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After father's retirement, son upholds 'legacy of loot' in Social Forestry
3/16/2017 11:31:21 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Mar 16: While father's pension has been put on hold on charges of corruption during his service, his son, a junior forester working as in-charge Ranger, Social Forestry department in Lambheri and Nowshera here is equally accused of embezzlement of funds. Even as the Vigilance Organization is probing irregularities done by the father in a case dating back to 2006, the son has come under scanner for frauds dating back to 2014, that was exactly when the former retired from government service. But unlike the father, the son enjoys impunity. First story of the scams related to the son: He has been accused of embezzlement of funds to the tune of Rs 4,011,0075. Official documents, a copy of which is with Early Times, reveal that the embezzlement pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of bills related to "transportation, CAMPA closure and sector closure." "In July 2014, Rs 2,23,650 were released; in August Rs 11,700; in September Rs 9000; in November 2014 Rs 1,50,225; and in December 2014 Rs 16,500. While bills worth 4,011,0075 were released, the actual work do...
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Deems his annoyance detrimental for party's LS poll performance
PDP out to woo disgruntled Imran Ansari
3/16/2017 11:31:13 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: The senior leadership of the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) is out in open to woo back the disgruntled shia cleric and minister in the state cabinet Imran Raza Ansari. The party deems his displeasure as 'detrimental' for it during the forth coming polls for parliament in Srinagar. Imran, after his father Late Molvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari has been enjoying wide support in Central Kashmir's Budgam, Srinagar and Ganderbal. The shia dominated areas are his bastons and if he refuses to campaign for PDP Candidate Nazir Khan, the tables could possibly turn in favour of national conference which has entered into a bonhomie with the Congress for two LS se...
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LC polls: BJP leaders fight it out in open
Want berth in upper house at 'any cost'
3/16/2017 11:30:57 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: Infighting has intensified in state unit of BJP after Election Commission of India announced biennial elections for the six seats of the Legislative Council. As the BJP is likely to get only two seats out of six on which elections are going to be held, over two dozen "senior" leaders are staking their claims for a berth in the Upper House of the JK Legislature. Credible sources said that after announcement of the schedule for the Legislative Council seats, hectic activities are taking place at Trikuta Nagar office of the BJP as party leaders are trying to undermine claims of each other. Within hours after announcement of the elections, BJP leaders started...
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Drama in GMC; ex-Principal refuses to leave chair for successor
Dr Gillani, heal thyself
3/16/2017 11:30:44 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: A high voltage drama was witnessed in the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu on Thursday when former the Principal refused to leave the chair for his successor. The government on Tuesday issued an order removing GMC Principal, Dr. Zahid Gillani, and appointed Dr. Sunanda Raina as the new Principal. But Dr Gillani refused to obey the order, and made rounds of the hospital premises, escorted by unwilling officials. Senior GMC doctors told Early Times that Dr Gillani entered into the chamber of the Principal and threw away the flower bouquets lying on the table, which had been presented to Dr Raina by the faculty members...
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Seniors take volley of complaints seriously
Unpopular' JE advised to mend ways
3/16/2017 11:30:30 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: The senior officers of Power Department have finally reacted over the volley of complaints against an 'unpopular' Junior Engineer. According to sources within the department, senior officials took cognizance of the complaints and advised the Junior Engineer to mend his ways, otherwise action can be taken against him. "Senior officials while reprimanding the accused JE, told him that they will not let him evade departmental enquiry of one more complaint is registered against him," said sources, adding that though the JE conceded to the warnings of the seniors, but he appeared to be little worried about his actions. If sources are to be believed, the ...
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Ahead of by-polls separatists, terrorists join hands to terrorize people
Hizbul posters appear in Pulwama, self-styled commander threatens about "upcoming war"
3/16/2017 11:30:08 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: As the battle lines have been drawn for the upcoming by-polls for two Parliament seats, Srinagar and Anantnag, slated for next month, separatists and terrorists have upped the ante asking people to boycott the elections. On Thursday Hurriyat hawk, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Hurriyat dove, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the so-called JKLF Chief Yasin Malik appeared outside the Hyderpora residence of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani in uptown Srinagar and tried to take out a protest march to ask people to stay away from polls but their attempt was foiled by the Police. Before taking out the march the separatists had ensured that entire media is called so that thei...
