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Non-serious JU admin forgets 13 colleges of Doda, Reasi; puts semester system in cold-storage
5/29/2015 12:13:50 AM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report JAMMU, May 28: Already facing serious road connectivity issues, non-serious and laid-back attitude of Jammu University (JU) administration has put future of students of 13 degree colleges of four districts of Jammu region in jeopardy. Jammu University started semester system for under graduate courses in all the colleges falling in the summer zone in Jammu region from the academic session 2014-15. These colleges have successfully implemented the semester system and completed the first year of the undergraduate courses. But for reasons best known to the ex-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mohan Pal Singh Isher and his incumbent Prof. R.D.Sharma, this system
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Rajnath Singh's latest statement about return of KPs adds to already prevailing confusion
'Ready to hold further discussion with Mufti govt on the issue'
5/29/2015 12:13:41 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 28: Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the central government is ready to hold further deliberations with the state government about resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley clearly points out that the final decision in this regard is yet to be taken. During his visit to Jammu, the winter capital of the state, the Home Minister had said that the final decision on the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley has not been taken as yet. He said that the decision about the return of Kashmiri Pandits would be taken only after proper and meaningful consultations with the state government. Rajnath said that although he has a
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Rules tailored: HoDs not involved in interviews, experts pave way for their relatives
Anarchy prevails at CUJ-I
5/29/2015 12:13:30 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: Anarchy is prevailing at Central University of Jammu, where norms have been violated to distribute jobs. Moreover the criteria for filling up the posts has not been made public till date. Sources told Early Times that instead of serving its purpose the CUJ has proved placement hub for relatives and friends of those who are at the helm of affairs. "In the first phase of appointment of assistant professor, associate professor, professor in different departments, appointments were made in gross violation of notified advertisement. For the appointment of Assistant professor and Associate Professor University violated its own norms in violation of the UGC/M
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Religious cleansing operations still on in Kashmir
Nirmal fails to protect Chatoo's hut
5/29/2015 12:13:19 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 28: Just a day after the Kheer Bhawani Mela concluded at Tulamula peacefully, a large posse of around 100 policemen lead by the DSP Suhail Rashid barged into the residential premises of a Kashmir Pandit businessman Sandeep Chatoo at Ishbar, Nishat, near Srinagar, and demolished the hut in front of the main house. Chatoo has been one of the very few Kashmiri Pandit businessmen who chose to return to Kashmir Valley from Jammu to pursue his business. Chatoo tried in vain to stop them but was pushed aside almost at the point of a gun. The DSP Suhail used a very foul and intimidating language "Butta Dhalla tohi kyazi chivana challan"-- despicable Kash
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GMC's 'renovated' OT becomes pool of muck
Lives of patients undergoing surgeries endangered
5/29/2015 12:13:01 AM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: Minister for Health and Medical Education is traveling to peripheral health units to conduct raids and impose penalties on doctors and para medical staff, but the premier health institution of the region, the Government Medical College Jammu is crying for his attention right under his nose. The main operation theater of the GMC which was closed for months for renovation and has been opened recently is in deplorable condition and the pool of muck in the middle of the theatre complex is not only threatening lives of those who undergo surgeries there, but also of the doctors and the staff who undertake these surgeries. A video sent to ET b
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Now, none will trust Nirmal and BJP!
Jammu will get AIIMS, lake
5/29/2015 12:12:52 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 28: Cornered and roundly condemned BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, who is now being dubbed by one and all as "Jaichand of Jammu", is desperate to win back the trust of the cheated people of Jammu province. The yesterday's bandh has perhaps not only rattled him and shown him his place, but also the BJP its rightful place. Nirmal Singh and the party have lost their faces and they have either read the writing on the wall or have again decided to mislead the agitating people of Jammu province by telling them that they appreciate their concerns and demands and that they will see to it that their concerns were addressed and demands conceded. Tak
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National media completely blacks out historic Jammu bandh
Why blame national political leadership?
