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SRINAGAR: More than 400 people from Jammu and Kashmir are languishing in different jails of India with twenty-nine Kashmiri youth serving life imprisonment. Most of these detainees are spending their days and nights in South Asia's largest, Tihar Jail in Delhi. 

“It is not only youth from... more

SRINAGAR: The two brothers of North Kashmir’s Palhalan area who were implicated by Special cell of Delhi Police in a false case in 2006 are back home after spending more than 8 precious years of their lives in different jails of India for the fault, they still dont know.

“I was a class... more

Police is chasing boys out of their homes in Anantnag, Kulgam'

SRINAGAR: Kashmir's key separatist groups are seeking release of prisoners and a halt in random arrests. 

Terming the policies of government regarding the Kashmiri prisoners lodged in Kashmir and outside jails as ‘inhuman and against the tenets of justice’, Chairman of  Hurriyat... more

Local News

Srinagar: As the Congress high command decided to fight alone the upcoming polls in Jammu and Kashmir, the party’s State cadre has unanimously decided to accomplish the... more
Srinagar: With the Congress announcing not to contest against Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, Hakim Mohammad Yasin and Ghulam Hassan Mir during the upcoming elections in the state... more

Regional News

MANILA: A Filipino construction worker kidnapped by militia men in Libya has been beheaded by his captors, becoming the first Filipino casualty in the renewed violence in the... more
Woman duped of Rs 1.3 crore by Facebook ‘friend'
NEW DELHI: In a shocking case of fraud and deceit, a relatively wealthy woman based in the northern Indian city of Dehradun in Uttarakhand, got taken for a ride by a person... more

City News

Srinagar: Police Monday foiled the march of forestry graduate candidates who tried to march on city roads in favor of their demand. Eyewitnesses said that scores of forestry... more
SRINAGAR: The Roads and Buildings Department Monday handed over the building of Noorbagh Hospital to the Health Department, an official spokesman said. The local MLA Mubarak... more

Sports

‘We’ve a Rich Pool of Talent’
He started out as a footballer at a tender age and represented the State and many other prestigious clubs as a pro, and in a career that spanned over two... more
RIO DE JANEIRO: The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany... more

News in Pictures

Construction work on this bridge in Srinagar eastern outskirts, Shalteng, has been stopped for reasons best known to the authorities. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
A sunset view of old Srinagar from the historic Zaina Kadal . Photo/Azaan Shah
Kashmiris continued pro-Palestine protests on Friday across the state with top leadership calling for major ralies to mark Al-Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramzan- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Kashmiris continued pro-Palestine protests on Friday across the state with top leadership calling for major ralies to mark Al-Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramzan- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Massive anti-Israeli protests were held after Friday prayers in Budgam
Massive anti-Israeli protests were held after Friday prayers in Budgam
Clashes broke out between youth and riot police following anti-Israeli protests in Srinagar on Friday- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Additional forces have been rushed to the campsite at Baltal where dozens of stalls lay wrecked after the fierce clashes on Friday. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Few youth during Mirwaiz led rally displayed flags of so called Islamic State at Jamia Mosque on Friday- KO Pix Shafqat Nabi
Kids, armed with baits, try their luck at fishing in Nala Sukhnag, near Narbal Thursday. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi

World News

Israeli mood turns dark, finally
JERUSALEM:  For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on... more
Geneva: Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel’s military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “There is literally no safe place for civilians,” Jens... more

Business

Acknowledging the increase in the frequency of train service between Banihal and Budgam, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesdaysaid it would bring much needed relief to... more

Technology

LONDON: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012 -- and without the explicit consent or... more

Editorial

With the recent drubbing that the Congress-NC coalition suffered in the recent Parliamentary elections, the coalition was on the rocks. It was a matter of time before the... more

Opinion

With Pakistan’s ‘war on terror’ in North Waziristan preoccupying everyone’s mind, passage of the much criticised Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) through the National... more

Letters

It is frustrating to see the blood being spilled like water but what is more frustrating is the world’s apathy towards it. These days the people of Gaza are being slaughtered... more

Features

As the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims marked the beginning of Ramazan this weekend, the holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds... more

Interviews

Mridu Rai
Irfan Me'raj in conversation with Mridu Rai Q: You were supposed to deliver the first ‘Pt Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk’ but the authorities sought permission from... more

Reviews

The study of languages is critical in understanding not just our past or the present, but what it holds for our futures. Tariq Rahman’s monograph explores the genesis of the... more

Heads & Tails

The new government needs to have an R & D cell. India’s research and development is possibly the worst in the world. We employ tired and imaginationless bureaucrats to... 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