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SRINAGAR: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday issued an avalanche warning in higher reaches of the state with weatherman predicting moderate to heavy snowfall during the next three days, beginning Sunday.

Sonum Lotus, Director Met Office, Srinagar said there are predictions of... more

The 40-day period of harshest winter, known as "Chillai-Kalan", ended on Saturday as Kashmir Valley witnessed the driest winter in the last three decades with the lowest ever precipitation in January. 

"This was one of the driest winters in the last three decades. It was in 1986 that the... more

Govt Formation in J&K.BJP Ready to Abide By CMP: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: The BJP is willing to keep the controversial uniform civil code and abrogation of Article 370 out of a common minimum programme being prepared to seal an alliance with the People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said on Saturday.

A BJP-PDP alliance... more

Local News

KULGAM: Fifteen employees of various government departments including two Zonal Education Officers, Block Medical Officer and a doctor were suspended for remaining absent... more
Srinagar: Senior Political leader and MLA elect, Hakim Muhammad Yasin Saturday said that the issue of settlement of West Pakistan Refugees is not a human problem and in no... more

Regional News

Katju's advice to BJP.Make Shazia CM candidate, she's more beautiful than Bedi
NEW DELHI: In probably the most bizarre statement made about the Delhi Assembly Election 2015, former chairman of the Press Council of India justice Markandey Katju has said... more
An eco-friendly solution to India's water problem
New Delhi: The scarcity of water resources in the central and some western regions of India is pretty gruesome forcing the villagers walk several kilometers to fetch a single... more

City News

SRINAGAR: The father of slain teenager Wamiq Farooq on Saturday said that he is hopeful that new government in the state would bring killers of his son to justice. Hailing... more
SRINAGAR: The daily-rated workers from all the Government Departments of Jammu and Kashmir will stage a protest on February 3 at Pratap Park Srinagar. In a statement issued... 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

The tourists enjoying a horse ride in snow-covered Sonamarg tourist resort. The plains of the Valley witnessed its first snowfall today...Pix Aabid Bhat
The tourists enjoying a horse ride in snow-covered Sonamarg tourist resort. The plains of the Valley witnessed its first snowfall today...Pix Aabid Bhat
New recruits of the Border Security Force (BSF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Pix Abid Bhat
The army Wednesday honoured Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed during an encounter with militants in Tral town- Pix Abid Bhat
Large number of people joined the funeral procession of slain Hizb militant in Tral on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Strike crippled life across Srinagar on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
School girls singing Rauf at the Republic Day function at Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Security has been heightened with armedmen deployed on houses surrounding Bakhshi stadium ahead on Jan 26- Pix abid Bhat

World News

Mega film on Prophet Muhammad (S) Set for Premiere Today
TEHRAN: A multimillion-dollar biopic about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)– Iran’s most expensive and lavish film to date – to counter, what films director says, negative portrayal of most revered person in Islam, is set to premiere on Sunday. The film does... more
UNITED NATIONS: Condemning the deadly bombing of a Shia mosque in Pakistan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the country to step up efforts to protect religious minorities and combat terrorism.  In a statement issued by his... more

Business

Pulwam: More women, including housewives, are approaching Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) to take up enterprise creation as their career... 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

Reforms at the shortest can be defined as the improvement  by making changes. Thus a reformative move can only be said made when the change is for improvement. To carry out... more

Opinion

THE two emblems of Islam — the mosque and the madrasa — are frequently vilified, feared and even shunned by many non-Muslims. In Pakistan, some are places to avoid, rather... more

Letters

Muslim world is suffering due to  the catastrophic designs of the imperialistic regimes. Muslim masses have become the easy prey for the hegemonic forces. Muslims are crying... more

Features

Being in tune with our "self" is the key to happiness and satisfaction. AS stress overwhelms us for a greater part of our daily lives, it is essential to switch off external... 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

A dramatised excerpt from the story of the day Sonia Gandhi prepared to turn down the post of Prime Minister of India in 2004.
IN the afternoon of 15 May, after having been elected unanimously as the leader of the Parliamentary Party, Sonia Gandhi addresses her MPs. “Here I stand in the place... 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