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KASHMIR CORDONED

Govt Clamps Harsh Curfew To Evade ‘Friday Fear’; Clashes At Several Places; Congregational Prayers Not Allowed At ‘Hotspots’

People Defy Curfew, 80 Persons Injured As Protests Escalate

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 8: At least 80 persons including 30 personnel of police and paramilitary CRPF were injured in protests and clashes at several places in curfew-bound Kashmir on Friday. In the wake of stringent siege in place, people could not offer the congregational Friday prayers at many places.
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No curfew today: Divisional Commissioner

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Mar 8: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Samoon Friday said no restrictions or curfew will be imposed in any part of Kashmir on Saturday. He however was quick to add that in case the need arises, restrictions can be imposed accordingly.“There would be no curfew tomorrow in any More


Cop stops CRPF personnel from firing at protesters

Snatches Weapons, Says ‘I Did My Duty’

KHALID GUL

Kulgam, Mar 8: A policeman Friday stopped paramilitary CRPF personnel from firing at protesters in Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district by snatching their weapons.Sources said the CRPF went on rampage in Khudwani after 18 of its personnel were grievously injured in clashes and were More


AFSPA: Mirwaiz denounces New Delhi’s ‘doublespeak’

‘Gap Between Srinagar And Delhi Widens;Mainstream Leaders Have Become Irrelevant’

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Mar 8: Terming the recent statement of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde that J&K government had made no formal request for the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as ‘a big surprise’, the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said “New More


15 die, 20 injured in Rajouri mishap

Governor, CM, Muftis Express Grief

SUMIT BHARGAV

Rajouri, Mar 8: At least 15 persons were killed and 20 injured, six of them critically, in a tragic road accident in Kotranka area of this border district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday afternoon.The mishap took place when a passenger bus (Canter/JK11-6437), which was on its way from Kandi to More


Cops ‘harass’ medical staff

CRPF Men Beat B&J Doctor At Sanat Nagar

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Mar 8: Despite a government order that identity cards of doctors and paramedical staff would be considered as curfew passes, police and paramilitary forces Friday continued their crackdown on hospital staff across Kashmir.While a junior doctor from Bone and Joint Hospital in Srinagar More


PEPPER GAS CLAIMS LIFE

Government Plugs Ears As Experts Sound Alarm

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Mar 8: Pepper gas Friday claimed life of a 60-year-old woman from downtown Srinagar, medicos said.According to medicos at the Casualty of SMHS hospital here, Hajra Begum wife of Habibullah Bhat of Aali Kadal was brought dead after she suffered a sudden asthma stroke due to pepper gas More


MMM for sustained online campaign

Follow Calendars In Letter And Spirit: Geelani

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 8: Mutahida Majlis-i-Mashawrat (MMM) Friday called for a sustained online campaign to reinforce the demand for return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.In a statement issued here Friday, a Majlis spokesman urged Kashmiris and other justice-loving More


Unidentified gunmen kill civilian at Kunzar

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 8: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a shopkeeper in Kunzar area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday evening.Father of three kids, Bashir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Nabi Ganie of Palhalan was shot dead in Watalpora village of Kunzar Friday evening, sources said.Sources More


Yasin Malik arriving in Delhi today

‘Wife, Daughter Denied Visa’

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Mar 8: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi from Pakistan on Saturday.“Yasin Malik, who was on a private visit to Pakistan from January 27, will be returning alone as his wife and little daughter have been denied More


JAMMU KASHMIR HIGH COURT GETS 5 NEW JUDGES

CJ administers oath; existing strength reaches 12

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Mar 8: Jammu and Kashmir High Court today got five new judges raising the existing strength to 12 against the sanctioned 14 posts. The newly appointed judges were administered oath of office by Chief Justice of JK, Justice MM Kumar, here today. They included Justice Ali Muhammad Magray, Justice More





  • Briefs

Auqaf-e-Islamia Baramulla demands shifting of 2 Army camps

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Mar 8:  While condemning the killing of Tahir Sofi by soldiers of 46 RR on Tuesday in Kakar Hammam Baramulla, Auqaf-e-Islamia Baramulla has demanded removal of two Army camps from old town More



  • National

Manmohan sets preconditions for normalization of ties with Islamabad

PAKISTAN PM TO VISIT AJMER TODAY

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Mar 8: On the eve of Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf’s visit, India Friday said there cannot be normalization of ties with it “unless the terror machine still active there was brought More




  • Opinion

Time to unite

Events have pushed us all into a situation where unity is the only option

WORDS WITHIN

FIRDOUS SYED

Is it possible for us to suspend our biases, personal likes and dislikes even for a day?  In case the New Delhi had known before the execution that the secret hanging of Afzal Guru will unite Kashmiri More



  • GK Weekend

Letter to chief minister

You are an elected representative, it is your job to apologise and apologise again, as many times as state forces kill your people

MISSIVE

SEEMA MUSTAFA

Dear Omar,I did know you as Omar at a time when you were more media friendly---now of course you are more media savvy, I am sure you at least will appreciate the difference in the two words---but am not More




  • Letters

Burn marks

Scholar's family rubbishes Umar's claim over the death of their son. Burn marks present on Mudasir's body also prove the mysterious death only a murder. But the state authority has to do what they are More



  • Editorial

The humanitarian imperative

As the latest spate of public protests and state-enforced curfew seem to have stretched too far in Kashmir, the humanitarian situation has worsened yet again. While the security situation on the streets More



  • Business

Kashmir Inc terms budget a jugglery of figures

‘FM ignored all our suggestions for economic dev’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Mar 8: Valley’s apex business body, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) today termed state budget 2013-14 as “jugglery of figures aimed to woo employees.” “The budget is More



  • Kashmir

KPs question Central Government’s motive

Srinagar, Mar 8:  Kashmiri Pandits Friday castigated the central government for raising the issue of “dubious” threat to Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley. “Rather than assuaging the situation More



  • Srinagar City

Under siege, Shaher-e-Khaas cries shortage of essentials

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Mar 8: With the police admitting that nobody without curfew passes, not even medicos for that matter, would be allowed to venture out in areas under the siege, the residents of congested old More




  • Jammu

Legislators decry Valley clampdown

PDP Protests ‘Repression’, Er Rashid Storms Into Well

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Mar 8: Curfew, curbs and restrictions imposed in Kashmir in the aftermath of the killing of the Baramulla youth Tahir Rasool Sofi allegedly in army firing on March 5,   today resonated More



  • World

China soon to finish Tibet rail line near Indian border

K J M VARMA/PTI

Beijing, Mar 8: China will finish its rail network in Tibet up to Xigaze city located close to Indian border by next year, allowing its military to move men and material with relative ease besides beefing 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 More




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