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Forest Deptt reclaims forest land from poor farmers, spares politicians
2000 kanals taken back from Rajouri villagers, 500 kanals with influential left untouched
8/27/2016 11:53:38 PM
AB Sharma Early Times Report Rajouri, Aug 27: In yet another case of "favouritism", the Forest Department has reclaimed around 2000 kanals of forestland from the poor famers in Sunderbani area here whereas the influential politicians occupying the government land have been spared. Sources told Early Times the Forest department has started a drive to reclaim its land from villagers from eight villages falling under two Panchayats Langar and Upper Hathal as a part of its nationwide drive, the- Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority(CAMPA). The poor people, who would utilize the land to feed their cattle, grow crops or collect firewood, have been deprived of the resource. "We had not constructed any buildings on the land but would utilize to manage two square meals a day. But we have been denied of this right by the oppressive regime," the villagers said. On the other hand the land under the occupation of some workers and politicians of the ruling BJP have be...
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After threatening politicians, cops; Separatists ask people to 'attack' employees
Is Kashmir heading towards civil war?
8/27/2016 11:53:27 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Aug 27: After threatening policemen and politicians, separatists have trained their guns towards the employees of Radio Kashmir, Doordarshan Kendra and the government run Information department. The employees of these departments are worried as the separatists have asked people to block all the roads leading to the offices of DDK, Information Department and Radio Kashmir on September 1. In the recent protest calendar separatists had described these vital organs of the government as "propaganda machinery" and had launched a veiled attack on the officials of these departments by describing them as a part of the "propaganda machinery." An analyst said, "Sin...
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Sheikh said Quit Kashmir, Geelani turns mad and says Quit J&K
Time to act
8/27/2016 11:53:13 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 27: In 1946, the then NC president and critics of Dogra rule and the Treaty of Amritsar of 1846, Sheikh Abdullah, gave a call for "quit Kashmir Movement. Actually, he and other radical Islamists launched the movement. The objective of the movement was to bring to an end the Dogra rule in Kashmir (not in Jammu and Kashmir) and establish an independent Kashmir state. The Government of Maharaja Hari Singh acted against the agents of hate and was put behind bars. Sheikh Abdullah and his party were against the Treaty of Amritsar. Their view was that the Dogras of Jammu "purchased the life, honour and dignity" of Kashmiri Muslims, Their demand was throw out the Tre...
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Sr officer's 2 blue-eyed SHOs not being relieved
8/27/2016 11:53:01 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Aug 27: Though two Inspectors, who are presently posted as SHOs in Jammu and Rajouri, stand transferred, a senior police officer has asked their 'bosses' not to relieve them and let them continue at their present places of posting till further instructions from him. "The officer has issued instructions to their bosses not to relieve them because he is trying to get their transfer orders cancelled," police sources said, adding that it was unbecoming on part of a senior officer to stoop so low for the sake of his 'blue-eyed' SHOs. Sources said both of them were given the charge of 'vital' police stations in the two districts at the instance of the senior officer...
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Being dumped in insignificant wing, IPS officer crosses all limits of frustration
8/27/2016 11:52:52 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Aug 27: Controversial former SSP of Jammu, who always love to remain in controversies due to his misdeeds, is now a frustrated man because he is indulged in harassing subordinates with one way or other. Although he was indulged in doing some ridiculous things from the day one he removed from the prestigious post of SSP Jammu, he has now crossed all limits of frustration after he was posted as commandant of an armed battalion for the quite some time. To again come into lime light the officer is doing every thing even he has shed his fake honest face but still he is finding it difficult to come to the mainstream. Credible sources in the police department disclo...
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Officials misuse Govt vehicles for domestic chores
Police cars found parked outside schools
8/27/2016 11:52:35 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report jammu, Aug 27: The government officials especially of law enforcement agency-Jammu and Kashmir police-were caught violating the law with impunity by using the government allotted vehicles for their domestic chores including dropping and bringing their children from schools. The photographs captured by Early Times' lens-man Naresh Bhagat outside Presentation Convent School in Gandhi Nagar explains this misuse as nearly half a dozen vehicles, belonging to vario...
