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Governor led State Administration made to pay for follies of PDP-BJP government
Reconstitutes selection committee for Jammu, Srinagar Smart City Projects
8/28/2018 12:04:01 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 27: Previous Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government in the state believed more in making claims while drawing the developmental scenario rather than taking action on ground. This became evident yet again today as Governor Satya Pal Malik led state administration ordered constitution of a selection committee for engagement of Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Srinagar Smart City Limited and Jammu Smart City Limited. Although the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the centre is completing its five year tenure next year in May, Jammu & Kashmir is yet to get a feeling of Smart City tag for its capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Even though the BJP ruled the state for around three years with PDP it could not make Jammu, the winter capital of the state a smart city. This is despite the fact that many low ranked cities of the country have made it to the final list of smart cities in the country. "The people of Jammu who whole heartedly voted for BJP feel...
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Ram Madhav's praise to Farooq fuels rumours in political circles
8/28/2018 12:03:39 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 27: Political circles in J&K filed with rumours after BJP point-man in the State and national general secretary Ram Madhav has started praising former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah. Ram Madhav, who is architect of PDP-BJP alliance in J&K, has at once started hailing Dr Farooq Abdullah for his stand taken by him on different issues. Two days back, Ram Madhav on social media appreciated Dr Farooq Abdullah for bravely lambasted those who had heckled him during ...
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DC ignores Govt orders; patronizes attachments to appease politicians
8/28/2018 12:03:13 AM
Early Times Report KISHTWAR, Aug 27: Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar who is the custodian for the implementation of the government orders in the District is himself violating the government orders with regards to detachments of various employees attached in numerous departments in the District by attaching an influential VLW from the office of Assistant Commissioner Development Kishtwar and has assigned him key work in his office of Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar. As per the details available with ET, DC Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana who also served as ACD Kishtwar prior to his posting as Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar has close association with the said VLW and attached him in his office despite t...
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Dearth of clerical staff paralyses various govt departments
Hundreds of posts referred to SSB, selection list awaited
8/28/2018 12:03:04 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 27: In what could be termed as poor performance of Service Selection Board (SSB) as after years of lapse the board has failed to recruit hundreds of posts referred by various government departments. "Several key departments in state facing acute shortage of clerical staff, to meet the requirement of departments the BJP- PDP government in 2016 had forwarded hundreds of posts to JKSSB for recruitment", wishing anonymity an official of education department told Early Times. They further said that the type of test of 43 Junior Assistants (JA) of Technical Education/YSS department under state cadre conducted by board in November 2106 has failed to start the inte...
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SERC defunct: PDC wants release of payment from PDD
8/28/2018 12:02:49 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 27: The defunct State Electricity Regulatory Commission for the last around two years has restricted the State Power Development Commission not to seek its intervention for releasing of power usage charges worth crores of rupees from the Power Development Department (PDD). The State Electricity Regulatory Commission is lying defunct after Basharat Ahmad Dhar completed his term as its chairman in December 2016. Since then the government has failed to appoint its chairman and two members. "Nobody is monitoring the electricity supply in the state. As per the rules, the Power Development Department can be summoned by the SERC and ensure better power supply i...
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SAC fights for its own survival
8/28/2018 12:02:39 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 27: Ever since the State Accountability Commission (SAC) was constituted in Jammu and Kashmir, it has faced many road blocks in its functioning, which has reduced its role of playing a premier anti-corruption watchdog agency. The SAC was constituted in 2003 under provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act, 2002 and had powers to inquire into the grievances and allegations against public functionaries including chief minister, cabinet ministers, legislators and bureaucrats. But, its chairpersons and members have always expressed their displeasure over government's intervention in its functioning resulting it has failed ...
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Make India one, scrap domicile law in HP; Art 371 in Nagaland
8/28/2018 12:02:28 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 27: The state subject law was framed by the Dogra rulers to prevent onslaught of outsiders on their territory. The Kashmiri Pandits played an important role in getting the legislation framed. Today, the people are appreciating the wisdom of the Dogra rulers. The credit of preserving the identity of Dogras goes to them. However, Jammu and Kashmir is not the only state where special laws meant for preserving the identity are inforce. Nagaland has Article 371 and the outsiders need a special permit to enter the state. Similarly, the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh has the domicile law which prevents outsiders to purchase land there. As per the law,...
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DC Kishtwar imposes ban on ET Correspondent for not toeing his line
8/28/2018 12:02:16 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 27: Exasperated by the various scandals exposed by the Early Times Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar today imposed 'ban' on entry of senior ET correspondent Asif Iqbal Naik inside DC Office Complex Kishtwar. The DC Kishtwar while passing the order quoted the two FIRs, which already stand challenged in High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and the matter is sub-judice and in both the FIRs, DC Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana is one of the respondent along with outgoing SP Kishtwar Abrar Chowdhary whose practices in the form of mass scale transfers which were later rescinded at the instance of IGP Jammu along with mass scale suspension of policemen. One of the two complaints ...
