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'Would take up issue at highest level'
AIIMS Row: Mufti decides to step in
8/5/2015 12:19:03 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 4: As the state BJP leaders have failed to handle the AIIMS issue, the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has reportedly decided to step in and take up the matter about having separate AIIMS for Jammu region at the highest level in New Delhi. Sources told Early Times the Chief Minister has decided to write to the PMO and the Union Health Minister and explain the need for full-fledged AIIMS for Jammu region and get a notification issued in this regard, which is the main demand of AIIMS Coordination Committee, spearheading the agitation to seek AIIMS for Jammu. The Chief Minister, sources said, held a meeting with his close aides to discuss the situation in Jammu and find a way out. "Since the central leadership of the BJP is not coming forward on the issue, Mufti has decided to talk to Arun Jaitley, the point man in the Modi government who carries the last say on JK affairs, and with whom Mufti enjoys good rapport," sources added. "Mufti doesn't ...
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BJP ministers unite to sabotage Jammu's cause
8/5/2015 12:18:52 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 4: It is too well-known that the BJP ministers in the Mufti-led coalition government never worked in unison and that they were not really in talking terms. It is also too well-known that Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh bore a grudge against Forest Minister Bali Bhagat because the latter tried to become Deputy Chief Minister on the ground that Nirmal Singh lost elections thrice and he won the election twice. "Even today, Bali Bhagat and Health Minister Lal Singh are", according to insiders, "trying their level best to get Nirmal Singh out of the government so that they are able to fulfill their dream of becoming number two in the Mufti government". Besides, ...
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Punished for being well wisher of BJP
8/5/2015 12:18:45 AM
To Sh Jugal Kishore Sharma, J&K BJP President & MP, Pt. Prem Nath Dogra Bhawan, Jammu. I came to know about the appointment of Dr Gagan Bhagat as the political advisor of the State BJP President through media reporting today. As per these reports the appointment has been made in supersession of all previous orders meaning that the State BJP has decided to remove me as the political advisor of the state BJP president. There is no doubt that the BJP President in the state and the party hierarchy have the powers to take such a decision but the way decision has been taken clearly indicates that normal political propriety and democratic tradition has not been followed in this matter. Party ...
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As more links of 'corruption' emerge, mystery shrouds inaction of SVO
Kewal's media interaction spree: J&K's Service rules violated …?
8/5/2015 12:18:38 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 4: As ex Deputy Chief Minister's PRO Kewal Sharma's efforts of coming clear on the controversies he is embroiled in are seen as mere acts of desperation, nothing concrete has so far emerged nor have the investigating or anti graft agencies fixed responsibility on anyone, leave alone implicating for the charges that have come to fore. On the contrary more threads of controversies are making the case rather complicated. As Sharma went on a spree of press conferences during the last two weeks, the motive of his media interactions is still enveloped in layers of ambiguity. The murmurs that go on raise a valid question- in what capacity Kewal calls the press co...
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Arun Jaitley's relative likely to be promoted as JU's Deputy Dir
8/5/2015 12:18:24 AM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 4: The administration of Jammu University is likely to elevate a relative of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to the post of Deputy Director. Sources told Early Times that the relative of Jaitley's wife SangEeta, who is working as an administrator in a department of the varsity, is among eight candidates who have applied for the post of Deputy Director. Interview for the post would be conducted on August 8. Sources said the relative of Jaitley was on deputation for two years at Jammu University as Section Officer in 2004. "In 2006, the then Vice-Chancellor Amitabh Mattoo, under the influence of Jaitley, elevated the latter's relative as th...
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'Hypocrite' Er Rashid preaches secessionism, glorifies Pak sponsored militancy
8/5/2015 12:18:11 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 4: The independent MLA from Langate constituency in Kupwara district Er Rashid, who is under oath to safeguard sovereignty and integrity of India, is openly preaching secessionism and Pakistan sponsored militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. The legislator on Tuesday went to Audoora Mawar in north Kashmir's Bandipora district to express sympathies with the family members of a militant Tariq Mir, whose body was fished out from river Jehlum on Monday. While addressing the mourners he (Er Rashid) claimed that Kashmir is a dispute and it should be resolved forthwith. The legislator spoke like a separatist and left no stone unturned to glorify militancy in the state s...
