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Viva assigned 40 points to appoint blue-eyed
Recruitment scam in LC
6/26/2016 11:53:24 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Srinagar, June 26: For the first time in the history of recruitment, to accommodate blue-eyed candidates having allegiance with Ministers and officers, recruiting committee of the upper house assigned 40 points to viva, documents related to 'Recruitment scam in Legislative Council' reveal. Scam, through which around 25 appointments were made illegally, was exposed by Early Times in its Saturday edition. Nabeel of Wani s/o Rafiq Ahmad Wani r/o Shan Market Udamphur besides securing 79.46% through his educational qualification was dropped and Karan Targorta s/o Tara Chand resident of Kali, Janni Jammu was appointed despite securing just 60%. Karan Targorta, a M.Sc student applied for the post of translator despite not having required qualification as only those were eligible who had read Urdu as a subject in Graduation or Post Graduation. All the candidates despites securing low through academic qualification, secured the post with the help of ...
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In 'historic' meeting, BJP leaders fail to utter a word for CRPF martyrs
6/26/2016 11:53:08 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 26: State unit of BJP today claiming to create history by organizing meeting of 14 district committee but the party leaders, who were present in so-called history meeting, have not utter even a single word as condolences to eight CRPF jawans who attained martyrdom at Pampore on Saturday evening. Shockingly when BJP leaders were conveying historical meeting at Jammu, bodies of the martyr CRPF men were being dispatched to their native places but leaders and workers of so-called "nationalist" have not spared even a single second to pay tributes to the cops. Leaders and workers were resorted to clapping and slogan shouting when it was announced that first time...
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Govt wakes up; security situation to be reviewed
Pampore attack
6/26/2016 11:52:55 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, June 26: The deadliest attack on the Central Reserve Police force at Pampore has spurred the Jammu and Kashmir government to review the overall security of the valley, especially on the Jammu Srinagar National highway. On Sunday a top government official wished anonymity informed Early Times that the government is reviewing overall security situation of the valley especially the safety measures of the Jammu Srinagar National Highway which has become the soft target for militant attacks. "The Pampore attack was discussed in the Sunday's cabinet meeting and to make the corrective measures of the security, the high level meeting by the gove...
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Demilitarisation process likely to be halted
6/26/2016 11:52:46 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: A day after Pakistan based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy near Pampore on Jammu-Srinagar highway, the Centre on Sunday decided to set up a two member committee to find out the loopholes which led to the killing of eight CRPF men and 22 others sustaining injuries. Sources told Early Times the 2-member committee would be arriving in Srinagar within a few days and would hold meetings with the officials of the police and paramilitary forces to discuss the possible measures which could be taken prevent such attacks in future. Its in place to mention here that Satur...
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285 DySPs promoted in 2003 still OPG
Home deptt violates own rule
6/26/2016 11:52:37 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: Amid hue and cry over non-caderisation of KPS officers, around 300 Police Inspectors who were promoted as DySPs in 2003, are still working in own pay and grade (OPG) as inspectors. Moreover, the officers who were directly recruited as Dy.SPs (KPS 2004) batch have been promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police. According to documents available with Early Times, number of Police Inspectors promoted as Dy.SPs since 2003 are working in OPG. "Sanction is hereby accorded to the placement of the following inspectors (executive) as I/C Deputy Superintendents of Police in their own pay and grade with the benefits of charge allowance as a...
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It's official: Durbar employees served unhygienic food
6/26/2016 11:52:25 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, June 26: It's official now. The employees from Jammu presently working in Srinagar with durbar move are being served "unhygienic food in broken utensils" something which may terribly affect their health, while some are already complaining of ailments. The Department of Drugs and Food Control Organization during surprise inspection of hotels and guesthouses where the move employees live here in the summer capital has found "gross negligence" in serving of food to the Move employees. Early Times is in possession of relevant documents in support of the story. "During inspection of various hotels / guesthouses where Darbar Move Employees stay, it has been obser...
