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After oddeven success, Kejriwal invites Geelani to call for hartals in Delhi

Jan 8th, 2016 | By

New Delhi: Buoyed by the success of odd-even plan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now asked Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani to move to the national capital and call for frequent shutdowns. “Oddeven has cut down so much of pollution in Delhi, that we are wondering what frequent shutdowns can do. So we
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Mufti takes credit for 2016 arrival

Jan 1st, 2016 | By

Taking credit for ushering in a new year, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said that the arrival of 2016 in the region became possible only because of his initiatives towards peace, development and prevention of Indo-Pak hostilities. “I had promised people during elections that we will usher in a new year in Kashmir, which will bring
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Govt invokes odd even formula for two GMC principals

Dec 24th, 2015 | By

Srinagar: In an effort to resolve the controversy over two principals of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, the state government today invoked odd-even formula to end the crisis. “As you know we have got two principals – Dr Rafeeq Pampori and Dr Kaiser Ahmad for GMC, which is good and actually aimed at giving more
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Modi tweets #selfieonpot to promote toilet use among Indians

Dec 23rd, 2015 | By

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took his penchant for selfies to a new level by tweeting a selfie from the toilet seat to prompt Indians into using toilets. “Flaunt your washrooms, post your #selfieonpot. Let’s relieve our great India from the greatest menace of open defecation.” Modi tweeted. He promised to tweet a #selfieonpot everyday
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Self Reliance: Traffic police to finance JK budget

Dec 17th, 2015 | By

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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Abdullah slams BSNL for sending lewd messages to Hurriyat only

Dec 15th, 2015 | By

“Main kya mar gaya tha” National Conference workers headed by its patron Farooq Abdullah hit the streets in Srinagar today to protest what they called the biased approach of state-owned telecommunications company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). “We have come to know that BSNL is selective in sending lewd and obscene text messages, along with phone numbers (for
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Wood colour phone behind Vakil-Mir tussle

Jul 20th, 2015 | By

Srinagar: Congress leader Abdul Gani Vakil who was ousted from J&K Pradesh Congress Committee, soon after he claimed to have resigned, had refused to hand over a much sought after wood colour phone to party president Ghulam Ahmad Mir thereby leading to Vakil’s exit from the party. Sources close to Vakil told Dapaan, that the
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Mufti seconds Dulat on money games, says boli (bidding) matters

Jul 15th, 2015 | By

Putting his weight behind former spymaster A S Dulat’s money games, J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday reiterated that only money mattered in conflict management. “I have always believed in the slogan, Baat Banegi Boli se,” Mufti said explaining that by Boli he meant bids. “I am not a fool to believe that we
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What happened at Ufa

Jul 13th, 2015 | By

Kashmiri leader burns Dulat book after finding no mention

Jul 11th, 2015 | By

Srinagar: Kashmiri Separatist leader Javed Mir set fire to a copy of former spymaster A S Dulat’s book here today after failing to find a mention in the book. Mir, a former leader of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front and and longtime aide of Yasin Malik, surfaced in Srinagar’s press enclave this afternoon with a copy of Kashmir-the
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