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How a VLW overnight became Comm Secy
DoB fudging by Khan
9/7/2018 11:40:47 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: Arrested by the Crime Branch allegedly for fudging his date of birth in his service records, Commissioner Secretary to the Government, ARI and Trainings, Mohammad Mehraj-ud-Din Khan had started his career as a Village Level Worker (VLW) in the Rural Development Department. Arrested a week ago and still on remand, Khan keeping aside Public Service Commission (PSC) managed selection grade in his favour as an Executive Engineer, Rural Engineering Wing (REW), of RDD through backdoor. Well-placed sources in top bureaucracy informed Early Times that in 2002 without any confirmation from PSC, he got selection grade from RDD in an ambiguous manner. "On September 24, 2002, Principal Secretary to Government, RDD granted selection grade in favour of Mehraj-ud-Din Khan, ass Executive Engineer, RDD, Kargil under government order 185(A) RD of 200", sources said, adding that the promotion was granted in favour in total violation of rules. "In the interest of administration and after having the completion of 10 years service in the grade of R...
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PDP, NC blackmailing Centre to prove their relevance
9/7/2018 11:40:23 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: Two Kashmir based parties National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party have got a chance to blackmail New Delhi by announcing that they won't participate in the forthcoming polls for Urban Local Bodies and Panchayats. An analyst while talking to Early Times said that NC and PDP have got a chance to prove their relevance. "By refusing to contest the forthcoming polls these parties are trying to prove it to the Centre that J&K cannot be run without their participation," he added. It may be recalled that soon after these polls were announced National Conference had welcomed the decision and had asked the people to come forward to participate in the p...
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All is not well in BJP, MLAs' anger brewing against leadership
9/7/2018 11:40:16 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: All is not well in the BJP because many party MLAs are not happy with the style of function of the present leadership, which is running affairs of the party. BJP, which is trying to form government with the support of MLAs of other parties, is confronting with the problem of revolt within own party. Anger among party MLAs against incumbent leadership is brewing with every passing day. Sorry state of affairs in the BJP was exposed during meeting of party legislators on August 30 when nine MLAs skipped the meeting. BJP is finding it difficult to keep its own flock together. Nearly half a dozen 'sulking' party legislators were in touch with other political...
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J&K Bank Chairman holds interactive session with BGSBU students
Business Leaders in 21st Century should focus on economic, environmental, social goals simultaneously to stay relevant: Parvez Ahmed
9/7/2018 11:39:26 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, organised an interactive session of the students with Parvez Ahmed, J&K Bank Chairman and CEO in the university auditorium today. The topic of the session revolved around various challenges and issues faced by 21st century business leaders. Vice Chancellor Prof. Javed Musarrat, Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Iqbal Parvez, Registrar Dr. Ashfaq, Deans & Directors of various schools of the university, faculty member...
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'Sexual harassment' of children in 'un-registered' orphanage at Kathua
One detained, children shifted to homes
9/7/2018 11:34:18 PM
Harpreet Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: District administration Kathua raided an 'un-registered' orphanage at Ward No. 4 in Nag Nagar area of Kathua on Friday after reports of sexual harassment with children in the 'illegal' orphanage which was being run in a rented house. However, a question mark has been raised on the working of the district administration who remained mute spectator for last more than 4 years about the 'illegal orphanage' being running in a rented house under...
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Former XEn of PHE Kathua pays Rs 7.57 lakh rent of private vehicle
9/7/2018 10:51:05 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: Former Executive Engineer of Public Health Engineering Department Kathua division had reportedly paid a whooping sum of over Rs. 7.57 Lakh as rent of a private vehicle, hired for him only. Though in response to RTI application, the department has mentioned the names of four junior officers to hoodwink the seniors, but if sources are to be believed, the Scorpio vehicle was exclusively used by the then Exen and not the lower rung officials. In response to the RTI application, the then Executive Engineer of PHE division Kathua SK Puri vide reply number PHEK/C/576-79 dated 1/5/2017, had maintained the PHE division had hired two vehicles including one Scorp...
