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JU caught on wrong foot
Misleads Governor House over gallantry award issue
9/22/2017 10:56:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Already in headlines for all bad reasons, the University of Jammu has been caught on the wrong foot once again, as the administration has misled the Governor House over gallantry award issue. According to sources, presently Assistant Registrar, Pritam Singh University of Jammu had exhibited bravery while extinguishing fire that broke out in the old campus in 1979 and saved important files and other relevant documents. "19 years after the official dared the fire and sufferd injuries in his eyes, the University authorities announced to award the official with Gold Medal, Certificate of Merit and University Gallantry award, but same has not been awarded yet", sources said adding that the official would be superannuated by end of this month. They further said that time and again the official seeking advance increments and out of turn promotion under exemplary performance he had showed, represented his case with state government, Governor House and...
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PDP keeps its constituency intact, BJP fails Jammu yet again
Holiday on Birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh
9/22/2017 10:56:46 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Marking another failure in its report card, state BJP has failed to prevail upon its coalition partner in the government to respect the sentiments of the people of Jammu and concede to the demand of state holiday on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh on September 23. Various political, social and professional bodies, trade organizations and citizen forums have been making representations for years before successive state governments to declare state holiday on the birth anniversary of last Maharaja of the state, who made unparalleled contributions to the history of J&K as benevolent king and later signed instrument of accession, b...
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After merging J&K with India, Maharaja Hari Singh uniting Jammu
9/22/2017 10:56:34 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Jammu needed a leader and rallying point and it has got in the person of Late Maharaja Hari Singh. In October 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh took a momentous decision and merged his state with the Indian Dominion by invoking the power vested in him by the Indian Independence Act of 1947. Maharaja Hari Singh's name will be remembered for centuries for his wise decision, which also saved the lives of millions of Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. Those who say that the credit for the merger of Jammu & Kashmir with India goes to Sheikh Abdullah of Kashmir are only distorting history to mislead the people. Sheikh Abdullah had no locus standi in the matter. Only, the Ma...
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Jammu Bar to 'celebrate' the day, work to remain suspended in all courts today
9/22/2017 10:56:28 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Amid an atmosphere when declaring state holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birth anniversary on September is gaining momentum from different quarters with various Jammu organisations getting united to get this move through at the official level, Jammu Bar Association has moved a step forward . It has not only decided to celebrate this as auspicious day but it will also suspend all its routine activities tomorrow. In what can be seen as Jammu Bar Association having taken a bold decision unilaterally, rather on its won without waiting for government's response over demand reverberating from many political as well as non political quarters, it issued a prop...
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PDP worker to get 'gazetted cadre job' through Khadi board
Officials smell rat in recruitment process, seek probe
9/22/2017 10:56:21 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 22: Amid rising complaints of alleged favoritism, the Peoples Democratic Party led government is set to grant a "gazetted-cadre" job to one of the PDP "workers" through Khadi and Village Industries Board. Highly placed sources told Early Times that party worker, who presently works as a media analyst in the state government at a consolidated salary had applied for a job opening in the Khadi and Village Industries Board as he wanted to be gazette officer at an earliest. The board had advertised some posts a few months back. Sources said actually a few such jobs were created to absorb the "blue eyed". It was reliably learnt that this worker has managed to...
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Priority for Dal babus: SUVs, not dying lake
9/22/2017 10:56:11 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 22: Even as the condition of Kashmir's famed Dal Lake is deteriorating by the day, the offiicals of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) are busy purchasing luxury cars. Sources said the authorities at the LAWDA purchased several luxury cars in the last few months. "Two SUVs vehicles including Mahindara TUV were recently brought," sources said. "Orders for three more SUVs have been placed. These will reach here." Sources said funds meant for the lake conservation are being spend on comfort of the LAWDA officials. "For LAWDA authorities, getting luxurious vehicles for their comfort is more important than saving the dying Dal...
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After Rajnath, Madhav assures Kashmiris that their sentiments won't be hurt
Kashmir Centric BJP leaders!
9/22/2017 10:56:02 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: The General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ram Madhav, who visited Kashmir on Thursday, is believed to have told the Valley based BJP leaders that Centre won't take any such step which would hurt the sentiments of Kashmiris. Sources told Early Times, Madhav, who chaired the meeting of the BJP leaders in Srinagar, assured the BJP leaders that interests of Kashmir would be safeguarded at any cost and Centre won't fiddle with the Article 35A or Article 370 as it knows that it can have serious ramifications. Insiders revealed that Madhav tried his best to appease the BJP leaders from Kashmir and reportedly told them not to worry about th...
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Ram Madhav violates party's official stand only to protect some ministers
Dialogue offer to Hurriyat annoys BJP high-command
9/22/2017 10:55:49 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: BJP leadership is not happy with party's national general secretary Ram Madhav's dialogue offer to Hurriyat Conference and other anti-India groups of Kashmir Valley. Credible sources said that BJP high command is surprised over statement of Ram Madhav, which he has given at Srinagar on Thursday. Madhav's statement was against line of the Central government as well as against the policy of BJP at the national level. Credible sources said that Ram Madhav, who is working overtime to shield misdeeds of some of BJP ministers, does not want to annoy Kashmir centric parties so he offered dialogue with anti-India groups only to appease these groups. Sources s...
