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GCET: Engineering College or Central Jail for students?
Punishment or reward for hardwork!
8/23/2014 12:09:35 AM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Jammu, Aug 22: Having seemingly become habitual of treating even professional colleges with contempt, Jammu and Kashmir Government has shifted Government College for Engineering and Technology (GCET) Jammu to an isolated place completely disconnected from the world outside. Students who are studying in the college feel as if they have been shifted to a jail, 20 kilometres away from Jammu city with no facility around. What to talk of major requirements of the engineering students, even those facilities which could be easily termed minimal are not available in and around the campus. Essential commodity shops are located several kilometres away from the college. There is no bank in and around the campus. Students face extreme difficulty in depositing fee or withdrawing money or opening a bank account. Being a completely rural area, no bank has extended ATM facility. Even for withdrawing petty amounts, students are forced to either take Janipur route or the road towa...
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Ministers misuse welfare funds to woo voters
8/23/2014 12:09:01 AM
Arun Singh Jammu, Aug 22: In order to consolidate their vote banks, some sitting ministers are misusing the welfare funds meant for labourers under Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board by giving it in undeserving hands. Sources told Early Times that Government had constituted Building and Others Construction Workers Welfare Board (BOCWWB) for welfare of labourer to provide them various financial assistances working in building and other allied construction works in the state. “The board was constituted in 2008 and since then it started charging one percent cess on all construction works casting over Rs 10 lakhs from 2009 as a result Board has collected more than Rs ...
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Minor domestic help physically abused, tortured by Jammu businessman
Police acts ignorant, abusive!
8/23/2014 12:08:17 AM
K Koushal JAMMU, Aug 22: Bruised and battered buttocks of 11 years old boy narrated a gruesome story of a cruel employer who tortured the young domestic help Brijesh since last seven to eight months, the reason for which, still eludes the victim's family. Choked, his father Suresh,a resident of Behriech, Uttar Pradesh (UP), unable to speak to this scribe over the incident just looked in oblivion while narrating the incident in broken tenor saying "Dawai ke ek hazaar le lo aur Jammu chor ke ...
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"No" job opportunities for Agri graduates in J&K leads to decline in enrollment
8/23/2014 12:06:16 AM
Akshay Azad Jammu, Aug 22: The Kashmir and Jammu wings of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) have been producing Agriculture graduates annually for the last many years but there were almost no job opportunities available for the passouts in the state, leading to a decline in their enrollment in the two universities. Sources informed Early Times that SKUAST-J, which is funded by state Government, has been witnessing regular decline in enrollment of students for Graduation in Agriculture. In year 2006-07, only 31 students had opted followed by 46 in year 2007-08, 55 in 2008-09 and 53 in 2009-10. Moreover for the year 2010-11, the enrollment saw furth...
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NC's Chief Ministerial candidate has no seat to fight elections from
8/23/2014 12:06:09 AM
Jehangir Rashid SRINAGAR, Aug 22: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah might have declared himself as the Chief Ministerial candidate of National Conference for 2014 Assembly elections, but the truth of matter is that Omar is yet to find a constituency where from he will fight the elections. The National Conference is delaying the issuance of the fourth list of candidates and the primary reason is that they are not able to find a 'safe' seat for their working president who also happens to be the Chief Minister of the state. There are no more safe bastions and as such the party leadership is in a fix as to where from Omar will fight the elections. Sonwar was the last choice for Omar, but of late...
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Comedy of error turns tables around
Rana and his 45 listeners
8/23/2014 12:05:48 AM
Early Times Report nagrota, Aug 22: Sharing his dream of transforming Nagrota into Nawan Jammu, with forty-five listeners (who necessarily may not be his followers) National Conference (NC) Provincial President, Devender Singh Rana sought six years to make his dream come true. Rana said if Jammu has expanded beyond Bari Brahmana, there is no reason why Nagrota cannot become a modern township keeping in view its topographical bliss, scenic splendour, huge land mass, rivulets and open spaces. ...
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GMC&H administration cares a damn for labour Laws
Pays skilled employees @ Rs 150 per day; 120 employees without salary for one year
8/23/2014 12:04:37 AM
Bijay Charak Jammu, Aug 22: In brazen violation of Labour laws, the administration of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu is paying Rs. 4500 per month to skilled employees for the last several years, instead of Rs. 6750. Moreover, nearly 120 employees working in Mechanical and Central Heating division of GMC&H are without salary for the last around one year. Sources informed Early Times that around 120 employees of Mechanical and Central Heating division of GMC&H, who were working as contractual/need base employees were without salary since November, 2013. Moreover, as per Labour laws, a skilled worker is entitled to Rs. 225 per day but administration is treating them a...
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Listless NC testing risky waters?
8/23/2014 12:04:26 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 22: Not much long back when National Congress High Command showed doors to its potential candidate Ajatshatru Singh paving way for its heavyweight lieutenant Devinder Singh Rana to take over Nagrota constituency for the forthcoming state elections, it has stirred another hornet's nest in Gulmarg constituency where the uncleshipman is all set to dusk on former Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal and National Conference Provincial Secretary Showkat Ahmad Mir's prospects who is likely to step aside to accommodate Mustafa Kamaal for the contest. As per a usual temperament of a Jammu politician, while Ajatshatru Singh is said to have eaten the humble pie, Showkat A...
