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Breaking News :   Man from Jammu remains missing in Pakistan | Despite alarm bells ringing, Arms licences for sale in J&K | Ram Madhav's secret Srinagar visit questions credential of local BJP leaders | No Padma awards for nominees recommended by top JK dignitary, politicians | Government Deptts biggest violators of building norms | Separatists misleading people, says victim's kin | JKP fools youth in the name of CAP | Virtually revolt in BJP against Bharti's candidature | DIO Budgam suspended for lending Govt equipment for private works | Aradhana organizes a day out with the under privileged children | Students of GDC Bhaderwah hold protest against 1st semester's result | Seminar on SPREE organized | NAS organizes Mehfile-e-Mushaira | Samooh theatre organises awareness camp on 'women empowerment' | SHO activates all his resources to get choice thana | SHO hosts lavish dinner for Sr Officer | BDO office Akhnoor spent Rs 1.80 lakh on hiring private vehicle | Nat Manch stages dogri play | NMB organizes free blood test camp | Idea launches 4G services in Jammu | HH, NYK organizes prize distribution function | St. Mary's Infant Convent School organizes prize distribution ceremony | 'Maa Muje Tagore Bana De' play staged at JKPS | 3 day International Training workshop concluded | 'Authorities at helms accused of shielding some erring schools' | Alleging discrepancies in 'delimitation', Deh Majlis locals warn to protest | Harsh flays Govt's flip flop over adjustment of promoted Masters of 2014 | Protest demonstration after alleged negligence in death at distt hospital | PAF extends support to striking MGNREGA employees | Why Indian soldiers go near-blind at night against militants in Kashmir, LoC ? | 20 teachers, master suspended for dereliction of duty | Family of ex-Sarpanch stage protest alleging inaction of police | Violence affects electioneering in Valley | Old woman dies of burn injuries | 7 years on, bridge awaits completion in Bhaderwah | JK has huge potential in tourism sector: Dy CM | Rana joins Navratra congregation; prays for peace | Tehsildar Haveli locks district hospital canteen | PPYP- GDC Surankote organize 'Anti-Drugs awareness' seminar | People of Ghagwal protest against unfortunate incident in a temple | Youth Club appeals BSNL Manager to make exchange functional | Overloading goes unabated in Samba | Water crisis stares at Rajouri, local fear heightened crisis in 'coming summers' | CIC asks Kupwara DC to provide revenue extracts to villager | Dy CM Nirmal Singh Orders Suspension of JE | 2 bovine smugglers arrested, 7 animals rescued | Body constituted to safeguard rights of retired employees | Jammu-Srinagar highway through for one-way traffic despite rain | Army rescues 71 tourists in Ladakh after avalanche hit the area | Former BMO Sohanjna clarifies allegations | Encroachment continues on state custodian land | Militant, three civilians killed during gunfight, protests in Budgam | 40 CRPF, 20 police personnel injured in stone pelting during Budgam encounter | Violence fetches destruction only: CM | Govt employees afraid of election duties in volatile areas | Despite inflated project costs, SDH Nowshera, Sunderbani far from completion | NC senses rout from Srinagar in coming LS polls | NC congress leaders mislead people for wooing voters | Reality Bytes- Education System - Past, Present And Future | AJKSPA criticizes Govt for implementing pay commission | Devotees in huge number paid obeisance at Gopinath Ashram | Jan seeks compensation for electrocution of bullocks | ABVP organizes blood donation camp | Dulhasti Power Station organizes Eye Screening camp | Thousands of devotees throng Bawe Wali Mata temple on first Navratra | Devotees throng Jasrota Kali Mata temple on first Navratra | Khelo India concludes at Nagrota Block | Graduation ceremony held at DPS Katra | KPS organizes 104th Navreh Samaroh | Shiv Sena organizes Chaari Yatra | NHPC bags award at India Pride Awards 2016-17 | Back Issues  
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Man from Jammu remains missing in Pakistan
Family says agencies detained him, seek MEA help
3/29/2017 12:12:16 AM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: Even as a hue and cry was raised recently across the country over detention of two Indian imams in Pakistan, the disappearance of a man from Jammu since November last year in Gujranwala has virtually gone unnoticed. Mian Bashir, son of Nawab Din, of Rakh Barotian, Vijaypur, went to Pakistan to meet his uncle's family which lives in Qazikot village of Gujranwala. "In November 2016, Bashir left for Pakistan. But he went missing 15 days after he reached our relatives' home," said Mohammad Farooq, elder brother of Bashir. "We have authenticated information that the Pakistani security agencies have arrested Bashir on charge of being an Indian spy. "Bashir, a farmer, is father of six children," said Farooq, adding that he is innocent and Pakistani agencies have implicated him in fake case. "How can an illiterate farmer be a spy?" he asked, adding, "We don't have money or political connections to get back him from Pakistan." "I have met l...
