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Petitioners against JU become respondents!
Stay against JU decisions reveals unique modus operandi
9/6/2018 11:08:36 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 6: An investigation into the names of the petitioners who had challenged some decisions of Jammu University while at the same time being respondents to defend the varsity has exposed a unique modus operandi of some people. The JU authorities were so magnanimous towards those who challenged its decisions that it gave an opportunity to them to become respondents themselves to decide the course of several cases. By making petitioners as respondents, the stays-over two dozen-secured by petitioners were never vacated and petitioners enjoyed the blessings of JU authorities. This modus operandi came to fore when new Vice Chancellor took over the reins of Jammu University and he instructed the Legal Cell to file replies against all the stays secured by the petitioners. One such petitioner was Neeraj Sharma who has been holding four top positions in Jammu University, including Special Secretary to VC, Administrator General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, Head of Teaching Academics wing and Media Cell Incharge. Presently Sharma is not holding t...
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Scam in MC Doda: Probe report yet to be made public
9/6/2018 11:08:26 PM
Early Times Report doda, Sept 6: The district administration Doda, which had initiated a probe in July this year into misappropriation of funds by Municipal Committee Doda, is yet to make the enquiry report public. Early Times had exposed the scam involving Rs 75 lakhs. Deputy Commissioner Doda had taken quick action on this issue and appointed Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Doda as enquiry officer. The officer had been directed to submit the report before August 10. Local residents had in fact hailed Deputy Commissioner for acting against the corrupt officials in the district. As reported already, Deputy Commissioner Doda, taking cognizance of the Early Times report, had appointed DF...
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In Guv rule, workers face the heat
9/6/2018 11:08:19 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Sept 6: While the ruling parties had shielded wrongdoings in centrally-sponsored schemes, scams have been surfacing since the Governor rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, even as the workers have been facing the heat. The union ministries of several departments had received complaints about misusing of centrally-sponsored schemes in J&K. The Rural Development Department was told to hold re-verification of job cards so that deserving ones get benefit and ensure proper implementation of these schemes. However, the ruling parties were not paying any heed and neither acting directives of the New Delhi. Hence, , the Centre had to withhold funds in some sc...
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UJC chief Salah-ud-Din wants Kashmiri kids to study now
More than just a U-Turn?
9/6/2018 11:08:12 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 6: After burning down more than 30 schools, leaving thousands of poor students without education and killing people in the name of Holy war, chief of Militant organisations in Kashmir- Syed Salah-ud-din has all of a sudden become a peace monger. "Education of the younger generation, therefore, must be our first and foremost priority and we must take this up as a national obligation. This is a humble, earnest and urgent appeal, and I would like to direct it particularly towards teachers and senior students perusing their college and university education, to come forward and help the nation to navigate this challenge successfully. Equipping our children with ...
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Rajni posted as Jail Superintendent of Kot Bhalwal Jail
9/6/2018 11:07:55 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 6: Jammu and Kashmir Prisons Department today ordered transfer and posting of five Jail Superintendents. As per order, Rajni Sehgal has been transferred from District Jail Udhampur and posted as Jail Superintendent of Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu. Javed Masood Fazli, Senior Superintendent Jail transferred from Kot Bhalwal and posted to Prisons Directorate as Officer on Special Duty. Harish Kotwal, Superintendent Jail has been posted as SP Jail Udhampur. Mo...
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Social forestry officials 'swindle' daily wagers' wages
Victims appeal Raj Bhawan, demands vigilance probe
9/6/2018 11:07:27 PM
Early Times Report rajouri, Sept 6: Around 40 daily wagers working with the Social Forestry department here under "CAMPA Closure" have accused the concerned DFO and Ranger of swindling their hard earned wages. A delegations of the affected daily-wagers said under norms, they were supposed to get a monthly salary of Rs 4,500 whereas only Rs 4,200 would be deposited in their respective bank accounts for the last many months. "By giving us less wages, the DFO and Ranger grabbed that money and it amounts to around Rs 2.80 lakhs," the daily wagers told Early Times. Despite repeated attempts the DFO and Ranger couldn't be contacted for comments. Meanwhile, in a fervent appeal to the Governor...
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Now Abdullah, Geelani on same page, same day
9/6/2018 11:07:06 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 6: While the National Conference patron, Dr Farooq Abdullah is accused of yet again changing his stand on holding of Panchayat and Urban body polls in the state, the NC leader is on same page as pro-Pakistan hawk Syed Ali Geelani. On September 5, after holding a party meeting, when National Conference addressed media that it would boycott the upcoming polls, the same day Hurriyat (G) headed by Geelani echoed Abdullah's views. Interestingly the same day the Hurriyat G also held a parallel meeting. The Hurriyat G, at the meeting of its executive council held with its general secretary Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, backed the election boycott call given by the Joint Res...
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Doval proposes, Dineshwar disposes
J&K crisis
9/6/2018 10:43:48 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 6: On September 4, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval made a very bold statement in Bombay. He said, "Separate Jammu and Kashmir Constitution was an aberration". "A separate Constitution for J&K was an aberration and that sovereignty cannot be a diluted and ill-defined," Doval said at a book launch. The book was on Sardar Patel and the platform was Vivekananda International Foundation, seemingly a think-tank. As was expected, it triggered a fierce debate. The votaries of national integration and "one state, one law" patted and backed Ajit Doval. And the votaries of limited accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India or loose type of relations between Jammu ...
