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It has been difficult to get a sense of the frightening scale of the destruction that Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed since torrential rains began pounding down more than 10 days ago.

The numbers—or even the images from the ground—fail to convey it.

Sourced from Google Crisis Map... more

Srinagar: The recent floods in various parts of Kashmir valley and Jammu province have caused devastation on a large scale, not witnessed in the recent history of the State. Millions of people in various parts of the State, mainly in Srinagar, Anantnag, Pulwama, Rajouri and Poonch have been... more

Srinagar: Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has linked the Jammu and Kashmir floods to the massive loss of wetlands in the valley. In a statement on Tuesday, it highlighted the urgency to enact the Wetland (Conservation) Act, on the lines of the Forest (Conservation) Act 1980. As per the... more

Local News

Srinagar: As per reports, armed forces opened fire in the city center Lal Chow to disperse the crowd that were pelting stone and shouting slogans. Sources say that police... more
Jammu: All educational institutions in Jammu division, except those serving as relief camps for flood-affected people, will reopen today as the level of flood water receded... more

Regional News

Srinagar: Sixty eight Pakistani nationals who were trapped here due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir were sent back to their homes on Tuesday via the Poonch Rawalakot bus... more
Srinagar: India's premier water resources body, who claims to 'serve the nation since 1945', is responsible for flood forecasting and issue prior flood alerts in vulnerable... more

City News

SRINAGAR:: Srinagar police traced the car that was snatched from its owner by some unknown persons at Balochipora, Soura. Shahid Bashir son Bashir Ahmed resident of Kawdara... more
SRINAGAR: Even as top universities and competent authorities for exams respond to the disasters and unavoidable circumstances by loudly publicizing the decisions to delay... more


Kashmir Gets Football Ground With Italian Turf
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.... more
PHE daily wagers held a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding regularisation
SRINAGAR: As the inauguration of the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship was held on Saturday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park in Srinagar by Sports... more

News in Pictures

Polo View Sep 07, 13 Hrs: : Srinagar under threat as Jhelum flows into the City
Sun finally reappeared in North Kashmir after five days of merciless rains caused havoc across the state
KARNAH: Landslides wrecked havoc in frontier ares of Kashmir
CHADOORA: People struggling to cross river after bridge over it was washed away- Pix Wasim Mir
CENTRAL KASHMIR- Bridge carried away by currenrs-Pic By Wasim Mir
JKLF leader Yasin Malik listening woes of the flood victims in Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Hurriyat leaders visited several flood affected areas of the city on Saturday- Pix Mushtaq Mir
PATTAN: Residents try to recover whatever they can from their submerged homes
Roads have turned into rivers in uptown Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Lacking the boat or safety jackets, a family struggling to survive a deadly flashflood in the outskirts of Srinagar.

World News

United States on Monday has pledged USD 250,000 as relief and other help for the floods affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.  Charge d'Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens announced that the US intends to provide USD 250,000 to select NGOs through... more
Saudi plan to alter Masjid Nabvi could spark unrest : Report
SRINAGAR: One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)– could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world, media reports suggest,... more


NEW DELHI : The Mahindra & Mahindra Group and Samsung Electronics have donated Rs two crore and Rs three crore respectively to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (... more


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


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


‘Yeh kahaan ki dosti hai ke baney hain dost naasehKoi chaarasaaz hota, koi ghamgusaar hota!’     -Mirza Ghalib (What kind of friendship is this; all friends have started... more


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


SRINAGAR: Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after... more


‘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


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