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PDP loyalist continues second innings as JKEDI Dir
Ismail Parray enjoys another 5-yr term on same post after 15-yr tenure
12/2/2018 11:15:26 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Three months before her government fell, Mehbooba Mufti as Chief Minister gave yet another extension of five years to her diehard loyalist as Director of J&K Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) immediately after his retirement. Dr Ismail Parray, the PDP loyalist, had become lone government servant who, escaping transfer, remained head of JKEDI for 15 years. And just after three weeks of his retirement, he was given five-year extension by the PDP government whose interests he has had served religiously. "He retired at the end of February 2018, and on March 21, 2018 he was reemployed on the same post for another five years", well-placed sources in the administration told Early Times. Sources said Parray, on deputation from J&K Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA) joined JKEDI and managed his permanent absorption within two years. Parray was appointed as Director JKEDI on December 9, 2003 on deputation from IMPA Srinagar, but in 2005 he managed his permanent absorption as Director JKEDI. "It happened...
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Govt not interested in redressing genuine grievances of Early Times
Public durbars or photo sessions?
12/2/2018 11:14:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Since the day Governor's rule has been imposed in the state, Advisors to the Governor have held many public durbars in the state to hear the grievances of the people. After every durbar the government claims that the Advisors passed on the spot directions to the officials to redress the grievances of the people. Early Times during the past five months has been continuously raising the issue of state run Information department resorting to discrimination wit...
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CUJ charges Rs. 40,000 for Ph.D while JU, KU in few thousands
Looting Jammuites, CUJ becomes most expensive university in state
12/2/2018 11:12:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: The Jammuites had incessantly struggled hard to get Central University of Jammu but now the same university administration has been looting Jammuties, by imposing highest ever fee structure, which is about many times higher to state universities and several central universities. The state run Jammu University has been charging few thousands for Ph.D admission while the Punjab Central University has been charging Rs. 4000 for Ph.D admission but CUJ has been charging over Rs. 40,000 for Ph.D admission, despite getting huge central funding. Moreover, in a new turn of events, a whooping Rs. 1000 per month bus fair charges are also imposed on all the student...
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For Farooq Abdullah, PoK is 'Azad Kashmir'
12/2/2018 11:11:59 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 2: For National Conference, that has ruled most of the times in Jammu and Kashmir, other part of Kashmir under the occupation of Pakistan is "Azad Kashmir". NC president and former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that this region would never be a part of Pakistan. "India can't take another part, which is Azad Kashmir. Azad Kashmir will always remain with Pakistan," he told the media in Baramulla. He said if his party comes to power in the coming assembly elections, he will fight for autonomy and "get it at any cost." He claimed that the NC was fighting for rights of people. "Autonomy is our right and New Delhi can't reject it. This pa...
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Kavinder Gupta is still Dy CM?
12/2/2018 11:11:51 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Over five months have passed since the end of PDP-BJP government, Kavinder Gupta still seems in dilemma as he has installed hoarding outside his house in Jammu identifying himself as deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. The PDP-BJP alliance collapsed on June 19 as the BJP yanked support from the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP). Since then the state is under Governor rule and the assembly has also...
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3 GMC SOs ignore transfer orders, sitting on their positions since years
12/2/2018 11:11:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Making a mockery of the transfer orders, the three influential Statistical Officers posted at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu continue to stick at their seats and not relieving the positions for others. Interestingly, one of SOs has been sitting on his position for the last eight years ostensibly using his high level contacts. Sources told Early Times that although several transfer orders of these officers were issued by the Planning Department but every time they give a damn to the transfer order and continue to remain on their positions. "In one such instance, the Planning Department had issued around three transfer orders for a senior Statisti...
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Now, PDP fields Khan to shed crocodile tears on State Subject laws
The art of political doublespeak
12/2/2018 11:11:20 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 2: After maintaining a meaningful silence on the State Subject laws during its three-year rule in coalition with the BJP, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) is now, what many believe, shedding crocodile tears on the critical issue. Reacting to reports about Governor administration's alleged fiddling with the State Subject laws, the PDP says the Governor is acting beyond his mandate. The party has fielded its general secretary and former minister Abdul Haq Khan to peddle its apparent doublespeak on the issue. Cautioning the Governor against the attempts to reinvent everything in Jammu and Kashmir, Khan said in a statement on Saturday that Governor rule ...
