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Breaking News :   Candidate from Kashmir selected in Jammu province | Land grabbers implicate victims in fake case | Adamant administration left over 1900 families in lurch by 'disregarding' official orders | IT, Sports, Technical Edu Deptts without political head for months | Ph.D in Physics becomes professor in Computer | Farmers being forced to buy costly Mushkbudji rice | MHA asks security agencies to make Kashmir terror free zone | Dogri language takes back seat in its FM radio, it is 'Kashmiri all the way'….! | BJP minister creating impediments in functioning of recognized paramedical institute in Doda | 'Failed' P Chidambaram's tweets don't bother us: BJP | Harsh appeals CM to settle issues of contractual lecturers | Do self styled VIPs need security? | Sham Sharma inaugrates two-wheeler automated workshop | Ghost of death continues to haunt people on killer roads of erstwhile Doda distt | Advance online booking of heli tickets to begin from Apr 25: SASB | PSC declares result of Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination | NSF flays JKPSC for continuous discrimination with Jammu, demands separate statehood for Jammu | Training session for new incoming officers of Inner Wheel Club held | Ex-SP injured in accidental fire | Saroori expresses grief over death of two persons in road accident in Kuligad | Shobha Yatra taken out on eve of Parshuram Jayanti | “Dal lake water level unchange, receding in Jehlum | Peoples Forum for probe into allotment of land near S K bridge | SF burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators | Admin of Facebook page arrested from Budgam | MSPL distributes books to Kashmiri migrant students at Jagti Township | Kishtwar Coordination Committee to hold one day dharna over poor condition of road | 300 Whatsapp groups were used to mobilise stone-pelters at | Teacher accused of molestation, overstays in school for 20 yrs | Defying transfers for years, clerical staff calling shots in Education Department | Despite faculty, infrastructure, admin yet to apply for PG courses at IGGDC | DySP bungalow being built with people's money | SHO helps nephew to get land for 'free' | Police succumb, shield 5 political goons | J&K keen to include realty, power in State's GST law | Crucial posts in RDD vacant even as officers await postings | Mehbooba to meet PM tomorrow | Visitors pay full ticket for less bloom in Tulip Garden | Substandard material used in repair works; BDO Mankote, Contractors nexus alleged | Harsh appeals CM to settle issues of contractual lecturers | 'Failed' P Chidambaram's tweets don't bother us: BJP | Contractual lecturers' hunger strike enters 69th day | Justice Kohli conferred with D Litt degree | People of ward No 9 Samba craving for drops of water, PHE Department fails | Historic Mughal road reopens after four months, Kashmir highway through for one-way | Bear creates panic in village | Water supply schemes lying defunct; PHE apathetic | 3 held with heroin, sharp-edged weapons | Speeding matador hits another; 8 injured, 2 critical | Two decades back Geelani scripted the darkest chapter in Kashmir's history | Walter Roper Lawrence & some Interesting Encounters with Maharaja Pratap Singh | Abolishing VIP culture of beacon lights and sirens is a bold decision | Coalition partners worried over derailment of peace in Kashmir | JPS team brings laurels in International Youth Conference | Natrang presents play "Barf Ne Kaha" | Two day Thalassemic camp organized | World Book Day celebrated | RM public school organises interhouse sack race competition | 100th birth anniversary of Lakshman Rao Inamdar ji celebrated | Mitigating air pollution reduces CVD burden: Dr. Sushil | Awareness campaign held | Free heart check up camp organised | Child care society organises painting competition | Shiv Sena flays Govt for failure to tackle crisis in Valley | Hindi poetry collection book "Ahsaas" released | YAM welcomes decision of Modi Govt to ban Lal Batti culture | NAS meet held | JKSSC throws open swimming pool at MA Stadium | Book exhibition organized on World Book Day | First startup meet at Zonixsoft held | AVP holds meet, endorses demand for separate Jammu State | Allow use of loudspeakers for 'Azaan' only at designated places: Saifuddin Soz | Back Issues  
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Candidate from Kashmir selected in Jammu province
Jammu's candidate denied same in Kashmir
4/23/2017 11:52:06 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: In yet another example of discrimination with Jammu and in contravention of set guidelines, several youths from Kashmir valley have been selected against provincial posts in Jammu province, whereas youth of Jammu was not allowed even to fill application forms in Kashmir province for the same post. Wishing anonymity, an official of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (J&K) informed Early Times that previous year RMSA conducts recruitment of vocational Trainer on contractual- institutional positions of Jammu and Kashmir domicile in Government Senior Secondary Schools across the state in trade Health Care and IT. "For both positions, as per the criteria fixed by RMSA, the selection shall be made from within the district", sources said, adding that in case of non-availability of candidates in any district, the selection for such trades should be made from adjacent district or from within the division. It seems very weird t...
