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Impressed by facilities, KPC seeks central jail for Kashmir Press Club

The president of the yet to be hatched kashmir press club has asked the state government to convert srinagar central jail into Aiwan e Sahafat (press club). The demand was made by Salim Pandit after he was given an exclusive tour of the jail by his sources in a dream last night. Pandit said he
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Army gave free bonnet ride to Farooq: Mehbooba

The J&K government today said army had given free bonnet ride to human shield Farooq Ahmad Dar as a goodwill gesture. Dispelling the wild allegations of human rights violation against army, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the J&K assembly that the army had not charged Dar even a single penny for the half day “chartered
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Legislators seek weatherman Lotus’ sacking over missing snowfall

 Srinagar: Legislators cutting across party lines today sought sacking of Kashmir’s weatherman Sonum Lotus over his failure to ensure snowfall in the valley. Questioning the performance of weather office, Opposition leader Omar Abdullah said Sonam has failed to take hold of the winter calendar this year. “Where are the famed predictions. Where is the calendar
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Mehbooba to condemn future killings in advance

Srinagar: In a pre-emptive action the J&K government has devised a mechanism for Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to condemn civilian killings in advance. The move is aimed at silencing opposition and critics who used to ridicule Mufti over her belated apologies. According to government spokesperson Naeem Akhtar,  Mufti would be delivering apologies through a weekly
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JK to introduce plastic pants to curb dog bites

Srinagar: After failing to curb the stray dog population in state, the J&K government has decided to introduce hardened plastic pants among the residents to curb the menace of dog bites. The pants will first be provided in Kashmir Valley and have been made mandatory for tourists visiting Kashmir. Giving details commissioner of Srinagar  Municipal
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South Asia

Vijay Mallya denies running away with Modi’s achhe din

Liqour baron and Member of Parliament Vijay Mallya today denied allegations that he had run away with Modi’s promised achhe din (good days). The self claimed king of good times, who has apparently fallen on bad times, told Dapaan in an exclusive interview from an undisclosed location that he had no interest in immaterial things
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India launches vaccination drive to combat anti-nationalism

New Delhi: Indian Health Ministry is launching a nation-wide vaccination drive to combat growing anti-nationalism in the country. The drive comes after a breakthrough by Indian scientists led by Baba Ramdev, who developed the ‘Rashtravadi’ vaccine from special antigens found in gomutra or cow urine. The vaccine manufactured by Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved under the much hyped flagship
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Business

Nirma ties up with Khyber for asli doodh si safedi

Srinagar: Ahmedabad based detergent maker Nirma group has tied up with Kashmir’s Khyber group to give a new lease of life to its products known once for “doodh si safedi”. The two companies are joining hands to produce a new line of detergents to be known as Khyber-Nirma detergents. Of late Khyber has been in limelight
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Self Reliance: Traffic police to finance JK budget

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is heading towards much coveted financial self reliance with the help of its traffic police, which has extracted enough revenues through fines to finance 70 percent of the state’s annual budget, Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu disclosed here today. Flanked by the Inspector General of Police Traffic  Viplav Kumar at a press conference
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Society

By asking us to teach, Govt playing with future of students: Teacher’s Forum

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum President Abdul Qayoom Wani today lashed out at the government for forcing union leaders to teach students. Wani said the government was playing with the future of students by asking teacher’s union leaders like him to teach. “We haven’t taken classes in decades, How and what are we
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Police in fix as Zaroo renames Masarat Alam to Khurshid Alam

Srinagar: Prominent name changer Fayaz Ahmad Zaroo has put police and intelligence agencies in a fix by changing the name of separatist leader Masarat Alam to Khurshid Alam. Zaroo announced the name change of the recently released separatist through an Urdu advertisement in a Srinagar based leading English daily. “This nation is thankful to His
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Art & Culture

Padma awardees getting second hand medals, move court

In a major embarrassment to the government,  the recently announced Padma awardees led by full time actor Anupam Kher have approached Supreme Court seeking directions to restrain the government from handing over to them, what they described as, the “second hand” awards. The awardees in their petition to apex court stated that they feared government
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Drabu to don Ladishah costume to lend human touch to budget

Jammu: The PDP-BJP coalition government’s first budget is all set for a human touch with the finance minister Haseeb Drabu, who also heads the culture ministry, wearing a Ladishah costume during presentation. Ladishah is a traditional folk satire artist in Kashmiri culture. Finance ministry officials have roped in noted theatre director M K Raina to
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