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Police yet to trace missing KP constable Sameer, ailing parents' pleas remain unheard
5/29/2017 11:58:27 PM
Unanswered Questions: What are Kashmir Pandit MLCs doing? Ejaz was the last person seen with Sameer, Why J&K Police has failed to find out Ejaz's complicity? Why Ejaz did not raise and alarm or seek help to rescue Sameer when he jumped to river? Even though Sameer had jumped to the river, where is the body? Why J&K Police had not initiated inquiry into a constable remaining absent on duty, till the family lodged an FIR? Why Police have not put Sameer's mobile phones on surveillance? Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: 61 year old Rook Krishan Bhat, a displaced Kashmiri Pandit migrant living in a two room tenement in TRT Nagrota, 15 kilometers from Jammu city, wi...
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Forget probe in PHE scam, babus visit LoC village for picnic
5/29/2017 11:55:43 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, May 29: Even as the government had asked the administration in Sunderbani here to visit a village close to the Line of Control to probe Rs 1.18 crore scam that has deprived the poor villagers of potable water scheme for years, the official machinery ended up visiting the area for holidaying. In the wake of series of reports carried by Early Times on which officials of Public Health Engineering (PHE) department have swindled money meant for construction of potable w...
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Why are J&K Cong leaders silent on Kerala sacrilege act?
5/29/2017 11:55:01 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: Although Congress leadership has suspended three party leaders who committed sacrilegious act at Kerala just to hurt sentiments of a particular section of the society, the Congress leaders of J&K could not muster courage to condemn that act. In J&K Congress, there are many leaders who are always over-enthusiastic to speak in favour of anti-national elements of Kashmir Valley. But on the Kerala incident, which has hurt sentiments of millions of people across the country, these leaders are silent just to appease some radical and fundamentalist elements. The silence of J&K Congress leaders has raised many eye-brows because these leaders are habitual of sp...
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Apprehending trouble from NIA probe, Geelani trains guns on Abdullahs again
5/29/2017 11:54:49 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: With the National Investigating Agency (NIA) tightening noose around the separatists for alleged Pakistani funding, senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani has shifted his focus from the ruling government to opposition. In a latest statement, Syed Ali Geelani has taken a dig at former Chief Minister and senior National Conference leader Omar Abdullah over Shopian double rape and murder of 2009 and almost sought death sentence for the latter. In a statement Geelani said Omar Abdullah who was the Chief Minister that time played a key role in "concealing the origin of the incident" and said the killers were provided opportunity to "escape the grip of law"....
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Shutdown, protest call evokes no response in absence of money
5/29/2017 11:54:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: Centre tightening its noose around separatists and choking the Hawala channels seems to have worked. Despite separatists calling for a 2-day shutdown after killing of the self-styled Hizbul commander Sabzar Ahmed and his aide, life in Kashmir remained unaffected. People carried out their daily chores and traffic plied normally. Only a few areas in Srinagar's old city and two districts in south Kashmir were hit due to the strike in other areas people didn't show any interest. A police official while talking to Early Times said, "The people who used to fund stone-pelting and orchestrate the street protests are facing the heat. They have been nailed as the...
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BJP Ministers' Saturday sitting in office a formal exercise, eyewash for public
Personal staff of mantris show no follow up action.....!
5/29/2017 11:54:30 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: Post visit of BJP national President Amit Shah's visit to Jammu last month, even as the party ministers are religiously following the schedule of weekly sitting in the party office to hear problems of the public and workers, no follow up after that makes it mere eyewash, only to 'grind own axe' . Sources in the party said while the ministers have been attending this sitting, sort of interface with the supporters and workers who come to register their problems, this session no matter an interactive one, has not yielded any result in terms of any solution or redressal of the same. Every Saturday one minister as per the schedule prepared by the president of ...
