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| 'Inefficient Director' rules JU's DDE, students suffer | Tainted former XEn of Urban Local Bodies in dock again | Embarrassment for BJP: Sukhnandan tears PDP-BJP govt into pieces, dubs coalition as anti-Jammu, anti-farmers | Fake degree holders heading Districts in Sports Department | Kashmir based politicians appeasing separatists, Pakistan | Vigilance hibernates over complaints against JU | Treated water still a distant dream for people across state | Govt to act tough against Kashmir private schools | Despite getting nod from Centre SWD yet to open new 2339 AWCs | Failure of successive Govts to empower Panchayats leads to no interest in 2018 Panchayat elections | 'Influential' I/C DySP calls shots at DPO | PDP condemns marshalling out of NC leader from Legislative Council | Engineer Rasheed demands disbanding of Upper House of legislature | Two porters injured at Army's ammunition depot in Anantnag | Cold wave continues in state, Kargil freezes at minus 19 degrees celsius | Govt to construct 14,460 bunkers at a cost of over Rs415 crore in Jammu | Poultry farm gutted due to electric short circuit | Dr Drabu announces exclusive Industrial Development Scheme for JK | NHM employees strike enters 28th day, threaten to escalate protests | Peoples Party United highlights demands of Thakarie block | Congress MLAs stage walk out over Govt 'failure' to promote Tourism | Congress MLA accuses RDD minister of promoting corruption | AIBCU criticizes BJP for not addressing demands | Doda, Kishtwar districts grappling with shortage of doctors | KPC endorses statement of Army Chief | Govt's success lies in its clear vision, pragmatic approach: Ganga | Power shut down | Excise sleuths conducts raids in Kathua, 950 kgs Lahan destroyed | HC issues notice in transfer petition, directs deferring of proceedings before Sub Registrar Srinagar on Jan 27 | Payment of land compensation started for Ring Road Jammu: Veeri | Dy CM discusses the Khair Wood issue | Despite 20,000 MWs hydro power potential, state could harness only 16% till date | Beijing building a road, military posts in Shaksgam Valley in State? | Gen Bipin committed no wrong | Renegotiation of PIA charges under IPDS, DDUGJY, PMDP and R-APDRP | Dogra Degree College holds Industrial visit to Pepsi group | Students of Sanskriti School bring laurels in national championship | Army jawan martyred in unprovoked firing by Pak cremated | Latti Violent Cricket Club constituted | JYF stages protest against vice chancellor of Jammu University | ADC, SDM assure redressal of issues, president public joint action committee ends fast | SC dismisses Govt's appeal on 'deadwood' order | Violence breaks out in Nowshera town of Rajouri over woman's last rites | No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government | Mushtaq Kak to get "Rangkarmi Ramvinay Rang Sammaan" | HC dismisses petition challenging FIR No 117/2013 at PS Samba | Need to Curb the Menace of Road Accidents | Army Chief's call to challenge radicalisation in J&K merits immediate action by state government | NIOS will not enhance the quality of education | Army supports political initiative coupled with operations against militants | RM Public School organizes Calligraphy competition | District level Sports festival concludes at Ramban | Commandant throws open 2nd day of Junior Jammu District Kabaddi Championship | Career Guidance Programme organized at Vijaypur | Orientation program for vocational courses under RUSA held at GDC Kathua | Shoba Yatra of Baba Lal Dayal taken out in Samba | Nat Manch stages Dogri play 'Soch Karo' | Rape accused Judicial Officer seeks pre-arrest bail | DSS constitutes adhoc committee | PDP leader holds youth meeting | Grameen Bank hands over PMSBY claim to nominee in village Chatha Mill | DF, SS protest over reaction of politicians on statement of General Bipin Rawat | Selection of ReT be made as per Revenue Village: HC | Deputation of SRTC Workers' Union calls on VC, MD | AJKPTJF castigates reservation of SC/ST Panch constituencies | State Government trying to legitimise activities of anti-nationals: ASKPC | SKJAVST appeals Governor for restricted holiday on Basant Panchami | Various social organisations discuss caste based reservation | Villagers panicked after land mines exploded due to forest fire | Food vendors, handlers' challaned for unhygienic conditions | Hakla appeals CM to introduce bill for reservation in promotions | Back Issues  
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PDP lawmaker 'disappointed' with working of govt, narrates ordeal before opposition leaders
1/17/2018 12:04:17 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Unhappy with the working of state government, besides conduct of ministers, a legislator of ruling Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) has narrated ordeal before the leaders of opposition, including National Conference and Congress. According to sources in the power corridors, PDP legislator was reportedly complaining about the working of the state government, besides conduct of ministers. "The ministers are arrogant and ignorant. They do not understand the meaning of the position they are holding. They are ignorant about the governance part and when it comes to accountability, they feign ignorance only to disappoint us," said sources quoting MLA. They said that the MLA was advocating and acknowledging opposition leaders 'word by word', when they were mocking government in general and PDP-BJP ministers in particular. "This government has unique ministers, who are unaware of their responsibilities. Look at the way they are evading queries in the Legis...