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APs posted in colleges with no student of Biochemistry, 8 posts in Jammu colleges left vacant
Former Education Minister's folly tumbles out
3/16/2017 11:29:53 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: More follies of former Education Minister's have begun to surface as eight posts of Assistant Professors in colleges of Jammu division were left vacant while APs were transferred to colleges, where there is still no student. Sources in Higher Education department informed Early Times that as per government order number 256-HE of 2016, there were total 18 posts of Biochemistry subject in state including eight each in Kashmir and Jammu division while two in Ladakh. During the tenure of previous education Minister, an order vide number 101-HE of 2017, according to which seven Assistant Professors were appointed in Kashmir and Ladakh divisi...
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Congress workers will ensure victory of Farooq, says nervous Omar
Kashmir by-polls
3/16/2017 10:56:18 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: The main opposition National Conference (NC), which on Tuesday stitched pre-poll alliance with the Congress, to contest by-elections from Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies in Kashmir is nervous. It is not sure if Farooq Abdullah, who in 2014 suffered a massive defeat at the hands of Tariq Hamid Karra (now in Congress) of the PDP. This is evident from what his son and party's working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said in Srinagar while reflecting on the pre-poll alliance between the NC and the Congress. Omar Abdullah, inter-alia, said the Congress had assured that its workers and well-wishers will ensure a land slide victory of Fa...
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NC leadership goes berserk, asks Govt not to act against Kashmiri protestors
Playing dangerous game
3/16/2017 10:56:05 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: The scheduled by-elections to the Srinagar and Anantnag Parliamentary constituencies in Kashmir on April 9 and 11, respectively, have dramatically changed the Kashmir's political scenario. On the one hand, separatists, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, have asked the people of Kashmir to stay away from the election process and terrorists have killed in cold-blood ex-sarpanch belonging to the NC, on the other hand, the main opposition NC has also upped its ante against the state and the central governments in its desperate bid to win back the trust of Kashmiri people, who dislodged its government and defeated the party president Farooq Abdullah and his b...
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PM’s package employees allege irregularities in preparation of seniority list
3/16/2017 10:55:54 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 16: The migrant employees of Social Welfare Department appointed by the government of Jammu and Kashmir under Prime Minister Relief Package in 2010 have alleged mass irregularities in drafting the final seniority list wherein some blue eyed employees engaged in 2014 were placed above those appointed in the year 2010. As per the details available with "Early Times", the final seniority list issued by the department through Director Social Welfare Kashmir vide letter no.- DSWK/ESTT/2016/M-692/9133-44 dated 22/11/2016 was contrary to the seniority list issued by Director Social Welfare Kashmir previously. While talking to "Early Times", th...
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NC-Congress to focus on local issues to woo voters
Unlike 2014 polls
3/16/2017 10:55:46 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Mar 16: Unlike 2014 Parliamentary elections, the opposition National Conference and Congress coalition have decided to change their strategy for the upcoming by-polls of two Lok Sabha constituencies. During the 2014 Parliamentary elections, the NC and Congress targeted the BJP and focused more on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. After facing a rout by losing all three Parliamentary seats in the valley, NC provisional president Omar Abdullah had admitted in a press conference that it was wrong on his party's part to focus only on Narendra Modi during the campaigning. He also said that the opponents campaigned well in the Lok Sabha elections a...
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Valley hospitals sans drinking water facilities
3/16/2017 10:55:36 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 16: Believe it or not, none of the government hospitals including SKIMS and Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar and its associated hospitals have pure drinking water facilities. Sources told Early Times that from the Valley's lone maternity hospital, the LD Hospital, to the sole specialized hub for treating orthopedic problems, the Bones and Joints Hospital Barzulla, all the GMC associated hospitals including the SMHS, which witnesses rush of thousands everyday have one thing in common: Absence of pure drinking water. "While over the years, in the wake of rise in water-borne diseases, people avoid consuming water directly from ...
