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Major backdoor recruitment scandal in Social Welfare Deptt
757 workers engaged against 55 sanctioned posts
1/23/2017 11:28:01 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: A major recruitment scandal has tumbled out of Social Welfare department, wherein against 55 sanctioned posts of workers, a total of 757 have been engaged through backdoor since 1997. The scandal was exposed after an RTI application filed by Convener Sangarsh RTI Movement Balwinder Singh to ICDS directorate regarding the workers engaged in the department. The documents revealed that out of total 757 workers engaged in department since 1997, a total of 558 were from Kashmir division while 182 from Jammu and 17 were from Ladakh division. As per the documents furnished by SW department, The administrative department vide G.O no 50-SW of 2014 dated 26/2/2014 had accorded sanction to the creation of 314 posts of various categories for implementation of ICDS. Subsequently identification/repositioning of staff of subordinate offices working under administrative control of SWD was done vide G.O no. 307 SW of 2014 dated 30-12/2014. Thus final s...
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BJP ministers' corrupt practices, pro-separatists' approach echo in neighbouring Punjab also
Punjab BJP asks high-command to keep J&K BJP ministers away from campaign
1/23/2017 11:27:48 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: Not only in Jammu region, inefficiency of BJP ministers has been exposed throughout nation that is the reason that no party minister is included in the list of campaigners for the party in crucial Punjab assembly polls. BJP high command has already prepared a list of campaigners for Punjab Assembly elections but name of none of the BJP minister is figured in the list, despite the fact that some ministers have offered themselves for the campaigning. Punjab BJP has reported shown cold shoulder response to the offer made by some BJP ministers. Credible sources said that fearing that their pro-separatists approach for enjoying power with Peoples Democratic P...
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Deprives retired Principal from mandatory benefits
Ordinary clerk 'dares' court orders
1/23/2017 11:27:34 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: Mounted on the shoulders of a College Principal- an ordinary clerk deputed in GGM Science College, Jammu, not only defied High Court orders, to satisfy his vengeance, he is reportedly depriving a retired Principal from various benefits after superannuation, which was also mentioned in the High Court order. Though, the High Court in its clear order had directed Higher Education Department to give revised pension under Sixth Pay Commission to the Principal, but same has been denied by College administration. Retired Principal, A K Koul informed Early Times that a 'powerful' Labortary Assistant- Rakesh Kumar, presently engaged as clerk in the G...
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CM contemplating ban on bulk transfers
1/23/2017 11:27:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: Taking cognizance of allegations of transfer industry thriving in various government departments by several opposition MLAs during the ensuing budget session, government is mulling ban on bulk transfers in all departments. Chief Minister Mehbooab Mufti has reportedly taken a serious note of the large scale transfers in one-go in many departments and has held discussion with the coalition partner BJP to end this practice. "The CM is very upset about the manner in which so many transfers are being done in one go in many departments. She has communicated to the Ministers concerned that such practices will be not allowed and has also held discussions in th...
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After NIA scrutinizes bank accounts, Geelani feels the heat
Asks his aides to get ready for another unrest in 2017
1/23/2017 11:27:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: A few days after reports about National Investigating Agency (NIA) scrutinizing the bank accounts of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani came to fore, the Hurriyat hawk has hardened his stand and has reportedly asked the activists of his conglomerate to get ready for another phase of agitation from March onwards. Sources told Early Times that Hurriyat hawk chaired the meeting of the so-called executive council of Hurriyat Conference (G) at his Hyderpora residence on Sunday and directed the members of his amalgam to "capitalize on gains of 2016-unrest." "Geelani called the meeting of his executive council after a longtime. The meeting was called to buil...
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SHO absolves 4 of murder charge after taking 'bribe'
1/23/2017 11:26:53 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: A police officer, who is presently posted as SHO of a police station in a Jammu rural area, is alleged to have absolved four persons, including a government employee, of murder charge after taking a bribe from them. A man was stoned to death in a Jammu rural area a few days back over a trivial issue. Involvement of six persons, including the government employee, figured in the crime. While police rounded up four of them, they failed to find any trace of the remaining two, police sources said. "Brother-in-law of one of the accused is posted at the police station. He struck a deal with the SHO concerned and managed to get dropped the names of his relat...