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Despite alarm bells ringing, Arms licences for sale in J&K
'Pay Rs. 13000, get an all India arms license'
3/29/2017 12:12:00 AM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: With Home department of Jammu and Kashmir sitting silently and spending more time in issuing transfer orders, those in the business of 'selling arms licences' illegally to the non-state subjects and security force personnel especially army men are enjoying. According to a recent report of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, J&K has issued more than 3, 69191 gun licenses during the last 15 years. The issuance of licences has not stopped but if the sources are to be believed, licences are being issued to the army men posted in Assam, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh from Udhampur, Bar...
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Ram Madhav's secret Srinagar visit questions credential of local BJP leaders
3/29/2017 12:11:39 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: Many eye brows have raised over secret visit of BJP's National General Secretary Ram Madhav to Srinagar on Saturday. Ram Madhav, without informing any BJP leaders of the State, reached Srinagar on Saturday evening and stayed their for a night before returning back to Union Capital on Sunday. What is more important, BJP's state president Sat Pal Sharma, CA and party's National General Secretary, Ashok Koul were at Delhi but Ram Madhav without taking them into confidence reached Srinagar. Credible sources in the corridors of power revealed that instead of discussing seat sharing agreement with state BJP leaders, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti was intereste...
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No Padma awards for nominees recommended by top JK dignitary, politicians
3/29/2017 12:11:23 AM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: If the manner in which recommendations for Padma Awards have been dealt with are any indication, none in the Union Home Ministry takes the recommendatory notes of the VVIPs both of the state as well as central government including the top dignitaries. The Padma award committee for 2017 which was headed by Cabinet Secretary and included Home Secretary, Secretary to the President, Additional Principal Secretary to PM, Waheeda Rehman, Dr Harivansh, S.Gurumurthy, Pullela Gopichand, Dr. Hari Gautam and Dr. A.Surya Prakash seems to have taken no note of even the recommendations of the top politicians and dignitaries from Jammu and Kashm...
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Government Deptts biggest violators of building norms
3/29/2017 12:10:12 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Mar 28: Rules are meant for the general public not for the government and its functionaries; This could be gauged from the fact that government departments have proved to be main violator of building norms, as without seeking permissions from the competent authorities, huge constructions are raised. Hundreds of constructions have been raised in the Jammu and Kashmir over the years especially in Srinagar and Jammu cities in master plan violations and without permission from the competent authorities. After the High Court intervened, the government has launched a drive against the violators and sealed many shopping complexes and hotels which wer...
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Separatists misleading people, says victim's kin
3/29/2017 12:09:59 AM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 28: Terming Kashmiri separatists a group of 'cheats', a man, whose father was murdered by a surrendered militant about 21 years back, has alleged that they had been receiving funds in his father's name from Pakistan and other countries. In a video circulated on social media, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, a resident of Nishat, while coming down heavily on separatists for failing to attend his father's 21st death anniversary at Pratap Park here, said that they were misleading people in the name of 'azadi'. "I had invited separatists, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on the 21st death anniversary of my father. I h...
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JKP fools youth in the name of CAP
3/29/2017 12:09:50 AM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: The Armed wing of the J&K Police have left over a hundred young boys and girls and their parents in deep anguish and distress, when after proposing to conduct a tournament for them on the 29th and 30th of this month, they backed out without caring to even inform them. Feeling aggrieved over the utter irresponsible behaviour of the police officers concerned, the parents of these young sportspersons have decided to bring the matter to the notice of the DGP. Narrating the incident, Vinod Nagpal, a parent said, "we were requested by the coaches at the MA Stadium to allow our wards to participate in a tournament to be organized by the J&K Poli...
