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Breaking News :   Army paid crores as rent for 1424.1 kanal of land under Pak occupation | Billa's son regrets betrayal of his friends | How PDD discourages people from getting legal connections | Time to tackle protestors has come | LC poll outcome stuns PDP | Despite BMO's complaint, police not taking action against trouble makers | Brazen misuse of official vehicles; Govt turns a blind eye | Resin left to rot in Forest depots | R-APDRP works in VIP colonies, non- affluent areas ignored | SSP opens recruitment agency, invites applications for post of doctors | JEWA elects president, gen secy | JKNPP protests against Pakistan, seeks release of Kulbhushan Jadhav | JPPF for acting tough against anti national forces in Kashmir | Targeting Policemen and their families an act of cowardice - ABHMS | Mobile internet again suspended in Kashmir | BMS hold rally seeking implementation of demands | J&K police asks its personnel to avoid visiting hometowns | Chenab valley to get 90 MV transformer in Khelani, Doda | Auto Drivers Union Poonch demands sanction of land for Auto stand | KVK Reasi organises field day on wheat crop | Pro Hizb slogans resonate at University of Kashmir | Kashmir situation: Mehbooba calls meeting of PDP ministers, seeks improvement in performance | Congress wants Delhi to appoint interlocutors for J&K | SBM scheme extended for 6 months, workers yet to be regularised | For delaying results, Economics AP aspiranrs castigate JKPSC's | Ill-equipped Trauma Centers contribute to road accident fatalities in JK | PHE uses decayed pipes to construct water tanker in Sunderbani | 'Munshis' who are immune to transfers | Is Governor's rule an option to J&K's problems? | Pakistan Army Chief has scripted the Kulbhushan Jadav case | Bharatiya Janata Party flourish on creating Followers | NILM organized Swach Bharat Abhiyan | Set up separate PSC for Jammu region to end discrimination with youth of region: Mankotia | Appreciates bank's outreach to civil secretariat employees | SMVDU students visit CSIR-IIIM | Vikram Randhawa, Balbir Singh elected to Upper House | Miffed Rizvi's cross vote jolts PDP in MLC election | HC directives in PIL on implementation of 'Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act' | VO books JMC's CEO, AEO, EI in corruption case | MC Bijbehara to retrieve 40 kanal state land | Defunct fountains at famous Kriahan Chandar Park - a testimony to Govt apathy | HC seeks status report on setting up Organ Transplant Centre | Lawyers boycott courts over ex-PP's killing | Chaman Lal Gupta expresses surprise over low percentage in LS election | Women launch crusade against 'drugs' allege 'Khakhi' for shielding 'big fish' in 'drug trade' | Amazon Inc. recruits 16 MIET students during campus placement | Heavy mortar shelling in Nowshera sector | JKNPP protests against failure of present coalition on all fronts | VC of OBC visit Sunderbani | APS Samba students had a miraculous escape | Our visit has cleared many misconceptions: Karyala | Industrial workers protest, demands early release of wages | Youth succumbs to burn injuries | GDC Thannamandi organizes Symposium on "Truth and Non Violence" | IDA organizes dental check-up, awareness camp | Jodhamal kids shine national level essay competition | J&K Bank Chairman awards meritorious students of Bal Bharti Public School during Annual Function | India's first astronaut landing at JK Public School Jammu | GPC organises debate competition | MHAC inaugurates Kindergarten section | British Parliament condemn annexing Gilgit-Baltistan : Krishna Bhan | Monthly target of Lakhanpur post increases to Rs 54 crores : Excise Commissioner | "Maa Mujhe Tagore Bana De" play staged | Cong condemns Pak shelling | Shivani Charak selected for Bouldering World Cup -2017 | Overall development, welfare of employees Govt's priority: Zulfkar Ali | Shri Ranbireshwar Mandir Welfare Committee organizes free medical camp | Two injured in bikers' collision | Sports Mela inaugurated at Village Suhagpur | Back Issues  
 
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Army paid crores as rent for 1424.1 kanal of land under Pak occupation
4/18/2017 12:28:48 AM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 17: Army has paid crores of rupees as rent for 1424.1 Kanals of land located either in the no man's land or in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK). According to the document assessed by Early Times, there are all together 9 reported cases relating to alleged payment of rent for land in Pak occupied Kashmir (PoK). Out of these cases, State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has filed FIR in 01 case and CBI has filed FIR in 02 other cases. Remaining cases are under confidential verification by CBI. But even in FIRs lodged by both CBI and SVO, not much headway has been made in the last more than 10 years. In the first case, the area of land is 265 Kanals 01 Marla in Village Khamba, Tehsil Nowshera, District Rajouri. The land is under occupation since April 1, 1972 and rental payment has been made upto March 31, 2003. State Vigilance Organization filed FIR No. 01/2005. After investigation it was concluded that revenue documents were forged by the State Revenue officials and the land was either under occupation of Pakistan or is located in no ma...
