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Kashmiri neta prefers US trip, forgets Article 35A
8/28/2018 11:26:25 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 28: Even as his party swears to safeguard Article 35 A and hearing for the case has been round the corner, a senior most leader of the same party has been missing from his political turf in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The politician, who in the past held a key chair in the state government, has "secretly" left for the United States of America. Sources said the neta is holidaying in US to attend wedding of a close friend of his, whose invite he couldn't turn down. Recently their picture at the wedding had gone viral on the social media setting the rumor mills rife. Though through his twitter account the politician is giving an impression that he is in the state, sources said he left for the US around a week ago. Interestingly the politician was so busy with his US trip that he didn't even utter a word when his father and another senior politician was attacked at a shrine in Srinagar on the day of Eid. Sources said the party leadership is not happy with his decision of their senior colleague to leave the state for a wedding ceremony when case pe...
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NIA nabs Ambphalla Jail Dy Superintendent for helping terrorists
8/28/2018 11:26:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 28: Breaking nexus between senior police officers and terrorists active in Kashmir Valley, National Investigating Agency (NIA) this evening arrested NIA arrests main conspirator Ishaq Palla and Deputy Superintendent of Jail Feroz Ahmad Lone in the Kupwara- HM conspiracy case. Accused Ishaq Palla has been remanded to 10 days' NIA custody. Feroz Ahmad Lone will be produced before the Court tomorrow. According to official communiqué of the NIA "On August 28, 2018 NIA has arrested two accused persons namely Ishaq Palla of Shopian and Feroz Ahmed Lone, currently posted as Deputy Jail Superintendent Amphalla Jail Jammu in a case". "The case pertains to an attemp...
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Swindles money for shrine development
Now MGNREGA staff 'dupes' deity
8/28/2018 11:26:09 PM
Early Times Report rajouri, Aug 28: In yet another case of allegedly fraudulent execution of works under the centrally sponsored schemes in the district, the engineers and other staff of the MGNREGA have been accused of embezzling money meant for repair works of a revered shrine. The locals said in 2016-17, Rs two lakh were released by MGNERGA for construction of retaining wall at the shrine of Baba Maimal at Dhaipur, some 15 kilometers from Sunderbani here. The locals said only Rs 60,000 were spent the project whereas the remaining funds were embezzled by the project executing agency including concerned engineers and the Village Level Worker. Bita Ram a labourer who has worked on the...
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The abandoned Valmikis in Jammu
8/28/2018 11:25:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 28: A terribly uncertain future awaits and stares generations of a 5,000-strong Valmiki community residing in Jammu for more than 6 decades now, thanks to discriminatory provisions in the constitution. They had been brought to Jammu from Punjab by the then Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad government to save Jammu from an awkward situation. They were brought in after a solemn commitment that they would be granted citizenship and given all the rights enjoyed by the people in the state. It was in 1957 that the sweepers' union in Jammu city went on an indefinite strike pressing for the fulfilment of their demands such as salary hike and regularization of jobs. The whole ...
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Machail Yatra: Tussles between Kishtwar, Bhaderwah 'Sansthas' intensifies
8/28/2018 11:25:48 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar, Aug 28: The tussle between a local Sanstha group in Kishtwar and the Sanstha group of Bhaderwah has escalated after the latter's head Thakur Kulbir Singh Jamwal disassociated himself from annual holy mace of Mata Chandi from next year. He has announced that there will be no Yatra from Bhaderwah next year onwards following the August 22 incident wherein members of local Sanstha group were beaten up and cane charged following a verbal order from magistrate when Chari Mubarak (Holy mace of Matta Chandi) reached Machail temple. As per the details available with "Early Times", Jamwal, the patron-in-chief of Sarv Shakti Sewak Sanstha and sole trustee of Sarv Shakti...
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Constituent assembly is never a permanent institution
Debate on J&K's separate status
8/28/2018 11:25:38 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 28: Jammu & Kashmir is passing through a critical phase. The regional and communal divide in the state is almost complete with the votaries of separate status and integrationists taking on each other and seeking to defeat each other. What has made the situation in the state volatile is the insistence of the Kashmiri leadership that New Delhi just can't abrogate the provisions that accord special status to the state as there is no constituent assembly in place in the state and that the constituent assembly alone has the power to alter or not to alter the political status of the state. All the Kashmir-based parties, including National Conference, People's Democ...