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Alert sounded about possibility of kidnapping of foreign tourists in Valley
8/23/2014 12:04:16 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 22: The intelligence agencies have sounded an alert about the possibility of the kidnapping of foreign tourists by those who are said to be getting radicalized by the ISIS in Kashmir. According to highly placed intelligence sources, information has been received that ISIS has inducted some highly radicalized youth in the Valley and could be using them to kidnap the foreign tourists for ransom or for some shocking results. "The posters of the world's most dreaded terrorist outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have already surfaced in the Kashmir. But now there are reports that it may soon get into action as it has roped in some youth," said a senior ...
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Non-Muslims in J&K are not a minority
Majority view
8/23/2014 12:04:09 AM
Neha Jammu, Aug 22: A number of so-called trouble-shooters and Kashmir experts have been suggesting that Kashmiris are a "beautiful nation" and that "democracy means that majority decides". "It is my desire to see Kashmir issue should get resolved. It is such a beautiful nation, the violence should end and love should rule here. We should forget the petty things and love should rule…Democracy means that majority decides. J&K is the only State in India which had its own constituent Assembly and whatever that Assembly decided, the Constitution of India accepted and incorporated that," said one such "Kashmir expert" in Srinagar the other day. Kashmiris are not a different nation; they are par...
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Sham's statement aimed at minimizing BJP effect in Jammu?
Demand for Hindu Chief Minister
8/23/2014 12:03:52 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 22: Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) seems to have been pushed to the wall after Congress Minister Sham Lal Sharma dropped the political bombshell when he called for a Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP was looking forward to the August 25 function of Kathua when its national president Amit Shah will be visiting the state first time after assuming the chair. The BJP in J&K is moving with the mission 44+ and Amit Shah's visit to the state is seen a step towards fulfilling their dream which looks difficult but not impossible. Shah is expected to raise the pitch for Hindu Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir from Jammu but all his move was hijacked by...
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Chaos in BJP as party speaking different language
8/23/2014 12:03:40 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 22: There is total chaos in BJP because Jammu and Kashmir units of party are moving in different directions. While as Jammu unit of the party has endorsed stand of PHE Minister, Sham Lal on Hindu Chief Minister of J&K, Kashmir unit of BJP is opposing Hindu Chief Minister for the State. Anil Gupta, spokesman of the state BJP today while indirectly endorsing stand of Sham Lal Sharma stated that a Hindu can be Chief Minister. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, a newly inducted BJP leader from Kashmir while commenting on Sharma's statement termed this statement as immature intentions. He said this statement has removed the veil from the face of Congress who are using Hindu Car...
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Commoner in Kashmir not averse to the idea
8/23/2014 12:03:33 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 22: Even as the major political parties of state have reacted cautiously to a Congress leader's demand for a Hindu Chief Minister for Jammu Kashmir, the commoner in Kashmir is not averse to the idea. They see no harm in the demand. A group of Kashmir University teachers said there was no harm in having a Hindu Chief Minister. "This is a secular country and anybody who fulfils the prescribed criterion can become the Chief Minister. A person, who is a registered voter, is of sound mind and suffers no disability whatsoever under any law can be the Chief Minister irrespective of the faith he professes." But this is what the books on constitution say. The reali...
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Says LAHDC is not NC property
Karbalai ridicules NC statement
8/23/2014 12:03:26 AM
Javaid Naikoo srinagar, Aug 22: Responding to reports about removal of Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) LAHDC, Kargil by National Conference ahead of Assembly elections, the CEC, Asgar Karbalai said the NC leader was day dreaming like his colleagues. Karbalai said Congress was not afraid of NC and LAHDC is not the property of NC. He said that Congress has the majority in LAHDC and that is what has crowned him with LAHDC head today and added that NC which has 11 members in LAHDC and Congress 15 members. "The question of my removal does not arise," he said. "Budget is not a game one can play in minutes, we are almost through and have decided that on August 27 we will pass the budget plan ...
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Mother of five running from pillar to post for BPL ration card for a year
Beyond ' responsive governance'!
8/22/2014 11:33:40 PM
GS Asgotra Jammu, Aug 22: Amidst claims of accountability and transparency in governance, Sunita Devi, a widow and mother of five has been running from pillar to post to get BPL ration card for years so that she could feed her children. "I am visiting Consumers Affair Public Distribution Department (CAPD) office Bishnah, seeking issuance BPL card, but no one is paying attention to my plight, said Sunita, narrating her story. "It seems that government has failed to provide ration to its ci...
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Open loot by Government schools in Doda
Extra fee being charged from poor students
8/22/2014 11:27:57 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Kishtwar, Aug 22: Mocking at the initiatives of the government to avail free school education to the children, there are reports that several government schools in Kishtwar district are duping poor students and their parents by demanding fee from them under various heads. After reports of charging of extra monthly as well as examination fee by the private schools in Doda and Kishtwar District, the people from various rural areas of Doda District are now complaining that the managements of varoius government schoools in Doda and its peripheral areas have repeatedly been charging extra examination fee from the poor students. As per the details available with "EarlyTimes...