5/29/2015 12:12:44 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 28: Jammu observed a second massive bandh on Wednesday in less than five weeks. Both were unique, as the people cutting across party lines, supported both the bandhs. Both the bandhs rattled not only the state government but also the BJP, which has been in power in the state since March 1 because of the Jammu's conditional support -- conditional because they had voted for the BJP for empowerment, integration and elimination of all secessionist tendencies in the Valley and not for their enslavement and perpetuation of the Kashmiri hegemony over everything both in Kashmir as well as Jammu province. The bandh the people observed on Wednesday was historic becau
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AIIMS issue: BJP ministers misled high command on instance of Pvt hospitals lobby in Punjab
5/29/2015 12:12:33 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: Upset over unprecedented resentment among Jammu people against shifting of AIIMS to Kashmir, the party high command is learnt to have confessed that that some senior BJP minister in the coalition Government allegedly misled the Central Government on the issue. According to the sources, two senior BJP minister in the Mufti-Syed -led coalition Government allegedly misled the Central Government as well as the party high command by strongly projecting Kashmir as more suitable place than Jammu for setting up AIIMS in the State. The duo intentionally compromised on the issue on the instance of powerful lobby of private hospitals in neighbouring Punjab, sou
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NC in a fix over Rana's 'AIIMS for Jammu' demand
5/29/2015 12:12:27 AM
Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, May 28: National Conference's provincial president for Jammu and party president Omar Abdullah's close confidant, Devender Singh Rana, has put the party in a tight spot after he voiced his support for setting up AIIMS in Jammu. Sources said that Rana's demand for AIIMS has invoked anger in the camp with the party veterans distancing themselves from Rana's demand. NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar said that if a local leader of any party makes any statement it cannot be endorsed as that of the party. "We have not issued (at the party level) any statement over granting of AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir. We are yet to meet and discuss the
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Shocker! 'Clean' Govt retains blacklisted firm for Srinagar Master Plan revamp
5/29/2015 12:12:17 AM
Abdul Majid Early Times Report Srinagar, May 28: The ruling PDP-BJP coalition, which had vowed to probe the alleged scams of the Omar Abdullah-led government, appears to follow the path laid down by the latter. For instance, the Housing ministry which is headed by Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh is pampering the "fraudulent million dollar deal" inked by the previous regime for revamp of the Srinagar Master Plan. In 2011, the then Housing ministry, which was led by a minister from the Congress, handed over the work of midterm revamp of the Master Plan to a Hyderabad-based firm SAI Consultants. The work was allotted through Srinagar Development Authority (SDA). SDA officials s
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BJP organisational rejig: Two Gen Secys from RSS background for the first time
New one appointed to clip wings of existing 'sanghathan mantri'……!
5/29/2015 12:12:09 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: In the recent organisational reshuffle, state unit of BJP saw filling up of one of the posts of organisational General Secretaries with a person from RSS background who doesn't have even primary membership of the party. The high point of the decision is that it is for the first time that party shall have two general secretaries recommended by RSS contrary to earlier practice and precedence of having only one, something which has become a norm over the years. The decision, however, has a solid and valid background, said the sources within the party. A new man from RSS has been appointed as what is popularly called as 'sanghthan mantri', purportedly to c
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HM annoyed over performance of BJP ministers in J&K;
Intelligence agencies to prepare report card of all ministers
5/29/2015 12:12:02 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, whose first visit after formation of PDP-BJP government was marked with historic shutdown, is not happy with the virtually surrender of BJP ministers before the PDP leadership for power. Singh has expressed his anguish over failure of the BJP ministers to connect with common masses. Credible sources in the BJP said that just after reaching Delhi the Home Minister has sought detail report s about style of functioning of all party ministers in the coalition government from intelligence agencies. Intelligence agencies were asked to prepare report cards of all ministers with in a stipulated time because the initial feedba
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J&K facing shortage of IAS, IPS, IFS officers
5/29/2015 12:11:55 AM
Bashir Assad Early Times Report Srinagar, May 28: Shortage of IAS, IPS and IFS officers is adding to the woes of J&K government which is already struggling with acute financial crisis. Against the allotted strength of 137 IAS officers, of which 72 are direct recruits and the rest are promotees from the state civil service, 19 officers are on Central deputation and 15 are due to retire by the end of this year. The scarcity has resulted in babus sharing additional responsibilities. Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has reportedly raised the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought urgent repatriation of babus on deputation to the state to end the administrative cris
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BJP minister hurls abuse at PDP workers, apologises later
5/29/2015 12:11:47 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: Senior BJP leader and Minister for Public Health Engineering, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sukhnandan Kumar today allegedly hurled abuse at PDP workers who had assembled at Thatri to apprise the minister about the problems faced by people of the area. As per the details available with Early Times, PDP workers led by Rehman Kashmiri after hearing about the visit of PHE Minister to Thatri and Kishtwar assembled at Dak Bungalow Thatri. But instead of listening to them, the minister got angry and hurled abuses at PDP workers who later held a protest against the minister. "I came here with the hope that you will listen to our grievances,
