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'Tainted' Prof elevated as dean of Arts in Jammu university
Professors seek Raj Bhawan's intervention
9/8/2018 10:52:20 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 8: In a controversial decision, a professor who is already accused of large scale bungling at Kishtwar Campus during his tenure as director there, has been appointed as Dean faculty of Arts, University of Jammu. This year on July 25, when Professor MK Dhar took over as Vice Chancellor University of Jammu, it was assumed that only those persons who have a clean track record will be given responsibilities of important posts at University of Jammu. But the recent decision of the varsity to appoint a tainted Professor as Dean Faculty of Arts has raised many eyebrows on the function and line of action of the newly appointed VC. As per the order issued by Dr Meenakshi Kilam, Registrar University of Jammu, Prof (name withheld) from the Department of Urdu will act as Dean of Faculty of Arts. The order issued dated 05/09/2018 vide order No. F.Acd/II/18/9270-9349 reads as, "Ït is notified for the information of all the concerned the Vice Chancellor in exercise of the power vested on him under section 19 (I0 of the Kashmir and Jammu University Act1969has ...
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Beneficiaries of Khan still enjoy illegal benefits
DoB fudging
9/8/2018 10:52:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 8: The Agriculture Production Department has so far rescinded only some selective orders while ignoring some of the most controversial orders issued by the former Commissioner Secretary MD Khan who was arrested by Crime Branch for fudging his date of birth certificate. According to sources in the Agriculture Production Department, Khan ignoring many senior level eligible officers promoted many of the junior level officers. Moreover, many influential officers were transferred prematurely to their choicest posts while the non-influential officials were dumped here and there. Out of some of the controversial orders issued by Khan, which are yet to be rescin...
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'Mehbooba wants to have a cake and eat it too'
Silence on fake state subjects, noise on 35-A
9/8/2018 10:51:55 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 8: Kashmir's oldest political party National Conference has been joined by its arch-rival People's Democratic Party (PDP) in its demand for dispelling the apprehensions in J&K about the Article 35A before participation in the upcoming Urban Local Bodies and Panchayat polls. PDP president and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said in an interview to a Srinagar-based newspaper that her party would take a "conscious call" about participation in upcoming civic polls. "The situation in Kashmir continues to be grim. Linking Article 35A with the polls has further vitiated the atmosphere," Mehbooba said. Article 35A empowers J&K legislature to define per...
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Setback to PDP as Drabu refuses to become member of PAC
9/8/2018 10:51:45 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 8: PDP leadership received a severe setback today when former Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu refused to become member of Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party. Drabu has written a letter to PDP President Mehbooba Mufti conveyed his ability to be part of party's political affairs Committee saying' the Committee lacks authority ". According to some Kashmir based news agency, the letter addressed by Drabu to Mehbooba Mufti reads "I thank you for the nomination but regret my inability to be part of PAC. I will continue to work as I have in the past for a peaceful, progressive and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir". *Alleging political appeasement, Drabu...
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Ex-TSO Padder paid Rs 3 cr to contractors in violation of rules
9/8/2018 10:51:38 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report KISHTWAR, Sept 8: The Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, Kishtwar, in the past has witnessed major ration scandals wherein the ration meant for poor people has been looted, and now another multi-crore scandal has surfaced wherein a former Tehsil Supply Officer Padder made payments in crores to contractors of Kishtwar and Padder in violation of the rules and regulation. Sources informed "Early Times" that there was payments worth several lacs the department owes to the contractors of Padder and accordingly former TSO Padder managed to get whopping Rs. 3 crore at his disposal. But instead of clearing the payments to the Padder-based...
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Forget Kashmir, hold Panchayat, ULB polls in Jammu-Ladakh
Anti-nationals making nationalist people suffer
9/8/2018 10:51:29 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 8: Kashmir based parties National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party are once again trying to sabotage Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies polls in the state. The Kashmir centric approach of these parties has been making Jammu and Ladakh regions for the past many decades. "These parties are just bothered about addressing their constituencies and are least bothered about the people of two regions, whose population is more than Kashmir Valley," said a politician. He said that in February this year the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti rescinded her decision to hold these polls just to appease the separatists and the people sitting across the Line of ...
