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Beigh thanks PM, HM raises many eyebrows
Grant of ST status to Paharis
2/8/2024 11:21:46 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 8: Exactly a month after his “Ghar Wapsi” in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Beigh extended an olive branch to the Union Government. Beigh, who time and again praised the Prime Minister on different occasions, seized the opportunity of the passing of the Bill in the Parliament to grant Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to the Paharis. Earlier Beigh has praised the Prime Minister a number of times but it is the first time after rejoining the PDP he has praised the Union Government, especially Prime Minister and Home Minister. On January 7, on the death anniversary of the former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Beigh rejoined the PDP. PDP leadership seized every opportunity to criticise Union Government...
INDIA bloc: NC emerges ‘dominant’ partner, PDP ‘weakest’
2/8/2024 11:21:03 PM
Early Times Report Jammu, Feb 8: National Conference has exhibited its authority within the INDIA alliance by staking claim on three Kashmir Lok Sabha seats and has stated that talks within the INDIA bloc would be held over the seats that were won by the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2019 elections. "There has been no talk on seat-sharing (within the INDIA alliance) so far. Congress is ready for the talks and they want us to talk to them. In the coming days, there will be a discussion, especi...
Sitharaman tables white paper on Indian economy
2/8/2024 11:20:39 PM
New Delhi, Feb 8: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday tabled a 'White Paper on the Indian Economy' in the Lok Sabha. Sitharaman in her Interim Budget speech had announced that the government will come out with a white paper on the economy outlining the economic mismanagement in the 10 years of UPA rule till 2014. The NDA government has overcome the crisis of those years, and the economy has been put firmly on a high sustainable growth path with all-round development, Sitharaman...
J&K witnessed driest, warmest Jan in 43 years
2/8/2024 11:20:20 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 8: Several parts of Jammu and Kashmir, including Srinagar city, witnessed the warmest January in 43 years, the Meteorological Centre Srinagar’s data said. In terms of snowfall or rains, Srinagar city witnessed the second driest January in the past four decades, recording a mere 3.0 mm of precipitation in the month this year, it said. The lowest precipitation in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir was recorded in January 2018 when only 1.2 mm of rainfall or snow took place. According to data, the mean Tmax (maximum temperature) recorded in January over Srinagar station was 11.9 degrees Celsius while for Gulmarg in north Kashmir and Banihal in Ramban di...
Srinagar continues to freeze
2/8/2024 11:20:13 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 8: Cold wave conditions continue in the Kashmir Valley, with nighttime temperatures witnessing a fall all across as Srinagar recorded a low of minus 5.2°C on Thursday, officials said. After recent significant snowfall, the minimum temperatures at tourist destinations continue to slip. The Meteorological Centre at Srinagar said the Sonamarg tourist resort in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district registered the night temperature at -13.1 °C. The MeT said the ski resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum temperature of -12°C. Pahalgam registered a low of -11.9°C, against the -10.8°C recorded a day ago. It was 4.9°C below normal for the valley o...
Parliament approves both Appropriation Bills for J&K
2/8/2024 11:20:07 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 8: The Parliament considered the Revised Estimates for 2023-24 and Interim Budget 2024-25 of Government of Jammu and Kashmir starting from Tuesday. The two Appropriation Bills on the Supplementary Budget for 2023-24 and Vote on Account for 2024-25 were placed by Union Finance Minister, Smt. Nirmala Sithraman on 5th February, 2024. The ongoing efforts of the UT Government were also appreciated by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Tuesday.Chief Secretary, Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary Finance Santosh Vaidya and Secretary Planning Mohammad Aijaz represented Jammu and Kashmir before the Committee. This effort highlighted the developmental initiatives of...
