Top News

Srinagar: Majority of legislators including those from the ruling NC and the opposition PDP, in the state assembly, have endorsed the demand of amnesty for the boys who have been booked for their participation in anti-India rallies or throwing stones at Police vehicles. 

After a sustained... more

War clouds affect 5000 LoC families

SRINAGAR: The state government has admitted that at least five thousand families from 21 villages of the R S Pura sector, the worst hit by recurrent mortar and gunfire from Pakistan. Minister of State for Home  Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today said that as many as 5,000 families of 21 villages in R S... more

SRINAGAR: The armies of Pakistan and India have agreed to meet face-to-face to "reduce" tension on the borders of disputed Kashmir, officials have said.

The decision came on Tuesday after lieutenant general PR Kumar of India and major general Amir Riaz of Pakistan spoke by telephone,... more

Local News

Srinagar: Police Monday lodged a formal case against a government teacher for allegedly trying to assault a 9th class girl student sexually in North Kashmir’s Pattan town of... more
Azad, Soz rebuff party men for bossism
Srinagar: Congress party Monday held a meeting in Srinagar that was attended by former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, State Congress president Prof Saif-u-Din Soz and... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD  - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met the country's powerful army chief on Tuesday as a political deadlock over mass protests to demand the government's... more
New Delhi: Doctors in India have removed the skeleton of a foetus that had been inside a woman for 36 years in what is believed to be the world’s longest ectopic pregnancy, a... more

City News

Srinagar: Normal life remained upset in the Srinagar outskirts near Soura as people there observed a shutdown to commemorate the death anniversary of a teenager Omar Qayoom,... more
Official rescue teams busy rescuing laborers who got trapped under a collapsed house at Parray Pora in uptown Srinagar on Friday.  Photo/ Shafqat Nabi
Srinagar:   Official rescue team saved six labroures from the debris of a collapsed house in Srinagar. ADGP Armed/ Home Guard and civil Defense  S M Sahai announced cash... 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

Lens man Shafqat Nabi captures a bird's eye view of the old Srinagar Tuesday morning.
A Gujjar family outside its stone-house in Verignag, near Daksum. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Official rescue teams busy rescuing laborers who got trapped under a collapsed house at Parray Pora in uptown Srinagar on Friday. Photo/ Shafqat Nabi
A brief shower flooded the city center, Lal Chowk, on Friday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
JKLF organized a solidarity sit-in for Kashmiri political prisoners in Pratap park on Wednesday
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

World News

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria said Monday it was ready to help confront the rising threat from the Islamic State group, but warned the United States against carrying out airstrikes without Damascus' consent, saying any such attack would be considered an... more
Saudi set to earn $8.5 bn from hajj
Mecca : Saudi Arabia could earn $8.5 billion from this October's hajj, according to a study published on Monday, which predicted that two million Muslims would make the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Mecca Chamber of Commerce said revenues from the world'... more

Business

Srinagar: Reliance customers in city centre Lal Chowk and adjoining areas besides in Leh (Ladakh) are having a harrowing experience in their bid to remain connected with the... 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

With Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri having spent almost a week in Islamabad with their supporters asking for Nawaz Sharif’s ouster, things seem to have gone from bad to worse... more

Opinion

Explanations abound for the current spat between India and Pakistan. The less accepted view, which I am inclined to go along with, might seem perverse. Yet I do believe that... more

Letters

Our nation of about 200 million has been waiting for a revolution to get rid of corrupt political system for almost the time Pakistan came into being. Now that efforts are... 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

‘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

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