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Rich Dogra heritage left to rot, thanks to uncaring officials
Making mockery of World Heritage Day
Akshay Azad4/19/2018 12:35:18 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 18: The Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museum on Wednesday celebrated World Heritage Day-2018 under theme "Heritage for Generations", but the approach of department is so negligent that there is bleak chance of the rich Dogra heritage surviving for few more years. According to sources, over 500-600 prestigious paintings, including world famous Basohli paintings, were hit by moisture. The issue came to fore last month, but so far there has been no effort to preserve the same. "The officials at the helm had taken the matter very lightly and had not conducted any enquiry about the matter or fixed responsibility over the negligence", sources said, adding that there were no funds to preserve the world famous paintings, cost of which runs into several thousand crores. "A team of experts had visited the Dogra Art Museum last week and they had examined the paintings. They were not engaged by the department but had come only to take stock of the mat...
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Where's Heritage Conservation Act?
4/19/2018 12:34:28 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 18: The J&K government has failed to implement the 'Jammu and Kashmir Heritage Conservation Act' for the preservation of heritage buildings and sites in the state. Every year April 18 is being celebrated as the World Heritage Day. It is being celebrated to encourage people to conserve our rich past. However, the Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to implement 'Jammu and Kashmir Heritage Conservation Act' for the preservation of heritage buildings and sites despite the state having vast treasure of heritage buildings. The J&K Heritage Conservation and Preservation Act 2010 was aimed at conservation and preservation of heritage, both tangible and inta...
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Another recruitment scam in RMSA
4/19/2018 12:12:05 AM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report jammu, Apr 18: Yet another recruitment scandal has surfaced in the RMSA in the appointment of candidates as Vocational Trainers (VTs). Reliable sources in the School Education Department informed Early Times that RMSA's partner 'ASTM Skills Pvt. Ltd' invited applications for the posts of VTs under 'Trade Security' for various government secondary and higher secondary schools across the state. "Nearly a dozen selected VTs fulfilled the eligibility criteria for the posts in Oct-Nov 2017. However, as per an advertisement published in local newspapers, the partner clearly mentioned that only eligible candidates applied for these posts and fixed closing date o...
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'Architect of AoA not invited to PDP's crucial meeting
4/19/2018 12:11:58 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 18: The senior PDP leader who was ousted from the state cabinet last month was not invited by the party to its "crucial meeting" held on April 14 in the summer capital of Srinagar. Source said while all the lawmakers, and even the youth faces of the party were invited to the meeting, the ousted minister, who is seen as the architect of the Agenda of Alliance, between the ruling PDP and its alliance partner BJP, remained conspicuous by his absence. Sources said the organizers of the meeting had asked their party president if he was to be invited to the "crucial meeting." "But the silence on this question was enough to make us understand that he is not to b...
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Kathua case: Anti-social elements trying to assassinate character of my husband, daughter, alleges woman
4/19/2018 12:11:43 AM
Early Times Report KATHUA, Apr 18: A video of a Hiranagar woman is making rounds on social networking sites wherein she is claiming that some people have uploaded pictures of her husband and daughter by indicting her husband as an accused in Rasana case, ASI Tilak Raj. The woman, Kismat Kumari of Hirnagar village can be heard of saying that the name of her husband is also Tilak Raj and he is also a police cop posted at Poonch district. According to the woman, the videos and photos of her husb...
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Father of 5 brutally tortured by Kishtwar police
4/19/2018 12:11:17 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report jammu, Apr 18: A 26-year-old Kishtwar man, the father of five children, was Tuesday shifted in a critical condition to Government Medical College Jammu after he was allegedly subjected to third degree torture by the Kishtwar police. Akhter Hussain Hajam, son of Ali Mohammed Hajam, of Keshwan in Kishtwar, was tortured during illegal confinement in connection with the case of disappearance of Tariq Hussain who is missing for last five weeks. Speaking to Early Times, the kin of Akhter said he was kept in illegal detention by the police initially for 27 days after they picked him on March 18. He was again detained a couple of days ago. The family members a...
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Why no protests over Kulgam Sex Scandal?
4/19/2018 12:11:10 AM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report ANANTNAG, Apr 18: The Kashmir-based activists, journalists, lawyers and civil society members who rightfully upped an ante against two BJP ministers for attending a rally organized by Hindu Ekta Manch, have no sympathy for a Kashmiri teenage girl who was sexpolited by some politicians and police officers. The Kulgam sex scandal, first reported by Early Times on February 3 has not been yet charge-sheeted by Kulgam police. The victim in a fresh statement to a New Delhi-based media outlet has alleged that a police officer asked her to drop the name of a PDP legislator from south Kashmir "as naming him will create 'hangama' (uproar)." The girl has also a...
