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Ex-Dy CM Mangat Ram alleges he faces 'life threat' from son
7/4/2015 11:45:48 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, July 4: Former Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma is allegedly facing life threat from his son Rajneesh Sharma alias Mian, who is also holding the post of co-treasurer of Congress. Refuting the allegations, Mian said that his father was innocent and alleged that the family of his brother Subash Sharma was greedy. According to a complaint lodged with SSP, Kathua, on June 8 last by Mangat Ram Sharma, it has been alleged that Mian, with a criminal intention, entered into his house and started abusing and also threatened by taking out his revolver. "I will kill you at any time or anywhere when time comes," Mian said, as alleged by Mangat Ram Sha
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Amit Shah seeks their report card, to chair crucial meet in Delhi on July 12
BJP ministers in soup!
7/4/2015 11:45:39 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 4: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah has asked the party leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to reach Delhi on July 12 to attend an important meeting to discuss the performance of the party ministers and the party's Mahasampark programme. Sources told Early Times that all the BJP leaders in Jammu and Kashmir have received the letter stating that they should reach Delhi to attend the crucial meeting. It's in place to mention here that scores of BJP leaders had met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his recent visit to the state and had expressed displeasure over the attitude and functioning of the BJP ministers in the state. "Many BJ
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Dulat exposes Abdullahs' white lie
7/4/2015 11:45:26 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 4: The lie of the Omar Abdullah that his resignation after 2002 Gujarat riot has been exposed by none other than Dulat, former RAW chief, and close friend of Abdullahs' who was reportedly been propped by the former ruling family of the State to write a book on Kashmir which has some critical notes on the Mufti Sayeed. Dulat has in interviews and also written in the book that the reason Dr Farooq Abdullah , when he was the chief minister, decided against moving out of the NDA even after Gujarat riots as he was expecting to become vice-president, though the plan didn't materialize and Dr Farooq Abdullah was furious with the BJP. It's for this reason, Omar
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'Militants may cross border to target Yatra'
Army sounds alert
7/4/2015 11:45:18 PM
Early Times Report srinagar, July 4: Amid reports that militants may cross the border and target the ongoing 59-day Amarnath Yatra, Army has beefed up the security en route the cave shrine and has put the soldiers manning the LoC in south and central Kashmir on high alert. Sources said the Army has placed hundreds of soldiers of Rashtriya Rifles units, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance of Yatra route and cave shrine. Infantry Unit of Army and companies of paramilitary forces, CRPF and BSF are combing forests located along the Yatra track. The General Officer Commanding of 16 Corps Lt General KH Singh said: "We are aware that militants are trying to cross the border to cre
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Jammu University or a caste Sabha
VC on a transfer spree
7/4/2015 11:45:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 4: The Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University is on a transfer spree. During the past three days, he affected several transfers in the University at the top level and also promoted at least three Deputy Registrars as Joint Registrars. On January 1, he effected major changes in the administration and appointed Prof Keshav Sharma as Registrar of the varsity. Professor Sharma replaced Prof Manoj K Dhar, a Kashmiri Pandit. Earlier Prof Keshav Sharma was serving as the Controller of Examinations. The same day, he appointed Prof Dhar as his Advisor. It was for the first time that such a position was created and the objective obviously was to accommodate Prof Dhar as
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Down with BJP, say people of Jammu
Statehood the only way out
7/4/2015 11:44:53 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, July 4: Anger against the BJP, a part of the ruling coalition in J&K, is brewing in Jammu region and brewing very fast. The general population has been cursing itself for voting for the BJP and openly bemoaning that they themselves are responsible for the shabby treatment they have been getting from the government since March 1. "We ourselves are responsible for our miserable plight. Down with the BJP that cheated us," they have been saying, adding that "if they are to preserve their self-respect, lead a dignified life and achieve a status in the Indian polity as its part and parcel, they have to end the age-old Kashmiri domination and hegemony over the state poli
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BJP led NDA Govt dumps separatists in dustbin
7/4/2015 11:44:41 PM
ET Report Jammu, July 4: When the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, announced that the Government of India was for improving ties with Pakistan through talks but had no plan to hold parleys with the Kashmiri separatists, was he simply conveying to Islamabad that for India separatists are a spent-up lot? It seems so because during the last over one year Islamabad has been trying to maintain its relations with separatists by providing to them moral,material and diplomatic support. At one point of time New Delhi called off the proposed foreign secretary level talks after the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi invited senior Kashmiri separatist leaders for talks in August last.Over
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Paramedical staff of GMC, associated hospitals without salaries since May
7/4/2015 11:30:24 PM
Nitesh Sangral Early Times Report Jammu, July 4: Some members of paramedical staff of Government Medical College (GMC) and Hospital and its associated hospitals have not received salaries for the last two months. Sources told Early Times that half of the paramedical staff did not get salary from May year, while some of their colleagues in are drawing their salaries regularly. "Some of the staff members hailing from far-flung areas and living in the city as tenants are the worst hit. They have to borrow money to pay the monthly rent," a source said. A staff member, seeking anonymity, said the staff had sent several reminders to the Medical Superintendent concerned but in vain. "We wer