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Party MLA terms CM's action against Director SKIMS 'Wrong'
Is mutiny knocking at PDP's door?
1/17/2018 12:04:09 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: A serious rebellion has distinctly emerged within the ruling Peoples' Democratic Party through the statement of PDP MLA, terming government's decision against Director SKIMS 'unjustified'. PDP MLA from Srinagar's Zadibal, Abid Ansari raised many an eyebrows when he stated that recently attached Director of SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Dr A G Ahanger was suffering because of his 'innocence'. Ansari said that the head of the institute was firstly called from outside the state to head the institute and then was attached for the guilt of others, which was totally wrong. "I fail to understand that why was Dr Ahangar punished. He hasn't done anyth...
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Minister inclined to illegally promote Diploma Holders; Graduate Engineers aghast
1/17/2018 12:03:55 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 16: In brazen violation of the service conduct rules and injustice with the deserving, the Minister for Public Works Department, Naeem Akhter is reportedly inclined to grant promotions to diploma engineers at the cost of degree engineers already working in the PWD. Officials told Early Times that the government has decided to promote as many as 35 diploma holders to the post of Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) while only 15 degree holders are scheduled to be promoted to the same post. Officials said under norms for promotion of the engineers, the ratio for degree and diploma holders has to be 80:20. "Eighty percent of the promotees should be graduate en...
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Political rivalry delays work of Kathua, Doda Medical Colleges?
1/17/2018 12:03:48 AM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Medical Colleges at Kathua and Doda which were announced by Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for health and family welfare in the UPA government have become victim of political rivalry besides the apathy of the incumbent ruling party, alleged MCL Thakur Balbir Singh. "I was not satisfied with the reply of the Minister for Health and Medical Education department, but supplimentaries could not be asked in view of the walk out by the opposition, "said MLC Thakur, who had asked questioned in the LC over the fate of these colleges. "The announcement was made over three years back, but nothing has been done on such an important project, which c...
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'Inefficient Director' rules JU's DDE, students suffer
1/17/2018 12:03:40 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Directorate of Distance Education Department, one of the important wings of University of Jammu, has become a den of "inefficient persons" who are least bothered about the future of enrolled students in DDE and seem to have only one job i.e. to appease the Vice-Chancellor of the varsity. Sources said the basic purpose of creating DDE was to provide quick and quality education to students, especially belonging to far flung areas, who cannot afford to be regular students in university for seeking higher education. But the irony of the present dispensation in DDE headed by its Director Prof Darshana Sharma has crossed all the limits to create impediments in...
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Tainted former XEn of Urban Local Bodies in dock again
Govt order fresh probe into DOB tempering allegations
1/17/2018 12:03:25 AM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: The State Government has ordered fresh probe into the allegations of date of birth tempering committed by the tainted former Executive Engineer Urban Local Bodies, Jammu. According to order copy available with Early Times, the Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Ramesh Kumar has been asked by the government to conduct fresh enquiry. "In supersession of all previous orders on the subject, sanction is hereby accorded to the appointme...
