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Scandal mars RMSA recruitments
Entrance test merely an eyewash
12/16/2017 11:19:49 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: A major recruitment scandal has allegedly been running under Jammu and Kashmir Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), by their partners engaged for executing various Vocational Training projects for the last few years. 'The entrance test conducted by these RMSA partners for various posts is allegedly an eyewash, whereas Rs.1lakh is fixed as rate for each job of Vocational teacher and Coordinator, but the officials of RMSA as well as their partners are engaged in blame game and both refuse to take responsibility about the hiring of ineligible candidates" Sources said. Gravity of the situation could be gauged from the fact that these partners invite candidates for these posts without proper channels, asking candidates to send Curriculum Vitae (CV) to particular official e-mail of RMSA partner, with a demand draft of Rs. 200. Shockingly, RMSA partners invite shortlisted candidates for written test through whatasapp without declarin...
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Deliberate attempt to hide their offences, CBK called EOs of MCs for investigations
Accountability and transparency of ULBK at stake
12/16/2017 11:19:39 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Dec 16: Misappropriation of funds by issuing engagement, discontinuations/ ambiguous or fake orders exposes the accountability and transparency in the Municipal Councils/Committees at ULBK, due to which there is a huge loss to the state exchequer worth Rupees in crores. Reliable sources said that the instructions were passed for release of salary against 27 persons who were either engaged/reengaged or fake orders were issued in their support. The order surfaced in the council in early this year surprisingly with a different context. This time the order is of engagement of 27 out of 130 engagements that were made under the subject, 'utiliz...
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BJP supported JK government remains firm on its stand
Minority Benefits Debate
12/16/2017 11:19:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: BJP supported coalition overnment in Jammu and Kashmir has apparently shown 'Thumbs-Down' to the Apex court by claiming that it would continue to give minority benefits to the Muslims, even if they comprise majority population in the state. "It is unfortunate on the part of Jammu and Kashmir government that such a report has been submitted before Supreme Court," said BJP spokesperson, who did not want to be named. He added that the report appears showing disregard to the apex court. He said that maintaining that Muslims are in majority and still can enjoy minority benefits is in itself a contrary statement on the party of the government. However, as p...
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3 years on, govt yet to compensate Udhampur family that lost three children
12/16/2017 11:19:06 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Dec 16: Parents of three children who died in a mysterious blast when they went to collect scrap at a house located adjacent to their own house have lamented that no relief whatsoever has reached them so far. Sushma Devi, mother of three children while talking to Early Times said that she is helpless since her husband is a labourer and they don't have the money to send rest of their three wards to any school. She said that they are living like no...
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'Professor reproduces book out of Scholar's dissertation'
It happens only in JU
12/16/2017 11:17:59 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: Amid the allegations of harassment by scholars as well as students in University of Jammu, a new matter of plagiarism has come to fore, wherein a professor published his book out of a M.Phil dissertation violating the intellectual property Rights of the University. Highly placed sources in University of Jammu informed Early Times, that Dr Mohammad Munir Alam of Department of Strategic and Regional Studies, published a book titled Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Constitutional Status and Political Reality' in 2012 and claimed that the book was his research outcome of the Area Study Programme. "After the perusal of the record made available to a Committee const...
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BJP leader's PRO wants to become gazzeted officer!
12/16/2017 11:17:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: Public Relation Officer (PRO) of a BJP leader, who also heads a very important institution, is reportedly trying to grab a government job that too, a gazzeted post by brushing aside the deserving candidates who are already serving in the department since long, sources told Early Times on Saturday. They said it has been learnt that the said PRO who is very close and the loyalist of his leader, has convinced his boss for his appointment as gazzeted post out of the six posts which were sanctioned in a cabinet meeting which held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister for this institution as per reorganization of the department just before the Durbar Move t...
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Cabinet reshuffle on cards, Few Ministers to be shown door
Will Birbal make it again?
12/16/2017 11:17:41 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 16: At a time when speculations about the cabinet reshuffle are rife in the state, questions are being raised on the retention of Birbal in the Council of Ministers yet again. If he makes this time again, then he should seriously thank his stars, says a PDP functionary, adding, "the fate of the minister keeps hanging in balance since the day Mehbooba Mufti assumed office on April 4, 2016." It was informed further that during the first cabinet revamp soon after the elevation of the Mehbooba Mufti, there were chances that Birbal could be asked to take rest. However, that time he managed to secure his place in the cabinet. Later, in February 2017, when anothe...