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2 militants, 1 jawan killed
Uri encounter ends
7/4/2015 11:30:16 PM
S.Tahir-Ul Haq Early Times Report BARAMULLA, July 4: The 48 hour long encounter between militants and Indian army in Uri sector of North Kashmir's Baramulla district came to an end on Saturday morning. Meanwhile two militants, one army man were killed while one solider is also injured. A senior police official while talking to Early Times said that, "The encounter started on the intervening night of July 2 and 3, when a group of 4-5 heavily armed militants tried to sneak into this side of Line of Control in Uri sector of Baramulla district." The activity was detected within meters of the Line of Control (LoC) in Chotali village in Boniyar Theisl of Baramulla district, said official. Aft
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Kishtwar teacher victimized on social media
7/4/2015 10:56:18 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Kishtwar, July 4: A 28-year-old teacher from Kishtwar who was recently recruited today faced victimization after some mischievous elements circulated a poorly drafted application attributing to him for adjustment against a vacant post at higher secondary school Kishtwar. The application was circulated on the name of Mudassir Akbar Sheikh, a general line teacher in the Education department hailing from Palmar area of Kishtwar. The application which is ad
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Employment programs denied, deserving youth left in lurch
JK's backward places facing official wrath
7/4/2015 10:52:35 PM
Peerzada Ummer Early Times Report Srinagar, July 4: The J&K government has out rightly ignored far flung areas of the state, with local youth given no benefit at all out of the much-hyped employment generation schemes. For example, the seed capital fund scheme launched under Sher-e- Kashmir Employment & Welfare Program for Youth (SKEWPY), which was aimed to provide seed capital fund to the willing candidates for starting self-employment ventures, proved to be a flop show in the backward areas of the state with the government taking no measure to aware the unemployed youth in far flung areas about such an initiative. Documents in possession of the Early Times reveal that due to the l
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NC silent, separatists react angrily to ex-RAW chief's revelations
7/4/2015 10:52:20 PM
Javaid Naikoo Early Times Report Srinagar, July 4: At a time when former RAW chief A S Dulat continues to throw bombshells on mainstream politicians and Kashmiri separatists, NC is yet to react to his revelations about Dr Farooq Abdullah while separatists are reacting angrily to the revelations made against them. Dulat, in his second interview in two consecutive days with national TV Channels, continued to allege that NC Patron Farooq Abdullah and Separatists enjoyed favours from intelligence bureau in the past. NC is yet to react on his revelations while separatists for the second day today reacted angrily over his remarks about Hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani and united Jihad Counc
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R&B gears up blacktopping in Kashmir
Mufti for end to bad roads
7/4/2015 10:52:12 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 4: After phenomenal improvement in electric supply this year, the Mufti government has started improving road connectivity in the flood-hit Valley. Most of the dilapidated roads, including those in the summer capital Srinagar and the ones connecting other districts, and tourist destinations, are being blacktopped on priority. The people say they feel a sigh of relief. "The road between SMHS Hospital and SKIMS Soura was in shambles, but now it is better," said Shabir Ahmed, a resident of Darish Kadal, where some three kilometer road length has recently been blacktopped on war-footing. Similar is the scene in the busy areas like tourist hub of Dalgate a
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Brief strike in Maisuma following altercation between shopkeeper & JKLF activist
Donation issue catches attention of other people as well
7/4/2015 10:52:00 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, July 4: Shopkeepers in the Maisuma area of summer capital downed their shutters for a brief period of time after an altercation broke out between one of the shopkeepers and an activist of Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) over an issue of donation. Eye-witnesses told Early Times that in the afternoon 3-4 activists of JKLF appeared in the Maisuma area and demanded donation from the shopkeepers. As the JKLF activists were busy in colleting the donation money from the shopkeepers one of them resisted the demand for the donation. The shopkeeper said that the donation should not be demanded but instead it should be left to the wish of
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Voluntary disclosure under RTI Act
GAD issues fresh circular to implement sec 4 (1) (b)
7/4/2015 10:51:40 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 4: In a fresh move to ensure better implementation of State RTI Act and voluntary disclosure of information, General Administration Department (GAD) has issued a fresh circular calling upon all the authorities of government, PSUs and other semi-government organisations to host all the information pertaining to their organisations on their respective official websites in terms of section 4 (1) (b) of J&K RTI Act 2009. The July 1, 2015 circular No 21 GAD reads as: "Instructions have time and again been issued to ensure voluntary disclosure of the information in terms of Section 4 (1) (b) of the Jammu & Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009. However, i
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Now, Mirwaiz goes soft on bête-noire Geelani
7/4/2015 10:51:27 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, July 4: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who last year rebuked his archrival Syed Ali Geelani, asking "who the hell is Geelani", seems to have softened his stand towards the firebrand leader. On July 3, in a visible shift in his stand, Mirwaiz hit out at the state government for restricting movement of the aged Geelani, calling it "worst form of state terrorism." Addressing the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz said that preventing Geelani from offering prayers in the holy month of Ramadan is highly condemnable. "He has not been allowed to move out of his residence for the past several months. This is height of state te
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