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Srinagar's uptown markets stand with Modi's decision, resume business
8/20/2019 12:01:40 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 19: With the State Government eased restrictions in the summer capital and other districts of Kashmir province in a phased manner, the markets in uptown areas here have resumed business. Much against the general perception that the people of Kashmir are not happy with the decision of revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the traders in uptown areas like Jawahar Nagar, Sanat Nagar have resumed normal work. From grocery to hardware stores to ice cream parlours, almost all sale outlets are doing brisk business in these areas. "Our business grew more than 400 times than the routine days," said a trader on the condition of anonymity. He said t
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After nukes, Rajnath talks about PoK
India mulling decisive action?
8/20/2019 12:01:30 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 19: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been talking tough since the day government of India has abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and is reorganized the state by bifurcating into two union territories. Two days ago the Defence Minister made it clear that India is committed to not to use nuclear weapon first, but he was quick to add that policy could change if the need arises. His statement rattled Pakistan and its leader started harping that J&K is nuclear flash point and India is threatening Pakistan with nuke, on Sunday Rajnath Singh said that talks of Pakistan is to be held on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and no parlays will be held with the
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Suspense continues over future of JK administrative services, but officials hopeful
8/20/2019 12:01:21 AM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Aug 19: Though a needle of suspense has been hanging over the future of Jammu and Kashmir administrative services better known as KAS but the officials have been hopeful of its continuation. Sources in the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) informed Early Times that after the revocation of special status under Article 370, many apprehensions were raised such as complete abolition of administrative services and same would be conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). "The future of administrative services would only be finalized, after something will be come in black and white but as per the initial references in the JK Reorganization
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Last phase thrown open without inauguration for public convenience
Security concern prevent celebration on JCRB Flyover
8/20/2019 12:01:13 AM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Aug 19: The last phase of prestigious Jehangir Chowk-Ram Bagh Flyover has been thrown open without the much expected inauguration by the Governor SP Malik. Sources said the flyover was scheduled to be inaugurated on the Independence Day with the ceremonial celebration being held there. It was, however, reliably learnt that following intelligence input with security agencies didn't give permission for formal inauguration in the wake of prevalent circumstances in Kashmir. It was decided to throw open the facility in the interest of general people without waiting for the formal inauguration. Sources said the administration in Kashmir didn't want the people to s
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Syed Geelani had internet, phone access during J&K lockdown, 2 BSNL officers suspended
8/20/2019 12:01:03 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 19: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has suspended two BSNL officers associated with separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani after it was found that he had internet access for four days during the intensive clampdown in the state. When the entire Valley was shut down and all communication lines across the state were snapped for over a week, Hurriyat leader Geelani was found tweeting from his account. On August 4, all communication lines were snapped across Kashmir, including landlines, ahead of the Centre's announcement on August 5 of abrogating Article 370. Top politicians and former chief ministers of the state, Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti an
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With Kashmir under lockdown, ISPR running Geelani''s Twitter handle?
8/20/2019 12:00:56 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 19: Despite the communications lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir since August 4 night, the Twitter handle of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani has apparently been active, putting out anti-India tweets regularly. Tweets from the handle @sageelani_ were largely in praise of Pakistan and Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The earlier Twitter handle @sageelani was suspended in June for its vitriolic anti-India and separatist content. The current handle has been active on a daily basis, and there is every likelihood of it being handled from across the border. The handle reflects Pakistan''s current t
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Munish reaches out to people at Shergarh
Mass Contact Programme continues on bicycle
8/20/2019 12:00:49 AM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: Editor Early Times Munish Gupta who has decided to contest the forthcoming assembly elections as an independent candidate from Gandhi Nagar Constituency, on Monday met the people from the different walk of life at Shergarh area. Munish visited interior lane and bi-lane in Shergarh on bicycle and heard the grievances of the people. He assured them that if he wins the forthcoming elections he will try his best to address all issues confronting a common man.
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Will distribute my salary among needy'
8/20/2019 12:00:27 AM
Early Times Report Jammu: Editor Early Times, Munish Gupta, has said that if he wins the forthcoming Assembly elections from Gandhi Nagar constituency he would distribute his monthly salary among the needy people in his constituency. "It's my promise to you people that besides carrying out development work, I would distribute my salary among the needy people. I assure you that I would not take any money from anyone, nor would I remain inaccessible. Whenever you need me I will be available," Munish said.
