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Enforcement Directorate likely to nail former minister, separatist leader
4/14/2017 11:45:50 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 14: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is reportedly verifying the details of the properties of a former minister in the erstwhile NC-Congress regime and a separatist leader and both of them are likely to be nailed, sources told Early Times. They said a former minister is on the ED radar and he is likely to face the music. "The former minister in question has rented out his property in Jammu to the Estate department at the exorbitant rates. Besides he owns two bungalows in New Delhi and many immoveable properties in Kashmir," sources claimed. They said, "The politician in question also owns a prime property in the middle-east and ED is trying to zero on it also." Insiders revealed that besides the former minister a few other politicians are also under ED scanner. "The ED is also trying to establish the links between a few politicians and Hawla traders, who have played a vital role in transferring money from Kashmir to other places to ensure that the big wigs are able to make the purchases," sources added. They said the former minister has go...
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Govt to monitor all edu schemes to stop misuse of funds
4/14/2017 11:45:40 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Apr 14: Amid reports that funds disbursed for various educational schemes were being misused in the state, the government has decided to constitute a committee to scrutinize all central and state educational schemes. A top official told Early Times that though there are various committees constituted to monitor implementation of these schemes, it has been reported that there is no proper coordination between them. "In order to monitor the effective implementation of these schemes and ensure coordination of different committees, the government will soon constitute a panel that will examine proper implementation of these schemes," the official ...
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Mehbooba blames Kashmir Unrest On Omar Abdullah's 2010 'Failure'
4/14/2017 11:45:30 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 14: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Mehbooba Mufti today said the "failure" of the previous Omar Abdullah government to deal with the issue of stone-pelting had led to the unrest last year and the situation in the Valley at present. Her remarks came as a response to National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, who had yesterday said the Mufti government was "financing stone-pelting". "There was no measures taken with regard to the youths, who took to the streets to hurl stones (in 2010). What steps were taken at that time to check stone-pelting? No treatment was done. "It is because of the failure to take steps to treat the ailment. It churned lava (in youths), whic...
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Former Minister's OSD trashes transfer orders, holds AD statistics post for 6 years
4/14/2017 11:45:15 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report jammu, Apr 14: Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to a former Minister, an officer from directorate of Economic and Statistics has blatantly trashed the orders of his transfer and managed to stick on to the post of AD statistics for six years. According to sources, directorate of Economic and Statistics J&K issued transfer order of Bilal Rashid, Assistant Director, Economic and Statistics, posted at the office of Chief Medical Officer Rajouri, but the official did not comply with order. "Bilal Rashid, Assistant Director (Sts) who has a stay of over 5 years at the present place is hereby transferred and posted in the office of District Statistics & Evaluation ...
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'Sheikh Abdullah also met RSS chief in 1978'
4/14/2017 11:45:06 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 14: Opposition National Conference, which is accusing the ruling PDP of bringing the RSS into Kashmir, was on Friday accused by a senior RSS functionary that it was the founder leader of the NC and former Chief Minister Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah who had met the then RSS chief, Balasahib Devros, in 1978. Utpal Kaul, a scholar of Kashmiri Shaivism and senior RSS functionary, disclosed this at a programme organised by Panun Kashmir, an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits. The function was organised in connection with observance of 28th Nirvasan Samvat. Kaul said that it was Sheikh Abdullah who had approached the then RSS leader Dr O P Mengi to arrang...
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School principal accused of frauds remains unpunished
4/14/2017 11:44:50 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 14: A former school principal is blamed for multiple frauds during his tenure at Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Pancheri, Udhampur, but the School Education department is yet to take action against him. In a memorandum forwarded by Commissioner/Secretary to Government School Education department (No. Edu/Gaz-A/73/2014, dated 26/12/2016) to the incumbent principal, it is explicitly written that a preliminary enquiry was conducted by Mohammad Javed, Joint Director School Education, after complaints were received regarding the conduct of the former principal. The enquiry officer in his report pointed out financial irregularities committed by the for...
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MPW turn millionaire in Doda, owned immovable, movable property worth crores
4/14/2017 11:44:40 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report jammu, Apr 14: In an open loot and corruption in Rural Development Department, a Multi Purpose Worker (MPW) posted in one of the prime block in Doda District has turned out to be a millionaire within few years after joining the services. As per the details available with "Early Times" the said MPW was allegedly facing several allegations of embezzlement of Government funds during his posting in Gundna block of Doda District, while continuing the same practice at his new place of posting forcing the people to approach the senior officials to order an inquiry into the matter as how the said MPW turned out to be a millionaire without having any strong an...
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Party spokesman ventilates his hatred against Army on TV debate
NC reveals its true colours
4/14/2017 11:44:31 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 14: The National Conference spokesman on national television openly ridiculed the Indian army jawans and India as a country on Friday, exposing its political ideology before the nation. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday posted a video showing a youth allegedly tied to the front of a moving Army jeep as a shield against stone pelters. The Army has said it is verifying the content of the video. Defence Ministry spokesperson, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, in a statement said: "The contents of the video are being verified and investigated." As the video evoked some angry responses yet a large number of Twitter users defended the Army's action and said it helpe...
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Health Deptt locks Ramban Nursing and Paramedical College
4/14/2017 11:39:21 PM
Tahir Mushtaq Early Times Report RAMBAN, Apr 14: The health department has locked a nursing and paramedical institute in Ramban which had been running without No Objection Certificate (NOC) from State Paramedical Council (SPC). B R Kohli Institute of Nursing and Paramedical was sealed by the health department after it was found that the said institute was running without NOC and the concerned department. Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ramban Saif-U-Din Khan said that the department has r...
