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Cong joins chorus against police bill

Some Provisions Unacceptable: Soz

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 27: Breaking his extended silence on the widely criticized Police Bill - 2013, state Congress chief Prof Saifuddin Soz Wednesday said some provisions of the bill are unacceptable and the party will minutely study the draft legislation before it is tabled in the state legislature.
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Draft legislation unlikely to be tabled in Budget session

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 27: Jammu and Kashmir government is unlikely to table the ‘contentious’ Police Bill -2013 in the upcoming Budget session of the state legislature, beginning tomorrow.Sources in the State’s Home Department told Greater Kashmir that there is almost no chance of the Bill being tabled More


Former police officers voice concern

Govt Should Constitute Expert Panel: Bhan

Srinagar, Feb 27: Joining public outcry against the ‘contentious’ Police Bill – 2013, a group of former police officers have asked the government to constitute an expert panel who would revisit the draft and “make it people friendly.”“Once the Police Bill 2013 is passed, it is going to be there More


GEELANI RELEASED

To Announce Future Strategy Soon

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 27: After being put under house arrest here for nearly three weeks, Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was released as Delhi Police withdrew its personnel from his South Delhi home this evening.Describing his detention as “illegal” and an act of “high-handedness” on More


‘Delhi should allow separatist politics’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Feb 27: Soon after his communication was restored, Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday asked New Delhi to give space to separatist politics in Kashmir. He said the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru was a ‘big lesson and source of inspiration for Kashmiri nation.’
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Chidambaram to present union budget today

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Feb 27: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram is set to present India’s 82nd budget in the Lok Sabha Thursday that will be the eighth such personal exercise for him - two short of the record of 10 set by former Prime Minister Morarji Desai.Since its independence in August 1947, India More


Lawyers stage demos on MMM call

Seek Bodies Of Afzal, Bhat For Burial In Kashmir

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Feb 27: Kashmir High Court Bar Association Wednesday took out a protest rally in High Court premises here demanding the return of bodies of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat. Lawyers also held protest demonstrations in other districts in Kashmir on the issue for which call was given by Mutahida More


LeT backs Majlis

Srinagar, Feb 27: Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba Wednesday urged people to play their role in making Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawarat (MMM) of separatists a success “as it is the need of the hour.” In a tele-statement, Lashkar spokesman Dr Abdullah Gaznavi while quoting supreme commander of the outfit More


Beg assails Centre

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 27: The Lok Sabha Wednesday witnessed UPA ally National Conference (NC) attacking the government on the issue of hanging of Afzal Guru saying the demand of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to delay the execution to avoid law and order problem in the state was ignored.< More


It’s official: winter vacation extended

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 27: In view of the prevailing inclement weather conditions, the State Government Wednesday issued formal orders extending winter vacation in Kashmir and winter zone of Jammu region till March 10. The schools would now reopen on March 11.An official handout issued here this evening said More


Budget session begins today

Afzal Hanging, Panchayat Security Key Issues

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 27: The budget session of state legislature, commencing Thursday, is expected to be politically interesting in the wake of the hanging of Afzal Guru and the debate on the security, rather insecurity, of Panchayat representatives. The month-long session will commence with a joint sitting More


NO PLAN OF TROOP CUT IN JK: CENTRE

‘AFSPA Review Only After Assessing Ground Reality’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 27: Government has no plan to withdraw the Army from Jammu and Kashmir as security forces are deployed according to the overall security situation, Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.“No, sir. There is no move to withdraw the Army from Jammu and Kashmir,” Minister of State for Home More


LoC vigil beefed up: A K Antony

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 27: Vigil along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has been stepped up following last month’s “ambush by Pakistani Army on Indian troops” in which two soldiers were killed, government told the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.“On Jan 8, a Pak Border Action Team ambushed our patrol More


Police clueless on Kalantra Sarpanch killing

‘Rivalry Angle Also Being Investigated’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 27: Police is yet to find any definite lead into the recent killing of a Sarpanch in north Kashmir even as Director General of Police Ashok Prasad said that every effort was being made for security of Panchayat representatives.Javed Ahmad Wani, Sarpanch of Kalantra Payeen, Kreeri More





  • Briefs

Kangan teachers demand salary

Srinagar, Feb 27: The Teachers Forum of the Zone Kangan Wednesday expressed deep concern over the non-payment of salaries to Rehbar-e-Taleem and head teachers. The forum said the teachers have been More



  • News

Mulayam springs surprise in LS

‘My party will change its view towards BJP if it changes its policy, mindset towards Muslims, Kashmir’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 27: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday surprised everyone in Lok Sabha by saying that his party would change its view towards BJP if it changes its “policy and mindset More




  • Opinion

Are Taliban coming?

The hot topic these days is that the Taliban are coming to liberate Kashmir after the Americans leave Afghanistan. Will they really come?

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

Before one speculates about the next mission of Taliban, it would be useful to recapitulate who the now globally famous Taliban are? The Taliban (Students) is an Islamic Political Movement which spread More



  • GK Magazine

Jammu & Kashmir Draft Police Bill 2013- A CRITIQUE

Need to make it people-friendly

FOR PUBLIC INTEREST

GK MAGAZINE DESK

This critique is derived from Model Police Act, JK POLICE ACT 1927, Indian Police Act 1861, CHRI Draft of Model Police Act, Supreme Court Directions in Prakash Singh v. Union of India, and United Staes More




  • Letters

Good platform

This refers to the article on 25 Feb Monday "Towards innovation channelizing innovative minds". This was really soothing, for the young talent of J&K. GIAN (Grassroots Innovations and Augmentation More



  • Editorial

We want Guru’s body

There is a growing political chorus in Kashmir over the return of Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body to his family in Kashmir. Both Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and the leader of the major opposition party PDP More



  • Business

Railway budget disappoints Valley-based hoteliers

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Feb 27: The Valley-based hoteliers today expressed disappointment over the rail budget saying their recommendations have been ignored.KHARA  Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA More



  • Sports

Gondola Ski Cup on March 3

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Feb 27: The J&K Cable Car Corporation would be organising second edition of the Gondola Ski Cup at Gulmarg on March 3.In the event competitions of giant slalom (men), giant slalom (woman More



  • Kashmir

Snow, rains lash Kashmir

Weather To Improve From Thursday: Met Dept

AAQIB ASHRAF

Srinagar, Feb 27: Incessant rains and snowfall continued to lash Kashmir for the third consecutive day Wednesday even as state authorities issued fresh avalanche warning in remote areas.The Srinagar-Jammu More



  • Srinagar City

RAINS INUNDATE CITY ROADS

Drain water enters newspaper offices at Press Enclave

Srinagar, Feb 27:  Snowfall and incessant rains on Wednesday left many areas of the city waterlogged causing inconvenience to the people. Meanwhile, roads in commercial hub Lal Chowk and Shaher More




  • Jammu

Doctors forget gauze in minor’s abdomen last year, removed now

12-year-old appendix patient operated upon twice in 4 months, survives

Negligence

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Feb 27: For 12-year-old Bisma Jan of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, the surgery for appendix removal has been a trauma. When she was first operated upon in Srinagar in October 2012, the medicos More



  • GKeducation&Careers

The new policy will only boost corruption

What’s wrong with the New Employment Policy?

INJUSTICE

ARSHAD BHAT

Long queues of unemployed youth can be seen waiting for their turn to submit their forms at Service Selection Board’s Parray Pora office.  Unemployed youth of Valley, both skilled and unskilled, have More




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