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MC Doda swindles lakhs in auction
State exchequer loses over Rs 75 cr
7/17/2018 11:30:21 PM
Early Times Report Doda, July 17: Municipal Committee Doda has been exposed through an RTI reply which reveals that only 50 % of the auction money has been recovered from several bidders in several cases. A loss of more than Rs 75 lakhs has been estimated through this unholy practice during last 5 years. Aggrieved persons have appealed to the State Vigilance Organsiation (SVO) to file a formal FIR and arrest the involved officers especially the incumbent Executive Officer and some of his predecessors. Details available with Early Times reveal that while auctioning various business units / shops in Doda town , Municipal Committee Doda has not recovered 40 to 50 % of the bid money. In many cases even less than 30 % of the bid amount has been realized from the so called bidders. In addition to it many blue eyed people who were allotted the shops through so called bidding have sublet their shops to some other persons in yet another scam. As per information available with Early Time...
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Previous regime diverts funds meant for salaries to teachers to provide luxuries to PDP, BJP leaders!
7/17/2018 11:30:08 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 17: Teachers appointed under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) have to struggle hard to get their salaries and other perks thanks to the previous PDP-BJP which had reportedly diverted funds sanctioned by the Centre for the same. Credible sources said that Centre is regularly allocating funds to release salaries and toerh perks to the teachers appointed under SSA but the previous coalition regime had brazenly diverted those funds to provide luxuries to the PDP and BJP leaders and family members of ex-ministers. Credible sources said that Centre has taken very serious note of diversions of these funds which were exclusively sanctioned for the salaries of SSA teacher...
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Trashed by previous Govt, Power reform projects resurrected in Governor's rule
7/17/2018 11:30:01 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 17: At a time when the Governors rule in Jammu and Kashmir is subtly bringing order to the earlier chaos within the power corridors, the power reforms that were put into the back burner by the previous regime are set to witness a revival. As per the insiders within the state dispensation, there were crores of rupees that got lapsed due to non-implementation of the power reform schemes in the state. The reports inform that no more than 20 percent of the projects have been completed in the state with snail's pace progress made in this regard acting as a major spoilsport. For example, one power refs projects approved by the central government project was aimed...
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JU engages faculty for DDE in violation of guidelines
VC flouts recommendation of Campus Deans
7/17/2018 11:29:52 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 17: The Jammu University (JU) authorities have come in for sharp criticism for violating the resolution passed during a meeting of the Campus Deans regarding engagement of contractual teaching faculty in Directorate of Distance Education (DDE). "The matter regarding the engagement of contractual teaching faculty was taken up by the Campus Deans in their meeting on July 7, 2015, wherein it was resolved that one lecturer be engaged for enrolment of 500 candidates for PG courses in DDE and no recruitment was required for UG courses. But the JU authorities are wilfully ignoring the resolution," said sources. Citing a RTI reply, they said three permanent teacher...
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JU's VC denies extension to teacher
Despite nod from DAC, DDA
7/17/2018 11:29:38 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 17: The Vice Chancellor of Jammu University, Prof R D Sharma has denied extension to a superannuating teacher, despite a go ahead from DAC and Dean Academic Affairs (DDA). Sources informed Early Times that Dr Sushil Sharma, Associate Professor, Punjabi, Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), JU has been continuing in his service as part of past practice of five months extensions in favour of teachers. "The Director DDE, has recommended five month extension in favour of Dr Sharma who got superannuated from service on March 31, 2018, as continuing for next five months, on basis of recommendations made by DAC and the DDA", they said. But due to unknown reaso...
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DPC extends its brief, fills up direct quota posts through promotion in Department of Tech Edu
7/17/2018 11:29:25 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, July 17: Departmental Promotion Committees are supposed to take up the promotion cases in their respective departments and order for promotion of employees who fit the bill in every respect. A DPC of Department of Technical Education virtually threw the norms to the wind and instead of taking up promotion cases of the employees, it carried out an illegal and immoral job. The DPC filled up twenty two (22) posts of Junior Assistants, Laboratory Assistants and Workshop Assistants under the direct quota category by promoting the employees in the department. The DPC of polytechnic sector of the department was held on November 9, 2017 in the office...
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Amid rebellion in PDP, Tasaduq Mufti goes aboard
7/17/2018 11:29:16 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 17: Even as the Peoples Democratic Party is facing a major rebellion from within the party, the Mufti family scion and PDP leader Tasaduq Mufti has gone abroad. Sources said Tasaduq who is also the brother of the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has "taken leave" from the politics and left for a "shooting assignment" abroad. Prior to joining politics in 2017, he was a cinematographer. Sources said his trip abroad was already on cards that it has nothing to do with the prevalent crises in the party. But the development has drawn severe criticism from within the party circles. "When the party is facing a major rebellion and there's a threat of breakup, he (Tasad...
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Mehbooba caught on wrong foot for 'preaching sedition'
7/17/2018 11:29:05 PM
Early Times Report jammu, July 17: Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti has been caught on "wrong foot" by stating that more Salaudhins and Yasin Maliks would be born if New Delhi tries to break her party. Viresh Shandilya, spokesman Shree Hindu Takht and President Anti-Terrorist Front India has filed a sedition case in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ambala under sections 121, 124 A and 153 of Indian Penal Code against the PDP chief. The complainant has pleaded that if Mehbooba was not tried under these sections, then "a day is not far when the country that is India would be deprived of J&K and the entire nation will be jeopardised when the t...