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At UN, it terms Pak Terroristan, in Kashmir, it says ready for unconditional talks
BJP's two faces
9/22/2017 10:55:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: The so-called nationalist and pro-integrationist BJP has two faces. It's a statement of fact; it's not an overstatement. The BJP told the international community that it has two faces within a short span of 24 four hours. It showed its one face at Srinagar on Thursday and other face today at the international forum, the United Nations. In Srinagar, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav shocked the country and humiliated the nationalist constituency in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, including internally displaced Kashmiri Hindus and refugees from Pakistan, by declaring that the BJP Government was prepared to talk with "all stakeholders' in Kashmir without...
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Govt to intends to make modifications as plan evokes criticism
Jammu Master Plan-2032
9/22/2017 10:55:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: After evoking severe flak from various quarters, the State Government has finally intended to make alterations, modifications in Jammu Master Plan-2032 in connection with residential apartments. Sources told Early Times that ever since the new master plan for Jammu has been brought into public domain and the same has drawn sharp criticism from the people of the Jammu with some saying that the rules incorporated in the Master Plan-2032 particularly for residential apartments were totally illogical, irrational and almost impossible to implement on the ground. Given the resentment among the people, the Government has decided to modify the plan. "The Govern...
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In JK, only Kathua district holds online test for driving licence
9/22/2017 10:44:54 PM
S T Haq Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 22: Kathua is the only district in J&K that has been able to conduct online test for driving licence. In order to bring transparency and accountability, various public services have been brought under the ambit of information technology where it could be easy to access the things in a shortest span of time. But, according to sources, only Kathua district has been able to do online test before issuing driving licence, while other districts are still far from digitalization. Long queues can be seen outside regional transport offices for obtaining driving licence. Also, there is a technical snag like the language problem, and the transport departm...
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Influential CPO Poonch defies transfer policy
9/22/2017 10:44:49 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sep 22: Making mockery of the transfer policy, influential chief prosecuting officer (CPO) Poonch has managed to stick on to same posting for over five years. He was posted in the year 2012 as CPO Poonch and after rendering service of five years in the same court he was being transferred to police training academy (PTA) Udhampur in the month of June this year, but this blue eyed CPO without any orders from the higher ups of the police department assumed charge as DPO Poonch against the vacant post. It is pertinent to mention here that Law Minister after his visit to Poonch had directed the DGP to transfer this CPO immediately in order to restore the accountabili...
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CEO Reasi making arbitrary attachments, schools suffer
9/22/2017 10:44:44 PM
AB Sharma Early Times Report Reasi, Sept 22: The Chief Education Office (CEO) Reasi-has been accused of violating norms and guidelines as per his whims and wishes and due to his erratic decisions, the schools of the region are allegedly suffering badly. According to sources, the CEO has recently ordered attachment of three junior assistants to his office, in contradiction to the orders of the government regarding attachment of the staff. "The Chief Education Officer has ordered attachment of three junior assistants, including Anil Kumar from High School Agharjitto, Tejinder Singh from government Girls High school Pouni and Mohinder Singh Manhas from high school Dhanouri," said sources, ...
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Govt plans to undertake source segregation of waste
9/22/2017 10:38:14 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 22: The government is planning to undertake source segregation of waste and the same would be incorporated while preparing the tenders for outsourcing the 15 cluster towns in J&K where the government plans to undertake solid waste management for which Rs 18 crores per cluster have already been earmarked. Sources said that during the pretender meeting of various stakeholders in New Delhi recently, government of J&K has taken this stand that mixed waste will not at all be allowed to be lifted by the contractors or firms who are allotted the waste management work by Urban Local Bodies Department. The waste will be lifted in a segregated manner from each h...
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What made SSB to declare 41 selection lists in one go?
9/22/2017 10:38:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: The way Service Selection Board declared 41 selection lists in one go on Friday hints at its shabby mode of functioning. The SSB patted its back, stating that it declared 41 selection lists in one day. The lists were finalized, as per reports in 2015 and 2016, but were retained for one to two years for unknown reasons, putting the job aspirants to severe hardships. The SSB conducted its 130th Board meeting Friday and declared the 41 lists, the vacancies for which, according to the Board, were notified vide advertisement No. 07 of 2015, advertisement No. 01 of 2015; advertisement No. 04 of 2016; and advertisement No.01 and 02 of 2016. These selection...
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To adjust 'favourite' contractors NHPC invites limited tenders
9/22/2017 10:37:57 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Sept 22: The General Manager of National Hydro Power Project Corporation (NHPC), Dulhasti Power Station Kishtwar, has invited limited tender notice to "adjust some favourite" contractors. As per the details available with Early Times, the limited tender notice was issued by GM NHPC Parveen Kumar Langer vide NIT No. NH/DPS/Contract/NIT/W-818/2017/700 dated 18-09-2017 for Rs. 4260160. It has shocked many contractors engaged with NHPC in Kishtwar who immediately called for cancelation of this tender notice as the same did not fall within the ambit of "Limited Tender." The GM NHPC issued the said limited tender notice for execution of work ide...
