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Special Secretary to VC JU hatches conspiracy against employee, faces Rs 20,500 as penalty
7/12/2014 12:15:49 AM
Sumit Sharma JAMMU, July 11: Special Secretary to Vice Chancellor of Jammu University Jai Kumar Sharma faced penalty to the tune of Rs 20,500 for misleading Commission. He also made bid to entangle Jammu University employees in a well hatched conspiracy to save his skin, which finally exposed. The exposure in this connection was made by Vivek Slathia, a Public Information Officer, in Jammu University, before Chief Information Commissioner G.R Sufi, forcing him to go tough on Special Secretary to VC. The cripples in Jammu University started which took the shape of mudslinging and later on criminal conspiracy after one Suresh Kumar Sharma filed an RTI application before PIO, University of Jammu on 09-10-2012, seeking certain information. The PIO in response to the application, intimated the information seeker vide his order dated: 15-11-2012 that information was not available, as the copy of enquiry report has not been yet accepted / approved by the competent authority. H...
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Facing revolt; NC, Congress delay distribution of mandates for Assembly elections
NC old guards unhappy with Omar's performance
7/12/2014 12:15:39 AM
Jehangir Rashid SRINAGAR, July 11: Despite facing drubbing in the just concluded Parliamentary elections coalition partners Congress and National Conference seem to be in crossroads as far as distribution of mandates for the upcoming Assembly elections are concerned. The leadership seems to be at loss as whom to select and whom to drop. The delay in announcement regarding the mandate is giving an impression that all is not well with these parties and there is a revolt among the party cadre. The party leadership in both these parties is trying to iron out differences before the announcement of party candidates is made in public. Sources in National Conference said that grassroot workers w...
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Modi Govt could arm twist Omar on settlement of refugees
7/12/2014 12:15:24 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 11: The Centre is likely to announce a special package for the refugees settled in the Jammu region. However, the proposal is stuck as the State Government is not forthcoming and avoiding it. According to sources, the Modi led Government is quite serious and eager to solve the long pending demands of the refugees. The Centre has shored up enough resources to meet the financial needs. The Centre has told the State that financial aspect is not problem but some head way has to be made by the State first. "Modi Government is very serious on this issue. The PM himself wants it to be settled at the earliest and has issued directions to his Cabinet colleagues ...
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Now State Govt issues paid advertisements to announce its failure
7/12/2014 12:15:15 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 11: As the state Government started observing the World population fortnight from today, its 'honest' paid advertisement announcing the observation again says it all. The paid advertisement appeals people to limit their families through a universal slogan that says 'small family, happy family' but the reasons the state Government advertisement puts forth for making the appeal are nothing except those which expose the Government's inability to improve the quality of life for an individual, his family and the society at large. One chief reason cited in the advertisement because of which people must limit their families is scarcity of water. Who created sca...
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CHC Hiranagar, DH Kathua, PHC Dinga made payments, flouting norms
Mismanagement in accounts of Health institutions
7/12/2014 12:15:01 AM
Akshay Azad JAMMU, July 11: Irregularities have come to fore in account management of various health institutions of district Kathua, as payments to the tune of several Lakhs have been made by authorities, flouting codal formalities while the cheque book receipt registers were also not maintained. According to the documents in possession of Early Times, at Community Health Center (CHC) Hiranagar four batches of ASHA workers were trained on May 15, 16, 17 and 19, but the account of said training programme was not prepared and payment to trainers and trainees were made without preparing bills and pass orders. Moreover, an amount of Rs. 32,600 vide bill dated 19-5-2014 was made to M/S Sharm...
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NC maintains `mysterious' silence on Art 370, AFSPA
7/12/2014 12:14:42 AM
Shakeel A Khan SRINAGAR, July 11: National Conference has maintained a meaningful silence on Article 370 and AFSPA if they have not any issues for the party leaders which they have been raising from time to time to play with the emotions of the people. Given the mode of the newly elected people at the Centre the leaders of the party have seemingly decided not to touch these issues because there are no takers of these slogans at the Centre. Moreover, the party wants to keep the option of alliance open with the people in power at the Centre. Given the weak position of the party on the political front, leaders of the National Conference can't afford to enter into a confrontation with the ju...
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In Vakil's demise NC has lost a decent politician
7/12/2014 12:14:26 AM
M.L. Kak Jammu, July 11: If not anything else the National Conference has lost a leader, Abdul Ahad Vakil, who was essentially a gentleman. He was a politician but with a clean image devoid of deceit and indecency. I had met, for the first time, Vakil during the crucial Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in the state. He was the NC candidate for the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency. I was impressed by him because of the way he would interact with his party workers and voters in the constituency. He was by profession a lawyer but by temperament a seasoned politician. I remember he did not display any panic because a senior Jamait-e-Islami leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was pitted ag...
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Impact of Achay Din: Two serving corrupt English speaking police officers ready to join BJP
7/12/2014 12:12:55 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 11: It is impact of "Achay Din" that two police officers, infamous for adopting corrupt practices are desperately trying to get BJP mandates for the coming Assembly elections. These "corrupt" officer are using their influence with the help of some police officers who are close to BJP leadership. Sources said that two controversial police officers, who are infamous for adopting corrupt practices have contacted BJP leadership and offered to resign from their services to contest the coming Assembly elections. The two officers are still serving in Police Department and one of them is Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) rank and another is of Inspector Ge...
