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Govt to put legislators under radar over CDF expenditure
No way to woo voters through tax payers' money!
9/3/2018 10:55:16 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 3: Legislators in J&K are going to be under the radar for the manner in which they are spending their allocated Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in their respective constituencies. Sources privy to the development told Early Times that there have been mounting complaints being received over the way in which several legislators are found spending the CDF as per their likings while preferring some particular areas and ignoring some. "This is mainly happening as the legislators want to woo their voters and they only spend on those areas where from they expect to get votes and other areas which are in dire need of the developmental activities are ignored for the sole reason that the legislator doesn't find any poll prospectus from that particular area. This is illegal and lid needs to be put on such a practice at an earliest," says an official privy to the development. He added that there have been several cases in which crores of rupees were left unspent by the legislators because they did not want a particular area in their constituency to ...
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Baazigar! Kashmiri neta trying every 'stunt' to get out of cricket scam
9/3/2018 10:54:56 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 3: A senior Kashmiri-politician and patron of a regional party has been trying every "stunt" for the past few months to get himself out of the noose that hangs around his neck in connection with a infamous cricket scam in the state. From repeatedly chanting pro-India slogans to changing his stand of supporter for Hurriyat and the stone pelters, he is doing everything possible to get out of the case, which may land him in jail. Sources said the neta is of the opinion that by trying to appease the government in New Delhi he could "end up safe in the case." In the latest the politician has said his party was ready to the Panchayat polls, though his party in...
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Mehbooba plays 'victim card' to woo Jammu people
Forgets she followed Kashmir centric agenda during her 2-year stint
9/3/2018 10:54:38 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 3: Former Chief Minister and President of the Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday claimed that her party stitched an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party to respect the mandate of the Jammu people. Many people believe that Mehbooba is trying to gain sympathy in Jammu region by playing a victim card. "Mehbooba during her two and half year stint as J&K Chief Minister just focused on Kashmir and her agenda was Valley centric," said an analyst. He said that despite her being the chief minister of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh she just spoke about Kashmir. "During her tenure it looked like that Jammu and Ladakh don't exist. She announced amnesty fo...
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High-command worries about activities of some senior leaders
'Sexual exploitation' of women in BJP
9/3/2018 10:54:18 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 3: BJP high-command has reportedly taken very serious note of allegation of sexual harassment of women in the party by senior leaders. Not only party's veteran Mahila Morcha leader Priya Jaral has levelled allegations of sexual exploitation of women in the party, some leaders from Kashmir Valley have also written a hard-hitting letter to central leadership in similar lines. Allegations by Priya Jaral and letter written by Kashmir Valley leaders followed by their mass resignations have stunned central leadership of BJP. Credible sources said that before submitting mass resignations, Kashmir Valley leaders have targeted a couple of party leaders for indulged ...
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Agri deptt's LEO in Lakhanpur at agents' mercy
Agent doing all official work, officials missing
9/3/2018 10:53:46 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 3: The Law Enforcement Office of Agriculture department at Lakhanpur gateway is reportedly at the mercy of some private agents, who could be found doing all official work while the officials deputed there are usually found absent. The Law Enforcement Office of Agriculture department at Lakhanpur is entrusted with the responsibility to check all the agriculture related items, including pesticides, eatables, seeds beside others being entered into the state from ot...
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Shortage of manpower hits Agriculture Sub-division Kalakote
36 post of AEO, JAEO & AEA vacant
9/3/2018 10:52:00 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 3: The non availability of requisite manpower is affecting the performance of Agriculture Sub-division, Kalakote of district Rajouri as nearly 36 posts of Agriculture Extension Officers, Junior Agriculture Extension Officers and Agriculture Extension Assistant are lying vacant since long. Sources informed Early Times that presently, the Agriculture Sub-division Kalakote has four zones and more than 16 circles and more than three dozen panchayats, but all of them constituted for smooth functioning of the department, has severely hits due to non-availability of requisite manpower. "Out of these four zones including Mogla, Solki, Sial Sui and Panjah, only M...
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Needed: Hardship allowance, other benefits for JK police
Cops fight terror, get lip service
9/3/2018 10:51:47 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 3: The government had recently sought hardship allowance and other benefits like CSD and concession in housing loans, concession in the fee to the wards of policemen in private and educational institutions. The JK police is one of the most vulnerable police forces in the world. It is not only dealing with the normal crime but being a multi dimensional force it has been fighting militancy since 1989. With the passage of time there have been rise and fall in the number of militants and militancy-related activities in the state and the way JKP is handling the situation needs an appreciation/recognition at all levels. Many precious lives o...
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Cafe owners not installing CCTV, maintaining visitors records
Internet vulnerable to misuse in JK
9/3/2018 10:51:39 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 3: Despite directives by the government, the café owners in Kashmir have not been installing CCTV cameras and maintain the records of visitors. The Union Minister of Tele Communications has directed several times for installation of CCTV cameras in cafes. The directions came in the backdrop of tracing of e-mails sent from JK several times about the militant activities. Once an email was sent from Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir about the Delhi High Court blast and the internet café owner had not kept any record of its visitors nor had installed any CCTV cameras. "The installation of CCTV cameras and maintaining records are ma...
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Hotel on Jhelum bank: HC bars DC Srinagar from finalising probe report
9/3/2018 10:51:30 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 3: The J&K High Court has barred Deputy Commissioner Srinagar from finalizing a probe into the construction of a hotel on the banks of Jhelum in Raj Bagh area of the capital city. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, who was earlier directed by the state government to enquire into the grant of permission for the construction of the hotel on Jhelum bank, has been however allowed to carry on the probe. "In the meantime, subject to the objections, respondents shall go ahead with the enquiry. However, they shall not finalize the report till next date before the bench," reads the High Court order. Former Governor N N Vohra-led administration had ordered a probe af...