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Embarrassment for BJP: Sukhnandan tears PDP-BJP govt into pieces, dubs coalition as anti-Jammu, anti-farmers
1/17/2018 12:02:48 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Veteran BJP leader, two-time MLA from Marh and eminent Kissan leader Sukhnandan Choudhary today badly hammered own government for pursuing anti-farmers and anti-Jammu policies. Amidst thumping of benches by the opposition members, Sukhnandan Choudhary, who was un-ceremonially removed from the council of minister after re-stitching of PDP-BJP alliance in April 2016, lavished all praise on previous NC-Congress, for at least, taking farmers' issues seriously and initiating some pro-farmer step. Speaking on budget, Sukhnandan Choudhary in which slammed own coalition regime point by point and landed his own party in embarrassement. "No doubt the budget prese...
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Fake degree holders heading Districts in Sports Department
2 years on, Minister fails to initiate action
1/17/2018 12:02:33 AM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report ANANTNAG, Jan 16: Unwillingness of PDP-BJP government to uproot corruption and nepotism can be gauged from the fact that Youth Services & Sports department has entrusted a fake degree holder to run the department in Anantnag, Pulwama districts of South Kashmir. According to documents available with Early Times, Noor-ul-Haq-District Sports Officer Anantnag and looking after Pulwama district of South Kashmir as well-is among ninety seven officers of Youth Services & Sports department who process invalid MPEd Degrees. An internal enquiry report accessed by ET reveals that Haq got appointed in the department in year 1983 and later on in year 1996 got admissi...
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Kashmir based politicians appeasing separatists, Pakistan
1/17/2018 12:02:13 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: It's strange to observe that Kashmir based politicians are busy criticizing the Army Chief Bipin Rawat for taking Pakistan head on and for pointing out flaws in the education system in the Valley. National Conference legislators on Monday staged a walkout from the assembly. They were demanding that PDP-BJP government should make a statement on General Rawat's statement. They even criticized the "Operation All Out" against the terrorists. A politician while talking to Early Times said, "It's strange that Kashmir based politicians are toeing the line of separatists. Someone needs to ask them whom are they trying to appease? Separatists, terrorists or P...
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Vigilance hibernates over complaints against JU
1/17/2018 12:00:18 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: It has been eight months since a complaint against financial irregularities, abuse of official position and nepotism in University of Jammu was filed with state Vigilance Organization, but SVO has slept over the complaints Complainant had alleged that criminal nexus was operating in the University of Jammu indulging in all sort of financial irregularities, abuse of official position, nepotism in connivance with few officials in the office of Financial Advisor (Universities) and Chancellor Secretariat who are keeping FA (Universities) and the Chancellor in dark. The complainant alleged that in pursuance of their well -orchestrated agenda, items are pl...
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Treated water still a distant dream for people across state
1/17/2018 12:00:11 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 16: The non-completion of hundreds of water supply schemes is forcing people of hundreds of towns and villages in Jammu and Kashmir to consume un potable water from contaminated sources. Official documents reveal that there is shortage of drinking water in all districts of the state. In Jammu city, against the requirement of 47.50 MGD of water including institutional requirement, only 45.50 MGD of potable water is available from the various sources thus causing a shortfall of 2.00 MGD. Keeping in view the shortage of water and to meet the growing need for future, the documents reveal that the need for the new projects for water supply has become indisp...
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Govt to act tough against Kashmir private schools
1/17/2018 12:00:06 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: The government has decided to take strong action against the private schools of the valley who have backtracked on participation in the Republic Day function in the Srinagar. The BJP has taken strong offence to the attitude of the private schools and has raised the issue with the chief minister also. The private schools have been consistently defying the government instructions on sending their children and also participating in the cultural events to mark the Republic Day celebrations in the valley. Their numbers have been going down quite steeply in the past and this year the department of school education has decided not to invite these schools i...
