Archive for February 2018

‘Babul Iqbal’ gate cuts down Bab Demb stink by 80 per cent

Feb 28th, 2018 | By

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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Madni releases picture of son spinning charkha to prove his Khadi board eligibility

Feb 25th, 2018 | By

Srinagar: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-president Sartaj Madni today released pictures of his son Aroot Madni spinning Khadi on a charkha to prove his credentials for the Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) appointment. Junior Madni’s  selection as an executive officer for the KVIB has created an uproar in the state but senior Madni said the picture
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Jammu transporters construct Wislawa temple to rein in Basant Rath

Feb 25th, 2018 | By

Transporters in the city of temples are building a temple dedicated to Wislawa, to rein in the top traffic cop Basant Rath who has made life difficult for them by executing traffic rules like a martial law. The transporters said that they do not know who Wislawa is, but the way Basant keeps invoking her she seems
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Choksi Fraud: J&K Bank says will recover every penny – from Kashmir

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By

Srinagar : Refusing to be bogged down by the 121 cr rupees loan default by Gujrati businessman Mehul Choksi, the J&K Bank today said it has enough capability to recover the amount along with interest from Kashmiris. “This is nothing. Just 2.33 percent of 5189 cr fraud,” Parvez Ahmed Nengroo JK Bank chairman said addressing
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Before/After: NIA says Fair & Lovely helped militant escape

Feb 21st, 2018 | By

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the prison escape of militant Naveed Jatt has found that Naveed used large supplies of a smuggled skin fairness cream in Central Jail which played a crucial role in this escape. The investigators turned their focus to Fair & Lovely smuggling into jail, after going through all available
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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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Impressed by facilities, KPC seeks central jail for Kashmir Press Club

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The president of the yet to be hatched kashmir press club has asked the state government to convert srinagar central jail into Aiwan e Sahafat (press club). The demand was made by Salim Pandit after he was given an exclusive tour of the jail by his sources in a dream last night. Pandit said he
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Army gave free bonnet ride to Farooq: Mehbooba

Feb 5th, 2018 | By

The J&K government today said army had given free bonnet ride to human shield Farooq Ahmad Dar as a goodwill gesture. Dispelling the wild allegations of human rights violation against army, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the J&K assembly that the army had not charged Dar even a single penny for the half day “chartered
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Legislators seek weatherman Lotus’ sacking over missing snowfall

Feb 4th, 2018 | By

 Srinagar: Legislators cutting across party lines today sought sacking of Kashmir’s weatherman Sonum Lotus over his failure to ensure snowfall in the valley. Questioning the performance of weather office, Opposition leader Omar Abdullah said Sonam has failed to take hold of the winter calendar this year. “Where are the famed predictions. Where is the calendar
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