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Heavy Rains Forecast For Next 3 Days

SRINAGAR: Kashmir received another spell of torrential rainfall Saturday afternoon with MeT predicting intense spell showers for another three days.

Since Saturday morning, possibility of rains looks imminent in the face of overcast sky.

Heavy rains coupled with winds blew grits of... more

SRINAGAR:In a decision which could have ‘far reaching consequences’ on the future of 65 thousand Rehber-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers, the Education Department has proposed to conduct “professional test” all over the state with an intention to authenticate the credentials of their qualifications.... more

SRINAGAR: Government forces on Saturday beefed up security across north Kashmir after militants attacked a police party yesterday late evening in Mirgund area of Baramulla district.

Sources said that the forces including police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) and army conducted frisking... more

Local News

Baramulla:  A number of youth were arrested by government forces in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on the charges of stone-pelting and subversive activities. Eyewitnesses... more
As per the report, army is constructing a new fence on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, equipped with sensors, night-vision cameras, alarms, besides having weather-proof... more

Regional News

Yakub Memon's last call was to his daughter
MUMBAI: As the Supreme Court convened in New Delhi at 3am on Wednesday to hear 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's last minute plea for mercy before rejecting it,... more
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Saturday accepted the charge sheet submitted by Sindh Police against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain. In the... more

City News

Srinagar:  Kashmir Economic Alliance held a protest against Government of India’s failure to provide relief to flood affected families and traders in Srinagar on Saturday.... more
SRINAGAR: In view of streamlining traffic management in Srinagar City, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon convened a high level meeting of Engineers... more

Sports

Ansari inaugurates 14th AIP Water Sports Championship
SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday evening inaugurated 14th All India... more
SRINAGAR: In a show of strength, Farooq Abdullah today claimed that 35 out of the 64 members of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) attended a... more

News in Pictures

The shimmering rays of the setting sun immerses the famed Dal lake in a pool of gold on a Tuesday evening. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Obsever
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Traders and JKLF activists marched through Lal Chowk on Friday to denounce official discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid
Security forces patrol streets soon after 4 grenade attacks were carried out against Indian cellular companies in Srinagar on Friday- Pix abid Bhat
Cops inspect the site of blast at Karan Nagar where militants carried out attacks on at least two outlets of mobile companies- Pix Abid
JKLF held protests in Maisuma area of the city on Tuesday against what it termed as oppression unleashed on Jammu Muslims by communal forces. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

RAMALLAH - The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as protests over the arson attack entered a second day. The firebombing of the family's home in the... more
LONDON (AP) — Family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among people killed in a private jet crash in southern England, a Saudi ambassador said, but did not further identify the dead. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz,... more

Business

Ground survey started in Udhampur UDHAMPUR, AUGUST 01- State Government and Gujarat State Petronet Ltd have initiated the ground survey in Udhampur district for laying the... more

Technology

WHAT do you call a multimillion-dollar, for-profit company that's run in large part by unpaid or underpaid grunt laborers? A century ago, you might've dubbed it robber-barony or sharecropping — if not, you know, outright slavery. In 2015, though, we... more

Editorial

In the morning of July 30th, 2015 Yakub Memon was sent to the gallows. Memon was awarded the capital punishment for his role in the 1993 Bombay Bomb blasts. The case was... more

Opinion

Whereas successive Indian governments are striving to promote FDI since economic liberalization in 1991 by at-tracting overseas capital with investment and technological... more

Letters

Following the intervention of Governor N N Vohra, the University of Kashmir has adopted Justice Verma Commission recommendations on Teacher Education and therefore enhanced... more

Features

WHEN I take my dog for a walk on the beach near my house in Karachi, this is how people react: Mothers tell their kids, look, a dog; kids ask me the dog’s name and if they... 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

I DID not want to watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Why? How about drunk actor drives over four people sleeping on a pavement one night and allegedly pays his driver to take the... more

Heads & Tails

I was in Nagpur last week. I was told of an illegal bird market and so I went on Sunday morning. I saw hundreds of small cages with budgerigars and pigeons in them. Of course... 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