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Maharashtra, Haryana win unlikely to help BJP to achieve Mission 44+ in J&K
Target seems highly impossible with present set of local BJP leaders
10/22/2014 12:08:25 AM
Bharat Bhushan JAMMU, Oct 21: BJP cadres in the state, like their counterparts in other Indian states, are buoyed by the party's best ever performance in Maharashtra and Haryana but its remarkable victory in the two states is unlikely to help it achieve its Mission 44+ in J&K given the present set of uninspiring, uncharismatic local leaders. J&K BJP feels that, banking on the 'Modi wave', it can make a history by forming government in J&K for the first time since independence. But no local BJP leader has the charm that can inspire enthusiasm in masses. There is none in the party who can be termed as a crowd-puller or who is widely acceptable to the masses. Party MLAs are faced with seri
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Madan Lal launches veiled attack on "two Cong biggies" for promoting corrupt favorites for Assembly polls
Warns of serious repercussions, advises High Command to show in
10/22/2014 12:08:02 AM
Mishu Gupta Jammu, Oct 21: Former Member Parliament and senior Congress leader Madan Lal Sharma while launching a scathing attack on the state Congress' 'manipulative' exercise on ticket distributions being made by the leaders of two factions in the state has said that the party would head towards another spoilsport if such exercise continued . Taking a veiled dig at JKPCC chief Saif-ud-Din Soz and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad heading the split faction of the Congress taking charge of ticket distribution allegedly to the corrupt and failed people in the state, Madan Lal Sharma said that already enough damage has been done in various segments by "two bigwigs" who again have emba
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Omar plays AFSPA revocation card ahead of Polls
Says decline in militancy warrants repeal
10/22/2014 12:07:52 AM
Javaid Naikoo SRINAGAR, Oct 21: With Assembly polls round the corner, a desperate Omar Abdullah today sought revocation of AFSPA saying decline in militant activities warranted repeal of the law. He was speaking at the Police Commemoration day function. He said: "Since 2008-2009 there has been reduction in militancy so the NDA government at centre led by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi should take a look at the long pending demand for revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from the state, earlier the better." He said that after some violent years, there has been gradual decrease in militancy graph over the years and taking 2008-2009 as the base, there has been steep decline in
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`Nothing extra-ordinary in its performance so far'
BJP is not unstoppable: Omar
10/22/2014 12:07:43 AM
Javaid Naikoo srinagar, Oct 21: While rejecting the recent statements of some Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders about their victory in forthcoming assembly polls, the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today said that BJP is not unstoppable and neither has he seen anything extraordinary in their overall performance so far. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a police function here today, Omar said that he disagrees with some recently appeared statements in the political spectrum that BJP would turn victorious in assembly elections as he personally does not consider BJP any unstoppable entity. He said that despite tremendous performance of BJP during Parliamentary elections across the
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Rehabilitation of flood victims: After complaints, MHA steps in
Goswami asks officials not to make polls an excuse
10/22/2014 12:07:36 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Oct 21: Amidst complaints of relief not reaching the flood victims Centre seems to have made up its mind to take the charge of the relief and rehabilitation operations in the flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Sources said that centre has taken a strong note of complaints about "irregular distribution of relief material" and relief cheques being handed to selected people in the flood hit areas. "It's unfortunate that politics is being played over the relief distribution," they added. Sources said that MHA officials have pointed out that winter has already set-in and the victims whose houses were destroyed by the floods are putting up in the tents at different p
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Funds being misused, sans proper seating arrangement
Training standard at SIE Jammu declining
10/22/2014 12:07:26 AM
Avinash Azad Jammu, Oct 21: The standard of training at State Institute of Education (SIE) Jammu, has been declining with each passing day, allegedly due to non-seriousness of present incumbent of the institute, where more than two thousand teachers, lecturers and principals are being imparted training annually. Sources informed Early Times despite sufficient funds available with SIE for training purposes, the quality of the training being given to teaching community under various scheme has reportedly been waning. "There is no conducive atmosphere for imparting trainings as the sitting arrangements are not proper. During summer season, it is impossible to sit in the classrooms while in
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Cop's murder by notorious stone pelters: Omar owes several answers to deceased's family
10/22/2014 12:07:17 AM
