Archive for February 2019

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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Security withdrawn, Hurriyat leader posts ads for ‘grocery boys’

Feb 20th, 2019 | By

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

Feb 19th, 2019 | By

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

Feb 13th, 2019 | By

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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After division, 300 km flyover to connect Ladakh with Jammu

Feb 12th, 2019 | By

Srinagar: Days after declaring Ladakh as a separate division, the J&K Governor S P Malik has approved construction of a 300 km long flyover to connect Jammu division with Ladakh directly bypassing Kashmir. The flyover will fly over the mountains of Kashmir, to connect Jammu with Ladakh. “There is no point in having a separate
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Shah Faesal asks donors not to send worn out socks

Feb 10th, 2019 | By

Srinagar: Kashmiri bureaucrat turned politician Shah Faesal has appealed people not to donate worn out socks and underwear for his crowdfunding campaign, as these were of no use. “It has become a nightmare. Now I have to even tip off the safaiwalla to take away hordes of worn out socks and underwear. Yorei chu kharuch
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Confirmed: Modi created wave on Dal Lake

Feb 6th, 2019 | By

New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi created a wave on Dal Lake in Srinagar by waving his hands at the empty lake. Thankfully, the weather office said, it hasn’t impacted the weather system drastically. “Yes, we did detect a weather system, a kind of air wave, emanating
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Days after 4 kurta claims, Kashmir parties seek CBI probe into Governor’s overcoat

Feb 5th, 2019 | By

Srinagar: Days after J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik claimed to have four kurta pyjamas only, Kashmiri political parties have sought investigation into the overcoat he was seen wearing Sunday. The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party and Congress are asking India’s premier investigating agency to investigate where the light-brown overcoat flaunted by Malik
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