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Breaking News :   Dy CM directs for holistic development of Jammu | PDP-BJP coalition may fall apart | Deptts fail to submit RFD for years | Over 200 posts of docs, paramedical, technicians lying vacant in Jammu division | Kaun Banega Wakf Board VC? Lobbying starts in PDP | Majid's return establishes Forces’ upper hand in Valley | Home ministry, interlocutor chipped in for return of Majid | Quality of programmes at DDK Srinagar continues to go from bad to worse | 'Mass copying' at KU's affiliated college | Building material worth lakhs rusting due to negligence of RDD | Army jawan injured as Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch, Jammu | 111 vehicles challaned, 6 seized | A journey through the mist of Reasi | Season's coldest night in Gulmarg, Kargil; Leh records minus 6.5 deg C | Jammu to have Udaan mega recruitment drive on Nov 20, 21 | Army busts militant hideout in Kishtwar | WASTE MANAGEMENT | Season's coldest night in Gulmarg, Kargil; Leh records minus 6.5 deg C | Educational institutes near border in Poonch closed | India needs to involve Pakistan in talks on Kashmir | Govt criticized for not opening JU Doda Campus | Appeal to your sons to shun path of violence: DGP to J-K women | IGP Crime adores Farooq Mir by pinning rank of Dy SP | PK flays Dr Abdullah for taking side of "Pak" on POK | KPS Barnoti organizes Annual Sports Day | JKISWA to conduct district C'ships at Kathua, Jammu | Volleyball Association to hold trail from Dec 25 | Sprawling Buds ICSE School sponsors 11 days coaching camp | YCET organizes guest lecture on industrial environment | Three days' workshop on ICT based learning concludes | Heritage Scholar, APS Janglote sail to next round | Mount Litera Zee School organizes "Walkathon" | KV Lakhanpur celebrates Annual Sports Day | CBSE Jammu Sahodaya Volley Ball championship concludes | Vichar Kranti Manch holds workshop on 'Prevention of Epilepsy through Yoga' | Science Model Competition held at GCW Parade | AIET organises drug de-addiction campaign | NSF constitutes CU Jammu unit | Saraswati Mahila Mandal conducts written test for trainees | MV International School organizes Cultural Fiesta | YCET students visit GSP power projects | JKNPP seeks removal of illegal stone crushers, brick kilns | Protest against Pakistan over ceasefire violation held | Two houses damaged in fire incident | Forest Deptt retrieves 7 kanals land from encroachment | Farooq visits martyr Sohanlal's residence; extends condolences | Exposing Kashmiri separatist leaders' family's life style: Ex-militant's narrative | Mehbooba seeks flight operations to ASEAN nations from Srinagar airport | Local Bodies website catering outdated, misleading information | Complaint filed against Farooq Abdullah, Rishi Kapoor for saying PoK belongs to Pakistan | Government for strict action against shopkeepers for fleecing people on NH | Illegal sand exteaction endangers bridge piles, other structures | Costly tickets keeps Jakheni Park out of bounds for commoner | CMO’s office Kathua runs without toilet room | Footballer turned militant abandons LeT, surrenders to Army | SI, militant killed in shootout at Zakura | Escort vehicle of Farooq Abdullah reportedly injured minor boy | PHE active works hamper regularisation process | Dog eaten body of newly born found' | HC directs JKBOSE to make correction in petitioner's name | HC directs Education deptt to consider petitioner for post of ReT Teacher | Travel agents rue official apathy | Search operation against militants continues in Kashmir | Illegal pathology labs running unabated in Udhmapur | Manipulation of Revenue records of migrants' properties | Traffic restored on Kashmir highway, fresh snow on Srinagar-Leh road | HC restrains incumbent from acting as Chairperson JCCB | SDM puts officers on notice for avoiding public darbars | Rajouri Admin conducts surprise inspection of petrol pumps | Govt constitutes panel to consolidate SROs | Placement drive held at GCET | CPI-M demands Degree College for Katra | Rotary Club Jammu to organize Retina Screening Camp for diabetic patients today | GCW Parade organizes lecture | Two day mega placement drive organized at GDC Samba | Tawi Engineering College organizes farewell party | Aarihant Mahajan brings laurel to BSF Primary School in CBSE National Judo | RBI organises one day workshop | Back Issues  
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PDP-BJP coalition may fall apart
Saffron party high command directs ministers to gear up
