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Indian hardline group calls for ban on maps with ‘Kashmir on top’

Srinagar: With calls for complete boycott and ousting Kashmiris grow in India, a rightwing vigilante group has called for an immediate ban on country maps that “contain Kashmir on top”. The call comes a day after the Governor of Meghalaya state batted for boycott of everything Kashmiri – even the Amarnath Yatra. The group named
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Security withdrawn, Hurriyat leader posts ads for ‘grocery boys’

Srinagar: A few days after government withdrew security to Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir, one of them is looking for grocery boys for his Srinagar home. Prof Abdul Gani Bhat has placed an advertisement in a local newspaper seeking ‘grocery boys’. “I told India and I am telling you too. That, we do not need any
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Tihar jailers scratching head on how to withdraw security to Shabir Shah

Srinagar: The administration at Delhi’s Tihar jail are in a fix on how to withdraw security of a Kashmiri separatist leader lodged there since July 2017. The awkward situation at the jail arose from an order from Home ministry directing officials to withdraw security of several Kashmiri separatist leaders including Shabir Shah. “Do we have
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Stranded Kashmiris teargassed to make them feel home: Police

Srinagar: The J&K Police today said lathi-charge and teargas used on stranded Kashmiri passengers in Jammu city were aimed at making them feel home, and the exercise would be used liberally all along the highway, wherever they are stuck. “We have clear directions from  Raj Bhavan to make the stranded Kashmiri passengers feel home and
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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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