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Breaking News :   GDC Samba organizes Rangoli competition | Adnan Sami to perform on Dal banks in Srinagar | Teenager's body found floating in river in Reasi | Swine flu claims 2 lives, 9 positive cases reported in Jammu | BJP Ministers maintain silence to keep PDP bosses happy | BJP ministers never raised holiday issue before CM, Cabinet meetings | State BJP wants central leaders to convince CM | Deputy CM blames NC, PP, Cong 'goons' for protest 'drama' | 'Illegal' selection of doc: Records damaged in floods, PSC tell RTI applicant | Centre recommends IPS officer's name for district head's post | On deputation, an IPS officer doesn't want to return to J&K | Govt has no money to hike honorarium of Anganwari workers but huge sum to sponsor musical concerts | PDC owes crores of rupees to IFC | Mantri's nephew defies 'restrictive' orders, takes religious procession beyond limits | Unkempt bathrooms of BDO office expose 'Aswachh Akhnoor Abhiyan' | Shock laga! Power-less Kulgam residents get Rs 7794 bill | Now SKUAST Kashmir faculty questions NIA, defends Geelani's son | Govt wakes to fleecing of patients by Valley docs | Contradictory stands over Srinagar flyover expose JK R&B | Horticulture deptt fails to procure 'C' grade apple from hailstorm hit areas | Recruitment for Mughal Road Project: R&B, Chief Er conceals info | Fight for supremacy between Terroristan & Hindustan at UN General Assembly session | Medium-intensity earthquake in Kashmir Valley | Koul to head Migrant Youth Wing PDP | NSS Unit of GDC Samba organizes rangoli competition | Jammu District Yoga Championship on Oct 4 | Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School holds PTM | NSS unit of GDC R.S Pura celebrates NSS Day | Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24x7 for transportation of fruit | LWWS stages Nukkad play | JMC conducts cleanliness drive | Leopard found dead in Doda | GDC Udhampur organizes seminar on "Women issues at work place" | GDC Kathua organizes interactive session | Need to Prevent the Farmers Suicides | Kathua lifts U-19 girl's tennis ball cricket title | Ambassador addresses lawrence school students on global mega trends | BSF organizes quiz competition | Swami Paul launches SP Smart digital learning systems | Students bring laurels | Two days workshop on Raspberry Pi organized | Life Insurance employees hold convention | GGHSS Gwari holds cleanliness rally under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan | Seminar on Communal Harmony, National Integration held | KPS Barnoti organizes cleanliness drive | Pakistan shells border posts, hamlets; BSF jawans among 7 injured | Garbage heaps in Udhampur mocks at "Swachta he Sewa" campaign | Unemployed educated youth establishes spice unit | PIL for preparedness against earthquakes | Teacher suspended for fraud in MDM scheme | Court denies bail to alleged heroin smuggler | NIA summons Kashmir University | Info seeker says BDO reluctant to provide information | CM seeks support of state officials to eradicate corruption | Close shave for students after class ceiling collapses at Boys Hr Sec School Nowshera | Power shut down | Arnia residents live in fear as ceasefire violations continue unabated | Contractual employees demand regularization of service | FANS celebrates HAIFA victory Day | VC Medical Supplies Corporation seeks cooperation between line departments | Justice only possible if people uproot Kashmir, central parties: Mankotia | Section 144 imposed in Doda | JTC, SKF express concern over rehabilitation of KPs | VC visits Jammu units of JKi | 'Officers having charge of multiple districts affects governance' | Balraj Joshi takes over as CMD NHPC | JKCTEA condemns lathicharge on Anganwari workers | Northern Army commander reviews security situation along LoC | Poonchi demands proper implementation of Beti Bachao Beti Padao | Police arrest two accused | Assembly secretariat shamelessly refuses to share property details of MLA: Harsh | Back Issues  
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Swine flu claims 2 lives, 9 positive cases reported in Jammu
DHS Jammu fails to set up special cells at entrance point
9/23/2017 11:29:45 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 23: Swine flu has already claimed 2 lives and two are suspected of having swine flu. Nine more positive cases have been reported in Jammu province but Directorate Health Service Jammu has failed to set up special screening cells at entrance to screen passengers, who are coming from virus affected States. Pertinently, in 2015, 109 cases of Swine Flu were detected in the State with 16 deaths till 20 March. As per officials figure, out of 52 samples, 9 cases have been found positive for swine flu in which 4 cases reported from Jammu, one from Kathua, Rojouri each and 2 from Udhampur district when the last report came in. Officials told that it appears that higher officials of cornered department didn't learn lessons from deaths due to swine flu in other states and are waiting for a mishap to occur. It shows the lethargic approach of the concerned. They alleged that the officials of the State Health Department have not issued any advisory as w...
