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3 Speakers of NC-Cong Govt made illegal appointments in LA
Case proved by SVO, yet action delayed
6/10/2019 11:46:48 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 10: Though the Governor's administration has taken some bold steps against corruption in various institutions in the state, the issue of illegal backdoor appointments in the highest institution of power mandated to make laws, that is, the Legislative Assembly, has so far remained untouched. The State Vigilance Organization (SVO) had proved the case way back in 2016, involving 37 backdoor appointments made by three speakers of Congress-National Conference government-Tara Chand, Mubarak Gul and Mohammad Akbar Lone-in the Legislative Assembly secretariat during their tenure. But so far no action has been taken. The SVO in its preliminary enquiry had established that no procedure was followed by the three former Speakers while making 37 appointments in Legislative Assembly. The SVO had concluded in its report that 28 appointments were made Akbar Lone, who is now a Member Parliament. Five appointments were made by the then speaker Tara Chand, who is a senior Congress leader, while Mubarak Gul during his tenure had made four illegal appointments. In its...
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BJP-PDP Govt ignored graft
6/10/2019 11:46:35 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 10: At a time when anti-graft bodies are sending shivers down the spine of the corrupt in Jammu and Kashmir, reports are emerging suggesting that the previous coalition of BJP and PDP did little to keep a check on this menace at the government level. As per the insiders, the anti-graft bodies including the State Vigilance Organisation had on several occasions asked government to take series of vital measures in the government departments so that the growing cases of corruption are tamed and people could heave a sigh of relief from such measures. However, in spite of the repeated reminders by these anti- graft bodies, the government cared little and thrashe...
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Chairman J&K Bank meets Governor
6/10/2019 11:46:20 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, June 10: RK Chibber, Interim Chairman J&K Bank, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhavan here today. Governor and Chibber discussed several important issues pertaining to the efficient functioning of the bank. Governor urged Chibber to ensure close monitoring of the fiscal health of the Bank and stressed the high importance of maintaining discipline amongst its functionaries to nurture transparency and accountability....
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Pvt schools function normally on Mela Kheer Bhawani holiday
Kashmir admin ignores KPs sentiments!
6/10/2019 11:45:55 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, June 10: Even as the day of Mela Kheer Bhawani is supposed to be a government holiday, the private schools were functioning normally on the day of the revered festival of Kashmir Pandits. People said "most of the prominent private schools in Kashmir province were functioning normally as if they were not supposed to be any respect for law or for the sentiments of the Pandits community." "While on way to Tulmulla, I was shocked to see school buses plying normally. I asked someone if it was not a holiday and the reply was that such holidays which are to be celebrated by the Pandits are not observed anymore," said a Kashmiri Pandit who had gone to his homeland fr...
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FIR against 6 persons for failure to deposit weapons
6/10/2019 11:45:40 PM
Abid Hussain Wani Early Times Report doda, June 10: In view of the prevailing law and order situation in district Doda and to ensure peaceful, free and fair environment for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, all the arms licence holders in the district had been ordered vide order no.3529-45/DM/Doda dated 09.03.19 to deposit their weapons in the nearby police posts/police station till the completion of elections", DM Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode said. After being informed that some persons had violated the orderas, the DM has taken action under clause(a) of Sub Section (1) of Section 195 of CrPC against six persons. As a result SSP Doda, has lodged FIRs against the accused six person's from Doda ...
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All is not well in PHE office Poonch
Office becomes BJP campaigning point, XEn, AEE HQ, TO nowhere in sight
6/10/2019 11:01:07 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report Poonch, Office of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Poonch has become the campaigning point of BJP since long, as Executive Engineer Poonch is working only for BJP workers and voters outside for their office. Poonch people expressed their resentment over the functioning of PHE office Poonch which they say is not up to the mark. According to the sources , all offices in remain headless as Xen is careless in Poonch. Reports said the Assistant Executive Engi...
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Bhangran to Barri road in poor condition, people facing hardships
6/10/2019 11:00:55 PM
Abid Hussain Wani Early Times Report Doda, June 10: Bhangran to Bari link road connects the area with outside world. The said road is under construction for six years. Moreover the material used in construction of road is substandard which poses a threat for people travelling through this road. The road is being constructed by PMGSY department, which has been failed to perform quality work in construction of major projects, as most of road constructed by them are worth nothing. Contractor...
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Info about NREGA works, SBM bathrooms
BDO in Doda sits on RTI plea for 1-yr
6/10/2019 11:00:24 PM
Early Times Report DODA, June 10: Inspite of the fact that State Information Commission (SIC) continues to take officials of Rural Development Department to task, the officers at grass-root level continue to take information seekers for granted and deny them the information sought under the Right to Information Act (RTI). In a fresh case, a BDO office Kahara has sat on an RTI application for last more than a year, and inspite of directions from the seniors, the BDO office least bothered to share details about developmental works to an RTI applicant. Details available with Early Times reveal that an information seeker namely Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Gogara block, Kahara district Doda,...
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BDO Sunderbani releases Rs 2 lakh for no work done on ground
6/10/2019 11:00:17 PM
AB Sharma Early Times Report Rajouri, June 10: Block Development Officer Sunderrbani of Tehsil Sunderbani district Rajouri is once again in news for allegedly getting released a payment of Rs 2 lakh for a work of construction of culvert which was never done on ground but was shown completed on papers. Sources in the Rural Development Department Sunderbani told Early Times that construction of culvert was sanctioned for Panchayat Patrara in 2016-17 at the cost of Rs 2 lakh and the concerned Block Development Officer in connivance with Village Level Worker and Junior Engineer embezzled the payment without executing the work on ground. The locals lodged a complaint in this regard to t...
