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Breaking News :   Former Army General cannot become JK Governor! | Minister 'reconciles' with PDP, goes active in Kashmir | PSUs face huge losses, political appointees reap benefits of power | Adjustment of three Engineer friends from one division to another raises eyebrows | Aadhar card making employee 'beaten' byMLA Nowshera, shifted to hospital | Amnesty to stone-pelters: BJP unhappy | Abrupt withdrawal of 'live' package for incentives major jolt to industry sector | PDD doesn't know how to distribute 792 MWs of additional power in JK | BGSU students dishonour national anthem, locals aghast | Farooq doesn't know what he says | 3-day long training on Early Childhood Education concludes | Shiksha Niketan holds debate competition | Lawrence Public School celebrates Annual day | RM Public School organises various activities | DPS won medals in district badminton championship | Mount Litera Zee School Tarore organizes seminar | SKUAST Jammu organizes Fresher's Day | Farooq roars about tampering with Article 370 | CONFRONT THIS AIR | Smart condo conundrum: Talk to your home and your appliances! | 82MM Mortar shell found in Ramgarh | GDC Udhampur organizes Career Counselling Programme | Quiz Competition GenQuiz-2k17 organized | Appointment of Jammu and Kashmir interlocutor shows Centre's intent to engage | Centre to reimburse Jammu and Kashmir govt for relief to those affected in cross-border firing | VVIPs delayed her flight, doctor shouts at minister, then breaks down | HC asks JKSRTC to vacate its office within three months | More flights from state to smaller towns on the anvil under UDAN | Union Cabinet approves revision of salaries of SC, High Court judges | Efforts being taken up to bring Kashmiri youth back to the right path' | Those with guns will be given answers in same language: Dy CM | Redouble efforts to fill vacancies: Mehbooba to SSB, PSC | Aadhar card making employee 'beaten' byMLA Nowshera, shifted to hospital | Bizarre! PDP legislator hikes OPD Ticket cost at Sub-district hospital Kokernag | KVK trains Agriculture Extension Officers on Climate Smart Agriculture | Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra organises "Shardhanjali Samaroh" for Guru Tegh Bahadur | BSF School shines in sports, literary activities | Jammu lads shine at Nat'l games in Haryana | IPTA holds multilingual mushaira | Hindi debate competition held | All-out operation in Kashmir to continue | Govt fails to build requisite infrastructure for improvisation of power in JK | DIET Banihal organizes programme on disaster management | Online quiz competition organized | Applications being transferred unnecessarily | SKUAST-J organizes agricultural workshop at Bhaderwah | J&K Bank conducts awareness camp-cum-workshop | MP approaches Centre to seek transfer of 'defiant' SHO | Association of Industries discusses issues arisen after implementation of GST | Anganwari workers, helpers without salary for last 8 months | JKRTTF appreciates ZEO’s decision | Corrupt MS gets prime position yet again | DBA Doda opposes premature inauguration of District Court Complex | Gaddi Sippi association grieves demise of Jaryal | Members of Unemployed Engineers condemn CVPP | DB dismisses Criminal Acquittal appeal, acquitted accused from offence under NDPS | HC rejects claim petition seeking compensation for damaged house by devastating floods | J-K Govt urges Centre to sanction chopper services | Centre's amnesty to free 4,500 youth caught in Kashmir's stone-pelting protests | HC grants pre arrest bail to ex Principal of GDC Udhampur for offences corruption | DB directs ERA to submit project report on constrution of Fly-over from Shakuntla-Janipur | Man gets lifer for stabbing teacher to death | Militant killed, solider martyred; two others injured in Keran sector | Court issues notice to SSP Crime for explaining why contempt shall not be framed | Sub-Zero Temp in Kashmir, Leh Coldest | Mahajan hails Centre's initiatives on J&K | One way traffic to ply on Mughal road | Power shut down | Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sangathan opposes indirect elections of sarpanches | Problems of Gujjar Bakerwals different from other communities: Hakla | J&K sets Jan 18 as deadline for moving to PAO system | Middle School Pothi awaits upgradation since independence | Village Mir remains cut off due to landslide | PS Gursai mentions temporary No on its vehicle | Extend support to Panthers to claim back Dogra rule: Harsh | DGPC castigates Punjab police for 'harassing' Jammu youth | 9000 Kgs of Polythene seized at Toll Post Lakhanpur | Unattended Bhalla roads dotted with potholes, awaits renovation | Thieves run away with ATM in Shopian: Police | Residents of Bhalessa stage protest, demand hill district status | Back Issues  
 
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Former Army General cannot become JK Governor!
