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SRINAGAR: Amid strong opposition from Indian government, top separatist leaders called on the Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit at the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi. 

Chairman of Hurriyat Conference G  Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday met with the Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi... more

SRINAGAR: Pakistan on Tuesday reacted strongly saying it was “not subservient” to New Delhi and was a “legitimate stakeholder” in the Kashmir dispute.

Arguing that high commissioner Abdul Basit did not interfere in India’s internal affairs, Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Tasnim... more

Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department

SRINAGAR: Reiterating that the United States wanted India and Pakistan resolve the Kashmir dispute bilaterally, the United States Tuesday regretted the Indian move to call off the talks between two foreign secretaries, describing the cancellation of a planned meeting as “unfortunate”. 

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Local News

Srinagar: In a landmark decision taken on 6th December 2013 in the meeting of Mission Steering Group (MSG), headed by the then Union Health & Family Welfare Minister, (... more
Srinagar: In a significant development the Government of India has sanctioned 460 crore to the state health department and has also allotted 150 additional centrally funded... more

Regional News

Imran Khan's party quits Pakistan parliament
ISLAMABAD:  The party of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has decided to resign all its seats in the country’s National Assembly, a senior official said on Monday, amid... more
PAT sit-ins to mushroom across country
•Qadri says PAT and allied parties will stage sit-ins across country starting Monday evening •Invites ‘neglected, downtrodden’ countrymen to stage sit-ins against rulers who... more

City News

Srinagar:  Three residential houses housing wholesale stores were partially damaged in fire that broke out in Kokar Bazar area of city centre Lal Chowk on Saturday. Police... more
Srinagar:   Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has extended greetings to the people on Janamashtami wishing them well-being and prosperity. In his message, The Chief Minister... more

Sports

‘We’ve a Rich Pool of Talent’
He started out as a footballer at a tender age and represented the State and many other prestigious clubs as a pro, and in a career that spanned over two... more
RIO DE JANEIRO: The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany... more

News in Pictures

Sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir Police parading in Bakhshi Stadium on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir Police parading in Bakhshi Stadium on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Policemen stand guard in the middle of deserted Lal Chowk, the Srinagar's trade hub. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Due to scorching weather, locals boys desert the premises of Jenab Sahab, the grandiose mosque-cum-shrine situated near Anchar Lake in Soura. The compound remains abuzz in pleasant weathers. Photo/ Azaan Shah
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chatting with J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a function in Leh
Nomads offering prayers at a makeshift mosque near Kousar Nag in South Kashmir- Pix Shafqat Nabi
A Kashmiri nomad offering prayers at Kousar Nag situated in upper reaches of South Kashmir- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Kousar Nag spring in Kulgam district of South Kashmir narrowly escaped a major controversy in August- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Heavenly Kongwatan meadow is the base camp for Kousar Nag track.Pix Shafqat Nabi
Kashmiri nomads traverse through breathtaking Kousar Nag range in South Kashmir- Pix Shafqat Nabi

World News

The dam, which blocks the Tigris and holds 12 billion cubic meters of water, could flood two cities killing tens of thousands of people if were destroyed or collapsed.
BAGHDAD Iraqi Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes retook the country’s largest dam from IS militants on Sunday, as Sunni tribesmen and security forces fought the militants west of Baghdad. The recapture of Mosul dam marks the biggest prize yet... more
Iran won't sign nuclear deal 'at any price'
TEHRAN: Iran is committed to securing a nuclear agreement with world powers but will not sign one “at any price”; its negotiators said on Monday, as the key deadline for Tehran nears. Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council... more

Business

Srinagar:   Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) Monday elected KHARA President Showkat Chowdhary as its new Chairman unanimously for the next term for the year 2014-2016. Nine... more

Technology

LONDON: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012 -- and without the explicit consent or... more

Editorial

Of late, Pakistan has been in the grip of long marches. One of the marches has been organized by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf, led by Imran Kahn and the other by Pakistan Awami... more

Opinion

On 5 May 2014 Ex-President of PaK General Sardar Mohammad Anwar Khan proposed my name at the one-Day International Conference on Kashmir organised by Kashmir American Council... more

Letters

When world is on the edge of a precipice and catastrophic events are taking place it is high time for Muslim youth to understand their role and obligations. Education,... more

Features

SRINAGAR: Thousands of fasting Kashmiris Friday rallied in parts of Srinagar and other major towns in order to express solidarity with Palestinian people who have been under... more

Interviews

Mridu Rai
Irfan Me'raj in conversation with Mridu Rai Q: You were supposed to deliver the first ‘Pt Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk’ but the authorities sought permission from... 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