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Why is govt silent on 18 police officials booked by VO?
Punish powerless, spare powerful!
7/3/2015 12:35:09 AM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: The state government's decision to dismiss 63 tainted employees from service has raised eyebrows, as it appears that the drive against the corrupt is selective. It's argued that if the government was sincere in its intentions, it would have not delayed action against the 18 police officials, including a Superintendent of Police, against whom FIRs stand registered by Vigilance Organization in last five years. Recently, in response to an RTI application the Vigilance Jammu revealed the names of the 18 officials. According to the Vigilance, nine FIRs were registered against police officers from January 2010 to December 2014 in Jammu division. The FIRs stand registered against the following: Then ASP Nowshera, for accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 and two kanals of land from complainant, Girdhari Lal Sharma, Assistant Sub-Inspector, then posted at P/S Akhnoor. ASI, Nayeem Hussain Shah, then posted at P/S Nowshera, for accepting bribe. ...
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Lady Officer lodges complaint against Inf Deptt's Cultural Officer, inquiry initiated
7/3/2015 12:34:58 AM
Sumit Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: A lady officer has lodged a complaint with joint director of information department against Cultural Officer, Jammu , Raman Joshi for allegedly harassing her and using unparliamentarily language against her. The lady officer also allegedly levelled other serious charges against the cultural officer, adding that the bills of different cultural programmes including the Independence Day were still pending and the cultural officer was adamant not to verify them on the pretext that these were fake bills. Same is the fate of G.P Fund cases also, she alleged. The complaint has not only raised finger against the working of the Information Departme...
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Inquiry against Taj; Immunity to minister: It pays to be in ruling dispensation!
Why Govt failed to retrieve excess land from Educational Trust?
7/3/2015 12:34:51 AM
Abodh Sharma ET Report jammu, July 2: Government's initiative to start an inquiry against senior Congress leader and former Minister, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, for encroachment of the forest land at Sedow' in South Kashmir's Shopian smells of bias and lack of objectivity as senior Minister in the present regime continues to evade action and enjoy political immunity despite making huge encroachments on state land in Kathua. While Taj has reportedly encroached upon state and forest land adjoining his ancestral property, for which the Revenue and Forest authorities have been asked to get the demarcation done and file a factual report, An educational trust owned by the family of a senior Minister i...
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Will power-hungry BJP oblige questionable RSS?
July 13 the so-called martyrs' day
7/3/2015 12:34:39 AM
Early Times Report jammu, July 2: In its latest issue, the RSS mouthpiece, Organizer, suggested that the government of Jammu & Kashmir must discard the practice of observing July 13 as martyrs' day and allow the state to function like other normal days. "Celebration of martyrs' day should cease now" said an article "Making of Martyrs", which was contributed by the J&K Study Centre, a part of the Sangh Parivar looked after by Arun Kumar, former Pranatiya Pracharak, Jammu & Kashmir. The State government had been observing July 13 every year as martyrs' day since 1953. This day Kashmiri leaders of all hues pay tributes to the killed rebels and denounce the Dogras of Jammu, saying their Army ...
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To please him, PHQ sending IGP to London on official assignment
Unhappy over his recent transfer to a "less" important post, he had applied for central deputation
7/3/2015 12:34:29 AM
ET Report jammu, July 2: An Inspector General of Police (IGP), who was unhappy over his transfer to a less important post in February last and had applied for central deputation, is being sent by the police headquarters to London to take part in an official function. The move is aimed at keeping him in good humour and prevent him from proceeding on central deputation, according to official sources. Sources said the ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had, in a communication sent to the state home department, asked it to send one senior police officer to London to take part in an official function there. In turn, the state home department brought the matter to the notice of police headquarter...
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BJP leaders ask Rajnath to sack non-performing ministers
'They can't keep on reaping fruits of power forever'
7/3/2015 12:34:18 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 2: Many leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who are not a part of the government have reportedly decided to approach the party high command to register their protest against what they term as "non-performance" of their ministers and they not paying much heed towards the problems faced by the common people. To begin with a few BJP leaders met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and told him that central leadership should intervene and ensure that party ministers live up to the expectations of the masses, sources told Early Times on Thursday. "The expectations need to be fulfilled so that the gloom of hopelessness, created by the prev...
