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Govt in a fix over police bill

OMAR SEEKS TO DISPEL FEARS; ‘STILL A LONG WAY TO GO FOR PROPOSED LEGISLATION’

UMAR MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 26: Trying to dispel widespread fears over the contentious Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill – 2013, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said the draft legislation has been put to public scrutiny to get feedback from the stakeholders before formalizing it.Curiously, Omar – who is incharge More


Home Deptt extends time for suggestions

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Feb 26: Apparently cornered over the draft Police Bill 2013, suggesting unbridled powers for the cops, the state government Tuesday made it clear that the bill is open to suggestions before it turns into an effective and comprehensive legislation. The government also extended the time for seeking More


Draft bill goes to Law Deptt for processing

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 26: While the state government Tuesday announced that it has extended up to 1st March 2013 time for seeking suggestions on the draft Police Bill - 2013, the state’s Home Department has already forwarded the “contentious” legislation to the Law Department for vetting.A source told More


Open to suggestions: DGP

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 26: Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad Tuesday said Jammu and Kashmir Police Bill - 2013 needs to be debated and suggestions from public would be taken into consideration.“Before it becomes an Act, the Bill would surely be debated,” Prasad, seen as an architect of the More


Legislation evokes widespread condemnation

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 26: Cutting across the party lines, political forces in Jammu and Kashmir have condemned the proposed Police Bill, saying it is aimed at “legalizing repression” in the state.Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani strongly opposed the proposed police bill and termed it as “repressive More


Mufti writes to PM, demands Afzal’s body

‘This Is Minimum Centre Can Do To Apply Balm To Deep Wound’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 26: PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today wrote to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh demanding that the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru be returned to his family for proper burial, saying this is the minimum that Government of India could do to apply some balm to a deep wound.“I am writing More


Omar seeks mortal remains of Guru, Bhat

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 26: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah had sought the remains of the Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru during a meeting with Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.“In a letter to the Prime Minister on 19 February 2013, Omar had strongly pleaded for handing over the mortal remains of Afzal Guru to More


‘Security agencies persecuting Muslim youth’

MPs Raise Issue In Parliament

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 26: The issue of incarceration of innocent Muslim youth in militancy related cases rocked Lok Sabha on Tuesday as members of different political parties, particularly from Kashmir, questioned the Government on the issue and demanded immediate end to the practice.Minister of State More


‘GEELANI’S HEALTH DETERIORATING’

He Is Suffering From Multiple Ailments: Dr Sameer Koul

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 26: The family of Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday said his health has been deteriorating since he was confined to his New Delhi residence on February 9, the day when Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged.The family of the ailing leader demanded that Geelani should be shifted More


Expect his release soon: Ratanpuri

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 26: National Conference MP from South Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri, Tuesday said he took up the issue of Geelani’s house arrest and bad health with Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Ratanpuri said he received good response from the More


JCC leaders call on CS, defer agitation

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 26: The newly appointed Chief Secretary Muhammad Iqbal Khanday Tuesday assured the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) that the process to implement the agreement on their demands is under the consideration of the government.JCC leaders called on Khanday in Jammu Tuesday to felicitate More


Govt extends winter vacation

Schools To Open On March 12

Jammu, Feb 26: Government today extended winter vacation in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu region till March 11.Official sources said that the school education department reviewed the situation due to the prevailing cold condition across Kashmir Valley and winter zone of Jammu region.“Due More





  • Briefs

Indian Muslims facing injustice: Shariq

Srinagar, Feb 26: The National Conference MP from north Kashmir Shariefudin Shariq Tuesday staged a protest in the Parliament and said that Muslims across India were facing a great injustice and the hanging More



  • National

17 panches, sarpanches have quit in JK: Centre

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 26: Altogether 17 panches and sarpanches have tendered their resignation in Jammu and Kashmir till last month, Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said More




  • Opinion

Politics and More

Afzal Guru was hanged at a time when New Delhi saw no prospect of

Point of view

RIYAZ AHMAD

The execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru came amid the freeze in effortsto address Kashmir and it has plunged the state into a political vacuum whose effects are likely to last for some time to come. The hanging More



  • GK Magazine

To kill or not to kill

Of capital punishment and the other possible ways to kill a human being

THE LAW AND THE LIFE

DR ABDUL MAJID SIRAJ

 ‘Hang them to the point of death’.The pronouncement of capital punishment is forceful and ‘If by any chance they survive the first hanging then hang them again with a stronger rope till they die More




  • Letters

Economic execution

Once again Hurriyat has shown that it has got no policy and vision for Kashmir tragedy and its leaders are acting like British Royal Family, enjoying the best life style and are unaware of the ground realities More



  • Editorial

Repair police image

The J&K Police Bill 2013 slated to be tabled in the forthcoming budget session has become controversial. There is no doubt that police reforms in the state are overdue since long, but it seems the More



  • Business

Srinagar part of Railways’ skill dev program

Pahalgam to be connected with rail network

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 26: The Railway Ministry has decided to start a national skill development program to train youth in railway related trades. It will be started at 25 locations across India, including Srinagar More



  • Sports

Gulmarg Global derby race on Mar 3

Srinagar,Feb 26: The 6th Gulmarg Global derby free ski run organised by Pine Palace Resort Gulmarg would be held from Gondola Phase-II, Apharwat to Pine Palace Hotel, Gulmarg on March 3.The event is open More



  • Kashmir

DeM clarifies, says ‘MMM brainchild of Hurriyat G’

Our Representatives Participated In Meeting: Asiya Andrabi

CNS/KNS

Srinagar, Feb 26: Claiming that Majlis Muthida Mashawrat (MMM) is actually the brainchild of Hurriyat Conference (G), Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi Tuesday termed the news reports baseless wherein More



  • Srinagar City

Power trouble in Shaher-e-Khaas

Nawa Kadal reels under darkness

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Feb 26: Densely populated Nawa Kadal area in Shaher-e-Khaas is reeling under darkness since Monday when the transformer feeding Lakhriyar and Khanqah-e-Sokhta developed a snag. The residents More




  • Jammu

Amarnath Yatra: Guv seeks ‘early implementation’ of SC directions

Asks Shrine Board CEO To Take Up Pending Matters With Govt

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 26: Governor NN Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), Tuesday pitched for ‘early implementation’ of the Supreme Court directions on the Amarnath Yatra. An More



  • South Asia

Kishenganga verdict not a legal defeat: Pakistan

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Feb 26: Downplaying the recent verdict by International Court of Arbitration upholding India's right to divert water from the Kishenganga hydro project, Pakistan today said it was not a legal More



  • World

India financed problems for Pak in Afghanistan: Chuck Hagel

LALIT K JHA\PTI

Washington, Feb 26: In a sharp contrast to US view on India's role in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama's Defence Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has alleged that India has over the years "financed problems More



  • GKeducation&Careers

TOWARDS INNOVATION

Channelizing Innovative Minds

Your ideas can be converted into innovations

WASIM PARVEZ

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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