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Strike affects normal life

Protests In Bandipora; Police Says Situation Peaceful

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL

Srinagar, Feb 20: Life across Kashmir valley remained paralyzed on the first day of three-day fresh strike called by Hurriyat Conference (G) demanding return of the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was executed in Delhi’s Tihar jail on February 9. Sporadic protests were also reported from some parts More


35 more arrested across valley

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 20: Police have arrested around 35 persons, mostly youth, from different parts of Srinagar and some other parts of the Valley since Tuesday morning.Many separatist leaders and activists have also been arrested since Tuesday morning and some have been put under house arrest. Some More


Afzal executed for political gains: Mirwaiz Umar

Hurriyat (M) Chairman To Arrive In Srinagar Today; Curbs Continue On Geelani

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 20: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday said Muhammad Afzal Guru was executed for “political gains” and by hanging him, New Delhi has given the people of Kashmir another “monument of freedom.”Mirwaiz stated this soon after Government of India lifted curbs More


‘Secret’ execution ghastly act: KCSDS

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 20: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Wednesday said the Government of India has trampled all universal principles of justice by hanging Muhammad Afzal Guru.In a statement KCSDS chairperson Hameeda Nayeem said leapfrogging to hang Guru speaks volumes about More


Probe panel to be reconstituted

We Are On The Job: Law Minister

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 20: Jammu and Kashmir Government has begun the process of reconstituting the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) to continue probe into the killing of civilians during 2010 unrest. The panel had become defunct after State Government reportedly refused to grant its extension while the High Court More


Vigilance Commission to be functional by next week

Khoda, Jerath To Take Oath Of Office On Friday

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 20: The first State Vigilance Commission in Jammu and Kashmir will be functional by next week after the newly appointed Chief Vigilance Commissioner Kuldeep Khoda and Vigilance Commissioner RK Jerath are administered oath by Governor NN Vohra this Friday.“Estates Department has been More


Tanvir appointed Political Secretary to Chief Minister

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 20: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday created a new post of political secretary to the Chief Minister and appointed National Conference (NC) spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq on the coveted post.The Political Secretary shall be entitled to consolidated salary of Rs 80,000 per month and More


NC begins search for new spokesman

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 20: National Conference (NC) has begun headhunt for a new spokesman after Tanvir Sadiq was Wednesday appointed political secretary to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.Sources said NC was running short of candidates for the post of spokesman. “Chief Minister is going to find it very difficult More


Excessive use of pepper gas pestering asthmatics

BATAMALOO FAMILY ALLEGES GAS CAUSED DEATH OF THEIR SON; POLICE DENY

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 20: Excess use of pepper gas in many areas of Srinagar has lead to serious ailments with health experts saying it can complicate the problems of asthma patients, and even cause death.A leading chest specialist, who wished not to be named, said: Pepper spray can trigger death in asthma More


Zubair is Spl Secy to CS

Jammu, Feb 20: The government Wednesday ordered posting of Zubair Ahmad (KAS) as Special Secretary to the Chief Secretary.Pertinently, Zubair has already worked with the incumbent CS, Muhammad Iqbal Khanday in Agriculture Production and Finance Departments. He was presently posted as Special Secretary More


Speaker’s election on February 28

Gul Emerges Frontrunner

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 20: The election for appointment of the Speaker, Legislative Assembly is scheduled for 28th of this month when the budget session 2013-14 would start at Jammu, sources told Greater Kashmir.They said the election of the Speaker would be held after the Governor’s address. “The Governor More





  • Briefs

JKCEA announces affiliation with EJAC (Q)

Srinagar, Feb 20: J&K Cements Employees’ Association has announced its affiliation with Employees’ Joint Action Committee (Q). “A delegation of the Association office-bearers led its president Ghulam More



  • News

Shinde expresses regret on 'Hindu terror' remark

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 20: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today issued a statement on the eve of Budget session of Parliament, expressing regret over his "Hindu terror" remark and saying his comments had been More




  • Opinion

Of Yasin Malik & Collective Conscience

Time to sit across and find out answers

MY TAKE

DR.JAVID IQBAL

It is surfacing and surfacing fast that collective conscience is working up an argument against Yasin Malik. There is already a questionnaire in ‘Indian Today’ in an effort to build up the case…it reads More



  • GK Magazine

An execution most foul

In carrying out Afzal Guru’s death sentence, the government deliberately ignored the view of the Supreme Court and courts across the world that hanging a person after holding him in custody for years is inhuman

OTHER OPINION

T. R. ANDHYARUJINA

The execution of Afzal Guru on February 9, 2013 was an inhumane act by the Government of India. Afzal Guru was hanged seven years after the Supreme Court’s pronouncement of the death sentence on him on More




  • Letters

Battered soul

He was locked in a cell for over a decade, interrogated, humiliated, isolated, and inhumanly treated. The poor soul bore all this with a hope of seeing the sun and the moon sometime in his life if at all More



  • Editorial

Trifling with Kashmir

Government of India, says the former interlocutor on Kashmir Radha Kumar, is not serious about resolving the Kashmir issue. She also thinks that the centre’s initiatives on Kashmir are primarily meant More



  • Business

JK seeking coal block to generate 1000 MW thermal power

Omar for fast tracking completion of power projects

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 20: Jammu and Kashmir is seeking allocation of coal block from Union Ministry of Coal under government dispensation route for setting up of a 1000 MW Pit-Head Thermal Power Plant to meet the More



  • Sports

Root, Trott help England level series

REUTERS

Napier, Feb 20: England beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the second limited-overs international on Wednesday as the exploits of both teams’ captains helped decide the match and level the series.  More



  • Kashmir

Police Act: Experts spot loopholes in draft legislation

‘Autonomy Of State Security Commission, Police Complaints Authority Compromised’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 20: The much-hyped draft of the new Jammu and Kashmir Police Act, which is likely to be tabled in the upcoming Budget Session beginning February 28, has come under criticism from experts More



  • Srinagar City

20 STRUCTURES DEMOLISHED IN DAL LAKE

‘Violators will be dealt with strongly: V-C LAWDA

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 20: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) demolished 20 illegal structures in and around Dal lake on Wednesday.  Officials said taking advantage of prevailing situation More




  • Jammu

JK to launch Liquid Pantavalent Vaccine today

‘New Immunization Protects Children From 5 Diseases’

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 20: The Liquid Pantavalent Vaccine (LPV)–the multipurpose vaccine for immunization of children against five diseases—will be launched in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday to replace the Diptheria More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Teaching Social Skills in Schools

We need to teach social skills to our students to deal with personal emotional states

LIFE SKILLS

PUPINDER SINGH BALI

We live in a competitive world and being globally connected, we need to understand and experience diverse culture of our state. We would need to determine whether every child in our state is ready to contribute More




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