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:11:50 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 17: The BJP high command is learnt to have signaled the party ministers in Jammu and Kashmir to tighten their belts as the coalition Government is unlikely to complete its tenure. According to the top sources in BJP circles, the high command has almost made up its mind to severe ties with ruling PDP by the end of 2018 for paving way to mid term Assembly polls along with Parliamentary elections across the country in March-April 2019. A major decision on any of the contentious issues between PDP and BJP, such as Article 35A, 370 etc, will be the last nail in the coffin of this coalition Government, which will otherwise complete its six-year tenure in March 2021, sources said. Informing more, sources said that the BJP high command has told the party ministers to go among public and intensify their efforts for portraying a picture of developmental works so that negativity towards the Government could be minimized in the next one year. Till then, source...
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Deptts fail to submit RFD for years
No takers of Mantri's directives
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:11:40 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Nov 17: All it seems that senior officials are not taking the government's directives seriously for transparency in the governance. This could be gauged from the fact that several directives in the last one year have been confined to papers without any implementation on the ground. One such directives was that administrative secretaries have to evaluate performance of their departments under RFD on the basis of timeline completion of targets, outcomes of the schemes, priorities fixed, quality of work done, and status of benefits of projects. However, most of the departments according to official sources have failed to frame RFD and submit to t...
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Over 200 posts of docs, paramedical, technicians lying vacant in Jammu division
Poor performance of NHM in J&K
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:11:28 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 17: Launched with hype by Union Government to back up the health infrastructure in the state, National Health Mission (NHM) has failed to deliver in Jammu and Kashmir as over 200 posts of medical and paramedical staff have continued to remain vacant in Jammu division alone, jeopardizing the health services. Reliable sources of health department told Early Times that Union Government has pumped funds under the scheme to provide sufficient staff at rural health institutions of state on contract basis but state officials of NHM have failed to appoint such staff due to which over 200 posts are still lying vacant in Jammu division alone. 34 posts of specialist do...
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Kaun Banega Wakf Board VC? Lobbying starts in PDP
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:11:17 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 17: Even as the Vice-Chairperson of the Wakf Board has resigned from the prestigious post, hectic-lobbying has started in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding selection of the new face. Sources said the ruling PDP is divided over the new names being recommended for the chair, which serves as custodian of many mosques, shrines other religious properties including commercial complexes in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. While some of the PDP leaders want the charge be given to someone from within the party, public forums have recommended name of a retired bureaucrat, known for this "integrity and honesty." Though this former bureaucrat, who...
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Majid's return establishes Forces’ upper hand in Valley
Separatists' criminal silence raises many questions
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:11:08 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 17: Return of Majid Khan, a soccer player, who had joined terror group just last week, would be proved as last nail in the coffin of terrorism in Kashmir Valley. Majid's episode has established that Army and other security forces have gained upper hand in their offensive against terrorism in the Valley and youth and their parents have realized that those who will pick up gun would get nothing but death. The way Majid Khan's parents took a bold stand and made a passionate appeal to their only son to come back is also an indication of realization among elders of the Kashmir that those supporting Jihad in the Valley have given nothing in return except deaths. I...
