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HC Orders CBI Probe, Says State Institutions Lack Credibility

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the multi-crore scam in the state's cricket association. The court cited the lack of credibility of the state investigation agency, the huge quantum of monies involved and the alleged  involvement of power people in the... more

SRINAGAR: Four militants and an army commando were killed in an encounter at Handwara in Kupwara district on Thursday.

The Army spokesperson N.N.Joshi said that army’s 6 RR on a tip off, launched cordon-and-search operation in a forest area at Sochalwari village of Vilgam in Handwara late... more

Unprecedented consensus on Govt’s poor rehab measures

SRINAGAR: Kashmir, for once, is united. The premise and reason for the unity that cuts across political divides and fault lines, affiliations and allegiances, is the PDP-BJP government’s poor and wanting flood rehabilitation efforts or... more

Local News

RTO to initiate vigorous ‘anti-tobacco’ campaign SRINAGAR: Government has decided to act tough against smokers as officials of the transport department have been asked to... more
Encroachment by Raman Bhalla: JAMMU: Justice Tashi Rabstan of Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Jammu Wing) Thursday directed Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and... more

Regional News

JAMMU: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi Thursday extended the term of Dr. Ayaz Rasool Nazki as... more
GORAKHPUR:  In a bizarre twist, a large number of part-time teachers of Kastoorba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) have alleged discrimination against them on the basis of... more

City News

Srinagar: National Conference on Thursday supported the call for a complete shutdown and strike on the 7th of September issued by various trader associations, non-political... more
SRINAGAR: Woman-only protest march brought traffic to a grinding halt for a moment Thursday at Lal Chowk as residents of Abi Guzar blocked the arterial road to protest... more

Sports

SRINAGAR: District Youth Services and Sports, Srinagar, is organizing U-19 boys football championship under the patronage of the DG, Jehangir Mir which is... more
SRINAGAR -- Team Ahmed Resort on Tuesday announced a 27-member squad for the Khyber Downtown Champions League (KDCL) under the captaincy of Syed Sagar. A board... more

News in Pictures

Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Contractual employees of J&K Health Department under NRHM staging protest in Srinagar to press government to regularise their services.-Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

Members of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria give a press conference at the UN building in the Swiss city of Geneva, September 3,
NEW YORK: Syria is gripped by a conflict largely driven by foreign powers in line with their "geostrategic interests," says a new UN report, criticizing the international community's failure to protect asylum seekers fleeing the violence-wracked... more
SANAA: A suicide bombing of a mosque claimed by the ISIS group killed at least 28 people in the Yemeni capital Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions ahead of the first White House summit between the US and regional power Saudi Arabia. The bombing, the... more

Business

Horticulture Minister takes stock of measures for timely dispatch of fruit to terminal markets SRINAGAR: To facilitate hassle-free transportation of fruit from Kashmir to... more

Technology

With only limited space on most Indian smartphones, what happens when everyone goes app-only?
APP WARS India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only in Sep-tember, but will all its potential customers have the capacity to keep its app on their phones? MAYANK JAIN India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only next month. It’s a... more

Editorial

ON June 19, 2014 the previous NC-Congress coalition set up a one-man commission headed by the retired Justice M L Koul “to enquire into the circumstances, leading to deaths... more

Opinion

FOR nearly seven decades now, relations between India and Pakistan have remained strained, often hostile. The two countries have fought three wars and have lived in a state... more

Letters

Media particularly the print media is more powerful than a chief minister. It has its own domain that a common man cannot overrule. However, it has the obligation to... more

Features

I thought long and hard before I retweeted the photo. It shows a lifeless toddler, lying face down on a popular Turkish beach, one of eleven Syrians who have almost certainly... more

Interviews

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 131 hotels in 65 locations across India and with a global... more

Reviews

‘The Wonders of Ṭarīqa Kasnazāniyya Brought to India’
(Sufi Way) Most people today do not believe in karāmas (wonders). Many of those who do think of them mainly as narratives whose characters are righteous men and women who... more

Heads & Tails

ARE all militaries as stupid as this or do they get far too much money using animals for war, which is reprehensible But the military constantly thinks up new ways in which... 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