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Breaking News :   'Submit utilization certificates or face action' | Azad's conspicuous absence during Karra's joining raises many eye-brows | MA Stadium left without security | 60,000 teachers turn into employed destitutes | As CM refuses to budge, Basharat Bukhari left with no option but to return | PDP MLA terms Peerzada Mansoor 'Black Mailer, accuses Akhtar of ruining party | Tassaduq intervenes to resolve resignation issue | Hilarious! Govt extends Primary teacher's deputation to University | 5 Professors promoted as Principals despite pending cases | It's not proxy war; it's full-fledged war | Works done in 2013, payment yet to be released | New industrial policy in limbo | Why is BJP's Sinha against Jammu, Ladakh? | GAD appoints six PIOs to address RTI issue | Finally, Kewal Sharma lands in Vigilance net | HC asks Com Secy Edu to prepare proposed amendment in 2010 rules by March 6 | Fresh snow, rain affects vehicular movement on NH-1 | Rajouri bus stand glaring example of official negligence | Deviation from eligibility conditions impermissible: HC | BDO under scanner for fudging MGNREGA funds | Foil bids to demoralise forces | Avalanche warning issued for north Kashmir, Kargil | 13 days on, Anantnag Police fails to trace missing mother-daughter | Information Technology for Rural Prosperity | Alleged rapist denied bail | Indian Space Success and poor Chinese response | Theft in Mannapuram Finance branch | Day 7 : Contractual staff's hunger strike continues | BSF Jawan having mysterious fall dies | Drabu chairs DDB meet, Rs 206.24 cr annual plan approved for Anantnag | Govt working to avoid repetition of 2016 like unrest in Kashmir: Drabu | Online provident fund withdrawal can be a reality from May | Burglars loot nearly three lakh rupees from bank in central Kashmir | CM reviews JAKEDA, S&T Innovation Council functioning | Terrorists killing innocents should forget family ties: SC | No add'l charge on stents as rates include 8% margin: Govt | Note ban: You can withdraw Rs 50,000 from your savings accounts from today | Mahatma Gandhi assassination: Disclose action on Kapur report, CIC tells PMO | Inter school debate competition on Dogra Rulers held | Ravinder expresses grief over demise of veteran Cong leader Trilok Chand | Bavleen Kour of KCPS excels in Rhythmic Gymnastics | Rajouri Indian Style Wrestling meet on Feb 23 | Lecture on job opportunities organised | E-learning programme began at GHSC Jaganoo | NILM organizes Painting Competition in New Rockland Public School | CGEWCC Sports Meet: NSSO enters Badminton final | DPS bids adieu to outgoing batch of class XII | Dr. Vikas conferred with Best Indian Educationist Award | YCET students visit STP, Jammu | CUJ organises 3 day Book Exhibition | Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Education holds seminar | JKPS Kunjwani organizes talent competition | Shiksha Niketan School celebrates Foundation cum Sports Day | MBS Club wins opening tie in Sant Surbaksh Hockey | Bhagawaan Gopinathji Trust celebrates "Hora Ashtami" | 5 PoK guests arrive in Kashmir; 22 Kashmiris cross to other side of LoC | Ar Abhiney presented research paper in Spain | SRMWC organizes 35th Free Medical Camp | Azadi Adhuri Hai performed by Ek Sath Rang Mandal | Prayrina to work with Vomedh for promotion of KP culture | APMCC threatens fast-unto-death if Govt fails to address employees' concerns | JKBWA establishes Coordcom | Intermittent rain lashes Kashmir for 3rd day, temp remains above normal | BJP's nationalism brand mere jingoism: MLC Jugal Kishore Sharma | Pahari hostel students hold demo | Power shutdown | 2 injured in mysterious blast | NSF protests against JKPSC, demands separate PSC for Jammu | Kashmir Sikh Displaced Forum organizes seminar on rehabilitation of Kashmiri displaced people | Retired Police Personnel Welfare NGO & ORS Forum stages protest, highlights demands | CCIT holds meet, discusses issues on Income Tax | VLW Association warns Govt regarding non-creation of posts of Inspector panchayat | Pak shelling victims still waiting for compensation | JKNPP protests in support of Saddal Village residents | Back Issues  
 
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'Submit utilization certificates or face action'
Govt to HODs
2/20/2017 11:54:09 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 20: The state government has asked various departments to submit utilization certificates in view of poor utilization of funds in various centrally sponsored schemes of be ready to face. These schemes have come under the scanner as the government has directed departmental heads to submit utilization certificates to the ministries concerned to ensure effective implementation of these schemes. In J&K, most of the centrally sponsored schemes have proved a failure due to non-utilization of funds by various departments. Now, the government has taken a serious note of lackadaisical approach of the authorities of various departments in imple
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Azad's conspicuous absence during Karra's joining raises many eye-brows
2/20/2017 11:53:46 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 20: Conspicuous absence of Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad during joining of Tariq Hamid Karra in the Congress party has raised many eye-brows. Seeking to downplay absence of Ghulam Nabi Azad in the function Congress leaders claimed that Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha was pre-occupied with electioneering in Uttar Pradesh so he could not attend the joining function. But, credible sources, in the Congress said that there was lack of consensus among party leaders on inducting Tariq Hamid Karra in the party. If Rahul Gandhi who is star campaigner for the party in Uttar Pradesh can spare time to attend Tariq Hamid Karra's join
