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Major selection scam surfaces in GMC's AMT school
2/10/2016 12:01:44 AM
GS Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 9: A major scam in selection of Ancillary Medical Trainees in Jammu and Kashmir Ancillary Medical Training School (AMTS) has surfaced. A close aide of former Health & Medical Education Minister has reportedly compelled the in-charge principal of AMTS to run the classes of nominated students recommended by former Health Minister despite the fact that selection list of AMTS is yet to be announced. Reliable source in department said that a close aide of former Health Minister has been influencing the functioning of department to such an extent that despite that fact the State Paramedical Council has clearly mentioned in advertisement that the aspirants' forms to be considered, who have passed examination of 12th with biology (Physic, Chemistry& Biology) and apart from these, others would not be considered for AMT. "The candidates who are eligible for trainee of ancillary in Medical Deptt are still waiting for the declaration of selection list ...
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Jammu witnessed a golden era, says BJP
Spurious claim
2/10/2016 12:01:37 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 9: The other day, the State BJP through one of its MLCs sought to give the people of Jammu province to understand that they witnessed a "golden period" when the BJP was in power in the State. The claim has been ridiculed and dismissed by the concerned people of the region. "The BJP insulted the people of Jammu region by making this ridiculous claim," said a senior advocate of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. He further added that the "BJP only rubbed salt on the wounds of the people of the region by its spurious and outrageous claim". This opinion was shared by many of his colleagues. They with one voice said that the "BJP is losing its credibility with each pas...
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Editor takes Academy for a ride; heads NGO 'clandestinely'
2/10/2016 12:01:26 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, Feb 9: At a time when the State administration headed by Governor Narendra Nath Vohra is taking pro-active steps to bring the system back on track an official of Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (AACL) continues to violate the Civil Services Rules by heading a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) although 'clandestinely'. Javaid Rahi, Editor Gojri AACL, runs an NGO-Tribal Research & Cultural Foundation (TRCF). The NGO is registered in the name of Raahi's father, Noor Mohammed who is based in Chandak Poonch. Rahi's association with the NGO is in violation of Rule 6 (3) of Employees Conduct Rules 1971 which reads, "No Government servant ...
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Ex-Cong Minister 'sold land to IPS officer's father-in-law'; Vigilance
Niki Tawi land scam
2/10/2016 12:01:18 AM
starts probe Sumit Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 9: Vigilance Organisation has launched a probe to verify whether an under construction bungalow at Niki Tawi is being raised over the land belonging to the Flood and Irrigation Control (F&IC) department. A simultaneous inquiry is also being conducted by the DC Jammu, Simrandeep Singh. The Vigilance in its communique to Tehsildar Jammu West (No. SP/SK/H.S/Veri-07/2015/199-203/ VOJ, dated 9/02/2016) has sought Khasra number of the under construction house along with the newly prepared Akash Shajra/Map of Nandani village pointing the location of the under construction house and its adjoining areas, list of beneficiaries who hav...
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BJP to take decision on Govt formation in JK today
2/10/2016 12:01:04 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 9: The Sangh is likely to take a decisive decision on the possibility of Government formation in meeting at N Delhi on Wednesday. Senior leaders of the BJP and Sangh leadership are scheduled to attend the crucial meeting. The Sangh which has worked hard on the ground to get the position where the BJP was able to come to governance is of the view BJP while moving away too much from its core ideological issues should strike a balance. The BJP will be given the feedback of the meeting and this will form the frame work for the possible meeting of the PDP president Mehbooba Mufti with the top leadership of the BJP. "The meeting will discuss the broad modali...