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RBI Governor calls on CM
Mufti for enhancing Credit Deposit Ratio of banks in JK
5/28/2015 11:59:45 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 28: Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan, called on the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, here this evening. Minister for Finance, Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, B. B. Vyas, were also present on the occasion. During the meeting, Mufti Sayeed stressed upon improving the Credit Deposit Ratio (CDR) of the banks. He observed that enhanced lending in core sectors of J&K economy will help support the State Gover
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Doda Apex paramedical Institute scandal Institute unrecognized, running illegally: Principal GMC
5/28/2015 11:58:28 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: Principal Government Medical College Jammu who is also President of State Paramedical Counsel today said that the Apex Paramedical Institute Doda as well as Asraria Para Medical and Research Institute Kishtwar are running illegally and authorities are contemplating to take action against these paramedical institutes in Doda and Kishtwar. The scandal runs into crores, besides it has put the career of over 3000 students in jeopardy. While talking to "Early Times" Principal Government Medical College Jammu Dr Ghansham said the department has initiated an inquiry against the Apex Paramedical Institute Doda and Asraria Para Medical and Researc
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Reinstatement of fake appointees in DH Pora zone, MoS Education assures probe
5/28/2015 11:58:12 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, May 28: A day after early Times disclosure about the reinstatement of fake appointees in DH Pora zone of Kulgam district, Minister of Education Priya Sethi on Thursday assured fresh probe. "Yes I came to know today about the issue, we will constitute a committee which will probe it fairly," MoS Education, Priya Sethi told media on the sidelines of a function here at Dak Baglow. Admitted department has become hub of corruption, Minister said that government is working hard to revolutionize the department and will make it corruption free. "Yes successive governments made education department hub of corruption so our priority is to make it corru
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JK minister to tie in nuptial knot on 30th of this month
5/28/2015 11:58:01 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: The young Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Revenue, R&B in Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government and BJP's Member Legislative Assembly from Kishtwar Sunil Kumar Sharma is going to get married on 30th of this month. As per the details available with "Early Times", 37 year old Sunil Kumar Sharma's marriage was fixed with 25 year old Post Graduate in Botany subject from Barkat-ullah University, Bhopal Sonika Rathore daughter of Baldev Singh Rathore resident of Palmar Kishtwar, presently residing at NHPC Colony Kishtwar. As per the invitation floated to over 3000 special invitees, the Satsang will be performed on Friday 29 May, 2015 at 3 PM followe
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Now, Jugal says BJP hasn't changed stand on Article 370
'No harm in demanding separate AIIMS for Jammu'
5/28/2015 11:57:34 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, May 28: BJP's state unit president and Member of Parliament (MP) Jugal Kishore Sharma today claimed that the party hasn't changed its stand on Article 370. "We haven't changed our position on Article 370, but this government will work according to the common minimum program," he told media after addressing a party convention at Dak Bungalow here. Justifying the demand of Jammu people for an AIIMS, Sharma said, "There is no harm in demanding separate AIIMS." He said, "When central government sanctioned AIIMS for Kashmir we welcomed it. So if tomorrow separate AIIMS will be sanctioned for Jammu we will also welcome that." Responding to a questi
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Owner distances himself from controversy; accused manager sacked
Black-marketing of LPG by Doda Gas Agency
5/28/2015 11:57:19 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, May 28: Distancing itself from the controversy involving manager Faridiya Gas Agency Doda Shabir Ahmed Natnoo in black marketing and selling of LPG connections at exorbitant rates, the owner of the Faridiya Gas Agency Doda today said that the controversial manager has been shown door by them soon after the management of the company received complaints about him regarding black marketing of LPG connections and their sale at exorbitant rates. While talking to "Early Times", Javed Ahmed Azad owner of the Faridiya Gas Agency Doda said that he is a businessman who mostly remained stationed either at Jammu or Srinagar and had appointed the accused S
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'Talk to State Government': Rajnath cuts separatists to size
5/28/2015 11:11:48 PM
Jammu, May 28: Expressing it readiness to anyone from Kashmir, ever since it assumed power, the Modi government has asked the separatists to hold talks with the State government first. Narendra Modi headed BJP government has decided not to hold any talks with the separatists. It was clearly spelt out by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh when he said that if separatists are interested in holding talks, they should first engage with the chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The Home Minister with this statement has now reduced the presumed problem of the Jammu and Kashmir, which the separatists have been trying to project as a dispute, to purely local level problem, which needs to be first s
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5/28/2015 10:52:27 PM
SSIDCO fails to realize rent from 321 units Early Times Report Arun Singh Jammu, May 28: The Jammu and Kashmir Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited, has miserably failed in its asset management as it could not realize Rs 77.53 lakh of ground rent from the 312 units' holders of six Industrial Estates for last 3 years. Sources told Early Times that after creating infrastructural facilities in various Industrial Estates maintained by the Company, plots area leased out to the entrepreneurs by Apex body of the State Government. The allottees, as per the terms of lease deeds, deposit rent with the Company in the first fortnight of every financial year and in case of
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