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MHRD team visits Kashmir to discuss special package; skips Jammu!
9/22/2019 11:29:52 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: With no let up in complaints of discrimination with Jammu, in the latest, a team of Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) visited Kashmir to finalize special package for Jammu and Kashmir's Higher Education whereas no deliberations allegedly took place in winter capital region. Officials said the team led by Joint Secretary MHRD, held threadbare discussions with the academics in Kashmir including Vice Chancellors of various universities to decide about the package for the higher education sector in J&K. Officials however said the MHRD team has "given a miss" to Jammu. "Taking feedback and holding discussions with academics in both the region would ideally lead to all round development but here meetings are being held mainly in Kashmir and this is something that sets a bad precedence," said an official on the condition of anonymity. He said given the area of Jammu and the Higher Education facilities spanning over various regio...
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Jammu based Cong leaders warn leadership against opposing scrapping of Art 370
9/22/2019 11:29:44 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Serious differences have emerged in Congress over decision of some party leaders to openly oppose abrogation of Article 370. Some Jammu based leaders have reportedly asked high command as well as Kashmir based leaders against taking a tough stand against scrapping Article 370 due to emotions of the people of Jammu region. Credible sources said that it was all due to tough stand taken by some Jammu based leaders that top leadership of the party including PCC chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir and others have maintained a guarded silence on Article 370. Reminding party leadership about party's complete debacle in the majority community areas of Jammu province in the...
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Shutdown costs Rs 100 crore to Kashmir economy daily
9/22/2019 11:29:34 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 22: Amid crisis situation, the Kashmir witnesses daily losses of Rs 100 crore due to shutdowns. Since August 5, the economy is shut in Kashmir. A source in Industries and Commerce Department said that Kashmir is facing Rs 100 crore daily losses. "For last 49 days, the valley has suffered more than Rs 4300 crore losses to the economy. The same is affecting the Jammu region," the source said. People associated with tourism sector have suffered huge losses after August 5 lockdown. Empty shikaras, vacant houseboats and deserted hotels present a grim picture of the tourism sector. In fact Shikarawallas have turned vegetable sellers to ek...
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Jammu, Srinagar cities on alert ahead of PM's UNGA speech
9/22/2019 11:29:22 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 22: Fearing terror strikes, the twin capitals of Jammu and Srinagar have been put on high alert ahead Prime Minister Narender Modi's speech at the United National General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27. Sources said the intelligence agencies have inputs that Pakistan based terror groups were desperately trying to carry out terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir on that day. Sources said a meeting to prevent any such possible strike was held by the administration in Srinagar and that apart from officials from Jammu and Kashmir Police, their counterparts from army and paramilitary forces were also present. Sources said that intelligence agencies have inp...
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Pak resorting to ceasefire violations leave 21 Indians dead in 9 months
'Liberating PoK will end miseries of border residents'
9/22/2019 11:29:11 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 22: There is no letup in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) especially in Poonch and Rajouri districts in Jammu region. According to the officials, this year Pakistan has violated the ceasefire over 2050 times leaving 21 Indians dead and scores of others injured. An analyst while talking to Early Times said, "Since the day Government of India has reorganized Jammu & Kashmir, the ceasefire violations have increased manifold. Besides targeting the civilian areas, the Pakistan Army is trying to push in terrorists into this side." He said that Indian Army is giving a befitting reply to these truce violations and is not allowing ...
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Durbar Move tradition to continue in Union Territories of J&K
Union Govt in favour of continuing Maharaja Ranbir Singh's legacy
9/22/2019 11:29:00 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 22: Contrary to what speculations are about annual Durbar Move in Jammu and Kashmir, the union government is in no mood to bid adieu to the practice that is in vogue for more than hundred years. Speculations earlier were rife that after declaring Jammu and Kashmir as a union territory on August 5 this year, the union government may do away with the practice of annual Durbar move and may retain offices at Srinagar and Jammu respectively. However, insiders reveal that no such proposal has been mooted by the Jammu and Kashmir administration and that the move will continue to remain in vogue, at least for now. "There is no such move in the offing that there...
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Had Central funds reached J-K, homes would have had gold: Amit Shah
9/22/2019 11:28:45 PM
Agencies Mumbai, Sept 22: "Article 370 was not for protecting the culture of Jammu and Kashmir. It was for the protection of their (political leaders) corruption," Shah said. People in Jammu and Kashmir would have had gold-roofed homes if previous governments spent all the funds released by the Centre for the restive region's development, BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in suburban Goregoan on Sunday. Speaking at a rally here on the Centre's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370, he added that the move by the Centre would bring progress to J&K. "The Indian government has spent Rs 2.27 lakh crore so far on Jammu and Kashmir since its formation. Had it gone t...
