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Multi-crore scam surfaces in MGNREGA, VO avoids probe
Rs 33 lakhs deposited illegally in BLWs account
12/5/2016 11:18:16 PM
Early Times Report RAJOURI, Dec 5: A "multi-crore scam" has surfaced in the execution of the centrally-funded developmental works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(MGNREGA) here while the Vigilance organization is reluctant to probe the case. Officials said over the years crores have been swindled in the name of development of rural areas of Jammu province where people continue to suffer for want of these facilities. Citing example, the official sources said, the Rural Development Department has got illegally deposited a whopping Rs 33,97, 773 rupees into account of a Block Level Worker BLW whose monthly entitlement should not have been beyond Rs 20-25 thousand. The BLW, who happens to be enjoying political patronage, has grabbed this money within four years. Official said the BLW working in Lambhari area of Nowshera tehsil had opened account at Jammu and Kashmir Grameen Bank branch Bagnoti under account no 0059. Another interesting part of the "s...
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Influential travel operator 'illegally' detains youth
Abuses father, no FIR registered
12/5/2016 11:18:05 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Dec 5: Proving an old saying that 'Poor man has no friends', Jammu and Kashmir police today acted as a mute spectator when an 'influential' travel operator (name withheld) abused father of the youth after he approached police to register complaint about the travel operator for allegedly detaining his son illegally. Meanwhile, the man was also denied access to the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), when he tried to plead before the senior officer regarding release of his son. According to sources, a poor labourer hailing from backward area of Jammu had arrived Jammu after he received call from the concerned travel operator, demanding money for release of his ...
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Pressure on BJP ministers to submit properties details of their family members !
12/5/2016 11:17:56 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 5: On November 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked BJP parliamentarians and MLAs to submit details of their bank transactions between November 8 and December 31 to party president Amit Shah, there is demand in Jammu and Kashmir that similar directions must be given to the family members of BJP leaders and ministers in the State. After allegations of corruption and misdeeds were surfaced in the main stream and social media, people draw a conclusion that instead of directly involved in corrupt practices, some BJP ministers have allowed some businessmen, power brokers and their family members to strike deals on their behalf. People have reasons to dare BJ...
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Comm Secy Edu office 'deliberately' retains documents of SRO-43 beneficiaries
12/5/2016 11:17:49 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report jammu, Dec 5: Although Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had handed over job orders to the beneficiaries of SRO-43 nearly three months ago, over a dozen persons are facing huge difficulties, thanks to the office of Commissioner Secretary Education. These persons have been denied original qualification certificates, putting them to great distress. "Already SRO-43 cases belonging to many departments were pending for long duration and later were sorted out by the PDP-led government, but over a dozen beneficiaries of Education Department who joined their duties immediately after getting orders have not been returned their original documents by the Commissioner Secr...
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'XEn runs transfer industry in RDD'
Overstays on post for last 10 years
12/5/2016 11:17:42 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report jammu, Dec 5: Apart from his overstay, under political and bureaucratic patronage, a powerful Executive Engineer in Rural Development Department (RDD) running transfer 'industry' in department. Sources in department informed Early Times using his connection in 'power corridor' of the state, engineer applies all nefarious designs at his disposal, to maintain his authority to 'mint money'. "Recently, on his 'recommendations' an officer, to rank Assistant Development Commissioner (ACD) made scapegoat and victim of premature transfer", sources said and added that but change of guard in department the aspiration of the engineer could not be fulfilled. "Thos...
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Shabir Shah uses blind child to hog media limelight
Shame for Fame!
12/5/2016 11:15:46 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Dec 5: Doing politics over the corpses isn't alien to Kashmir's separatist camp but Shabir Shah has undermined all the principles of morality and is out in open making a blind child a face of separatist propaganda machine in Kashmir. Insha Mushtaq, a teenager who was injured in protests during the 2016 unrest lost her eye sight due to pellets. As the state government assured all financial and medical assistance to her, separatist Shabir Shah, already ignored by Geela...
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Anti-venom serum gives headache to JKMSCL
12/5/2016 11:15:15 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report jammu, Dec 5: Purchasing anti-venom serum (AVS) has proven to be a Herculean task for J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL), as less participation in tender process has resulted in no procurement of AVS since 2013. Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) sources told Early Times that since setting up of JKMSCL, AVS could not be procured. They said not a single vial has been supplied to government hospitals in the state, due to which patients, especially from kandi areas, are forced to go to private clinics or move out of the state for treatment. "PGI Chandigarh had also taken 150 vials from GMCH Jammu two years ago as the shortage of ...