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BJP Ministers maintain silence to keep PDP bosses happy
No Holiday On Maharaja's Birthday
9/23/2017 11:29:34 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 23: The failure of Bharatiya Janata Party to persuade its coalition ally Peoples Democratic Party to declare a holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh has proved it beyond doubt that BJP is nothing more than a second fiddle in the present coalition government. "It's strange that despite BJP winning 25 seats in Jammu region it failed to address one of the major aspirations of the Jammu people. Even assembly passed a resolution to declare a holiday on Maharaja's birthday but the BJP could not convince PDP to issue an order in this regard," said an analyst. He said, "Since the day BJP has joined hands with PDP it has failed to assert its a...
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BJP ministers never raised holiday issue before CM, Cabinet meetings
9/23/2017 11:29:22 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 23: Contrary to the tall claims of BJP leadership, none of the party ministers have reportedly raised the demand of declaring official holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh. Credible sources in the corridors of power said that from January to September 23, none of the BJP minister has dared to take up this issue with Chief Minister because priority of these ministers are transfers and postings of their blue-eyed officers on important positions. Sources said that PDP ministers have not cleared their stand on declaring holiday on September 23 but it was all due to selfishness of BJP ministers that the issue could not resolved before Septembe...
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State BJP wants central leaders to convince CM
9/23/2017 11:29:16 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 23: The leaders of the state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have approached the central leadership to intervene to persuade the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to accept the demand for announcing government holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh. The BJP, which swept the Jammu region in the last elections and was seemingly quite assured of the repeat in the coming elections got a jolt today when anti-BJP slogans were raised at the venue of the celebration of Maharaja Hari Singh's anniversary. "What happened today is the reflection of the poor connect and extremely poor leadership of the state BJP unit. They (BJP leaders) are acting a...
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Deputy CM blames NC, PP, Cong 'goons' for protest 'drama'
9/23/2017 11:29:08 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 23: Launching a scathing attack on opposition parties, the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Saturday said that goons of National Conference (NC), Congress and Panthers Party were behind staging a protest near Tawi river bridge which was the venue where a programme was organized to mark the Maharaja Hari Singh's 123rd birth anniversary. "The protest in support of declaration of holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday was a mere drama of opposition parties. The demonstration near Tawi river bridge during Maharaja’s birth anniversary function was the handiwork of hooligans from NC, Congress and Panthers Party," said Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Si...
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'Illegal' selection of doc: Records damaged in floods, PSC tell RTI applicant
9/23/2017 11:29:01 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Sept 23: The Public Service Commission (PSC) has told an RTI applicant that it has lost its record about selection of an Assistant Surgeon in 2007. Details available with Early Times reveal that an aggrieved medico recently filed an application under the Right to Information Act (RTI) before the PSC authorities. The doctor wanted to know the criteria for selecting Dr Khurshid Ahmad Ganai as Assistant Surgeon in 2007, while he and another aggrieved RTI applicant had applied together in 2004 for the said post. Sources say that when the interview was conducted by PSC, Dr Khurshid had not cleared his mandatory exam conducted under the direction of Medical Coun...
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Centre recommends IPS officer's name for district head's post
State govt moots posting for senior cop
9/23/2017 11:28:53 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 23: The central government is exerting pressure on state government to post a J&K cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer as district head. The State Home Department has been told to do the needful in this regard. Sources informed Early Times that a former Director General of Police (DGP) is also playing a key role in seeking a district head post for the IPS officer. The ex-DGP has also requested his contacts in the Union government to direct the J&K government to appoint the IPS officer as district head. "Right now the said IPS officer is posted in a battalion. He has served in several districts in the past," said sources. "The IPS officer mostly rema...
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On deputation, an IPS officer doesn't want to return to J&K
9/23/2017 11:28:44 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 23: A J&K cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, who is on a deputation currently, doesn't want to return to Jammu and Kashmir. Though the IPS officer is quite satisfied with his deputation, the state government is making strong bids for his return. After the IPS officer came to know that the J&K government is seeking his return, he sought help of his links in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India, to scuttle such a move. The IPS is a DIG ranked officer, who is presently serving in his native state as a Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) on a deputation basis. "The IPS officer has no intention to leave his home state. He took depu...
