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SKICC the venue of counting of votes for eight Srinagar constituencies under tight security- Pix Abid Bhat

SRINAGAR: After around month long election process, Jammu and Kashmir is all set to see some 'surprising' results as counting will begin here on Tuesday amid tight security.

Elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting of votes at 28 counting centers in 94 counting halls for the... more

SRINAGAR:  The Exit Poll by India's renowned research company, PEACS has claimed that People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is likely to emerge as the single largest party in Jammu and Kashmir.

PDP is projected to win within a range of 35-40 seats in a House of 87. The BJP according to PEACS... more

No Post-Poll Alliance With BJP, Cong: Omar

Regrets inability to revoke AFSPA, will accept people's verdict

SRINAGAR:  A day before the assembly poll results that are widely predicted to go against his government, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah rated his own performance as "between 6.7 and 7 on 10." 

"There is not a single... more

Local News

Srinagar:  Panthers Party patron Prof Bhim Singh Monday alleged that Electronic Voting Machines were manipulated in the recently concluded elections in Jammu and Kashmir.  In... more
JAMMU, DECEMBER 22: Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, has congratulated Mr. Shailender Singh and Mr. Shad Ramzan on their receiving the Sahitya Akademi’s Annual... more

Regional News

In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting... more
In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting... more

City News

Srinagar: Condemning the large scale arrests of youth in Kashmir, especially in and around Maisuma and Lal Chowk area, nocturnal raids on the residences of pro-freedom... more
Srinagar:Maisuma in city centre Lal Chowk is observed a shutdown against the continuous detention of incarcerated JKLF Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik. Shops and establishments... more

Sports

Parvez Rasool: No Ranji side can take J&K lightly anymore
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cricket has been steadily clambering up the performance graph over the past few years. The state side had qualified for... more
JAMMU: The Director General of Police, K. Rajendra today declared open the 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton.  The... more

News in Pictures

Children in Lawaypora donning symbolic blood stained clothes protest Peshawar massacre of 132 school kids by Taliban. Pix Abid Bhat
Children in Lawaypora donning symbolic blood stained clothes protest Peshawar massacre of 132 school kids by Taliban.Pix: Mubashir Hassan/
Children in Lawaypora donning symbolic blood stained clothes protest Peshawar massacre of 132 school kids by Taliban.Pix: Mushtaq Reshi
Protests against the massacre of Peshawar school kids by Taliban continued for the second consecutive day in Kashmir. A scene of protests in Budgam- Pix Mubashir Hassan
Supporters of BJP candidate for Hazratbal took out a rally in the interiors of Dal on the last day of campaigning on Friday-Pix Abid Bhat
Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi campaigning for party candidate for Hazratbal Hakim Masood in Dal interiors on Friday-Pix Abid Bhat
Malala says, so called strong countries are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace
PDP leader Mufti Sayeed addressing a public rally in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
PDP activists respond as their leader Mufti Sayeed addressed a public rally in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
BJP president Amit Shah blasted NC led govt for mishandling flood relief during his address in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

ISLAMABAD: Taliban have threatened a Pakistan civil society activist for spearheading a protest movement against the cleric of Red Mosque here who has refused to condemn the Peshawar school massacre.  Maulana Abdul Aziz initially refused to speak... more
The confessions of convicted terrorists are being broadcast on an Iraqi reality TV show in which they are also forced to face the relatives of victims.  "In the Grip of the Law" — produced by the state-run Al Iraqiya channel in cooperation with the... more

Business

India: The next big hiring destination of Global Giants
NEW DELHI: Global companies will hire the most from India in the coming years but it will be the most difficult place to recruit after Japan, Pepsico India chief D Shivakumar... 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

Our spiritual and textual sources narrate to us that our land basically was a water body, where serpents lived and then we have an extended lore that gives the picture of the... more

Opinion

A single and extraordinary image from last year: Hazaras, an ethnic and religious minority in Pakistan, maintaining a night vigil by the coffins of their slain kin in a... more

Letters

Today thousands of hearts must be beating at high rates as newly elected government is just on the doors. Everyone, including the those who boycotted 2014 elections can be... more

Features

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones – Julius Caesar , William Shakespeare WHERE Kuka Parray is interred an argument still rings... 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

Now that one mythology has been put to rest – of the world ending on December 21st- let me attempt to disabuse you of some beliefs that have survived time. * Bats Fly into... 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