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Akther shows thumb to BJP, gives clean chit to JU Vice-Chancellor
What will Madhav do now?
5/27/2016 12:10:09 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: The PDP senior leader and Education Minister Naeem Akther has once again proved that Bharatiya Janata Party is the junior partner in the coalition and all its ministers and leaders are second fiddles. He has reportedly given clean chit to Jammu University Vice-Chancellor Prof RD Sharma. Akther has apparently lauded Sharma for black listing the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) in JU campus. Akhtar, who was asked by the Chief Minister to look into the matter after BJP ministers in her cabinet, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav and many BJP national spokespersons lambasted RD Sharma for his dictatorial attitude and demanded his dismissal. Ram Madhav had tweeted: "BJP ministers take up Jammu Univ VC obstinate behavior against ABVP. Action will be taken". Only recently, RD Sharma blacklisted ABVP and banned all of its activities on the campus, saying no organization affiliated to any political party shall be allowed to vitiate the...
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Controversies engulf JU, thanks to VC
5/27/2016 12:09:56 AM
Raj Sandeep Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Showing no respect to BJP and the Fourth Estate, the Vice Chancellor Jammu University has geared up to fight to satiate his obstinacy come what may. Taking cue from the elite think tank, the sources informed Early Times that after all the smoke only starts spreading slowly when there is a little bit of fire which has now taken the dangerous shape of conflagration due to over growth of recalcitrant attitude of incumbent Vice- Chancellor and him depending upon coterie of a few officers, sources further said, adding that incompetent officers surrounding the Vice-Chancellor has put the credibility of the office of VC at stake. Its unfortunate...
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Guv's address exposes BJP, its duplicity
J&K's special status
5/27/2016 12:09:49 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: J&K Governor NN Vohra's address on 25 May to the joint session of the state legislature has, if anything, again exposed the fake nationalist BJP and its double-speak as far as its stand on the special status of J&K is concerned. The Governor's address unambiguously says that the special status the state enjoys under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution shall be maintained. In J&K, it's not a single party rule. The state at present is being government by a coalition government and the two coalition partners are the PDP+ with 28 MLAs and BJP+ with an equal number of MLAs. Hence, whatever the Governor's address said was the unanimous view of the PDP and...
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BJP minister trying to take credit of Jammu Lake
5/27/2016 12:09:37 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: A senior BJP minister is trying to take credit for the Jammu lake on which the coalition government has stopped the work soon after coming to power last year and created a controversy over the fate of the lake which was not only conceived by former PHE, Irrigation &FC Minister Taj Mohi-ud-Din but on which maximum work was done during the previous NC-Congress coalition government. Soon after taking over the reigns of state government the PDP-BJP coalition abandoned work on the lake project and gave birth to a new controversy with the result its fate hanged into balance. For last over one year no work was done on the lake creating a lot of public resentment...
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Reservation bill divides Congress
5/27/2016 12:09:29 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: The controversial stand of Congress Legislature Party leader Nawang RigzinJora and PCC president GA Mir on some vital issues is embarrassing the party leadership in Jammu. After beef controversy, the duo is now inviting trouble on the issue of continuing reservation in promotions, amendment for which in the State Constitution has been moved by the CLP leader Nawang Rigzin Jora during the ongoing budget session in Srinagar. The pro-reservation move of Congress, has invited sharp reaction from non-reserved categories in Jammu, which have announced to strongly defend the State High Court order against reservation in the promotion. However, in the entire ...
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Sonowal's oath ceremony: PDP's absence raises eyebrows
5/27/2016 12:09:21 AM
Early Times Report NEW DELHI, May 26: Oath taking ceremony of first BJP's chief minister in Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal was a show of strength for NDA in the North East but PDP, which is coalition partner of BJP in J&K, was conspicuously absent from this mega event. Many eye brows being raised in corridors of power in the government about absence of any PDP representative in the swearing in ceremony because all other constituents of NDA were present in the mega function, which marked entry of NDA in the North East. BJP CMs Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh), VasundharaRaje Scindia (Rajasthan), Anandiben Patel (Gujarat), DevendraFadnavis (Maharastra), Manohar Lal Khattar (Haryana), Ra...
