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PESHAWAR: As Pakistani Taliban gunmen strode through the corridors and classrooms of the Army Public School on Tuesday, spraying teachers and pupils with bullets, one paused from his grisly work to make a phone call.

“We have killed all of the children in the auditorium,” the militant,... more

NEW DELHI: An outraged India on Thursday told Pakistan that release of LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the key conspirators of the Mumbai terror attacks, on bail was unacceptable to it and demanded immediate steps for reversal of the decision. 

In a sharp reaction to the bail... more

JAMMU: After a record turnout of voters in the previous four phases, high-voltage campaigning for the fifth and final leg of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, to be held on December 20, ended on Thursday, with a number of high-profile candidates trying their luck at the hustings in the 20... more

Local News

Jammu: With a promise to formulate a comprehensive programme and policy for the socio-economic growth and development of Jammu region, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party... more
Srinagar: Ruling National Conference (NC) Thursday said that it would sit in the opposition if it doesn’t get numbers to form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir after... more

Regional News

KARACHI: The government has expedited the execution of long-pending death sentences to dozens of convicts of terrorism in order to implement its decision to end the ban on... more
PESHAWAR- Sixteen key militant commanders including Mullah Fazlullah, Sheikh Khalid Haqqani, Hafiz Gul Bahadur, Saifullah and Mangal Bagh have been nominated in a case... more

City News

Srinagar: Dar-ul-Khair Mirwaiz Manzil is continuing its efforts to distribute relief goods among the people who have been severely affected by the recent floods. On the... more
SRINAGAR Facing sharp criticism for inability to track down the assailants in the acid attack case last week, IG Police Kashmir Abdul Gani Mir today directed the special... 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

Protests against the massacre of Peshawar school kids by Taliban continued for the second consecutive day in Kashmir. A scene of protests in Budgam- Pix Mubashir Hassan
Supporters of BJP candidate for Hazratbal took out a rally in the interiors of Dal on the last day of campaigning on Friday-Pix Abid Bhat
Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi campaigning for party candidate for Hazratbal Hakim Masood in Dal interiors on Friday-Pix Abid Bhat
Malala says, so called strong countries are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace
PDP leader Mufti Sayeed addressing a public rally in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
PDP activists respond as their leader Mufti Sayeed addressed a public rally in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
BJP president Amit Shah blasted NC led govt for mishandling flood relief during his address in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
People queue up for their turn to cast vote in Beeru constituency in the 3rd phase of polling- Pix Mubashir Hassan
People queue up for their turn to cast vote in Chrar-e-Sharif constituency in the 3rd phase of polling- Pix Abid Bhat
People queue up for their turn to cast vote in Chrar-e-Sharif constituency in the 3rd phase of polling- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

DAMASCUS: Islamic State (IS) militants killed 20 rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) overnight near Damascus, media reported Thursday. The IS executed the FSA fighters after capturing them in the eastern part of the al-Qalamoun region in the... more
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others, including women and children, in a brutal attack on a village in the northeast area of Nigeria, officials and a witness said on Thursday.  In neighbouring... more

Business

SRNAGAR: The Power Development Department (PDD) Thursday announced a respite from the unscheduled and extra power cuts, saying no new curtailment schedule would be... 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

On December 16, 2014 a barbaric incident occurred in Peshawar. Seven terrorists of Tehrik-e-Taliban launched an attack on the Army Public School. The militants were clad in... more

Opinion

The Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan offers four possible solutions. For one either side gives up their part of the Kashmir as a means of resolving the dispute and... more

Letters

I strongly condemn cowardly act of the American and Israeli puppets calling themselves Taliban in Peshawar on December 17. The massacre of 150 plus children and then... more

Features

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones – Julius Caesar , William Shakespeare WHERE Kuka Parray is interred an argument still rings... 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

SRINAGAR: There are no movie theatres in Srinagar- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. But that hasn’t stopped the city’s residents from being resourceful and finding... 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