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Mehbooba appoints Altaf Bukhari as Rehbar-e-Khazana

Taking cue from its employment policy, the J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today appointed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari as Rehbar-e-Khazana (ReK) to run the finance ministry of the state. Bukhari who is also the education minister will be paid an honorarium of Rs 1500 per month for the job of running the ministry and he has
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Kashmir is a Chai problem, says Drabu

J&K Finance minister Haseeb Drabu today said that Kashmir is only a chai (tea) problem, as Kashmiris relish nun chai (a salted pink tea) unlike Indians. “Please don’t see Kashmir as political problem, it is purely a chai problem, a nun chai problem between us (J&K) and India,” Drabu said. “Indian leaders have been barking
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Farooq Abdullah seeks Imran Khan’s help for Omar’s re-marriage

Srinagar: National Conference president Farooq Abdullah is seeking help from Pakistani cricketer-politician Imran Khan in guiding his son Omar Abdullah in matrimonial affairs. Congratulating and hailing Khan for his recent hattrick, Abdullah has shot off an emotional letter to third-time married Khan, informing him of Omar’s desperation to get rid of his anklets. Omar is
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We brought transparency in nepotism: PDP

Srinagar: The J&K government led by Peoples Democratic Party today said it has brought transparency in corruption and nepotism (in recruitment). The vice chairman of state’s Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) Peerzada Mansoor Hussain told media that recruitments have always been backdoor in all departments, however, his government brought them to the front door.
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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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Power cuts to turn Kashmiris into mathematical wizards: Govt

Srinagar: Long, random and frequent power cuts in Kashmir Valley have the potential of turning ordinary Kashmiris into mathematical wizards, the J&K government asserted today. The power cuts are regulated by a complex set of algorithms, officials said, and breaking these algorithms to predict the next power puzzle required enhanced math skills. “We are utilsing  complex software and algorithm to determine when power to certain
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Mehbooba bans her own videos for inciting unrest

Srinagar: Clamping down on ‘objectionable content’ available on the internet that ‘incites unrest’, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has banned her old government-bashing videos recorded during her days in opposition. Ms Mufti has directed the cyber cell of the police to get such content removed from the internet and take action against people sharing them. In
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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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