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Embarrassment for BJP as Vikramaditya Singh questions status quo in J&K
8/30/2015 12:03:08 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: Vikramaditya Singh, grandson of last Dogra ruler Maharaja Hari Singh and senior leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has created embarrassment for "nationalist" BJP after Singh has questioned status quo in Jammu and Kashmir. Although Vikramaditya Singh has not elaborated his view point on solving present situation, he had stated in a statement issued on Friday that current status quo in J&K is not acceptable to anyone in the State. Vikramaditya Singh had given this statement in the contest of recent firing on the International Border (IB) but this statement has so many meaning. He has indirectly attacked BJP leadership for not holding dialogue with Pakistan. "The current status quo in Jammu & Kashmir is not acceptable to anyone in the state as repeated ceasefire violations and other outstanding issues have not been adequately addressed by the Government of India", he stated in his hard hitting statement and said that the people especially in...
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Amarnath Yatra ends on Lal Singh's poor progress report
Health Ministry fails to offer healthy conditions to pilgrims
8/30/2015 12:03:01 AM
Abdul Majid Early Times Report srinagar, Aug 29: With around three dozen deaths during the Amarnath Yatra which concluded Saturday, questions are being raised over the working of the Health authorities who either failed to properly screen health certificates of the pilgrims or allowed vulnerable people to trek to the cave shrine without proper acclimatization to the weather conditions. Health experts said most of the deaths could have been avoided if the Health Ministry had been dynamic in its approach as most of the vulnerable pilgrims were not properly "acclimatized" and taught the dos and don'ts for the hostile Himalayan terrain. Even though Health Minister Lal Singh chaired series ...
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Modi 'divides' Abdullahs
8/30/2015 12:02:51 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: The opposition National Conference is fast losing its direction and appears to be a divided house on many issues. The party president Omar Abdullah is interested in forming next alliance with the Congress while his father and the NC patron Farooq Abdullah is trying to reach out to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he believes that the Congress is not coming to power again. Omar and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi continue to have personal relations and it's for this reason that the former doesn't want to have any truck with the BJP. During his recent visit to J&K, Rahul Gandhi critcised Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for not being able to get...
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Assault case at SSH: Dr Haroon's MLC made on 4th day
8/30/2015 12:02:41 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: On fourth day of his alleged assault on a colleague, Dr Haroon Salaria, who has been booked by Bakshi Nagar police, today visited emergency of (GMCH) for MLC (Medical Legal Case) to file a counter FIR against Dr Shokat. Ridiculing Dr Haroon' approach to make MLC after three days when he allegedly assaulted his colleague, sources said, "there seems to be something fishy, saying that he should have done so the same day if was actually injured while assaulting Dr Shokat in his office". "He got tense after police registered a case against him, that's why he visited emergency OPD, Government Medical College and Hospital this evening and made a MLC", sources...
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LoC flare up divides coalition partners in JK
PDP, BJP speak in different tunes
8/30/2015 12:02:30 AM
Peerzada Ummer ET Report Srinagar, Aug 29: Amid huge flare up between Indo-Pak armies on the Line of Control (LoC), the partners in J&K's coalition government are on loggerheads with one wanting Vajpayee-type 'soft' policy and the other stern action by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As the cross-LoC firings and shelling continue to claim civilian lives, the two coalition partners-PDP and BJP-have started speaking in different languages over the issue. "I remind the public and the central government that if an understanding (on the ceasefire) with Pakistan could be reached in the Vajpayee era, a similar agreement can and needs to be negotiated under the leadership of Modi," was how one ...
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'Murderers' of Mookerjee talk about fulfilling his mission Kashmir
BJP's double-speak
8/30/2015 12:02:19 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: National president of the BJP Mahila Morcha Vijaya Rahatkar Friday asserted that the party was committed to fulfilling mission of late Syama Prasad Mookerjee. Addressing a mahila sammelan in Jammu on the eve of Raksha Bandhan, she said Jammu & Kashmir was a land where Mookerjee had sacrificed his life for the integration of the state with the country and the party activists had been carrying forward his mission. "Now the efforts have borne fruit and the BJP is in the government here, which no one had ever hoped," she also said. It was clear from what she said that she was not briefed properly about the state of affairs in Jammu & Kashmir, as also about wh...
