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Curfew lifted, shutdown paralyzes Kashmir

Sporadic Protests, Clashes Erupt In Old City, South Kashmir; Restrictions Reimposed In Sensitive Areas

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL

Srinagar, Feb 16: As seven day long curfew was lifted from Kashmir Saturday, protests and clashes erupted at various places across the valley leaving several injured. Life across Kashmir was paralyzed due to the strike called by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani against the hanging More


Police says 53 youth detained

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 16: Police Saturday said that they have arrested 53 alleged stone throwers and other trouble makers in last some days from different pockets of the valley, while as Minister of State (MoS) for Home has said that the arrested youth would be released shortly.However, reports from across More


Exercise restraint: UN to India, Pak

‘Secretary General Aware Of Latest Firing Incident Along LoC’

YOSHITA SINGH/PTI

United Nations, Feb 16: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and resolve issues peacefully after a Pakistani soldier who accidentally intruded into the Indian territory was killed by the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir More


Restrictions on media unjustified, undemocratic: Press Council of India

PRESS BODY ADVOCATES DIALOGUE BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, EDITORS

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 16: The recent prohibition on publication of newspapers and blockade of news channels in Kashmir after the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru has generated a debate with Press Council of India (PCI) advocating a dialogue between J&K government and newspaper editors to sort out the issues More


Fresh snowfall, rains in Kashmir

Traffic To Ply From Srinagar To Jammu Today, If Weather Permits

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 16: The minimum temperature in plains across Kashmir settled above the freezing point even as the valley received light to moderate rains on Saturday and the ski resort of Gulmarg received fresh snowfall.Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of 3.1 degree Celsius, up from the previous More


NC, CONGRESS TO CONTEST 3 SEATS EACH

PCC Meet Postponed After Azad’s Illness; Farooq Arrives In Srinagar To Chair NC Meet

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 16: The ruling National Conference and Congress have decided to finalize the candidates for the upcoming elections to the Legislative Council by Sunday with a plan to fight polls on “fifty-fifty” basis. The elections for eight MLC seats are slated for March 7.Sources said the NC More


JK to get more medical colleges

Government Roping In Private Players

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Feb 16: The growing privatization in Health and Medical Education sector in the country may spill over to J&K as the government is seriously considering encouraging private business houses to open medical colleges in the state.There are at present limited number of seats in the Government More


Cabinet to decide on new CS tomorrow

Reverting SKIMS To SK Trust On Agenda

FIRDOUS TAK

Jammu, Feb 16: Jammu and Kashmir is now expected to get its new Chief Secretary as the decision is expected to be taken in the Cabinet meeting schedule for Monday morning.“Though the appointment of the new Chief Secretary is not on the agenda, the decision is expected in the meeting,” a senior More





  • Briefs

Afzal’s hanging exposes New Delhi’s claims of democracy: Javid Mir

Srinagar, Feb 16: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (H) chairman Javid Ahmad Mir on Saturday said the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru had once again revealed the real face of Indian democracy. “For keeping More



  • National

No urgent SC hearing for Veerappan'saides against execution

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 16: The Supreme Court today refused urgent hearing on the plea of four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan seeking stay of execution of their death penalty reportedly fixed for tomorrow More




  • Opinion

A life denied

Afzal would live had he been allowed to live his own life

WRITE HAND

AJAZ UL HAQUE

The letter Afzal Guru had written to his lawyer Sushil Kumar makes a tearful read. It narrates the torment which a man caught and imprisoned experienced for more than a decade. Moreover it raises many More



  • GK Magazine

Framed, Charged, Sentenced and Killed.

I knew Afzal Guru from my early college days through some common friends

TRIBUTE

DR ALTAF HUSSAIN PANDITH

Sadness fills the air; a strange feeling of loss, helplessness and despair. Total unease. Every heart is gloomy and every face is pale. Anxieties are building up. One more death, one more murder, in politics More




  • Business

Banks in JK disburse ` 3,800 cr to priority sector in 9 months

JK Bank Contributes 63 pc Of The Total Credit

88TH SLBC HELD

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 16: Banks operating in Jammu and Kashmir have extended credit aggregating Rs 3,791.82 crore to 2,64,839 beneficiaries in the first nine months of the current financial year against annual target More



  • Sports

Oz women aim to lift 6th World Cup title

Mumbai, Feb 16: Five-time champions Australia will walk in with the twin aims of revenge and title triumph when they take on a spirited West Indies, a team which has punched above its weight all through More



  • Kashmir

With shell-hit eye, Musaib detained for 2 days

Hospitalized For Surgery On Court Directions

DISTRESSING

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 16: Musaib Ahmad Lone, 16, of Achabal Rafiabad, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, may lose his eyesight due to alleged police action. On February 12, Musaib was referred to District More



  • Srinagar City

Bio-medical waste piles up in city hospitals

Patients, attendants face inconvenience

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 16: Tons of bio-medical waste has accumulated in associated hospital of the Government Medical College Srinagar in absence of proper mechanism to clear the hazardous waste.  The SMHS More




  • Jammu

JK to put into effect New Drug Policy from April: Health Min

Jammu, Feb 16: Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan has said that ‘New Drug Policy’ would be enforced in the State from April this year. He said that New Drug Policy has been already approved More



  • South Asia

'Blast in Quetta kills 47'

AGENCIES

Peshawar, Feb 16: A remote-controlled bomb went off in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan today, killing at least 47 people and wounding more than 200, police said."At least 47 people have been killed and More




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