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Instead of Chief Guest, students handover mementos to most APs
JU humiliates its alumni, Assistant Professors
8/18/2017 11:42:33 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: Over one hundred newly selected Assistant Professors from various government degree colleges, who were alumni of University of Jammu, were on Friday humiliated in the name of felicitation. They were specially invited by Dean Students Welfare to felicitate them for their induction into government service but when they reached the varsity campus, firstly they had to wait for hours for their felicitation but at the concluding minutes, mementos were handed over to them unceremoniously by the students. The newly inducted Assistant Professors in Government Degree Colleges informed Early Times that on 14th of August, they got a phone call from Dean Students Welfare's office, inviting them for felicitation function on 18th of August at Zorawar Singh Auditorium at 2 PM. A communiqué was also forwarded to respected colleges by the DSW office in this regard. "We were asked to report before 2 PM but to our utter surprise, till 3 PM, the gates of Zorawar Singh...
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JU Prof 'punished' for adverse report on minister's college
8/18/2017 11:42:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: Honesty has proved costly for a professor who gave adverse report after conducting inspection a college owned by a sitting minister. Prof Rajender Gupta, who retired from service in February 2017, could not avail the extension mentioned in the JU statute. According to rules for re-employment/extension of Jammu University teachers, the Vice Chancellor could allow a teacher to continue after superannuation if the session in progress. "Notwithstanding anything contained above, the teacher who superannuate while the session is in progress may be allowed by the Vice Chancellor at his/her discretion, to continue service beyond the age of superannuation, on re...
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Herds 30 school children to police station for no fault
SP Rural violates SC guidelines
8/18/2017 11:42:07 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: In a brazen incident of impropriety and illegality, Domana Police forcibly drove over 30 students, of an eminent school including girls on Akhnoor road to police station, for no fault of theirs and harassed them for hours. According to students, the moment they came out of the school gate after it went off, and crossed the road to reach the place where they had parked their two-wheelers, they were surrounded by policemen, half of them without uniforms led by the SHO, who intimidated them and used abusive language and asked them to follow them to the police station. Frightened and confused, many a students in a state of fix started crying and...
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Information Minister to take Review Meetings of PHE, Power, PWD, Local Bodies….!
BJP looks at it as attempt by PDP ministers to create 'trouble' in Jammu
8/18/2017 11:41:50 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: In what can be seen as 'political intrusion' into the strongholds of BJP, two senior PDP ministers have been making concerted efforts to have their 'upper hand' in administrative echelons of some districts in Jammu region and in the departments which are not in their control. Latest to simmer the concerns of BJP is an official letter circulated today in Udhampur stating PDP minister Choudhary Zulfikar will take review meetings in the district tomorrow of the departments with which he is remotely connected as most of these departments are with BJP ministers. Sources said an official letter sent by personal section of Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Con...
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BJP criticizes own ministers for showing non- seriousness to deport Bangladeshi, Rohingyas
8/18/2017 11:41:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: Already facing criticism from its supporters for not openly coming out against Article 35A, BJP ministers faced embarrassment today when their own party spokesman pointed finger of suspicious towards seriousness of the state government to deport Bangladeshi and Rohingyas from Jammu. As some groups have alleged that BJP's nominees in the Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the state government to take decision on Bangladeshi and Rohingyas, living illegally in Jammu and Samba districts, party's spokesman Prof Virender Gupta today regretted that despite repeated warnings by the Union Home Ministry, the J&K Government has failed to send these foreigners b...
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SSB 'tailors' eligibility for cameraman post to benefit influential aspirants
8/18/2017 11:41:09 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Aug 18: In yet another act of "favouritism", the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board has "illogically" tailored the eligibility criteria for recruitment of cameramen to facilitate appointment of favourites. Official sources said in a bid to absorb two of its "favourite" aspirants in the government job, some politicians from the ruling coalition have got the eligibility criteria for recruitment for cameraman changed to meet their motives. The SSB vide notification No 1 of 2017 dated 20-7-2017 had advertised as many as 135 posts in various departments. Two such posts of "Assistant Cine Cameraman" have also been advertised under the open merit catego...
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Pak flag unfurled in Poonch school on I-Day
8/18/2017 10:30:12 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Aug 18: On August 15, when the entire country was celebrating India's 70th Independence Day, a group of students chose to unfurl Pakistani flag in a government school in Poonch. The students of Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Mendhar, displayed the Pak flag when a function was about to begin to mark the I-Day. The SDM was the chief guest while SHO Abid Rafiqi and SDPO Riyaz Tantrey were the guests of honour. Some boys of the school appeared on th...
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No bhoot Bangla! This is Danna Doiyan school building telling woeful tale
Poonch school craves for staff, space
8/18/2017 10:29:53 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: A Middle school Danna Doiyan of Nangali zone which was established in 1964 has 76 students but but only 3 teachers to teach them. There are seven sanctioned posts in the school and one post of head teacher which is vacant. A teacher who draws salary from the school is attached at CEO office Poonch. Another teacher joined the school before two and half years ago is missing and his where abouts are not known . The issue was raised time and a...