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200 school bags for free distribution rot in garbage dump
9/8/2018 10:40:51 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Sept 8: It sounds incredible that more than 200 school bags meant for free distribution among the students of government schools in Kotranka education zone found in the garbage dump in Kotranka town in Rajouri district. "This justifies the allegations levelled by the people of remote areas that the few among government school teachers/ employees of the education department are not sincere to their legitimate duties resulting in poor academic standard in the gover...
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Jammu and Ladakh also have a say
Kashmir crisis
9/8/2018 10:40:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 8: The Kashmir-based parties like the PDP and the NC are exerting pressure on New Delhi to extract an assurance from it that nothing would be done to dilute those provisions of the Indian Constitution which accord "special treatment" to the state under any pretext whatsoever. They have been warning New Delhi that it must not use judicial and executive routes and Parliament to weaken those provisions failing which there would unrest in Kashmir of an unprecedented nature. Both these parties whose support-base is essentially limited to 40x80 Kashmir Valley and where they have become almost irrelevant are seeking to establish that they represent the general w...
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LC hires 'controversial' agency to conduct exams for various posts, ignores SSB
9/8/2018 10:40:30 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 8: The Legislative Council has allegedly ignored the State's own recruiting agency (Service Section Board) for conducting written exams for various posts advertised a few day ago, hired a private company for the process. Shockingly it was the same company which had conducted the exams for KVIB and later the entire process evoked controversy. Sources told Early Times that the Secretary Legislative Council, who is also the Law Secretary, has been given the additional charge of LC, created some posts for various positions in Legislative Council before going to Canada for official assignment. "The posts were advertised under LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL/Estt/Advt.No.0...
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ICDS stops supply of sub-standard biscuits to Anganwari centres
9/8/2018 10:40:12 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 8: Due to continuous media pressure especially from Early Times , Mission Director of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in J&K has been directed not to supply sub standard biscuits to ICDS Projects who further supply the same to Anaganwari Centres across state. As reported already Mission Director ICDS had to face embarrassment at a workshop organized by Niti Ayoug in Srinagar last month as some members from civil society groups raised questions about supply of sub standard nutritional items in Anganwari centres across J&K. Members from civil society groups in front of senior officials of Niti Ayoug and Ministry of Social Justice & Empower...
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Who says tippers can't ply during day time?
9/8/2018 10:40:00 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 8: Violating the norms, the private tippers are plying during day time by mingling with the tippers, who carry the construction materials for the government works. Sources said that traffic officials at several places have been allowing them to ply in lieu of greasing their palms. "Without support of traffic personnel, tippers can't ply during day time," an official of Traffic Department said. As per the government order, no private tipper can enter into the city from 07:00AM to 09:00PM from the Pantha Chowk, Nowgam, Hyderpora, Bemina and Bye Pass entry points of the Srinagar city. In contrast to the government order, number of tippe...
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Students brave 'Death Trap' to reach school
9/8/2018 10:39:53 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, Sept 8: In a starling exposure it has been come to fore that students of Government Middle School Sahi falling in zone Majalta here have to cross a 50 feet wide rivulet to enter a forest area leading to their school. Santoshi Devi-one 8th class student crossing the rivulet told Early Times that they risk their lives while they cross the rivulet to reach their school. She further informed that their uniform, books, bag and other belongings ...
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Will J&K Govt strike can down Sec 303 of RPC to meet LGBT community's demand?
9/8/2018 10:39:34 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 8: The Supreme Court's September 6 ruling that decriminalized gay sex could be applied to Jammu and Kashmir too, as per a 1995 judgment of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The 1995 judgment had said that when an IPC provision is struck down on grounds of violating the Constitution, its corresponding provision in the Ranbir Penal Code applicable to Jammu and Kashmir too would be struck down. However, legal opinion on the issue is divided on whether the Jammu and Kashmir High Court needs to make an order that the Section in Ranbir Penal Code corresponding to Section 377 of the IPC is the same. According to Advocate Saurav Kirpal, who was part of the legal te...