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Ombudsman MGNREGA takes note of corruption in Kishtwar RDD
9/7/2018 10:50:58 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, Sept 7: In a significant development regarding checking corruption in the Rural Development Department Kishtwar, Prem Nath Koul, the Ombudsman MGNREGA Kishtwar and Doda, took cognizance of a report carried by the Early Times" on September 5 highlighting corruption in the office of Assistant Commissioner Development Kishtwar. Koul has sought details from ACD Kishtwar, Assistant Director Planning posted in the office of ACD Kishtwar, Executive Engineer Rural Engineering Wing of RDD, all the 13 Block Development Officers of Kishtwar to submit report pertaining to their respective blocks within a week. As per the details available with Earl...
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Is Haseeb Drabu back in business?
Mehbooba inducts ex-Finance Minister in PDP's PAC
9/7/2018 10:50:44 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: In a bid to keep the party intact, the PDP which is battling internal rebellion, has extend an olive branch to its former finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu by inducting him in the Political Affairs Committee (PAC). Drabu, known as the key architect of the BJP-PDP alliance after the fragmented verdict of 2014 polls, was sacked from the council of ministers by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti in March over his controversial speech made by him in New Delhi. However, three months after the BJP toppled the government in the state with Drabu's sacking being speculated as one of the main reasons, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday announced that Drabu and Altaf Bukhari ar...
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Decades on, district offices run with internal arrangement
Govt neglects JKEDA
9/7/2018 10:49:52 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: Despite department created years ago, the department of Jammu and Kashmir Energy development Agency (JKEDA) is still facing neglect as some district offices are still runs on internal arrangement. Reliable sources in department concerned informed Early Times that the administrative control of the agency still under department of Science and Technology facing utter neglect, to run the agency, department posted few manpower since the agency was created. "However, JKEDA is state nodal agency for the promotion and development of renewable energy programmers's, covering the entire gamut of renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, mini/micro Hydel, b...
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'Run for Peace stunt' proved disastrous for top cop
9/7/2018 10:49:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 7: While a top cop in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been unceremoniously removed from the key post he was holding, his "misplaced priorities and family interference" are understood to have cost him the chair. Sources said New Delhi took serious note of the way he was policing in the state. Pertinently Early Times was first to report that the timing of the recently held sporting event had not gone down well in the corridors of power in New Delhi. Sources said though the cop was seen close to some top BJP leaders including those in Uttar Pradesh, none could favor him any further. The police had held the "Run for Peace" on September 2, barely a few da...
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New Delhi may provide insurance cover to candidates
Local bodies' polls
9/7/2018 10:49:30 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 7: Notwithstanding the negative attitude adopted by the Kashmir based parties, including PDP and NC towards the upcoming civic bodies' elections, the Union Government is, according to top sources, planning to "provide an insurance cover to encourage greater participation in the local bodies' polls amid growing militant threats in Jammu and Kashmir". While NC has threatened that it would boycott the polls if the Union and the state Governments failed to hold out a categorical commitment that they would protect (illegal) Article 31A, the PDP has also adopted almost an identical stance. They have forgotten that the case is in the Supreme Court and it will be h...
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Govt tightens noose around sand mafia
Identifies extraction sites
9/7/2018 10:49:20 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 7: Following unchecked and threatening mining from the river beds, Government has framed rules to stop the illegal extraction of minerals for preservation of environment and identified particular sites where sand extraction has been going on unabated by the sand mafia. An official document of Industries and Commerce Department said that that each mineral concession holder in a cluster shall be responsible for implementation of the environment management plan. They will also be responsible for undertaking the phased restoration, reclamation and rehabilitation of land affected by mining operation. The rules were made in consultation with the Irrigat...
