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The state's food minister during a national consultation on food security in New Delhi Tuesday. Photo/JKID

But we need 2 metric ton hike in food allocation, Minister tells Delhi 

New Delhi:  Even as the courts and the civil society have been mounting pressure on the state government to impalement India's fresh National Food Security Act, the state's Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public... more

Minister Kohli caught up in land grab row

Jammu: Minister for Transport Abdul Gani Kohli is likely to be questioned by the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) as the state court has asked the anti-graft body to submit a status report about the encroachment of forest land by the incumbent... more

Srinagar Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) today booked an official of excise and taxation department for misusing his official chair.

A senior official of the vigilance department in a statement issued to GNS said that the organization registered Case FIR No.32/2015 under section 5(1)... more

Local News

Bukhari clears Rs 3500 Cr road projects
Panthachowk road widening to finish by Aug SRINAGAR, JULY 7: Minister for PWD (R&B), Floriculture, Gardens and Parks, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today visited... more
Srinagar: Hundreds of passengers commuting regularly from different areas of the Kashmir Valley to Srinagar city via train Tuesday said that all the trains plying in Valley... more

Regional News

Modi holds talks with Kazakh PM
Astana: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held talks with his Kazakhstan counterpart Karim Massimov after his arrival here on the second leg of his Central Asian... more
Modi’s central Asia visit aimed at getting SCO membership
Tashkent: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here in Uzbekistan capital Monday, held talks with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev at a meeting hall... more

City News

Blames forces for creating 90-like situation in Kashmir Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Tuesday said that the pro-freedom conglomerate was receiving complaints of... more
Caterer held for stale food Srinagar: Police Tuesday sealed a hospital canteen and arrested one of its employee for selling stale food and for being totally unhygienic in... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
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

News in Pictures

BEATING THE HEAT: Young boys take a dip in the Harwan Nallah on Monday as Kashmir heat wave turns more sweltering by the day. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
BEATING THE HEAT: Young boys take a dip in the Harwan Nallah on Monday as Kashmir heat wave turns more sweltering by the day. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
BEATING THE HEAT: Young boys take a dip in the Harwan Nallah on Monday as Kashmir heat wave turns more sweltering by the day. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
A man recite holy Quran at Jami Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar- pix Abid Bhat
IFTAR TIME: Ramzan stalls offering firni to Rozdars against a price are complaining of poor business this year- pix Abid Bhat
Bashir Ahmad bangs his drum as he walks through the streets of Srinagar, alerting residents to wake up for another day of fasting. Being a 'human alarm clock' in Kashmir.- pix Abid Bhat
A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Britain commemorates 2005 London bombings
LONDON—As Britain commemorates the 10th anniversary of the nation’s most deadly domestic terror attack, U.K. authorities say that the country needs to strengthen its counterterrorism and surveillance capabilities to keep pace with a rapidly changing... more
WASHINGTON: US secretary of defence Ash Carter has met with French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Pentagon, vowing to strengthen cooperation between the two countries with the aim to fight against the Islamic State (IS). Carter and Le... more

Business

NEW DELHI: In a historic move, India and Pakistan’s banks are set to open their branches in each other’s countries soon, according to business giant Mian Mansha. “Central... 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

On July 5th, Greece held a referendum to decide whether the country should agree to continue with an austerity programme designed by its creditors. Since the last few months... more

Opinion

Since its creation as a nation in August 1947, Pakistan has witnessed long periods of instability. The nation suffered a huge loss when, within a few months of its creation,... more

Letters

In 1986, the dominance of National Conference was seriously challenged by a newly formed coalition called" Muslim United Front ". But the National Conference with the support... more

Features

Materialism In Spiritual Land When Tariq Abdullah was making arrangements to perform the Hajj to Mecca last October, he had a choice between the “4 Star Deluxe Package” or... more

Interviews

Pandits must forget nineties and return to Kashmir: Dr U Kaul
Prof (Dr.) Upendra Kaul is the director and head of cardiology department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. A Padma Shri awardee, Dr Kaul is one of the first cardiologists to... more

Reviews

The Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

My sister is a middle child and she says that part of her personality is shaped by being that. The eldest is the boss. The youngest is the cutest baby of the family. But... 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