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PDP loses sense of decency, starts calling Guv names
Politics in JK losing sheen!
12/2/2018 11:11:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Vindictive politics in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is gaining ground with the PDP training guns against state's incumbent Governor and equating him with the medieval kind Tuglak. The PDP in a statement issued on Sunday opposed the latest decision of the forest department over the timber distribution in the state. However, the party shamelessly brought Governor's name into the ruckus and claimed that he had issued a 'Tuglaki Farmaan' and not an order that has revised the rates of timber in the state. This is not the first time that the PDP has been training guns against the Governor, forgetting the honour and respect the Governor as an institution ac...
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Babus want hike in retirement age for college teachers
Unemployed PGs, PhDs denounce attempts, seek Guv's intervention
12/2/2018 11:11:04 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Even as hundreds of NET, SET qualified and PhDs aspirants have been waiting for an opening in college education and universities, a strong section of bureaucracy is allegedly pushing for enhancement in the retirement age of the faculty drawing flak from unemployed who have been yearning for placement for years. Officials said the proposal for enhancement of retirement age is going to block the posts and delay the chances for recruitment of the unemployed ageing candidates, some of whom are about to cross the age limit for entry in to government services. Sources said most of the existing senior faculty in colleges and universities do not do much of work...
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Alleged 'highhandedness' by Municipal representatives irks people
ULB Kashmir to start orientation program from Dec 10
12/2/2018 10:11:23 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Dec 2: : Jammu and Kashmir Urban Local Bodies Kashmir has finally decided to start an orientation program for newly elected representatives as complaints of 'highhandedness' by new counselors have started pouring in from various area of Kashmir. Director Urban Local Bodies Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad Rather told Early Times that orientation program will likely begin from 10th of December and newly elected representatives will be made aware about their responsibilities and duties. The Director said that the department has already started printing business rule booklets and each member will be provided a copy of so that they work as per their mandate....
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Slow PF digitalization of records leaves thousands of cases in lurch
Provident fund office goes `dysfunctional'
12/2/2018 10:05:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Provident fund refund has become a herculean task for the gullible employees of private sector as the officials deputed at Regional Provident Fund Office Jammu ask them to apply online but their digitalization system is not yet complete. Reliable sources in PF organisation informed Early Times that the department concerned started the digitalisation of Provident Fund (PF) records of more than 4.5 Lakhs in the month of August this year and set the deadline of 100 days for its completion but unfortunately after lapse of one more month from the deadline, the process of digitalisation is still hanging in balance, resulting, the gullible employees running pill...
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Army Chief presses Pakistan's 'dukhti rug'
12/2/2018 10:05:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat seems to have pressed the "dukthi rug" of Pakistan by asking it to become secular first and then think about living together with India. "If they (Pakistan) have to stay together with India, then they have to develop as a secular state. See this staying together, staying separate, ispe Pakistan ko apni andruni halat dekhni hogi. Pakistan ne apne state ko Islamic state bana diya hai. Hum log secular state hai (Pakistan has to look at its internal situation. They are an Islamic state, we (India) are a secular state)," the Army Chief said. General Rawat has made it clear that Pakistan has to set its house in order first and th...
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Fax controversy refuses to die down after Omar claims that he could not send fax ‘today’
12/2/2018 10:05:04 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 2: The fax controversy refuses to die down in Jammu & Kashmir as a former chief minister of the state today said that he could not send an important fax to Raj Bhavan citing the reason of Sunday being a holiday. National Conference Vice President and former chief minister, Omar Abdullah tweeted saying that he could not send the fax since today was a Sunday and the same is a holiday. Omar in the tweet said that the machine operator told him since today is a Sunday the fax cannot be received. Omar tweeted, "I'm trying to fax a letter to @jankgovernor but the fax machine still isn't working. The operator who answered the phone says the fa...
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SI campaigning for Sarpanch candidate, influencing voters
12/2/2018 10:04:59 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: A Sub-Inspector who has been posted as incharge in one of the police posts in Samba district is allegedly supporting and campaigning in favour of an Ex Sarpanch who is again in fray as a sarpanch candidate in Panchayat elections. "The Panchayat from where the candidate has filed his nomination falls under the jurisdiction of the police post where the Sub-Inspector in question has been posted", said sources adding that every local knows about the friendship of police officer and ex Sarpanch. Ex Sarpanch is also a distant relative of the police officer and the police officer is conveying his personal message to every individual of his panchayat to vote i...
