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Guru Hanged, Buried In Tihar Jail

PRESIDENT REJECTED MERCY PETITION ON FEBRUARY 3

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 9: Muhammed Afzal Guru, convicted in the deadly attack on Parliamenthouse in 2001 was hanged on Saturday morning in Tihar Jail where he had been lodged for the past over a decade. The execution came following rejection of his mercy plea by President Pranab Mukherjee on February More


Will assess situation today: Police Chief

Srinagar, Feb 9: Police Saturday said that any decision on relaxation in curfew will be taken on Sunday after assessment of situation and maximum possible restraint is being exercised while dealing with the situation.“We have been able to contain the situation. We exercised maximum possible restraint More


RETURN BODY: FAMILY TO GoI

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 9: Family members of Muhammad Afzal Guru have asked Government of India to hand over his body to them for burial. The family said they came to know about Guru’s hanging through news channels and social media sites, and government of India did not inform them.“We came to know about More


‘He was calm, offered Namaz’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 9: After an immediate reaction of being “shaken up” on getting the news of his impending execution last evening, Afzal Guru stayed “very peaceful” and “calm” during the final moments when taken to the gallows this morning.“He was very peaceful and calm during the final moments. More


Scores injured in clashes amid curfew

Police Open Fire On Protesters Near Doabgah

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 9: Defying the curfew hundreds of people took to streets at various place in Jammu and Kashmir state to protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru. The subsequent clashes between the security personnel and protestors left more than a 39 people including 23 policemen.The people at More


From Seer Jagir to Tihar Jail

Srinagar, Feb 9: Born in a well off family of Seer Jagir, the hamlet three kilometers away from north Kashmir’s apple town Sopore, Afzal Guru lost his father, Habibullah Guru in his childhood.After passing matriculation and class 12th examination from High School Doabgah and Higher Secondary School More


Separatists call 4-day strike

Geelani, Mirwaiz Detained In Delhi, Malik On Hunger Strike

ANIL ANAND/GKNN

New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 9: Chiefs of both factions of Hurriyat Conference - Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq - were today arrested on way to Kashmir and put under house arrest in New Delhi as a preventive measure following the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru. Hurriyat (G) has called for More


Iftikhar Geelani, family detained

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 9: Senior Kashmiri journalist Iftikhar Geelani, who works for Mumbai-based newspaper DNA, was put under house arrest along with his wife and two teenage children in their Khirki extension house in South Delhi on Saturday.The Delhi Police personnel in plainclothes swarmed the Khirki More


‘Didn’t sign death warrant’

Had Made Our Concerns Known To Centre: Omar

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 9: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said his government was not required to sign warrant of execution of the Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru who was send to gallows by the government of India this morning at Tihar jail in New Delhi. However, Omar said he was informed More


Chief Minister can’t disown decision: PDP

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 9: Describing the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru as disappointing, the Peoples Democratic Party today demanded the handing over of his body to the family for last rites. In a statement issued here, the party president Mehbooba Mufti said while the hanging should not have been carried More


Cong, BJP welcome hanging

NC Questions Timing, Terms It Attempt To Destabilize Govt

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Feb 9: While the hanging of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru has been welcomed by the state units of Congress and Bhartiya Janta Party, the ruling National Conference described the union government’s move as unfortunate in view of the sensitivities associated with J&K.National More


AI questions fairness of trial

HR Bodies Condemn Execution

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 9: Amnesty International (AI) on Saturday condemned the secret execution of Parliament attack convict Muhammed Afzal Guru at New Delhi’s Tihar jail.“The execution of Guru indicates a disturbing and regressive trend towards executions shrouded in secrecy and the resumption of death More


India suppressing Kashmiris: Kamaal

Srinagar, Feb 9: “Execution of one Afzal Guru will produce thousands of Afzal Gurus in Kashmir. It is absurd and foolishness to expect justice from the Government of India. India is doing grave injustice in Kashmir and it will have to pay a price for the same.” This was stated by ruling National Conference More





  • Briefs

KU postpones exams, interviews

Srinagar, Feb 9:  Kashmir University has postponed all exams scheduled for February 9. According to a statement issued by the PRO Kashmir University, all university examinations scheduled to More



  • National

Timeline of events since 2001 Parliament attack

AFZAL GURU HANGED

New Delhi, Feb 9: 2001 Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged today at the Tihar Jail at 8am, six days after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition. Here is a timeline More




  • Opinion

All for a song

Do we need to sing first to live or live first to sing

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

 Our tragedy is different from what tragedies usually mean. The difference lies in the way we respond to any fresh development. We fume at the pettiest and ignore the gravest. We are losing (or may More



  • GK Magazine

It’s all about money, honey !

Delhiberations

PADMA RAO SUNDARJI

When I began to write Delhiberations for GK Magazine, I decided to keep away from political commentary, since all major dailies carry it wall-to-wall  anyway. The last thing a Sunday reader needs More




  • Business

Solar plant inaugurated at Gulmarg

GK NEWS NETWORK

Gulmarg, Feb 9: Minister for Tourism, Ghulam Ahmad Mir Friday inaugurated a solar power plant and laid foundation of Tourist Information Center at world famous tourist resort Gulmarg. The 400 KVA More



  • Sports

BCCI fined `52 cr for unfair trade practices

Banglore, Feb 9: Fair trade regulator Competition Commission on Friday ruled that the Indian cricket board indulged in anti-competitive practices and slapped a penalty of Rs 52.24 crore on it.  Observing More



  • Kashmir

Separatists, militants condemn Afzal’s hanging

Srinagar, Feb 9: Various separatists and militant organizations have condemned the hanging of Afzal Guru in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on Saturday.   Barbaric murder: Salahuddin   Chairman More



  • Srinagar City

CITY REELS UNDER CURFEW

LOCALS, TOURISTS FACE INCONVENIENCE

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 9: Clamping of curfew in Srinagar following hanging of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru at Tihar Jail in New Delhi, caused immense inconvenience to locals and tourists.   More




  • Jammu

We always opposed capital punishment: Tarigami

Jammu, Feb 9: State Secretary of CPI (M) M Y Tarigami on Saturday said that his party had always been against the capital punishment to Afzal Guru.  Tarigami in a statement said: “It has been our More



  • South Asia

Handover Guru’s body: Malik

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Feb 9: Terming Guru’s hanging as a blot on Indian democracy, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said that his execution by New Delhi had speckled More



  • PaK

PaK civil society aghast at Afzal’s hanging

TARIQ NAQASH

MUZAFFARABAD, Feb 9: Expressing condemnations, shock and gloom over the hanging of Afzal Guru on Saturday, Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) based political civil society activists said that such ghastly More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Training journalists of the future

Ill-equipped departments, obsolete syllabus and inexperienced faculty worries journalism students

TEACHING JOURNALISM

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Um Roommana Sulaiman, 23, wants to become a successful television broadcaster like Mishal Husain of the BBC. A 4th semester student of journalism at the Islamic University of Science and Technology Awantipora More




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