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Breaking News :   After raising hue and cry, BJP leaders maintain silence in Assembly | BJP contemplating action against its MLA | Over 12k Doctors, Engineers jobless in Jammu; Kashmir 45% ahead in employment | Jammu constables face discrimination | 1296 kanals land occupied by politicians, influential persons | J&K State Cooperative Bank gives 'damn' to austerity circular issued by government | India needs to act before 'terroristan' hands over nukes to ultras | Flood Control department disregards directions of Court, CM Secretariat | MAM college toilets mock at PM's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan | DY CM chairs meeting on PIA charges | BJP legislators exposing own ministers in Assembly, 'Free for All' situation in Saffron camp | Govt may go for special audit of treasuries across J&K | Against 7 days assurance, CUJ fails to upload answer keys even after 3 weeks | Scared of NIA charge-sheet, Hurriyat softens stand | SC upholds appointment of constable operators after redrawing merit list | Candidates in Panchayat polls to be provided security cover | Finally SMC to undertake Segregated Waste Collection | Two engineers suspended, 2 employees disengaged following collapse of footbridge in Poonch | 2011 batch KAS want early rotation | Security forces' major challenge in Kashmir | GDC organizes orientation programme | 3 KAS officers transferred | Shah holds workers meet at Kalakote | RM Public School conducts different activities | Anil qualifies Yoga Registry of QCI | Low Danger Avalanche Warning issued for higher reaches | Rs 9.81 cr Outdoor Stadium coming up in Udhampur: Govt | Shiksha Niketan School organizes Turban Tying Competition | G L S Public School celebrates Annual day | Modi a Charioteer of BJP victory chariot | The creator | Sacred Shrine Of Bawa Guru | Israel-India friendship may hit a new ground | Maximum teachers, lecturers asked to join election duty | PDP MLA complains of lowering of protocol by government official | HC quashes FIR in rape case | HC asks state to consider claim of petitioner for promotion as BMO | 4,80,493 yatris paid obeisance at Amarnath in last 2 years | Over 2.50 lakh pension cases pending in state | PDP MLA enters into heated arguments with PHE minister over Jhelum dredging issue | HC directs CAPD dept to supply ration to FPS dealer if dealership subsists | Govt spent Rs. 1.20 Cr on repair, construction of 168 mosques | 185 security personnel killed in militancy in last 3 years in Kashmir | 97 lakh people get Aadhar cards in JK | Speaker drops bombshell in Assembly, claims his security protocol was breached | MNP urges govt to implement DBT | 210 complaints filed over encroachment of Hindu migrants'properties: Govt | 379 acres of land encroached in Jammu: Govt | J&K Mixed Martial Art team shines | JCF organizes literary cum musical programme | IGNOU extends date for submission of registration | 'Qurrah' for aspiring Haj pilgrims on Jan 19 | Power shut down | JTC, SKF allege Govt depriving KP community of all rights | CBI enquiry into use of substandard material in NH-44 Ramban-Udh demanded | Anganwari workers, helpers stage protest | ReT Teachers Forum holds meeting, wows to fight injustice | NCB destroys 20 kgs narcotics drugs | Warm farewell given to SDM Akhnoor | JKReTTF Provincial level meeting held | Randhawa inaugurates lane, drain at Mohalla Tarkhana | Pesticide industries polluting atmosphere of Samba: Rajeshwar Singh | JKPRM nominates Fazal on tehsil president | Unique Public school, Kv no1 emerges winner in Kababdi tournament | JSS students participate in International Karate Championship | Programme on sensitization of immunization in slums organized | Kashmiri boy wins 'Muscle Model title' at Fit Factor India | Safaikaramcharis strike turns Udhampur into 'garbage' city | Kamla accuses Govt of neglecting Home Guards | MCB sweepers stage protest against pending salaries | 'ASHA workers' hold daylong protest demonstration | Freezing cold in Kashmir; rain or snow predicted | Details regarding Kawa's arrest being collected:Govt | Fire in forest along LoC triggers landmine blasts | Choudhary elected as gen secy of AJKGBC | Panchayat resigns as chairman Raj Bans Sabha Biradari | Jan lashes out at Govt over poor healthcare services in Poonch | Govt sets up expert group to study development deficit: Drabu | Uniform Labour Code will be a landmark initiative | Back Issues  
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After raising hue and cry, BJP leaders maintain silence in Assembly
'Holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh, job discrimination with Jammu'
1/18/2018 12:01:54 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 17: Ahead of the assembly session the BJP was busy raising hue and cry over discrimination with Jammu region. However, since the day assembly session has started the saffron party has maintained silence on these issues, thus putting its leaders in a tight stop. The BJP had demanded an impartial probe into all appointments made by the Jammu and Kashmir State Public Service Commission (PSC) during the past there years. Claiming that candidates from Jammu region were neglected and only 10% to 20% made it to the selection lists, BJP state spokesman Prof Virender Gupta had said, "BJP demands that the Jammu & Kashmir government should hold an impartial enquiry into the selections made in various posts by the Public Service Commission in the last two to three years to address the grievances and suspicions of candidates belonging to Jammu region about the process." However, none of the BJP leaders have raised the issue in the ongoing Legisl...
