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CM's Super- 50 Flop Show this year, courtesy Fmr Minister
No one turns up for registration, Govt extends deadline
11/24/2017 11:30:16 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 24: Thanks to the non- serious efforts by the previous education minister, the much hyped and eulogized CM's Super- 50 Coaching classes are losing sheen in Kashmir with each passing day with government extending the last date of applications due to mounting poor response. The CM's Super- 50 Coaching classes turned out to be flop show this year and this became evident with the latest government announcement about extension of the last date of the applications. As last date was November 21, insiders believe that nobody turned up for these coaching classes this year due to which the government was coerced by the circumstances to extend the last date of form subm
JKPCC peace workers turn 'big' contractors
11/24/2017 11:30:00 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 24: A controversial practice involving senior officials of Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) in collusion with peace workers has been running in the Corporation for the last over many years but despite indictment of some officials for embezzlement of funds, there is no let off in this practice. These peace-workers, who are simply meant to supply labour for various construction works, have become major contractors, executing contracts to the tune of over Rs 10-20 Crores, only due to blessings of the senior officials of Corporation. In response to RTI application, the JKPCC has divulged a bulk of information according to whi
Babu, Rulebook and 'due procedure'
11/24/2017 11:29:51 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 24: In the past few days, an IAS official posted two statements on social media where he was critical of recent Government order for assigning charge of Mission Director, Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) to a Child Protection specialist. Interestingly, he expressed his support to the new proposal mooted at Government of India level regarding the lateral entry of subject specialists in IAS. His posts drew flak for not only being politically motivated but also biased on several grounds. The celebrated IAS officer who has the tendency to fall into controversies especially in public discussions, believes that the idea of bringing subject special
Ridiculing Govt decision on separate township
Pandits to accelerate struggle for homeland
11/24/2017 11:29:42 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 24: Ridiculing Union Home Ministry's claim of rejecting the separate twonship demand for Kashmiri Pandits in Valley, the displaced Pandits today said that there was no such demand from the community. While commenting over the Union Government statement over the issue the KP activists and leaders today said that separate township or twin township has never been a demand of the community which right from 1990 has deamnded a separate homeland on North East of River Jehlum with UT status for settlement of over seven Kashmiri Hindus in Valley, the demand supported by VHP and other national Hindu organisations in their convention. ``Separate township has never be
Centre toeing separatists line
11/24/2017 11:29:29 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 24: BJP led NDA Government's U- turn on setting up composite township for displaced Kashmir Hindus in Kashmir Valley has evoked strong reaction from displaced community living in different areas of Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the country. During interaction of Centre's Special Representative with various delegations of displaced Kashmiri Pandits at Jagti township in the outskirts of Jammu at Nagrota, all the delegations expressed their anger against BJP government's "betrayal" and warned that by ruling out composite township for displaced Kashmiri Hindu in the Valley, the BJP led NDA government has succumbed to the pressure of separatists and other Jihad
Sports mafia gets spouses, relatives appointed on fake certificates
SRO 349 turning out to be cruel fraud
11/24/2017 11:29:19 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 24: Already deprived of adequate incentives, the genuine sportspersons of the state are becoming victims of fraud and deceit of a deep rooted nexus between sports mafia, comprising of certain sports associations and officials of the State Sports Council and losing opportunities of recruitment into government job to fraud certificate holders. Sources disclosed that implementation of the SRO that aims at recruiting 25 outstanding sportspersons into government jobs every year, has turned out to be a cruel fraud against genuine sportspersons and the notorious sports mafia has misused the benevolent SRO to get their relatives, including wives, sister
Sr health officials take Minister's directives non- seriously
Fail to submit report in 8 months
11/24/2017 11:07:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 24: Giving dent to directive of Health and Medical Education Minister the committee constituted by Commissioner Secretary to examine the grievance raised by National Health Mission (NHM) employees during 15 days long strike, the committee has been failed to submit its report in time bound mentioned during announcement of the committee. Sources informed Early Times that just after the commencement of the financial year the Minister had directed to Commissioner Secretary to health department to constitute a committee of senior health officials to address the long pending demands of NHM contractual employees within two months. "But after lapse of eight mont
Selection of Veterinary Pharmacists: SIC directs SSB to provide info
11/24/2017 11:07:30 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 24: State Information Commission (SIC) has directed Services Selection Board (SSB) to provide information under RTI Act to an aggrieved information seeker about the selection process adopted during selection of Veterinary Pharmacists recently. The information was earlier withheld as 3rd party (selected candidate) had shown his unwillingness for the same , now as the selected candidate agreed to share the information the PIO has been directed by SIC not to withhold the information. Details available with Early Times reveal that one Sonu Sigh a resident of Talab Tiloo Gole Gujral Jammu while exercising his Right to Information filed RTI application dated
