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Declare Floods As National Calamity: KCSDS

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Centre of Social & Development Studies [KCSDS] has deplored the government for refusing to issue notification declaring Kashmir floods as a natural disaster. 

“KCSDS demands that such a notification should be issued as soon as possible. Such a notification is... more

Srinagar: Asking Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to abdicate his chair, Bhartiya Janata Party State Spokesperson Farooq Ahmed Khan Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir government miserably failed to address the flood victims of the State. Khan who was flanked by State General Secretary Jugal Kishor... more

Molvi Iftikhar Ansari passes away

SRINAGAR: Renowned Shia leader and politician Moulvi Iftikhar Hussain Ansari, passed away here Tuesday morning leaving his multitude of followers in shock and grief.
Molvi Iftikhar was diagnosed with cancer last year.

He was shifted to his flooded Qamarwari residence 'Darul Jawad'... more

Local News

SRINAGAR:- The State Government has appealed the parents of left out children to report to nearby health centres or hospitals or medical centres or immunization centres for... more
SRINAGAR: Criticizing the policy makers of New Delhi, Chairman Hurriyat (G) Syed Ali Geelani Monday alleged that at the time of floods, they left Kashmiris to die and after... more

Regional News

Excited participants at the Sunday morning event
Hyderabad: Over a dozen of Jaguars lined up outside KBR park on Sunday morning and it was all for a good cause. The owners of the cars came together to raise funds for the... more
Bhopal: After BJP's Madhya Pradesh MLA Usha Thakur's controversial remarks, another BJP MLA from the state, Rameshwar Sharma, sparked off a fresh controversy by stating that... more

City News

SRINAGAR: The bus service between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir resumed Monday. "Karwan-e-Aman" (Peace Bus Service) along the Line of Control was... more
Srinagar: According to Traffic Police, due to recent flood, Jawahar Nagar Road which is submerged and road stretch from Rambagh to Iqbal Park crossing is witnessing huge... more

Sports

Kashmir Gets Football Ground With Italian Turf
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.... more
PHE daily wagers held a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding regularisation
SRINAGAR: As the inauguration of the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship was held on Saturday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park in Srinagar by Sports... more

News in Pictures

Hundreds of houses have been damaged rendering thousands homeless-Pix Shahriyar
Thousands of acres of paddy land was inundated causing massive loss to the crop
Road to Nowhere! Terrified animals along a submerged road during floods in city outskirts
A family in South Kashmir trying to save their cattle.Pix. Syed Shahiyar
A tourist watches as residents wade through flood waters. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
An elderly Kashmiri woman who has taken shelter in a Sufi shrine in Nauhatta area. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Chadoora in Central Kashmir district of Budgam. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Early scenes of Jehlum overflowing into Poloview market of Srinagar. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Famous Bund of Srinagar after the floods. Pix. Syed Shahiyar
Famous Lambert Lane in central Srinagar, a shoppers paradise, after flood waters receded. Pix. Syed Shahiyar

World News

Hajj pilgrims denounce IS 'virus' but doubt US-led war
MAKKAH - As they gather in the holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by the so called Islamic State group as "a virus" threatening the world. But many also expressed concerns about the US-led air war against... more
WASHINGTON: When US President Barack Obama greeted India’s new Prime Minister- Narendra Modi at a private dinner hosted in his honour at the Blue Room of the White House on Monday night, the dinner was a delectable spread of dishes, but the main... more

Business

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), has said the Kashmir suffered a loss of over 16 billion dollars to infrastructure due to the recent... 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

This is the third week since the floods that hit Srinagar city and South Kashmir including Anantnag, Pulwama and Pampore. The administrative response was completely missing... more

Opinion

The flood waters in Jammu and Kashmir are slowly receding, but, as usual the finger pointing exercise has set in for nobody is willing to take the responsibility for this... more

Letters

Islamic State of Iraq And Syria (ISIS) the most deadliest and ferocious militant group of recent days should not only be considered as some local insurgent group they have a... more

Features

SRINAGAR: Around 92.3% of the people, displaced by the recent floods and housed in temporary relief shelters in Srinagar, received no government aid and were provided food... 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

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

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one person learn... 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