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Fire & Emergency Service deptt to recruit deadwood
Retired drivers asked to submit applications for re-engagement
4/13/2017 11:41:22 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 13: The Fire and Emergency Services Department has reportedly asked the retired drivers to submit the applications for their re-engagement in the department. Sources told Early Times that outgoing Director General of the Fire Services before attaining superannuation had scrapped the list of the new recruits and had declared the recruitment drive conducted by the department null and void. After the then DG scrapped the list the candidates, who were selected by the department moved the court and managed to get a stay order. Insiders revealed that F&ES department cannot hold a new recruitment drive till the fate of the candidates, who have got the stay order, is decided. "Department is facing acute shortage of the staff especially the drivers. To overcome the staff shortage the department has decided to re-employ the old employees especially the drivers. "Since the day department has announced that retired drivers can re-apply, hundreds of retired employees have submitted their applications and are waiting for the appointment letters," sources adde...
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Party facing credibility crisis, some mantries corrupt, others a liability
BJP's reshuffle move will be 'old wine in new bottle'….!
4/13/2017 11:41:08 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 13: As against a tough party leading NDA government at Centre, the state unit of BJP is facing credibility crisis in J&K, thanks to incumbent lot of ministers in alliance government who have lent a 'very poor' image to party as an ally. This crisis is going to continue as party leadership is going to affect changes in the 'make up' of the council of ministers in a manner that will only be on lines of 'old wine in the new bottle'. Sources said as speculations about possible reshuffle are getting rife, the leadership is contemplating some 'changes' finally but the move is not going to be productive. It will not change the image nor performance in so far as the...
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Suffering from cancer, Kishtwar lecturer transferred to far-off village
4/13/2017 11:40:54 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 13: The Education department has transferred a lecturer, who is suffering from cancer, to a far-flung area of Kishtwar, apparently to adjust a 'blue-eyed' person in his place. Shabir Ahmed Lone was transferred from District Institute of Elementary Training (DIET) Kishtwar to Higher Secondary School Mughal Maidan through an order (No. 499-DSEJ of 2017, dated 7-04-2017). Lone, who is battling cancer from the last four years, was relocated to accommodate an influential lecturer, Upramjeet Singh Sharma, in his place, official sources told Early Times. Lone, a Zoology lecturer, was earlier also transferred to Kargil in April 2015. That time the ...
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Is Govt befooling refugees on rehabilitation package?
MHA fixes Rs. 5.50 Lakh per family as final settlement
4/13/2017 11:40:43 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 13: Anger is simmering among refugees against the Union as well as State government led by Bhartiya Janta Party as they have been feeling cheated over amount of settlement package per family fixed for their rehabilitation. Being aware of fact that Rs. 5.5 Lakh per family migrated in 1947, is meager amount but an impression is being created by authorities and some politicians that it is just a beginning and more was in the offing; but the communication forwarded by Union Home Ministry to Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, is silent on any further relief in future. Officials in Rehabilitation section of Revenue department informed Early Times ...
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BJP, Cong leaders lack courage to condemn stone pelters
Jawans humiliated in Valley
4/13/2017 11:40:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 13: There is nationwide outrage against humiliation meted out to jawans of security forces by stone pelters in Kashmir Valley, but the self-styled nationalist party, BJP, and the Congress have maintained a criminal silence on the issue. Social media is flooded with condemnation of the stone pelters who have humiliated the security forces. Video clips have gone viral showing stone pelters shamelessly abusing, attacking and humiliating the jawans. The jawans had maintained utmost restraint despite repeatedly abused and attacked by the stone pelters. But unfortunately leaders of BJP and Congress could not muster courage to condemn those stone pelters who had hu...
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HC directions trashed, MA Stadium hosts 'Jammu festival'
4/13/2017 11:40:11 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 13: Hoodwinking the directions of the J&K High court, passed in a PIL two years back, restraining use of playgrounds in Jammu for non- sporting activities, the MA Stadium, Jammu's local sporting arena has been made venue for the three-day Jammu festival. The administration however, played shrewd by not issuing any official order in this regard to avoid contempt of the standing court orders. Sources in the administration divulged to ET that that the department of floriculture denied lending Bagh-i-Bahu, which was originally selected as the venue for holding the Jammu festival functions, arguing that holding such a function causes extensive dam...