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Despite availability of water, farmers of this village losing produce
6/10/2019 10:59:56 PM
Early Times Report Udhampur, June 10: Despite having water in abundance, farmers in the mountainous region of Udhampur are not able to irrigate their produce. The reason behind this irony is the lack of infrastructure. The residents of the region need a canal to divert water directly towards the fields. Over 500 farmers of Nallah Ghoran villagezhere have claimed that their area was worst hit. Local farmers have alleged that they have approached the Irrigation Department several times but they turned a deaf ear towards their woes. Madan Lal, a farmer told, "We have water but there is no canal. If the canal is constructed, then we can irrigate our lands. Whenever we go to the concerned ...
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`Declare wildlife parks, sanctuaries as eco-sensitive zones in JK'
6/10/2019 10:59:49 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, June 10: Jammu and Kashmir might have fragile environment but the government has failed to declare several national parks and sanctuaries as Eco-sensitive zones (ESZ). An official said, "Proposals for all National Parks and Wildlife sanctuaries have been forwarded by the Govt to the ministry of Environment Forests and climate change for declaring and notifying eco-sensitive zones around these areas." The Eco-sensitive zones are formed to serve as shock absorber for protected areas. The basic aim is to regulate certain activities around national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to minimise negative impact on the fragile ecosystem around. Also th...
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Annual Mela Kheerbhawani celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety
Time has come for displaced community to return back to their valley
6/10/2019 10:59:41 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 10: The cultural ethos, traditions and sanctity was seen in a peaceful atmosphere after thousands of devotees including Kashmir Pandits from across the country paid obeisance with religious fervor and gaiety at the annual Mela Kheerbhawani celebrations at Tulmula area in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district. As compared to the previous years, there were a large number of devotees from different parts of the country who thronged the place and t...
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Shiv Temple reopens in Anantnag village after 29 years
6/10/2019 10:50:39 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, June 10: To revive the centuries-old harmony and brotherhood in the Kashmir Valley, a group of Kashmiri Pandits on Sunday reopened Shiv temple in Akura Village of Anantnag exactly after 29 years. The dilapidated temple was renovated by the Kashmiri Pandits with help of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The Pandits have also setup Shiv Mandir Asthapan Akura trust for maintaining the temple, Rakesh Fotehdar, a local Kashmir Pandit told Early Ti...
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Despite favourable orders retired SRTC employees yet to get post retirement benefits
6/10/2019 10:48:09 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 10: The higher ups of Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) are virtually playing a game of nerves with the retired employees of the corporation who have running from pillar to post so that the retirement benefits to them are paid. Despite the fact that the Transport Department released 15 crores to the Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation for payment of wages and other liabilities to the employees and retired employees twice last year the later ones are yet to receive their dues. The amount of 15 crores was paid in two installments in March and June last year with the hope that the ...
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Yatris criticize Government, Dharmarth Trust for lack of arrangements
Don't politicize Kheer Bhawani yatra'
6/10/2019 10:47:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 10: The yatris in Kheer Bhawani, Tulmulla in Ganderbal district of Central Kashmir today criticized the State administration for lack of facilities at the holy shrine on the occasion of Kheer Bhawani Mela. The pilgrims who reached the shrine since yesterday from different parts of the country and Jammu were dismayed over the failure of Government and Darmarath Trust which manages the holy shrine for their failure in making elaborate arrangements of boarding and lodging for the pilgrims. They said that total insanitation prevails around the shrine and there is no proper provision for toilets and urinals in the area. Large number of yatris had to sleep on pav...
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At 44.4 degrees Jammu records season's hottest day
Police may challenge sole acquittal in Kathua case: IGP
Missing youth joins HM, picture goes viral
Crime Branch organizes training programme on narcotics
Jammu region entitled to a higher number of Assembly seats: Harsh
Kheer Bhawani Mela celebrated with religious fervour
Programme to commemorate valour of Gen Zorawar singh organized
PLS holds fortnightly Literary meet
JCMS' elections after Amarnath pilgrimage
'Hinduvta-Jinn' has came out of bottle: AAP alleges
Mayor inaugurates view point for general public
J&K Bank fraud has exposed all successive State governments: MPEJ
Advisor Sharma for tapping J&K's huge growth potential in farming sector
Rampaul Dogra felicitated
Amit reviews Passenger BOI Working & HSRP Centre Functioning
Govt orders transfer ,posting of under secretaries including KAS officers
Kashmiri Pandits cheer, chant slogans of Har Har Modi at Kheer Bhawani temple
Rich Harvest School organizes workshop on career's guidance
Locals stage protests against Govt's failure
Om Nagar residents protest against unhygienic condition of locality
NCP protests against advertisement of SKIMS
PDD continues its drive against illegal connections
DLSA launches "Ageing With Dignity" campaign in Udhampur
950 gms of Narcotic substance recovered, policeman arrested
SPO's connection with bovine smugglers revealed, two disengaged
Action initiated against violators of DM's prohibitory orders
7 cases of land acquisition cleared
Dir Tourism hands over assistance of Rs 1 lakh to Rouf Dar's family
ABVP organises candle march, demands Justice for rape victim
Kathua gangrape: 3 get life imprisonment, 3 others 5 years' jail term
J&K Bank shall continue to march ahead towards higher levels of excellence: Chairman
Advisor Sharma to meet public at Srinagar on June 13
Rana invokes Dogra valour, calls for upholding human values
HC orders govt to cause disability audits of every building, open area like parks
Patient dies for want of docs, ambulance at PHC Sawjian
Army soldier martyred, another injured in Pakistani shelling
Sukhnandan deplores irregular power supply
Power shut down
Div Com reviews status of PMUY Scheme
Awareness camp on foot & mouth disease held
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