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BJP unhappy with KPs?
Mission 44+
12/22/2014 11:35:35 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: The BJP, which on June 23 adopted Mission 44+ for the 2014 crucial assembly elections, is, according to many insiders, "not happy with the Kashmiri Pandit community". Credible sources in the party inform that the "BJP leadership, which had expected that a couple of its candidates would win the assembly election in the Kashmir valley for the first time in 67 years, if the KP migrant voters would vote in strength for the BJP candidates in those constituencies in the Valley where the KP community had sizeable number of voters, has finally come to believe that it is the KP community that has spoiled its electoral chances in Kashmir". Significantly, sources also told the Early Times that "a number of senior BJP leaders, who were not associated with the poll managers of the party, hold the party leadership responsible for discouraging the KP voters". "The BJP poll managers had disappointed the KP community by projecting a staunch supporter of Article 370 ...
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Hours before counting of votes Omar accepts defeat
Says Srinagar residents did not vote for him
12/22/2014 11:35:21 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 22: Hours before the counting of votes for 87 assembly seats in Jammu & Kashmir, chief minister Omar Abdullah today regretted that people of Srinagar did not come out to vote despite heavy turnout across the state. Omar also ruled out any alliance with Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) for the formation of next government in the state. Addressing a press conference here this evening, Omar said that people of summer capital should have come out and voted during the assembly elections. He said that even if people had complaints against his government city residents should have cast their vote like the other people of the state. "There was an over...
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New government to take call on filling up vacancies
Raj Bhavan rejects PSC appointments
12/22/2014 11:35:07 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 22: After raising queries on the appointment of seven member Public Service Commission panel, including the Chairman, the Raj Bhavan is understood to have rejected the panel which was cleared by the state cabinet just a few days before the elections were announced in the state. Sources told Early Times the Governor NN Vohra has not given his assent to the controversial appointments which created a flutter in the state as many people were of the opinion that the panel for the prestigious recruitment agency was based on the political considerations rather than the merit. Prior to rejecting the panel the Governor had returned the file of new appointees to th...
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SICOP flouts norms to 'illegally' issue raw material worth Rs 170 lacs
Beneficiary firm refuses to pay
12/22/2014 11:34:57 PM
Avinash Azad Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: Throwing rule book into trash, the Managing Director, Jammu and Kashmir Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (SICOP) has released raw material worth Rs 170 lacs without fulfilling codal formalities to a firm which has refused to make payment against the material received by it. According to well placed sources, the SICOP purchased raw material, BILLET 500 mts, from SAIL Jammu worth Rs 170 lacs. The consignment was made on the verbal directions of MD, since there was no legal document regarding the deal, the firm denied corporation's claims regarding the material. "The payment was made in advance to SAIL Jammu by the corporation. T...
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One and half year on, PHE establishes just 3 out of 29 proposed water testing labs
12/22/2014 11:34:45 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: The Public Health Engineering (PHE) department has failed to establish 26 out of 29 proposed water testing labs more than one and a half year since deadline for establishment of same expired. Sources informed Early Times that Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India had issued directions to Jammu and Kashmir Public Health Engineering (JKPHE) to establish Water Testing Laboratories at Sub division Level and also made them functional within two months of issuance of guidelines. "The Union Ministry had issued guidelines on May 8, 2013 and the laboratories were proposed to be completed by July, 8, 2013 but after lapse of...
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With counting of votes all set to be taken up, PDP likely to emerge as single largest party
NC bigwigs likely to bite dust; Madni, Sofi may also lose
12/22/2014 11:34:38 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 22: As the stage is set for the counting of votes across the state for the 87 assembly seats the picture emerging from the exit polls and opinion polls carried out after and before the polls suggest that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) would emerge as the single largest party. In the 87 member house it is expected that PDP will win 36-38 seats followed by Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) with 18-22 seats. Partners in the present coalition government National Conference and Congress are all set to face drubbing in the assembly elections. While NC is projected to win 10-14 seats Congress would win around 8-10 seats. In the present assembly NC is...
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Counting of votes today: All eyes on Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
12/22/2014 11:34:26 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: As all exit polls have predicted emergence of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as single largest party, all eyes are on former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to usher a new era of peace and progress in Jammu and Kashmir. Formation of PDP led government is looking imminent because all surveys and exit polls have predicted that PDP is emerging as single largest party in the State. None of the survey has predicted that PDP would be below 30 marks so it is almost confirm that this party would emerge as single largest party, may achieve the target of 44 plus which is mark of absolute majority. In 2002 PDP had got 16 seats but party had successfully forme...