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VVIP racism in J&K
Ahead of minister's visit, students made to clean track
7/3/2015 12:34:02 AM
Minister, principal defend students' 'Ops Clean', blame media for blowing issue out of proportion Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report kishtwar, July 2: Merely days after much hyped incident of delay of Ladakh Air India flight by 57 minutes involving Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Union Minister of State for Home Kiran Rejeju, the fresh incident of VVIP racism was today witnessed in Kishtwar where the students of Higher Secondary School for Boys, Kishtwar, were made to clean the track which was to be used by the minister for entry into the school premises. These students were also asked to dot the line with lime to mark the entry path of the minister. As per th...
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J&K's digitalization concept shallow, progress on connectivity sluggish
Most websites ornamental, show incorrect or irrelevant information
7/2/2015 11:57:53 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: In connection with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India campaign, a gala function was organized in J&K at high profiled SKICC auditorium which attended by a galaxy of politicians and babus . The function however turned out to be superficial as the spirit of the PM's initiative is nothing but zero on the ground level in entire state. Neither has the government updated itself digitally nor has it been able to ensure a reasonable connectivity in rural areas through internet. The mockery is at its peak when the website of the IT department which is the key department to lend support to this initiative is itself showing incorrect information . Sourc...
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Instead of choosing from tainted officers, need to make merit pool in J&K police
The ill-reputed get posted from one PS to other, the meritorious ones continue to suffer
7/2/2015 11:57:43 PM
Bharat Bhushan Early Times Report JAMMU, July 2: For the noble cause of converting police force into police service, there is a pressing need for carving out a merit pool to allow the department heads to choose from the officers to work for people. This would also reduce the department's dependency on undesirable officers. In the absence of a merit pool, the ill-reputed officers, especially Inspectors, are being repeatedly posted from one police station to the other. Even the most corrupt and controversial Inspectors get posted as the heads of police stations. One cannot expect them to serve people. Rather they find out opportunities to harass public. And, in case there is any public...
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Officers attached with GAD "not to be given postings"
7/2/2015 11:57:29 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 2: The officers, who were attached with General Administration Department (GAD), may not be given any posting till the government completes its tenure or till they remain in service, according to official sources. As per rules, some of the corrupt officers, whose services were not terminated, were attached with GAD with clear directions that they would not be given any posting and their moveable and immoveable assets would be found out. These directions were issued by the government to the Chief Secretary who then issued formal executive officers, sources claimed. Sources said in the next list many such officers might find their names. "Some of them have...
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Fearing 'threat to life', Hurriyat (M) shelves anti-India rallies
7/2/2015 11:57:22 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 2: Apparently fearing "threat to life" and waiting for more security from government, Hurriyat Conference (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has shelved its series of anti-India rallies. Started in May this year as part of the "Hafta-e-Shahadat", the program of Hurriyat was aimed at gaining public support by "carrying out anti-India rallies in every nook and corner" of Kashmir. Insiders said though the party had been holding many such rallies, a recent rise in militant activities in Kashmir, which claimed six lives in north Kashmir alone, has put the party on the back-foot as the new armed guerillas are even questioning the credentials of separatist leader...
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Rajnath Singh rules out revocation of AFSPA from Jammu & Kashmir
Says situation not conducive for same
7/2/2015 11:57:14 PM
* Rules out dialogue with separatist leadership, asks separatists to bid good-bye to violence * Pakistan is our neighbour, we want to have good relations with our neighbour * GOI committed for complete rehabilitation of flood hit people Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 2: Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh today ruled out revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state and said the situation is not conducive at moment for revocation of this Act from Jammu & Kashmir. Talking to media persons here, the Union Home Minister said that there is no plan of the central government to hold talks with the separatist leadership in Kashmir. He said tal...
