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Shame! Voters collect bodies, BJP leaders enjoy cocktail dinner
7/29/2016 12:10:24 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 28: When helpless inhabitants of Jammu city and adjoining localities were busy in collecting dead bodies and debris of houses damaged in devastating flash floods and rains, BJP leaders along with senior police and civil officers were shamelessly enjoying a high-profile cocktail dinner at banquet hall in city outskirts here. The lavish cocktail dinner was organized by a senior BJP leader, who is known for his style of sycophancy. Credible sources in the corridors of power revealed that top BJP Ministers, leaders and top police officials were among the invitees. The lavish cocktail dinner started at 7pm in the evening and continued till mid-night. Shockingly
Firebrand Minister's constituency lacks bridges, roads, development
Driver-conductor duo saved 5 teachers from drowning in Hatli
7/29/2016 12:10:17 AM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, July 28: The firebrand minister of district Kathua, who remains in news for varied reasons has reportedly, forgot his own constituency, which is still waiting for macadamized roads, bridges on rivulets and other development activities, after lapse of more than 69 years of independence. The first heavy rainfall was enough to expose the condition of Minister's constituency, where five teachers had a close shave, when flash floods caught them unaware and a driver-conductor and some villagers fortunately rescued them in panchayat Hatli. Sources informed that employees posted in Higher Secondary School Hatli, hundreds of students, employees of other depa
VO books JKPCC Cashier, spares `tainted' MD
7/29/2016 12:10:06 AM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 28: The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) few days ago booked a Cashier of JKPCC Unit Kulgam, for gratification in lieu of drawl of bills on account of some works, executed by corporation. However, as usual the big `sharks' have been spared yet again, a few employees voiced their concern. According to them, the SVO is reluctant to take action against the Managing Director (MD) inspite of the fact that he is involved in several corruption cases. Details available with Early Times reveal that Vigilance Organisation conducted a verification against JKPCC which revealed that one Mohammad Amin Dar, the then Cashier of JKPCC Unit Kulgam, received an a
'Strikes only bring destruction to Kashmir'
Mehbooba slams separatists
7/29/2016 12:09:53 AM
Saqib Junaid Early Times Report srinagar, July 28: In a hard hitting statement, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday slammed separatists, saying they resort to strikes which do nothing good for the state but bring destruction in Kashmir. "Encounters also take place during winters but there are not strikes then. Why strikes only in summers and not in winters?" Mehbooba said in her hard hitting speech while addressing the party workers at the party headquarters on the celebration of the foundation day of the PDP. "There are some elements, who were waiting since a long time for the spring, for the tourism and development works to start here and then to do something to create trouble
Karra, Beig stay away from PDP foundation day celebrations
No seat for Altaf Bukhari among senior leaders on podium
7/29/2016 12:09:34 AM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 28: The Peoples Democratic Party yet again seems to be a "divided house" as two of the senior leaders and Members of Parliament, Muzaffar Hussain Beig and Tariq Hameed Karra stayed away from the foundation day celebrations held here Thursday. With the media having been kept away from the function, the celebrations chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti were attended by around 400 PDP members including ministers, senior leaders and workers. The function was held at the PDP head office here. But Beig and Karra, as per the insiders remained conspicuous by their absence, while Mehbooba and other leaders paid glowing tributes to former Chief Minister and PD
Cabinet transfers 28 top officials
Baseer Khan is Div Com Kashmir, Manmohan Singh is JMC Commissioner
7/29/2016 12:09:14 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 28: In a first major reshuffle in civil administration by the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP alliance, the government today transferred 28 top officials of the state. The decision to transfer the top officials was taken during the cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here. Sources told Early Times that 28 top officers have been transferred. Baseer Ahmed Khan has been appointed as new Divisional Commissioner Kashmir vice Dr Asgar H Samoon.
