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After KVIB scam, focus shifts to bunglings in Sports Council during PDP-BJP regime
7/23/2019 12:17:39 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: After cancelling backdoor recruitments in the Khadi and Village Industrial Board (KVIB), Governor Administration is now going to focus on J&K Sports Council wherein hundreds of workers of a particular political party were recruited at the cost of genuine and deserving educated youth of the State. Credible sources said that investigating agencies have already conducted initial probe in which it was established that during PDP-BJP regime Sports Council was virtually turned into wing of a political party and large number of youth with a particular ideology were recruited through backdoor in the Sports Council. Sources said that not only workers of a particular party were recruited in the Sports Council but this organization was abused to arrange rallies of the particular party during that period. Sources said that during PDP-BJP coalition regime, huge funds from Sports Council were mis-used in organizing political activities in different parts of ...
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Crime Branch to question one more former mantri soon
7/23/2019 12:17:32 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: The Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch is likely to question another former minister in connection with the irregularities committed during at J-K Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC). The questioning is on the cards after senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar was questioned by the CB over alleged irregularities committed during his tenure as public works minister in allotment of contracts for the JKPCC. Sources said the former minister, who is likely to be questioned, has already been sacked by the party but is under scanner for large scale irregularities at the JKPCC. "But his role in the irregularities at JKPCC needs to be dug out only then the case ca...
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Omar's habit of tweet likely to prove costly for ex-CM
Governor vows to expose Abdullahs' corruption
7/23/2019 12:17:27 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: Overactive on the social media to react on all issues, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah first time faced strong counter for his 'controversial' tweet in which he had challenged 'reputation' of Governor Satya Pal Malik. The Governor, who from the day one after assuming charge has declared a war against corruption, within no time lashed out at Omar Abdullah and suffixed him title of 'political juvenile'. Infuriated over highly provocative and controversial tweet, Governor lashed out at the former chief minister, accusing him of nepotism and corruption. Malik said he does not have the family backing and money that Abdullah has. "He is a kid and I ha...
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ACB files case against former JK Bank chairman in insurance 'deal'
7/23/2019 12:17:18 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 22: More than a month after he was removed as Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Bank, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has filed a case against former Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad Nengroo for allegedly making an insurance deal in violation of norms with a private company at the cost of J&K Bank resources. Nengroo was removed as chairman cum managing director of the JK bank following allegations of corruption. Sources privy to the development said that the report received by Anti-Corruption Bureau has revealed that an insurance deal in violation of norms was made by Jammu and Kashmir Bank with a company in which close relative of former chairma...
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Forgetting how he plundered public money, Omar praises Pakistan PM
More than 12 crore were spent on Omar's helicopter fleet as JK CM
7/23/2019 12:16:56 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: As NC vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah praised Pakistan PM Imran for saving tax payers's money during later's US visit, Omar has perhaps forgotten his tenure when he plundered peoples' money for his own luxury. "He saved his country money it didn't need to spend AND didn't wear his ego on his sleeve as most "leaders" do. Remind me again why that's a bad thing. This reflects badly on the American establishment rather than on @ImranKhanPTI IMO," the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister tweeted. Khan is currently on a three-day visit to the US. The cricketer-turned-politician, who took a commercial flight instead of a private j...
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Anganwari Workers promoted as Supervisor in Dec 2018
Salary pending for 8 months
7/23/2019 12:16:42 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: At least 17 Anganwari Workers promoted as Supervisors in December 2018, are waiting for salary for last seven months. According to these promotees, the department earlier kept their promotion on hold for decades, now their salary has not been paid since December 2018, when they were promoted as supervisors. "On 7th of December, 2018 State Mission Director, ICDS J&K promoted 17 Anganwari Workers in District Rajouri as Supervisors and subsequently the Director Programme Officer, ICDS on 20th of December, 2018 deployed promotees for their new assignments", said one of the Supervisors adding that since then their salary has not been released by the dep...
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Govt asks loss-making PSUs to stop recruitment
7/23/2019 12:16:30 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, July 22: With Public Sector Undertakings running in losses, the government has asked their authorities to stop recruiting people. There are 19 PSUs in the state under the administrative control of various departments. However, most of the PSUs are running in heavy losses. Several are even failing to pay salaries to their employees. These were set up to generate revenue and create job opportunities in the state, but have now become a huge burden on the state exchequer, prompting the government to direct them to stop any recruitment. As per the directives of the government, no procurement of goods and services shall be made by the public sec...
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Amarnath Yatra always been safe for pilgrims: Farooq Abdullah slams DGP
7/23/2019 12:16:22 AM
Early Times Report Udhampur, July 22: National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Monday claimed that the Director-General of Police Dilbag Singh was creating fear in the minds of people with his statements on the safety of the Amarnath pilgrims. He claimed that the Amarnath Yatra has always been safe for pilgrims. "He should not give such statement that there is any or no threat to the pilgrims coming on Amarnath Yatra, because the pilgrims were never in danger, nor earlier and not now and there will be no danger to them in the future also," Abdullah alleged. "When he gives such statements, it looks like he is fear-mongering among the people. I have also visited the shrine an...
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Show door to complacent politicians, vote for change: Munish to people
7/23/2019 12:16:16 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: Editor Early Times, Munish Gupta, on Monday said that the politicians, who indulged in "wrong doings" during their tryst with power, are being exposed by one and all. Carrying forward his mass contact programme in different areas, Munish said, "Since the day Governor's rule has been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir skeletons are tumbling out. It seems that the politicians were just busy filling their own coffers and had nothing to do with the common people, wh...