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Land grabbers implicate victims in fake case
4/23/2017 11:51:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: Land grabbers in connivance with Revenue and Police officials are allegedly trying to implicate the victims in a fake case, sources told Early Times. They said Lekh Raj of Pasgal village of Bishnah tehsil, had purchased a piece of land, measuring 9 marlas, from one Kura Ram of same village in 1990. "The land was purchased against the payment of Rs 12,000," and according to revenue record, "Lekh Raj is the owner of the land," they added. Kura Ram, sources said, had sold another piece of land to Revenue officer (SDM), who wanted to acquire the land belonging to Lekh Raj. "Under the patronage of SDM, his brother Suraj Prakash and Kura Ram damaged a struc...
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Adamant administration left over 1900 families in lurch by 'disregarding' official orders
1971 non camp PoJK refugees feeling 'betrayed'
4/23/2017 11:51:19 PM
PS Bali Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: Non camp PoJK refugees of 1971 have been alleging the administration of harassment and creating hindrances in getting their legitimate due. "We are being betrayed by the administration. Despite fulfilling all the necessary documents, as required for taking benefits of One Time Settlement (OTS), we are kept in lurch," said 56-yr old 1971 non camp Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) Refugee. Flanked by couple of other refugees from the total of over 1900 families, old man, wishing anonymity said that the administration has adopted an adamant approach. "Over 1900 families are being subjected to unnecessary harassment. The administrative...
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IT, Sports, Technical Edu Deptts without political head for months
Babus calling shots
4/23/2017 11:51:05 PM
Peer Saadi Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: Months after the resignation of former Minister Imran Razi Ansari from Mehbooba Cabinet, the departments of Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports headed by him are without a political head and are being governed by the babus. Since February 17, when Ansari resigned from the Cabinet, reportedly demanding 'better portfolios', several key decisions pertaining to these departments are taken by the bureaucrats. Syed Basharat Bukhari and Imran Ansari had resigned from their posts after the lat cabinet reshuffle, in which Altaf Bukhari was re-inducted into the state cabinet. Though the former broadcaster Syed B...
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Ph.D in Physics becomes professor in Computer
Rules bent yet again at CUJ
4/23/2017 11:50:49 PM
Science Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: In yet another instance of nepotism, an 'ineligible' blue eyed has become professor in the Department of Computer sciences and Information Technology at Central University of Jammu. According to sources in CUJ, appointment of Dr. Devanand as Professor in the Department of Computer sciences and Information Technology was made altering laid eligibility criteria. "The candidate (Prof Devanand) does not have the essential qualification laid for the post of Professor in Computer Sciences and Information Technology. He is M.Sc. in Physics, M.Phil and Ph.D in High Energy Physics", sources said and added that the qualification was not in the concern...
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Farmers being forced to buy costly Mushkbudji rice
4/23/2017 11:50:36 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Apr 23: The valley farmers are allegedly being forced by agriculture department to buy the costly Mushkbudji rice from its sale outlets which have been set up in all the districts of the region. "Believe it or not, selling Mushkbudji rice to poor farming community in rural areas of Kashmir is a sacred cause for Director Agriculture (DA), Kashmir," official sources alleged. According to details available with Early Times, DA, Kashmir, has started marketing of Mushkbudji rice in Kashmir after Agro Industries Development Corporation failed to sell off over 500 quintals of it. "The task of selling off the rice was assigned to Agro Industries...
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MHA asks security agencies to make Kashmir terror free zone
4/23/2017 11:50:27 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has reportedly asked the security agencies to tighten the noose around the local terrorist leadership in Kashmir and work out a plan to clean the Valley so that it's made terror free zone. Sources told Early Times that MHA has taken a serious note about local youth joining the terrorist ranks. "There is no other option other than to eliminate the terrorists. Enough is enough they cannot be allowed to call the shots," they added. The MHA, sources said, has passed on instructions to law enforcing agencies to go all out after the terrorists, who barged into the houses of policemen and politicians in south and central Kashmir...
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Dogri language takes back seat in its FM radio, it is 'Kashmiri all the way'….!
Visitors thronging Chenani-Nashri tunnel frequently out of curiosity…
4/23/2017 11:50:17 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: Visitors from Jammu to Chenani-Nashri tunnel are highly impressed with everything it has to offer in terms of modern technology. They are albeit disappointed on one front: the FM Radio facility it has no provision of announcements in Dogri language, instead only in Kashmiri and Hindi. Dogri language, which has always been on receiving end in terms of pushing it at par with other languages of the state, has been ignored here too, courtesy ruling BJP leaders who have not taken care of this aspect, even as they were on the forefront of gala inaugural ceremony. People from Jammu who have been frequently visiting through this tunnel are all praise for thi...
