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SIDCO turns into fiefdom of ex-Industries minister
Macadamisation works worth Rs 70 cr given sans tendering
11/30/2018 10:50:44 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 30: All is not well in J&K State Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO) whose incumbent Managing Director has allegedly allotted work of macadamisation worth Rs 70 cr to a private company without tendering. Besides, most of the work was carried by the Industries minister in the erstwhile PDP-BJP government and his nephew. Sources informed Early Times that the Managing Director has not taken the lesson from his predecessor who was recently booked by Vigilance Organisation (VO) for his alleged involvement in illegal recruitment and other malfunctioning prevailing in the corporation. "Following the footsteps of his predecessor, the incumbent MD has also allotted spree of projects of macadmisation to a particular firm in violation of norms", sources said while wishing anonymity. They said the work of premix bituminous macadamisation of SIDCO centres like Bari Brahamna, Samba, Kathua and Gatti were allotted to TBA infrastructure Pvt. Limited. The work amounts to more than Rs 70 cr, in violation of set norms, that too given to a company wherein the n...
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Credit war over central projects in Kashmir
Circus of sorts in Valley politics
11/30/2018 10:50:25 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Nov 30: The shamelessness has its limits too. However, not for the political parties in Kashmir who in public could be seen fighting with each other to stake claims for the approval of the central projects. On November 28, the central government approved extension of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link up to Kupwara in northern Kashmir to expand connectivity in the state. Quoting a communication to J&K chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam from Anil Srivastava, advisor (transport) at NITI Aayog, an official spokesman said: "I am glad to inform you that the Railways has prioritised extension of rail link from Baramulla to Kupwara and sanctioned an updated survey ...
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Illegal appointments in Khansahib: Govt yet to act against BMOs
11/30/2018 10:50:10 PM
Early Times Report budgam, Nov 30: Authorities are yet to initiate action against the Block Medical Officers (BMOs) who have been involved in illegal appointments under hospital development fund (HDF) in Khansahib block of Budgam district from past several years. As reported already by Early Times, the BMOs had been playing hide and seek over an RTI application filed to seek details of backdoor appointments in the medical block Khansahib. The aggrieved unemployed FMPHW have been knocking the doors of authorities, but in vain. The illegal appointments under HDF in Khansahib have become talk of the town. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam was under tremendous pressure to show door to these...
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VO fails to grill accused ex-principal of GDC Udhampur
Probe in renovation scam 'shelved'
11/30/2018 10:49:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 30: More than one and half year has been passed after Vigilance Organization has registered case against Dr Nutan Kumar Resutra, the then Principal of Government Degree College Udhampur for renovation of government quarter scam but no progress has been made in this case. It appears that Vigilance Organization has succumbed before political or any other pressure to conduct further investigation. On Mar 30, 2017 State Vigilance organization had registered a case against Dr.Nutan Kumar Resutra on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations that during his posting as Principal in the said college in the year 2010-12 he spent more than Rs.10 lacs on...
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Overwhelming response to Panchayat, ULB polls a clear referendum in favour of India: Analysts
11/30/2018 10:49:41 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 30: The high vote percentage in Panchayat and Local Body elections in the state is a referendum against the separatist and secessionist movement. This has also silenced the protagonists of so-called azadi in Kashmir or its merger with Pakistan. Over 70 percent pilling in ULB and Panchayat elections is totally a referendum in favour of India and rejection of so-called azadi or merger with Pakistan as claimed by separatists and Hurriyat leaders who are responsible for killing of thousands of people during last three decades on the name of so-called Jehad. Though separatists and terrorists force people to come to streets to indulge in stone pelting on forces ...
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Khan wants friendly ties, Army not interested
Indo-Pak Relations
11/30/2018 10:49:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 30: On one hand Pakistan Prime Minister is talking about there being no military solution to Kashmir, while on the other hand his country is busy pushing militants into Jammu and Kashmir. An analyst while talking to Early Times said that during the past one year scores of Pakistani militants have been killed in Kashmir and it's an ample proof of the fact that Pakistani nationals are involved in waging a war against India. "In 2018 two nephews of the JeM chief and wanted militant Masood Azhar were killed in the encounters with the security forces in different parts of the Valley. Recently the so-called chief commander of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toib...
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Cong to decide LA candidates on show of strength basis
11/30/2018 10:49:13 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 30: Following a revolt against incumbent PCC president GA Mir who is accused of promoting favoritism and corruption in the State Congress, the party has decided to consider mandate to the aspirants in next Assembly elections on the basis of shows of strength. These aspirants will organize show of strength on the dates allotted to them in their respective areas which will be personally visited or monitored by the AICC secretary incharge for feed back to the high command. On basis of performance in the show of strength, the Congress high command will decide mandate to these aspirants in Jammu and Kashmir where Assembly elections are likely to be held along wit...
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Students allege their careers are being 'spoiled' by evaluators through 'illegitimate' means
University of Kashmir issues do's, don'ts to teachers with regard to evaluation of subjects
11/30/2018 10:49:00 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, Nov 30: The University of Kashmir has issued an advisory asking the teachers to adopt a cautious approach while evaluating the answer scripts of the students appearing in the different examinations. The development comes after complaints that the answer sheets of the students are not evaluated up to the mark by the evaluators. It has also been observed that no due care is taken while evaluating the answer scripts of the students. The advisory issued by the Controller of Examinations, University of Kashmir has impressed upon the evaluators to take up the evaluation in a responsible manner. The evaluators have been asked to carry out the evalu...
