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I saw how the castles crumbled for PDP ministers
Fatal Tuesday!
6/19/2018 11:24:24 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, June 19: There would have been the least information available with any of the PDP ministers in the morning of June 19 that by afternoon they would find their hopes dashed and powers out rightly snatched in a jiffy. This is exactly what happened when in the afternoon, the PDP ministers were sitting in their AC chambers at the Civil Secretariat with people lined up in queues waiting outside with pleas, desperately seeking to meet them. There were few ministers who were chairing the meetings at various places, scolding officers and bureaucrats for not adhering to the guidelines set by them. Come fifteen past two, the phones of the ministers began to rank and so did of their secretaries, personal assistants and the people waiting outside their offices. "I witnessed first-hand what happens to a person whose power gets snatched away in a jiffy. I saw the face of my boss turning red and he began to murmur some strange things. It was only a while that I came...
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Hour before pull out, Ram Madhav called Mehbooba
6/19/2018 11:24:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jun 19: Even as the Bharatiya Janta Party on Tuesday pulled out of its alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party, sources said the BJP informed the PDP about the decision in advance. Sources an hour before announcing the pull out in the national capital, where the BJP ministers had been summoned by the party President Amit Shah, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav personally made a phone call to Mehbooba Mufti to apprise her about the right wing party's decision to withdraw the support. Sources said Ram Madhav who was a key player in the formation of the alliance and had convinced Mehbooba to continue alliance after the death of her father and then Chief Minister Muft...
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PDP leaders dumb stuck by BJP's decision, got to know through media
6/19/2018 11:24:02 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 19: The Bhartiya Janta Party's decision to withdraw support from the PDP led alliance shocked the PDP leaders who were clueless about the decision and came to know about it through the media. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation to Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday shortly after the Bharatiya Janata Party pulled out of the coalition government. However, the PDP leaders were not aware till they came to know through media. "We did not know that BJP will withdraw the support," senior PDP leader and former Minister Javaid Mustafa Mir said. Another senior leader, Naeem Akhtar, who too was minister and government spokesperson, said, "We did not...
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But where was the ceasefire?
6/19/2018 11:23:55 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jun 19: The Narendra Modi Government's decision of a unilateral ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) was met with increased violence even as forces were asked to suspend security operations in the state. The month-long (May 17-June 17) ceasefire saw a record 20 grenade attacks, 50 terrorist strikes and a total of 41 deaths even as forces were asked to show restraint, a report from Delhi said. Last year too, the Ramzan period had witnessed 43 deaths ,while 32 deaths were recorded in 2016. However, this year, following Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's request, the Home Ministry had decided to go for a unilateral ceasefire hoping that terror outfits would respond ...
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Mehbooba Mufti submits resignation to Governor
6/19/2018 11:23:45 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report srinagar, Jun 19: The three year old coalition rule in the state came to an end today after Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) severed ties with its coalition partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pulled out of the coalition. The decision to pull out of the government came after a meeting of BJP ministers and leaders of the state with the party President Amit Shah at New Delhi. The BJP high command had summoned the party leaders including the ministers to the union capital yesterday in the evening. Following BJP's pullout from the coalition government chief minister submitted her resignation to Governor Narendra Nath Vohra. National Conference Vice Presi...
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After exploring various options Governor forwards Report to President
6/19/2018 11:23:28 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 19: Jammu & Kashmir Governor Narendra Nath Vohra today forwarded his Report to the President of India for imposition of Governor's Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. A spokesman of Raj Bhavan said that this afternoon Governor Vohra received a letter by fax, jointly signed by Ravinder Raina and Kavinder Gupta, State BJP President and Leader, BJP Legislature Party, respectively, to withdraw BJP's support to the Co...
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J&K may get new Governor after Amarnath yatra'
6/19/2018 11:23:03 PM
Early Times Report new delhi, Jun 19: The Centre may appoint a new governor in Jammu and Kashmir after the Amarnath yatra, which starts on June 28 and will continue for two months, a senior BJP leader said on Tuesday. He said the central government would like incumbent N N Vohra to be in charge of the annual pilgrimage given his vast experience. Vohra, who was appointed governor in June 2008 and given a fresh term in 2013, is among the few governors appointed by the UPA government to have continued in his position in the BJP-led NDA dispensation. The conduct of the annual pilgrimage has been a high-security exercise and the deteriorating condition in the Valley has heightened the threat...
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Will Guv rule ensure completion of probe into KVIB?
6/19/2018 11:22:56 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, June 19: With the end of the BJP-PDP coalition government, it will be interesting to see whether the Governor rule will ensure completion of probe into the selections made by the JK's Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) for various posts. On February 25, the then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had ordered a high-level enquiry into the procedural inadequacies in the selection process of the KVIB. However, formal orders were issued on March 28. She had ordered the probe following severe criticism over the appointment of her own nephew Aroot Madni (37), son of ruling PDP vice-president Sartaj Madni, as an executive officer in the board. Th...
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Govt insensitive to rape crimes by not establishing fast track courts
FAST TRACK TRIALS FOR RAPE CASES
6/19/2018 11:22:41 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 19: The delay in disposal of rape cases due to huge pendency in various courts has led to increase in rapes across the state. The government which is supposed to take serious note of the issue by taking various measures like establishing fast track courts has failed to do anything. Manisha Kumari, a teacher by profession, while talking to Early Times vociferously endorsed setting up of fast track trials in rape cases. "In order to provide justice to the rape v...