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Anti-Modi elements want Mufti, Omar to work together
For the sake of Kashmiri aspirations
12/22/2014 11:34:18 PM
Rustam Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: The possibility of the PDP not securing an absolute majority in the 87-member House has upset many anti-Narendra Modi elements in the Valley. It has upset them to the extent that they have urged both the PDP and the NC leaders to rise above party politics, surmount their ego problem and join hands to form next government in the state. Their argument is that there is no fundamental difference between the two Kashmir-based parties and it would be only in the fitness of things if they joined hands and work together for the Kashmiri cause. One such person who has urged the Muftis and Abdullahs to forget the past and join hands is none other the bitter...
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UN called Hafiz 'Sahib', J&K govt had termed Guru as 'Sahib'
Acts of similarity
12/22/2014 11:34:04 PM
Both acts are highly condemnable Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: There is one similarity between the UN and the J&K government on terror masterminds - LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. While UN Security Council Committee Chair Gary Quinlan has referred to Hafiz as 'Sahib', J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah and law minister Mir Saifullah had called Guru 'Sahib'. Both the terrorists have been described in respectful terms. The two had executed attacks on India. Hafiz is the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and Guru was the Parliament attack mastermind. While the UN letter, that referred to Hafiz as 'Sahib', has left India fuming; the actions of Om...
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8 years on, 8 big dams await Emergency Action Plan
Out of 16 big dams, NHPC, JKSPDC prepare EAPs of only 6
12/22/2014 11:33:43 PM
Akshay Azad ET Report JAMMU, Dec 22: It seemed that the devastating floods in valley have also failed to wake up state government and National Hydel Project Corporation (NHPC) from deep slumber, to develop Emergency Action Plan for big dams, even after the lapse of nearly eight years, since guidelines were issued by Union government agencies. Sources informed Early Times that no heed was paid so far towards the strength of dams as still there are eight such big dams' structures in Jammu and Kashmir, which are operating without any "Emergency Action Plan", rendering huge area and property vulnerable to cascading effects of dam failure. They further informed that the Central Water Commiss...
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Selected Law Deptt lobby seeks police intervention for exams
JU Professors manhandled
12/22/2014 11:33:31 PM
Bivek Mathur Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: Following manhandling of two teachers of Jammu University by students of Law Department while they were appearing for a departmental exam, a selected lobby of Professors of the department had called on Vice Chancellor Prof. R.D. Sharma demanding intervention of police and flying squad for conduction of exams. As per sources, those selected professors who had approached Vice Chancellor R.D. Sharma in his chamber on December 2 were Head of the Department (HoD), Law Department Prof. Kulwant Singh, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Satwinder Kumar, Dr. Manju Jamwal, Dr. Savitri Nayar, Arti Sharma, Dr. Vijay Sehgal and Raj Kumar. Sources further said tha...
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Forest firing threatening wildlife in Pahalgam
12/22/2014 10:50:38 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report anantnag, Dec 22: A forest fire in Pahalgam has endangered rare spices of the wild animals due to indifferent attitude of the wildlife department who haven't yet initiated any step for dousing the flames. Reports said that fire raged in the forest area of Veersern village in Pahalgam today at around 1600 hours. Locals informed Early Times that fire erupted due to unlawful activities being carried out in the forest since from last several months. "Fire erupted due to Charcoal making as few people in nexus with the employees of the department are carrying out this illegal activity in the forests." Locals told Early Times over phone. They said that be...
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Bookies work over time ahead of judgment day
Stakes on Mufti, Mehbooba, Jitendra Singh
12/22/2014 10:50:29 PM
K Koushal Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 22: Bookies active in political spheres went unbridled and high stakes continue to gain momentum with the counting day of polls on Tuesday when picture of next state government will emerge. Political analysts have observed that bookies are putting high stakes on PDP patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as Chief Minister that too with BJP as alliance partners. According to bookies who preferred anonymity, the BJP is expected to win around 25 of the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir whereas PDP is expected to win on 32 seats. "Stakes are high with both the PDP and the BJP making claims of going solo,' they said Claiming that the bid for Chief Mini...
