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The angry housewives setting Kashmir ablaze

@HKAdmin : 16-Aug-2010, 12:02 PM

Security forces have often fired on stone-pelting protesters, killing over 50 people, mostly teenagers, in the past two months as the valley has been convulsed by what most locals call a fierce peoples' "uprising" against India.

So what makes a mother of three hit the angry streets of Kashmir?

Ms Farooq's eldest son, Wamiq, was killed in January when a tear gas shell fired by more...

4 persons arrested in Bandipora

@HKAdmin : 16-Aug-2010, 01:58 PM

Arrested youth include Amir S/o Ghulam Hassan, Abid S/o Hassan Bhat, Abid Abid Ahmed S/o Gulam Rasool and Manzoor Ahmed S/O Abdul Aziz.
One Sunday police fired upon protesters in main town Bandipora injuring 27, out of whom the condition of three persons is stated to be critical.
Curfew has been clamped in Bandipora after consistent protests. more...

3.5 Million Children in Pakistan at Risk, U.N. Says

@HKAdmin : 16-Aug-2010, 09:14 PM

“Clean water is an urgent need,” said Maurizio Giuliano, a United Nations spokesman, who said the international agencies dealing with children and health were both suffering from shortages of funds. The United Nations, whose secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, flew over flooded areas of Pakistan on Sunday, has appealed for international donations of $460 million, but only one-third of t more...

Omar has joined elite club: Dr Farooq

@HKAdmin : 16-Aug-2010, 11:51 PM

“He has joined an elite club of former United States President George W Bush, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zadari, Home Minister P Chidambaram and a few others with the shoe (throwing incident). It is a wonderful thing,” Farooq Abdullah told reporters here.


Police open fire in Tral

@HKAdmin : 16-Aug-2010, 11:55 PM

Further details are awaited.

Heavy firing in Tengpora-Batmaloo area
Srinagar: Heavy firing was heard this afternoon around Tengpora-Batmaloo-Bemina areas along the By-Pass Road, which lasted for about ten minutes. Unconfirmed reports said that paramilitary forces were firing in the air to disperse the demonstrators in the area.
The firing was so heavy more...

Salman Butt: 'In these dark days for Pakistan, cricket can lift spirits'

@HKAdmin : 17-Aug-2010, 09:07 AM

Salman Butt is an Anglophile and the captain of Pakistan looked comforted at first by the view of one of England's loveliest cricket grounds as he sat in the pavilion at Worcester last week. He gazed beyond the ground to the trees along the banks of the hidden, secret Severn and, above that, to the umber of the cathedral's stone.

There are few counties as English as Worcestershire, the h more...

Omar pardons Jan, orders his release

@HKAdmin : 17-Aug-2010, 09:37 PM

He said that Jan was released on extremely compassionate grounds. “Omar called Jan to his residence and gave him a patient hearing after which he directed the police to release him immediately,” the spokesman said.

"The Holy month of Ramadan teaches us to be compassionate and to forgive everyone. My steps are in conformity with the teachings of Islam which does not teach hatred but o more...

Separation of JK not acceptable: BJP

@HKAdmin : 17-Aug-2010, 09:39 PM

"We consider Kashmir as an inseparable part of India. Its separation is not acceptable. We cannot compromise. Jammu and Kashmir is an undivided part of India," BJP president Nitin Gadkari said.

He was speaking during an interaction programme here with Kashmiri youth and girls.

Gadkari said problems of the people of state can be solved within the framework of the Constitution if t more...

Jan cries in court, complained of torture at the hands of police

@HKAdmin : 17-Aug-2010, 09:48 PM


Jan has been charged with sedition under section 124-A of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) and faces life imprisonment or three years jail plus fine if the charges are proved against him during trail.

Police produced Jan before Forest Magistrate, Masarat Ruhi, who remanded him to five-day police custody.

“Jan cried in the court and complained of torture at the hands of pol more...

