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Legislators get Rs 50K more salary than Guv!
Only in JK
12/4/2018 11:19:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 4: You wouldn't find this anywhere in India except in Jammu and Kashmir, where an MLA is drawing Rs 50,000 more salary than that of the state Governor. As per official documents, Governor Satya Pal Malik is drawing a monthly salary of Rs 1.10 lakh, while an MLA or an MLC of the state legislature is drawing Rs 50,000 more, that is, Rs 160,000. Besides getting 100 percent hike in their salaries, the Travelling Allowance of the legislators was raised in the year 2017 to Rs 2 lakhs and their sitting fee enhanced to Rs 2000 per sitting. The car and housing loan amounts in respect of the legislators is also being hiked. The salaries of the MLAs and MLCs were hiked by 100% in July 2016 from Rs 80,000 to Rs 160,000. According to the salary bill for gazetted officers of the Jammu and Kashmir government, a legislator gets Rs 60,000 as basic salary, Rs 60,000 as CCA (Constituency Allowance), Rs 30,000 as telephone expenditure and Rs 10,000 as Medical Allowance (MA) which amounts to total gross salary as Rs 160,000. On the other hand, for the Governor of the...
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Delay in daily wagers' regularisation a big fraud with working class
12/4/2018 11:18:56 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 4: The concerned drawing and disbursing officers have allegedly fudged the records and entered new names, with the result the budget incurred on salaries of the daily wagers has doubled. Sources said as huge amount has incurred on the regularisation of these daily wagers, the government has started the process of scrutinising the cases, which will however take years together. Sources said the previous coalition in the state was also in know of the matter and as the move was a political decision it had adopted a wait and watch policy. However, the Governor's administration has started reviewing of cases one by one, with the result the process has been delaye...
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Killing of Parihar brothers: Busy in power politics BJP leadership fails to pursue investigation
12/4/2018 11:18:50 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 4: Following infighting and personal interests of some senior BJP leaders, the party has shamelessly abandoned killings of party/s senior leader Anil Parihar and his elder brother Ajeet Parihar. Instead of seriously following case of the killings of Parihar brothers, BJP leadership has conducted a formality by sending senior leaders including Union Minister, J P Nadda and after that party leadership abandoned the family as well as the case due to some vested interests of party leadership. Credible sources said that it was all due casual approach of state BJP leadership that administration was also not taking seriously the case and investigation in the suspect...
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No takers of Congress offer for mandate
12/4/2018 11:18:43 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 4: There seems no takers of the Congress offer for mandate in the next Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Even after the announcement of AICC incharge Shakeel Ahmad and Sudhir Sharma in this regard, the State Congress leaders have shown no response to the offer and not even a single aspirant has so farcome forward to organize public rally. While December 15 is the last date for seeking date to hold show of strength, sources said that no district president has been approached so far by any aspirant for organizing rallies. It may be recalled that AICC incharge Shakeel Ahmad and Sudhir Sharma, during their high level meetings with the State Congress leader...
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Governor led state administration does which successive state governments failed to do
Puts drug policy in public domain, invites feedback from people
12/4/2018 11:18:36 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 4: It has taken many decades for the people at helm in Jammu & Kashmir to awake from the slumber and suggest measures so that the menace of drug addiction is put to rest across the length and breadth of the Himalayan state. Failure of the successive state governments to check the menace of drug addiction gave an open field to the anti-social elements to lure more and more youth towards the drug addiction. This also meant that the formulation of a drug policy gets delayed in the state with the violators of law continuing to make merry. However, of late the governor led state administration has realized the importance of a drug polic...
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'500 militants killed in Kashmir in 20 months'
Till Pak stops infiltration, militancy to continue: Police
12/4/2018 11:18:26 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Dec 4: Unless Pakistan stops sending militants to Kashmir, militancy can't be wiped out from the Valley even if forces kill every local militant, a top security official revealed on Tuesday. Even as Kashmir has seen no major recruitment of youth into various militant ranks since October this year, the official said militancy can't be completely eradicated from Kashmir unless Pakistan stops infiltration. Pertinently, November month alone saw the killing of at least 40 militants including eight top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba, while total number of militants killed this year has crossed 230. Surprisingly, the number of active militants c...
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To prevent youth from joining militancy, police start new operation
12/4/2018 11:18:15 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 4: In a bid to prevent Kashmiri youth from joining militancy, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have started a new operation whereby the indoctrination can be tackled by trapping them well in time. Sources said as a part of this new operation to counter militancy, the police are keeping track of the activities of the youth in the age group of 15 to 30 years and are using intelligence network to see if any of them are feared to join militancy. Officials said one dozen youth have already been arrested from north and south Kashmir in the last two days as a part of the new operation to prevent indoctrination. The arrested youth, as per the police, were planning to...
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Misdeeds of PDP-BJP regime likely to expose as Govt sets up panel to look into functioning of JKPCC
12/4/2018 11:18:07 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 4: Decision of the Pincipal Secretary Planning Rohit Kansal to constituted a fact finding committee to look into the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation Limited (JKPCC) is likely to expose misdeeds and corrupt practices adopted during previous PDP-BJP regime According to official handout issued this evening, Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner Secretary Revenue Shahid Anayatullah, Managing Director JKPCC M. Raju were present at the meeting, who among others will be the members of the said committee. Credibe sources in the corridors of power said during coalition regime in which BJP was equal partners many contracts...
