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Guv’s rule to continue for longer period?
2/13/2016 12:09:17 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 12: Governor NN Vohra's administration on Thursday took a very significant decision on the political appointees in the State. It asked chairmen, vice-chairmen, advocate general, additional advocate general, deputy advocate general, counsels and so on to put in their papers by Friday morning. It didn't sack them; it only politely told these political appointees to resign, as they were appointed by the PDP-BJP coalition Government, which ceased to exist after the demise of Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed. Earlier, NC working president Omar Abdullah and JKPCC chief Ghulam Ahmad Mir had urged Governor Vohra to ask the political appointees to resign and if they refuse
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BJP's time ends today, may tell Guv 'all is well'
2/13/2016 12:09:11 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 12: As the 10-day time sought by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Governor NN Vohra to clear its stand on Government formation in Jammu and Kashmir would end on Saturday, speculations are rife that PDP-BJP have broken the ice and would join hands once again. Sources told Early Times the State BJP leaders have made it clear to party high command that BJP won't be able to repeat its 2014 performance if the snap polls are held. BJP had won 25 out of 37 seats in Jammu region in 2014 Assembly polls and had wiped out the Congress from the region. Insiders revealed that BJP leaders have told the Central leadership that it should show flexibility and res
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Union Budget holds key to Govt formation in JK
2/13/2016 12:09:05 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 12: The upcoming union budget is being viewed very keenly since it may lead to breaking of ice between Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and lead to the formation of government in the state. Sources told Early Times that union finance minister Arun Jaitley may announce some sops in the budget for Jammu & Kashmir so that the ice is broken between the former coalition partners in the state. It is quite possible that the announcement of the sops may lead to government formation. "PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has been demanding that some sops should be announced before she takes oath as the new chief minister of t
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'Script of JNU's anti-India event was written in Kashmir'
2/13/2016 12:08:58 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 12: Delhi Police today arrested JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in case of sedition and criminal conspiracy after ugly incident in the campus in which anti-India slogans were raised by some students alongwith outsiders. But it is widely believed that dramas, enacted at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Press Club of India were directed from Kashmir and some 'actors' were specially deputed to conduct the drama. Scripts of these dramas were written by some Kashmir based pro-separatist leaders, who frequently visited JNU and other institutions. Credible sources in the intelligence agencies revealed that for the last fortnight some separatists and pro-Pakistan
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Police register FIR against manager of Sangvi Woods pvt ltd
Female employees allege accused clicked their pixs in change room
2/13/2016 12:08:51 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 12: Manager of an industrial unit in Bari Brahmana has been booked under various sections following complaints lodged by female employees of the industrial unit that the accused was clicking pictures while they were in the change room. According to reports, women workers of Sangvi Woods Pvt Ltd, an industrial unit in Bari Brahmana industrial area complained to Police and the factory management that the manager, Rajiv Sangra was clicking their pictures using his mobile phone when they were changing their attire in the factory change room. While the accused manager tried to coerce the complainants into silence, the workers filed a complaint with the Gen
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‘Advisory Boards’ VCs, others should resign immediately'
2/13/2016 12:08:38 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb12: With the directions from the Raj Bhawan for all political appointees to submit their resignations, morality demands that all persons who were appointed on political grounds should submit their papers. When there is no political government in the state there is on logic of political appointees to continue on their respective posts. Morality demands that all vice chairpersons of different advisory boards and other political appointees should submit their resignation with wasting any time. More responsibility is on BJP, which claim as party with the difference, to ask all its leaders, who have been enjoying perks and other benefits of the government to submit
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JK 'ignores' SC ruling, makes Aadhaar mandatory for employees
2/12/2016 11:53:46 PM
Hyder Ali Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 12: In "violation" of the Supreme Court orders, the Jammu and Kashmir government has made it mandatory for all the government employees to get themselves registered for Aadhaar card or their salaries would be stopped from the coming month. On February 10, the Finance Department vide order number 35 of 2016, a copy of which is with Early Times, made the Aadhaar based biometric system compulsory for all state government employees. The order reads that from April 1, 2016 onwards, marking of attendance under Aadhaar Based Biometric System would be compulsory for all category employees including PSU employees, contractual, consolidated, casual
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Advocate General resigns
2/12/2016 11:53:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 12 Advocate General, Jahangir Iqbal Ganai today resigned from his post after being asked by Government to do so. "Immediately on the instructions (from the Governor), I resigned and choose not to continue despite request made to do so later", Jehangir told. "Yesterday I was asked to resign by 11 AM today and I have sent my resignation to authorities at 10.45 AM," he said adding "if there is no trust in Advocate General, there is no fun in continuing". "Though Chief Secretary called and impressed upon me to continue, I politely said no. The Commissioner Secretary Law also called back at 12.30 PM for continuation, I said no", he said. Jahangir maintained tha
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Why NC leadership is in disarray, confusion
