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Indo-Pak Fireworks Leave 11 More Dead

SRINAGAR: Eleven civilians were killed and dozens injured as India and Pakistan traded gunfire and shells along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir amid signs of new escalation in tension between the two nuclear powers. 

Coincidentally , the escalation in... more

Pak Military Sees India as Only Threat

The Pakistani armed forces believe India is the only "external military threat" to the country and the situation is volatile because the two countries do not have any conflict resolution mechanism.

The military shared the "perceived threat" with members of the defence committee of the... more

Cynicism, recriminations and retribution: these are the three words that perhaps best describe the now routine saga of firing incidents on the LoC between India and Pakistan. The pattern is easy to discern: one side provokes the other and the other responds in due measure or even more intensely... more

Local News

U-Turn on ‘Smart Cities’ against agreed CMP SRINAGAR: National Conference Friday condemned in the strongest terms the brazen and surprising omission of J&K in the list of... more
ANANTNAG: Denouncing the use of ‘unwarranted’ force against pro-freedom activists Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, Friday said that the government is trying to be... more

Regional News

LAHORE: A suspected Taliban militant blew himself up during a police raid in central Pakistan on Thursday, killing his own wife and two children, police said. The... more
LAHORE: The actor who plays the Jamatud Dawa (JUD) Chief Hafiz Saeed – alleged by India to be the Mumbai attacks mastermind – in Saif Ali Khan's upcoming film Phantom is in... more

City News

Extract Rs 1,35000 using Amitabh Bachan’s KBC voice SRINAGAR: In a shocking incident of cheat and deceit, customer care number (121) of the telecom company Bharti Airtel was... more
SRINAGAR: The tourism-related bodies including the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc) in an emergency meeting Friday took a serious note over the Finance... more

Sports

Cricket competitions from 01st Sep SRINAGAR: In the ongoing sports festival inter-group volleyball final was played between ICS Blues and ICS Oranges.  ICS... more
Baramulla lift State level U-19 Tennis Cricket Championship
GANDERBAL: Baramulla boys clinched the State level U-19 Tennis Cricket Championship after beating Poonch by two wickets. Kishtwar giving a tough fight to... more

News in Pictures

Contractual employees of J&K Health Department under NRHM staging protest in Srinagar to press government to regularise their services.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Non migrant Kashmiri Pandits under the banner of Hindu Welfare Society Kashmir staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar in support of their demands including minority status and employment package for them.- Pix Aabid Bhat
Senior separatist leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing a press conference in Srinagar.-Pix Aabid Bhat
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Political rivals Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti came together at Independence day function in Bakhshi Stadium Srinagar -KO Pix Abid Bhat
Political rivals Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti came together at Independence day function in Bakhshi Stadium Srinagar -KO Pix Abid Bhat
Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed inspecting guard of honour at Independence day parade in Srinagar

World News

200 dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the... more
WASHINGTON: With Pakistan brandishing its nuclear status in the wake of cancellation of Indo-Pak talks, the US has cautioned that such statements would not help reduce tensions between the two countries.  "(US) secretary (of state, John) Kerry has... more

Business

Canon Opens First Canon Image Square in Srinagar
Srinagar: Canon, a leader in digital imaging in India Thursday launched the first Canon Image Square (CIS) in the city of Srinagar. The store was inaugurated by Mr. Andrew... more

Technology

With only limited space on most Indian smartphones, what happens when everyone goes app-only?
APP WARS India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only in Sep-tember, but will all its potential customers have the capacity to keep its app on their phones? MAYANK JAIN India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only next month. It’s a... more

Editorial

The Chief Secretary Iqbal Khandey’s decision to apply for the voluntary retirement has heaved a big rock into the already choppy waters of Kashmir bureaucracy. It has come as... more

Opinion

There is no doubt about the fact that a well-planned policy is behind the cancellation of the India-Pakistan talks twice within one year on the same issue.  It has nothing to... more

Letters

Respected Sir,        I am a student. I have so far being studying in government schools and have recently passed my senior secondary school examination. While I assume you... more

Features

More than 7 million Indians live and work in the Persian Gulf nations. AN Indian living in Saudi Arabia or Kuwait is at 10 times the risk of death, compared to an Indian... more

Interviews

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 131 hotels in 65 locations across India and with a global... more

Reviews

A Palestinian Novel Par Excellence
If Poetry Be The Food of Love, Read On The Blue between Sky and Water, places Susan Abulhawa among the Illustrissimi of Palestinian literature. It is a novel one must read,... more

Heads & Tails

ARE all militaries as stupid as this or do they get far too much money using animals for war, which is reprehensible But the military constantly thinks up new ways in which... 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