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Civil Society groups question appointments made in banned period
Writing to Raj Bhawan, seeking thorough probe into embezzlements
2/10/2016 12:00:55 AM
Early Times Report srinagar, Feb 9: What could send scores of Government employees into tizzy is the measure being taken by some civil society groups to question the authenticity of the appointments made in various departments during the banned period. Reports informed that not less than 50 thousands Government jobs were accorded in the State of Jammu and Kashmir in a period when the dispensation had applied a blanket ban on Government jobs. "How could the Government act as a mute spectator over such a gross violation of rules that too in a State wherein already highly educated youth are moving from pillar to post to earn livelihood," said Khalid Syed, a social activist. He added that t...
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Kashmiri opinion-makers want PM Modi to concede PDP's demands to end deadlock
2/10/2016 12:00:41 AM
ET Report JAMMU, Feb 9: A number of Kashmiri opinion-makers have ganged up against Jammu and Ladakh as well as the nation as a whole. They want re-alliance between the PDP and the BJP and also demand that the BJP Government at the centre should reassure the PDP leadership that the controversial Agenda of Alliance shall be implemented in letter and spirit and that it will be allowed to carry forward the vision and legacy of her late father Mufti Sayeed. On behalf of the PDP, they have catalogued some of the expectations of the PDP leadership from Prime Minister Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. First, "the Agenda of Alliance had promised that the coalition partners would safeguard the spec...
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Clean chit to terrorist Azhar proves Pak PM is non-entity
How long will India bleed, ask experts
2/10/2016 12:00:32 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 9: Pakistan has yet again proved that its probe into Pathankot attack was nothing more than a mere eyewash as probe panel investigating the involvement of JeM chief Masood Azhar in the attack has given him a clean chit. According to media reports a high-level team constituted by Pakistan Prime Minister to probe the recent terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot has reportedly found no evidence suggesting the involvement of Masood Azhar in the incident. Officials privy to the SIT were quoted as saying that Pakistani authorities have conveyed to New Delhi that there was no substantial evidence that could prove the involvement of Masood Azhar...
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Engineers having stakes in 'popular Govt' too brooding, lamenting
Ex -Ministers sulking in silence……
2/10/2016 12:00:21 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 9: Imposition of Governor's rule in the State has come as a welcome development for those wishing to have transparent, corruption free Government in place contrary to some having vested interests in continuance of the PDP-BJP Government. If the Ministers in the erstwhile PDP-BJP coalition Government are sulking in silence over power having gone out of hands, there is this lot who had certain stakes in continuance of the political Government. Money game in transfer industry, out of turn promotions that prospered during NC-Congress coalition and continued in the previous coalition too has come to a halt, much to disappointment of stakeholders. Sources said ove...
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Enjoying vacations in New Delhi, separatists give strike calls for Kashmir
2/9/2016 11:59:37 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 9: Personally enjoying vacations in the warmth of New Delhi with their families, Kashmir's top separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq want people of Kashmir to observe strike on the execution anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat on February 9 and 11. While Mirwaiz, after holidaying in Goa, has reached Delhi to hold discussions with his Pakistani handlers, Geelani too has reached the national capital and plans to stay back there for over a month. Sources said Geelani today visited Medanta hospital in the NCR for medical checkup and later left for his flat at posh Malviya Nagar in New Delhi. Source...
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Sensing trouble in Jammu, BJP now eyes Kashmir
2/9/2016 11:59:30 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 9: Sensing that fresh polls may be held in the state, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has restarted its membership drive in the Valley to make inroads in the region after failing the people of Jammu. The stalemate over government formation continues in the state following the demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the state is under Governor's Rule. There are now speculations that state may go for fresh polls after PDP President Mehbooba Mufti said they will only form government with the BJP only if New Delhi initiate state-specific Confidence Building Measures, which has put the BJP in a tight spot as there is strong BJP wave in Jammu for i...
