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Day-6: Clampdown continues

CLASHES, PROTESTS IN NORTH, SOUTH KASHMIR

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 14: With almost all the major towns of the Valley remaining under curfew for sixth running day Thursday in the aftermath of hanging Afzal Guru, clashes broke out between protestors and force personnel at several places across the Valley.NORTH KASHMIRIn Bandipora More


Lawyers protest, seek Afzal’s body

HANGING POLITICAL MOVE: HCBA

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 14: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Thursday staged a protest here demanding that body of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged at Tihar jail last Saturday, should be returned to his family.The Bar members took out a procession from Lower Court at Lal Chowk here raising pro-Afzal More


UK advises against travel to JK

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 14: The United Kingdom has advised its citizens against travelling to Jammu and Kashmir following imposition of curfew in the Valley in the wake of execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru last Saturday.“There is an ongoing curfew covering the whole of Indian controlled Kashmir that was More


Centre receives family’s letter

COMMUNICATION FROM TABASUM SEEKS HUSBAND’S BODY

AFZAL EXECUTION

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 14: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has received the acknowledgement from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) about the representation sent to them for return of the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru. The representation was submitted by the Guru Family to the JK government which in turn forwarded More


30 YOUTH ARRESTED IN SRINAGAR, BARAMULLA

‘They Will Be Released After Friday Prayers’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 14: Police have arrested around 30 youth from various areas of Srinagar and Baramulla since Saturday and most of them have been rounded up during nocturnal raids.Fresh spate of arrests has created panic among the youth and they have started going into hiding following the police More


Docs worried about Sajad’s bullet-hit eye

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 14: Days after receiving serious injuries in alleged CRPF firing in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, doctors at SKIMS here have taken two youth, Sajad Bhat and Mushtaq Ahmad, off the ventilator saying they showed improvements.While doctors removed ventilator support of Mushtaq More


LC Polls: Cong aspirants rush to Delhi Durbar

Naeem, Yash Front-Runners For PDP; NC Considering Rana, Sadiq

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 14: Lobbying for the eight seats of Legislative Council (LC) going to polls on March 7 has reached its peak with over a dozen aspirants from Congress camping in New Delhi to seek favors from the party top leaders, while the National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have More


Employees resent Govt ‘diktat’ on duty

Move Draws Flak As Cops Don’t Honor Identity Cards

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 14: A day after the J&K Government directed its employees to attend their duty, a number of civil servants had to face the wrath of cops on Thursday. While many employees alleged that the cops in curfew-bound areas “abused them” for venturing out, the instances of police and paramilitary More


Post Afzal execution, NC says ‘all is well with Congress’

Decision To Hang Guru Taken By UPA Not PCC: Kamaal

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 14: Amid brewing discontent against the sudden and secret execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru, there seems to be no direct fallout on National Conference–Congress coalition in Jammu and Kashmir. While NC believes the decision to hang Guru was taken by the Centre, Congress states there would More


Omar asks separatists not to prolong strike

‘Can’t Stop People From Identifying With Afzal, Maqbool, Geelani’

GK MONITORING DESK

Srinagar, Feb 14: Asking separatists not to prolong the ongoing protest strike, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said he can’t stop people from identifying with Afzal Guru. “How can I tell or force people not to identify with him (Afzal)? This is not a totalitarian state,” Omar told a Delhi-based More


Strict curfew today: Govt

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 14: The Government has decided to clamp strict curfew on Friday in entire valley to prevent the assembly of people in Martyrs Graveyard, Eidgah, Srinagar for offering funeral prayers in absentia for Muhammad Afzal Guru. The call for offering the prayers has been given by Hurriyat Conference More


‘Mercy petition’ page taken off

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 14: The office of the President has taken off the ‘mercy petition’ section from its official website and it said matters relating to the subject for public information will henceforth be dealt by the Union Home Ministry.The website had a separate section giving details of the number More





  • National

‘1,455 death penalties in 10 years’

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Feb 14: A total of 1,455 convicts were handed out death sentence in the past 10 years which amounts to one such penalty awarded every three days by the country's courts, a rights panel said More




  • Opinion

Of Guru hanging and Home Minister's responsibilities

That there is a difference between what you hold and what you are

COMMENT

DR.JAVID IQBAL

HOME Minister was expected to weigh the pros with cons, the effect on the overall situation, and the possible outfall. But what he has done is quite the reverse of what his position demands. Afzal Guru More



  • GK Features

Drowned or killed?

Following the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru in Delhi’s Tihar jail, a village in Ganderbal mourns the death of two youth

HUMAN RIGHTS

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

The boats are docked in rows on the left bank of river Jhelum at Wangipora, Sumbal in north Kashmir. The water level is quite low, hardly reaching up to the knees. The river bed and some little fish can More




  • Friday Focus

The Barrier of Barriers

PROF G R MALIK

The greatest barrier between Islam and non-Muslims today is ironically the creation of Muslims themselves. The late Professor Rashid Ahmad Siddiqui once remarked that ‘Islam has suffered most at the hands More



  • Business

Amid curfew,consumers complain hoarding,black marketing

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 14: With Valley reeling under curfew for last five days, consumers from various areas today complained black marketing and hoarding by some traders.  The consumers said some unscrupulous More



  • Sports

Parvez becomes first JK player to bag IPL contract

Signs for Pune Warriors

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 14: All-rounder Parvez Rasool became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to bag an IPL contract, signing up with Pune Warriors for the 2013 season. Rasool, who was a star performer More



  • Kashmir


  • Jammu

CE among 7 suspended

Jammu, Feb 14: On the recommendation of inquiry committee constituted for assessing the reasons for failure of 32 KV transmission towers in Poonch and Rajouri, the Government today placed under suspension More



  • South Asia

Pak defence analyst proposes joint nuclear power plants on Indo-Pak border

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad Feb 14: Eminent academic and defense analyst of Pakistan Dr Shireen Mazari has suggested that Pakistan should propose joint civil nuclear power plants to India along the border of the two countries More



  • World

UN concerned about Palestinian detainees, hunger-strikers

New York, Feb 14: A United Nations official on Wednesday expressed concern about the wellbeing of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons and in particular about the condition of hunger striker Samer More




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