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Credibility or power, BJP has to choose
PDP rebels want CM from Kashmir
8/20/2018 12:05:36 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: In wake of the apparent split in the Peoples Democratic Party and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti being left with only 15 MLAs, the PDP rebels are creating a notion that they are going to form the new government in Jammu and Kashmir with the support of the MLAs from Bharatiya Janata Party. The impression is being created that anyone from Kashmir would be the next chief minister and there is no possibility about leader from Jammu heading the new dispensation. "It's unfortunate that entire political discourse in J&K revolves around Kashmir and Jammu figures nowhere," said a politician. He said that even if BJP decides to support the PDP rebels their strength would be more than them as they have 25 legislators in the 87 member assembly in the state. "It's a cardinal principle that numbers matter. The party would highest number of seats gets the top post. If BJP decides to support the PDP rebels then it should strike a deal which gives represen...
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Director School Education Kmr says teachers won't be posted in zonal offices
Fails to take action against 'privileged lot'
8/20/2018 12:05:00 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Director School Education Kashmir, G N Itoo today said that no teacher would be allowed to work in the zonal offices, however, at the same time he has forgotten that some of his teachers are doing jobs not meant for them. A government teacher who was till recently discharging his duties as Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) continues to call the shots at the Directorate of School Education located at Srinagar, summer capital of the state. The teacher keeps the Director School Education in keep humour and as such the head of the department is taking no action whatsoever. Sources told Early Times that the teacher features regularly as a newscast...
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Amid state mourning on Vajpayee's demise, babus make merry in Gulmarg
8/20/2018 12:04:46 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: Even as the Jammu and Kashmir government has formally announced a state mourning for a week to pay homage to the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his demise, some senior officials were seen making merry at the health resort of Gulmarg. Sources said the officials from Tourism department, Gulmarg Development Authority and the Forest department attended the function hosted by Bollywood in connection with the shooting for an upcoming movie at the ski resort in north Kashmir. The event was chaired by Bollywood actor John Abraham who is shooting at the resort Gulmarg for an espionage thriller RAW. The actor also planted a tree near St Marry's Chur...
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SPDC overlooks renovation of Hydro Projects
State suffers loss of power generation, revenue
8/19/2018 11:58:50 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: Despite enormous hydro power potential in the state, the Power Development Corporation (SPDC) has overlooked enhancement of power generation of existing power projects due to its lack of interest resulting loss of the power and revenue generation in crores. Sources told Early Times that there was strong need of timely and systematic renovation and maintenance of the hydro power projects to maintain power generation and reduce generation losses, a renovation, modernization and uprating programme was approved for the existing projects under the control of SPDC in 2005. "Under this programme, around seven Hydroelectric Power Projects were to be covered ...
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Change in Pakistan's approach turns out a mere myth
The day Imran becomes Pak PM, JK's LoC painted red again
8/19/2018 11:58:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: On a day when former Pakistani cricketer and PTI chief Imran Khan was sworn in as the 22nd Prime Minster of Pakistan, tension on the borders in Jammu and Kashmir returned, sending a clear cut message across the polite spectrum that things aren't going to change with the change of guard in the neighbouring country. As per the reports coming to fore, the gunfight erupted on Saturday evening at Balthdiayan, Tanghdar, over 180 km from Srinagar, when the Army noticed suspected movement close to the Line of Control (LoC). It was further informed that Tensions started mounting in the Tangdhar sector after an Army man was killed along the LoC on August 13 ...
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Despite State mourning, National Flag on GDC Samba flown full mast
8/19/2018 11:58:27 PM
Gurdas Kumar Early Times Report Vijaypur, Aug 19: Violating the Government order to observe State mourning for seven days by flying National Flag at half-mast as a mark of respect for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the management of Government Degree College Samba ignored the order and flew National Flag at full mast in total disrespect to the 'Bharat Rattan'. The incident exhibited negligence and callousness of the college management. Showing strong resentment against t...
