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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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Police in fix as Zaroo renames Masarat Alam to Khurshid Alam

Mar 15th, 2015 | By

Srinagar: Prominent name changer Fayaz Ahmad Zaroo has put police and intelligence agencies in a fix by changing the name of separatist leader Masarat Alam to Khurshid Alam. Zaroo announced the name change of the recently released separatist through an Urdu advertisement in a Srinagar based leading English daily. “This nation is thankful to His
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Uproar in parliament as Mufti flushes toilet without telling Modi

Mar 11th, 2015 | By

New Delhi: The BJP-led government has found itself in a tight spot once again, as opposition parties cornered it in both house of the parliament on the latest reports of J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed flushing a  toilet without keeping the Centre in loop. Sayeed, who heads the PDP-BJP coalition government in J&K had
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After Omar’s gupkar@gmail PDP launches papa2@gmail  

May 21st, 2014 | By

Unwilling to concede the space it has gained after a tough fight to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched a parallel email campaign for their own introspection urging people to let them know the reasons behind PDPs success. “The victory in parliamentary elections has surprised all of us. We  have done nothing
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Slip into a manhole! SMC Sewer maps will guide you home

Apr 25th, 2014 | By

The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has released a sewer map of Srinagar city to help people falling into manholes to make their way home through the sewers lines. A 24×7 helpline has also been set up help people navigate the sewer lines. Giving details, SMC Commissioner Ghulam Nabi Qasba said that people should carry these
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China invokes Roshni Act for Aksai Chin

Mar 27th, 2014 | By

In a stunning diplomatic development China has formally asked J&K government to legalise its control of disputed Aksai Chin region under the state’s Roshni Act, that gives property rights over state land to illegal occupants. The application filed by Chinese Ambassador in New Delhi has befuddled governments in New Delhi as well as in Srinagar,
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Weatherman Lotus suspended for links to Western Disturbances

Mar 24th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Suspecting a foul play in the weather whims, the J&K government has suspended the director of Meteorological Department Kashmir Sonam Lotus and initiated an investigation into his potential role in the Western Disturbances. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after intelligence inputs that Lotus was riding
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Surprised US seeks disaster response training from Kashmir

Mar 14th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: US President Barack Hussein Obama called J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah this morning, requesting for specialized training to US federal emergency personnel. The call came a day after state Health minister TajMohi-ud-Din disclosed that Kashmir’s emergency response was far more advanced than that of United States. An official spokesman said that Obama called Abdullah at 8.56 am IST and asked if the state
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Maneka wants pellet guns banned, says stray dogs wounded

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

SRINAGAR: Animal rights activist and former parliamentarian Maneka Gandhi has slammed J&K government for using pellet guns for crowd control, citing dangers to stray dogs. In a letter written to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Gandhi has complained that the rampant use of pellet guns on protesters by the state police has resulted in wounds to
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KU launches Masters in Corruption

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: The University of Kashmir has launched a postgraduate programme in ‘Corruption’ which will be open to admissions from the coming session. The program was announced soon after the government extended the tenure of Vice Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad for another three years for his unquestioning hard work. “I think this course was long overdue,
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