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Indefinite curfew in Srinagar

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 06:43 AM

However, the law enforcing agencies have been advised to allow the government employees on showing their departmental identity cards. They shall also regulate movement of patients and attendants on production of their identity cards.


Muddasir first victims of deadly pellet gun

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 06:43 AM

The paramilitary CRPF on Thursday fired cluster of pellets in Sopur and Soura on protesters in which 18-year old Muddasir Nazir of Sopur died and three others received multiple injuries.
Doctors termed the use of pellets on protesters outrageous. “Bullet injured persons are easy to treat than pellet injured. A pellet is as bad as a bullet. And they (forces) are firing cluster of pellets o more...

BJP to observe ‘Save Kashmir Day’ on Saturday

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 06:47 AM

“The party will stage protest programmes in all parts of the country against capitulating policy of the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre before separatists on Kashmir issue,” the BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
Naqvi maintained that the situation in Kashmir continues to be out of control for quite some time now.
“The separatist organisations are virtually ru more...

Death continues to rule

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 06:48 AM

A youth was shot dead while eight others injured, three of them with bullets, when police and paramilitary forces resorted to indiscriminate firing on protesters in Bijbehara town of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district on Friday. At least 30 people, three with rubber bullets, were injured in the clashes between the protesters and the forces in Shopian town.
Early in the morning people in B more...

Protesters attack police party, injure 2 cops

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 04:57 PM

“Scores of people assembled at Bus Stand Shopian in south Kashmir this morning and pelted stones on the police vehicles that were parked there,” a police spokesman said.
He said that protesters were chased away.
In yet another incident some protesters tried to block Airport road at Humhama, police chased them away, the spokesman added. more...

End killings in Kashmir: Left

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 04:58 PM

AILC observed its National Day of Solidarity with Kashmiri people yesterday at various places across India.

AILC which comprises CPI(ML) Liberation, the CPM Punjab, the Lal Nishan Party (Leninist) Maharashtra and the Left Coordination Committee Kerala staged a sit-in at Jantar Mantar here. Hundreds of people, including students, workers and left activists participated in the sit-in a more...

Pro-freedom demonstration in Budgam

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 04:59 PM


Autonomy proposal for Kashmir displays weakness of Center: BJP leader

@HKAdmin : 21-Aug-2010, 05:08 PM

''Proposing autonomy at the peak of the agitation in Kashmir shows your vulnerability. It would further fuel the protestors to think they can blackmail the government,'' he told reporters here.

Any political package offered in the present situation would indicate the weakness of the Centre and also further dilute the sovereignty, Rao said.

The government should give a clear more...

Attempt to malign Kashmir: Mehbooba

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 06:13 AM

In a statement here she said the reports of unidentified threat letters to Sikh community have caused pain and anger throughout the Valley as these are widely viewed as part of deliberate campaign to demonize a population that is itself, including the minorities, is facing threat to life and an assault on dignity.
Mehbooba said it is painful to see national level debates on obviously inspir more...


@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 06:36 AM

“I spoke to Geelani Sahib and inquired about his health as he is not keeping well. I apprised him of the fear psychosis prevailing within the JK Sikhs after some mischievous elements have pasted threatening letters asking Sikhs either to embrace Islam and join protests or leave the Valley,” the spokesman of the Dal Khalsa Kanwar Pal Singh said in a statement.
He said that Geelani Sahib more...

Butt dedicates victory to flood victims

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

Pakistan overcame a severe attack of nerves after lunch to edge home by four wickets as Umar Akmal and Mohammad Amir steered them across the line. Butt revealed the Pakistan team had already donated a percentage of their match fee to the relief fund - England have repeated the gesture - and would be participating in various events during the rest of the tour to raise more money.


School of Hard Knocks - China’s Ivy League is no place for peasants.

@HKAdmin : 22-Aug-2010, 11:29 AM

And as the gap increases, poor peasants are becoming marginalized in higher education, closing off one of their best opportunities for advancement. The trend is particularly alarming in Tsinghua and Peking universities, known as China’s MIT and Harvard respectively for their places atop China’s academic totem pole.
Students enrolling in those schools (both of which have some 30,000 stud 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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


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...

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...