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Contractual staff gets preferential posting, top positions in JKEDI
Governing Body 'fooled' to get salary hike for blue-eyed coordinators
2/16/2020 11:29:36 PM
JEHANGIR RASHID Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 16: The administration of Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) continues to violate laid down norms and mock at the decisions taken by its Governing Body (GB) from time to time. The administration finds it easy to befool the GB headed by the Chief Secretary. Sources told Early Times that the EDI administration after getting the approval of GB to one of its decisions has been posting the contractual and need basis employees on top and equally sensitive positions; while the employees appointed for the job on regular basis are serving on positions they are not even eligible for. “In one such example, the Institute in its 16th GB meeting held in December 2012 under the chairmanship of the then Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal got approval for 'Fixation of honorarium for Coordinators engaged for reaching out to far flung areas of Jammu & Kashmir'. As per the minutes of the meeting, the agenda item was discussed thr...
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Shah Faesal’s political career ends even before it could begin
2/16/2020 11:28:49 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 16: Jammu and Kashmir administration slapping Public Safety Act (PSA) against the bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal is a clear message that no political leader with even slight inclination towards separatism will be tolerated. Faesal, an IAS topper, had quit the government job last year and floated his own political party, Jammu and Kashmir Political Movement (JKPM). “Faesal taking a plunge into mainstream politics had triggered speculations that he en...
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We remain firm on decisions on Art 370, CAA despite pressure: PM
2/16/2020 11:28:06 PM
Agencies Varanasi (UP), Feb 16: Ruling out a rethink on decisions on CAA and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps, which have been taken in national interest, despite pressure from all sides. "Be it the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir or the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the country waited for decisions on these for years," he told a public meeting here during a day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency. "These decisions were necessary in the interest of the nation. Duniya bhar ke saarey dabaon ke bawjood, inn faislon par hum qayam hain, qayam rahengey (Despite pressure from al...
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Confused NC issuing confusing statements
Kashmir wing says no to polls, Jammu leaders say “we are ready”
2/16/2020 11:27:51 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 16: Confusion and chaos seems to have become the very permanent guests at the head quarters of national conference as its leaders have been speaking in contrary tunes, taking contrary stands and issuing contrary statements. On February 13, the Election Commission (EC) announced that by-elections for over 12500 vacant Panchayat seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be conducted from March 5 to March 20. The process is going to be the first major political exercise in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status (Article 370) and bifurcated the erstwhile State into two Union Territories—J&K and Ladakh on August 5 last year by ...
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Water purifiers lying defunct since months in CUJ, admin in slumber
Faculty, students compelled to drink non-purified water
2/16/2020 11:27:31 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 16: The administration of Central University of Jammu (CUJ) is reportedly in deep slumber as the water-purifiers installed over the water coolers have been lying defunct for months together, thus supplying un-purified potable water to all in the varsity. The students as well as faculty members of the varsity have been forced to drink non-purified water despite availability of the water-purifiers installed over the water coolers. Sources informed Early Times that the water supply to the administrative wings as well as departments and faculty quarters was through a tube-well. For the convenience of the students and faculty members, water coolers fitted with ...
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Jammu’s Border belts without Trauma centres, Critical Ambulances, expose Health Deptt
2/16/2020 11:27:16 PM
NITESH SANGRAL EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 16: The residents of the sensitive border areas of Jammu province have been living under constant threat as Pakistan frequently resorts to indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling but instead of providing complete facilities to them, Health Department Jammu is rubbing salt on their wounds by not providing much-required health services. Here need to mention that Pakistan’s forces have made lives of border residents as hell by targeting residential areas which cause grave losses not only to humans but livestock but negligible or less efforts were made by the concerned authority to establish fully equipped Trauma Centres, provision of bullet p...
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PMGSY becomes golden goose in Rajouri
Despite incomplete, dilapidated condition of roads, payments being released
2/16/2020 11:26:58 PM
ANKIT KESSAR EARLY TIMES REPORT RAJOURI, Feb 16: Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojan (PMGSY) has allegedly become golden goose in Rajouri district where despite incomplete road projects, dilapidated conditions of newly constructed roads, the payments are being released by the department. Sources told Early Times that the condition of most of the roads under PMGSY is in bad state, the blacktopping of many roads has started peeling off. They further said that there is Dhand Kote to Leeran road...
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Languishing projects again stuck despite cleared by JKIDFC
2/16/2020 11:26:30 PM
ISHTIYAQ AHMAD EARLY TIMES REPORT SRINAGAR, Feb 16: Approved by Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Limited (JKIDFC) for funding after remaining pending for years, several government departments have failed to make any progress on languishing projects in the new Union Territory. Since December 2018, JKIDFC has approved around 5000 projects for funding which were languishing for years in Jammu and Kashmir. However, several government departments are yet to resume work on these projects. “Some of the projects like road widening and construction of roads are languishing for years. Despite availability of funds, the Roads and Buildings Department, Housing and ...
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NIA stumbles upon ''evidence'' of terror funding through cross-LoC trade during DySP case probe
2/16/2020 11:26:22 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 16: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has stumbled upon "evidence" of funding of terror groups through cross-border trade during its probe into the case of Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh who was caught escorting militants out of Kashmir Valley, officials said on Sunday. The officials said NIA investigators grilled self-styled commander of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen terror group Syed Naveed Mushtaq Ahmed alias Naveed Babu, who was caught with Singh, about the funding of the organisation and the way they had been in touch with their masters in Pakistan. The agency has stumbled upon "evidence" of terror financing through cross-LoC t...