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BJP's bastion Ladakh too suffers discrimination
15 BDOs in twin districts look after 31 blocks
8/27/2018 11:22:02 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 27: Despite being BJP's bastion, 16 out of 31 blocks in Ladakh region are headless. Astonishingly, in Ladakh regions majority posts of BDOs are vacant for years together. "There are total 15 blocks in Kargil district and six are vacant, similarly, Leh district has total 16 blocks, but 10 are vacant", informed a former Councillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh. "Since 2014, when new administrative blocks were formed by the Omar Abdullah led government, most of the newly created blocks remained headless", he added. Whishing anonymity, the former Councillor said that adhocism had derailed their hopes towards the Ladakh reg...
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Newly constructed Swine Flu Lab in GMC Jammu loses roof plaster
8/27/2018 11:21:52 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 27: The authorities have failed in stopping the roof plaster of the newly constructed Swine Flu Lab from falling. The building was constructed at a cost of Rs 6.03 crores, as well as the water leakage in the lab for last many months. Moreover, the reminders have been forwarded to the concerning wings including Civil wing as well as Mechanical wings for fixing the problems so that these problems will not create any hurdles in the smooth functioning of the lab...
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Five dental clinics sealed
8/27/2018 11:21:29 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar, Aug 27: As a part of state vide crackdown, the team of Jammu and Kashmir State Dental Council comprises of Dr. Waseem Malik, Dr. Sajjad Hussain, Dr. Murtaza Malik and Dr. Aqib Lone assisted by the Magistrate Subash Kumar Badyal and Sub Inspector Deepak Kumar today seized five dental clinics in Agoo Market, Gudhali Chowk, Bazar Masjid Chowk, Semna colony and Om Mehta road that are running illegally and in violations of the rules and regulations. Speaking to "Early Times" the Magistrate accompanied with the sealing team said that the sealing was done on the directions of the High Court added that they have so far seal 5 dental clinics added that the drive wil...
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Post shifted from Billawar to Kathua to adjust head clerk
Addl DC, CEO's letter to DSE fails to evoke any response
8/27/2018 11:21:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 27: The decision of shifting the post of Head Assistant from Deputy Chief Education Office Billawar to CEO office Kathua by the then CEO in year 2016 for the drawl of salary of a particular employee, has not been rectified by Director School Education Jammu so far. Moreover the official communications forwarded by Additional Deputy Commissioner Billawar as well as Chief Education Office (CEO) Kathua to repatriate the post back to Billawar, have so far got no response from DSEJ. Pertinently, Devinder Singh has been working in the office of CEO Kathua, as Senior Assistant/Head Assistant since last six and half years without any sanctioned post of Senior Ass...
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Students in peripheral schools suffer due to paucity of teachers
8/27/2018 11:21:05 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Aug 27: Political interference, nexus between teachers/ their leaders and few influential staff members at the helm of affairs at the offices of senior education officers at Jammu and Rajouri, has left many government schools in far off areas without adequate teaching staff. The main reason behind shortage of staff is that the influential teachers manage their duties at the places of their own choices/ near their habitations while those having no such sources and appointed in hard zones go on long leaves. In one such incident of shortage of staff, the students of government high school at Kalka, Mathyani in Moghla Education Zone in Rajouri district today lo...
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Unsafe transportation of LPG cylinders Goes unchecked'
8/27/2018 11:20:31 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Udhampur, Aug 27: Carrying domestic LPG cylinders in private buses invokves huge risk. A cylinder full of gas carried without observing safety measuees puts life to risk especially when the vehicle carrying them moves in highly populated areas. As per the agreement between the LPG outlet and the customers , the company is bound to deliver the LPG cylinder to homes of the consumers but instead they refill the cylinder and handover it to the consumers...
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Giant Chinars chopped off in Bandipora district, authorities not ready to learn any lessons
8/27/2018 11:20:23 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 27: Cutting giant trees like Chinars means deforestation and invites floods like situation in Kashmir. Ecologists believe that most of the states including Jammu & Kashmir have reduced its capacity to deal with extreme floods by allowing illegal stone quarrying, cutting down forests and grasslands, changing drainage patterns. Sources from Bandipora district said that the department of R&B was allowed only to cut worn out branches of Ch...
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Contractor's appeal against ACD, BDO rejected
SIC terms it misuse of RTI Act
8/27/2018 11:19:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 27: In a significant order State Information Commission (SIC) has rejected an appeal filed by a Contactor from Mahore Reasi who is chronic RTI user. The SIC termed the appeal as motivated and exploitative as the contractor has been misusing RTI for his personal gains. Details available with Early Times reveal that one Mohammad Ayoub Ayan R/O Mahore District Reasi filed an appeal before State Information Commission (SIC) against Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Reasi & Block Development Officer (BDO) Mahore. Information seeker alleged that he was being denied information by the officers. State Information Commissioner M A Mir while issuing the ...