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Mismanagement delays salaries of 550 employees of J&K Legislature
8/5/2015 12:18:00 AM
ET Report JAMMU, Aug 4: Nearly 550 employees of both the Houses of J&K Legislature are without salaries, thanks to mismanagement by the officials. Sources said it's for the first time that salaries of the employees in both the Houses have been delayed as chaos and confusion has been created by a section of the employees following orders of the government that accounts and financial matters would be seen by Accounts Officers sent from Finance department. These officers were sent soon after reports of financial irregularities and mismanagement in spending of funds appeared in Early Times. The Finance Minister Hasseb Drabu took serious note of the reports and in order to enforce some finan...
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He is harassing, threatening me, alleges Khalid's father
ACR Kishtwar in dock
8/5/2015 12:17:54 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik ET Report kishtwar, Aug 4: A 70-year-old man today moved CJM's court here seeking registration of an FIR against his two sons, including the one posted as Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR), Kishtwar, for harassing and threatening him, beside occupying his property forcefully. As per the details available with Early Times, Shahid Hussain Malik, father of ACR, Kishtwar, Dr Khalid Malik today moved the court of (CJM) Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kishtwar, demanding contempt proceedings against SHO of Police Station, Kishtwar, for not implementing earlier court order in which it had directed Kishtwar police to register FIR against his two "disinherited" sons who according t...
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Blue-eyed cops' attachment orders cancelled
8/5/2015 12:17:41 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 4: As police headquarters (PHQ) has started cancelling the attachment orders of all blue-eyed cops and other junior ranks up to the level of Sub-Inspectors (SIs), it would now not be possible for all such police personnel to shirk work by managing their attachments in different wings and with senior officers. According to police sources, dozens of attachments have been cancelled by PHQ in the past at least 10 days by issuing nearly half a dozen orders in this regard. In the order Nos 2196, 2197, 2199 and 2225, several police personnel stand transferred to their parent wings. "All of them were either attached in the wings of their choice or with senior police...
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Pratap Park vandalized to give 'undue' benefits to leading company, NGO
Work started without issuance of any formal order
8/5/2015 12:17:33 AM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 4: In what could be described as a 'major blow' to state exchequer the Department of Floriculture on mere 'verbal directions' of the concerned minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has allocated 'redesigning' of historic Pratap Park positioned in the heart of city to flagship company of the K.K. Modi Group, without issuing any tender notice. It is worth mentioning that the refurbishment of Pratap Park was started few years back by the government while as the decades old poplar trees were also chopped down, although the beautification of Pratap Park remained a far-fetched dream. Official sources told Early Times that the state government did not...
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Minority Affairs Ministry comes to rescue of thousands of students of J-K
Grants one time amnesty to students in order to seek scholarship
8/4/2015 11:48:33 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 4: In a major relief to thousands of students of Jammu & Kashmir the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India has decided to grant 'amnesty' to the students who gave incomplete bank details or other information while seeking scholarship announced by the concerned ministry. Early Times has learnt from sources that following the intervention of Minority Affairs minister, Najma Heptullah the officials of the concerned ministry have decided to give one chance to the students who were on verge of missing out on their scholarship after they gave incomplete details. The students instead of providing the 16 digit bank account number had ...
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I&FC submits inflated reports to get funds from Centre
Over 29 Cr lying unutilized with department
8/4/2015 11:48:22 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report jammu, August 4: Already being reprimanded by the Centre Government for its wrong reporting on utilization of funds, the Jammu and Kashmir Flood Control Department once again submitted wrong, inflated records of expenditure in sheer violation of guidelines of Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme. Sources told Early Times that in order to get more funds from the Central Government, under Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme, the Irrigation and Flood Control Department submitted wrong expenditure records despite the fact that crores of rupees were lying unutilized with the department. "The Irrigation and Flood Control Department had spent fund...
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Two soldiers killed, four others injured in 'freak' firing incident in Tral
8/4/2015 11:48:14 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 4: Two army jawans were killed while as four others got injured during a firing incident in the Tral area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday evening. Reports reaching here said that an army unit had laid an ambush in the Noorpora locality of Tral area after receiving inputs that militant commander Burhan is passing through the area. As the army was carrying out ambush in the locality a unit of 42 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) passed by and it is here where the trouble began. The army personnel mistook the RR personnel as militants and opened fire on them. Two soldiers of 42 RR died on the spot while as four others have been injured ...
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Edu Minister's move to screen test teachers kicks-up storm
Teachers to boycott classes for 2 days
8/4/2015 11:48:06 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 4: Education Minister Naeem Akhtar Andrabi's announcement that the certificates of Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers would be verified and they would have to face a screening test before their regularization has sparked a major controversy in the state. Besides bringing them out on the streets to hold anti-government protests, the move has prompted the teachers to observe lockdown for two days starting Wednesday. The ReT teachers are engaged on a consolidated monthly salary of Rs 3,000 for five years after which they are confirmed and put in the regular pay scale. The government defends its move, saying it's only implementing orders of the Hi...
