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By: Dr. Mumtaz Yaseen Balkhi

Kashmir is witnessing an epic flooding unprecedented in the history of Kashmir. Kashmir as a nation faced an annihilation. Kashmir may narrowly escape the unthinkable, but catastrophe will resonate with our lives and history, unless we fail to write it down.... more

As the waters recede, they uncover the dead

SRINAGAR: As relief and rescue efforts continue, to salvage the remains of the deadly deluge that has mercilessly destroyed lives and livelihoods of the residents of a region who have mostly felt marginalised and misunderstood, the receding waters are starting to unravel a trail of death and... more

London: Given the predictable and highly polarised reactions in both India and Pakistan to the debate in Britain’s parliament on the Kashmir issue, Hasan Suroor, who has been watching and analysing the same ritual play out year after year in London writes in Firstpost, that the breathless... more

Local News

Srinagar: As per reports, armed forces opened fire in the city center Lal Chow to disperse the crowd that were pelting stone and shouting slogans. Sources say that police... more
Jammu: All educational institutions in Jammu division, except those serving as relief camps for flood-affected people, will reopen today as the level of flood water receded... more

Regional News

Srinagar: Sixty eight Pakistani nationals who were trapped here due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir were sent back to their homes on Tuesday via the Poonch Rawalakot bus... more
Srinagar: India's premier water resources body, who claims to 'serve the nation since 1945', is responsible for flood forecasting and issue prior flood alerts in vulnerable... more

City News

SRINAGAR:: Srinagar police traced the car that was snatched from its owner by some unknown persons at Balochipora, Soura. Shahid Bashir son Bashir Ahmed resident of Kawdara... more
SRINAGAR: Even as top universities and competent authorities for exams respond to the disasters and unavoidable circumstances by loudly publicizing the decisions to delay... more


Kashmir Gets Football Ground With Italian Turf
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.... more
PHE daily wagers held a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding regularisation
SRINAGAR: As the inauguration of the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship was held on Saturday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park in Srinagar by Sports... more

News in Pictures

Polo View Sep 07, 13 Hrs: : Srinagar under threat as Jhelum flows into the City
Sun finally reappeared in North Kashmir after five days of merciless rains caused havoc across the state
KARNAH: Landslides wrecked havoc in frontier ares of Kashmir
CHADOORA: People struggling to cross river after bridge over it was washed away- Pix Wasim Mir
CENTRAL KASHMIR- Bridge carried away by currenrs-Pic By Wasim Mir
JKLF leader Yasin Malik listening woes of the flood victims in Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Hurriyat leaders visited several flood affected areas of the city on Saturday- Pix Mushtaq Mir
PATTAN: Residents try to recover whatever they can from their submerged homes
Roads have turned into rivers in uptown Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Lacking the boat or safety jackets, a family struggling to survive a deadly flashflood in the outskirts of Srinagar.

World News

United States on Monday has pledged USD 250,000 as relief and other help for the floods affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.  Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens announced that the US intends to provide USD 250,000 to select NGOs through... more
Saudi plan to alter Masjid Nabvi could spark unrest : Report
SRINAGAR: One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)– could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world, media reports suggest,... more


Over Rs.85crores withdrawn from branches & ATMs across valley SRINAGAR: Flood situation which had left all banking operations out of gear in Kashmir, J&K Bank has... more


New Delhi: Internet giant Google has created a crisis map with updated satellite imagery to facilitate rescue operations in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. “Our hope is that this will help rescue agencies, volunteers and others involved in rescue... more


After a thumping victory in the recent Parliamentary elections in India, the ruling BJP has already fired many salvos as part of the run up to the Assembly elections, which... more


When Kashmir Valley was hit by floods the earlier this month, its unprecedented intensity and savage fury took everyone by surprise. While entire localities were inundated in... more


This refers to news report “Cricket Frenzy: Kashmiri Students Hounded Out Of Punjab College” (Kashmir Observer August 27). If it is true, it is another pathetic display.... more


By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmiri Awareness This flood was the first in history, in the living memory of Kashmir.  More than 450 people are dead, and... more


‘Education is all about character development’
Born in Mumbai, Father Ivan Albert Perera, after his ordination to priesthood worked in various parishes of the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar for nineteen years in Jammu region.... more


The study of languages is critical in understanding not just our past or the present, but what it holds for our futures. Tariq Rahman’s monograph explores the genesis of the... more

Heads & Tails

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one person learn... more

Bazar Observer

When Cafe` Coffee Day (CCD), India’s most popular and the fast growing coffee cum fast food chain opened its first outlet in Srinagar in December 2009, very few people could anticipate the massive customer base it would gain over a short span of time.
When Cafe` Coffee Day (CCD), India’s most popular and the fast growing coffee cum fast food chain opened its first outlet in Srinagar in December 2009, very few people could... more