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Legislators group fails to inspect developmental works in Ladakh
9/22/2017 10:37:47 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Sept 22: An adhoc committee of legislators constituted to inspect developmental works in Ladakh region of the state has surprisingly failed to undertake the tour on scheduled date. Documents available with Early Times reveal that Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly of last month constituted a fifteen member adhoc committee of legislators under chairmanship of Deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmad Gurezi. The committee, according to a bulletin issued on the same day, had to undertake a comprehensive tour of Ladakh to inspect the developmental works currently being undertaken in the region. The committee headed by Deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmad ...
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Disappointment! BJP ministers set to continue with their present ministries
Demands of Jammu people not listened to
9/22/2017 10:37:25 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 22: It seems the top brass of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has for the time being decided to 'shield' the party ministers in Jammu & Kashmir despite the fact that these ministers have not been able to do justice with the ministries allocated to them. Although, the General Secretary of BJP Ram Madhav was in the state for two days no decision whatsoever was taken to make a reshuffle in the ministries allocated to BJP legislators in the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janta Party (PDP-BJP) government in the state. Sources told Early Times that although the top leadership of BJP was informed about the 'inefficiency' of the party minist...
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JU conceals information sought by retired Professor
Information seeker seeks criminal proceeding against HoD Economics
9/22/2017 10:37:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Disappointed over denial of information sought, a retired professor Department of Economics, University of Jammu has sought criminal proceeding against Professor Falendra Kumar Sudan, HoD Economic. It is pertinent to mention here that Dr Rajender Gupta Retd Professor of Economics asked for certain information from Head of Department of Economics, University of Jammu under J&K RTI Act 2009 through PIO-I, University of Jammu on dated 17/08/2017. "Instead of giving the required information, HOD Economics used defamatory/ derogatory language in his reply and refused to provide relevant information which was sought in the RTI application", said Dr Gupta. H...
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Dr Nirmal Singh visits relief camps
ZSWO holds ex-servicemen rally to redress grievances
J&K High Court Bar Association declares Sept 23 as holiday
HC dismisses petition under 561 A CrPC
J&K Bank opens fresh currency counter at Vaishno Devi Bhawan
J&K High Court Bar Association declares Sept 23 as holiday
Dr Nirmal Singh visits relief camps
Government Polytechnic for Women starts Swachhta hi Sewa' campaign
Euro care celebrates Grandparent's Day
SDM Chargesheets 2, suspends one in Mendhar
Closed border schools of Poonch mourn teacher's conscience
Four injured in fresh Pak firing in Jammu
HC directs JMIC Kotranka to restore petition for maintenance
Forces, Int agencies directed to weed out radicalism from Banihal
Outsiders get PRCs, settle in Udhampur
Sand, stone mafia posing threat to ecology
Police can't afford undisciplind officers/officials: HC
2 Terrorists Who Attacked Patrol Near Tunnel Arrested
Omar slams Pak PM for seeking UNSC resolution
People attack govt. officials during anti encroachment drive
Daffodils care convent organizes Talent Hunt Competition
'Ensure payment of Jammu & Kashmir SPOs through Aadhaar-linked A/Cs: MHA
First meeting of BOD of Jammu Smart city held
BMS demands bonus for workers before Deepawali
122nd Birth Anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh celebrated
IGNOU's PGJMC session to begin from Sept 26
One held with country made pistol, live cartridges
‘Swachhta He Sewa’ campaign launched
NPSU stages protest against BJP
KVIC sponsored course for beneficiaries concludes
Jan expresses anguish over dilapidated roads
J&K Grameen Bank organizes campaign at Kol Kandoli Temple for devotees
Randhawa kick-starts blacktopping of road
ABVP organizes symposium,poster making competition
Free medical camp organized
St Xavier School organizes awareness rally
KVS social science exhibition concludes
JSS Jammu Celebrates International Peace Day
Valedictory function of Ramisht College of Education concludes
JKSSB declares 41 selection lists in board meeting
Doordarshan Jammu to be upgraded as satellite channel
MAM College conducts Remedial Classes
SWD organises awareness cum Registration camp
Mount Litera Zee school organizes digital literacy awareness
Inter School District Level Athletic meet concludes
DPS Nagbani celebrates Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday
Dogra Degree College organizes fresher's party
Govt. Middle School Kharoti organizes rally on Swachh Bharat
IMS organizes one day seminar for BCA, MCA students
Dr. Jha of KVK-Doda receives CFSI-Gold Medal
GDC Kalakote organizes Poster Making Competition
JDA launches crack down on encroachers, several unauthorised structures demolished
Mehbooba hands over Scooty Scheme authorization letters among 12 KP migrant girl students
Students demand roll back of transfer order of principal
Prof Gupta demands probe into settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu
2 ASIs injured during anti- encroachment drive in Rajouri
JKReTTF dissolves state body, mulling constitution of fresh body
J&K High Court Bar Association declares Sept 23 as holiday
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