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Amid complaints of irregularities, Tasaduq Mufti 'summons' SMC chief
7/20/2017 11:27:24 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 19: Amid rising complaints of alleged corruption and favouritism in Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Tasaduq Mufti, who also heads the Chief Minister's grievance cell, on Wednesday "summoned" the SMC Commissioner Dr Shafqat Khan. Officials close to the Chief Minister's Secretariat said Dr Khan was called to the residence of the Muftis. Some days back, Tasaduq had released a handout saying he was not satisfied with the working of the SMC. Dr Khan, who drove to the Mufti villa, had to wait at the entrance till his vehicle was finally allowed to go in. Sources said Tasaduq, who for some time has been "looking after the affairs" of Srinagar, told Khan that hi...
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Govt departments fail to utilize central funds
No accountability among top Babus
Abodh Sharma7/20/2017 11:24:31 AM
Early Times Report jammu, July 19: While the slow pace of development in J&K is conveniently attributed to prevailing situation of law and order in the state, a closer look at the performance of different departments of the state government exposes the complete lack of accountability on part of the senior officers, especially HoDs, who have failed to deliver despite generous funding by the Centre. Slow pace of development, repeated failures to meet deadlines on vital projects, inability to utilize central funds, increasing cases of corruption and falling public satisfaction has brought the babudom of the state under scanner and people are demanding professional audit of the officers of ...
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Separatists refuse to mend their ways
After calling for back to back strikes from July 8 to 13; call for yet another shutdown, UN chalo on July 21
7/20/2017 11:23:56 AM
Early Times Report jammu, July 19: Despite seeking concessions from the government separatists seem in no mood to allow the normalcy to return to Kashmir. After calling for back to back shutdowns and strikes from July 8 to July 13, separatists have once again called for a Valley-wide shutdown and United Nations office chalo in Srinagar on July 21 (Friday). Sources told Early Times that handlers of separatists sitting across the Line of Control (LoC) and in Pakistan are "unhappy" with the separatists as they have failed to mobilize the people and trigger unrest in the Valley. "Separatists are feeling the heat from both the sides. On one side National Investigating Agency (NIA) has tigh...
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Year on, lethargic PSC fails to declare result of +2 lecturers
Akshay Azad7/20/2017 11:23:14 AM
Early Times Report jammu, July 19: The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) is virtually working at snail's pace as after lapse of over one year, since it had conducted written test for posts of 10+2 lecturers in various subjects, results are still awaited. The delay in declaring results has drawn criticism of the aspirants who have been waiting for the results since last many months but there is no word from authorities. The aspirants informed Early Times that the written test for the posts of 10+2 lecturers in various subjects was conducted by Commission in the month of June 2016 but after lapse of over one year, the result was still pending. The written test for Bio-...
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Administration skips RTI queries
CCTV 'scam' becomes nightmare for JU
7/20/2017 11:22:36 AM
Early Times Report jammu, July 19; Alleged closed-circuit television (CCTVs) has become a nightmare for the administration of University of Jammu, as ghost of 'misappropriation' funds is still coming in the way of right to information act.According to sources, the administration had given its nod to install CCTVs to an unapproved firm, and now the administration is skipping the repeated RTIs being filed by some aware citizens."Regarding the installation of CCTVs in the Directorate of Distance Education, it is once again intimated that due to the difference in the specification of CCTVs Cameras, neither the bills have entertained nor the payment has been made to the firm so far. As and whe...
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Mehbooba conducts whirlwind tour of Srinagar city
7/19/2017 11:28:09 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 19: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today conducted a whirlwind tour of Srinagar city during which she inaugurated several public utilities and also laid the foundation of many developmental projects. Enroute, the Chief Minister met several deputations who apprised her of their day to day problems and sought their redressal. Minister for R&B, Naeem Akhtar; Minister for Education, Syed Altaf Bukhari and Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash accompanied the Chief Minister during the tour. The Chief Minister inaugurated two steel decked bridges at Skiul Doub and Chandpora in Harwan area. She also visited the Harwan dam and took a...