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Police succumb to political pressure, book complainant
Vandalism by minister's relative
1/23/2017 11:26:41 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: In yet another instance of the submissive approach of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, a complaint was registered against complainant itself, but the accused is roaming scot free, courtesy political pressure on the police. According to sources, a complainant Amit Sharma went to Lakhanpur police station to file a complaint against nephew of a Cabinet Minister, for allegedly vandalizing his office, Balaji Transport company. "Police instead of registering complaint against accused under relevant sections, filed complaint against the complainant, probably under political pressure," said sources, adding that at present the concerned police has registered the co...
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Restoration of glory 'under process', says govt, but no funds earmarked
Heritage of Dogra Kings in ruins at Sher Garhi complex…
1/23/2017 11:26:25 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: Call it any irony or misfortune of the of Dogra rulers' Heritage, the modern day rulers of the state have given a damn to protect the precious palaces in famous Sher Garhi Complex in the heart of Srinagar city, leave alone its restoration and beautification process. Choked with the offices now, much bigger irony is that the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museum has its own office in the premises yet restoration and even maintenance has been pushed aside. No funds have been earmarked nor spent so far on this historical palace of Dogra Kings, which was revealed in a query asked by a legislator in the ongoing session. Even though it was for the firs...
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BJP MLA embarrasses Govt, tears papers alleging 'wrong info' on Jammu Artificial Lake project
1/23/2017 11:26:10 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: Coalition Government today faced a major embarrassment in the State Legislative Assembly when Party MLA from RS Pura Dr Gagan Bhagat tore off the reply of the concerned minister of his own party over much hyped Jammu Artificial lake project. In reply to his question, Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi stated that 80% of the work on had been completed on design and construction of barrage across River Tawi at Belicharana Jammu which is the part of Artificial lake project, started in July 2010 at an estimated cost of Rs. 69.70 Cr and the project was targeted for completion in June 2017. Showing dis-satisfaction over the written rep...
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Urban Local Bodies Kashmir issues 'modified' order to adjust blue-eyed official
1/23/2017 11:26:00 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 23: Directorate of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir (ULBK) has been issuing 'modified' orders in order to adjust their blue-eyed persons. Same has been witnessed in an order that was issued at the fag end of last year. On January 2, 2017, Director ULBK issued order number DULB/Estt/PS/01 of 2017 under which Ghulam Rasool Mir (Senior Assistant) and Mohammad Yaqoob Charsoo (Sanitation Clerk) were transferred from Municipal Committee, Qazigund and Municipal Committee, Kokernag to Municipal Committee, Kokernag and Municipal Committee, Qazigund respectively. In the order Director ULBK had directed the present Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) ...
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Charges fee for 400 pages, replies to queries on 6 pages
PIO fleeces information seeker
1/23/2017 10:50:09 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: In an attempt to 'discourage' an information seeker, Block Development Officer (BDO) Basohli, who is also public information officer under J&K RTI Act, charged printing expenses for 400 pages and sent 6 pages, as reply of queries raised in RTI application. According to sources the information seeker filed an RTI application in the office PIO, Block Development Office, Basohli in month of September, seeking answer of several queries pertain to said office. "The PIO, BDO under his letter number BDO/Bsl/RTI/2016-17/528, dated 27th September 2016, asked the information seeker to deposit Rs 800/ as Photostat expenses for relevant documents",...
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JK seeks amendments in IWT
1/23/2017 10:49:55 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 23: The Jammu and Kashmir government has raised the issue with the Union government seeking amendments in the Indus Water Treaty with Pakistan. The Indus Waters Treaty is a water-sharing treaty between India and Pakistan, brokered by the World Bank (then the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development). It has placed curbs on the construction of storage reservoirs on rivers in J&K which could ensure the provision of requisite water flow. In the aftermath of the Uri attack for which India has blamed the Pakistan, the centre has been considering to revive the IWT that was negotiated between the neighboring countries in 1960. ...
