Monday, February 19, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Updated at 3 am (IST)

GOC regrets firing, orders probe
Srinagar, February 18
Lt-Gen J.R. Mukherjee
Lt-Gen J.R. Mukherjee, GOC of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps of the Army, here today said that an inquiry had been ordered into the Haigam firing incident while investigations were also going on in Maisuma firing incident. Seven persons were killed and 24 others injured in these incidents followed by widespread violence and agitation in the entire valley over the past three days, forcing the authorities to clamp curfew here.


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Bhat, Geelani under house arrest
JKLF chief Yasin Malik detained

Srinagar, February 18

The police today detained two senior leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, including its chairman and senior executive member Mohammad Yasin Malik, while Hurriyat Conference chairman Abdul Gani Bhat and another member have been placed under house arrest since last evening. Malik was detained by the police at the Srinagar airport on his return here from New Delhi.

Kashmiri youth burn a tyre in protest against the killing of civilians by the security forces on Sunday.Pakistanis plan peace trip

Kashmiri youth burn a tyre in protest against the killing of civilians by the security forces on Sunday. — Photo Amin War





Pak ban on collections by ‘jehadi’ groups
Islamabad, February 18

The Pakistani military regime has directed all provincial governments to clamp a ban on public collection of funds by jehadi groups and open display of weapons by their activists, according to a media report here.

Massive poll bandobast
46 held for illicit distillation

Majitha, February 18

Even as un-precedented security arrangements have been made for the crucial byelection, scheduled to be held tomorrow, the police has made a number of raids on the houses of history sheeters after a decade of normalcy returned to once a hotbed of militancy.

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NHRC rejects plea in mass cremations case
New Delhi, February 18
The National Human Rights Commission has turned down the request to enlarge the scope of the Punjab mass cremations case to the entire state but ruled that inquiry would be conducted in all the 2,097.

Pawar heads NCDM panel
New Delhi, February 18
The National Committee on Disaster Management today decided to set up a working group headed by Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar to recommend long-term measures for tackling natural calamities.

’Home away from home
Jammu, February 18
Despite security pickets having been established in all 129 villages that have Sikh families in the Kashmir valley a majority of 50,000 Sikhs have started setting up what is called “second home”. After the massacre of 36 Sikhs in Chattisinghpora village in South Kashmir in March last year, several hundred Sikh families have purchased land and built houses in Jammu and the adjoining areas.


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