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BSF firing kills 4, injures 42 in Gool

Paramilitary Forces Open Fire On People Protesting Against Alleged Sacrilege

M M PARVEZ/MUHAMMAD TASKEEN

Dharam (Gool), July 18: Four persons, including a government lecturer and an Imam, were killed and around 42 others injured when paramilitary Border Security Force men resorted to indiscriminate firing twice on a protest demonstration in Dharam, Gool, area of Jammu division’s Ramban district Thursday More


Protests in Kashmir; Curfew today

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 18: Violent protests broke out at several places in Kashmir against the Gool killings on Thursday, while the Government has decided to impose curfew on Friday to thwart any protests.As the word about the Gool killings spread, violent protests erupted in several parts of Kashmir More


Jammu erupts, protesters set 3 vehicles on fire

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu/Doda, July 18: Authorities imposed curfew in Ramban township following a violent protest against the killing of 4 persons in Gool area. The entire Chenab valley region witnessed protests and shutdown forcing the state government to put police on high alert fearing more protests."We imposed More


Shooting unarmed protesters unacceptable: Chief Minister

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 18: Stressing that firing on unarmed protesters was unacceptable, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the persons killed in BSF firing in Ramban.Immediately after the incident, the Chief Minister spoke with the Union Home Minister, More


SEPARATISTS CALL FOR STRIKE, PROTESTS

Militant Groups Support Geelani’s 3-Day Bandh Call

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 18: The separatists Thursday strongly condemned the civilian killings by forces at Gool, terming the incident an act of “State terrorism.” They said the forces in JK have gone “trigger-happy” and are killing innocent people without any justification.Besides, various religious organizations More


GoI worried; Home Minister orders probe

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, July 18: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today ordered an inquiry into the firing incident in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district and said any excessive use of force will be dealt with strictly. "I have ordered an inquiry to be conducted without any loss of time to ascertain the circumstances More


‘DC encouraged BSF to open fire’

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 18: One of the eyewitnesses of Gool massacre alleged that Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ramban Shyam Vinod Meena bucked up the Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel to shoot at the civilians.Ikhlaq Wani (24) the attendant of Nazir Ahmad here at SMHS, alleged that BSF killed civilians More


Former Director SKIMS Dr Jalal injured in attack

Two Security Guards Killed

KHALID GUL

Pampore, July 18: Eminent cardiologist and former Director SKIMS, Dr Sheikh Jalal-ud-din, was critically wounded and two policemen posted as his security guards were killed Thursday in a suspected militant attack in this South Kashmir area.The attack was carried out at Nambalbal Pampore of Pulwama More


MAYHEM AT JAMMU HOSPITAL

No One From Govt Attends Injured

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 18: There was total mayhem at Government Medical College and Hospital Jammu as there was no one from government to ensure proper treatment to the injured, most of them with bullet wounds received in firing by BSF in Gool area of Ramban.As the first ambulance reached with two injured More


Opened fire to protect ammunition: IG BSF

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, July 18: Inspector General (IG) of Border Security Force (BSF), Rajiv Kumar Thursday claimed that the forces personnel of 76 battalion camp Ramban opened fire on the protestors in a bid to stop the ‘furious mob’ from taking over Contingency Operation Base (COB) with huge stocks of arms and More


Mehbooba condemns ‘bloodbath’

Deplorable Act: Soz

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 18: Jammu and Kashmir’s mainstream camp has strongly condemned the killing of innocent civilians at Gool in Ramban district of Jammu region terming the act as “barbaric”. They also called for an impartial probe into the killings.PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTYPDP More





  • Briefs

KU exams postponed

Srinagar, July 18: All the Kashmir University examinationsscheduled to be held on 19th July have been postponed. Fresh dates will be notified later, Kashmir University Spokesperson Showkat Shafi said. More



  • National

SC quashes common entrance tests for medical courses

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jul y 18: The Supreme Court today quashed the Medical Council of India's (MCI) notification for holding common entrance tests for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate medical courses. A three-judge More




  • Opinion

The spirit of Ramzan

The essence of worship lies in purity, not in the ritual

COMMENT

HASSAN ZAINAGAIRI

 The fasting month of Ramzan is essentially a soul-rinsing religious obligation. A training course that drastically changes the normal and regular schedule of life. All of a sudden the natural pattern More



  • GK Features

Helpless and Left alone

She doesn’t even have sufficient money to pay for her medicine

A MOTHER’S TRAGEDY

FAHEEM UN NISA

For a woman in her mid-forties, Neelofar (name changed) has faced a lot of hardships in life. And she continues to suffer. Being the eldest of five daughters and two sons, Neelofar was her parents’ favorite More




  • Letters

Values matter

This refers to the importance of values in our system. Values have a great importance in the life of an individual. They guide us to right directions and thus bring satisfaction, peace and happiness to More



  • Friday Focus

The Superiority of Fasting

PROF G R MALIK

One of the most comprehensive ahadith about fasting reads:“Hazrat Abu Hurairah reports the Prophet (SAW) saying that Allah says: ‘Every act of worship of the son of man is his except fasting. Fasting is More



  • PaK

Kasana subjected to custodial killing: Salah-ud-din

Muzaffarabad, July 18: The Chairman of United Jihad Council Syed Salah-ud-din on Thursday alleged that Hizb militant Shakeel Kasana was subjected to custodial killing. “Those involved in this heinous More



  • Business

JK’s dev projects to suffer after plan cut: Experts

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, July 18: Jammu and Kashmir’s developmental plans would take a hit after the Planning Commission of India refused to hike annual plan to the State for the ongoing year, experts said Monday.The More



  • Sports

Rohit stars in Saifco Lions dominating win

92.7 BIG FM-J&K CORPORATE PREMIER LEAGUE

Srinagar, July 18: The six wicket burst by Rohit Sharma handed Saifco- Lions an easy win in the 92.7 Big FM-J&K Corporate Premier League match against Surya Risers at Boys Higher Secondary School, More



  • Kashmir

‘Will fight to prove innocence of my son’

MUDASIR YAQOOB

Srinagar, July 18: Sheikh Ghulam Nabi, father of Sheikh Farhat, who was awarded life imprisonment by Kolkatta Court earlier this week, on Thursday said he would approach the higher court to seek justice More



  • Srinagar City

City traders condemn Gool killings

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 18: While there was a spontaneous shutdown in the Srinagar markets Thursday against the killing of people in Gool, Ramban area of Jammu province, the traders’ fraternity in this summer Capital More




  • Jammu

JK proposes 16 prestigious road projects under CRF

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, July 18: Jammu and Kashmir government has proposed 16 vital road projects before the Union government under the centrally sponsored scheme, Central Road Fund (CRF) for 2013-14.  Official sources More



  • PaK

Kasana subjected to custodial killing: Salah-ud-din

Muzaffarabad, July 18: The Chairman of United Jihad Council Syed Salah-ud-din on Thursday alleged that Hizb militant Shakeel Kasana was subjected to custodial killing. “Those involved in this heinous More



  • South Asia

Another Jamaat leader in Bangla charged with 1971 war crimes

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dhaka, July 18: Bangladeshi prosecutors today slapped six war crime charges, including genocide, against a senior leader Jamaat-e-Islami, a day after the party's second-highest ranked official was sentenced More



  • World

India-Pakistan ties crucial for Afghan peace: Cameron

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

London, July 18: British Prime Minister David Cameron has said India and Pakistan can play a "crucial role" to bring peace to Afghanistan through their resumed bilateral dialogue process. “India and More




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