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Breaking News :   JK's 'transfer industry' follows cashless transaction' | Leaders planning coup to overthrow Chairman, his Son | Senior Cong leader wants PDP to sack BJP V-C for clipping MD's wings | BJP workers threaten to kill ACD Rajouri | Babu allows 'golf-buddy' to construct complex illegally in restricted zone | SSB makes mockery of recruitment rules, asks candidates to reappear in written test | Rs 10 cr liability, but chairperson enjoys huge perks | JKBOSE to promote 'blue-eyed' officers | 28 NGOs to provide copies of ITR under RTI | Chances for AFSPA revocation diminish | Sports in winter capital dying slow death, courtesy JKSSC | Congress hobnobbing with Hurriyat will destroy it completely | Govt to fill 414 posts of Assistant Professors for colleges shortly | Will Modi Govt announce ceasefire during Ramzan period ? | GMC docs treat hospital's labs with disdain | GCW NSS volunteers awarded by JU VC | Satwari Zone, Miran Sahib Zone lift Inter Zone Cricket title | SMVDU alumnus invited for meet the author | JSS organizes recitation competition | MV International school felicitates under 17 football team | HPS students win final Kho Kho match, bring laurels for school | Nat Manch stages play "Nasha" at IGDH | DPS organizes inter-house group song competition | JPS organizes Investiture ceremony | JMC launches anti-encroachment drive | Sangeeta Gupta accorded warm farewell | People looking towards Congress to get rid from the mis-governance of PDP-BJP : Saroori | Sant Mela Singh College of Education celebrates annual day | Swimming competitions held | HSS Rajgarh, boys , HSS Ramban girls clinched Kabaddi U/19 titles | 2 PoK boys held from Karnah | 2 BAT attackers killed as Army foils ambush by Pak troops on LoC | HC may get 3 new judges soon | Udhampur MC accused of inaction | Hottest day in Jammu at 41.7 degrees | Alleged LeT operative denied bail | CEO Rajouri recommends de-recognition of private schools | HC directs Sr AAG to file ATR within two weeks | HC directs govt to constitute dental council | Probe ordered into bus mishap rumour | Inquiry establishes medico's absence from duty | Diarrhea flu cases increases to 1426 over a week in Mendhar | Road from Harwan to Dachigam gets special attention to appease babus, mantris | Contractual lecturers hunger strike surpasses 100 days | Corruption-free governance hallmark of present dispensation: Zulfkar Ali | Triple talaq: Will the custodians of the Constitution let custom triumph? | INDIA'S PULSE DILEMMA | Arrest followed by Adventures of Bail - A Follow up | Trump asks Muslim leaders to curb terrorism | Summer vacations in schools from May 29th | Dy CM for collective efforts to make Jammu towns ODF by Dec 2017 | Mehbooba for early completion of protection works on Jhelum | Aiyar's 'peace initiatives' add to Cong's miseries | KU's benevolence: Failed in entrance exams, students admitted in PhD courses | UT status to Ladakh: BJP backtracks from its promise | PTTI Vijaypur donates water cooler, purifier to GPS Bakarwal Colony | 2 minor girls trapped in Chenab waters, saved | On NGO's intervention, police register FIR in missing of minor girl | PM Digital India scheme failed in JU : NCSU | Major Gogoi's human shield action prudent, FIR against him can be quashed by court: Jammu and Kashmir BJP | JKBWA pays tributes to Kargil war hero Tarsem Lal | JKNPP stages protest demonstration against government | Youth Congress protests over failures of Modi Govt. | RDD employees' pen-down strike enters day 3 | J&K to install devices for better 24X7 monitoring for pollution | LMD imposes Rs 77700 fine on erring traders | Power shutdown | Far flung area people lack basic amenities : Basotra | Clashes erupt in Srinagar, Sopore in north Kashmir after Friday prayers | Forest department retrieves 100 kanals land | Ajaz Jan seeks 100 pc ration coverage of LoC population | Solve murder mystery of nursing teacher: Ravinder | Govt modifies transfer order | J&K Assembly Secretariat violates RTI Law with impunity | Geelani makes a comment on Army, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar laughs | JKGB organizes Atal Pension Yojana campaign | FMHW district wise dharna enters day 12 | Hail storm hits Kishtwar: damages crops, fruits | Chief cleric, member civil society demand impartial probe in May 16 mysterious blast case | Back Issues  
 
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JK's 'transfer industry' follows cashless transaction'
5/27/2017 12:09:56 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Some BJP ministers in the coalition government in J&K are religiously following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for encouraging cashless transaction. "Transaction in the transfer industry of the state is going purely cashless," official sources told Early Times. Instead of directly taking cash, sources said, touts and agents of some BJP ministers are demanding valuable items from those officers who want to have postings at choicest and suitable places. Sources said recently an agent of a BJP minister managed transfer of a senior officer to his suitable posting. "Instead of asking for cash in lieu of the transfer, the agent asked the officer that o
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Leaders planning coup to overthrow Chairman, his Son
Rebellion mounting within Geelani's Hurriyat
