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Jammu transporters construct Wislawa temple to rein in Basant Rath

Feb 25th, 2018 | By

Transporters in the city of temples are building a temple dedicated to Wislawa, to rein in the top traffic cop Basant Rath who has made life difficult for them by executing traffic rules like a martial law. The transporters said that they do not know who Wislawa is, but the way Basant keeps invoking her she seems
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Diaper reporting of Taimur Ali Khan healthy journalism: NIA clarifies

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which has taken upon itself the role of defining real journalism today clarified it considers diaper reporting of star kid Taimur Ali Khan as healthy journalism. The clarification came after the agency was criticised for ignoring quality journalism in its initial list which covered only government functions and birthday
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Impressed by facilities, KPC seeks central jail for Kashmir Press Club

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The president of the yet to be hatched kashmir press club has asked the state government to convert srinagar central jail into Aiwan e Sahafat (press club). The demand was made by Salim Pandit after he was given an exclusive tour of the jail by his sources in a dream last night. Pandit said he
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Legislators seek weatherman Lotus’ sacking over missing snowfall

Feb 4th, 2018 | By

 Srinagar: Legislators cutting across party lines today sought sacking of Kashmir’s weatherman Sonum Lotus over his failure to ensure snowfall in the valley. Questioning the performance of weather office, Opposition leader Omar Abdullah said Sonam has failed to take hold of the winter calendar this year. “Where are the famed predictions. Where is the calendar
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JK to introduce plastic pants to curb dog bites

Jan 19th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: After failing to curb the stray dog population in state, the J&K government has decided to introduce hardened plastic pants among the residents to curb the menace of dog bites. The pants will first be provided in Kashmir Valley and have been made mandatory for tourists visiting Kashmir. Giving details commissioner of Srinagar  Municipal
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Flattery, sycophancy allowed: JK govt clarifies on social media gag

Jan 1st, 2018 | By

Srinagar: Amid criticism over its social media gag for employees, the J&K government today clarified that the gag was not applicable to flattery and sycophancy of the government. All posts falling under the “chaploos” category are not only welcome, they would be appreciated, officials said here. The tweaked rules were published on the GAD website
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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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