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KU to get new V-C as Raj Bhawan looks for change
9/25/2017 11:13:33 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: The Raj Bhawan has given a nod for the constitution of the search committee to appoint the new Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir, sources told Early Times. They said the Raj Bhawan has given a nod for the constitution of a 3-member Selection Committee comprising of distinguished intellectuals from the field of academics from across the country. "One of them is a former chairperson of the Union Public Service Commission and the other one is a distinguished professor from a university in the national capital while the third one is also a scholar of repute," they added. The trio would start hunt for the new Vice-Chancellor and take the process
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Accused of facilitating mass copying, Prof Darshana becomes Director DDE
9/25/2017 11:13:25 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: Accused of facilitating mass copying as course coordinator, Professor Darshana Sharma has been made Director, Directorate of Distance Education, University of Jammu by administration on Monday. The incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof. R D Sharma, then the acting VC in 2014 had re-designated Dr Darshana Sharma as Programme coordinator for M. Ed at DDE, notwithstanding the fact that she was removed from the post for her alleged involvement in copying during M Ed test, 2013. According to sources post of Director DDE, University of Jammu fell vacant due to death of Professor Dhain Singh Bhau, how expired on Sunday due to prolong illness, the administration on
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Tourism deptt spends lakhs on 5-minute film on Kashmir
News channels likely to air this film as advt, bill can run into crores
9/25/2017 11:13:17 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 25: At the pretext of promoting tourism in the Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department has reportedly spent lakhs of rupees on a five minute film titled "Kashmir warmest place on earth." Sources told Early Times that a 5-minute film aimed at attracting tourists to Kashmir could have been made by spending a small amount but the Tourism department has spent huge amount ostensibly to appease a few people, associated with the film, having strong political connections. The film is ready and now the cash starved JK government is mulling to air it on various news channels. "News channels are asking for huge amount as the advertisement charges. The prop
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Amit Shah refuses to meet BJP ministers separately
Suspense continues over cabinet reshuffle
9/25/2017 11:10:56 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: Suspense continues over reshuffle in the council of ministers because BJP national president and other central leaders have, so far, refused to give time to BJP ministers or legislators to discuss political situation of J&K. All BJP ministers, MPs and legislators are in Delhi in connection with the ongoing meeting of the national executive council which was started on Sunday. Credible sources said that BJP Ministers and legislators were hoping that they would be given time to hold separate meeting with Amit Shah and other leaders but nothing has happened so far. Instead of giving time to BJP ministers for discussions, they were treated equal among near
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BJP ministers lobbying hard to save ministry
9/25/2017 11:10:45 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: Hectic lobbying is going on among the BJP ministers who are likely to be dropped to retain their berth. The high command has decided to drop them at all the costs, as it doesn't want to retain them in the run upto the next parliamentary and then the assembly elections. "Two cabinet ministers against whom we have received maximum complaints will be dropped. Their portfolios were shifted in the last change, but they have not changed their working and they are giving maximum bad name to the party and also giving a handle to the opposition. So come what may they will be dropped," said a top source in the BJP high command. Sources said that one of the Mo
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20 yrs on, Pahalgam hotels run without lease
9/25/2017 11:10:36 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report PAHALGAM, Sept 25: Influential hoteliers continue their operations illegally at this famed tourist resort, as their lease agreements with the government have expired 20 years ago. According to official details, in 1955 the Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad-led government leased out 1000 kanals of land to some private parties for a period of 40 years for undertaking construction of hotels and guest houses to create accommodation facilities for visiting tourists. Though the lease of these hotels expired in 1997, since then the successive governments have failed to renew it as many hoteliers enjoy proximity with political parties. Sources said that hoteliers in vio
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Forthcoming ZDPC elections a 'farce', present Prez set to be re-elected unopposed
Model Code of Conduct violated, coffers of temple emptied
9/25/2017 11:10:26 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 25: The forthcoming elections to Zeshta Devi Prabandhak Committee (ZDPC) at Zeethyar here in the summer capital of the state seem to be 'fixed' and the present President of Committee is all set to be re-elected since nobody has stood against him in the election. Early Times has learnt from sources that acting in an 'arbitrary' manner the President of ZDPC B B Bhat cancelled the membership of most of the executive members of the committee since these members approached the court. Following this none of the other executive members 'mustered' courage to file their nomination for the post of President and as such Bhat is set to be become Pres
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2 decades on, Udhampur housing board fails to allot plots to people
9/25/2017 11:10:15 PM