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Park named after Netaji in dilapidated condition
Administration unconcerned
8/18/2017 10:29:34 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Udhampur, Aug 18: A public Park situated in Chabutra area of udhampur in front of District forest Office Udhampur and close to the residence of MLA udhampur is in dilapidated condition. The Park, named after great freedom fighter and Founder of Indian National Army (Azad Hind Force) Shubash Chander Bose (Neta Ji) was establish 30 to 35 years back, but no one has cared for the unkeep and maintenance of the said Park. Now a days, the said Park has b...
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Startling revelations: Watali's assets worth several thousand crores
8/18/2017 10:27:50 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 18: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) is now catching big fishes and those who were very close to Hurriyat, and Pakistani secret agency ISI. Its latest catch is Zahoor Watali, Srinagar-based big businessman and a man with connections with several politicians and bureaucrats besides separatists and Pakistan based outfits. The NIA arrested him on Thursday from Srinagar for his alleged hawala connections. As per a report from New Delhi, he was arrested because he was "a hawala conduit for foreign agencies". The NIA had first questioned Watali on June 4, 2017, and obtained several documents related to receiving funds from foreign sources and their di...
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Pakistan picking up Article 35-A raises many eyebrows in Delhi
8/18/2017 10:27:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 18: Pakistani interference in India's internal affairs is not a new phenomenon; it is as old asPakistan. Ever since its formation on August 15, 1947 on the basis of religion, Pakistan has been interfering in the India's internal affairs in a most brazen and shameless manner. Leave alone the four full-fledged wars it imposed on India in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999 and the ongoing over 28-year-old low-intensity proxy war which has consumed many soldiers and civilians and cause a huge loss to the Indian exchequer. However, what it did on Friday was just extraordinary. Islamabad knocked at the doors of the United Nations Secretary General and sought his support a...
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Touts of labs, MRs influence doctors
People accuse govt, MCI of inaction
8/18/2017 10:27:33 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report KUPWARA, Aug 18: Agents of the private laboratories and clinics roam freely in the SDH Handwara and Kupwara to influence the doctors for referring the patients to their labs for various tests and medical examinations. "These days CCTV cameras are installed everywhere, be it government or private institutions but it hardly matters for the concerned authorities to look who has entered into their premises with what purpose, sources told early times. Sources alleged that some of the doctors are hand in glove with these agents. The locals accused the state government and MCI of inaction. The patients should not be forced to ho to private clinics if th...
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Unnerved by NIA raids, separatists knock doors of politicians
8/18/2017 10:27:30 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 17: While the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has gone after separatists and their sympathizers in Kashmir, the people who are under the radar of investigating agencies are desperately knocking the doors of politicians from mainstream parties. For the last two months, the NIA and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have been probing terror funding in Kashmir. The raids on separatist leaders and their sympathizers have unnerved them. Now those who are under the radar of these investigating agencies or have been arrested are seeking help from the mainstream leaders. Sources said many of the separatist leaders' relatives have approached the mainstream ...
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KAS exam: Big trouble for PSC in offing
Commission throws rules to winds, leaves deserving aspirants in lurch
8/18/2017 10:27:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: The Public Service Commission, which is mired in controversies, is in news again for wrong reasons. This time due to controversial list of candidates of Kashmir Administrative Service. Top sources within the government revealed that initial investigations have revealed that the final list made public by the PSC has not been compiled while keeping in view the standard operating procedure. It was divulged by the sources privy to the development that without any solid grounds the candidates who were in the previous list have been dropped in the second list made public by the PSC recently. Earlier, the cut off was 270.77 marks, and after revaluation, the C...
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How LAWDA adds to Dal lake's miseries
Crores go down the drain
8/18/2017 10:27:06 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 18: While the government may be blaming people for the deteriorating condition of the Dal lake, the reality is that the authorities too are responsible for the lake's plight. Several experts who spoke to Early Times revealed how the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) officials were responsible for the worsening condition of the lake, even as government I spending crores of rupees for its preservation. The Dal lake, according to various surveys, has shrunk from 31 to 24 square kms in the past several decades. "The area of the lake has considerably shrunk, mainly, due to the encroachments on the periphery, in the form of hotels and guest h...
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DDK Srinagar on last legs, no new programmes made at station
Kendra telecasting programmes of previous millennium
8/18/2017 10:26:55 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 18: The Srinagar station of Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) seems to be on last legs and the time is not far off when the DDK Srinagar station would be shut once for all. Matters have been made worse due to the ever mounting liabilities. Over the past many months no new programme has been produced at the station and the higher ups of the station seem to be least bothered about the same. Nowadays DDK Srinagar is telecasting programmes that have been made couple of decades back. Early Times has learnt from sources that only current affairs programme are being made at DDK Srinagar with no fresh production of other programmes including dramas b...
