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Bingo! Sajad's PC not invited by CEO to discuss Polls
1/17/2019 11:09:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 17: The chairman of Peoples Conference, Sajjad Ghani Lone had to eat a humble pie Thursday when the Chief electoral officer did not invite his party for a discussion on elections. The CEO, it is reliably learnt, invited all political parties to attend the meeting on Jan 18 except Lone's Peoples Conference. The Election Commission of India recently called an important meeting of Jammu and Kashmir's all political groups on Jan 18 to discuss the modalities of the forthcoming parliament elections in the state. "In order to review the general preparedness for the forthcoming general elections 2019, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K has desired to convene a meeting of all political parties on 18th January, 2019 at 11 a.m in his office chamber, Vikas Bhawan Railhead complex, Jammu. Accordingly I am directed to request you to attend the said meeting on the scheduled date and time," the official letter reads. However, what proved as a major embarrassment for Sa...
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For electoral politics, NC, PDP support anti-nationals in courts
1/17/2019 11:09:04 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Jan 17: Ahead of polls, the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party have resorted to appeasement of pro-separatist elements as their leaders have been filing habeas corpus petitions to seek release of youth detained under Public Safety Act. A source in PDP said that son of a senior leader, who is a lawyer by profession, has been pleading the cases of stone pelters. "Mehbooba Mufti recently told the gatherings in south Kashmir that her party's legal cell will help in releasing of stone pelters," the source said. "The PDP has hired a group of lawyers who plead the cases of stone pelters and who are part of separatists," an advocate of the High Co...
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Ration for APL, but not for BPL families as TSO Kishtwar embezzles 2500 Quintals of BPL ration
Several Quintals of Sugar also embezzled in last six months
1/17/2019 10:34:41 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report KISHTWAR, Jan 17: Corruption in Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department seems to be unending as another scandal come to the fore as TSO Kishtwar Saroop Chand has once again embezzled around 2500 Quintals of Ration meant for the distribution among the Below Poverty Line (BPL) besides also embezzled around 600 Quintals of ration meant for APL category. In addition to this hundreds of quintals of Sugar was also embezzled by the concerned official as no sugar was provided to the consumers by the department and majority of which has been sold to private shopkeepers during Diwali. As per the details available with Early Times, the TSO Kishtwar...
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Union, state governments yet to act on 1987 SC suggestions
West Pakistani refugee issue
1/17/2019 10:04:33 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: The creation of Pakistan out of India in August 1947 caused displacement of population on an unprecedented scale. Thousands of Muslims migrated to Pakistan and millions of non-Muslims, including Hindus, Sikhs and Christians, migrated from Pakistan to India to escape liquidation and save their dignity, religion and culture. Those who migrated to India, barring Jammu & Kashmir, became full-fledged Indians and some even rose to such high positions as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. Unfortunately, those who migrated to Jammu in 1947, continue to lead a wretched life even after 71 years of their stay in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Numbering approx...
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Clueless BJP says 'it never compromised on core issues'
LS, Assembly polls
1/17/2019 10:04:25 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: Lok Sabha elections are round the corner. The whole process would be completed before May and the new government would be in place on May 26. J&K is the only state where the assembly elections could also take place along with the general elections. J&K has been under the President's Rule since November 21, 2018. There are parties in the state which want the assembly elections in the state before May. These include the NC, the Congress and the Panthers Party. The two parties which are neither here nor there are the BJP and the PDP. They are not opposing the idea of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. At the same time, they are also not showing a...
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PDP 'rebel' likely to join NC
1/17/2019 10:04:15 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 17: While a senior leader of the Peoples Democratic Party is likely to resign from the party in the coming days, he is enjoying "unusually cordial relations" with the National Conference top brass. Sources said the PDP leader, who is presently aboard has been maintaining good relations with the Abdullahs and is likely to join the party. Sources said some NC leaders recently discussed the matter threadbare at a high level meeting held at Nawa E Subh in Srinagar but that some of them have expressed their reservations on welcoming such leaders to the party fold. Sources said the PDP leader who was planning to float a separate party has been discussing his...
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Class XII topper dropped under SAARC quota
Crime Branch to register FIR soon
1/17/2019 10:04:00 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 17: A Class XII topper of J&K State Board (science stream) is moving from pillar to post from last one week as some educational consultancies have forged academic record and marks sheets of some candidates thus depriving him of admission under SAARC quota in Government run Medical College in Bangladesh. Faheem Raashid class XII topper of 2017 batch a resident of Bagat Kanipora Nowgam has alleged that some students from Kashmir valley with much lesser merit w...
