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In-charge XEn `embezzles' lakhs from MC Poonch
'Withdraws payment for works done a year ago'
6/24/2017 12:08:28 AM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: A controversial In-charge XEn of Local Bodies Division-I , considered close to Director Urban Local Bodies Jammu, has allegedly withdrawn lakhs of rupees for the works already done by the same agency one and half year ago. Sources in the department informed Early Times that the District Development Commissioner, Poonch vide his order NO: DDC/362 of 2017 dated 10/02/2017 had allocated work for construction of lane/ drain by way of interlocked tiles from Momin Hotel to Jamia Masjid via Syed Nazir Hussain Shah (Rtd Principal)'s home, Jagbir Printing Press in Ward Number 4 of Municipal Committee Poonch and for installation of CFL light on the
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With whom will martyred cop's daughter celebrate Eid
'Your killers will face same fate'
6/24/2017 12:08:15 AM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, June 23: A pal of gloom descended on Nowpora Srinagar, the home place of martyred cop, who was lynched to death by an irate mob. Mohammad Ayoub Pandit, who had been working as a deputy superintendent of police was lynched to death by a mob in Srinagar's old city outside the Jamia Masjid, when people were observing Shab-e-Qadr. Danish Ayub, the son of martyred cop has not spoken since he heard the death of his father. He fainted after looking at his father's body. "His son has not spoken a single word since he heard the death of his father," Ayoub's cousin, who had come to mourn his death, said. Ayoub's daughter Aiman was in shock and looked num
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For petty personal gains some RSS leaders working as subordinates of BJP ministers
6/24/2017 12:08:00 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: To accomplish their petty personal gains some RSS leaders these days are working as subordinates of BJP ministers. Job of these top RSS is to keep a watch on the activities of BJP ministers but they are themselves extracting personal benefits from these ministers who are facing allegations of corruption, nepotism and are known for their arrogance. Wise RSS leaders have realized that it is golden opportunity to extract as much as personal benefits from BJP ministers so instead of wasting time for the society it is better to improve own economic conditions and get their family members adjusted at plum positions. Already some top RSS leaders have managed
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MLA Ramnagar abuses, thrashes teacher in front of students
Teachers demand FIR against Pathania
6/24/2017 12:07:46 AM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: A lawmaker from Ramnagar humiliated and later thrashed a teacher in front of his students and colleagues in Udhampur district. The incident took place on Wednesday during the visit of R S Pathania, the MLA, to Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Basantgarh. Sources said Pathania entered a classroom where Pritam Singh, an English teacher, was teaching students of Class 9. "The MLA asked several questions to students as well as to the teacher, and also misbehaved with the teacher. He questioned the competence of the teacher who holds an MA. B.Ed degrees," sources said. They said that as the teacher tried to defend himself, the MLA go
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'Tainted' bureaucrat gets plum posting in Home Department
Cat to guard the milk
6/24/2017 12:07:34 AM
K. Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: An old adage 'cat guarding the milk' seems fit in case of former Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (J&K PSC), who despite having alleged role in the corrupt practices, has bagged a plum posting in Home Department. The officer remained under scanner after an advocate Ankur Sharma filed a complaint with Crime Branch against PSC, wherein he mentioned that Chairman Public Service Commission; Secretary (J&K PSC); JKPSC Consultants and other unknown Members/Officials of the J&K Public Service Commission (J&K PSC) for forging policy documents and subverting the entire selection process to the disadvantage of meritorious candidat
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Police Officer beaten to death at Jamia Masjid, two arrested
Brutal killing evokes condemnation from political leaders
6/23/2017 11:15:27 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 23: A police officer was beaten to death by a mob outside the Jamia Masjid at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar in the wee hours today. The incident occurred when prayers in connection with Shab-i-Qadr were going on at the Grand Mosque of the valley. Police said that two persons involved in the incident have been arrested and the third one also said to be involved in the incident has also been identified. A manhunt has been launched to arrest the third accused. Due to the incident many people could not offer prayers at the Jamia Masjid and left home early without taking part in night long prayers. A police spokesman here said that Deputy
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Social networking sites stormed with emotional reactions on DySP’s lynching
6/23/2017 11:15:11 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, June 23: Minutes after the news about a Police officer lynched to death by goons in Srinagar went viral, people took to social networking sites to react on the barbaric act. First to react on the incident was former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah. Omar in his Tweet said that "His (DySPs) death is a tragedy & the manner of his death a travesty. May the people who lynched DySP Pandith burn in hell for their sins." Ruling PDP through its official Twitter handle while condemning the act wrote "We condemn the barbaric killing of DySP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith in Nowhatta. The guilty should be identified and punished." Noted Kas
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Don't test forces' patience, says Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti
6/23/2017 11:15:03 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, June 23: Political leaders, cutting across party lines, criticised the lynching of a police officer in Srinagar on Friday. While Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti described it as as "shameful" incident, Opposition leader Omar Abdullah called it a tragedy. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony for Mohammad Ayub Pandith, Mufti said, "Jammu and Kashmir police is one of the best police forces in the country." She added that the forces were "showing maximum restraint" while dealing with the people of the Valley. "The day their patience wanes away, then, I believe, things will be difficult. I appeal to the people that t
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Suffered over 640 casualities since 2001
Like other forces, police equally engaged in CI ops
6/23/2017 11:14:58 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, June 23: The J&K police have been at the forefront in dealing with militants like other counter-insurgency (CI) forces and have suffered casualties too. This could be gauged from the official figures which reveal that police have faced tough times in dealing with the situation and many of their men have sacrificed their lives while dealing with militants. According to the figures of the state home department, 3,398 security personnel were killed in militant acts between 2001 to January 2017. The number of security personnel killed dropped from 613 in 2001 to 39 in 2015. Police, however, suffered 629 casualties and lost 128 men in 2001, 91
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J&K cops decide to react hard, beyond political whims
6/23/2017 11:14:47 PM
Early Times Reprot Jammu, June 23: The Jammu and Kashmir police has reportedly communicated to the Chief Minister that they cannot take the attacks especially the lynching of the Dy SP and they will act and react on their own terms and conditions. The sources said that the top officials of the police have communicated that unless tough measures are taken, the situation could drift fast affecting the morale of the police. "Till now we have been showing restrain. Last year we allowed the protestors to hit the streets and we took a heavy toll. It has emboldened the terrorists, separatists, their sympathisers and also anti-social elements that the police will not go after them. This can't b
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'Strip Mirwaiz of security cover'
6/23/2017 11:14:42 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: With Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq playing politics over the lynching of a police officer, voices on Friday went shriller demanding that the separatist leader be stripped of the security cover he enjoys for around three decades. Instead of regretting the lynching of DySP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith by a violent mob outside Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on late Thursday night, the Mirwaiz played politics over the gruesome murder. "Deeply disturbed and condemn the brutal act at Nowhatta. Mob violence and public lynching is outside the parameters of our values and religion," tweeted Mirwaiz. Though the first part of the condemnation was a bit acceptable,
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Will his martyrdom become turning point in Kashmir…?
