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Breaking News :   Poor planning in PHE pinches state exchequer of crores of rupees during 2009-13 | In election season, education takes a backseat | National Conference leaders busy in luring 'gullible' voters by trying different tricks | Around 70 % polling recorded, 24% more than previous LS elections | Kishtwar records 67.35% polling as people dare inclement weather | Fearing defeat, Farooq seeks Mir's support to Shariq | Describes polling on 6 seats unfair, demands third party intervention to sort out K-issue | Kamaal dances to separatists' tunes for electoral gains | Cong prepared to work as NC's B-team, says Mir | Promises Police recruitment rally in exchange of vote for coalition candidate | MPs from Kashmir never spoke of HR violations in Parliament: AAP | CTD Kmr seizes 12 Qtls polythene at Lower Munda | 5-day Baisakhi Mela concludes | Parent-Child Poster making Competition held | Girl hangs self to death | Male baby found abandoned in garbage | 26 fresh advocates administered oath | CB books fraudester for preparing fake documents | Burglars struck at ISKONS temple ahead of 'Rath Yatra' | HC refuses benefits to petitioner for out of turn promotion | PoK Refugees continue to live without cultural identity | Husband booked for allegedly killing wife | 330 additional paramilitary companies to stay in J&K till end of May | Debate on paradigms emerging trends of 2-year B.Ed programme held | CBI books five including then Chief Manager BoB for alleged swindling | Need to ensure smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra: Guv | Handa College organizes alumni meet | Satish Nehru inspects sewerage works | Contract ambulance service for ESI beneficiaries of Kathua, Samba | 'J&K Bank's role in CSC Project is limited' | MIET student gets admission offers from top US universities | POWERGRID NRTS -II organises painting Competition | Woollen clothes out again in Kashmir as chill revisits due to rain | BJP is Nathuram Godse's party, Congress is Mahatma Gandhi's: Rahul Gandhi | India, Pakistan may resume dialogue after Lok Sabha polls | High voter turnout witnessed in 121 constituencies | Govt orders transfer, posting of KAS officers | Police traces 3 'run-away valley girls' in Jammu | SIC issues penalty notice against ADC Kupwara | Protest sparks over alleged manhandling of lawyer by cop | Samba Shootout: Both gunmen identified, arrested | Votes against Pakistan bullets, terror attacks along IB in JK | Couple among 4 of family hospitalized for food poisoning | 2014 offers historic opportunity to change system: Mufti | SIC directions to Govt Deptts fall on deaf ears | Contractors flay Govt for unpaid bills | Beigh to file nomination today | Annual sports meet of Lawyers | Commemoration of Heritage | Modi will fell many a giant in Varanasi | Pre-poll howlers from NC leaders | Back Issues  
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Poor planning in PHE pinches state exchequer of crores of rupees during 2009-13
4/18/2014 12:14:47 AM
Avinash Azad JAMMU, Apr 17: Poor planning of PHE department has bled the state exchequer profusely, as the department has failed to get interests of funds, non-deduction of service taxes and labour cess from contractors during 2009-2013. According to document available with Early Times the poor planning in PHE department has manufactured loss of Rs 3.18 cr in various programmes executed by the department. "During the period, the department got 8.62 crores instead of Rs 9.90 cr under State Water Sanitation Mission (SWSM) resulting in variation of the tune of Rs 1.28 crores", the documents read, adding that no explanation was given by the department concerned over huge variation in interest amount. The documents further read that the SWSM had not exercised any control over the interest accrued from programme fund maintained by the Chief Engineers of Jammu as well as Kashmir divisions, as the details of interest earned by the these authorities were not available with them. "An amount...
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In election season, education takes a backseat
4/18/2014 12:14:39 AM
Bashir Assad SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Though with the commencement of Lok Sabha elections in the country, the Government departments generally function in low key in the garb of 'model code of conduct', the Education Department in Jammu and Kashmir has become a casualty due to official apathy. The Education Department - at both Secretariat level and the Board of School Education (BOSE) - has been rendered headless, and adhocism rules the roost. Secretary Education HK Singh (IAS) had been holding the additional charge of Chairman BOSE for about one year following the repatriation of the then Chairman Dr Sheikh Bashir to the Higher Education Department. Very recently, Singh has been sent on centr...
