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For harassing a senior BJP leader, state leadership unhappy with Ram Madhav
12/14/2018 10:42:58 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 14: The BJP State cadre is not satisfied with the role of national general secretary and in charge J&K State Ram Madhav who has taken many unwise decisions during last three years after taking charge of the state unit. According to party sources, all these decisions have proved counterproductive for the party. The inclusion of some non-entities in BJP by Madhav and his henchmen in 2014 and later giving them mandate in Assembly elections has been viewed as a big blunder by the old time BJP leaders associated with party for 60 years now. Sources said one senior BJP leader and two time MLA and former president of the State Unit when objected to grant of mandate to outsiders and novice to the party was asked by BJP general Secretary to bother about his own mandate as party had decided to drop him. This behaviour of a senior leader from Delhi with a staunch party leader from the State sent wrong signals to party cadres. Madhav, sources said managed the ...
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Article 356 not applicable to J&K
Misinformation campaign
12/14/2018 10:42:50 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 14: Some vested interests in Kashmir have started creating an impression that Article 356 is also applicable to J&K and that the state would come under the President's Rule on December 19 after the completion of the Governor's Rule on December 19. The state Governor had imposed his rule in the state on June 19, the day the BJP withdrew its support to the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government. Article 356 is not also applicable to the state. Those who say that is applicable to state are only misleading the people for reasons best known to them. J&K is the solitary state in India which can be kept under the Governor's Rule for a maximum period of 6 months...
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It's also time to delimit assembly constituencies in J&K
Jammu deserves proper representation
12/14/2018 10:42:40 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 14: Bold decisions taken by the J&K Governor, SP Malik, have emboldened many in Jammu to demand fresh delimitation of the assembly constituencies in the state on the ground that the 2002 Amendment of the State Constitution and the J&K Representation of People's Act was undemocratic and unconstitutional and all that was done was done to hurt the Jammu's cause or scuttle the age-old demand in Jammu for a proper representation in the assembly. The state Constitution was amended by the Farooq Abdullah Government and it was supported by all, including the Congress, the PDP, the CPI-M, the BJP and the PDF. The Panthers Party was the only party that opposed the amend...
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Fearing enquiry, teachers not ready to lift uniform stocks
Attempts to sweep uniform scam under carpet
12/14/2018 10:42:19 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report kishtwar, Dec 14: After highlighting of uniform scam by ET in its 21-10-2018 edition, the ZEO Thathri is trying to hush up the matter and has bought the uniform after finalizing the deals with the brokers which is lying in heaps in ZEO office Thathri. The sources told ET that uniforms were to be provided to government school students by March 2018, but even after the lapse of 10 months, over 2500 school children of Thatri zone were yet to receive the same a...
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ET report on fraudulent withdrawal of money from UPS Cheera vindicated
CEO Doda hides scam for 47 days to shield the culprit
12/14/2018 10:41:49 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report kishtwar, Dec 14: Ten days after the Early Times published a news regarding fraudulent withdrawal of Rs. 1.50 lacs from the account of Upper Primary School (UPS) Cheera and after 47 days since the Headmaster of the School informed the matter to CEO Doda, who sought a detailed report from ZEO Thatri claiming that media (Early Times) has highlighted this issue time and again. As per the details available with "Early Times" Chief Education Officer Doda has once again tried to shield the corrupt practices in education Zone Thathri by hushing up the matter pertaining to the stolen money of Rs 1.50 lac to save his blue eyed officials. According to the letter...
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State witnesses 1300 sexual exploitation cases every year, victims cry for justice
JK Govt bans 'Sextortion' too lately
12/14/2018 10:41:35 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 14: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday introduced a law that bans sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority. However, the law has been introduced at a time when no less than 1300 women are already registered victims of sexual exploitation. The state government's such a move has also drawn flak from various quarters with people asking why the introduction of the law took so long that the state has even surpassed Bihar the it comes to safety for women folk. Shockingly, there were 1343 cases of sexual assault recorded in one year in Jammu and Kashmir against the women, recording at a rate of 22.8 percent. These cases were register...