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Will distribute my salary among needy'
7/23/2019 12:16:01 AM
Early Times Report Jammu: Editor Early Times, Munish Gupta, has said that if he wins the forthcoming Assembly elections from Gandhi Nagar constituency he would distribute his monthly salary among the needy people in his constituency. "It's my promise to you people that besides carrying out development work, I would distribute my salary among the needy people. I assure you that I would not take any money from anyone, nor would I remain inaccessible. Whenever you need me I will be available," Munish said. ...
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JE manages re-posting in ACB, 8 months after getting relieved
Lawlessness in PWD: Engineers enjoying deputation for years'
7/23/2019 12:15:52 AM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: A Junior Engineer (JE) from Public Works (R&B) department got re-posting in Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB), eight months from being relieved from the same place after serving more than 9 months. According to documents available with Early Times, the JE Sham Lal relieved from ACB in November 2018 and again posted in same organization just eight months. "On 16/06/2017 vide order number 207-PW(R&B) the JE was transferred from ACB (then SVO), and posted his services was placed at the disposal of Y&SS for further posting in J&K Sports Council", sources said, adding that but he refused to join new assignment. However, sources said that ACB for...
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No roads, No electricity, No communication even after 72 years of Independence
Marwah youths on hunger strike in support of basic amenities
7/23/2019 12:14:11 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu July 22: Marwah Sub Division, one of the remotest area of Kishtwar District that even after the 72 years of Independence is struggling to get proper road connectivity beside the communication lines and electricity for the area having population of more than 45000 souls. As per the details available with “Early Times” the youths of Marwah Sub Division under the banner of “Marwah Bachao Tehreek” are on hunger strike since last over one week in suppo...
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Alleged mass copying in exam center at GHSS Mahogla in Rajouri
'Exam Superintendent assaults journalist'
7/22/2019 11:51:42 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: An Exam Superintendent at Governemnt Higher Secondary School Mahogla in Kalakote allegedly slapped a journalist for capturing the mass copying during an exam on Monday. According Sahil Koul a local journalist from Kalakote associated with a news channel along with a fellow journalist were assaulted by a school Lecturer, deputed as Exam Superintendent at GHSS Mahogla. "Lecturer, Girdhari Lal Superintendent Exam Centre 48-B, Government Higher Secondary School, Mohgala, slapped me publically, when I was gathering information regarding ongoing mass copying during an exam in the said centre, this afternoon (22/07/2019). I was on official duty to cover the...
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Road flank turns garbage dumps in Sec 10 of Nanak Nagar
7/22/2019 11:47:34 PM
Early Times Report Heaps of garbage and blocked drains near the Overhead Tank of PHE in Sector 10 of Nanak Nagar is making the live of residents miserable. In the absence of bins, residents and even sanitation employees dump the waste on roads as dogs and cattle squatter upon the waste and also consume it. "However, in this regard, we repeated appraised to local corporator as well as authority concerned not to dump the garbage here because, the foul smell emanating from them, giving sleeples...
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Despite being within municipal limits, Channi Rama sans transport facility
30 years on, successive Govts fail to address issue
7/22/2019 11:25:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: Channi Rama, which falls within Municipal limits has been without public transport facility for long. The more shocking part is that successive governments have failed to solve this problem even after 30 years when SRTC buses used to connect it with rest of the region. Continuing his mass contact programme, Munish Gupta, Editor Early Times, who would be contesting forthcoming assembly elections as an independent candidate from Gandhi Nagar constituency...
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They construct lanes, drains where they are hopeful of getting votes: Advocate Inquilabi
Nanak Nagar residents accuse admin of being selective
7/22/2019 11:08:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 22: Despite the President rule in state, the local administration has become so selective in their approach that they have been constructing/repairing lanes and drains, where they are hopeful of getting votes while other areas have been ignored. This was alleged by the residents of Nanak Nagar locality, who have been alleging total mess in the working of the administration, due to reasons known to them. Advocate Joginder Singh Inquilabi informed Early Times that in Sector 3 of Nanak Nagar, the lane number 1 and 2 are in dilapidated condition. "For the last over two decades, the lane has not been constructed by the authorities. Though in the Lane 1, they hav...
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Govt to recover fraudulently drawn salary from YSS teachers
Fake degree case
7/22/2019 11:00:27 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, July 22: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to recover salary amount from all those physical teachers who had drawn salaries for the period during which they claimed to have pursued Masters of Physical Education (MP.Ed) degrees. In this regard, the government issued an order vide No. 46 Edu(YSS) of 2019 dated 09-07-2017. "Ex-post facto sanction is hereby accorded to the grant of permission in favour of physical education teachers/physical education maters for pursuing higher qualification. Recovery of salary amount from the PETs/PEMs for the period they pursued higher education without proper permission," reads the order. The govern...
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CAPD mockery: BPL ration cards become APL cards in Udhampur village
7/22/2019 10:59:51 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Udhampur, July 22: It seems that there is no end to injustice to the Poor masses as CA&PD department has converted their Below Poverty Line Ration Cards into Above Poverty line Ration Cards. In Panchayat Chulana of Panchari tehsil of district Udhampur many BPL have been converted into APL cards without giving the poor a vhance of being heard.Satya Devi, a local said her BPL has become APL and hence cannot get sugar. She has appealed to the CAPD to...
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Sheikh Nagar area has no road, dilapidated lanes, drains
7/22/2019 10:21:35 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 22: Criticising previous MLAs, the residents of the Sheikh Nagar Bahu Fort area have no road and basic civic amenities still seem a distant dream. They alleged that former MLAs have done nothing to improve their condition. Vijay Kumar, Arti, Ravi, Sham Lal, Bunty, Rakesh, Devi Ditta Kartar Chand said that since the inception of this Colony by the Jammu Development Authority (JDA), no blacktopping work has been done in the area. "You can see potholes everywher...
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