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NCRB report card nails JKP, conviction rate below national average in J&K
Investigation poor, steep decline from 2002
4/18/2017 11:50:41 PM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 18: If National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is to be believed, Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) has miserably failed to get offenders in various cognizable crimes convicted. The rate of conviction in the cognizable crime has dropped sharply from 41 percent in year 2002 to 38.4 percent in the year 2015. The rate has dropped despite the state police being better equipped than what it was 13 years ago. Better machinery, equipments and advanced training has not brought any change in the rate of conviction. Instead, modernization has pushed the rate downwards. According to NCRB, conviction rate in Jammu and Kashmir was 41 percent in the year 2002 and the state was placed at no. 14 in the country. The rate dropped in the next 10 years and in the year 2012, the rate was 37 percent and the state was placed one step below at no. 15 in the country. Year 2013 which witnessed major changes in the rate of conviction in the country saw Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) performing miserably. Rate of conviction was 30.5 percent and the state was placed amon...
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FRONT PAGE STORIES
Govt continues to prefer non-KAS over KAS officers
4/18/2017 11:50:26 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 18: Promoting nepotism and discriminating with Jammu Kashmir Administrative Services' officers, the state government has continued to prefer non-KAS over KAS officers in administration, evoking resentment. According to Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) Rules, 2008, a non KAS officer could not be posted against KAS cadre posts. These KAS cadre posts include Directors, Managing Directors of Corporations, Municipal Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Additional District Development Commissioners in the field and Special Secretaries at the secretariat level. Sources said that more than a dozen non-KAS officers have already been en...
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Draw huge salary, affect varsity's performance
JU's retired academicians get rehabilitated at CUJ
4/18/2017 11:50:10 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 18: The planned rehabilitation of over one dozen retired academicians in Central University of Jammu (CUJ) has earned notoriety for it by dragging it among non-performing institutions across country, despite galloping salary to the tune of several lakhs per month. According to sources the CUJ has been ranked 4th among 11 non-performing universities identified by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in a list published recently. "Miffed over dismal performance, the UGC has been asked by Ministry to conduct an audit of these non-performing universities for academic and research quality", sources said. The universities that will go ...
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RDD coterie makes flat offer of Rs 1.5 lakh, faces fury
Now guilty officials offer bribe to inquiry officials
4/18/2017 11:49:54 PM
Early Times Report RAJOURI, Apr 18: With no letup in complaints of corruption in government departments here, in the latest, some of the Rural Development Department employees who have been found guilty of scam in Sunderbani dared to offer bribe to the inquiry officials. Official sources said prompted by Early Times reports that some officials in the RDD were resorting to frauds including fraudulent allotment of works under centrally funded MNREGA scheme, the Commissioner Secretary of the department had called for an inquiry in March 2017. Sources said in connection with the inquiry, the Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) of the RDD department visited the local office of the depart...
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Cabinet meeting: No discussion, no comments, no decisions …!
4/18/2017 11:49:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 18: The cabinet meeting held today in the Civil Secretariat premises was different perhaps first of its kind in recent years in many ways: no decisions, no agenda , no transfers , not even any discussion between the cabinet colleagues. It turned out to be only a 'briefing' session with no instructions or directions, even as it lasted for over an hour. Sources said even as the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had called today's cabinet meeting to discuss the volatile situation in Kashmir, there was no threadbare discussion as such in the meeting. The cabinet colleagues gathered this afternoon in the Civil Secretariat apparently to discuss the situation emerging ...
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Absurd, but true! CM's Secretariat has no money for taking up any developmental programme
4/18/2017 11:49:22 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 18: This may sound absurd, but it is true. The Chief Minister's Secretariat in Jammu & Kashmir does not have any budget allocation for taking up a programme. In other words it means that Chief Minister's Secretariat has no authority to allocate funds for a developmental programme. This is despite the fact that around Rs 23 crores are at disposal of the Chief Minister's Secretariat for disbursal of salaries to the Council of Ministers. No agency as such is working under the direct control of Chief Minister's Secretariat vis-à-vis budget allocation and expenditure. "Chief Minister's Secretariat does not have budget allocation for any progra...
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This BJP minister sells DO letters
4/18/2017 11:49:08 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 18: Crossing all limits of corruption and misuse of power, a senior BJP minister in the coalition government has resorted to selling DO (dummy official) letters, which are being issued by him for making recommendations. The sale of DO letters by this BJP minister is the talk of the town, as his colleagues in the Cabinet as well as in the party circles also know about it. According to sources close to this BJP minister, the cost of DO letters ranges from a few thousand rupees to many lakhs, "depending upon the nature of work and feasibility of the same." A kin of the minister and his private employee (munshi), who looks after business of the leader, settle...
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Jammu school principal's post 'deliberately' kept vacant
4/18/2017 11:03:43 PM
PS Bali Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 18: Apparently to adjust an influential and politically well-connected candidate, the Education department has kept post of a principal vacant for past over three months in a government school in Jammu. Despite having good and capable officers available, the department is reluctant to fill the post and is waiting to adjust an influential officer who had served in Jammu city for most of her tenure, said sources. "The previous principal got superannuated on December 31 last year. Since then no officer has been appointed on the post," the sources said. They said the officer who is eyeing this post was transferred to city outskirts for the first ti...
