 Lakhs. "A project to the tune of Rs. 48 Lakhs was sanctioned for Skill development / Training cum tour of Un...
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Of Kashmir floods and felling of 20 Lakh trees
Can Forest Minister escape responsibility?
9/21/2014 11:25:01 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Jammu Sept, 21: As the debate to ascertain the cause of massive floods in Jammu and Kashmir gain momentum, the sources within the Forest Department informed the "Early Times" that over 20 Lakh green trees including Deodar, Farr, Kail, Chinar and other trees fell prey to human greed throughout the state in gross violation of the forest act. As per the details available with "Early Times", half of the green trees fell to various road construction projects including PMGSY, while others were chopped down to pave way for private and government construction works. The huge chunk of forest land runs into thousands of Kanals was also encroached by the land mafia and polit...
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High Court building flooded In Srinagar, rescued from home at 2 am, says Chief Justice
9/21/2014 11:22:22 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 21 : The floodwaters are yet to recede in parts of Srinagar. But the Jammu and Kashmir high court is already up and running - from the official residence of one of the judges in Gupkar Road. "I wrote to the Chief Minister and the Governor for an alternate building to start functioning of High court," said Chief Justice MM Kumar. "But the government did not provide any space." Like others in the beleaguered city, Justice Kumar too, has some horror stories to tell about the flood. "I was rescued at 2 am on September 6 after the high court and my residence got flooded," he said. The ground floor of the high court near Jahangir Chowk area is still under...
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Of 1133 industrial units only 643 functional in JK
495 either not set up or closed down
9/21/2014 11:22:10 PM
Sandeep Bhat Jammu, Sept 21 : The CAG report on public sector undertakings and revenue departments report number 1 of 2014 for the year 2012-13 which was presented to the legislature of Jammu and Kashmir this year on lease of land for industrial purpose by Jammu and Kashmir state industrial development corporation limited observed that out of 1133 plots of land allotted for establishment of industrial units  only 643 were functional and remaining 495 units had either not been set up or reported by the company to be under implementation or had been closed down. As per the information and documents available with Early Times, in five test checked industrial estates, audit observed that on...
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Kashmir and demand for Scotland-type referendum
Revolt in Baluchistan
9/21/2014 11:21:52 PM
Neha JAMMU, Sept 21 : The government of Great Britain organized referendum in Scotland on Thursday to find if the Scottish people wished to remain with England or wanted separation from it. 55 per cent of those who participated in the much talked referendum voted for unity with London. The decision of London to hold referendum in Scotland was taken by Kashmiri separatists and people of Baluchistan as an opportunity to ask the governments of India and Pakistan to undertake a similar exercise in their respective regions. In Kashmir, it was Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who took the first initiative and in Baluchistan it was general secretary of the banned Baloch Republican Party (BRP) Bashir Azim, w...
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Flood  nurtures friendship between army, people in Kashmir
`Police  was conspicious by their absence’
9/21/2014 11:21:35 PM
Sandeep Bhat Jammu, Sept 21 : Even as the Police Chief projects the police personnel as heroes and saviours ofg the people of kashmir, the locals  hold a contrary view. According to them, the flood waters have nurtured friendship between them, and the army. The state police in the present crisis were invisible in Kashmir and it was only Army, Air force, NDRF and of course the locals who worked to their full potential to save the people who were trapped in flash floods. But for the army and the Air Force, it would have been fatal for the people of Kashmir who sincerely thank the central assistance and their rescue operation. Today in a tour, the top cop of state police appreciated th...
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Nowshera town  unites against Siot cane-charge
Justice for victim, Transfer; action against ASP demanded
9/21/2014 11:21:13 PM
Avinash Azad Jammu, Sept 21: The residents of Nowshera town and adjoining areas  on Sunday observed complete Bandh, demanding transfer and stern actions against police officers including ASP, Nowshera who yesterday restored heavily cane-charge on protestors at Siot, when people were demanding CBI probe into triple murdered case of Kalakot. In yesterday police actions scores of protestors were injured and nine were detained by police under various charges. Backed by various political parties and Byopar Mandal Nowshera, the family members of deceased constable Sanjay, who was brutally murdered at Kalakot with two  sisters  during intervening night of July 27-28, along-with thousands  of r...
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J-K Floods: People search hard for leftovers to combat winter
Gadkari, Jitendra to conduct aerial survey in Kashmir
Minority Forum asks DNT to provide shelter to flood victims
Azad visits relief camps, interacts with flood victims
Bhalla dedicates Community hall to Gorkha Nagar people
Floods consume Kashmiri apple
AAP alleges misappropriation of CDF by MLA Hiranagar
Exodus of migrant workers to hit Kashmir valley reconstruction
Many put weddings on hold as flood water inundated valley
Chairman SLSA visits flood, landslides hit areas
NDRF launches advanced medical facilities to expedite rescue efforts in J-K
BFDC holds meeting
SVO Chief adjusts relative in ASCOMSH, alleges JYF
CRPF distributes relief to flood victims
Natrang stages “Girgit”
NSF criticizes partial implementation of ban on polythene
Epidemic may spread in flood revaged J&K : Expert
Wazir expresses concern over delay in assessing losses of flood hit areas
People blame traffic authorities for frequent jams at Mendhar Bus Stand
GCCES conducts scientific test for children
Traffic Police adopt strict measures to check reckless teenage drivers
Cong Block Committee slams MLA R S Pura
ABVP holds "Sunil Padha Gyan Memorial Pratiyogita"
HS Pallali Paddar organizes awareness campaign
Lecture on Herbal Wealth of J&K organized
Mahesh elected distt president JKRETF
Authorities unmoved, elections to KCMS keep on delaying
Despite holiday, J&K banks functioning in Valley
PAF slams Omar Govt over non performance in floods
Railway track boon for some, bane for others in flood-hit J&K
Many join Congress
PDP lambasts PMGSY authorities for not completing works
‘Team Jammu’ distributes relief material in Udhampur
Rajendra reviews police working
People blame traffic authorities for frequent jams at Mendhar Bus Stand
GCCES conducts scientific test for children
NSF criticizes partial implementation of ban on polythene
CRPF distributes relief to flood victims
SVO Chief adjusts relative in ASCOMSH, alleges JYF
BFDC holds meeting
J-K Floods: People search hard for leftovers to combat winter
NC worker shot dead
Schools to re-open after PWD safety check
Border fencing damaged due to floods in J&K
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