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Modi's retake on Pak: ‘Minus Hurriyat India wants friendly ties’

New Delhi: In a significant twist to the ongoing freeze in Indo-Pak relations, Prime Minister Narindra Modi Friday sounded softer saying, "We will continue to make efforts to build peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pakistan."

However the prime minister has regretted Pakistan's... more

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Government has said that in order to check the abuse of trade at Line of Control, the officials of Industries and Commerce Department, Customs Department, Security Wing of State Police are working at the respective Trade Facilitation Centres.

The government... more

Srinagar Suspected militants on Friday afternoon fired upon policeman outside Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag’s office and injure him critically.

Official sources said that Selection Grade Constable Fayaz Ahmad Bhat (Belt number 631/A), son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, resident of Kulgam was... more

Local News

Oldest Kashmiri dies at 144
Srinagar: Ferozudin, who claimed to be oldest man on planet, breathed his last during wee hours of Friday in Bejihama Boniyar area of Uri town in District Baramulla. He as... more
Srinagar: The government received more than 10 lakh applications for 11830 posts in last five years and the amount of fee collected from these applications is more than Rs 19... more

Regional News

Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful military on Friday said it was the government that asked it to play a "facilitative role" in resolving the current impasse, contradicting Prime... more
I really want Kashmiris to experience ‘Haider': Vishal
MUMBAI: Bollywood filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj hopes to bring a moving theatre to Kashmir for the screening of his upcoming release ‘Haider’. A request for special screenings of... more

City News

SRINAGAR: Noted Kashmiri writers and littérateurs Friday admitted that the curbs on the freedom of expression in J&K have restricted the true expression of contemporary... more
Srinagar: The state government on Thursday said that the daily wagers engaged before January 31, 1994 shall be eligible for regularization and no regularization policy has... 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

Backwaters : A schoolchild crossing an overpass in the backwaters of Dal Lake. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Kashmiri supporters of BJP during a pro-Modi demonstration during elections in May. Photo/Archives
Amidst bloomed lotuses, a woman rowing through the backwaters of Dal Lake on cloudy Thursday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Police barring agitated employees of Forest Department from taking out a protest march. Photo/ Shafqat Kanna
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

World News

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million. State-run television announced on Friday the preliminary results from the country's first census in three decades. It... more
KUWAIT: A police patrol in Kuwait was embarrassed after the officers discovered that the black cloth they saw fluttering from a car was not the flag of a terrorist group as they thought but part of a woman’s abaya. According to a security source, a... more

Business

Srinagar: J&K Bank conducted District Level Review Committee meetings in Budgam and Bandipore districts. Chaired by Additional District Development Commissioner Aijaz... 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

After a thumping victory in the recent Parliamentary elections in India, the ruling BJP has already fired many salvos as part of the run up to the Assembly elections, which... more

Opinion

May 26, 2014 was a historic day in Indian politics. On this day the 15th Prime Minister of India was sworn in. Pakistan’s Prime Minister personally attended the ceremony.... more

Letters

This refers to news report “Cricket Frenzy: Kashmiri Students Hounded Out Of Punjab College” (Kashmir Observer August 27). If it is true, it is another pathetic display.... 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