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Shrine Board employees over charging for battery car facility
8/19/2018 11:58:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: In a very shocking revelation, the employees of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in connivance with agents of private company have been fleecing pilgrims by overcharging for battery car facility. The incident came into light, when a family from Dehli visited Jammu to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi. They informed that on reaching Ardh Kuwari, they contacted the agents for battery car facility to reach Bhawan but when they were asked to pay extra for tickets, they were shocked to see the open loot by the employees deployed there. They further said that the contract to operate battery car has been given to a private company on annual agreement and the...
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Digitization of land record remains a farce in JK
Work on Phase-II, III nowhere in sight
8/19/2018 11:58:00 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 19 Three years since Jammu and Srinagar were taken up on pilot basis for digitalizing land records by the state government, transparent land records has remained a farce. The government has already missed deadline to complete the digitization of land records in the twin capital cities and given the pace of the work, it may be unlikely to complete the project by 2019. Sources said that the pilot project in Jammu and Srinagar was started by revenue department in 2015, however the sluggish approach of the previous PDP-BJP government could not complete the 'important project aimed to bring reforms and systematic changes in the revenue de...
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Factionalism in Cong: Senior leaders skip meeting convened by Mir
8/19/2018 11:57:51 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: Senior leaders were conspicuously absent from the crucial meetings called by Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president G A Mir in connection with the preparations for Panchayats, Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Parliament and Assembly polls. Today meetings of different assembly segments of Chhamb, Billawar, Basohli, Kalakote and Vijaypur were held but leaders only one faction were present. Credible sources in the Congress said that infighting in the Congress has been intensified after announcement of new district presidents because party leadership has failed to maintain the balance. Instead of taking all senior leaders on the board before announcing distr...
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BJP's Govt formation plans receives setback as PDP rebels skip Vajpayee's last rites
8/19/2018 11:35:36 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 19 : Plans of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the next government in the state has received a major setback as members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who revolted against party publicly, didn't visit New Delhi to attend last rites of former Prime Minister and BJP ideologue Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Reports said that the rebel leaders including legislators didn't travel to New Delhi to attend the last rites of Vajpayee on Friday. Sources revealed to early times that this political development has dashed the hopes of BJP which had planned to form new government by the end of September this year. "It has also signaled that the proces...
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Non availability of anesthesia Doctor hampers functioning of DH Kishtwar
8/19/2018 10:49:46 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 19: The non availability of the consultant Anesthesia Doctor hampered the routine operations and surgery in District Hospital Kishtwar as a result of which the poor patients suffers badly. As per the details available with Early Times, One Imtiyaz Ahmed resident of Dadpath was admitted at District Hospital Kishtwar for acute appendix pain and required immediate surgery for removal of the same, but due to non availability of the anesthesia Doctor at District Hospital Kishtwar, his family shifted him to District Hospital Doda mid night, but to his Disappointment, due to non availability of radiologist at District Hospital Doda-- the required...
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Under garb of laying Transmission line; Over 300 walnut trees axed in Budgam
8/19/2018 10:49:41 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Over 300 walnut trees have been illegally axed in only a handful of villages in Budgam under the garb of laying 400 KVA interstate transmission line. Sources say that timber mafia are having a field day due to lack of checks and balances in more than a dozen villages. As work on erection of towers and laying of transmission line is going on from last one year in Khansahib and Chadoora sub divisions of Budgam district, authorities have failed to curb this illegal activity. Details available with Early Times reveal that work executed by NRSS Power Ltd while executing the work on 400 KV Transmission Line in Budgam has axed more than 300 walnut trees illeg...
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PDD headless since July 31; post of DCP, CE vacant
8/19/2018 10:49:36 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: The Power Development Department (PDD) which is responsible for providing vital service to general public and that too during the monsoon season, when humidity along with sweltering heat has made life difficult, is running headless for the last over half month. Since the retirement of Chief Engineer as well as Development Commissioner Power, no new appointment has been made by the government despite the fact that the department has the abundance of deserving staff. According to officials in PDD, the post of Chief Engineer has been lying vacant since July 31, when Ashwani Gupta had attained superannuation from the post. Moreover, the post of Development C...
