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Audio clip goes viral, RMSA official suspended
Paisa bolta hain!
8/17/2017 11:58:19 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: State Project Director Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) on Thursday suspended an official of the department for allegedly fixing a deal with a job aspirant in lieu of money, the recruitment scam came to fore after the audio clip of the conversation of the RMSA official with the job aspirant went viral on the social networking sites and instant messaging groups. The official is posted with Jammu and Kashmir RMSA as an Assistant State Coordinator (Vocational Education) is heard talking to the job aspirant who had reportedly applied for the post of vocational trainer. In the conversation the official motivates the aspirant, saying that the scheme was proposed by RMSA J&K and it has hired a private company, and the aspirants would work under the company. "Sometimes government doesn't release funds on time but the company releases your salary regularly," the official is heard saying. "I am intermediary of this game. You need ...
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Fresh NIA raids send friends of separatists into tizzy
Nayeem, Naseem Geelani don't want to face questioning again
8/17/2017 11:58:05 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) conducting fresh raids in Kashmir has sent the supporters of separatists into tizzy. Sources told Early Times that a few people from mainstream camp who were working overtime to save the separatists from the NIA grip have started maintaining distance from their separatist friends and are expressing their helplessness. It may be recalled that seven separatists are in NIA custody for their alleged involvement in funding terror activities and unrest in the Valley. The Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani was admitted to SKIMS last week. Doctors attending on him have maintained silence over why Geelani has been ke...
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NIA arrests Zahoor Watali
8/17/2017 11:57:52 PM
Early Times Report new delhi, Aug 17: The National Intelligence Agency has arrested financier Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in connection with his alleged links to a Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case. The arrests come hours after the central probe agency raided 12 locations in Kashmir which were reportedly linked to terror funding. The NIA searched properties of businessman Watali, two lawyers, two drivers and a government official. Both the drivers raided by the NIA are employed by Watali. Of the two lawyers one is affiliated to the SAS Geelani faction of the Hurriyat. The 12 searches were carried out simultaneously by the central probe agency in Sanatnagar, Parimpora, Tarhama and Mazham...
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BJP's nationalism exposed as youth beaten severely by cops for hoisting national flag at Lal Chowk
8/17/2017 11:57:46 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: Beating of three youth by J&K Police for trying to hoist national flag at Lal Chowk of Srinagar has exposed duplicity of BJP because this self-styled nationalist party is partner of the government which disallowed unfurling of the tricolor. Cops of PDP-BJP coalition did not allow hoisting of national flag at Lal Chowk which reflected that Ministers of Saffron Party in the government had given their approval not to allow any one to hoist national flag at Lal Chowk. August 15 episode at Srinagar has exposed the real face of BJP which is ready to sacrifice everything to remain in power. It was the same BJP and its affiliated organizations that had started...
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Attachment of BOSE chief 'mere eyewash'
New chairperson also facing corruption charges
8/17/2017 11:57:33 PM
K. Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: Taking cognizance of a series of reports carried by Early Times about the mess prevailing at Board of School Education (BOSE), the government has reportedly attached its chairman on corruption charges. The new chairperson, however, is also facing similar charges. Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, the BOSE chairman, has been attached to Higher Education department on charges of corruption and misuse of official position, according to reports. The decision has been taken after it was found that Chatt had allegedly indulged in corruption in printing and publication, misappropriation in funds related to text books, and backdoor entries of technical staff and a...
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Enquiry committees fail to submit report on 'corrupt professors'
Higher Education Deptt patronizing corruption?
8/17/2017 11:57:19 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: The Higher Education department has taken a lenient view against the Assistant Professors, Professors and Principals of Government Degree Colleges, facing inquiries in allegations of corruption. Several enquiry committees were constituted by department to look into the allegations of corruption but firstly these committees failed to submit reports after many months of their constitution and in cases where they submitted reports, no action was taken against the accused. In a new development, the Higher Education department had constituted a committee vide order number 69-HE of 2017, dated 9/6/2017, comprising Principal Government College of Engineering an...
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Narwal Mandi struggles to survive, officials unmoved
8/17/2017 11:56:56 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: Notwithstanding the fact that horticulture production, marketing and food processing can be the mainstay of the economy of the state of J&K, the concerned departments have done little to develop this area beyond empty recurring, depriving the growers and traders of the benefits which could have been available to them. The systematic neglect of the Narwal fruit and vegetable market, the nodal business hub of the fruits and vegetables business in t...
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Has turn of Geelani come?
NIA tightening noose
8/17/2017 11:05:53 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 17: Between 1986 and till date J&K Police have been led by 12 senior most IPS officers, who not only bravely fought against militancy but also played an important role in evolving counter insurgency strategy to deal with terrorists and restore normalcy in the troubled-state. Paradoxically, when it came to dealing with the pro-Pakistani Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the same law and order enforcing agency utterly failed to expose his role in fomenting anti-India troubles and create unrest in Kashmir. Or was their any pressure on them from some "political bosses to bend their knees than taking strict action as per the rule of law to prevent more bloodl...
