Top News

SRINAGAR:  A Special Operation Group man was killed and four including an Inspector sustained injuries after suspected militants cornered a police party at Chotta Bazar in Sopore. 

The incident took place when SOG party had disembarked from their armoured vehicle to disperse few odd stone... more

Ganderbal:  Violent clashes prompted authorities to clamp curfew on Tulmulla township of District Ganderbal Friday night. The clashes broke out after some people caught Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh of Saloora, a clerk at the office of Zonal Education Officer with a woman allegedly engaged in “an immoral... more

SRINAGAR: Strongly condemning the latest crackdown on the youth of the Srinagar city, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Saturday said it is the height of arrogance and insensitivity that the people are not even being allowed to live in peace in this holy month of Ramzan, by the National Conference... more

Local News

Srinagar: The 15th Anniversary Celebrations of ‘OPERATION VIJAY DIWAS’ got underway on Friday at Dras. This event is being organised under the aegis of the ‘Forever in... more
SRINAGAR: Situation turned ugly in Tulmula area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday when agitated people assaulted a ‘debauch’ government employee after... more

Regional News

25 Children Killed As Train Hits School Bus
HYDERABAD - In a ghastly accident, at least 25 students were killed Thursday when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Medak district of... more
Top Shia scholar's kin shot dead
KARACHI: A senior lawyer who was also the son-in-law of prominent Shia scholar and orator Allama Talib Jauhari was shot dead on Wednesday. Sixty-year-old Syed Mubarak Raza... more

City News

Srinagar: Mysterious demolition of couple of shops during the dead of the night sparked protest in Baghat-e-Kanipora area of Chadoora town while as a mark of protest traders... more
Srinagar: Burglars on the intervening  night of July 23 stole copper from a shop at Nallah Mar Road Saraf Kadal here.  The burglars broke into the shop and decamped with... 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

Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
A boy masking his face with a Palestinian flag as his fellow resists Police action. Leader of Itihadul Muslimeen Masroor Abass leading a demonstration in old city. Protesters at various places carried banners praising Hizbullah and other militant groups active in the middle east. Photos/ Mushtaq Reshi, Shafqat Nabi
Paramilitary firing teargas shells at a Quds Day raly in Hassanabad quarter of the city
Militants from so called Islamic State in Iraq have detonated this centuries old shrine of Prophet Jonah (Yunus) in Mosul
security personal puts concertina wire infron of UN gate today.Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Boys taking plunge in a stream near famous Shalimar gardens Thursday. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Visitors in the picturesque Dal Lake enjoying a tranquil moment on Wednesday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi

World News

Baby taken out of rubble of a house destroyed in an Israeli raid on Gaza
GAZA: The toll in Gaza rose above 1,000 dead on Saturday as more than 100 bodies were pulled from the rubble of homes throughout the coastal enclave during a truce, medics said. The grim milestone came on the 19th day of a conflict between Israel... more
BEIRUT: Rebels from the so called Islamic State group have killed at least 50 Syrian soldiers in an ambush in Syria’s northeast, summarily executing most of them after their capture, according to a monitoring group. The reported deaths on Friday in... more

Business

Roy allowed to exit jail for 6hrs to sell overseas hotels
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court refused both bail and parole to Subrata Roy- Indian businessman, founder and chairman of the Sahara India Pariwar- an Indian conglomerate with... 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

As the death toll in the ongoing military offensive by Israel inside Gaza crosses 800, there are yet no signs of any stalling of the unprovoked violence by Israel. The... more

Opinion

In the last 15 years, and some more, with the exception of Bosnia, there have been only two nations that have earned their independence as nation-states — East Timor carved... more

Letters

'Peace' - the most common topic talked and written about , in this 21st century.Countless discussions are held every month all round the globe to give peace a chance and make... 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

As soon as autumn comes in the west and the leaves start falling, humans start preparing for winter. What do other animals, such as birds, insects and fish, do to prepare for... 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