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Home ministry, interlocutor chipped in for return of Majid
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:10:58 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 17: The strategy to get the surrender of the footballer was discussed in the recent meeting of the Home Ministry chaired by the Home Minister itself. The strategy bore fruit in just about three-days is reflective of the growing control of the government and its response from the Kashmir people, which many believe is likely to be scaled up. Majid, the 20-yr-old footballer had joined terrorist outfit LeT only last month. The sources said there was view on the home ministry he was instigated and contacted by terrorists with handlers across the border. The sources said the strategy was to create another Kashmir youth 'icon' on the lines of the Burhan Wani and ra...
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Quality of programmes at DDK Srinagar continues to go from bad to worse
Professionals ignored at the cost of non-professionals
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:10:50 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, Nov 17: The quality of programmes at Doordarshan Kendra (DDK) Srinagar is degrading with every passing day and the irony is that the people manning the station are doing nothing to improve the overall quality. The programmes being beamed from DDK Srinagar are of very poor quality and the people watching the programmes are quite upset over the quality of these programmes. At the same time the programmes that have been made couple of decades back are being beamed these days from the station. A famous religious programme named as Zam Zam e Naat being beamed from DDK Srinagar became a point of condemnation on Thursday since there were glaring dis...
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'Mass copying' at KU's affiliated college
'Students vandalize property; threaten supervisors to stay out of exam centers'
Mahadeep Singh Jamwal11/17/2017 11:10:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 17: In an apparent scene of anarchy, a private college affiliated to the Kashmir University is overtly encouraging 'mass copying', perhaps to evade the muscle power of 4th semester students, who earlier went berserk damaging college property and threatening college staff. According to students, recently during examinations of 4th semester of Journalism course, the students resorted to violence and damaged college property. "Some students resorted to violence and manhandled the exam supervisor, besides ransacked examination hall for reasons unknown," said students, adding that instead of taking action against those elements, the college administration preferr...
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Local Bodies website catering outdated, misleading information
11/17/2017 10:47:41 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 17: As official websites continue to portray misleading and obsolete information , the website of Directorate of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir www.ulbk-.org in its Business Directory link on main page shows Tufail Matoo as the Director of Urban Local Bodies Kashmir who actually happens to be Mission Director Rashtriya Mahdh-yamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) from last 6 months. Details available with Early Times reveal that Tufail Matoo was posted as Director Urban Local Bodies Kashmir in 2016 and was replaced by Riyaz Ahmad Wani earlier this year. Recently Riyaz Ahmad Wani was also transferred and posted as Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and ...
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Government for strict action against shopkeepers for fleecing people on NH
11/17/2017 10:47:26 PM
Minam Saqib Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 17: Strict directives have been issued to the concerned authorities to regulate the prices on the Srinagar-Jammu highway especially during the closure of the road. Traffic on the 300-km-long National Highway often gets closed during winters. There are complaints that the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway becomes a safe haven for shopkeepers to fleece passengers and drivers when ever the road gets closed for the traffic due to bad weather. An official of the police department said that government has taken a serious note that passengers are being fleeced when the highway gets closed. "The government has told the police control room to receive ...
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Illegal sand exteaction endangers bridge piles, other structures
11/17/2017 10:47:10 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Nov 17: Due to illegal extraction of sand from rivers, the sub structures of the bridges are constructed through piles and other associated items and they carry load through friction from surrounding soil which may cause huge loss to bridges if the illegal practice was not stopped at the earliest. According to sources that, "hundreds of tractors, trucks and mules can be seen stripping the river beds of the mineral wealth daily from various site...
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Costly tickets keeps Jakheni Park out of bounds for commoner
11/17/2017 10:46:58 PM
Ashwani sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, Nov 17: Udhampur Jakheni park was build in the heart of the town so that comman man may enjoy the nautures beauty at the weekends with his family ,but the ticket charges set up by the authorities don't seemed to be favouring the poor wishes. I work in a private mill and have an family of 5 members. if I have to pay as per the fixed charges that will be 100 Rs for our family just to visit a fountain some trees and grass that would go out of o...