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Terror strikes in Ramadan defaming Kashmir: Mehbooba
6/26/2016 11:52:19 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, June 26: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday stirred hornet's nest while condemning the militant attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pampore in which eight CRPF men were killed. Speaking at the wreath laying ceremony of the CRPF men killed on Saturday near Pampore town she said, "I condemn the attack. I feel ashamed as a Muslim that such an incident happened during Ramadan that is observed for piety and penance. Allah has ordered that we should stay away from all bad and sinful acts during Ramadan. Such an act only defames Kashmir," Mehbooba said. Sharing her concern over the series of such strikes Mehbooba said, "All the big countries acro...
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'BJP-RSS Kashmir policy not in national interest'
6/26/2016 11:52:14 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 26: One more meticulously planned terror attack on CRPF Bus in Kashmir on Saturday: At least eight got martyred, 24 were wounded and seven are struggling for life; they are in a critical condition. We all must pray to the almighty god for their speedy recovery so that they continued to serve the nation like before. Those who got martyred included Jagtar Singh (Ropar, Punjab), Rajesh Kumar (Allahabad, UP), Vir Singh (Ferozabad, UP), Santosh Saw (Aurangabad, Bihar), KK Yadav (Unnao, UP), Sanjay Kumar Singh (Jaunpur, UP), Satish Chand (Meerut, UP) and G Jaychandran (Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala). The militants ambushed the CRPF convoy of 161 battalion at Frestb...
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Accused in poll 'scam', police officer pestering ministers to get NOC
6/26/2016 11:52:08 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 26: Alleged to be involved in the poll scam, a senior police officer has found out a new way to get his name dropped from the list of the accused. He has started pestering some ministers by not doing their works as he feels that by doing so he would be able to force them to get NOC (no objection certificate) for him from the government in lieu of the 'favours' he would be granting them. He needs NOC to get job in some other department after his retirement. Without NOC, he won't be able to get the job for which the Centre was also helping him, police sources alleged. Sources said he was nowadays deliberately not doing the works of some ministers. "He f...
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Credibility of BJP MLAs at stake, as accused goes scot free
Sacrilegious Act
6/26/2016 11:52:03 PM
Raj Sandeep Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: The government not booking the man, accused of desecrating a religious place here, under Public Safety Act (PSA) has exposed the helplessness of BJP ministers and has put the credibility of its MLAs at stake. Raising eye brows on capability and steadfastness of BJP ministers on the issues directly related to the sentiments of a particular community in Jammu, seasoned section of society assailed the whole stuff of BJP brand sent in the state legislative assembly saying that there is height of common sense deficit on the wisdom of BJP party in state and at the Centre to put up a show of deaf and dumb before the powerful lobby of Kashmi...
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Tale of a powerful SHO
6/26/2016 11:51:45 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 26: A police officer, who has been managing things shrewdly and deviously in his favour, has got his promotion order issued to save himself from an alleged case of corruption. Courtesy: A senior administrative officer, who is said to be his classmate. A few days back, an alleged case of corruption at the police station headed by him came to the notice of senior police officers. The allegation was proved to be true in the police inquiry report and the amount of bribe was also recovered, police sources said. The SHO was also alleged to have received the share of proceeds. When he found that his name could also be dragged in the alleged incident of bribe, ...
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BJP MLA moves bill to keep politics out of varsities
6/26/2016 11:36:01 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report. SRINAGAR, June 26: BJP MLA moved an amendment in the Legislative Assembly for changing the name of the Kashmir-Jammu Cluster University Bill which was readily accepted by the government and amendment to this effect replacing 'Kashmir' with "Srinagar', moved by Minister for Education was passed by voice vote. Speaking on the issue BJP MLA remarked that naming the said Bill as 'Kashmir-Jammu Cluster University Bill ' seems like changing the name of the state from Jammu-Kashmir to Kashmir-Jammu. He further opposed the government move for making Chief Minister as chancellor and Education Minister as pro-chancellor of these universities added that Univer...
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3 booked for vandalising hospital at Kishtwar
6/26/2016 11:35:53 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Srinagar June 26: : Three persons have been booked for allegedly vandalising the district hospital, Kishtwar. Official sources said medical superintendent of district hospital, Kishtwar, vide his letter No MS/DHK/331-334 dated June 26,2016 addressed to SHO of Police Station, Kishtwar, informed him that one Mohammad Ashraf, son of Ghulam Mohammad of Bunastan, Kishtwar, and his accomplices namely Sajjad Ahmed, Naseer Ahmed, etc of Bunastan, who were accompanying a patient namely Farooq Ahmed Gani, son of Ghulam Nabi Gani on June 25, 2016 at 8.30 PM have vandalized the emergency section of the hospital.He said they had broken the doors of IPD block, windo...