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Despite getting nod from Centre SWD yet to open new 2339 AWCs
1/17/2018 12:00:02 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: Though, coalition government of PDP-BJP is patting its back over opening of new Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) in the state to benefit hitherto uncovered areas but over two thousand AWCs are yet to be opened across the state especially in far flung area. As per the document in possession of Early Times, till December of 2017, the Ministry of Women and Child Development had given nod to establish 31, 938 Anganwadi Centres across state of Jammu and Kashmir but unfortunately the Social Welfare Department (SWD) has made functional only 29, 599 Anganwadi Centres/ Mini Anganwadi Centres so far and the remaining nearly 2,339 centres are yet to be opened. Integrated...
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Failure of successive Govts to empower Panchayats leads to no interest in 2018 Panchayat elections
1/16/2018 11:59:55 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 16: Failure of the previous coalition government of National Conference and Congress in the state to empower Panchayats has led to a situation wherein former Panches and Sarpanches are no more enthused to take a plunge in the forthcoming Panchayat elections. Sharing their views with Early Times, a group of former Panchayat representatives said that present government of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) wants them to take plunge in the elections and be ready to face the music from militants who have already issued threats in this regard. "In 2011 when the elections for Panchayats were held the government ...
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'Influential' I/C DySP calls shots at DPO
1/16/2018 11:59:48 PM
K Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: In an apparent instance of taking the entire group hostage, an 'influential' in-charge Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) of ministerial cadre is affecting adjustment of the entire batch of promotees, reportedly for his personal interests. According to sources, an I/C DySP from Ministerial Cadre has captured the post of executive since long and owing to his political clout, besides good acquaintances with higher ups in the department, the I/C DySP is enjoying his posting in District Police Office (DPO) for past 10 years, though on different posts. "Despite being from ministerial cadre, the I/C DySP managed to capture executive wing,...
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Despite 20,000 MWs hydro power potential, state could harness only 16% till date
No new power projects taken up by State in past 3 years
1/16/2018 11:09:24 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 16: Despite having enormous water resources for generating hydro electric power up to 20,000 MWs, the state could only harness 16 percent of the power potential in last many decades failing to transform the state from a deficit to a surplus economy. Moreover, no power projects have been taken up for construction during the last three years by Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation, which exposes the mismanagement of the government. A total identified hydro power potential accessed by Central Electricity Authority was 16,475 MW out of which 11, 283 MW on River Chenab, 3084 MW on River Jhelum, 1608 MW on Indus river but State coul...
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Beijing building a road, military posts in Shaksgam Valley in State?
Against national security
1/16/2018 11:09:13 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: There are disturbing reports pouring in suggesting that China is seeking to promote its imperialist/geo-political interests in Jammu & Kashmir and weaken our Northern Frontier, the life line of India. Reports suggest that Earth Google, Google's satellite mapping application, shows what looks like Chinese construction of a road in the "strategic Shaksgam valley, north of Mount K2 and the Siachen Glacier in Pakistan-occupied-Jammu and Kashmir". According to a report, "a 36 km-long road and two new military posts are visible on the map, which could lead to a possible western front by China". The strategic Shaksgam Valley is a part of Pakistan-occupied-Jam...
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Gen Bipin committed no wrong
Education in State
1/16/2018 11:09:03 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Army Chief Bipin Rawat is worried about what is being taught in schools in Jammu & Kashmir. What the Army chief said was clearly and unambiguously what he should have on Army Day. It was his fundamental duty to assure and reassure the countrymen about the defence preparedness and also demonstrate his concerns about the factors that negatively impact the security of the nation and well-being of Indian citizens. Jammu & Kashmir Government needs to be worried given the fact that schools in Kashmir are not imparting instructions in the manner schools in the rest of the country impart. Even the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the human resources develo...
