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BJP needles Mufti on Shyama's birthday

Ram reaffirms Mukherjee dream as coalition agenda, Nirmal avows option to quit

Srinagar:  Bhartiya Janta Party Monday reasserted its wish to undo Jammu and Kashmir's special status within Indian Union, stating that "the coalition government will not compromise with the ideology of an... more

SRINAGAR:   The coalition leader People’s Democratic Party continues to remain guarded while its alliance partner BJP makes prickly noises regarding the real agenda of the coalition. On Monday when the central as well as the state leadership of BJP made it clear that the real agenda of the... more

Flashfloods in Shopiyan

Srinagar: A 25-year-old woman died due of cloudburst in a forest area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, GNS reported Monday.

Aisha Bano, daughter of Abdullah Gujri of Doodh Marg Tral was found unconscious in the nearby forest area adjacent to her... more

Local News

Srinagar: Villagers in Jammu's R S Pura sector panicked as the estranged armies of India and Pakistan exchanged mortars and gunfire on Monday morning. Pakistani army violated... more
'First time a Kashmiri CM visited Baltal to review pilgrimage arragements' Jammu: Asserting that the recent incidents of ceasefire violations were aimed at facilitating... more

Regional News

Modi’s central Asia visit aimed at getting SCO membership
Tashkent: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here in Uzbekistan capital Monday, held talks with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev at a meeting hall... more
Dawood was in talks to return to India:  Chhota Shakeel
MUMBAI: Dawood Ibrahim, one of India’s most-wanted men for masterminding the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, was allegedly in talks to return to India, his deputy and most trusted... more

City News

2324 vehicles seized, 2374 fined in a week Srinagar  Police in its drive against the traffic violations has seized over twenty three hundred vehicles and Challaned about... more
Srinagar:Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today expressed shock over infant deaths due to poor health care system in peripheral hospitals. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
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

News in Pictures

BEATING THE HEAT: Young boys take a dip in the Harwan Nallah on Monday as Kashmir heat wave turns more sweltering by the day. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
BEATING THE HEAT: Young boys take a dip in the Harwan Nallah on Monday as Kashmir heat wave turns more sweltering by the day. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
BEATING THE HEAT: Young boys take a dip in the Harwan Nallah on Monday as Kashmir heat wave turns more sweltering by the day. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
A man recite holy Quran at Jami Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar- pix Abid Bhat
IFTAR TIME: Ramzan stalls offering firni to Rozdars against a price are complaining of poor business this year- pix Abid Bhat
Bashir Ahmad bangs his drum as he walks through the streets of Srinagar, alerting residents to wake up for another day of fasting. Being a 'human alarm clock' in Kashmir.- pix Abid Bhat
A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

ISIS abduct 111 children from Mosul city
Nineveh – An official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party said Sunday, that the ISIS militants kidnapped 111 children from the city of Mosul and has entered them in military and intellectual training, noting that the ISIS abducted more than 1420... more
ISIL threat in Afghanistan to top upcoming SCO summit agenda
MOSCOW: The ISIL terrorist threat in Afghanistan will top the agenda of the upcoming leader’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Russia later this week, a senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official says. Chinese President Xi... more

Business

NEW DELHI: In a historic move, India and Pakistan’s banks are set to open their branches in each other’s countries soon, according to business giant Mian Mansha. “Central... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

A report released by Amnesty International recently said that for the first time since the Second World War, the number of refuges in the world has exceeded 50 million.... more

Opinion

25 years of AFSPA in Jammu & Kashmir In September 1990, Parliament passed the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, which was 'deemed to have come into... more

Letters

In 1986, the dominance of National Conference was seriously challenged by a newly formed coalition called" Muslim United Front ". But the National Conference with the support... more

Features

Materialism In Spiritual Land When Tariq Abdullah was making arrangements to perform the Hajj to Mecca last October, he had a choice between the “4 Star Deluxe Package” or... 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 Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

My sister is a middle child and she says that part of her personality is shaped by being that. The eldest is the boss. The youngest is the cutest baby of the family. But... 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