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Agenda for Alliance . PDP Has Its Way as BJP Bends to Form Govt.

JAMMU/ SRINAGAR: The PDP seems to have diluted its stand on controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) whereas the BJP has taken a complete U-turn on Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and both the parties have left open the issue of rehabilitation of West... more

After 2-months deliberations PDP-BJP govt takes over

Drabu, Nayeem, Altaf, Imran and Sajad Lone in Mufti cabinet

JAMMU: People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took oath as the chief minister of a PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday in the General Zorawar Singh Auditorium here.

The... more

Here are the 15 highlights of the CMP:

1) To meet the political and economic objectives of the alliance, it is important to create an environment of peace, certainty and stability.

2) The government will be transformed into a 'smart government' which will be pro-active, transparent... more

Local News

Sajad Gani Lone
Jammu: Sajad Gani Lone, younger son of People's Conference leader Abdul Gani Lone who was assassinated in 2002 in Srinagar, has crossed yet another threshold with his... more
JAMMU : Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of... more

Regional News

New Delhi: In India, the recent surge in human infections caused by a proliferation of types of animal flu viruses has caused about a 1000 deaths. Cases of swine flu are now... more
Wanted Iran terror chief held in Pakistan
QUETTA: A key commander of a banned Iranian sectarian extremist group was arrested by Pakistani security forces from the outskirts of Quetta Saturday morning. Jundullah... more

City News

SRINAGAR: In order to ensure smooth conduct of examinations of Annual Session 2014 (Regular) for 12th class to be held in Srinagar district by the J&K Board of School... more
SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar today visited several areas including, Mominabad Batmaloo, Tangpora Bye-pass, Poloview, Lalchowk, Jahangir Chowk and took stock of the... more

Sports

Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more
KARACHI: Pakistan's World Cup campaign hit another snag when the national team's fielding coach Grant Luden threatened to step down complaining of misbehaviour... more

News in Pictures

Would be chief minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed called on prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday an sealed the deal with the BJP
A house boat drowned after incessant rains over past few days rose water level again in Jehlum
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik warned of any tampering with the State Subject Laws of Kashmir
Zabarwan mountain range as viewed from Dal lake after rains stopped- Pix Abid Bhat
A roadside woman corn vendor waiting for customers during rainfall in Srinagar on Wednesday.
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
India’s ambitious project of building the world's highest mega-arch bridge on the river Chenab on the long-pending rail link to the Kashmir valley has taken a dent after an official committee expressed concerns on the safety and stability of the bridge.
Doctors covering their faces with masks as they chat each other inside GMC. Pix Aabid Bhat
Patients wait for their turn at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. 19 more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the number of those infected with the virus to 138. Six people have so far died in the State due to H1N1 virus. . Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

Over 100,000 Manuscripts, Books Burnt By ISIS in Anbar
BAGHDAD: Over 100,000 books and manuscripts perished across Iraq's Anbar Province in a series of fires of the region's libraries set by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, the newspaper Elaph reported Monday. The London-... more
The Islamic State jihadist group released a new video purporting to show captured Kurdish fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. The video shows 21 captives presented as 16 peshmerga fighters, two Iraqi army officers and three policemen... more

Business

JAMMU- The Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, held an extensive discussion today, at the Raj Bhavan, with Shri B.R. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, and Shri B... 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

As Leigh Hunt, has beautifully said “The groundwork of all contentment is health,” and for that you need good healthcare and strong infrastructure. When such structure is... more

Opinion

INDIA is not expecting any dramatic results from foreign secretary S Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan on Tuesday,” a report from the Press Trust of India said “emphasising that... more

Letters

Pakistan, as a nuclear power having complete parity with India in nuclear know-how and missile technology, can change the situation on Kashmir front. It is nice to engage... more

Features

05-Feb.-2015 Life without art is said to be stupid. However art can be found in any and every thing; this is what Asif Sir taught us from a over early time. The sky is a... more

Interviews

Pandits must forget nineties and return to Kashmir: Dr U Kaul
Prof (Dr.) Upendra Kaul is the director and head of cardiology department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. A Padma Shri awardee, Dr Kaul is one of the first cardiologists to... 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

If you insist on being seduced by TV commercials into buying “skin care” and cosmetic products, if you are the kind of person who needs to have make up on their face to be... 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