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After Kher fiasco, Pakistan to expedite visa for non-applicants

Feb 6th, 2016 | By

New Delhi: After facing flak for not granting a visa to Indian actor Anupam Kher, Pakistan today said it would expedite the visa process for all non-applicants from India in future. Kher, invited to Karachi Literature  Festival, had not applied for the visa, and slammed Pakistan for not granting him the visa. “We have taken
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By asking us to teach, Govt playing with future of students: Teacher’s Forum

Feb 5th, 2016 | By

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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Governor summons weatherman Lotus to predict government formation

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By

Srinagar: As clouds of uncertainty hover over government formation in J&K, Governor Narendra Nath Vohra has sought the help of weatherman Sonam Lotus to get a clear picture of political climate in the state. Vohra summoned Lotus to Raj Bhavan and asked him to analyse and predict the government formation in the state using his expertise
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Court sentences Kohli’s Pakistan fan to watch Misbah innings in jail

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By

Islamabad:A Pakistani fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has been sentenced to a rigorous punishment of watching Pakistani cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq’s painful slow innings in jail. Pronouncing the punishment on the teenager, Umar Draz, who hoisted Indian flag to cheer Kohli, the judge said there was need to force feed patriotism into the accused. “It is necessary to
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JK Police replaces rifles with toy guns to discourage decamping

Jan 30th, 2016 | By

In a bid to discourage its personnel from decamping with assault rifles, the J&K Police is arming them with toy guns instead of the standard rifles. The decision comes in wake of increasing incidents of police personnel running away along with their service rifles (and in some cases stealing weapons of their colleagues too) to
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Padma awardees getting second hand medals, move court

Jan 29th, 2016 | By

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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Agencies horrified as Al-Baqar infiltrates border in cow disguise

Jan 28th, 2016 | By

Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba has created a nightmare for Indian security agencies by raising a special squad – Al-Baqar –  whose members infiltrate  the Line of Control (loC)  and international border (IB)  in disguise of cows – the animal considered holy in India. Reports quoting intelligence sources from both sides of the border say that at
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PDP to hold sacred AoA recitation for 40 days for Mufti’s eternal peace

Jan 21st, 2016 | By

Srinagar: The People Democratic Party (PDP) will hold congregational recitation of its “sacred document”, the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) for 40 days for the eternal peace of its departed patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. The recitation sessions will mostly be held at the party president Mehbooba Mufti’s Papa 2 Fairview Residence, with weekly sessions every Friday morning at Sayeed’s
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Mehbooba stumps BJP, seeks CM post under SRO 43

Jan 14th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party has apparently dumped its ally Bhartiya Janata Party, as PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has sought the Chief Ministerial post under SRO 43 of the J&K Service rules. SRO 43 provides for compassionate appointment in government service for next of kin of a person “who dies in harness while in government service”.
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Told it’s Governor’s rule, Mehbooba condemns human rights abuses

Jan 10th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Using the unique opportunity provided by imposition of Governor’s rule in the state, Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti today lashed out at the government for its “intolerance” and described Kashmir as a virtual prison. “Kashmir has been virtually converted into a prison where only the government and its apologists enjoy freedom. There is a genuine
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