Archive for January 2016

JK Police replaces rifles with toy guns to discourage decamping

Jan 30th, 2016 | By

In a bid to discourage its personnel from decamping with assault rifles, the J&K Police is arming them with toy guns instead of the standard rifles. The decision comes in wake of increasing incidents of police personnel running away along with their service rifles (and in some cases stealing weapons of their colleagues too) to
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Padma awardees getting second hand medals, move court

Jan 29th, 2016 | By

In a major embarrassment to the government,  the recently announced Padma awardees led by full time actor Anupam Kher have approached Supreme Court seeking directions to restrain the government from handing over to them, what they described as, the “second hand” awards. The awardees in their petition to apex court stated that they feared government
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Agencies horrified as Al-Baqar infiltrates border in cow disguise

Jan 28th, 2016 | By

Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba has created a nightmare for Indian security agencies by raising a special squad – Al-Baqar –  whose members infiltrate  the Line of Control (loC)  and international border (IB)  in disguise of cows – the animal considered holy in India. Reports quoting intelligence sources from both sides of the border say that at
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PDP to hold sacred AoA recitation for 40 days for Mufti’s eternal peace

Jan 21st, 2016 | By

Srinagar: The People Democratic Party (PDP) will hold congregational recitation of its “sacred document”, the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) for 40 days for the eternal peace of its departed patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. The recitation sessions will mostly be held at the party president Mehbooba Mufti’s Papa 2 Fairview Residence, with weekly sessions every Friday morning at Sayeed’s
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Mehbooba stumps BJP, seeks CM post under SRO 43

Jan 14th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party has apparently dumped its ally Bhartiya Janata Party, as PDP president Mehbooba Mufti has sought the Chief Ministerial post under SRO 43 of the J&K Service rules. SRO 43 provides for compassionate appointment in government service for next of kin of a person “who dies in harness while in government service”.
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Told it’s Governor’s rule, Mehbooba condemns human rights abuses

Jan 10th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Using the unique opportunity provided by imposition of Governor’s rule in the state, Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti today lashed out at the government for its “intolerance” and described Kashmir as a virtual prison. “Kashmir has been virtually converted into a prison where only the government and its apologists enjoy freedom. There is a genuine
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After oddeven success, Kejriwal invites Geelani to call for hartals in Delhi

Jan 8th, 2016 | By

New Delhi: Buoyed by the success of odd-even plan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now asked Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani to move to the national capital and call for frequent shutdowns. “Oddeven has cut down so much of pollution in Delhi, that we are wondering what frequent shutdowns can do. So we
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Mufti takes credit for 2016 arrival

Jan 1st, 2016 | By

Taking credit for ushering in a new year, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said that the arrival of 2016 in the region became possible only because of his initiatives towards peace, development and prevention of Indo-Pak hostilities. “I had promised people during elections that we will usher in a new year in Kashmir, which will bring
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