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VLW becomes XEn, likely to be inducted in KAS
PSC superseded, Principal Secretary grants selection grade to XEn on his own
1/18/2017 11:35:16 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: Superseding Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) Principal Secretary to government granted selection grade in favour of Executive Engineer, Rural Engineering Wing (REW), of Rural Development Department. Moreover, initially, appointed as village level worker, the XEn likely to be inducted into KAS. Well placed sources in civil secretariat, told Early Times that in 2002 sidelining PSC, an engineer was granted selection grade by the department. "On September 24, 2002, Principal Secretary to Government, Rural Development Department granted selection grade in favour of M D Khan, Executive Engineer, Rural Engineering Wing, Kargil un
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As State Govt beautifies Jammu, student wing of ruling party defaces walls
1/18/2017 11:35:01 PM
S D Thakur Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: Despite tall claims of the Government as well as the concern department to beautify Jammu the winter capital through 'wall paintings', the student wings of the top political parties of the country including ruling party, seems busy in defacing walls by putting up posters at every nook and corner of the university, colleges and few areas of Jammu as well. On one hand, the general public and government are trying to bring Jammu to the national development arena while on the other hand, the sequence of activities like littering, pasting posters and writing slogans on the walls is hampering the beautification process. Making mockery of the state
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Influential appointed as IT Managers
SICOP scam stinks
1/18/2017 11:34:51 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: A sekelton in SICOP cupboard has started stinking. The cash starved corporation has appointed two parachute candidates on the post of IT Manager and Assistant Manager, that too, on lecture pay scale grade-which is generally to be appointed by recruitment agency-i,e Public Service Commission (PSC). However, the government has made clear cut recruitment instructions which asserts that the recruitment of any department would be conducted by either Public Service Commission or Service Selection Board but in case of appointing above said posts, the SICOP never consulted any recruitment agencies for appointing blue eyed on the posts. "Ironically,
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Visitors, officials weary of pompous Commissioner Secretary
1/18/2017 11:34:36 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: A pompous officer of the rank of Commissioner Secretary to the government is driving visitors away from his office unceremoniously feigning to be too busy in ongoing budget session of the state legislative Assembly, leaving many of those visiting his office for specific jobs in quandary. Many of these visitors, who are employees and subordinate officers of his own department who are impelled to visit his office in the civil secretariat in distress have to wait for hours only to be told that "Sahb is in the Assembly" eventhough he is present in his office. A delegation of the officers of his department who had sought and assigned time to meet
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Malik's bete-noire, Hilal War calls joint Hurriyat 'incompetent'
Rebellion in separatists camp
1/18/2017 11:34:26 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: The fissures within the separatist camp in Kashmir have become wide and open, the second rung separatist leader Hilal Ahmed War, has trained his guns at the so-called joint Hurriyat leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, and has described them as "incompetent." Hilal War, who is affiliated with Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, took on joint Hurriyat head on and sought apology from them for not calling for a strike on January 21 and accused them of following a "sinister plot." Hilal War, who is head of the so-called Peoples Political Party, and had joined Hurriyat (M) a few years ago, accordi
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Jammu LPG bottling plant supplies gas to South Kashmir
1/18/2017 11:33:55 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, Jan 18: Believe it or not, but it is true! A great share of production of a bottling plant of a reputed company in Jammu region goes to Kashmir valley. Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant of Hindustan Petroleum (HP) located in the Bari Brahmana area in Jammu besides supplying LPG cylinders to consumers of Jammu also supplies gas cylinders to a huge population of Kashmir region. Sources told Early Times that HP consumers of South Kashmir receive their gas supply from the company's bottling plant located in Bari Brahmana area. This is despite the fact that HP has a bottling plant in Kashmir valley and that too in South Kashmir. The HP
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Govt lethargy delays development projects
Kathua Medical College still a distant dream
1/18/2017 11:33:42 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: The government lethargy is causing inordinate delay for materialization of various developmental projects. The proposed Medical College for district Kathua is one such example, which after more than two years of announcement for its establishment, is still caught in land's identification trouble. Sources informed Early Times that few days back, the Technical Evaluation Committee of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had reportedly cleared the proposal for establishment of Doda Medical College but the establishment of proposed Kathua Medical College seems nowhere in sight. "For the last over one year the state Health and Medical Educ
