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KAS officers aghast, Hassan Mir likely to join PDP in lieu of son's posting
Ineligible officers hold top posts
4/22/2017 11:58:22 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 22: The KAS officers are aghast over the government's decision for posting "ineligible"officers on positions that only senior KAS officer of Super-Time Scale or an IAS officer can hold. They have decided to take legal recourse against these postings. The KAS officers have opposed the posting of Dr Shafaqat Khan-SMC Commissioner, Afroz Mir-MD SRTC and several other officers. After Shafaqat was posted as SMC Commissioner, the KAS Officer Association delegation-a body representing all KAS officers of the state-delegation met the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti demanded to withdraw the order and said Dr Shafqat's appointment defies "administrative logic" and am
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Why SSB, PSC hide merit points, answer keys of job aspirants?
A million dollar question!
4/22/2017 11:58:07 PM
Peer Saadi Early Times Report jammu, Apr 22: Mocking at the transparency claims of the state dispensation, the government recruitment agencies continue to function in a questionable manner in J&K. The aspirants continue to cry foul about SSRB and PSC hiding the merits/points and answer-keys of candidates who appear in interviews for various gazetted and non-gazetted posts. The aspirants have been terming the mode of functioning in SSRB and PSC as 'fishy', stating that the lack of transparency during the interviews conducted by these agencies only bellies the claims of the state government about being fair and impartial. The candidate allege that after conducting the written tests or i
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NC-Cong gang up to end PDP-BJP rule in JK
4/22/2017 11:57:51 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 22: The Congress and National Conference have ganged up to encash the growing differences between the two coalition partners--PDP and BJP-- in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources told Early Times that NC and Congress leaders have been asked by the party high command to create a notion that clamour for imposing Governor's rule in JK is gaining momentum and Centre is unhappy with the Mehbooba Mufti led government. Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said, "Glad more people have realized PDP-BJP (Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata party) government is a disaster." "The honourable course for... CM of J&K (Mehbooba Mufti) is to snap the coaliti
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As protests in Valley turn louder ahead of Darbar Move, officials apprehensive
Many put on hold shifting of their families, viral videos add to fear
4/22/2017 11:57:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 22: As fresh circle of violence across Kashmir continues unabated, it has not just hit tourism alone, thousands of employees stationed in the winter capital waiting to move with Darbar to Valley are getting worried and apprehensive of uncertainty on account of protests that are spreading like wild fire every day. Many officials and employees associated with Durbar Move have put on hold shifting of their families to Srinagar next week when offices will shut here and move to Srinagar for next 6 months. Contrary to joyfulness and bliss that used to mark the feelings of officials around Darbar Move time for the relief it would herald in cool climes and solacing
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ES DG modifies his own order!
4/22/2017 11:57:26 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report jammu, Apr 22: Allegedly succumbing to some sort of 'pressure', the director general of economics and statistics (ES), J&K, has finally modified an assistant director's transfer order which he had issued in January last. AD Bilal Ahmad, who has served with a former Congress minister as his OSD, is alleged to have got a choice posting in Rajouri district. "Modifying his order No 42-DES Camp of January 23, 2017, the ES DG has issued a fresh order, placing AD in the office of chief planning officer, Rajouri," official sources said. Sources alleged that the order was modified by the director general after the officer showed his reluctance to join his new p
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Garbage greets Vaishno Devi pilgrims
Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan in tatters
4/22/2017 11:57:00 PM
Early Times Report Reasi, Apr 22: Garbage heaps greet Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims at the Katra town here, exposing the government's concerns for the Swatchh Bharat Abhiyaan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and maintenance of this revered town. While heaps of garbage lie scattered in Karta town on the main roads like Bal Ganga Road, Main Bazar Katra, Kashmir Road and Jammu Road even during peak morning hours, the scene is worse at the Counter No 2 Bus Stand, which is exclusively meant
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Machail Yatra: Aviation firm again eyeing contract on forged certificate
4/22/2017 11:56:26 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 22: A private aviation company which had bagged the contract for running helicopter services for Machail Yatra last year by producing a forged experience certificate, is making efforts to get the tender this year as well with the help of same fake document. Sources told Early Times that the Heritage Aviation Pvt Ltd, which has got experience certificate for air operation from Engineer-in-Chief G Sethiya of the Directorate of State Civil Aviation Uttarakhand. Th
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'PDP wants Kashmir Inc to join anti-Ganga tide'
4/22/2017 11:55:50 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Apr 22: Even as senior BJP leader and Industries Minister Chandra Prakash Ganga has expressed his regrets over his remarks on stone-pelting, pleading that he was misunderstood, rumour mills are rife that some senior PDP leaders have been inciting some industrialists in the Valley against him to settle personal scores. Sources said it was on the patronage of some PDP leaders from Kashmir that a section of the business community in the Valley has sought Ganga's ouster from the cabinet. When Ganga has formally regretted for his "misunderstood remarks", the sources said, the matter should have ended there and then. "But the problem is that PDP wants to target him f
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Shocker! Guests invited to medical congress asked to pay registration charges