'Moral' police extorting money from lovebirds
7/29/2016 12:08:40 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 28: The incharge of a peripheral police post here has found out a 'new' way to mint money. He apprehends the couples who are found loitering at isolated places under his jurisdiction, takes their photographs and then allegedly blackmails them to extort huge money from them. He was earlier posted here as SHO of a police station. Soon after his transfer and posting as incharge of a police post in a peripheral area of the winter capital city, he started extorting money from lovebirds, police sources alleged. "Since the area falls outside the city's limits, it is often frequented by lovebirds and others. Informers call on the police post incharge as soon a
Habibullah also joins bandwagon of Padgaonkar, Radha
Taking Jammu for a ride
7/28/2016 11:50:18 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 28: Seeing in the ongoing turmoil in Kashmir an opportunity to strike and defend the secessionists and hooligans in Kashmir, former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah has also jumped to the bandwagon of former interlocutors Dileep Padgankar and Radha Kumar, who have been batting for Kashmir's Azadi or autonomy and denouncing our otherwise committed and dedicated security forces operating in the terrorist-infested Kashmir. If what Padgaonkar and Radha had been saying was highly objectionable and anti-state, what Habibullah said was all the more outrageous. He said India has betrayed the people of Kashmir (in this case obviously Muslims as Kash
India's right, bold stand on Pakistan
J&K is Indian
7/28/2016 11:50:11 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 28: Indian foreign policy vis-à-vis Pakistan has, it seems, over the days undergone a positive change. July 21, 22 and 23 witnessed Indian Foreign Office (IFO) spokesperson Vikas Swarup, Minister of State for External Affairs, MJ Akbar, and External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, taking a clear line on Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan. On July 23, Sushma Swaraj, who otherwise is known for her highly sophisticated interventions, used the strongest words to tell Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir was, is and shall ever remain an integral part of India and the dream of Pakistan Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif that Kashmir one day will become part of Pakistan sh
BJP ministers to report on valley unrest to party high command
7/28/2016 11:50:03 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 28: The BJP ministers have been asked the party high command to send their recount of the unrest in the valley and how they used their office to handle and diffuse the situation. According to the sources the Home Minister, on his visit to the valley, in a detailed meeting with the deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, had asked him to send his recount and also that of the other ministers about how they joined the hands of the administration in handling the situation, "The violent unrest in the valley had thrown up an administrative challenge to the BJP, who though were first timers. It was an adversary that they could have come upto the mark and lear
Civic body transfers 6 kanals of khad land to private party at Paloura
HC’s directive, environment norms trashed
7/28/2016 11:49:56 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 28: In complete violation of environmental norms and directions of the state high court, encroachment on six kanals of khud land has been allowed by a Government agency to a private party for construction purposes at Paloura few days back. The said agency has given a compound wall around the piece of land despite the protests by the residents who live in the vicinity and are in the direct neighborhood of the Khad. Their all pleas of protecting this land which belongs to Khad have fallen on deaf ears as the authorities did not budge form their stand and allowed the private party to go ahead with the construction work though knowing fully that the construc
NIA team arrives in Srinagar, grills captured Pak terrorist
To shift him to Delhi for detailed interrogation
7/28/2016 11:49:50 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 28: Ahead of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Islamabad to attend SAARC ministerial conference beginning August 3 and in the backdrop of the growing strain in Indo-Pak ties, a team of the anti-terror NIA (National Investigation Agency) has arrived in Srinagar to question Lashkar-e-Taiba's Pakistani terrorist Bahadur Ali of Lahore, who was captured alive by army troops from Nougam sub-sector of Kupwara Tuesday last during an encounter with infiltrators. Four of his accomplices were shot dead by the alert army troops, following a gunbattle with them soon after they had infiltrated into the Indian territory, but he was captured alive. During questioning
Police to compile data of stone pelters, instigators in valley
7/28/2016 11:49:41 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 28: In wake of continuous clashes and subsequent violence in Kashmir valley, police authorities on Thursday said that they will compile the data of stone-pelters, instigators and those who motivate youth to resort to stone pelting. A senior police officer told Early Times that all the SHOs and SDPOs had been asked to compile the date regarding the known stone pelters and others who are involved in the stone pelting. "The trouble mongers would be kept under strict surveillance and stern action under law will be taken against them for maintaining law and order situation," the officer claimed. He said that police would continue action against the youth i
'Burhan talked to me days before his death'
Geelani stands exposed woefully
7/28/2016 11:49:36 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 28: The Huriyat hawk Syed Ali Geelani has set the alarm bells ringing by revealing that he was in contact with Burhan Wani- a Hizb commander who was eliminated by the security forces on July 8 in South Kashmir's Kokernag area. The 86-year-old Geelani, who heads conglomerate of various separatist outfits in Kashmir sent shock waves across in Kashmir valley by spilling the beans about him being in contact with the guerrilla fighter. Geelani, who in public could generally be seen exhibiting peaceful stand of his amalgam and advocating resolution of the pending issues through dialogue and peaceful means, all of a sudden, revealed his links with the militant
Funds available, deadline expired, contractor's inefficacy delays project
Satwari- Kunjwani road widening project
7/28/2016 11:31:21 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, July 28 Widening of busy Satwari Kunjwani road is reportedly being delayed not for want of funds but owing to inefficiency of the contractor while R&B department has not initiated any action warranted under rules against the erring contactor for the reasons best known to officers. Sources informed Early Times that usually development projects of government get delayed due to paucity of funds, astoundingly, Public Works Department has sufficient funds available for the completion of Satwari to Kunjwani road widening project but the contractor, executing construction of subways, has failed to complete them, after lapse of more than one year, sinc
BJP leaders calling shots in department
Bankrupt PWD executes works departmentally
7/28/2016 11:31:13 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 28: Looting state exchequer on dictate of BJP leaders, PWD has executed departmental works amounting several lakhs in Kalakot and Sunderbani Sub districts, recently. Despite having huge liability, the department was trying to impress the leaders of ruling party by ignoring rules. "As per rules to bring transparency in the functioning of the department, there is standard procedure to execute works through tenders system. But Nowshera division PWD, is executing departmental works, that in other words bleeds the state exchequer", sources said, adding that recently several works have been executed in Sub District Kalakot. "Protection wall on Baragoa-Sailsui
Policemen turn financiers, give loan @ 24 percent per annum
Court summons Inspector, DySP, ors
7/28/2016 11:31:05 PM
K Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, July 28: Municipal Magistrate Jammu has issued summons against Inspector Anita Chopra, DySP Daljeet Singh, wife of DySP Daljeet Singh and brother of the DySP who allegedly confine the family of complainant hurt them after trespassing their house. Order in possession of Early Times reads that the Municipal Magistrate Jammu issued summons against four persons including two police officers through Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu under sections 342, 506, 452, 323 of RPC. "Earlier a written complaint was submitted to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu by the applicant which was forwarded to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu
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