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'Omar misses opportunity to project himself as statesman'
Abstention from obituary references
5/28/2016 12:05:52 AM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and incumbent Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti were conspicuous by their absence from the State Legislative Assembly, when the House met for the maiden sitting of the Budget session on Thursday. Political watchers believe that Omar, who was a vehement political opponent of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, and highly critical of his latest decision to enter into alliance with BJP to form Government in J&K, could have risen above political rivalry and paid tributes to the departed soul, who quietly gave many a political lessons to the politicians of Omar's generation. "Though Omar is told to have been indisposed, he should have come to the House and paid rich tributes to Mufti Mohammad Sayeed" said a NC office bearer in Jammu. "This act of his would have projected him as a pragmatic leader and a courteous person" he added. "In politics, symbolism matters and Omar lost a symbolic opportunity" he added further. Meh...
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Redundant separatists gang up against KPs' rehabilitation
5/28/2016 12:05:40 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: The separatists have ganged up against rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits on the directions from their handlers across the border with a specific purpose: defame BJP government its J&K and oppose it's any move. It's after a many long years that the hardliners and perceived 'moderate' camps of the Hurriyat leadership have joined hands to oppose the move as per the plan to rehabilitate Kashmir Pandits. The hardline separatist Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani had last year also opposed the move . He had conveniently suggested that KPs are 'welcome' if they decide to settle at their original places; which means, that they should live in an environment of uneasiness...
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BJP mantri offers olive branch to separatists, invites wrath
5/28/2016 12:05:33 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: A senior BJP leader and a minister in the present regime seems inclined towards holding talks with separatists. He has reiterated his offer to act as a facilitator between the Centre and the separatists for the second time within a span of a few days. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar, the BJP minister said, "The Centre is ready to hold the talks with the Hurriyat under the Indian and J&K Constitution. "As per the Agenda of Alliance, the Centre will hold talks with anyone. They (Hurriyat people) are own people but they should be ready to hold the talks with the Centre." An analyst while talking to Early Times said, "On o...
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NC taunts BJP, says it no more talks about Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan, Ek Nishan
5/28/2016 12:05:24 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: The state legislature on Thursday, when Kashmir at the behest of separatists observed the first ever bandh against the internally-displaced Kashmiri Hindus and ex-soldiers from the state and opposed the proposal on establishment of colonies for them in the Valley, witnessed remarkable unity among all Kashmiri lawmakers and the BJP lawmakers and ministers watched the scene as mute spectators. All the Kashmiri lawmakers in one voice batted for the state's special status while paying tributes to Late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. They said they will not allow any power to "weaken J&K's identity" and stated that "any party which weakens J&K's identity would lose its ...
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139 kanal forest land encroached in Udhampur
5/28/2016 12:05:15 AM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: The Forest Department is leaving no stone unturned to give a dent to the anti-encroachment drive of forest which was initiated by former minister, Bali Bhagat during his tenure as forest minister in Jammu region. Reliable source in department said that the lower rung officials of the forest department have identified nearly 27 encroachers who have been encroached nearly 139 Kanals and 97 forest land in Udhampur division since many years. "Unfortunately owing to lackadaisical approach of higher officials, the forest land is not vacated from the encroachers so far", said source wishing anonymity. They further said, "Giving dent to the anti ...
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BJP ignores Jammu once again, North zone culture offices goes to Valley
Discrimination!
5/28/2016 12:05:06 AM
Raj Sandeep Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: In yet another jolt to Jammu already a victim of discrimination, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala has established its office in Kashmir recently ignoring Jammu which is a hub of cultural activities. The sources informed Early Times that North Zone Cultural Centre is an offshoot of Ministry of Culture, Govt of India meant to cater to the interest of artists of north zone belonging to different forms of art and with the opening of NZCC office in the valley ignoring Jammu, the artists fraternity of Jammu division is likely to get hit severely, sources further said, adding that with this development, the discrimination which was hitherto c...
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SKIMS Dir selection: Officials 'fudge' orders to induct influential docs in list
5/28/2016 12:04:48 AM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, May 27: A massive distortion of Government orders has surfaced in selection of upcoming Director SKIMS, Srinagar, as officials concerned in the institute have allegedly fudged government orders to include influential doctors in the list of applicants. Documents accessed by Early Times reveal that officials at SKIMS are involved in fudging of previously announced government orders to include some influential doctors in the applicant list for selection of new Director. The content of one order vide ME/NG/71/2016/SKIMS dated 05/04/2016 signed by Dr MK Bhandari, then secretary to Government Health and medical education reads that the age of Candida...
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Pak invites media persons, social activists, separatists for anti-India seminar
5/28/2016 12:04:41 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik ET Report srinagar, May 27: Instead of addressing the various human rights violation within the country faced by the people in Balochistan and in illegally occupied Kashmir, Pakistani establishment has plan to hold a two days seminar on "Human Rights Violations" to discuss human rights violation in State of Jammu and Kashmir called Mirpur University of Science and Technology and had invited various media persons, social activist and pro Pakistan separatist leaders from State of Jammu and Kashmir to discuss and deliberate on the topic. As per the details available with "Early Times", the Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) is organizing 2 days seminar named ...
