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Chidambaram hopeful on Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 04:46 PM

"I am afraid Jammu and Kashmir is now caught in a vicious cycle of stone pelting, lathicharge, teargassing and firing, leading to casualties and resulting in more stone pelting,' Chidambaram said in his inaugural address to a three-day meet of police chiefs of various states and security agencies.

"It is, however, my hope that in the next few days, we would be able to find that elusiv more...

Curfew, shutdown cripple life in Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 04:43 PM

The Hurriyat Conference (G) spearheading the ongoing “Quit JK Movement” announced a 10-day-long protest schedule last evening.

“Curfew has been imposed in nine areas of Srinagar while restrictions will remain in place in south Kashmir’s Islamabad and central Kashmir’s Badgam towns,” a police officer said here.
Restrictions have also been imposed in areas falling un more...

3 including KP couple die in highway mishaps

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 04:39 PM

A Martuti car on way to Jammu from Srinagar skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Nachlana in Banihal area of Ramban district on Wednesday, morning. A Kashmiri Pandit couple traveling in the car died on the spot.
Meanwhile, shooting stone hit a Kashmir bound Santro car near Ramban killing one person and injuring two others.
Heavy rain fall was reported from almost all more...

After Mozart’s Death, an Endless Coda

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 07:21 AM

A modest industry of medical speculation has grown up around the subject, evidence of our fascination with what cut down great creative artists in history. In Mozart’s case published speculation began within a month of his death in 1791, and musicologists, physicians and medical scholars have regularly joined the fray ever since.

Dr. William J. Dawson, a retired orthopedic sur more...

Child poverty 'will rise as cuts hit families' By Sean O'Grady, Economics Editor

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 07:16 AM

The IFS's study of the effects of the June Budget, drawing on evidence published by the Department for Work and Pensions, suggests that the Prime Minister's and the Chancellor's claims that the Budget would not increase child poverty are wrong. Research commissioned from the IFS by the End Child Poverty campaign shows that the group that George Osborne's Budget will hit hardest are the more...

Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime By MATT RICHTEL

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 07:05 AM

Just another day at the gym.

As Ms. Bates multitasks, she is also churning her legs in fast loops on an elliptical machine in a downtown fitness center. She is in good company. In gyms and elsewhere, people use phones and other electronic devices to get work done — and as a reliable antidote to boredom.

Cellphones, which in the last few years have become full-fledged c more...

E-Cigarettes Spark New Smoking War

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 06:57 AM

Ms. Vasconcellos imports electronic cigarettes from a Chinese manufacturer and sells them on her website,, to 14,000 customers. The 48-year-old is part of a growing legion of e-cigarette purveyors who are defying the Food and Drug Administration, which contends the nascent nicotine products are drug devices that require pre-market approval and may pose their own health risks. more...

Afghan elections: Record number of women stand for parliament

@HKAdmin : 25-Aug-2010, 06:47 AM

A record number of women are running in Afghanistan's critical parliamentary elections next month despite many being inundated with threatening phone calls, including death threats from insurgents.

Amid ever-rising violence, which some people fear could foster a repeat of last year's catastrophic presidential election, women are struggling to campaign at all outside a few areas, more...

Hurriyat (G) announces 11-day protest calendar

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 09:48 PM

No strike on Fridays, Wednesdays

Srinagar, August 24: The Hurriyat Conference (G) as a part of its ongoing ‘Quit Kashmir’ campaign, Tuesday announced its new protest calendar for the next 11-days.

According to a statement issued here, the conglomerate has asked people to observe a complete strike on August 25 (Wednesday). The amalgam has asked people to ob more...

Commuters' nightmare: a 100 km traffic jam in China

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 07:21 PM

Trucks bound for the Chinese capital are barely moving on the Beijing-Tibet Expressway, formerly known as the Badaling Expressway, due to ongoing maintenance construction work.

Traffic authorities are struggling to cope with congestion on the major national expressway on which traffic has slowed to a snail's pace, Global Times reported on Monday.

