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Jammu And Kashmir News

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, was placed under house arrest here Thursday immediately after his return from Delhi, his aide said.

 
Amarnath pilgrimage registration to start March 18

Jammu, Feb 21 (IANS) The process of registering pilgrims for this year's Amarnath pilgrimage will commence from March 18 for both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes through over 400 designated bank branches, said a shrine board spokesman Thursday. A health certificate will be mandatory.

 
Security better in Kashmir, northeast: Presdient

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast has shown "a perceptible improvement", President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

 
Jammu and Kashmir seeks coal blocks for power plant

Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has sought allocation of coal blocks from the central government to set up a pithead thermal power plant of 1,000 MW capacity to meet its energy needs, an official said Wednesday.

 
Army helps J&K remote area villagers enlist

Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) Training by the army to the youths of remote and mountainous areas of Reasi in Jammu and Kashmir has helped five of them enlist in the force, an official said Wednesday.

 
Trade unions' strike evokes partial response in Jammu

Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) The two-day nationwide strike called by major trade unions evoked partial response in Jammu Wednesday as majority of private and commercial vehicles plied on roads and shops and other business establishments remained open in the city.

 
Restrictions in Kashmir Valley to ensure peace during protests

Srinagar, Feb 20 (IANS) Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar and some other major towns of the Kashmir Valley to maintain law and order during separatist-sponsored protests Wednesday.

 
Omar briefs governor on Kashmir situation

Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday briefed Governor N.N. Vohra on the situation in the state following the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru Feb 9.

 
Life returns to normal in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) Life returned to normal in Srinagar and other major towns of the Kashmir Valley Monday after seven days of curfew and two days of separatist-sponsored shutdown following the Feb 9 execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

 
Militants may have infiltrated in Poonch: Army

Jammu, Feb 17 (IANS) A group of half a dozen militants may have succeeded in infiltrating into India in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, army sources said Sunday, adding searches were on.

 
Omar's comments will encourage separatists: Joshi

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Describing as "wrong and divisive" some comments made by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after the recent execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, the BJP Saturday said it would only "encourage separatists".

 
Curfew lifted in Kashmir after seven days

Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Curfew, imposed after the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru Feb 9, was lifted in the entire Kashmir Valley Saturday after seven days, police said. Internet services were also restored.

 
Curfew lifted in J&K after seven days

Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) Curfew was lifted in the entire Kashmir Valley after seven days as the law and order situation improved Saturday.

 
A fragile peace and daunting challenges

Srinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) After two peaceful years, many began talking of Jammu and Kashmir's turmoil in the past tense. Has the hanging of Afzal Guru belied peace hopes in the state?

 
Killed infiltrator identified as Pakistani soldier, body returned

Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) A militant killed near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday while trying to infiltrate into India was identified as a Pakistani soldier, army officials said. The body was returned to the Pakistani side Friday.

 
Spanish tourist among five injured in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) A Spanish tourist was among five people injured Friday in the Kashmir Valley as sporadic protests erupted against the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

 
'Infiltrator killed near LoC was Pakistani soldier'

Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) A militant killed near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday while trying to infiltrate into India has been identified as a Pakistani soldier, army sources said.

 
Curfew in Kashmir continues after Afzal's hanging

Srinagar, Feb 15 (IANS) Almost a week after parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging, curfew in the Kashmir Valley entered seventh day to prevent post-Friday prayer protests.

 
Pakistan fires at Indian posts on LoC

Jammu, Feb 15 (IANS) Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district late Thursday, an army spokesperson said Friday.

 
Militant killed on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Feb 14 (IANS) One infiltrating militant was killed and a soldier injured Thursday in a clash on the Line of Control (LoC) in mountainous Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, an army official has said.

 
You erred on Afzal, academics write to Pranab

New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Over 200 academics, writers, artists and filmmakers have written to President Pranab Mukherjee saying that he erred over the hanging of Afzal Guru and expressed deep "anguish and outrage".

 
Curfew continues in Srinagar, relaxed in many towns

Srinagar, Feb 14 (IANS) Curfew continued for the sixth day in the old city areas of Srinagar Thursday, even as authorities decided to extend curfew relaxation in many other towns of the valley.

 
Afzal hanging will fuel separatism: CPI-M

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The hasty hanging of terror convict Afzal Guru "will only fuel more alienation and separatist feelings" in Jammu and Kashmir, the CPI-M said Wednesday.

 
Curfew in Srinagar, other towns partially relaxed

Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Authorities Wednesday relaxed curfew restrictions in some areas of Srinagar and other towns of the Kashmir Valley to enable residents to buy essential commodities.

 
Afzal's family says no to Tihar visit, wants body back

Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) Afzal Guru's family said Tuesday they would not visit his grave inside Tihar Jail, but would instead continue their struggle to get his mortal remains back to Kashmir.

 
Kashmir newspapers to be available from Wednesday

Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) Local newspapers in Kashmir would hit the stands Wednesday as their editors said authorities had told them to resume publication, while cable operations were again normal.

 
Will impound Yasin Malik's passport if requested, says MEA

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Amid concerns over Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik sharing the dais with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan and demands for revoking his passport, the external affairs ministry Tuesday said if it receives a request for impounding Malik's passport it would "act on it".

