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Former Minister, family become beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat Scheme
How politicians grab poor's right!
1/23/2019 11:28:35 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Jan 23: Ratifying the allegations that the legitimate dues of the poor and underprivileged people are often usurped by the influential and undeserving, a former Minister and his family members have been listed amongst the beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat health insurance Scheme launched for the poor people of the country. Former MoS and MLA Udhampur, Pawan Kumar Gupta, his wife Manju Gupta , son Deepanshu Gupta and brother Rajesh Gupta and his
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Zulfikar all set to 'ditch' Mehbooba's PDP
Making desperate attempts to join Congress, forgets how he enforced Kashmir centric agenda in Jammu
1/23/2019 11:27:43 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: Zulfikar Choudhary who was a powerful cabinet minister in the PDP led coalition government is trying hard to join the Congress party, sources told Early Times. He was the man who forced the Mehbooba Mufti to issued directions to police and district administrations not to provide "police protection" for anti-encroachment drives that were being carried out by government departments against the encroachers without prior approval of the tribal affairs department. Mehbooba Mufti's directive not only gave immunity to the encroachers in Jammu but also encouraged more people to encroach land in Jammu region. Zulfikar motivated then Chief Minister Mehbooba Muft
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LED lights installed before opening of tender
Queer ways of PHE Deptt!
1/23/2019 11:27:33 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 23: In a very startling revelation, the Public Health Engineering Department Jammu got executed the work of installation of LED Lights at one of its station well before opening of tender leaving other competent players high and dry. Sources told Early Times that the PHE Department taking initiating step of a competitive tendering process got published NIT-194 for installation of LED lights through print media just week ago and the tender had to be opened on January 22, 2019 but matter of the fact is that the work was already executed by the department before the last date of tender. "The work of installation of LED lights has to be done in Lohar Station Mand
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PHE babus hire domestic vehicles in violation of norms
1/23/2019 11:27:21 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 23: The Public Health Engineering Department are leaving no stone unturned to fleece pubic exchequer as most of the officials at Executive Engineer level have hired domestic vehicles to run the day to day business. As per reliable sources informed Early Times that the PHE Jammu division has sufficient vehicles to run the business but the official posted at district level prefers Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) in violation of norms. "As per the set guidelines, if any department needs more vehicles they have to put forward their demand to the State Motor Garages Department for approval but the officials of the PHE department never get approval from the de
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Dogs rule the roost in GMC&H Jammu
1/23/2019 11:27:04 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 23: Welcome to Jammu's biggest hospital, Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu, a place where dogs lay on beds and roam outside the emergency ward of the hospital. A picture of a dog taking a nap on a bed has gone viral on social media. The GMC&H Jammu also hit media limelight in 2012 when a monkey was found sleeping on the beds of emergency ward and a media person also had uploaded a video on Youtube on July 19, 2012, showing monkey freely roaming in
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Many id's deleted, thousands ignored in NFSA
FCS&CA Scams!
1/23/2019 11:26:36 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report POONCH, Jan 23: Although government has claimed to provide fair ration supplies to the common masses through Nation Food Safety Act (NFSA) in state but reality is that the poor persons are ignored and denied all benefits under this scheme. According to the sources many IDs have been deleted due to unknown reasons and no one among administrative officials is available to listen to the public problems. There are many ids which have been deleted and card holders are facing many problems. A local of village Dhara namely Mohammad Akbar son of Manga having same matter said, his ration card's Id number 100000586 (allotted by department) has been deleted by
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NC leaders give ultimatum to Abdullahs on 'new invitation'
1/23/2019 11:26:15 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 23: A group of senior leaders of National Conference have allegedly given an "ultimatum" to the Abdullah family that if a leader who was recently ousted from Peoples Democratic Party was given entry into NC they would leave the party. Sources said a group of senior NC leaders held a meeting with Omar Abdullah that if the said leader who was recently expelled from PDP is given any space in the party, they would resign in protest. Source said the leaders told this to Omar after they got inputs that the Abdullahs were looking at the said leader as the "best bet" from Amira Kadal constituency for the Assembly elections in the coming months. Sources said the
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Revenue officer's son gets selected as Physical Teacher on fake certificate
1/23/2019 11:26:06 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Jan 23: Son of an influential revenue officer, who got selected as Physical Teacher under Rehbar-e-Khel recruitment scheme, has submitted a fake certificate to get the job. This deception was unearthed by Revenue Department itself after the authorities cancelled the Permanent Resident Certificate issued in favour of the beneficiary. As per details, Tehsildar Dooru Shahabad has issued a bonafide certificate in favour of Syed Mudasir Ahmad s/o Syed Fayaz Ahmad R/o Kapran AP Anchidora Anantnag on 08-01-2018 declaring that the above mentioned person was a resident of Kaparan Dooru. Few days later, On 24th of Jan 2018, Tehsildar Dooru cancelled
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ACB sleuths raid RTO office Jammu, seize records; top officials under scanner
