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Jammu, Ladakh expose PDP, NC's politics of competitive separatism
Turnout in municipal elections lays foundation of J&K's trifurcation
10/16/2018 10:51:24 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 16: Four-phased municipal elections in J&K have laid foundation for trifurcation of the State-thanks to the competitive politics of separatism being pursued by the leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC). The way voters of Jammu division came out to participate in the elections, which were boycotted by both the parties to appease anti-India force, is an indication that people of this region has affiliation with the demands of Kashmir centric parties. Residents of Ladakh-both Muslims and Buddhists, have also given a befitting reply to PDP and NC leadership for taking them far-granted. Municipal elections have given a clear message that there is no taker of Kashmir politics in Jammu and Ladakh region so it is better to separate these two regions from Valley where polticians are dancing to the dictates of anti-national elements. Turnout in these elections have boosted morale of those who are demanding trifurcation of J&...
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Tourism promotion in Jammu region, BJP's claims prove hoax
No employee posted to Bani, Basohli Tourism Development Authority despite 20 months of creation
10/16/2018 10:51:08 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 16: The Bani, Basohli Tourism Development Authority (BBDA) has exposed all claims of BJP leaders for promotion of tourism in Jammu region as the authority created 20 months back in papers but so far no employee was posted here. Wishing anonymity, an official of Tourism department told Early Times that PDP-BJP government in January 2017 had announced four Tourism Development Authorities across state and after a month cabinet headed Chief Minister Mehbooba Muthi accorded sanction of three including Bani, Basholi Tourism Development Authority. "At that time, the government claimed that the newly created authority could be equipped with latest infr...
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Failure to implement SLWM likely to cost JK govt Rs 650Cr
10/16/2018 10:50:53 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, Oct 16: As J&K Government failed to implement Solid Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) scheme under Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) during last four years, will Directorate of Rural Sanitation (DRS) be able to tap an amount of Rs 650 crores for this work in next financial year? As reported already four years have passed since SBM was launched throughout the country including J&K , but the focus of J&K Government has been on construction of lavatories with the result another component of solid liquid waste management (SLWM) suffered a big jolt and state was not able to get a grant of more than 650 crores meant for rural waste management. Under Swachh Bh...
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Inspecting sweet shops during festivals merely eye-wash
In coma throughout yr, admin wakes up for few days
10/16/2018 10:50:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 16: The government organizations dealing with food safety standards are out with their annual ritualistic exercise of inspecting sweet shops during festival season. The Drug and Food Control organization as well as local administrative officials in urban and rural areas of Jammu have started showing their presence by giving wide publicity to their raids on sweet shops during the festival season. "The adulterated items and milk products have been used in making sweets throughout the province but these organizations never seized these products and during every festival season an impression is created by the department among masses about its active role", sourc...
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Amid #MeToo outrage, JK victims suffer as women commission is headless
10/16/2018 10:50:24 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 16: Even as #MeToo campaign pertaining to sexual harassment of women has taken the country by storm, such potential victims in Jammu and Kashmir state "suffer unheard" as women commission is headless. After the collapse of the Peoples Democratic Party -Bharatiya Janta Party coalition in June, the incumbent chairperson of Women Commission had resigned in accordance with the convention. But for the last four months the government has allegedly failed to fill the post thereby affecting the activities at the office. The State Commission for women which was established in 1999 to protect women's right has no head since PDP leader Nayeema Mehjoor, who was the ch...
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Contractuals run the show in BGSBU Rajouri
50% posts for teaching faculty vacant
10/16/2018 10:50:11 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Oct 16: The acute shortage of permanent teaching staff in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Rajouri, is adversity affecting studies of thousands of students enrolled under different programmes. Sources informed Early Times that against the sanctioned strength of 254 including professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers and tutors, the university has only 124 permanent faculty to run more than one dozen departments, and the remaining 130 posts are lying vacant or were not filed by the university administration since the posts were allotted. "However, there are 18 sanctioned posts of professors, but the university has ...
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Employees confused over Health Insurance Scheme
10/16/2018 10:49:57 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 16: Confusion prevails over the recently introduced health insurance scheme in Jammu and Kashmir as it has been challenged in the court for benefitting a particular company. The group medi-claim health insurance scheme rolled out by Jammu and Kashmir government last month for employees, pensioners, and accredited journalists has been challenged in the High Court on the grounds that it has been done to a particular corporate company. Amid this the employees are confused whether to opt for health scheme or not. "We don't know what to do whether it will be scrapped or not. Government has to make its stand very clear," an official of Health Department, sai...
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J&K Bank half-yearly net profit grows 44% to 146 Cr
10/16/2018 10:49:36 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Oct 16: J&K Bank, the state-owned premier financial institution and a listed entity, today reported a 44% increase in its net profit to Rs 146.34 Cr for the half year ended 30th September 2018 after the reviewed results of the Bank were adopted by the Board of Directors in the meeting held at the Bank’s Corporate Headquarters. The Bank had posted a net profit of Rs 101 Cr during the first half of previous fiscal. Notably, the Bank has now reported six consecutiv...