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Govt initiates process for rehabilitation of Kerru, Kwar power projects affected families
3/16/2017 10:55:27 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 16: The government of Jammu and Kashmir has started to give final touches to the relief and rehabilitation of project affected families coming under the alignment of 624 MW Kwar Power Project and 650 MW Kerru power project to be constructed in Nagsini area of Kishtwar District. The government move comes in wake of the aftermath of Environmental clearance of Kwar Power project. As per the details available with "Early Times", with regard to finalizing the RR Plan pertain to two prestigious power projects to be constructed in a joint venture between NHPC and state owned CVPPP, Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Ghulam Nabi Balwan along with ACR ...
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'Joint poll strategy' decision of NC, Cong political expediency for LC polls…!
3/16/2017 10:55:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 16: Two opposition parties National Conference and Congress have not decided to have combined battle for the two LS seats in Kashmir alone. The bonhomie is a political expediency for both the parties beyond by polls for the ensuing elections to six seats of Upper House for which they are highly dependent on each other for numbers. Sources said seat sharing decision by the two parties may augur well for NC and Congress for the two LS seats but going jointly is a decision which has been taken more for ensuring support to each other for the Legislative Council seats, no matter they can win only two seats, one each. However, even this one seat is very significa...
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"Influential" Junior helper challenges ministry , dares charges against him
People demand Crime Branch inquiry
3/16/2017 10:38:59 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Mar 16: Ironical it may sound, but the fact is that Social Forestry Department, Rajouri despite being taken to task many times by the government and media refuses to mend its ways and carry on with its legacy of tampering the departmental works and promoting corruption at large. Many a times, its dysfunctional and corruptive reports have been highlighted in media which said that department is being run by influential mafia at the governmental hierarchy who care two hoots for the ministry. The glaring example is one of a junior helper posted in Rajouri Forestry department who has been instrumental in siphoning off lakhs of rupees from the department through s...
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Revenue-police nexus exposed; teacher grabs state land
3/16/2017 10:38:46 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 16: In an apparent nexus between officials of the revenue and the police department, state land is being allegedly grabbed by a 'high profile' government teacher who is brother of a senior politician. Sources told Early Times that the teacher is allegedly grabbing state land under the noose of revenue and police department. "The government teacher has erected plinth on state land falling under Khasra no. 887 at Sainik Colony", said a source, adding that both revenue and police departments have become mute spectators. Sources said whenever anyone tries to bring the matter into the notice of police, they simply shrug off and pass the buck on the revenue dep...
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Drug-addict PP head being protected by Sr. officer
3/16/2017 10:38:34 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 16: A police Sub-Inspector (SI), who is presently the incharge of a police post in Jammu City north and got addicted to the use of drugs in the line of duty, is allegedly being protected by a senior police officer for 'unknown' reasons. "The PP head is promoting the trade of drugs in the areas that fall under his jurisdiction at a time when the district police has launched special drives against drug peddlers and drug addicts," police sources said. Drugs worth thousands of rupees were being sold daily in his area with impunity from law, sources alleged. Sources said whenever people lodged complaints against him with senior police officers, another senior ...
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Rajbhawan seeks explanation from JU on migration of elite sportspersons
3/16/2017 10:38:21 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 16:Taking cognizance of the EARLY TIMES report regarding migration of elite national level sportsperson from University of Jammu to other universities of neighbouring states and bringing laurels for them, Rajbhawan has sought explanation from the JU administration on the issue raised in the report. The reports titled 'Shame on JU's sports department! Jammu's champions abandon JU, win 11 medals for Punjab University in single competition was published on February 7 last. Sources in the Vice Chancellor's secretsariat disclosed to Early Times that the Chancellor had taken serious view has been taken of the migration of celebrated sportspersons ...
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Constitution Amendment Committee of CCI framed
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