Afzal Guru to be buried at Tihar Jail

SRINAGAR: The government has refuted reports that the family of Afzal Guru was not informed that he would be executed this morning in Delhi for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001. Home Secretary RK Singh says that Guru’s family in his home town near Sopore in the Kashmir valley was sent a […]

KU Exams Postponed

SRINAGAR: All the Kashmir university examinations scheduled to be held on 9th February 2013 have been postponed, PRO KU said in a statement adding fresh dates will be notified separately.

Afzal Guru Hanged: Curfew Declared in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: A curfew was declared across 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley after the execution of Afzal Guru at Delhi’s Tihar Jail this morning.  Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri Muslim, had been on death row for nearly eight years.  Afzal Guru was convicted for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001. His mercy petition […]

Afzal Guru hanged: Curfew declared in Kashmir valley

SRINAGAR: A curfew was declared across 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley after the execution of Afzal Guru at Delhi’s Tihar Jail this morning.  Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri Muslim, had been on death row for nearly eight years.  Afzal Guru was convicted for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001. His mercy petition […]

Psyche And Strategy

Apart from the psychological impact of keeping the AFSPA in the headlines by casual or deliberate mention every now and then, which could well be one of the many strands of an elaborate security strategy, the issue has come to the forefront again due to the Justice Verma recommendations. That New Delhi would dismiss the […]

Public And Private

As Kashmir’s rulers flirt with the idea of privatization of services and utilities, the city’s experience with public transport serves as a vivid example of what the scenario is likely to be. As it is decades since the government withdrew its own SRTC fleets from city operations, private transporters ply only on their own whim […]

Rather Vows to Make Agriculture 100% Tax Free

Hails Centre’s decision to provide subsidy direct to farmers SRINAGAR: The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Mr. Abdul Rahim Rather has said that, owing to great importance of Agriculture sector in the socio-economic transformation, all the available resources are being pooled to make farming a viable employment oriented business activity. Speaking to a large […]

IHGF Spring 2013 Opens at Noida

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today held an inaugural ceremony of  the 35th Indian Handicraft Gift Fair (IHGF) Spring-2013. Fair sanctioned by the Ministry of Textiles, GOI and organised by the EPCH, New Delhi is being held at Greater Noida and will conclude on 11th of February.   The KCC&I has been […]

Cultural Academy Announces Best Book Awards

JAMMU- The Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture & Languages has announced the Best Book Award -2011 in seven languages carrying award money of Rs. 51,000 each. The awards, instituted to encourage quality literature, will be given away at a specially held function later. Announcing this, Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages, […]

JKLF March Foiled, Leaders Detained

SRINAGAR: A JKLF march demanding the return of the mortal remains of founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat was foiled by the police on Friday, even as a number of Front leaders and supporters, including its acting chairman, advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat, were taken into custody. Heading for the UNMOGIP office in Sonwar, the marchers were blocked […]

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