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Autopsy reveals Fancy Jan, Fayaz killed by bullets

@HKAdmin : 13-Jul-2010, 06:28 AM

However, contrary to his family’s claims, preliminary autopsy report of other youth, Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, conducted in Police Control Room, says that he was killed due to drowning. The three deaths last week had triggered massive protests across the valley forcing authorities to clamp curfew.
Sources privy to post-mortem said however there were injury marks on Muzaffar’s head which indi more...

Jammu to join protest

@HKAdmin : 13-Jul-2010, 06:26 AM

Sources said a protest march would be organised by the International Democratic Party (IDP), Progressive Students Union (PSA), Samajwadi Party leader and ex- MP Sheikh Abdul Rehman, human rights activist, Balraj Puri to protest against the alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.
The protest march would commence from Exhibition Ground at Dogra Chowk at around 10 am and would march towar more...

Protest strike continues

@HKAdmin : 13-Jul-2010, 06:24 AM

Normal life continued to be hit as shops, businesses, banks, courts and educational institutions remained closed. Public transport remained off the roads on most of the routes.
No protests or incidents of stone-pelting were reported anywhere in the old city where officials said prohibitory orders remained in force. A heavy deployment of policemen and central paramilitary troopers was seen p more...

Govt to stay: Dr Farooq

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

“We want peace. We want economic package for our unemployed youth from Center,” Dr Farooq, who is the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, said.
He urged the Government of India to speed up the dialogue process- both at internal and external level- to resolve the Kashmir issue. “We are hopeful that dialogue with Pakistan (on Kashmir) will be speeded up and internal di more...

All party meet seeks probe into killings

@HKAdmin : 13-Jul-2010, 06:19 AM

The 4-hour long meeting decided to urge the government of India to strengthen the ongoing peace process through the internal and external dialogue and seek Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in resolving the problems faced by the state.
Briefing the media after the meeting at SK International Convocation Centre, Chief Minister said an all party delegation would call on more...

Valley newspapers resume publication

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:47 AM

A spokesman of the media fraternity said the Government had assured that it would provide adequate curfew passes to the media persons review all cases filed by police against journalists and provide curfew passes to newspapers hawkers. It is for the first time that curfew passes would be issued to hawkers.

An official spokesman this evening said: “On the instructions of the Ch more...

Mehbooba spurns PM’s request

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:45 AM

Addressing a news conference here, Mehbooba said that Prime Minister had telephoned her yesterday and had asked her to reconsider the decision. “I have deep regard and respect for the Prime Minister. He had advised us to participate in the meeting. But I conveyed my inability to do so,” Mehbooba said.

She thanked the Prime Minister for making a call to her. “I told the Pri more...

We will attend: BJP

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:44 AM

“The BJP will attend the all-party meeting and express its viewpoints on the current situation in the state,” party’s state unit spokesperson Ramesh Arora told reporters here.

The PDP and the JKNPP, two other opposition parties, have decided not to attend the meeting.

Arora said the manner in which the Omar Abdullah government was tackling the situation showed the more...

CM chairs NC-Congress legislature party meet

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:43 AM

He said the meeting reviewed prevailing situation in the valley and passed various resolutions aimed at bringing peace and order back to the disturbed areas.

A resolution passed in the meeting expressed sympathies with the bereaved families. “We are deeply pained at the unfortunate happenings and sincerely express our anguish and grief over the loss of life and property in the more...

Kashmiris protest in Delhi, Pune

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:42 AM

In New Delhi, Kashmiris businessmen, students, doctors, academicians and several other professionals converged on Parliament Street near Jantar Mantar this morning demanding end to the violence in the Valley.

“We feel it is our moral duty to stage this sit-in after watching the violence and bloodshed in the past weeks. At least 15 youth have been killed in Police and CRPF acti more...

Cellular companies under scanner

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:40 AM


The meeting would be chaired by Union Home Secretary G K Pillai, where representatives of Aircel, Airtel, RCom, the Tatas, BSNL, Vodafone and Idea Cellular will be present.

During the meeting, the violations committed by these operators while issuing mobile connections will be brought up. It may be mentioned that the Union Home Ministry had asked security agencies to conduc more...

US regrets Kashmir killings

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:35 AM

"We regret the loss of life in this incident. It is an internal Indian matter. We respect the efforts of the Government of India to investigate and resolve the current situation in Kashmir," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told PTI, adding, US always encouraged India and Pakistan to resolve all its differences through dialogue.

"In terms of the protest, we would just urge more...

Army chief on Kashmir

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:33 AM

"The Kashmir situation has been tense for quite some time and the reasons are many. The basic reason being that we have not been able to build on the gains that have been made," the army chief told to a TV channel.

Singh said the army had brought the situation under control to a certain level from where other steps should have been taken to carry forward the process and bring pe more...

Mahbooba declines PM’s request

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:30 AM

opposition Peoples Democratic Party president Mahbooba Mufti Sunday appealed the PM to take “bigger and concrete initiative” to normalise the situation in Kashmir.

Addressing a press conference at her Fairview residence at Gupkar, the opposition leader demanded immediate recall of the army, lifting curbs on media and end of crackdown in the State.

The PM had called M more...

Farooq brings tips from PM, Chidambaram

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:29 AM

The decision in this regard was taken at a high level meeting of National Conference and Congress legislators and leaders chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at Banquet Hall here.

The meeting was attended by Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah, State Congress chief Saifuddin Soz and all legislators of NC and Congress.

Farooq arrived on Saturd more...

Curfew lifted, Sec 144 in force

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:28 AM


Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo said the situation was generally peaceful barring a few incidents where small groups of people came out and shouted slogans and threw stones towards police and CRPF men.

Youth came out on roads in Maisuma and Nowhatta areas and staged demonstrations. Chanting pro-freedom, pro-Islamic and anti-India slogans the protestors wer more...

Govt to withdraw cases

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:25 AM


“All issues raised by the journalists were resolved amicably at a meeting between the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Secretary Information Khurshid Ahmed Ganaie and the representatives of media associations,” said an official spokesman.

The meeting, which was held on the instructions of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, was attended by the representatives of more...

Unrest 2010

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:23 AM

Although agriculture and animal husbandry drive the state's economy, a beating taken by the tourism industry is sure to act as a drag on allied sectors such as handicrafts, handloom and transport.

An estimated 15 to 20 lakh vacationists were expected to arrive in Srinagar this year and tourist inflow - both domestic and foreign - touched six lakh in the first six months. However more...

Delhi to go tough on SIM verification

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 06:21 AM


The meeting will be chaired by Union Home Secretary G K Pillai, where representatives of Aircel, Airtel, RCom, the Tatas, BSNL, Vodafone and Idea Cellular will be present.

During the meeting, the violations committed by these operators while issuing mobile connections will be brought up. It may be mentioned that the Union Home Ministry had asked security agencies to conduct more...

Mirwaiz leads rally through old city, calls march on July 13

@HKAdmin : 12-Jul-2010, 12:51 AM

He said that the Hurriyat leadership along with people will meet the family members of the killed youth. “If the government puts restriction on the Hurriyat leadership, the programme will continue to take place on next day and if they disallow us to meet them, the government will be solely responsible for the situation afterwards,” he added.

Mirwaiz said he will make efforts to se more...