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Mehbooba takes on her Ministers!
'I know who worked and who holidayed during turmoil'
9/25/2016 11:39:37 PM
Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a high level meeting of the PDP Legislators and Ministers chaired by her, took a jibe at some PDP leaders over leaving their people in lurch during two and a half months of turmoil and lamented that she was privy to the activities of all legislators and ministers during the pressing time for her Government. "Please do not live in fool's paradise that I do not have information about your whereabouts. I know what each one has been doing during the unrest period and what role has been played by whom," Chief Minister told her Cabinet Ministers in a closed party meet held at her residence. Sources privy to the meeting told Early Times that Chief Minister looked more confidant and assertive in her words while she emphasised over the need to establish constant touch with the masses. "While she hailed the efforts of many of her colleagues in dousing the flames that engulfed the valley since July 8, ...
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Eyeing cabinet berth, Beigh supports Mehbooba
9/25/2016 11:39:20 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: PDP MP and former deputy Chief Minister, Muzaffar Hussain Beigh has taken another twist, in seemingly unending twists and turns, by coming out openly in support of the Chief Minister. His support at this juncture seems to be aimed at getting at some sort of top slot after the exit of Karra from the party. Muzzaffar Hussain Beigh, who had just few days ago, had said that the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti should quit if she feels that the alliance is not working as per the agenda of alliance. It was believed to be another sort of veiled threat to the chief minister, who already is facing through tough times. But, today he came out openly in her supp...
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J&K Govt forgets action against corrupt officers, no action likely
9/25/2016 11:39:11 PM
Syed Junaid Hashmi Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: Unrest in Kashmir coupled with political compulsions seem to have forced Jammu and Kashmir government to virtually forget taking stringent action against alleged corrupt officers and come out with another list of employees to be ousted. The stringent action includes forced retirement of the corrupt officers. Around 56 officers were shown the door when ex-Chief Minister Late Mufti Mohammed Sayeed took over reigns of the power in the state. But as has been the case, there was no follow-up and the drive to show corrupt officers way out died a tragic death. If the sources are to be believed, the drive had to be stopped since the of...
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Sports Council befools young sportsmen
Publishes vague, tricky recruitment notice
9/25/2016 11:38:59 PM
Ali Yusuf Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: Notwithstanding the fact that the Secretary J&K State Sports Council is the president of the youth wing of the ruling PDP and the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti swears by the youth rhetorically, the apex sports body which the duo head as the secretary and the president respectively has hoodwinked the sportspersons by issuing a recruitment notice that reflects the bigoted attitude of the Council towards them. While, Sports Council has been abused by successive Sports Ministers as asylum for their relatives and associates, first time in the history of the state sports council, a recruitment notice has been issued seeking applications fro...
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IWT divides NC and Congress
Kashmir of confusion
9/25/2016 11:38:33 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: The possibility of New Delhi reviewing the 56 year old Indus Water Treaty under which Pakistan gets most of the Indus waters had divided the Kashmiri political parties and leaders. The main opposition NC and its working president Omar Abdullah has virtually opposed the Indus Water Treaty and described it as an abomination and former JKPCC president and Union Water Resources Minister Saif-ud-Din Soz has opposed those who demand its abrogation. "It (IWT) was an abomination and should never have gone through. J-K has suffered long on its account but this government isn't going to scrap it," Omar tweeted on Friday. Omar Abdullah's assertion came amid cal...
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Uri martyrs, exclusion of Jammu, Ladakh
What has happened to BJP?
9/25/2016 11:38:19 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Sept 25: The BJP, till March 1, 2015, used to be very vocal when it would come to Jammu and martyrs, has lost its way. Power has gone into its head. Its leadership has turned so arrogant, obstinate and insensitive that it doesn't know what it says and what impact it would have on the aggrieved people of what it says. On Friday, it was BJP spokesperson Virendra Gupta, who described the exclusion of Jammu and Ladakhi youth from the recent employment package cleared by the Government of India. The Centre had the other day sanctioned 10000 additional positions of Special Police Officers (SPOs). It was made clear that all the 10000 recruitments will be made fro...
