Day-4: Curfew, curbs continue



Srinagar/Baramulla, Feb 12: Curfew continued for fourth consecutive day across the valley on Tuesday while around 20 persons, including four cops, were injured in clashes between police and protesters in different parts of Kashmir. Three persons have been killed and scores injured during the fresh More

Patients suffer as ambulances, medicines not available


Srinagar, Feb 12: Eight-year old Tawheed of Kawdara suffers from measles but couldn’t get medical help due to strict curfew in Srinagar. He was forced to stay at home for the past 4 days.His mother said, “I was not able to get medical assistance for my son who was suffering due to the disease More

Relaxation in city areas, Budgam, Handwara


Srinagar, Feb 12: The authorities Tuesday late afternoon relaxed curfew from some areas of civil lines in Srinagar, Budgam in central Kashmir and Handwara in north Kashmir. Sources said decision about curfew relaxation in other parts of the valley will be taken Wednesday morning after assessment of More

Students stage protest at Aligarh, Hyderabad

‘Want Peace Not Pain’


Hyderabad, Feb 12: Kashmiri students from various varsities in Hyderabad assembled at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) to protest against the execution of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru.Some thirty Kashmiri students mainly from Hyderabad Central University, Osmania More

Kashmiri boys arrested in Dehradun

Srinagar, Feb 12: More than a dozen Kashmiri students studying in Dehradun were arrested by police Tuesday morning, sources said.They said the students were arrested when they were going to offer funeral prayers in absentia for Muhammad Afzal Guru.“The arrests have created panic among the More

Police register case against CRPF in Watergam firing


Srinagar, Feb 12: Police has registered a case against Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for opening fire on pedestrians in Watergam area of Baramulla district of north Kashmir and subsequent killing of a youth and injury to four others.The case has been registered against 92 Battalion of CRPF More

‘SOP not followed’


Baramulla, Feb 12: The preliminary investigation into the killing of 16 year old 9th standard student at Watergam in Rafiabad area of district Baramulla on February 10 has revealed that the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) was not followed by the CRPF personnel as they fired at the people in the More

Family can visit Afzal’s grave: Centre

‘It Will Be One-Off Visit For Wife, Son And Some Close Relatives’


New Delhi, Feb 12: The Union Home Ministry has decided to allow the family of Afzal Guru to visit his grave for prayers in the Tihar jail premises where he was buried after being executed.The move comes a day after Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde hinted at the possibility of allowing Guru More

Family rejects offer, want body back


Srinagar, Feb 12: Family of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was executed at Tihar Jail, Tuesday said their only demand to Government of India was to return his body. The family rejected the reports that they would visit Tihar jail to offer Fateaha at Afzal’s grave.“We came to know from the media that More

Wife receives last letter


Srinagar, Feb 12: The last letter written by Muhammad Afzal Guru to his wife before his execution at Tihar Jail was delivered to her Tuesday.The Chief Postmaster General, General Post Office, J&K, John Samuels told Greater Kashmir that a letter booked from Parliament Street Post Office New More

Centre likely to revoke Yasin Malik’s passport

‘Security Agencies Verifying Mirwaiz’s Meeting With Saeed’


New Delhi, Feb 12: JKLF chief Yasin Malik’s passport is likely to be revoked by the government after he shared the stage with Jamaat-ud-Daawah chief Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan while protesting against Afzal Guru’s execution.Security agencies will interrogate the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front More

MHA to decide his fate: Khurshid

New Delhi, Feb 12: Amid BJP’s demand that Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik’s passport be revoked for sharing dais with Hafiz Saeed, considered the 26/11 attack mastermind, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said the home ministry will take appropriate steps on the matter.“The More

Execution reinforced feeling of injustice: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Feb 12: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the execution of Afzal Guru and the manner of dealing with the fallout in Kashmir has resulted in reinforcement of the sense of denial of justice among the people here.In a statement Mehbooba said there is a long standing grouse among the More

European Union denounces Afzal’s execution


Brussels, Feb 12: Denouncing the execution hanging of Afzal Guru, European Union Tuesday reiterated the bloc’s firm opposition to the death penalty irrespective of the seriousness of the crimes committed by the convicted prisoners.“While recognizing that terrible murders were committed at the heart More

  • Briefs

Funeral prayers in absentia for Guru

Srinagar, Feb 12: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani Tuesday said thousands of people across the Valley offered funeral prayers in absentia for Muhammad Afzal Guru who was hanged at Tihar More

  • National

Muslims treated as second class citizens: SP


Mumbai, Feb 12: Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi has slammed the government alleging that Muslims in the country are being treated as secondary citizens. He also questioned the government’s intentions More

  • Opinion

Band, Baja, Media

How a story was manufactured to suit a stereotype



In Kashmir one of the easiest things to do for a journalist is to interview Grand Mufti Bashiruddin, arguably Kashmir media’s favourite rent-a-fatwa religious preacher. He can be always available on phone More

  • GK Magazine

Afzal guru or our democracy?

Who was hanged till death?



This is not a direct appeal for abolishment of capital punishment though it does raise questions on it. Afzal Guru was one of the accused in the 2001 parliament attack. After 12 years, today early in the More

  • Letters

How long?

Everything in Kashmir seems to be in mess and nobody seems to be so sincere to feel the pain and sufferings of Kashmiris. We don't understand how long will the pain and agony continue. Had there been a More

  • Editorial


Continuing to be under curfew with no relaxations in between, Kashmir seems to be heading for a humanitarian crisis. If New Delhi did not care about the sensitivities of Kashmiris while executing Afzal More

  • Business

Air traffic to Kashmir plummets, fares dip


Srinagar, Feb 12: With Valley under curfew for the fourth straight day today, the airfare on Kashmir route has drastically come down. Some airlines have reduced the fares as much as 40 to 50 per cent.& More

  • Sports

Parvez Rasool announces arrival on big stage

Takes 7 Wkt Haul


Chennai, Feb 12: Promising J&K all-rounder Parveez Rasool announced his arrival at the big stage by recording brilliant figures of seven for 45 against Australia in the first warm-up game at the Guru More

  • Kashmir

Epitaph at martyrs’ graveyard for Afzal’s body

It Is Outcome Of People’s Emotions: Family


Srinagar, Feb 12: Tahir Mir managed to reach Srinagar’s martyrs’ graveyard early Tuesday morning amid strict curfew. He had brought with himself an epitaph with the title of ‘Shaheed-i-Watan (Martyr of More

  • Srinagar City

'Ensure supply of essential food items'

Minister asks officials

Srinagar, Feb 12: Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Muhammad Sagar on Tuesday visited various areas of Shaher-e-Khaas and directed authorities to ensure supply of essential food items More

  • Jammu

Civil Secretariat deserted


Jammu, Feb 12: The prevailing situation in the Valley following hanging of Afzal Guru, has cast its shadow on the administrative setup as the Civil Secretariat Tuesday wore a deserted look with most of More

  • World

US Navy SEAL describes moment he shot Osama 3 times


Washington, Feb 12: The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden broke his silence Monday, recounting the night he shot the Al Qaeda leader three times and the financial anxiety he now faces as an unemployed More

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