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SHO takes 'bribe' to free heroin smugglers, book rivals
5/28/2016 12:04:34 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: A police officer, who is SHO of a police station falling under the administrative control of the district headquarter here, is alleged to have taken a huge money as bribe to free heroin smugglers and wrongly book their rivals. The police station doesn't fall in the border area of the district. Several drug smugglers are said to be active in this area. Acting on a tip-off about the presence of some heroin smugglers in a shop under his jurisdiction, the SHO raided the premises and apprehended three of them. Some quantity of heroin and an equipment used to weigh the contraband were also seized, according to police sources. All of them were shifted to the p...
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Parrikar sets record straight, says Army needs AFSPA
Slap on the face of separatists
5/28/2016 12:04:25 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has virtually ruled out withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir in near future, saying that the Act is needed so long as the Army is involved in counter insurgency operations, though any decision in this regard will be taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs. "My department's role comes into picture when Army is asked to proceed and act in the civilian area. We require this Act when Army is asked to operate. For counter terror operations Army needs special power," he said in Delhi while speaking on second anniversary of the Narendra Modi Government in the Centre. Without mincing words, P...
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Amid major quake threat, Govt caught napping on disaster preparedness
5/28/2016 12:04:11 AM
Early Times Report srinagar, May 27: As if the major earthquake, which is feared to strike the state, particularly Jammu region, causing widespread destruction, will keep the authorities apprised about its date and timing in advance that the state government has miserably failed to come out of slumber on disaster preparedness. While over a week has passed since a US-based university cautioned of a major earthquake of magnitude 8 or greater may strike Jammu and Kashmir due to a "tectonic fault" in Reasi, which is barely 48 miles from the winter capital, the government is yet to review its preparedness to tackle any such eventuality. On May 19, Oregon State University in the US said a m...
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NFSA, Handwara killings resonate in Assembly; NC, Congress legislators stage walk-out
5/27/2016 11:28:53 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 27: Legislators of National Conference and Congress today staged a walk-out from the Assembly while raising different issues during the question hour. However, the Speaker Kavinder Gupta managed to run the show and the question hour was completed. As soon as the house started proceedings the legislators of NC and Congress stood up and started raising slogans. NC legislators like Abdul Majeed Bhat (Larmi), Altaf Ahmad Wani (Kaloo) and Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar displayed posters where-in the healing touch and zero tolerance were castigated. The NC legislators alleged that the state government has failed to book the people responsible for the ki...
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Omar trains guns at BJP Minister
NC Prez is RSS baby, has no right to question Sangh's ideology: Sat Sharma
5/27/2016 11:28:48 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Srinagar. May 27: The former Chief Minister and leader of opposition in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Omar Abdullah today slammed the senior BJP Minister for his 1947 mayhem remarks added that when a minister of ruling party would speak like this, the chance of bring the people of different shades of life together a very different thing. While speaking on Governor's motion of thanks held on May 25 which he missed, the NC working president Omar Abdullah said that when government is talking about bringing the people of different regions together is difficult at the time when a ruling minister in the coalition government threatened the Muslims of...
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JMC terminates contract with NGO, takes over animal centre
ET Impact
5/27/2016 11:28:40 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: Terminating contract with the NGO, which was taking care of animal Centre at Roop Nagar, the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) yesterday took over the Centre. According to documents possessed by the Early Times the Joint Director, JMC on Thursday terminated the contract. "Whereas, the NGO has failed in performance of its mandate, no proper records have been maintained by the NGO for the grant released by JMC for the month of January and February 2016. On the basis of allegations received from the staff of NGO regarding financial mismanagement, and after conducting a preliminary inquiry into the financial statements submitted by the NGO, ...
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NC-Cong mulling 'joint candidate' against BJP-PDP
Anantnag Assembly bypoll
5/27/2016 11:28:32 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, May 27: As Anantnag Assembly constituency in South Kashmir gears up for another poll battle, opposition National Conference and Congress have started drawing up their strategy to give ruling PDP and BJP a fight with both the parties mulling putting up a joint candidate in answer to BJP's decision to support its ruling ally for the election. The bypoll for the Assembly seat will be held on June 19. Sources said while it is almost certain that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will herself contest from the seat apparently in order to make her entry into the Legislative Assembly, opposition National Conference and Congress are considering to contest the election jointl...