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BJP minister creating impediments in functioning of recognized paramedical institute in Doda
Qualified professionals made to bow before political masters
4/23/2017 11:50:06 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Apr 23: Undue interference of politicians more so the ministers has virtually played havoc with the functioning of health institutions and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) dispensation in the state is no different. A senior minister in the present coalition government belonging to BJP is creating impediments in the functioning of a paramedical institute in the Doda district of Jammu division. In order to give vent to his 'greed' the said minister is un-necessarily harassing the owner of the paramedical institute hoping that the owner would give up and his 'greed' is fulfilled. In June 2016, Dr. Hafizullah Na...
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Do self styled VIPs need security?
JK Govt needs to follow UP CM
4/23/2017 11:48:40 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: The UP Chief Minister has decided to lessen or withdraw the security of former ministers and bureaucrats including Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and Mayawati. According to him persons for whom security is merely a status symbol do not need it. The state of Jammu Kashmir witnessed mushroom growth of VIPs during the past 25 years. The government has been very generous in giving security to such persons. These include seperatists and newspaper owners who produce 'anti-national' stuff very often. The logic behind providing security to an editor who is involved in anti-national acts makes no sense. Similarly, the govt should not spend hefty sums on pro...
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Ghost of death continues to haunt people on killer roads of erstwhile Doda distt
4/23/2017 11:47:45 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: In view of the road mishaps taking place on killer roads of mountainous districts of Kishtwar, Doda, Ramban and Reasi of Jammu division for the past several decades, ghost of death continues to haunt those travelling on them. Apart from the road accidents, landslides, often triggered by rains on Batote-Doda-Kishtwar road and Batote-Banihal stretche of the national highway, have also claimed hundreds of lives for the past few decades. It...
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Teacher accused of molestation, overstays in school for 20 yrs
4/23/2017 11:13:46 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Apr 23: In a bizarre case, a government school teacher involved in malpractices and accused of molestation and mass copying is still working in a school for the last more than 20 years despite his transfer to a middle school. Not only this the teacher in question was transferred from government higher secondary school, Ghambhir Mughlan to government middle school at Darran but immediately after joining he came back to HSS and still working there. Chief Education Officer (CEO), after several complaints of malpractices by the inhabitants of the area including Mohd Afzal, Mohd Razak & Lal Hussain against Mohd Ashraf teacher, vide his office order No.CEOR/757 ...
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Defying transfers for years, clerical staff calling shots in Education Department
4/23/2017 11:13:38 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 23: Amid tall claims of accountability, the clerical staff in education department which has defied transfers has been misguiding senior officers and concerned Minister to affect transfers and others issues relating to teachers. Details accessed by Early Times reveal that clerical staff in most of the zonal and Chief Education offices across Kashmir is unchanged from last six years and has developed deep penetration in political and bureaucratic circles. Sources said that clerical staff manages transfer of teachers close to them, while formal requests of needy are put in trash bins. "Grease their palms and then tell them that you want tran...
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Despite faculty, infrastructure, admin yet to apply for PG courses at IGGDC
4/23/2017 11:13:33 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: Health Ministry's announcement to start Post Graduation courses in the Indira Gandhi Government Dental College (IGGDC) and Hospital Jammu has proved empty recurring as administration is yet to apply for PG courses despite having eligible faculty and requisite infrastructure. Sources within the Health Department told that since establishment of IGGDC Jammu, PG course has not been started due to lethargic approach of the administration and officers of Sate Health and Medical Education Department whereas Dental College Srinagar has been running PG course for last many years. "In Jammu PG course couldn't be started because of required faculty...
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DySP bungalow being built with people's money
4/23/2017 11:13:28 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 23: A DySP, who is presently posted as SDPO in JKS range, is nowadays building a bungalow somewhere in Jammu district, but the money on its construction is being spent by property dealers and others who are involved in unlawful trade practices in the areas that fall under his jurisdiction. He has two police stations under him. In the areas that fall under these police stations, there are brick kilns and main dealers of cement and saria. While he was getting bricks free of cost, money against the purchase of cement and saria was being given by some people, police sources alleged. The DySP belongs to Jammu and already owns a house here. He purchased land at o...