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No boundary wall for this Government School
12/4/2018 11:10:45 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Udhampur, Dec 4: A struggle stretched over several decades for a boundary wall of a government school in Udhampur has gone in vain. The school at present high school, Jhakhar has no boundary wall and this, according to locals and staffers, endangers the lives of the students and the staffers. According to the Right to Education Act 2009, it is mandatory for all schools to have boundary wall but the authorities have ignored this law, putting their student...
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2 officials including Centre's choice vie hard to grab the post
Kaun banega SSP Jammu?
12/4/2018 11:10:30 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 4: The race for the top post of the police department in district Jammu could end up in a photo finish as two contenders are vying hard to grab the posting. According to sources, initially the name of only one officer was in contention for the post of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu, and his candidature was given a go ahead. However, in between the Centre intervened and sent a recommendation for one of its choices. "At first, it looked like a smooth sailing for the officer whose name was accorded almost a green signal for the coveted post, but the situation changed altogether when a recommendation for the same position for another officer was ...
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2 Kulgam youth booked for aiding militants
12/4/2018 11:10:21 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 4: The state government has accorded sanction for prosecution of two Kulgam youth for "harbouring and aiding" militants in the area. Official sources said that on March 27, 2018, police station Kulgam came to know that since from some time, two persons -Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, of Tazipora Mohammad Pora, and Parvaiz Ahmad Pala, son of Mohammad Ayoub Pala, of Matibugh Yaripora, besides "other unknown persons" are harbouring and aiding militants of the area. Subsequently, the officials said a case (FIR No. 62/2018) under section 18,18-B, 19,38,39 UAPA-1967 and 7/25 Arms Act was registered in Police Station, Kulgam. "During the course ...
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124 year old man casts vote with enthusiasm
Mendhar polls witness clashes
12/4/2018 11:10:15 PM
M S Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Dec 4: Sixteen people sustained injuries in clashes at a polling booth in Sakhi Maidan area of Mendhar where the Panchayat polls were held today while as 124-year-old man cast his vote with enthusiasm, sources said. They said a group of people had a verbal dual at polling booth Sakhi Maidan which turned aggressive and with in no time clashes broke out and as a result 16 people sustained injuries. Among injured three people who were critically injured...
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'We voted for bijli, sadak, paani'
12/4/2018 11:09:52 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Dec 4: Seventh phase of Panchayat polls ended peacefully Tuesday, with most of the voters saying they voted because they have been deprived of basic amenities. There are dozens of villages in the frontier district of Kupwara that are lacking motorable roads and drinking water facilities in this 21st century, Javid Ahmad of Trehgam told Early Times. People in general from all the three districts of this north Kashmir said that "roads lead to d...
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Ayushman Bharat health insurance ignores poor
12/4/2018 11:09:43 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, Dec 4: The poor people have described Ayushman Bharat health insurance as a cruse joke cracked on them by the authorities. According to them, the scheme has totally ignored the poor. "Instead well off people/families have been included in the list," a group of people told Early Times. "The scheme was intended for the welfare of poor class but the major beneficiaries of it remained the well off class," Sham Lal, a petty vendor said. Perti...
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JK Govt puts Reliance on notice for termination of contract, response awaited
Employees' mediclaim policy
12/4/2018 11:09:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 4: Amid suspense over the status of infamous government employees' mediclaim insurance policy, the state government has served notice to the company for termination of the contract and has been waiting for response from the company. Sources in the Finance department informed Early Times that the state Governor led state government served a notice to the Reliance Company, for termination of contract of the mediclaim insurance policy for the state government employees and pensioners. "The state government has been waiting for the response of the Reliance company and after getting the response, further course of action will be decided by the government", sour...
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Crores of rupees pumped into Dal lake sans result: HC
12/4/2018 11:09:18 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 4: Observing that crores of rupees have been pumped into efforts for saving and protecting the Dal Lake but none of the measures have shown any result, the J&K High Court has issued slew of measures to protect the famous water body in heart of the Srinagar. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of the court headed by Chief Justice Gita Mittal directed the Chief Secretary to sufficiently empower the Vice Chairman appointed to head LAWDA to take steps for cohesion in its working and provide able and accountable leadership with commitment to the objective. "The Chief Secretary may examine the recommendation of the COE (Committee of E...
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Young KAS Officer from Doda awarded with Bharat Jyoti Award
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Campus Placement Drive for 5th semester MCA course conducted
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CB books ACC Society staffer for cheating
Demolition of illegal structures from Tawi bed v DB directs JDA to remove all debris
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Mid-day meal scheme: SC slaps fine on 5 states including J&K
HCI extends date for submission of Haj application till Dec 12
Two involved in damaging ATM kiosk held
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Release salaries of Safaikaramcharis before Dec 10 or face agitation
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GCPF Jammu expresses concern over marginalization of GC people
Youth Hostels Association elects secretary
JKTF interacts with teachers at Marheen
Major fire tragedy averted due to locals heroic efforts
GE Power's Grid Solutions announces completion of GIS
Absconder arrested
DMO Kathua seals illegal stone crusher
Complete languishing projects in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban without delay: Farooq Shah
BJP's Marwah win in Panchayat polls betrayal with people: Magrey
BJP failed to channelize youth energy in productive way: Dr Manohar
Vyas reviews performance of Revenue Deptt
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