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Names of over 1 lakh Kashmiri Hindus deleted from voters' lists
Genocide continues
9/6/2018 10:43:35 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Sept 6: It was during the PDP-Congress rule that the internally-displaced Kashmiri Hindus living in Jammu since January 1990 were given the right to vote in the local-self-governing institutions in Jammu province, including the Jammu Municipal Corporation. It happened in 2005. Bulk of them had then voted for the BJP. One Kashmiri Hindu candidate had also won and entered the Jammu municipal Corporation. The grant of voting right to the Jammu-based Kashmiri Hindus was considered by them as "a confidence-building measure". However, the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government in one fine morning deleted the names of over 1 lakh Kashmiri Hindu voters from the ...
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SSP lets off narcotics smuggler in exchange for handsome money
9/6/2018 10:09:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 6: A Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) heading one of the districts of Jammu region has received huge bounty as he with the help of a Station House Officer (SHO) let off a narcotics smuggler. Sources informed Early Times that the SSP struck hefty cash deal with a drug smuggler to secure his release. The drug dealer and his associate were arrested along with a huge consignment of heroin by a team of the district's major police station. As soon as the duo got arrested, the recommendations for their release started to pour in the police station where they were lodged. Initially, the recommendations were made only to the SHO, who plainly refused to oblige ...
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'Public lacks knowledge about Panchayat Raj Act'
After NC, PDP speaks the same language
9/6/2018 10:09:34 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 6: After the breakup of BJP-PDP coalition this year, hundreds of villages are still underdeveloped in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the same will remain so if Panchayat and ULB elections were not held, as the major parties of JK seems not interested in contest. Some political analysts opine that majority of the population in Jammu and Kashmir is lacking knowledge about Panchayat Raj Act, and the political leaders should have made awareness about this act, but they have their own vested interests or rather they are lacking themselves about it. "There is a good percentage of educated youth in Jammu and Kashmir and they know what thi...
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SHO Kathua skips SSP to gain publicity
9/6/2018 10:09:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 6: The media crazy Station House Office of police station Kathua, Amit Sangra, ignored the orders of SSP Kathua and gave an interview to his favourite media persons about confiscation of 17 kg poppy straw on Wednesday. Before an official statement was released by the SSP, the SHO in his bid to earn publicity for himself, presented the consignment and accused in front of his favourite media persons. He also gave a sound byte to the scribes. There is anger against the SHO Kathua among most of the media persons for not inviting them whenever there is any special event. A senior journalist said: "Whenever police invites media persons the invitation comes ...
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Encroachments continue to shrink water bodies
4th anniversary of Kashmir floods
9/6/2018 10:09:21 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 6: As Kashmir will witness the fourth anniversary of devastating floods on Friday, there has been reduction in carrying capacity of water bodies over the years due to siltation and encroachments. According to the official figures, the Valley has a history of floods of around 130 years. The first flood which has been recorded on the Shergari gauge dates back to July 21, 1893. The Shergari gauge, the first gauge was set up in 1893. Since than, some major floods hit the Valley in 1900, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1912, 1929, 1948, 1950, 1957, 1959, 2014, in 2015 and then recently in 2018. The Wular Lake which is the largest flood absorption basin has ...
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Despite HC direction, Govt fails to compensate victims of Tosa Maidan firing range
9/6/2018 10:09:13 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 6: Jammu and Kashmir Government has failed to compensate victims of Tosa Maidan firing range despite clear directions from High Court. Last year hearing a Public Interest Litigation, The Division Bench of High Court had issued notice to Union and State Governments and directed them to provide compensation to affected families of Tosa Maidan firing range but information provided to RTI activist Er Irfan Banka revealed that victims had not been compensated. Last month Deputy Commissioner Budgam had written to Secretary to Government, Department of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction and sought guidance/ instruction...
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I&FC apathy costs heavy on agriculture sector
Delay in completion of 19 LISs, causes loss of Rs 33 Cr
9/6/2018 10:09:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sep 6: The sheer negligence on the part of Irrigation and Flood Control Department to take up the various irrigation related projects timely and subsequent their completion in specific time period, the State suffered a whopping loss of Rs 33 crore as cost overrun of the projects which ultimately adversely affected the agriculture sector of the State. Sources told Early Times that over two dozen of Lift Irrigation Schemes were found which had been getting delayed due to unknown reasons since three decades which led to cost overrun of these projects which had reached to Rs 33 crore. "The time and cost overrun in respect of 19 Lift Irrigation Schemes namely Let...
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JAC assails Modi Govt on SC/ST Atrocities Act
JKFMHW protest enters 11th, Day appeals to authorities to solve demands on priority
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Kalakot sub district administration retrieve 202 Kanals of encroach land
Four day's first-aid training concludes
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Govind Sharma conferred with “Shikshak Shri Award?
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LEO Lakhanpur: Director Agri forms team to probe
In terror funding case, court reserves order on probe agencies Plea
Police detain accused involved in Manasbal park blast
All JK households to be electrified by Nov 30
Felling of trees for construction of road
15 day judicial remand of Deputy jail superintendent
Reservation of municipal wards: Locals allege misleading information by officials
Locals protest as Ari village sans water supply for three weeks
DGP transfers 15 DySsP
2 SHOs transferred
HC dismisses petition by owner of Hotel Nedous Gulmarg
HC asks subordinate court to dispose of bail pleas in one week
Suspected militant attempts suicide
IAF's Western Command chief meets Guv, reviews developments along frontiers
VRS given SRTC workers hold protest demonstration
Safaikaramcharies, Drivers, clerical staff of JMC stage protest in favour demands
NCB seizes 22 kgs Heroin destined for Punjab
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