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Blue eyed docs enjoy overstay in Governor rule, H&ME Deptt silent
12/3/2018 10:49:28 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: In gross violation of rules and regulations of the Health department, a few doctors, who have been working in Government Medical College and Associated Hospitals are enjoying overstay for last more than 6 years. Once again, Health and Medical Education department issued order vide no HD/Gaz/Gen/161/ 2018 dated 14-11-2018 and asked Principal of Government Medical College Jammu and Srinagar to furnish information with regard to Medical Officers of the Health Department who are presently working in the Government Medical Colleges and Associated Hospitals Srinagar/ Jammu, other than PG, Registrars. According to sources, the GMC Jammu has completed the details of 22 Medical Officers, who have been working in the above said Colleges at different posts for last more than 6 years but no action has been taken by the concerned authority despite issuing fresh order. "Was this step only to befool the commoners once again or politicians have come to save their close ones, "sources pointed. As per officials of the Health Department, a Medical Officer, bel...
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PDP, thy name is duplicity
Party surpasses Cong in anti-BJP rants, forgets its past alliance
12/3/2018 10:49:20 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 3: As they say, there aren't permanent friends and foes in politics. The PDP is a classic example of this old saying. The party that till June this year was an ally of the BJP and was approving all its actions at the national level has all of a sudden become its worst ever opponent, surpassing even the Congress in its anti-BJP rants. The PDP which used to blame its arch rival National Conference for all the mess the state of Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing has been now targeting the BJP for even the politics the party is doing at the national level. On Monday, the PDP even accused the BJP of trying to create another Pakistan in the country itself and a...
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In PDP's letter to PM, POK means 'Pakistan Administered Kashmir'
12/3/2018 10:49:03 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 3: In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Peoples Democratic Party has shockingly called the PoK, which actually means Pakistan Occupied Kashmir as "Pakistan Administered Kashmir". Welcoming the opening of Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims, former Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti recently wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking opening of road to Sharda Peeth, a Hindu shrine in Pakistan occupied Kashmir...
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Discrimination with pro-Jammu Early Times condemnable: Harsh Dev
12/3/2018 10:48:48 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: Condemning the pick and choose policy of the State Information Department in the distribution of government advertisements to newspapers in particular pro-Jammu Early Times, the chairman Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) and former minister Harsh Dev Singh advocated a justifiable basis in allocation of ads. Expressing his views on State Information Department's procedure of favouring few selective newspapers in allocating major chunk of advert...
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Anti-national activities continue in Kashmir in Guv rule, too
12/3/2018 10:48:23 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 3: Not only under the previous PDP and NC regimes, but anti-national activities continue in Kashmir Valley even during the ongoing Governor's rule. For example, on Monday the administration allowed the press conference of National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM), where the speakers made anti-national speeches. Sanjay Pandey, representative of NAPM, in his anti-national speech said, "The atrocities on people of Kashmir have increased over the years since the BJP came to the power at the Centre." He also expressed solidarity with people of Kashmir. "We feel Articles 35A and 370 should be properly implemented and the government of India should honour...
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PHE Deptt Kashmir under scanner, Complaint lodged with ACB
12/3/2018 10:48:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 3: The Public health engineering department Kashmir has come under scanner, as the anti-corruption Bureau Kashmir, after receiving written complaint, has sought various details from the executive engineer Manufacture and procurement Srinagar. According to a letter in possession of Early Times, the ACB has sought details pertaining to NIT No. PHE/M&P/06 of 2017-18, details of the items procured vide this NIT. The ACB has also said in the letter that details should be showing name of company or contractor or supplier, rates, quantity procured, disbursement of each item along with the cost involved. The ACB has also sought the details of all chemicals like PA...
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Making 'mountains out of molehills,' serving issues to Pak stooges on a platter
Kashmir centric parties fishing in troubled waters
12/3/2018 10:48:01 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: Kashmir centric parties are waiting for an opportunity to give Pak stooges active in the Valley a chance to launch yet another agitation. National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party had started raising the pitch after the media reports claimed that Governor's Administration is planning to make some changes with the Permanent Resident Certificates. "Both NC and PDP tried to project the issue as major concern and were trying to tell the people that the incumbent state government may fiddle with it," said an analyst. He said that had the Governor Malik not cleared the air the Pak stooges by now would have called for strikes and protests against the deci...
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Info Deptt's website displays incomplete detail of Journos
12/3/2018 10:47:41 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: The list of accredited Journalists of the state uploaded by the State Information Department on its official websites gives inadequate details, with no particulars of their email addresses and photographs uploaded on it, thus making it difficult for netizens to reach out to them. Recently, the representatives of some organizations and companies from other states brought up this issue by saying that they had to send invitations for coverage to media houses as w...
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Youth Congress workers asked to raise funds in Jansampark Abhiyan
Has Congress party gone bankrupt?
