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Rajnath Singh's 'assertion' for some leaders creates flutter in party
All is still not well with BJP's state leadership....
4/16/2014 11:52:10 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Apr 16: Even as the campaign for Doda-Udhampur Parliamentary seat has come to an end, BJP president Rajnath Singh's assertions for party candidate Dr Jitender Singh's victory on this seat on Tuesday sounded strange, albeit giving ample hints that all was not certainly well with the leaders and cadres of BJP at least for this constituency. Rajnath Singh raised the pitch with his brief yet heavily loaded political speech at Udhampur on the last day of campaign. Before he concluded, he made senior leaders of the state unit to take a pledge of sorts in full public gaze, asking them to say it again and again ..'Party Ko Yeh Seat Jeetni Hi Hai......'. It was no ordinary assertion and gesture the party's stalwart, president himself made during his whirlwind visit to Udhampur. Sources said his repeated assertions while seeking the attention of couple of senior leaders by name and making it loud and clear for all others present on the dais, to ensure the victory on ...
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Shutdown, clashes greet Omar in Kulgam
4/16/2014 11:51:59 PM
Early Times Report KULGAM, Apr 16: In yet another embarrassment after Shopian, shutdown and clashes greeted Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Kulgam and Qimoh townships of this southern district on Wednesday. Chief Minister's presence in the town created law and order problem resulting into minor injuries to a CRPF jawan. Reports said that as soon as Chief Minister's cavalcade reached Government secondary school in Qimoh, Youths in large numbers came out and resorted to stone pelting, forcing shopkeepers to close down the shops. However none of the stones hit the cavalcade due to tight security. Security forces later swiftly chased away the stone pelting youth. Stone pelting in the town ...
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Administrative inertia costs state tourism dearly
Project of immense public relevance squandered
4/16/2014 11:51:49 PM
Arun Singh Jammu, Apr 16: At a time when most states are using latest Technology to promote tourism, the State Tourism Department of Jammu and Kashmir has failed to implement an IT project sanctioned by Government of India at the cost of Rs 1 crore in totality even after the lapse of 7 years. Sources told Early Times that Government of India, in 2007, had sanctioned an IT project for upgrading website and to provide IT tools to tourism professionals for marketing and publicizing the tourism products but due to lackluster attitude of the concerned department could not take it to its logical end even after 7 years. They further said that the project was sanctioned by union Government under...
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Information Deptt in slumber as Journalists yet to receive Election Authority letters
Messing around at its peak
4/16/2014 11:51:34 PM
Jehangir Rashid SRINAGAR, Apr 16: Department of Information has yet again failed to discharge its basic duty of facilitating the visit of media persons to the polling stations during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections since it has failed to hand over the authority letters for the purpose to the concerned stake holders. The department has handed over just a handful of authority letters issued by Election Commission of India to the journalists of Jammu and Kashmir. Majority of the media persons have been left high and dry since they have not received the authority letters so far. This is despite the fact that one phase of elections is already over in the state with the next phase being held to...
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'Vote for coalition candidate': Omar puts a price tag for Qimoh's development
4/16/2014 11:51:18 PM
Saahil Suhail KULGAM, Apr 16: In clear violation of Model Code of Conduct, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that he will resolve the problems of Qimoh residents if they voted party contesting candidate Dr Mehboob Beg. "With the will of almighty I am the Chief Minister of this state and after results of this elections which are going to be announced on 16th of next month I will remain so. Right now the problems we discussed with Majeed Shab (Abdul Majeed Bhat) regarding Qimoh especially about the municipal committee, I assure you that after May I will resolve your problems like we created administrative units but the question is of the exam that you have to face. You have to selec...
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`Coalition by compulsion, not choice'
4/16/2014 11:51:09 PM
Shakeel A Khan SRINAGAR, Apr 16: Alliance between National Conference and Congress seems to be on papers only as these parties have no understanding on the broader issues. The cracks in the coalition surfaced many a times threatening its end. The coalition is out of the compulsion not out of the choice. The extension of lease of the Tosa Maidan firing range to the army is a hot issue these days much to the delight of the opportunist politicians. National Conference is trying it's hard to use this issue to get the maximum support in the upcoming elections. On the other hand Congress has remained tight lipped over the issue sensing its bad effects on poll alliance otherwise anything rela...
