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ECI to Decide Poll J&K Dates in Delhi

SRINAGAR: Hinting at holding the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on the scheduled date, Election Commission of India (ECI) Saturday said that administration here was fully prepared to conduct elections in the State. The Commission however added that the final call in this regard will be... more

NC wants polls to be postponed on ‘humanitarian grounds’

SRINAGAR: While almost all mainstream political parties in unison raised pitch for polls on due date during meeting with the Election Commission of India (ECI) here, it was only ruling National Conference that stressed that... more

SRINAGAR: The ruling National Conference is keeping a close vigil over the announcement of the assembly elections with the party leadership keeping the 4th list of its candidates in limbo- maintaining that same would be issued once poll dates are announced.

KNS quoting party sources... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: Residents in a South Kashmir village were shocked to find half a dozen human skulls during removal of muck accumulated during recent floods there.   Some residents... more
SRINAGAR: A man who was missing since August, was found with his head separated from the body in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police sources said Saturday. Police... more

Regional News

KAKUL( Pakistan): Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif Saturday vowed to thwart any “aggression” against the country, in a thinly-veiled warning to arch rival India... more
NEW DELHI: Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Saturday advised his commanders to "maintain relentless pressure" on militants to ensure the peaceful conduct of assembly... more

City News

SRINAGAR: President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar ul Hassan today said that there is a serious threat of life threatening infections in flood affected schools as... more
Srinagar: Continuing with its drive of ensuring that people get quality medicines, a team of officers of Drug and Food Control Organization (DFCO) today conducted a surprise... more

Sports

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

Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Houses destroyed by the flood waters in Malikpora,Tirgam in Sonawari

World News

Kurds battle for heart of Kobane as UN fears massacre
Syrian Kurdish refugees sit outside a camp in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, southeast Turkey  Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters halted a thrust by Islamic State group jihadists towards the heart of the battleground Syrian town... more
BAQUBA: Friendly fire on a military ambulance, a suicide attack at a market and a booby trap killed at least 14 people in a fresh day of violence north of Baghdad Saturday.  Four soldiers were killed near Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, when Shiite... more

Business

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed today asked the Government to announce a comprehensive debt relief package for the growers whose... 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

Habitations along the Line of Control have again been put in the path of peril by the militaries of India and Pakistan whose exchanges of fire over the dividing line in... more

Opinion

CHIEF Minister Omar Abdullah may be right in rubbishing the undue concern expressed by some TV channels regarding the speculation on the ominous possibilities arising from... more

Letters

Before I refer to the Hadeeth of Ghadeer-e-Khumm, let me remind my fellow Muslims that it is related to Syedena Ali Murtaza (KTW) who was given various titles by our beloved... more

Features

Patriotic Indian Twitter users are asking people to not see Haider. I wonder if they saw the same film as I did. The Tweeple who made #BoycottHaider trend all Friday on... 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