Archive for March 2014

Pakistan asks India to drop Sindh from national anthem

Mar 30th, 2014 | By

In a fresh diplomatic row, Islamabad has asked New Delhi to immediately drop the reference to Sindh province from Indian national anthem or change the anthem altogether. “Six decades after the partition, India still seems to consider Sindh its state. It is a serious issue, and smacks of India’s imperial designs,” said Sartaj Aziz, National Security
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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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After Roshni, Mashaal to legalise encroachments

Mar 20th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Buoyed by the success of Roshni scheme that gave encroachers property rights over government lands in Jammu & Kashmir, former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has now promised a new version of the scheme that would provide a six-month time frame to encroach leftover government land. Azad made the announcement soon after he was
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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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Wazwan service open to all: Police

Mar 17th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: J&K police has clarified that its vehicles were ferrying Wazwan to National Conference (NC) headquarters on Saturday from a police mess as part of a catering service launched by the department under its civic action programme. The ruling party came under severe criticism after television channels beamed pictures of police vehicles carrying wazwan to NC headquarters for
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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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Delayed snow clearance to promote snow art: Omar

Mar 13th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on his critics, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the delayed snow clearance was meant to improve snow arts in the valley. “Of late we have noticed huge interest among people in snow art. You can see many pictures of snowmen on Facebook,” said Abdullah.  “So I had directed officials to
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Kashmir school curriculum to inculcate Indian aspirations

Mar 11th, 2014 | By

  Srinagar: In a bid to integrate new generations of Kashmir with India, and combat the “seditious tendencies” in the state, the union government has directed the NCERT to devise a new curriculum for Kashmir schools immediately. The Home Ministry is learnt to have informed the state government about the matter and asked it to
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‘English, Italian fans equally Indian’, Omar relieved

Mar 9th, 2014 | By

In a major reprieve to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the union government said Sunday that cheering for England did not come under the purview of sedition. The England born J&K chief minister had come under scanner after rightwing BhartiyaJanta Party (BJP) had raised the issue that Abdullah was a supporter of English team, which they 
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