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Molvi Iftikhar Ansari passes away

SRINAGAR: Renowned Shia leader and politician Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, passed away here Tuesday morning leaving his multitude of followers in shock and grief.
Molvi Iftikhar was diagnosed with cancer last year.

He was shifted to his flooded Qamarwari residence 'Darul Jawad'... more

12.5 lakh families affected; Detailed memo of damages, relief package being readied: CS

SRINAGAR: The state government on Monday said the preliminary assessment of cumulative losses due to floods in the state was in excess of Rs 1,00,000 crore and expressed hope that the Centre will go... more

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that a comprehensive proposal for rehabilitation of flood affected including compensation to the agriculturists, horticulturists, industrialists, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners and other who suffered losses in the devastating flood, is... more

Local News

SRINAGAR:- The State Government has appealed the parents of left out children to report to nearby health centres or hospitals or medical centres or immunization centres for... more
SRINAGAR: Criticizing the policy makers of New Delhi, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani Monday alleged that at the time of floods, they left Kashmiris to die and after... more

Regional News

Excited participants at the Sunday morning event
Hyderabad: Over a dozen of Jaguars lined up outside KBR park on Sunday morning and it was all for a good cause. The owners of the cars came together to raise funds for the... more
Bhopal: After BJP's Madhya Pradesh MLA Usha Thakur's controversial remarks, another BJP MLA from the state, Rameshwar Sharma, sparked off a fresh controversy by stating that... more

City News

SRINAGAR: The bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir resumed Monday. "Karwan-e-Aman" (Peace Bus Service) along the Line of Control was... more
Srinagar: According to Traffic Police, due to recent flood, Jawahar Nagar Road which is submerged and road stretch from Rambagh to Iqbal Park crossing is witnessing huge... more

Sports

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

Hundreds of houses have been damaged rendering thousands homeless-Pix Shahriyar
Thousands of acres of paddy land was inundated causing massive loss to the crop
Road to Nowhere! Terrified animals along a submerged road during floods in city outskirts
A family in South Kashmir trying to save their cattle.Pix. Syed Shahiyar
A tourist watches as residents wade through flood waters. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
An elderly Kashmiri woman who has taken shelter in a Sufi shrine in Nauhatta area. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Chadoora in Central Kashmir district of Budgam. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Early scenes of Jehlum overflowing into Poloview market of Srinagar. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Famous Bund of Srinagar after the floods. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Famous Lambert Lane in central Srinagar, a shoppers paradise, after flood waters receded. Pix. Syed Shahiyar

World News

Modi and Netanyahu discuss defence cooperation, West Asia in rare meeting
New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to boost cooperation on Sunday in the most substantive interaction between the two countries' leaders in 11 years. The two prime ministers both appeared... more
Saudi’s warn of civil war in Yemen
Riyadh - Saudi Arabia has warned that neighbouring Yemen risks sliding towards further violence which could damage regional security, after fighters from Shia Ansarullah party overran the capital last week. Prince Saud al-Faisal, the kingdom's... more

Business

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), has said the Kashmir suffered a loss of over 16 billion dollars to infrastructure due to the recent... more

Technology

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

Editorial

The recent floods in various parts of Kashmir valley have caused devastation on a large scale, not witnessed in the recent history of the State. Millions of people in various... more

Opinion

Though ‘No’ finally trumped ‘Yes’ and the United Kingdom stayed ‘united’ the recent referendum for Scottish independence holds several important lessons for both votaries of... more

Letters

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir issued a circular that public could withdraw their money from any branch of J&K Bank after heavy floods wrecked havoc with banking... more

Features

SRINAGAR: Around 92.3% of the people, displaced by the recent floods and housed in temporary relief shelters in Srinagar, received no government aid and were provided food... more

Interviews

‘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

Reviews

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