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Hizb commander threatens to attack 'democracy lovers' with acid
Media also warned
8/28/2018 11:25:22 PM
Early Times Report pulwama, Aug 28: The self-styled Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Riyaz Naikoo on Tuesday threatened to attack all those social and political activists with acid who will take part in upcoming Panchayat elections. "We have brought hydrochloric and sulphuric acid for people who are planning to contest election," Naikoo is heard saying in a latest audio. In the audio tape, he can be heard saying that those intending to participate elections must bring shrouds with election forms. "Bring shrouds along with election forms, Naikoo says. He also says that the continuous harassment of forces on militant families is a sign of frustration of Indian forces, "It is a clear sign of f...
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Udhampur Police misleads Governor's Grievance Cell
Submits report without recording victim's statement
8/28/2018 11:25:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 28: Udhampur Police has allegedly misled Governor's grievances cell in reply of complaint filed by victim as the former didn't recorded the statement of later, as in mentioned in the reply. Nasreen Akhtar, the complainant, who filed a complaint in Jammu & Kashmir Online Public Grievance Monitoring System, said that the she was not summoned by Police before filing report to Grievances cell. "Several Police Officers, who are hand in glove with Contractor, Gulam Nabi, who is threatening me and my family, deliberately delayed their report", she said. "I filed report seeking registration of FIR Gulam Nabi who is threatening me, but again I was denied justice", s...
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SBM Grameen proves a failure in rural JK
RDD officials demand Rs 2000 for lavatory blocks
8/28/2018 11:24:55 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 28: Swatch Bharat Mission (SBM) Grameen is turning out to be a failure in rural areas of J&K as the officials at the helm of affairs are allegedly charging Rs 2000 from each household who intend to construct a lavatory. In addition to it, the second component of SBM Grameen Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) is yet to be taken up by the authorities as SMB scheme comes to an end after 14 months. Details available with Early Times reveal that Panchayat Secretaries of Rural Development Department are allegedly charging Rs 2000 from the individual households for making them entitled for a lavatory block. People who have applied more than 6 months back are...
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South Kashmir doctors mock transfer policy
Stick to convenient postings for decades
8/28/2018 11:00:00 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 28: Throwing norms to winds, several influential doctors have stuck to same places of postings in South Kashmir and have never been transferred. The transfer policy of the Health department clearly states that an official should have a minimum tenure of two years and a maximum of three years at a certain place. However, in South Kashmir Anantnag district, sources say, many doctors have been overstaying for over ten years now. Sources said that a general surgeon, an ENT specialist and a dermatologist are among the doctors who refuse to leave the 'choicest posting'. Sources said that a dermatologist in district hospital Aanantnag is post...
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Govt fails to upgrade parks, roads in Yousmarg
8/28/2018 10:52:24 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report BUDGAM, Aug 28: The Centre has left no stone unturned to promote tourism in Kashmir, but the people at the helm of affairs in the state have not maintained the picnic spots and other places to attract tourists. Sources from Budgam's Pakherpora area informed Early Times that Yousmarg did not attract enough tourists this year, as the local and national tourists who travelled here were not much impressed. "The parks are not maintained well, the people who we...
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LPG cylinder @ 867, dealers charge Rs 870
8/28/2018 10:52:13 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, Aug 28: The LPG cylinder used in every home at present costs Rs 867 and a bill of this amount is also issued to the customer while Rs 870 is charged. The balance Rs 3 is never returned to the customers on pretext of not having loose money. Sometimes the dealer even embarrassed the customers by foul language. Sham Lal informed that when he asked for the balance Rs three the dealer said that he is having no loose money. "But when I insisted he ...
