Archive for February 2014

Environment Ministry says impose curfew to check pollution

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Pollution levels in Kashmir Valley have zoomed again after showing a considerable decline from 2008 to 2010, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has cautioned the state, while suggesting a resumption of prolonged curfews to check the levels. A study conducted by the University of Kashmir and sponsored by the Union Environment Ministry has found out that
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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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Raho Umarless: PDP banks on Cadbury Pandas to dislodge Omar

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Failing to dislodge Chief Minister Omar Abdullah from the chair, Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is now banking on colour changing Panda toys that come free with Cadbury Gems. Enticed by the Cadbury slogan ‘Raho Umarless’ for the toys, PDP patron Mufti Muhammed Sayeed has directed all his legislators to collect and carry the
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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.



Teeth extraction will not silence Geelani: Hurriyat

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

The Hurriyat Conference (G) has said that the government will not succeed in silencing its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, “just because it managed to extract a few teeth” of the ailing separatist.



Forced by JK Summon, Delhi sends V K Singh as Governor

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

New Delhi: Forced by the summons of J&K Legislative Assembly to former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, the federal government has ordered the appointment of Singh as governor of the state. The orders to this effect were issued by President Pranab Mukheerjee late night  Wednesday on the recommendations of Home Ministry. “It has been a
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JK Assembly passes Compulsory Road Digging Act

Feb 18th, 2014 | By

Political Secretary to Chief Minister Tanvir Sadiq termed the bill as next only to Land to Tiller Act which he said will usher the state into a new future. The US returned Sadiq described it as Naya Kashmir 2.0.



It’s official: Khan brand ambassador for Kanwal Kehwa

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

Kashmir’s leading colourful spice company Kanwal Agro has roped in Shabir Khan, former minister of state for health as the brand ambassador for its Kehwa range. The company sources said the decision was taken in a bid to boost Kanwal’s battered image. “Yes, we have selected Shabir Khan as our brand ambassador for Kehwa,” said Farooq Amin
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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.