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Girl Ends Life After Youth Posts Picture on FacebookPolice

Police invoke article 306 RPC, 5 members of two families arrested

SRINAGAR: A 21-year-old girl from Magam in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance after she found out that her picture has been uploaded on facebook.

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SRINAGAR: Government of India has reportedly agreed to issue passport to octogenarian separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani to visit his ailing daughter Farhat Jabeen Geelani, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

MoS PMO, Jitendra Singh told reporters that, “Law is clear on the provisions to be made on... more

SRINAGAR: There are people even in the government who have been denied vital travel document since years.

Sources said that the Peoples’ Conference (PC) chairman Sajad Gani Lone applied for the passport three years earlier but his application continues to remain in limbo.

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Local News

Asks PDD to check pilferage, improve revenue realization Srinagar, May 21, CNS: In order to overcome increased demand of power during holy month of Ramzaan and peak summer... more
Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Thursday expressed its deep concern and anguish over the reports that the communal forces want to harm senior pro-freedom leader Masarat... more

Regional News

'Arrested Safoora attack mastermind confesses to Sabeen Mahmud's murder'
ISLAMABAD: A man arrested for the devastating attack on the bus carrying members of the Ismaili community in Karachi claimed on Wednesday that he killed T2F director Sabeen... more
Pakistani imam jailed for five years for hate sermons
LAHORE: A court in Pakistan has jailed an Imam or prayer leader for five years for inciting hate against a rival sect, officials said Wednesday. Maulana Abubakar a prayer... more

City News

SRINAGAR, MAY 21: Dr. Khurshid Andrabi, Vice–Chancellor, University of Kashmir, called on Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, Chancellor of the University, here at the Raj Bhavan today... more
Srinagar, May 21 (KNS): Throwing rules to wind, LAWDA authorities have allegedly undermined the court order and allowed the illegal construction in one of the areas of... more

Sports

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
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

News in Pictures

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Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Zo-jila pass that connects Kashmir valley with Ladakh division was thrown open for traffic after remaining shut for six winter months on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Zo-jila pass that connects Kashmir valley with Ladakh division was thrown open for traffic after remaining shut for six winter months on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Zo-jila pass that connects Kashmir valley with Ladakh division was thrown open for traffic after remaining shut for six winter months on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
An art student paints wall of a flyover on a street in uptown area of Srinagar on Monday. The government has commissioned the project of filling empty walls in Srinagar with paintings highlighting rich cultural heritage of Kashmir. -Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

BEIRUT: On a windy hilltop overlooking the mountainous Syrian border, a fighter from Lebanon`s Hezbollah says the battle against militants in the area is among the toughest the group has ever faced. The powerful Lebanese resistance movement, a key... more
Heat wave claimed 12 lives in Telangana on Thursday, taking the toll to 30 in two days, unofficial sources said. The daily wage labourers, petty traders and people living on streets are the worst-hit. Heat wave conditions have been sweeping the... more

Business

New markets to be explored for JK’s fruit produce; Buyer-Seller meets, exhibitions to be organized for better marketing Srinagar- Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman... 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 continued torment that the Rohingya Muslims are facing in Myanmar has forced many of them to escape the country and try to seek asylum in nearby countries. Thousands of... more

Opinion

In the past couple of weeks, Indian judiciary has created a flutter by delivering controversial verdicts in a few high profile cases. First, it was the Bollywood star Salman... more

Letters

For present unfortunate state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir mainly Chief Minister Mufti is to be blamed. Geelani should move J&K High Court to get unconstitutional... more

Features

It is that time of the year when you go for the mango. The seasonal fruit comes with the joy of relishing it. The concept of the mango being available all year long — as in... 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 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

The Ugly Facts About Beauty Care
Beauty products that are routinely creamed onto faces, rubbed into hair and splashed over bodies contain toxic ingredients that are known to cause severe allergic reactions,... 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