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After Hurriyat (G) shutdown, JKLF strike shuts Kashmir

GOVT CHIPS IN WITH FRIDAY CLAMPDOWN; KULGAM LADY HIT BY TEARGAS SHELL

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL

Srinagar, Feb 22: A woman was injured allegedly by a teargas shell during a protest demonstration in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday. Elsewhere in valley, people took out protest demonstrations at several places to press for return of the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru amid separatist sponsored More


Hurriyat (G) proposes joint strategy

No Strike From Today: Sehrai

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 22: Asserting that the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani continues to remain “out of touch” since February 18, Tehrek-e-Hurriyat general secretary, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Friday said there will be no strike till Monday and people should resume normal life from February More


JKLF calls for 1-hr protest next Friday

Srinagar, Feb 22: Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front today called for hour-long peaceful protests on Ist March after Friday prayers to seek the mortal remains Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru.“We will protest and seek the remains of Bhat and Guru on March 1 after Friday prayers More


Govt to outline special security zones in JK

‘Demarcation Of SSZs To Have Far-Reaching Consequences’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 22: Clamor for partial revocation of AFSPA notwithstanding, Jammu and Kashmir government is mulling creation of Special Security Zones (SSZ) within the state, where the police shall have “special powers” to deal with “abnormal” situation.JK Police Bill-2013, proposed to be tabled More


Extremist mindset in India led to Afzal hanging: Malik

‘Am Not Afraid Of Jail, Will Return Home Soon’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Feb 22: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said the mindset that killed Gandhi has led to the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru.Malik, currently on a private visit to Pakistan, made these assertions during an interview with Greater Kashmir. Malik More


SVC takes shape

Khoda,Jerath Administered Oath Of Office

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 22: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission (SVC) – the over-arching body to probe graft cases against government officials – was made functional on Friday as Governor NN Vohra administered oath of office to Kuldeep Khoda as Chief Vigilance Commissioner and RK Jerath as Vigilance Commissioner More


Omar meets Home Minister

‘Centre Unwilling To Return Afzal’s Body’

Jammu, Feb 22: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday arrived here after his two-day stay in New Delhi where he discussed the state’s prevailing situation with the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in the aftermath of hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru at Tihar Jail More


Rains,snow lash valley

Highway Closed, Reopened

ZAHID MAQBOOL/MM PARVAIZ

Srinagar/Ramban, Feb 22: Intermittent rains on Friday lashed the plains in Kashmir while upper reaches received mild to heavy snowfall.The metrological department has predicted more rain and snow on 27 and 28 February.Director Metrological Department, Sonam Lotus told Greater Kashmir that More


Govt extends winter vacation

Jammu, Feb 22: The government Friday announced extension of winter vacation upto 3 March 2013.As per orders issued today, all government and private educational recognized institutions of Kashmir province including winter zones of Jammu division scheduled to be re-open on 1 March 2013 shall now More





  • Briefs

Don’t repeat mistakes: Mir to leaders

Srinagar, Feb 22: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (H) chairman Javid Ahmad Mir has urged pro-freedom leadership to get united at what he said the crucial juncture of movement.In a statement Mir said More



  • National

Intelligence agencies warnings not ignored: Shinde

Hyderabad Blasts

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 22: Denying that the government had ignored intelligence agencies’ warning on before Hyderabad twin bomb blasts, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday said that all possible efforts More




  • Opinion

The history of four

It's all about Injustice,Vengeance, Arrogance and Resistance

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

‘History repeats itself’. However history repeating itself with such a persuasive manner, Kashmir was compelled to learn only last week.  “No last Interview with relatives and dead bodies secretly disposed More



  • GK Weekend

Cowardice is no answer to Kashmir problem

The more one reads about the details of the Afzal Guru hanging, the more one feels small.

Afzal Guru hanging

R JAGANNATHAN

Recent news reports confirm what many have suspected all along: that the UPA government never intended to let Guru’s family know in advance about the hanging. Consider the facts: The government and the More




  • Letters

Vote bank

The UPA led government planned to execute an innocent Kashmiri youth Muhammad Afzal Guru for vote bank. CM and other ministers are equally responsible for this killing and he cannot escape the responsibility More



  • Editorial

The cancer concern

Long suspected but little known due to lack of concrete and credible baseline data, the latest research findings about the rise in various types of cancers in Kashmir valley is a matter of deep concern More



  • Business

Falling gold prices raise jewelers’ hopes

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Feb 22: The gold prices fell to their lowest level in the six months this week raising hopes among the gold dealers that sales may go up. “It is a good sign for the gold dealers that the More



  • Sports

‘Parvez should play for India only when he deserves it’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Feb 22: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has said that Parvez Rasool, the promising all-rounder from the state, should play for the Indian cricket team only when the national selectors More



  • Kashmir

Dr Baldev Singh’s professorship at SKIMS Urology Department illegal: High Court

Decks Cleared For Fresh Selection Process

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 22: Dismissing a writ petition challenging a government order whereby the post of Professor at the Department of Urology at SKIMS Soura was to be re-advertised, the Jammu and Kashmir High More



  • Srinagar City

Urs of Hazrat Gousul Azam (RA) observed

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 22: Amidst restrictions and rains, people from all walks of life from nearby areas of Khanyar on Friday paid obeisance at the shrine of Hazrat Gousul Azam (RA) where holy relics were displayed More




  • Jammu

Mian Altaf asks FPF to intensify vigil

Jammu, Feb 22: Minister for Forest Ecology and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmad has asked the officers of Forest Protection Force (FPF) to intensify round the clock vigilance of forests and ensure safety of More



  • South Asia

Sarabjit signs fresh appeal for clemency

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 22: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh has signed a fresh appeal seeking clemency that is addressed to the people of Pakistan and President Asif Ali Zardari, his lawyer said today 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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