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BJP contemplating action against its MLA
Assembly outburst
1/18/2018 12:01:41 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: BJP MLA from Marh Sukhnandan Choudhary's Tuesday intervention in the budget debate in the Assembly has rattled the BJP leadership in general and the BJP ministers in particular. What has rattled and shocked them all the more was his comparison of the PDP-BJP coalition government with the earlier NC-Congress regime and his unambiguous charge that the PDP-BJP coalition government was "anti-Jammu" and his suggestion that the Omar Abdullah-led NC-Congress coalition Government was better where "his voice was heard" and the "issues he raised were addressed". Participating in the budget debate, Choudhary had raised several issues and said that he was not just an...
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Over 12k Doctors, Engineers jobless in Jammu; Kashmir 45% ahead in employment
1/18/2018 12:01:28 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: The number of educated unemployed youth is witnessing serious surge in Jammu. The region, as compared to Srinagar, has more than 45 percent youth having MBBS, Engineering, Diploma and post graduate degrees, but jobless. As per the official data, in possession of the Early Times, there are at present 11,807 doctors, engineers and post- graduates from Jammu region without a job while as the number of jobless youth with similar degrees is much less in Srinagar. Figures coming to fore are bellying the claims of equitable development and equal opportunities to the youth of the state. Data reveals that at present, there are 60 doctors with MBBS degrees joble...
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Jammu constables face discrimination
1/18/2018 12:01:22 AM
K Koushal Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: The constables of Jammu and Kashmir Police in Jammu region are victims of discrimination, as they are still drawing their salaries in the unrevised pay grade. According to sources, the constables of Jammu region are still getting salaries under unrevised pay scale, while as their counterparts in Kashmir region, Reasi district, Udhampur district and some other districts of Jammu province are enjoying revised pay scale, with hike. As per notification of Government of Jammu and Kashmir Finance Department, Civil Secretariat dated 20th January 2015 "In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to section 124 of the constitution of Jammu and Kashm...
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1296 kanals land occupied by politicians, influential persons
'Banks of Chenab illegally encroached
1/18/2018 12:01:15 AM
Arun Singh Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: Around 1296 kanals of State Land has been illegally occupied by some politicians, influential persons along the banks of River Chenab in Jammu area but astonishingly concerned department has maintained no records of such illegal occupants which exhibits nexus of revenue officials with the land mafia. Several influential persons including senior politicians and other have unauthorizedly occupied large chunks of restricted lands along the banks of the river Chenab starting from Kanachak to Lalyal, Pango, Sunjwan etc. Even some former ministers have constructed their farm houses on the banks but no entries in the revenue records have been maintai...
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J&K State Cooperative Bank gives 'damn' to austerity circular issued by government
Resorts to wasteful expenditure by publishing thousands of wall calendars, diaries
1/18/2018 12:00:55 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Given the fact that cooperative banks in the state are running into huge losses, the state government had ordered these banks to adopt austerity measures. However, on ground the government directives are not heeded to by the people manning these banks. Despite the government directive that no cooperative bank should publish calendars or diaries for the present year, the leading cooperative bank in the state the J &K State Cooperative Bank ...
