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'Mehbooba may break the coalition'
Likely to meet Governor soon
2/6/2016 11:49:39 PM
Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 6: The PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti has reportedly made up her mind to call it off a day and opt for fresh elections in the state, PDP sources told Early Times on Saturday. They said the PDP chief is holding hectic deliberations with her party cadre in this regard and wants to take them into confidence before she takes the final decision. The PDP insiders revealed that Mehbooba is likely to meet the Governor NN Vohra soon and inform him about the party's decision to say goodbye to BJP. The PDP chief, according to the sources, is keen to prepare her party for the fresh elections in the state, believing the party would be able to sweep the polls, if held in near future. However, sources divulged that there are several senior party leaders who are not in favour of fresh polls in Jammu and Kashmir. "They are of the opinion that party may lose some seats if it opts for the midterm polls," insiders revealed. They claimed that some party ...
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RSS, BJP leaders to meet in Delhi on Feb 10
Crumbling coalition
2/6/2016 11:49:24 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 6: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has, it seems, made up her mind to snap ties with the BJP and go to the people to seek a fresh mandate. This became clear during her meeting with the party legislators and workers in Jammu on the last day of her stay in the winter capital of the State. Her decision to attend the budget session of the Indian Parliament beginning from February 23 only indicated that she was not at all in hurry and that she was thinking in terms of some major political game-a game that would help her party to rout the NC and become the major force in the Valley like the pre-1996 NC. Her remark that "she can't form Government in the air" was all ...
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Two chairpersons spoil SCHBS
2/6/2016 11:49:11 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 6: Registrar Cooperative Societies (RCS) has allegedly appointed a new chairman at Sainik Cooperative House Building Society (SCHBS), despite the fact that previous chairman is already holding the chair. Sources informed Early Times that in September 2015, four directors of the management committee of SCHBS, overlooking the laid down norms. "A Deputy Registrar was rushed to chairman's office to give his official support to the newly appointed chairman SCHBS, backed by four directors, without two third majority, mandatory required under the Act to remove the chairman and hence the move failed but the new unlawfully installed chairman, has taken the post", s...
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BJP unlikely to get support of 19 MLAs
2/6/2016 11:49:01 PM
ET Report JAMMU, Feb 6: The BJP is believed toying with the idea of forming the Government on its own after its partner, the PDP, laid a number of preconditions for forging again an alliance for forming the Government. Will it be easy for the BJP, which has 25 members in the Assembly to form the Government? Possibilities seem to be bleak because the BJP needs the support of 19 MLAs to achieve the magic figure of 44 required for forming the Government. BJP sources claim that it has assured support of between three and seven MLAs but that will not help it to get the required number of 44 seats. Yes, it could slightly improve its chances if it gets support from the National Conference wh...
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Hurriyat leader forgets 'struggle', holidays in Goa
2/6/2016 11:48:51 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 6: Ahead of anniversaries of Afzal Guru and Mohammadd Maqbool Bhat, Kashmir's self-acclaimed separatist leader, who heads one faction of Hurriyat conference, is currently holidaying in Goa. Goa-is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea and a famous tourist destination of the country. Highly placed sources told Early Times on Saturday that the separatist leader has moved from Delhi to Goa a week ago and is currently staying in of the best hotels there. They said that separatist leader was in Delhi to get travel documents for Dubai trip; however New Delhi's refusal of providing the same forced the self acclaimed leader t...
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RSS hardens stand, says PDP should understand ground realities
J&K Constitution anti-women
2/6/2016 11:48:33 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 6: A significant political development took place in Jammu on Friday. The case in point is the hard stand that a senior RSS leader and former Pranatiya Pracharak Indresh Kumar took in Jammu. Indresh Kumar reached Jammu in the afternoon and participated in a couple of events. While addressing women activists belonging to the Sangh Parivar or supporters of the RSS, Indresh Kumar termed the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution "anti-women" and spoke against Article 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which debars all the non-state subjects from enjoying any citizenship rights in the state. Jammu and Kashmir Constitution of 1957 is a replica of the Pakistan Constitution,...