12/3/2018 10:47:14 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: Showing signs of bankruptcy, the Congress party has reportedly asked the office bearers of Youth Congress to raise funds for the party during Jansampark Abhiyan in the state. The booklets, each comprising 100 leaflets, for the collection of money were distributed during the meeting of State Executive Committee of Youth Congress on Monday at Pradesh Congress Committee Office Shaheedi Chowk Jammu. Only half of the executive committee members and only three members from Kashmir attended the meeting. The meeting of the Executive Committee run in rough weather on Monday again and the Jammu and Kashmir state incharge of Youth Congress Sheshpal Keharwala had to...
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Top leaders of terrorists in Kashmir as Army targets
Anti-insurgency operations
12/3/2018 10:38:57 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 3: Top leaders of terrorists in Kashmir are on the radar of the Indian security forces. This is what reports emanating from New Delhi suggest. Reports suggest that those involved in the anti-insurgency operation in J&K have planned a "major operation" and their objective is to "bring down the remaining top leadership of terrorists operating in the state". As per sources, "a hunt is on for three terrorists who formed the core 12-member leadership". They are locals from Kashmir. They have been categorized by the security forces as "A++" terrorists. In other words, they have been categorized as the most dangerous. It has already been reported that the security...
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Corruption, procedural wrangles mar private investment in power sector in JK
People forced to face crisis on energy front
12/3/2018 10:38:49 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 3: At a time when Jammu & Kashmir is facing severe crisis on account of electricity private players who wish to invest in the sector are not buoyed to invest since corruption acts as a stumbling block in the same. Early Times has learnt from sources that companies wishing to invest in the power sector are 'discouraged' as the higher ups of these companies are forced to pay kickbacks to the people who are supposed to give a green signal in this regard. "On one side the government says that it is facing deficit in generation of electricity and on the other it is hampering investments in increasing the power generation. Ideally the gove...
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Polling staff made to work in sub human conditions
Accommodated under open sky, without food
12/3/2018 10:38:33 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Dec 3: Various polling parties accompanied by security personnel have complained of poor facilities at polling booths in Khawas tehsil in Darhal constituencies in Rajouri district for which polling will be held on Tuesday. The polling stations at Keri, Lambi Bari, Kheri and other places situated in far off areas are situated in government primary schools, but these school buildings have no roofs ,no doors and windows without panes. "These schools are situated at...
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Officials seize flat, inquiry ordered
Subletting of flat in Jagti
12/3/2018 10:38:04 PM
Early Times report Jammu, Dec 3: Officials of Relief and Rehabilitation (Migrants) Department seized a flat at Jagti migrant township after locals lodged complaint with the department that the original allottee had sublet the same to a Kashmiri Pandit family. Chand Ji Zadoo said that his family shifted in Flat no. 14, Lane no 3, Block 12 after paying Rs 1.30 lakh to one Dalip Raina who was original allottee of the flat. He also claimed that he had also renovated the same flat recently. Other allottees complained about the incident following which officials of Relief and Rehabilitation (Migrants) Department seized the flat and started inquiry into this matter. Meanwhile, one Cha...
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Infamous SI strikes deals with chicken corner owners
Open access to liquor in chicken shops
12/3/2018 10:37:55 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 3: An infamous Sub-Inspector who has been posted as incharge of a police post along the National Highway in Udhampur-Reasi (UR) Range has stooped so low that he has struck deals with some anti-social elements for legalising the crime. Sources said that the police officer recently struck deals with owners of chicken corners in his jurisdiction and allowed them to indulge in anti-social activities in lieu of money. If sources are to be believed, the infamous officer sent his 'karyakhaas' to the owners of all the chicken corners for striking a deal with them by allowing their customers to drink liquor in the chicken corners. After striking the deal, all the c...
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Growing drug menace eating up vitals of society
12/3/2018 10:37:47 PM
Early Times Report . JAMMU, Dec 3: The growing drug menace has been a cause of concern for people of Jammu region especially after the drug mafia facing action in neighboring Punjab since the formation of Cap(retd) Amrinder Singh Government last year. Sources said majority of drug mafia from neighboring Punjab have now concentrated on Jammu region and huge quantity of drugs are being supplied in the region especially in border districts of Kathua and Samba. The unemployed youth in the region fall prey to drug addiction and their number is increasing day by day, sources said. Sources said that after "Udta Punjab" it is now Udta Jammu as the region has been under the grip of drug mafia d...
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FCSCA floats norms in distribution of K-Oil in Anantnag
12/3/2018 10:37:41 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Dec 3: In South Kashmir's Anantnag district, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department is allegedly floating norms while distributing and dumping Kerosene Oil at designated depots, Early Times learnt on Monday. According to officials, privy to the development, the employees of the department don't escort the vehicles (oil tankers) and drivers at their will dump and distribute kerosene oil. According to norms, employees of the department have to escort the vehicle to ensure that oil is dumped properly. On Saturday late evening, newly elected President of Municipal Committee Aishmuqam Wahid Ahmad Bhat asked the driver of an oil tan...
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Govt hospitals lack parking space, public faces difficulties
12/3/2018 10:37:34 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 3: At a time when vehicular population is increasing at an alarming rate in the state, people coming to hospitals are facing difficulties as many hospitals in Kashmir valley have no parking space. However if they somehow manage to park their vehicles outside or inside the hospital premises, they are being charged arbitrary rates by unauthorized people, most of who are goons. Sources believed that the parking spaces have been outsourced and the money goes to the Hospital Development Fund after giving proper receipts to drivers, or the vehicle owners. Fact of the matter is that due to shortage of parking spaces, commuters/ pedestrian...