Ramadan clash with 9/11 anniversary raises fears of anti-Islam backlash

@HKAdmin : 18-Aug-2010, 06:09 AM

Islamic groups in the US fear an overlap between the end of Ramadan and the anniversary of 9/11 will lead to criticisms that Muslims are celebrating the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Islam follows a lunar calendar, so Ramadan begins approximately 10 days earlier every year. This year, Eid al-Fitr – the festival that marks the end of fasting – falls on or around September 11.


Desperation Grows Over Pakistan Flood Damage

@HKAdmin : 18-Aug-2010, 06:13 AM

Flood survivors told stories of taking the search for aid upon themselves, swimming to dry areas to find food for people still marooned and waiting for rescue.

As many as 8.5 million people in Punjab have been affected, and property damage is in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif, told reporters. Punjab’s provincial cabinet met Tuesday and ordere more...

25,000 Jews live in Iran

@HKAdmin : 18-Aug-2010, 06:42 AM

They are free to practice their religion and to vote in elections. They are not stopped and searched at checkpoints, they are not brutalized by an occupying army, and they are not herded into a densely-populated penal colony (Gaza) where they are deprived of the basic means of survival. Iranian Jews live in dignity and enjoy the benefits of citizenship.

Iranian president Mahmoud more...

AFSPA to stay: Omar

@HKAdmin : 18-Aug-2010, 07:52 PM


Ahad Jan: the farewell and the welcome

@HKAdmin : 18-Aug-2010, 09:53 PM

At the time Jan was accorded a warm and hero's welcome as he reached his native village - Ajas - in north Kashmir this afternoon, he sounded defiant. As against yesterday's image before the Chief Minister, when he sounded apologetic, today he stood by his separatist conviction, and said that he stood for Kashmir's freedom.

An official press note issued by the State's Information more...

Ahad Jan quits police job

@HKAdmin : 18-Aug-2010, 10:14 PM

"I have quit the job of police", Abdul Ahad Jan told reporters at Ajas-Bandipore, in north Kashmir.

Jan was released and the cases filed against him on August 15 were withdrawn after he met the Chief Minister who pardoned him yesterday.

On reaching home Jan repeatedly raised pro-freedom slogans and hailed the chairman of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani.


Latest China landslide leaves at least 67 missing

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 12:53 AM

Roads, power and telecommunications were severed when the mud tore through Puladi township in Yunnan province, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Rescue workers have been sent to the township, which is in the mountains bordering Myanmar.
Xinhua said 25 people were hurt in the landslide, nine seriously.
"I suddenly heard rumbling late last night and then rushed to a safe place with f more...

Devastating Flooding In Ladakh

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 06:04 AM

The most extensive damage and loss of life occurred in the semi-slum areas on the eastern edge of Leh and in the shanty towns around the neighboring village of Choglamsar, but villages and farms well beyond Leh have also been seriously affected. Many of the region's roads as well as its telecommunications and electricity infrastructure were damaged. Hundreds of homes and buildings have collap more...

Afghan, Tajik and Pakistani Leaders Meet in Russia

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 06:10 AM

Russia is eager to cooperate on economic matters in part by reviving Soviet-era public works, its president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, said Wednesday during a summit meeting with the leaders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, the second such four-way meeting organized by Russia in the past year.

In fact, Russia has already begun a broad push into Afghan deal-making, negotiating more...

Afghan Women Have Already Been Abandoned

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

I realize that last remark has no logical basis, but then neither does the Time cover line "What Happens if We Leave Afghanistan" beside a shocking photo depicting what happened (to this woman) after we had already stayed for eight years. I heard Aisha's story from her a few weeks before the image of her face was displayed all over the world. She told me that her father-in-law caught up with more...

Facebook Places location tool unveiled, sparking fresh privacy concerns

@HKAdmin : 19-Aug-2010, 08:26 AM

Facebook risks a privacy backlash today when it launches a feature that automatically shares information on the location of users with their online friends.

The feature allows users to "check in" at locations which will then be shared with their friends and Facebook network but it is likely to raise concerns over safety. Users will also be able to browse shops, clubs and nearby venues more...