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28 NGOs to provide copies of ITR under RTI
CIC's direction to Social Welfare Board
5/27/2017 12:07:47 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: In an interesting order the State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) has directed J&K State Social Welfare Board (SWB) to provide information under RTI to a Jammu resident on Income Tax Return (ITR) of around about NGOs funded by the SWB . An information seeker had sought these details but were denied by the SWB on the pretext that NGOs will provide the details to him directly .Details available with Early Times reveal that one Ashok Kumar R/O Satwari Jammu Cantt filed RTI application dated: 04.06.2016 with Public Information Officer (PIO), J&K State Social Welfare Board (SWB) seeking the following information: (i) Copy of Income and Expenditure
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Chances for AFSPA revocation diminish
Militant recruitment begins in towns
5/27/2017 12:07:36 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: As militant recruitment has shifted from villages to towns, chances for AFSPA revocation stands diminished. There is a lot of confusion over total number of militants active in Kashmir. However, the police have pegged the number at 90. Militant recruitment according to police sources has doubled in last two years but it was restricted to villages only. After more than a decade, militant recruitment reports have surfaced in Srinagar and almost after seven years, militant recruitment has also surfaced in two south towns. Amid a demand of revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Srinagar, which was considered a militancy-free zone for
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Sports in winter capital dying slow death, courtesy JKSSC
5/27/2017 12:07:20 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: When colossal talent from all the states is competing at international platforms and bringing laurels to the state, there's barely a name from Jammu despite of having huge talent. Sources said that the players of Jammu are lacking due to not having proper infrastructure and coaching facilities that the players required to develop and compete at important platforms, adding the ailing services and facilities that are available from Jammu & Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSSC) are not enough for the proper development of different sports in the winter capital. A player said that "where there is a hall there is no coach and where there is a coach there is n
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HPS students win final Kho Kho match, bring laurels for school
5/26/2017 11:52:52 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26:The students of Humanity Public School Bassi Kalan, Bari Brahmana brought laurels to the school by winning the final match of under-14 Kho-Kho match against Govt. High School, Meen Sarkar at the recently concluded inter school tournament of Zone Purmandal . This tournament was organized by the Department of Youth Services and Sports (District - Samba) which was held at the grounds of Govt.Hr.Sec.School, Smailpur, Bari Brahmana. The team comprising Sudhansh
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Nat Manch stages play "Nasha" at IGDH
5/26/2017 11:52:24 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Nat Manch theatre group staged a Dogri play "Nasha" at Indira Gandhi Dental Hospital (IGDH), Jammu on Friday. According to press release, the play is written and directed by Tarun Sharma young theatre actor. Play started with a retired police officer, who worked hard to achieve the position, despite from a poor family. Being a drunkard, his father had committed suicide, pushing family to economic crisis. Deeply shock over the death of his father, his son (w
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JMC launches anti-encroachment drive
5/26/2017 11:51:25 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: On the instructions of Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation M Raju, the Jammu Municipal Corporation today launched its drive against illegal rehries/pharies/hoardings and encroachers causing traffic congestion and obstructing free movement of pedestrians on footpaths. The drive was conducted under the supervision of Joint Commissioner (A), JMC RS Jamwal and Assistant Commissioner (Rev.) JMC Vinakshi Koul. The drive was conducted in the areas viz Ind
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Sangeeta Gupta accorded warm farewell
5/26/2017 11:50:55 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: A warm farewell was accorded to Sangeeta Gupta (IRS), who has been recently elevated to the post of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, by the office of Commissionerate of Income Tax, J&K Jammu. The function was attended by the Prominent Tax Payers, Members of Chamber of Commerce, Trade Federations, CA's, Tax professionals, Advocates. Light was thrown by prominent guests and officials of the contributions made by the Income Tax Department under the guidance of
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People looking towards Congress to get rid from the mis-governance of PDP-BJP : Saroori
5/26/2017 11:50:10 PM
Early Times Report Tipri/Jawalapur, May 26: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), Vice President and MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori today said that Congress party has emerged as the most relevant alternative to the PDP-BJP in the entire State and the people of all regions and sub-regions of the State are looking towards Congress to get them rid from the mis-governance and mal-administration of present coalition PDP-BJP. Addressing impressive public meetings in Tipri Pa
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Sant Mela Singh College of Education celebrates annual day
5/26/2017 11:49:48 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Sant Mela Singh College of Education, Digiana Jammu celebrated its Annual Day function today. Mahant Manjit Singh Ji, presided over the function whereas Kavinder Gupta-Speaker J&K Legislature Assembly was the Chief Guest. The programme started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the chief guest followed by Sarswati Vandana. S. Rangil Singh (Chairman, MBS College of Engineering & Technology) was the Guest of Honour. Dr. Kiran Luthra, Principal of the
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2 PoK boys held from Karnah
5/26/2017 11:34:13 PM
BARAMULLA (Uri), May 26: Army was said to have arrested two minor PoK boys from a Karnah village on Tuesday evening. They were identified as Iftikhar Ahmed (14) and Wasalat Ahmed (13), both students of eighth standard, said sources. Both hail from Samari Jura village of PoK. They were said to have told their interrogators that they were going home from the residence of their relatives when they lost the way and landed into Karnah village of Kupwara district. A top police officer confirmed to Early Times that Army had handed over two minor boys to police. They had crossed the LoC by mistake, he claimed.
