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Every party in JK except Congress in league with BJP: Azad

SRINAGAR: Hitting out at her party's estranged ally National Conference for the first time in the past six years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday said "we gave full support to them to run the government but they did not implement our programmes and schemes", including the Food Bill, in... more

SRINAGAR – State Congress leadership faced embarrassment as Congress candidate from Bandipore, Usman Majeed, didn't attend his party president Sonia Gandhi's public meeting in the town on Friday.

There was no word from the party on why Majeed had skipped Sonia's public rally in his... more

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hit the campaign trail in the state on Saturday  with his addresses at a public rally in Kishtwar, four days ahead of the first phase of polls.

He will address at least seven rallies in the state, holding at least a rally or two ahead of each of... more

Local News

Srinagar: A seventeen year old youth sustained serious injuries in an explosion in Vilgam forest in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. A police official said the youth... more
Srinagar: The Pakistan army last night violated ceasefire along Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a senior defence official said. The official said that... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: Former president Hamid Karzai insisted on Wednesday that Afghanistan would not allow itself to become the battleground in a proxy war between India and Pakistan... more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's fiery cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday returned to the country with a "new strategy" against the government, nearly a month after he went abroad... more

City News

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir(DAK) President Dr Nisar ul Hassan Thursday said that humiliation and harassment of attendants in city hospitals by hospital staff is... more
Sarah Groves trial delayed once more
SRINAGAR: The trial of a man accused of killing British tourist Sarah Groves has been delayed once again. It was supposed to resume today, but it said to be set now for... more

Sports

JAMMU: The 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton, Boys and Girls under 14 years is being organized by the Department of... 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

News in Pictures

KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
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

World News

House of Abu Ayyub Ansari (R) where holy Prophet stayed after arrival in Madeenah faces demolition.
Madeenah: Power outage notices on the doors of a number of mosques including the historical Sajdah Mosque have left historians fearing that they might get demolished to make way for the Prophet's Mosque expansion project, Makkah daily reported.... more
Hezbollah leader visits top Shia cleric
BEIRUT — The leader of  Hezbollah Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah made a rare trip to visit to a top Shia Muslim cleric visiting Lebanon for medical checkups, the group's media office said Tuesday. It is rare for Nasrallah to make public appearances, or... more

Business

New Delhi: The love-affair between India’s burgeoning middle-class and branded international fast food products appears increasingly to be heading towards the stage of a... 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

With the Hajj season over and almost all the pilgrims gone, bulldozers have revved up their engine to start the demolition work in Makkah where they had stopped before the... more

Opinion

TO view history, one needs to use bifocals — to see distance in perspective, and in close-up to observe the minutiae that provide it substance and colour. Take the Indo-Pak... more

Letters

The government has recently fixed a deadline of 30 days for issuing passports after the applications are filed, in an attempt to speed up the process amid rising complaints... more

Features

THE HUSSAINI Brahmins is a community that has an intertwined link with Hinduism and Islam. It is said that their ancestor, Rahab Sidh Dutt had sacrificed his seven sons for... 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

SRINAGAR: There are no movie theatres in Srinagar- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. But that hasn’t stopped the city’s residents from being resourceful and finding... 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