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Renegotiation of PIA charges under IPDS, DDUGJY, PMDP and R-APDRP
Powerful companies compel PDD to organize meeting in Delhi
1/16/2018 11:08:54 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 16: Some of power companies, engaged in various electrification works in the state, have forced the Power Development Department (PDD) to organize meeting in New Delhi, as the senior officials of these companies had not turned up for the meeting, which was held in Jammu. As per the documents in possession of Early Times, Power Development Department (PDD) had earlier organized a meeting on 10th of January in civil secretariat Jammu, on the issue of re-negotiation of Project Implementation Agency (PIA) charges under IPDS, DDUGJY, RGGVY-II, PMDP and R-APDRP (Part-B). The meeting was scheduled to be held under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister, who i...
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PDP condemns marshalling out of NC leader from Legislative Council
Power shortage halts state industrial growth
Opposition boycotts LC proceedings, demand apology from Chairman Council
Mehbooba asks security forces to exercise restraint
Foot Bridge collapses before inauguration in Poonch
MLC threatens to resign over power project 'fiasco'
Media boycotts post lunch proceedings of Assembly following 'gag' by Dy Speaker
Social forestry provides fake reply of RTI
Security forces pay Rs 12.38 Crore rent for using private land
Section II of Jammu rope project to be completed by March 2018
1582 posts lying vacant in newly created administrative units
Congress MLA terms appointment of Chairmen, VCs as burden on state exchequer
1622 rape 105 dowry related death cases registered by state Police in last two years
PDP condemns marshalling out of NC leader from Legislative Council
Engineer Rasheed demands disbanding of Upper House of legislature
Two porters injured at Army's ammunition depot in Anantnag
Cold wave continues in state, Kargil freezes at minus 19 degrees celsius
Govt to construct 14,460 bunkers at a cost of over Rs415 crore in Jammu
Poultry farm gutted due to electric short circuit
Dr Drabu announces exclusive Industrial Development Scheme for JK
NHM employees strike enters 28th day, threaten to escalate protests
Peoples Party United highlights demands of Thakarie block
Congress MLAs stage walk out over Govt 'failure' to promote Tourism
Congress MLA accuses RDD minister of promoting corruption
AIBCU criticizes BJP for not addressing demands
Doda, Kishtwar districts grappling with shortage of doctors
KPC endorses statement of Army Chief
Govt's success lies in its clear vision, pragmatic approach: Ganga
Power shut down
Excise sleuths conducts raids in Kathua, 950 kgs Lahan destroyed
HC issues notice in transfer petition, directs deferring of proceedings before Sub Registrar Srinagar on Jan 27
Payment of land compensation started for Ring Road Jammu: Veeri
Dy CM discusses the Khair Wood issue
Dogra Degree College holds Industrial visit to Pepsi group
Students of Sanskriti School bring laurels in national championship
Army jawan martyred in unprovoked firing by Pak cremated
Latti Violent Cricket Club constituted
JYF stages protest against vice chancellor of Jammu University
ADC, SDM assure redressal of issues, president public joint action committee ends fast
SC dismisses Govt's appeal on 'deadwood' order
Violence breaks out in Nowshera town of Rajouri over woman's last rites
No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government
Mushtaq Kak to get "Rangkarmi Ramvinay Rang Sammaan"
HC dismisses petition challenging FIR No 117/2013 at PS Samba
Nat Manch stages Dogri play 'Soch Karo'
Rape accused Judicial Officer seeks pre-arrest bail
DSS constitutes adhoc committee
PDP leader holds youth meeting
Grameen Bank hands over PMSBY claim to nominee in village Chatha Mill
DF, SS protest over reaction of politicians on statement of General Bipin Rawat
Selection of ReT be made as per Revenue Village: HC
Deputation of SRTC Workers' Union calls on VC, MD
AJKPTJF castigates reservation of SC/ST Panch constituencies
State Government trying to legitimise activities of anti-nationals: ASKPC
SKJAVST appeals Governor for restricted holiday on Basant Panchami
Various social organisations discuss caste based reservation
Villagers panicked after land mines exploded due to forest fire
Food vendors, handlers' challaned for unhygienic conditions
Hakla appeals CM to introduce bill for reservation in promotions
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