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2 BAT attackers killed as Army foils ambush by Pak troops on LoC
5/26/2017 11:34:05 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report BARAMULLA (Uri), May 26: Army today foiled an attack by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of this north Kashmir district, resulting in killing of two of them. A senior police official said that Army had on routine basis launched a search operation when troops spotted suspicious movement of some heavily armed men in Gawalta village of Uri area along LoC. Troops took position soon thereafter
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HC may get 3 new judges soon
5/26/2017 11:33:38 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Notification for appointment of three new high court judges has been issued and warrants are likely to be issued in a few days. Their recommendation was cleared by the Supreme Court Collegium on April 10, 2017. They included district and sessions judge M K Hanjura, district and sessions judge Sanjay Gupta and advocate S K Shukla. Hanjura is presently serving as presiding officer of Food Safety Appellate Tribunal. Earlier, he had also been appointed as Member
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Udhampur MC accused of inaction
5/26/2017 11:33:06 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, May 26: Muncipal authoritie's have to ensure that the structures are built as per norms. , rules and laws under the municipal limits but the Udhampur Muncipal Council officials hold a contrary view. As per an RTI report, shop no 42 which is a kitchen of renowned hotel at Gole market Udhampur was constructed illegally in the town right under the nose of Municipality authorities . But no action has been taken. A social activist, Vikram Singh said the violators are hand in glove with the municipal authorities. "The rules are for poor and the corrupt officials allow the rich and influential to violate rules and norms," he said. C.E.O
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Hottest day in Jammu at 41.7 degrees
5/26/2017 11:32:59 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded season's second hottest day, with the maximum temperature today reaching 41.7 degree Celsius, while the minimum was registered at 28.0 degrees.''Temperature in the last few days has fluctuated between 35 degrees to 40 degrees (maximum) and 25 degrees to 26 degrees (minimum) due to a brief spell of showers,'' the weatherman here said. He said the temperature will keep soaring by June mid, with windstorm on some days. Earlier also, Jammu witnessed season's hottest day with maximum temperature recorded at 41.7 degrees, while the maximum temperature recorded on different days previously was 41.2 and 39.2 degree,
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Alleged LeT operative denied bail
5/26/2017 11:32:54 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The court of sub-judge (JMIC), Chadoora, has rejected the bail application of an alleged operative of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit. Latief Ahmad Rather, son of HabibuIlah Rather of Badipora, was alleged to be instigating people to secede Kashmir from India. Police had come to know about his activities on December 2, 2013. His counsel argued to bail him out on various grounds, inter alia provisions mentioned in section 497 of RPC. He submitted that allegations against the accused were yet to be proved and unless and until they were not proved, he had to be held innocent. The senior PO, opposed the bail on the ground that allegations against the a
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CEO Rajouri recommends de-recognition of private schools
Non-compliance of DC's order
5/26/2017 11:32:48 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, May 26: Chief Education Officer (CEO) Rajouri vide his office order No.CEOR/5731-33 dt 26/5/2017 has recommended to Director School Education to cancel the Permission/ Recorganisation of three private schools for violating the Deputy Commissioner's order of closing of all schools including private institutions in Manjakort zone. On Thursday, rumour spread like a forest fire that 38 students of Greeb Nwaz Shcool, Manjakot had died in a mishap on Mughal road following which panic gripped the entire district . According to CEO, two private schools namely Garib Nawaz institute of education, Kalali (Manjakot) and Khan Institute of Education , Hayatpura not only i
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HC directs Sr AAG to file ATR within two weeks
Creation of Rs 27.60 cr liability in Housing Board
5/26/2017 11:32:38 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: A high court division bench of Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice B S Walia today directed senior AAG to file action taken report (ATR) regarding creation of Rs 27.60 cr liability in J&K Housing Board within two weeks. The bench also directed another senior AAG to report compliance of the June 29, 2016 order of the bench whereby GAD was directed to submit chart of progress of 147 departmental inquiries in a sealed cover. The court directives came in a PIL, seeking prosecution of tainted bureaucrats under J&K Prevention of Corruption Act. The petitioner's counsel submitted HUDD secretary had already filed the status report along with a copy of the inquiry
