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Shutdown, protests from Kashmir to Kargil

30 Injured In Fresh Clashes, 3 Critical; Skirmishes In Old City, Islamabad

DAY-4: GOOL KILLINGS AFTERMATH

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/KHALID GUL/ALTAF BABA

Srinagar, July 21: Two days after lifting of curfew, Kashmir observed a complete shutdown to protest Gool killings on a call given by Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani, while clashes broke out several places leaving around 30 persons injured with 3 critically injured youth undergoing More


OIC CONDEMNS KILLINGS

Srinagar, July 21: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the killing of civilians by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Gool area of district Ramban. In a mailed statement from Jeddah, the OIC said; “The Secretary General Professor Ekmeleddin Ehsanoglu has More


Fresh Protests Rock Gool

Accused Will Be Arrested Today: Govt

MM PARVAIZ

Ramban, July 21: Fresh protests were witnessed in some areas of this highway district today amid shutdown with protesters demanding arrest of those involved in the firing incident in Gool where four persons were killed on July 18 in BSF firing. The district administration assured the protesters that More


45 ARRESTED IN VALLEY

Police Launch 'Manhunt' For 35 Doda Youth

SHABIR IBN YUSUF/GKNN

Srinagar/Doda, July 21: Police have arrested around 45 youth from different parts of Kashmir for taking part in protest and subsequent stone pelting while in Jammu’s Doda district a manhunt hunt has been launched to arrest 35 youth who took part in protest against Gool killings. Official More


Civil society groups stage dharna at Jantar Mantar

‘India’s Integrity Can’t Be Upheld By Killing Innocents; Army Has

GOOL KILLINGS

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, July 21: A protest march followed by dharna was organised at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday to protest against the recent killing of four innocent civilians in BSF firing at Gool in district Ramban. The protest dharna was organised by Save Sharmila Campaign and Mission Bhartiyam.  More


No strike, Geelani for peaceful protests today

Asks Imams To Offer Prayers In Absentia For Gool Martyrs

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 21: Asking people to observe Youme-e-Taqadus-e-Quran on Monday, Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has said that there would, however, be no strike tomorrow. He appealed religious scholars and Imams of Masjids to offer congregational Fateah prayers for those killed in BSF firing More


Malik in police custody for 4th day

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Nayeem Under House Arrest

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 21: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik along with senior Front leaders Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Ghulam Muhammad Dar, who were arrested from Lal Chowk on July 18 continue remain in police custody. Chairmen of both of More


Bandipora simmers

Locals Protest Arrest Of Youth, Army ‘Highhandedness’

GK CORRESPONDENT

Bandipora, July 21: This north Kashmir district continued to simmer for the fourth consecutive day on Sunday against the killing of four unarmed protesters by paramilitary BSF men at Gool in Ramban district earlier this week and Army going berserk in different villages in Bandipora on Saturday.
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BOSE postpones exams

Srinagar, July 21: Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) on Sunday announced postponement of all examinations scheduled for Monday. Secretary BOSE, Renu Goswami told  that all examinations scheduled for Monday have been postponed and fresh dates for these would be announced More





  • Briefs

Unidentified body found in Kargil

Srinagar July 21: An unidentified body was recovered at Matayen area in Kargil on Sunday.  In a statement a police spokesman said the unidentified of a male aged around 25 years was recovered by police More



  • National

Gujarat riots led to creation of IM: Congress

New Delhi, July 21: A senior Congress leader today sparked a fresh row saying Gujarat riots had led to creation of militant outfit Indian Mujahideen, evoking a sharp reaction from BJP which accused his More




  • Opinion

Bravo! Our Young writers

You are scripting the stories of your nation

PUNCHLINE

Z.G. MUHAMMAD

Some years back, a top executive at a seminar organized by a group of mass communication graduates jeered at me for pouring out my heart. Living to my belief that “he who writes his story, inherits the More



  • GKeducation&career

When BOPEE failed students

Recent CET paper leakage has put a question mark on the functioning of BOPEE

PAPER LEAKAGE

ARSHAD BHAT

The paper leakage in this year’s Common Entrance Test (CET) by J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) has put a big question mark on its credibility. The recent paper leakage episode More




  • Letters

Pellet guns

This refers to the use of pellets and chilli grenades. Despite the call by human rights organisations to stop the use of pellet guns and chilli granades in tackling mob, security forces in the valleycontinue More



  • Editorial

Are We Fair Game?

Gool has been mourning its four dead for the past four days. And this small cluster of villages in Ramban district needn’t have to be doing it in the first place. That is if only BSF had exhibited a little More



  • Business

Proposed visit of JK biz delegation to PaK may hit roadblock

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, July 21: The proposed visit of Jammu and Kashmir business delegation to PaK may hit a roadblock as it may boycott the visit in case state government does not issue clearance to all the delegates More



  • Sports

England moves closer to crushing win at Lord’s

REUTERS

London, July 21: England moved remorselessly towards a crushing victory within four days over Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Sunday after setting the visitors a notional target of 583 More



  • Kashmir

Will Gool probe be different from 54 ordered since 2009?

Inquiry would be taken to logical conclusion: Govt

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 21: With Kashmir once again on the edge following the killing of four unarmed protestors at Gool in Ramban district, the inquiry ordered by the government is once again under question. Will More



  • Srinagar City

From north to east, Achan stench furthers

After Shaher-e-Khaas, nauseating smell invades Lal Bazar; Srinagarites pestered; Admin sleeps

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, July 21: Despite repeated public appeals to the government top brass –seeking end to the foul smell emanating from Achan dumping yard –the stench has been furthering with each passing day –even More




  • Jammu

Conduct investigation by sitting HC judge: BJYM

Jammu, July 21: The youth wing of BJP today demanded a probe by a sitting High Court judge into the firing incident in Ramban district that left four persons dead on July 18. "We demand stern action More



  • World

World’s first Quran in embroidery

Dubai, July 21: It’s unique, it’s magical and it’s monumental. A Syrian businessman in his 50s has come up with a new form of art that’s a blend of calligraphy and embroidery and, interestingly, he has More




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