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BJP state youth GS votes for NC in online poll
8/16/2018 11:30:25 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 16: In a major embrassment for the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), its state youth General Secretary voted for a National Conference leader in an online poll on social networking site "Facebook" wherein the audience were asked to choose between the incumbent Congress MLA Ghulam Mohammad Saroori and National Conference leader Pyarae Lal Sharma with the option none of the above in the form of "Nota". As per the details available with Early Times, National Conference Youth leader Raja Thakur created the poll on Facebook asking the people to choose among the two leader who they think will be the next MLA from Inderwal and to everybofy's surprise, the BJP youth General Secretary Ashish Sharma from Kishtwar voted for Pyarae Lal Sharma who parted ways from Congress party recently and joined the National Conference at Jammu. BJP in 2014 Assembly filed Tariq Hussain Keen from Inderwal constituency of Kishtwar District in which keen manage to get around 14000 votes. As soon as soon people noted the major goof up by the BJP youth leader, sever...
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Ex-Director ISM trying for reinstatement on same post
Shows false achievement in report card
8/16/2018 11:29:42 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 16: In recent past a lobby of ISM Doctors and Pharmacists circulated false achievements of Ex-director on social websites with an aim to reinstate the official on same post. Sources in department concerned told Early Times that on basis of false achievements, the lobby urged higher authority to continue such developmental programmes for welfare of patients and the development of department. The loyalists of Ex-director highlighted the achievements on social media like construction and functioning of Ayurveda and Unani colleges. Despite having sufficient funds the director in seven years failed to construct the colleges building. The director has serving of ...
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DHSJ ignores Guv's order on detachment of employees
8/16/2018 11:29:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 16: The Directorate of Health Services Jammu (DHSJ) has ignored the order of Governor's secretariat to detach all attached officials, by refusing to detach eight Senior Assistants enjoying their attachment at choicest posts. Sources informed Early Times that despite Governor's order regarding cancellation of attachment of Government Employees with circular No. 22- GAD of 2018 dated 06/07/2018 nothing has moved. The order reads as "the employees presently on attachment with their respective or other departments/ offices shall be repatriated to their parent department/ organisation, with immediate effect." But ironically nearly eight influential Sr Assis...
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MLA's, stay away from I-Day function
8/16/2018 11:29:09 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Aug 16, 2018: Majority of the Members of Legislative Assembly representing assembly segments of Anantnag district shockingly didn't attend Independence Day function in this southern district. Also politicians representing National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, and Congress also stayed away from the function despite being invited by the district administration. However, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who represents Anantnag assembly segment in legislative assembly, attended Independence Day function in Srinagar where Governor N N Vohra unfurled the National flag BJP legislator Sofi Yousf along with his Dist...
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Despite being removed as Comr Secy Agriculture, Khan continues to hold chair, issues orders as well
Guv's advisor calls for scanning of orders issued in recent past
8/16/2018 11:28:30 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Despite being removed as Commissioner Secretary, Agriculture Production Department Muhammad Mehraj-ud-din Khan continues to hold his chair. Although, his transfer order from Agriculture to ARI & Trainings was issued on 11-8-2018, Khan has been issuing orders in his earlier department and in fact is yet to shift to his new assignment. "In the interest of administration it is ordered that Shri Ajay Sharma, I/C SMS-III, Baramulla is hereby transferred and posted as I/C SMS-III (SDL) Basohli, against an available vacancy, with immediate effect," reads the government order number 231-Agri of 2018 dated 13-08-2018. The order has been issue...
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Alarming signals for BJP as Lal Singh's function gets over-whelming response
8/16/2018 11:27:52 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 16: Unexpected turnout in Choudhary Lal Singh's parallel Independence Day function at Jammu is a warning signal for BJP because party has failed to get response of public in its Independence Day functions across Jammu region. BJP is worried these days because with every passing day Lal Singh is strengthen his base in the rural areas of Jammu region and very soon he is going to start his working in the urban areas. Credible sources said that BJP had tried to best ...
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Udhampur school uses students for labour
8/16/2018 11:26:57 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, Aug 16: In brazen violation of norms by the Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir can be better judged from the fact that children studying in government schools are being used for labour works. For example, Government High School Dhandal falling in zone Gordhi in Udhampur district has crossed all the limits of violation of rules. A video has gone viral showing boys of this school carrying heavy gunny bags of ration from a tractor trolley t...