5/27/2017 12:09:47 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The internal rebellion is growing deeper in the Hurriyat Conference led by Kashmir's pro-Pak separatist Syed Ali Geelani and several leaders in the conglomerate are planning a major coup to overthrow the octogenarian. The first major indication was seen when a civil society group led by the senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar met Syed Ali Geelani at latter's residence. There were several leaders of the amalgam who didn't attend the meet and sent several feelers to the press, expressing their antagonism over the event. One among them is the point-man in Geelani's faction- Ashraf Sehrai- who skipped the meet. Sehrai who was considered as a promising
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Senior Cong leader wants PDP to sack BJP V-C for clipping MD's wings
5/27/2017 12:09:32 AM
Early Times Report srinagar, May 26: A senior Congress leader is reportedly upset as wings of one of his favourite bureaucrats have been clipped in the state, sources told Early Times. They said, "Congress leader is trying to intimidate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership to seek resignation from one of the newly appointed Vice-Chairman of the corporations in the state. The BJP V-C has reportedly clipped the wings of a Congress backed Managing Director of one of the corporations," It is in place to mention here that PDP-BJP coalition recently appointed second rung PDP-BJP leaders as the Vice-Chairmen of various corporations. V-Cs enjoy the status of Minister of State and were
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BJP workers threaten to kill ACD Rajouri
Worried official appeals to Govt
5/27/2017 12:09:17 AM
AB Sharma Early Times Report rajouri, May 26: The political workers of ruling Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) have allegedly threatened to kill Assistant Commissioner Development Rajouri Noor Aalam, who has appealed the government to look into the matter. Officials said the incident took place on May 23 at the Dak banglow Sunderbani when a team of high level officials from the district held a public meeting in the town. Officials said the team of government functionaries was headed by Director Rural Development Jammu while the ACD was also present. Witnesses said dozens of locals had assembled at the venue and were waiting for their turn to talk to the officials. Suddenly a group of aroun
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Babu allows 'golf-buddy' to construct complex illegally in restricted zone
Nishat residents aghast, seek action against LAWDA
5/27/2017 12:09:03 AM
Early Times Report srinagar, May 26: In yet another case of "favoritism", the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has allegedly allowed a prominent businessman to undertake illegal construction of a complex in Nishat locality here. The aggrieved residents said for the past few days the work has intensified for the construction at Uphill Lane, Gupt Ganga, Nishat. While the construction looks like a house, insiders said it was likely to be used for commercial activities once the structure is ready. The residents said they had objected to the illegal construction and contacted the LAWDA authorities seeking immediate halt on the work. To their utter surprise, however, the work
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SSB makes mockery of recruitment rules, asks candidates to reappear in written test
5/27/2017 12:08:49 AM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, May 26: Services Selection Board (SSB) has made a mockery of recruitment rules with regard to some posts advertised four years back. The same has led to disillusionment among the youth who has applied for these posts. The candidates who had applied for these posts appeared in written examination and subsequently were called for interviews were shocked after they were asked to re-appear in the aptitude test. The candidates lament over the lackadaisical attitude of the Board and said that the Board is hell bent on spoiling the career of the unemployed youth. In 2013 the SSB invited applications for the posts of Information Assistant and Exhibit
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Rs 10 cr liability, but chairperson enjoys huge perks
Thandi Khui Defence Colony land scam
5/27/2017 12:08:40 AM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: As the infamous Sukna land scam is still haunting the people, another land scam has reportedly surfaced in Defence Colony Thandi Khui, where Rs 10 crore has not been recovered from defaulters by the management committee. Sources told Early Times that the audit report of 2015 is quite disturbing, as Rs 10 cr has not been recovered. The audit report reads, "As per available data on ending March 2015, society has to recover Rs 995.43 lacs (nearly 10 cr) from parties who were given heavy advances against the cost of land to be provided by these parties." Sources said since there was minimal recovery on that account and no further land deal ha
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JKBOSE to promote 'blue-eyed' officers
5/27/2017 12:08:17 AM
K Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) is likely to promote at least six "influential" academic officers. Sources told Early Times the JKBOSE is mulling to promote those blue-eyed Academic Officers who were allegedly appointed by the authorities keeping the rules at bay. "In 2006, JK BOSE appointed six Academic Officers for Jammu as well as Kashmir province. As per Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Rules (JKCSR) appointment of Gazetted employees can only be appointed through Public Service Commission (PSC). They have to follow a proper procedure that includes written test and an interview," said sources, adding that "These Aca
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Congress hobnobbing with Hurriyat will destroy it completely
What separatists said ?