1/23/2019 11:23:08 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: Sleuths of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided the Regional Transport Office (RTO) Jammu here on Wednesday and seized various records pertaining to driving licenses. Sources told Early Times that the ACB team seized the records pertaining to "Endorsement of Heavy Driving Licenes" allegedly issued to blue eyed and influential people through middlemen. These licenses have been allegedly issued after taking huge money from the beneficiaries. Sources said that the ACB team seized huge record pertaining to the scandal wherein direct heavy licences were issued to the influential people without following the due procedure while the deserv
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No smartness in handling Smart city projects in twin capitals
Administration still finalizing logos
1/23/2019 11:15:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: At a time when the government has spent just one percent of total funds on Smart city project in twin capital cities, the authorities have invented new ways to divert the attention of the people from government's lethargic approach. As per the insiders, the government in order to duck embarrassment over failing to meet the deadline for smart city implementation in Jammu as well as in Srinagar is inviting logos for the smart cities. In Srinagar, the government went on record, stating that the Srinagar Smart City Limited on Jan 22, this year held an assessment meeting of the expert jury to evaluate the entries for a logo design for the Srinagar Smart Cit
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High profile absenteeism on rise in Poonch
1/23/2019 11:15:25 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Jan 23: High profile absenteeism has been on rise in this border district, sources said. They said the new culture of high profile absenteeism was giving a tough time to locals throughout the district. People come from far off villages for redressal of their grievances but return disappointed as the babus rarely remain in their offices,. It is pertinent to mention here that high level officers including SDMs, Tehsildars and others have been found absent from the duty unauthorizedly for days together putting the daily visitors to their offices to inconvenience. Several people while talking to Early Times alleged that the present situation of
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Low rung cop playing spoil sport, striking deals with drug peddlers
1/23/2019 11:15:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: A low rung cops allegedly playing spoil sport in a branch, meant for curbing anti-social and anti-national activities in Jammu district for monetary benefits. Sources in the police department said that a low rung cop in the police department has been allegedly spoiling the affairs by misusing his official position. If sources are to be believed, the cop had remained 'karyakhass' in most of the police stations in Jammu district and has established his contacts in each and every corner of the in Jammu district. "The cop remained 'karyakhass' for Station House Officers (SHOs) of most of the police stations of Jammu district", said sources adding that p
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PDD employees vulnerable to electric shocks, Govt unmoved
1/23/2019 11:15:10 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 23: On Monday, a Power Development Department (PDD) employee died while repairing a transmission line in Sheeri area of Baramulla district again bringing vulnerability of these employees to fore. Muhammad Sultan, an inspector with the PDD, was electrocuted while fixing a fault at Sheeri receiving station. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival. An official said that since 2014, more than 70 PDD employees and contractual labourers died on-duty due to electric shocks in Kashmir. More than 25 people have become disabled and while 30 others have sustained severe burn due to electric shocks in the same period. The
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2019 Polls in JK: ECI to take final call on Jan 28
1/23/2019 11:15:02 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 23: All eyes are set on January 28 as the chief election commissioner Sunil Arora will likely visit Jammu on a two day tour for wider consultations to take a call on whether to hold Assembly and parliamentary polls in the state early or to delay the exercise. Reliable sources told early times that the CEC will get the feedback from state home secretary, DGP Dilbagh Singh , secretary education and other officers before announcing the final decision. The CEC will also get feedback from various political parties. Sources said that except PDP, all political parties are ready for polls. "Reason why PDP is not ready is obvious that the par
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S&O JEs of PDD denied benefits under SRO 14 and 18
To approach Governor's Grievance Cell
1/23/2019 11:14:56 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 23: The Junior Engineers of Power Development Department have been denied benefits of SRO 18 of 1998 dated 19/1/98 and SRO 14 of 1996 dated 15/1/96. A delegation of the JEs of S&O Wing said they have been put to monetary loss after being denied benefits under the aforementioned SROs. The SROs laid down that JEs after completing eight years of service have to be put in the higher grade of 4260 ubnder SRO 18 and after successful completion of nine years the JEs are provided in -situ promotion where in they are promoted in next higher grade with the benefit of an additional increment. However, despite clear guidelines of the SROs, the JEs of S&O Wing hav
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On SIC's intervention, ADC gives info on brick kilns in Budgam
1/23/2019 11:14:43 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 23: After being summoned personally for hearing, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Budgam has provided copies of brick kiln licenses issued in the district during last several years. The information was earlier denied by the ADC who is also the designated Public Information Officer (PIO) but has been in news for violating the provisions of J&K RTI Ac 2009. Details available with Early Times reveal that an application under RTI was filed by one Abdul Qayoom Mir S/O Ghulam Mohammad Mir R/O Peer Bagh Budgam on March 26th 2018 under J&K RTI Act 2009 seeking information of Brick Kiln licenses issued by DC Budgam from License No.01/DCB/283 to licens
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