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Top Indian, Pakistani Diplomats Meet To Mend Ties

Samjhota Express, LoC violations discussed: Aizaz 

ISLAMABAD: India’s top diplomat pledged to improve relations with Pakistan on Tuesday after the first meeting with his counterpart since India called off talks aimed at easing the rivals’ many disputes last year.

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SRINAGAR: In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules, I, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assigned following portfolios to... more

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made it unequivocally clear that there was no question of any compromise  on the unity and integrity of Jammu and Kashmir and the  government was committed to all the resolutions in “letter and  spirit” adopted by Parliament concerning the state.... more

Local News

Srinagar: The judgment in Tabinda Gani rape and murder case is expected on March 10. Principal and sessions judge district Kupwara Muhammad Ibrahim directed the counsel of... more
Srinagar: Senior leader of state BJP Fayaz Ahmad Bhat Tuesday expressed his deep anguish on Congress leaders who are ‘exploiting’ statements of J&K leaders against BJP in... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his ascent to a law that bans sale and possession of beef in Maharashtra, 19 years after the legislation was passed by the... more
NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his ascent to a law that bans sale and possession of beef in Maharashtra, 19 years after the legislation was passed by the... more

City News

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday arrested a senior transport officer on charges of assaulting a Congress legislator in Bandipora district of north Kashmir. Official sources told... more
Srinagar: All the Kashmir University examinations will be conducted as per schedule, a varsity official said, setting to rest all rumors about cancellation of exams scheduled... more

Sports

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
KARACHI: Pakistan's World Cup campaign hit another snag when the national team's fielding coach Grant Luden threatened to step down complaining of misbehaviour... more

News in Pictures

An aerial view of Srinagar city road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
An auto-rickshaw driver drives on snow covered road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
People walk on snow covered road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
Would be chief minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed called on prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday an sealed the deal with the BJP
A house boat drowned after incessant rains over past few days rose water level again in Jehlum
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik warned of any tampering with the State Subject Laws of Kashmir
Zabarwan mountain range as viewed from Dal lake after rains stopped- Pix Abid Bhat
A roadside woman corn vendor waiting for customers during rainfall in Srinagar on Wednesday.
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Over 100,000 Manuscripts, Books Burnt By ISIS in Anbar
BAGHDAD: Over 100,000 books and manuscripts perished across Iraq's Anbar Province in a series of fires of the region's libraries set by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, the newspaper Elaph reported Monday. The London-... more
The Islamic State jihadist group released a new video purporting to show captured Kurdish fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. The video shows 21 captives presented as 16 peshmerga fighters, two Iraqi army officers and three policemen... more

Business

JAMMU- The Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, held an extensive discussion today, at the Raj Bhavan, with Shri B.R. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, and Shri B... 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

Two weeks ago, news of the senseless assassination-style shootings of the three Muslim university students in North Carolina made us sick in our hearts. The country that we... more

Opinion

On the very first day of their forming of a coalition government in Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) the ideological rifts of the ‘soft-separatist’ Peoples... more

Letters

Pakistan, as a nuclear power having complete parity with India in nuclear know-how and missile technology, can change the situation on Kashmir front. It is nice to engage... more

Features

05-Feb.-2015 Life without art is said to be stupid. However art can be found in any and every thing; this is what Asif Sir taught us from a over early time. The sky is 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