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Fast Track Recruitment process a 'hoax', referred posts yet to be filled
More than 100 posts of BDOs, Tehsildars vacant across JK
9/26/2016 11:28:48 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 26: Like the previous regimes the present dispensation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in the state has failed to appoint people in government departments in due course of time. Not to talk of the lower staff posts of top notch officials are also lying vacant. Although hundreds of posts have been referred to recruitment agencies there has been no headway vis-à-vis appointment of people on such posts. The fast track recruitment has remained a claim so far and the process has remained to papers only. The delay in recruitment process has led to disillusionment among the youth of the state. Official sources said that 79 posts of Block Development Officer (BDO) were referred to General Administration Department (GAD) by the Public Service Commission (PSC), but the recruitment process was not followed up to this moment of time. The sources said that 48 posts of Tehsildar were also referred to GAD by...
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Ahead of NAAC visit, JU busy in painting rosy picture of campus
9/26/2016 11:28:31 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: To hoodwink a team of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), the officials at Jammu University under the leadership of Vice Chancellor are busy to paint a rosy picture of the campus. According to sources, NAAC is visiting the Jammu University to assess and accredits institutions of higher education in India. It is autonomous body funded by University Grants Commission of Government of India established in the year 1994. It follows seven criteria to serve as the basis for its assessment procedures which is curricular aspects, teaching, learning and evaluation, research, consultancy and extension, infrastructure and learning resources, stu...
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Fed up with shutdown calls, Kashmiris resuming normal life
Valley unrest
9/26/2016 11:28:21 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 26: Fed up with nearly three- month long shutdown and violence which has brought normal life to a grinding halt in Kashmir Valley, the people are now defying the separatists' diktats and resuming normal life. According to sources, there were already fissures in the Hurriyat when an all-party Parliamentary delegation visited Valley some time back after the amalgam took a rigid stand and refused to meet it. The decision was not taken well by some senior and moderate leaders of the amalgam and the same was evident from the statement of former chairman of Hurriyat, Prof Abdul Gani Bhat. Prof Bhat on the same day gave a hint that dialogue was to only way to bre...
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Public rush returns to Secretariat after 80 days
9/26/2016 11:26:38 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 26: For the first time since the unrest began in the Valley on July 8, the Civil Secretariat on Monday witnessed a huge rush of people. SSP, Civil secretariat, Ajaz Ahmad told Early Times, "Right now I am not able to give the exact number, but yes we witnessed huge rush of visitors during the day." This reporter found men in large numbers waiting outside the chambers of ministers to get their problems redressed. "Ministers, secretaries and other authorities were seen entertaining everybody and gave a patient hearing to their demands," sources told Early Times. There was hardly any restriction on entry of people into the chambers. ...
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Influential cop manages his stay in choicest PS
9/26/2016 11:26:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: An influential constable who remained 'karyakhas' of all the Station House Officers (SHOs) of a particular police station of Jammu district for last couple of years is so influential that senior police officers always remained ignorant about his transfer. Despite the fact that the constable used to collect illegitimate money for all the SHOs who remained posted in the police station including the present SHO, police officers failed to even change his police station rather than district. If sources are to be believed, the said 'karyakhas' used play key role in patching up minor issues at his own level and collecting money from the parties which he us...
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Tricolor desecration on ID goes un-punished
What action has been taken by JK Govt?
9/26/2016 11:26:18 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 26: While Kashmir unrest gets the maximum attention; some vital issues have been ignored. The authorities even forgot to take action against the persons responsible for desecration of the national flag on Independence day. The Tricolor fell down at Bakshi Stadium during the Independence Day parade when the Chief Minister pulled the ropes to unfurl it. The Chief Minister, however, picked up the flag quickly and held it in his hands while the band played ...
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Engineers prefer lucrative PHE over R&B
Refuse to return to parent department, manage choice posting
9/26/2016 11:25:40 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: Disobeying Government's transfer order, several engineers instead of repatriating to their parent department are managing choicest posting in PHE department. According to sources, earlier Hydraulic wing was under R&B Ministry, and services of engineers were being utilized in both, R&B and Hydraulic wings. "Since its separation from R&B, Hydraulic wing of Mechanical engineering department is under PHE Ministry", sources said adding that no shuffling is being done regularly. However, the sources further said that still the administrative control is with R&B department and the same department sends engineers to other wings. Interestingl...
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Tainted DG ISM holding six charges
9/26/2016 11:25:31 PM
Saqib Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 26: In an example of blatant favoritism in the health department, a senior tainted official of Indian System of Medicines in Jammu and Kashmir has been holding six-charges . Dr Kabir Dar, Director General of ISM has been presently holding six-charges despite his alleged involvement in various scandals. As per the official details available with Early Times, Dr Kabir is holding the charge of CEO State Medicinal Plants Board since 2002, Member Secretary Vanaspati Van Society since 2002, Deputy Director ISM Kashmir since 2004, Director ISM since 2006, DG ISM since 2014 and Mission Director Ayush since 2014. There are various cases registe...