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'Mr Farooq Abdullah, please read your father's autobiography'
NC chief says Sheikh had no role in Accession
4/13/2017 11:39:56 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 13: In a bid to appease the separatist camp, National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah has yet again stirred up a hornets' nest, saying that his father Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah had no role in Kashmir's accession with India. In an interview with a New Delhi-based newspaper, Farooq said, "No, my father had nothing to do with the Instrument of Accession, which was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh." By making such remarks, Farooq while trying to misguide state's younger generation is also extending an olive branch to Pakistan. In the process, Farooq is however contradicting his father. Sheikh Abdullah, in his autobiography, Aaatesh-e-Chinar, while recalling the...
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Farooq bats tor stone pelters again
4/13/2017 11:39:40 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 13: The National Conference President and former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Dr Farooq Abdullah has once again supported the stone pelters and has accused the Modi government of not addressing their "grievances". "You are concerned about the sentiments of the nation but the nation is not concerned about their (stone pelters) sentiments and also about their future," he told the reporters. Dr Abdullah's statement comes a day after the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said that Dr Farooq should not have defended the stone pelters. The NC president, some believe has sensed defeat in Lok Sabha, by-polls and that's why he is stirring the hornet's n...
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Drungli Nala bridge to Dera Sahib Nangali road, gold mine for Poonch administration
4/13/2017 11:29:57 PM
Early Times Report Poonch, Apr 13: Although district administration Poonch eyewashes the votaries on the festival of Baisakhi by providing facilities to them, in real this festival has become the gold mine for the district administration. According to the sources, flood 2014 has washed away Drungli Nala bridge to Dera Sahib Nangali road, which is still waiting for permanent restoration. Sources alleged that the said road has become the gold mine for Poonch administration especially for co...
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Officials intimidate, fleece poor vendors
MC Katra turns extortion hub
4/13/2017 11:28:28 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 13: Municipal Committee Katra is running extortion mafia by arm twisting hundreds of unlicensed vendors who operate in the main bazar and its by-lanes in the holy town of Katra and the enforcement officials are making huge money by intimidating the poor vendors. As per reports, hundreds of unauthorized and unlicensed vendors have mushroomed in main bazar, bus stand area and by lanes of the holy town, selling small gift items, memorabilia, utilities and toys etc to the pilgrims. Many of these vendors are operating without a valid license from the municipal committee, while as many shop owners have also put up their illegal vends outside their shops, encroachi...
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2% polling recorded during re-poll for Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat
4/13/2017 11:28:09 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 13: Just two percent people exercised their right to franchise duringre-polling at 38 polling booths in Budgam district in Central Kashmir in the by-poll for the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabha seat on Thursday. According to the figures dished out by Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu & Kashmir, Shantmanu out of 35,169 voters total of 709 voters exercised their right to franchise. The percentage of polling for re-polling as such stood at 2.02 percent. The re-poll at 38 polling stations in five assembly segments of district Budgam for by-elections to 2-Srinagar Parliamentary constituency concluded today in a peaceful atmosphere, said the Chief El...
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4 nursing homes of Rajouri defy CMO's order on blood bank issues
4/13/2017 11:22:47 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Apr 13: The four private nursing homes in Rajouri have ignored the Chief Medical Officer's order to submit reports about blood transfusion and related things. Dr Suresh Gupta, the CMO, issued a notice on April 6, directing owners of these nursing homes to furnish details on or before April 13 about blood units it has been receiving from the blood bank of the district hospital. The notice was issued after it came to the fore that there's a nexus between the private nursing homes and the officials at blood bank. "Any further delay regarding information of blood transfusion facilities under your registration under JKNH&CE Act and details of blood units managed...
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Govt should act against political parties supporting boycott call: Noorabadi
4/13/2017 11:22:33 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr13: Condemning the poll boycott call by separatists , leaders of various political parties and social organisations today demanded disqualification of those political parties and independent candidates who support such call. Joining separatists in poll boycott call, some political parties and independent legislators are sending a wrong signal in electorate and the Government should take a serious exception to that and disqualify such political organisations and independent legislators who support it is the general opinion in Kashmir where people want to participate in elections but to prefer to stay indoors due to threat of terrorists. "Who says majority p...
