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Top officials visit border areas; ask people to remain alert

JAMMU: At least three civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Force exchanged fire along International Border in RS Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu Division, officials said on Friday.

The officials said Pakistani forces fired on Indian posts late Thursday evening... more

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan seems to be increasingly upset over recent regional developments in the wake of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India and has decided to forcefully internationalise the longstanding Kashmir dispute in a move which is likely to perturb New Delhi.

The first... more

NEW DELHI: Centre today sanctioned Rs 1122.56 crore for Jammu and Kashmir to meet the immediate financial crisis arising out of heavy expenditure for providing relief to the people affected by last year's flood. 

This was decided during a meeting between state Governor N N Vohra and Union... more

Local News

Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Friday said the ‘venomous and hateful propaganda’ of Indian media against the amalgam’s chairman ‘is part... more
JAMMU: Government today accorded sanction to the promotion of Mr Raj Kumar Goyal to the Higher Administrative Grade of IAS (Rs 67000-79000) on performa basis.  Sanction has... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD: A man believed to be a Pakistani commander of Islamic State or Daish, Yousaf al Salafi, has confessed to law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to getting funds via... more
ISLAMABAD: Dreaded Islamic State militant group has appointed a breakaway Taliban commander as its chief in Khurasan, a historic name used by militants for an area covering... more

City News

Srinagar: J&K RTI Movement has welcomed the latest orders from the Government asking all the administrative secretaries to ensure that the provisions of Section 4 (Pro-... more
Srinagar: President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar ul Hassan Friday said it is shocking that a hemophiliac patient died in SKIMS because of non availability of... more

Sports

Parvez Rasool: No Ranji side can take J&K lightly anymore
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cricket has been steadily clambering up the performance graph over the past few years. The state side had qualified for... more
JAMMU: The Director General of Police, K. Rajendra today declared open the 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton.  The... more

News in Pictures

The tourists enjoying a horse ride in snow-covered Sonamarg tourist resort. The plains of the Valley witnessed its first snowfall today...Pix Aabid Bhat
The tourists enjoying a horse ride in snow-covered Sonamarg tourist resort. The plains of the Valley witnessed its first snowfall today...Pix Aabid Bhat
New recruits of the Border Security Force (BSF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Pix Abid Bhat
The army Wednesday honoured Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed during an encounter with militants in Tral town- Pix Abid Bhat
Large number of people joined the funeral procession of slain Hizb militant in Tral on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Strike crippled life across Srinagar on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
School girls singing Rauf at the Republic Day function at Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Security has been heightened with armedmen deployed on houses surrounding Bakhshi stadium ahead on Jan 26- Pix abid Bhat

World News

IS declares expansion into AfPak, India
  New Delhi: Barely four months after al Qaeda announced the formation of a new wing for the Indian subcontinent, the Islamic State (IS) militant group has named a breakaway Pakistani Taliban commander as its chief for Khurasan, the historic name... more
Suicide attack on Afghan funeral kills 16
KABUL: A suicide bomb attack on a funeral in east Afghanistan killed 16 people and injured another 39 on Thursday, a local official said. Militants targeted the ceremony, which was apparently being held for victims of an earlier militant attack. No... more

Business

Kashmir Inc Concerned over Poor Show at German Fair
SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of  Commerce & Industry (Inc) has expressed concern over poor response to the Kashmir businesses at Domtex Hannover- 2015 fair in Germany.... 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

Reforms at the shortest can be defined as the improvement  by making changes. Thus a reformative move can only be said made when the change is for improvement. To carry out... more

Opinion

Of all the angry speeches, sound bites and opinion pieces that the Charlie Hebdo massacre generated, the best one came from an unexpected quarter – Pope Francis.  In the face... more

Letters

Muslim world is suffering due to  the catastrophic designs of the imperialistic regimes. Muslim masses have become the easy prey for the hegemonic forces. Muslims are crying... more

Features

Being in tune with our "self" is the key to happiness and satisfaction. AS stress overwhelms us for a greater part of our daily lives, it is essential to switch off external... 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

A dramatised excerpt from the story of the day Sonia Gandhi prepared to turn down the post of Prime Minister of India in 2004.
IN the afternoon of 15 May, after having been elected unanimously as the leader of the Parliamentary Party, Sonia Gandhi addresses her MPs. “Here I stand in the place... more

Heads & Tails

Now that one mythology has been put to rest – of the world ending on December 21st- let me attempt to disabuse you of some beliefs that have survived time. * Bats Fly into... 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