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MeT predicts another spell of rain from April 30

Rains Drench Valley, Capital Inundated

SRINAGAR:Srinagar: Rains lashed Kashmir Valley since Sunday night after days of dry weather even as the minimum temperatures went down at all places across Kashmir Valley while the MeT department predicted improvement in weather till the evening of... more

We are trying our best to evacuate stranded J&K residents: Govt

Srinagar: Several Kashmiri businessmen in Kathmandu on Monday alleged that they were left in lurch by Indian authorities in quake-hit Nepal and it was due to their own efforts that some among them managed to reach the... more

New Delhi: The 49-year-old Renu Fotedar, who hailed from Kashmir and was now settled in Australia, was among several mountaineers consumed by the killer Himalayan avalanche following the Nepal earthquake. 

Like many Kashmiri pandit migrants, Renu's journey from the Valley took her to... more

Local News

Writes to their VCs to shut them down New Delhi: As per information available with the University Grants Commission (UGC), there are 21 Fake Universities which have been... more
Srinagar: An 11-year-old girl died today after she slipped into a stream while on her way to school in Kupwara district. Tabasum Gulzar, a sixth standard student, fell into... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: At least 36 people were killed and more than 100 injured in India on Saturday due to the massive earthquake that had its epicentre in Nepal. Prime Minister... more
KOLKOTTA: With the Met Department predicting a "below normal monsoon" this year that is likely to affect the agro and allied industries, Minister of State for Finance Jayant... more

City News

SRINAGAR, APRIL 25: In connection with the Darbar Move, the Traffic Police Department has made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of vehicular traffic in Srinagar City... more
Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today  hailed the court judgment in which four persons convicted in brutal rape and murder of Tabinda Gani of Langate Kupwara were... 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

Bakerwal girls carry lamb as they pose for a photograph outside their temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.- Pix Abid Bhat
Bakerwal girls carry lamb as they pose for a photograph outside their temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.- Pix Abid Bhat
A bakerwal woman prepares bread inside her temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri Pandit Asha Jee who won the Panchayat elections from the Wussan block Tangmarg being garlanded by Muslim supporters- File pix
The water-level of the river at Ram Munshi Bagh was 1,585.5 mts (0.65 mts above danger level) with steady trend at 6 PM Tuesday
Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh with JKLF leader Yasin Malik at a token hunger strike in Srinagar
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam..-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

ISTANBUL:  Thousands of Turks and Armenians from around the globe have commemorated in Istanbul the centenary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Events organised by Turkish and foreign nongovernmental organisations were... more
BAGHDAD:  At least 15 security personnel were killed and 22 others wounded when three suicide car bombers struck the positions of border guards on Saturday at a border crossing point with Jordan in Iraq, a security source said. The incident occurred... more

Business

Tourism Deptt to organize similar mega event in JK in 2016 Jaipur: In a bid to promote tourism products of J&K at global markets, a team of J&K tourism lead by... 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

It has been more than six months that devastating floods hit various parts of the J & K State, most notably Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama and a few areas in the Jammu... more

Opinion

Islamabad has all the reasons to be happy. Firstly, the Hurriyat leadership descended on its High Commission in New Delhi en masse to attend Pakistan Day celebrations and the... more

Letters

If what is reported at through http://www.justicefoundation.co.uk/display/?contentId=406&type=14  (about 7,000 Kashmiri women raped in Kashmir and about other atrocities... more

Features

In my previous article (Understanding the Science of landslides-Part I, Kashmir Observer April 03) I had discussed various causes for a landslide. Today, I will discuss some... 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