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'We will resort to economic blockade of Kashmir': Labha Ram
1/18/2017 11:33:29 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 18: The refugees from West Pakistan are seething with anger. The nature of their anger could be gauged from what West Pakistan Refugee Action Committee chairman Labha Ram Gandhi said on Wednesday said. Gandhi, inter-alia, said that they would resort to economic blockade and also take up guns to force the government to obtain their natural right to live as dignified citizens in the state, which is part of India. "We will enforce economic blockade of Kashmir if we are not granted citizenship," he was quoted as saying. Gandhi also made a very significant statement. He said he met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi twice during the past few days and he (PM) reas
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Let J&K too give marching orders to non-performing, 'guilty' officers
1/18/2017 11:33:18 PM
Bharat Bhushan Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: Bureaucracy is the art of making possible impossible. But, of late, it is in the news for the opposite reason which has affected badly the performance of bureaucrats. Taking a serious note of it, the Union Home Ministry has given the go-ahead to compulsory retire two IPS officers for 'non-performance'. The move, though delayed, must not remain limited to one state or region only. The Centre ought to ask all the state governments to keep 'non-performing' IAS and IPS officers under radar and then recommend their names for compulsory exit. In majority cases, IAS and IPS officers have also ceased to be public servants. They act as masters of
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First time in Budget session: NC's Gurezi asserts authority as Dy Speaker
Two ruling party MLAs stage walkout over different issues
1/18/2017 10:58:57 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: Legislative Assembly today witnessed a couple of developments, first time in the House during the current session: one that NC's Deputy Speaker Nazir Ahmad Gurezi asserted his authority as Deputy Speaker to rein in the clamorous atmosphere and bring some order in the House amid noisy and vociferous legislators from both the opposition parties. Second, that two ruling party MLAs, one each from PDP and BJP staged walkout from the House, albeit over different issues, also for the first time during the budget session. Even as the Assembly has been witnessing din and scenes of pandemonium created by opposition parties from day one over various issues, it w
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Bukhari takes I&FC babus to task Casts jibes at contractors over slow pace work
1/18/2017 10:58:48 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 18: The way Syed Altaf Bukhari is holding back to back meetings and taking babus to task in Srinagar, the chances of him being accorded a vital portfolio in the cabinet of the present regime are getting clearer every day. The reports were earlier making rounds within the power corridors that Amira Kadal MLA and the former minister Syed Altaf Bukhari being accorded a portfolio in Mehbooba's cabinet. Though there has still been no confirmation about such a vital development from the state dispensation, however Bukhari's vital role in pacifying the 2016 unrest is being hailed by one and all within the ruling camp. "He stood in the forefront in pacifying
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State under thick security blanket ahead of Republic Day
1/18/2017 10:58:39 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 18: Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, the security across the state has been beefed up, while the advisory has been issued to the forces to maintain utmost vigil in the border areas. One of the top police official in the state police told Early Times that stringent arrangements would be in place for the venues of republic day functions across the state. "To thwart any incident, police have laid checkpoints on the entry and exit points of the sensitive areas of the state and are maintaining strict on the suspected persons. I can say that all the security agencies are coordinating with each other to ensure incident free functions on J
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Scholarships for schedule tribe under scanner
Benefits given to 'undeserving' candidates
1/18/2017 10:58:33 PM
Saqib Ahmad Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Jan 18: What could be a big scam, an anti-graft body has received complaints that scholarships had been sanctioned to undeserving and ineligible candidates under the post-matric scholarship scheme to Schedule Tribe (ST) students in social welfare department. Sources said, the State Vigilance Organization has received complaints that scholarships had been sanctioned to undeserving and ineligible candidates under the post-matric scholarship scheme to Schedule Tribe (ST) over the years. "There were instances of unauthorized/ irregular payment of scholarship for unrecognized courses and to unaccredited computer centres (7 9.24 crore) besides exce
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PM Modi punctures J&K's Govt's balloon
Talks with Pak