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Kashmir's apples get 'support', Jammu's Basmati growers left in lurch
9/22/2019 11:28:35 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 22: Though state government has provided a big relief to the apple growers of Kashmir Valley by fixing the minimum support price of apples crop but no such provision was extended to the traditional Basmati rice growers of Jammu's RS Pura area. Despite being world famous for their Basmati produce, which is rich in aroma and taste, the rice growers of Jammu are not getting any backing from the state as well as central government. The basmati rice growers are incurring losses for the last five years yet they still are subjected to discrimination and official apathy, said sources adding that due to which the farmers are getting frustrated as they are not r...
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J&K terror funding case: NIA all set to chargesheet Yasin Malik, 4 other top separatist leaders
9/22/2019 11:28:27 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Sept 22: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is all set to chargesheet Yasin Malik and four other top separatist leaders in the 2017 Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case. Three other separatist leaders Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi and Masarat Alam Bhat were also arrested in connection with NIA probe into a terror funding case involving Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Besides separatist leaders, former MLA Engineer Rashid is the first mainstream politician to have been arrested and named by the NIA in its chargesheet. According to top-level sources in the agency, the second supplementary chargesheet...
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Sports activity in the valley comes to a standstill
9/22/2019 11:10:38 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 22: As the valley continues to remain under clampdown, the sports activities have halted across the places with almost every stadium closed from last one month. The football, cricket, hockey and game stadium are giving a desert look. Moreover, the constructions at many grounds are also shut. There were many sports event that were running and buzzing before 5 th August, the day Centre abrogated Article 370, which used to special status to the resident of the Jammu and Kashmir including separate constitution and flag. The valley cricketer were practicing at the Sher-e-Kashmir ground Sonwar, but are now practicing outside the state under the leadership of P...
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Incomplete Health Sub Centre building turns into cow shelter
9/22/2019 11:10:35 PM
Early Times Report Mendhar , Sept 22: The incomplete building of Health Sub Centre (HSC), Soyian in Mendhar of Poonch district for the last over eight years, has turned to a 'cow shelter. "Despite spending of adequate funds, the concerned nodal department - the Public Works Department (PWD) yet has failed to complete the construction work of this much awaited health facility. The construction work of the building was started eight years ago but could not reach the final stage reasons be...
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Hundreds of commercial vehicles plying without permits on Mendhar road
Vehicles with Punjab, Haryana registration numbers ruling roost
9/22/2019 9:46:37 PM
Rajesh Tandon Early Times Report POONCH, Sept 22: Despite massive amendments in new Motor Vehicle Act, wherein provisions of heavy penalty has been made for traffic violators, the law breakers it seem are ready to relent. Hundreds of private commercial vehicles particularly with registration numbers of other states have been making open violations as these vehicles have been plying without permits in tehsil Mendhar of district Poonch. Sources told Early Times that the private vehicles with registration numbers of Punjab and Haryana, which are mostly 'Sumos' have been doing commercial activities in the town and other parts of the Mendhar tehsil under the very nose of the authorities c...
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UDC demands implementation of SRO 317
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Azad meets people in Anantnag
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BLSK presents 279th musical play on "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao"
Horticulture department conducts awareness camp at Sangaldan
Awareness programme for school children organized
Center's move a historical decision: Mehran Anjum Mir
Guru of Sahib Bandagi sect delivers religious sermons
Nat Manch, JKBS demand holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday
Chairman JKICS pays tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh
Bharat Vikas Parishad organizes Mahila Sammelan
JKESL holds general body meeting
Samoon visits Poonch, adjoining areas
164 units of blood donated
Medical camp organized
Natrang stages Pratap Sehgal's 'Ladai'
Talent Hunt programme 'Choona-Hai-Aasman' held
Spring Dales organizes Kavi Gosthi
Incomplete Health Sub Center building turns into cow shelter
GST collection fall in J&K due to poor access to internet
Kashmiri Pandit diaspora endorses axing Article 370, meets Modi
Have hope in PM Modi: Kashmiri Pandits on PM meeting in US
Ladakhi Shondol dance makes it to Guinness book of records
PUF insulated shelters, better infrastructure for CRPF in Valley
Schools charge for shutdown period in Valley
JeM terror camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, functional again under new name
J&K to witness development after Centre's Article 370 move: Anurag Thakur
Abrogation of Articles 370, 35A will open new vistas: BJP
ADCSA extends support to strike called by PDD employees
Undertrial dies at Jammu hospital after illness
Let's end log-jam, move forward: Brig Gupta
UP too hot for Kashmiri inmates, seek transfer to valley
Mobile, internet remain suspended; people with landlines open up homes for neighbours
20 yr old Pakistani sneaks into India from Jammu, villagers hand him over to police
PDD employees question committee constituted for reorganization
More than 75 per cent of J&K population favours Article 370 abrogation, says Rajnath
DDC Budgam Warns strict action against timber smuggling, illegal earth excavation
Fulfill promise by filling 50,000 posts in J&K: Congress
Panchayat Khandwal pledges not to use plastic
Congress Sewa Dal criticizes establishment of toll plaza
PLS conducts fortnightly literary meet
Distt admin conducts sanitation drive, awareness camp at Sanasar
AEE aspirants of Kashmir region demand deferment of Preliminary Exam
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