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Breaking News :   IAS officer raises 'illegal' complex, SVC unmoved | Hawala cases may return to haunt separatists | Ram Madhav's visit concludes on expected lines; shields corrupt ministers | Top cop lobbying for yet another extension | J&K flood relief funds 'manipulated', 'diverted' | VRS Union demands pay commission benefits | Who is Farooq Abdullah trying to befool? | | Rs 2000 cr package for DPs as installment hailed by JKSAC | All J&K PHE I.T.I trained & CP Workers Association Kaam Chhoro Hartal enters 87th day | Amidst pressing scarcity of teachers, 70 Masters/Lecturers rendered surplus | RBI Clears Restructuring Proposal of Banks | NABARD withholds Rs 300 crore of funds to State | JKGTF holds meeting at Samba | T B Singh assumes charge as CF Chenab circle Doda | National level brainstorming workshop on climate change concludes at SKUAST-J | JKATA calls on director agriculture Jammu | Brothers held with 13 kgs poppy straw | IXL online launches test series for KAS aspirants | Model Academy wins inter school group song competition | 6 held for throwing petrol bombs in school in Ganderbal | Dogra College Students learn industrial working | J&K out of contest as QFs line up drawn | PAF flays present govt over prevailing 'inauguration Culture' | 61 mobikes seized, over 200 vehicles challaned | Design, Orientation workshop conducted | Waste management: RDD defies SBM guidelines | Chinar Primary School celebrates annual day | FIR against revenue officials for fake registration of land | LTEMHS organizes a colourful "Kids Talent Show" | Terrorists break into J&K Bank branch in Pulwama, loot Rs 10 lakh | Ambulances in JK sans equipment | Petitioners can't seek fresh exam of 2014 KAS Mains: HC | Without salary for 3 yrs, casual labourers threaten suicide | Directs Govt to disclose if it is job of R&B or Beacon | 3 militants, civilian killed in Arwani Gunfight | Clerical Staff Association observes complete 'pen down strike' | Absconding alleged rape accused held | Foggy 'n' cold weather affects normal life In Udhampur | Bike lifter gang busted, 04 held, 05 stolen vehicles | 59 WSS pipes stolen in Harooni; people block road, stage protest | Govt stands-by four militants theory in Pathankot attack | HDFC Bank organizes Blood Donation Camp | Brothers held with 13 kgs poppy straw | Trucker held with 5 kgs 'poppy straw' | YNC alleges harassment of Rehari vendors | Court strictures on Ramban police for unfair probe in 10 workers' death | Uri 'terror guides' were school boys: Report | MBRSS Poonch organizes training, distributes seed to tribal farmers | KP Migrant community totally ignored by collation Government: Pandita | Chief Judicial Magistrate takes serious note, passes stricture against SIT | Three injured as Alto rolls down | 'Western Disturbance approaching Valley' | Consultancy meet held | Bar Association protests against SSP Kathua, demands withdrawal of case against advocate | Parts of Dal Lake near banks frozen as Srinagar records coldest night | Youth beaten at Kishtwar | Madhav, Omar spar over UNMOG office in Srinagar | Ramban coming up as walnut producing district of Jammu region | JPVM questions Hurriyat for its dual standards- Strikes 'n' Tourism | ReTs to stage massive protest on Dec 13 | Train service on Pattan-Baramulla track remains affected for security reasons | Why should I apologize for my Hurriyat comment? : Farooq Abdullah | Complete ration card distribution by Dec 25: Zulfkar Ali to officers | Sham flays 'Farooq's Hurriyat remarks', terms a deliberate attempt to be 'in news' | No service tax on debit, credit card payments up to Rs 2000 | Mufti played game of buying and selling MLAs: Farooq | Farooq in Srinagar and Delhi | Transfers, departmental proposals, Assembly session on agenda | Hurriyat banking on Yashwant Sinha for 'honourable' exit | Tragic road accidents in chenab valley | Hurriyat's invitation to tourists and pilgrims is a ruse | Back Issues  
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IAS officer raises 'illegal' complex, SVC unmoved
12/8/2016 10:49:40 PM
K. Koushal Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: Misusing his official position, a top bureaucrat, from Jammu division has allegedly constructed a complex, clandestinely on the name of his brother and mother, here in brazen violation of the Master plan. According to sources, the bureaucrat in league with his brother, a property dealer, has constructed a huge complex in city's commercial hub allegedly in utter violation of Master Plan and other laws. Some local residents had approached the State Vigilance Commission for action against the "illegal construction", but to no avail, sources claimed . They said the SVC sent a team of Vigilance Organization to the site and the investigation ca
Hawala cases may return to haunt separatists
'Properties from Lal Chowk to Pahalgam under scanner'
12/8/2016 10:45:50 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 8: Police and security agencies are mulling to reopen the old Hawala cases registered against the separatists and their aides since 1990, sources told Early Times. They said the decision to reopen the pending cases has been taken to tighten the noose around separatists and to end the protest calendars being issued by them. "There are inputs that separatists and their aides are sponsoring the stone pelting and other incidents covertly," sources added. Insiders revealed that separatists had assured the people at the helm that they would stop issuing the protest calendars and call off the strike. "They (separatists) have not kept their word and are sailing
Ram Madhav's visit concludes on expected lines; shields corrupt ministers