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Govt has no money to hike honorarium of Anganwari workers but huge sum to sponsor musical concerts
Dichotomy at its best
9/23/2017 11:28:38 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, Sept 23: At a time when the state government claims that its coffers are empty and as such cannot fulfill demands of lower rung employees like Anganwari workers stage is all set to organize a musical concert on the banks of world famous Dal Lake. The musical concert is all likely to be held in the summer capital of the state in the first week of October. Celebrated Pakistani singer Adnan Sami is all set to lead a musical troupe and hold the concert on the banks of Dal Lake near the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC). If all goes well then the programme would be held on October 7. The state government more so the Department...
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PDC owes crores of rupees to IFC
9/23/2017 11:28:27 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Sept 23: The J&K Power Development Corporation (JKPDC) owes crores of rupees of water usage charges to the Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD). The Water Resources Act-2010 was implemented in the state under which all hydel power projects being run in J&K have to seek the permission and have to pay charges as per the usage of water. However, the JKPDC has failed to pay water usage charges to IFCD for last two years. "Initially, the PDC would pay. However, after that they have failed to pay water usage charges. Sometimes they pay but only a little amount and keep balance of crores of rupees," an official at the IFCD said. However, ...
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Mantri's nephew defies 'restrictive' orders, takes religious procession beyond limits
9/23/2017 11:28:20 PM
K. Koushal Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 23: Nephew of Minister of State for Tourism has overtly defied the 'restrictive' orders of Divisional Commissioner by taking the religious procession beyond the specified limits. According to sources, a week ahead of religious procession, the Divisional Commissioner had convened a meeting with in-line departments to review the arrangements regarding this procession, which was also attended by Minister of State for Tourism-Priya Sethi. "During the meeting, decision was taken that Shobha Yatra will start from Asia Chowk and will culminate at Main Chowk Karta. It was also decided in the meeting that Shobha Yatra will be organised for two days, i.e ...
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Unkempt bathrooms of BDO office expose 'Aswachh Akhnoor Abhiyan'
9/23/2017 11:03:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 23: In contrary to the nationwide Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, the unkempt bathrooms at the office of Block Development Office (BDO) Akhnoor narrates the tale of 'Aswachh Akhnoor Abhiyan'. According to sources, the government is spending huge sum of money to instill cleanliness and a sense of belonging among the masses, but on contrary the BDO office Akhnoor depicts sorry state of affairs, wherein unkempt bathrooms speak volumes about the sincerity of the concern...
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Shock laga! Power-less Kulgam residents get Rs 7794 bill
9/23/2017 11:03:11 PM
S T Haq Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 23: The inhabitants of Asnoor Reshipora village in south Kashmir's Kulgam district have received electricity bills even as they haven't consumed electricity from past two years. Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Reshipora told Early Times that "two years ago we used to receive electricity that was almost invisible. We asked the PDD to either provide us transformers or get electricity supply disconnected. They chose the latter, plunging our village into da...
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Now SKUAST Kashmir faculty questions NIA, defends Geelani's son
9/23/2017 11:01:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 23: In brazen violation of service conduct rules, the faculty at SK University of Agricultural Science and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir has openly dared to question the National Investigative Agency only to support their colleague Naseem Geelani, son of senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, allegedly linked to hawala money. Sensing trouble in the wake of NIA questioning Naseem for his alleged links with "terror funding case", his colleagues have surprisingly came up in his support in open. A handout said in an emergency meeting of SKUAST-K Scientists and Teachers Association (SSTA), Shalimar Campus held here this week, the forum "urged the state chief...
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Govt wakes to fleecing of patients by Valley docs
9/23/2017 11:01:10 PM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 23: Tightening noose, the doctors are under vigil of the government, with authorities directing officials to stop medicos from fleecing patients. Deputy Commissioner Shopian has asked Tehsildars to overlook implementation of the government order asking them to put personal stamp and name on medical prescriptions. Hoping it would "promote ethical practice" by the doctors in peripheral health centres, the Directorate Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), had directed them to disclose their identity on medical prescriptions. The DC Shopian, in an order, has asked Tehsildars to "keep a strict vigil and report any violation/misdeed committed to chea...
