Archive for March 2015

Flood gauges removed from Jehlum, installed in streets

Mar 29th, 2015 | By

Srinagar: Taking lessons from the September 2014 floods, the state government has installed flood gauges in the major streets of Srinagar and other districts, to keep people updated about the status of rising waters. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in a hurriedly called meeting with his ministers and top bureaucrats
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J&K govt creates Ministry for Backtracking

Mar 16th, 2015 | By

Jammu: The Mufti Mohammed Sayeed led BJP-PDP government has created a separate Ministry for Backtracking to ensure a prompt and smooth withdrawal of its own orders and intentions. The new ministry meant to improve the functioning of the BJP-PDP coalition government, in light of its bipolar nature and identity, has been granted overriding powers to
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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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Drabu to don Ladishah costume to lend human touch to budget

Mar 9th, 2015 | By

Jammu: The PDP-BJP coalition government’s first budget is all set for a human touch with the finance minister Haseeb Drabu, who also heads the culture ministry, wearing a Ladishah costume during presentation. Ladishah is a traditional folk satire artist in Kashmiri culture. Finance ministry officials have roped in noted theatre director M K Raina to
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Scandalous body thanks Sonia for appointing Mir as state chief

Mar 6th, 2015 | By

The Council for Upliftment and Rehabilitation of Scandalous Elements (CURSE), a body of high profile scandal hit people, has thanked the Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi for appointing G A Mir as the president of JK Pradesh Congress Committee. Mir, an executive member of CURSE, was let to work and struggle in the shadows following his
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BJP horrified at lotus eating habit of Kashmiris, demands ban

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By

Jammu: Barely a day after the PDP-BJP coalition government assumed office in J&K, the two partners are into their first fight, with BJP members infuriated over a dish prepared from lotus stems (Nadru). The first cabinet dinner hosted by chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed almost erupted into a fist fight after a local BJP leader from
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