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Stage all set for counting of votes for Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat
4/14/2017 11:22:40 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 14: Stage is all set for counting of votes for the bi-poll to the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat that went to polls on April 9 and 13. While the original date of polling was April 9, re-polling on April 13 was necessitated following violence on April 9. The counting of votes would be taken up at 8 in the morning and it is expected to be completed within few hours as very few people turned up to cast their votes on the date of polling and re-polling as well. While seven percent of electorate cast their votes on April 9 mere two percent cast their votes on April 13. In the Srinagar district the counting of votes would be taken up at Sher...
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Sr officer rebukes SHO, PP Head for promoting smuggling
Hulchul in Police
4/14/2017 11:22:35 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 14: A senior police officer is alleged to have reprimanded a police station SHO and a police post incharge for allegedly joining hands with smugglers. Both the SHO and the PP head are presently posted in Jammu district. "The SHO, who was the first to join hands with smugglers, had made the PP incharge, who is under his operational command, to toe his line. The duo have been facilitating smuggling ever since their posting at their respective places," police sources alleged. After the matter came to the notice of their 'officer', he asked them to mend their ways and also rebuked them for indulging in unlawful activity. Sources said when the two officers did no...
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SHO oversteps jurisdiction, lands in controversy
4/14/2017 11:22:27 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 14: A police Inspector, who is presently posted as SHO of a police in Jammu district, has landed in a major controversy for overstepping his jurisdiction while laying hands on a consignment of drugs and their carriers. He was posted in Jammu district in the recent past. "To prove his worth as SHO, he contacted a main drug smuggler here and warned him to stop all his illegal trade in the area if he doesn't help him to seize drugs," police sources alleged. The smuggler, who didn't want to develop unpleasantness with the new SHO, forthwith tipped him about the movement of drug suppliers in a particular area. Since the area fell in the jurisdiction of another...
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Jhelum beautification plan violated, tributary bed made sand selling depot
4/14/2017 11:22:20 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 14: Authorities, in sheer violation of Jhelum Beatification Plan, have allegedly converted its tributary flowing alongside historic bund into a sand selling depot, thus spoiling flora and fauna of this erstwhile preferred tourist place. Department of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) for the past one year has been filling Jhelum tributary, which brings historic Peer Zoo in the middle of river, with sand which is then sold in open market. The move has not only caused damages to the residential houses on Peer Zoo Island but also caused heavy damage to the bund which has collapsed at many places due to the regular movement of heavy vehicles (tippers). "Th...
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Despite detection, TB kills many in Jammu region
Out of 5260 detected, Deptt failed to save lives of 142
4/14/2017 11:22:09 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 14: The deadliness of Tuberculosis could be gauged from the fact that despite detection of disease by Jammu and Kashmir Health department, it had virtually failed to save lives of 142 patients in Jammu province alone, whereas in Kashmir province, the department failed to even provide treatment to a large number of patients. According to the data provided by Health department for the year 2016, it has revealed that in Jammu province alone a total of 5260 cases were detected in various districts but unfortunately, out of which department failed to save 142 patients, pointing towards some grey areas either in implementation of scheme or lack of aw...
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JKSDC president enjoys leaves, aspirants run from pillar to post
4/14/2017 11:21:58 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 14: The casual approach of Jammu and Kashmir State Dental Council can be gauged from the fact that no new registration is being done by the officials due to non-availability of its President and staff causing great inconvenience to aspirants and they are forced to wait for returning of President. An order of Jammu and Kashmir State Dental Council on April 4, 2017, stated that this is for information the of all the concerned that due to non-availability of President/Staff at present, no new registration/incorporation of additional qualification is possible. However, routine work like renewal of registrations/NOCs/verification will be undertake...
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'Get back seized record from SVO, provide it to RTI activist'
4/14/2017 11:21:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 14: The Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) has directed directorate of School Education, Jammu, (DSEJ) to get back some part of its seized record from State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) and provide to the RTI activist who was earlier denied information on the pretext that requisite record had been seized by the anti-graft body. The RTI activist filed 2nd appeal before state information commission (SIC) on March 7, 2017, stating therein that he filed an RTI application before the DSEJ PIO on October 19, 2016, seeking a list of B Ed trained government teachers promoted to Master Grade in February 2014 by DSEJ. He had also sought date of first appointment of ...
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KU's evening classes fail to take off this year
4/14/2017 11:21:41 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 14: The evening classes started in Kashmir University last year have failed to take off in the current academic year. The evening classes were started from last year to overcome the financial constraints. The idea was conceived by the then Higher Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar. Authorities of the financially hurt university last year doubled the intake capacity of students in post-graduate courses. Sources said it was aimed to generate more revenue as the evening class students got admission under the self-financed seats. But now, it has shut up the evening classes in a year for unknown reasons. Sources said it was Nayeem Akhtar, who during his vi...
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Bhaderwah filtration plant remains non-functional
Villages supplied unsafe water
4/14/2017 11:21:24 PM
Early Times Report BHADERWAH, Apr 14: The filtration plant at Dalian village of Bhaderwah is nonfunctional for years ever since its construction, due to which the villages that rely on it for water supply are getting contaminated water. The people of the area are in deep anguish against the PHE department, which has failed to get the filtration plant functional in last several years. Complaining against the apathy of the department, Swami Raj a villager said, The water which is being supplied...
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Pakistan's summer designs in Kashmir: ISI asks LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen to stir unrest
Rape accused sent to 10-day police custody
Drug peddler held with 1100 intoxicants ampoules
Police foils bovine smuggling bid, four held
Police arrests 5 for heckling CRPF trooper
Chaman Lal Gupta flays politicians for glorifying violence, dwindling poll percentage in Srinagar
Panun Kashmir for dividing Kashmir by creation of Union Territory
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