11/22/2017 11:37:38 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 22: The Muslim character of a Former Army General has 'sabotaged' his elevation to become the next Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. Opposition from certain quarters also did not help the 'cause' of the former army general. Sources told Early Times that Former Army General Syed Ata Hasnain could not make it to the position of Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. This is despite the fact that the former army general was enjoying the support of many influential people who are at helm of affairs in the union capital. "Since the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir is also the chairman of some of the religious boards belonging to the Hindu community, Lieutenan
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Minister 'reconciles' with PDP, goes active in Kashmir
11/22/2017 11:37:28 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 22: A Minister from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, whose relations with the government had allegedly run into rough weather has reconciled, giving "burps to some black sheep within the PDP", sources said. The sources told Early Times, the Minister was not happy with some recent happenings in the government and had even stayed away from most of the crucial meetings in the recent past. Sources said the Minister was being seen as "hurt" and rumor mills were rife that would resign. "He didn't even accompany Chief Minister to the shrine of Shah-e-Hamadan in the wake of the fire incident there. The Minister remained conspicuous for his absence on that day
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PSUs face huge losses, political appointees reap benefits of power
New Vice Chairmen put extra burden on state exchequer
11/22/2017 11:37:21 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Nov 22: The appointment of PDP-BJP leaders as vice-chairmen of various corporations has put a huge burden on the state exchequer with government having to arrange multiple accommodations for them. The government this year rehabilitated the second rung politicians of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as vice-chairmen of different Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), which are in no way the profit making bodies. Now the government has to arrange multiple accommodations for them. "They have already accommodation in Srinagar and now they have been given accommodation in Jammu too," an official of the Finance Department
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Adjustment of three Engineer friends from one division to another raises eyebrows
11/22/2017 11:37:10 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Nov 22: Fingers have been raised over the transfer and adjustments of three engineers, who have professionally close ties with each other due to reasons best known to them, from one same division to another. Sources in the department informed Early Times that an officer to the level of Assistant Executive Engineer was posted in the Udhampur division of the department and he prematurely managed his transfer to Jammu in some other department. Though the transfer of the AEE was prematurely but after few days, the AEE allegedly started efforts to get his two other junior friends transferred to his same division. "Though the AEE was posted in one division of departm
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Aadhar card making employee 'beaten' byMLA Nowshera, shifted to hospital
Legislator terms it as 'planted' matter
11/22/2017 11:37:02 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 22: After being 'thrashed' either by the MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina or by his PSO (s) an employee of Aadhar making unit from Nowshera has been referred to district hospital for examination by the ENT consultant. Sources said that during routine interaction with the people at Nowshera, Raina was informed that the inhabitants of Nowshera sub division are facing many difficulties in making their Aadhar cards as the employees' involved in the process are demanding money. "Reportedly after the meeting was over, MLA along with his PSOs paid visit to the office of the unit making Aadhar Card and during verifying the complaints of the people a dispute emerged and t
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Amnesty to stone-pelters: BJP unhappy
11/22/2017 11:36:51 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Nov 22: The state unit of the BJP has expressed serious reservation over the proposal of the interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma submitted to the Home ministry to drop cases against 4500 stone pelters . According to the sources, a section of the party has communicated its apprehensions in this regard to the party high command. The party feels the proposal if and when accepted and executed could be used against it in the Jammu region. "We can understand the concerns of the interlocutor who wants to bring in peace in the valley. But taking this huge step of dropping cases in such a number has not onloy the security implication but more than that the political consid
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Abrupt withdrawal of 'live' package for incentives major jolt to industry sector
Un-'Ease of Doing Business' mockery with Jammu industries
11/22/2017 11:36:43 PM
Pardeep Singh Bali Early Times Report jammu, Nov 22: Terming the 'Ease of Doing Business' an eye wash and mockery with the fraternity, members of Industrial federation said that the government has 'dented' the industrial sector of Jammu region, which is otherwise incentive based. Talking to Early Times, Ex-Chairman of Federation of Industries Jammu-Rajesh Jain said that Ease of Doing Business is nothing more than a deception. "The Central government provided two packages for Jammu and Kashmir for ensuring level play field, keeping in consideration limited investment from outside due to multiple factors, including hostile borders," said Jain, adding that the package was introduced at the
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PDD doesn't know how to distribute 792 MWs of additional power in JK
In-efficiency at peak!