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Farooq is uninspiring as MP, reveals his record
In 2014, NC patron failed to utilise Rs 41 cr fund
4/18/2017 11:03:30 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 18: Dr Farooq Abdullah has just won Lok Sabha elections from Srinagar. His past performance as an MP, however, does not inspire confidence. After winning back the Srinagar seat, Farooq is making all promises that he will 'dedicatedly' work for better infrastructure and development in the constituency. But his past performance has to be weighed to ascertain his present rhetoric. In 2014, as an MP, Farooq miserably failed to use the MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). With the result, the Centre withheld funds to the tune of more than Rs 41 crore meant for development of Srinagar constituency. His performance as Srinagar MP from 2009 to 2014 was dis...
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Centre won't hold out olive branch to separatists
4/18/2017 11:03:16 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 18: The Centre is unlikely to start a dialogue process with Kashmiri separatists, as the Home Ministry has rejected a proposal put forward in this regard. According to sources, the top officials of the ministry have dismissed the idea of holding talks with the separatists and argued that going for talks at this stage will send a clear signal that Centre is succumbing to the sponsored "heat of Pakistan." "We have held our ground for the last year. We had anticipated that things would come to such a pass. It's a critical phase in our strategy in bringing about serious turn around in Kashmir," said a senior official of the Home Ministry. The sources said ...
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Kashmiri students demanding Nizam-e-Mustafa a serious development
Needed: Pro-active approach
4/18/2017 10:59:43 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 18: The whole of Kashmir is once again in ferment. The security scenario on ground zero is a matter of grave concern. The street protesters, chanting slogans of "Azadi" are gradually multiplying and turning more lethal. On Monday thousands of students across Kashmir, including a large number of girl students, came on to the streets to protest against security forces, including Jammu & Kashmir Police. They raised slogans in the memory of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani while seeking "Azadi" from India and "Indian armed forces". They also chanted slogans in favour of "Nizam-e-Mustafa" (Islamic rule). To give final push to the ongoing street protests ...
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Govt asks school heads not to allow use of phone in class rooms
4/18/2017 10:59:32 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 18: After suspending the mobile internet services in Kashmir, the government has asked all the school heads to ensure that students don't use mobile phones in their classes. This measure according to government sources, has been taken in view of students protests across Kashmir against the thrashing of Pulwama College students by the police. Education minister told Early Times over phone that all the heads have been asked to strictly adhere to the government directives in this regard. However sources in the education department said that the government is also considering complete mobile ban in schools and colleges. "Some top police ...
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SSP strikes dirty 'corruption' deals in rented house
4/18/2017 10:59:12 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 18: A police officer, who is presently posted as SSP of a district, is alleged to be striking all his dirty 'corruption' deals in a house which he has taken on rent for this purpose only in the posh area here. "In his own district, he has been maintaining the image of an honest police officer and does not welcome any tainted officer or others to his office for any type of favour," police sources alleged. "A retired police officer, who was once his senior, and an SHO, who is presently working under him, are his confidants and all the corruption deals are routed through them," sources alleged. Before his posting as district SP, the officer was posted in ano...
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Karra instrumental in getting support of some independents for Cong candidate
Ghar KA Beddi, Lanka dayae
4/18/2017 10:59:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 18: Former MP and Minister of Finance in erstwhile Congress-PDP government Tariq Hamid Karra who last year resigned from the PDP in wake of the 2016 summer unrest, has once again inflicted deep wounds on the PDP. The PDP lost Jammu MLC seat to its own party alliance BJP after Independent MLA Syed Mohammad Bakir Rizvi cross voted for the BJP by managing some key votes of Independent MLA in favour of the Congress-NC candidate Thakur Balbir Singh. According to highly placed sources, some independent MLAs were of the opinion that they will abstain from voting during MLC elections. But due to his consistent efforts, Karra convinced these independent MLAs...
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Pak has subverted UN resolution
4/18/2017 10:58:57 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr18: The aggressor Pakistan on Monday discussed with the United States the "plight of Kashmiris" and sought its intervention to defuse tensions between India and Pakistan by resolving the so-called Kashmir issue. Pakistan's diplomat to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said the US was in the best position to defuse tensions between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue and it can play a "leadership" role before crisis between the two countries explode. It is time to call the bluff of Pakistan and put things in perspective. As late as in March 2001, the then Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan had informed the then Pakistan ruler Pervez Mush...
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Kashmiri youth counter stone-pelting through Govt sponsored sports activities
4/18/2017 10:58:51 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 18: At a time when Kashmir continues to be on the edge due to provocation by separatist elements, Kashmiri youth have started countering anti-national developments like stone-pelting through sports events being organized by armed forces under centrally sponsored schemes. Officials said around 400 youth from Srinagar have already joined one such program being held on the guidelines of the Home Ministry. "CRPF is sponsoring this tournament as per the guidelines of MHA, GoI," the handout said. The event was launched today. "In a colorful opening ceremony Under-14 Football Tournament started today at the Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar. This tournament is being or...
