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A  hawker selling newspapers in rain drenched Srinagar- File pix Faisal Khan

Met Office predicts flash-floods, asks farmers not to spray orchards     

SRINAGAR:  Get ready for more rain and snow this week, thanks to Western Disturbances.

As intermittent rains lashed many parts of Kashmir Saturday, Meteorological Deptt Director, Sonam Lotus said: "Two... more

Minister's Guard Flees With 2 AK-47 Rifles

Police on alert, questions family, neighbours 

SRINAGAR: The personal security guard of a senior minister fled with two service rifles on Saturday, prompting police to launch a massive manhunt.

The security guard belongs to village Karimabad in Pulwama district and was appointed... more

PDP-BJP Panel Sketches Out Roadmap

JAMMU: Laying roadmap for the Government, the PDP-BJP Coalition Coordination Committee, which met here last evening under the chairmanship of the Dy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh, has decided to kick-start what it called various ‘pioneering initiatives aimed at general reforms in governance,... more

Local News

Geelani Terms Yemen Situation Unfortunate
Says, America neither friend of Shias nor Sunnis  Srinagar: Expressing deep concern and anguish over the deteriorating situation in Iraq, Syria, Libya and now in Yemen... more
BARAMULLA: Minister of State for Health, Ms Asiya Naqash today paid surprise visit to the District Hospital Baramulla and enquired about the facts leading to sudden death of... more

Regional News

Jama’at concerned over Gulf situation
LAHORE: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq has expressed deep concern over the growing confrontation in the Gulf and said the Zionists were once again... more
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today drew flak over the infighting from other parties which asked it to put its house in order and focus on delivering on its election... more

City News

Kashmiri Pandit children, dressed as Hindu gods, participate in a procession on Ram Navami festival in Srinagar on Saturday. Ram Navami marks the birth of Hindu God Rama.  Pix Aabid Bhat
Srinagar:  Ram Navmi was Sunday celebrated with religious fervor and enthusiasm at Shri Ram Ji Mandir, Barbar Shah in Srinagar City while devotees carried out a Janki... more
SRINAGAR: According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, the working hours in all Government offices and Institutions in Kashmir Valley except in case of Educational... more

Sports

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
Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more

News in Pictures

Observing nature from balcony made with exquisite Kashmiri design at Badamwari gives a differet feel- Pix courtesy Muhammad Aslam
With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
Police officers use batons to disperse members of temporary teachers during a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detained dozens of agitating temporary teachers, and resorted to baton charging to disperse thems. The teachers, whose services were discontinued by the government, demanded continuation of their temporary jobs. Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Nasrallah To Arabs: Unite Against Israel, Not Yemen
BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Syed Hassan Nasrallah Friday night blasted Saudi Arabia for launching airstrikes against Yemen saying military campaign should have been directed against Israel not against the Arab people. Speaking in a televised speech,... more
Iran, P5+1 Talks Near Final Steps: Germany
Lausanne: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says the ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are in the "endgame." “We are facing decisive days ahead. After almost 12 years of negotiations with Iran, now the last 'match' of... more

Business

The repatriation of the professional Indian expatriate
MUMBAI: Its a different kind of Ghar Wapasi- one that involves the homecoming of those Indians that chose once to leave the comfort of home and hearth and make a leap into... 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

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded... more

Opinion

ON March 23, India and China began in New Delhi the 18th round of talks on their boundary dispute. China’s able Foreign Minister Wang Yi, a graduate of Georgetown University... more

Letters

We the parents of class 10th students of  "TYNDALE BISCOE SCHOOL" Sheikh-Bagh, Srinagar are embarrassed with the poor performance and lack of qualified teachers, more... more

Features

Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat Right to Information (RTI) completed 6 years of its enforcement in Jammu & Kashmir. It was on March 20th 2009 when the State legislature enacted a... more

Interviews

Pandits must forget nineties and return to Kashmir: Dr U Kaul
Prof (Dr.) Upendra Kaul is the director and head of cardiology department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. A Padma Shri awardee, Dr Kaul is one of the first cardiologists to... 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

If you insist on being seduced by TV commercials into buying “skin care” and cosmetic products, if you are the kind of person who needs to have make up on their face to be... 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