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Mehbooba's reluctance exhausting impatient BJP...?
BJP opens channels of communication with NC yet again.....
2/6/2016 11:48:18 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 6: With PDP President Mehbooba Mufti unwilling to budge on her stand on government formation, BJP is learnt to have opened up channels of communication afresh with another regional party National Conference to explore possibility of forging alliance along with the support of some independents. This move is albeit being pushed at certain quarters in the NC, despite reluctance of party President Omar Abdullah. True to the maxim of nothing can be ruled out in the politics, fresh attempts are being tried out by BJP which is keen on government formation in the state, said the sources, contending that some leaders are in touch with the National Conference leaders e...
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NC 'ready' to align with BJP for power
2/6/2016 11:32:51 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 6: The father son duo of Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah are issuing statements that they are not interested in forming a government in the state, but in real sense both the senior as well as junior Abdullah would not lose any opportunity of forming the government in the state. Around three weeks back, Dr. Farooq Abdullah who is the President of National Conference spilled the beans that the party would think of forming the government in the state if Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) approached them in this regard. He had said that BJP should approach them first then only they can think of forming the government with them. On the very...
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Ex-Minister's PRO shielded culprits
Rs. 2.44 Cr fraud in Estates
2/6/2016 11:32:45 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 6: The Estates department which has failed to act on the Accountant General (Audit) report of December 2012, in which items worth Rs. 2.44 crore were found missing from Jammu store, reportedly succumbed under the pressure of a Public Relation Officer (PRO) of a former minister whose relative is working in the department. Sources informed Early Times that when the report of Accountant General (Audit) report had found involvement of an employee, who had climbed the ladder in department enjoying political patronage. This employee, who is brother in law of the PRO of a former Minister, had joined the department as a daily wager and later got ...
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Pahalgam: SIC asks DC to hold probe into Tehsildar's statement
2/6/2016 11:32:35 PM
Anantnag, Feb 6: The State Information Commission has urged the deputy commissioner Anantnag to hold enquiry into the statement of tehsildar Pahalgam who told an information seeker that the records sought by him were destroyed in floods. Details available with Early Times reveal that Information seeker Mohammad Ashraf Shah, a resident of Zaigund Sallar Pahalgam district Anantnag had filed an application before PIO in the DC office Anantnag on 11.8.2015 but PIO failed to provide information under norms of RTI Act 2009. Thereafter, applicant filed 1st appeal before the First Appellate Authority (FAA) ie Additional DC (ADC). The FAA/ADC Anantnag failed to provide the required information. Sh...
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Terrorist Saeed punctures Sharif's 'peace' balloon
2/6/2016 11:32:27 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 6: The most wanted terrorist in India and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed issuing two warnings to India within a week have punctured the tall claims of the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he won't allow the soil of his country to be used for spreading terror against India. Saeed on Friday led an anti-India rally in Mirpur and warned India that if "war" in Kashmir is prolonged further, India would have to pay a heavy price for it. Just two days before he justified the attack on Pathankote airbase and claimed that it was carried out by the Kashmiri militants, despite it being proven beyond doubt that JeM terrorists hailing from Pakistan had s...
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Despite warnings, vehicles' owners ignore HSRP order
2/6/2016 11:32:18 PM
G S Asgotra Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 6: Despite repeatedly warning/notification published in different daily newspapers by Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) to install High Security Registration Plate (HSRP) in commercial and non-commercial vehicles, as the proprietors of vehicles are still hesitating to fix the same as the reason behind not to install HSRP in vehicles that the department concerned still failed to make a conducive environment in their respective offices (RTOs, ARTOs) across the state. Source in department informed that on one hand the department concerned has order to change non- HSRP with HSR plates and it also mentioned, "If someone has failed to change non-HSRP...
