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Govt to replace curfew passes with Toffee Passes

Sep 4th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: The state government has decided to replace the age old curfew passes issued to media, essential services personnel, and in rare cases common people, with brand-new ‘Toffee Passes’ to help them get a safe passage through curfewed streets. The new passes will carry the image of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti offering a toffee and
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Traffic police books pedestrians to make up for lost revenue

Aug 31st, 2016 | By

In its efforts to make up for the revenue lost due to curfew and shutdowns, the J&K Traffic Police today started booking pedestrians for various traffic violations, as vehicular traffic remained very thin on the roads. At an intersection in Lal Chowk, traffic police stopped some pedestrians and let them go only after they paid
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India to hold ‘referendum’ for weapons of choice in Kashmir

Aug 27th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: India will hold a ‘referendum’ to empower Kashmiris to choose the weapons the state can use on them, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here today while discussing the alternatives for pellet guns. “This is as democratic as we can get,” Singh said at a press conference in Srinagar. The poll for weapons of choice
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J&K makes Braille compulsory for all students

Aug 19th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: The J&K government is introducing Braille education as a mandatory subject in all schools in Kashmir to “prevent interruption in education” of children and youth losing eyesight because of pellet guns used by police and paramilitary in the state. “We have observed that the education of children is getting interrupted due to these pellet
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Mehbooba bans her own videos for inciting unrest

Aug 5th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Clamping down on ‘objectionable content’ available on the internet that ‘incites unrest’, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has banned her old government-bashing videos recorded during her days in opposition. Ms Mufti has directed the cyber cell of the police to get such content removed from the internet and take action against people sharing them. In
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India outraged as pellet guns injure 4 cows in Kashmir

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Protests broke out in many parts of India after at least four cows were injured as police and paramilitary forces used pellet guns on a crowd in south Kashmir killing one man and injuring ten others. The four cows injured in the incident had reportedly appeared at the incident site at the last moment. Indian
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Mehbooba accuses Omar of stealing her old statements

Apr 18th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today lashed out at former chief minister and president National Conference Omar Abdullah for indulging in blatant plagiarism by using her old press statements. Ms Mufti is also seeking legal counsel to file a lawsuit against Abdullah for repeatedly recycling statements written by her during her long stint as an
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Fearing revengeful diagnosis Lal Singh avoids doctors despite fever

Mar 9th, 2016 | By

Former health minister Choudary Lal Singh is refusing to visit a doctor despite running a high fever, fearing revenge from the community he had been abusing during his ministerial stints, Singh’s family said here today. Addressing a press conference at Jammu press club, Singh’s wife, Kanta Andotra asked the Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti
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Terming Urmila marriage a CBM, Mehbooba says ready for government  

Mar 7th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Terming the marriage of Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar to a Kashmiri businessman as a major Confidence Building Measure(CBM), Chief Minister at large Mehbooba Mufti today said the development has finally paved the way for smooth government formation in the state. Mehbooba, the president of Peoples Democratic Party, had insisted on major sops from central
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BJP to bring bill to declare condom users as anti-national

Feb 28th, 2016 | By

The BJP is mulling to bring a bill in the ongoing parliament session to declare condom users as anti-nationals. The proposal for the bill was taken up in BJP parliamentary committee meeting chaired by BJP chief Amit Shah in view of the revelations that 85 per cent of condom supplies to national capital were utilised
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