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NC-PDP wash dirty linnen on Mehbooba's carpet
Pot calling kettle black
9/25/2016 11:38:08 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: The war of words between opposition National Conference and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party has just worsened as in the latest the arch rivals are fighting it out over the PDP's meeting, wherein Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is sitting on a carpet and her colleagues take seat on white sheets. "Roll call with Baji on Qaleen, rest not worthy of Qaleen. Dismal attendance of senior leaders only a handful of loyalists left -for now," posted NC spokesman Juniad Azim Mattu, alongside picture of the PDP meeting held on September 23 at Mehbooba's residence here. In the picture released by the PDP, only Muzaffar Hussain Beg and Sartaj Madani are see...
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Several stalwarts missing from list of dignitaries
Shri Amar Kshtriya Rajput Sabha sammelan 2016
9/25/2016 11:37:51 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: Shri Amar Kshtriya Rajput Sabha (SAKRS) Jammu and Kashmir on Sundayorganized a Sammelan in MAM Stadium, on the eve of 122nd birth anniversary of late Maharaja Hari Singh but to utter surprise, several former Sabha office bearers and stalwarts found no place in the list of dignitaries invited for the function. As per Rajput Sabha members, the invitation cards were sent to several stalwart leaders of Sabha, former office bearers, former Ministers, legislators cutting across party lines were invited. To utter surprise of many Rajput Sabha members, in the end of the invitation card, the word president was written, but the name of president was missin...
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Curfew in Kishtwar as arrests lead to tension
9/25/2016 10:52:38 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report KISHTWAR, Sept 25 : After a wait of over 70 days, the government last night launched a massive crack down against separatists and anti-national elements, alleged to be posing a threat to peace and tranquility in the district, and booked two of them under PSA. One was arrested for instigating youth to raise anti-national slogans on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha on September 13, 2016 while another person, who was wanted in many FIRs, gave a slip to the police team...
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No doctor available on Sundays in Bone & Joint Hospital Ishtiyaq Ahmad
9/25/2016 10:51:55 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: The patients at Bone and Joint hospital Srinagar have alleged that there is hardly any doctor available to attend them in indoors on Sundays. Monzoor Ahmad father of one of the patients who brought his son in this hospital for the treatment told Early Times that on Friday his son Sabit Ahmad was admitted in Bone and joint hospital after his right arm was broken. "I brought my son here on Friday and immediately the doctors took him to Operation Theater for surgery. On Sunday morning my son complained acute pain and when I went to call the doctor I was shocked to know that none of the doctors were to see the patients in wards on Sunday," he said. F...
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Modi strengthens Mehbooba by striking conciliatory notes with Pak
9/25/2016 10:51:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: The PM Narendra Modi has strengthened the PDP by ruling out the military option against Pakistan after the Uri attack. The Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti echoing the sensitivities of the PM had also said that her party doesn't want war with the Pakistan. The PM in his address yesterday had made it clear that to 'avenge' the martyrdom of 18 soldiers in the Uri attack, India will try to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, he also called on the people of the Pakistan to fight out unemployment and poverty. The tone and tenor of much awaited speech some believe was conciliatory in the nature and was probably aimed at smoothing the tempers in the valley and a...
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PWD moves at snail's pace
Around hundred JEs await posting for last 4 months
9/25/2016 10:51:39 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: Usually government departments blame manpower shortage for slow pace of work but Public Works Department (PWD) has so far failed to utilize the services of newly appointed Junior Engineers (JEs), who have been waiting for their postings for the last four months. The newly appointed Junior Engineers informed Early Times that around 133 of them were appointed in Public Works, Roads and Building department (PWD) out of which more than 90 had joined and were asked to report Chief Engineer office Jammu for daily attendance. "We have been marking our attendance for the last four months but so far none of JE has been adjusted in any of the divis...
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200 employers fail to get PF code in four years
9/25/2016 10:51:26 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: Contrary to the claims of the Union Labour Ministry that employers get PF code within hours by applying online, its own organization, JKEPFO has denied PF code to employers who had applied offline for the same and their files are gathering dust in the cupboards for last four years. Source in organization said that nearly 200 employers have applied voluntarily to get Provident Fund Code (PF code) in Jammu Kashmir Employees Provident Funds Organization, Regional office Jammu (JKEPFO) , but owing to either indifferent attitude of officials or slow pace of the process, employers, have been depriving thousands of the employees to get benefits o...
