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PDP leaders do 'Jaspal Bhatti' on Article 35-A
Lower rung leader tries to overshadow party's new vice-president
8/29/2018 11:51:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: As PDP is already tackling internal rebellion, those who otherwise claim to be with the party are racing each other to grab the headlines. Such an amusing situation was witnessed on Tuesday when on one side at least three to four PDP leaders issued a joint statement on Article 35-A and on the other side was another leader who lost the 2014 polls in north Kashmir and was till recently holding the post of Vice chairman in one of the vital boards of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the workers, party's Vice President Abdul Rahman Veeri, General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura and Noor Mohammad Sheikh stressed for the strengthening of the party and democratising its mission before the masses of the state. The nominees in their addresses ensured that the party will remain unanimous in defending the state's special status and will foil any nefarious designs that could weaken the unique position state of Jammu and Kashmir enjoys at present. Vice President Abdul Rehman Veeri in his address termed the present situation worrisome as unc...
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Some RSS leaders pressurizing BJP to form government
8/29/2018 11:50:59 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: Majority of the people across Jammu region are happy after imposition of Governor rule in the State because the PDP-BJP government's experience was worst for them. But some self-styled pro-Hindu leaders of RSS, who had enjoyed power and protocol for three and half year, are pressurizing BJP legislators to form government with any other party. Credible sources said that neither BJP workers, supporters and common masses of Jammu want democratic government in the State because all such governments have discriminated with them. A couple of RSS leaders, on the other, are directing BJP MLAs to form government in the interest of the nation. Credible sources s...
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GMC fails to find out how unidentified reached morgue
'Mischievous element trying to tarnish hospital's image'
8/29/2018 11:50:53 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 29: Once again the Government Medical College and Hospital landed into a controversy after finding a man under mysterious circumstance near to mortuary of the hospital but GMC Jammu didn't get any clue as to who left the man die there without informing the concerned authority. Here it needs to be mentioned that an ambulance driver, who is running a private ambulance, had found an abandoned man, who was lying on a trolley, near the hospital mortuary on Monday and admitted him to the hospital for treatment. Following the incident, the Principal of the Medical College and Hospital issued inquiry order by making a committee and asked them to take the he...
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Sycophants, political workers working overtime to get into new body
J&K Sports Council dissolved
8/29/2018 11:50:41 PM
Abodh Sharma Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: The Governor's administration has formally communicated dissolution of the current body of Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council that completed its tenure on the 11th of this month. The Council secretariat has been on job for the last one month, shortlisting the names for the constitution of fresh body after the Governor's office directed to compile list of people with genuine credentials in the field of sports; but sycophants, pseudo journalist, political workers and self- styled sports promoters have been lobbying hard to somehow get into the list of 29. With Sports Council, the apex government body in sports been reduced to an asylum fo...
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NC- PDP top brass camp in New Delhi, hold 'secret' deliberations
Kya Khichdi Pak Rahee Hai?
8/29/2018 11:50:24 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 29: While the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party in New Delhi yet to decide about formation of any new government in the state of Jammu and Kashmir through possible alliance, many of the senior mainstream politicians from Kashmir have been camping in the national capital and holding deliberations. Sources said National Conference, President, Dr Farooq Abdullah and senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig have been camping in New Delhi and holding some "backchannel" deliberations with top leaders of the right wing party. The leaders from the twin regional parties were camping in the national capital when the newly appointed Governor SP Malik was also there. Ma...
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Blue-eyed JKBOSE officials untouched by transfers
Stay mostly at Central Office
8/29/2018 11:50:12 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: Some blue-eyed officials of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) have become so powerful that they have remained untouched by transfers and have been influencing even the decision making powers of Board. Over 35 employees and officials of JKBOSE have been staying in the Central office for the last over many years ranging from 5-10 years, due to reasons best known to the authorities. Only during the tenure of Dr Deshbandu Gupta as Chairman of Board, some of these officials and employees were transferred but they retained their posts in Central office, once Dr. Deshbandu left the post. According to the officials, out of these 35 offici...
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Birbals, family members lose address; rebels not interested
Mehbooba struggles to keep PDP intact
8/29/2018 11:49:58 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 29: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has made a last ditch attempt to save her party by sacking her family members who were running the Peoples Democratic Party. A source said that Mehbooba knows it very well that she has lost the plot and her moves won't help the PDP's cause. "Cinematographer turned politician Tasaduq Mufti, brother of Mehbooba Mufti, who was inducted into the politics through backdoor has already left the state and is reportedly holidaying in some foreign country," he added. Main players Naeem Akther, Sartaj Madni, Peerzada Mansoor and others have been sidelined to just convey it to the rebels that they are welcome and can join the ...
