Archive for May 2014

Smriti Irani to play professor in new serial to silence critics

May 29th, 2014 | By

New Delhi: Smriti Irani, the new minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) has signed up a television serial to  build her image and silence her critics especially  from the rival congress party. Irani, the most popular television bahu of India, will play the lead role of a college professor in the serial “Kyunki Professor bhi
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Modi offers to rename AFSPA as Art 370 to calm NC, PDP

May 29th, 2014 | By

New Delhi: Seeking to end the controversy over Article 370, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered to swap the provisions of Armed Forced Special Powers Act (AFSPA) with the Article 370 with an assurance to make it permanent. Modi said that in view of the sensibilities of Kashmir based parties, the emotional number 370
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Omar’s hair grafts blamed for poll debacle

May 24th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: As National Conference (NC) goes into an introspection mode, some party leaders are  blaming the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s reclaimed hair for the drubbing it faced in the recent parliament polls. Abdullah who had a receding hairline when he took over as the youngest chief minister of J&K in 2009 has apparently used grafts to regrow
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After Omar’s gupkar@gmail PDP launches papa2@gmail  

May 21st, 2014 | By

Unwilling to concede the space it has gained after a tough fight to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has launched a parallel email campaign for their own introspection urging people to let them know the reasons behind PDPs success. “The victory in parliamentary elections has surprised all of us. We  have done nothing
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Modi to be CM of all BJP led states

May 21st, 2014 | By

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to make its Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi as the chief minister of all states led by the party including Gujarat. The decision was taken by the BJP parliamentary board in a bid to “replicate the Gujarat model” in all BJP led states. “Narendra bhai Modi has proved his
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Omar asks ECI to count Twitter followers as votes

May 20th, 2014 | By

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked Election Commission of India to consider Twitter following of candidates as votes in the coming assembly elections. Abdullah has more than half a million followers on the microblogging website, which he says is an index of his ‘popularity’ and acceptability. “It is time you should understand the
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Mirwaiz sues ToI for skipping Dr. title

May 13th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) Dr. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has filed a defamation suit against Times of India (ToI) seeking compensation of Rs 50 crore for damage to his reputation by not addressing him as Dr. in a recently published interview in the newspaper. A close aide of Mirwaiz, Shahid-ul-Islam said that
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JK Govt brings Facebook, twitter under Disturbed Areas Act, extends AFSPA in cyberspace 

May 12th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: The J&K government has brought Facebook and Twitter under the purview of its popular Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) and extended Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to cyberspace to keep social network under control in the state. The decision was taken during a high level unified command meeting in Srinagar, following intelligence reports that
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