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Uniform for drivers and conductors
6 yrs on, order awaits implementation
9/7/2018 10:26:51 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report Udhampur, Sept 7: In the Year 2012, the Transport Commissioner directed the commercial drivers and conductors to wear uniform while carrying out their job in both the rural and urban areas of Jammu and Kashmir but the order has been observed in breach. The commissioner had further directed the drivers to display their names and driving lucence number orominently on the vehicle. This also remained confined to papers. The udea was to establish identity...
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4 years after floods, Jhelum awaits proper dredging
9/7/2018 10:26:10 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sep 7: Four years passed since floods hit Kashmir valley in Sep 2014, that left many people dead and property worth crores damaged, however the nightmare still haunts the people who are living close to the river banks. According to them, embankments were not constructed, and drudging works were not completed yet. According to sources , Sep 6-7/2014 floods has remained unforgettable for the people of valley in which almost 250 or so were killed...
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Municipal polls: Govt likely to issue notification next week
9/7/2018 10:25:53 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 7: The state election department is issuing a notification for holding the municipal polls in the Jammu and Kashmir next week, ET has learnt. One of the top officials of the Chief Electoral Office Jammu and Kashmir on condition of anonymity told early times that notification is likely to be issued in next week for the urban local body elections. While PDP, and BJP has maintained that they will participate in the elections, Interestingly National conference has announced that it will boycott elections unless the Centre and the state government clear their stand on Article 35A of the Constitution. On August 31, the state government, hea...
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LOCAL NEWS
Conference on destination branding, competitive positioning concludes at CUJ
Congress expresses concern over hike in petrol, diesel prices
Two persons including excise & taxation officer killed as trekkers fell into crevice in Pahalgam
Protest of FMHWWA enters 12th day, takes out rally
JDF constitutes Governing Body
AJKYF extends support to protesting SSA/ReT teachers
PHE workers stage protest demonstration for pending wages
JKSWDC organizes awareness camp
BJP summons Rajesh Gupta on Article 35-A issue 'derogatory' remarks against party state prez
Advisor Ganai briefs Union HRD Minister about planned activities
Govt committed to complete all ongoing works: Advisor Kumar
Priority Is To Deal With Terrorism: DGP
SKUAST-J celebrates Van Mahotsav
IGNOU holds Grievance Redressal Camp
Div Com reviews status of Jammu mega projects
MLA Chenani inaugurates 3-fay jistoric Sankri mela
First-Aid training programme for drivers concludes
6 erring traders fined by LMD team
Maiden contest in ULB polls by NDP (I); concerned about KPs non participation
Samvedna felicitates Police, State Admin for successful completion of Amarnath Yatra
Orientation workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission organized
Rattandeep Anand re-elected executive member HRANI
Book exhibition organized at Salal power station
Three member inquiry committee to probe allegations of child abuse in Rajouri
Plantation drive held at MS Kamala
DPS Jammu shines in Yoga, Chess competitions
Shiksha Niketan organizes 'Hindi Calligraphy Competition'
Inter School District Level competitions conclude
Postings and Transfers in FCS&CA deptt
In a first, NSG commandos deployed outside Srinagar, massive anti-terror drill on cards
Police goes undercover to catch stone pelters
CEO Poonch accused of violating Govt orders
KPC expresses concern over deletion of names of KPs from voter list
Tainder is President of Accounts Employees
Power shut down
Govt constitutes inter-departmental panels for coordination
Unceremonious removal of DGP Vaid, an insult to Dogras: Harsh
Crime Branch Kashmir lodges FIR against Bank fraudster, cheaters
PSA of former HuM activist quashed
Record 2.25 lakh pilgrims visit Machail Mata Shrine: Distt Admin
Rs 3 lakh fine imposed on Hindustan Coca Cola Ltd
Petition challenging PSA of Masrat Alam dismissed
Youth commits 'suicide'
2 suspected IS men arrested near Red Fort
PHE workers to go on 72-hour Kaam Choro strike
Strike of teachers enters day 9, demand 7th PC
Residents of Surankote protest against dumping of garbage by SMC
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