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Fear Grips Sopore After 2nd Killing

SOPORE:  Mobile phone services in Sopore town in Baramulla district Wednesday were adversely affected after some telecommunication companies suspended their operations as fear stricken employees stopped coming to work following killing of a second person associated with the trade in less than 24... more

SRINAGAR: Terming the emerging situation in Sopore as a new threat, General Officer Commanding 15 Chinar Corps, Lt General Subrata Saha Wednesday said that the incidents related to telecom sector in Sopore has a new dimension and army was analyzing it.

Talking to reporters after the... more

JKLF Seeks Political Space, Announces ‘Jail Bharo Tehreek’

Trains guns at local press, accuses it of acting as govt’s PR machine

SRINAGAR: Coming down heavily on the incumbent state government for its alleged undemocratic attitude towards separatist leaders, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Wednesday said... more

Local News

Baramulla: According to General Manager District Industries Centre, Baramulla, the interview of the candidates who have applied for establishment of industrial units under... more
Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that transfer of doctors in health department is influenced by political connections. President DAK Dr Nisar-ul-... more

Regional News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh from June 6 to 7, it was officially announced here today. The External Affairs Ministry said, ''This visit,... more
New Delhi: The names of five “Indian nationals” were made public in Switzerland’s Federal Gazette on Tuesday, 26 May, with regard to details sought about them by Indian... more

City News

SRINAGAR: A condolence meet was held today at the office of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) in connection to the sad demise of Mrs. Ghulam Nabi Ahangar,... more
KO Photo Journalist Among Top 18
SRINAGAR: Kashmir Observer photojournalist Syed Shahriyar has been declared one of the 18 top photojournalists of 2015 by Freedom House for his field trip click. Freedom... 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

Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Police and paramedics carry the body of Mohammad Rafiq Bhat on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
A wounded civilian is carried by paramedics for treatment at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
Stone_Pelting_at_Nowhatta_Pix Aabid Bha

World News

Chinese troops at a practice session
Chinese troops at a practice session BEIJING: A war between the United States and China is “inevitable” unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt its construction projects in the South China Sea, a Chinese state-owned newspaper warns.... more
Thousands Attend Funeral of Mosque Attack Victims
QATIF -- Tens of thousands of people turned out on Monday at a mass funeral in eastern Saudi Arabia for 21 Shia Muslims killed last week in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State. Saudi security forces stayed away from the funeral in Qatif, as... more

Business

Enabling environment key to promoting industrial growth: Drabu
Ganga for upgrading existing infrastructural facilities in JK SRINAGAR: Underscoring the need of promoting local entrepreneurs, the Minister for Finance, Labor, Employment... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

Bad Roads Are Adding To Misery
Kashmir has been a major attraction for tourists from the time immemorial. With brief interval valley has again become a top tourist place and is in the process of regaining... more

Opinion

Prof Timothy Braatz’s new book shows the way to transform direct, cultural and structural violence into non-violence If you are interested in learning more about the meaning... more

Letters

Taj Mohi-ud-din, ex-Minister, Irrigation and Flood Control, was extraordinarily bubbly on introducing water transport over Jhelum. To achieve this ‘feat’, the water level of... more

Features

IT is that time of year when results of various 10th and 12th standard board exams start coming in. It is that time of year when parents, or at least some of them, exult that... 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