‘Draconian’ police bill draws flak

Civil society up in arms against ‘legalizing repression’

Umer Maqbool

Srinagar, Feb 25: With the “contentious” Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill – 2013 evoking widespread resentment across the board, the state’s civil society has pitched for broader consultation on the Bill, while Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), a global rights body working on police reforms More

Govt arming police with AFSPA: Mirwaiz

Abid Bashir

Srinagar, Feb 25: Hinting that Police Bill 2013 may prove to be a new bone of contention between separatists and government, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday accused Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of extending the powers under Armed Forces Special Powers Act to police.Talking More

Police enjoy unbridled powers: Ratanpuri

Ploy to revive Govt-gunmen: Er Rashid; It’s akin to Marshall Law: Sajjad Lone


Srinagar, Feb 25: Reacting to the Police Bill 2013, National Conference MP Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri Monday said police already enjoy unbridled powers.In a statement issued here, the Rajya Sabha member said, “I believe that police has numerous violations of law to its credit and the number of rogue More

United Advisory Council announces protest calendar

Abid Bashir

Srinagar, Feb 25: United Advisory Council (UAC) of separatists Monday issued a five-day protest calendar to seek the remains of JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat and Muhammad Afzal Guru, asking people to observe a complete strike on Friday and stage protests after congregational prayers.Representatives More

Can’t rule out personal rivalry: Sajad Kichloo

Nasir blames militants, condemnations galore; PSOs suspended

Sarpanch killing


Srinagar, Feb 25: Minister of State for Home Sajad Ahmed Kichloo and former MoS Home, Nasir Aslam Wani, on Monday issued contradictory statements over the killing of Sarpanch Javed Ahmed Wani at Kalantara in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, while Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said the deceased was More

Javed Wani was a key NC activist


Baramulla, Feb 25: Killing of 44 year old Sarpanch Javed Ahmad Wani who was a key National Conference activist from Kalantra, Kreeri is being considered as a severe setback for the ruling party especially in Sangrama constituency of district Baramulla.According to reports, Wani was enjoying close More

  • Briefs

HCBA visits Afzal’s residence

Srinagar, Feb 25: The executive committee of the J&K High Court Bar Association, Srinagar, along with its ex-president Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom visited the house of late Muhammad Afzal Guru on Sunday More

  • News

Taking stories to children in Kashmir Valley


New Delhi, Feb 25: Stories of colourful butterflies, big bears, wicked witches and merciful angels -vibrant fiction from various parts of the country is now being translated into Kashmiri language to reach More

  • Opinion

Flawed vision

India lacks policy to fight terror



In just one sentence, it can be easily said and summed up that India doesn’t have any  policy to fight  terrorism.  It is not the case of one individual  or the other  occupying More

  • GK Magazine

Jammu And Kashmir Police Bill,2013

A vital document which we must study the pros and cons of



 Police is the first agency in the criminal justice system, their approach and attitude in handling the cases has a very important bearing on the final disposal of the case. They occupy strategic More

  • Letters

Passport clearance

This refers to passport clearance in Kashmir. Why always Kashmiris suffer. There years ago, I decided to go abroad for my studies but unfortunately I was unable to clear my passport within time. It took More

  • Editorial

It is anti-People

The introduction of the police reforms aimed at bringing in accountability in law enforcing agencies cannot be disputed. However, the draft Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill 2013, made public on February 15 More

  • Business

Workers' wage rates revised

‘Each worker shall have a weekly paid holiday, a monthly paid casual leave’


Srinagar, Feb 25:  In view of steep price rise, the state government has revised the wage rates of workers in Jammu and Kashmir.  In this connection Department of Labour and Employment has issued More

  • Sports

JU lifts Inter-University Korfball Championship title

Sports Promote Camaraderie: Governor

Jammu, Feb 25: The Jammu University won All India Inter-University Korfball overall Championship organized by the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education of the Jammu University, here today.  More

  • Kashmir


‘Sheikh Abdullah Shouldn’t Have Agreed To 1975 Accord’


Srinagar, Feb 25: Senior National Conference leader and Member Parliament Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri Monday said during his meeting with the Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani at New Delhi, the More

  • Srinagar City

Chest Diseases hospital gets round- the-clock emergency services

To be upgraded as Advanced Pulmonary Centre


Srinagar, Feb 25: Round-the-clock emergency services were launched at Kashmir’s sole Chest Care Hospital at Drugjan Dalgate here on Monday.  Officials said the hospital would be soon upgraded as Advanced More

  • Jammu

PMGSY: JK continues to show dismal performance

40% Target Achieved In 12 Years; 39% Work Unsatisfactory


Jammu, Feb 25: Jammu and Kashmir continues to show dismal performance in implementation of the Government of India’s flagship programme—Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)—as only 40 per cent of the More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Channelizing Innovative Minds

Your ideas can be converted into innovations



It is a universal fact that the idea of creating something different and unique in the absence of the problem is not possible. Problems trigger an innovative mind to innovate and invent something out of More

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