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Futile move: Separatists NC Welcomes; PDP Mum

@HKAdmin : 14-Oct-2010, 10:26 AM

“I won’t participate in any kind of talks unless India accepts my 5-point proposal including acknowledging Kashmir as a dispute, withdraw its troopers from the state and release all political prisoners and youth languishing in jails,” Geelani told Greater Kashmir.

Geelani said since 1952 there have been talks over 150 times on the dispute. “However they have not yielded any re more...


Will start uninterrupted dialogue: PC

@HKAdmin : 14-Oct-2010, 10:26 AM

“We hope that they will begin a process of sustained uninterrupted dialogue with all sections of people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially with youths and students and all shades of political opinion,” he told reporters here.

Chidambaram said the three interlocutors are “very credible people” and they will begin work as early as possible. “We may add one more interlocuto more...


Scribe, Researcher, Economist

@HKAdmin : 14-Oct-2010, 10:16 AM

She has also edited and authored various reports which include - ‘Frameworks For A Kashmir Settlement’ (2007 and 2006), ‘Peace-Building: European and Indian Views’ (2007) and ‘What Makes a Peace Process Irreversible’ (2005).

Some of the books authored by Kumar, presently Director of the Delhi Policy Group, include ‘Making Peace with Partition’ (2005) and ‘Divide and more...


Interlocutors announced

@HKAdmin : 14-Oct-2010, 10:12 AM

The announcement as part of the eight-point package unveiled nearly three weeks back to address the unrest in the Kashmir Valley was either greeted with silence by some of the parties in Jammu and Kashmir or got a lukewarm response while the separatists rejected the panel.

Besides Padgaonkar, Information Commissioner M M Ansari and noted academician Radha Kumar were the other two name more...


Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, builds world's first billion-dollar home

@HKAdmin : 14-Oct-2010, 06:04 AM

The building – named Antilia, after a mythical island – will be home to Ambani, the richest man in India and the fourth richest in the world, plus his wife and their three children. It contains a health club with a gym and dance studio, at least one swimming pool, a ballroom, guestrooms, a variety of lounges and a 50-seater cinema.

Those lucky enough to have received an invi more...


30 lakh cellphones disconnected

@HKAdmin : 14-Oct-2010, 04:45 AM

So far, nearly 30 lakh cellphone subscribers have been disconnected from their respective networks across the country due to either incomplete or unverified customer details.

The issue relating to subscriber verification especially in the states, where the operators claimed that the involvement of police has been creating problems, came up for discussion in a meeting of telecom operat more...


US missiles strikes kill 11 in Pakistan

@HKAdmin : 14-Oct-2010, 04:37 AM

The first attack targeted a house in Lataka village, killing four militants. Minutes later, a drone attacked a vehicle nearby, killing two foreign militants.

Another attack 15 minutes later against a second vehicle killed three militants.

The final attack occurred a half-hour later and targeted militants collecting bodies from the house destroyed in the first strike. The more...


Indian athlete Rani Yadav fails dope test at Commonwealth Games

@HKAdmin : 13-Oct-2010, 05:23 PM

Yadav could be banned for two years if found guilty. Over the previous two days, two Nigerian runners were found to be positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexaneamine, with Osayomi Oludamola later stripped of her gold medal in the women's 100-meter race. Hurdler Samuel Okon, who did not win a medal, also tested positive.

Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell s more...


Pujara sets up seven-wicket triumph for India

@HKAdmin : 13-Oct-2010, 05:08 PM

When Virender Sehwag fell early in the chase, the match seemed to be heading for similar drama to the final day in Mohali, where the wounded 114-Test veteran VVS Laxman dragged his side over the line. That there was no similarly tense finish was due to the work of Pujara, who was in his first Test but showed the kind of confidence expected from an old hand.

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India seals off Kashmir to fend off fresh protest

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 08:20 PM

The hardline separatist leader in majority-Muslim Kashmir called on residents to defy the curfew and go into the streets.

Thousands of police and soldiers in riot gear patrolled deserted streets and told residents through loudspeakers to stay indoors.

"Authorities have decided to impose valley-wide strict curfew restrictions," a police statement said. "There are no reports of more...


Congress cannot escape responsibility of Omar's remarks: BJP

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 12:04 PM

"The October 6 speech of Omar Abdullah tantamount to challenging the very integrity of the country...," Leader of BJP Legislators Party Prof Chaman Lal Gupta told reporters at party headquarters here.

"Congress cannot escape responsibility of this obnoxious act of the leader who is heading the coalition with their party," he said. The BJP leader also questioned the "silence" fr more...


Congress cannot escape responsibility of Omar's remarks: BJP

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 12:04 PM

"The October 6 speech of Omar Abdullah tantamount to challenging the very integrity of the country...," Leader of BJP Legislators Party Prof Chaman Lal Gupta told reporters at party headquarters here.

"Congress cannot escape responsibility of this obnoxious act of the leader who is heading the coalition with their party," he said. The BJP leader also questioned the "silence" fr more...


Kashmir separatists, people hail clerics' stand

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 12:03 PM

 

'I salute the concern shown by the Indian Muslims against the excesses committed on the freedom-seeking people of Kashmir,' chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik told IANS.

'At the same time, I would appeal to the Indian Muslims not to offer solutions to the political issue of Kashmir. I fully understand their limitations in this reg more...


Muslims gather in a Hindu wedding in Jammu and Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 12:01 PM

The guests who came to bless the couple were welcomed with open arms as people from both the communities together conducted the marriage ceremony on Saturday. Muslim guests joined in the traditional songs and dances and marriage rituals and joined for meals.

"There is no difference whether we are Muslims or Hindus. Everybody came for the marriage. Many people came and danced and enjoyed more...


Police cracks militant module in Jammu & Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 11:59 AM

"A total of five members of militant module were arrested so far as module was cracked and hunt to arrest a dismissed SPO is on in connection with recovered on apple boxes fitted IED in Jammu", police said.

Inspector general of police (IGP), Jammu Range Ashok Gupta told PTI that investigation is going on and a security agency's role is also coming under scanner.

While tw more...


“India-Pakistan ties improved under Manmohan, not Vajpayee”

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 11:57 AM

 

File Photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf during a meeting in New Delhi. File Photo
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Kashmir an integral part of India: Deoband clerics

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 11:56 AM

Taking up the Kashmir issue for the first time, JuH, which has the backing of leading Islamic seminary Darool Uloom Deoband, has also sought withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act in the state.

A 11-point resolution adopted at the Kashmir conference here on Sunday accused the Centre and the J-K government of having failed to maintain peace, saying the "si more...


Moderate earthquake jolts Kashm

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 11:55 AM

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Pakistan and the coordinates are 33.94 degree north and 72.84 degree east. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage, he said.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/Moderate-earthquake-jolts-Kashmir/articleshow/6729363.cms

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FAO drops J&K, Arunachal from its list of 'countries'

@HKAdmin : 12-Oct-2010, 11:47 AM

It has also initiated a review of the FAO system for designating country and regional data in consultation with the UN, FAO representative in India and Bhutan, Gavin Wall said.

“In matters of this nature, FAO, as a specialised agency of the United Nations system, follows the principles and practice of the United Nations, specifically its cartographic section. The territories o more...


Women's 100m champion fails doping test

@HKAdmin : 11-Oct-2010, 07:07 PM

The 24-year-old has been suspended but will keep her gold medal until a hearing later on Monday after her B sample has been tested.

"Any positive test, whether it is in a high-profile event or not, is something that is very much regretted because we all are striving for clean Games, clean sports and clean competitions, said Fennell.

The Nigerian took gold after Australia more...