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Birbal makes comeback in PDP working
11/30/2018 10:48:40 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Nov 30: Amid alleged cracks that have developed in the Peoples Democratic Party, a senior PDP leader nicknamed Birbal who was sidelined a few months ago is getting active again in the party affairs. In the last few days, the said politician who was also a minister in the previous PDP led government has been seen active at the party functions as also its main office in Srinagar. This week the leader not only led a protest rally held by the party but also has been issuing statements. Sources said he would formally get a key position in the working body of the party soon. Sources said amid rebellion with the party the PDP leadership has reconciled with the le...
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Chandak residents suffer as hospital remains closed at night
11/30/2018 10:45:11 PM
Sarfraz Chak Early Times Report POONCH, Nov 30: Residents of Chandak Dingla people suffer for want of medicare at night as the public health centre (PHC) remains closed and the doctor is mostly missing. When Mohammad Khalid son of Mohammad Sadeeq met an accident, he found rthe door of the PHC closed at 7:35 pm. The victim had to be taken to District Hospital Poonch. The people alleged that an accident victim Mohd Khalid was shifted to the DH Poonch when his condition was very unstable....
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PIO reprimanded for denying info under RTI
11/30/2018 10:43:23 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 30: The Public Information Officer (PIO) Jammu, has denied information to an appellant under the RTI Act, prompting the State Information Commission (SIC) to hold penalty proceedings against him. The appellant Rashu Kanna, of Jagti, Nagrota had filed an RTI application on 30.11.2017 before the PIO, office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jammu seeking information on eight points. The PIO furnished a copy of the enquiry report but refused to provide copies of the statements made by different witnesses during the course of enquiry, reads the order of SIC. It is further stated in the order that aggrieved by the decision of the PIO, the appellant approached the...
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MC Pahalgam converts fire-gap into shop, allots it fraudulently
11/30/2018 10:42:55 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Nov 30: Throwing norms to winds, the authorities at Municipal Committee Pahalgam have converted mandatory fire-gap into a shop and have fraudulently allotted to a blue-eyed beneficiary. As per reports, the officials have allowed the conversion of fire-gap between two shop lines at Main Market Pahalgam after receiving under table kickbacks. The work on the shop is going on from last week and beneficiary is giving it final touch, eyewitness told Early Times. They alleged that the officials at Municipal Committee Pahalgam were floating the norms by allowing such conversions. An officer at Municipal Committee Pahalgam said his predecessors hav...
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Social stigma still plagues HIV-positive in state
World AIDS Day
11/30/2018 10:42:45 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 30: The Social Stigma is still continues to haunt Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive people in the Jammu and Kashmir, impelling many of them to leave their treatment midway and disappear. Moreover, every year lakhs of rupees are being spent to observe World AIDS Day and spread Awareness among the people of the State by the concerned authorities and NGOs but all efforts in vain as society is not allowing them to be part of the society. An HIV infected patient, wishing not to be named, told that she was infected with HIV from her husband, who died, and since then she was struggling for bread and butter and dignity in the society but she was very ...
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Ramnagar youth falling prey to drugs
Kupwara people hail Guv for rail link
On 3rd day, Natrang presents Hindi play 'Sarkar Daftar ka Ek Din'
JK bank employees continues protest for 2nd consecutive day
BJP holds functions to felicitate newly Panchyat representatives in Kishtwar district
Highlight welfare programmes, govt schemes: Navin to Info deptt
Group Mediclaim health insurance scheme to close on Dec 31, 2018'
Kumar reviews functioning of GMC Srinagar, Associated Hospitals
Governor visits Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine
CS for concerted efforts to transform JK's landscape
Be responsive, people friendly: Advisor Vyas to officials
Jammu University professor suspended over terrorist remark on Bhagat Singh
Advisor Ganai directs Culture Deptt to push for more sites in tentative list
Congress flexes muscles in Kishtwar, parades 58 Sarpanchs,405 Panchs
Tehsildar orders inquiry into allegation made on social media
BJP Mandal president Kishtwar resigns over Panchayat elections debacle
40 years RI to two Pak LeT militants
`Defeated' sarpanch from Ghat Block demands recounting of votes
State to have bus ports in two regions
597396 electors to vote for Sarpanch halqas, 457581 for Panch Wards: CEO
18 months imprisonment to two in molestation case
One arrested for threatening, posting obscene content
Panchayat election's polling parties dispatched in Samba
President MC Vijaypur starts development work
Wrestling Federation of India discriminates with Jammu Wrestlers: JJSF
Explain BJP deal with 'proxies and defectors': Omar to Jaitley
ASKPC terms latest order of DSEK mis appropriation of central funds
3456 vehicles challaned for violations
People continue to shiver as chill intensifies due to dry weather
Body of PoK resident handed over to PoK officials on LoC
Residents of Surankote face water crisis
Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Foundation demands action against JU Prof
Standing Committee holds meet, discusses recruitment rules of TA Deptt
Farooq extends support to farmers rally, says Kashmir stands with them
Disposal of grievances during Governor's rule
ECI extends date for claims, objections in J&K
Bhandara organized at ancient Bhairav Temple
Government Polytechnic organizes programme under CDTP, PWD schemes
Workshop for Govt School administrators starts
K K Wadhera visits MHAC School Nagbani
DPS Nagbani visit to Herbal Garden
Adbi Kunj holds literary meet
Block level Sports competition under 'Khelo India' begins at Kirchi
IGNOU exam to start from December 1
AJKYF appoints Er Gourav as Chief IT Cell
5 days basic civil defence training camp organized
DIET organizes play, folk song, dance competition
IIT Bombay conducts spoken tutorial project at YCET
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