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Nepal Devastation a 'Wake-up Call' for Region

NEW DELHI: Nepal’s earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, experts say.

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‘No distinction between Kashmiri Hindus, other Hindus’

Srinagar: Questioning the proprietary claim of Kashmiri Pandits over temples in Kashmir, a trust headed by senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Wednesday asked the community to abandon the "negative and hostile attitude" and support... more

Jammu outnumbers valley in road schemes

Under CRFS, Jammu got Rs 11440 lakhs more than valley in 2 years

Srinagar:  Jammu once again has got lion’s share while Kashmir valley was left in lurch in terms of funds provided by Government of India (GoI) under Central Road Fund Scheme (CRFS) to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Local News

Srinagar:  Hurriyat G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said the Centre's assertion that there was no proposal under consideration for a separate township for Kashmiri... more
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has earmarked Rs 150 crore to develop horticulture sector and will import high density fruit plants and root stockings from Europe to... more

Regional News

AMMAN: Thousands of soldiers from 18 countries, including Pakistan, took part in military drills in Jordan on Tuesday jointly overseen by the US army, officials said. Around... more
RAW Formed to Wipe Off Pakistan: Khwaja
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday termed India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) ‘an enemy organisation’, saying it has been formed to undo... more

City News

Srinagar: Days after Traffic Department’s claim that traders in Centre Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas will not be allowed to park their vehicles outside their shops, a... more
Srinagar:  Out of 50 thousand stray dogs, 441 surgeries were done under Animal Birth Control Program in the state. Sringar Municipality Corporation  here has signed a new... 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

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sa'eed taking guard of honour at the civil secretariat on the opening day of Durbar in Srinagar on Tuesday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sa'eed taking guard of honour at the civil secretariat on the opening day of Durbar in Srinagar on Tuesday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Independent MLA Engineer Rashid headed a protest rally against the proposed Kashmiri Pandit townships in Srinagar on Tuesday. Police later arrested Rashid when he and his supporters marched towards the civil secretariat on the opening day of Durbar. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
Pix Aabid Bhat
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
A village damsel walks with her flock of sheep through the picturesque countryside of North Kashmir- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
The Oars which were once used to drive boats are being used to drain out water from the submerged paddy fields.. -Pix Aabid Bhat
A fisherman takes rest on a sunny day on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

Ayatollah: US Backing 'Immense Crimes' in Yemen
TEHRAN- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Syed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday accused the United States of supporting "immense crimes" in Yemen by Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air war against impoverished Arab neighbour. “The Saudi government is busy... more
Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam
SciTech Nevada: Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future on Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver. As the Freightliner navigated switchbacks traveling to the top of the Hoover Dam... more

Business

SRINAGAR, MAY 6:- Delegations of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) and Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) separately met with the Minister for... 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

Actor Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide and other charges. He was found guilty in a Mumbai Sessions Court  of driving his SUV over... more

Opinion

The PML-N government can justifiably take credit for forging closer strategic and economic ties with China. With Washington, too, our relations — that went through a record... more

Letters

As per records of British Parliament India provided 2 million persons (including military) in World War I & II each. When these battle hardened people came to India it... more

Features

A Yemeni child shouts at a refugee boarding facility run by the UN High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the... 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