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Transfer of top babus on cards
3/1/2017 12:03:17 AM
Saqib Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 28: The state government is going for a major reshuffle in the civil administration, the Early Times has learnt. Official sources said the General Administration Department has been preparing a list of top officials who would be transferred. The list is likely to be presented in a cabinet meeting on March 5. "At least five Deputy Commissioners are likely to be transferred along with many Commissioner Secretaries," an official of the GAD said. "The cabinet is likely to meet on March 5. If the meeting will not take place on the scheduled date, then there will be reshuffle will occur whenever the cabinet meets in the future," he said. The tra
SVO arrests SMC officials, leaves top notch medico heading GDC Srinagar
Despite being indicted Dr Reyaz continues to be in saddle
3/1/2017 12:03:08 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 28: Finally, the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) seems to have decided to crack a whip on the government officials who have been found involved in different corruption cases in the state. However, the organization has spared a top notch medico whose guilt in corruption has already been established. The SVO in the recent past arrested couple of ward officers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and other officials of the corporation after it was established that these officials facilitated in illegal constructions in the outskirts of summer capital of the state. The SVO also arrested couple of engineers who are involved in a scam in t
Suspended Head Assistant enjoys Minister's blessings, trashes DSEJ's order
3/1/2017 12:02:55 AM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report jammu, Feb 28: Director school education had to eat a humble pie, when reportedly under the directions of the Minister; the suspended official of the department could not be attached in accordance with the official order. As per documents, the DSEJ vide order number 118-DSEJ of 2017 dated 21/2/2017 had placed under suspension Head Assistant Devinder Singh for dereliction of duty. The concluding paragraph of order issued by Director Babila Rakwal read, "Devinder Singh, Head Assistant CEO Kathua is hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect. During the period of suspension, he will remain attached in DSE Jammu", Surprisingly after lapse of one wee
Stand-Up India: Anantnag shows Zero Progress
3 EDB branching showing huge losses
3/1/2017 12:02:46 AM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Feb 28: Stand-Up India scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 5 to promote entrepreneurship amongst scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and women hasn't showed any progress in this southern district. The lead District Manager Anantnag in an agenda booklet which was distributed among the attendees here at Dak Banglow Khanabal during DLRC meeting states that despite providing portal to all banks, the scheme hasn't shown any progress. "All Bank Branches have been provided portal with the directions that such cases should be entered in respective user id of branches. All banks are advised to login in the said portal and route all a
JKPCC MD's loyalists punish whistle-blower for exposing scams
3/1/2017 12:02:32 AM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 28: The loyalists of J&K Project Construction Corporation's Managing Director, Dilip Thusoo, are punishing a whistle-blower for exposing rampant corruption in the corporation. Highly placed sources told Early Times that Thusoo's loyalist employees and contractors on Monday held meetings to discuss how to bring the whistle-blower contractor on table for negotiations. However, the whole exercise which was initiated by the loyalists to please the boss failed, as the whistle-blower contractor refused to enter into any kind of compromise. The loyalists observed that the contractor should not have approached Early Times, as putting such sensitive
Illegal structures coming up at 'Gair Mumkin Khads' in Mian Bajalta
Unauthorised colonies mushrooming, admin in slumber
3/1/2017 12:02:23 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 28: Belying the tall claims of the state government of controlling land encroachment, illegal construction is going on unabated at 'Gair Mumkin Khads' in Mian Bajalta in the outskirts of Jammu city, wherein unauthorized colonies are mushrooming, while as administration is in deep slumber. According to sources, some people under the patronage of Jammu based land Mafia are cutting colonies in Khad area of Mian Bajalta. "In a recent instance two colonies Umerabad at Mian Bajalta have come up in a Khad," said sources, adding that illegal structures have been erected under the very nose of administration. "The locals of the area had submitted complaints with the
SIs make beeline outside minister's residences for posting
3/1/2017 12:02:07 AM
Early Times Report jammu, Feb 28: For posting as Chowki Choura police post incharge in Akhnoor tehsil, some Sub-Inspectors have started making a beeline outside ministers' residence. The Chowki Choura police post incharge retired today. Since the police post is considered 'important' in police circles for varied reasons, a number of SIs have started approaching some ministers, according to police sources. "One of them has been seen with the minister of state on many occasions just to secure his new posting while some others are seen approaching cabinet ministers for their posting at the police post," sources said. Some SIs were leaving no stone unturned to appease their political bosse
First-ever MLA from BJP getting 'Best Legislator' award, yet to be felicitated formally by party
Intra-party politics at work within BJP ….