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CMO’s office Kathua runs without toilet room
11/17/2017 10:46:33 PM
Devinder Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 17: Despite massive campaign "Swachh Office" by the ruling BJP government, the programme seems to be unimplemented in the state. Many government offices are running without toilet and proper sanitation. The CMO (Chief Medical Officer) office Kathua is one of them and is running without toilet room for past many years which often results into a serious health hazard for many visitors as well staff members. "There is only one attached toilet in the whole office which is accessible only by the CMO room and there is no provision of toilet for staff members and common citizens", said a visitor. CMO office is the head office in the district and ...
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Footballer turned militant abandons LeT, surrenders to Army
11/17/2017 10:46:28 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Nov 17: Heeding to the pleas of his parents and friends, twenty-year-old Majid Khan who joined the Pakistan based militant outfit Lashker-e-Toiba last week handed himself to Army on Friday. Sources said that Khan, a promising footballer, last night visited a hospital in Anantnag to see his ailing father and later handed himself to 1Rastriya Rifles based in Anantnag town. They said that he (Khan) was shifted to Victor Force headquarters on Friday morning from 1 Sector Khanabal and was later presented before media in a joint press conference held in the evening. Last week, Majid Irshad Khan shocked his family and friends when he announced hi...
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Dy CM directs for holistic development of Jammu
Building material worth lakhs rusting due to negligence of RDD
Army jawan injured as Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch, Jammu
111 vehicles challaned, 6 seized
Season's coldest night in Gulmarg, Kargil; Leh records minus 6.5 deg C
Jammu to have Udaan mega recruitment drive on Nov 20, 21
Army busts militant hideout in Kishtwar
Season's coldest night in Gulmarg, Kargil; Leh records minus 6.5 deg C
Educational institutes near border in Poonch closed
Govt criticized for not opening JU Doda Campus
Appeal to your sons to shun path of violence: DGP to J-K women
IGP Crime adores Farooq Mir by pinning rank of Dy SP
PK flays Dr Abdullah for taking side of "Pak" on POK
Vichar Kranti Manch holds workshop on 'Prevention of Epilepsy through Yoga'
Science Model Competition held at GCW Parade
AIET organises drug de-addiction campaign
NSF constitutes CU Jammu unit
Saraswati Mahila Mandal conducts written test for trainees
MV International School organizes Cultural Fiesta
YCET students visit GSP power projects
JKNPP seeks removal of illegal stone crushers, brick kilns
Protest against Pakistan over ceasefire violation held
Two houses damaged in fire incident
Forest Deptt retrieves 7 kanals land from encroachment
Farooq visits martyr Sohanlal's residence; extends condolences
Exposing Kashmiri separatist leaders' family's life style: Ex-militant's narrative
Mehbooba seeks flight operations to ASEAN nations from Srinagar airport
Complaint filed against Farooq Abdullah, Rishi Kapoor for saying PoK belongs to Pakistan
SI, militant killed in shootout at Zakura
Escort vehicle of Farooq Abdullah reportedly injured minor boy
PHE active works hamper regularisation process
Dog eaten body of newly born found'
HC directs JKBOSE to make correction in petitioner's name
HC directs Education deptt to consider petitioner for post of ReT Teacher
Travel agents rue official apathy
Search operation against militants continues in Kashmir
Illegal pathology labs running unabated in Udhmapur
Manipulation of Revenue records of migrants' properties
Traffic restored on Kashmir highway, fresh snow on Srinagar-Leh road
HC restrains incumbent from acting as Chairperson JCCB
SDM puts officers on notice for avoiding public darbars
Rajouri Admin conducts surprise inspection of petrol pumps
Govt constitutes panel to consolidate SROs
Placement drive held at GCET
CPI-M demands Degree College for Katra
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GCW Parade organizes lecture
Two day mega placement drive organized at GDC Samba
Tawi Engineering College organizes farewell party
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RBI organises one day workshop
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