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HC directs govt to constitute dental council
5/26/2017 11:32:28 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: The state high court has directed government to hold elections and constitute Dental Council within two months. The direction was issued by Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar while disposing of a petition filed by Dr Javid Iqbal Qanungo and three other dentists, seeking court's directions to the government to constitute the State Dental Council strictly in accordance with and in the manner prescribed under Dentists Act of 1948. The petitioners also sought directions for prohibition, restraining respondent No 8 in the petition from acting in any manner as Secretary, J&K Dental Council. "After much labour on the part of petitioners and persuasion by the co
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Probe ordered into bus mishap rumour
5/26/2017 11:32:21 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, May 26: The Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, has initiated a magisterial inquiry into a rumour spread on social media about the death of 40 students and staff members in a school bus accident on Mughal Road on Thursday. Rumor mongers spread the fake news of the accident of bus of Greeb Nawaz School, Manjakot, that had taken students and staff for a picnic at Pir Ki Gali on Mughal Road. "Few persons also passed the information to Rajouri PCR after which several vehicles, including ambulances, were rushed to Pir Ki Gali for evacuation and rescue efforts," said DC. He said when the administration contacted the bus driver after a few hours of the rumor, he replied
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Inquiry establishes medico's absence from duty
5/26/2017 11:32:16 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, May 26: An inquiry conducted by BMO (block medical officer) into the public complaints has established unauthorised absence of a doctor from PHC, Budhal. On the complaints of inhabitants of Budhal town lodged with the CMO (chief medical officer) about the alleged unauthorised absence of a doctor, an inquiry initiated by the BMO found the complaint to be genuine and issued directions to the doctor in question to explain his position before any action official sources said. As per complaint, Dr Shehzad Ahmed allegedly remains on unauthorised absence from duty, resulting in inconvenience to patients as the nearest SDH is situated at Kotranka, which is about 25 k
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Diarrhea flu cases increases to 1426 over a week in Mendhar
5/26/2017 11:32:09 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, May 26: Due to shortage of medicines and equipments in government health institutions, the diarrhea flue cases have increased to 1426 over a week while PHE department seems to be in deep slumber to plug out the leakages in the water supply pipes as use of contaminated water is said to be cause of this viral infection in the area sources said here today. The scene of 36 bedded sub division hospital in Mendhar in very pitable as four to five patients were seen sharing a single bed and many patients were lying in corridor of the hospital sources said, adding though the health employees were discharging their duties with dedication yet the shortage of medi
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Road from Harwan to Dachigam gets special attention to appease babus, mantris
`Posh` Boulevard craves for attention
5/26/2017 11:32:03 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: To appease Mantris, Legislators and Babus who visit Dachigam wildlife century during summers for 'amusement', authorities started blacktopping of the road from Harwan while seventeen odd kilometers track is in dilapidated condition with only patch work done at few places. From Dalgate to Harwan the so-called posh Boulevard Road which houses Sher-I-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) has been craving for renovation seeing that the authorities other than patch work have been doing nothing in this regard. No sooner annual Darbar arrived to summer capital; patch work of trendy Boulevard Road was started with contractors assigned f
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Contractual lecturers hunger strike surpasses 100 days
5/26/2017 11:31:22 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The hunger strike by contractual lecturers (10+2) enters 101st day but no response has been received from the govt. side till date. They have been demanding for their regularization as per the Civil Services Special Provision act 2010. A policy framed for the Regularization of all the ad-hoc/ Contractual/ Consolidated employees after rendering seven years of services. Today contractual lecturers protested outside the press club raising their slogans like Laayen Gey Layen Gaye Hum Karanti Layen Gaye, Hamara Shoshan Karna Bandh Karo Bandh Karo, Le kar Rehe Gey Aapna Haq, J&K govt Hosh me Aao, Bukhari Sahab Aapna Wadha Pura Karo Pura Karo etc.