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Palm Island Mall in soup
No salary for security staff; Cess over Rs 3.20cr not paid
1/17/2019 10:03:11 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 17: Palm Island Mall is facing deep financial blues as the vendors and the private security personnel deployed in the mall have not been paid their dues for long. According to sources, presently power in the mall is being supplied through diesel generators, as the mall doesn't have electricity connection. Surprisingly, company (Ridhi Sidhi Infraprojects and Adarsh Build Estates Ltd) manning the mall has not paid dues of the vendors from where, diesel is being purchased. Atleast, 33 security personnel, from a private security agency deployed there are without salary for last three months. "Our salaries since November have not been paid to us", said and agi...
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Projected as 'savior', Talib Husain turned out to be a criminal
Mehbooba rakes Kathua case to gain sympathy, blames BJP for all the mess
1/17/2019 10:02:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 17: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and President of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday once again targeted her former ally Bharatiya Janata Party by accusing the party leaders of "communalizing" the alleged Kathua rape and murder case. "Today marks a year since the horrific rape & murder of an eight year old girl in Kathua. Sadly, instead of condemning such a gruesome incident, BJP lawmakers staged protests in favour of the rapists. Even a crime like rape was communalised & passions were stoked to justify it," Mehbooba wrote on twitter. An analyst while talking to Early Times said that when Mehbooba shared power with the BJP s...
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Govt discriminating against Jammu in Sports
Focus Kashmir!
1/17/2019 10:02:34 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 17: The state and union governments are discriminating against Jammu region for the promotion of sports and most initiatives and funding is directed to the valley, thereby ignoring the sportspersons of Jammu. Jammu and Kashmir has a population of over Rs 1.2 crore and there is a requirement of 2500 play fields as per the figures of JK Sports Council. Official figures reveal that JK has only 137 playing fields available to its huge number of talented sportsmen, of which Kashmir division has 103 playing fields and Jammu division has only 34. As per the population, 1196 play fields are required in Kashmir and 1302 in Jammu. In Jammu dist...
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Nagri Town library in a shambles
1/17/2019 10:02:30 PM
Harpreet Singh Sethi Early Times Report Kathua, Dec 17: Despite tall claims of the Government to improve the condition of public libraries, the Kathua public library is in a shambles. The public library of Nagri Town which caters to a huge population is suffering from government apathy since decades. The library, locals said lacks many facilities, which include the infrastructure and latest books and journals, proper chairs and doors. They said the library also is in need of immediate s...
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ReT regularization against regular posts irks teachers
`May jeopardize their future prospects'
1/17/2019 10:02:22 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 17: The decision of State Administrative Council (SAC) to adjust Rehbar-e-Talim teachers against regular posts of the teachers, has not gone down well among regular teachers, who are apprehensive of their future prospects. Regular teachers informed Early Times that the decision of State Administration Council to adjust the Rehbar-e-Talim teachers against the regular posts of teachers would not only jeopardize the future prospects of the unemployed youth but also the regular teachers. "Once these ReT teachers will be adjusted against the regular posts, they will come under the category of General Line teachers and they will also seek benefit of their seniorit...
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Ombudsmen MGNREGA seeks details of purchased TV sets
1/17/2019 10:02:10 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Jan 17: Taking strong note of the news item published in 12-1-2019 edition of ET titled as " After MGNREGA, TV Scandal rocks Rural Development Department Kishtwar", the MGNREGA Ombudsmen for Kishtwar and Doda had ask Assistant Commissioner Development Kishtwar to submit the details regarding the issue highlighted by the Early Times. As per the letter No. 225-270 address to ACD Kishtwar, Ombudsmen MGREGA Prem Nath Koul invited the attention of ACD Kishtwar towards the news item published by the ET on its front page and directed the concerned officer to look into the matter personally and take appropriate necessary action in the mater after ...
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`SA in ZEO Thatri forges service books'
1/17/2019 10:02:00 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Jan 17: In a brazen violation of rules and regulations, a senior assistant posted in zonal education office Thathri, Chur Chand Sharma has prepared two service books of a teacher, Romesh Kumar. According to reports, the written complaint of Romesh Kumar, teacher UPS Sharni stated that the clerk had misplaced his service book and demanded a bribe of Rs. 44000 from him to make some entries in his service book afresh. The complaint further stated that the Teachers of education department had also raised voice for tampering in the service records and complained the higher authorities for the same. Keeping in view the circumstances and th...
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