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Terrorists go on killing spree to create fear as common man raises banner of revolt
Hizbul ultras slaughter teacher; PDP worker kills terrorist before being shot dead
10/18/2017 10:16:21 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 18: Terrorists operating in South Kashmir are leaving no stone unturned to create fear psychosis and unleash terror in the villages in south Kashmir. During the past two days terrorists have killed a worker of ruling Peoples Democratic Party Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh and a teacher Aijaz Ahmad Lone in Shopian and Pulwama districts. On Monday terrorists barged into the house of Ramzan Sheikh at Homhuna village in Shopian district and shot him dead, his family members repulsed the attack and killed the terrorist also. Soon after the terrorist was buried on Tuesday, mob attacked the house of the PDP worker and ransacked it. Later the house was set ablaze. "Terrorists couldn't believe that their hegemony has been challenged and a common man has killed a gun wielding terrorist. They instigated the people and joined the mob to set ablaze the house of the PDP worker so that no one could dare to challenge them again," said a source. On Wednesday morning t...
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Crime against women in J&K registers alarming rise, Govt unconcerned
10/18/2017 10:16:12 PM
Minam Saqib Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 18: In the backdrop of mysterious incidents of braid chopping across the state, there has been a distinct rise in crime against women in Jammu and Kashmir during the last few years, but the government agencies have maintained a stoic silence on the vulnerability of women. Over 100 cases of mysterious braid chopping have been reported from Kashmir so far which started on September 14. Earlier, such incidents were reported from Jammu region. Several incidents of braid chopping are being reported from different parts of the valley on an average daily creating fear among the female population, but so far the government is clueless as to who is be...
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Home ministry directs Mehbooba to get cracking on braid- chopping rumours
10/18/2017 10:16:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 18: The home ministry has directed the state government to take immediate measures to check the hysteria of the 'braid-chopping' in Srinagar, which the ministry believes has the serious potential of turning into a systematic agitation. Accordiing to the sources, the government has also been directed to get in touch with the locals and impress upon it not to stoke the hysteria, which it has been doing for the last some time. "Has any where in India such hysteria has been created? Why in Kashmir only? It just another ploy to crate unrest. Till now we have been seeing the things in a relatively cool manner but now we are bit edgy as things are slowly takin...
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Poor conceptualization of HUDD causes loss of Rs 67 Cr
Despite lapse of 10 years, sewerage project remains incomplete
10/18/2017 10:15:57 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 18: The poor conceptualization of the much needed sewerage project by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD) coupled with inadequate survey of the alignment of the sewer line resulted in non completion of the project even after the lapse of 10 years and caused loss of Rs 67 crore. Sources told Early Times that a comprehensive sewerage scheme for Dvision "A" of Greater Jammu was sanctioned in 2006 by Government of India under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) at a cost of Rs 129 crore. The scheme was allotted to National Building Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) and was targeted to be completed by March...
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Biz tycoon defies HC, lobbies for golf course in Sonamarg
10/18/2017 10:15:46 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 18: In a brazen violation of the recent observations made by the High Court that no golf course should come up in Sonamarg as it would ruin the beauty of the tourist resort, an influential business group in Kashmir is pitching for constructing a golf course there. The influential businessman, who is allegedly under the scanner of National Investigative Agency, which is probing the terror funding case, has come up with a statement in the local press arguing that there was a need for a golf course at Sonamarg. The businessman, who has stakes in Sonamarg, wants a golf course be constructed as otherwise his investments will be at stake. Insiders said the bus...
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In Jammu, rising cases of dengue cause panic
10/18/2017 10:15:39 PM
SD Thakur Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 18: With dozens of people testing positive for dengue virus in the last week, the number of patients affected with the vector-borne disease in Jammu region has reached 88, raising the total number of infected to more than 300 since July this year. Suresh Mahajan, a resident of the old city, said panic is growing among the jammuites as the dengue cases are rising. He said a proper sanitation is needed to restrict the breeding of the larvae which is responsible for this epidemic, and it is possible only after the municipality authorities will take action. An official of the Directorate of Health Services Jammu said that few fresh cases of dengu...
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Streamlining expenditures: Govt withdraws re-distribution powers of HODs, DDOs
Seeks avoidance of rush expenditures during last month ..
10/18/2017 10:15:28 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 18: In what can help streamline the random and haphazardness of expenditures in the government departments in the long run, the government has taken a major decision under which all the powers related to re-appropriation and re-distribution of funds vested in the Administrative Departments, HODS and DDOs been withdrawn. In order to check waywardness in spending by most of the departments, the government while announcing withdrawal of powers given to heads, has announced that any proposal for re appropriation will be considered on merits in the Finance Department only in respect of what would be seen as 'savings' to be utilized for authorized pending work ...
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Cop shot dead by militants in Tral
10/18/2017 10:15:15 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Oct 18: Militants shot dead a special police officer (SPO) in Tral area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir today, police said. The ultras fired at SPO Haleem Gujjar at his residence in Gutroo village of Tral area, 36 kms from here, killing him on the spot, a police official said. The militants escaped from the scene after carrying out the attack, he said, adding a manhunt has been launched for the assailants....
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RTI activist expose mal-practice in education deptt
"130 ReT Teachers attached under various titles in Chenani zone
10/18/2017 10:15:06 PM
Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Oct 18: Beer Singh social Worker/RTI activist from Chenani in Udhampur said during a presser today that some teachers are degrading the image of teachers and working against the interests of poor students. He said that the Centre as well as State Governments warning hardly to improve the Education system on the one hand and the implementing authorities at the lower level are polluting the whole system just for the sake of monitory gains . He disclosed that two orders of Zonal Education Officer Chenani issued vide letter no.ZEOC/ESTI/1730-37 dated 25-08-2017 and order no. ZEOC/ESTT-1738-39 dated 25-08-2017 wherein six ReT teachers and one teacher respect...
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Pak Army shells villages along LoC in Poonch
10/18/2017 10:14:53 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Oct 18: ) Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control and shelled civilian hamlets and forward posts in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting a strong retaliation from the Indian Army, a defence spokesman said. "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0745 hours in Bhimbher Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district," the spokesman said. The firing was still on, the official said, adding that the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the provocation. The heavy firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army was intermit...
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