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As BDO Bhalwal, ACD Jammu made payments on fake bills
Enjoying DG's patronage
6/27/2019 12:36:24 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: The Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Jammu has escaped punishment despite facing serious allegations of misappropriation of funds, because he allegedly enjoys patronage of Director General (DG) of the Rural Development Department (RDD). According to sources, a complaint was made by Nissar Ahmad, then Under Secretary to government, against the then ACD Samba (now in Jammu), to DG, RDD Jammu, seeking enquiry into misuse of funds vide No.RD&PR/Estt/Gaz/Comp/116/2018, dated 22-11-2018. But no action was taken. Sources said the ACD Jammu, during his posting as BDO Bhalwal allegedly withdrew huge cash for hiring private vehicles on bogus bills from Ja
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Privileged Kashmir: Free DTH set-top boxes, additional 25 MBBS seats
Discrimination with Jammu, Ladakh continues
6/27/2019 12:36:13 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: People of Jammu and Ladakh voted for BJP in 2014 in the hope that the BJP would fight against the discriminatory policies being devised and ruthlessly implemented by Kashmiri ruling elite with the help its cronies in Jammu and dispense justice to the people of these two regions, but all their hopes stood dashed to the ground. The BJP forged an alliance with the PDP, handed over everything to it on a platter and the result was that Jammu and Ladakh suffered and suffered huge socio-economic and political losses. On June 19, 2018, the BJP withdrew its support to the PDP and the government fell. It withdrew support to the PDP-led coalition government for two
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Ticketing scam surfaces in Kokernag MC
After Pahalgam
6/27/2019 12:36:01 AM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report anantnag, June 26: After Municipal Committee (MC) Pahalgam, a major ticketing scam worth lakhs of rupees has surfaced in MC Kokernag in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. According to details, the contractor who has been allotted the contract of collecting entry free from commercial vehicles has been caught charging private vehicles illegally. The MC Kokernag has set up entry point at Hangalgund, Kokernag, and is charging Rs 30 from each private vehicle through contractor Reyaz Ahmad Rather illegally, locals informed Early Times. They said that private vehicle owners are being handed over receipts against the amount. A video recorded by one of the priva
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Er Rashid 'flees' from Kashmir University, video goes viral
6/27/2019 12:35:42 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: A purported video of former MLA Lanagate and president of Awami Etihad Party has surfaced on social media where he is seen allegedly fleeing from Kashmir University in Srinagar after heated argument with some people there. As per the video, Rashid is seen sitting in his vehicle and talking to some persons who are standing outside the vehicle at the campus of Kashmir University at Hazratbal. Sources said some people had asked Rashid to hold a discussion wit
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KCS mains left out students smell rat in selection
PSC, 'thy name is incompetence'
6/27/2019 12:35:18 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report kishtwar, June 26: After KAS examination fiasco, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has once again come under scanner for all the wrong reasons. This time it's over the selection for KCS mains. As per the details available with Early Times, the declaration of results evoked severe criticism from the aggrieved candidates on the ground that the PSC has violated the rules in terms of doing selection of mains aspirants by not following the criteria for '1 post 3 candidates call' for interview or '1 post 5 candidates'. But this time the PSC adopted arbitrary criteria of selecting mere 162 aspirants for KCS mains, the result for which was declared on June 20
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Karra rejects Mehooba's proposal to rejoin PDP
6/27/2019 12:35:08 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: One of the founder member of the party and former Member Parliament from Srinagar and ex-Finance Minister, Tariq Hamid Karra has flatly refused to rejoin PDP after faced humiliation from coterie active in the party. Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is president of the party, has sent one of her party leader to convince Karra to rejoin PDP at this crucial time when party is facing worst ever crises. Credible sources said that instead of giving any serious consideration to Mehbooba Mufti's suggestions, Karra bluntly told the leader that there was no reason to rejoin the party which has been hijacked by some drawing room politicians who have be
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On Emergency anniversary, JKP creates 'emergency' in Kashmir
vJournalist nabbed in midnight raid in 28 yr old case, court asks why; Jammu journalists appeal Modi, Shah
6/27/2019 12:35:00 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: On June 25, when the PM Modi led government in New Delhi in connection with the anniversary of the dark era of Emergency of 1970s took dig at the Congress, the Jammu and Kashmir Police allegedly created an "emergency like situation" by arresting a Kashmiri journalist in 28-year-old case thereby putting the central government to unnecessary embarrassment. The journalist fraternity termed the police action as "unnecessary creation of emergency like situation as if to sabotage the good work of the BJP government" and sought personal intervention of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister. The JKP on Monday night raided the house of senior journalist and
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Give and take mechanism ruining J&K: Munish to people
'Need your support to wipe out corruption'
6/27/2019 12:34:45 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: Editor Early Times, Munish Gupta, on Wednesday asked people to come forward and raise their voice against the prevailing corruption in the state. Carrying forward his mass contact programme in different areas, Munish said, "We have to join our hands to bring Jammu out of the prevailing mess. The system during the years has evolved in such a way that nothing happens without give and take." "The forthcoming Assembly elections are a golden opportunity for us t