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Security upped as sleeper cells' threat keeps police on tenterhooks
9/25/2016 10:51:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: Security has been further upped in the winter capital city here as sleeper cells' threat has kept police and security agencies on tenterhooks. The security agencies are on toes and closely monitoring the situation in the backdrop of arrest of Lashkar-e-Toiba man from bordering belt of Jammu and two JeM guides helping terrorits to infiltrate in Uri Sector of Kashmir. "The situation at the moment is very sensitive but vigil is being maintained," official sources said. They said that Poonch encounter in which four militants were killed and Uri attack in which 18 soldiers attained martydom and four militants were eliminated is something to be concerning ...
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Kashmir's tourism sector cries out for ending prolonged shutdown
9/25/2016 10:51:10 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Sept 25: It is not only that people in the Kashmir Valley are suffering from the prolonged shutdown, but also the tourism sector that has been massively affected by the two-month-long unrest. The quaint and serene town of Pahalgam situated on the banks of the River Lidder in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Kashmir Valley. Nearby places like Baisaran, Betaab Valley, Aru Valley, Kolahoi Glacier and Sheshnag are vibrant examples of nature at its scenic best. The Pahalgam golf course is also a major attraction for tourists, and there are around 200 hotels and lodges, besides hundreds of ponywal...
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'Political enigma' still over status of Karra's resignation…?
Rejection or acceptance depends on 'content' of resignation letter... !
9/25/2016 10:51:01 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Sept 25: Even as Tariq Hamid Karra submitted his resignation as Lok Sabha MP to the Speaker of the House a couple of days back, he continues to be the Member of the Parliament until it gets accepted. No one actually knows what content Karra chose to write in the letter submitted along with the resignation, which is going to decide whether the Srinagar-Budgam Parliamentary seat gets vacated for polls or not. Sources said though Karra announced his resignation as MP nearly 10 days back on September 15 when Kashmir was witnessing unrest at its peak, he took his time and sent in the resignation over a week later, just two days back. However, there is no word from ...
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Police busts online inter-state sex racket
Man held for his 'provocative' statements
Woman found hanging from ceiling fan hook
Beyond freebies announced by BSNL: Landline phones defunct in Rajouri for years
Curfew like restrictions imposed in Bandipora to foil Eidgah challo
'Fake' baba trying to encroach land near Mangla Devi temple
Govt discusses modalities to place Srinagar in 'Smart cities list
Markets opens as curfew lifted from all parts of Kashmir
Displaced Pandit Youth Forum stages demonstration
School set ablaze in Ganderbal
PHE ITI trained, CP workers hold protest
New track after repairs thrown open for Vaishno Devi pilgrims
Are Pakistan militant camps at striking distance from India?
Overloaded vehicles ply with impunity
Two years over, work on realignment of 132 kv line not started yet
'Additional deployment of army on LoC is to upgrade security grid'
39 arrested in Kashmir; situation under control: Police
Aashman Foundation volunteers visit Old Age Home
ReT Forum demands release of pending salary of SSA teachers
Demands raised on 122nd birth anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh
AJCSF discusses present situation in the state
Need of Joint efforts imperative to end unrest: Rangil Singh
Fertilizers Dealers, Retailers Training Programme Organized
Over 25K youngsters turn up to protect Kashmir in uniform
Woman crushed to death by truck
JYF criticizes VC JU
JKTF holds meet, chain hunger strike to begin from Sept 26
PNBMT to launch phase 2 public awareness campaign
BFDC organizes meet
PYC criticizes PM for not giving befitting reply to Pak
NMC demands special budgetary package of Rs 9000 crore
World Pharmacist Day celebrated
PoK Refugees organizes rally in support of their demands
Process of atherosclerosis starts at early Age: Dr Sushil
AMC & SS Hospital Gurdarspur includes Maxx Lyfe in Jammu
MLC Jugal tours far-off panchayats of Pancheri
SAKRS organizes rajput sammelan
Madhu Param Hans delivers religious sermons
Several BJP workers join Shiv Sena
Despite unrest, fruit exports from Kashmir touch 205000 Metric Tonnes
Pak will have to bear consequences of its 'nefarious' actions: Defence expert
Arrangements reviewed for ensuing Muharram programmes
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