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MA Stadium left without security
2/20/2017 11:53:25 PM
Nitish Bhardwaj Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 20: Seizing the MA Stadium in Jammu a month before the Republic Day on January 26 for security reasons and leaving it without any security for rest of the year has raised questions over the working of J&K State Sports council (JKSSC). "You can see the huge security bandobast in the stadium as the R-Day nears, but no one bothers about security for rest of the year," sources told Early Times. A player said that there is no security check on the
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60,000 teachers turn into employed destitutes
Are without salary as govt fails to pay its share
2/20/2017 11:52:51 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 20: Nearly 60,000 teachers, engaged under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madiyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) or National Mission for Secondary Education, are virtually on the verge of starvation as they are without salaries for the past over eight months. Some of them, who spoke to Early Times, alleged that they were not being paid salaries monthly since the day they were engaged by the government. So pathetic is their condition that they have literally become employed destitutes. Since they were without salaries for the past over eight months, they were finding it hard to make their both ends meet. Left with no other option, they were now planning
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As CM refuses to budge, Basharat Bukhari left with no option but to return
Imran Ansari continues to be displeased, leaves for Iran
2/20/2017 11:45:49 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 20: With Syed Basharat Bukhari returning to the state cabinet today 50 percent of the crisis in Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) is over. However, it may take some more time for the remaining 50 percent of the crisis to be resolved. Bukhari, who has tendered his resignation on Friday following reallocation of PDP ministers, joined the government today following his meeting with PDP President and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti. Bukhari who was stripped of key portfolios like Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation would be the new Minister for Horticulture in the Mehbooba led PDP-BJP coalition government. Sources said that as the chief minister
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PDP MLA terms Peerzada Mansoor 'Black Mailer, accuses Akhtar of ruining party
Predicts PDP's whitewash in parliament polls, if duo not thrown out
2/20/2017 11:45:36 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 20: Former IT minister's uncle Molvi Abid Ansari on Monday warned the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) of consequences in the forthcoming parliamentary polls for Srinagar- stating that the party will realise the mistake of ignoring his nephew- Imran Ansari. Imran, the IT minister resigned from the incumbent cabinet after reportedly being disgruntled against not given a 'vital portfolio'. Imran is currently on a trip to Iran along with his family. Veteran politician late Iftikhar Ansari's brother and Imran's uncle is however out in open- spiting venom against his party leaders. The statement that Abid Ansari issued on Monday carried enough threats t
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Tassaduq intervenes to resolve resignation issue
2/20/2017 11:45:20 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 20: The recent political developments in Jammu and Kashmir have opened a Pandora's Box. The resignation of the two PDP cabinet ministers Basharat Bukhari and Imran Raza Ansari have brought to fore the uncertainty within the ruling party. Sources told Early Times that both the ministers, who have resigned from the cabinet, believe that there are a few advisors around the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who are not giving her the proper feedback. "The storm within PDP has also put a question mark on party's prospects in upcoming Parliamentary, Municipal and Panchayat polls," sources added. They said workers of another PDP legislator, Abdul Majid Padder
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Hilarious! Govt extends Primary teacher's deputation to University
2/20/2017 11:45:04 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 20: Defying all norms of governance and propriety, Government has not only sanctioned the deputation of a primary school to the University of Jammu, but extended it till further orders. According to the order no 18-EDU-2017, dated 11.1.2017, the principal secretary to the government, department of school education extended the deputation of one Kuldeep Kumar, teacher in the government primary school Bathua, Zone Dhansal to the University of Jammu. While issuing the order, the Officer has referred to two Government communications: U.O No. GAD (Adm)189/2016 dated 12.12.2016 from GAD and Letter no. KC/JU/16/121-122 dated 07.9.2016 from Director Kis
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5 Professors promoted as Principals despite pending cases
