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‘Our Army of 1.3 million is not to preach peace’

Defence Minister Parrikar stands by his terrorist remark, says attackers should be paid back in the same coin

NEW DELHI: Undeterred by the controversy over his earlier "terrorists have to be neutralized only through terrorists" remark, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that... more

Sopore Attack Aftermath

SOPORE:  A day after an attack on a Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) franchise here, all the telecom outlets, showrooms, offices and other retailers were shut in twin towns of Sopore and Baramulla in north Kashmir.

Unidentified gunmen yesterday had barged... more

PULWAMA: In a rare incident, unknown persons on Tuesday entered a police post in the premises of District Hospital in Pulwama town and escaped with a rifle after providing misleading information to cops, official sources said this evening.

They said at around 5:45 two persons appeared... more

Local News

Srinagar:  Claiming the responsibility of Tangdar attack in frontier district of Kupwara, Hizbul Mujahideen Tuesday said a group of militants from Hijazi Squad of the outfit... more
‘Modi not silent on rehabilitation of flood victims of JK’ Srinagar: Asking former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah not to forget that he was the partner of Congress when Afzal... more

Regional News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh from June 6 to 7, it was officially announced here today. The External Affairs Ministry said, ''This visit,... more
New Delhi: The names of five “Indian nationals” were made public in Switzerland’s Federal Gazette on Tuesday, 26 May, with regard to details sought about them by Indian... more

City News

KO Photo Journalist Among Top 18
SRINAGAR: Kashmir Observer photojournalist Syed Shahriyar has been declared one of the 18 top photojournalists of 2015 by Freedom House for his field trip click. Freedom... more
Srinagar: Result of Jammu and Kashmir B.Ed. entrance exam 2015 is out. The result available online can be downloaded at the official website which is http://www.jakbopee.org... more

Sports

KOLKATTA: Kashmir FC recorded their first win of the 2nd leg with a fantastic comeback victory against United sports in the Round 9 of I-league Division 2nd at... more
JAMMU: In a function held here today at the Raj Bhavan this evening, Governor Mr. N.N. Vohra, felicitated the sportspersons from the State who had won medals... more

News in Pictures

Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Police and paramedics carry the body of Mohammad Rafiq Bhat on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
A wounded civilian is carried by paramedics for treatment at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
Stone_Pelting_at_Nowhatta_Pix Aabid Bha

World News

Chinese troops at a practice session
Chinese troops at a practice session BEIJING: A war between the United States and China is “inevitable” unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt its construction projects in the South China Sea, a Chinese state-owned newspaper warns.... more
Thousands Attend Funeral of Mosque Attack Victims
QATIF -- Tens of thousands of people turned out on Monday at a mass funeral in eastern Saudi Arabia for 21 Shia Muslims killed last week in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State. Saudi security forces stayed away from the funeral in Qatif, as... more

Business

Rs.7.27 lakh fine imposed for VAT violations Jammu:  The Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) has foiled yet another major attempts of tax evasion at Commercial Taxes Checkpost... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

MANY writers and analysts, writing about the rise of terrorism and violence unleashed in the name of religion, often quote poverty as one of its main reasons. A cursory look... more

Opinion

I regularly follow your page and have read all your books. I must say, it’s been an honour. Recently, I saw a short video, some narrations, and a few pictures of your work... more

Letters

The only thing one can do is to sympathize with General Pervez Musharraf. After all, when he decided to ‘do Kargil’, he had obviously thought that this would be the crowning... more

Features

IT is that time of year when results of various 10th and 12th standard board exams start coming in. It is that time of year when parents, or at least some of them, exult that... more

Interviews

Mumbai-based Rochelle Potkar, a fiction writer, a storyteller and a poet, whose works have appeared in several Indian and international publications, says in the light of the... more

Reviews

The Book of Gold Leaves is a ‘melancholy’ story
It’s about art, it’s about love, it’s about culture, it’s about nostalgia and it’s about Kashmir. The Book of Gold Leaves is the second book by the author after The... more

Heads & Tails

The Ugly Facts About Beauty Care
Beauty products that are routinely creamed onto faces, rubbed into hair and splashed over bodies contain toxic ingredients that are known to cause severe allergic reactions,... 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