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BJP minister's favourite holds dual charge of top posts in PHE, I&FC
5/27/2016 12:09:13 AM
Raj Sandeep Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Throwing to winds the policy of one man one position, the former BJP Minister, who was dropped from the new council of ministers recently, facilitated additional charge of PHE to his favourite Chief Engineer, who continues to occupy two top posts since last year which cannot not be justified in the light of huge responsibility and quantum of work load attached to them. The sources informed Early Times that consequent upon pre- mature retirement of Prem Nath as Chief Engineer PHE last year, the additional charge of the department was given to Rajeev Gandotra, Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department by the government in July 201...
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2 top leaders disappointed with Mirwaiz
Strike politics hits Hurriyat (M)
5/27/2016 12:09:05 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 26: Yet again, strike politics is likely to hit Mirwaiz led Hurriyat fraction as two of its top leaders have distanced themselves from Mirviaz, the day he started chalking out joint strategy with Yasin Malik and Syed Ali Geelani. Credible sources told Early Times that that Bilal Gani Lone and Prof Abdul Gani Bhat have conveyed their displeasure to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for not taking them into confidence while deciding the strategy and crafting the alliance with Malik and Geelani for opposing the issue of Sainik colony, separate townships for displaced Kashmir Pandits. "Both the leaders despite repeated requested didn't turn up at Hurriyat headquarters in R...
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SHO joins hands with cattle smugglers, gets huge money as bribe
5/27/2016 12:08:53 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: A police officer, who is SHO of a police station falling under the administrative control of Jammu district headquarter, is alleged to have joined hands with cattle smugglers. In return, he was alleged to be receiving huge money as bribe. "Several cattle smugglers, who live in the areas that fall under his jurisdiction, give him money for each truckload of the cattle," police sources alleged. Though some vehicles, which had crossed his area with his alleged permission, were later seized in the jurisdictions of other SHOs, no senior police officer had so far bothered to ask him why cattle smuggling had picked up in his area. Before his posting in ...
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Man booked under PSA for helping woman to raise her voice against 'guilty' SHO
5/27/2016 12:08:46 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: Police have booked a man under PSA and sent him to jail for his fault of helping a woman to raise her voice against the alleged atrocities committed on her by the SHO of a police station here. The woman had raised her voice against the SHO in the recent past, levelling serious allegations against him. She had also moved court against him. When she did not succumb to his pressure, the baffled SHO tried to find out who was on her back. Police sources said after he discovered that she had the backing of a man, he implicated him in a case and got him by arrested by the SHO of a police station in Jammu north. Senior police officers too helped the SHO in this...
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Babu wants posting in CS's chamber
5/27/2016 12:08:38 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: After being transferred from GAD on complaint basis, a powerful babu spends most of his tenure in Home Department thus leaving a question mark on the transfer policy of the state government. The said babu became the subject of the whispering in Civil Secretariat and came to limelight when he started approaching the Chief Secretary to get him posted as his lieutenant (Special Secretary). The Chief Secretary, informed sources said, who showed reluctanceto get him posted as Special Secretary under him, is being pressured to consider his demand. Informed sources said that the said blue eyed babu being influential one got only two postings during his ...
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Nowgam encounter: Two foreign ultras among three killed as Army foils infiltration bid
5/27/2016 12:03:33 AM
S Tahir-ul Haq KUPWARA, May 26: Two foreign militants among three ultras have been killed today in an ongoing encounter which broke out near Line of Control (LoC) here in Nowgam sector of Kupwara District of Kashmir region of state after army foiled an infiltration bid. A senior police official said that, "Army has intercepted a group of militants near LoC in Nowgam sector in the wee hours today triggering an encounter." "Earlier on specific information about the presence of 4-5 heavily ar...