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Infighting intensifies after constituency assigned to Priya Sethi
Nagrota becomes BJP's waterloo
5/29/2017 11:54:14 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: Infighting in so-called "disciplined" BJP came to the fore when Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi started mass contact programme in Nagrota assembly constituency on Sunday. Credible sources in the BJP said that Priya Sethi has been asked to start work in Nagrota assembly constituency due to infighting in the party. Sources said that a group within the party wants to keep MLC Ajatstatru Singh away from Nagrota assembly seat because this group-comprising three senior leaders, has some vested interest so they don't want any strong leader to work in Nagrota assembly seat. Ironically a senior party leader, who has responsibility of strengthening p...
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Influential doc gets transfer order modified within 6 months
5/29/2017 11:44:50 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 29: In a glaring example of favouritism, an influential doctor posted in Sub District Hospital Samba, managed to get his transfer order modified within 6 months by retaining his choicest and same place of posting. Moreover, sources within the hospital said that the doctor exchanged his duty with another doctor reportedly in clear violation of roster made by concerned authority but they turned blind eyes toward the violation. "They said doctor was transferred to District Kathua but succeeded to get a choice place in the same hospital," sources alleged. They further alleged that the doctor has exchanges his duty with other doctor very often but no one from ...
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Govt to DCs : 'Don't transfer land to depts without due approval'
5/29/2017 11:44:43 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, May 29: The government has directed the District Development Commissioners not to entertain requisition for transfer of state land to various government departments without ascertaining the actual requirement of land. The government has taken a note of "lackadaisical approach" by the officials in acquisition of the land. The Revenue Department has written to the departments that the indent for acquisition of land shall not be extended if it is placed by the respective head of departments/corporations addressed to district collector only. "While placing the indent, the HoD concerned shall specifically certify that he/she has duly been authorise...
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Aspirant 'manipulates seniority list'
New Director Colleges
5/29/2017 11:44:38 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: As the term of incumbent Director Colleges is ending, many aspirants have started lobbying to grab the coveted post. As Dr Renu Goswamy, the incumbent Director, is retiring by May 31, sources said one of the aspirants has even allegedly manipulated the seniority list. "First four academicians (principals) in the seniority lists are from Jammu division. Among them Dr Kiran Bakshi, presently, principal Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, stands on top in the seniority list", sources said. However, 'manipulating' the seniority list, another aspirant from Jammu is trying hard to grab the post, they said. "A principal of a government co...
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Chowki officer 'strikes deal with drug peddlers'
SI only seizes 'easily-bailable' substance
5/29/2017 11:44:20 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: A chowki officer in one of the chowkis of Jammu district has found a novel way to earn easy money. A Sub Inspector, who happens to be the chowki officer, only shows seizure of the substance which is easily bailable, and never seizes narcotics. According to a senior officer, few days back the Sub Inspector apprehended five drug peddlers along with huge consignment of narcotics. But instead of seizing all of it, the SI seized only selected substances, which legally is easily bailable. "Few days ago a group of five persons carrying different narcotic substance and cash Rs 8 lakh was apprehended by the SI, but only two persons were arrested and selective sub...
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Violating HC order, FPF grants promotions from stayed seniority list
5/29/2017 11:44:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 29: In violation of Jammu and Kashmir High Court order, the Forest Protection Force (FPF) has reportedly affected promotions of FPF guards as Deputy Inspectors from the seniority list which was stayed by High Court in year 2015 and 2016. According to documents in possession of Early Times, Jammu and Kashmir High Court on 1/5/2015 had stayed seniority list issued vide order number 344-DFPF of 2015 dated 31/3/2015 and directed that no promotion to the post of Inspector on substantive basis or otherwise shall be made. Moreover, the same seniority was stayed in number of petitions pending in Jammu wing of High Court including 1278 of 2015 and 1280 of 2015 and in...
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Former Hurriyat constituent welcomes Rajnath's statement
Seeks peaceful settlement of K-issue
5/29/2017 11:44:04 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, May 29: In a surprising move, separatist outfit, Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen (KTK) on Tuesday welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement in which he had asserted that government had found a permanent solution to the vexed Kashmir issue. KTK led by Anjum Zamrooda Habib a former constituent of Hurriyat (G) while welcoming HM's statement said this issue has consumed six hundred thousand lives since 1947 and every such move which is aimed at its peaceful solution will be appreciated. It is in place to mention that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asserted that the BJP-led NDA government had found a permanent solution to the vexed...
