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

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

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

Feb 5th, 2018 | By

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

Feb 4th, 2018 | By

 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

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

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

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

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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Jammu cries discrimination over pellet victim jobs, want eye infections included

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: Stating that jobs for pellet victims of Kashmir were another discrimination with Jammu region, several social and political organizations are seeking a share in the policy. “This is another discrimination with Jammu. First they use pellets in Kashmir and let them steal the limelight. They dominate the news, and now they are stealing jobs
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Power cuts to turn Kashmiris into mathematical wizards: Govt

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

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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Flattery, sycophancy allowed: JK govt clarifies on social media gag

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

Srinagar: Amid criticism over its social media gag for employees, the J&K government today clarified that the gag was not applicable to flattery and sycophancy of the government. All posts falling under the “chaploos” category are not only welcome, they would be appreciated, officials said here. The tweaked rules were published on the GAD website
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NC seeks identity of the dog Tasaduq swore by

Dec 31st, 2017 | By

Srinagar: Opposition National Conference is asking the ruling Peoples Democratic Party to make the identity of the dog who its new minister swore by, public. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tasaduq Mufti took his oath as a minister in the name of dog (dog god) this week. The National Conference today said that it always
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