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IN GRIEF

* Pakistan mourns massacre of school children * National flag flies at half-mast * Candle-light vigils in Islamabad, Rawalpindi

Islamabad, Dec 17: A shocked Pakistan Wednesday began observing three days of national mourning for the 141 people, mostly children, massacred by the Taliban suicide attackers in a horrendous terror attack in northwestern city of Peshawar yesterday.All educational institutions were closed in the More


Those Who Kill Children

Wherever the killings of children take place, whosoever does it and, no matter, under what excuse or circumstances, it has to be unacceptable.

It is hard to articulate in words the deep sense of outrage and the shock at the massacre of children by Taliban at a Peshawar school. Any attempt to do so seems a sort of collaboration in the process of turning the barbarism of this horrendous scale into a part of the routine. Nor do condemnations More


‘MOST STUDENTS SHOT IN HEAD’

Peshawar, Dec 17: Most of the victim students of the Army Public School received bullets in the head and they were targeted from a point blank range by the attackers, according to the students and a minister.The students said that the attackers scaled the boundary wall from the adjacent graveyard More


Kashmir outraged over Peshawar massacre

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 17: The brutal killings of 148 people, including 132 students, in the deadliest attack by Taliban on a school in Pakistan yesterday left Kashmir saddened as condemnations against the horrifying act continued to pour in for the second consecutive day Wednesday.At Kashmir's nerve center More


Toll climbs to 148

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Peshawar, Dec 17: Seven more adults wounded in the brutal terror attack on a school run by Pakistan army here succumbed to their injuries Wednesday, taking the number of those fallen to the bullets of Taliban militants to 148, most of them children.The attack on Army Public School on Warsak Road More


Schools in India observe 2-minute silence

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 17: Schools in India observed a two-minute silence Wednesday in a show of solidarity with Pakistan following an appeal from Prime Minister NarendraModi after the dastardly terror attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar.Special prayers were also held in some schools with children More


Geelani leads funeral prayers in absentia at Hyderpora

Srinagar, Dec 17: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday led funeral prayers in absentia for school children killed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan at Peshawar yesterday.Geelani, who was under house arrest, gave slip to police and managed to reach Jamia Masjid Hyderpora. “Geelani More


Mirwaiz leads prayers for slain students at Jamia Masjid

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 17: Amid tears, hundreds of people Wednesday offered funeral prayers in absentia for students of Peshawar Pakistan who were massacred by Taliban suicide bombers on Tuesday, at historic Jamia Masjid here.The prayers were led by Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq More


Peshawar carnage stigma on face of humanity: Malik

Srinagar, Dec 17: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik Wednesday termed Peshawar carnage as a stigma on the face of humanity.“Blood-soaked bodies of flower-like children are an ugly sight that no human can ever tolerate,” said Malik in a statement.“This carnage More


Pak BLOODBATH scars Kashmir kids’ psyche

As television displays bodies of students, Valley children respond with shrieks; Pediatricians set guidelines for parents

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 17: For seven-year-old Bareena Javaid, the gory pictures of dead and injured children displayed on various Indian and Pakistani news channels Tuesday afternoon came as a shock as she thought something has happened in her school in Srinagar. Bareena’s school uniform resembles with those More


Hizb condemns Peshawar attack

‘Anti-Pakistan elements defaming country’

Srinagar, Dec 17: Terming the Peshwar attack as an open act of terrorism, militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen Wednesday said that Islam never permits such inhuman acts. The group expressed solidarity with the victim families.In a statement to CNS, Hizb chief spokesperson Syed Sadaqat Hussain said More


Preparations underway for Dec 23 counting

First trends expected by 8:30 AM; final picture by 1 PM

Countdown Begins

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 17: As countdown for counting of votes in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly election begins, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to set up 28 centers for the exercise to be taken up on December 23.The polling for state’s 67 assembly constituencies has been completed while More


HC asks CE R&B to explain absence from court

Urges quick handover of shelter sheds to flood victims

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 17: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the Chief Engineer, Roads and Buildings Kashmir, to inform it on December 18 about the compelling reasons as to why he went to Jammu a day before the Public Interest Litigation on rehabilitation of flood victims was listed before the More






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Centre's alert to states on possible terror attacks

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 17: The Centre Wednesday alerted the states in the wake of Peshawar school massacre to the heightened possibility of terror attacks ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to India next More




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  • Business

JK share in India’s total exports only 0.1 pc

DDGFT tells Valley exporters to expand export trade

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Dec 17: Deputy Director General of Foreign Trade, Amit Kumar Wednesday said that Jammu and Kashmir has not shown significant growth in exports as compared to national level export growth.He said More



  • Sports

Footballers slam JKFA, protest ‘lack of arrangements’

Players found ineligible, making excuses: DFA

ABID KHAN

Srinagar, Dec 17: A group of footballers on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against J&K Football Association (JKFA), here, hitting out at the Association over “lack of quality arrangements” More



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  • Kashmir

Results would spring big surprises for regional parties: BJP

We will form the next Govt on our own: Avinash Rai Khanna

JK Polls–2014

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Dec 17:  Days after state unit of Congress stated that they are mulling strategy to enter into post-poll alliance with regional parties for government formation in JK, BJP Wednesday said More



  • Srinagar City

Acid attack victim undergoes major surgery

Police strengthens SIT, probing multiple aspects

DAY 7

M HYDERI

Srinagar, Dec 17: The 21-year-old acid attack victim Wednesday underwent a major surgery in Chennai while doctors have advised her not to talk for the next few days till her wounds heal up, sources said More




  • Jammu

Cong in deep frustration: Omar

‘Azad stooping too low by criticizing late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Kathua, Dec 17: Continuing his tirade against Congress, National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the Congress is in complete frustration and people will teach the party a More



  • South Asia

Pak army chief leaves for Kabul to seek Fazlluah's extradition

SAJJAD HUSSAIN

Islamabad, Dec 17: Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif Wednesday dashed to Afghanistan to seek extradition of Taliban leader Mullah Fazlluah, whose group claimed responsibility for a deadly attack More



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