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Gupta castigates Forest Minister for withholding clearance of Udhampur development projects
1/23/2017 10:49:46 PM
Early Times Report Udhampur, Jan 23: MLA Udhampur, Pawan Gupta has accused minister for forests of deliberately withholding forest clearance for development projects in his constituency. While participating in debate on grants of Public Works Department, Gupta complained that 46 roads, fit for adoption under PMGSY have again been ignored in Udhampur constituency and habitation of 5000 souls have also been ignored. He castigated the Forest Minister for deliberately withholding forest clearances of the roads under NABARD and even the vital project of national highway. He demanded appropriate steps for getting the forest clearance so that projects of vital public importance could be taken...
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Mehbooba backs Burkhari on slow dredging of Jhelum
1/23/2017 10:49:40 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 23: A few days after senior Peoples Democratic Party leader and MLA Amira Kadal Syed Altaf Bukhari complained about the slow pace of work on Jhelum dredging, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today backed his views. Mehbooba did this during a high level meeting she chaired at the SKICC here. Sources said Mehbooba Mufti pulled up Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and other concerned over the slow pace of work. This evening an official handout confirmed the development. "The Chief Minister, however, expressed displeasure over the tardy pace of de silting in river Jhelum and directed to take measures for speeding up the desilting works in the river," the handout...
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Indo-Pak refuse to sign Mine Ban Treaty
JK worst affected by land mining
1/23/2017 10:49:34 PM
Saqib Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 23: With India and Pakistan not signing the Mine Ban Treaty, the Jammu and Kashmir is worst affected among all the states with around three percent of its population having become disabled mostly due to land mines and IEDs. According to a census report, J&K has 361153 population disabled that is the highest in number among all states in India. "3646 casualties have taken place in J&K of which 1076 died due to land mines and IED till 2012. 50 percent victims of landmines are children," the report says. These cases are only that gets reported while sources said there are hundreds of such cases that goes unreported due to remoteness of t...
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Honest rangers sidelined in Social Forestry Deptt
Influential juniors calling shots
1/23/2017 10:49:24 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Jan 23: Much against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's war against corruption, the Forest ministry here has sidelined two key officers known for their honesty and integrity while "some influential juniors with tainted service record have been given the charge of their seniors." Official sources said this holds true for the Social Forestry Department where two of the "most competent officials with honest and upright service record have been attached with the Head Office in Jammu whereas no inquiry of any misconduct is pending against them." Official sources in the Civil Secretariat said the duo has been deliberately sidelined because they would often object to ...
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VO files closure report in Jagti township scam
1/23/2017 10:49:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: The vigilance organisation (VO), Jammu, has filed a closure report in the alleged multi-crore services tax scam in Jagti township. The 'scam' was unearthed in 2012 by VO. According to the FIR, Vinod Koul, then Relief Commissioner (migrants), Jammu, was alleged to have entered into a criminal conspiracy with M/s Maytas Rithwik (a joint venture firm) and dishonestly, fraudulently and by abusing his official position, had made a payment in respect of service tax to the tune of Rs 2,03,18,155 out of the government exchequer which otherwise was to be deducted from running bills of the firm submitted in the Koul's office on account of works executed for const...
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HC notice to Govt on plea of officer declared 'deadwood'
1/23/2017 10:49:03 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 23: The state high court today issued a notice to government, seeking its reply to a petition filed by Shamim Ahmad Laherwal who was prematurely retired in 2015 when he was Director General Libraries and Research, J&K. Hearing a contempt petition filed by Laherwal, a single bench of Vacation Judge Bawa Singh Walia directed state's chief secretary and GAD commissioner to file reply by next date of hearing. In his petition, Laherwal stated that the government had not taken any action to comply with the court's judgement calling for his reinstatement. The respondents, the petitioner said, had not issued any order of his posting nor had released the pendi...