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NC-Cong regime went out of way to favour blue eyed firm
7/2/2015 11:56:41 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: Infamous for promoting corruption the erstwhile regime led by National Conference had gone out of way to favour a blue eyed firm, Tata BP Solar Power, proposals of which was accepted by Technical Education department, an year before the tenders were advertised. The Technical Education Department had invited tenders for design/supply/installation commission of 18 Solar Power Plants (SPVs) in 18 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) of Jammu and Kashmir in September 2012. In response to a RTI application filed by Dr Rehmatullah, the Technical Education department on 18/6/2015, furnished a reply of 83 pages including note-sheet of project, ...
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11 J&K militants upload photos on Facebook as Amarnath Yatra gets underway
7/2/2015 11:35:23 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 2: The picture, which remained on 'Facebook' for two days, showed 11 militants, who recently joined the banned Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit. It has disappeared from the social networking site but the move has sent alarm bells ringing in the security establishment in Jammu and Kashmir, including army and central security agencies, since the annual Amarnath pilgrimage began yesterday. The central security agencies have sought details from the social netwo...
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Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink!
For 15 yrs, Kishtwar village sans water
7/2/2015 11:34:58 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, July 2: Upper Poochal area of Kishtwar district is facing acute shortage of water for around 15 years as the PHE department has failed to restore water supply to the local water reservoir that caters to the local inhabitants. Many local residents told Early Times that two months ago they met MoS Revenue Sunil Kumar Sharma who issued necessary directions to officials of the PHE department. "But even after more than two months nothing was done by ...
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July 1 deadline ends, workers not settled as per agreement
Gun factory owners betray workers
7/2/2015 11:33:30 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: Betraying its workers, gun factory owners did not implement the agreement that was reached between them after one month long protests by the workers to concede their demands including implementation of minimum wages. Sources told Early Times that gun factory owners have failed to implement the agreement which was reached two weeks ago in which most of the demands of workers were conceded by the owners. "The agreement which was reached on June 13, 2015 between gun factory workers and their owners in presence of Assistant Labour Commissioner Jammu at Sub District Magistrate Office, Jammu, had not been implemented in letter and spirit by the ...
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Mufti wins acclaim for uninterrupted power supply
7/2/2015 11:33:16 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 2: The people of Srinagar are all praise for Mufti Sayed government for ensuring uninterrupted power supply during the holy month of Ramadhan. According to Sheikh Abdul Rafiq of Batmaloo this is the first time since 2005 that the government has refrained from power curtailment during Ramadhan especially during Sheri times. He said Mufti Sayed had taken similar measures during his previous regime which lasted up to 2005. Although complaints of shortage of potable water have been received especially from areas fed by the newly launched Sukhnag Water Supply Scheme, there are no dharnas and demonstrations for water and electricity this time. Reports fro...
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PIO in CMO Kupwara denies info under RTI
Selections under NHM
7/2/2015 11:33:04 PM
S.Tahir-Ul Haq Early Times Report KUPWARA, July 2: In a brazen violation of norms, Public Information Officer of National Health Mission at Chief Medical Office Kupwara denied information to RTI applicant to hide conceal information about selections of various staff of National Health Mission. According to sources that, "The well qualified youth are wondering here and there in search of jobs, where as there are hundreds of boys and girls in Kupwara district who could have avail the benefits of their studies under various centrally sponsored schemes which are being run in the Health and Medical Education Department, but merely that remains a dream for them. In past we applied for vari...
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Inadequate yatra arrangements explode tourism promotion claims
7/2/2015 11:32:31 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: Even as the government seems interested in promoting tourism in the state through road shows in neighbouring states, no transport facilities from Jammu Railway station to the base camp were provided to the Amarnath pilgrims Raj Kumar, who led a group of pilgrims from Bhopal, MP informed Early Times about the failure of authorities to make proper arrangements for the yatris including opening of more registration centers, transportation facilities from Jammu Railway Station to Bhagwati Nagar base camp. "Every year the pilgrims are subjected to problems here and Amarnath yatra is made an controversial issue by the authorities", said Kum...
