Archive for April 2014

Slip into a manhole! SMC Sewer maps will guide you home

Apr 25th, 2014 | By

The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has released a sewer map of Srinagar city to help people falling into manholes to make their way home through the sewers lines. A 24×7 helpline has also been set up help people navigate the sewer lines. Giving details, SMC Commissioner Ghulam Nabi Qasba said that people should carry these
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Govt blames fake polling booths for low turnout

Apr 24th, 2014 | By

 The state government has blamed fake polling booths set up by separatists for the unexpectedly low turnout of voters in Anantnag constituency Thursday. Taking the government by surprise, separatists had taken their boycott campaign to a new level by secretly setting up fake polling booths at many places in the district. Unsuspecting voters entered the fake booths to
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Professor offers formula to solve Modi emissary mystery

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

Srinagar: A mathematics professor from Kashmir has offered to solve the mystery surrounding NarendraModi’s alleged emissaries who had allegedly called upon Hardliner Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani and other separatists seeking their support. The professor who requested to be called Mr W only, said that the mystery of the emissaries could easily by solved by
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AAP brooms make life tough for sweepers

Apr 20th, 2014 | By

New Delhi: Broom prices in New Delhi and neighbouring Haryana are soaring day by day, thanks to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which has adopted the broom as its party symbol. The soaring prices have had a direct impact on two communities in the lower strata of Indian society – broom makers and sweepers. While broom
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Political parties seek ban on ‘assets’

Apr 18th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Major political parties in J&K are seeking a ban on use of word ‘asset’ by newspapers and electronic media for properties declared by candidates. A joint complaint filed by National Conference, Congress, and BhartiyaJanata Party with the Election Commission of India says that many candidates across political divide have faced embarrassment after finding newspapers
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After failed sterilisation SMC lures dogs with free meals

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

After a failed forced sterilization programme, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has come up with a carrot and stick approach to lure the city dogs into voluntary family planning. The new programme promises incentives like free food to dogs undergoing voluntary sterilization while the dissenters could face punitive measures. “We have had many loud barks and sharp
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Misquoted, said jawans not ladke: Mulayam

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

Under fire over his comments on rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday blamed the media for misquoting and twisting his comments. At a press conference called to clarify his remarks in Safia Uttar Pradesh, Singh said that that he had talked about army jawans facing allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir and Northeast. “My
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Govt ends Tosamaidan lease, gives out Tulip garden

Apr 12th, 2014 | By

Putting an end to a major controversy, the JK government has decided to handover Srinagar’s Tulip Garden to Indian Army for use as a firing range in place of Tosamaidan meadows for which the lease expired this month The dispute over the lease renewal of Tosamaidan firing range had pitted the government against the army
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JKLF woos school children for poll boycott

Apr 11th, 2014 | By

Giving a boost to its poll boycott programme Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) visited a number of primary and high schools urging students to keep away from voting. “We cannot trust the elders. They pledge their support, and then go to vote, so we are banking on school children who do not have a vote,”
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Revised Boycott programme to exclude poll days

Apr 10th, 2014 | By

In a strategic move, Kashmiri separatists have modified their election boycott programme by excluding the five poll days from any kind of boycott. The new programme issued by a Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of all Hurriyat and Non Hurriyat Parties Conference intends to strengthen the poll boycott programme while incorporating the people’s aspirations to take
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