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Despite serious charges, Ranger continues to enjoy plum posting
9/3/2018 10:51:23 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 3: Despite serious charges, a Ranger of Forest Department, posted in Kathua district is still enjoying plum posting in the department, raising questions over accountability of the government functionaries. As per documents available with Early Times there are serious allegations and FIRs registered against the said Ranger but the authorities failed to take action against him. Copy of FIR registered against the said Ranger by Vigilance Organization of Jammu (VOJ) which is in possession of Early Times reveals that on 29-7-2017 VOJ registered an FIR against the said Ranger under section 5 (1) (a) r/w 5 (2) J&K PC Act 2006 for acquiring disproportionate assets...
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RTI Movement demands Judicial probe in green felling by private company
9/3/2018 10:51:18 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 3: Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement has demanded a Judicial probe by a sitting High Court Judge into axing and uprooting of thousands of Forest trees by a private Transmission Company which is executing work on Jallandhar - Samba -Amargrah 440 KV DC transmission line. In a statement issued here , Chairman of RTI Movement Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat said that forest wealth from Baramulla to Samba via Pir Panchaal forests is being plundered under the garb of development. "Employees of transmission company Sterlite , NRSS 29 , Forest Department & State Forest Corporation (SFC) need to be questioned as more than 400 forest trees (Kail) have been cut down and up...
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New 'godfather' manages another choicest posting of SI
9/3/2018 10:51:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 3: An influential Sub-Inspector of police, who earlier also held her choicest posting in her home district, has yet again managed her choicest posting with the blessing of a senior official posted in New Delhi who is believed to be her new 'godfather' in the police department. According to sources, the said SI earlier, with the blessing of the then Director General of Police (DGP) with whom she went out of country, had managed her posting in her hometown as a Station House officer (SHO). "The said SI managed her posting in her hometown with the blessing of the then top cop with whom she went out of the country", said sources, adding that the top cop had...
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Illegal diagnostic labs playing with innocent lives for years
9/3/2018 10:51:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 3: Illegal, unregistered clinical laboratories which have mushroomed all across the city in last few years have ben fleecing the people of Jammu with un-objective testing procedures and arbitrary charges. Atleast half a dozen such illegal clinical laboratories operating around the Government Medical College and Hospital, Jammu are targeting the gullible people coming from outside the city. Sources in GMC informed Early Times that these unregistered labs lack even the basic diagnostic equipment and trained staff and hence their tests lack objectivity. "They have hired some people who stay in contact with GMC&H's staff, and visit the hospital on phone to c...
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JK yet to have separate election commission, finance commission for Panchayats
Political attachment makes aspirants vulnerable to attacks from militants
9/3/2018 9:54:22 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sep 3: Jammu & Kashmir is probably the only state in the country that is dependent on the political dispensation when it comes to holding the Panchayat elections and elections for the local bodies. With no separate Election Commission the dates for holding the elections for Panchayats and urban local bodies are decided by the Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu & Kashmir. It is due to the political connection the aspirants for Panchayat elections become vulnerable to attacks from militants in Kashmir. Sources told Early Times the Panchayat representatives should be treated as merely representatives of people having no political lineage. The sou...
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Anti-nationals deface public places with provocative messages, Govt unmoved
9/3/2018 9:54:05 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 3: The anti-defacement law seems to be confined to papers as the authorities are silent over anti-national graffitis in parts of Srinagar. Anti-defacement law literally known as The Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of defacement of Property Act, 1985 calls for strict punishment against the person found defacing the government property. As per this law, whosoever defaces any property in public view by writing or marking with ink, chalk, paint or any other material shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to one thousand rupees or with both. However, there seems no implementation of the...
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LOCAL NEWS
Tributes paid to MR Puri
S. Inder Mohinder Tar Singh appointed as J&K LJD state President
Chairman J&K Bank meets Governor
How Iqra Rasool convinced her father to let her play cricket
Advisor Ganai concerned over illegal felling of forest trees in Baramulla, Budgam
J&K Bank accords warm send off to superannuating Vice President
Advisor Kumar visits Karnah
ABVP chain hunger strike enters 4th Day, highlights demands
Rafiq pitches for strengthen of PDP
Delegation calls on Director SMVDSG
Sat Sharma provides CDF for developmental works at Ward 31
Doda town reeling under water shortage
Indefinite chain hunger strike of TJAC enters 5 day
Water woes continue to haunt Poonch people, PHE deptt unmoved
People stages protest against PHE
Advisor Ganai appeals to teachers not to resort to extreme measures
Loot of MGNREGA funds goes unabated in state: Harsh
Example of brotherhood galores in Mendhar
PDP worker fired upon by unknown gunmen, escapes unhurt
'Influential' ARTO unwilling to take Doda charge, work suffers
Assailant held with sharp-edged weapon
MBA pass out joins militancy, parents appeal son to returm home
Toilet allegedly converted into childcare room at Srinagar airport
Army launches massive search operations in 18 South Kashmir villages
Kasab villagers protest over shortage of water for last 2 Months
Patwar Association Kishtwar elects tehsil presidents, delegates
Indian rupee on ventilator under Modi's regime : Dr Manohar
People stage protest against PDD at Vijaypur
Bovine bid foiled, 11 animal rescued
NCP to contest Municipal, Panchayat elections
Youth killed in security forces' firing on stone-pelting protesters
JKReTTF to observe Teachers' Day as black day
Bovine smuggling bids foiled, 57 animals rescued
Weekly Karvan-e-Aman bus carrying 20 passengers leaves for PoK
Police arrests two drug peddlers
Rana for channelizing youth energies towards productive, inclusive direction
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