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Axe falls on HoDs for backdoor appointments; action elusive in LA Sectt 'mess'
Govt's twin approach to dealing with corruption
6/26/2016 11:17:03 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: In what can be seen as PDP-BJP alliance government's twin approach to dealing with matters of corruption, irregularities and bungling, one of the senior minister responded swiftly to charges that were raked up in the state Assembly by ordering cancellation of mining blocks allegedly allotted to non state subjects.On the contrary, a follow up action in the case of missing files in Law department with regard backdoor appointments in the Legislative Assembly remains elusive till date, nor is there any substantive progress for firm action with Vigilance Department even as the matter stands thoroughly probed and established by the latter. Sources said when th...
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'Throw Basit out of India'
6/26/2016 11:16:55 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 26: Pakistan High Commission to India Abdul Basit is known for making provocative statements, but no one had ever expected that he would shamelessly display his insensitivity so brazenly by asking media persons not to ask any question on the deadly terror attack in Kashmir on the CRPF bus, which culminated in the death of at least eight jawans and left two dozen others wounded. That he displayed his insensitivity in the heart of national capital should establish that he belongs to the same stuff of which butchers and barbarians are made. Basit instead of sharing the pain and the agony of the wounded nation pitched for resolution of the so-called Kashmir prob...
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ULB officials loot exchequer with impunity
6/26/2016 11:16:46 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, June 26: With no answerability in place, urban local Bodies officials' loot state exchequer with impunity as funds meant for purchase and maintenance of dumping sites were used to buy vehicles to earn free money. As people from different parts of Kashmir more often protest against ULB authorities for dumping waste in populated areas, early times accessed documents of minutes of a meeting of ULB officials showing crores of rupees approved for buying and maintenance of dumping sites drained to buy Vehicles from a company to earn free money. The details reveal that successive Directors at ULB since 2012 receive funds to the tune of crores of rupee...
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Encroachment of state land goes unabated at Marh; authorities unmoved
6/26/2016 11:16:39 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, June 26: In gross violation of Jammu and Kashmir High Court orders for not allowing any encroachment particularly in river bed, water bodies, the illegal encroachment of State land at Marh tehsil in Jammu district is going on unabated where hundreds of kanals of State land was illegally occupied by land mafia in active connivance with some corrupt officials of Revenue Department. According to the documents in possession of Early Times, around 1826 kanals of land which was a retrieved portion of River Chenab at Rajpura Mandi area of Patwar Halqa Panjore Teshil Marh has been encroached by the land grabbers. As per official records of Revenue Department...
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SHO takes huge money from cattle smugglers to free them
6/26/2016 11:16:33 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, June 26: The SHO of a police station here is alleged to have charged a huge amount of bribe money from four notorious cattle smugglers of Kashmir, who were apprehended by a police team headed by him from a house. The four cattle smugglers, all from Kashmir, were putting up in a house in his jurisdiction to receive milch animals for taking them to the valley. However, acting on the information developed by a police post incharge, who is under his operational command, he raided the house and apprehended all of them, according to police sources. They were then taken to the police station where a deal was finalised to free them without registering any case against...
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JK yet to prepare draft for Solar City project
6/26/2016 11:16:26 PM
Saqib Junaid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 26: At a time when the state is suffering for want of power as it has to purchase electricity worth hundreds of crores annually from the Centre owned NHPC and other power corporations, the state Government is yet to prepare the preliminary draft for the Solar City that was approved by the government of India in 2015. As per a study conducted by the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Jammu and Kashmir has solar power potential of 111.05 GWp, the second highest in India after Rajasthan, which has the potential of 142 GWp. While majority of the states have prepared and submitted their Master plan Draft regarding setting up of the solar...