1/18/2017 10:58:25 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Jan 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday punctured the balloon of the PDP-BJP Government and said that India will talk to Pakistan only after it stopped cross border terrorism. "India alone cannot walk the path of peace with Pakistan and the neighbouring country must walk away from terrorism if it wants bilateral dialogue to resume," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said amid continued chill in Indo-Pak ties. He was speaking at the inaugural session of the three-day-long Raisina Dialogue -- India's flagship geo-political conference which is being attended by top foreign and security experts from across the world. OM Modi said the "path of peace has to be
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Onboard airplane, Director SKIMS saves life of fellow passenger
1/18/2017 10:58:17 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Jan 18: Director SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura, Dr AG Ahangar, who is otherwise accused of failing to provide quality healthcare services at the SKIMS, today saved life of his fellow passenger during air travel. Witnesses said Dr Ahangar was onboard Indigo flight 6E-559 flying from Jammu to Srinagar when one of the fellow passengers raised an alarm that his son had suddenly fainted midair. As the passengers and flight crew started struggling to provide instant medical aid to the sinking boy who looked around 6-year-old, Dr Ahangar immediately got up from his seat in the first row and rushed straight to the back seat to see the patient. After exam
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JU tailors recruitment rules to adjust blue eyed scholar
1/18/2017 10:58:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: In an alleged 'mischief' made to adjust a blue eyed scholar, Jammu University administration has reportedly tailored the recruitment rules. A scholar was appointed as Assistant Professor after bypassing rules and regulations, sources alleged. "The JU authorities tailored rules to adjust him at the post of Assistant Professor," said sources. They said, according to recruitment rules of Public Service Commission (PSC) certain procedures have to be followed for appointing Assistant professors. "For one academic session PSC provides 1 point each minimum and 3 at the maximum, but in case of blue eyed scholar-he was provided 2 points for each academic se
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Awaiting clearance of pension documents; PHE employee commits suicide
1/18/2017 10:58:02 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Jan 18: Police on Wednesday registered a case against PHE Division Baramulla after a retired employee committed suicide for not getting his Pension and Service Book documents cleared from the clerical staff from past four years. According to sources, "Muhammad Ramzan Itoo a PHE employee had attained superannuation in 2012 and since then he was regularly visiting PHE Division Baramulla to get his Pension and Service Book documents cleared from the clerical staff. "As usual he went to the PHE Division Baramulla where he came to know that some clerical staff had used his service book record to secure a loan of Rs 1.50 lakhs, said sources
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Chenani-Nashri tunnel in final stage; will be open for traffic soon
1/18/2017 10:23:22 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has today disclosed that 9.2 km long Chenani-Nashri road tunnel is in final stage and will be open for general public soon. Hem Raj, Regional Officer, NHAI Jammu- who has been entrusted with the responsibilities for execution of important work namely Chenani - Nashri Tunnel Project in a press statement informed that the Project is at its advance stage of completion/testing and commissioning. "Our endeavor is to ensure that this tunnel is put to use by the road users at the earliest," Regional Officer said. As on date, NHAI is in the final phase of installation/testing/commissioning of various safety equipmen
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Identity of the intruder sneaking into Nagrota ascertained
1/18/2017 10:23:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jan 18: Police today claimed to have identified the man who allegedly was trying to sneak into the Nagrota Army camp on the outskirts of Jammu city and was shot at on Tuesday. Police sources said," the deceased has been identified as Yashpal son of Gurdass resident of Khadwal Phallian Mandaal Satwari." Sources said that the deceased was mentally unsound, "On Monday night, an unidentified man was found moving suspiciously near the fence of the Nagrota Army Camp along the banks of the Tawi and the sentry challenged him as per the standard operating procedure (SPO) but the man did not respond, sources said. On not responding to the repeated challenges, the sentry
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Heavy snowfall in Patnitop paralyses normal life, water, power supply affected, tourists suffer
1/18/2017 10:22:17 PM
Arun Dev Jasrotia Early Times Report Patnitop, Jan 18: Heavy snowfall in Patnitop starting on Saturday night, has thrown the normal life out of gear as traffic, water and power supply at the famous tourist resort and it adjoining locations is totally disrupted making people including tourists to suffer. As the power and water supply got snapped due to heavy snowfall which has left tourists, Hoteliers, Restaurant Owners badly affected. "Initially snow fall brought cheers to the Hotel ind
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