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Estates Department pays lakhs as rent for unused flats at Bari Brahmana
Faulty selection of hiring accommodation squanders public exchequer
8/27/2016 11:51:59 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report jammu, Aug 27: With its faulty selection to hire accommodation for the Government employees, the Estates Department has been paying lakhs of rupees annually as rent to Custodian Department for unused flats hired at Bari Brahmana. Sources told Early Times that Estates Department had hired 30 flats on Evacuee Property land at Meen Sarkar at Bari Brahmana from the Custodian Department in 2010 for proposed allotment of 29 flats in favour of seven gazetted and 43 non-gazetted/ class-IV employees of Civil Secretariat and one flat was reserved for staff of Estates Department. They informed that the possession of eight flats was taken by 13 employees in four years ...
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Burhan's father spotted with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
8/27/2016 11:46:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 27: The picture of Muzaffar Wani, father of the slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, along with Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has gone viral on the social networking sites. On Saturday evening, Sri Sri posted on twitter a photo standing with Wani in his ashram saying, "Muzaffar Wani, the father of Burhan Wani was in the ashram for the last two days. We discussed several issues." Sri Sri's tweet was retweeted more than a thousand times by 9pm Saturday...
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JU's austerity measures, seeks additional internet bandwidth
8/27/2016 11:46:19 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 27: Notwithstanding MKNinternet connectivity, the University of Jammu has invited tenders for additional internet bandwidth. Sources told Early Times that the University is already getting connectivity from National Informatics Centre under NKN plan. "NKN has already connected over 1585 institutions under various categories throughout the country", they said, adding that the NKN is a state-of-the-art Pan-India Gigabit network. "It is also providing an ultra-high speed backbone for e-Governance and has links to multiple Global Networks", they added. However, the university overlooking the benefits of NKN has once again started the process of purchasing addi...
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Pak agencies behind POK women offering bangles to UN chief
8/27/2016 11:46:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu,Aug 27: A symbolic protest which can be carried out by people in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir..This time women,who are otherwise denied of fundamental rights in Pakistan, offered their bangles to UN Secretary General,Ban Ki-moon simply to remind the UN chief of the inaction that the UN has committed by not stopping killings in Kashmir.In fact it was for the first time that women in Pakistan displayed their resentment when they remained mum during the five-month long protests in Kashmir in 2010 in which 120 people were killed.Possibly that time the coalition Government in Kashmir was led by National Conference in alliance with the Congress.And possib...
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Mehbooba Mufti accuses Pakistan of being 'insincere' towards people of Kashmir
Pitches for comprehensive, inclusive dialogue to resolve issues
8/27/2016 11:04:50 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 27: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today took a dig at Pakistan and said that the neighbouring country wants to keep the 'pot boiling' in Kashmir and it is not sincere in solving the problems being faced by the people of the valley. Talking to media-persons after her meeting with Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at New Delhi; the chief minister asked Pakistan to reciprocate with open mind and in good faith to the peace initiatives for the permanent settlement of the issues. She said the present action of Pakistan suggests that it is not serious in resolving the issue. "Unfortunately Islamabad lost out on an opportunity for reconciliation...
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'Third front' extends full support to Mehbooba
News Analysis
8/27/2016 11:04:39 PM
Hyder Ali Srinagar, Aug 27: In a surprise development, some of the 'third front' leaders from the mainstream opposition have extended their "full support" to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in her efforts for restoration of normalcy in restive Kashmir vis-vis stability of her government. Highly placed sources said ahead of her meeting with prime minister Nardendra Modi in the national capital, some senior leaders from the Kashmir-based parties called on Mehbooba at her office here. At least two leaders, from the opposition, arrived at her highly fortified office, but none of them was stopped at the main gate or elsewhere en route which means security was already informed about the arriva...
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NC campaign for President's rule goes in vain
GoI assures Mehbooba full support
8/27/2016 11:04:27 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Aug 27: National Conference's desperation to fish in Kashmir's troubled waters has ended at a sour note with GoI rubbishing the reports of imposition of President's rule in JK besides according full support to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in bringing the present crises down in Valley. Sources within the ruling camp divulged that the national conference was eagerly waiting for the imposition of the governor's rule in Kashmir while trying to give impression that the chief minister has little control over the things that have been engulfing the region since July 8, this year. From leading the united opposition to meet the President and the Prime Minister to ...