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Adopted two years back by MP, Saddal still awaits road connectivity
Pregnant woman delivers baby on road
7/19/2017 11:27:51 PM
PS Bali Early Times Report Jammu, July 19 A pregnant woman of village Saddal which was adopted by the MP and union minister of state had to deliver her baby on the roadside the only road that connected the village to nearest health unit was blocked due to landslides triggered by heavy rains. The incident has brought to the fore the fate of the village which lacks even a decent road connectivity, two years after it was adopted by the local MP amid lot of hype. According to sources, Babli Dev...
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It's war-like situation in Jammu's Rajouri
Pak butchers targeting children
7/19/2017 11:27:06 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 19: It is a war-like situation in the forward areas of Nowshera sector in the strategically vital Rajouri district. Pakistan has turned so desperate that it is now targeting civilian areas and not sparing even school-going small children, girls included. Such is the nature of the reign of terror let loose by Pakistan that on Tuesday over 250 highly frightened school children remained stranded inside their class rooms for almost six hours. Pakistani army had bombarded civilian pockets using deadly 120 mm mortar shells. One Indian army jawan attained martyrdom in heavy cross-firing while five others received injuries in the equally strategic Nowshera sector in...
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BOPEE fails to make merit list public; put MBBS, BDS aspirants to unnecessary trouble
7/19/2017 11:26:51 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, July 19: Although more than two weeks have passed since the result of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) was announced at the national level the merit list of the candidates of Jammu & Kashmir is yet to be made public by the concerned authority. The delay in the framing of the merit list has led to anxiety among the candidates who appeared in the NEET and can make it to the MBBS or BDS in the recognized medical as well as dental colleges of the state. Candidates have already completed the requisite formalities and are eagerly waiting for the merit list to be out. Going by the pace of work it seems it would take ages for the Board of Pr...
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LA seeks report on charges against ISM's Dir
7/19/2017 11:26:41 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 19: The Legislative Assembly has sought a report from the Commissioner Secretary Health and Medical Education department on the allegations levelled against Secretary (Tech) Health who also holds the charge of Director Indian System of Medicine (ISM). On Tuesday, the Deputy Secretary LA wrote a letter to Commissioner Secretary Health, a copy of which is with Early Times, saying that a representation was made by the president Ayush Doctors Association of Kashmir requesting "personal indulgence into serious scams and malpractices" of Secretary (Tech) Health, who is also holding the charge of ISM Director, as "endorsed by various government organizations and...
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Prized property retrieved in Pahalgam after ET campaign
7/19/2017 10:58:32 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, July 19: The Municipal Committee Pahalgam has retrieved property worth crores of rupees that an influential contractor had grabbed in nexus with the some officials of Urban Local Bodies department at the picturesque tourist resort. This year Early Times had published a series of reports about the irregularities that have surfaced in an internal inquiry conducted by Chief Executive Officer Pahalgam Development Officer who is also the administrato...
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Whistleblower smells rat in vigilance probe, seeks change of IO
follow up
7/19/2017 10:57:56 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, July 19: Apprehending fowl play into the investigations regarding alleged fraudulent bank transactions by a Village Level Worker(VLW), the whistleblower official has sought replacement of the Investigating Officer(IO). The whistleblower, who was then posted as Block Development Officer (BDO) Lambheri here has shot a letter to the Director Vigilance saying that he was not satisfied with the ongoing investigations. Some days ago the Vigilance department had called the BDO for questioning. But in a bid to allegedly favor the VLW, the Vigilance officials had asked the whistleblower BDO to withdraw the case. The BDO says the IO had told that it would be "better...