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HC directs construction of Poonch road as per sanctioned plan
Govt reprimanded for contempt of court
8/18/2017 10:26:38 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: Reprimanding the government for contempt of its previous order, the High Court has ordered construction of a road in Poonch as per sanctioned plan. According to sources, the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) had diverted (realigned) road from its original design, besides providing compensation to those whose land was not acquired for the road project. "Learned counsel for the petitioner contends that the respondents (Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Govt. Revenue Department, Deputy Commissioner, Poonch, SDM Mendhar, XEn and AEE PMGSY Poonch, Tehsildar Mendhar) are constructing the road from Kotian to Gulhota under PMGSY division Men...
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Mirwaiz's anti-India sermon triggers stone-pelting in Srinagar's old city
8/18/2017 9:54:01 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: Hurriyat dove Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was allowed to deliver a Friday sermon at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar's old city after 57-days today, again spewed venom against India, following which clashes between the Security Forces and the miscreants broke out in the area. A police official said, "Stopping Mirwaiz from delivering sermon on Fridays in Jamia Masjid had led to the situation improving in the area as we did not witness any major stone-pelting incidents in absence of Mirwaiz. With his return stone pelting has returned." During his sermon, Mirwaiz claimed that India cannot resolve the Kashmir issue by killing terrorists and if it kills one terrorist...
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JKSPDCL overlooks labourers' rights
Rs 17 cr labour cess not deducted from contractors' bills
8/18/2017 9:53:41 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 18: The J&K State Power Development Corporation Limited (JKSPDCL) hasn't deducted Rs 17.58 crore as labour cess from the bills raised by contractors for carrying out civil and electric works, in violation of the standing rules. Under the J&K Building and Other Construction Workers (BOCW) Rules 2006, all government departments and Public Sector Units carrying out any construction works are required to deduct labour cess of one per cent of the gross amount of bill raised by the contractor and remit with the BOCW Board within 30 days. "The JKSPDCL executed several civil and electric works at Baglihar Hydro Electric Project through contractors ...
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Amid debate over Article 35-A NC demands special session of state legislature
8/18/2017 9:52:41 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 18: At a time when the debate over Article 35-A has widened its ambit in Jammu & Kashmir state's main opposition party National Conference today demanded convening of a special session of the state legislature in order to discuss the issue on the floor of the house. National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah today sought a special session of Jammu & Kashmir legislature before August 29 to frame up an appropriate response to counter the narrative with regard to tampering or repealing of Article 35-A of the Constitution. "The issue is of vital importance for the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, as abrogation of Article 35-A will have seri...
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DGP orders transfer of DySsP
Govt takes serious note of attack on MLA Samba
Amid debate over Article 35-A NC demands special session of state legislature
HC directs authorities to stop deforestation, demarcate forest
Students 'forced' to work in Tarore Govt school
Private Sec transferred
Zahoor Watali sent to 10-day NIA custody
PDA, Revenue department retrieve prized land at Pahalgam
SRS urges members CCB to support eligible candidate
Bike lifter held, bike recovered
Delegation of JW Constituency calls on Thakur Randhir Singh
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KVIB aspirants fret as admit cards fail to download
DPS Nagbani organises Inter - House yoga competition
MVD Mandir felicitates winner of Janmashtami competition
Dispute over temple property
HC seeks DC Budgam's survey report on Srinagar Airport in one week
Dy CM for speedy implementation of new initiatives in power sector
DB dismisses petition challenging induction of 9 KPS in IPS
CCBL launches RuPay Debit Cards
Chairman shows displeasure over non implementation of DDB decisions
All political parties must see implication of Art 35 A: AIBCU
J&K Grameen Bank conducts 174 financial literacy programmes
Deputation of border village people calls on ADC Samba
Historic Kailash Yatra leaves for kailash Kund amid prayers
Machail Yatra begins from Chandi Mata temple Chinote
HC asks SAC not to proceed with complaint against Gurezi
Absconder arrested
Burglars decamp with 300 gram gold, licensed gun
Mishap at hydel project leaves 6 injured
MAM College organizes Urdu Mushaira
Centre should immediately clear it's stand on Article 35-A: Sinha
MLC announces Rs 10 lakh for Gandhi Nagar hospital
Students stage protest demonstration against overcharging by transporters
Excise deptt foils smuggling bid of 4,500 willow clefts
Kavinder reviews development works of Gandhi Nagar
Power, Water crisis in Jammu compound miseries of people: Harsh
AOI discuses extension of central incentives to industries
PDP responsible for complex situation in valley, unable to defend art 35-A. G.A. Mir
Grameen Post Masters stage protest in support of demands
Inhabitants of village Gandharwan stage protest against boundary wall of Army
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