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National Conference leaders busy in luring 'gullible' voters by trying different tricks
While father apologizes for misdeeds, son trains guns at one time friends
4/18/2014 12:14:32 AM
Jehangir Rashid SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Knowing well that they failed to come up to the expectations of the common masses over the past five years or, National Conference Ministers and legislators are trying their best to motivate the electorate in order to garner votes during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. The party leaders are using different tricks so as to motivate the people to cast vote for them. Since the attention has been shifted from Jammu to Kashmir it remains to be seen how far the NC leaders would be able to make their statements count and ensure victory on the three seats of Kashmir. National Conference President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah is in his true colours these days while addr...
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Around 70 % polling recorded, 24% more than previous LS elections
Udhampur-Doda constituency sets new polling record
4/18/2014 12:14:21 AM
Kunal Shrivatsa JAMMU, Apr 17: In replication of the adjoining Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha segment, the Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency, which went to elections today, is also expected to record more than 70 percent polling as the turnout stood at 69.08 percent which is likely to swell further since the final numbers were still awaited till late in the evening. The heavy voter turnout recorded in Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha seat meant that it also surpassed the total percentage mark of 2009-parliamentary polls of 45 percent as this time around the segment witnessed a poll percentage of 69 percent, which is 24 percent more than the last election's polling percentage. With record-breaking v...
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Kishtwar records 67.35% polling as people dare inclement weather
Azad has an edge in erstwhile Doda district
4/18/2014 12:14:10 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Kishtwar, Apr 17: Braving inclement weather, the Kishtwar District of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Parliamentary seat recorded 67.35% voter turnout on two assembly segments Kishtwar 65.35% and 69.25% on Inderwal constituency. Large number of people cast their votes early morning despite chilly weather, but the polling picked up as the sun came out. Heavy rains in the afternoon did not deter the voters. Reports said out of 1,54,274 registered voters in 225 polling stations of two constituencies of Kishtwar and Inderwal, 103978 votes were polled. These include d 46912 female voters as well. The mood of the people reflected an advantage for the Congress not only in Kishtwar but ...
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Fearing defeat, Farooq seeks Mir's support to Shariq
What an irony!
4/18/2014 12:13:57 AM
Rustam JAMMU, Apr 17: Gone are the days when the Abdullahs' writ ran in the Valley and they were considered undisputed leaders. The National Conference (NC), which was founded by Sheikh Abdullah in 1938, was considered the most important factor in Kashmir and its ideology was not just anti-Dogra and anti-Jammu, but also highly communal. Even after 76 years, its ideology remains the same. In fact, the Abdullahs have given a more radical orientation to their ideology. Before 1947, the NC leaders used to condemn Jammu and Jammu Dogras and since October 1947, they have not only been systematically excluding Jammu province and its people from all walks of life to consolidate Srinagar's contro...
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Describes polling on 6 seats unfair, demands third party intervention to sort out K-issue
PoK do not want Modi as PM: BBC Report
4/18/2014 12:13:41 AM
BivekMathur Jammu, April 17: Although Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents have been watching the Indian elections keenly through electronic media debates and discussion but the separatist propaganda has made them hate Modi as Prime Minister of India. A video released by BBC India wherein certain residents of this disputed territory especially street vendors and students of Muzzafarabad University were interviewed has revealed that residents of PoK are not happy with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of the country. An interviewed girl of the University said that the election to six seats is unfair till the Kashmir issue finds a solution. On further questioning as what kind of solutio...
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Kamaal dances to separatists' tunes for electoral gains
NC plays politics over Army's firing range
4/18/2014 12:13:30 AM
Abodh Sharma JAMMU, Apr 17: With electoral battle in Jammu and Kashmir nearing its climax, National Conference has decided to forgo norms of propriety while playing to the galleries for short term political gains. While a senior NC Minister recently announced that the state government was determined not to extend Tosa Maidan lease to Army, a senior party functionary went a step further today when he joined the chorus of separatists and pro Pakistan elements who demand that Army must vacate the land under its 'occupation' in Kashmir. Informed sources disclose that the state government was under obligation to extend lease of Tosa Maidan that hosts Army's Artillery firing range since ages,...
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Cong prepared to work as NC's B-team, says Mir
Omar to lead the state for one more term
4/18/2014 12:13:19 AM
Neha JAMMU, Apr 17: Senior Congress leader and Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday jumped on to the bandwagon of another senior Congress leader and Medical Education Minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din, who repeatedly asserted in 2010 and 2011 that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah would complete full term of six years in office and there was no question of any Congress leader replacing the NC working president and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after he completed three years in office on January 4, 2012. Taj had even claimed that AICC president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had shared this view with him - a claim that had infuriated many a Congressmen with some of them even demanding stringen...
