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Flood Panic Reigns, Srinagar On Edge

SRINAGAR: Seven months after witnessing the devastating floods, Kashmir valley was again on the edge as several areas were in deluge leading to death of at least seven people, including a child, and fears over the fate of 10 others. 

Fearing repeat of September floods, thousands were seen... more

16 Feared Killed In Chadoora House Collapse

CHADOORA: Around 16 members of two families were feared dead in Laden village of Chadoora in Budgam district on Monday when two residential houses collapsed due to land sinking.

Families of Ghulam Nabi Hajam and Lal Din Hajam were in a house when the mud slide stuck the house and buried... more

JAMMU: Water Level in Jhelum which had touched the flood level at Sangam and Ram Munshi Bagh was showing a declining or static trend.

As per the hourly readings by the Flood Control Department,  the water  level  today morning at 11.00 AM at  Sangam was 22.30 Feet,  at  Ram Munshi Bagh  ... more

Local News

Naqvi, Ansari visit Pattan, take stock of flood situation
JAMMU: The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi accompanied by the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control,... more
Appeals police to nab the cheaters Srinagar:  Director MET Office here Sonam Lotus who is a popular figure in Kashmir for providing ‘accurate’ weather updates has lodged a... more

Regional News

BJP now world’s largest political party
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) now states on its official website that the party established in 1980 is the largest political party in India. Turns out, the party... more
ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the remaining ‘stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh, a majority of whom are Biharis, are not the responsibility of... more

City News

Srinagar:  Inordinate delay in improving drainage/sewage system at old Post Office Lane of Lal Bazar area is causing immense problems to residents here. The incessant rains... more
Srinagar:  Power Development Departmet Monday said that Government is committed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to flood prone areas. Chief Engineer PDD, Bashir Ahmed... more

Sports

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
Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more

News in Pictures

Terrified residents of Laden village watch rescue teams retreaving bodies from the debris of houses collapsed by land slip. Pix Abid Bhat
A woman being rescued in Chandak village on Srinagar-Jammu highway after her dwelling was washed away by floods
Flood waters have spilled over into Bemina as embankments over flood spill channel breached- Pix Abid Bhat
Residents mourn the deaths in house collapse at Chadoora- Pix Aabid Bhat
Observing nature from balcony made with exquisite Kashmiri design at Badamwari gives a differet feel- Pix courtesy Muhammad Aslam
With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
Police officers use batons to disperse members of temporary teachers during a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detained dozens of agitating temporary teachers, and resorted to baton charging to disperse thems. The teachers, whose services were discontinued by the government, demanded continuation of their temporary jobs. Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Saudi air raid on camp for displaced kill 45
SANAA: At least 45 people have been killed and 65 others wounded in an airstrike by Saudi warplanes targeting a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday. “IOM is reporting 45... more
Saudis, Pakistanis Begin Joint Drill On Yemen Border
ADEN: Amid continued Saudi onslaught on Yemen, Saudi and Pakistani forces attended a joint military drill near the kingdom’s border with its impoverished neighbor. The official Saudi Press Agency reported the development on Monday with Major General... more

Business

The repatriation of the professional Indian expatriate
MUMBAI: Its a different kind of Ghar Wapasi- one that involves the homecoming of those Indians that chose once to leave the comfort of home and hearth and make a leap into... 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

It was in news recently that the Union Ministry of Water Resources has asked the government of Jammu and Kashmir to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for an alternate... more

Opinion

What I like about Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is that he speaks sense and is not unduly obdurate when it comes to discussing an issue. But what I don’t like... more

Letters

We the parents of class 10th students of  "TYNDALE BISCOE SCHOOL" Sheikh-Bagh, Srinagar are embarrassed with the poor performance and lack of qualified teachers, more... more

Features

Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat Right to Information (RTI) completed 6 years of its enforcement in Jammu & Kashmir. It was on March 20th 2009 when the State legislature enacted a... 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 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

If you insist on being seduced by TV commercials into buying “skin care” and cosmetic products, if you are the kind of person who needs to have make up on their face to be... 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