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Police Inspector attached for 'harassing' travel agents
7/19/2017 10:57:43 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 19: An Inspector of one of the wings of police department was attached to headquarter after he impersonated as a Station House Officer (SHO) of a specific area to harass travel agents for managing free bus tickets for his kin. "Inspector of the intelligence wing of police has been attached after complaint against him was received that he harasses and threatens travel agents and poses as SHO of the concerned area," said sources. They said the Inspector was posted as head of a sector in Jammu district in one of the intelligence wings of the police department. "Misusing his official position, the said Inspector threatened some travel agents and demanded free...
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Geelani, Mirwaiz advise India, Pak to hold dialogue
Warmongers are now peaceniks!
7/19/2017 10:57:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 19: The separatists who otherwise issue anti-India rants have all of a sudden turned peaceniks, with some becoming security analysts, asking both India and Pakistan to resolve issues via dialogue in the backdrop of China standoff and LoC tensions. There are at present consistent statements being issued from the pro-Pak separatist Syed Ali Geelani and Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The duo is making all attempts to prove to the both countries that they are the best security experts who could deliver their expertise on the bilateral ties between the two countries. "Wasn't that Geelani who declared that Kashmir's ongoing conflict is for Islam an...
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Transferred docs still enjoy DDO powers
7/19/2017 10:57:26 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 19: Throwing norms to winds, there are various doctors who are still having drawing and disbursing (DDO) powers, though they were transferred some months back. Sources said despite their transfer and posting, many doctors have not joined their new place of posting, as they have not allowed their successors to join against their posts. Last month, the government had ordered transfer and posting of 57 doctors vide order number 314-HME of 2017, dated 13-06-2017. According to the order, Dr Mohammad Ramzan I/C BMO, Uri at s.no 13 was transferred and posted as Medical Officer, PHC Trehgam. The said doctor has not joined at his new pla...
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Docs in Kashmir openly defy ban on pvt practice
Govt to book violators
7/19/2017 10:57:20 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, July 19: The government has directed the officials of Health department to identify the doctors who are indulging in private practice despite a ban. A top official told Early Times that it has come to light that majority of the HODs, professors, assistant professors and even medical officers at various government hospitals in urban and rural areas are working in private nursing homes despite a ban on private practice by government. The official said they have also received reports that medicos including some of the HODs of SKIMS are indulging in private practice despite drawing non-practicing allowances (NPA) from the government. He sai...
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NC hit hard by Modi's silence on Art 35-A
7/19/2017 10:57:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 19: The national Conference is hit by another move of the Modi government to strengthen the Mehbooba Mufti government but going silent on its view on Art 35-A. The party has been shaken and in another desperate move twist the facts has accused the PDP of not taking enough measures with regard to this important constitutional legislation. The party has accused the PDP of being complacent in not effectively telling the Centre that it should come out in clear black-and-white on this issue. The NC has criticised the Modi government for not taking a clear stand on the issue which it said is of huge constitutional importance. "NC was expecting the Centre ...
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Anantnag terror attack on Yatris
Arrest of police officer
7/19/2017 10:54:01 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 19: In what can be called a rather shocking development in the Amarnath attack investigation, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) leading the investigation has arrested a policeman in connection to the terror attack. According to credible sources, the "SIT is currently questioning a PDP legislator in connection with the case". Touseef Ahmed who's a part of the Jammu & Kashmir police's security wing is also being questioned because of his alleged role in the situation. He was picked up last Thursday. The SIT picked the cop "after a telephone interception showed his involvement in the case. He's alleged to have called a handler". The SIT is conducting an ...
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5 yrs on, SSB fails to recruit 6 ATOs
7/19/2017 10:53:48 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, July 19: The J&K Service Selection Board, billed as a fast-track recruitment agency of the state, has failed to release the selection list of six Assistant Tourist Officers (ATOs), 15 months after the interviews were conducted. The government had invited applications for the six posts of ATOs through SSB in 2012. Thousands of candidates had applied. Later, the SSB took three years to formulate syllabus for the ATOs exam. "We had thought the fast-track recruitment agency would conduct the written test within months. But to our shock and dismay the board took two more years to conduct the test," the aspirants told Early Times. They said in beg...