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Under -16 selections marred by bitter controversy
More shame for JKCA
12/5/2016 11:15:08 PM
Parents lodge complaint with PMO Abodh Sharma Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 5: Selection of the state under sixteen cricket team the previous day has brought more shame to the Jammu and cricket association, which has already been marred by gross financial irregularities, bitter factionalism, administrative anomalies and nepotism. The parents of the budding cricketers alleging favouritism and complete lack of fairness and probity in the selection process have brought the matter to the notice of Union minister in PMO, Dr Jitendra singh. Sources disclose to the eT that the selection committee of the JKCA for the under sixteen team was hijacked and overpowered by the office bearers who ha...
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Now, Farooq says NC supports Hurriyat's cause
Hypocrisy, thy name is Abdullahs
12/5/2016 11:14:49 PM
Junaid Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Dec 5: Opposition National Conference president and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah have gone out of way to please separatists in Kashmir. While in power the father-son duo was seeking tough action against the "anti-nationals", but when in opposition they speak the language of separatists, even asking workers to work for their cause. While paying tributes to NC founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 111th birth anniversary at his mausoleum here on Monday, Farooq Abdullah asked party workers to support the separatists in their cause. "I want to tell Hurriyat leaders not to go separate but be united, and we are st...
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Farooq abandons pre-53 demand
12/5/2016 11:14:39 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Dec 5: Farooq Abdullah today abandoned the pre-1953 position demand and offered fullest possible support to Hurriyat, saying the NC with it and not against it. Addressing party workers at the mausoleum of his father Sheikh Abdullah on his 111st birth anniversary at Naseem Bagh on the outskirts of Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah revolted against India and said: "We are with you (hurriyat) not against you and we have given our entire lives for this (azadi) movement". "Be united, move ahead and take this (azadi) movement fotward and we are with you… we will never be free until we are all united and I am telling NC workers not to stay away from this movement," he also s...
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Malik gives slip to forces, Govt may order probe
12/5/2016 10:25:53 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 5: Despite police laying a siege around entire Maisuma locality and adjoining areas here to foil proposed Lal Chowk march on Monday, the so-called JKLF Chief Yasin Malik managed to give a slip to police raising concerns over government preparedness to handle the separatists. Police had sealed roads leading to the residence of Malik despite strict cordon Malik surfaced in adjoining Sarai Bala area this afternoon to lead a procession. A handout released by the JKLF said: "Yasin sahib along with hundreds of people who managed to reach Sarai Bala despite heavy restrictions and curfew marched towards Lal chowk from Buqa Aaliya Saraibala and when this proce...
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Activists of mainstream parties may face heat for orchestrating anti-India protests
Kashmir Unrest
12/5/2016 10:25:35 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 5: After cracking its whip on separatists, security agencies are assessing what led to activists of mainstream parties take part in anti-India protests and act as orchestrators. Sources told Early Times that intelligence agencies have pointed out that leaders of a few mainstream parties left no stone unturned to prolong the ongoing unrest in Kashmir. "There are reports about a few people providing monetary support to separatists for intensifying the protests in Kashmir," sources claimed. A source said, "Investigations are on and these are just initial findings. No action can be taken until their involvement is established." A Kashmir watcher sai...
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CJI tears apart Govt's claim about Education sector
Stake holders demand audit of Central funds
12/5/2016 10:25:13 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 5: The Chief Justice of India, Justice T S Thakur, who got emotional the previous day on seeing the pitiable condition of the school he studied in some fifty years ago inadvertently exposed the hollow claims of the Government over giving top priority to the Education sector. The deep concern expressed by the Chief justice over the condition of Centre Basic High School, a Government school in the heart of the winter capital also brought to the fore, the woeful condition of the Government schools across the state despite liberal funding by the Union Government under several schemes including SSA, RMSA, RUSA to name a few. Besides these cent...
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Assertion of Congress that Azad's was the best regime flawed -- I
What Congress did in 2007?
12/5/2016 10:14:53 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 5: The J&K Congress leaders, including from Jammu and Ladakh, say day-in-and day-out that Ghulam Nabi Azad's was the best period (Nov 2005 to July 2008) and that the Congress is the only party that can administer justice to all the three regions as it believes in the principle of justice and equity. This appears a flawed assertion when viewed the light of what the Azad-led Congress-PDP government did to Jammu and the nation in 2007 on the floor of the Legislative Assembly itself. A brief reflection on what the ruling coalition comprising the Congress, the PDP, the PDF and the CPI-M and the main opposition NC did in the Assembly during the budget session is...