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IbneBattutta ends suspense, discloses his identity
Banker on deputation explains his position
9/26/2016 11:25:21 PM
Hyder Ali Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 26: Putting all speculations to rest, "Ibnebattutta", Saadut Hussain, a bank manager, presently on deputation with the state government, has finally owned the controversial Twitter account. Hussain, presently working as Officer on Special Duty with Chief Minister, spilled the beans to plead that he never attended any high level meetings or poked his nose in matters of law and order in restive Kashmir. Quoting sources Early Times Sources had reported that "influential" official of the rank of "bank manager", nicknamed "Ibnebattutta", for the social media account he allegedly operates since 2010, has been calling the shots in high level mee...
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CEO Kathua trashes transfer policy, orders transfer of teachers in mid-session
9/26/2016 11:25:05 PM
Vinod Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: While Education Minister Naeem Akhter has time and again emphasized not to transfer teachers in the mid-session, the Chief Education Officer Kathua has reportedly ordered several transfers in the last one and half months, in the middle of current academic session. "Students from down trodden sections are enrolled in government schools and teachers face lot of difficulties to plan the teaching practices according to the comprehension level of students", a teacher said, adding that the teacher makes his plans, taking one complete session in mind but if you transfer any teacher in the middle of session, he/she would have to face difficult...
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Govt employee booked under sedition charges, several go underground
Curfew relaxed for 2 hrs
9/26/2016 11:01:56 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar Sept 26: Continuing with their raids at the residences of those who have been booked under sedition charges for raising anti-national and pro-Pakistan slogans on the eve of eid on September 13 last, an employee of sheep and animal husbandry department was picked up from his residence here late last night. At least three dozen government employees are alleged to have taken part in the anti-national activities in the town. As all of them were found missing from their residences during the night long police raids, they were said to have gone underground, police sources said. The arrested employee was identified as Ajaiz Ahmed Kelam, son of Nazi...
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BJP leaders' photo session at Kerala beach evokes ridicule
9/26/2016 11:01:44 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: While people of the state especially of the Jammu region are looking towards BJP for solace in these difficult times, the leaders from the party have been seen enjoying the beauty of a beach in Kerala. The leaders are presently in Kerala to devise a strategy during its national council meet to deal with the unrest in Kashmir. However, their sightseeing has not gone down well with several quarters in the state. The sightseeing has evoked massive crit...
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Miscreants involved in stone pelting on Hajis arrested: Police
Three CRPF personnel injured in grenade attack in Kulgam district
9/26/2016 11:00:31 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 26: The Jammu & Kashmir Police today claimed to have arrested some persons who were involved in stone pelting incidents in Baramulla district while some Hajis were heading back to their homes after performing Haj pilgrimage. Meanwhile, three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in a grenade attack at Mir Bazar in South Kashmir's Kulgam district. At the same time police arrested 55 persons from different areas of valley...
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Govt identifies over 500 employees involved in anti-national activities
9/26/2016 11:00:22 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: State Government has identified nearly 500 government employees, working in different departments, who have been actively involved in anti-national activities. And these employees are in the fore-front to put whole Jammu and Kashmir on the fire to fulfill nefarious designs of separatists and other groups. Of these over 500 government employees, nearly 60 employees are on gazetted posts and drawing huge salaries from the state exchequer. Credible sources in the intelligence agencies said that sleuths of intelligence agencies, after one month long exercise, have identified most of the employees who have directly involved in fueling unrest and violence i...
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Time for action has come
Kashmir unrest
9/26/2016 11:00:17 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 26: J&K acceded to India on October 26, 1947 and the accession was legal, final and irrevocable. However, ever since then, Kashmiri separatists have been creating one trouble after another for India in Kashmir and this despite the fact that Kashmir has been at the helm ever since then with the people of Jammu and Ladakh struggling to obtain justice and fair play. The need of the time then was to rein in and bring to justice the traitors to restore peace in the Valley, but the powers-that-be in Delhi thought otherwise. They evolved and implemented a strategy that further aggravated the situation in Kashmir instead of isolating the trouble-makers, all Paki...
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KHF holds protests in California, demand Pak be declared 'Rogue state'
From J&K to US, wave of anger against Pak over Uri killings rampant
9/26/2016 11:00:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: If anger over Uri attack by Pakistan sponsored terrorists is all prevalent in Jammu and other parts of India, fury and frenzy of rage over the killing of Indian Army soldiers has stretched far wide in parts of US where Kashmiri Hindu families have been holding peaceful yet forceful protests against Pakistan, thrust being on declaring the country as a Rogue state. While such protests are no new with Kashmiri Hindus active and alive to developments back home...