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Chief guest catches police on wrong foot
Drug de-addiction rally
6/27/2019 12:34:11 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 25: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday organized drug de-addiction rallies across the state but in a border district, police was caught on wrong foot when their chief guest made a weird claim about the drug-supply and suppliers. The police unit of a border district organized a drug de-addiction rally, which after covering from main market culminated at district hospital where the chief guest addressed the gathering. Eyewitnesses claimed that the chief guest expressed concern over the supply of drugs and the suppliers. He went on to say that whenever police nabbed the drug-addicts, they recovered only 2-3 grams of drugs due to which the drug-addicts e
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Votes from Jammu-Ladakh, talks with Kashmir
Not learning lessons from past mistakes
6/27/2019 12:34:01 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: The Narendra Modi-led NDA Government is, it seems, ready for dialogue with Pakistan agents in Kashmir and once again ignore the suffering people of Jammu and Ladakh. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik that publicly said on June 22, in the presence of two Union Ministers, including one from Jammu, that Hurriyat was ready for talks and it was a good sign. "Things are much better than when I came here. Look at the Hurriyat, Ram Vilas Paswan stood at their door and they didn't open the door. Now they are ready for talks," Malik said at a Doordarshan event in Srinagar. He also made it clear that there won't be any lowering of the guard: "We do not feel good at all
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BJP cheated people on name of development: Ekta Vihar residents tell Munish
Mass Contact Programme Continues
6/27/2019 12:33:47 AM
Jammu, June 26: Ekta Vihar of Gangyal considered to be one of the posh areas of Gandhi Nagar constituency is a glaring instance of apathy and neglect. The area has no dustbin, lanes are dilapidated and drains are choked. Editor of Early Times, Munish Gupta, who would be contesting the upcoming Assembly elections as an Independent candidate from Gandhi Nagar constituency, today conducted extensively tour of Ekta Vihar and its adjoining market and heard the problems of common man as part
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AGH militant killed in Tral gunfight
6/27/2019 12:12:36 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 26: A militant affiliated with Ansar Ghazwatul Hind (AGH) was killed in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in forests of Branpathri in Kahlil Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district. The gunfight as per police broke out following the Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) by the joint team of forces including Army's 42 RR, CRPF and SOG in the area. Police said that CASO was launched after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants. On intensifying search towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter. During exchange of fire,
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Sanitation, drainage biggest problem in Mattoo, Friends Colony
6/26/2019 11:52:43 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 26: The area of greater Jammu which include many colonies like Friends Colony, Mattoo Colony, Kanthu Nagar, Channi Kamala, Village Deeli and other areas facing the sanitation and drainage problem right from the beginning. The inhabitants of the area while talking to Early Times said that number of delegation have met higher officials off and on in last ten years, but everything goes to the deaf ears. Imran Rouf the resident of Mattoo Colony said that the prev
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Heaps of horse dung greet tourists at Yusmarg
Cell phones go defunct for want of network
6/26/2019 11:51:35 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report BUDGAM, June 26: Even as the government takes pains to attract tourists to Kashmir, heaps of horse dung scattered here and there greet the tourists at Yusmarg. According to sources , a huge amount is being spent on advertisements to attract tourists from Indian and abroad to visit the scenic places in Kashmir valley so that it could generate huge revenue and can send a message of hospitality in Kashmir. There is no doubt about the fact the people of Jammu
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Ring Road project on agenda HM; New Highway safe for forces movement
6/26/2019 11:50:33 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 26: With an aim of creating hassle-free movement of army and other security force vehicles on Srinagar Jammu highway (NH 44) , sources have told Early Times that taking up of construction work on Srinagar Ring Road project is said to be on the agenda of Home Minister Amit Shah who is on 2 day visit to Jammu & Kashmir from Wednesday. Details available with Early Times reveal that frequent congestion of traffic from Awantipora to Baramulla has lead to chaos among commuters and security forces both. This could have been reduced provided there was an alternate highway, but in-spite of tenders being invited and allotted for the said project (Srinagar Semi Rin
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Use of polythene continues unabated across state
6/26/2019 11:49:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: Despite an ecologically sensitive state, the use of polythene carry bags along with other plastic items continues unabated across the state as the authorities watch helplessly. Earlier during the coalition government, initially the government had banned the usage of polythene carry-bags below thickness of 50 microns. After that order by the government, the polythene carry bags manufacturers had come up with polythene carry bags of high thickness and it was also decided to recycle the used polythene carry bags. "But after the introduction of new polythene carry bags, no such move was initiated by the government and the decision actually badly impacte
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