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Promises Police recruitment rally in exchange of vote for coalition candidate
Omar stamps over MCC guidelines again
4/18/2014 12:13:03 AM
Javaid Naikoo SRINAGAR, Apr 17: As the canons of Model code of conduct (MCC) of the election commission of India restricts politicians in power not to use their positions for political gains, yet the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir is openly violating MCC time and again to grab vote bank for the Lok Sabha candidate of his party. After violating the MCC with impunity in Ramnagri village just two days back, today while addressing a gathering of people in D.K Pora of Wachi constituency, Chief Minister did it again by promising people to fulfill their demands in exchange for their vote in favour of National Conference- Congress alliance candidate from South Kashmir constituency Mehboob Be...
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SIC directions to Govt Deptts fall on deaf ears
Display of vital Consumer details
4/17/2014 11:38:35 PM
Arun Singh Jammu, Apr 17: Disregarding the directions of State Information Commission (SIC) on a representation file with commission asking PHE Department, Power Development Department (PDD) and Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) of displaying power connection number, ration card number, water connection number at the entrance of house or establishment of each consumer, the concerned departments have turned a deaf ears and did nothing in this regard till date. Harbans Choudhary, a social worker, had filed a representation with SIC on 20-07-2013 asking the Chief Engineers PDD, PHE and Director CAPD to make arrangement to restart old age system for displaying electrical consu...
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Contractors flay Govt for unpaid bills
Official apathy
4/17/2014 11:36:14 PM
Shakeel A Khan SRINAGAR, Apr 17: The state government has failed to address the problems of the contractors and has turned this group of people from A to D class citizens. The contractors are up in arms in protest against the government while seeking early redressal of their grievances. The 2013-2014 Financial Year is already over but bills worth crores of rupees are pending with different departments. It seems that crisis will not end soon since the government is in the election mood. The works executed during the last financial year have not been paid for up to this date. "During the last financial year I executed many works as I am a contractor by profession. A contractor faces a l...
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Beigh to file nomination today
7 candidates in fray for Baramulla seat
4/17/2014 11:36:02 PM
Syed Tahir Bukhari BARAMULLA, Apr 17: Seven candidates have filed their nomination papers for Baramulla Parliamentary constituency so far. There are two independents and one each from PC, BJP and JKNPP respectively and one from National-Congress alliance in the fray. PDP candidate will file nomination papers on Friday and AIP on the last day of deadline. Mohammad Abbas Pandith son of Mohammad Sadiq Pandith of Mirgund Pattan submitted his nomination papers as an independent candidate before the returning officer of 1-Baramulla Parliamentary constituency seat. Independent candidate Mohammad Abbas who filed his nomination from Baramulla Parliamentary seat on Wednesday has declared his im...
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LOCAL NEWS
MPs from Kashmir never spoke of HR violations in Parliament: AAP
CTD Kmr seizes 12 Qtls polythene at Lower Munda
5-day Baisakhi Mela concludes
Parent-Child Poster making Competition held
Girl hangs self to death
Male baby found abandoned in garbage
26 fresh advocates administered oath
CB books fraudester for preparing fake documents
Burglars struck at ISKONS temple ahead of 'Rath Yatra'
HC refuses benefits to petitioner for out of turn promotion
PoK Refugees continue to live without cultural identity
Husband booked for allegedly killing wife
330 additional paramilitary companies to stay in J&K till end of May
Debate on paradigms emerging trends of 2-year B.Ed programme held
CBI books five including then Chief Manager BoB for alleged swindling
Need to ensure smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra: Guv
Handa College organizes alumni meet
Satish Nehru inspects sewerage works
Contract ambulance service for ESI beneficiaries of Kathua, Samba
'J&K Bank's role in CSC Project is limited'
MIET student gets admission offers from top US universities
POWERGRID NRTS -II organises painting Competition
Woollen clothes out again in Kashmir as chill revisits due to rain
Govt orders transfer, posting of KAS officers
Police traces 3 'run-away valley girls' in Jammu
SIC issues penalty notice against ADC Kupwara
Protest sparks over alleged manhandling of lawyer by cop
Samba Shootout: Both gunmen identified, arrested
Votes against Pakistan bullets, terror attacks along IB in JK
Couple among 4 of family hospitalized for food poisoning
2014 offers historic opportunity to change system: Mufti
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