Top News

NEW DELHI:  The Union government Friday said it will consider the passport application of Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani only after he completes the formalities and indicated that it was not averse to approving it.

"If it comes to us after due formalities, we will think over it... more

‘Let Omar Keep Tweeting’

SRINAGAR: Over the recent tweet of former chief minister Omar Abdullah in which he accused PDP of reviving Ikhwan culture in the Valley, government Friday said ‘everyone knows the parentage of Ikhwan in Kashmir’

Working president of the opposition National... more

SRINAGAR: Monthly cash assistance to Migrant Kashmiri Pandit (KP) families has been hiked from 6600 to Rs 10,000 per family per month.  The Centre has cleared the proposal of the state government in this regard.

“The KP families will get hiked assistance from May,” Relief and... more

Local News

Srinagar, May 22 (KNS):  State Congress while reacting to the statement of Union Defence Minister, Friday echoed Omar Abdullah’s words, claiming that government is hell-bent... more
SRINAGAR: General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15-Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha Friday said that adequate security arrangements will be made for the smooth conduction of annual... more

Regional News

Sabeen targeted for campaign against Lal Masjid cleric
KARACHI: Police investigators said on Thursday that the four terrorists arrested for killing 45 members of the Shia Ismaili community in a bus attack near Safoora Goth last... more
'Arrested Safoora attack mastermind confesses to Sabeen Mahmud's murder'
ISLAMABAD: A man arrested for the devastating attack on the bus carrying members of the Ismaili community in Karachi claimed on Wednesday that he killed T2F director Sabeen... more

City News

SRINAGAR: Peoples' Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone Friday visited the Mazar-e-Shuhada in Eidgah to offer fatiha to PC founder Abdul Gani Lone on his 13th and to Mirwaiz... more
Srinagar:  On the Friday following Meraj-ul-Aalam (SAW) thousands of Believers offered prayers at Hazratbal shrine. The devotees had the glimpse of holy relic of Prophet... 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

TAKE ME BACK TO NAGAR: A breathtaking view of Nagar, a former princely state in the Pakistan controlled part of Kashmir's Gilgit-Baltistan region. Pix by Syed Mehdi Bukhari
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat
Zo-jila pass that connects Kashmir valley with Ladakh division was thrown open for traffic after remaining shut for six winter months on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Zo-jila pass that connects Kashmir valley with Ladakh division was thrown open for traffic after remaining shut for six winter months on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Zo-jila pass that connects Kashmir valley with Ladakh division was thrown open for traffic after remaining shut for six winter months on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Suicide Bomber Strikes Mosque in Saudi Arabia, 20 Killed
RIYADH: A suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at a mosque used by Shia Muslims in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents said, killing at least 20 worshippers and wounding nearly 100 people. The interior ministry said the explosion hit the... more
SANAA: Yemeni army forces and members of Popular Committees have taken control of a strategic military base in Saudi Arabia, as Riyadh continues its military campaign against Yemen. On Friday, Yemeni soldiers and Popular Committees fighters seized... more

Business

New markets to be explored for JK’s fruit produce; Buyer-Seller meets, exhibitions to be organized for better marketing Srinagar- Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman... 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

The continued torment that the Rohingya Muslims are facing in Myanmar has forced many of them to escape the country and try to seek asylum in nearby countries. Thousands of... more

Opinion

IT has been nine long months since the beautiful Indian administered Kashmir was besmeared by an all engulfing river Jhelum. But the long tale of suffering and loss to human... more

Letters

For present unfortunate state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir mainly Chief Minister Mufti is to be blamed. Geelani should move J&K High Court to get unconstitutional... more

Features

It is that time of the year when you go for the mango. The seasonal fruit comes with the joy of relishing it. The concept of the mango being available all year long — as in... 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