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Education department in a mess, education minister need to address the issue
8/30/2015 12:02:06 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: The Jammu and Kashmir education department might be trying to streamline the system by holding screening test for Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers but the basic issue of providing quality education to students of far flung areas remains are grave concern. J&K education minister Nayeem Akhter might be committed and sincere about bringing the changes in the already defunct system of his department but he is not addressing primary concerns of pupils and their parents. ReT teachers were appointed with an aim of providing primary education to students of far off areas where posting general line teachers were next to impossible and every teacher, by hook or crook, was...
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Non-performing ministers may face axe
Cabinet expansion on the cards
8/30/2015 12:01:59 AM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report srinagar, Aug 29: The first cabinet expansion of PDP- BJP government is likely to take place any time as top leaders of both the parties are of the opinion that some of the ministers have failed to perform on gross root level, Early Times has learnt. Sources said Chief Minster Mufti Mohammad Syaeed and top BJP leadership is believed to have agreed to expand the cabinet. However, sources said that final nod to the exercise would be taken only after Mufti, who is at the moment outside the state, will return. There is no clarity, however, on the number of new ministers likely to be indicted in the cabinet or the number of ministers who might be sacked. B...
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HSS principal sticks to chair even after his transfer
Once Kichloo's trusted lieutenant, he is now BJP's confidant
8/30/2015 12:01:44 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report kishtwar, Aug 29: In Charge Principal of Higher Secondary School Sounder in Dachhan Kishtwar namely Vidya Dhar allegedly continue to stick the chair illegally even after his transfer, forcing the Chief Education Officer Kishtwar to intervene after senior most lecturer of the school lodged a written complaint against him. The principal known for having close proximity with former MoS Home Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo and now has changed the loyalty towards MoS Revenue, R&B Sunil Sharma. As per the details available with "Early Times", Chief Education Officer Kishtwar in his letter dated 25-08-2015 order immediate stopping of his pay as the said lecturer stands ...
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PK to hold today roundtable conference in Jammu
Agenda of Alliance
8/30/2015 12:01:33 AM
ET Report Jammu, Aug 29: The Panun Kashmir (PK), a premier organization of the persecuted and hounded out community of Kashmiri Hindus, will organize a roundtable conference on Sunday in Jammu on the PDP-BJP Agenda of Alliance. Sources close to the PK leaders say about 50 persons drawn from all walks of life will participate in the roundtable conference and express their views on the Agenda of Alliance. The objective of the organizers of the roundtable conference is to provide a platform to the concerned citizens so that they could discuss the implications of the Agenda of Alliance. Some of those who would speak on the theme include PK leaders Ajay Chrungoo and Agni Shekhar, former Bar pre...
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Protest against NAVYUGA Construction Company held
8/29/2015 11:32:43 PM
Danish Muzafar Early Times Report Banihal, Aug 30: Near about one dozen leaders of agitated workers of NAVYUGA Construction Company which is engaged in the execution work of 8.45 km long Banihal Qazigund four line tunnel today sit on indefinite hunger strike in favour of their demands and their strike entered in 30 th day today. The workers who are on strike from past one month on their different demands today, their 11 leaders started their hunger strike as per the ultimatum already given...
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18 army jawans sustain injuries as IED detonates accidentally at Khrew
Army orders for Court of Inquiry to probe matter
8/29/2015 11:27:28 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 29: More than one dozen army jawans got injured after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off accidentally inside an army camp in the Khrew area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered by the Army to probe the incident and find out the reasons behind the detonation of IED. Reports reaching here said that army jawans inside the camp at Khrew got perturbed after they heard a big bang early in the morning. The terrified jawans were shocked to see many of their colleagues lying in pool of blood. The injured jawans were immediately shifted to the 92 Base Hospital in the Badami Bagh area. Preliminary inves...
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Sunderbani roads network rue contractors-officials nexus
8/29/2015 11:27:16 PM
A B Sharma Early Times Report Sunderbani, Aug 29: The destiny of roads network in Sunderbani tehsil remain at the mercy of the contractors and the impunity of the officers at the helm which remain visible on ground throughout the year. Nearly 50 to 60 roads criss-cross through the length and breadth of Sunderbani tehsil, the contracts for which are given to the influential on commission basis which later turn out to be nightmare for the commuters of the area. Presently many roads con structed by the Public Works Department in tehsil Sunderbani are ailing due to the neglect of the department. The neglect is compounded by the impunity works executed by the department officials who are all...
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Retd 'revenue officers' allegedly run show in revenue department
8/29/2015 11:26:21 PM
Arun Trisal Early Times Report Kathua, Aug 29: With the number of registered unemployed youth crossing to over six lakh, ironically Jammu and Kashmir which has the highest unemployment rate in sharp contrast have retired officials from revenue department to rush the show. Field Officers/ Patwaris of Revenue department who can initiate to open new avenues to unemployed educated youth in revenue department instead have illegally deployed dozens of retired Patwaris, Girdawar and Naib Tehs...