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No end to PDP's woes; three more leaders likely to quit
Beigh tasked to talk to rebels
12/14/2018 10:41:23 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 14: The Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) which is already battling rebellion within its ranks is likely to witness another shock with speculations rife that no less than three of its leaders are all set to leave the party. Meanwhile, party veteran Muzaffar Hussain Beigh who is back into the party fold is taking remedial measures to prevent the leaders from leaving the party. "Beigh sahib is a veteran leader and widely respected. He enjoys support amongst the leaders and we are sure that he will play a vital role in keeping the party intact," said a senior PDP leader. However, if sources are to be believed, there are no less than three senior PDP leaders which...
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PDP falling like pack of cards
12/14/2018 10:41:11 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 14: Peoples Democratic Party is falling like a pack of cards. One by one the leaders and workers are saying goodbye to the party and are moving ahead. Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and the party president Mehbooba Mufti is looking for "out of box ideas" to keep her party intact. But nothing seems to be working out in her favour. During the past few days five PDP leaders, including three legislators, have parted ways. "Desperate attempts of Mehbooba Mufti to keep her party intact are not working out. People who are quitting her party are making the PDP leadership realize how the party ditched them when it shared power with the BJP in the state," s...
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IGNOU Jammu center defeats objective of distance education
Candidates allotted centers in other districts
12/14/2018 10:40:51 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 14: The very purpose of distance education as pursued by the Indira Gandji National open university has been failed by its Jammu centre as IGNOU candidates, mostly government teachers have been allotted exam centers in other districts. They accused the IGNOU administration of being insensitive to the problems of the candidates due to unrealistic allotment of centers by the University authorities at regional Center Jammu. If sources are to be believed, after allotting far flung centers to the students, centers of some of the candidates were changed manually which were not accepted by the examination staff and later, the Regional Director also said that all t...
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Mehbooba Mufti hell bent to destroy PDP by issuing controversial statements
Says her late father committed 'suicide' by aligning with BJP
12/14/2018 10:29:56 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 14: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti is hell bent to destroy her own party and same gets proved every now and then from her statements. Mehbooba also wants to prove her father Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed committed a big blunder at the fag end of his political career by deciding to join hands with Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) to form the government in the state after 2014 assembly elections. Today speaking at a programme in Mumbai, Mehbooba said that alliance with BJP in 2014 was a suicide. By issuing such statements the PDP President is substantiating claims of her political opponen...
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Govt mulls to empower Rural Sanitation Deptt
Waste Management in Rural areas
12/14/2018 10:29:44 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 14: As J&K Government failed to implement Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) scheme under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) during last 4 years, Government is now mulling to empower Department of Rural Sanitation which has remained almost defunct since it was created around 30 years back. Details available with Early Times reveal that Government is planning to provide enough manpower to Directorate of Rural Sanitation at district and block level so that management of solid waste in Rural areas is given a special thrust by authorities. As reported already J&K Government failed to tap a huge amount of Rs 650 crores for SWM work across J&K. ...
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Merger of SSA into Samgra, hundreds of non-teaching advertised posts hang in balance
Poor planning of Education Department
12/14/2018 10:29:27 PM
Vijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 14: In what could be termed as poor planning of school education department as hundreds of non-teaching posts advertised under SSA hang in balance due to merger of scheme into Samagra. Moreover, the officials of the department concerned have failed to start further process of recruitment despite lapse of one and half years of advertisement of these posts. Sources in department concerned informed Early Times that one and a half year ago the department under the scheme had invited applications for various posts but astoundingly the official has forgotten to start further process of recruitment. "Under the scheme the government had sanctione...
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Valley's two tertiary care hospitals record 4200 deaths annually
12/14/2018 10:29:16 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 14: With government failing to upgrade the health care infrastructure of rural areas, the rush has been mounting to two tertiary care hospitals of Kashmir, which record over 4200 deaths annually. The health care system in the Valley is largely dependent on SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura and Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital Srinagar. This is because government has failed to upgrade the rural health infrastructure of the Valley. An official said that government has failed to lift the health care system in far-flung areas. "Due to lack of proper healthcare facilities in district hospitals, patient throng to the SMHS and SKIMS hosp...