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SHO helps nephew to get land for 'free'
Alleged case of misuse of power
4/23/2017 11:13:22 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Apr 23: In an alleged case of misuse of power, a police Inspector posted as SHO of a police station in Samba district has got a land registered in the name of his nephew against no payment. There is a piece of 10 kanals of land under the SHO's jurisdiction. To buy it, his nephew approached its owner and paid him an advance amount. However, when he failed to pay rest of the money within stipulated period, the owner sold it someone else and also got it registered in the court of law, police sources said. After the nephew came to know about it, he forthwith approached SHO, who is maternal uncle, and narrated him the whole incident. Sources said the SHO then called ...
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Crucial posts in RDD vacant even as officers await postings
4/23/2017 11:12:52 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 23: With Government failing to duly fill some of the crucial posts left vacant after the transfer of officials in the Rural Development Department, the public woes have only compounded in the last few months due to sluggish progress of official works. Officials said many of the crucial posts in the department wait to be filled up as the charge has been handed over to in-charge officials who are already holding other charges. Citing examples, the officials said the post of the Director Rural Development Jammu is vacant for the past several months and that Director is very crucial for the province but by throwing the interests of Jammu to winds the government...
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Mehbooba to meet PM tomorrow
4/23/2017 11:12:45 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Apr 23: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here tomorrow amid the deteriorating security situation in the state and strains in the PDP-BJP coalition. Mehbooba, who is under mounting attack in the face of fresh spurt in violence in Kashmir, is expected to discuss with Modi the prevailing situation in the state and the way forward. She is likely to press for some political initiative from the centre to address the alienation among the people of Kashmir, particularly the youth, which is being reflected in increasing incidents of stone-pelting. Mehbooba's meeting with the Prime Minister is also taking place against the backdr...
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Visitors pay full ticket for less bloom in Tulip Garden
Feel cheated
4/23/2017 11:12:22 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Apr 23: Tourists pouring in at the famous Tulip Garden here are feeling cheated by the Floriculture department as the flower bloom has almost ended but a "heavy entry ticket is being charged." Harish Sharma a tourist from Delhi and his family comprising of ten members said they paid a ticket of Rs 500 for entry into Tulip Garden but they were shocked to see that majority of the flowers have already wilted. "This is cheating, how can you charge full ticket for so...
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'Failed' P Chidambaram's tweets don't bother us: BJP
Harsh appeals CM to settle issues of contractual lecturers
Sham Sharma inaugrates two-wheeler automated workshop
Advance online booking of heli tickets to begin from Apr 25: SASB
PSC declares result of Combined Competitive Preliminary Examination
NSF flays JKPSC for continuous discrimination with Jammu, demands separate statehood for Jammu
Training session for new incoming officers of Inner Wheel Club held
Ex-SP injured in accidental fire
Saroori expresses grief over death of two persons in road accident in Kuligad
Shobha Yatra taken out on eve of Parshuram Jayanti
“Dal lake water level unchange, receding in Jehlum
Peoples Forum for probe into allotment of land near S K bridge
SF burst teargas shells to disperse demonstrators
Admin of Facebook page arrested from Budgam
MSPL distributes books to Kashmiri migrant students at Jagti Township
Kishtwar Coordination Committee to hold one day dharna over poor condition of road
300 Whatsapp groups were used to mobilise stone-pelters at
Police succumb, shield 5 political goons
J&K keen to include realty, power in State's GST law
Substandard material used in repair works; BDO Mankote, Contractors nexus alleged
Harsh appeals CM to settle issues of contractual lecturers
'Failed' P Chidambaram's tweets don't bother us: BJP
Contractual lecturers' hunger strike enters 69th day
Justice Kohli conferred with D Litt degree
People of ward No 9 Samba craving for drops of water, PHE Department fails
Historic Mughal road reopens after four months, Kashmir highway through for one-way
Bear creates panic in village
Water supply schemes lying defunct; PHE apathetic
3 held with heroin, sharp-edged weapons
Speeding matador hits another; 8 injured, 2 critical
JPS team brings laurels in International Youth Conference
Natrang presents play "Barf Ne Kaha"
Two day Thalassemic camp organized
World Book Day celebrated
RM public school organises interhouse sack race competition
100th birth anniversary of Lakshman Rao Inamdar ji celebrated
Mitigating air pollution reduces CVD burden: Dr. Sushil
Awareness campaign held
Free heart check up camp organised
Child care society organises painting competition
Shiv Sena flays Govt for failure to tackle crisis in Valley
Hindi poetry collection book "Ahsaas" released
YAM welcomes decision of Modi Govt to ban Lal Batti culture
NAS meet held
JKSSC throws open swimming pool at MA Stadium
Book exhibition organized on World Book Day
First startup meet at Zonixsoft held
AVP holds meet, endorses demand for separate Jammu State
Allow use of loudspeakers for 'Azaan' only at designated places: Saifuddin Soz
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