Top News

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

Ganderbal-Body of a missing Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Jammu and Kashmir Police was fished out from River Sindh in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district here. A police... more
Srinagar: The families of the  under trails at north Kashmir’s Baramulla on Monday said that due to the continuous absence of the  public Prosecutor at the court of Principal... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: Prepaid mobile services in Jammu & Kashmir will be allowed to continue for two more years from Wednesday in a decision on Monday by the government that will... more
Jama’at concerned over Gulf situation
LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has expressed deep concern over the growing confrontation in the Gulf and said the Zionists were once again... more

City News

SRINAGAR-  The Centre of Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir in collaboration with Bedil International Foundation, New Delhi is organizing a Three Day International... more
Kashmiri Pandit children, dressed as Hindu gods, participate in a procession on Ram Navami festival in Srinagar on Saturday. Ram Navami marks the birth of Hindu God Rama.  Pix Aabid Bhat
Srinagar:  Ram Navmi was Sunday celebrated with religious fervor and enthusiasm at Shri Ram Ji Mandir, Barbar Shah in Srinagar City while devotees carried out a Janki... 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

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
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
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
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
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

Nasrallah To Arabs: Unite Against Israel, Not Yemen
BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Syed Hassan Nasrallah Friday night blasted Saudi Arabia for launching airstrikes against Yemen saying military campaign should have been directed against Israel not against the Arab people. Speaking in a televised speech,... more
Iran, P5+1 Talks Near Final Steps: Germany
Lausanne: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are in the "endgame." “We are facing decisive days ahead. After almost 12 years of negotiations with Iran, now the last 'match' of... 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