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JKPCC chief organizes protest as face saving measure
Annoyed Cong leaders stay away
6/26/2016 11:16:19 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, June 26: Annoyed over style of functioning of JKPCC president particularly his attempt to project himself as poster boy of Congress party in the campaigning during Anantnag by-election, a number of Congress leaders refused to attend the protest demonstration against alleged rigging in the polls. As soon as it became clear that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is going to win the Anantnag Assembly seat with a huge margin, the Congress candidate along with JKPCC president left the counting centre and staged a demonstration alleging irregularities in the election. However, there was no one to take their allegations seriously as a number of senior as well as middle...
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Recruitment scam surfaces in SWD Kashmir
6/26/2016 11:15:35 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Kulgam, June 26: A recruitment scam has surfaced in Social Welfare department of Kashmir as a preliminary probe has found fictitious appointment orders in DH Pora, Pehloo projects of South Kashmir's Kulgam district. Reliable sources told Early Times that recruiting authorities of the department have allegedly misused a government order and have made appointments illegally. Dozens of Aagwan Wardi workers and helpers have also been appointed without advertising the posts or sort listing the list of meritorious candidates. Many appointments have been made on single application mode, information sough through RTI has revealed. Sources said that on written...
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Make payment of consultancy fee public: SIC to SMC
6/26/2016 11:15:28 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, June 26: The State Information Commission (SIC) in its landmark judgment has directed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to make information about payment of consultancy fees to various people especially architects, draftsmen public. SIC in addition to it has directed the SMC to make bylaws and other related documents public as well. Details available with Early Times reveal that one Bilqis Sidiq R/O Shivpora Srinagar filed Second Appeal before State Information Commission (SIC) on 29.02.2016 which was admitted after completion of deficiency on 16.05.2016. According to appeal , Bilqis had filed an RTI application before SMC which was received in the off...
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DC Baramulla Yasha Mudgal, 5 others transferred
JAC calls to boycott MLAs supporting reservation
In-situ promotion granted to 07 HC's, 30 SgCts
Iftar party hosted
Motorcyclist crushed to death
Cabinet approves fixing pension of retiring employees on up-to-date DA
PDD's confession: Poor quality metres given to consumers
Cabinet approves bills for introduction in State Legislature
Traders booked for selling items on higher rates
Unidentified body found
Now, Senior Citizens Can Forego Train Ticket Concession
MES driver allegedly commits suicide
Labourer falls from rooftop, dies
Cop among 3 held with opium, cash
Teenager hangs self to death
Srinagar records season's hottest day, heat wave on in Jammu
CRPF shifts MPVs from Naxal grid to Kashmir for better convoy security
Team Jammu ropes in Panchayats, religious bodies in anti-drug campaign
Reserve Categories threaten agitation if reservation in promotions not restored
SBI inaugurates new branch at Rehama
Lawmakers blissfully ignorant of laws: Harsh
ReT Forum demands stop the harassment of RETS, Release of SSA Salary
Awareness programme on Potash organised
Power shutdown in Jammu
KPC condemns attack on CRP
SMVDSB pays Rs 2 crore for Baridars' daughters marriage
PK slams separatists for organising anti-KP seminar
Congress leader flags off rath yatra
JYF criticizes JU admin for adopting 'Pick & Choose Policy'
Construction of road to Nariyan goes on at snail's pace
Over 1000 candidates registered for Job Fest
Sahib Bandgi's guru delivers religious sermons at Satwari ground
Rally organized to mark Intl Day against Drug Abuse
Samooh Theatre celebrates its foundation day
Anti Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking Day observed
CM for effective cooperation between Govt, Civil Society to curb drug menace
Two militants killed in encounter in Baramulla, encounter on
Pampore encounter: DG CRPF to visit J-K to take stock of situation
Constable critically injured after teargas shell explodes in Kashmir
For 3 months now, Mandi-Haveli without Tehsildars
People demand immediate closure of pesticide unit
Is Kashmir situation assuming Jharkhand type alarming scenario?
Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar city
HSS Dessa lacks basic amenities, administration unconcerned
PHE daily wagers holds meeting, demand release of 5 month salary
Saryara Sabha takes out Shobha Yatra
AJKSCWA holds meeting, highlights burring issues
DC Reasi pays surprise visit to DH Rajouri
JKReTTF to hold protest on June 28 at Srinagar
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