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Possibilities of Govt formation heat up
PDP holds back-to-back meetings
8/16/2018 11:26:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 16: The political pot in Jammu and Kashmir has begun to boil again amid the current political logjam, with the PDP dropping enough hints about it being part of the next government in the state. The PDP, which so far had locked itself in a shell preferring to maintain a very calculated silence over the present deadlock, has finally come out in the open, giving enough hints that something behind the closed doors is getting materialised for the government formation. For the past two days, the party has made two headlines about its activities. One was on August 15 when the top leadership of the party held a detailed meeting which was chaired by the party pr...
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BJP's Pulwama unit ignored for I-Day function, do not get official invitation
8/16/2018 11:26:33 PM
Early Times Report PULWAMA, Aug 16: The district administration of Pulwama did not deem it fit to invite the local leadership of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) for the official function in connection with the 72nd Independence Day celebrations. However, despite district administration's complete neglect of the BJP, the local party leaders and activists in large numbers attended the Independence Day function held at Pulwama. "Even though we were not given invitation cards for the Independence Da...
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9 yrs on, PIOs still not well-versed with RTI
8/16/2018 11:26:21 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 16: What could be termed as a failure of the government to ensure transparency, the public information officers (PIOs) in government departments are still not well-versed with it, resulting in denial of information to the applicants. The RTI Act 2009 was implemented in Jammu and Kashmir nine years ago. Though the State Information Commission (SIC) has taken on the government several times over "deficiencies" in implementation of the Act in the state, there have been little efforts to make PIOs well-versed with it. The SIC has written to the heads of departments that that there have been "deficiencies and weaknesses" in implementation o...
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Minorities pin hope in J&K Governor
Struggle for rights
8/16/2018 11:26:15 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 16: Jammu & Kashmir is a highly diverse state. It is, in fact, a mini-India housing many religious and ethnic minorities. However, the minorities, including Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh, complain that they do not enjoy minorities rights in the state like the minorities, including Muslim, Sikh, Jains and Christians, enjoy minority rights across the country. Their complain is that the successive Governments of Jammu & Kashmir have failed to protect the religious minorities in the state as the National Minorities Act is not applicable to the state. The "genocide" of Kashmiri Hindus is too well known. That they had to quit Kashmir in January 1990 is also not a se...
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Tanghdar residents protest over disposal of debris
Property worth lakhs damaged in cloudburst
8/16/2018 11:26:06 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report KUPWARA, Aug 16: The residents of two far flung areas including Karnah and Tanghdar on Thursday held a sit-in protest in north Kashmir's Tanghdar area over the disposal of debris. Local residents of Tanghdar said that hundreds of people assembled at main chowk Tanghdar today shouting slogans against the government for not disposing the debris that was caused by cloud burst. "From past two days, we had been demanding the officials concerned to dispos...
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JK lacks basic infrastructure to end power shortage
8/16/2018 11:25:41 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 16: The Centre's additional allocation of power to Jammu and Kashmir over the years has not helped the state as it still lacks basic required infrastructure for its transmission. An official of Power Development Department said that additional allocation of power would end power crisis only when required infrastructure is in place. "The additional allocation of power would have helped the state only if it had required infrastructure," the official said. At the same time, the government has shelved mega project through which the power distribution system could have been strengthened. Official sources within the Power Development Department said that 10...
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SIC starts collecting data for annual reports
ET Impact
8/16/2018 11:25:33 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 16: Jammu & Kashmir State Information Commission (SIC) has started collecting data for compilation of its annual reports as the same was not prepared from 2014 onwards. SIC as per reliable sources, have started issuing letters to various administrative departments in this regard. Details available with ET reveal that taking cognizance of Early Times report published on August 14th about SICs failure to prepare its annual reports from 2014 onwards , the SIC have initiated the process of making these reports public. Sources have told Early Times that the delay has been caused due to non availability of the data which is to be supplied by different public au...
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7 days mourning announced in JK as mark of respect to Vajpayee
All Govt Offices, PSUs, Educational Institutions to remain closed on Aug 17
8/16/2018 11:25:14 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 16: Governor's Administration has announced 7-Day mourning in Jammu and Kashmir as a mark of respect to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister who passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi this afternoon. According to a notification issued by the General Administration Department here this evening, state mourning shall be observed for 7 days from 16th August to 22 August 2018 (both days included). The national and the state flag shall fly half mast during the state mourning on all the buildings and places where these are flown regularly, it said adding that there shall be no official entertainment during the per...
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Students refuse to take prize
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