Ayub's lynching traumatizes entire Police department
6/23/2017 11:14:36 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: Can senior Police officer Mohammad Ayub's martyrdom become a turning point in stirring the conscience of common masses of Kashmir towards bloodshed and innocent killings at the hands of militants and in this case by the mob for no reason and for none of his fault…..? Ayub was lynched to death for the fact and sole reason of being a visible face of state and therefore soft target to get victimized . This is the third such innocent killing in category after Umar Fayaz and Feroze Dar last month. In the holy month of Ramzan and on a day when entire Muslim population devoted to prayers on account of holy Shab-e-Qadar , this incident happened in downtown area
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District Udhampur admin buying time to shield former CEO
Two years after getting report, ADC seeks it again
6/23/2017 11:11:26 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: The district administration Udhampur has been buying time to shied former Chief Education Officer (CEO) of the district, against whom allegations of corruption were proved by a committee constituted by the office. The office of Additional Deputy Commissioner had received report of enquiry committee in the year 2015 but after lapse of nearly two years, once again the office has sought report from the same officials. Surprisingly, even after getting the reply of the officials two months back, the office of ACD is reluctant to initiate action against the CEO. According to the documents in possession of Early Times, the office of Additional
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Will new SVC director take cognizance?
SKICC 'official' operates bank account illegally
6/23/2017 11:11:08 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, June 23: As a senior SKICC 'official' allegedly continues to operate a bank account of the organisation illegally, it remains to be seen if the newly appointed SVC (state vigilance organisation) director takes cognizance of the issue. As reported earlier, the official is allegedly operating bank account of the centre illegally. As per norms, the account is to be operated jointly by the official and a corporation's chief accounts officer (CAO), who is having additional charge to deal with the SKICC accounts section. As per government order No 38 - TSM of August 9, 1988 (a copy of which is available with Early Times), the official cannot operate the bank ac
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GOI terms Srinagar dirtiest place, JK Govt pushes for Smart City approval
Comedy of Errors!
6/23/2017 11:10:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: On the hind side of the recent survey in which Srinagar was found one of the dirtiest cities in India, the government of J&K is pressing for inclusion of Jammu and Srinagar in smart city project and calling it a game changer. However, it is ironical that the government is not doing enough to make these cities eligible for getting included into the list on merit. Santek Consultants Pvt. Ltd for Union Ministry for Tourism in its recent report made startling revelations about state's summer capital. It was found that the city is below mark in tourism related facilities and that besides the dirty surroundings, shortage of pure drinking water and power su
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Over 250 terrorists in J&K's 13 districts on Army's hit list
'Operation All Out'
6/23/2017 11:10:09 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 23: The Government of India has finally decided to eliminate the scourge of terrorism in J&K. On the one hand, the Defence Ministry has started remilitarizing the "volatile" areas in Kashmir Valley, including South Kashmir's Shopian district, and on the other, has launched "Operation All Out". The Army has already set up three camps in the Shopian district, which over the past few months had become a hot-bed of anti-India activities and which had witnessed dozens of terrorist attacks on the security forces. On Wednesday, the Army set up a camp in Shopian and on Thursday, deployed 2000 more soldiers there. Besides, the Army has decided to revive the camps i
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GMCH fails to install CCTV cams in sensitive areas
Female students, staffers at risk
6/23/2017 11:09:41 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 23: The administration of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu has failed to comply with order of former Principal to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in sensitive areas of its premises to prevent crimes against the women. Nearly 64 CCTV cameras have been installed in the premises of GMC&H and its associated hospitals to monitor the activities. But these are not enough to meet the demand of the medical students. "The former Principal of GMC had issued directions to install cameras to keep vigil on all activities in the hospitals after an alleged molestation case. However, due to unknown reasons the proposal could not be t
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JKHCBAJ, CCIJ oppose their counterparts in Kashmir
J&K of Contradictions
6/23/2017 11:09:05 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 23: Strange is Jammu's leadership. It doesn't speak. Nor does it act. The BJP used to speak and hold protests and organize sit-ins but that was before December 2014. It has been now ruling the state in alliance with the PDP and it has abandoned the politics of protest for obvious reasons. The Congress, which could have filled the space vacated by the BJP, has utterly failed, as it has to go with its masters in Kashmir, who practice a politics of a nature that doesn't suit Jammu. The Congress, in fact, has virtually gone defunct in Jammu. Leave aside a few reasonable voices here and there. The position of the Congress in Jammu could be measured from the fact
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