Arun Jasrotia Early Times Report UDHAMPUR, Sept 25: The Jammu and Kashmir housing board has failed to allot plots to people in Chakkar, Battal, Ballin and Rathian area of Udhampur district since 1997 when it first issued a public notice in this regard. Locals said that the housing board issued the notice for sale of plots in 1997 and 2010 but failed to allot a single plot to the people. They said that the board has amassed millions by asking would-be buyers to collect a demand draft (DD) in favour of the board of Rs 100 and Rs 500 in 1997 and 2010 respectively. "We want to know when shall we get our plots. I am still living in a rental accommodation, and if the government is not serio
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2 yrs on, Doda school awaits Mathematics lecturer
Board exams a month away
9/25/2017 11:09:53 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: One month is left for the board examination, but senior secondary school Gundana of Doda district has no lecturer to teacher Mathematics. The school has nearly 600 students on rolls. For over 10 years, the government did not upgrade the school and even failed to provide sufficient staff to the school for smooth functioning. On papers there are 14 posts of lecturers sanctioned for this school in papers. But till date only four permanent lecturers have been provided. Except Mathematics, rest of the subjects are taught by contractual faculty. Five posts of masters are sanctioned, but only two have been provided so far. Similarly, the posts of Physical Ma
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Departmental heads only remain dependent on anti-graft bodies
No internal vigilance to stop corruption
9/25/2017 11:09:41 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 25: What could be seen as encouraging the corruption, the government departments always remain dependent on anti-graft bodies without taking any measures on their own in stopping the corruption. The government has directed the departments to hold parallel enquiries against tainted officials, in addition to probe being held by anti-graft bodies. However, nothing such is being followed. "Even if the departmental head is aware of any fraud, he won't act on his own and remains dependent on anti-graft bodies for the probe," an official of the General Administration Department said. The official said that the failure of the departmental heads
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Following complaints in front of HM, MHA takes serious note, may order probe
As controversies plague recruitment of SPOs, deviations in engagement come to fore
9/25/2017 10:53:54 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: As the flaws in recruitment process of SPOs have already created furore in political corridors with MLAs from opposition having pointed out fingers to instances of nepotism and consolidation of vote bank policy being criteria seen in most of the appointments, allegations of some drawing double salaries have only reinforced the belief there is complete lack of transparency even in their engagement at various places.Centre is learnt to have taken serious note of the allegations levelled afresh by the delegations of political parties as also by legislators individually during recent meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Sources said even as public re
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SHRC website 'dead' for 4yrs
9/25/2017 10:53:40 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: At a time when the J&K State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is making the state government accountable by sending notices to various departments for violating basic rights of people, the commission seems unaccountable before anyone as its website hasn't been updated from last more than four years. The website was defunct for quite some time, as reported by Early Times last month. The website (www.jkshrc.com) can again be found on the internet, but on its home page wherein details of total number of cases instituted is shown, any layman can raise finger on the commission. The detail about the cases is only shown until March 31, 2013. From March 2013,
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Despite funds, H&UDD fails to execute urban renewal projects
9/25/2017 10:53:32 PM
Arun Singh Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: J&K's Housing and Urban Development Department (H&UDD) has failed to execute the urban renewal projects worth crores of rupees even as sufficient funds were sanctioned by the Centre. With an aim to reduce congestion in the cities of Poonch, Sunderbani and Samba, the urban renewal projects were sanctioned in 2006-07 under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) by the Centre at a cost of Rs 9 cr. An amount of Rs 4.50 cr was released between 2007 and 2012. Sources said the development works of the towns of Poonch and Sunderbani were taken up in 2007 at an estimated cost of Rs 8.50 crore which include
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In 27 years, terrorism killed 14,000 civilians, 5000 jawans in J&K
Eradicating cult of secessionist violence
9/25/2017 10:53:22 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: The official data on the killings of civilians, jawans and terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir between 1990 and 2017 is out. It says that the cult of terror took away as many as 41,000 lives in the past 27 years. In other words, it said that on an average four persons lost their lives per day and 1519 deaths every year in the terror-related incidents across the state, especially in Kashmir and Jammu. Ladakh remained largely free of secessionist violence. Jammu & Kashmir witnessed 69,820 terror-related incidents during the period: which means the nation witnessed as many as 2,586 terrorist incidents every year.New Delhi blames "cross-border terror" from Pakis
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FM Jaitley exposes nature of separatist movement in Kashmir
News Analysis