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BJP terms VHP 'anti-national, divisive'
BD's arms training camps
5/27/2016 12:02:55 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson and former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder Sazia Ilmi has termed Vishaw Hindu Parishad (VHP) "anti-national" and divisive and threatened action against those who held "counter terror training camps" in Ayodhya on May 10. What made the RSS-affiliated outfits to take on each other in public was the video that went viral and showed Bajrang Dal, another affiliate of the RSS, holding arms training camps and organizing rigorous training sessions. Sazia Ilmi, a new entrant in the BJP, attacked Vonod Bansal, national spokesperson of the VHP, who defended the arms-training camp at Ayodhya and the rigorous traini...
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Forward order copy of 'committee for preventing harassment of Women: SCW to HODs
5/27/2016 12:02:47 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Srinagar, May 26: The Jammu and Kashmir state commission for women has directed HODs of all the government departments to forward order copy of committee framed for the prevention and redressal of harassment of women at workplaces within one week. According to the letter which is in the possession of Early Times, the commission has directed all the Commissioner Secretaries including Secretaries, Financial Commissioners, Director General of Police, Registrar general Jammu and Kashmir High court, IGP vigilance, Divisional Commissionaires, Managing Directors, Directors, and other heads to favour the commission with order copy framed for above purpose. The letter reads "In ...
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ZEO Manjakote engages daughter, a regular student as ReT
5/27/2016 12:02:39 AM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The in-charge Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Manjakote had engaged her daughter as a Rehbar-e-Talim teacher even when the girl was a regular student in a college, besides embezzled funds and prepared panes of his choice for selection of ReTs but so far no action has been taken by administration against the erring officer. These revelations have been made by a three member enquiry committee constituted by Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, for investigating the allegations against in-charge ZEO Manjakote Shah Nawaz. Though Additional Deputy Commissioner had recommended for transferring the case to State Vigilance Organization for throug...
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Achan dumping site: Major nuisance for people of old Srinagar
5/27/2016 12:02:32 AM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: Expressing concern over the government's alleged failure to relocate Achan dumping site from Soura on the city outskirts, residents living around it claimed that the pungent smell emanating from 350 metric tons waste has made their life a virtual hell. The annoyed residents alleged that the government despite repeated assurances to mitigate the genuine problem of the people has failed to find alternative space for the dumping site which according to them has become cause of nuisance for the people living around it. "We have lost our faith from the government be it PDP, Congress or National Conference for the reason that our concern...
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Assembly pays rich tributes to late Mufti Sayeed
5/27/2016 12:02:26 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today resumed normal business with obituary references, paying rich tributes to departed leaders including former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, former ministers Choudhary Lal Mohammad Sabir, Mohammad Khalil Jawahar, Dr Romesh Chander Sharma and lawmakers Sehdev Singh and Mohammad Maqbool Mohjoo, all from J&K. The House also pays tributes to former Governor General K V Krishna Rao who was responsible for the 1996 elections that led to the return of Dr. Farooq Abdullah in power, besides two former Speakers of Lok Sabha Balram Jakhar and P A Sangma Speaker Kavinder Gupta set the ball rolling by ...
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Separated Indian, Pakistani siblings meet in UAE after 48 years
5/26/2016 11:49:42 PM
Agencies dubai, May 26: In an emotional reunion, a 76-year-old man who left India and went to Pakistan nearly 50 years ago has met with his two siblings in the UAE's capital Abu Dhabi. Hamza Sarkar, who is now a Pakistani citizen, met with his brother TP Mammikutty, 75, and sister Eyyathu, 85, both from Kerala. He flew from Karachi while Mammikutty and Eyyathu came from Kerala for the reunion in Abu Dhabi. Sarkar had gone missing first time from Kerala in 1951 when he was 11 years old, Gulf News reported. "He was fond of travelling. One day our mother sent him out to graze the cattle. He never returned," Mammikutty said. Sarkar boarded a train to Kolkata. "From Kolkata I went to Ban...