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Agriculture Deptt snubs organic basmati initiative
Fails to release subsidy for growers
8/28/2018 10:51:46 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 28: With much hyped initiative by the farmers to switch over to organic farming in its nascent stage, the red tapeism in the agriculture department is likely to kill it in its infancy. It is pertinent to mention here that just after assuming power in State in 2015, former Chief Minister late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had announced that three border villages of Jammu- Suchetgarh, Vidhipur and Kotranka Khurd would be developed for organic basmati on the pattern of Gujarat model. In this regard, the coalition government had also announced special aid to organic basmati growers worth Rs Six Crores as subsidy for three consecutive years. The Agricult...
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Ranipora land scam: Div Com seeks report from DC Anantnag
8/28/2018 10:51:32 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Aug 28: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan on Tuesday sought detailed report from Deputy Commissioner Anantnag regarding the fraudulent transfer of state land to blue-eyed beneficiaries. On Monday, Early Times exposed how the revenue authorities in Anantnag have transferred over 203 kanals of land to blue-eyed beneficiaries fraudulently under the grab of LB/6-C and S-432 in village Ranipora of Anantnag to mint money from Indian army as rent. "I have taken cognizance of your news report and have sought report from Deputy Commissioner Anantnag," Khan told Early Times. He also assured action against all those officials involved ...
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Traffic Jam on NHW for hours, passengers face inconvenience
Cop held with 20gram heroin
First batch of Jammu and Kashmir pilgrims returns from Haj
Family of SPO, who decamped with AK-47 rifle, urges him to return
Khyber Agro served notice over 'unethical marketing practices'
Kishtwar youth alleges back door appointments in CVPP
Militants attack NC leader's home
JK Bank business outlets to collect relief for flood ravaged Kerala
Administration wakes up as students lock GHS for second consecutive day
Power shutdown
Prevent 'death' of Pangong lake in Leh: HC to Govt
21 bovines rescued, 2 vehicles seized
BJP's anti-farmer policies has put farmers at receiving end: Congress
Ranjeet Singh appointed Nat Manch District President Samba
J&K Grameen Bank starts loan recovery drive
MS Stars, Count Fitness Hurricans register wins
Power crisis hit village Phangial
4 persons held with 400 duplicate cement bags
SVO produces challan in two cases
PIL filed for constitution of Shrine Board in Machail Mata
Prof Gupta asks congress to clear stand on Article 35A
Civilian shot at by terrorists
PIL seeking demolition of illegal constructions at Patnitop
Police launches search operation in border villages
1226 kanals of encroached state land retrieved
3 Bangladeshi nationals held for ex-filtrating into Pakistan
Governor meets Rajnath, discusses panchayat polls
Terrorists hurl petrol bomb, fire at Army patrol
Advisor Khurshid Ganai appointed Chairperson of JKSCPS
Advisor Ganai holds public outreach program at Jammu
Justice Kotwal accorded farewell
Massive fire breaks out at Army camp
FMHWA stages protest, highlights demands
Bad condition of Surankote Faisalabad road, locals suffer
Tain Mankote residents protest against land grabbing
AISCMW condemns attack on Machial Charri Yatra
ReT Teachers demand implementation of 7th PC
AJKHGWA extends welcome to new Governor
Bjp befooling people on 35-A: Malhotra
Harsh questions validity of indefinite assembly suspension, new order over CDF
JKPA urges redressal of demands
Elderly pilgrim dies near Shivkhori Shrine in Reasi
Large number of terrorists waiting at border to sneak into J&K: Police chief
JKSU stages protest outside Div Com’s office
31st Youth National Parliament Regional Level Competition 2018 held
Paryavaran Divas observed by BMS
Srinagar woman gives wings to her aspirations
Slogan writing competition organized
DDG NCC visits PRE TSC Phase-1 Camp
NMC appeals Governor to review Govt order to provide 7th pay commission arrears
CII initiates plantation drive with Cluster University of Jammu
Use of Forest Land: Rohit Kansal appointed Inquiry Officer
JKICS congratulates new Governor
Mentally unsound woman reunited with family
JMC launches RFID for stray animals
Prof of Pharmacology delivers lecture in Scotland
AEAA delegation calls on Director Agriculture
JTC, SKF demand safe return, rehabilitation of migrant Pandits in Kashmir
VC SNU urges Governor to resolve grievances of teachers
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