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Corruption-free governance hallmark of present dispensation: Zulfkar Ali
5/26/2017 11:31:12 PM
Early Times Report RAJOURI, May 26: Minister for Food Civil Services & Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, and Minister of Sheep, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli, today held a meeting to review the progress of core sectors under District Plan 2017-18 in Rajouri. On the occasion, Zulfkar Ali said that transparency, accountability and corruption free administration is the benchmark of present dispensation and added the various measures are underway to provide better amenities to the people. The Minister asked the district administration to establish grievances redressal cells in the district for effective implementation and monitoring of publ
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Summer vacations in schools from May 29th
5/26/2017 11:17:02 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: In view of the prevailing hot weather conditions government has announced summer vacations, in all Government and private schools falling in summer zone ,from May 29th to July 17th. Accordingly, all the educational institutions have been asked to adhere to the schedule. Any deviation shall be dealt with strictly under rules.
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PTTI Vijaypur donates water cooler, purifier to GPS Bakarwal Colony
5/26/2017 11:06:30 PM
Early Times Report vijaypur, May 26: In order to promote communal harmony and improve police public, relationship, the PTTI Vijaypur installed water cooler and water purifier at Government Primary School Bakarwal Colony Rajinder Pura Vijaypur. Ashok Kumar SSP Principal PTTI Vijaypur was the Chief Guest on the occasion and Zareena Sheikh Chief Guest of Honour. Ashok Kumar SSP while speaking on the occasion said that Govt. Primary School Rajinderpura Bakerwal Colony, which is unapproachable by road, was on our top priority to accommodate this school under Civic Action Programme so that students are able to get cold/purified water. He said such programmes are organized under Civic Action P
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2 minor girls trapped in Chenab waters, saved
5/26/2017 11:06:21 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar, May 26: Two minor girls, who were on Friday trapped in the waters of river Chenab, were saved by a youth with the help of other people. The girls, who had come to the shrine of Shah Zain-ul-Abadeen along with their families, were taking photographs on the bank of Chenab when the water level rose all of a sudden, according to eyewitnesses. Seeing them trapped, one Mohammad Younas Shah (23), son of Ghulam Hassan Shah of Banderkoot, an employee of Auqaf Islamia, Kishtwar, jumped into the river to rescue them. He was soon joined by other people, the witnesses said and added that ropes were also used in the rescue operation. The sudden rise in water level was
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On NGO's intervention, police register FIR in missing of minor girl
5/26/2017 11:06:06 PM
Early Times Report jammu, May 26: On the intervention of an NGO, police have registered an FIR in the mysterious missing of a 6-year-old girl fromUdhampur. The case was registered under relevant sections of abduction and trafficking, according to sources. After 6-year-old Roshni went missing in April this year, her mother, a beggar, told everyone that she had been abducted by some minibus drivers, but no one took note of it. Even a woman, who had been taking case of her studies, failed to find her out. While the NGO approached the SHO concerned, he did not register FIR. On the DGP's intervention, he had now registered a case under the relevant sections of abduction and trafficking, sou
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PM Digital India scheme failed in JU : NCSU
5/26/2017 11:05:57 PM
Early Times Report jammu, May 26: National Conference Students Union Jammu University said that PM digital India scheme launched by the Government of India has met with failure in University of Jammu. This was stated by Sahil Singh Jamwal ,President in a press conference held regarding e - banking and online submission of forms.He said that Jammu University is the most reputed institute of the state which is considered as divine for study by all people of the State and even the people residing outside state . He added that every student either from remotest college of Poonch or the city colleges pursuing graduation has a dream to enter the premises of this Jammu University campus
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Major Gogoi's human shield action prudent, FIR against him can be quashed by court: Jammu and Kashmir BJP
