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Mehbooba appoints Altaf Bukhari as Rehbar-e-Khazana

Mar 14th, 2018 | By

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

Mar 11th, 2018 | By

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

Mar 4th, 2018 | By

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

Mar 2nd, 2018 | By

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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‘Babul Iqbal’ gate cuts down Bab Demb stink by 80 per cent

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: A new gateway constructed near the Bab Demb here will cut its stink by around 80 per cent, the government said today. The red coloured brick tiled gate has a feel of Mughal architecture, and takes away all the attention from the stink. “There were a lot of questions among people, but once the
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Madni releases picture of son spinning charkha to prove his Khadi board eligibility

Feb 25th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-president Sartaj Madni today released pictures of his son Aroot Madni spinning Khadi on a charkha to prove his credentials for the Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) appointment. Junior Madni’s  selection as an executive officer for the KVIB has created an uproar in the state but senior Madni said the picture
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Jammu transporters construct Wislawa temple to rein in Basant Rath

Feb 25th, 2018 | By

Transporters in the city of temples are building a temple dedicated to Wislawa, to rein in the top traffic cop Basant Rath who has made life difficult for them by executing traffic rules like a martial law. The transporters said that they do not know who Wislawa is, but the way Basant keeps invoking her she seems
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Choksi Fraud: J&K Bank says will recover every penny – from Kashmir

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By

Srinagar : Refusing to be bogged down by the 121 cr rupees loan default by Gujrati businessman Mehul Choksi, the J&K Bank today said it has enough capability to recover the amount along with interest from Kashmiris. “This is nothing. Just 2.33 percent of 5189 cr fraud,” Parvez Ahmed Nengroo JK Bank chairman said addressing
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Before/After: NIA says Fair & Lovely helped militant escape

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the prison escape of militant Naveed Jatt has found that Naveed used large supplies of a smuggled skin fairness cream in Central Jail which played a crucial role in this escape. The investigators turned their focus to Fair & Lovely smuggling into jail, after going through all available
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Diaper reporting of Taimur Ali Khan healthy journalism: NIA clarifies

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which has taken upon itself the role of defining real journalism today clarified it considers diaper reporting of star kid Taimur Ali Khan as healthy journalism. The clarification came after the agency was criticised for ignoring quality journalism in its initial list which covered only government functions and birthday
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