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Double-speak of BJP leaders exposes party to fullest
Its vice-president assures people in Kashmir that "Islam will flourish in BJP rule, article 370 will also stay"
11/20/2014 11:25:42 PM
Bharat Bhushan Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 20: BJP in J&K is for sure going the Congress way, rather one step ahead of it. Narendra Modi's move to celebrate Diwali with the flood victims in Kashmir was worth praise but it had evoked a mixed response in Jammu where people hold the view that the Prime Minister must have come here too as the region had suffered more loss in terms of life and property in the unprecedented September floods, rains and landslides. They felt that "BJP too seems to have inherited from Congress the policy of Appeasement of Kashmiris". That the party is opportunist also became clear when yesterday, its "high-profile" state vice-president and advocate Ramesh Arora surprised all in Jammu region by going against the party line of abrogation of article 370, which grants special status to J&K. Talking to reporters in Srinagar on Wednesday, Arora asked the people of Kashmir to make BJP candidates successful and assured them that "if the party comes to power in J&...
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Acting VC goes above board, proposes opening of 4 new departments
Central University (CU) Jammu
11/20/2014 11:25:31 PM
Wife, Brother, Son, Friend story goes public E T Report JAMMU, Nov 20: With Human Resource Development Ministry sitting dumb, an emboldened acting Vice-Chancellor of Central University (CU) Jammu has called the meeting of executive council to get approval for opening four new departments. Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has allowed acting VC Prof. Devanand Padha to hold meetings for ordinary issues and administrative decisions but if the sources are to be believed, Padha in collusion with ex-OSD turned Consultant Prof. P.S.Pathania is likely to table a supplementary agenda on table so that the members do not get much time to read and the same is approved without eve...
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'Invalid' degree holders inducted in faculty of Engineering at SMVD University
11/20/2014 11:25:11 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 20: Flouting all norms laid down by the UGC, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra, has recruited invalid degree holders as Assistant Professors in its various faculties. Well placed sources told Early Times that norms and regulations of UGC have been thrown to winds, considering the recognition to the Master's Degrees in respect of three teachers working as lecturers in School of Architecture and Landscape Design (SALD) at SMVDU Katra. "Abhiney Gupta, Anoop Sharma, Abhimanyu Sharma trio working as lecturers in SALD are reportedly holding invalid degrees. All these lecturers have acquired Master's Degree (M. Arch) from Yashwantrao...
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H&ME department suffers from chronic administrative infection
Director Kashmir yet to be confirmed as CMO
11/20/2014 11:24:38 PM
Madhu Khullar retires as director without becoming CMO Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 20: The administrative weirdness of Health and Medical Education department could be gauged from fact that many officers, who have been holding prime posts, have not been officially confirmed on lower posts. Sources informed Early Times that department of Health and Medical Education had issued a list of Medical Officers, who were promoted to the post of Chief Medical Officers, according to Government Order Number 565-HME of 2014, dated 14-10-2014. Interestingly, Director Health Jammu, Dr. Baljeet Pathania is at 49th slot and was accorded promotion from Medical Officer to the post of Chief...
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After Bani, Basohli, cracks in BJP appear in Kathua constituency
11/20/2014 11:24:16 PM
Kunal Shrivatsa/ Sanjay Pathak Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 20: Grappling with the growing dissension, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) after witnessing revolt in Basohli and Bani Assembly segments in Kathua district and various other constituencies in Jammu region, may now have to counter another rebel candidate from Kathua constituency where a dissident group is all set to challenge the official party nominee. According to BJP insiders, the dissident group, who is miffed over the selection of Rajiv Jasrotia as BJP candidate from Kathua, held a closed door meeting here today at the residence of senior party leader Gopal Mahajan to decide future course of action. The prominent BJP lea...
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Faculty members skip classes, take service from scholars
Sub-let business in full bloom in JU
11/20/2014 11:24:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 20: Under the nose of Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Jammu University is shelling out lakhs of rupees as salary to several professors who are neither taking classes nor bother to visit the department they belong to even once in a year. Students of Economics department were surprised when Prof. Rajinder Gupta was found strolling in the corridors of the department. They only know that Gupta is a professor of Economics department and is being paid salary by the University. Beyond this, they know nothing about Gupta. A student of Economics department told Early Times that a scholar of Gupta has been taking their class. If the students ar...
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NC's KP leadership insignificant troupe, just 'Political Bakras'
11/20/2014 11:23:58 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 20: Call them what you may but community members of displaced Kashmiri Pandits have coined 'Political bakras' and 'power stooges' as two terms for so-called Kashmiri Pandit leaders of National Conference, which was neither assigned any significant party post nor given a Ministerial portfolio for the last six years. Yet they call themselves 'loyalists of National Conference (NC)' and are these days working round the clock to see that at least some Pandits vote for the grand old party. This is despite knowing well that the party for the last six years not even bothered to take Kashmiri Pandits on board. Their so-called leaders were kept on the fringes and not...
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Only 1 PP, 4 Police Stations under CCTV surveillance in entire Jammu province
Police stations in 'hypersensitive zones' still lack CCTV surveillance
11/20/2014 11:23:49 PM
Bivek Mathur Early Times Report Jammu, Nov 20: With Legislative Assembly elections coming nearer in Jammu and Kashmir, the police and other agencies have claimed their preparedness ahead of polls during security review meetings but official information revealed that no police station in any hypersensitive and semi hyper zones have been equipped with Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) surveillance in Jammu province which is vital component for enhanced security cover. Besides, only one Police Post (PP) and 4 Police Stations are under Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) surveillance in Jammu province while rests still are in queue. Official information with ET brought startling ...
