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DC Jammu in dock, had transferred 90 Revenue officials
Government puts transfer orders of Patwaris in abeyance
3/28/2015 12:49:40 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 27: Taking cognizance of the alleged misuse of power by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Ajit Kumar Sahu, Government on Friday put the transfer orders of around 90 Patwaris in abeyance. Sources told Early Times soon after the Revenue Minister Javed Mustafa Mir asked the concerned Deputy Commissioners to send all the concerned Patwaris to their parent districts, the DC Jammu utilized the opportunity fully and ordered a major reshuffle of Patwaris in the district thus defeating the very purpose of why the Minister had asked the DCs to shift the Patwaris to their parent districts. Sources said that soon after the new PDP-BJP dispensation took ove
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Mufti demands 'Minimum Guaranteed Devolution' to States
3/28/2015 12:49:28 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 27: The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today stated that dispensing with the 90:10 funding pattern for Centrally-Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) for Special Category states will have serious implications for J&K which is strategically located and has seen a difficult period since 1947. He said states like J&K and the North East, which have huge locational disadvantages coupled with challenging security scenario, will be severely handicapped if the 90:10 funding pattern is done away with. "We have seen a turnaround for the better in these states now. The recommendations to change funding pattern and de-link some Centrally-sponsored schemes from Union support
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When senior IAS officer dumped Minister's note, asked JAKEDA to proceed with dubious procurement
CAG report exposes how officers failed Centre- sponsored solar power scheme in J&K
3/28/2015 12:49:21 AM
Ahmed Ali Fayyaz Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 27: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India's report for the year 2014, on the functioning of the State government departments, which was tabled in both Houses of the State Legislature on Friday, has revealed how senior IAS officers treated Ministers of Omar Abdullah's government with contempt and rendered the Centrally-sponsored solar power schemes defunct in Jammu and Kashmir. The report has elaborated on how the supply orders worth crores of Rupees were split and allotted to handpicked firms in violation of codal procedures and Central Vigilance Commission [CVC] guidelines. As per the JAKEDA rules, cheques to the order of Rs 10,000
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Nothing for Jammu in Agenda of Alliance -- I
Amit Shah's interview
3/28/2015 12:49:07 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 27: In an interview to a leading national daily, BJP national president Amit Shah has asserted that "it is for the first time that Jammu and Kashmir got a government which is based on the mandate the people of Jammu region gave in the Assembly elections". "Hitherto, Jammu was always ignored. The people of the region were considered second class citizens. It is for the first time that Jammu got its due share in the government. Point out what is lacking in the Common Minimum Programme (CMP)," has said. He also claimed that "95% of the party workers in Bulandshehr agreed with him after hearing him". Amit Shah, it seems, was not aware of the prevailing sense of
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JU VC reluctant to enquire backdoor appointments
Deserving candidates aghast
3/28/2015 12:48:54 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 27: The Vice Chancellor of Jammu University Professor, RD Sharma, who faced a series of protests from some politically motivated student groups believed to be closed lieutenants of the former VC has so far failed to initiate enquiry against the protesters and those who secured jobs through the backdoor. Sources told Early Times that the formidable Vice Chancellor RD Sharma, who did not budge even an inch, during protests and fought valiantly during his stint as acting VC but showed reluctance to enquire the backdoor appointments. "We expected strong action against such elements who maligned the image of the institution but nothing is happening,' concerned p
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Omar forgets he couldn't get back power projects in 6-yrs
Creates furore in House, tries to hide behind his failures; sheds crocodile tears
3/28/2015 12:48:42 AM
Fazal Khan/ Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 27: The former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah made a mockery of himself by leading an anti-Government protest at the Floor of the House in Jammu on Friday. Omar created furore in the house after reports about Union Power Ministry saying no to transfer of the power projects, owned by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC), to Jammu and Kashmir surfaced. "Your CMP (Common Minimum Programme) says will ensure return of power projects; Governor's address also says the same. This deceit won't do," Omar said as NC legislators stormed into the well of the House. The National Conference legislators could be seen waving cop
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Opposition forgets tradition; politics over power projects dominates Upper House
5 members including Chairman retire amid chaos
3/28/2015 12:48:31 AM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report jammu, Mar 27: On a day when members of the Upper House were supposed to give a warm send-off to Chairman Amrit Malhotra and four other members who retired today, NC and Congress members of the Legislative Council forced adjournment of the House. They did not allow the resumption of the House despite knowing well that Chairman of the House Amrit Malhotra was conducting the proceedings of the House for the last time after having served it with integrity and honesty for last six years. Malhotra was nominated to the Council on March 28, 2009 and subsequently, elevated as Chairman of the Upper House on October 16, 2011. He demitted the office of Chairman
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Aspirants intensify lobbying as PDP-BJP begin informal discussion for Boards
3/28/2015 12:48:18 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Mar 27: As the ruling coalition partner People's Democratic Party and Bhartiya Janta Party are learnt to have started informal negotiations on distribution of the various Welfare Boards Vice-Chairpersons, the aspirants have intensified lobbying for these positions. According to the sources, both PDP and BJP are staking claim on more number of the Boards for consolidating their respective party in particular communities as well as accommodating their men as Vice-Chairpersons. While the Board for Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes is ought to be headed by a BJP man, bone of contention appears to be the Welfare Board for Gujjars and Bakerwals as both the
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Is NC trying to conceal its incompetence behind non issues?