11/22/2017 11:36:30 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Nov 22: The height of the in-efficiency of the state Power Development Department (PDD) could be gauged from the fact that despite the union power ministry allocating additional 792 Megawatts of power to end electricity shortage during winters, Jammu and Kashmir continues to reel under the dreadful darkness with erratic power supplies dominating the scenes across the state. Across the state, the PDD has issued a latest curtailment schedule in accordance to which the people are going to suffer immensely during the present winters due to meagre power supplies being given with curtailment of as much as 8-10 hours daily. Such ironic development is taking place despi
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BGSU students dishonour national anthem, locals aghast
11/22/2017 11:35:51 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report RAJOURI, Nov 22: A few students of Baba Ghulam Shah University (BGSU) on Wednesday disrespected the national anthem by not standing up when the anthem was played. Witnesses said that during valedictory function of Silver Rolling Trophy at BGSU, two to three students did not stand up when the national anthem was played. The Governor NN Vohra was the Chief Guest on the occasion and the top officers, including the Deputy Commissioner Rajouri and the Senior
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Farooq doesn't know what he says
11/22/2017 11:05:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 22: NC president and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday claimed that the "successive Union Governments have failed to engage the sentiment in Kashmir in a sustainable and reconciliatory manner". Did he try to say that he and others with whom New Delhi engaged with at regular intervals between 1947 and 2016 did represent the sentiment in Kashmir"? In 1947, Prime Minister Nehru and NC president Sheikh Abdullah talked to each at the time of the state's accession and the result was the transfer of political power from Jammu to Kashmir and elevation of Sheikh Abdullah to the post of Wazir-e-Azam. Again in 1952, there were talks between Nehru and Sheikh on
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Bizarre! PDP legislator hikes OPD Ticket cost at Sub-district hospital Kokernag
11/22/2017 10:44:06 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Nov 22: While state government is trying hard to implement free medical policy, Abdul Rahim Rather-PDP Legislator from South Kashmir's Kokernag assembly constituency- has directed authorities at Sub-district hospital Kokernag to hike the fee of OPD ticket and other basic medical facilities. A group of locals from Kokernag told Early Times over phone that hospital employees at Ticket Counter have started charging Rs 10 instead of Rupees five for th
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All-out operation in Kashmir to continue
Slap on face of terrorists
11/22/2017 10:36:05 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 22: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre will continue with its "hardline approach to proactively go after terrorists and all their sympathizers in Jammu & Kashmir, while 'dominating' the Line of Control with retaliatory fire assaults to deter infiltration and impose punitive costs across the border, despite a special representative's appointment for 'sustained dialogue' with all stakeholders in the state". This is what the reports meaning from the PMO's HMO's offices on Wednesday unambiguously suggested. With the Army, paramilitaries and J&K Police having already liquidated over 200 terrorists in J&K this year, the highest such tally in eigh
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Govt fails to build requisite infrastructure for improvisation of power in JK
11/22/2017 10:35:56 PM
Minam Saqib Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 22: Amidst power crisis in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has failed to build its required infrastructure for improvisation of power scenario of the state. To stop power thefts, the Power Development Department has formed the inspection teams. At the same time, the government has failed to build the requisite infrastructure for improvisation of power scenario of the state. This could be gauged from the fact that government has failed to implement various recommendations and projects for electrification. After two companies 'ECI Limited' and 'BS Limited' emerged as the lowest bidders for the Rs 221 crore project sanctioned under the De
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Applications being transferred unnecessarily
Misuse of section 6 (3) of RTI Act
11/22/2017 10:35:47 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 22: The Pubic Information Officers (PIOs) are taking an undue advantage of section 6 (3) of J&K RTI Act 2009 wherein the Government officers are bound to transfer the application filed under RTI to another public authority in case they are not in possession of the information which is being sought under RTI Act. Over the last few years it has become a norm for the PIOs especially those posted in civil secretariat to transfer the RTI application to their respective directorates and field office just to hide their misdeeds and inefficiency. The subordinate organizations, directorates further transfer these applications to their district, divisional, bl
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MP approaches Centre to seek transfer of 'defiant' SHO
11/22/2017 10:35:34 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 22: In an attempt to substantiate his power, a senior Parliamentarian in Jammu has reportedly approached centre for the alleged transfer of an SHO, citing him defiant. According to sources, a member of parliament from Jammu has reached the union ministry for the transfer of an SHO, whose work style did not suit the parliamentarian. "The parliamentarian has requested the centre that he has received multiple complaints against the working of the recently appointed SHO at concerned station," said sources, adding that the residence of MP falls in the same jurisdiction, due to which people often approached him with complaints against the SHO. Sources said th
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Anganwari workers, helpers without salary for last 8 months
11/22/2017 10:35:27 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Nov 22: The workers and helpers of Anganwari in block Mendhar and Balakote are without salaries for the last 8 months and the supervising staff of ICDS department has been apathetic to their problems sources said here today. Workers and helpers engaged in Anganwari Centres in Mandhar and balakote rued the official apathy as they have to wait for months together for their dues which the concerned supervising staff disburses on pick and choose basis sources informed. Some workers whom wished not to be named told Early Times that for the last 8 months we have not been paid our salaries. When we approach to seniors at ICDS office they behave rudely
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Corrupt MS gets prime position yet again
11/22/2017 10:35:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 22: After accumulating huge money in the shape of commission in his previous position in one of the associated Government Hospitals in Jammu, the Doctor famous for his mal practices got again top position as Medical Superintendent in prime hospital by using his political influence. It has been learnt that the said Medical Superintendent was profusely indulged in the corrupt malpractices by making embezzlement of the funds, he also set the commission base trends in the hospital and never assigned any work without a fixed commission. Sources informed that in his previous posting, he was also held accused of exploiting hospital funds by giving various works t
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