5/26/2017 11:05:47 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 26: Terming Army Major Gogoi's tying up of a Kashmir man in front of their vehicle as a human shield in central Kashmir's Budgam district last month as "very prudent", the J&K BJP, which is running coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir with PDP, has said FIR against the army officer can be quashed by the court. Meanwhile, on the call of separatists, people staged protests in Valley and clashed with security personnel to protest award to Major Gogoi. "As a political party, we cannot comment upon what should happen with FIR registered against Major Gogoi by J&K police," State BJP chief spokesman told. After outrage over tying of a Kashmir man Farooq Ah
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JKBWA pays tributes to Kargil war hero Tarsem Lal
5/26/2017 11:02:38 PM
Early Times Report Bishnah, May 26: Members of the Jammu and Kashmir Batwal Welfare Association visited the memorial of Kargil War Hero RFN Tarsem Lal (Shaheed No. 9097495) of 12 JAKLI at his native village Gandli in Tehsil Bishnah and paid tributes to him who made supreme sacrifice of his life while fighting Pakistani intruders in the Kargil Sector in 1999 to uphold the dignity of the nation. Saluting the courage of brave Tarsem Lal, G.R. Kaith, IDAS (retd) said that the victory in Kargil
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JKNPP stages protest demonstration against government
5/26/2017 11:02:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) activists today staged protest demonstration against state government for registration of FIR against Major Gogoi. They demanded immediate withdrawl of same. Harsh Dev Singh vehemently applauded the Indian Army for awarding Chief of Army's commendation card to Major Leetul Gogoi for his efforts in counter- insurgency operations in the valley. Expressing deep shock over the way the officer was treated by the
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Youth Congress protests over failures of Modi Govt.
5/26/2017 11:01:49 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: To lodge protest against complete failure of the BJP led NDA government at the Centre to fulfil promises made with the people during 2014 Lok Sabha elections, hundreds of youth Congress activists today held massive demonstration under the nationwide programme "Hissab Do Jawab Do" to mark three years of Narendra Modi Government. Police had tough time as Youth Congress activist held strong protest near BJP office at Kachi Chowni while passing through various
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RDD employees' pen-down strike enters day 3
5/26/2017 11:01:15 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar May 26: After seeing no response from the government, the pen-down strike cum protest of RDD employees of District Kishtwar under banner of All J&K VLWs/MPWs coordination Committee entered 3rd day today. As per the details available with Early Times, the VLWs /MPWs/GS assembled in the premises of ACD office, New DC office Kishtwar and shouted slogans in favour of their long pending demands. The agitating employees one by one put forth their grievances and appealed
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J&K to install devices for better 24X7 monitoring for pollution
5/26/2017 10:59:53 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26 : Jammu and Kashmir State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) will install on-line Continuous (24×7) Monitoring Devices for better monitoring of pollution caused by cement factories and brick kilns. Pollution is one of the biggest hazards affecting the environment, human lives and is a serious concern for everyone. There is a need to take all possible measures to prevent JK's environment and ecology getting polluted on a large scale. Coordinator, Chief Minister's Grievance Cell, Tassaduq Mufti today said this during his meeting with senior officers of J&K State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) to discuss issues pertaining to pollution. During the meeting, m
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LMD imposes Rs 77700 fine on erring traders
5/26/2017 10:59:44 PM
Early Times Report SAMBA, May 26: A team of Legal Metrology Department headed by Assistant Controller conducted intensive checking of various Business establishments at Samba, Bari Brahmna, Jatwal, Sagal, Raya Morh, Ramgarh, Kalibari and adjoining areas. During inspection 24 challans were booked and fine of Rs 77,700 was imposed on the erring traders including owners of Brick kilns for possession and sale of undersize bricks Electricals stores, Industrial units and other business Establishments for violation of various provisions of J&K Standard of weights and Measures Enforcement Act 2011(Amended) and packages Commodities rules and other prevailing Legal Metrology and Weights and Measu
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Power shutdown
