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Says, PDP-BJP Govt. unlikely to complete full term

Says, PDP-BJP Govt. unlikely to complete full term

SRINAGAR: Casting doubts about the stability of the PDP-BJP coalition led by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Senior Peoples Democratic Party leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig has said Chief Minister feels "let down and caged" and that’s why he... more

SRINAGAR: Over 1.5 million people were affected in the floods that devastated large parts of Kashmir, especially Srinagar, in September 2014. While majority of the flood hit are still hoping  to receive aid from the government,  the Defence Ministry was paid Rs 500 crore for its assistance to... more

SRINAGAR: State Vigilance Organisation today filed a supplementary chargesheet against 14 bank employees for their alleged role in embezzlement of over Rs 22 crores from funds meant to compensate people whose lands were acquired in Pulwama.

"The supplementary challan (final report) under... more

Local News

2009 Kulgam Murder Case Kulgam:  After convicting ten out of twenty accused, the district and sessions court Kulgam Tuesday reserved the verdict of a 2009 murder case after... more
Sajad-Omar Spat Creates Ripples In NC
Party brass meeting today to discuss issue SRINAGAR: A day after the senior National Conference leaders distanced themselves from the statement issued by the party on their... more

Regional News

New Delhi - Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of two prisoners from Tihar jail while the central government sought a... more
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations... more

City News

Mufti Endorses Renzushah Theory  Srinagar: Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, designate Mufti Azam of J&K, after returning from the UAE has strongly flayed Google Corporation for... more
Srinagar: Hundreds of people joined the funeral prayers of the mother of senior resistance leaders Shakeel, Showkat and Shariq Bakhshi on Monday. Namaz-i-Jinazah was offered... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
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

News in Pictures

A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detaining Ittehadul Muslimeen activists, who tried to march towards Sopore on Friday at Mirgund.JKIM Spokesman S M Rizvi and other workers were detained. Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Turkey’s Top Brass Meet Amid Talk of Syria Invasion
ANKARA: Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) met Monday amid reports of a potential Turkish military intervention in Syria. On Monday, Turkish armed forces began amassing near the Turkish border city of Sanliurfa to create a “military buffer... more
Putin: Russian to Stand By Syria
MOSCOW: Russian president Vladimir Putin has pledged his support for Syrian president Bashar Assad and called on all Middle East nations to join forces to fight Islamic State militants. Russia, which has traditionally strong ties to Syria, has been... more

Business

Asks Tourism Dept to conceive plan for School for Skill Development to train local youth in Hospitality sector PAHALGAM – In a significant move aimed at developing Pahalgam... 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

In 2010, Srinagar earned the ignominious distinction of being the fourth dirtiest city in India, according to the national sanitation ratings by the union urban development... more

Opinion

KASHMIR was once again in the news last week with images of flooded homes & inundated lands. Social media and the local print media circulated photographs of panic-... more

Letters

I’m a teacher by profession with high qualification. Unfortunately, the department we’re serving in is beset with issues that frustrate a teacher and take a toll on his... more

Features

Ever since my acquaintances flattered me suggesting I should join a newspaper, the worms of journalism began wriggling inside my head pretty compellingly. They were more than... 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 Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

Not all proverbs convey words of wisdom. Some of them are complete nonsense and we should stop using them as references to our behaviour. Proverbs about women, weather and... 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