Curbs, Strike Shut Valley Down

No Friday Prayers At Jamia Masjid; Clashes In Trehgam, Kaimoh   SRINAGAR: Government curbs reinforced an ongoing strike in the Kashmir Valley on Friday when separatist leaders had called for protests to demand the return of the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru who was executed in Delhi nearly two weeks ago 9 in the parliament […]

Geelani Willing To Sit With Mirwiaz For Joint Strategy

SRINAGAR: In a significant break from his past practice, the chairman of the Hurriyat (G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has asked separatist groups in Kashmir to frame a joint strategy for demanding the body of Muhammad Afzal Guru back from Tihar Jail. Still under house arrest in New Delhi, Geelani has expressed his willingness to […]

Hartal Reprieve Till Monday: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Announcing a reprieve in strikes till Monday, the chairman of the Hurriyat(G), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has said that called for a social media campaign to demand the return Muhammad Afzal Guru’s body. According to the acting Hurriyat (G) chief, Geelani has asked people to raise slogans in mosques on Saturday and Sunday to […]

Omar Back After Meeting PM, Shinde

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday returned after a sudden airdash to New Delhi where he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. According to sources, the Chief Minister discussed in detail the overall security situation in the Valley in wake of demands for return of body of Afzal Guru.  “The […]

Khoda Takes Oath As First CVC

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra administered the oath of office to Mr. Kuldeep Khoda as Chief Vigilance Commissioner and R. K. Jerath as Vigilance Commissioner in the State Vigilance Commission at a function held at Raj Bhavan, here Friday evening.  Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady; Mr. Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister; Mr. Tara Chand, Deputy Chief […]

Snowfall Blocks Highway for Day

Stranded Vehicles to Move Today: IG SRINAGAR: The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed Friday morning due to fresh snowfall. A traffic police spokesman said here that the highway has been closed due to fresh snowfall at Patnitop, Jawahar tunnel, Banihal and Qazigund since early this morning. There was about one feet of snowfall at […]

Div Com Issues Fresh Weather Advisory

SRINAGAR:  Kashmir Valley is likely to get affected by a fresh Western disturbance which is approaching the State up to February 23, 2013, followed by another disturbance likely to affect the State on February 27 and 28, 2013. According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir in view of this weather is likely to deteriorate in next few […]

Afzal Guru’s Execution: Legal Aspects

“Some people don’t like telling the truth, others don’t like hearing it” On learning about hanging an offender in 21st century, one is transported to 8th or 10th century.  In this century, offenders are not given punishment to put an end to their life but to improve and reform them.  In more than 150 countries […]

Will Afzal Guru’s ghost stir the fragile peace in Kashmir?

Towards the end of Sardar, Ketan Mehta’s film on India’s first home minister, based on Vijay Tendulkar’s screenplay, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is shown sitting on a coir-strung cot in a rural household, having survived a plane crash in the Rajasthan desert in March 1949. Sardar muses on his public life. He says to himself, more […]