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SIC disposes off case for continued absence of appellant
12/2/2018 10:04:54 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 2: As an RTI appellant continuously remained absent before State Information Commission (SIC) during his appeal hearings , SIC taking the matter seriously disposed off the case without issuing any orders. As reported already there are many appellants who file appeal against PIOs in Information Commission and then fail to pursue the cases. It is alleged that in some cases the RTI appellants either get undue benefit from the Govt officials or are under pressure not to follow up the case . Details available with Early Times reveal that one Muhammad Yousuf Mir R/O Lolab Kupwara on 8.03.2018 filed an RTI application before the Public Information Officer (P...
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Rs 1.50 lakh illegally withdrawn from account of UPS Cheera
12/2/2018 10:04:48 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 2: In a shocking incident of open theft of money meant for the welfare of the schools, some miscreants believed to be the employees of education department with active support of some officials illegally withdrew an amount of Rs 1.50 lacs from the account of Upper Primary School (UPS) Cheera in Education Zone of Thatri in Doda District last year and even after one year, the authorities at the helm of the affairs failed either to register an FIR i...
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Civil Secretariat Union leader threatens employee for exposing his misdeeds
‘Ek Toh Chori Upar Se Seenazori'
12/2/2018 10:04:35 PM
Vijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 2: An influential employee of Rural Development Department (RDD) of Civil Secretariat has threatened an employee of Forest Department for exposing his misdeeds. Mohammad Sadeeq an employee of Forest Department told Early Times that he had filed a complaint to Chief Secretary on November 20, 2018 regarding that some Civil Secretariat (move) employee withdrawal monthly House Rent Allowance (HRA) for years despite government allotted them rent free accommodation. "One Civil secretariat employee working in RDD as Under Secretary also president of Secretariat union drawing HRA allowance @16% on basic pay for which he is entitled to. The employee sp...
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Governor rules out changes in procedure to grant permanent resident certificates
There is nobody to look after me Disabled father of Sikh girl who offered kidney to Muslim friend
New law will empower persons with disabilities: Guv Malik
CJ calls for professional management of judicial institutions
Pakistan-based terror groups use women to 'honey trap' J&K youths into militancy, say officials
Govt shuffles bureaucrats
Rana favours opening of pilgrimage routes to PoK
Jammu Fashion Week Season 1 ends on high note
Atharva Foundation to honour Army
One-way traffic continues on Srinagar-Jammu highway, Mughal road
NC Workers stage protest at Vijaypur
Alleging malpractices in counting, protesters block Jammu-Akhnoor Highway
JK Bank employees protest against SAC decision
Public toilet complex at Shopian irks passengers
Constitute CoI to probe scams of ex- Ministers,ex- MLAs: Harsh
Now, demand in Kashmir for unity against 'third front'
Admin contemplates simplifying procedure for grant of PRCs: Kavinder Gupta
Three arrested for violence
Stick to "Basic Governance", J&K Parties tell Governor
Forces take out area domination patrol
Srinagar freezes at minus 2.3, weather to remain dry till Dec 7
ReT Forum demands release pending 4 months' salary
People stage protest against PWD for delay in construction of bridge
Equal development of Panchayat Hakkal will be core issue: Swarn Lata
Congress holds protest against Chief Engineer PHE
Complaint against Farooq, Rishi Kapoor forwarded to DMs of Srinagar, Mumbai
USTA discusses present education scenario, plight of teaching community
PAF slams Guv’s move to put J&K bank in public sector
Meeting of Social workers, ors held, highlight various issues
420 Kg poppy straw recovered at Udhampur, 3 inter-state narcotic smugglers held
SDSK shows resentment over failure of police to solve Parihar brothers killing
Saryara Sabha Bahu Fort forms election board
Lal Singh welcomes hundreds of Sarpanchs, Panchs in DSS
JKSWDC organizes awareness Camp
AISDPP organizes a programme
Ice Skating Association holds meeting
Book release function of "Dal Lake-Reclaiming Lost Glory" organized
Preeti Bhoj organized at W No 51
BISS organizes national seimar
National level children's science congress concludes
22nd State ITF Taekwondo Championship concludes
"Eat Right India" rally flagged off
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