 
Afzal Guru's family may pray at his grave

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The central government may allow the family members of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to pray at his grave in Delhi's Tihar Jail, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Tuesday.

 
Afzal Guru's wife yet to receive his last letter

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Afzal Guru's family has still not received the last letter which he had written, addressed to his wife Tabassum, a few hours before his execution in Delhi's Tihar Jail Saturday, his family said.

 
Afzal Guru's family demands his body, wife in shock

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Afzal Guru's family has again demanded that his body be given back to them and have written to the district officials in Baramulla to take up the matter with the union home ministry.

 
Home ministry to decide steps concerning Yasin Malik: Khurshid

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Amid BJP's demands that Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik's passport be revoked for sharing dais with Hafiz Saeed, considered the 26/11 attack mastermind, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said the home ministry will take appropriate steps on the matter.

 
Act against Yasin Malik meeting Hafiz Saeed: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh Tuesday said that the government should "seriously" take cognizance of JKLF chief Yasin Malik sharing the dais with 26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan Sunday to protest Afzal Guru's hanging.

 
Curfew continues for fourth day in Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) There were no newspapers, internet or cable television in the Kashmir Valley as curfew continued uninterrupted for the fourth day Tuesday to prevent violence in the wake of Afzal Guru being executed in New Delhi's Tihar Jail.

 
Fourth day of curfew in tension torn Kashmir

Srinagar, Feb 12 (IANS) Uninterrupted curfew restrictions continued for the fourth day Tuesday in Kashmir Valley to prevent violence in the wake of Afzal Guru's hanging in New Delhi's Tihar jail. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he would help arrange a visit to the parliament attack convict's family to offer prayers at his grave.

 
Afzal hanging not selective or political decision, says government

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The government Monday dismissed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's charge that the execution of Afzal Guru was selective, and said the assassination cases of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Punjab chief minister Beant Singh were different.

 
In last letter to wife, Afzal named hanging code Operation Three Star

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Afzal Guru wrote his last letter to his wife a few hours before his execution code named Operation Three Star, Tihar Jail officials said Monday.

 
Will inquire into Gilani's 'detention': Shinde

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday said he will inquire into the alleged illegal detention here of journalist Iftikhar Gilani, son-in-law of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, following Azal Guru's execution.

 
Afzal Guru hanging code-named Operation Three Star

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The execution of Afzal Guru was conducted under a secret code name given by the Tihar Jail authorities, officials at the jail said.

 
Mufti calls India 'banana republic'

Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned the wisdom of executing parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, the main opposition People's Democratic Party in the state called India a "banana republic".

 
Shinde defends secrecy in Afzal Guru's hanging

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Monday defended the secrecy shrouding the execution of Afzal Guru and said his family was informed two days before the hanging through speed post. The post reached the family Monday, two days after Afzal Guru was hanged.

 
Scared for my children: Iftikhar Gilani

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Two days after he was detained by police along with his family following the execution of Afzal Guru, senior journalist Iftikhar Gilani Monday said his children were still scared, and he was scared for them too.

 
Omar tells ministers to check protests

Jammu, Feb 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has told his ministers to move around in their constituencies to check protests and explain to the people that the state government had no role in Afzal Guru's execution, sources said Monday.

 
Afzal Guru pens last letter to wife

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Hours before he was to be executed, Afzal Guru penned his last letter to his wife, Tihar Jail officials said Monday. The letter, written in Urdu, was posted Saturday but is yet to reach his wife in Kashmir.

 
Omar Abdullah provoking sentiments in Kashmir: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The BJP Monday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, accusing him of "provoking" sentiments in the valley.

 
Afzal Guru's kin were told about hanging: Shinde

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Afzal Guru's family was informed about his hanging via a speed post sent two days before his execution, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said here Monday. The post reached the family Monday, two days after he was hanged.

 
My children are scared: Iftikhar Gilani

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Two days after he was detained by police along with his family following the execution of Afzal Guru, senior journalist Iftikhar Gilani Monday said his children were still scared.

 
Curfew in Kashmir after Afzal's hanging hits residents

Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) Three days of curfew in the Kashmir Valley after Afzal Guru's hanging Saturday has hit residents, who say they are running short of essential supplies and medicines.

 
Two days after hanging, speed post reaches Guru's family

Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The speed post sent by Tihar Jail superintendent to Afzal Guru's family in Kashmir Valley's Sopore town was delivered Monday, two days after he was hanged in the national capital. The letter reached postal authorities here Saturday evening, several hours after he was executed.

 
Curfew continues uninterrupted in Kashmir, injured teen dies

Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) A 14-year-old boy wounded in clashes with security forces died in a hospital here Monday as curfew continued without any relaxation in Kashmir Valley for the third day following the hanging of Afzal Guru.

 
Nine injured in Kashmir protests

Srinagar, Feb 10 (IANS) Nine people were injured, two of them critically, in clashes between protestors and security forces Sunday, while one person was drowned in another incident, as uninterrupted curfew continued for the second day in the Kashmir valley.

 

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