Posts Tagged ‘ KAshmir ’

J&K makes Braille compulsory for all students

Aug 19th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: The J&K government is introducing Braille education as a mandatory subject in all schools in Kashmir to “prevent interruption in education” of children and youth losing eyesight because of pellet guns used by police and paramilitary in the state. “We have observed that the education of children is getting interrupted due to these pellet
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Mehbooba bans her own videos for inciting unrest

Aug 5th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Clamping down on ‘objectionable content’ available on the internet that ‘incites unrest’, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has banned her old government-bashing videos recorded during her days in opposition. Ms Mufti has directed the cyber cell of the police to get such content removed from the internet and take action against people sharing them. In
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India outraged as pellet guns injure 4 cows in Kashmir

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Protests broke out in many parts of India after at least four cows were injured as police and paramilitary forces used pellet guns on a crowd in south Kashmir killing one man and injuring ten others. The four cows injured in the incident had reportedly appeared at the incident site at the last moment. Indian
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Data gathering by police meant for matrimonial service

Feb 9th, 2016 | By

Srinagar: Brushing aside the growing criticism over its intrusive data gathering, the Jammu and Kashmir Police today said it was collecting the details to launch a much awaited matrimonial service and website for Kashmir. The data gathering exercise has evoked eyebrows over questions asked by police like do you wear trousers of younger brother and
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Modi offers selfie with Mehbooba as CBM

Feb 7th, 2016 | By

Reaching out to its estranged ally in J&K, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered to take a selfie with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti as a Confidence Buidling Measure (CBM) to mend the relations. The major policy decision with far reaching consequences comes after Mehbooba demanded CBM from the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Governor summons weatherman Lotus to predict government formation

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By

Srinagar: As clouds of uncertainty hover over government formation in J&K, Governor Narendra Nath Vohra has sought the help of weatherman Sonam Lotus to get a clear picture of political climate in the state. Vohra summoned Lotus to Raj Bhavan and asked him to analyse and predict the government formation in the state using his expertise
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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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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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Police in fix as Zaroo renames Masarat Alam to Khurshid Alam

Mar 15th, 2015 | By

Srinagar: Prominent name changer Fayaz Ahmad Zaroo has put police and intelligence agencies in a fix by changing the name of separatist leader Masarat Alam to Khurshid Alam. Zaroo announced the name change of the recently released separatist through an Urdu advertisement in a Srinagar based leading English daily. “This nation is thankful to His
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Uproar in parliament as Mufti flushes toilet without telling Modi

Mar 11th, 2015 | By

New Delhi: The BJP-led government has found itself in a tight spot once again, as opposition parties cornered it in both house of the parliament on the latest reports of J&K Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed flushing a  toilet without keeping the Centre in loop. Sayeed, who heads the PDP-BJP coalition government in J&K had
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