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Village head's attempted to marry victim with accused foiled by locals
Teacher booked for raping 10th class student
12/16/2017 11:17:30 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report KISHTWAR, Dec 16: In a shameful act, a teacher posted at Middle School Leoundi in remote Padder Sub Division of Kishtwar District allegedly raped 15 year old 10th class student of High School Massu and later abandoned her at an isolated place in Padyarna area on Kishtwar-Padder-Himachal Pradesh National Highway. As per the details available with Early Times, a student of 10th class of High School Massu was raped by her former teacher namely Surinder Kumar Sharma of Leoundi Padder. Reports said that the victim was earlier also exploited by the accused teacher who is father of four children including a daughter who is elder to the victim student and stu...
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Ex-Congress Minister Prem Sagar Aziz to join NC
12/16/2017 11:17:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: Amidst speculations that the incumbent Pradesh Congress Committee president G A Mir is likely to get second term, former minister Prem Sagar Aziz is likely to join opposition National Conference in next few days. According to the reliable sources, all modalities in this regard have been finalized between the former Congress minister and the National Conference high command. Formal joining of NC by Prem Sagar is likely to take place either in first week of the new year, sources added. It may be recalled that Prem Sagar Aziz is a prominent leader from Bani-Basohli, who was Minister of State in then PDP-Congress coalition Government. However, in 2014...
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After 'symbolic' demolition, SMC allows 'hawala' linked family to carry on illegal constructions
12/16/2017 11:17:10 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 16: After a 'symbolic' demolition drive carried out by the Srinagar Municipal Corporation at under construction commercial complexes owned by an influential family accused of having hawala links, the SMC has covertly allowed the builder to go ahead with illegal work on Airport Road near Parray Pora here. Sources said even though the Union government has received inputs about the brazen violation of Master Plan allowed by the ruling government to favor an influential family with hawala connections, the SMC and other concerned have assumed criminal silence. A fortnight ago, the high level team of officials had visited the construction site and were shocked...
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Omar questioning NGT's ban on chanting of hymns at Amarnath Cave shrine interesting
Change of heart or political expediency
12/16/2017 10:50:49 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: NC working president and Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Omar Abdullah on December 14 questioned the ruling of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that banned chanting of Mantras at the Holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath, as also its suggestion that it was a "silence Zone". "I don't understand how chanting outside the holy cave while a pilgrimage to Amarnath ji damages the environment," he said. The NGT withdrew its ruling the very next day after widespread criticism against the ruling. The VHP had termed the ruling as "Tuglaqi Farman". What Omar Abdullah said about the NGT's otherwise uncalled for ruling was surprising. It was surprising becaus...
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Congress leader from Banihal also close to Left leaders
JNU anti-India episode
12/16/2017 10:50:38 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 16: Salman Nizami, Congress leader from Banihal and once spokesperson of senior Congress leader from Kishtwar, presently Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, had also close links with Left leaders like Sitaram Yechury. Sitaram of the CPI-M, like the Congress and the AAP, had also defended the JNU anti-India event where such slogans as "Bharat Tere Tukde Honge" and condemned the lawful hanging of Afzal Guru. Reports suggest that Nizami, who wanted then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to resign after the hanging of Afzal Guru and had sent out many tweets against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and condemned the then Union President Pranab Mukharje...
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Admin wakes up asks 'erring' shopkeepers to remove encroachments
12/16/2017 10:50:29 PM
A B Sharma Early Times Report SUNDERBANI, Dec 16: The municipal administration here today up and carried out a visit to the bus stand on the Hospital road which has been encroached by the local shopkeepers causing great in convenience to commuters and vehicles plying on this 500 mtr long road stretch. Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) along with senior police officers, Tehsildar and SHO Sunderbani today paid a visit to 500 mtr road stretch which has been allegedly encroached by the local shopkeeper causing a great inconvenience to school going children and patients in particular and common people including office goers in general as the width of the road has been reduced to a very lit...
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PDD fails to submit report on revamp of power distribution system
Central funds worth crores remain unutilized
12/16/2017 10:50:23 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 16: In a glaring example of administrative inertia, the Power Development Department has failed to submit a comprehensive proposal for strengthening of power distribution system of the Jammu region to the Centre, blocking further release of huge central funds. For strengthen of power distribution system, the government had asked the PDD authorities to submit comprehensive proposal for strengthen of distribution system of all regions of the state. "However, the PDD authorities in Jammu region have failed to submit a comprehensive proposal resulting delay in implementation of several projects," an official of the PDD said. In Kashmir region, sources said t...