3/1/2017 12:02:00 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 28: BJP breaks the jinx in J & K and its giant killer MLA from Ramnagar makes it to the hustings. He is first from BJP and second one from BJP. Call it state unit of BJP's biggest misfortune or sheer hypocrisy, the party is yet to felicitate its own MLA who was bestowed with best legislator award this year at the conclusion of the Budget session of Assembly. Over a month on after Ramnagar MLA RS Pathania was honoured with this award, his own party has yet to exhibit a formal gesture of acknowledging his accomplishment, even as many institutions and organisations including J & K High Court Bar Association, duggar Vikas Manch, Intellectuals Forum, and many other
Farooq playing dangerous game
Mixing religion with politics
2/28/2017 11:25:49 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 28: NC president and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah is known rabble-rouser but on Monday he crossed all the red lines to incite anti-India protests in Kashmir. He invoked God for the purpose, thus indicating the direction the NC would move towards to further aggravate the situation in the already rather volatile Kashmir Valley. Addressing members of his core committee at Srinagar, Farooq Abdullah, inter-alia, said: "These boys have left (for path of terrorism and violence). Everyone loves life. Nobody wants to die. They have made promise to God that you decide the matters of life and death but we will sacrifice our life for the freedom of this nation (in
HC stays interviews of APs Political Science
2/28/2017 11:25:38 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 28: The interviews for the posts of Assistant Professors in Political Science subject has once again been stayed by High Court, in response to a petition filed by an applicant of International Relations (IR). According to the recent directions passed by Jammu wing of High Court, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has been directed not to complete the selection process for the posts of Political Science, till the next date of hearing, in response to petition filed by Ekta Manhas, a student of International Relations. Sources in JKPSC informed Early Times that earlier also on the directions of High Court, some candidates, who
NC-Cong in tacit understanding for parliamentary by poll
2/28/2017 11:25:30 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 28: Congress Party which was in coalition with National Conference (NC) from 2008 to 2104 instead of fielding candidate to contest upcoming by-elections for Srinagar Parliamentary segment has decided to support its former ally NC. Reliable sources in Congress said that the party has decided to support NC in Parliamentary by-poll then to field any candidate to contest elections, as congress had no suitable candidate. "No candidate will contest elections on Congress ticket; instead the party has decided to support NC. Since there was no healthy candidate in Congress, it decided to extend its support to NC," said sources. They further sa
Govt reviews security of prisons
2/28/2017 11:24:59 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 28: The security of prisons has been reviewed in Jammu and Kashmir on the directions of Union Home Ministry. Official sources said security of prisons was reviewed in Jammu and Kashmir, following two incidents of jail breaks in two states in the month of November. "The security was reviewed after directives from ministry of Home Affairs to J&K government that there ought to be no lapse on part of the jail authorities which could pave the way for escape of prisoners," sources informed. Sources said a team led by Director General of Prisons, S K Misra visited many jails here to review their security. The team had submitted its report to t
Drug store owner breaks hospital wall to make direct access
Administration assumes stoic silence
2/28/2017 11:16:32 PM
Muhammad Mukaram Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 28: In blatant highhandedness of shopkeepers at Kashmir's biggest 50 bedded Unani Hospital Shalteng on the outskirts of Srinagar city, Hospital wall was broken to provide direct access to the patients to their shops. This all happened under the very nose of higher authorities of Hospital, who preferred to remain silent, hinting at the nexus between the Medical Superintendent and the medical shops outside hospital. The owner of the approved Fair price shop told early Times, "The Medical Superintendent of the Hospital knows it all, but he is not taking any action against the concerned staff. They can re-construct this broken wall with
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