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36 thousand blue-eyed adjusted scandalously in daily wagers' list
Finance Minister calls it Mother of all corruptions, directs for high level probe
8/17/2017 11:05:41 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: In a major embarrassment to the Jammu and Kashmir government that otherwise keeps beating the trumpet of crusade against corruption, the three major departments of the state have tampered with the list of the daily wagers in a bid to adjust the blue eyed. As per the officail sources, the finance minister Haseeb Drabu has taken a serious note of the misuse of the officail position by the senior officials and has asked for a high level inquiry into the matter. Reports inform that as this year the government announced the Adhaar based attendance of the daily rated employees in order to access their exact number that could pave way for their regularisation of...
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MPs non serious, indifferent to DDB meetings
Azad, Singh continue to skip Kishtwar, Doda DDB meetings
8/17/2017 11:05:34 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Aug 17: Much to the disappointment to the people of Doda and Kishtwar Districts, both the members parliament representing Doda and Kishtwar Districts of Chenab valley prefer to skip the important District Development Board meetings of these twin Districts. As per the details available with "Early Times", former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad who also happens to be the Member Parliament for Rajya Sabha from Jammu province along with Minister of State in Prime Minister Office Dr. Jitendra Singh who happens to be the Member Parliament from Kishtwar-Doda-Udhampur-Kathua Lok Sabha seat prefer to skip all the important DDB m...
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People suffer as Ultrasound section remains unattended for hours
8/17/2017 11:03:17 PM
Early Times Report Surankote, Aug 17: Absenteeism and irresponsible behavior of the staff of the health centers in the peripheral areas is adding to the already existing issues which affect patient care. The staff of the ultrasound unit of the Surankote Hospital is adding on to the miseries of the poor people by coming late and making people wait for hours by their irresponsible and whimsical behavior. The locals expressed their anguish and rued that it had become a routine with the hospi...
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Two militants killed in on-going Gurez encounter
3 arrested with ammunition in Sumbal
8/17/2017 11:02:27 PM
S T Haq Early Times Report BANDIPORA, Aug 17: Two militants were killed today in an encounter with the Armed Forces in Gurez sector, while as police claimed to have arrested three persons along with ammunition in Sumbal area of this north Kashmir district. A top police official said that, 'after noticing suspicious movement of unidentified gunmen in Dhurmut forest area at Kundalwan in Gurez yesterday late evening, security forces launched a search operation in the area. The gunfight started in the area early morning today after army intercepted a group of militants who had sneaked into this side last week and the contact was established this morning after which firefight ensued, the...
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Mehbooba, Raju inaugurate modernised Jammu airport terminal
8/17/2017 11:01:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the Rs 80 crore state-of-the-art terminal building at Jammu Airport today. Union ministers of state Jitendra Singh and Jayant Sinha, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta were also present at the event. "Today, a new beginning has been made by upgrading the terminal building with modern facilities. We will find alternative land to build a better airport", Mehbooba said while addressing a gathering here. She said that the new terminal will go a long way in fulfilling her father and former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeeds dr...
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Unruly doctors resent opening of drug de-addiction centre
8/17/2017 11:01:47 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report Poonch, Aug 17: Unhappy over opening of drug de-addiction centre close to their residential accommodation, doctors in district hospital Rajouri resorted to open dissent in the inaugural function where DC Tariq Ahmed Zargar was the chief guest. Sources privy to the incident told that some doctors gave a damn to the presence of the senior officers of the civil and police administration and even misbehaved with the scribes present on the occasion. Interestingly, even the Medical Superintendent did not intervene to curb the irate doctors. DC later snubbed the doctors and expressed his displeasure on their rude and unprofessional behavior. Sources said t...
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SHO tries to hush up narcotics dealer's arrest for two days
Registered case against accused only after agreed deal failed
8/17/2017 10:58:27 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 17: An SHO posted in Jammu district tried in vain to earn hefty cash from a narcotics dealer, however, the deal between the two get stuck at the last moment as a senior police official came to know about the mischief being played by his subordinate. Sources told Early Times that the said SHO was left with no other option but to file a strong case against the drug dealer after the higher ranked officer came to know about the entire matter. "The SHO had even taken a token money from the drug dealer in lieu of his release but the deal failed abruptly but the SHO is now refusing to return back the amount taken in advance. He has been told that the cash taken wi...
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Farooq's opposition to PIL on 35-A in SC signs of his nervousness
NC talking of Jammu, Ladakh
8/17/2017 10:58:19 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 17: The NC leaders, like other Kashmiri leaders, are a worried lot. They are so much worried that they have started talking about the identity of Jammu and Ladakh and the interests of the people of these two regions. It is both amusing and interesting. However, it is NC president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah who appeared more worried, more puzzled and more critical. On the one hand, Omar Abdullah is questioning the PIL on Article 35-A in the Supreme Court and saying that nobody could initiate debate on this Article as it was a settled issue and to initiate discussion on it would be to reopen the whole of accession of the state with Indian in Octo...