Land mafia-Revenue officials get Paristan Uri land transferred illegally
Army made to pay rent worth crores
11/24/2017 11:07:24 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report BARAMULLA (Uri), Nov 24: Land mafia in connivance with Revenue officials got the title of Milkiyat, Shamilat, and Khalisa Sarkar land, which was cultivated by over 200 households in Uri changed and received rent worth crores from Indian army since 2003. "Ever since independence in 1947, we used to cultivate the land measuring more than 200 kannals which was our source of income for our generations to come, but the revenue officials in 1987 onwards, mutilated revenue records", these families told Early Times. Early Times accessed the revenue and other related documents which revealed that, the then Addl Commissioner Kashmir, B K Runiyal was desi
JK Govt fails to spend funds, several projects remain in-completed
Centre releases Rs 400 cr to boost saffron production
11/24/2017 11:07:14 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 24: Despite releasing of crores by the centre, the state government has failed to take measures by which the saffron cultivation could be increased. To give boost to the saffron production, ministry of Agriculture and Production, Government of India started a scheme 'National Mission on Saffron' in 2010 for seven years with project cost of Rs 400.11 crore. So far, the government has utilised only Rs 199.835 crore. The centre has extended the period of completion by March 2018. Interestingly, the government as per the official documents have completed only nine sprinklers over the years in against having requirement of 124. Similarly, only 100 tubewel
Cooperative movement continues to be in 'infancy' in JK, fails to achieve desired results
11/24/2017 11:07:04 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 24: The cooperative movement has yet to pick up pace in the state especially Kashmir valley and the same got proved today during a review meeting of the department held in the summer capital of the state. The meeting was informed that the cooperative department has registered a turnover of Rs 48.48 crore through its various business units in Kashmir division during the current fiscal so far, while as it has recovered an amount of Rs 3.31 crore from various stakeholders during the period. Given the fact that only three crores have been recovered from private stakeholders in Kashmir valley in the cooperative department during the curre
BJP leadership directed not to comment on withdrawal of cases
11/24/2017 11:06:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 24: The state unit of the BJP has been directed by the party high command to not make any comment on the state government's decision to withdraw cases against the 4500 first time stone pelters in the valley. The sources said the communication was issued to the party leadership after it has expressed strong reservation over the decision of the CM to go ahead unilaterally on this important policy decision. The sources said that the party high command and the central leadership of the BJP has communicated that since the decision has the support and the backing of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself so nothing should be said which may generate controver
Enforcement squad names Minister, former Commissioner for 'underhand deals'
SMC smashes illegal mega structures
11/24/2017 11:06:51 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 24: Months after an "influential family" managed to illegally construct seven floors of the "twin-malls" on the airport road in Barzulla-Parraypora locality, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) woke up to act against the "mega structures" that mocked at the Master Plan. The "influential family", accused of "hawala links" managed to undertake the illegal constructions when the National Investigation Agency has tightened the noose around such operators. Officials said a team led by Joint Commissioner SMC and other senior officials visited the buildings and were shocked to see the construction that had been allowed illegally right under the nose o
CM's unilateral statement on withdrawing cases against stone pelters irks BJP
11/24/2017 10:48:44 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 24: The state unit of the BJP has taken strong exception to the unilateral announcement by the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on withdrawing cases against the first time stone-pelters. The sources said BJP has communicated to the CM that such an important decision should have been taken in the cabinet meeting than announcing it on the tweet. "It's such an important announcement . It should have been discussed, we should have been taken into the confidence and proposal should have been debated thread bare in the cabinet only than the announcement should have been made in proper press conference with BJP ministers sitting besides the CM. It should have been th
'BJP workers, supporters angry'
11/24/2017 10:48:37 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 23: Workers of BJP have taken their leadership, especially ministers, to task for decision of the state government to withdraw cases against stone pelters who were part of the agitational terrorism. Credible sources said that in BJP office today majority of the workers expressed their anger against decision of the government and warned that this step would be proved counter-productive because people of Jammu region are not happy with this decision of coalition regime. Workers, some eyewitnesses told, cautioned that withdrawing cases against 4500 stone pelters would encourage those are part of the on going agitational terrorism in Kashmir Valley. Workers ask
'Militancy will give you pain, stress and betrayal'
Militant's father takes to Facebook, asks him to 'return home'
11/24/2017 10:41:18 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Kulgam, Nov 24: A militant's father in this southern district has taken to social media site Facebook to appeal his son to return home with a chilling message that militancy gives pain, stress and betrayal. Ghulam Muhammad Wani- an educationist- has written a long note on his Facebook account this evening appealing his militant son to return home. His sixteen year old Son Muhammad Farhan a resident of Wanigund Khudwani village of Kulgam district left h
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