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Virtually revolt in BJP against Bharti's candidature
3/29/2017 12:09:35 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: BJP is facing revolt against decision of party leadership to give mandate to Girdhari Lal Raina alias Ajay Bharti, who is not even a primary member of the party, by ignoring many deserving and genuine Kashmiri Pandits, who have been working in the party for the last so many years. It is second time that in the name of Kashmiri Pandit, mandate has been given to the one who is not even a primary member of the party. Credible sources in the BJP said that over a dozen Kashmiri Pandit leaders have been working in the party since long. These KP leaders are associated with the party when Tikka Lal Taploo, Amar Nath Vaishnavi and other leaders were active. These ...
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DIO Budgam suspended for lending Govt equipment for private works
3/29/2017 12:09:25 AM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: The District Informatics Officer (DIO) Budgam has been placed under suspension following an enquiry initiated by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir against him for giving government equipment for private purposes. Sources informed Early Times that an enquiry was ordered by Divisional Commissioner Office Kashmir, following complaints of misuse of official position by the DIO. "An enquiry was initiated and as per preliminary findings, the involvement of DIO was ascertained after which he was placed under suspension", sources said, adding that though some other officials deputed in District Development Commissioner (DDC) office Bugdam were also in...
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BDO office Akhnoor spent Rs 1.80 lakh on hiring private vehicle
Financial norms trashed
3/28/2017 11:45:23 PM
K Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 28: In an apparent case of abusing official position and complete violation of rules, office of Block Development Officer (BDO) Akhnoor has spent Rs 1.80 lakh on hiring private vehicle. The audit report for the year 2015-2016 revealed that the then Block Development Officer Akhnoor had not followed the instructions issued by the higher authority and trashed laid financial norms. "The concerned officer did not comply by the instructions and rules for hiring the private vehicle and hired private vehicles from the open market without following laid codal formalities, thereby incurring irregular expenditure to the tune of Rs 179800 on account of hi...
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Militant, three civilians killed during gunfight, protests in Budgam
3/28/2017 11:09:16 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Mar 28: A militant was killed in an encounter with police and security forces at Chadoora in Central Kashmir's Budgam district while as three civilians were killed in firing of police as well as security forces as clashes broke out while the encounter was on in the area. Reports said that police and security forces cordoned off the Durbugh village near Chadoora town in Central Kashmir's Budgam district. The cordon was laid after the police and se...
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40 CRPF, 20 police personnel injured in stone pelting during Budgam encounter
3/28/2017 11:07:13 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 28: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has stated that today?s encounter with militants in Budgam was a particularly different one, as they had to fight it on two different levels- against militants and the stone pelting locals as well- informing that 40 CRPF and 20 Police personnel suffered injuries in the stone pelting. Briefing here about the Budgam encounter, CRPF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Dr. Sanjay Kumar said that the obstruction by the locals made their operation even more difficult, as they were forced to divert their attention from the militants. The operation was really difficult because, we had to fight it on two different platforms....
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Violence fetches destruction only: CM
3/28/2017 11:07:08 PM
Early Times Report Anantnag, Mar 28: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that militancy and other kinds of violence will yield nothing. "Militancy is going on in the state from past over several decades now, but it hasn't yielded any result except death and destruction," Mehbooba told media persons after addressing an election rally in Kokernag area here. Mehbooba said violence has only led to death and destruction in the state over the years. "Violence has only led to death, be it civilians, militants, policemen or army men," she said, adding that problems will be resolved only through dialogue for which peaceful atmosphere is obligatory. She admitted that during 2016 Kashmi...
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Govt employees afraid of election duties in volatile areas
3/28/2017 11:06:23 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 28: In the back drop of existing security situation and boycott calls by the separatists, employees of different government departments deputed to execute election are apprehensive of attacks on them in volatile areas of Kashmir on polling day. "Threatening posters, frequent rifle snatching incidents and daring attempts of militants to threaten even families of police personals worry us a lot. I don't understand how we can execute election duty when situation is tense and nobody feels safe in Kashmir" a government employee posted in one volatile area of south Kashmir said. They said that their families were also worried given the prevailin...