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HC dismisses insurance company's appeal in youth's killing case in 2001
12/3/2018 10:37:27 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 3: The state high court has dismissed a petition by an insurance company against Rs 112000 award passed by the Divisional Consumer Protection Forum Kashmir in favour of a man whose son allegedly disappeared from the custody of the ITBP in 2001. Divisional Manager National Insurance Co. Ltd had filed the petition before the court against order dated 14th July, 2012 passed by the Divisional Consumer Protection Forum, Kashmir and upheld by the J&K State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission Srinagar in its order on 17th May, 2013. Both the forums concurrently held the man, father of the victim was entitled to sum of Rs.1 lakh to be paid by the Insura...
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SIC penalizes BDO for disrespecting RTI
Rs 15000 to be deducted from his salary
12/3/2018 10:37:08 PM
Early Times Report Kupwara, Dec 3: The State Information Commission (SIC) has penalized a Block Development Officer (BDO), who was previously posted in block Wavoora of district Kupwara. An amount of Rs 15000 will be deducted from the officer's salary in three equal installments for showing utter disrespect to J&K RTI Act 2009 by not providing information to a local information seeker. Details available with Early Times reveal that penalty proceedings under Section-17 of the J&K RTI Act, 2009 were initiated against one Mohammad Maqbool, Block Development Officer (BDO) Wavoora, Lolab of District Kupwara on account of his failure to furnish information to an RTI applicant namely Asif I...
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ETT scam: Due to political pressure no action taken against Nutun Rasutra
12/3/2018 10:27:51 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 3: Two years ago in themuch publicized ETT Institute scam, Crime Branch had produced charge-sheet against former Chairman J&K Board of School Education Sheikh Bashir Ahmad, Joint Secretary S S Slathia and 10 other persons before the Special Judge Anti Corruption, Jammu. This is the third charge-sheet in ETT scam for the session 2005-2007 whereas two charge-sheets for the session 2003-2005 and 2004-2006 involving 17 persons including 3 BOSE officers have already been filed in court. Crime Branch had also recommended departmental action against another former Chairman BOSE Nutan Kumar Rasutra for being a member of Karan Vidya Educational Trust inspite of bei...
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ESRM stages nukkad "Lakshya Aur Yojana"
Div Com for expeditious execution of ongoing mega projects
Police detain eight terrorists, foil weapon snatching plan
Congress is the Agent of Anti Nationalists: Sat
H&ME deptt confirms Dr Dara Singh as MS H&ME
Tension in Kathua as mob torches truck carrying livestock
Govt. orders reshuffle in civil administration
Navin calls for tangible proposals for speedy development
S P Jandial passes away
Advisor Ganai listens to people's issues in Jammu
Governor announces 'JK Govt Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students'
Benchmark EPF interest rates with financial market: Ganai to JK Bank
Jammu's Got Talent Season-8 launched
J&K Bank promotes A R Sheigan as Executive President
Blood donation camp held on World Disability Day
DLSA organizes legal awareness camp at Gandala
Multi speciality medical camp organized
JKSWDC organizes awareness camp at Bhagwati Nagar
SGEJAC discusses pending demands
Benchmark series of lectures begins at JU
Sanskrit learning workshop begins at SMVDU
AVBP organizes Speech Competition at BSK
Indian Hawks earns distinction of representing India
Councillor Ward No 42, ex-mayor Manmohan Singh felicitated
Lion Fitness Gym & Spa alongwith French Club organize "Fitness Challenge"
DPS Teachers bag National Award
DHS, CMO conduct inspection of UHCs
Panchayat Polls Phase VII: Voting to take place at 2714 polling stations today
JKReTF stages protest for implementation of 7th pay commission
Two modules of JeM busted
ACB nabs patwari red handed
Five 'missing' Kashmiri boys prevented from joining terrorism, handed over to their families
PIL regarding facilities to firing victims; DB seeks objections within two weeks
CP Workers, Land Donors stage protest march to highlight demands
Release pending wages of 3405 need base workers, demands AJKNB/CLWU
JKNPP reiterates abolition of toll tax on all goods at Lakhanpur
ATM fraudster arrested, several ATM cards recovered
Sarpanch candidate holds meeting
5 persons injured in accident near Devta Dhargloon Mendhar
7 Adhoc District and Sessions Judges, 11 Munsiffs appointed
Weaker sections deprived of ABY, alleges Cong
JTC, SKF discuss issues of KP migrant community
Legislative Council employees stage protest
Cong will defeat attempts to dilute distinct identity of JK: Saroori
Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Srinagar freezes at minus 2.8
LAHDC raises demand for Ladakh Union Territory status with Governor
Patients shiver as hospitals sans heating systems in Poonch
KP delegation call on Advisor to Governor
Army, police launch search in Mendhar villages
2 bovine smugglers arrested, 16 animals rescued
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