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India needs to act before 'terroristan' hands over nukes to ultras
For Pak PM Hafiz Saeed is 'sahab'
1/18/2018 12:00:28 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: Despite United States blocking the financial aid to Pakistan, neighboring country seems to be unmoved and continues to patronize terror and the terrorists. More than a month after the release of Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi described him as "Sahab" and said there is no case against him. The terror chief who masterminded the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai nine years ago and who carries a US-announced $1 million bounty on his head since his release has been making attempts to launch his political party and he will be running for elected office this year. An analyst while talking to Early Times said, " Abbasi ca...
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Flood Control department disregards directions of Court, CM Secretariat
1/18/2018 12:00:10 AM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: In contempt of the directions of the High court and orders of the Chief Minister, the department of flood control is not taking action against allegedly encroachers of Gair Mumkin Choie/ Nallah at Lower Barnai. As per documents in possession of Early Times, on 2-12-2017, a group of inhabitants of lower Barnai met with official of the Flood Control department and informed them that Ashwani Kumar S/o Mohan Lal, Deepak Mangotra S/o Surinder Kumar...
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MAM college toilets mock at PM's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
1/17/2018 11:59:45 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: The pathetic condition of toilets at Government MAM College Jammu mock at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Bathrooms and toilets located in hostel are stinking and have gone from bad to worse with the passage of time. Cursory look on these toilets is testimony to the fact that the Principal of the college doesn't have any civic sense who does not seem to have either visited the spot to see the problem or any information feedback system ha...
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BJP legislators exposing own ministers in Assembly, 'Free for All' situation in Saffron camp
1/17/2018 11:57:34 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: There is completely "free for all situation" in BJP because party MLAs are exposing their own ministers in the Legislative Assembly. From January 2 when budget session of the Legislative Assembly was started BJP ministers are facing criticism not only from opposition but they are facing fierce criticism from their own MLAs. Today BJP ministers were especially targeted by party legislators in the Lower House. One of the party legislators during debate on grants of Parliamentary Affairs Ministry handed over a letter to the Deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmed Gurezi, who was presiding over proceedings of the House, against his own minister. There is completely chaos...
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Govt may go for special audit of treasuries across J&K
Embezzlement at sub-treasury in north Kashmir
1/17/2018 11:57:23 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR: Government is likely to hold a special audit of all treasuries in Jammu and Kashmir after financial irregularities were reported in one of the treasuries in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Sources said that government has taken a serious note of the financial irregularities that have taken place at sub-treasury Trehgam in Kupwara district. “Several treasuries are under the scanner. A special audit may also be conducted in all treasuries across the state,” a...
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Against 7 days assurance, CUJ fails to upload answer keys even after 3 weeks
Entrance examination for 21 non-gazetted posts
1/17/2018 11:51:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 17: The Central University of Jammu (CUJ) had assured to upload the answer keys of entrance examination within seven days after conducting the written test for 21 posts of non-gazetteed cadre but over three weeks have passed answer keys have not been uploaded till date. The Central University of Jammu (CUJ) had conducted entrance tests for various non-gazetteed posts including System Analyst, Assistant Engineer, Professional Assistant Library, Pharmacist, Security Officer, Hostel Attendant, Information Scientist, Junior Engineer Civil, Junior Engineer Electrical, Nurse, Hindi Translator, Security Inspector, Senior Technical Assistant Computer, Senior Techni...
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Scared of NIA charge-sheet, Hurriyat softens stand
1/17/2018 11:51:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 17: Even as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is set to file charge-sheet against the separatist leaders arrested last year in connection with the infamous Hawala funding, the Hurriyat Conference has suddenly softened its stand saying they were ready for talks. The so called joint resistance leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has issued a formal statement saying they were not against dialogue. "No sane person would oppose a meaningful dialogue process as a means of conflict resolution, especially when the entire nation is reeling under grueling repression and paying so dearly," the leaders said ...
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SC upholds appointment of constable operators after redrawing merit list
1/17/2018 11:51:26 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 17: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea, challenging J &K High Court's dismissal of a petition filed by Manmohan Khajuria and others seeking quashing of two orders on the appointment of as constables operators in police department. "A letter dated 12 January 2018 has been circulated by the petitioners for withdrawing the special leave petition with liberty to file fresh petition in case necessity arises. The special leave petition is dismissed as withdrawn with (the) liberty," said a division bench of the apex court comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta. A Division Bench of the High Court comprising had dismissed two LPAs challenging th...
