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Sikh community feeds employees affected by shutdown

In a unique gesture, the Sikh community in San Antonio, Texas, offered free meals to fellow American government employees affected by the ongoing shutdown that has left thousands without pay in the US.The partial government shutdown, which entered the fourth week, has left more than 800,000 federal government workers out of work across the key

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India

Want to choke black money, opposition wants shutdown: Modi

Kushinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he had called for an end to corruption and black money but the opposition was rooting for ‘Bharat Bandh’. “The government is working to end the flow of black money and corruption but they (opposition) are talking about Bharat Bandh (shutdown),” Modi told a rally here.

Will Kashmir get a reprieve from the four-month shutdown?

Srinagar: The decision by separatists to hold a meeting with various stakeholders to discuss the future course of the nearly four-month-long protest shutdown in the Kashmir Valley has raised hopes among different sections of local society. Senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik held a marathon three-hour-long meeting

Kashmir’s 100-day shutdown: Time refuses to heal

Srinagar: The almost daily anti-government protests, the curfew and near-total shutdowns, and a host of other restrictions sparked by the July 8 killing of a young militant enters its 100th day on Monday. With no respite in sight, both the separatists and authorities seem to be looking to ‘Time’ to resolve matters — one way

Shutdown in Tamil Nadu evokes mixed response

Chennai: The shutdown strike called by various organisations representing farmers, traders, transporters and others began in Tamil Nadu on Friday with mixed results. The general strike called by different organisations demanded Cauvery river water and protested against attacks on Tamils and their property in Karnataka. While public transport, government offices, schools, colleges, banks and others carried

Andhra shutdown over special status hit normal life

Vijayawada: The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by the opposition parties on Saturday to protest denial of special category status to the state hit the normal life and led to large-scale arrests of protesters. Public transport was affected in all the 13 districts as activists of Yuvajana, Shramika, Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), Communist Party of

Shutdown, restrictions for 63rd day in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: Authorities imposed curfew-like restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley to prevent post Friday prayer protests as normal life remains affected for the 63rd consecutive day, officials said. According to officials, there was no curfew anywhere in the valley but restrictions curbing all pedestrian and traffic movement except that of essential services were

Curfew, shutdown in Kashmir for 57th day

Srinagar: Authorities have imposed curfew the separatist protest shutdown continued for the 57th consecutive day in the Valley on Saturday. Police said curfew has been imposed in Baramulla, Sopore and Badgam towns in addition to areas falling under Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj in Srinagar city. Heavy deployments of security forces and restrictions were in place in

Separatist shutdown continues in Kashmir

Srinagar: Separatist shutdown continued in Kashmir on Tuesday despite relaxation of curfew in the Valley. “Except for Pulwama town and two police station areas of Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj in Srinagar, there would be no curfew anywhere in the Valley,” a senior police official said. “In order to maintain law and order, restrictions under section 144

Kashmir unrest: Curfew, shutdown continue to cripple life

Srinagar: There was no let up in the government-imposed curfew and separatist-called shutdown on Friday, the 49th day of Kashmir unrest that has brought life to a standstill in the troubled valley. Police said the strict curfew will continue without any relaxation in Anantnag, Pulwama, Badgam, Shopian and Srinagar city while restrictions on the assembly

Curfew, shutdown continues for 43rd day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday continued curfew and shutdown for the 43rd consecutive day paralysing life across Kashmir. Police said curfew will remain in force in Anantnag town and parts of Srinagar city while restrictions will continue in other parts of the Valley. The state government has advised its employees to resume duties failing which they

Curfew, protest shutdown continues in Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities continued curfew and restrictions across Kashmir on Friday as the separatists announced extension of the protest shutdown till August 25. “Curfew shall continue in Anantnag, Magam town and parts of Srinagar city while restrictions shall remain in force at other places,” a senior police official said here. The police has lodged an FIR

Curfew, shutdown continues in Kashmir

Srinagar: Curfew and separatist shutdown continued in Kashmir on Tuesday for the 39th consecutive day as the toll in the ongoing unrest rose to 60. A 20-year-old youth identified as Yaseer Ahmed of S.D.colony of Batmaloo locality in Srinagar was killed on Monday when a mob indulged in intense stone pelting. Two other youths sustained

36th day of curfew, shutdown cripple Kashmir

Srinagar: Unrelenting curfew by the authorities and protest shutdown called by the separatists crippled Kashmir Valley for the 36th consecutive day on Saturday. Authorities continued curfew and restrictions at ten district headquarters in the valley in addition to the trouble torn towns of Sopore, Handwara, Trehgam, Awantipora and some others, a senior police official said here.

Curfew, protest shutdown continues for 25th day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities continued curfew and restrictions on Tuesday as Kashmir remained shut for the 25th consecutive day. Police said the curfew would continue in some areas of south Kashmir while restrictions under section 144 of the CrPc (Criminal Procedure Code) will remain in force in Srinagar city and other districts. Overnight protests occurred in Shopian

Breaking: Curfew, separatist shutdown enters 15th day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life remained paralysed in the Kashmir Valley as curfew, restrictions and separatists called shutdown continued for the 15th day on Saturday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to begin his two-day trip to Kashmir on Saturday, marking his second visit this month to the conflict-ridden region. He first visited on July 2 after

Valley reels under 14th day of curfew and separatist shutdown

Srinagar: Curfew and separatists-called protest shutdown marred life across the Valley for the 14th day running on Friday. Authorities imposed curfew in all the 10 districts of the Valley on Friday making announcements on loudspeaker mounted on police vehicles and asked people to remain indoors. “People are asked to remain indoors,” said one such loudspeaker

Curfew, separatists shutdown enters 13th day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life remained paralysed for the 13the day in Kashmir Valley as authorities continued to impose curfew on Thursday, following extension in the separatists called protest shutdown. Separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik on Wednesday had announced an extension in the protest shutdown till Monday. “To prevent escalation

Curfew, shutdown continue for 13th day in the Valley

Srinagar: Curfew imposed by the authorities and a protest shutdown called by separatists paralysed life in the Valley for 13th day on Wednesday. Police said curfew will continue in most parts of the Valley as precautionary measure to maintain law and order. “No major clash occurred anywhere in the Valley on Tuesday and the situation

Kashmir death toll 38 as curfew, shutdown continues

Srinagar: An injured youth died in a hospital here on Thursday, taking the death toll to 38 in the current bout of violence that has rocked the Kashmir Valley after the death of a local militant commander last week. The deceased was identified as Irshad Ahmed Dar of south Kashmir – the worst hit region