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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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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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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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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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Pigeon cells busted in Kashmir telecom attacks

Jun 4th, 2015 | By

Police in J&K has claimed to have busted a network of militant pigeons allegedly responsible for the attacks on telecom infrastructure across the region that led to break down in communications in the region. At least 32 pigeons have been arrested in surprise morning raids at different localities in Srinagar while a dreaded human handler
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JK jail gears up for Battle of Ideas concert

May 30th, 2015 | By

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed is all set to kick off the much awaited ‘Battle of Ideas’ concert at Central Jail Srinagar by the end of this month. Government sources said preparations were in full swing for the unique concert billed to become the hallmark of the Sayeed’s second stint as chief minister. “We
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