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From Landlocked Valley, CM praises Jammu People
Sees 'Ray of Hope' from Jammu, wants Kashmiris to follow suit
2/18/2017 11:59:29 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 18: In the midst of the majestic mountains and panoramic Dal Lake, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday had all praises for Jammu region of the state- saying people of Kashmir should look at the people of Jammu region to get a glimpse of tolerance and prosperity. "Mahatma Gandhi had said that he sees a ray of hope coming from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Today I am finding that ray of hope from the Jammu region of the state. I am truly inspired by the way people of Jammu are leading their lives," Chief Minister said while speaking at a function here at SKICC wherein High Density Apple Plantation was formally inaugurated by the state dispensation.
Cop, who hurled shoe at Omar Abdullah, dies
He was tortured after incident, passed away due to kidney failure, allege locals
2/18/2017 11:59:18 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 18: The policeman Abdul Ahad Jan, who shot to instant fame for hurling a shoe at then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on August 15, 2010, died on Saturday morning in his native village at Ajas, Bandipora, in north Kashmir. Jan's family told media persons that he died of kidney failure. They alleged that Jan lost his kidneys after facing torture following the shoe-throwing incident. Ahad Jan hurled a shoe at Omar Abdullah soon after at Independence Day function in Srinagar in 2010. This was the first case of shoe hurling in J&K. Jan had blamed the National Conference led government for killings in Kashmir when over 120 persons had died. He was soon arrested
Karachi: New breeding ground for anti-India terror groups
Surgical Strikes Aftermath
2/18/2017 11:59:06 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Feb 18: The Brussels based International Crisis Group (ICG) has revealed that Pakistan's port city of Karachi has become a new breeding ground of anti-India terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which are backed by the Pakistani Army. The report assumes significance as it has come a day after a devastating terror attack at a Sufi shrine near Karachi in which more than 70 people were killed and scores injured. Report states that these groups are operating freely without any hindrance and have "umbilical links with Karachi's large, well-resourced madrassas." "The intelligence agencies in India have endorsed the report of t
250 Lashkar, Jaish, HM terrorists active in Kashmir
2/18/2017 11:58:53 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Feb 18: Islamabad's overture of asking its Army and the ISI to reign in terror outfits is just a ploy to mislead and dodge the Indian political establishment and the international community. This, according to top sources, is the view of officials of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). According to one of the intercepts, handlers of a terror group were heard directing their men on the ground to "make India bleed". Thus, for the past few days, the IB has been issuing regular updates on possible terrorist attacks in the country in general and Jammu & Kashmir in particular. Intelligence officials are of the view that "the targets could be big cities and engaging securit
SHO strikes deal with drug peddlers
2/18/2017 11:58:41 PM
Early Times Report jammu, Feb 18: The SHO of a police station in Jammu rural is alleged to have struck a deal with three drug peddlers and freed them without registering a case against them. The SHO, on a tip-off about the presence of three drug peddlers in a hotel in Jammu north, contacted the SHO of concerned police station and sought his help to lay hands on them. A joint raid was then carried out and all of them were taken into custody, police sources said. After their arrest, the they were whisked away to the rural police station. Their search led cops to the recovery of about Rs 1 lakh in cash. After a deal was struck, the accused were handed over to the police station in Jammu n
At far off Boston, Kapil Kak demands autonomy for Kashmir
Speaking separatists' language
2/18/2017 11:37:01 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 18: Former Air Vice Marshall and a member of BJP leader Yashwant Sinha’s team, Kapil Kak, was also in Boston (USA) on February 14 to participate in discussion on the Kashmir issue. He, like NC working president, Omar Abdullah, APHC-M chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and other anti-India elements, also asserted in his presentation that Kashmir was a political issue that needed to be resolved politically. He also lambasted the Union Government for diluting Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and diluting autonomy Jammu & Kashmir enjoyed under Article 370. "Autonomy granted to the state has been belittled bit by bit, which had resulted in anger, hatred and notions
Many a slip between cup and lip
Cabinet Reshuffle Aftermath
2/18/2017 10:57:31 PM
Jehangir Rashid Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 18: Resignation of two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ministers from the Mehbooba Mufti led coalition government has proved that many a slip between cup and lip when it comes to expansion of cabinet more so in a sensitive state like Jammu & Kashmir. With Syed Basharat Bukhari and Imran Raza Ansari tendering resignation on Friday it became evident that the legislators who make it to the cabinet are 'guided' by many factors. Following the induction of Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari in the state cabinet and reallocation of portfolios of PDP ministers, Basharat and Imran resigned and sent the resignation letters to the chief minister. While the
Not just education, I am minister of everything: Bukhari
2/18/2017 10:57:22 PM