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Influential lecturers manage postings within city limits
DSEJ on transfer spree
8/4/2015 11:47:54 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, August 4: The Directorate of School Education Jammu has been issuing transfer orders of teachers, masters, lecturers for the last two months but some lecturers, allegedly influential, have retained their postings within city limits, in total violation of transfer policy. According to the transfer policy, the stay of lecturer in urban area is minimum for two years and maximum of three years but in the order number 426-DSEJ of 2015, dated 30/7/2015, more than three dozen lecturers are transferred within few kilometers from their previous place of postings. These allegedly influential lecturers are Sunita Rani of English, who is transferred from Hari ...
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Contractor gets undue benefits in violation of norms
Gangyal Industrial Estate upgradation
8/4/2015 11:29:56 PM
Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 4: Undue benefits accorded to a particular contractor during upgradation of Industrial Estate Gangyal are coming to fore with total contravention of the financial rules found and no action so far initiated by the new government in JK. Documents in possession of Early Times reveal that the sanction for the upgradation of Industrial Estate Gangyal, at an estimated cost of Rs 9.84 crore was accorded in the year 2012 by the State Government and Government of India jointly. "Tenders were invited in March 2012 for the execution of phase-1 road network at a cost of Rs 61.50 lakh excluding the cost of bitumen which was to be provided by th...
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Pilgrims number drops from 10,000 to 300 a day
Inclement weather hits Amarnath Yatra
8/4/2015 11:29:27 PM
Abdul Majid Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 4: Frequent cloudbursts and intermittent rains have hit the annual Amarnath Yatra, as the number of pilgrims visiting the cave shrine in south Kashmir's Pahalgam has dropped from 10,000 to 300 a day. For the first time in many years, just 303 pilgrims left for the cave shrine today. The batch included 65 women, officials said. This is in stark contrast to the huge number of pilgrims undertaking the journey last month when around three lakh pe...
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NT aspirants feel cheated over Urdu notification by SSRB
8/4/2015 11:27:55 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 4: Naib Tehsildar aspirants (NT) feel dejected as Jammu Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) had not mentioned that Urdu would be descriptive test. Most of aspirants who are simply Urdu knowing feel cheated. As per notification which was published on 07/04/2015 for 139 posts of NT by JKSSB, read that those candidates must have "graduation degree with knowledge of Urdu" could be applied for the post, but, four month after its notification, JKSSB has asked the aspirants be prepared for descriptive test of Urdu valuing 30 marks. Narinder Singh Rajput, an aspirant said that due to discriminatory attitude of authority concerned, most of th...
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PIOs put on penalty notice for Govt's fault
Failure to impart RTI training
8/4/2015 11:27:41 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 4: The Public Information Officers (PIO's) designated under J&K RTI Act 2009 keep getting penalty show cause notices from State Information Commission (SIC) under section 17 of J&K RTI Act for their failure to adhere to the provisions of State RTI Act. From the last 4 years many PIO's have been even penalized by the SIC, but the PIO's on the other hand have a genuine claim that most of them have not been given any training by the Government vis a vis RTI implementation. Under section 23 of J&K RTI Act 2009 the Government is supposed to organize RTI awareness programmes for people as well as Government officials so that they understand the basic pr...
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AIIMS CC criticizes imposition of Section 144
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Govt will boost religious tourism on priority, says Veeri
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JKBWA stresses for maintaining culture of unity
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Legal Metrology Deptt imposes Rs. 9000 penalty
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AISF holds interaction session with students at Bhaghwah
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Court directs Pacca Danga PS SHO for investigation
Pak Rangers shell 17 BOPs, villages in Jammu, one killed
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Naga accord 'historic', same approach needed for Kashmir: PDP
ABVP condemns inclusion of Urdu as compulsory descriptive paper
APSCC criticizes coalition Government
Ambardar takes up migrant issues with comm/ secy Relief and Rehabilitation
Govt suspends 21 employees for absence from duty
MPEJ castigates coalition Government
'Mera Gaon Mera Jahan' launched at Chowki Choura
Drive against sub-standard drugs launched
NSWA hails Prof. Shahab Inayat Malik
Traffic Cops go file 1100 challans in one month
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PDP workers stage protest
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Y4PK re-organizes body
Professionals to head Government departments: Govt
Baig Friends Club hails remarks 'AIIMS is humane and not political Issue'
2010 killings: HC directs SIT to complete investigation in two months
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