Archive for July 2014

Corrupt officials to accept post-dated ‘chai’ in Ramadhan

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Expressing regards for religious sensitivities, the Kashmir Association of Working Clerks and Officers (KAWCO) has reiterated that any kind of bribes commonly referred to as ‘chai’ in government offices would be taken strictly through post dated cheques during the holy month of Ramadhan. “We want to clarify that ‘chai’ (bribe and tips) during Ramadhan
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UNMOGIP office declared a shrine, named UN SoebunAstan

Jul 13th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: The United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) office in Srinagar was Sunday unanimously declared a shrine by separatist groups opposing New Delhi’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir. The office will now be called UN SoebunAstan.  The decision to accord shrine status to the endangered UN office was mooted by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a
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UN seeks Hurriyat intervention as India asks observer mission to vacate

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

United Nations: The United Nations has sought intervention of the Kashmir separatists to prevent India from asking it to vacate its United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) office in New Delhi. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon appealed Kashmir leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik to
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CSIR comes up with antidote for Sharapova Syndrome    

Jul 9th, 2014 | By

A leading Indian research institute has come up with an antidote for the malicious Sharapova Syndrome that has affected millions of people across the country. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says it has developed an effective cure for the syndrome that is apparently caused by a Russian tennis bug and leaves its victims
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Shiv Sena demands apology from Sachin for watching Sharapova play

Jul 8th, 2014 | By

SRINAGAR: Rightwing Marathi party Shiv Sena has asked cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to apologise to the nation for bringing disgrace to it by watching the Wimbledon game of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova. Uddhav Thackeray, the Sena chief told Dapaan that Tendulkar’s blunder was an affront on Mumbai and a disgrace to the nation. “If she doesn’t
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Abdullah’s Havan to fight attempts at changing JK’s Muslim character

Jul 7th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: Vowing to fight attempts to change the Muslim character of Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC) president Dr Farooq Abdullah has decided to organize special hawans to seek heavenly blessings. Addressing people at his residence, the flamboyant Abdullah accused various quarters of attempting to change the Muslim majority character of the state. “There are
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Taj exposes CIA hand in Congress defeat

Jul 6th, 2014 | By

Srinagar: A month after Congress party faced rout in the parliamentary polls, senior Congress party leader Taj Mohi-ud-Din has blamed America’s spy agency – Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for their defeat. Taj had secretly appointed a committee to uncover the reasons behind party’s poll debacle in J&K as well as mainland India. The committee was
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Modi praises separatists, says strike mark of respect, recognition

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his gratitude to Kashmiri separatists by thanking them for a shutdown call on his first visit to the valley. “Thanks for the welcome, the security apparatus is very grateful, so am I,” Modi wrote on his twitter account soon after reviewing security situation at the Unified Command Meeting. Later
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Separatists agree to divide credit hourly for Friday shutdown

Jul 4th, 2014 | By

Three Hurriyat Conferences and a Non-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front today entered into a verbal brawl over taking credit for being the first to have called for shutdown against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in state on Friday. Problems began when confusion arose in public over the first to call for the strike, after
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