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Modi again cheats Jammu, Leh
5/20/2018 11:56:03 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: During his day long visit to J&K on Saturday, Prime Minister Narindra Modi has refreshed wounds of the residents of Leh and Jammu because he did not mention even a single word about long pending political demands of the people of these two regions who have taken up national tricolour. People of Leh were expecting that Prime Minister would speak about their long pending demand of granting Union Territory (UT) status but Narindra Modi preferred to focus only on 'Vikas and Vikas' just to divert peoples' attention towards the demand which is going to empower Ladakh people. During 2014 Parliamentary and assembly elections, BJP had promised to grant UT status to Ladakh. But after attaining power at the Centre and sharing power at J&K, BJP leadership forgot that demand. At Srinagar touched issue of Ramadan ceasefire to keep PDP leadership and other groups in good humour. He defended his government's decision to announce ceasefire. At Jammu, people were...
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KPs say PM neglected them yet again
5/20/2018 11:55:56 PM
S K Kaw Early Times Report JAMMU, May 20: Be it situation of 2014 floods in valley or any election campaign,varsity convocation or inauguration of development projects , Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been visiting J&K state time and again but failed to address the issues of exiled Kashmiri Pandit migrants languishing in various camps and non camps in Jammu for the last over 28 years. The KPs have been pinning high hopes in Narendra Modi government at centre and BJP -PDP coalition government in state to address the burning issues pertaining to the KP migrant community for the last three decades but giving a damn to visit their any of the camps in Jammu have shattered hopes of ...
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Dostana: After Babus, 'Birbal' rushes to Nowhatta to please Mirwaiz
5/20/2018 11:55:49 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: A few days after senior officials from the administration rushed to the Jamia Masjid and its vicinity in the wake of a tweet by separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq that he was not satisfied with the working of the dispensation, government spokesman and minister for Public Works Department Naeem Akhter visited the Nowhatta locality. Sources said the Mirwaiz was already aware of the visit of the minister and thus had asked his supporters not to stage any protests against the minister's visit but to "allow him have a hassle free movement" in otherwise hostile Nowhatta. After the killing of DSP Ayoub Pandith in Ramzan last year, Akhter is the first senio...
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Lal Singh marches for CBI probe in Kathua case
5/20/2018 11:55:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: Senior BJP leader and former minister Lal Singh on Sunday once again reiterated his demand for the CBI probe into alleged rape and murder case of a Kathua girl and led a massive rally from Lakhanpur to Hiranagar in Kathua district. Singh and another BJP leader Chander Prakash Ganga had resigned from the Mehbooba Mufti-led government in Jammu and Kashmir in April after they stirred the hornet's nest by participating in a rally in support of the eight peop...
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JKBOSE 'playing with career of youth'
Re-evaluation policy 'good for none'
5/20/2018 11:55:17 PM
K Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: Even when the re-evaluation process has been reformed at university level, the JK Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is sticking to an obsolete process which, according to experts, is 'good for no one'. According to the re-evaluation process adopted at JKBOSE, the aggregate marks obtained by a student is divided by three, which academic experts termed only wastage of resources. On the other hand, the administration of Jammu University has adopted new method for re-evaluation which means of nearest of two only. "In the JU, the administration used to evaluate the re-evaluation copy by three different evaluators and after that the copy is mar...
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Kulgam Sex Scandal: Raina assures justice to victim
5/20/2018 11:55:01 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: Despite disclosure of names of the accused of Kulgam Sex racket by the victim, efforts to hush-up the case are on , as the victim named some politicians and police officers. However, but the state Chief, Ravinder Raina today claimed that justice will be done with the victim. Raina who is also MLA from Nowshera constituency of District Rajouri, taking over new responsibility to take party on new heights in state, had invited the militants to join main stream and even participate in elections. Today while talking to Early Times he said he would go to any extent to ensure justice to victim, who was trapped in flesh-trade by female sex ...
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Exam cancelled on PM's visit in Valley, Jammu youth forced to appear in exams
Bias against Jammu youth exposed again
5/20/2018 10:58:43 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: Once again the state government, especially the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) authorities have shown their bias against the Jammu youth. On Saturday, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Kashmir, the exam of general line teachers in the Valley was rescheduled. But in Jammu, during the Dogra Swabhiman rally, the exam was not rescheduled and the aspirants were forced to appear in it. Scores of aspirants reached late in their examination centres in Jammu due to traffic jams at various places from Kathua to Jammu. The aspirants were initially denied the permission to appear in examination and were allowed only after one hour la...
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ZEO who thinks he is 'Dabangg'
Blue-eyed ridicules seniors, harasses female teachers with impunity
5/20/2018 10:58:35 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 20: At a time when the government here is beating the trumpet of quality education and ensuring transparency in the system, the erratic acts of one single Zonal Educational Officer (ZEO) are bellying all the government claims. in one go. The ZEO in question has been throwing rules to the wind, insulting seniors and even challenging the directions of the director school education Kashmir with complete impunity. The officials in the department of education divulge that the erratic ZEO seems to be enjoying the patronage of some political group as no one has been acting against him despite the gross violations being committed by him in the official procedure...
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Kishtwar woman dies after doc forgets sponge inside her body
People protest medical negligence
5/20/2018 10:58:05 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: A doctor in Kishtwar district hospital forgot a medical sponge inside a 48-year-old woman's body which led to her death, sparking protests from her relatives. The relatives of the deceased woman identified as Shakeela Begum, wife of Mohammad Iqbal Butt, of Sangrabata, Kishtwar, held a strong protest demanding action against the erring doctor. Speaking to Early Times, Iqbal said his wife was operated upon for gallbladder stones a couple of months ago. He sa...