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Many schools open with thin attendance
Middle schools will reopen from Wednesday: Govt
8/20/2019 12:00:19 AM
Wajahat Shabir Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 19: Director of Information Dr. SehrishAsgaron Monday informed that in Srinagar district out of 190 schools that were opened, staff reaching from 30 to 50 % were present in 166 schools however, the attendance in the schools were thin. And similar was the case in other districts as well. Further, day after tomorrow government of Jammu and Kashmir will reopen middle schools from Wednesday of the valley". She added that regarding attendance of government offices, all essential services of P.H.E, P.D.D, health food and service supplies, they all are deployed and on the job. In the civil secretariat Srinagar, where the attendance was one th
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No major law and order situation reported across valley, says J-K Director Information
8/20/2019 12:00:06 AM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Aug 19: There has been no major law and order situation reported across the valley and life is returning to normal, said Syed Sehrish Asgar, Director of Information and Public Relations of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Speaking at a press conference here, Asgar said, "The public, in general, has been cooperative. Some rumours were spread yesterday by certain elements, the government urges people not to believe in any kind of rumour-mongering by the vested intere
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J&K political parties under intelligence scanner
8/19/2019 11:59:53 PM
Early Times Report Jammu/Srinagar, Aug 19 : In a major breakthrough to identify rumour mongers bent upon creating trouble, Jammu and Kashmir and central intelligence agencies claim to have identified activists and sympathizers of mainstream political parties with separatist tendencies. In a textbook case of politics making strange bedfellows, the intelligence agencies maintain that some mainstream political parties and separatists have found a common cause to work against the restoration of peace in the state. "Rumours spread like wildfire in Jammu yesterday (Sunday) claiming that a communal flare-up had taken place in Surankote in Rajouri district," a senior intelligence officer to
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J&K cadre Ex IPS officer gets 15 years jail in 2009 Drug Case
8/19/2019 11:29:12 PM
Agencies Mumbai, Aug 19: A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances court in Mumbai on Monday convicted former Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer Saji Mohan and his bodyguard in a 2009 drug peddling case. The court, meanwhile, acquitted one person who was accused in the same case. The special NDPS court in Mumbai sentenced Saji Mohan to 15 years rigorous imprisonment while his bodyguard was sentenced to 10-year rigorous imprisonment. Saji Mohan was arrested by the ATS in the year 2009 with 44 kilograms of drugs, including 12 kilograms of heroin. He was then posted with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as a deputy director in Kerala. Before being posted in Kerala, Saji Mohan w
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Schools reopen in Ramban; to reopen in Banihal tomorrow
8/19/2019 10:24:02 PM
Early Times Report RAMBAN, Aug 19: All schools including Primary, Middle and Higher Secondary were reopened today in Ramban district except in Banihal Sub Division. The excited students were seen making a beeline to their schools and appeared satisfied to see their class work resumed after 14 days. Due to non functioning of mobile network here, hence the lack of communication attendance of students was thin. According to the District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ramban Nazim Zai Khan the
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In daring operation, IAF chopper successfully rescues 4 persons stuck in flooded Tawi river
8/19/2019 10:23:47 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: In a daring airlift rescue operation, a chopper of the Indian Air Force, on Monday, successfully rescued four persons stuck in the Tawi river in Jammu, two of them on an under-construction bridge. Dramatic visuals from Jammu showed four persons getting stuck in the Tawi river following a sudden increase in water level. While two persons got stuck on the bridge and could be seen sitting on a raised concrete slab as the waters of Tawi in spate swirled past fero
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Centre erred in abrogating Article 370 in J&K, must reverse decision: Ghulam Nabi Azad
8/19/2019 10:23:23 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Aug 19: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said that the government has made a mistake in abrogating Article 370 and the decision must be reversed as nobody in Jammu and Kashmir is happy with the move. He said that the decision to scrap the special provisions granted to the troubled state was wrong and must be revered to restore normalcy. "I demand from the government that the wrong decision (abolition of Article 370) taken by them (Centre), which has also been proved wrong as nobody in the state is happy, such a decision should be reversed. Political leaders should be released and normalcy must be restored." Jammu and Kashmir was placed under complete lockdown
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Release of detained political activists begins in Kishtwar
Airtel to resume mobile services today