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PDP-BJP coalition likely to assume office later this month
Madhav to meet PDP leadership next week, BJP -RSS leaders to meet today
2/9/2016 11:59:23 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 9: BJP national general secretary, incharge Jammu and Kashmir who is the architect of BJP-PDP agenda of Alliance last year is holding the parlays with PDP leadership next week. According to sources the Madhav will meet Mehbooba Mufti and other top leaders of PDP and discuss the modalities for government formation in the State. Sources said that Madhav will establish the channel of negotiations with PDP leadership first and try to dispel the doubts of the Party regarding the assurances made in agenda of alliance. This will be first meeting after the imposition of governors rule in the State onDecember 9 two days after the death of former Chief Minister Mufti...
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Students unhappy IGNOU counsellor
Level allegations of professional 'misconduct' against him
2/9/2016 11:59:13 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Feb 9: The students pursuing masters in social work (MSW) through IGNOU have levelled allegations of professional 'misconduct' against a counsellor. IGNOU offers various graduate, post-graduate and diploma courses to students through distance mode across the country. The university has its study centres at almost all the degree colleges of the valley and has also engaged counsellors to teach and guide the students pursuing various courses. However, the students pursuing MSW at the study centre set up at degree college (boys), Anantnag, alleged that a counsellor had been making money by selling project material. "The counsellor does not g...
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Info denied under RTI: SIC upholds JU order
BEd in 1-yr in Kashmir, 2-yrs in Jammu
2/9/2016 11:58:46 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 9:The State Information Commission (SIC) has upheld the orders of the Jammu University (JU) wherein an information seeker was denied information when he sought the reasons regarding BED course which is completed in one year in Kashmir region and two years in jammu region. Details available with Early Times reveal that one Rakesh Kumar R/o. Shiv Nagar, Jammu filed an RTI application dated: 01.09.2015 before PIO, University of Jammu. He received a response dated: 19.09.2015, but was not satisfied, as he didn't receive answer to one of his queries. Thereafter, he filed First Appeal on 28.09.2015, but again he didn't receive satisfactory answer. Finally h...
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Smuggler-official nexus vandalises forests in Ganderbal
2/9/2016 11:58:24 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 9: The open loot and plundering of green gold bysmugglers in nexus with the higher-ups of Forest department has taken a huge toll on environment and various animal species in Ghutli Bagh area of Ganderbal district. In a startling revelation, people of Afghan descent residing in Ghutli Bagh have been axing and smuggling timber in Forest Compartment no. 40-41 under the nose of district authorities thus leaving various rare species of animals on the mercy of nature. Sources said that the officials who receive huge monthly sums as share for emptying woodland have given these non-state thieves free hand to resort to loot at the cost of extremely...
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‘Only Mehbooba knows about party stand on Govt formation’
2/9/2016 11:58:16 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 9: Terming rumours surrounding government formation in J&K as 'bundle of lies', close associates of PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti said that nobody except Mehbooba has any information about the party stand on Government formation. One noted person who looks after documentation works of Mehbooba Mufti and advises her on political matters told Early Times that nobody except Mehbooba has clear stand on Government formation. He said that PDP leaders who spoke to press in open or anonymously only speak their mind and hearts out to uphold reputation among common masses merely with an intention to pose themselves as PDP leaders with know-How o...
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Family sits on hunger strike over encroachment of land
2/9/2016 11:57:28 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Feb 9: The members of a family have gone on a hunger strike at Shaheed Yaadgar Chowk in Mendhar town against the encroachment of their land by an 'influential' man. Police sources said Fazal Hussain, son of Mithu of Behra, purchased 12.9 kanals of land from Mohammad Din, son of Qadra of Behra, and his son Mohammad Shafi at Mendhar under Khasra no 688 in 1989. After selling the land, the father-son duo and their families went to Chingus, Rajouri, and s...