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GMS Satrari lacking infra, violating norms
Early Times exposes
10/16/2018 10:49:11 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Oct 16: Government Middle School Satrari tehsil Majalta district Udhampur near here is an open and live example of violations of all the norms which are mandatory for any educational institution in the country. The school has a total strength of 100 students including the girls where students are forced to sit on the ground even desk already available in this school while the Head master sit on chair "My children return home with their clothes ...
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Work on construction of Bunkers along IB stalled
Locals demand immediate resumption
10/16/2018 10:37:02 PM
Arun Trisal Early Times Report Kathua, Oct 16: Long pending demand of the border dwellers who come under direct line of cross border fire for constructing family bunkers along the border was redressed couple of month ago when Union government tendered and inaugurated the construction work of Bunkers in each house. However, people have been infuriated over the suspension of work recently due to embargo on the operation of stone crusher in the vicinity and have appealed for early resumpt...
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Municipal polls culminate with dismal voter turn-out in Srinagar, Ganderbal districts
Stones pelted on press photographers at a polling booth in downtown Srinagar
10/16/2018 10:36:39 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 16: The four phase municipal polls in the state culminated today as the final round of the voting was held in 25 wards of Srinagar Municipal Corporation and wards falling under the jurisdiction of Municipal Committee Ganderbal. Although, the polling had to be conducted in 26 wards but the same was not carried at Chaterhama ward since the election there has already been won uncontested. Re-polling was also held in Bachi Darwaza ward after c...
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ZEO office functioning from private building for last 15 years
10/16/2018 10:35:03 PM
Gurdas Kumar Early Times Report Vijaypur, Oct 16: The office of the Zonal Education Officer Vijaypur has been functioning from a private building for the last 15 years, while authorities concerned have turned a blind eye to the gross erosion of state exchequer on rent bill. Sources told Early Times that the office building is situated near Vijaypur town. Although after creation of separate Samba district, many offices were shifted to newly constructed administration building but Education Department instead of making provision for providing the ZEO Vijapur a permanent building, continued in the rented building, pinching the exchequer in the form of rent. "The Department has been payi...
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Construct bridge on Mendhar nallah
SDH Mandi faces staff shortage, patients suffer
NC, PDP shouldn't have boycotted JK civic polls: Guv
2 absconders arrested
HC closes PIL, orders protection of artifacts
9 yrs on, GREF fails to complete upgradation of Rajouri-Budhal road
HC grants 8 weeks for status report on recovering Gulmarg land
Infantry cycle rally to commemorate Infantry Day
Training imparted to counting staff in Rajouri
DEO holds meeting with candidates before counting of votes
Intera Diocesan Schools Sports Competition held
CTP on Commercial Organic Horticulture Organised
Cluster University holds first academic council meeting
Vyas deliberates on issues raised by trade, industrial bodies
Kumar for effective law enforcement to prevent, control pollution
IT raids MG enterprises, Rashtriya Industry, Janta industry in Jammu, Samba
Youth Ramleela Natak Club stages Ramleela
MV Inlt' School celebrated World Food Day
Rajiv Gandhi College holds awareness rally on Swachh Bharat
Bovine smuggling bid foiled, 10 bovines rescued
Govt notifies 88 new services in 16 Departments under PGSA
Stolen bike recovered, two arrested
World Bank team to visit on Oct 22, review progress of JTFRP
Officers put on highest alert in view of bi-annual Darbar Move
JKHB removes encroachments on Channi park
11 Munsiffs promoted as Sub-Judges
Scenes from Ramayana enthralled devotees
HC disposes of plea seeking Anantnag bypolls
10 years jail to fraudster
Cent percent household electrification in J&K soon: Commissioner Secy PDD
Oil Tankers Assosciation calls for Indefinite strike
Plus 2 lecturers for expediting regularization process of incharge incumbents
Div Com Jammu reviews progress of Dev Projects
2 PHE officials suspended for negligence of duty
Water crisis in Kishtwar, Bhandari lambasts PHE Department
Teacher's JAC Thathri demands action against corrupt officials
NSUI prez quits after sexual harassment charges, Rahul Gandhi accepts resignation
Chairman JKGB Janak Raj Angural inaugurates new premises
Joint team inspects Private coaching Centres
SPA asks authorities to take steps against anti encroachment
11 bovines rescued, smuggler arrested
AAP-J&K rejects suggestions of High Level State Committee
Govt clueless over laws governing Assembly suspension: Harsh
SSDF demands sedition case against Mehbooba
Mass protest of FMHWWA enters day 51
ABVP celebrates World Food Day
JJSF starts fast on students martyr day
GMC surgery deptt to organize 7th annual conference
Documentary "Peering Souls and Peering Warriors" screened
Free dental camp organized by HelpAge India
MNP urges workers to gear up for Panchayat elections
JKMF demands release of salary to watch & ward employees of BSNL
Three Regional Councils only acceptable to all: MPEJ
KVK organizes certificate distribution camp
ABVP Jammu criticizes AMU students' act
GHSS Nagseni organized Industrial tour for IT students
172 officials of Armed Police promoted in J&K
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