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40 yr old held for 'raping' minor
4/13/2017 11:22:17 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 13: Police late last night arrested a 40 year old man for allegedly raping a five year old girl in Akhyarabad locality of Kishtwar town. The alleged incident came to light after the terrified victim narrated it to her mother, following which her father lodged a written complaint with Kishtwar police, police sources said. The accused was identified as Ishtaq Ahmed Hajjam, son of Ghulam Abass of Akhyarabad which falls in ward No 13 of Kishtwar. According to the complaint, the girl on Tuesday was playing with her brother on the rooftop of their rented house when the accused, who lives in their immediate neighbourhood, too came there. He pro...
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Violence taking heavy toll on Kashmiris' mental health
4/13/2017 11:22:08 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 13: The ongoing violence is taking a heavy toll on the mental health of Kashmiris, says a recent study. "11.3 percent people in Kashmir suffer from mental health disorder which is higher than the national average," says the study conducted by researchers at Government Medical College Srinagar. "Of these, only 12.6 percent have access to medical treatment for their illness while 87.4 percent do not have access to medical treatment," it says. Nearly 11 percent of the people in Kashmir suffer from mental health disorders of which only 13 percent ave access to medical treatment, it reveals. The study has also looked into 'active suicidality' ...
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Srinagar LS seat always recorded unpredictable voter turn out
4/13/2017 11:21:34 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 13: The Srinagar parliamentary seat has a history that has either witnessed abrupt increase or steady decrease in voter turnout. The Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll recorded around 9 percent voter turnout. Of the 12,61,397 voters eligible to cast their votes from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, only 7.14 voters cast their vote on Sunday. There was re-polling in 38 polling stations of Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency on Thursday where Electronic Voting Machines were damaged and saw around 2 percent voter turnout. The overall voting percentage has been around 9 percent, officials said. The Srinagar Lok Sabha seat was vacated by former PDP leader Tariq Hamid...
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Peoples life at risk in Baisakhi fair as polythene and polyster tents, domestic cylinders put in use
4/13/2017 11:10:43 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Udhampur, Apr 13: Three day traditional and historic Devika Baisakhi Mela began at the bank of Holy River Devika this morning. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Avny Lavasa was the Chief Guest on the occasion who formally inaugurated the Mela (Fair). A large number of people thronged the Mela and visited various temporary stalls of eatables, toys, sweets etc installed by the vendors both from within and outside the state. But it is very unfortunate that ...
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Adbi Kunj holds special literary tributes meet
Internet services restored in Kashmir
Adv Sahin Gupta elected as Vice President BAJ
JKEDI sponsored business units inaugurated in Udhampur
Separate Jammu state can restore dignity of people: Mankotia
Wide-ranging initiatives taken to explore tourism potential of this scenic area: Dr Singh
BS Salathia is New President JKHCBAJ
Youth of Jagti stage protest
HM, LeT release pic of 18 militants
SC posts plea filed by Khyber, others after four weeks
Baisakhi celebrations cancelled at Indo-Pak border in Jammu
Youths can prove pivotal in eradication of all social evils: Zulfikar
Mir-led Cong delegation meets Guv, seeks Governor's rule
Kalani people sans basic facilities, demand early installation of embankment
CRPF jawans assault video: Govt promises action as support pours in for soldiers
Video of youths beating CRPF jawans in J&K: FIR registered
Re-poll: Polling agents of contesting candidates missing
Two end life
Tata sumo rams over bikes on main road, one injured
Rajouri police rescue 6 bovines, seized illicit liquor
Pakistan promoting 'civil resistance' in Kashmir: MHA
Saroori flays govt for releasing SSA teacher salaries
JRB Chandak allegedly disturbing pensioner customers
JKLAD Clerical Staff Assoc stages protest against removal of pay anomalies
Educational Institutions celebrate Baisakhi across Jammu
Mahan Gurmat Samagam organized
IDA Jammu organises Dental Camp on Baisakhi
Advocate BS Slathia felicitated
MLA Ramnagar inaugurates Annual Baisakhi Mela
Samooh theatre women wing organises awareness camp
NHPC distributes Floor Clearing Machine, Dust Bins
PNB MetLife and J&K Bank collaborate to launch 'family protection savings' solution
Baisakhi celebrated in Kashmir, Mughal gardens opened
BBIA Club Inaugurated
Extension of incentives to industry under GST regime: AOI
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