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Rain damages house of poor man, authorities indifferent
7/17/2018 11:20:43 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, July 17: Poor work culture of Public Works Department (PWD) has put a poor man Ramesh Kumar who is already handicapped person of Village Incha Kulwanta in big problem. Kumar told early times that PWD constructed a road near his home and a stream (nallah) falls on the road near his home but concerned contractor did not file the under ground pipe for controling the stream water as a result of which rain water from that stream (nahla ) en...
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Separate functions mark Dogra's anniversary
Cong leaders show how divided party is in Kathua
7/17/2018 11:20:28 PM
Harpreet Singh Sethi Early Times Story Kathua, July 17: The internal strife in Kathua district unit of Congress came to the fore once again on Tuesday when two separate functions were held by the party leaders to pay tributes to veteran party leader late Girdhari Lal Dogra on his 103th birth anniversary. Dr Manohar Lal Sharma and MLC Thakur Balbir Singh presided over separate functions to pay tributes to late Dogra. The group headed by Dr Sharma is being supported by District Congress Co...
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MLA converts Govt school as venue of his political meet
7/17/2018 11:20:05 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report JAMMU, July 17: Member Legislative Assembly Mendhar Javed Ran, who is known for his partisan statements has converted a government school in Mendhar as venue of his political meeting, caring a little for the students and their studies. Locals of the Mendhar especially opposition leaders said, a political leader used students to raise slogans in favour of political party which is unlawful. They have appealed to Governor N N Vohra to take strict action again...
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State's new medical colleges in jeopardy
MCI may reject application forms of incharge Principals
7/17/2018 11:19:06 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report JAMMU, July 17: It appears that the Health and Medical Education Department of the state is not serious about starting new Medical Colleges in the State as Government of India as well as MCI were misguided on the issue. According to sources, Instead of appointing permanent Principals to these colleges, government made adhoc arrangements and those appointed are holding just the additional charge. The state government had appointed five new Principals for upcoming Medical Colleges in the state and five applications forms were submitted to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India before the deadline ie July 7, 2018. Administrative...
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Friends turn foes tearing into each other
News Analysis
7/17/2018 11:18:49 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 17: No one had ever imagined that Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government would fell so suddenly and in a dramatic manner, but it did happen on June 19. It was not Mehbooba Mufti who pulled the plug; it was BJP national president Amit Shah, who sprung a big surprise by announcing withdrawal of support to the Mehbooba Mufti "unholy" government. And the major arguments that he advanced were all the more surprising. One, Mehbooba Mufti had ignored Jammu and Ladakh. Two, things under Mehbooba Mufti had deteriorated to the extent that the BJP had been left with no other option but to say goodbye to her. And once Amit Shah withdrew the support, both the ...
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Those demanding abrogation of Article 35-A not short-sighted
Misinformation campaign
7/17/2018 11:18:37 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, July 17: Supreme Court is all set to hear a number of PILs challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A on August 6. The "possibility" of the Union Government taking an anti-Article 35-A stand has rattled vested interests in Kashmir. They have unleashed a misinformation campaign to protect this Article and termed those demanding its repeal as "short-sighted". "Those demanding the scrapping of Article 35A are being short-sighted. Essentially, their vision is less about integrating Kashmir 'fully' into the rest of India and more about wanting Hindus to dominate all aspects of life, including demographics. In the case of J&K, the demographics can be co...
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Framed after years of delay, JK's trade policy awaits implementation
7/17/2018 11:18:28 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 17: Jammu and Kashmir's maiden trade policy, which was formed after an inordinate delay, is yet to implemented on the ground. It was in 2013 when then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced that JK's first ever trade policy will be framed in three months following its implementation. However, it took several years for the government to frame the policy and no steps have been taken for its implementation. "In Jammu and Kashmir, framing a policy takes years but is not then implemented. When will it be implemented? Nobody knows," an official said. He said that draft of state's first ever Trade Policy, 2018-2028, has been framed by the Industries and C...
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GMC Jammu fails to transfer electrician for 20 yrs
7/17/2018 11:18:21 PM
Jammu, July 17: The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&) Jammu administration has failed to transfer an influential electrician, stationed at one place for the last fifteen years. "Scores of electricians of GMC&H Jammu have not been transferred for years, though these employees completed decades at one place. The successive state governments talks about bringing transparency and accountability in government departments, but the ground reality is that no one actually cares," sources told Early Times, adding that most of these overstaying employees have close proximity either with higher ups or enjoying political patronage. Sources further said that one electrician working in GM...
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Govt appoints new law officers
7/17/2018 11:18:13 PM
Srinagar/Jammu, July 17: An official spokesman on Tuesday said in supersession of all previous orders on the subject, sanction is accorded to the appointment of the following advocates as law officers in the Jammu and Kashmir Wings of the High Court. Jammu wing S S Nanda Senior Additional Advocate General, Seema Shekhar Khajuria senior Additional Advocate General, H A. Siddiqui Senior Additional Advocate General, C M Koul Senior Additional Advocate General, Ravinder Gupta Additional Advocate General, Farooq Ahmed Natnoo Additional Advocate General, Aseem Sawhney Additional Advocate General, Raman Sharma Deputy Advocate General, Vishal Bharti Deputy Advocate General, ...
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