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Candidates in Panchayat polls to be provided security cover
1/17/2018 11:51:20 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 17: Union Ministry of Home and the Defence Ministry plan to issue new instructions to the security forces and the Army deployed in J&K to ensure peaceful polling for Panchayat elections and secure maximum participation by people. Official sources say that while the Army deployed on the LoC and the BSF guarding the IB have been told to upgrade the security and anti-ingress grid, the security forces and the police have been told to arrest potential mischief mongers who could pose problems during the Panchayat election. Sources said that the proposed Panchayat elections seem to be a difficult exercise in south Kashmir where the by-poll for the Lok Sabha seat co...
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Finally SMC to undertake Segregated Waste Collection
Bidding for IEC work initiated
1/17/2018 11:51:14 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 16: After almost two years of long wait Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is all set to start door to door collection of Segregated Waste within a month's time from all the 35 wards of the city. The bidding process for this work has been initiated by the corporation. Details available with Early Times reveal that SMC will be taking up segregated waste collection from Feb 2nd week in 35 wards of Srinagar city. For ensuring residents of city make proper segregation of waste, SMC is hiring services of concerned voluntary organisations for which Request for Proposal (RFP) has already been invited. To seek feedback and queries from the potential bidders SM...
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Two engineers suspended, 2 employees disengaged following collapse of footbridge in Poonch
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1/17/2018 11:51:06 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 17: Rural Development Department (RDD) Minister Advocate Abdul Haq Khan has taken a strong note of Early Times report titled 'Foot Bridge collapses before inauguration and ordered strict action against the engineers and employees of Block Development Office Loran-Poonch. Following the same Assistant Commissioner Development Poonch, Mukhtar Ahmad has placed two engineers under suspension and disengaged two contractual employees for the negligence. He has recommended the suspension of Assistant Executive Engineer and served an explanation letter to Block Development Officer. On Tuesday Early Times carried a news report titled, 'Foot ...
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2011 batch KAS want early rotation
1/17/2018 11:50:53 PM
Early Times Report POONCH, Jan 17: For the first time all the KAS officers of 2011 batch were allotted Junior Scale instead of allotting them departments. This was a step to bring reformation in KAS services. Official sources said that unlike in past, the KAS officers in the State, who qualify the civil services examination, were directly appointed into Junior Scale Cadre and all of them have to serve in various government departments on rotational basis. As per sources a total of 198 KAS officers of 2011 batch have been waiting for rotation as they have already completed more than two years of mandatory service and have sought rotation. The KAS officers informed Early Times that unl...
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Security forces' major challenge in Kashmir
Inducing youth to shun violence
1/17/2018 11:50:48 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 17: Security forces - Army, CRPF and J&K police -- are seriously tackling unrest in the Kashmir Valley, but they are facing a major challenge: recruitment of radicalized locals by terrorist organizations on an unprecedented scale. This challenge can be and must be surmounted and it can be. There are cases of youth joining militancy and returning back to their homes. The Majid Khan case is one such example. This 20-year-old boy from Anantnag had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) but he surrendered to the police in November. Many factors had led to his return. The way the security forces rescues an injured militant Aqib Iqbal Malik could be one the factors. I...
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G L S Public School celebrates Annual day
Maximum teachers, lecturers asked to join election duty
PDP MLA complains of lowering of protocol by government official
HC quashes FIR in rape case
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Govt spent Rs. 1.20 Cr on repair, construction of 168 mosques
185 security personnel killed in militancy in last 3 years in Kashmir
97 lakh people get Aadhar cards in JK
Speaker drops bombshell in Assembly, claims his security protocol was breached
MNP urges govt to implement DBT
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379 acres of land encroached in Jammu: Govt
J&K Mixed Martial Art team shines
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'Qurrah' for aspiring Haj pilgrims on Jan 19
Power shut down
JTC, SKF allege Govt depriving KP community of all rights
CBI enquiry into use of substandard material in NH-44 Ramban-Udh demanded
Anganwari workers, helpers stage protest
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NCB destroys 20 kgs narcotics drugs
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JKReTTF Provincial level meeting held
Randhawa inaugurates lane, drain at Mohalla Tarkhana
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JKPRM nominates Fazal on tehsil president
Programme on sensitization of immunization in slums organized
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