2/12/2016 11:53:31 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 12: Amid uncertainty over formation of government in the state , as the two erstwhile alliance partners PDP and BJP appear clueless, opposition National Conference also seem to be in a state of disarray with its leaders confused, issuing statements tangled with contradiction. If its president Omar Abdullah on one hand taunts PDP that people have loved imposition of Governor's rule in the state, in same breath he questions Mehbooba's delay in formation of the government. What adds chaos to NC's stand is assertion on part of the senior leaders of party in contending that snap poll is the only option in J&K state. In an open letter to Mehbooba Mufti Omar Abdul
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Forest deptt sans maps of Kashmir forests
2/12/2016 11:53:26 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 12: The tall claims of successive governments to bring back lost charm to forests of Kashmir seems a distant dream as forest department of Kashmir sans maps of forests, thereby raising serious questions about recovery of encroached forest land by mafia. Early Times accessed important documents reflecting that the department has no maps. In a written communication concerned officials of forest division Langate-Handwara which comprises forest Compartments of District Baramullah and frontier Kupwara said that 'forest maps of this division were gutted in a fire incident of January 1990.' In absence forest maps, the concerned officials i
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PDP sticks to CBMs demand
2/12/2016 11:53:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 12: PDP is unrelenting on its condition that unless BJP announces the confidence buildings measures and announce publicly that it will support every work of its president Mehbooba Mufti, there is no possibility of government formation. "We are not relenting from our position on the announcements made by the Mehbooba Mufti. It's a pole position we have taken for the interests of the party and for the state and we are not shifting it. It's for the BJP to decide and shift their pole position accordingly," said a senior PDP leader. The PDP hasn't given any signal that it may do some re-thinking on its stated position. The party has made it clear that open to
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Alleged malpractices at Resident Commissioner's office in Delhi
SVC seeks action taken report from GAD secy
2/12/2016 11:53:14 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 12: The state vigilance commission has sought action taken report from GAD secretary in connection with the malpractices and other irregularities allegedly committed by then additional resident commissioner, New Delhi. Taking cognizance of a complaint in this regard, SVC sought report from principal secretary, hospitality and protocol department, as regards the mal-practices and other illegalities committed by then additional resident commissioner, New Delhi, with the patronage of higher authorities who instead of initiating the requisite legal and departmental action downplayed the loss caused to the state exchequer. The report furnished by the department
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Despite Vohra's order, Govt websites display obsolete content
2/12/2016 11:53:04 PM
Peerzada Ummer Srinagar, Feb 12: The Government departments are yet to adhere to the instructions issued by the Governor NN Vohra on February 6 wherein departments were asked to put the required information on official websites without further delay. The websites of most of the departments carry obsolete content. The Governor on February 6 had noted that for the effective functioning of the RTI Act considerable improvement shall need to be brought about in the maintenance of records in the public offices and to replace the traditional secrecy with openness, and transparency except in matters which need to remain undisclosed in the national interest. He observed that we may see consider
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Valley's pvt hospitals turning into money minting machines
2/12/2016 11:52:59 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 12: Risking the lives of patients, most of the private hospitals and nursing homes in Kashmir have failed to put requisite facilities and have become money minting machines for their proprietors. According to the official details, 44 private hospitals and nursing homes are registered with the department of Health Services Kashmir. They charge the patients as per their will and there is no check on them as Government has failed to regulate their working. Officials said, of these 44 private hospitals and nursing homes, only two are having the registration of their blood bank. Officials said the other hospitals were given registrations a
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Army man gets injured in ongoing encounter with militants in Kupwara
2/12/2016 11:52:49 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report KUPWARA, Feb 12: An army jawan was injured in the ongoing encounter that broke out today afternoon between militants and security forces in Chowkibal village in this district of North Kashmir. A senior official told early times that a contact with the militants was established today afternoon. The official said that the contact was established following information about the presence of militants which are believed to be three to four in number in some separate houses. "A joint team of security forces including of Army's 41 RR, 19 Marathas, SOG and CRPF have cordoned off the whole area so that militants cannot escape from the site of encounter," s
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ACD assures transparency in cement distribution
2/12/2016 11:52:30 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Mendhar, Feb 12: Assistant Commissioner Development Poonch on Friday conducted a whirlwind tour of Mendhar area and assured people that their grievances would be addressed. The ACD, Poonch Dr Bashrat Ahmad visited Block Development Office Mendhar, where he took the stock of the developmental works there. He listened to the locals and assured them their grievances would be looked into. He told locals there would be completely transparency in the distribution of
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ACR asks SDM to submit report
ET report vindicated
2/12/2016 11:52:08 PM
MS Nazki Poonch, Feb 12: Taking cognizance of news item published in Early Times on February 6, under caption "Corruption galore in Mendhar town"….. Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Poonch Mohammad Ashraf Chowdhary has shot a communiqué to Sub Division Magistrate (SDM) Mendhar Thakur Sher Singh asking him to submit report within two days in his office, sources said. Highly placed sources said that corruption is at its peak in Revenue department. In Mendhar agents allegedly loot gullible peopl
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