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Protect 35A, identify fake state subjects: Rana
8/29/2018 11:49:46 PM
Early Times Report RAMBAN, Aug 29: Seeking expeditious identification of fake state subject holders in Jammu and Kashmir, NC Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday lambasted the previous PDP-BJP government for sitting over the issue and compromising with the rights, dignity and identity of the people. Rana referred to the misinformation campaign unleashed by the BJP about Article 35A, saying this proviso is, in fact, guarantee to the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in general and the permanent residents of Jammu in particular. He decried BJP's attempts to create hysteria over the issue and dared the party to carry out a referendum across Jammu to find out th...
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PDP leader appeases militants while 4 cops are martyred
'Soft separatism' is back
8/29/2018 11:49:37 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: This cannot get more bizarre than this. A senior Peoples Democratic Party leader Engineer Nazir Ahmed Itoo is out to grab the headlines and appease the militants in Kashmir. Itoo in a statement issued on Wednesday strongly condemned the attack on the family members and houses of militants in South Kashmir. "What is the fault of the houses and family members of militants? You have to confront militants and not target their family members. Are we here to give a flip to militancy or to eradicate it? This is an important question that authorities need to answer," Itoo said in the statement What he tried to undermine in an outright manner was the fact th...
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4 J&K policemen martyred in terrorist attack in Shopian
8/29/2018 11:17:35 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 29: Four policemen were martyred in an attack by terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday just hours after security forces gunned down two militants, including a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, in an encounter in Anantnag district. "Terrorists in the afternoon fired indiscriminately upon a police party at Arhama in district Shopian. Four policemen sustained gunshot wounds and were evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical attention,...
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Emotional scenes were witnessed in Rafiabad
Seven days after Eid, slain policemen left this world
8/29/2018 11:17:23 PM
Mohammad Sarfaraz Early Times Report BARAMULLA, Aug 29: Emotional scenes were witnessed after the dead body of two slain policemen reached to their native villages in Rafiabad area of north Kashmir district. Eyewitness from Watergam area said that, just one week ago, the slain policeman had wished them on Eid-ul Azha, and today they gave shoulders to their coffins. Only seven days passed, after we shared many things on Eid-ul Azha, but today I felt sorry that I have to shoulder his coffi...
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Pro-militant' Dy Jail Superintendent sent to 9-day remand
8/29/2018 11:16:56 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court today sent deputy superintendent of Ambphalla prison, Feroz Ahmad Lone, to nine days custody of the premier investigating agency in connection with his alleged connivance with a militant at Srinagar central jail to send Kashmiri youth to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for arms training in terror camps. Lone was produced before the court here this morning. He, however, didn't respond to any media queries and also stumbled before entering the court. "Today the NIA produced him before a court which sent him on a remand till September 6," said an NIA official. Lone, who hails from Kashmir's Budgam distri...
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Illegal building permissions in Srinagar: Will new Commissioner SMC act?
8/29/2018 11:16:50 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 29: As previous Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has been allegedly shielding the officials of SMC who were involved in giving illegal building permissions, all eyes are on the newly appointed Commissioner as to whether he shall act against the black sheep. PIO of the SMC had been denying information on all building permissions granted by the Corporation even as then Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Khurshid Ganai had directed SMC to make all these permissions public right on the official website. Two Advocates of J&K High Court namely Qazi Ayaz and Khud Asfandyar had filed a joint RTI application with PIO, Srinagar Municipal Corpo...
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'Influential' engineers enjoy overstay, works suffer
Locals seek probe
8/29/2018 11:16:28 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Aug 29: Two allegedly influential engineers have been enjoying overstay at the office of PMGSY at Sunderbani here but at the cost of public works that have been "suffering unheard." Official sources said two engineers including a Junior Engineer and the Assistant Executive Engineer for six and eight years respectively have not been transferred form their present place of posting. Officials said normally the engineers are transferred every two years but these two owing to the alleged influence they enjoy were allowed to work from same place of posting in brazen violation of norms. "The have been appeasing some politicians and senior officials, and thus they ...
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Ranger calls shots in Forest Deptt
Despite transfer, not relieved
8/29/2018 11:16:20 PM
Early Times report Jammu, Aug 29: Despite transfer of a Ranger after he allowed a vehicle loaded with willow through the entrance of Lakhanpur toll post, forest officials have failed to relieve him. "The Ranger was transferred to another district around two months after the Toll Post Officer Lakhanpur lodged a written complaint against him for smuggling willow in a vehicle", said sources, adding that the department is reluctant to relieve him. Sources said that the influential Ranger has been posted in home district for more than last three years. He was allegedly involved in many illegal activities. "After the incident, the toll post officers gave written complaint to the conc...
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HIV+ve cases on rise in Jammu
8/29/2018 11:16:12 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 29: Jammu region holds an unenviable distinction. Maximum number of HIV positive patients in the state belong to the region. Official data reveals that Jammu region has 2246 HIV patients. The authorities said that because of the social taboo, people are not coming forward for HIV tests, and over the years the number of people infected by HIV has shown a rising trend. It has been mainly attributed to greater use of drugs than sexual transmission. The total number of people with HIV in Jammu and Kashmir as on August 2018 is 4609. "980 people have died so far in the state of AIDS, while as 2502 people are on antiretroviral treatment," t...