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Patients suffer, DH Kupwara lacks basic facilities
Border resident's gets step motherly treatment
12/14/2018 10:29:05 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report Kupwara, Dec 14: With a hope, patients visit government run hospitals for better treatment but after witnessing the poor and unbearable conditions, the patients and their attendants rue their luck and expresses their anger when a hospital like DH Kupwara sans basic facilities. According to sources that the DH Kupwara lacks basic facilities including of cleanliness, floors and corners of the hospital are dirty and the main gate of the hospital is like ...
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LOCAL NEWS
Kansal reviews modalities for upgradation of airports, augmentation of air services
Several deputations, individuals call on Advisor Sharma
Govt notifies 75 services as 'Online Only'
Disposal of grievances during Governor's Rule
SAC approves extension of payment date for power dues by businesses
Govt taking tangible initiatives to promote tourism in Jammu region: Advisor Ganai
Quality Assurance Talk organized at SMVDU
Secy Social Welfare reviews modalities for effective implementation of Maintenance & Welfare of Parents, Senior Citizens Act
Bar association calls DC Anantnag 'inefficient, errant'
Dr Samoon launches FMD control programme
Seven killed as vehicle skids off road in Reasi
Pahalgam experiences coldest December night; Gulmarg freezes at minus 10.6 degrees
AIBCUS criticizes BJP Government for anti-Dalit policies
JKFA expresses concern over merger of two Deptts
Farmers Training programme concludes at Krishi Bhawan Jammu
Youth demand arrest of killers of Parihar brothers
JKNPP slams Govt for retention of toll tax at Lakhanpur
Two day science exhibition organized
VHP to organize Dharam Sabha at Parade
BBIA hails proposal for extension of fiscal incentives
Three day awareness campaign enters second day
Police Public meet organized
Legal Aid committees congratulate Prof Bhim Singh
Dr K C Sharma to present paper in European countries
SC, ST Development Corp organizes awareness camp
Development Forum congratulates Rahul Gandhi for wins 3 states
NC Youth Vice president sends people to drug free center
PDP MLC Firdous Tak manhandled
Punjab based drug smuggler arrested with poppy straw
Dr Samoon takes stock of measures to ensure effective traffic management
Gaurav Gupta inaugurates Ramkot Cricket Tournament 2018
Local unemployed youths hold protest against JP Management
PDP MLC Firdous Tak raises question on undue delay in disclosing names behind Parihar brothers' killing
7 kullas gutted in major fire at Keran Bantalab
Power shut down
PIL challenging rules for issuance of State subject
Man arrested with explosives in Pulwama
PIL seeking withdrawal of security to Hurriyat Leaders
SC dismisses Govt's appeal in 1990 Kulgam murder case
FCS&CA recovers Rs 3400 fine from erring traders
Ravinder Sharma extends support to PDD employees demands
Court rejects bail application of HM sympathiser
SAC approves establishment of first ever Real Estate Regulatory Authority in J&K
SAC approves upgradation of 5 SDHs as District Hospitals
J&K becomes first state to have explicit law banning 'Sextortion'
SAC approves Video-Conferencing as admissible method for presence of accused in trial
SAC approves J&K Transplantation of Human Organ (Amendment) Bill
SBM campaign makes no impact in Pouni
EJAC appeals Governor for redressal of employees' issues
Horti Deptt office in rented building for 10 yrs
Traders' Sampuran Kranthi Rath Yatra reaches Jammu
ACB lodges complaint against JE
JKSWDC organizes awareness camp
Villagers protest against PMGSY over worst road condition
Mubrak Gul inaugurates Trikuta Fitness Gym
International meet on Pediatric Urology held at Apollo
4 bovines rescued, vehicle seized
Leopard found dead in Buffliaz forest
JDU felicitates newly elected Sarpanchs, Panchs of Kathua segment
Drug peddler held with 15 Kg poppy straw
SKUAST-Jammu scientists register new Goat breed
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