The congestion is expected to las more...

Jihadi's journey: 'Seeking the defeat of the enemies of God'

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 12:15 PM

Two years later when he returned to Saudi Arabia, the communist regime had fallen in Kabul, the Afghan mujahideen had started fighting each other in a civil war that would last a decade and the conflict had already begun between the Arabs in Afghanistan – including Osama bin Laden and his followers – and the Saudis and other Arab governments. Euphoric from their Afghan victories, th more...

'New Forces’ Tactics Likely To Turn Situation Graver'

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 07:07 AM

Geelani said that there was no point in the presence of the Red Cross in the valley if the organisation could do nothing to ameliorate the condition of detainees.
Expressing deep concern over the “new forces strategy to crush the peaceful movement of the Kashmiri people,”  Geelani claimed that the paramilitary forces and the Rapid Action Force  had been formally ordered and authorized more...

Trehgam residents denied water

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 07:02 AM

“Forces are not allowing the residents to fetch water from Trehgam spring which is the only source of drinking water for scores of hamlets of Trehgam like Mirpora, Malikpora, Shah Mohalla, Muqdumpora, Bunpora and Muqbulabad,” said the residents. “The  town has been put under strict restrictions and curfew remains in force for the last 10 days continuously creating an acute  shortage of e more...


@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 06:58 AM

Lying in bed 16 of Ophthalmology ward of SMHS hospital, Danish takes up a newspaper lying there after every five minutes, closes his right eye to check the eyesight of his left one. “I hope I will regain my eyesight. As of now I can’t see but I hope I will regain it,” says Danish with a big sigh.
Danish is a 9th class student of Government School Takiabal, Sopur. He expresses hope in more...

De-link edu from politics

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 12:33 AM

In an exclusive interview with Rising Kashmir, Sayeed said the school education especially in Srinagar city and other major towns across the valley has been the worst victim in the last two months marked by strikes and curfews, “but the situation is better in villages”.

“At least 220 lectures per class are mandatory to be delivered in an academic session, but only 110 lectures c more...

Memories and dreams engage children at orphanages

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 12:32 AM

Fifteen year old Tahir is well aware about the Kashmir crises. He has a dream of becoming a pilot and wants to fly an airplane for his “free nation.” Tahir is not afraid of what is happening around him as he has seen violence from a very close range; the memories still haunt him. The moment his father should have been holding his fingers, Tahir saw him dead.

Revisiting his tragic more...

Another youth succumbs, toll 63

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 12:31 AM

Bilal had sustained a bullet injury on August 14 when police had opened fire on the protesters near Singhpora on Srinagar-Varmul highway.
As the word about Bilal’s death spread in his native village hundreds of people took to the streets and staged a massive demonstration.


New Delhi’s approach inhuman: Mehbooba

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 12:29 AM

“Government of India talks about initiating dialogue on Kashmir but sets pre-conditions. They say that Kashmir is 63 years old problem but won’t talk without conditions. Unless Kashmir is treated as political and human issue by the Prime Minister, it can’t be resolved,” Mehbooba told reporters here.
“Kashmiris are fighting for their rights for the past 63 years despite the heavy p more...

Mother-daughter duo among 3 killed in south Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 24-Aug-2010, 12:12 AM

Four gunmen fired indiscriminately killing Gorsi’s wife Shakeela (40) and his 19-year-old daughter, Zareena Gorsi on the spot.
As per reports, the gunmen were looking for Shakeela’s brother Sirajudin Gorsi who reportedly escaped from the house.
In a similar incident, gunmen killed Ghulam Nabi Wani son in law of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat in Chakoora Pulwama last night. While police has r more...

Muslim neighbours comforting Sikhs

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 08:31 AM

According to locals some unidentified persons pelted stones on two houses near DAV School Jawahar Nagar late in the evening. The owners of the houses called their Muslim neighbors, who came out with sticks and chased away the miscreants.

“The miscreants wanted to add to the tension in the wake of anonymous threatening letters. They fled away on seeing people in large numbers with st more...