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SSP Kathua directed to implement court order or appear in person
1/23/2017 10:48:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: In an alleged matter of police interference in a civil dispute, Kathua CJM Amarjeet Singh Langeh today directed SSP, Kathua, to implement the January 4, 2017 court ordered in this regard or appear in person. The CJM had on January 4 last said police must guard itself against this tendency in an application filed for issuance of rule of court against DSP (headquarter, Kathua) Ajay Sharma and Kathua police station SHO Sarabjeet Singh. The CJM, after hearing both the sides, said once the matter was brought to the notice of SSP, Kathua, he ought to have gauged the gravity of alleged lapse on part of his sub-ordinate officials and ensured compliance of the ...
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5 years on, ED fails to revalidate unutilized funds under MDM scheme
1/23/2017 10:46:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 23: The failure of the Education Department for not taking corrective and timely measures to get the funds in crores revalidated under Mid Day Meal Scheme from Government of India has adversely effected the scheme for the past five years. Sources told Early Times that the Midday Meal Scheme is mainly funded by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) to the State Government to run the scheme with its share of 75 percent. "It has been learnt that the central share to the tune of over Rs 60 Crore has not been revalidated by the Education Department which is lying unutilized for the past five years resulting blocking of unreleased balances by...
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Pathetic condition of PDD office irks locals
1/23/2017 10:45:40 PM
M S Nazki Early Times Report Poonch, Jan 23: Locals have expressed grave concern over the pathetic condition of Power Development Department Sub Division office at Mendhar which is surrounded by garbage and filth. Locals of the area alleged that they had to go through an horrific experience while visiting to Office of Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) PDD Sub Division Mendhar which is surrounded with heaps of garbage and fifth around it. Even this office lacks any sign board causing incon...
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650 Kgs Lahan, 30 pouches of illicit liquor destroyed
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DPS wins seven medals in Kickboxing Championship
Model Academy participates in Digi Dhan Mela compaign
10+2 contractual lecturers protest seeking regularization
Workshop for police aspirants held
JKFFA celebrates Netaji's birth anniversary
Dogra Degree College organizes Seminar on communication skills
Final rehearsal for Republic Day held
Science and Technology department organizes painting competition
District games for disabled organized
Transfer Industry explodes the myth of good governance in the state: Harsh
GDC Kathua lifts overall championship trophy in Taekwondo
Chenani-Nashri Tunnel to be thrown open in February, PM to inaugurate: Reports
Alleging non supply of water and power for last 10 days, Locals protest
Fresh WD active, snowfall predicted during next 48 hours
Unidentified ran over by train
Unknown vehicle hits teen, hospitalized
People protest against PHE department
Pulse Polio in mess in Poonch, public suffers
Zulfkar for strict implementation of Govt orders
Woman dies of burn injuries, husband hospitalized
11 guests from Pok arrive in valley, 10 Kashmiris cross over to LoC
Forces being trained to use non-lethal weapons: Govt
KU postpones exams till Jan 26 due to snow forecast
Vehicle plunges into gorge
Sangarsh pays rich tributes to Netaji Subash Chander Bose
Adbi kunj organizes multilingual meet
Awareness programme on ACT held
SDM Mendhar finalizes Republic Day arrangements
Umeed Ek Pehel celebrates birth anniversary of Neta ji
Power shut down
Govt orders creation of 4 new Tourism Development Authorities
JKBWA holds general body meeting
Awareness programme on digital transactions organized
Five day workshop on Braille held
Bleaching powder used to kill Trout fish in valley
Retd ADG Prasar Bharti Rafeeq felicitated
PCC condoles demise of Mohan Singh
Setting up of Urdu Council in state hailed
Only one way traffic on Kashmir highway, inquiry ordered into traffic mismanagement
Narcotics peddler held with 30 gms heroin
NABARD conducts sensitisation programme
Police deptt terminates services of 230 wireless operators
Heavy snowfall creates havoc, many villages remain cut off in Ramban
3 houses burgled
Ahead of R-Day, Security forces bust hideout
146 HSS’ notified as CM’s model School in J&K: Edu Min
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