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A dubious distinction: 9000 transformers damaged in JK annually-Highest in Country
State seeks Central assistance
12/5/2016 10:14:46 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 5: As many as 9000 power distribution transfers get damaged in Jammu and Kashmir annually which is highest in the country. There has been a significant increase in damaged transformers in the state for the last few years. During 2011-12, around 6000 distribution transformers were damaged across the state while their number reached over 9000 annually for the last three years. The damage rate of transformers in J&K is the highest in the country. After failing to repair transformers from its own funds, the state government has asked the Central government to release funds for repairing of transformers. Official sources said government ...
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Peaceful Kashmir itches separatists, trio sound Lal Chowk chalo call
12/5/2016 10:14:35 PM
Raj Sandeep Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 5: Finding sidelined and fully abandoned in their own land, separatists are trying to remain relatively relevant by resorting to ways and means disliked by Kashmiris’ supporting peace to fully dawn in valley. As per media reports, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik gave joint pro freedom march for Lal Chowk to begin from their respective residences and asked people to participate ostensibly to remain in limelight about their so called freedom struggle which has almost fizzled out with the passage of time. Locals told that separatists are now fully aware of the fact that largely people have developed hatred towards...
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Defunct SIC pays its staff for no work
12/5/2016 10:14:27 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 5: State Information Commission (SIC) which has been finally orphaned as the lone Information Commissioner retired last month is paying salary to its 15 employees for doing no work. These employees include as many as 6 gazetted officers whose average salary is more than Rs 60,000 per month. Information Commissioner Nazir Ahmad completed his 5 year tenure on November 17 and subsequently the State Information Commission (SIC) became defunct. Now there are as many as 15 employees in the commission doing no work and Government is paying them salaries for doing nothing. Nazir Ahmad former Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) had joined as Information Commissioner o...
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Radicals call shots in Valley, liberals face action
Govt pursuing suicidal policy
12/5/2016 10:14:21 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 5: The mainstream people and politicians are perturbed over government's policies towards tackling the terrorist violence in Valley. Terming the policy adopted by both state and central governments in tackling the present turmoil in Valley as illogical and directionless, the leaders of various mainstream parties and nationalist organisations feel that such polices may prove counterproductive in future. According to sources, the leaders of various mainstream organisations and well-thinking people in Kashmir while expressing serious concern over the recent killing of a Congress worker in Dooru tehsil and Kulgam in South Kashmir as a big blunder said that...
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Defunct street lights in MA Stadium trouble players
12/5/2016 10:14:07 PM
Nitish Bhardwaj Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 5: Street lights inside the premises of MA Stadium are not working. The darknes in the stadium cause inconvenience to the players. Repeted requests for remedial measures have gone un-noticed. Internal sources told Early Times that they have noticed that the street lights were not working properly for some time. Visitors told Early Times that players, general public as morning and evening walkers have to face great inconvenience as some street lights were not working in certain areas of MA Stadium which leads to difficulty in walking during morning and evening time and often this place seems scary without light. "A proper lighting syst...
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Looming darkness: Contractors allegedly install sub standard transformers, 40% get damaged
12/5/2016 10:13:53 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Dec 5: In the year 2015-16 Power Development Department (PDD) had procured Transformers to be installed under Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidhyutikaran Yojna in various villages in Rajouri district but the transformer supplied by the contractor have allegedly proved to be of sub standard quality as more than 40 % transformed got damaged within few days of their installations. Expressing concerns over the issue especially after receiving complaints of damaging of power transformers, the Rajouri MLA, Ch Qamar Hussain too had also raised the matter with the Executive Engineer EM & RE Rajouri Division. Ironically even after the matter was taken up at several stages with...
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PDA demolition squad attacked in Pahalgam, 4 injured
Despite public resentment, squad retrieves encroached land
12/5/2016 10:04:46 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Dec 5: Yet again, demolition squad of Pahalgam Development Authority was attacked by angry villagers in Movera area of Pahalgam when a joint team from PDA, Police and Municipal Committee kick started demolishing illegal structures. According to reports, as soon as the squad arrived in Movera, angry villages started hooting and later pelted stones to foil the demolition drive. They said that over 500 villagers including men, women and children a...
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Once again, over speedy trailer rams two vehicles, kills one
12/5/2016 10:04:34 PM
Neeraj Badyal Early Times Report Samba, Dec 5: In a tragic incident an over speedy tralla rammed two vehicles at main Chowk Samba in which one laborer got killed on spot. According to police sources, around 6:00pm, an over speeding trailer (bearing registration number PB05M-5992) on way to Jammu from Kathua, rammed two vehicles viz. a truck (JK03B 4245) and an alto car (JK21B- 1230), after hitting a pedestrian at main Chowk in Samba. Sources said that trailer (No PB05M-5992) met with a...
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