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Govt orders regular updating of official websites
8/29/2018 11:13:02 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 29: Taking cognizance of Early Times report regarding concealed contact information by IAS officers, including several Deputy Commissioners, the Governor's administration has ordered that the official websites of the government departments should be updated regularly. It is pertinent to mention here that in its August 25 edition, this newspaper carried a report headlined E-Governance impaired: 23 out of 73 IAS officers conceal their mobile number. At least 25 percent IAS officers in J&K including some deputy commissioners have concealed their mobile from GAD as well as the department they are serving in so that they can avoid calls from the department as we...
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Militants offer gun salute
8/29/2018 10:28:52 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 29: At least 10 to 15 militants fired in air to give gun salute to slain Altaf Ahmad at Hawoora village of Kulgam. Thousands of people assembled in the native village of slain commander and attended his funeral. Besides pro-Pakistan sloganeering, people waved Pakistani flags and raised anti-India slogans. Meanwhile, clashes erupted in Khudwani between youth and government forces after the encounter ended. Dozens of people suffered injuries during these clashes. Restrictions were imposed in some parts of Anantnag district in view of the killing of top HM commander and internet was also snapped in Anantnag and Kulgam after the gunfight erupted in the mo...
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Top Hizb commander killed with associate in Anantnag
8/29/2018 10:28:15 PM
Saahil Suhail Early Times Report Anantnag, Aug 29: Security forces on Wednesday neutralized two Hizbul Mujahideen militants including a top commander in south Kashmir's Anantnag district. Reports said the forces launched a search operation at Muniward area of Khanabal in Anantnag in the wee hours. During the searches, militants fired on the forces, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter two militants were killed. The killed militants were identified as Altaf Ahmad Dar alias Kachroo alias Moin of Hawoora, Mishipora (Kulgam) and Umar Rashid Wani of Khudwani, Kulgam. Altaf was operating as one of the most important militant Commander of the Hizb. He h...
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Illegal constructions in Pahalgam have to go: HC
Drunk BMO misbehaves with media persons
Sabha urges caretaker to reconsider 'retirement' decision
Speaker, CS review progress of Legislature Complex Jammu
Ganai to conduct public hearing in Srinagar on Aug 30
CDF scheme to continue without any timeline: Guv
Advisor K Vijay Kumar hears public grievances
Militants targeted policemen guarding house of BJP leader
DDC Jammu calls for creating mass public awareness of the Scheme
Salal Power Station organizes Swachhta Awareness Program
Central Govt employees, pensioners to get 2% DA
17 bovine animals rescued
Sports week concludes at GHS Pouni
"KiKi Challenge": 2 arrested in Rajouri
Five day sit -in protest of ReT teachers enters day 2
Private Schools play forgery, alleges Parents' Association
Advisor Vyas for fast-pacing implementation of RDD schemes
All is not well in SW department Poonch
Security forces bust 3 terror modules in Pulwama, nab 9
Handwara PHE scam: Culprits not be spared, says HC
HC grants last opportunity to CS, FS to comply with direction
11 Inspectors placed as Incharge DySPs
Arrangements for 3-Day SankriDevta Mela discussed
Farmers delegation calls on Director Command Area
SMVDU Alumni ready to rock education with EngiGyan
Tiny scholar school Kathua organized Poem recitation
Anganwari workers trained on Nanhe Kadam
Wheelocity Vishal Bulls, Vriddhi Royals register wins
Constitute COI to probe scams of coalition Ministers, MLAs: Harsh
JKFMHWWA stages protest demonstration
Illegal' mining goes on in Surankote
Guidance & Counselling Cells constituted
Power shut down
HC quashes premature retirement of I/C SMC (RL)
Traffic restored on Jammu- Srinagar NH
Union Special Representative for J&K meets Governor
SMC officers fall in vigilance net
Constable suspended, detained; inquiry initiated
Dr Banarsi selected for prestigious two awards
Div Com Jammu inspects landslide hit spots along Srinagar-Jammu highway
AJKPC for security cover to members ahead of panchayat elections
151 illegal clinics sealed across Kashmir
Play on life of Kashmiri pandits performed in Jammu
3 stone crushers sealed
Talent should be used for welfare of J-K: Vaid
IGNOU renews MoU with IIBF for MBA
GCPWF-J holds meeting, highlights demands
Sat gives Rs 9 Lakhs to Ward no. 32 for construction of Lanes
Kavinder Gupta Highlights Achievements of BJP, Lambasts Congress
BBIA criticizes unscheduled power cuts
KPS organizes workshop for mothers
DPS organizes intersection Quiz competition
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