12/8/2016 10:45:37 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: BJP's national general secretary, Ram Madhav winded up his two days high-profile visit at Jammu on Wednesday on the expected lines because it was expected from very beginning that his visit was aimed at only to protect one of his blue-eyed boys who has been facing serious charges of corruption and nepotism. Instead of taking serious note of the issues raised by party workers during meeting which was held at party headquarters at Trikuta Nagar on Tuesday morning, Ram Madhav believed on those ministers who are under scanner for the shabby deals. "These allegations and charges are totally false. I have already spoken with the people concerned and there is
Top cop lobbying for yet another extension
Irked officials to lodge protest with Home Ministry
12/8/2016 10:45:28 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 8: The police top-brass in the state is feeling "uncomfortable" as one of their senior colleagues is lobbying for another extension before his retirement this month. The official was set to retire in September this year. He was however recommended for three-month extension by the Cabinet and the recommendation was subsequently sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, for approval. The Home Ministry approved the extension. Now, when the official is all set to attain superannuation on December 31, he is strongly lobbying to get another extension, sources told Early Times. While the state government is understood to be discussing the matt
J&K flood relief funds 'manipulated', 'diverted'
Startling revelations
12/8/2016 10:45:15 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: The audit of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) brings out more skeletons from the cupboard of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for misappropriation of funds and manipulating funds collected for relief for the Kashmir flood victims. The Vice Chancellor (VC) Lt.(Retd.) Gen. Zameer uddin Shah caught for violating Customs rules by collecting and improper management of huge cash and jeweilarey abroad during his visits. The CAG findings has pointed out many gross violations of VC and Pro VC in its Audit Report in matters relating to appointments, overlooking the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), University Grants Commission (UGC), AMU Ac
Who is Farooq Abdullah trying to befool?
5 yrs ago, he wanted to become India's Prez
12/8/2016 10:44:59 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 8: Person's past record cannot be eroded, come what may. Same is happening with National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. While his recent remarks about support to Hurriyat's cause created stir within JK's political spectrum, his statement of aspiring to become the President of India one day, is coming to fore. As Farooq is singing praises for Hurriyat and militant sympathizers in Kashmir, on June 12, 2000, it was the same Farooq who ridiculed them while terming the agents of Pakistan. In a detailed interview to a New Delhi-based magazine on June 30, 2000, when he was the CM of JK, Farooq had said that militants were direc
Amidst pressing scarcity of teachers, 70 Masters/Lecturers rendered surplus
'What is going on?' CS asks Director
12/8/2016 10:44:44 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: Blame it on the poor management of the human resources, many Masters and Lecturers in the department of School Education have been declared 'surplus' notwithstanding the fact that many government schools, especially in the peripheral districts are facing pressing shortage of teachers. A letter written by one such Master to the Commissioner Secretary Education has brought to the fore complete lack of coordination and anarchy with regards to transfers and postings in the department. Explaining his plight to the senior officer, the said Master has narrated how he was transferred from one district to another only to find that there was no vacancy
NABARD withholds Rs 300 crore of funds to State
'Undergoing development works come to grinding halt'
12/8/2016 10:44:28 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: In a great shocker to the Jammu and Kashmir, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has withheld the funds to the tune of Rs 300 crore meant for various development works particularly for rural areas. Moreover, the State Finance Department has miserably failed to take pro active measures by making arrangement of funds from other resources so that the undergoing works could not come to grinding halt. Sources told Early Times that NABARD had withheld the release of whopping loan on not getting Utilization Certificate from the State. "The funds amounting Rs 300 crore has to be released by the NABARD during May-June this y
Waste management: RDD defies SBM guidelines
12/8/2016 10:43:03 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 8: Inspite of clear guidelines under Swatchh Bharat Mission, the Rural Development Department (RDD) in J&K has failed to undertake solid and liquid waste management in different blocks of state wherein waste produced in villages and small towns could be scientifically treated at local level. Details available with Early Times reveal that objective of SBM (Grameen) is to bring about improvement in the cleanliness, hygiene and the general quality of life in rural areas. Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) is one of the key components of the programme. "To create clean villages, it is essential that the IEC interventions focus on Solid and Liquid Wa
Without salary for 3 yrs, casual labourers threaten suicide