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Negativism on part of separatists cause of industrial sickness in J&K
12/16/2017 10:50:07 PM
Behind the veil Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: Without realising the importance of peace in Kashmir the separatists continue to incite people on one pretext or the other simply for derailing peace.On one hand the state Government has appealed to corporate houses to invest in Kashmir in the sector of industry.But such appeals would emanate from the successive state Governments also but there was no response from the corporate houses because of the fluid security situation. And the separatists have no idea about the impact of imports from various Indian states.It has been calculated that people in Kash...
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Despite complaint by locals, PWD reluctant to restore nullah in Govindsar Panchayat
12/16/2017 10:49:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 16: Public Works Department (PWD) Kathua has failed to unblock nullah which was blocked and damaged by an influential police person and his brother in village Govindsar five month back. Locals informed Early Times that the police person and his brother engaged an earth mover, dumpers and constructed a path illegally in temple's land, situated in Khasra No 292 in Govindsar Panchayat-B and also damaged the nallah which was constructed by Public Works Department near Shiv Temple in the said Panchayat. "Just after damage to PWD nallah (drain) by the influential Police official, the locals complaint against him before the then Assistant Executive Engineer of PW...
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J&K Bank directed to freeze account of HPMC
Non- payment of gratuity to retired employees
12/16/2017 10:49:29 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Dec 16: After freezing the bank accounts of Jammu & Kashmir Apex Handloom Fabrics Marketing Cooperative Society Ltd, a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), the court of Special Tehsildar Recoveries has now directed JK Bank to freeze all the bank accounts of J&K Horticulture Produce & Marketing Corporation (HPMC), for its failure to disburse gratuity to its retired employees. Details available with Early Times reveal that retired employees of HPMC namely Abdul Majid Naikoo, Ghulam Nabi Banday, Suraj Singh, Bashir Ahmad Malik, Masroor Ahmad Lone, Fayaz Ahmad Joo and Habibullah Dar had been denied gratuity after their retirement and they had approached Labour Cour...
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Introduce bill pertaining to reservation in promotions in upcoming assembly session: Hakla to CM
Milchar Front pays tributes to Abdul Gani Hafiz on his death anniversary
Agriculture Department organises farmer's awareness camp at Haria Chak
CJ Inaugurates Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center Building
Illegal mining, sand digging goes on unabated in Udhampur water bodies
Over 150 underground bunkers under construction across LoC
School uniform seller fined for not mentioning rates
45 days bar under SARFAES1 Act: HC upholds Tribunal's verdict
JeM militant's body recovered from Pulwama
Back-to-back accidents disrupts traffic movement on Jammu-Srinagar Highway
HC directs Govt to consider claims of teachers in terms of Govt Order no 940, SRO 339
2018 will be less challenging; 'Operation all-out' to continue in Kashmir: DGP
Lt Gen Anbu reviews security situation in Kashmir
HC quashes PSA as detaining authority fails to fulfill criteria
At 5.1 degrees Celsius, Jammu records coldest night of season
Harsh seeks ex-gratia of Rs 1 crore for martyrs
Health Deptt employees hold meeting
JDA remove encroachment in Trikuta Nagar
PDP-BJP Government pursuing anti-youth policies: Jan
MGNREGA employees hold protest in Samba, demand regularization
Police seize heroin worth Rs 1 cr, one held
IGP Traffic reviews traffic arrangements in City
RTI exposes bureaucratic lethargy to issue PRC
KKHMS members highlight demands
Alliance with BJP in J&K, a bold move by Mehbboba Mufti, now durable: Haseeb Drabu
J&K Bank appoints kin of slain guards, provides financial relief of Rs 20 lakh
VKPS organizes multi specialty health checkup camp at Jagti
Welfare Society Guru Nanak Nagar celebrates 'Vijay Diwas'
Doctor accused of misbehaviour
Sacked J&K teacher couple declines reinstatement offer
Acute crisis in delivery of governance in Jammu and Kashmir, says Omar Abdullah
PCJ organises two-day Chess, Carrom C'ship for journalists
BLSKS presents 187th musical play “Doli”
LWWS stages nukkad play
Rotary mega car rally reaches Jammu
Rafiq lambasts District Administration Poonch
NPSU burns effigy of BJP-PDP Government for betraying Jammuites
DGP inaugurates Live Surgical Workshop
HSS stages protest against NGT order
Gaddi-Sippi tribe leader passes away
Indian Army White Knight Corps
JKLADCSA urges Govt to remove pay anomalies
Football tournament begins
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