Abodh Sharma Jammu, Oct 21: Amidst sops, amnesties and jobs for the notorious stone pelters of Kashmir, a J&K Police constable lost the battle of life after fighting for three months against the fatal injury inflicted upon him by a group of stone pelters in Srinagar on July 29. Would the 'angry youth' be identified and granted amnesty and a job in State police is the question many people are asking as that is exactly what the Omar government has done ever since the stone pelters gained notoriety during the infamous unrest of Summer of 2010. Despite the fact that these stone pelters have injured scores of cops and civilians and damaged public property worth lakhs, vote bank politics has im
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Flood affected people hope for a package from Modi Government
As PM comes to celebrate Diwali in Srinagar
10/22/2014 12:07:12 AM
Jehangir Rashid SRINAGAR, Oct 21: With the Election Commission of India (ECI) all set to announce dates for assembly election in Jammu & Kashmir, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre is contemplating to roll out rehabilitation of flood affected people in the coming days. Sources told Early Times that the central government has almost finalized the package for the flood affected people of state. The announcement in this regard would be made few days before the finalization of the date for the assembly election in the state. In fact the process has already been set rolling with a central team camping in the state. "Prime Minister, Nare
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PM to have first hand account of relief distribution
10/22/2014 12:07:02 AM
ET Report SRINAGAR, Oct 21: The Prime Minister will take first hand account of ground report on progress in relief distribution to the flood affected people of the State. PM Narendra Modi will also review the real financial assistance provided to the people. He will also note the division of financial package for both Jammu and Kashmir regions as sought by the state government. The PM in a significant gesture of celebrating Diwali with the flood affected people of the Kashmir will not limit to just political gesturing and photo-opportunity. He will like to do real work of analyzing the ground report. "PM Modi is keen to make a mark on State. He just doesn't want to be any other PM
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Dispose off important files quickly: ECI to JK Govt
10/22/2014 12:06:37 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Oct 21: Election Commission of India today asked Jammu and Kashmir Government to dispose of all the important files as soon as possible. Sources told Early Times that the ECI in a communiqué to the state government asked it to clear all the important files forthwith. "Soon after the JK government received the communiqué it asked the administrative heads of respective departments to immediately dispose of all the important files in next few days," sources added. They said that ECI asking the state government to dispose off all the files immediately is an indication about the Commission having made up its mind to hold the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir
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Anti-India march on J&K in London
Pak's provocations grave
10/22/2014 12:06:29 AM
Neha Jammu, Oct 21: Pakistan suffered a humiliating defeat in the United Nations when its Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rejected outrightly the Pakistani suggestion that the international body should intervene to get the Kashmir issue resolved. The UN said in unambiguous terms that J&K was a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and it was for them to resolve it through discussion and dialogue. Even after its defeat, Pakistan continues to take up the issue with the UN Secretary General, but has failed to evoke any positive response from him. As for New Delhi, it candidly told Pakistan that there could be any talks unless Islamabad stopped ceasefire violations and unprovoked firing on
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Kishtwar CEO orders detachment of teachers
Over 100 teachers attached with various offices, Kishtwar DC sends another list of attached teachers to CEO
10/22/2014 12:06:16 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik KISHTWAR, Oct 21: Acting on the written directions issued by Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Mohammad Javed Khan in which he has taken a tough stand against attachments in Education Department here and threatened a disciplinary action against Chief Education Officer (CEO), Kishtwar, the latter has issued detachment orders of eight teachers working in various offices of the district against clerical posts, thus affecting the normal teaching in rural areas of the district. As per the details available with Early Times, CEO Kishtwar vide his letter No CEO/K/2014/13598-614 ordered detachment of eight teachers, including five master grade holders. They included Master Shahnawaz Hu
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Struggle for democracy gains momentum in Kashmir
Snub to Geelani
10/22/2014 12:06:02 AM
Rustam Jammu, Oct 21: At a time when Pakistani agents like Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others of his ilk are opposing electoral and democratic exercises and shamelessly saying that participation of Kashmiri Muslims in such exercises do not mean that they have faith in the Indian political system and they are for India, a very positive development unfolded in the Valley on Monday. The case in point is the establishment of a new political party in Kashmir and the manner in which the founders of this party condemned those calling for poll boycott to promote their vested interests. On Monday, the party styled as Jammu and Kashmir Tahreek-i-Haq (JKTH) was founded with doctor and prominent civil
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