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Governor led JK administration acts tough against absentee doctors, terminates 65 of them
9/8/2018 9:50:08 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sep 8: In a major offensive against the doctors remaining absent from their duties for a long time the Jammu & Kashmir administration led by Satya Pal Malik today terminated services of 65 doctors. According to an order issued by the Health and Medical Education Department, the doctors despite being served repeated notices did not resume their duties and their cases were accordingly examined thoroughly in the department in light of the rule position governing the subject. It said the act of not resuming duties is a voluntary act on their part to abandon their services which warrants the end of employer and employee relationship under Arti...
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Free orthopedic, Gastroenterology consultation camp organised
Subash Shastri to organize Maharudra Yagya on Sep 23
SWDC organizes awareness camp
ICDS Kishtwar organizes awareness program
1 Day Farmers Training camp organized at Border Village Makwal
Sat provides CDF for developmental works at Ward no. 12
Art 35-A brainchild of Pakistan adopted by Nehru: Ankur Sharma
Abducted woman rescued in Kathua
NMC appeals Governor to speed up regularization process of daily workers
TJAC hunger strike enters day 10
VHP condemns Kathua's Church incident
Yagya, Hawan Pujan, ors to be held at Sidhgoria Temple from Sept 13
Quit evils, lead life directed towards God: Swami Hari Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
FOIJ criticizes Govt for allegedly ignoring industrial sector
J&K Bank Chairman inaugurates 2 branches, 4 ATMs in state's western zone
Tiny scholars School bags 4 gold, 8 silver medals in Karate Championship
FCJ, GLSPS organized Episode 3 of Rendezvous
DGP transfers 2 ASPs, 32 DySPs
Hotels, food outlets have a field day, Govt unmoved
VOJ produces challan against JE SSA
Court grants 7 days remand of 'self styled' guardian of un-registered home
Parties advocating autonomy, self rule depriving people of democratic rights: Sham Sharma
Chairman J&K SHRC, CVC call on Governor
Militant killed, policeman injured in Achabal attack
KPS expresses anguish over Dr Abdullah's statement on KP youth
HC dismisses petition filed by Com/Secy seeking quashing of FIR
DB directs to file status report regarding status of infrastructure in schools
Shahpur Kandi Dam Project: JK, Punjab ink historic agreement
360 kgs of Bhukki recovered in two separate seizures
Free orthopedic, Gastroenterology consultation camp organised
ICDS Kishtwar organizes awareness program
Subash Shastri to organize Maharudra Yagya on Sep 23
SWDC organizes awareness camp
1 Day Farmers Training camp organized at Border Village Makwal
Sat provides CDF for developmental works at Ward no. 12
RMPS students visit Orphanage home
Awareness programme on integrated child protection scheme held
Clarification
Grievance redressal to be given top priority: DGP
LWWS stages nukkad "Roshni"
Seminar on development of Agri sector organized
Justice Alok Aradhe inaugurates National Lok Adalat at High Court Srinagar
Advisor Ganai stresses on value-based education
BSF SCHOOL donates funds to Kerala Flood Relief Fund
Induction programme at GCET concludes
Awareness programme on hygiene organized
Hakla, others honoured with "Kargil Gourav" award
Rajiv Mahajan joins NPP
Tiny Tots HS School organizes awareness progrmame
JTC appeals Election Commissions to dissolve State Assembly
83 cases settled in Lok Adalat
Power shut down
Will fight until death to protect Article 35A: Jan
DC Jammu assures to provide Playground
Govt Polytechnic Jammu bags 'Outstanding Institution Award' in North India
FMHWWA strike enters day 13, highlights demands
J&K Grameen Bank holds training, felicitation programme
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