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SIC warns Secretary SSRB of disciplinary action
Non serious approach towards RTI
12/22/2014 10:50:03 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Dec 22: As the information sought under Right to Information Act was denied to an information seeker , the State Information Commission (SIC) has issued penalty notice against a former official of Services Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) who intentionally had withheld the said information. The said official was working with SSRB some time back and is now transferred to State Vigilance Commission and is presently posted there as section officer. More-so the SIC has also warned Secretary cum First Appellate Authority (FAA) of SSRB of disciplinary action as he too failed to adjudicate RTI 1st appeal. As per details available Pradeep Kumar Sharma from R S...
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All eyes on JK as counting begins today
12/22/2014 10:44:31 PM
Syed Tahir Bukhari Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Dec 22: The countdown has begun, who will emerge winner in the 12th general assembly elections 2014? The mood and eagerness of the people speaks something different, results will surprise many and these common masses spoke to Early Times from various areas of north Kashmir. Mohammad Hafizullha of Boniyar Uri put forth his views and told early times that, "today's election means a lot for us, first of all who so ever will emerge as a winner, we will welcome him but at the same time we expect some changes in the system like development should take place, and government should create some jobs for our unemployed youth so that they could g...
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Pandita highlights core issues of community
Rehabilitate KPs in Valley: JTC
12/22/2014 10:43:55 PM
Sri Krishan Kaw Early Times Report JAMMU, Dec 22: Demanding permanent rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandit migrants in Kashmir valley, Jagti Tenement Committee (JTC) under the presidentship of Shadi Lal Pandita during a meeting held here today urged government to settle the core issues of the community. While addressing the community members Pandita said that KP migrant community is confronted with a lot of problems and sufferings for about last 25 years in exile now but no steps have been taken by the state and Central government for permanent rehabilitation of the community. Pandita urged both state and Central government to ensure permanent rehabilitation of KP community in Kashmir ...
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PDD's helpline ill informed about curtailment schedule, winds up business before dusk
12/22/2014 10:43:24 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Dec 22: Besides erratic power supply, the negligent and 'non conversant' approach of customer care executives in Power Development Department (PDD) 24 hour helpline segment, has irked consumers in Kashmir as no employee is capable enough to provide apt information to the public vis-à-vis PDD's fresh curtailment schedule. Furthermore the much hyped PDD helpline aimed to redress the grievances of general public is barren after 5 in the evening with no 'representative' available to listen to the complaints of the people. According to PDD's new schedule for this winter, there would be no change in current time table with metered areas to face thre...
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LOCAL NEWS
Arrangements for counting finalized
GCW Udhampur organizes seminar on 'Plant Biology & Biodiversity in changing Environment'
GDC Budhal celebrates 'National Mathematics Day'
JKAACL celebrates Dogri Maanta Divas
Man slips to death in Kupwara
One more body recovered in rain hit 'Saddal'
Singh raises questions over functioning of EVMs
MPEJ appreciates District Administration of Budgam
Only 2 PoK guests arrive, 15 Kashmirs’ cross to other side of LoC
DIG Attri reviews law and order situation on 'counting day'
Nehru inaugurates Animal Care Centre
J&K Bank donates medical equipments to Jammu hospitals
Illegal constructions: HC directs DC Anantnag to constitute Complaint cell
J&K Polls: Re-polling in Jammu West ends, 598 votes polled
J&K Polls: Re-polling in Jammu West ends, 598 votes polled
Jammu shivers, no respite from intense cold
Life imprisonment awarded in advocate's murder case
Missing woman's family alleges conspiracy, questions Police action
DA case of Addl PRO: HC directs Secy GAD to file status report
Cold weather conditions continue to prevail in Kashmir Valley
PDP has edge in Devsar, Anantnag
J&K set for 'surprising' results as counting begins today
No election in 24 seats reserved for PoK
Attack on Peshawar school by Taliban an eye opener for people of Kashmir: KPC
Attack on Peshawar school by Taliban an eye opener for people of Kashmir: KPC
Counting to begin from 8am, separate centers for migrant votes in Jammu
Forest guard found dead under mysterious circumstances
GHS Sattani claims second place in DIET Seminar
'Ik Din Sacche Da' Dogri book released
Students mathematical conference organized
Grameen Bank organizes awareness camp
PNB organizes Hindi Karyashala
SBI Life Insurance launches smart champ insurance
GCE Jammu holds Alumni Meet
CCI to organize Jagran
Roma Wani inaugurates Jan Aushadhi Drug Store
BJP hails voters for support
LPU to organize 13th annual conference on Dec 23
Dr Jitendra introduces Lokpal Act Amendment Bill
Adoption of meditation, spiritual music therapy for inner peace: Dogra
JKSS expresses concern over deteriorating condition of Dewan Mandir
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