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NHM slammed for holding 'useless' screening camps
4/19/2018 12:11:01 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 18: The National Health Mission (NHM), J&K, is organising screening camps for children in various districts of the state. It has however raised fingers against the working of existing staff as they were not screening children in their respective centres. On April 18, an NHM advertisement appeared in local dailies stating that the screening camps for children (0-18) years are being organised at 21 blocks. These blocks are: SR Gunj, Srinagar; , Ramnagar, Udhampur; Larnoo, Anantnag; Kangan, Ganderbal; Bandipora; Ghat, Doda; Sogam, Kupwara; Chadoora, Budgam; Mendhar, Poonch; Pampore, Pulwama; Shopian; DH Pora, Kulgam; Manjakote, Rajouri; and others. An officia...
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Pak stooges activate stone-pelting modules in Kashmir
4/18/2018 11:57:37 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 18: To disturb the law and order situation in Kashmir, Pakistani stooges have re-activated their stone-pelting modules across Kashmir. Credible sources told Early Times that the separatists have upped the ante against PDP-BJP government and are leaving no stone unturned to keep Kashmir boiling. "The issue they are politicizing and using for disturbing law and order situation in Kashmir is Kathua rape and murder case in which police has already concluded its investigation and arrested all the accused," they said. They said that stone-pelting modules have been directed to involve school and college students in every district particularly in South Kashmi...
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President Kovind condemns Kathua case as shameful
4/18/2018 11:35:39 PM
Early Times Report Katra, Apr 18: President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday condemned the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. "After 70 years of independence such an incident occurring in any part of the country is shameful. We have to think what kind of society are we developing. It's our responsibility to ensure such a thing doesn't happen to any girl or woman in any part of the country," said President Ram Nath Kovind while addressing the 6th convocation of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Kakriyal in Jammu and Kashmir. "Are we trying to create an environment in which our mother, sisters and daughters are unable to experience justice, equality, independence ...
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Something wrong with our society: Mehbooba Mufti
4/18/2018 11:17:32 PM
Early Times Report Kakriyal, Apr 18: Terming the Kathua rape-murder incident as "alarming", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed anguish that "a living form of the Mata" has been subjected to such "heinous" act in the land where girls are worshipped as a manifestation of Goddess Durga. Addressing the sixth convocation at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University here , the chief minister said the heinous act of the perpetrators "has shocked us as a society" and showed that the value system was facing a crisis. She batted for inclusion of value education in curriculum, saying "our material growth becomes meaningless, if we are not able to become a good human beings". "...
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In Kathua, 14 ISM dispensaries sans docs
4/18/2018 11:17:28 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 18: The Department of Indian System of Medicine (ISM) has failed to provide sufficient staff to run its dispensaries, as nearly 14 dispensaries in district Kathua are functioning without Medical Officers (doctors). Sources informed Early Times that out of the 14 sanctioned doctors, four of them were deployed for starting first batch of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) in Government Ayurvedic Medical College Jammu. But their substitute is yet to be engaged in the district's dispensaries from where they were relieved. Sources further said that the Health and Medical Education department (vide order No. 471- H&ME of 2017, dated 01/...
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PHC Sudh Mahadev functions without Allopathic doctors
4/18/2018 11:17:23 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Apr 18: It may sound incredible but its true that the Primary Health Centre (PHC), Sudh Mahadev in tehsil Chenani of district Udhampur is functioning without the services of Allopathic doctors rather it is manned by an Ayurvedic doctor. With no Allopathic doctors available, the Ayurvedic doctor is looking after the day to day affairs of the PHC, Sudh Mahadev including performing check-ups of the patients. However, such a make shift arrangement is quite contrary to the allocation of posts made by the Health Department which has earmarked two posts of MBBS doctors and one post of NRHM doctor for PHC Sudh Mahadev but all these posts are lying v...
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CIC's direction to DSEK to provide para wise info to aggrieved
Alleged illegal selection of ReTs in Bandipora
4/18/2018 11:17:16 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 18: Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Khurshid Ahmad Ganai has directed Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) to issue a para-wise response to an aggrieved RTI information seeker who also was allegedly dropped during the selection of ReT teachers in Sumbal zone of Bandipora district. Information seeker was provided incomplete information after filing an RTI which prompted him to file an appeal before State Information Commission (SIC) Details available with Early Times reveal that one Bashir Ahmad Mir R/O Sultanpora Sumbal district Bandipora filed an RTI application dated 13-09-2017 before the Chief Education Officer (CEO) Bandipora who is also the...
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