5/26/2017 10:59:35 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, MAY 26: In order to execute development works by M/S IRCON International Ltd under R-APDRP Part B works, the power supply to 33 KV Shitlee Receiving Station fed from 33 KV Janipur-Shitlee Line shall remain affected on May 28 from 7 am to 11 am. Similarly, the power supply to High Court and adjoining areas fed from 11 KV J-12 feeders shall remain affected on May 28 from 7 am to 11 am. Likewise, the power supply to Sohanjana, Mandal, Filan, Kandwal, Surya Chak, Ganeshpur and adjoining areas fed from 33 KV Canal to Chatha Line shall remain affected on May 27, 29 and 31 from 7 am to 12 noon. Meanwhile, to carry out work of stringing of conductor of 132 KV S/C Trans
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Far flung area people lack basic amenities : Basotra
5/26/2017 10:59:27 PM
Early Times Report Billawer, May 26: People of far flung areas of Billawar are still suffering from basic amenities like electricity, scarcity of water and road connectivity which was stated by advocate Pankaj Basotra while addressing the meeting of residents of ward no 6 of village Bool of Ramkot panchayat. In the meeting various public related issues like shortage of staff in PHC Ramkot , scarcity of water , electricity and road connectivity were highlighted. He said that he is trying to reach every nook and corner of the Billawar constituency and organising many meetings almost in every panchayat of Billawar and added that still after the 70 years of independence, people of the a
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Clashes erupt in Srinagar, Sopore in north Kashmir after Friday prayers
5/26/2017 10:59:19 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: Security forces today burst teargas shells to disperse protestors after Friday prayers in downtown Srinagar and Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla. Trouble started immediately after Friday prayers were over in historic Jamia masjid, where hundreds of protestors took to streets outside the mosque, against the commendation to an Army Major, who tied a Kashmiri youth to the front of his jeep as a 'human shield' to evade stone pelting during bypolls to Srinagar Lok Sabha seat on April 9 in Budgam. Shouting slogans, the protestors tried to march towards main Nowhatta chowk. However, security forces deployed in the area swung into action and sto
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Forest department retrieves 100 kanals land
5/26/2017 10:59:11 PM
M S Nazki Mendhar, May 26: 100 kanals of land has been retrieved by the Forest department in compartment no 193 in sagra area of Mendhar sub Division from encroachers sources said here today . Sources said SDM Mendhar Rahual Yadav SDPO Mendhar Rayaz Tantary Forest Range officer Mendhar Azmat Hussain Shah AD FPF Poonch Afaq Ahmed Khan and Forest Protection Force along with forest guards reached the spot and retrieved 100 Kanals of forest land in compartment No. 193 at Sagra from the clutches of encroachers. Forest officials also demolished three residential structures raised on the encroached government land by the locals namely Kamal Din , Mohd. Rashied And Mohd Ari
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Ajaz Jan seeks 100 pc ration coverage of LoC population
5/26/2017 10:59:00 PM
Early Times Report POONCH, May 26: Expressing acute shortage of food grains at the CAPD outlets in entire Poonch Constituency, Youth National Conference Provincial President and former MLA Ajaz Jan today said that the situation is quite precarious in the areas along Line of Control. "The rationees have to traverse five kilometers for getting their rations, which remains seldom available at the sale-outlets", Jan said in a statement, regretting that the government ought to have been rather more focused about the people along LoC in view of the prevailing scenario due to shelling. He said that mostly people return empty hands, due to non-availability of rations that has almost created c
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Solve murder mystery of nursing teacher: Ravinder
5/26/2017 10:58:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu May 26 : Ravinder Sharma Former MLC and Chief Spokesperson JKPCC has demanded immediate identification of the culprits behind the shocking murder of Anita Suri, Vice-Principal of AMT School Jammu. Sharma said that this incident has shaken the sense of security amongst the common citizens and the investigation agency should not leave any scope to reveal the mystery and motive behind the heinous crime. The higher ups should take it as challenge to solve the murder and bring the culprits to book. The people are keeping a close watch on the moves of the police higher ups in these heinous incidents, especially crime against women in the society including the alleged t
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Govt modifies transfer order
5/26/2017 10:58:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: In partial modification of its May 25, 2017 order No 663-GAD, the government today issued another order No 665-GAD, concerning the transfer of SDM, Tral. The new order said Tral SDM Reyaz Ahmad Malik, under orders of transfer as deputy secretary in school education department, would continue to work as SDM, Tral, till a proper substitute is posted.