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Maintaining unity and integrity of J&K
Crucial Assembly elections
7/12/2014 12:12:45 AM
Rustam JAMMU, July 11: Kashmiri leaders of all shades of opinion oppose the demand in Jammu for the State's reorganization. They also oppose the demand in Ladakh for Union Territory status. They say the unity and integrity of the State must be maintained. At the same time, they do not appreciate political aspirations and sensitivities of the people of Jammu and Ladakh. In fact, they want to impose their regressive, intolerant and anti-India ideology on them. When it comes to the solution to the so-called Kashmir problem, they talk of the will and aspirations of Kashmir alone, but when the people of Jammu and Ladakh talk about holistic, rational and national approach to the issues facing th...
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Why corruption complaints are pending against senior Ministers?
7/12/2014 12:12:30 AM
Mustansir SRINAGAR, July 11: The Omar Abdullah Government has a lot to answer on corruption. If he had not deactivated institutions like State Information Commission and State Accountability Commission (SAC), most of the skeletons would by now have tumbled out and some leading lights of the Government could have met the fate of A Raja and Suresh Kalmadi," this was the statement issued by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to the press a few days back. She said only an honest investigation into allegations of corruption against NC top leadership can bring them to justice. However, Omar criticized PDP for its "bizarre behaviour of making the party a safe castle for elements having corruption char...
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Cheat denied bail
7/11/2014 11:52:54 PM
Jammu, July 11: Special Excise Mobile Magistrate Jammu Mr. Amarjeet Singh Langeh today rejected the bail application of one Inderjeet Singh who was arrested by Pouni Chak police in cheating and theft case. According to the police report indicates that FIR NO 176/2013 for the offences u/s 420/380 RPC was registered on a complaint filed by one Shail Kumar who runs a goldsmith shop at Pouni chak who calimed that applicant came to his shop and ordered a golden chain of 30 grams. It is also alleged that an advance amount opf Rs 10,000 was also paid to shopkeeper. After two days, it is alleged when applicant came for delivery of golden chain, he somehow managed to steal the same and this act is ...
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Drug abuse on rise in Baramulla
7/11/2014 11:52:41 PM
Syed Tahir Bukhari BARAMULLA, July 11 : The drug addiction among the youth is on rise, parents are in a state of 'Melancholy' but administration is least bothered about the crime which are taking place in day in and day out in Flood Colony of Khowjabagh in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Drugs often make addicts its slaves by trapping the upcoming generation especially teenagers and youth. Jammu and Kashmir is not far from its tight grip of addiction among children and adolescents higher than any other group. According to local residents of Usman Abad, Flood Colony Khowjabagh Baramulla, narcotics and other drugs were readily available in the district and the youngsters aged betwee...
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Consumers high & dry, CAPD caught napping
Jammuties aghast over soaring prices of essentials
7/11/2014 11:52:26 PM
Mohd Irfan Srinagar, July 11: The holy month of Ramadan and the Amarnath Yatra has witnessed massive price hike of essential commodities. The people have accused the CAPD of inaction. The consumers in the Jammu outskirts complained against profiteering & hoarding by the traders to affect undue increase in the prices of eatables. They alleged that department left us at the mercy of vegetable vendors who are arbitrarily fixing the rates. Prior festivals Divisional Commissioner Jammu held a meeting of different departments and review arrangements and to regulate the prices of commodities but it won't serve the purpose as things on ground are different to that. The hike in vegetable p...
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Cong unlikely to go with NC, candidates list being finalised
7/11/2014 11:52:06 PM
Javaid Naikoo JAMMU, July 11 : With all eyes on possible National conference (NC) and congress pre-poll alliance for upcoming assembly elections, rumours are rife that Sonia Gandhi is likely to give nod for contesting alone and announce list of candidates in a day. Wishing anonymity, one fresh candidate of state Congress said that as all the top brass leaders of state Congress including Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress committee (JKPCC) chief Saif-ud-din Soz and Ghulam Ahmed Mir are adamant on contesting upcoming assembly elections alone in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has indicted to go alone in assembly elections and is likely to finalize list...
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NC, PC activists on war path over supply of ration in Ganderbal
7/11/2014 11:51:56 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 11: The National Conference (NC) and Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Conference(JKPC) are on war path with former opposing the later forcing the CAPD ration dealer in Butwani area of Ganderbal district not to charge extra money on ration supplied under APL category to consumers. According to sources the two parties are on a war path with local NC leader asking the ration dealer not to act on local PC leaders directive and charge Rs 60 extra from consumers for per quintal of ration being supplied under APL category. Sources said that PC activists led by its senior leader Mir Ghulam Rasool protested against the CAPD Department for charging Rs 60 extra from the co...
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Drabu rejects NC's autonomy demand
Omar's problem compounded
7/11/2014 11:40:18 PM
Neha JAMMU, July 11: Working president of the National Conference (NC) and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his team, besides his uncle Mustafa Kamaal, have planned to contest the upcoming Assembly elections on the autonomy plank believing that their autonomy slogan could click and help them turn tables on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kashmir valley. Kashmir is the core constituency of both these parties and the possibility of a fierce and cut-throat competition between the two just cannot be overruled. In fact, the war of words between the two has already started. It is becoming bitter and shrill with each passing day. The PDP appears to be succeeding and the recent Lok Sabh...
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