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Isolation of Hurriyat, not dialogue with them, need of the time
J&K not a private property
6/19/2018 11:22:09 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Jun 19: The Government of India's Special Representative, former Director of Intelligence Bureau, was again in Srinagar the other day. He not just visited the residence of the slain Rising Kashmir Editor Sujaat Bukhari to express solidarity with the bereaved family, but, according to report, "he also tried to meet some second-rung Hurriyat leaders to prepare ground for parleys aimed at settling the issues in Jammu & Kashmir and restoring peace in the strife-torn Kashmir Valley". Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had urged the separatists to come forward for a dialogue, saying that the Union Government was not against the idea of dialogue between the government...
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So-called peace activists add to confusion
Want autonomy for J&K, clock to be reversed to 1947
6/19/2018 11:19:34 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 19: Amidst terrorists calling shots and Pakistan leaving no opportunity to paint the borders and the Line of Control (LoC) red the so-called "peace activist" O P Shaw who is in Kashmir these days wants clock to be reversed to 1947 and autonomy to be restored in Jammu and Kashmir. An analyst while talking to Early Times said, "It looks like that peace activists like Shaw want the Government of India to surrender before Pakistan and their stooges." He said, "It's high time for the GoI to pave the way for complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the union of India by scrapping Article 370. Making peace with terrorists and Pakistan are no options." ...
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7 decades on, POJK refugees still live in camps
World Refugee day
6/19/2018 11:19:21 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 19: On the occassion of World Refugee Day on June 20, refugees of Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK) are feeling themselves cheated as after seven decades of their migration, they are still residing in camps, which exposes the failure of successive governments for their permanent settlement. Various refugees organization in Jammu province have been demanding permanent settlement of thousands of refugees, residing in various districts of Jammu province, since their forced migration from POJK areas, after tribal invasion of 1947. "After persuasively taking up the matter of POJK refugees, the previous Congress-National Conference led coalition gove...
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Land Mafia eyes Patnitop hill station
6/19/2018 11:07:17 PM
Ashwani Sharma Early Times Report Udhampur, June 19: The popular hill station Patnitop in district Udhampur is facing grave threat from the land mafia. Sources informed that illegal constructions are going on unabatedly in Patnitop and the concerned authorities are watching like mute spectators. The Patnitop Development Authority (PDA) and Forest Department are watching felling of tall Devdar and other trees to make hotels and residential houses. Sources informed that there is a bi...
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Omar Abdullah rejects alliance with PDP, demands imposition of Governor's rule
6/19/2018 11:07:01 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, June 19: National Conference (NC) Vice President, Omar Abdullah today said that his party would not extend support to Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) or any other political group for forming the next government in Jammu & Kashmir. Addressing a press conference here, Omar said that the offer made by the party in the aftermath of 2014 assembly elections was one time 'offer' and this cannot be extended this time around. He said that NC has no ...
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Separatist among 9 booked for anti-national rally
6/19/2018 11:05:55 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, June 19: The Kishtwar police on Tuesday booked nine people in connection with anti-national protests held on the Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday. As per the copies of two FIRs registered by Kishtwar police available with Early Times, a top separatist leader Abdul Qayoom Mattoo, of Umar Mohallah, Kishtwar, was booked along with eight other persons in age group to 18-22 years in these two FIRs. In first FIR (165/2018) eight youths were booked under the Unlawful Activities Act for raising anti-India, pro-azadi, pro-militants and pro-Pakistan slogans during the Eid procession on Saturday last. These activities are "detrimental to the peace and tra...
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Can't BDOs share info under RTI in Poonch?
Comedy of errors
6/19/2018 11:05:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, June 19: Rural Development Department (RDD) Jammu has once against been caught on the wrong foot as all the Block Development Officers (BDO) in Poonch district have been designated as Assistant Public Information Officers (APIOs) instead of Public Information Officers (PIOs). Ironically the Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Poonch has been designated as PIO and First Appellate Authority (FAA) as well. As per the provisions of J&K RTI Act 2009 , APIOs cannot provide information directly under RTI as they have to only assist the PIOs. In most of the Govt offices APIOs are non gazette officers. From last 9 years all the BDOs in J&K perform duties of PIOs as...
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KVIB organizes workshop
KPC hails BJP's decision of pulling out of alliance
End of BJP-PDP coalition creates unfortunate situation: AICC
AAP terms withdrawal of support by BJP mere face saving attempt
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KPs proceed for Kheer Bhawani pilgrimage
J&K Bank inaugurates new premises of Rohtak BU
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Shabeel organized at SKUAST-Jammu
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DGP says operations against militants would be intensified
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Two LeT OGWs arrested in Sopore, militants exchange brief gunfire in Kupwara forests
KP Sabha welcomes imposition Governor Rule
Dogras of Jammu will never forgive BJP-PDP Govt: Manohar Lal
Jawan injured in mine blast
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Food safety department harasses shopkeepers
SPOs demand regularization as Constables
Column of sand raised by BJP-PDP has finally collapsed: Harsh
Highway widening poses risk to Moud village
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