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Ram Madhav to visit J&K, resume dialogue with PDP
2/6/2016 11:29:52 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 6: In a bid to end deadlock over formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir, senior Bharatiya Janta Party leader and National General Secretary of the party Ram Madhav, is all set to visit Kashmir next week, to hold fresh round of talks with Peoples Democratic Party. Highly placed sources said the BJP top brass including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah have arrived to the conclusion that its "inexperienced" state chapter was in no position to hold talks with ally PDP over continuation of the coalition government and that the only person appropriate for the job was Ram Madhav. Sources said Madhav's name figured after consultati...
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People left high & dry due to discrepancies in ration cards courtesy CAPD, Pvt Co
2/6/2016 11:29:46 PM
Tahir Mushtaq Early Times Report Ramban, Feb 6: Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department of the state government and the Private Company entrusted to maintain rationees records again have left people of Ramban District high and dry due to discrepancies in ration records registration as per 2011 Census. According to the president Dealers Association Ramban (DAR), Mohammad Ayoub Zohda, there is an error in registration process of new ration cards in district Ramban owing the casual attitude of the concern department. He further said that that the registration forms of many people are still missing, moreover there is a mistake of ration card holder's names. In this conn...
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Trauma Centre: JKPCC hands over building, Health deptt doesn't open it
2/6/2016 11:29:30 PM
Bijay Charak Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 6: The purpose to establish Trauma Centre Khelani of district Doda has been defeated, as in spite of two months lapse since the building was handed over to health department by Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) but the department has failed to open it. Pleading anonymity, a medico said that the higher authority of health department seems to be least concerned about the functioning of a much-needed Trauma Centre here even as the construction work of this building was completed previous year but till date the department has failed to sanction sufficient staff in here, at present only two doctors and two nurses cater ...
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Mehbooba meets party leaders in Srinagar
2/6/2016 11:29:02 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 6: After returning from Jammu on Friday, the PDP leaders Saturday started meeting the party President Mehbooba Mufti at her Fair View residence in Srinagar. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti returned to Kashmir on Friday after winding up her three-day Jammu visit where she met senior BJP leaders and chaired meetings of her party leaders after meeting Governor N N Vohra at Rajbhavan on February 2. While on Saturday, she started meeting the party leaders to take them on board over government formation in the state. "Like in Jammu, Mehbooba has been making the party leaders aware in Srinagar about what transpired bet...
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Probe initiated in plantation of plants during dry season
2/6/2016 11:22:15 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Kishtwar, Feb 6: Taking a note of the news items published in the February 4 edition of Early Times in this regard, the deputy commissioner, Kishtwar, is said to have initiated a 'probe' into the plantation of trees in the district during dry season. Over 10 lakh trees were reportedly planted by various government departments in the district in last few months despite the fact that it had witnessed dry season as rain and snow continued to elude the District. Official sources said the DC summoned officials of Forest Department, Social Forestry, Soil Conservation Department, IWDP, Horticulture Department, Forest Department Territorial and allied departments and sought deta...
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Police question MDM head, release him on 50000 surety bond
Pamphlets advocating release of HM's Faktu
2/6/2016 11:20:58 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Kishtwar, Feb 6: Police today questioned district in charge of Muslim Deeni Maaz (MDM) who had allegedly circulated pamphlets in Jamia Masjid here and its surrounding areas, advocating release of HM activist Qasim Faktu, husband of Dukhtaran-e-Milat head Asiya Indrabi. After a report about the circulation of pamphlets appeared in the today's edition of Early Times, police swung into action and detained Nisar Ahmed Sheikh alias Nisar Molvi, son of Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh of Ghumas Keshwan, who during his sustained questioning, allegedly confessed that he was the head of the organization and had circulated the pamphlets. Sources said Nisar Molvi told police that he had rec...
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