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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JK links employee salaries with Facebook inactivity

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

New candidates to produce social media non-involvement certificates  Srinagar: The J&K government has decided to link the salaries of its employees with their social media “inactivity” to strengthen its new social media policy. Employees will now have to get a No Objection Certificate from respective disbursing officers about their Facebook and Twitter activity before their
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Kya apke toothpaste mein namak hain: TV reporter had asked Yasin Malik

May 21st, 2017 | By

The India Today TV reporter heckled by Yasin Malik today clarified that all she had been asking Malik was, ‘Kya aapke toothpaste mein namak hai’. Kamaljit Sandu’s clarification gives a new twist to the mystery ‘why Yasin Malik heckled the TV journalist’ which became the second most asked question this week on Google India after
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JK Police signs Akbar Lone as brand ambassador to promote single wife order

Mar 4th, 2017 | By

Srinagar: In order to stem out the practice of keeping multiple wives among its ranks, the Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) today signed former speaker and National Conference MLA Akbar Lone as its brand ambassador. “We are grappling with the ongoing crisis of cops going for second marriages, so in order to prevail upon the
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Pellet guns to get papier machie handles for humane touch

Mar 3rd, 2017 | By

Srinagar: The modified pellet guns to be used on protestors in Kashmir will be adorned with Kashmiri papier machie art to make them more palatable to Kashmiris. The innovation is meant to make the non-lethal controversial weapon, which fires around 500 metal pellets in one shot, “more humane” and “pro-Kashmir”. “Pellet guns are a non-lethal
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Pickpockets roped in to boost India’s cashless drive

Feb 25th, 2017 | By

The government of India has roped in pickpockets across the country to give boost to its cashless economy campaign. While the demonetisation has already left many people penniless and the larger population cashless, the government today said many people were still holding on to cash which needed to be done away with. “There are still
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Resigned due to pollen allergy: Basharat Bukhari

Feb 22nd, 2017 | By

Srinagar: Disgruntled minister from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Basharat Bukhari today clarified  that his resignation on being assigned the horticulture ministry came only because of a pollen allergy and not because of some differences with the party. “l have a pollen allergy since childhood. And you must know horticulture is all about pollens.” Bukhari told
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Even Sul Kandur refuses to meet APD

Sep 5th, 2016 | By

Man gone to buy milk abducted to fill his place Srinagar: Muhammad Sultan Sofi, a baker from Habba Kadal known popularly in the locality as Sul Kandur, today categorically refused to meet the All Parties Delegation of Indian parliamentarians, which he heard had been barging into houses and even jails to meet Kashmiri people. Sofi
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