South Asia

To stop water to Pakistan, Modi tells Indians to buy plastic tanks

Feb 23rd, 2019 | By

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked people to purchase plastic water storage tanks so that the country is able to divert water flowing into Pakistan. “I urge all citizens to buy water tanks, plastic tanks, as many as possible for water storage. Only then we will be able to retain every drop of
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Indian hardline group calls for ban on maps with ‘Kashmir on top’

Feb 21st, 2019 | By

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

Jan 29th, 2019 | By
Governor Malik

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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Diaper reporting of Taimur Ali Khan healthy journalism: NIA clarifies

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

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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Vijay Mallya denies running away with Modi’s achhe din

Mar 11th, 2016 | By

Liqour baron and Member of Parliament Vijay Mallya today denied allegations that he had run away with Modi’s promised achhe din (good days). The self claimed king of good times, who has apparently fallen on bad times, told Dapaan in an exclusive interview from an undisclosed location that he had no interest in immaterial things
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India launches vaccination drive to combat anti-nationalism

Feb 20th, 2016 | By

New Delhi: Indian Health Ministry is launching a nation-wide vaccination drive to combat growing anti-nationalism in the country. The drive comes after a breakthrough by Indian scientists led by Baba Ramdev, who developed the ‘Rashtravadi’ vaccine from special antigens found in gomutra or cow urine. The vaccine manufactured by Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved under the much hyped flagship
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Bose an LeT operative now fighting in Syria: Headley resolves mystery

Feb 14th, 2016 | By

Mumbai: India’s new darling and its authentic prosecution witness in 26/11 Mumbai attack David Coleman Headley has resolved the longstanding mystery shrouding Subhas Chandra Bose by deposing in the special court that Bose was not only alive, but was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operative now fighting with Islamic State in Syria. Headley, a US national and an
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After Kher fiasco, Pakistan to expedite visa for non-applicants

Feb 6th, 2016 | By

New Delhi: After facing flak for not granting a visa to Indian actor Anupam Kher, Pakistan today said it would expedite the visa process for all non-applicants from India in future. Kher, invited to Karachi Literature  Festival, had not applied for the visa, and slammed Pakistan for not granting him the visa. “We have taken
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Court sentences Kohli’s Pakistan fan to watch Misbah innings in jail

Feb 2nd, 2016 | By

Islamabad:A Pakistani fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has been sentenced to a rigorous punishment of watching Pakistani cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq’s painful slow innings in jail. Pronouncing the punishment on the teenager, Umar Draz, who hoisted Indian flag to cheer Kohli, the judge said there was need to force feed patriotism into the accused. “It is necessary to
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Modi tweets #selfieonpot to promote toilet use among Indians

Dec 23rd, 2015 | By

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took his penchant for selfies to a new level by tweeting a selfie from the toilet seat to prompt Indians into using toilets. “Flaunt your washrooms, post your #selfieonpot. Let’s relieve our great India from the greatest menace of open defecation.” Modi tweeted. He promised to tweet a #selfieonpot everyday
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