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Kashmiri youth counter stone-pelting through Govt sponsored sports activities
4/18/2017 10:58:51 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 18: At a time when Kashmir continues to be on the edge due to provocation by separatist elements, Kashmiri youth have started countering anti-national developments like stone-pelting through sports events being organized by armed forces under centrally sponsored schemes. Officials said around 400 youth from Srinagar have already joined one such program being held on the guidelines of the Home Ministry. "CRPF is sponsoring this tournament as per the guidelines of MHA, GoI," the handout said. The event was launched today. "In a colorful opening ceremony Under-14 Football Tournament started today at the Bakshi Stadium, Srinagar. This tournament is being or...
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Mehbooba, ministers take BJP colleagues to task for betrays PDP, violates coalition dharma in LC elections
4/18/2017 10:58:27 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 18: BJP ministers were taken to task by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and other ministers of the PDP for shamelessly violating coalition dharma to win only a single seat of the Legislative Council. As soon as Cabinet meeting started this afternoon, annoyed Chief Minister joined by other ministers of the PDP took BJP ministers to task for not fulfilling commitment which the BJP leadership had made with PDP while formulating strategy for Legislative Council elections. Credible sources said that when BJP ministers argued that winning single seat was a very trivial issue, PDP ministers snubbed them and said that it is very unfortunate that after betraying co...
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Scores go into hiding, fearing for life
Fresh killings haunt party workers
4/18/2017 10:58:05 PM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 18: The recent killing of two people associated with the mainstream political parties has triggered panic among the workers of political parties with scores going underground or taking refuge near the police stations especially in south Kashmir. Two people were killed on Saturday and Sunday in south Kashmir's Pulwama and Shopian districts. The duo had affiliation with the NC and the PDP. The workers of the mainstream parties continue to be under attack especially in south Kashmir. Before these two were shot dead, the gunmen had barged into houses of several political workers and asked them to stay away from their political activities. Mi...
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Fresh killings haunt party workers Scores go into hiding, fearing for life
4/18/2017 10:57:46 PM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 18: The recent killing of two people associated with the mainstream political parties has triggered panic among the workers of political parties with scores going underground or taking refuge near the police stations especially in south Kashmir. Two people were killed on Saturday and Sunday in south Kashmir's Pulwama and Shopian districts. The duo had affiliation with the NC and the PDP. The workers of the mainstream parties continue to be under attack especially in south Kashmir. Before these two were shot dead, the gunmen had barged into houses of several political workers and asked them to stay away from their political activities. Mi...
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Jagti tenants' deputation calls on Revenue Minister, submits memorandum
Educational institutions closed following protests in Kashmir
Govt orders transfers, postings
Many animals killed, several injured, houses damaged during heavy shelling
Jan accuses PDP-BJP of pushing J&K to the wall
Initiate construction work on Basantgarh - Khaned road or face consequences : Harsh
Earthquake shakes Chenab valley
Alert sounded as hijackers flee with taxi in Samba
5 persons injured in a landslide in Macchil sector in north Kashmir
Army jawan dies in accidental fire along LoC in Poonch
2 bovine smugglers arrested , 13 animals rescued
Old man attacked with sharp edged weapons, dies
People hold protest against PHE department
Bhim demands imposition of Governor Rule in J&K
JK Bank Retail Credit and Digital Business Promotion Campaign concludes
Bail denied to rape accused
Deal with firmness, restraint: J&K cabinet directs security forces
Self styled honest VC feeds wrong info, misleads University Council : JYF
Dr. Pragya Khanna presented a paper at Dubai, UAE.
JGElI organizes Business Tech Festival
DBPS to celebrate Bhagwan Parsuram Jayanti
BLSKS celebrates World Heritage Day
Workshop on environment and its protection
NSF protests against PSC, demands separate PSC for Jammu
Banking Ombudsman operationalized
JKIM demands better road for public
Govt is responsible for plight of security forces in Kashmir: PK
Poonch scribes form Poonch Press Club
Govt MAM College organizes industrial visits
Consent of 70 pc residents needed for erecting mobile tower in Mumbai
Transfer order modified
HC directs PDD to pay Rs 3 lakh compensation to victim
BDO office ex-storekeeper held in corruption case
'Don't entertain complaints against judicial officers without affidavit'
HC seeks response of J&K, UoI to PIL seeking minimum qualification for MLAs, MLCs
Cabinet urges parents to counsel youth to stay away from protests
Power shut down
HC, Registrar Vigilance office to close on Apr 29
Rs 7200 fine realised from toll evaders
Change in office timings from May 1
SAC timings change from May 1
Two SIs transferred
Terror moles in police behind attacks on cops' families?
NDF organizes advocacy workshop
Centre for studies in Museology observes Heritage day
JMC distributes dustbins
ANMs workshop for common cancers, non-communicable diseases organized
Awareness programme on fire safety week held
JTC holds meet, discusses various issues
Guru Tegh Badhur ji's birthday celebrated
POJK refugees demand justice
Inter School Tournament of Zone Hiranagar gets underway
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