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15 terrorists killed in 11 days in Kashmir
4 cops, 2 soldiers, 1 civilian also lost lives
5/27/2016 11:28:19 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, May 27: In the valley, where terror outfits have stepped up their activities ahead of the holy Amarnath pilgrimage to the South Kashmir Himalayas, 16 Pak and local terrorists have been shot dead by security forces in the past 12 days. Four cops, two soldiers and a civilian also lost their lives in these encounters. The tourist season is at its peak and the increased terror activities are likely to have a bearing on the flow of tourists to the valley, official sources felt. Apart from eliminating 16 terrorists, forces also captured alive four, including a Pakistani who possessed an Adhaar Card, from Kashmir and Poonch area of Jammu region, sources said. Sources ...
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Jawan fights valiantly to kill four terrorists before attaining martyrdom
5/27/2016 11:28:10 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, May 27 It was sheer grit and determination of 36-year-old Havildar Hangpan Dada that saw him fight valiantly at the 13,000-feet high Shamsabari range to eliminate four heavily-armed terrorists who infiltrated into North Kashmir from PoK before he laid down his life. Having been posted at the high range since late last year, it was the team of Havildar, who is known as just Dada, which spotted the movement of terrorists in the area yesterday and lost no time in engaging them in an encounter that went on today too. Enrolled in the Assam Regiment of the Army in 1997, Dada was posted with the 35 Rashtriya Rifles, a force carved out for counter-insurgency operatio...
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Six including two HM militants killed in two separate encounters in North Kashmir
War like store has been recovered from site of operations
5/27/2016 11:27:50 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, May 27: In two separate encounters six militants and one army soldier were killed, and one army soldier was injured in twin districts of north Kashmir over past two days. According to senior police official that, "an encounter broke out between forces and suspected militants in the wee hoursFriday in Khunchipora area of Tangmarg in Baramulla district. Based on specific information about the presence of two militants in Khunchipora village of Tang...
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SPCB fails to act against violators
Health establishments, industries flout norms
5/27/2016 11:14:36 PM
Saqib Junaid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, May 27: Despite flouting the norms of the State Pollution Control Board, authorities have failed to act against the health establishments and the cement factories that are operating without adhering the rules in the state. Sources within the SPCB said more than 500 health care establishments in the state are operating without the sanction of the SPCB and are handling bio-medical waste in violation of the Bio-Medical Waste Management Rules. The health care institutions treating over one thousand patients per month are required to seek authorization of the board under the rules. "But over 550 health establishments are operating without authorizatio...
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Medical Superintendent at DH Shopian removed, attached
5/27/2016 11:12:41 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, May 27: Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Shopian was on Thursday removed after he failed to run hospital smoothly. Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Ghulam Ahmad Dar confirmed to Early Times that the Medical Superintendent, Dr Muneer Ahmad was removed fallowing the complaints of mismanagement. "He failed to manage the hospital administration and apparently all wasn't well there," he said, adding an order was issued in this regard and officer was attached till further orders. However, deputy commissioner clarified that attachment of Medical Superintend has nothing to do with enquiry that is going into the death of pregnant lady due to all...
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General line Teachers deprived of salaries for almost six months
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PHE workers stage protest dharna
CJM holds awareness camp at Padder
VHAI demands tax hike on tobacco products
SSP chairs NH-44 road maintenance meeting
Awareness camp on PMSHS organised in Chenani
MVD Samba launches drive against violators
Government, separatists destroying Kashmiri Hindus: PK
Situation under PDP-BJP rule turning fugile: Jan
BJP workers, celebrating 2 yrs of Modi govt, receive burn injuries
To make 'easy bucks' drivers modify 'Sumos', traffic police in slumber
Govt imposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes, beedies, tobacco in J&K
HC directs Govt to transfer old DC office complex to judiciary at Kishtwar
Tributes paid to Imam Jamia Masjid Mendhar
SMC to undertake door to door collection of garbage
Low voltage giving people sleepless nights, PDD feels relaxed
Car plunges into canal on Jammu outskirts, 2 drown
Niall residents protest against PDD
Farooq Abdullah draws flak for phone use during anthem
HC directs Revenue Secy to file updated status report or appear in person
2899 killed, 24866 injured in accidents in 3 yrs
Power shut down
HC notice to SMVDSB in PIL on 'commercialisation of worship'
Omar accuses PDP-BJP coalition of bartering state's interests
HC to hear contempt plea against ex-SHO of Pacca Danga PS today
Thieves steal BSNL cable, snaps 200 landline connections
47 kidnapping cases registered in Jammu district in 4 months
Manch observes Nirvan Divas of Pujya Mata Rama Bai
Congress commemorate Pt. Nehru on his 52nd Death Anniversary
Walk in interview cum Practical Test for artisans
National Executive Council Meeting to be held May 29 to 31
Transporters' delegation call on Sr Police official
JMC conducts cleanliness drive
SKUAST-J ranked 10th in list of agriculture universities of India
Association of Industries calls on Managing Director J&K SIDCO
VC Misuses autonomy to ban ABVP in Jammu : BJP
Workshop on yoga organized
Car hits aged woman
Court frames charges in Udhampur petrol bomb attack case
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