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SIC directs BDO Pampore to allow inspection of records
7/19/2017 10:53:40 PM
Early Times Report Pulwama, July 19: After an RTI applicant was asked to pay more than Rs 3000 as RTI application fees in Pulwama , the State Information Commission (SIC) directed the Block Development Officer (BDO) concerned to allow inspection of records by the information seeker. Details available with Early Times reveal that the SIC received an appeal on 01.05.2017 from Mohammad Shafi Dar of Krenchoo, Pampore against First Appellate Authority (FAA)/District Development Commissioner Pulwama and PIO/Block Development Officer (BDO) Pampore. The appellant said he had filed an application under the RTI Act on 16.05.2016 before PIO/BDO Pampore but the BDO did not furnish him the requ...
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City Judge directs SHO to investigate 26 year old murder case
7/19/2017 10:53:28 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 19: City Judge Jammu, today issued directions to in-charge police station Kanachak to investigate a murder case which was committed 26 years back under the jurisdiction of Kanachak police station. "I have perused the application minutely from which it reveals that serious allegations seems to be made out against accused", reads the order, adding that the complainant has also placed on documents which transpires that applicant has complied the provision of section 154 (1) and section 154 (3) CrPC. The averments made in the application, prime facie shows that the allegations which are made against the accused are very heinous and serious in nature, which r...
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Free medical camp organised for rural people
Adbi Kunj holds literary meet
Two women killed in landslides triggered on Ramnagar-Udhampur Road
Man injured in bear attack
Happenings on borders alarming, Govt should come out of statement mode: MLA Rana
Banihal petrol pumps to go dry for the last two days
JSS Kathua brings laurels in SOF
ADICCG registers emphatic win in 13th Gufran C'ship
Cabinet clears draft bill to replace GST ordinances for J&K
Kavinder hands over 'Pehchan Cards' to female artisans
Guv appoints Tsering Angchuk as member to J&K PSC
SKUAST-TAJ starts signature campaign in support of rechristening the institute
We maintain shrines, temples with our own funds: SVS
Over 8,000 pilgrims from J&K to perform Haj
RMSA, CUJ join hands to organize workshop on vocational education
DB seeks 'status of investigation' by CBI into cricket scam
JDC welcomes first ever national level sammelan of RSS
JKFFA pays tributes to martyrs, Amarnath pilgrims
Dr Drabu for incentivizing JK's skilled labour
Power shutdown
Locals demand fulfillment of ZEO post in Bhatyas
Army pays floral tribute to soldier martyred at LoC in Pak firing
48 pilgrims die due to terror attack, accidents in 18 days
NPSU demands role back of decision to introduce Kashmiri Subject in Jammu Pradesh
JPPF criticizes Govt order of converting 74 posts into Kashmiri language
CTF, trade associations hold interactive session with additional commissioner
MPEJ criticizes PWD for bad roads
JKCSECC to stage protest on July 21 in support of demands
NHM Employees demand timely release of salaries
Rs 7.36 lakh fine imposed, 4 FIRs registered against power defaulters
PIL against encroachment of state land by politicians, bureaucrats, police officers
JCO succumbs, two civilians injured in Pak shelling along LoC
BJP has betrayed legacy of Dr SP Mookerjee: Harsh
SC upholds HC verdict on 'invalid' selection of 29 AIOs by SSB
HC directs State to remove encroachment on state land at Sidhra
JK Govt spent Rs 1,961 cr violating budgetary provisions: CAG
Lashkar commander Abu Dujana, two associates give slip to forces in Pulwama
‘Bhand Pather’ dying a slow death in Kashmir
DB issues directives in PIL regarding security of courts
HC denies stay to Ex-MLC against eviction of Govt accommodation
PIL on orphanage: HC directs Com/ Secy SWD to submit report by Aug 2
Three IAS officers transferred
Mughal Road thrown open for HMVs
ABVP protests against CBCS system in admission procedure
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