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203 Kanals of state land transferred to 32 beneficiaries fraudulently
Multi-crore Land Scam surfaces in Anantnag
8/27/2018 10:32:29 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Aug 27: The Revenue department has fraudulently transferred over 203 Kanals of state land to thirty two (32) beneficiaries in Ranipora village of in South Kashmir's Anantnag district to mint money from the Army. According to documents available with Early Times, the revenue department officials have committed the fraud during the years of 2010 to 2012 to get some blue-eyed persons benefited from the Indian army. Documents reveal that 203 kanal of state land was transferred under S-432 to some blue-eyed beneficiaries who were never in possession of this land. A total of thirty two (32) mutations have been attested from 20-05-2010 to 31-5-201...
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When cop's blood splashed on his kids and Kashmir remained silent
8/27/2018 10:32:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 27: On the auspicious occasion of Eid Ul Azha, this police official was killed by militants much before his wife and three little kids. But the people of Kashmir and the separatists have been silent as if nothing happened. On August 22, Muhammad Ashraf Dar, a police inspector was observing the Eid with his family at their residence in native Pulwama, when two cops had already been killed that day in same south Kashmir. Things took an ugly turn for Ashraf when left home to offer evening prayers at nearby mosque. Within minutes two armed militants forced their entry into the house. Before his wife Shaila would argue, the duo pounced upon her. She was push...
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In two years, Govt. spent 0.3 % of funds meant for Smart Cites
Admin wakes up as deadline approaches
8/27/2018 10:32:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 27: Though the government on Monday ordered the constitution of a high level committee to execute the Smart City proposals for Jammu as well as Srinagar, what it undermined outright was the fact that out of sanctioned Rs 500 Cr. the Govt has so far spent mere 1.5 Cr. in last two years According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on Monday, the Selection Committee shall interview the shortlisted candidates and make specific recommendations of suitable candidates for engagement of CEOs against advertised posts subject to suitability, experience and qualification. The government order reads that the selection committee for S...
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Marked decrease in local youths joining militancy in Kashmir: DGP
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BJP compromised the interests of Jammu
Workshop on post NAS activities held
RCE organizes seminar on quality education
Seminar on Fire Safety in School organized
Rajput Sabha welcomes Wushu player for winning Bronze medal
Refrigeration, AC Training programme concluded
Cop booked for molesting minor girl
Governor Satya Pal Malik meets Prez, PM
One Day Workshop on 'Specially Abled Persons: Issues And Challenges' Organized
Inter-sex disorders or disorders of sexual ambiguity or ambiguous genitalia among children.
Secy PCC felicitates Block President Arnia
Essay Writing, Painting Competitions on 'Swachh Bharat' organised
Market linkage programme organized at Samba
Interactive session on Mountain Environment held
Jodhamal emerges champion at Sahodaya Swimming Competition
Rana visits rain-affected areas; seeks restoration measures on priority
Govt to establish Procurement Centers for food grains: Advisor Ganai
NYC organizes training camp
National Lok Adalat to be held on Sept 8
Urban Forestry celebrates Van-Mahotsava
Govt constitutes SHA, EC, DIU for implementation of PMRSSM
DSS rues defacing of Gen Zorawar's statue
Vyas listens to public grievances at Srinagar
Deputation of POJKSIF calls on PRO Jammu
Three arrested for kidnapping, illegal confinement of minor in Rajouri village
CBK books cheaters
22 water pumping stations found locked during surprise inspections
HC seeks notification for Srinagar Master Plan in 3 weeks
Sedition case lodged against 'unidentified' persons over 'azadi' slogans in NC rally: Cops
PIL regarding better patient care to border firing victims
Light Motor Vehicles allowed to move on Srinagar-Jammu Highway
12 injured in clashes in Kashmir after rumours of SC scrapping Article 35-A
SC adjourns hearing of fresh petition filed by BJP seeking scrapping of Article 35A
Div Com for early removal of illegal construction along river Tawi
52 illegal structures removed during anti-encroachment drive at Mahanpur, Basohli
GLTF express concern over delay in fulfilling demands of clerical staff
Govt reconstitutes Governing Body of Women Empowerment Society
SPV for Smart City Ltd: Govt constitutes selection committee
J&K panchayat polls: Over 20000 CRPF personnel to be deployed
J&K's judicial fraternity to contribute to Kerala relief fund
Periodic silt flushing of Dulhasti HEP Water Reservoir on Aug 29
FMHW continues protest dharna for salary release demand
GoI using coercion to keep JK Assembly in suspended animation: Harsh Dev
NCP demands abrogation of Article 35 A
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