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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...

Ahad Jan battling for life

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 08:18 AM

“I couldn’t sleep for 7-days due to severe pain in kidneys, head, arms and legs,” Jan told Greater Kashmir on Sunday.
Doctors attending upon Jan said that he is suffering from acute renal failure due to multiple causes including torture. “Trauma, gastronentitis, pain killer medication and contrast induced lead to renal failure,” they said.
Jan revealed how policemen more...

Asian alternative cinema battles paucity of funds, platforms Madhusree Chatterjee

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 07:24 AM

More than 50 filmmakers, scriptwriters, festival directors and cine activists from nearly 40 countries expressed concern over the poor promotion of alternative Asian cinema in mainstream forums at the festival-cum-conference of Asian cinema, '2010 Imaging Asia'.

The event was hosted by the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) and the Confederation of Indian Industr more...

Pakistan's Floods: The Aftermath By Gulam Mitha

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 06:19 AM

The floods have come on the heels of military operations in 2009 that have displaced about 2 million people in the northern regions where Pakistan is fighting America’s “war on terror” in return for aid that has only benefitted the politician feudal landlords, the super rich and armed forces. The nation is crushed under the weight of feudal democracy.
Several countries and charities h more...

Obama’s Delusions: The Economy And Iraq By Shamus Cooke

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 06:13 AM

Take for example the numbers of jobs lost in the last two months: 221,000 in June, 131,000 in July.
Instead of taking the drastic measures needed to stop the continued hemorrhaging, the President had this to say on August 5th:
“Even though it's going to take years to repair all the damage caused by this recession, I am absolutely convinced that this nation is finally headed in the ri more...

What You Will Not Hear About Iraq

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 06:07 AM

UN-HABITAT, an agency of the United Nations, recently published a 218-page report entitled State of the World’s Cities, 2010-2011. The report is full of statistics on the status of cities around the world and their demographics. It defines slum dwellers as those living in urban centers without one of the following: durable structures to protect them from climate, sufficient living area, suffic more...

Nuclear Liability Bill for IAEA’s compensation treaty, Lessons not leant from Chernobyl Disaster

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 05:56 AM

New Delhi21/8/2010: British Petroleum (BP) is facing a bill of up to $34 billion from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. After US senators demanded, the oil company deposited $20 billion (about Rs 92000 crores) into a ring-fenced account to meet escalating compensation costs but the way Indian legislators are agreeing to a Rs 1500 crore cap on nuclear disaster from large nuclear power plants more...

@HKAdmin : 23-Aug-2010, 05:16 AM


NRKs pray for Kashmiris, stage protest outside White House

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 08:24 PM

The march was led by the Kashmiri American youngsters, included Mujtaba Wani, Sanaa Naqash & Ehtisham Kayani.
The participants included people of all ages, representing both sides of the Cease-fire Line and others. The participants wanted to send a message to the world powers that the people of Kashmir still pin their hopes on United Nations. They see it working and they see it enforcin more...

Four hurt in Rainawari, 15 injured at Chattabal one critical

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 08:18 PM

Four people got hurt and all of them are out of danger,” he said.The area had been tense since morning when residents alleged that police and CRPF tried to launch a crackdown.

Firing at Chattabal, 15 injured; one critical
Srinagar, August 22 At least 15 people have got more...

Debts pushing Pakistan to the brink of ruin

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 12:05 PM

Pakistan's already creaky economy has been pushed to the verge of ruin by the devastating floods of the past month. With foreign aid only now beginning to trickle in, the impoverished country has been forced to take out further loans while pleading for outstanding ones to be restructured.
Already burdened by heavy debt, the country's economy has suffered a major setback. Funds will have to more...

Experience Isn’t Enough in Pakistani Flood Plain By CARLOTTA GALL

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 11:51 AM

Within hours, 20 feet of water surged into this village on the night of Aug. 1 when the torrent in a nearby canal breached its walls and spilled across farmland and villages for miles. A local police constable raised the alarm and most people got out, wading through waist-high water, but three people — an elderly couple and a 13-year-old girl — died when their house collapsed on them, villag more...

India Tries Using Cash Bonuses to Slow Birthrates

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 11:40 AM

It also will pay you.
“I want to tell you about our honeymoon package,” began Ms. Jadhav, an auxiliary nurse, during a recent house call on a new bride in this farming region in the state of Maharashtra. Ms. Jadhav explained that the district government would pay 5,000 rupees, or about $106, if the couple waited to have children. Waiting, she promised, would allow them time to finish th more...