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By asking us to teach, Govt playing with future of students: Teacher’s Forum

Feb 5th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum President Abdul Qayoom Wani today lashed out at the government for forcing union leaders to teach students. Wani said the government was playing with the future of students by asking teacher’s union leaders like him to teach. “We haven’t taken classes in decades, How and what are we
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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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Corrupt officials to accept post-dated ‘chai’ in Ramadhan

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Expressing regards for religious sensitivities, the Kashmir Association of Working Clerks and Officers (KAWCO) has reiterated that any kind of bribes commonly referred to as ‘chai’ in government offices would be taken strictly through post dated cheques during the holy month of Ramadhan. “We want to clarify that ‘chai’ (bribe and tips) during Ramadhan
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Molestation row: Women asked to disguise as men while visiting govt offices

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

 Srinagar: After a spate of instances involving allegations of sexual assault and molestation by government officers, the government has asked all females to disguise themselves as males while visiting administrative offices. “In pursuance of state policy to protect the rights of women, it is hereby directed that all women wishing to visit government offices should
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Akbar Lone to compile Kashmiri profane encyclopedia

Apr 7th, 2014 | By

The J&K Cultural Academy has roped in state’s Higher Education minister Akbar Lone to compile the profanity edition of the ambitious Kashmiri encyclopedia project. Lone, a former speaker of JK Legislative Assembly, is renowned for taking the profane lexicon to new heights in the state, and his vocal contributions, popularly referred to as Kalam-i-Akbari, are
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Kindergarten admission lists trigger suicides, 5 dead

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Srinagar: At least five women died apparently by suicide, after failing to find their children make to the admission list of any Lal Chowk or Raj Bagh centric prestigious school. Hospital sources said they received at least 10 cases of suicide attempts, out of which five succumbed. Four prominent schools of Srinagar published their kindergarten admission lists,
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Failing to pay tip couple arrested for abandoning newborn

Mar 18th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Police has arrested a couple from Kashmir’s premier maternity hospital on charges of abandoning a newborn after failing to pay tip to paramedics. The couple was arrested on a complaint by the hospital administration that they had failed to take custody of their newborn boy. “They were not paying the mandatory tip to midwives and
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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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JK to turn defunct schools into medical colleges

Feb 21st, 2014 | By

The state government is planning to upgrade its decaying primary and secondary schools into medical colleges, Minister for Medical Education Taj Mohi-ud-Din said here today.



AAP inspires KAP, with vacuum cleaner symbol

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

“We believe mere sweeping won’t work here, we will have to suck up everything,” said Salim Khan, a former bureaucrat while justifying Vacuum Cleaner symbol.