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100 kanals of forest land retrieved from encroachers
2/9/2016 11:54:17 PM
M S NAZKI Early Times Report Mendhar, Feb 9: Forest officials, with the help of locals, retrieved nearly 100 kanals of forest land from encroachers in compartment No 136 of Mankote was here today. Sources said in Nar area of compartment No 136, which consists of 500 kanals of forest land, nearly 100 kanals of the land had been encroached upon by some unscrupulous elements. On a tip-off provided by a forest guard, a team was constituted under Ghulam Murtaba Qureshi and forester Mohammad Issaq. The team members, with the help of locals, removed the encroachments and retrieved the land, the sources added. The whole operation was carried under the supervision of Range Officer, Mendhar....
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Minor girl of Chhattisgarh recovered, handed over to Jammu police
2/9/2016 11:54:10 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Feb 9: Acting on a specific input, police today recovered a minor Chhattisgarh girl from a house at Poochal here and handed over to Jammu police. The girl, a student of 9th, had gone missing from Muthi area of Jammu on January 23 last. She was putting up with her parents at Muthi from where she went missing. A report in this regard was lodged at Domana police station by her family. When the girl told police that she actually hailed from Muthi, they contacted Domana police station. ASI Talib Hussain was deputed by Domana police station to get her back. She was recovered from the rented accommodation of Tej Ram, son of Dharam Chand of Hav...
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Bodies of remaining 8 soldiers recovered from Siachen
JMC launches new dynamic website/mobile application
JKTF holds meet, seeks redressal of grievances
Governor meets HM
JKSUF deplores promotion of corrupt officer, seeks intervention of Governor
JKTF extends support to protest call of JCC on Feb 13
Pangotra Brahmins congregation on Feb 12
SWA expresses concern over drug addiction
SRMWC appeals people to be part of Shobha Yatra
Plus-2 Lecturers to celebrate 'Annual Lecturers' Day'
2 - day long North India Karate C'ship concludes at Kathua
NSS unit of GCW organizes blood donation camp
SAGB holds meeting
Continental India inaugurates first flagship store at Jammu
State climbers return back with 6 medals
MAM College brings laurels for exemplary performance in RD Parade
ST Peter's School organises health camp
NMA celebrates annual day function
Apple Kids holds Story, Poem recitation competition
Sanskriti School brings laurels in competition
Punjab, Haryana share victories in ongoing Football C'ship
Sun Light High School celebrates 21st annual day
APS Damana organizes prize distribution function
Chinar Primary School organizes 'Sports Day'
Incorporate Dogri on language panel of IC notes, if possible: HC
Recruitment Scam in KVIB
FY Closure: Finance Department issues circular
HC says it can be released only after Rs 1,000 are deposited in Advocates' Welfare Fund
PIL against encroachment of wetlands
MGNREGA Scam: RTI indicates misappropriations of funds in Rural Dev Deptt
EC clears 338 cases for regularization
AKMRH hold meet, highlight demands
Excise sleuths conduct raids in Jammu, Rajouri, Kathua, four women among five held
Guv approves grant of financial assistance to VCLOs
After complaints, DYSSO Rajouri, staff transferred, detached
Unidentified found dead, another unconscious
Six bovine smugglers held, 17 bovines rescued
NGHEU calls on Com/Secy Agri deptt
Abducted Handwara girl recovered from Himachal
Dr Manohar alleges Ex Dy CM's family interference in Govt deptt working
Three SHOs transferred in Udhampur
PHE employees stage protest demonstration
48 bottles of IMFL seized at lakhanpur, , One held
Protest against JDA at Gole Gujral
House hold items worth Rs 1 lakh gutted
Congress protests over shortage of doctors
J&K Bank opens business unit in Bishnah
AIBCU elects Foji Rashid as Vice President
Power shut down
Javed Rana demands monitoring of developmental works
J&K Grameen Bank organizes awareness programme
Residents of Shiv Nagar call on DDC Samba
JKP organizes 'Choona Hai Aasman Season-5'
PCB organizes seminar on waste management
J&K Grameen Bank organizes awareness programme
J&K Grameen Bank organizes awareness programme
KVS organizes 'Regional Incentive Awards Ceremony'
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