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Have Patience, We’ll Get Governance Right: Mufti

‘Game for political dissent but some positions unacceptable’

Srinagar: Defending once again his battle of ideas policy JK Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed today said that his government will continue to provide space for the political dissent in the state but maintained there was a redline... more

Traders observe Kashmir bandh

Cong protests ‘unholy alliance’

Srinagar: Shops and business establishments in the heart of the city remained shut today as traders went on a protest against the government over its alleged failure to rehabilitate the merchants affected by last year’s floods. “Shops in and around the... more

New Delhi: No plan for creation of exclusive zones for Kashmiri pandits is under consideration, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday putting to rest controversy revolving separate township for the displaced community.

Replying to a question put forward by nine MPs whether... more

Local News

Lolab: The football festival organized by Chinar Corps of the Rashtriya Rifles, culminated with an epic battle between two Titans at Football Ground of Model Village... more
Beijing: With social media playing a key part in powering him into the Indian Prime Minister’s office last year, Narendra Modi has decided to use this tried and tested method... more

Regional News

U Turn: Indian govt says “No idea where Dawood Ibrahim is”
New Delhi: The Indian government caught itself in an embarrassing situation as it contradicted its own position on the whereabouts of Dawood Ibrahim, one of India's most-... more
NEW DELHI: Government has no plans to conduct any probe into the reports of surveillance on family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose by the Intelligence Bureau for 20... more

City News

Srinagar: While welcoming the statement of R&B Minister Syed Altaf Bukhari on issuance of permanent residence certificates in the state, senior Congress leader and former... more
Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir General Line Teachers Forum (JKGLTF) in a meeting Monday asked Mufti led PDP-BJP coalition government to spare Kashmir schools from ‘dirty... more

Sports

KOLKATTA: Kashmir FC recorded their first win of the 2nd leg with a fantastic comeback victory against United sports in the Round 9 of I-league Division 2nd at... more
JAMMU: In a function held here today at the Raj Bhavan this evening, Governor Mr. N.N. Vohra, felicitated the sportspersons from the State who had won medals... more

News in Pictures

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sa'eed taking guard of honour at the civil secretariat on the opening day of Durbar in Srinagar on Tuesday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sa'eed taking guard of honour at the civil secretariat on the opening day of Durbar in Srinagar on Tuesday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Independent MLA Engineer Rashid headed a protest rally against the proposed Kashmiri Pandit townships in Srinagar on Tuesday. Police later arrested Rashid when he and his supporters marched towards the civil secretariat on the opening day of Durbar. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
Pix Aabid Bhat
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
A village damsel walks with her flock of sheep through the picturesque countryside of North Kashmir- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
The Oars which were once used to drive boats are being used to drain out water from the submerged paddy fields.. -Pix Aabid Bhat
A fisherman takes rest on a sunny day on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

Why Muslims are offended by images of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
A fundamental principle of Islam is accepting Allah as the only one worthy of our worship. It is probably the simplest explanation as to why idolising Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has been forbidden in Islam since it is counterproductive to that very... more
Iran says won't allow Yemen siege
TEHRAN: A senior Iranian diplomat says Tehran will press ahead with its efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Yemen and will not allow the war-wracked country to remain under siege like the Gaza Strip. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign... more

Business

Pampore: HDFC Bank today relocated its branch at Pampore, in the Pulwarma district of Jammu & Kashmir. The original branch premises had been destroyed in the flood that... 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

According to the University of Chicago, “Mesopotamia” or “The Land between Rivers” is considered to be the cradle of civilization because this is where archeologists have... more

Opinion

Pakistan sent tents and blankets for victims of the Gujarat earthquake in January 2001 under then chief minister Narendra Modi’s watch. The British Red Cross sent 47,000... more

Letters

Right from my childhood days I have never seen getting monthly ration without a ration cards. But it looks as we are heading to an era of surprises with new useless... more

Features

A Yemeni child shouts at a refugee boarding facility run by the UN High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the... more

Interviews

Mumbai-based Rochelle Potkar, a fiction writer, a storyteller and a poet, whose works have appeared in several Indian and international publications, says in the light of the... more

Reviews

The Book of Gold Leaves is a ‘melancholy’ story
It’s about art, it’s about love, it’s about culture, it’s about nostalgia and it’s about Kashmir. The Book of Gold Leaves is the second book by the author after The... more

Heads & Tails

The Ugly Facts About Beauty Care
Beauty products that are routinely creamed onto faces, rubbed into hair and splashed over bodies contain toxic ingredients that are known to cause severe allergic reactions,... 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