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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WWE clinches telecast rights for JK Assembly

Feb 25th, 2014 | By

The World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc (WWE) has signed a multimillion dollar worldwide live telecast deal with the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, that gives the company (formerly known as WWF) exclusive worldwide rights to the live telecast of state legislature sessions for next two years. In a statement issued by the WWE from its Connecticut
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JK makes Kashmiri mandatory for non-local workers, beggars

Feb 24th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Waking up to the neglect of Kashmiri language, the state government has made Kashmiri language courses mandatory for non-local workforce and beggars staying in the state. An official spokesman said the decision was taken by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a cabinet meeting to overcome state’s failure in promotion of the Kashmiri. “In order
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PDP to replace party symbol with finger

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

“The photograph of middle finger shown by our legislator from Shangus Peerzada Mansoor in the Assembly few days back has got thousands on likes on Facebook,” Nayeem Akther, PDP spokesman told Dapaan.