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Employees having no salary issues also hit streets
8/19/2018 10:49:31 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Scores of employees have not got their salaries yet and they are compelled to hit the streets due to which the general public suffers at large. Sources said that scores of employees of Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization Department, district family welfare bureaus under finance major head 2211 like Deputy CMO's DIO's DMEIO's Head Assistants, Senior Assistants Drivers and employees working at Sub Centers under CSS plan like FMPHW's are without salaries from past several months. However there are also some employees that are working in the same department under RFWC (Rural Family welfare centers) Non Plan like Extension Educators, Ju...
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Kiosk owners rue dual yardstick over anti-encroachment drive
8/19/2018 10:49:17 PM
Early Times Report billawar, Aug 19: The anti-encroachment drive launched by district administration Kathua in tehsil Billawar has evoked resentment among the hundreds of kiosk owners, who were targeted in the drive. They accused the administration of adopting dual yardstick in Gandhi Nagar locality where illegal Rehri owners were rehabilitated by giving space while as in Rani Park and other areas of Jammu city, many illegal Reharies creating traffic congestion have been untouched. The anti-...
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Four dental clinics, three laboratories sealed in Mendhar
SDM, BMO allow resealing , CMO to taken action
8/19/2018 10:47:35 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Aug 19 : Axe is going to fall on illegally run unregistered four dental clinics and three diagnostics laboratories in Mendhar town which have been sealed on Friday afternoon by the authorities and simultaneously resealed on very next day while Chief Medical officer Poonch is said to take action sources said here today. A team of officers included BMO Dr. Parvez Khan along with Naib Tehsildar and police party sealed 4 dental clinics which were said to be illegal and not registered with Dental Council of India and 4 diagnostic clinical laboratories which have been indulged in charging exhorbitant rates from gullible public for conducting various clini...
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Reasi Residents joined Shiv Sena
Popular singer-rapper Badshah launches Mirchi 98.3 in Kashmir
Missing DPS Srinagar Student Found in Jammu
Narinder Singh takes dig at BJP for criticizing Navjot Sidhu's visit to Pakistan
Sanskar Sanskriti Manch' announces office bearers for Udhampur
Advisor Ganai holds public outreach program at Jammu
Rana donates one month salary towards Kerala Flood Relief Fund
PAF exhibit resentment over selective invitation of SSP Kishtwar
YAC organizes rally
Clerical Association Kishtwar defers Mass Casual leave strike
Drug peddler held with 4 gram heroin
NCP welcomes centre, state govt to have 3-tier Panchayati Raj system
Sanskrit scholar's pay tributes to Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Over 10 kg poppy straw recovered, two held
IIPA organizes panel discussion on "Uninterrupted Power Supply to Jammu"
Several join JKNPP
SNCF organizes blood donation camp
MLA provides Rs 18 lakh for construction of play ground
Two injured in road mishaps
Red Cross society distributes training certificates
Tarang 2018 Commences
Natrang stages 'Kafan'
Army guns down 4 infiltrators along LoC in Tangdhar, Nowgam, operation in progress
Teachers' hold protest in favour of implementation of 7th Pay Commission
BMO Mendhar seals Tea stall instead of clinic
NPP to fight for pride, honour of Dogras till last: Harsh
Poonch admin leaves Budha Amarnath guests high & dry
Admin in slumber as under privileged family lives under constant risk
Pahri hostel students held protest for release of the pending salaries of CWs
No check on market in Mendhar
Govt gives Kerala Rs 2 cr for flood relief
148 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
2 JeM Over-ground Workers Arrested
KPs needs to be heard, healed and hugged: KPC
Chandi Mata Chhari Leaves for Atholi Padder from Kishtwar
NMC demands disbursal of salary, pension
Drug peddler arrested, Brown sugar recovered
Rajput Sabha Samba hold meeting
Lecturers' Forum holds Monthly Meeting
Noise pollution alarmingly high in Jammu: Survey
Un-regularised engineers constitute committee
DF&SS stages protest against Sidhu
JK United Peace Movement organises seminar on Article 35-A, 370
Rates of sacrificing animals unaffordable for poor: YASHN
BJP failed to provide basic human requirement to poor people: Congress
Residents of Sainik Colony hold meeting
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