9/25/2017 10:53:06 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: Senior BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is one leader who remained associated with Jammu & Kashmir for years and virtually shaped and guided the BJP's policy towards this border state. He is considered an expert in the Jammu & Kashmir affairs. On Sunday, Jaitley came down heavily on Kashmiri secessionists. He accused secessionists of converting the political movement into an Islamic movement and gave the nation to understand that it had to be dealt with as such. "Hardline Islamist movements such as Wahabism have dislocated Sufism from Kashmir, where the demand for political autonomy has now emerged as an Islamist movement," said Arun Jaitle
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Crime rate among children increases, Govt sets up more juvenile homes
9/25/2017 10:52:55 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Sept 25: As children get involved in heinous crimes, the government is forced to set up more juvenile homes in the valley. A police official said that hundreds of children have been found involved in creating law and order problem in the valley. "Dealing with children becomes a tough job for the police. We can't take any harsh measures on them," the police official said. The official said that the children found involved in stone pelting are most of the school drop outs. "It has been found that only those children get exploited who don't have surveillance and guidance of parents," the official said. "The children can't be lodged in police stations and are be
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SHO issues 'pay more or for action' dictate to ration dealers
9/25/2017 10:52:47 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: An SHO posted in district Samba has issued a dictate to the ration dealers and employees of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs to pay him more if they want to work in his area. The SHO is not only demanding more money but also intimidating the ration dealers and others related to the Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs that if they did not follow his directions they shall have to face 'action'. "The SHO recently coerced a senior officer of the Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs to provide him an expensive branded mobile phone. The invoice of the mobile phone was made in the name of SHO's
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Jammu Hospitals run short of drugs, other items
9/25/2017 10:52:40 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and its associated hospitals along with district hospitals are facing an acute shortage of drugs even emergency drugs and other items as the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation has failed to provide stock. However, the officials of the Corporation accused hospitals' administration for not sending requisition on time due to which the supply of life saving drugs and equipment are being delayed despite repeated reminders. Sources informed that due to unavailability of life saving drugs and equipments, patients are being forced to buy costly life saving drugs from open markets. They are also facing life thr
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ZEO Pouni shirks to take call on 'illegal' attachment of ReT teacher
9/25/2017 10:52:33 PM
A B Sharma Early Times Report Pouni, Sept 25: The transfer and attachment policy is government's prerogatives, but when such activities becomes a common phenomenon for personnel benefits, can lead to the deterioration of the system. One such practice is galore in tehsil Pouni of District Reasi where the illicit transfer and attachment industry is flourishing under the very nose of the district as well as the state administration. A glaring example exists at Zonal Education Officer's office at Pouni where a Rehber-e-Taleem teacher has been attached to serve to the diktats of the ZEO who enjoys prime posting in the district as well total control over his domain by affecting the attach
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Anti-national sloganeering: HC grants bail to accused
9/25/2017 10:34:41 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: The State High Court today said that the might of great India could not be shaken by few non productive and ego satisfying slogans by few people. The observation was made by a single bench of the court comprising Justice M K Hanjura while granting bail to two persons, one of them a spokesman of Jama'at-e-Islami, an ally of separatist Hurriyat Conference headed by hardliner Syed Ali Geelani. The JeM spokesman Zahid Ali Lone and other person, Farooq Ahmad Sheikh were arrested by police on 4 August 2007 in Kulgam for raising slogans to incite youth to indulge in rioting and join militant ranks. "The democratic depth and breadth of India is its beauty.
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GCW Parade plays with student career
Results of backlog withheld for 4 months
9/25/2017 10:34:36 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: The failure of Government College for Women, Parade, an autonomous institution, to declare the result of second semester, has jeopardised the future of hundreds of students. Hundreds of students have cleared all the six semesters of graduation except backlog of the second semester, the students told Early Times. They said they appeared in the exam for second semester backlog some four months ago. "We took admission in PG in various universities. For the last four months, we have been waiting for the result of the backlog, but there is no word from the authorities. The university authorities had given us provisional admission in PG. As the university aut
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Uri encounter: body of another militant body recovered, toll reaches 4
Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered
9/25/2017 10:34:15 PM
S T Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Sept 25: Army on Monday foiled a major militant attack on a military camp in Uri sector on Sunday and killed four militants near the Line of Control. A top army official said that after a prolonged gun battle fourth militant was killed today afternoon in Kalghi village in Uri sector. "The operation resumed after there were reports of more militants hiding in the area," an Army official said. Deputy Commander of the Uri Brigade Harpreet Singh told med
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