4/22/2017 11:02:52 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 22: This may sound strange, but it is true. Guests invited to a medical conference here were asked to pay an amount as registration charges despite the fact that the event was sponsored by a leading company that produces health related products. Early Times has learnt from sources and eye-witnesses that guests invited to a medical congress organized at the auditorium of Government Dental College, Srinagar were asked to pay Rs. 300 each as registration charges. With hundreds of doctors taking part in the congress one can easily understand the amount accumulated by the organizers. The congress titled as Trauma Congress was organized
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BJP upset at Altaf Bukhari's remarks against Centre
4/22/2017 10:46:31 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 22: The state BJP has though communicated to the PDP that they are 'supportive' of the party, it has taken strong objections to the remarks of Education Minister Altaf Bukhari who had said that that Delhi government is a 'totalitarian regime'. "Bukhari's statement is very serious. Either he doesn't understand the meaning of the totalitarian or is pointing fingers at the working of Prime Minister Modi. If the latter is the case, than we will not accept if lying down," said a senior BJP leader. Bukhari was quoted in a Kashmir-based paper having said: "India of 2017 is different than India of 2003-04 or 1947. India has changed. Today, we have a totalitarian r
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After Subramanian, Sheshadri questions PDP-BJP alliance
Alliance under attack
4/22/2017 10:46:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 22: Things are not moving in the right direction as far as the future of PDP-BJP alliance is concerned. Not only opposition leaders like former Finance Minister of India P Chidambaram who are questioning the rationale behind the PDP-BJP tie up. Some top BJP leaders also are openly questioning the rationale behind the alliance between the Kashmir-based PDP and the Jammu-based BJP. If on April 21, senior BJP leader and member of Rajya Sabha Subramanian Swamy tore into BJP national general secretary and architect of the PDP-BJP agenda of alliance Ram Madhav and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He asked them as to by they didn't take into consideration a
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Defective equipment makes SCNU non-functional at district hospital Rajouri
4/22/2017 10:46:04 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Apr 22: The newly constructed district hospital building was handed over to District Health Department in 2009 and during next few years it was equipped with latest equipment/ machinery including CT Scan unit, facility like Laparoscopic Surgery, Special Care New Born Unit (SCNU) equipped with modern gadget etc. Besides having a modern building, separate newly constructed Out Patient Department (OPD) , installation of latest equipment available in medical field & other modern facilities, district hospital at Rajouri has been named by the people as referral hospital. The courtesy is mismanagement, casual approach of doctors/ paramedical staff towards their of
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SP persuading Sr Officer to post his ‘favourite' SI as PP head
4/22/2017 10:45:52 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 22: An SP has approached a district SP in Jammu region for the posting of his 'favourite' SI as incharge of a police post. He is so desperate to see his favourite SI as PP head that he has regularly been taking rounds of the office of district SP even as the latter has refused to oblige him, saying there are complaints of corruption and promoting smuggling activities against him, according to police sources. The SI was earlier posted as PP head, but following serious complaints of corruption and siding with smugglers, the district SP ordered his attachment with DPL, sources alleged. While the SI was being attached with DPL, the SP forthwith reached the di
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B&J Hospital runs in unsafe building
Govt unmoved
4/22/2017 10:45:46 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 22: Despite declared unsafe by the World Bank, the Bone and Joint Hospital continues to function in a dilapidated building thus risking the lives of people. The World Bank team visited the hospital and has declared the existing building of the hospital "unsafe". Despite that the government did not take any note of it thus rising living of people. The Bone and Joint Hospital as per sources was established to end miseries of people and the future generations would receive good care and treatment. Four decades down the line, nothing has change in this 150 bed hospital, where two to three patients have to share a single bed or spend nigh
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Kashmir unrest as described by Major Gaurv Arya
First hand account
4/22/2017 10:45:19 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 22: Major Gaurv Arya is one credible authority who doesn't mince words and says things as they are. He has spoken on several security-related issues facing India. The other day, he spoke on troubled Kashmir and on the environment in which our Army and CRPF jawans are discharging their duties towards the country. He said: "Srinagar is an urban mess, accentuated by decades of neglect. Kashmir's rulers have always abused their state, in the worst ways possible. And what they have nurtured is strife, victimhood, alienation that has little basis in fact, and a second-generation of stone pelters who know no other trade. Kashmir no longer produces poets, phil
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Mehbooba pitches for declaring Srinagar, Jammu as CNG cities
4/22/2017 10:08:06 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 22 : Pitching for declaring Srinagar and Jammu as CNG cities in view of the future needs, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sought execution of work at fast pace on the Bathinda-Jammu-Srinagar Gas Pipeline and increase in the quota of subsidized kerosene oil to the State. The Chief Minister said this while interacting with Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, who is in Kashmir these days alongwith a 20 member Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry. Ms Mufti said since the experiment of using CNG has been successful elsewhere, there is a need to adopt this mode of fueling in the State as well in view of the clean nature of the f
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