Prepare strategy for diversification, value addition: LG to varsities
Addresses inaugural session of 6th J&K Agricultural Science Congress
2/8/2024 11:19:58 PM
Early Times Report JAMMU, Feb 8: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha addressed the inaugural session of the 6th J&K Agricultural Science Congress on “Diversification of Agriculture for Self-Reliant Mountain Agro-Ecology” at SKUAST Jammu, today. The Lt Governor welcomed the eminent scientists and researchers from across the country in the three-day conference. He said the exchange of ideas and discussions among the experts on critical aspects of alternative agriculture systems, digital agricu...
ED nabs Kashmiri man
2/8/2024 11:19:28 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 8: The Enforcement Directorate has arrested a man from Kupwara district in a money laundering case related to MBBS admissions in Pakistan. “ED has arrested Mohammad Abdullah Shah, a resident of Kupwara, J&K, on 06/02/2024 under the provisions of PMLA, 2002 in connection with money laundering case wherein accused persons involved in terror financing were hand in glove with Pakistani handler Manzoor Ahmad Shah, who arranged admissions in MBBS & other courses in the colleges of Pakistan for students from J&K,” the ED posted on X. The probe agency said Shah was produced before the Court of the Special Judge ACB (CBI-Cases) Srinagar, Kashmir, which has grant...
Active Covid cases on decline
2/8/2024 11:19:20 PM
NEW DELHI, Feb 8: India has logged 211 fresh cases of Covid, while the number of active cases of the infection declined to 1,478 from 1,496, the health ministry said on Thursday. One new death has been reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am. The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 5, 2023 but cases had begun to increase after emergence of a new variant and cold weather conditions. After December 5, a maximum of 841 new cases were reported on December 31, 2023 which is 0.2 per cent of the peak cases reported in May 2021, official sources said. India has witnessed three waves of COVID-19 in the past with the peak inc...
Explosives recovered
2/8/2024 11:18:51 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 8: Security forces on Thursday recovered explosives from Jammu & Kashmir’s Sopore town. A police statement said, “In a significant development, police recovered a cache of explosive materials from a house in the Kraknshiven colony in Sopore. “The materials, suspected to be used in the manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), were seized during a targeted operation conducted by the police. “Today around 8 a.m. an operation named Caso was initiated by Police station Tarzoo and 52 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF at Kraknkshiven village in connection with Fir No. 307/2023 of police station Sopore. “During the search, explosive material, IEDs, a rus...
Avalanche hits Sonamarg
2/8/2024 11:18:40 PM
Early Times Report SRINAGAR, Feb 8: A massive avalanche struck the Sonamarg area on Srinagar-Leh Highway on Thursday, officials said. No loss of life has been reported so far, they said. The officials said the avalanche occurred near the workshop for Zojila tunnel construction in Sonamarg. However, there was no damage reported in the incident. The authorities have issued an avalanche warning for the higher-reaches of Kashmir valley following heavy snowfall in the first week of February. People have been advised to avoid venturing towards the avalanche-prone zones for the next 24 hours....
Second victim succumbs
2/8/2024 11:18:30 PM
Early Times Report Srinagar, Feb 8: A worker from Punjab who was injured in Wednesday's terror attack in Habba Kadal area died at the SKIMS hospital here this morning, taking the toll to two in the first targeted killing of the year by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. The city is on alert following the attack with security measures being intensified and authorities asking people to be cautious and vigilant. Rohit Masih succumbed to injuries at the SKIMS Hospital here this morning. He was shifted to the tertiary care institution late Wednesday night after his condition worsened at the SMHS Hospital, officials said. On Wednesday, Amritpal Singh, also a worker from Punjab, was shot dead f...
MHA scraps free movement regime
2/8/2024 11:18:23 PM
NEW DELHI, Feb 8: Union minister Amit Shah on Thursday announced that the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has decided that the Free Movement Regime (FMR) between India and Myanmar be scrapped to ensure the internal security of the country. Amit Shah also said the decision was taken to maintain the demographic structure of northeastern states bordering Myanmar. “Since the Ministry of External Affairs is currently in the process of scrapping it, MHA has recommended the immediate suspension of the FMR,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah Post on X (formally Twitter)....
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