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Kashmir seethes amid curfew, shutdown

Cops Among 40 Injured; Police Ransack KU Quarters; CRPF Enter Houses In Several Areas; 3 Youth Receive Pellet Injuries In Eyes

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 7: At least 40 persons including six cops were injured in clashes that erupted at numerous places across the valley on Thursday. Curfew remained clamped in several areas as the valley witnessed another spontaneous shutdown against the killing of a Baramulla youth.Though no separatist More


GOVT TO CLAMP CURFEW TODAY

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 7: In view of the prevailing situation in Kashmir the government has decided to clamp curfew in Srinagar and other parts of the valley on Friday, while the admit cards for examinations would be treated as curfew passes.Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Baseer Ahmad Khan told Greater More


No hartal today: MMM

Srinagar, Mar 7: Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawrat (MMM) on Thursday said there would be no strike on Friday.Reiterating its programme for Friday, MMM in a statement today said there would be no strike on March 8. “However, the Imams (prayer leaders) and Khateebs (preachers) will at Friday prayers More


Geelani returns, put under house arrest

Says Govt Has Crossed All Limits Of Oppression

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 7: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Thursday said curfews and restrictions won’t daunt the resolve of people in their fight against ‘repression.’ He said New Delhi and J&K Government have crossed all limits of ‘cruelty in the valley by resorting to killings, frequents More


5 new HC judges to take oath today

Appointees Include Magray,Thakur, Kotwal, Bhat, Rabstan

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Mar 7: The newly appointed five judges of Jammu and Kashmir High Court are being administered oath of office by Chief Justice of JK, MM Kumar, in High Court Complex Jammu at 5 PM Friday.From lawyers’ quota, Additional Advocate General Ali Muhammad Magray, senior High Court lawyer Dheeraj More


Coalition wins 4 seats, PDP 1

Naeem, Parray, Showkat, Majid Elected On Valley Seats

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL POLLS

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 7: National Conference–Congress coalition bagged four while opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clinched one seat out of the five Legislative Council (LC) seats that went to polls today.Out of four seats from Kashmir, three were bagged by ruling coalition candidates - Showkat More


Akhtar was a ‘rebel’ in government

Srinagar, Mar 7: Naeem Akhtar, as he is commonly known in social and media circles, was an unusual bureaucrat and a “rebel”, seen most of the times on the other side of the fence during his 37 year long service career.Naeem joined the government as an Information Officer at the age of 20 and took More


Six former bureaucrats in Upper House

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Mar 7: With the entry of Naeem Akhtar in the Legislative Council, at least six former bureaucrats have managed to secure berths in the Upper House over the past few years.Three former Chief Secretaries of J&K, BR Kundal, Vijay Bakaya and Sheikh Ghulam Rasool are among already the More


Army begins probe into Tahir’s killing

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Srinagar, Mar 7: The Army Thursday began Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the killing of a youth in Baramulla district of north Kashmir and asked Jammu and Kashmir police to identify civilian witnesses in the case.The Court of Inquiry, headed by a Brigadier, was constituted to probe the circumstances More


Justice Bhat to head PSA Advisory Board

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 7: Government Thursday appointed former High Court Judge Justice (Rtd) BL Bhat as Chairman Advisory Board of J&K Public Safety Act.The orders were issued by Principal Secretary Home Department today. “In exercise of powers conferred by the section 14 of J&K Public Safety Act More





  • Briefs

Waza condemns killing

Srinagar, Mar 7: Jammu Kashmir Peoples League chairman Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has strongly condemned the killing  of Tahir Rasool Sofi in firing by army at Baramulla on Tuesday.  “Killings of innocent More




  • Opinion

The Political Histrionics!

During the last sixty five years or so, Kashmiris have had many leaders and quite a few of these have been past masters at histrionics and can be called the Kashmir’s “Political Actors”!

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

The Cambridge Dictionary defines histrionics as, “very emotional and energetic behaviour that has no sincerity and real meaning.” This is a special trait of some of our politicians both the ones who swayed More




  • Letters

Srinagar Airport

Apropos news story (GK 03.03.2013) regarding operation of flights from Srinagar Int’l Airport. Statement regarding availability of conveyor belt and passenger baggage trolleys is not factually correct More



  • Friday Focus

Suffocation

PROF G R MALIK

The world today presents an unbearably frightful picture of unrelenting and endemic bloodshed. This is particularly true of the unfortunate region to which we belong. It seems that we have now been condemned More



  • Business

Budget reveals less,conceals lot: Baig

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 7: Targeting the government for presenting a budget that “conceals a lot and reveals less”, former Finance Minister and senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig today said the figures projected More



  • South Asia

Kashmiri leaders stress on unity

Stage protest outside UNMOGIP office in Islamabad

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Mar 7: Kashmiri leaders hailing from both sides of Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday staged a protest in-front of UNMOGIP office in Islamabad demanding international community to play its role More



  • Kashmir

Tahir’s killing: Whose baby is handling law and order?

Baramulla Residents Seek Answers

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Baramulla, Mar 7: The killing of 24-year-old Tahir Ahmad Sofi in Baramulla town on Tuesday has once again triggered the debate on the role of law enforcement agencies in J&K, especially with regard More



  • Srinagar City

Curfew hits medical services in City

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Mar 7: Medical services have been hit in the City hospitals after curfew was imposed following the death of a youth in Baramulla district of north Kashmir two days back. Most of the Srinagar More




  • Jammu

Crime against women rising: 9634 cases registered in 3 years

CAPITAL CITIES TOP LIST WITH 2069 CASES

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

ABHINAV VERMA

Jammu, Mar 7: Crime against women has been on the rise in Jammu and Kashmir with 9634 cases involving rape, molestation, kidnapping and abduction of women and girls registered since last three years.  More



  • PaK

Kashmiris again being pushed towards armed struggle: Barrister Sultan

TARIQ NAQASH

Muzaffarabad, Mar 7: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) Barrister Sultan Mahmood on Thursday flayed the approach of international community on maintaining silence at the unending More



  • GKeducation&career

Empowering women

Educate a woman and you educate the next generation

RIGHTS

OMAR FAYAZ KHAN

Over the past many decades there has been tremendous advancement in all fields like Science and Technology,Communication, Laws, Education methods, Environment preservation etc.And women have also contributed More




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