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GRP foils another bid of evading 'Sales Tax', one booked
7/2/2015 11:31:55 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: Continuing its drive against anti social elements, the GRP Jammu personnel today foiled another bid of sales tax evasion with the apprehension of a trader besides effecting recovery of good which he smuggled without paying tax to Sales Tax department. "The accused has been identified namely as Mohd Ishfaq of Uttar Pradesh, official spokesperson said, Spokesman said that on noticing the suspicious person namely Mohd Ishfaq of Uttar Pradesh at Railway track 95.3 Km, Railway Station Jammu, de-boarding from train alongwith his luggage. "Following the strict directions from Suram Singh, SP (Railways) Jammu, GRP men immediately apprehended the person alon...
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Despite state land available, Govt spends crores on private land
7/2/2015 11:28:38 PM
Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, July 2: The government has acquired private land in many parts of the state, despite availability of sufficient state land. Official records in possession of Early Times revealed that in Budgam, Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur, the district collectors acquired 101 kanals, and 10 marlas of private land. Such acquisitions have been made for construction of school/college, PHE store tank, medical centre, waste disposal and filtration plant. Records suggest that neither the land acquisition awards contained details of specific requirements put forth by the intending departments nor the indents placed were produced for the annual audit. Further, 30 l...
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Complaints before SKUAST DVO go unattended
** SIC directive to reveal information under RTI **
7/2/2015 11:28:20 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 2: As the post of Departmental Vigilance Officer (DVO) at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences (SKUAST) Jammu has remained vacant for almost six months, the complaints filed against some university officials him have remained unattended. One such complainant was forced to file an RTI to know the status of her case. The information was not provided which forced her to knock at the doors of State Information Commission (SIC) which has now directed the SKUAST to give all the information to the RTI applicant. Details available with Early Times reveal that Anita Devi, wife of Vijay Kumar of Nanak Nagar, Jammu, moved an application on 19.01.2015 b...
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BGSBU scholarship scam: SIT summons Registrar
NCP observes death anniversary of Col Chhewang Rinchen
Sikh organizations demand holiday on July 8
SCDRC is empowered to order police probe if forged document is filed: Full Bench
SCC holds meet, announces governing council for next two years
AKMMC calls on Minister Relief and Rehabilitation
Chib demands statehood for Jammu
Mufti expresses dismay over sluggish fund utilization, cautions administration
Who cares: Commercial drivers continue to take U-Turn ,violating 'traffic norms'
Amarnath Yatra gives 'image correction' opportunity to BJP
5.1 earthquake in Kashmir Valley, no damage reported
HC’s directive on artificial lake, Gondola projects
DC orders to withhold salary of employees found absent
AIIMS:Agitators warn of revolt if promises not fulfilled
Painter commits suicide
Consumers paying regular bills punished by PDD with hefty fine
Despite building in vicinity students of GHS Targain forced to sit in open
Shri Amarnath Yatra-2015 8401 pay obeisance at Holy Cave on first day
Power shut down on July 5
SSF protests against enhanced duration of B Ed, M Ed courses
Ambulance, X-Ray approved for PHC Amb Ghrota, Dental Chair for Kot Bhalwal centre
Annual Charri Yatra to begin on July18
DB asks Crime Branch to file latest status of 'CET-2010' probe
Revenue Deptt Clerk lands in vigilance net
FORCE demonstrates against extension of B.ED/M.Ed Course duration
CPI(M) opposes 'trifurcation' of J&K, bats for more autonomy
Appointment of AAG, Govt Advocates cancelled
Shopkeepers help douse fire in Jammu
Govt orders deployment of officers for J&K Road Safety Council
I/c SEO/LCC submits memorandum of demands to DSE Jammu
Covert Gift: Date for PM's scholarship scheme extended
Farooq intended to resign over Latram's release in Kandhar
IMA J&K branch for making 'right to healthcare' a fundamental right
HC restrains petitioner from issuing press statements
2,085 spot damages to irrigation network restored in Jammu
SC holds Hizbul Mujahideen operative guilty
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