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Make design of Govt deptts compatible with their functioning, CM to planners
5/29/2017 11:43:53 PM
Srinagar, May 29: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today impressed upon the project executors and policy planners to factor in the emerging requirements of government organizations while designing and constructing office spaces for them. Ms Mehbooba, while chairing a meeting to review the accommodation status of Government Departments here today, said the functions and duties of government offices being diverse and changing, care should be taken to subsume them while designing s...
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NC President at it again, hails Narendra Modi
Says PM worried about Kashmir situation
5/29/2017 11:43:38 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 29: National Conference (NC) President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah has of late developed love and respect for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the PM is concerned about the prevailing law & order situation in Kashmir valley. Dr. Abdullah who met the Prime Minister recently at New Delhi has been claiming ever since the meeting that Modi is keeping a tab on the developments taking place in Kashmir valley. These claims run contrary to the assertion of Dr. Abdullah who not long ago had been saying that Prime Minister has left the people of Kashmir at the mercy of the God. The National Conference President who was recently elected to Lok Sa...
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Pak funding to Separatists
NIA summons three separatist leaders for questioning
5/29/2017 11:43:28 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 29: Tightening noose around separatists for their role in instigating violence in Kashmir against hefty amounts of money received from Pakistan, NIA has summoned three separatist leaders for questioning. Sources told Early Times that three separatist leaders, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias 'Bitta Karate', Nayeem Khan and Javed Ahmed Baba alias 'Gazi' of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat have been summoned to New Delhi by National Investigation Agency (NIA) for questioning. Pertinently NIA team had last week questioned these leaders for four consecutive days. Today, Dar, Ahmed and Khan were asked to bring some bank and property documents, besides other papers with them to Delh...
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LOCAL NEWS
Zulfkar seeks cooperation of media for projection of J&K's positives
Militants make appearance at Sabzar Bhat's funeral
Charges against Cop in illegal gratification case
Tourists biggest brand ambassadors of J&K: Mehbooba
2 moderate intensity tremors hit J&K
Duo rape accused denied bail
Stone pelters damage Jammu bound tourist vehicles in Valley
Four held with 6gms Heroin
Alleging life threat from his in-laws, Sub Judge seeks security cover
EO Udhampur lands in Vigilance net
Bar & Wine Traders Asso Ladakh moves to Apex Court seeking modification on 'Sikkim pattern'
Adhocism or nepotism: 'influential orderly' handling affairs of five Panchayats, who cares?
JMC conducts Thematic Drive in and around Mosques
Fire engulfs electronic shop
Martyrdom of Shri Guru Arjan Dev ji remembered
NPSU demands cancellation of India-Pakistan match
SKUAST-J alumni elect office bearers
‘World no Tobacco Week' entered 4th day, IGGDC organizes a lecture
Fully prepared to ensure peaceful pilgrimage: DGP
State land encroached in Rajouri, courtesy nexus of Revenue/Municipal officials
CEO suspends entire staff of middle school for 'irregularities'
Rana holds meet with police officers, calls for stern action against drug peddlers
ACD, BDO remain 'absent' from duties
Jan alleges GREF of poor quality work, unapproved road alignments
Many schools damaged by wind storm in Gundna Zone
Storm damages high school building, roof top blown away, students sit under open sky
Youth Association for Service of Humanity and Nation launched
900 Kgs Lahan, 40 pouches of illicit liquor destroyed
Power shutdown
Jat biradari keeps celebration alive to welcome Manmohan Singh
SOS Hermenn Gmeiner school held investiture ceremony
Week long workshop concludes
DPS students top in 12th CBSE exams
DPS organizes badminton competition
ReT teachers gear up for a big protest if salary issue not settled
JSS students bring laurels to school
JKPS celebrates Toddlers' birthday
MWA holds general body meet
Anti polythene drive: Police seizes 130 Qtls of polythene carry bags, two held
Dharna suspended for 3-months
NPP will not allow change of demography of Jammu: Mankotia
Pathania flags off anti-polythene rally
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