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Police, security forces kill 3 militants in brief encounter
Arms, ammunition also recovered
11/20/2014 10:39:39 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Nov 20: Police and security forces claimed to have killed three militants in an operation that culminated late in the evening in the restive Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district. The identity of slain militants has not been established so far. Sources told Early Times that police and army had specific inputs about the presence of militants in the main market of Tral in the evening. Following this an ambush was laid in the main market and this was followed by an encounter. The encounter was very brief and the militants were killed within an hour or so. There are reports that two other militants have managed to flee from the encount...
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Salahuddin has no right to speak for Kashmir
Call for boycott
11/20/2014 10:39:18 PM
Rustam Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 20: As expected, self-styled supreme commander Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and United Jehad Council (UJC) chairman Syed Salahuddin urged the people of Kashmir to boycott the assembly elections. "I appeal to every Kashmiri to completely boycott the sham elections. Taking part or lending support to the process in any way will amount to the betrayal of the blood of tens of thousands of Kashmiri martyrs," he said at Muzaffarafad the other day, adding that the election process in the state cannot be justified in the backdrop of a huge devastation caused by the September flood. Significantly, Salahuddin also referred to the BJP Mission 44+ and said the Ne...
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Issueless Omar accuses PDP of flirting with intelligence agencies
Self-rule and elections
11/20/2014 10:39:05 PM
Neha Early Times Report JAMMU, Nov 20: Outgoing Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah, who is fighting the toughest ever election of his political career, is trying his level best to divert the people's attention away from the real issues facing the people, as also from his own utter failure to deliver on any front. So much so, the issueless Omar Abdullah is doing all that he could to create doubts in the minds of Kashmiri Muslims about the PDP leaders, especially Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba Mufti. He is leveling charges against them which are not tenable and justifiable and he is doing so hoping that he could fetch some votes and help his ...
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Govt forgets flood-hit, busy with elections
11/20/2014 10:38:29 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, Nov 20: The flood-hit have said that the relief and rehabilitation work in the summer capital was going on slowly. They alleged that the government's first priority was elections. "We are fed up as officials only visit the spot when requested or hassled. Most of the families these days are living under makeshift tents or with their relatives. More than two months have elapsed but the government seems least bothered to rehabilitate the people whose houses suffered destruction," Jan Mohammad a resident of Kursoo Rajbagh told Early Times. He accused the authorities of befooling people under the grab of what he termed 'so-called rehabilitation...
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Budgam residents in no mood to pay heed to election boycott call by separatists
11/20/2014 10:38:14 PM
Shakeel A Khan Early Times Report BUDGAM, Nov 20: People of valley especially of rural areas seem to have decided not to pay heed to the boycott call of the separatist leaders as these areas remain abuzz with election related activities these days. Not only this, the people seem to have ignored even the boycott call given by the United Jehad Council (UJC) and are eagerly waiting for the polling days. The road shows and the election rallies of different parties are a common experience these days which witness a huge turnout. The supporters of different parties put in all efforts to attract the voters without any sense of fear that was prevalent only till yesterday. Come what the re...
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Shoddy police investigation impels acquittal of HUJI commander
11/20/2014 10:37:58 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Nov 20: Being impelled by shoddy investigation and for want of higher proof, Principal District and Session Judge Kishtwar Bala Jyoti today acquitted three accused persons namely Abdul Gani, Dulla Gujjat alias Sher Khan and Raju alias Bilal who were allegedly actively involved in the militancy related activities and on 8-9th July 2006 allegedly entered deceased Ghulum Din's house to take revenge that he had helped police/ army personal to arrest Militant's colleague Mohammad Amin to surrender with a costly prohibited gun. Sessions Judge observed that police investigating agency neither got the seized bullet tested in FSL nor seized prohib...
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GDC Akh holds workshop on 'Jam, Jelly and Pickles preparation'
Adopt a school for regular monitoring of staff and better results: DSE
Cong to create history in 2014 J&K Polls: Wani
Female ran over by moving train
PDD officials posted in Trikuta Nagar make 'fortune'
After 24 years, political workers clash in Budgam
On Omar's turf, former NC leaders flank Mufti in public rally
DB directs Com/Secy PWD to file status report or appear in person
BJP committed to Mission 44+, integration of JK with India : Shah
Prez appoints Adv Sindhu Sharma as ASGI Jammu
BJP expects 50000 plus at Modi's Kishtwar rally
Fire forces shut down in Uri-II power project
BJP always exploited people of Jammu on Article 370: Azad
Modi wave will not work in J&K:PDP
INTACH celebrates world heritage day at Govt schools in Jakh
BJP lacks women candidates in Jammu
Sham accuses BJP Govt for PoJK displaced persons' issue
Independent contesting candidate criticizes Udhampur MLA
BJP hit by rebellion in Udhampur, Reasi; 85 candidates in fray for 9 seats in Jammu
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BB Kundal conduct public meeting
Only BJP cares for hill States: Dr Jitendra
Health institutions without Medical Officers
Political activities hot up in Udhampur, Reasi
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