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Survey vindicated PDP's assessment
Future of NC-Cong
8/22/2014 11:27:46 PM
Rustam JAMMU, Aug 22: Former Deputy Chief Minister and PDP MP in the Lok SabhaMuzaffarHussainBeig is a senior Kashmir-based politician. He is someone who can easily and accurately feel the people's pulse and suggest what is in store of various political parties active in the Valley. On Thursday, he predicted a doom for the NC and the Congress and asserted that the game of the NC-Congress coalition is over. "The people are counting days to see the end of the National Conference-Congress government in the state which has got them nothing but miseries and pain over the years. 'Both NC and Congress' are responsible for the sufferings of the people," Baig said at Uri in Baramulla district....
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BJP to start Kashmir groundbreaking exercise today
8/22/2014 11:27:18 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 22: Eying a host of the civil society and political groups, Bhartiya Janata Party [BJP] is poised to start on Saturday a major groundbreaking exercise to fulfill its ambition of winning 44 seats and forming its own government in Jammu and Kashmir. Leaders of the party, that swept the Parliamentary polls in May this year with lead in 33 Assembly segments in Jammu and Ladakh, have already unfolded their plan and named it 'Mission 44-plus'. Union Agriculture Minister Radhay Mohan Singh, who is entrusted with a key political responsibility alongwith the BJP President Amit Shah and the national General Secretary incharge J&K JP Nadda, is arriving in Srinagar...
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SHRC confined to flames of NC-Congress battle
2 months on, Commission sans Chairman, members
8/22/2014 11:27:08 PM
Bivek Mathur Jammu, Aug 22: State government's hypocrisy towards human rights has been exposed by the fact that for over two months, it has not cared to appoint a chairman and members to the State Human Rights Commission after they achieved their superannuation in June this year. The term of then Chairman-Rafiq Fida and two other members of the SHRC expired in June 2014 leaving the Commission totally redundant. Sources within the Commission maintained that the appointment of the four members and the Chairman is pending solely because of the reason that both Congress and National Conference leaders have turned adamant to place their favourites on the vacant posts and the Chief Minister ...
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Showkat Mir asks NC to go by democratic procedure in nominations
'NC was nowhere in Gulmarg till I joined in'
8/22/2014 11:25:08 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 22: Former Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal and National Conference Provincial Secretary Showkat Ahmad Mir on Friday said his party will be going against the set democratic procedure if it gives mandate to anybody else other than him from Gulmarg constituency for the upcoming assembly elections. Mir said that all the three organizational blocks-Gulmarag, Kunzar and Bangil have recommended only his name before the NC's parliamentary board and if his party preferred DrShiekh Mustafa Kamal over him, the same will be a breach of set democratic procedure involved in the nominations of party candidates. "You know NC's popularity graph in Gulmarag constituency...
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LOCAL NEWS
Police's claim in air, snatchers rob a lady in posh locality
KPs living in stone age under Omar Govt: JTC/SKF
Bovine smuggling bids foiled in Jammu, Doda
Army finds 50-Metre-long tunnel running from POK: Sources
Gunfight breaks out in Zaloora, 2 top LeT militants among trapped
Court acquits 7 in bomb blast case
Power shut down
Vikramaditya asks people of Jammu to remain united
Various organizations hail Govt for promotion of KailashKundYatra
SCCBAU Trust objects Kashmiri Hindu Shrines Bill 2009
PHE daily wagers continue to protest for regularization
Journey for women in public transport continues to be worrisome
Man held for killing relative
J&K GEJCC holds meeting, highlights demands
CB books four in financial misappropriation by Vikrant Finance Company
Man found dead after alleged abduction by his kin
Fertile land of hundreds of kanals with standing crops eroded at Village Indri Pattan
Vaid tours border villages, appeals people to support BJP
PDP Youth leader joins AIF, gets candidature
Obi Mobiles collaborate with Mahajan electronics
Charri Mubarak leaves for Holy Kailashkund
Meeting between GVK management, retrenched employees ends in dead lock
Machail yatra crosses one lakh mark
Bhalla dedicates Rs 1 cr LED lights at Bahu Fort
OBCs VikasManch holds protests, demands reservation
Protest held over attacking first year student
Ganderbal shocker: 13 shops, ATM looted in 'mass burglary'
RS Pura neglected by NC-Congress : Dr Gagan
BJP holds protest demonstration against 'erratic power' supply
Ensure fair probe in killing of cop: Sharma
NPSU lambasts Govt for appeasing Kashmiri people
Max Hospital performs new technique for high risk 'bypass surgery'
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu again, civilians injured
Huge quantity of arms, ammunition recovered from Vilgam hideout
Jammu based ministers are toothless paper tigers: Harsh
BSNL loses scores of customers daily for excessive billing, erratic service
Handover official accommodation to JRC Mumbai: HC
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