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Despite availability of funds, construction of 4 girls’ hostels yet to begin
Hr Education mulling to divert funds to other hostels’ construction
2/16/2020 11:26:15 PM
EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 16: Despite availability of funds, the construction of four girls’ hostel buildings in several districts of Kashmir valley and one in Kargil district is yet to begin, following which the Higher Education department has reportedly mulling to divert funds for the construction of other hostels. According to the documents available, under Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP) Rs. 50 Crore was allocated for construction of girls’ hostels in seven degree colleges including GDC Paloura, GDC Bhaderwah, GDC Rajouri, GDC Bemina, GCW Kupwara, GCW Pulwama, GDC Kargil. Former Minister for Higher Education Altaf Bukhari on 30th May, 2017 had released an amount of Rs...
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Embezzlement of ration, funds surfaced in Mendhar
Two Anganwari centres functioning without staff
2/16/2020 11:26:03 PM
RAJESH TANDON EARLY TIMES REPORT MENDHAR, Feb 16: A scam of ration and funds has surfaced in Mendhar tehsil of district Poonch, where two anganwari centers have been functioning without staff and children and the ration sanctioned for these anaganwari centers is being stocked at one of its anaganwari worker. Sources told Early Times that there are two anganwari centres including Peer Heaider Shah Ziarat Chhajala and Mohalla Dora Chhajala. “Peer Heaider Shah Ziarat was being operated by a Anganwari worker and a helper but after the marriage of it worker, which took place nearly 6-7 years ago, since then the center has not been functioning. Similarly the other center at Mohalla Dora ...
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After ACB raids, unnerved CE visits under investigation Engineer’s residence in Bijbehara
2/16/2020 11:24:33 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Feb 16: After Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raids at the residence of former Executive Engineer of PHE Division Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Bijbehara town; a top engineer, who heads one of the departments in Kashmir, met the officer on Saturday late night apparently to enquiry about the raid. Highly placed sources told Early Times that the officer, who heads one of the departments in Kashmir, was previously posted in South Kashmir as Superintend Engineer of PHE department. They said that the engineer parked his official vehicle a kilometer away from the residence of former Executive Engineer and even removed official board mentioning the name...
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LoC village lacks basic facilities
2/16/2020 11:24:08 PM
M S NAZKI EARLY TIMES REPORT POONCH, Feb 16: Baloni village of Mendhar Divsion, a remote place in Mendhar having a population of about 20 thousand souls is lacking both road and communication connectivity in this digital era. Tall claims are being made by the successive Central and State Governments for long for upliftment of the far flung, backward and hilly areas of the country/State. Though there are various Centrally Sponsored Schemes for the development of these areas but on gro...
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Marwah residents demand additional chopper flights for stranded passengers
Govt owns Rs 33 crore dues to private chopper service providers
2/16/2020 11:22:07 PM
ASIF IQBAL NAIK EARLY TIMES REPORT JAMMU, Feb 16: The people of remote Marwah and Warwan along with Dachhan area of Kishtwar District today demanded for pressing additional chopper flights to overcome the problem of huge rush of stranded passengers as well as the patients who got stuck in these areas presently under heavy snow cover. As per the details available with Early Times, hundreds of people every day are assembling at Kishtwar helipad with the hope that they will be airlifted bac...
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Strict restrictions to continue as J-K admin extends 2G mobile data service till Feb 24
Admin directs DDOs to credit 'wrongly parked' money into exchequer
ACB traps ASI red handed accepting bribe
Civilian killed, 4 injured in Pakistan shelling along LoC
Over 60 people join JKNPP
Industrialists' body welcome roadshows ahead of investment summit in J&K
Crime Branch files charge sheet against father-son duo in fake job racket
Jammu youth feeling pushed to edge due to BJP’s betrayal: Bhalla
People decry over irregular plying of passenger vehicles on some routes
Rescue operation resumes for one missing in Gurez avalanche
J&K panchayat by polls: Tight security should boost participation say officials
Govt advises DM of operating banks in J&K to reach out to masses under FIOC
Security forces search Pulwama village after input about militants' presence
Twin dustbins installed in several areas by JMC
After morning fog, weather turns pleasant in Kashmir
Border towns of Machil, Keran, Gurez remain cut off due to snow
Pathania exhorts officers for special focus on far-flung, neglected areas
Sunday market remain closed for second week in Kashmir
Chatyar Dhanwan, Lowerkote villages' endless wait for road connectivity continue
APS Kaluchak celebrates Annual Sports Day
Congress criticizes NC, BJP
JKNPP demands Rs 1 crore financial assistance to families of killed fireman
Centre failed to curb inflation, hike in LPG price: Congress
Hakla highlights demands of Gujjars, Bakarwal
Home Ministry organizes 'Bharat Darshan' tour for children
SKUAST-J faculty gets young scientist award
BJP welcomes date for commencement of Amarnath Yatra
Punjabi Sahitik Sabha conducts monthly literary meet
VC makes surprise visit to Girls' Hostels
AJKSSKS observes Nirwan Divas
Brahma Kumaris organize festivities on eve of Maha Shivratri
NGO distributes blankets among border people
DPS celebrates annual day
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