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RTI seeking OMR sheets from JU: IC's order contradicts CIC's orders
5/20/2018 10:57:43 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: The Information Commissioner (IC) of J&K State Information Commission (SIC), while disposing of an appeal filed against Jammu University, has upheld the order of the Public Information Officer (PIO) wherein he said that an information seeker can only get copy of his own OMR sheet. However, the order issued by IC Mohammad Ashraf Mir contradicts the previous orders of Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), who in several cases directed for providing answer key and copies of OMR sheets of other candidates as well. Details available with Early Times reveal that an RTI application was filed by Omesh Sharma, a resident of Shastri Nagar, ...
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After appeasing Kashmir centric leaders, Shah goes into damage control mode
Ceasefire Row
5/20/2018 10:57:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah has tried to address the resentment in the country against the ceasefire decision of the central government in Jammu and Kashmir by stating that truce is not for the terrorists. An analyst while talking to Early Times said that it seems that BJP leadership has realized that decision to announce ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir has not gone well with the nationalist people across the country. "Even the Army and other security agencies are not happy with the decision as the war against terrorists in the Valley had entered into a decisive phase," he said, adding that "One month break would allow terrorists to regroup...
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Rajouri: Female teacher alleges harassment by seniors
'I was implicated in fake case for denying bribe'
5/20/2018 10:56:52 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: A female teacher in Rajouri is being allegedly harassed by district officials of School Education Department, because she refused to bribe officials to get her salary for two years released. Sajida Kouser, working in Government Middle School Darran, Zone Manjakote of district Rajouri, belongs to a poor family. After completing her Master's, she was engaged as a 3rd teacher in Primary School Darran on December 31, 2007 under Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) Scheme. "After serving for five years as a ReT teacher in a particular school, the government regularized me as per Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) rules. But after regularisation my two year salary was...
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Anganwari centres running without basic amenities
18881 AWCs have no toilets, 17676 lack drinking water facilities
5/20/2018 10:56:41 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 20: The coalition government has failed to provide basic amenities in Anganwari centres across state as nearly 18881 are running without toilets while 17676 centres having no drinking water facilities. Besides more than 50 percent centres run from rented buildings. Sources informed Early Times that under the central sponsored scheme of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), the Ministry of Women and Child Development had sanctioned 31938 anganwari centres wherein 29,599 are operational and nearly 2339 centres are yet to be made functional across the state. "Owing to non availability of toilets inside the centres, the children enrolled in these centres ...
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Highway expansion damages forests, water bodies
5/20/2018 10:56:33 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, May 20: While the National Highway (NH) broadening project has damaged many forests, water bodies too have borne the brunt of this. Sources informed water bodies like pond in Jakhani area in front of national highway in Udhampur have been damaged by this highway project. Environmentalists have said that this has badly damaged the ecological system. Noor Din a nomad moving with his cattle annually said that earlier they had no problem during their seasonal migration but these days they find it tough as they rarely find water for their cattle during their movement. Surinder Singh a local of Jakhani said that the ponds in their area used to ...
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Tourism Department fails to release sanitation funds
Poor laborers suffer, seek Governor's intervention
5/20/2018 10:56:26 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, May 20: The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has failed to release last year's sanitation funds to Urban Local Bodies Kashmir (ULBK) despite Finance Department's clear cut directions. The poor laborers, who were hired by the ULBK last year for carrying out sanitation works during Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, have now sought the intervention of Governor N N Vohra who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine board (SASB). A group of laborers told Early Time that they brought this issue into the notice of Tourism Minister but it didn't yield any positive results yet. "Minister assured us that he will get the funds released in two days but n...
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Bandipora people deprived of MGNREGA benefits
5/20/2018 10:55:59 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report BANDIPORA, May 20: Scores of rural villages in this north Kashmir district are deprived of the benefits of various centrally sponsored schemes including MGNREGA scheme. The benefits of MGNREGA have not reached the deserving people here, most of them whom belong to below poverty line families. Sources said it's actually some officials and their kin who are reaping the benefits of the MGNREGA and other centrally sponsored schemes "The peons, clerks and senior officials of the Rural Development Department have allotted the works under MGNREGA to their own people only. These beneficiaries are either influential or happen to be workers of mainstream poli...
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Director ULBK fails Swachh Bharat Mission
MC Budgam's compost unit defunct
5/20/2018 10:55:52 PM
Early Times Report Budgam, May 20: In order to address menace of solid waste in Budgam town , the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir (ULBK) started a pilot project in November 2016 which, according to sources, was a successful project, but instead of continuing it the present Director Urban Local Bodies Kashmir has stopped the project and the assets created by the local Municipality have become defunct after a huge investment. Details available with Early Times reveal that a mega com...
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Construction company stops payment to contractors, sub-contractors; workers go on strike
Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover hits yet another roadblock
5/20/2018 10:55:38 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 20: The joy about the inauguration of first phase of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh (JCRB) flyover here in the summer capital of the state has been short lived since the work on the remaining portion of the flyover is suspended over the past 10 days. Workers carrying out the job on the construction of flyover have gone on strike since their wages have not been paid over a period of time. The workers had in fact carried out a protest demonstration on the completed portion of flyover a day before the same was thrown open for traffic even though only for one side. Early Times has learnt from sources that the contractors and sub-contractors working ...
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