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Govt enforces restrictions

MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE, VEHICLES BARRED

FRIDAY FEAR

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 21: In view of protest program by separatist groups for Friday, the Government Thursday evening announced restrictions on movement of people and vehicles in Srinagar and Budgam districts. Official sources said that restrictions would also be in place in Baramulla, Sopore and Bandipora More


KU postpones exams

Srinagar, 21: Kashmir University has postponed all the examinations scheduled to be held on 22 February (Friday). According to a statement issued by PRO of the varsity, fresh dates for the examinations will be notified separately.   More


SHUTDOWN CONTINUES

Clashes In Kulgam, 2 Hurt

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL

Srinagar, Feb 21: For the second consecutive day Thursday normal life remained affected in Kashmir following the strike called by Hurriyat Conference (G) demanding return of the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru. According to reports, two persons were injured in clashes in Kulgam district of south Kashmir More


Kashmiris yearn for Azadi: NC MP

‘Feel Sorry For Omar’s Helplessness’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 21: In a significant development, National Conference MP from South Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Rattanpuri Thursday handed over a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that states “if Kashmiris would be given a chance to decide their fate, they would opt for Azadi (Freedom).”Rattanpuri More


Return Afzal’s body: Beg tells Shinde

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 21: Amid growing clamor in Kashmir for return of Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body to his family, National Conference (NC) Thursday took up the matter with Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde at New Delhi.Senior party leader and Member Parliament (MP) Dr Mehboob Beg told Greater Kashmir that More


Omar meets PM

New Delhi, Feb 21: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday called on Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh here.According to official sources, Omar discussed the prevailing law and order situation in the state in the wake of the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru.   More


HC to get 5 new judges

President Approves Appointments

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 21: President of India, Pranab Mukherjee Thursday approved appointment of five new judges for Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Union Ministry of Law & Justice has communicated the decision of fresh appointments to the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir.As per the laid down procedure More


BACK HOME, MIRWAIZ SAYS STRATEGIC UNITY MUST

Detained At Airport, Put Under House Arrest

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 21: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday advocated a “strategic unity” among the separatist leaders so that pressure could be build on New Delhi to return the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru. He said at a time when Government of India has adopted a “military approach More


Geelani incommunicado: Hurriyat (G)

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 21: Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani continues to remain under house arrest in New Delhi as party leaders could not contact the aged leader.According to Hurriyat (G) General Secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Geelani is “out of touch” from his family members as well as the party More


LC Polls: Bloeria, Rana, Yashpal elected unopposed

Kashmir, Doda Seats To Go To Polls

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 21: Two ruling coalition candidates Rani Gargi Bloeria and Devender Singh Rana and opposition PDP nominee Yashpal Sharma were Thursday declared elected unopposed to three seats of Legislative Council (LC) from Jammu region, while four seats of Kashmir and one reserved seat of Doda will More


Govt targets employees to score over separatists

Action Against Officials Amid Restrictions, Shutdowns Draws Flak

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 21: The J&K Government has come in the line of fire for training its guns at the state employees in the ongoing turbulent situation in Kashmir.According to sources, some of the officers reportedly from the offices of divisional administration and CID are ‘raiding’ government More


Togadia denied entry into JK

VHP Leader Sent Back From Jammu Airport

Jammu, Feb 21: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia was on Thursday denied entry into Jammu and Kashmir and was forced to return to New Delhi after he landed at Jammu airport.Official sources said that Togadia arrived here on Thursday morning for two-day tour of Jammu and Kashmir More


JK SHOWS PERCEPTIBLE CHANGE: MUKHERJEE

President Asks Pak 'Not To Add To Trust Deficit'

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 21: Asking Pakistan to desists from taking steps that contribute to “trust deficit” between the two counties, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said a perceptible improvement has taken place in security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.In his address to the joint sitting of the More


11 killed, 50 injured in Hyderabad blasts

AGENCIES

Hyderabad, Feb 21: Eleven persons have been killed and 50 injured in three bomb blasts in a busy commercial area of Hyderabad this evening.Two of the bombs were planted on bicycles near a pair of popular local cinemas. “One bomb killed eight people, the other killed three,” said Home Minister More





  • Briefs

JKLF (R) condemns nocturnal raids

Srinagar, Feb 21: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) on Wednesday alleged that the government had virtually turned Kashmir into a prison by arresting thousands of youth during nocturnal raids across the More




  • Opinion

All politics

There is nothing but politics that lies at the heart of every action carried out

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

There is no gainsaying that Congress-headed UPA government’s decision of secretly hanging the ‘parliament attack convict’ Muhammad Afzal Guru was motivated by political consideration. The think tanks in More



  • GK Features

Ambulance drivers–risking their lives for patients

Despite the risks involved on the streets during strict curfews, their priority is always to ferry patients to the hospitals in time

IN THE LINE OF DUTY

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Abdul Ahad, 56, has been working as an ambulance driver in LD hospital for the past 30 years. On the morning of February 9 he woke up to a nightmare. Curfew was imposed across the valley following the More




  • Letters

Hang killers

Afzal Guru was an innocent. His sin was that he belongs to Kashmir. And he paid for that. Why are not those people hanged who are responsible for killings in Kashmir. Dr Rafiya Bashir Tulbagha Pamporerafiya More



  • Friday Focus

The Quranic Image of Jannah

The other day a former student of mine and a sincere friend of Islam approached me in a perturbed state of mind. Some intellectuals, a few of them Europeans, had confronted him with the question of the More



  • Business

PSU banks strike work on 2nd day

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 21: Normal banking operations of the nationalized banks were hit in Jammu and Kashmir as well as in other parts of the country for the second day as public sector bank employees continued More



  • Sports

'To win hearts Govt pushes for Parvez in Team India'

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Feb 21: With an eye on defusing the tense political situation in the state and building a local icon, the Indian government is understood to be pushing for talented Jammu & Kashmir cricketer More



  • Kashmir

'If not Autonomy, then Azadi'

Afzal's Body Is A Non-Issue: Mustafa Kamaal

Srinagar, Feb 21: Describing Autonomy as the ‘right’ of people of Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference additional general secretary Dr Shiekh Mustafa Kamaal Thursday said that Government of India can More



  • Srinagar City

DEADLY PEPPER GAS TAKES HEAVY TOLL ON INFANTS

Children hospital receives 8 to 10 patients daily

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 21: In a major health concern, Kashmir's lone children specialty GB Pant on an average daily receives 8 to 12 infants suffering from respiratory disorders caused by use of pepper gas by police More




  • Jammu

Amarnath Yatra 2013: Registration from March 18

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 21:  The process of registering pilgrims for this year’s Amarnath Yatra shall commence from March 18 simultaneously for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, an official spokesman said More




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