8/19/2019 10:23:16 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: After nearly two weeks of clampdown and detention of political as well as social activists beside separatist leaders following the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A of the constitution, the district administration and police finally started releasing the detained political and social activist in Kishtwar District. As per the details available with "Early Times", Kishtwar Administration today ordered the release of Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) State Youth General Secretary and party additional Spokesperson Mohammad Umar Malik after Court of First Class Magistrate ordered his release from District Jail Kishtwar after furnishing of ba
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Former IAS officer Shah Faesal moves court over detention at Delhi airport
8/19/2019 10:23:07 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Aug 19: Former IAS officer and Jammu and Kashmir political leader Shah Faesal has moved the Delhi High Court challenging his detention at the Delhi airport on August 14. Shah Faesal has moved a habeas corpus plea in Delhi HC challenging his detention. The court has sought a response from the Centre and fixed Friday for hearing on the case. On August 14, Shah Faesal was sent back to Kashmir from the Delhi airport and detained in Srinagar under the Public Safety Act (PSA), officials said. He was later taken to a makeshift detention centre at the Centaur Hotel in Srinagar. Faesal, who was bound for Istanbul, was detained at the airport during the intervening night of
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West Pak refugees, Valmikis hopeful post Article 370
8/19/2019 10:23:02 PM
Early Times Reprot Jammu, Aug 19: Gurdeep Singh is a happy man these days. A refugee from West Pakistan settled in Jammu for the past 15 years, he believes he will benefit from the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution. Article 370 accorded a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and denied equal opportunities to outsiders in the state. Gurdeep Singh, 55, lives in Nanak Nagar in Jammu and works as a private security guard. His two sons work as salesmen for shops in Jain Bazaar. The family lives in a two-room set in Jammu. For Gurdeep Singh and other refugees from West Pakistan, living in Jammu and Kashmir meant a life of unequal opportunities. There are close to 1,50,000 West Paki
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Most educational institutions reopen in Jammu's border districts
8/19/2019 10:22:54 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: Most educational institutions in five sensitive border districts of Jammu reopened after a fortnight on Monday with "full attendance" as authorities lifted curbs in large parts of the region, officials said. Jammu and Kashmir was placed under an unprecedented security cover and curfew-like restrictions on August 4, a day before the Centre revoked the state's special status under Article 370 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Educational institutions reopened in the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch and Chenab Valley districts of Doda and parts of Kishtwar, the officials said. The overall security situatio
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NSA Ajit Doval briefs Amit Shah on J&K situation
8/19/2019 10:22:48 PM
Agencies New Delhi, Aug 19: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday over the current security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. This was for the first time that Ajit Doval met Amit Shah after his return from the Kashmir Valley two days back. Ajit Doval was in Jammu and Kashmir for about 10 days and personally monitored the situation after the Centre announced its move to nullify Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir. There were restrictions imposed on movement of people and communication links snapped in Jammu and Kashmir following the move on August 5. On Monday, Ajit Doval apprised Amit Shah about the overall situation in Ja
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Holistic approach needed after revoking Article 370: Lt Gen Hooda
8/19/2019 10:22:35 PM
Agencies Pune, Aug 19: Stating that abrogating Article 370 was an accomplishment, Lt Gen Deependra Singh Hooda, former General Officer, Commanding in Chief of Indian Army's Northern Command, said that India should now chalk plans for the development of Jammu and Kashmir as that would bring about the intended outcomes. Speaking on 'A conversation on Article 370' organised by Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Pune chapter on Saturday, the former army officer said the country needs to reach out to Kashmiris and fill the communication gap through correct political measures. "Kashmiris have aspirations and that's something we have to consider to end the conflict. Abrogating Article 370 chang
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Bazigarh and Harijan Basti of Bagh-e-Bahu reel under acute shortage of civic amenities
8/19/2019 9:23:56 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Aug 19: Basic civic amenities are still a distant dream for residents of Bazigarh and Harijan Basti of Bagh-e-Bahu area and they alleged that incumbent Councillors had made tall claims to provide basic amenities but failed to deliver what they promised us before election. While interacting with Early Times' team residents alleged that however before Municipal Corporation election, the local corporators as well as former MLAs either of BJP and Congress had made dev
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