Ruckus in LA
3/28/2015 12:08:14 AM
Jammu, Mar 27: National Conference on being consistently exposed for its wrong doings is deliberately trying to deflect public attention from its governance failure. The NC, especially Omar Abdullah, after having failed to either revoke AFSPA or bring back power projects, is now accusing the Mufti Sayeed led BJP-PDP government of having failed on these accounts. The issue to bring power projects operated by the NHPC to the state is contentious. The Centre has invested huge money and man power in these projects. It's not only in the J&K that NHPC is operating such power projects but in other states also. It's for this reason that NHPC advocates that if the demand to hand over the projects
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Dal laid golden eggs for previous Govt
Continues to shrink as Crores of rupees go down the drain
3/28/2015 12:06:04 AM
Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, Mar 27: With the world famous Dal Lake shrinking at a dreadful speed due to inaction of successive governments, its preservation projects have turned no less than gold mines for the previous governments in the state. Reports have revealed that the government has spent more than one crore every month for the preservation of Dal and schemes sanctioned by GOI and state government swell every day after with people asking where all the money has gone which the authorities claim to have spent over the protection of the world famous lake. MH 3435 is a Central Sector scheme under which Rs 191 lakhs have been spent. The breakup of the expenditure
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Masarat Alam is last hope in Valley
Hurriyat and Kashmiri youth
3/28/2015 12:05:34 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Mar 27: Serious moves are afoot in Kashmir to convey an impression that Kashmiri youth want independence from India all at once. Those who have unleashed this type of movement in the Valley say that "politics in Kashmir has been changing for years now" and "the visible change has been the political awakening of a new generation in the state". "Every day, I meet young Kashmiris and listen to their views on politics and society. These days it is not surprising at all to hear the young talk about how and why the separatist leadership is becoming irrelevant for the common people with every passing day. The only reason that is keeping their identity alive is the abse
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CBI raids offices of 4 NGOs; Peon turned millionaire apprehended for embezzling Rs 75 lakh
Central funds worth crores siphoned off
3/28/2015 12:05:22 AM
Sumit Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 27: CBI Jammu conducted raids at the office premises of four Non Governmental Organization (NGOs), here on Friday running in the namely and style of M/s National Institute of Education and Technical Art at Pamposh Colony (President Tripta Kumari), M/s Social Action for Social Development at Tara Vihar Palora (Aruna Rawat), M/s New Women Development Society at Shopping Centre Bakshi Nagar Jammu and M/s Bandana Welfare Society at Shopping Centre Bakshi Nagar Jammu (President Davinder Kumar). The raids were conducted under the supervision of Desh Deepak, SSP CBI Jammu, Inspector Om Parkash, Inspector BB Sharma and Insp Harish Singh, all C
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Will Mufti go after land mafia in Pahalgam? -Part 1
3/28/2015 12:05:09 AM
Mohammad Hamzah Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Mar 27: Over the past few years, many prominent hoteliers have been plundering forestland in Pahalgam, the flagship of J&K's tourism industry, by raising illegal and unauthorised constructions-despite a blanket ban imposed by the J&K High Court. These constructions have taken place right under the nose of officials and more often than not in collusion with them, according to the details available with Early Times. The building permission norms in Pahalgam-the area falls under Anantnag, native district of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-say that the height of a building should not exceed more than 28 feet. However, most of the hotels
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Students in visitors' gallery dumb founded by Legislators' conduct
Education Minister in tears of regret
3/28/2015 12:04:04 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 27: Disappointed and disenchanted by the outrageous behaviour of the legislators in the state legislative assembly, students of Mubarak Mandi Higher Secondary School and Ranbir Higher Secondary School who came to the visitors' gallery of the august House Friday would like to erase the memories of their visit as early as possible. While students left the house in great disgust, the minister for education Naeem Akhtar, on whose invite these
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Complete cacophony in LA, LC over Union Power Minister's refusal to handover NHPC projects to J&K
3/28/2015 12:02:39 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Mar 27: A day after Union Power Minister Piyush Goel struck down the demand of handing over of two power projects 480 MW Uri and 390 MW Dool Hasti to state of Jammu and Kashmir, both Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as well as the Council witnessed complete acrimony forcing the Speaker and Chairman to adjourn both Houses several times. As soon as the proceeding of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly began, former Chief Minister and leader of opposition in A
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