5/27/2017 12:07:04 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: On Thursday, when five-member delegation led by senior congress leader and former Union Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar called on hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and much maligned Shabir Ahmad Shah in Srinagar, they undoubtedly crossed the Lakhsman Rekha and annoyed the whole nation. No one at the centre or in the J&K government had given them the mandate to meet these separatist leaders at a time when war of nerves is on to teach them a befitting lesson. But when these self-styled "peaceniks" arrived at the door steps of these separatist leaders, they were greeted with open arms and warm hugs. As closed door parleys
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Govt to fill 414 posts of Assistant Professors for colleges shortly
5/27/2017 12:06:34 AM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: The Higher Education department has decided to fill 414 posts of Assistant Professors for Government Degree Colleges shortly, by referring it to Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC). As per documents in possession of Early Times, Commissioner/Secretary to Government Higher Education department had conducted a meeting of all government Degree College Principals of the state on 22nd of May at Committee room of civil secretariat. The meeting was called by Commissioner Secretary for rationalization of 414 additional vacancies of Assistant Professors to be referred to JKPSC for selection against these posts. In the meeting noti
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Will Modi Govt announce ceasefire during Ramzan period ?
Kashmir in ferment
5/27/2017 12:06:25 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: Will the Narendra Modi Government announce ceasefire in the restive and terrorist-infested Kashmir Valley during the month of Ramzan? Why this question assumes significance? Because many "track-II" operatives have started putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a view to making him declare ceasefire as a 'confidence-building measure" so that the "feelings of Kashmiri people (in this case seditionists and stone-pelters) could be assuaged". Some of those who have urged the Prime Minister to announce ceasefire during the month of Ramzan included senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha, former Air-Vice-Marshal Kapil Kak, for
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GMC docs treat hospital's labs with disdain
Patients referred to pvt clinics
5/27/2017 12:06:05 AM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Most of the doctors working in Jammu's government-run health care institutions do not consider their own hospitals diagnostic tests reliable, and advise patients to visit private labs. Romesh Singh said his son was suffering from abdominal pain and he brought him to Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu for treatment. He said a doctor on duty asked him to get an ultrasonography done. Singh said there was a single USG machine which caters to hundreds of patients. "Anyhow, the radiologist conducted the USG within a minute and found that my son had a stone in left kidney while pain was there in the right side. The doctor asked t
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Dy CM for collective efforts to make Jammu towns ODF by Dec 2017
5/26/2017 11:16:50 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, today directed the officers to chalk out effective strategies and adopt innovative measures to fulfill the vision and mission of 'Clean India'. The Deputy Chief Minster was speaking during a valedictory function of workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission organized by Directorate of Urban Local Bodies and Jammu Municipal Corporation. It was apprised that under SBM involves work on various components like Individual Household
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Mehbooba for early completion of protection works on Jhelum
5/26/2017 11:16:40 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today underscored the need for urgent and early completion of Comprehensive Flood Management works on river Jhelum in view of the coming rainy season. Mufti chaired the first Cabinet subcommittee meeting to monitor the dredging and completion of Comprehensive Flood Management works on Jhelum. The sub-committee reviewed the status of works of Phase-I of the Comprehensive Flood Management Plan costing around
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Aiyar's 'peace initiatives' add to Cong's miseries
5/26/2017 11:16:27 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 26: Even as the Congress has disassociated itself from the so-called peace initiatives started by party veteran but controversial leader Mani Shanker Aiyar in Kashmir, the move has landed the country's oldest party in difficult situation. On the other hand, the BJP, which has been opposing any dialogue with separatist groups of Kashmir to play the card of "nationalism", is quick to take on the Congress on this issue. Aiyar, who is notorious for giving irresponsible and controversial statements, has once again provided enough ammunition to the BJP to play the nationalist card at the national level to put the Congress in the dock. After mutilation of two sold
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KU's benevolence: Failed in entrance exams, students admitted in PhD courses
5/26/2017 11:16:21 PM
PS Bali Early Times Report Jammu, May 26: Compromising with the quality of research, Kashmir University has reportedly enrolled over two dozen aspirants for Doctorate courses in various streams, who primarily failed to qualify entrance examinations, conducted by the University. According to sources, recently University of Kashmir conducted entrance test for the PhD courses under different streams and set 50 percent as minimum qualifying percentage. "The Kashmir University, aligning with the UGC guidelines, set 50 % as minimum qualifying percentage for aspirants to compete in the merit later for selection," said sources within the University. They added that several departments witnessed
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UT status to Ladakh: BJP backtracks from its promise
5/26/2017 11:16:11 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, May 26: Leaders of the Ladakh region have been mounting pressure on the government to fulfill the promises that the ruling parties had made in elections. Sources told early Times that there is general feeling among the leaders that the Ladakh region has been completely ignored in the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) between the alliance partners. "We were promised Union Territory status but the BJP has backtracked from its promise," a BJP leader of Ladakh said. The demand for the Union Territory status was vindicated by Congress and BJP during their election campaigning. However, the PDP had said such a move will not only divide the state but d
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