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Sayeed to be sworn-in as J&K chief minister on Sunday

New Delhi: Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir at 11 AM on Sunday.

Sayeed, founder-patron of PPD, flew in here on Thursday evening to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow which will be final step in his return... more

Srinagar:  Nine persons were tested positive for H1N1 in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura on Thursday, an official said here.

A spokesperson of SKIMS said the number of infected persons have climbed to 181 since October, 2014 in Kashmir Valley. However, the... more

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has summoned its High Commissioner in India for consultations ahead of a planned visit by Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. 

Abdul Basit has already reached here from New Delhi, according to a Foreign Office official. 

"He is now part of in-house talks to... more

Local News

Banihal: Two people were on Thursday killed while two others were seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a landslide on the Jammu- Srinagar... more
Pattan: A team of doctors against whom police had lodged an FIR for their alleged negligence in patient care and subsequent death of a pregnant lady in North Kashmir Pattan... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended... more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan-India foreign secretary level talks are expected to resume in the first week of March 2015 in Islamabad, senior diplomats from both sides were quoted by... more

City News

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Thursday vowed that people of the state would safeguard state subject law at any cost and... more
SRINAGAR: Panic gripped Rajbagh and adjoing area of the city when due to continuous rainfall, the Jehlum river embankment showed the signs of breech at Kursu bund on... more

Sports

Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more
KARACHI: Pakistan's World Cup campaign hit another snag when the national team's fielding coach Grant Luden threatened to step down complaining of misbehaviour... more

News in Pictures

A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
India’s ambitious project of building the world's highest mega-arch bridge on the river Chenab on the long-pending rail link to the Kashmir valley has taken a dent after an official committee expressed concerns on the safety and stability of the bridge.
Doctors covering their faces with masks as they chat each other inside Government Medical College Srinagar on Monday. Doctors said they not been provided anti-swine flu protection gears and vaccine.19 more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the number of those infected with the virus to 138. Six people have so far died in the State due to H1N1 virus. Pix Aabid Bhat
Patients wait for their turn at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. 19 more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the number of those infected with the virus to 138. Six people have so far died in the State due to H1N1 virus. . Pix Aabid Bhat
Doctors covering their faces with masks as they chat each other inside Government Medical College Srinagar on Monday. Doctors said they not been provided anti-swine flu protection gears and vaccine.19 more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the number of those infected with the virus to 138. Six people have so far died in the State due to H1N1 virus. Pix Aabid Bhat
Doctors in GMC demands anti-swine flu protection gears and vaccine inside Srinagar on Monday. 19 more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the number of those infected with the virus to 138. Six people have so far died in the State due to H1N1 virus. Pix Aabid Bhat
Doctors cover their faces inside Government Medical College Srinagar on Monday. Doctors said they not been provided anti-swine flu protection gears and vaccine.19 more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the number of those infected with the virus to 138. Six people have so far died in the State due to H1N1 virus. Pix Aabid Bhat
People have begun using face masks to protect themselves from the swine flu in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
Teachers serving on temporary basis in Schools Wednesday staged a protest in favour of their continuation of services here.

World News

Over 100,000 Manuscripts, Books Burnt By ISIS in Anbar
BAGHDAD: Over 100,000 books and manuscripts perished across Iraq's Anbar Province in a series of fires of the region's libraries set by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, the newspaper Elaph reported Monday. The London-... more
The Islamic State jihadist group released a new video purporting to show captured Kurdish fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. The video shows 21 captives presented as 16 peshmerga fighters, two Iraqi army officers and three policemen... more

Business

JAMMU- The Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, held an extensive discussion today, at the Raj Bhavan, with Shri B.R. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, and Shri B... 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

Prophet’s Example of Anti-Racism
Approximately 1,400 years before the Civil Rights movement in the US and the anti-apartheid campaign in South Africa, the Prophet Muhammad dealt with the issues of xenophobia... more

Opinion

If I read one more article or hear one more speech by a Western politician telling us that we are experiencing a war within Islam between radicals and moderates, or a battle... more

Letters

Pakistan, as a nuclear power having complete parity with India in nuclear know-how and missile technology, can change the situation on Kashmir front. It is nice to engage... more

Features

THE floods and unfortunate deaths of several dozen people in Kashmir in September 2014 reignited the debate about increasing human emissions of carbon dioxide and their... more

Interviews

Majid Majidi: The color of Khuda reflects onto our works
World renowned director Majid Majidi was part of LastProphet.info Web Portal’s 2013 Seerah Workshop, which was organized under the theme of “Seerah and Visuality.” During the... 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

If you insist on being seduced by TV commercials into buying “skin care” and cosmetic products, if you are the kind of person who needs to have make up on their face to be... 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