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Billa's son regrets betrayal of his friends
'My friends killed my father'
4/18/2017 12:28:38 AM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report srinagar, Apr 17: Expressing regrets over the disloyalty of his friends, Fayaz Ahmad Parray elder son of known counter insurgent Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa said his childhood friends killed his father. Pertinent to mention Kashmir Valley's known counter-insurgent of yesteryears, Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa, was killed by suspected militants in north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Sunday night. Billa was among big names of counter-insurgents, who were provided official patronage, in 1990s to stop the surge of militancy in north Kashmir, especially Hizbul Mujahideen. Fayaz Ahmad Parray son of Rashid Billa while regretting over the a...
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How PDD discourages people from getting legal connections
4/18/2017 12:28:22 AM
Arun Singh Early Times Report jammu, Apr 17: Although the Power Development Department (PDD) has been incurring huge loss due to its failure to curb power thefts, it is not making any efforts to reform the crippled system by providing services in stipulated time period under Public Services Guarantee Act 2011. In order to streamline the public delivery system, the state government had introduced the Public Services Guarantee Act in 2011 to provide hassle free public services. Around 12 public services were notified in the PDD by the government, but due to apathy of the PDD it failed to deliver the desired result. "Out of 11000 cases, the delay was made in 300 cases, with the delay r...
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Time to tackle protestors has come
Kashmir situation
4/18/2017 12:28:05 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 17: The situation in Kashmir valley is undoubtedly grim. It needs to be tackled without losing a moment. First, it was the lawful killing of Hizb terrorist Burhan Wani in July 2016 that triggered violent protests, and now it is the Srinagar sham by-poll which has triggered a new round of protests. Sham by-poll because if you don't get 10 per cent of the total votes polled, you forfeit your security deposit but Farooq Abdullah was declared elected despite the fact that he could get even one per cent of the total votes in the constituency. Protests and the resultant violence are unjustifiable. How could the lawful killing of a terrorist and the conduct of elec...
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LC poll outcome stuns PDP
Did BJP ditch its ally?
4/18/2017 12:27:47 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 17: As the Legislative poll outcome today left ruling PDP stunned, there are pointers galore that indicate its ally in power BJP ditched the partner in a tactical way, even as it is cross voting from one of the members associated with PDP on account of which a situation of tie emerged after counting of votes. Sources said PDP feels betrayed at the hands of BJP though not in a direct manner as the latter was keen on entry of its candidate in the Upper House from day one, despite an understanding between the two alliance partners on number of seats which each one of them would win with each other's support. Sources said while disappointment prevails within PDP ...
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Despite BMO's complaint, police not taking action against trouble makers
4/18/2017 12:27:27 AM
K Koushal Early Times Report jammu, Apr 17: A police officer is allegedly patronising trouble makers, who create 'nuisance' outside Community Health Centre (CHC), Mahore, and abuse medical staff, including the Block Medical Officer (BMO), for raising voice against them. The BMO said despite his written complaint against the police officer, no action had so far been taken against him. In the complaint made by BMO to the MLA, Gulabgarh, he has alleged that the concerned police officer had been harassing him. He has also requested the MLA to get him transferred to some other place. The copies of the complaint have also been forwarded to the concerned deputy commissioner and SSP. As per ...
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Brazen misuse of official vehicles; Govt turns a blind eye
4/18/2017 12:27:15 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Apr 17: The misuse of government vehicles has emerged as a major problem and is on the rise in the state, thanks to the apathy of the concerned authorities. Sources told early TIMES that the vehicles allotted by the government for official use are being used for personal reasons. "The government vehicles are often seen carrying the families of government officials to some private or personal programmes like weddings, picnics, fairs and feasts," sources within the government said. Few days ago, one of the luxury cars of State Motor Garage, meant for the VVIP's, was being used to ferry one of the official for shopping in Lalchowk area of Srina...
