Gool Killings: Curfew, clashes in Kashmir; Massive protests across Jammu region

38 Injured In Police Action; Separatists Confined To Houses, Jails


Srinagar/Jammu, July 19: At least 25 people were injured in clashes that erupted in most parts of Kashmir on Friday against the killing of four civilians by Border Security Force (BSF) in Gool area of Ramban on Thursday. The Government enforced curfew in all major towns of Kashmir to prevent protests More

Highway closed, yatra suspended


Srinagar/Jammu, July 19: Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway and almost all inter-district roads in Jammu region remained off the roads for the second consecutive day Friday due to prevailing tension in the region following killing of four persons in Gool, Ramban, in BSF firing yesterday.“The More

Gool mourns its dead

Bodies Laid To Rest Amid Tears, Anger


Gool (Ramban), July 19: This mountainous village of Ramban district Friday laid its four inhabitants, mostly in their mid thirties, to rest amid tearful eyes and gloomy faces.After yesterday’s killings by paramilitary BSF and the resultant protests, the situation remained peaceful but tense in More

Cabinet condemns firing, sanctions relief


Srinagar, July 19: Strongly condemning the firing by Border Security Force personnel on unarmed protesters in Ramban district on Thursday, in which four civilians were killed, the State Cabinet Friday sanctioned Rs five lakh and a job each as compensation to the next of kin of the victims.Sources More

Restrictions to continue till Sunday: DGP

Srinagar, July 19: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Friday said restrictions on movement of people would continue till Sunday evening.“Whether curfew would be imposed or not is a secondary question, but one thing is clear that restrictions on the movement of people would be there for at More

Death toll 4, not 6: Govt

Jammu, July 19: Divisional Commissioner Jammu Friday said four persons were killed in the firing incident at Shadi in the Gool area of district Ramban on July 18 and not six as reported in a section of print and electronic media.The Jammu Divisional Administration has appealed to the public not More

BSF troops vacate Dharam camp, hand it over to police

3 FIRs Registered Against BSF


Jammu, July 19: After yesterday's firing which led to death of four persons, BSF troops Friday vacated its Dharam camp and handed the facility over to police.Troops at BSF camp in Dharam have been moved to Battalion area in Ramban district and the facility has been handed over to police forces More

Police counter BSF’s ‘self defense’ claim


Jammu, July 19: Jammu and Kashmir Police has strongly rejected the ‘self defense’ theory projected by Border Security Force (BSF) after opening fire at civilians in Gool area, killing four persons and injuring around 42 others on Thursday.Well informed sources told Greater Kashmir that the preliminary More

KU, CUK, BOSE exams postponed

Srinagar, July 19: All Kashmir University examinations scheduled to be held on 20th July (Saturday) are postponed, a KU spokesman said.He said the fresh dates will be notified separately. “It is notified for the information of all concerned that the interview for the post of Field Assistant (for More

Pak condemns ‘desecration’ of Quran


Islamabad, July 19: Pakistan Friday expressed its serious concern over the alleged desecration of Holy Quran in Kashmir.Speaking at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Friday‚ Foreign Office Spokesperson Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said this incident has hurt the sentiments of the people of Pakistan More

  • Briefs

Cop dies in ‘accidental’ fire

Handwara, July 19: A police follower lost his life when his service rifle went off ‘accidentally’ during the wee hours on Friday in north Kashmir’s Handwara township.Superintendent of Police Handwara Choudhary More

  • National

CPI (M) demands immediate action against BSF personnel


New Delhi, July 19: CPI(M) today demanded immediate action against the BSF personnel who fired upon protestors in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, claiming at least four lives and injuring dozens More

  • Opinion

Modi's India

Of Muslim identity, secular facade and the unleashing nationalist forces



India in theory might be a secular state, in-fact it’s a Hindu majority country. BJP has almost declared Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. BJP is free to declare whomsoever it deems fit More

  • GK Magazine

LADAKH: Politics and Governance

Autonomous Powers in Ladakh need not mean Disaggregation of the State


In a meeting of senior state representatives and bureaucrats chaired by the Chief Minister, the government has decided to recommend to the cabinet that it create a separate police range for Ladakh headed More

  • Letters

Shocking death

We condemn the killing of one of our members, PSC lecturer Manzoor Shan who died at Gool in security forces firing. He was an honest, intelligent and dedicated  teacher. May his soul rest in peace More

  • Editorial

The Gool shock

 The firing on unarmed civilians in Dharam, Gool area of Ramban district on Thursday, resulting in killing of at least four people and injuries to other 42, is highly condemnable. Our thoughts must More

  • Business

State govt asks NHAI to operate from Lakhanpur



Jammu, July 19: Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to operate from Lakhanpur to end the row over establishment of latter’s Toll Plaza at Rajbagh, Kathua More

  • Kashmir

Young innovator renounces state award

‘I did this to protest human rights violations in JK’


Srinagar, July 19: A young innovator from Kashmir Friday returned the Rajya Puraskar as a mark of protest against the firing incident in Ramban that left four persons dead and several others injured."I More

  • Jammu

Slathia, Rana visit injured at GMC Jammu

NC leaders express anguish over killings


Jammu, July 19: Senior National Conference (NC) leaders on Friday expressed deep anguish and grief over the killing of four persons in Gool area of district Ramban. The leaders, at a condolence meeting More

  • South Asia

Break silence over Kashmir: NRKs to Nawaz Sharif


Islamabad, July 19: The Kashmiri leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of control on Friday urged the newly sworn in government of Pakistan led by Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to break its silence More

  • PaK

Protest rally held in PaK

Gool Killings


Muzaffarabad, July 19:  A rally was taken out here on Friday to condemn the cold blooded killing of Kashmiri Muslims in Gool area of Jammu Kashmir. The rally was taken out by Pakistan administered More

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