Omar Abdullah trims beard, police look out for barber

‘Social distancing violated’ Srinagar: Police has issued a lookout notice for an unknown barber who allegedly violated lockdown and social distancing restrictions to trim the beard of former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah. Police issued the notice soon after pictures of former chief minister with a trimmed beard and hair made rounds on the internet.
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LG lauds hospital quarantine, says horrifying pictures more effective than police batons

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor G C Murmu today lauded the health department for setting up pathetic quarantines and isolation wards for COVID-19 patients and attendants, stating that horrifying photographs from the hospitals have helped in confining people inside their homes. Murmu said compared to police batons and FIRs, the photographs of pathetic wards
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Migrant workers

Modi launches Jan Joota Yojana  for workers walking back home

New Delhi: In a major relief to stranded migrant workers walking back home after a sudden lockdown came into force across India amid Covid scare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scheme promising free footwear to affected workers. Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Joota Yojana, the workers will have to fill a form online once
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Kashmir’s former informers say COVID-19 scare gave respectability to Mukhbiri

Srinagar: The COVID-19 scare has lent respectability to the otherwise derided profession of ‘Mukhbiri’ in Kashmir, former informers from the region say. Some senior Mukhbirs (police informers) who launched their public careers by reporting on militants in 1990s took to social media to express their awe at the zeal with which Kashmiris have taken to informing
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Governor Malik

GoI awards Param Vir Chakra to JK Governor’s fax machine

New Delhi: The Government of India has awarded the highest gallantry award, Param Vir Chakra, to the fax machine of J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, “which gave its life at the crucial moment to thwart the advancing Pakistan sponsored forces of NC, PDP and Congress”. This is the first time that the highest gallantry posthumous
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‘Babul Iqbal’ gate cuts down Bab Demb stink by 80 per cent

Srinagar: A new gateway constructed near the Bab Demb here will cut its stink by around 80 per cent, the government said today. The red coloured brick tiled gate has a feel of Mughal architecture, and takes away all the attention from the stink. “There were a lot of questions among people, but once the
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Diaper reporting of Taimur Ali Khan healthy journalism: NIA clarifies

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which has taken upon itself the role of defining real journalism today clarified it considers diaper reporting of star kid Taimur Ali Khan as healthy journalism. The clarification came after the agency was criticised for ignoring quality journalism in its initial list which covered only government functions and birthday
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JK to introduce plastic pants to curb dog bites

Srinagar: After failing to curb the stray dog population in state, the J&K government has decided to introduce hardened plastic pants among the residents to curb the menace of dog bites. The pants will first be provided in Kashmir Valley and have been made mandatory for tourists visiting Kashmir. Giving details commissioner of Srinagar  Municipal
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Power cuts to turn Kashmiris into mathematical wizards: Govt

Srinagar: Long, random and frequent power cuts in Kashmir Valley have the potential of turning ordinary Kashmiris into mathematical wizards, the J&K government asserted today. The power cuts are regulated by a complex set of algorithms, officials said, and breaking these algorithms to predict the next power puzzle required enhanced math skills. “We are utilsing  complex software and algorithm to determine when power to certain
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