GoI to announce ‘mega’ flood rehabilitation package soon

Srinagar: Eight months after devastating floods hit Kashmir, the Modi-led government is all set to release a financial package for rehabilitation and development of public infrastructure in the state. An official said that though the actual amount is not yet confirmed, it was a “mega package” which would cover all the sectors affected by the […]

Multiple Mothers-In-Law

Sheru attended a marriage last week. The wazwan was delicious. Sheru had a hearty meal, and afterwards went to thank the relative who had invited him. She was a bit downcast. Sheru asked why, and the answer saddened Sheru as well. “It has dawned on me right now that the buchi has to live with […]

Mr Muslim Hunts For House

The surprise some TV presenters and a pretentious audience play-acted on a Muslim having supposedly been denied a job and another a flat in Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, was a study in absurdity. The tears shed over the injustice were just for the cameras. It is a known fact – Hindus and Muslims do not […]

Status Symbol

Smokers will have their puff, even if the anti-smoking brigade tracks them down to bathrooms, bedrooms, or wherever else they go for their regular dose. .Now that medicated patches, and reportedly even some chewables, are available to ease the craving, there is still a section that refuses to be weaned off the pleasure – the […]

Assault on cellphone networks: DGP says no breakthrough yet

Srinagar: Director general of police K Rajendra said on Saturday that the police have not made any breakthrough in tracing those responsible for the recent attacks on telecom outlets which has led to a major disruption in cellphone services in north Kashmir. “We have finalised the strategy to trace the culprits. It would take some […]

JKLF jail bharo tehreek continues

JKLF jail bharo tehreek continues

SRINAGAR: Continuing the jail bharo thereek for the second consecutive day Saturday, ten more Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activists led by vice-chairman, Master Muhammad Afzal courted arrest at Lal Chowk. Before courting arrest, master Afzal said “those who talked about battle of ideas and goli nahi boli turned worst perpetrators after assuming power.” The […]

At Sheikh Abdullah’s grave, NC passes resolution against AFSPA

SRINAGAR: Opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday unanimously passed five resolutions including scrapping of draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) while demanding resumption of ties between India and Pakistan. “We demand immediate revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir as was done in Tripura. NC has always strived for revocation of the Act and […]

Road link to Uri village hits roadblock

Srinagar: A road link to a village in the border town of Uri, under the centrally sponsored Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) scheme, has hit a roadblock due to alleged army objections. Locals say that construction work on the 2-kilometre road link from Thajal to Charunda, the last village on this side of the […]

Promoting ‘Brand Kashmir’ key to saving handicrafts industry: CM

Promoting ‘Brand Kashmir’ key to saving handicrafts industry: CM

SRINAGAR: The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday stressed on the need to promote ‘Brand Kashmir’ in order to safeguard the state’s handicraft products from the counterfeits’ burgeoning presence in the international market. Addressing the businessmen at the inaugural ceremony of ‘Kashmir Expo- 6th International Buyer-Seller Meet’ at SK International Conference Centre here, Sayeed said […]

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