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Shortage of beds hits GMC&H's ICCU
8/17/2017 10:58:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: It is not first time in the Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu when needy patients are running from pillar to post to get space in intensive care unit (ICU). At the same time if any 'VVIP' is admitted in the ICU, they get a bed without following any formalities. Recently, the MLA Samba received injuries as some agitated persons pelted his cavalcade with stones when he was there to take part in the cremation of two persons who were among four who died in an accident. Later he was shifted to GMC hospital Jammu for advance treatment. As per doctors the MLA had received minor injuries and there was no need shift him to ICU, but the management of...
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Rajouri: Govt to spend Rs 8 lakh more on construction for fault of 'erring' VLW
8/17/2017 10:57:59 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Aug 17: The centrally-funded project to construct a Panchayat Ghar at Sunderbani here will cost Rs 8 lakh more, because an "influential" Village Level Worker (VLW), who was assigned the project couldn't complete it in time due to his "extra-curricular activities in the corridors of power." Officials said the work to construct Panchayat Ghar for Marchola Panchayat was started in 2015 and was scheduled to be completed in 2016. The construction of a compact-set comprising three rooms, kitchen and bathroom was slated to cost Rs 20 lakhs. But the work was executed at a snail's pace as the VLW didn't pay adequate attention towards the execution of the work. Officia...
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In Kashmir, babus often remain absent from duty
Who cares for govt directive!
8/17/2017 10:57:54 PM
Minam Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 17: Several officials have been remaining unauthorizedly absent from their duties while pretending to visiting the Civil Secretariat or directorate office for some work. Official sources said the government had asked the officials including bureaucrats not to leave their offices without prior permission from the higher authorities. "All divisional level head of departments, deputy commissioners of Kashmir shall not leave the station without prior permission of the office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir," reads the notification issued by the government earlier this year. Similarly, the other officials have also been directed not to rem...
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Hectic search on for replacements
3 SSPs on verge of getting transferred
8/17/2017 10:57:34 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 17: Three Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) posted in different districts of Jammu region are on administrative radar of the state government as they are likely to be transferred from their present place of postings anytime. Sources told Early Times that the Home Department has recommended transfers of three SSPs posted in different districts of Jammu province. The move in turn has initiated a search for suitable officers to replace them. "There is every possibility that order of transfers of three officers will be issued in the next cabinet meeting. Two IPS officers are likely to be posted in two respective districts while the third district will mo...
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Transfer on sale in Kishtwar education deptt!
Hand written poster mocks at transparency claims
8/17/2017 10:53:57 PM
Early Times Report Kishtwar, Aug 17: Amid storm over midterm transfers of teachers in Kishtwar District by Chief Education Officer allegedly from outside office establishment, the post ers of transfer on sale in Education department appeared on the walls of the multistory complex inside New Deputy Commissioner Office Complex hosting the office of Chief Education Officer. As per the details available with "Early Times", the hand written poster was seen pasted on the wall of Chief Education...
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AAI babus violate protocol during airport function
8/17/2017 10:53:19 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 17: Officials of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Friday violated the protocol by writing the name of Speaker of J&K Assembly after the Deputy Chief Minister. The AAI authorities inaugurated the newly expanded terminal of Jammu airport, and during the ceremony they put the name of Speaker Kavinder Gupta after the Deputy CM. Hence, every speaker addressed Gupta after the Deputy CM except the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Gajapati Raju who read the name...
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'Purpose of early budget session stands defeated'
Despite timely release of funds, PWD R&B fails to start tenders process
8/17/2017 10:51:30 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 17: It has been more than more than five months since the budget session of state legislature was held and subsequently funds were released but the Public Works (Road and Building) Department is yet to start process to tender the works under state plan for various developmental activities. Sources told Early Times the purpose of the holding budget session by the incumbent coalition government well before the scheduled time period, was to give boost to all the developmental works at the earliest and the funds were allocated but the despite the lapse of five months no process to start tendering has been initiated by the department. "Funds from ...
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Jawan, civilian injured in Pak firing
Daily wager, CP, ITI trained workers stage protest against PHE
Vibodh conducts tours of Makote, Sadyal, Thandikass
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police seizes heroin, 2 held
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Prarek seeks release of pending fifteen months salary
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STWW holds 5th medical camp
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MRS and MISS INDIA EXQUISITE 2017 audition on August 19
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DGP orders minor reshuffle of DySPs
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PDD engineers boycott work, threaten power bandh across JK on Monday
HC quashes PSA against alleged stone-pelter
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Help Age India organises free physiotherapy camp
Pradesh Mahila Congress lambasts govt over inflations
Govt cheated us: VRS Union
SNSB Samba to organize blood donation camp on Aug 20
JKEEGA goes on mass leave
JDAEU goes on indefinite hunger strike
JKCTNGEA demands redressal of its long pending demands
ADEH demands streamlining of medicines, other medical appliances prices
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Congress delegates meet held
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