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Eight heavily armed LeT ultras tried to sneak into Indian Territory, alert Army thwarts attempt
Major infiltration bid foiled at Mendhar
4/16/2014 11:50:58 PM
Early Times Report MENDHAR, Apr 16: A major infiltration bid was foiled today in Mendhar sector by the vigilant army personnel present in the area in the wee hours today as security personnel noticed some suspicious movement of the ultras across the LoC at Thundar area on the other side of the border. Seven to eight heavily armed militants of LeT cadre made a desperate attempt to sneak into this side of the LoC around about 3.30 a.m in the morning who were spotted by the vigilant army personnel deployed in the area. The army challenged the ultras that opened fire on the Indian troops who retaliated effectively to keep the ultras at the bay. The firing continued for some time as the terr...
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2011 cross voting reflects NC-BJP love affair
4/16/2014 11:50:42 PM
Early Times Report DEVSAR-KULGAM, Apr 16: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today said that the Muftis’ were acting as Amit Shahs of Narender Modi in Jammu Kashmir. He was addressing election rallies at Homeshalibugh, Kulgam and Devsar Omar said the only aim of PDP to fight Lok Sabha Elections is to provide tactical support to Narendra Modi and BJP by dividing voters on communal and regional lines in Jammu and Kashmir. Omar Also said that the people of Jammu Kashmir were intelligent enough to understand the PDP game plan. Yes, the people of Jammu Kashmir are very intelligent and they know how NC helped BJP and how they have helped the NC. The cross voting by BJP MLAs in favour of NC cand...
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Political opportunism or Modi wave, Andrabi joins BJP campaign
4/16/2014 11:50:32 PM
K Koushal JAMMU, Apr 16: With sole motive to grab political opportunity, Dr Drakshan Andrabi too joined the Modi campaign at Kishtwar Town few days back following withdrawal of SDP candidate for Udhampur Parliamentary seat Liaqat Ali Magray despite the fact that the opportunist leader was continuously attacking both congress as well as Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP). It will be difficult for Dr Drakshan Andrabi, Supremo, Socialist Democratic Party (SDP) to answer some harsh questions like why she joined the Modi campaign at Kishtwar clandestinely and later shared dies with BJP National President Rajnath Singh in Udhampur town yesterday when the leader has been slamming the BJP and Congress fo...
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As Doda-Udhampur goes to votes; Kishtwar violence, Kitchloo's induction major issues
4/16/2014 11:50:24 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik KISHTWAR, Apr 16: Like other parts of Udhampur-Doda parliamentary seat spread over 20 assembly segments of six Districts of Jammu region, communally sensitive Districts of Kishtwar and Doda are all set to vote in tomorrow's election. If the observers are to be believed, among various issues raised by various political parties during election campaign in all the 20 assembly segments, but the main issue that is likely to play key role in tomorrow's voting are the August 9 riots which took place last year in Kishtwar and arrest of encounter specialist cop Shiv Krishan Sharma by Doda police in an fake case. Arrest case of encounter specialist cop was the first incident that s...
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Statements of Farooq, Omar on PDP, BJP meaningful
Manifestation of frustration
4/16/2014 11:50:17 PM
Rustam Jammu, Apr 16: On Tuesday, NC president and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah and his son and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressed rallies at different places in Kashmir to woo voters. One thing was common in their speeches. They accused the PDP of helping the BJP in Jammu province fielding its candidates from both the Lok Sabha constituencies - Jammu and Udhampur. Farooq Abdullah accused the PDP of having a "nexus with the BJP, he said while addressing an rally at Khansahab (Budgam), adding Mufti Sayeed fielded a "Hindu" face, Yashpal Sharma, for Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency against Madan Lal Sharma of Congress "only to divide the votes". "Similarly, he gave mandate to a ...