12/8/2016 10:42:19 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Dec 8: Pushed to starvation due to apathy of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department engineers in Nowshehra Division here, who denied them salary for three long years, around one dozen casual laborers have threatened to commit suicide. A delegation of the aggrieved daily-wagers working with department said for over 30 months they have been denied salary despite working relentlessly. "We have no money to feed our families and given so long delay in release of wages, even shopkeepers have stopped giving us essentials on credit. Our families are starving and children are left without education," the aggrieved said. They said even though the matter was bro
Directs Govt to disclose if it is job of R&B or Beacon
Whose duty it is to maintain NH stretch, asks HC
12/8/2016 10:42:11 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 8: The state high court has asked government to file a status report within two weeks as to whether maintenance of the National Highway from Pantha Chowk to Sonawar here is a job of Beacon or R&B. Hearing a PIL, a division bench of Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice B S Walia also directed the deputy advocate general to file the report about the condition of road from Bandipora to Srinagar. The court directive came in view of the submissions made by two advocates in this regard. One of them said the condition of road from Awantipora to Tral via Nowdal was shabby. He said both Beacon and R&B was passing the buck about the maintenance of Pantha Chowk-
3 militants, civilian killed in Arwani Gunfight
12/8/2016 10:41:56 PM
Saahil Suhail Anantnag, Dec 8: Security forces are believed to have eliminated at least three local militants in the ongoing gunfight at Arwani Hassanpora village of South Kashmir's Bijbehara area. Reports said that a civilian who was hit by a stray bullet near the encounter site, also succumbed to his Injuries. He was identified as Arif Ahmad Shah S/O Mohammad Khalil Shah R/O Gund Baba, Sangam. Sources told Early Times that a gunfight had raged at Hussanpora village of Arwani after securit
Sham flays 'Farooq's Hurriyat remarks', terms a deliberate attempt to be 'in news'
Says PoK is part and parcel of J&K, India and doesn't belong to Late Abdullah
12/8/2016 10:05:58 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: Senior Vice President JKPCC and Former Minister Sham Lal Sharma today slammed National Conference President Farooq Abdullah for his remarks that his party is not against separatist Hurriyat and also saying PoK is a part of Pakistanand described Farooq's deliberate attempt to rake up the issue in order to remain in news. Addressing monthly meeting of Block Congress Committee Akhnoor, the senior Congress leader Mr Sharma said that he is the same Farooq, who
Mufti played game of buying and selling MLAs: Farooq
12/8/2016 10:05:02 PM
PS Bali Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 8: Accusing former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of playing game of buying and selling MLAs, president of National Conference Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the late CM always believed in trading MLAs for power. "Even in 2002 elections when National Conference had 28 seats and PDP managed only 16, Mufti had tried to buy our MLAs," Farooq said while talking to media on the sidelines of a function here. He said CM Mehbooba Mufti has accused NC of trading MLAs. "I want to ask her let she prove that National Conference and Farooq Abdullah had ever bought or sold MLAs," he said, adding, "We do not believe in Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram." When asked
Farooq in Srinagar and Delhi
12/8/2016 10:04:57 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: NC president Farooq Abdullah can say anything anytime to create confusion and befriend and annoy anyone depending upon which audience he is facing or addressing or speaking at a particular place and responding to whom. Only on December 6, he offered unqualified support to Hurriyat Conference, saying that it must move ahead and that he will direct his party workers not to stay way from the anti-India azadi movement but join the movement. He said the "entire nation" (read Muslims) had sacrificed itself for the cause of azadi and that "we will not achieve our freedom if we remain divided". Only a united leadership could achieve the goal he said while addres
Transfers, departmental proposals, Assembly session on agenda
Cabinet meeting today
12/8/2016 10:04:52 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: Even as the PDP-BJP government has not officially announced as yet the date for commencement of budget session, it is likely to begin from January 2, 2017. This will be one vital matter to be taken up in the agenda of cabinet meeting being held here tomorrow. Apart from it, transfers in administration and some key proposals from various departments would be taken up for approval of the cabinet tomorrow. After over a month of shifting of Darbar Move to winter capital PDP-BJP government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is holding its first cabinet meeting here tomorrow. Though it has been delayed this time, there is not much to discuss in the meetin
Hurriyat banking on Yashwant Sinha for 'honourable' exit
12/8/2016 10:04:43 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 8: Desperate for a facing saving out of the current imbroglio which has made it a villain in the eye of the common Kashmiris, embarrassed Hurriyat leadership has approached the former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha for another round of parleys to terminate five months old unrest in the valley. It is only on their approaching him that Yashwant Sinha led panel, which though doesn't have any mandate of the government, is coming again to the valley. "It is an acknowledged fact that Sinha doesn't have any official mandate. Had it been so, he would have atleast met some officials of The Home Ministry if not the PM Modi himself after his first visit to
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