Majid Nabi Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 18: After his return in Council of Ministers as Education Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari on Saturday claimed that he being a Cabinet Minister is now Minister of everything and not only Education department. Bukhari who represents Srinagar's Amirakadal Assembly constituency as MLA said that allotting portfolio is the prerogative of Chief Minister however being a Cabinet Minister he is Minister of everything now. "I have been inducted as a Cabinet Minister, I would like to say that Cabinet Minister is Minister of everything and not only education department for which I was designated," said visibly contended Bukhari while replying to query about
CM not to change decision on portfolios
2/18/2017 10:57:15 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 18: The hectic efforts are on to placate the two PDP ministers who resigned from the cabinet yesterday following change in pirtfolios. The CM has made clear that the portfolios will not be changed as of now. The PDP senior leadership is in touch with the resigned minsisters. A flurry of political activities is going on in the PDP's political camp at the two ministers resigned. The resignation has not only given leverage to the National Conference to hit out at the PDP but has also exposed chinks in the party especially with regard to the authority of the CM Mehbooba Mufti. The visible disturbed CM has made it clear to the resigned ministers that while the
Party like a family, will settle issue soon, says Nayeem
PDP trying to 'persuade' Bukhari to withdraw resignation
2/18/2017 10:57:06 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 18: As the resignation of high profiled PDP leader Basharat Bukhari from cabinet on Friday triggered crisis for ruling PDP, the party high command initiated efforts to persuade the former to withdraw his resignation. The party has engaged some senior leaders to convince Bukhari to join back the cabinet and it is learnt that he may be given some other departments besides Horticulture which was allotted to him in the reshuffle effected after expansion of ministry by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Some senior PDP ministers have rushed to Kashmir Valley besides CM who was scheduled to be there for some functions today. A day after some unsavoury developments r
MDM scheme for schools faces 50% manpower shortage
2/18/2017 10:56:48 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 18: Instead of reforming the deteriorating condition of education in government schools of the state, the Education Department is making the things worse for the teachers' community by utilizing their services in running Mid Day Meal scheme as there is more than 50 percent shortage of manpower for smooth implementation of the scheme. Sources told Early Times that as per Mid Day Meal guidelines of 2009, one cook-cum-helper is required for schools with children up to 25, two for schools having 26 to 100 children, and one additional cook-cum-helper for every school up to 100 additional students. While giving the reference in one such case about the requiremen
Govt begins search for new State CVC
Nobody bothered about CIC, ICs
2/18/2017 10:56:39 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 18: As the term of State Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Kuldeep Khoda and two other commissioners cames to an end on February 28, Government has begun search for new State CVC and two other Vigilance Commissioners in advance , but in case of defunct Information Commission , Govt seems to be least bothered to appoint new State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) & two other Information Commissioners ... Details available with Early Times reveal that Government has asked all the administrative secretaries to send their recommendations for the post of State CVC and two other Vigilance Commissioners. The order issued by General Administrative Department (
'Geography paper was out of syllabus'
JK Combined Competitive Examination
2/18/2017 10:56:26 PM
Akshay Azad Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 18: Hundreds of aspirants, appearing in Mains examination of Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Services on Saturday felt deeply baffled, when they found a 90 marks' question, out of syllabus. The aspirants informed Early Times that after lot of preparation on Saturday they had gone to take Mains exam of optional subject Geography. "As per schedule, today JKPSC conducted the Paper-A of Geography but as per syllabus available on the website of JKPSC, the paper-A has all topics from World Geography while as according to the same syllabus, Paper-B has topics from Indian Geography", they said. Criticizing the question paper, the aspirants asser
5 yrs on, no Board of Governors meeting held
Mess in SKICC -III
2/18/2017 10:56:15 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 18: For any company, corporation or a society that is registered under company's Act or Society Act, it is mandatory that board of directors or board of Governors meeting has to be held after every 3 months, but the Sher e Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) which is registered as a society of J&K Government has allegedly failed to convene its Board of Governors (BoG) meeting from last 5 years which is quite unbelievable. SKICC was registered as Society in the year 1988 and Tourism Minister is the Chairman of its Board of Governors having. Administrative Secretaries of Tourism , Finance , Planning are also the members of the board and Directo
Pregnant woman dies for want of medical treatment, doc suspended
2/18/2017 10:56:06 PM
Early Times Report Rajouri, Feb 18: Following the death of a young pregnant woman in the district hospital here for want of medical treatment, a lady doctor has been placed under suspension. Sabia Mirza (22), wife of Ehsan Mirza of Badhoon, was brought to the district hospital here by her family members Friday at about 8.30 pm after she developed labour pain at home. The casualty medical officer attended on her and later called Dr Rakia Parveen, a gynaecologist, to attend the patient for further treatment. She, however, didn't turn up and at about 9.30 pm in the absence of required treatment, Sabia died. Sabia's family members then protested and ransacked the window panes and furnitu
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