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Mir opens his basket, says Omar will be CM for next six years
‘Guarantee You will not support BJP’
4/16/2014 11:50:01 PM
Saahil Suhail KULGAM, Apr 16: Even as the state Congress had so far remained silent over the possibility of any pre or post poll alliance with National Conference in the forth coming assembly elections, Senior Congress leader and Minister for Tourism Ghulam Ahmad Mir today said Omar Abdullah will continue to be Chief Minister for six and half years. "You National conference have to guarantee that you will continue to support the Congress led UPA in the center and not BJP. Our collation in the state had performed very well on all levels so the alliance will continue and Omar Abdullah will be the Chief Minister of the state for next six and half years." Mir said while addressing the joint ...
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NC workers booked for attacking PDP vehicle
4/16/2014 11:49:49 PM
Early Times Report KULGAM, Apr 16: Police on Wednesday booked four National Conference workers including two brothers for targeting People's Democratic Party campaign vehicle in South Kashmir's Qazigund town. Vehicle with registration number (JK18-5466) fitted with public address system was on election campaign when the four arrested persons pelted stones on it, damaging its windowpanes. The vehicle was on way from Lamad Qazigund to Aarward hamlet, when the culprits attacked the vehicle with stones causing damage to it and injuring on board PDP activists. A police official confirmed the reports saying "We took cognizance of the complaint filed by People's Democratic Party workers and ...
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Omar's five years full of scams: Mehbooba Mufti
Like Yusuf, NC looking for another scape goat to succeed in elections:PDP
4/16/2014 11:29:29 PM
Javaid Naikoo Srinagar, Apr 16: Terming five years of Chief Minister in office full of scams, People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti alleged that National Conference is allegedly eying another person to murder him like they did with Muhammad Yousuf Shah to succeed in their mission of election boycott. Addressing a gathering of around three thousand people in her parliamentary constituency in South Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti alleged that it was NC leadership which allegedly murdered their colleague Muhammad Yousuf at Chief Minister's residence only after a misunderstanding between them erupted on issue of Money accounts. Mehbooba alleged that NC is planning similar kind of...
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Four file nominations for Baramullah-Kupwara seat
4/16/2014 11:29:12 PM
Syed Tahir Bukhari BARAMULLA, Apr 16: Four candidates from various political parties filled their nomination papers from north Kashmir's Baramulla constituency before returning officer in Deputy Commissioner's office complex Baramulla on Wednesday while as PDP candidate will file his papers on Thursday. National Conference Patron Dr Farooq Abdullha and JKPC Chief Saif-Ud-Din Soz and several Ministers accompanied coalition candidate Shareef Ud-Din Shariq for filing nomination form before the returning officer Baramulla. Shariq submitted an Affidavit before Returning officer in which he has mentioned bank balance Rs=13, 90,421 in State Bank of India and 50,000 are shown as cash in hand. Wh...
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JMC VO destroys 11Kg sub-standard meat,Recovers Rs 2000 as fine
AAP flays authorities over 'Gopalpora colony water logging'
BSP office bearers of Doda joins JKDF
Seminar on ill-effects of corruption, drug addiction held at Pulwama
Many people join SDP
CJM issues fresh NBWs in Wamiq Farooq case
Bari Brahmana shootout, one injured
Watchman murdered, 4 suspects detained
AFSPA an enabling Act; will never misuse it: GoC
Doda-Udhampur votes today; BJP, Cong locked in straight contest
UT for Ladakh a poll gimmick: Mufti
CAPD vows to please private companies
CB produces challan against Chairman, Secretary of Sainik Colony Housing Society
HC warns Health Deptt, PSC against 'slackness'
NPSU lambasts state govt for ignoring culture, tradition of Nagbani area
HC stays demotion of Physical Master to PET
KD slams private schools for looting students
Stage set for today's Doda-Udhampur LS Polls, 108 polling stations critical
DC orders inquiry in 'diet charges' at DH Rajouri
HC directs Health Deptt to declare results of FMHW, MMHW
Army to assist police in sensitive areas during polling
Chain hunger strike of JDA employees enters second consecutive day
7 kg explosives seized in Doda
26 BLOs placed under suspension in Srinagar
BJSS elects its executive body
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Pathribal encounter: Court directs IGP to produce authority letter
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