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For 1 chair of CM, 3 aspirants from Kashmir
8/14/2018 11:29:31 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 14: Even as senior Bharatiya Janta Party leader Ram Madhav said the BJP would be part of next government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, names of at least three aspirants for the chair of Chief Minister are doing the rounds in the political circles of Kashmir. While the name of separatist-leader-turned Sajjad Gani Lone had already been there, reports had suggested that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was likely to put weight behind its veteran leader and Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Baig for a prospective third innings with the BJP. While the names of these two leaders had already been in news, sources said one more PDP leader was also lobbying hard that he be projected as the prospective CM in alliance with the BJP. This leader in question was already accused of having such aspirations even in 2016 after the demise of Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sayeed. Sources said the PDP top brass has taken "a serious note of the aspirations" of its leaders to be the CM when the high command is yet to formally announce whether nor not the ...
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GoI grant worth crores shelved at R&B for no reason
PM's package still on papers
8/14/2018 11:29:11 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 14: The R&B department is leaving no stone unturned to make no use of the central grant meant for vital road projects in the state. However, so far the state authorities have cared little to address such a worrisome crises within the department. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 7, 2015 announced a whopping economic package of Rs 80 thousand crore for various developmental projects in the state. However, the work on most of the projects is either going on at a snail's pace or is in limbo due to the reasons best known to the R&B department. As per reports, there are several highways that have missed the completion deadlines including the crucial widen...
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Er overstays in ERA, makes fortune
8/14/2018 11:28:54 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 14: An overstaying engineer in the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) has made a fortune by misusing his official position. According to insiders in the ERA, the engineer has been staying there for last 10 years on the same position. "He has been involved in various scandals, and the ERA's higher authorities are aware about his misdeeds", said the insiders, adding that the engineer in questioned has played an important role in the Non-Revenue Water (NRW) project. "In the project, the engineer allegedly made contract agreement at very exorbitant rates with the blessings of some senior officers", the sources said and added that the consultant a...
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Pandemonium breaks out at Lal Chowk as police, locals beat up tri-colour hoisting group
Pakistan's Independence Day celebrated at many places in Kashmir
8/14/2018 11:28:24 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, Aug 14: Pandemonium and chaos broke out at Lal Chowk, city centre of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir after some persons were thrashed by locals and police as they tried to hoist the national flag a day before the 72nd Independence Day. Reports said that a group of persons said to be at least three in number appeared near the clock tower, known as Ghanta Ghar in local parlance and tried to hoist the tri-colour atop the clock tower. One ...
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Pak flag can be unfurled in Kashmir, not tricolour!
8/14/2018 11:27:41 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 14: Misrule unleashed upon the people of Jammu and Kashmir by the PDP-BJP alliance in past three years has led to deterioration of security situation to such extent that it is safe to hoist a Pakistani flag in Kashmir than the tricolour. Two incidents related to hoisting of the tricolour and Pakistani flag that took place in Kashmir on Tuesday exposed the fact that saluting a tiranga is crime but not the Pakistani flag. A day ahead of Independence Day, local...
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71 years on, Jammu continues to simmer
Jammu votes for Kashmir?
8/14/2018 11:26:34 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 14: Nation is all set to celebrate with great pomp and show 72nd Independence Day. The people of Jammu province are also known for their patriotism, nationalism and commitment towards their nation. Jammu province, like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttrakhand, is one region, which rightly boasts that it has sacrificed thousands of jawans to protect the borders and defeat the enemy. There are villages in Jammu where each house could be called a house of a martyr. Jammu province is also rich in terms of natural resources, including water and green-gold. Jammu province contributes almost 75% revenue to the state exchequer annually. It is the hub of all economic a...
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Terrorists turn 'supari' killers, Pak stooges mum
8/14/2018 11:26:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 14: The so-called "freedom fighters" have unleashed a reign of terror in south Kashmir. They are killing people at their will and the so-called champions of human rights in the Valley seem least bothered about these killings. Just a few days after Aqib Sofi of Khudwani in Kulgam district was abducted and then tortured to death, another youth from Pulwama district Gulzar Ahmad Bhat of Murran was picked up from his home from the terrorists and later his bullet riddled body was recovered from the outskirts of the village. "As the support to the terrorists is dwindling and people are shutting their doors on them the terrorists are creating fear by abducting...
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Kashmir's top hospital bereft of life- saving drugs
8/14/2018 11:25:07 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 14: Despite being Kashmir's prime tertiary-care hospital, the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) Soura lacks basic life saving drugs, putting the lives of patients at risk. The hospital has turned a "money minting machine" for the administration, with patients being charged for every investigation. The SKIMS Soura on an average registers 2000-2500 patients per day, where 8-10 deaths are reportedly taking place on an average daily. Mocking at the tall-claims of the government that SKIMS would be at par with AIIMS New Delhi, insiders said the authorities have failed to make some life-saving drugs available at the hospita...
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SAC initiates inquiry against regularization of contractual as 'officer' in Tourism Department
8/14/2018 11:25:01 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 14: To regularize ineligible candidates as Assistant Tourist Officers (ATOs) in Tourism department, the State Administrative Council (SAC) has directed the General Administration Department (GAD) to initiates inquiry against them. Sources in department concerned informed Early Times that in 2010 the department had only six post of ATOs which lying vacant, the then higher authority of department made a proposal and forwarded to government for approval of recruitment. In 2011 the then NC-Congress government had approved and directed the department to forward the posts to recruitment agency Services Selection Board. "Before forwarding recruitment agency, the de...
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Locals demand removal of rude JE
8/14/2018 11:23:59 PM
Early Times Report Reasi, Aug 14: Reasi administration today had to face tough time as nearly 300 people blocked the Zero Morh after their houses suffered damages in the floods by rains and thunderstorm. The Blockade of the road led to the disruption of the traffic movement particularly of the pilgrims bound for Shiv Khori. The pilgrims, who were stranded due to blockage in hot and humid conditions also got infuriated and raised voice against the Reasi administration. Later when Divisional Engineer PWD Reasi visited the spot and gave assurance , the protesters removed the blockade. When JE PWD reached the spot with a JCB to clear of the water logging in the area, the locals pleaded the ...
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Illegal appointments by BMO Khansahib: Aggrieved move to SIC
8/14/2018 11:23:55 PM
Early Times Report Budgam, Aug 14: As Block Medical Officer (BMO) continues to play hide and seek over the RTI application filed to seek details of backdoor appointments in the medical block Khansahib , the aggrieved unemployed Female Multipurpose Health Workers (FMPHW) have filed complaint before the State Information Commission (SIC) against the BMO who is also designated Public Information Officer (PIO). The aggrieved unemployed FMPHW lead by one Rubeena Rashid have knocked the door of SIC as BMO failed to provide information as expeditiously as possible. Information seekers allege that information they have sought is not at all to be created or collected as the same is available with...
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