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No 'Mercy' for Yakub Memon: Being Hanged Today

NAGPUR: With the Supreme Court rejecting relief to Yakub Memon, the countdown for the hanging of the only death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case on Thursday has started at the Nagpur Central Prison here. 

Memon is all set to be hanged to death as per the Terrorist and Disruptive... more

NEW DELHI: Lawyers appearing for Yakub Menon referred to controversial and hasty execution of Afzal Guru to draw home the point that that Memon, who is scheduled to be hanged Thursday morning, would meet the same fate.

Seeking stay of execution of Yakub Memon's death sentence by referring... more

ANANTNAG:  Eight persons including four civilians and an Assistant commandment of paramilitary CRPF were injured in a grenade blast in Anantnag town on Wednesday.  

Official sources and eyewitnesses said that the militants targeted a CRPF vehicle near Chee Gali along Khanabal –Pahalgam (... more

Local News

SOPORE: Police and army on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in Sopore town of Baramulla district. A police official said that militant Ubaid... more
Kargil:  At least 20 residential houses were damaged after a cloud burst struck Choskore Wakha village in Kargil district on Tuesday night. Official sources said that a cloud... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: Voicing disappointment over the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the execution of Yakub Memon, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday stuck to his stand that the... more
Terror mastermind killed in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police gunned down one of the country’s most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 of his followers in a pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man... more

City News

Srinagar:  Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today ordered attachment of Chief Education Officer (CEO) Srinagar, with the office of the Directorate of School Education... more
Srinagar:  A ‘hapless’ and wailing petrol pump owner from Batamaloo locality of Srinagar city who runs a filling station North Kashmir’s Pattan town Wednesday alleged that... more

Sports

Ansari inaugurates 14th AIP Water Sports Championship
SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday evening inaugurated 14th All India... more
SRINAGAR: In a show of strength, Farooq Abdullah today claimed that 35 out of the 64 members of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) attended a... more

News in Pictures

The shimmering rays of the setting sun immerses the famed Dal lake in a pool of gold on a Tuesday evening. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Obsever
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Traders and JKLF activists marched through Lal Chowk on Friday to denounce official discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid
Security forces patrol streets soon after 4 grenade attacks were carried out against Indian cellular companies in Srinagar on Friday- Pix abid Bhat
Cops inspect the site of blast at Karan Nagar where militants carried out attacks on at least two outlets of mobile companies- Pix Abid
JKLF held protests in Maisuma area of the city on Tuesday against what it termed as oppression unleashed on Jammu Muslims by communal forces. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Israeli Jets Bomb Syrian Forces, 5 Killed
Beirut (AFP) - An Israeli air strike on a government-held village in the Golan Heights killed five Syrian government soldiers on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. "An Israeli plane hit a car inside the town of Hader, killing two men from (Lebanese... more
Beirut (AFP) - Israel has launched multiple attacks on Syrian military positions since January 2013. It has also targeted infrastructure belonging to the powerful Lebanese movement Hezbollah, a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 2013--... more

Business

Parkash for involving stakeholders, creating awareness SRINAGAR: Minister for Industries and Commerce, Mr. Chander Parkash Ganga today called for organizing seminars for... more

Technology

WHAT do you call a multimillion-dollar, for-profit company that's run in large part by unpaid or underpaid grunt laborers? A century ago, you might've dubbed it robber-barony or sharecropping — if not, you know, outright slavery. In 2015, though, we... more

Editorial

THE Jammu and Kashmir State faced a devastating flood in Sep 2014. Many areas in the Jammu region and many parts of Kashmir valley, including the districts of Kulgam,... more

Opinion

“Foreign politics demand scarcely any of those qualities which a democracy possesses; and they require, on the contrary, the perfect use of almost all those faculties in... more

Letters

Following the intervention of Governor N N Vohra, the University of Kashmir has adopted Justice Verma Commission recommendations on Teacher Education and therefore enhanced... more

Features

WHEN I take my dog for a walk on the beach near my house in Karachi, this is how people react: Mothers tell their kids, look, a dog; kids ask me the dog’s name and if they... more

Interviews

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 131 hotels in 65 locations across India and with a global... more

Reviews

I DID not want to watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Why? How about drunk actor drives over four people sleeping on a pavement one night and allegedly pays his driver to take the... more

Heads & Tails

In my constituency in Bareilly I find cows being taken regularly and openly to Rampur to be killed illegally. I have made squads of boys and they started catching the trucks... 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