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MHRD chokes SSA funds to JK
Building owners yet to receive rent
8/29/2015 11:25:28 PM
Muhammad Mukaram Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug: 29: With an aim of achieving the objective of universal primary education across the country, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has stopped the grant to Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan (SSA) schools in Jammu and Kashmir, as the private building owners here have not received rent from last several years. According to documents available with Early Times, under this SSA Scheme the expenditure on the programme was shared by the Central Government (85%) and the rest (15%) by the State Governments. "The poor performance of the state administration has compelled the MHRD to choke all the funds meant for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan...
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Youth sustains bullet injuries in police firing in Saraf Kadal area
Downtown areas observe strike against arrest of youth
8/29/2015 11:24:51 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 29: A youth sustained bullet injury in his high after he was fired upon during protest demonstrations in the Safa Kadal area of downtown Srinagar here. The condition of the injured youth is said to be stable in the hospital. Eye-witnesses told Early Times that trouble broke out in the Safa Kadal area after a group of youth started pelting stones on police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. The youth did not pay any heed to the assurances of the police that youth arrested from the area during night raids would be released soon. "This morning people belonging to the Saraf Kadal and adjoining areas observed strike against...
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Rakhi virtually works to true secular spirits in Bhaderwah
8/29/2015 11:24:15 PM
Mohd Majid Malik Early Times Report Bhaderwah, Aug 29: As the history repeats again and coming appropriate to the centuries old legend associated with Rakhsa Bhandan regarding Queen Roopmati from Rajasthan sending a rakhi to Emperor Humayun seeking his help as a brother to save her kingdom besieged by enemy forces, the young generation in Bhaderwah followed the ethical tradition of Raksha Bhandan and observed the auspicious occasion as a secular festivity to its true spirits. Although ...
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Drug addiction on rise in Kashmir
8/29/2015 11:23:00 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 29: Notwithstanding government's tall claims to make Srinagar city drug free, children aged below fifteen years have been abusing drugs fallen prey to the menace with police seemingly undaunted over the rampant selling and purchasing of narcotics in educational institutions. According to a survey conducted by United Nations International Drug Control Program, there were about 70,000 people comprising 26 per cent women using drugs which include hashish, brown sugar, and man-drug in Kashmir till 2009. The survey said the educational institutions had become the hub of such activities. "The drug paddlers run their operations by poisoning the ...
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LOCAL NEWS
SBI sponsored 20 youth complete Computer Course
Army organizes "Ramban Cricket League-2015"
Congress a divided house: BJP
PPHS celebrates National Sports Day, holds Rakhi Making competition
SHKSS holds meeting
Sankrit Day celebrated
Virat Dharam Samelan in Sep
Public, PDD join hands to create loss-free power distribution system
Madhu Param Hans delivers spiritual sermons
Raksha Bandhan celebrated with traditional fervour
Abdul Haq conferred with `Bharat Jyoti Award'
People throng Dy CM's residence to celebrate Raksha Bandhan
DUDA distributes certificates, stipend
Students celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Army
ERTU calls on CEO Kishtwar
2-month long annual Amarnath yatra culminates
Khatana meets victims of ceasefire violation
Cross-border firing: Border dwellers take shelter in temple at R S Pura
RTI applicant victimised by PDD
HM commander's popularity, video worries police
MHRD chokes SSA funds to JK
'Kin of ministers rule Edu Deptt in Kishtwar'
Naved, Sajjad among 28 Pakistan militants in jails
MHRD to look into PMSSS complaints
RAC approves 23 cases
3 AEs promoted as AEEs
Youth NC intensifies membership drive campaign in Kishtwar
Farooq Abdullah calls for end of cross border shelling
JKEEGA resents premature transfers of XEns, Supdtt Engineers
KPs pay obeisance at ancient Thajiwara cave temple
Stolen vehicle recovered, two held
NC condemns malicious campaign against media-persons by administrative officers
Ex mayor meets border firing victims at hospital
UFH holds motivational camp
Border people express resentment against Govt. apathy
Village fair organized on Raksha Bandhan
Funds for pending mega projects approved, work to start soon: Zulfkar
Constable resorts to firing in Reasi, suspended
Udhampur admn initiates action against absentees
Man accidently slips to death
Missing housewife recovered from relative’s house
Police recovers stolen tuck
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