2/20/2017 11:44:53 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 20: The Higher Education department and the State Public Service Commission have ignored enquiries pending against five College Professors out of 65, who have recently been promoted as College Principals. The judgments of Supreme Court of India in the cases of Subramabniam Swamy vs Manmohan Singh and others (2012) 3 SCC 64 and Union of India v. KV Jankiraman (1991)4 SCC 109 opine that when an officer is facing a regular departmental enquiry contemplating imposition of major penalty then he becomes ineligible for promotion to further higher post from the date of issuance of charge sheet. "Keeping in view this judgment, the promotion of those, aga
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It's not proxy war; it's full-fledged war
India loses 26 soldiers
2/20/2017 11:44:14 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 20: The nation lost 26 soldiers in the line of duty in Jammu & Kashmir in the less than first two months of 2017. Security forces also killed 22 militants in gunfights in first 50 days of this year. This is the highest in both cases since 2010. But story as not that simple. India losing 26 jawans and security forces killing 22 militants show that the situation is highly grave and that the number of security force personnel sacrificing their lives is more as compared to the terrorists got killed during the same period. It is not proxy war that is being fought by Pakistan on the Indian soil; it is a full-fledged war Pakistan has been waging on the Indian terr
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Works done in 2013, payment yet to be released
PWD 'cheats' contractors in Reasi
2/20/2017 11:44:05 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 20: The Public Works Department (PWD) has allegedly cheated some contractors who completed the works allotted to them in 2014 but are yet to receive their payments. "In 2014, two departmental works in Arnas and Reasi were executed, but even after three years the payment has not been made to the contractors," said sources. They said when the works were completed the Executive Engineer assured the contractors that the payment would be made within a week. "The payment of works executed in Arnas was released in the same year, but Rs 3.5 lakh for another work is awaited," said sources. They said the contractor who completed works on assurance of S S Aandhi, the
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New industrial policy in limbo
2/20/2017 11:43:54 PM
Saqib Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 20: While the state government repeatedly makes claims about boosting the industrial sector in J&K, it has failed to revive hundreds of sick units. The PDP-BJP government has failed to build a consensus over implementation of the new industrial policy (2016-2026), which remains in limbo. The non-revival of sick units has left thousands of youth unemployed. An official said the coalition government partners were not on the same page over implementation of the new industrial policy, leading to non-revival of the sick units. "Had government implemented the new industrial policy, the sick industrial units could have been revived," the offici
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Why is BJP's Sinha against Jammu, Ladakh?
'Kashmir as the stakeholder'
2/20/2017 11:43:45 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 19: It's now more than 4 months that BJP senior leader and former Union Minister - a right hand man of Vajpayee and Advani - Yashwant Sinha, along with a gang of four, poked his nose in the affairs of Jammu & Kashmir. In between, he and his team visited Kashmir twice and spent several days there interacting with separatists and who not to ascertain their views on Kashmir and submitted a report to the Union Home Ministry. Besides, he held a number of press conferences in Delhi and elsewhere and gave a number of interviews to some leading news channels. He always pitched for Kashmir and batted for dialogue with Kashmiri Muslims giving the nation to understand
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GAD appoints six PIOs to address RTI issue
2/20/2017 11:43:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 20: As the RTI applications before General Administration Department (GAD) continue to be filed in large numbers, the GAD has now delegated work of addressing RTI applicants to five KAS officers and one Law Officer so as to address applications filed under J&K RTI Act 2009. Earlier only one officer was looking after RTI section which was creating lots of problems for the officers as well as information seekers. Details available with Early Times reveal that officers in GAD namely Imteaz Ahmad Kachoo Deputy Secretary , Raees Ahmad Bhat Under Secretary , Sonam Chodson Under Secretary , Ifthikar Rasool Hamdani , Amrik Singh Under Secretary , and Sajad un Nab
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Finally, Kewal Sharma lands in Vigilance net
2/20/2017 11:43:25 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 20: The Vigilance Organization on Monday arrested Kewal Sharma, a public relations officer of a former Deputy Chief Minister, for massive corruption. Kewal, son of Gian Chand Sharma, of Kachrial, tehsil Khour, at present Patta Paloura, Jammu, was arrested in a case (FIR No: 32/215 P/S VOJ) which is under investigation against the accused for accumulation of huge assets, according to a Vigilance spokesperson. The spokesperson said in a statement that during inves
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