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Resin left to rot in Forest depots
State losing crores of rupees
4/18/2017 12:26:59 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 17: Something is fishy in cancelation of auction of resin thrice since 2015, causing loss of crores of rupees to the exchequer. Seeking anonymity, a group of Forest officials told Early Times that the department holds auction from September to ending Financial year. But this year no auction has been held by the officials of the Chief Conservator Forest Jammu so far. With the result, 35292 (617600 quintals) numbers of resin tins (for year 2016-17) are lying in various depots. The cost is decreasing by the day. "The time for auction has lapsed and the stock is stacking in open depots," the sources said. "Only due to neglect of the officials concerned, the...
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R-APDRP works in VIP colonies, non- affluent areas ignored
VVIP racism galore in JK
4/18/2017 12:26:39 AM
Peer Saadi Early Times Report srinagar, Apr 17: A glimpse of how the VVIP racism is ruling roost in Jammu and Kashmir could be found at VIP colony in Srinagar wherein PDD in a bid to appease ministers and senior bureaucrats has revamped power infrastructure under R-APDRP while denying the same to the areas that are reeling under darkness since decades. As the much hyped Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) was approved for Srinagar with PDD directed to implement that on ground, the department has gone out of the way to impress the ministers and has started the work on the scheme from the VIP Jawahar Nagar area of Srinagar. The area is densely populat...
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SSP opens recruitment agency, invites applications for post of doctors
4/18/2017 12:26:26 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 17: Keeping aside recruitment agencies constituted by state government, an SSP posted in a communally sensitive town has invited applications to fill Gazetted and non- gazette positions in Drug-De-addiction Centre, DPL Udhampur. According to a public notification that appeared in several publications on March 8, 2017, besides social networking sites, applications have been sought to fill various positions in Drug-De-addiction Centre. A position of resident medical officer with qualification MBBS or above, three positions of AYUSH doctor qualification any AYUSH Degree, two positions for Pharmacist, qualification B-Pharmacy/D-Pharmacy/Basis Pharmacists cours...
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Pro Hizb slogans resonate at University of Kashmir
Protests in educational institutes across valley
4/17/2017 11:57:53 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Pro- Hizbul Mujahideen slogans resonated duri ng prorests in Kashmir University today as students protested against use of force by the police on the students of Government Degree College, Pulwama on Saturday. The pro- Hizb slogans were raised in presence of a senior official of the varsity. Reports said that scores of students of University of Kashmir assembled near Department of Economics and carried a march inside the campus of the varsity. The protesting students were raising slogans while demanding justice for the students who were injured in the action of police and security forces at Degree College, Pulwama. The student...
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Kashmir situation: Mehbooba calls meeting of PDP ministers, seeks improvement in performance
4/17/2017 11:57:34 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 17: Prompted by the uneasy situation emerging in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday called a meeting of ministers from her Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) here, Early Times learnt from reliable sources. The sources said the meeting which started at her office chambers at around 3:30 Pm was attended by a group of senior ministers. Sources said the Chief Minister told the ministers to "introspect and realize" that it was "mainly due to their poor performance at the grassroots that situation in Kashmir continues to be edgy" since day she took over. Sources said the meeting which lasted for around an hour mainly discussed the shortcomings of the P...
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Congress wants Delhi to appoint interlocutors for J&K
No place for Jammu, Ladakh
4/17/2017 11:57:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 17: The Congress, which is squarely responsible for all the problems the nation faces in Jammu & Kashmir, will not learn lesson from its past mistakes. It is clear from what the Congress on Sunday said about Jammu & Kashmir State. The Congress made its stand on Jammu & Kashmir public through former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, who earlier had claimed that Kashmir had almost slipped away from India. Chidambaram, among other things, said: "The alienation of the people of Kashmir Valley is nearly complete. We are on the brink of losing Kashmir. We cannot retrieve the situation through a 'muscular policy' - tough talk by ministers, dire warnings from th...