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Despite inflated project costs, SDH Nowshera, Sunderbani far from completion
People seek CM's intervention
3/28/2017 11:06:18 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Mar 28: The Government of India's claim to execute all departmental works through e-tendering has received a rude shock in two tehsils of Rajouri districts i.e., Nowshera and Sunderbani. The irony is that the corruption and nepotism have marred the construction of health centres which fall in the priority sector. The Public Works Department , the executing agency that was entrusted with opening of e-tendering for the construction of two sub-district hospitals in Sunderbani and Nowshera, did not keep pace with the execution of the works in time bound manner and till date has made an elephantine costing of both the hospitals and also without extending the tender...
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NC senses rout from Srinagar in coming LS polls
Karra fails to do any 'karamat'
3/28/2017 11:06:09 PM
Peer Saadi Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 28: The opposition National Conference is sensing its rout in the coming LS polls from Srinagar, its earlier bastion, with its candidate Dr Farooq seeking help of others to make himself relevant in JK's political landscape. Dr Farooq, the NC president, is perhaps fighting the most crucial political battle of his career. As per political observers, if he loses Srinagar again, like he did in the LS polls of 2014, it would be a dreadful end to his stint as a political veteran of Kashmir. Meanwhile, as NC is sensing its rout eminent in the forthcoming parliament polls, it is out to seek help from the outsiders. The party as per sources isn't ...
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Aradhana organizes a day out with the under privileged children
Students of GDC Bhaderwah hold protest against 1st semester's result
Seminar on SPREE organized
NAS organizes Mehfile-e-Mushaira
Samooh theatre organises awareness camp on 'women empowerment'
SHO activates all his resources to get choice thana
SHO hosts lavish dinner for Sr Officer
'Authorities at helms accused of shielding some erring schools'
Alleging discrepancies in 'delimitation', Deh Majlis locals warn to protest
Harsh flays Govt's flip flop over adjustment of promoted Masters of 2014
Protest demonstration after alleged negligence in death at distt hospital
PAF extends support to striking MGNREGA employees
Why Indian soldiers go near-blind at night against militants in Kashmir, LoC ?
20 teachers, master suspended for dereliction of duty
Family of ex-Sarpanch stage protest alleging inaction of police
Violence affects electioneering in Valley
Old woman dies of burn injuries
7 years on, bridge awaits completion in Bhaderwah
JK has huge potential in tourism sector: Dy CM
Rana joins Navratra congregation; prays for peace
Tehsildar Haveli locks district hospital canteen
PPYP- GDC Surankote organize 'Anti-Drugs awareness' seminar
People of Ghagwal protest against unfortunate incident in a temple
Youth Club appeals BSNL Manager to make exchange functional
Overloading goes unabated in Samba
Water crisis stares at Rajouri, local fear heightened crisis in 'coming summers'
CIC asks Kupwara DC to provide revenue extracts to villager
Dy CM Nirmal Singh Orders Suspension of JE
2 bovine smugglers arrested, 7 animals rescued
Body constituted to safeguard rights of retired employees
Jammu-Srinagar highway through for one-way traffic despite rain
Army rescues 71 tourists in Ladakh after avalanche hit the area
Former BMO Sohanjna clarifies allegations
Encroachment continues on state custodian land
AJKSPA criticizes Govt for implementing pay commission
Devotees in huge number paid obeisance at Gopinath Ashram
Jan seeks compensation for electrocution of bullocks
ABVP organizes blood donation camp
Dulhasti Power Station organizes Eye Screening camp
Thousands of devotees throng Bawe Wali Mata temple on first Navratra
Devotees throng Jasrota Kali Mata temple on first Navratra
Khelo India concludes at Nagrota Block
Graduation ceremony held at DPS Katra
KPS organizes 104th Navreh Samaroh
Shiv Sena organizes Chaari Yatra
NHPC bags award at India Pride Awards 2016-17
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