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Contradictory stands over Srinagar flyover expose JK R&B
Now Div Com sets another deadline, says project to get completed next year
9/23/2017 11:00:52 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 23: The month of September is about the end- deadline the incumbent R&B minister had set for the completion of much hyped Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover. There is only 50 percent of the work completed on the flyover thus forcing the Div Com to set the deadline of March 2018. On May 21, this year, about the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover, the minister R&B had said that work on the project is apace and will be hopefully completed in September. The project, on which work began in 2013, is funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and executed by Economic and Reconstruction Agency (ERA). The 2.4-km flyover too missed many deadlines due to dispute with shopkeepe...
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Horticulture deptt fails to procure 'C' grade apple from hailstorm hit areas
9/23/2017 11:00:33 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Sept 23: Horticulture Minister has again disappointed the farmer community in Kashmir as he has failed to manage a cabinet nod for procurement of 'C' grade apple from hailstorm affected areas. Highly placed sources told Early Times that Horticulture Planning and Marketing department had forwarded a proposal regarding the procurement of 'C' grade apple from farmers under Market Intervention Scheme to the Minister a month ago. But orders for the same are awaited as the Minister has failed to bring the issue into the notice of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Sources said that horticulture production this year has also suffered heavy damages due t...
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Recruitment for Mughal Road Project: R&B, Chief Er conceals info
9/23/2017 11:00:24 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 23: Both R&B Department and Chief Engineer for Mughal Road Project are concealing information sought under RTI Act regarding recruitment made for the project. Advocate Monika Verma had filed an RTI application in March this year, seeking answer of queries. Astonishingly, even after a lapse of six months, the information sought has not been provided by the concerned Public Information Officer (PIO). "What is the current status of employees of Mughal Road Project/whether they have been absorbed in R&B Department or agencies/societies/autonomous bodies etc. And which department is paying them salaries and other benefits and under which account head", reads...
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Fight for supremacy between Terroristan & Hindustan at UN General Assembly session
9/23/2017 11:00:04 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 23: The UN General Assemblu witnessed a scene of severe hostility between India and Pakistan leaving members dumb founded. In the exchange of vituperatives between India and Pakistan the Indian representative described Pakistan as terroristan. Even while the floor of the UN General Assembly echoed the new name terroristan for Pakistan, Pakistan Prime Minister Abbasi made a strong plea for resolution of the Kashmir issue expeditiously and wanted a UN special envoy to Kashmir when he knew that mention of the special envoy would not be music to the ears of India. Abbasi should have known by now that India has rejected to implement the UN resolutions of 1...
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GDC Samba organizes Rangoli competition
Adnan Sami to perform on Dal banks in Srinagar
Teenager's body found floating in river in Reasi
Medium-intensity earthquake in Kashmir Valley
Koul to head Migrant Youth Wing PDP
NSS unit of GDC R.S Pura celebrates NSS Day
Jawahar tunnel to remain open 24x7 for transportation of fruit
LWWS stages Nukkad play
JMC conducts cleanliness drive
Leopard found dead in Doda
GDC Udhampur organizes seminar on "Women issues at work place"
GDC Kathua organizes interactive session
Swami Paul launches SP Smart digital learning systems
Students bring laurels
Two days workshop on Raspberry Pi organized
Life Insurance employees hold convention
GGHSS Gwari holds cleanliness rally under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Seminar on Communal Harmony, National Integration held
KPS Barnoti organizes cleanliness drive
Pakistan shells border posts, hamlets; BSF jawans among 7 injured
Garbage heaps in Udhampur mocks at "Swachta he Sewa" campaign
Unemployed educated youth establishes spice unit
PIL for preparedness against earthquakes
Teacher suspended for fraud in MDM scheme
Court denies bail to alleged heroin smuggler
NIA summons Kashmir University
Info seeker says BDO reluctant to provide information
CM seeks support of state officials to eradicate corruption
Close shave for students after class ceiling collapses at Boys Hr Sec School Nowshera
Power shut down
Arnia residents live in fear as ceasefire violations continue unabated
Contractual employees demand regularization of service
FANS celebrates HAIFA victory Day
VC Medical Supplies Corporation seeks cooperation between line departments
Justice only possible if people uproot Kashmir, central parties: Mankotia
Section 144 imposed in Doda
JTC, SKF express concern over rehabilitation of KPs
VC visits Jammu units of JKi
'Officers having charge of multiple districts affects governance'
Balraj Joshi takes over as CMD NHPC
JKCTEA condemns lathicharge on Anganwari workers
Northern Army commander reviews security situation along LoC
Poonchi demands proper implementation of Beti Bachao Beti Padao
Police arrest two accused
Assembly secretariat shamelessly refuses to share property details of MLA: Harsh
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