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SBM scheme extended for 6 months, workers yet to be regularised
4/17/2017 11:57:15 PM
Shiv Dev Thakur Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 17: Although the state government has extended a centrally sponsored scheme by six more months, the workers engaged under it are yet to be regularised. The State Literacy Mission (SLMA) was constituted in 2010 and PRERAKS, Block Coordinators, District Coordinators were appointed on merit basis. Thousands of unemployed, educated youth were appointed and are still engaged under the scheme. Many of the workers have crossed the maximum age limit for government service, while others are about to cross. But the government has failed to get their services regularized. Though the youth had agreed to work on a meager amount of Rs 2000 per month, ...
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For delaying results, Economics AP aspiranrs castigate JKPSC's
4/17/2017 11:57:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 17: Aspirants for Assistant Professor in Economics subject have criticized the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission's (JKPSC) alleged prolonged delay to get stay vacated on interview process. Aspirants informed Early Times that they have been waiting for the last over three months, since their interviews were concluded for the posts. "After conclusion of posts, a stay was secured by a candidate from Kashmir valley, due to which results of interviews are not declared, leaving hundreds of aspirants in jeopardy", an aspirant said. While castigating the Commission officials, especially those dealing with court cases, the aspirants said that there was ...
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Ill-equipped Trauma Centers contribute to road accident fatalities in JK
4/17/2017 11:56:47 PM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Setting up of Trauma Centres has remained confined to buildings only as these centres san the required facilities, thus aggravating road accident fatalities in Jammu and Kashmir. In Jammu and Kashmir, there are 12 Trauma Center’s along highways but there are no facilities available there. "All these centers lack even basic facilities like X-ray and scans for diagnosis. Some even lack the operation theatres and the requisite staff," a senior health official said. As per rules, each Trauma Center has six sanctioned posts of anesthetists, six posts of surgeons, six orthopedicians besides allied staff, but none of them has the sanctio...
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PHE uses decayed pipes to construct water tanker in Sunderbani
Locals seek vigilance probe
4/17/2017 11:56:25 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Apr 17: In brazen violation of norms, the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has allegedly used substandard material for construction of a water tank at Sunderbani here with local demanding a probe from the vigilance department. The PHE was constructing a huge water tank with the capacity of around 10,000 gallons to feed villages lying under Devak Panchayat in the tehsil. The tank was supposed to provide potable water to over 200 families. But instead of using prescribed construction material, the contractor who is executing the work is understood to have used "substandard material" thereby raising concerns over the safety and stability of the concr...
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'Munshis' who are immune to transfers
4/17/2017 11:56:00 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 17: The government has not stood by its transfer policy as 'munshis', who are presently working in nearly half a dozen police stations of Jammu, have never been shifted outside the district. Owing to alleged corruption and other vested interests, they have become so rooted to their present places of posting that they simply don't want to leave. "They are not only close to their SHOs, but also to senior police officers who use their influence to make sure that they are not transferred to other districts or far off places," police sources alleged. "In four police stations of Jammu South, while SHOs have been transferred from to time to time, munshis have ne...
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JEWA elects president, gen secy
JKNPP protests against Pakistan, seeks release of Kulbhushan Jadhav
JPPF for acting tough against anti national forces in Kashmir
Targeting Policemen and their families an act of cowardice - ABHMS
Mobile internet again suspended in Kashmir
BMS hold rally seeking implementation of demands
J&K police asks its personnel to avoid visiting hometowns
Chenab valley to get 90 MV transformer in Khelani, Doda
Auto Drivers Union Poonch demands sanction of land for Auto stand
KVK Reasi organises field day on wheat crop
NILM organized Swach Bharat Abhiyan
Set up separate PSC for Jammu region to end discrimination with youth of region: Mankotia
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SMVDU students visit CSIR-IIIM
Vikram Randhawa, Balbir Singh elected to Upper House
Miffed Rizvi's cross vote jolts PDP in MLC election
HC directives in PIL on implementation of 'Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act'
VO books JMC's CEO, AEO, EI in corruption case
MC Bijbehara to retrieve 40 kanal state land
Defunct fountains at famous Kriahan Chandar Park - a testimony to Govt apathy
HC seeks status report on setting up Organ Transplant Centre
Lawyers boycott courts over ex-PP's killing
Chaman Lal Gupta expresses surprise over low percentage in LS election
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British Parliament condemn annexing Gilgit-Baltistan : Krishna Bhan
Monthly target of Lakhanpur post increases to Rs 54 crores : Excise Commissioner
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