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Rajasthan, India: Naveed Atiq had recently completed his degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management (H&GA) from Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar. Naveed a hardworking and brilliant student got his placement in a Seven Star Hotel Oberoi, Udipur (Rajasthan) and joined his job on 13th of previous month. Naveed on July 10 (Wednesday) along with his associates went to Badi Lake, 22 kms from Udipur for picnic. While swimming in the lake, Naveed drowned and despite efforts by his colleagues and others could not be saved. Thus he remained in his job only 27 days. Authorities of Oberoi Hotel Management and the

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Mohammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) addressing the press conference. Photograph by Shahid Tantray By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Calling for a complete strike in the Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir during Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s visit to the Valley on June 25, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Thursday alleged that at the behest of Congress high command in New Delhi police didn’t allow them to distribute relief material among Doda quake hit victims. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference Malik said, “When I along with my workers reached Doda last

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By News Desk | Islamabad, Pakistan The Pakistani prisoner, Sanaullah Haq, in India who was critically injured after being beaten by another inmate at Kot Balwal jail of Jammu, passed away on Saturday, the DawnNews of Pakistan reported. However, there was no official confirmation from either the Pakistani High Commission or the Indian High Commission yet. Doctors at the hospital in Chandigarh where Sanaullah was being kept are scheduled to brief the media at 6 pm Indian time. Haq was said to have been in a coma. On Saturday the doctors attending him at PGI, Chandigarh, said in a health bulletin

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By News Desk | Kashmir A day after Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital after being assaulted in a Pakistani jail, a Pakistani prisoner Sanna Ullah Haq who had been convicted for life by TADA Court Jammu in 2009 was assaulted in Kot Balwal Jail of Jammu on Friday morning. The government has put the jail superintendent Rajni Sehgal and a constable Suman Kumar under suspension while the condition of the prisoner is stated to be critical in PGI hospital, Chandigarh. Additional Secretary Home, Dilshada Shaheen, who is handling the case told a news agency that during wee hours,

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By News Desk | New Delhi, India Around one-hundred-fifty Kashmiris who traveled to Delhi to join the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front’s (JKLF) 48-hour long hunger strike at Jantar Mantar here, today, protested in Jamia Nagar as the Delhi police didn’t allow the protestors to go out of the vicinity. The Chairman of the front, Yasin Malik, was arrested by the police last night and shifted to Kashmir where he has been admitted in a hospital after receiving head injury. Maqbool Butt’s mother in the protest. The police had cancelled the two-day hunger strike led by the JKLF against government repression

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By News Agencies| New Delhi, India The Delhi Police on Thursday night took Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik into preventive custody. Earlier in the day, the police had denied permission to Malik to hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family. “Yes,” said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when asked by PTI whether any decision was taken to deny permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar starting on Friday. The decision came after security agencies submitted a report to the

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Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. (File photo) By News Desk | New Delhi, India The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik remained adamant to go on with the proposed 48-hour hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar here to press government of India to return the mortal remains of the JKLF founder Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru, despite the threats from right wing Bajrang Dal and Delhi police’s decision of not allowing the protest. According to the scheduled program, the strike would start at 2 PM. However, the Delhi Police has not given permission to

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By News Agencies | New Delhi Giving permission to Yasin Malik to hold a protest in Delhi may create law and order problem, security agencies said. Delhi Police has denied permission to Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to hold a 48-hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family. “Yes,” said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when asked whether any decision was taken to deny permission for the protest at Jantar Mantar starting tomorrow. The decision came after security agencies submitted a report

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Sarabjit Singh By News Desk | Lahore, Pakistan Sarabjit Singh, the convicted Indian prisoner in Pakistan for spying, has succumbed to injuries at the Jinnah Hospital in Lahore. The head of medical board supervising Sarabjit’s treatment confirmed his death. His death occurred at 1 am (Pakistani time), the head of the medical board said. Sarabjit Singh, 49, was attacked by two other inmates at the Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore on 26 April and had received serious head injuries. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, amid tight security after providing him initial treatment at the prison

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