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J&K Assembly Secretariat violates RTI Law with impunity
5/26/2017 10:58:21 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The officers of the Public Authority at J&K Legislative Assembly have allegedly violated the provisions of RTI Law with impunity. An RTI Activist alleged that he had filled RTI to the PIO in the J&K Legislative Secretariat on 12.04.2017 to seek some information with regard to the Medical Reimbursement of the MLA's & MLC's of the State Legislative Assembly and of the State Legislative Council respectively. On 18th of May the applicant got some information sent by the APIO, Deputy Secretary J&K Legislative Assembly Secretariat and the applicant has been further asked by the APIO to remit an amount of Rs.300, as cost of photocopies, so that the remaining
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Geelani makes a comment on Army, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar laughs
5/26/2017 10:58:01 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: Amidst the unrest in Valley, a five-member civil society group led by Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday met hardline Hurriyat Conference's leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The group, which also included Air Vice Marshal (retired) Kapil Kak, OP Shah, journalist Vinod Sharma, Khalid Tufail, met the octogenarian hardline separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani, at his uptown Hyderpora residence in Srinagar last afternoon. A short video has emerged showing the members of delegation meeting Geelani. While taking his seat, Geelani said: "You have occupied the place with the help of Army." To his comment, everybody, including Aiyar, burst out laughing
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JKGB organizes Atal Pension Yojana campaign
5/26/2017 10:57:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Financial Inclusion Department, J&K Grameen Bank under the Chairmanship of R.K Chhibber in collaboration with NABARD organized Atal Pension Yojana campaign across the state. The stress is also given on other social security schemes including PMSSBY & PMJBY. These programmes are intended to cover the unorganized sector including factory workers, hawkers and rural agricultural labour etc. J&K Grameen Bank has covered most of the districts of the state including Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Kishtwar, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Srinagar, Rajouri & Poonch. At present, more than 1000 APY enrolments in a span of a month have been done under this initiative.
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FMHW district wise dharna enters day 12
5/26/2017 10:57:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: District wise protest dharna of Female Multipurpose Health Workers entered 12th. day today for release of their pending salaries which was held at Madam Shashi Bala Memorial Park under the kind supervision of Sushil Sudan, President Jammu Kashmir Medical Employees Federation. Continuing the practice of wearing Black Duppatas and other supporting health employees black shirts as a mark of protest towards the irresponsible attitude of State Govt. in solving the problem of 2211 salary Head ,the health employees raised slogans . Ch. Jarnail Singh, the principal speaker of the day in his address once again appealed the state Govt. to solve the problem of
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Hail storm hits Kishtwar: damages crops, fruits
5/26/2017 10:57:23 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar May 26: Several areas in Kishtwar District including Kishtwar town and it's adjoining areas today witness massive hail storm, mixed with heavy rain causes damage to crops and fruit bearing trees. As per the details available with "Early Times" the hail storm begin at around 12.40 PM and lasted for around 15 minutes followed by heavy rains. Due to massive hail storm there are reports of damages to standing crops and fruits. Following hail storm Kishtwar District also witness heavy rainfall with dark black clouds block the sun causes darkness during day time.
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Chief cleric, member civil society demand impartial probe in May 16 mysterious blast case
5/26/2017 10:57:12 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar May 26: Chief Celric and Immam Markazi Jamia Masjid Kishtwar Farooq Ahmed Kichloo today demanded impartial probe into the mysterious bomb blast at Mini Bus Stand Kishtwar on May 16 in which one person and three vehicles parked at the site suffered damages. In his Friday speech today, Immam Jamia Masjid Kishtwar Farooq Ahmed Kichloo asked District Administration and police to conduct detail impartial probe into the accident added that they are wounder that the probe is moving at slow pace. He said that suspect injured should be questioned to ascertain the facts about the motives behind carrying the explosive in his vehicle added that Police should made his il
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