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Overburdened junior doctors handle critical patients
'Seniors desert JVC OPDs'
8/27/2016 11:04:12 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 27: It's 9 a.m and about 100 patients are waiting outside the OPD block of JVC hospital, run by Sher- I- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS). each one desperate for his or her turn to meet a doctor at the out-patient department (OPD). The OPD opened an hour later, the patients and their family ran towards the OPD, where guards reorganized them into queues. For the next three hours, one of the Patients Zona Wife of Habib-Ullah with the acute chest infection waited for, HOD chest disease for consultation, but she was only told that the doctor is not available. "I suggest you that it is better to meet him at his private clinic...
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Follow shutdown calls or face social boycott: Imam
8/27/2016 11:03:32 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Kishtwar, Aug 27: Imam of jamia masjid, Kishtwar, Farooq Ahmed Kichloo today asked the shopkeepers of Kishtwar to either follow the shutdown calls given of Majlis-e-Shora or be prepared to face a social boycott. In his Friday lecture, he said some shops, during the yesterday's shutdown call given to condemn the 'killings' in Kashmir and show anger against the registration of FIR against protesters here, were found open and warned their social boycott. He also slammed chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for the comments made by her during a joint press conference with home minister Rajnath Singh. He also criticised those members of the community who yesterday welcomed the J...
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4 teachers suspended
8/27/2016 11:02:50 PM
Early Times Report Mendhar, Aug 27: Chief Education Officer has ordered suspension of 4 teachers who were found absent from duty unauthorizedly. On a tip off CEO Lal Hussain asked his deputy to pay a surprise visit to Government Middle school simkhan falling under Mankote zone and submit the report. The deputy paid a visit to said school where only one teacher was present. The Deputy CEO found five teachers absent from duty authorizedly. The school has strength of 64 students and teachers while as the post of science teacher is vacant sources said, adding the science teacher of the school had been attached with some other school while this school has no science teacher for the last ...
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DDC directs to submit class IV Revenue employees record
8/27/2016 11:02:13 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Aug 27: Taking the serious note, District Development Commissioner MH Malik has directed ADC to submit the record of all Revenue class IV employees before his office within stupilated time as some of the class IV employee have been reportedly working as jounior Assistants in Revenue Deptt Mendhar sources said here today. An order has been circulated directing ADC Poonch to submit the report of all class IV employees of Revenue department in district who have been reportedly working as Junior assistants they futher added that they demand and accept bride for petty works from the gullible people of the district. It is pertinent to mention here that...
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NPP holds protest, demands dissolution of Govt
Two die in bike- truck collision
Spiritual Guru for planting more trees
Div Com inaugurates special feeder at Shivkhori
Valley row: Police assures 'business community' of full security after threat of 'social boycott'
Befitting adieu to Amir Hussan Zargar
NPSU demands equal share to Jammu and Ladakh region in recruitment
Govt schemes elaborated to people
IDA conducts dental camp
SIC notice to 3 BDOs over 'denial' of info under RTI
Vaishno Devi-bound pilgrim dies due to heart attack
Power shut down
New Delhi to appoint team for ending Kashmir violence
Spontaneous clashes erupted on highway after missing youth fished out
Action against saboteurs in offing
Cop shot five times in head and chest
KPs organize candle light protest in support of migrant employees
Former MP demands Governor's rule
NPP holds protest, demands dissolution of Govt
Let us unitedly fight Pak's proxy war: NCP
KP Sabha tears into Gillani's fraudulent Kashmir forte
Jammu doctor to deliver lecture at ICRA in Kolkata
Ministers enjoying power without accountability: Harsh
J&KTAF allege mass irregularities by Transfer Committee, Chief Education Officer
Political corruption builds current situation of JK: MPEJ
Relax upper age limit to appoint petitioner as lecturer: HC
HC gives its go-ahead to installation of STP at Leh
DSS organizes symposium of Dogri language, monuments
Bandh call evokes poor response in Poonch
JPPF holds meeting, highlights burning issues
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