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'I will speak about permanent solution at an appropriate time': Karan Singh
Ending J&K conflict
9/26/2016 11:00:07 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 26: Congress veteran and Member of Rajya Sabha Karan Singh on September 25 again said that he had a permanent solution of the J&K problem but he would talk about it an appropriate time. "We will support the Government of India in their decision to counter Pakistan for the unity and integrity of the country. As far permanent solution of J&K, I will not disclose any thing. I will tell you at an appropriate time," he said in Jammu. "My father Maharaja Hari Singh was the Maharaja of not only Jammu but also of Kashmir and Ladakh," he also said. It was not the first occasion that Karan Singh claimed that he had a permanent solution to the J&K problem. He h...
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Thousands kanals of forest land encroached at Sunderbani
Menace continues unchecked
9/26/2016 11:00:00 PM
A B Sharma Early Times Report Sunderbani, Sept 26: With responsible officers of the forest department playing blame game with each other, thousands of kanals of forest land has been encroached at Sunderbani and the process has been on unabated. The officials and officers of the department refused to confirm the reports of mass encroachments and shifted blames on one another. However, when apprised of large scale green felling and deforestation, in Sunderbani, MoS forests directed Somraj, Divisional Forest Officer to file the status report on the charges levied by the people of Sunderbani. The DFO however denied reports of encroachments and green felling; "I had gone on the spots a...
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Govt shocks former Health Minister to set up Kathua medical college at Logate
9/26/2016 10:50:14 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 26: The hopes of former Health and Medical Education Minister have been dashed to the ground as the government has decided to set up the proposed Kathua Medical College in village Logate rather than the area, close to vicinity of former Minister's Rajbagh residence. Sources in Health and Medical Education department informed Early Times that earlier it was almost finalized by the department, under strict instruction from former Health Minister, to establish Medical College in tehsil Mahreen near Rajbagh, which would ultimately benefit the Minister as his land is in the vicinity of the proposed location. Since new Health Minister has taken rein...
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BJP leader makes people 'roadpati' to become 'crorepati'
9/26/2016 10:50:09 PM
A B Sharma Early Times Report SUNDERBANI, Sept 26: Hundreds of people here are alleged to have been duped of their hard earned money by a local BJP leader who took deposits from them for a private investment company which has now closed all its offices in the tehsil. He is alleged to have swindled crores of rupees of the investors by giving them fake assurances to double and triple their money. He was the company's sole agent here, official sources said. "It is basically a rags to riches story. The BJP leader was a normal person before he joined the company as an agent in 2012 and started taking deposits from the people. Within a short span of time, he created huge assets in the area a...
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Poor health services in rural areas of JK
27 CHC OTs not function since upgradation
9/26/2016 10:50:04 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Sept26: At a time when government patting its back over establishes of 84 Community Health Centres across state but its own claims have been dashing on ground as 27 Community Health Centers (CHCs) Operation Theatre's (OTs) yet not function which clearly indicates that current government in state is not serious about the health of rural population. Sources in department concern informed Early Times that the purposes for which the CHCs were establish in rural areas to provide specialist health care at door step but already establish more than two dozen CHCs across the state are functioning without specialist and at present there are no facilities of O...
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Govt cancels grade promotion of JKHC MD
Had 'illegally' promoted 210 employees
9/26/2016 10:49:52 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 26: The government has cancelled the grade promotion of Managing Director of J&K Handicrafts Sales and Exports Corporation (JKHC) after several cases of misuse of official position by him were brought to its notice. The MD was also alleged to have illegally promoted 210 employees of the corporation. He was also alleged to have supplied misleading and incorrect information to state assembly about the appointments made by the corporation for the last three years. To a question on the appointments made in SIDCO, SICOP, JK Cements and Handicrafts Corporation, the JKHC MD had stated that no appointment had been made for the last three years. He was, however...
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Police official turns 'land grabber'
9/26/2016 10:49:28 PM
MS Nazki Early Times Report Mendhar, Sept 26: A senior police official has been found involved in land grabbing in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch. Sources said the police official has encroached state land falling under Khasra No. 555, Min 9, situated in front of office of the Sub Divisional Police officer (SDPO) Mendhar. The land measures around one kanal and 4 marlas. The official’s illegal action has encouraged many locals who have also made encroachments on the same land, sources added. People of the area have alleged that concrete fencing has been raised on the encroached land. It is pertinent to mention here on the directions of Tehsildar Mendhar,Shahzad Khan, the construction wor...
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Snake hidden in bike creates panic among college students
School van driver booked for molesting minor
MLA fails to streamline basic facilities, deep bore well lying defunct for months
19 yrs on, Palla awaits compensation for his gutted house boat
Man allegedly held for rape charges
Make Maharaja Hari Singh's will regarding 'Agri University at Nagbani' public: J&K NCP Chief
SDM charge sheets TSO, 3 employees
Despite heightened tension between India-Pak, Karvan-e-Aman bus run continues
Power shut down
Mobile internet service remains snapped in Rajouri
Regular disruption of power supply irks villagers of Khour Tehsil
Residents of Mendhar town forced to drink contaminated water
PDD Daily Wagers starts their stir in support of their demands
Search operations in Rajouri after suspects slip away
HC disposes of PIL on flood victims of Jammu division
Irked over poor connectivity, locals protest against PWD, R&B
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