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Dr Ahangar likely to head SKIMS
5/26/2016 11:49:35 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: Dr Abdul Gani Ahangar, the Director of Shilong-based Indira Gandhi National Institute (IGNI), is likely to be appointed as Director SKIMS, Srinagar. Highly placed sources in state administration told Early Times that the process to replace incumbent Director SKIMS Dr Showkat Zargar is in final stage and a panel of three reputed experts will interview nine shortlisted applicants next month to pave way for appointment of new SKIMS chief. Out of nine shortlisted applicants, sources said that main contenders for the post are Dr Ahangar, Dr Khursheed Alam, Dr Umar Javaid Shah, Dr Dileep Kakroo, Dr Maqbool lone and Dr Altaf Ramzan. Sourc...
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Raj Babbar leaves Press Club fuming
5/26/2016 11:19:21 PM
Raj Sandeep Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Raj Babbar, an actor turned national level Congress leader, who happened to be in Press Club in connection with a press conference, had to leave the venue fuming. Sources informed Early Times that soon after culmination of press conference Babbar entered the restaurant and was joined by other leaders including Raman Bhalla, Ravinder Sharma, Indu Pawar, and asked for a cup of tea. The sources said that Raj Babbar had to wait for fifteen minutes and repeated his demand for a cup of tea. He went to ease himself and when he returned, he was taken aback to find that a cup o ftea did not reach his table. Ultimately he had to leave the resta...
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Satellite phone 'signals' traced in Khour, agencies on toes
5/26/2016 10:56:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Army and police sounded alert after security agencies picked up signals of calls from a satellite phone at some villages of Khour Block including Dharh Khour and Mirpur, sources said. Sources said, "An alert has been sounded after the intelligence agencies reportedly intercepted signals of a "suspected" terrorist satellite phone near a border village in Khour of Akhnoor of Jammu region of state. "Intelligence wing of the army traced location of a satellite phone of Pakistan at Dharh, Khour and Mirpur which put all the security agencies on toes, sources added. "Meanwhile the Army and police jointly have cordoned the area where signals were traced and r...
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Doctors' retirement age to be extended to 65 years'
5/26/2016 10:56:16 PM
Agencies Saharanpur (UP), May 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government will soon take a decision to extend the retirement age of government doctors to 65 years. "As we are facing a huge shortage of doctors in the country, our government is working on a plan to extend the retirement age of the doctors to 65 years," Modi said while addressing a rally here to mark two years of his government. "The cabinet will soon approve a bill to increase the retirement age of government doctors from 60 to 65 years," he said. Modi said it will help doctors serve the nation till the time more new doctors join the profession. The prime minister also requested the doctors to of...
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BJP to not allow debate on 'Autonomy'
5/26/2016 10:56:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The BJP high command has communicated to the state leadership that National Conference resolution on "Autonomy' for the state, should not be allowed to be debated in the Assembly. The Speaker has yet to take a decision on either accepting this resolution moved by the NC, which had only recently suffered it biggest every defeat. The Autonomy resolution first passed by the National Conference headed by the then chief minister Farooq Abdullah was rejected by the then the NDA government headed by the prime minister AB Vajpayee. Though, even then the NC didn't walk out of the NDA alliance. The BJP is once again in the power at the Centre and this time wit...
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PIL moved in SC challenging NEET ordinance
5/26/2016 10:55:52 PM
Agencies New Delhi, May 26: The Supreme Court was moved on Thursday, challenging the NEET ordinance exempting several states, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab for this year from the ambit of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical colleges. The petition has been moved by Anand Rai - whistle-blower in Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam admission and recruitment scam and on whose earlier petition, the apex court had ordered CBI probe in the Vyapam scam. In his new petition, Rai has challenged the NEET ordinance which was signed by President Pranab Mukherjee on May 24, contending that the ordinance was contrary to the stand taken by the...
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