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Will Modi deliver what America wants from India

NEW DELHI: The Americans are known to be highly transactional in the way they craft and implement their foreign policy. History bears witness to this tendency. Before they agreed to join UK in the war effort against Hitler in 1941, Americans asked Britain to dismantle its preferential trade... more

26 Jan Passes Off Peacefully, Strike Kashmir Shuts Valley

SRINAGAR: 66th Republic Day on Monday was observed in Kashmir valley with customary strike with people staying indoors fearing  government curbs and militant strikes. The strike left roads empty and markets deserted. However no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, a police spokesman... more

Omar’s joining NDA was a grave blunder: Lone

Srinagar: Admitting that National Conference completely ignored the people of Kashmir during its six years rule, former Higher Education Minister Muhammad Akbar Lone Sunday said that that joining of Omar Abdullah in NDA Government was still... more

Local News

Qazigund: Police Monday seized two load carriers and arrested four persons for stealing 26 fire extinguishers from highly guarded Banihal Tunnel. Police sources said that... more
Pulwama: Scores of families living below poverty line in Lethpora Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district have been denied subsidized ration from past three years... more

Regional News

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif's visit to China has opened new doors of cooperation between the two countries. The army chief held important... more
Lahore: Militants in Pakistan early Sunday attacked a transmission tower in the southwestern Baluchistan province causing a massive blackout leaving almost 80 percent of the... more

City News

SRINAGAR: Most parts of the Kashmir Valley experienced bright and sunny morning today though the mercury continued to hover below the freezing point during the night. "... more
SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry Saturday expressed concern over the handling of the Jahangir Chowk–Ram Bagh flyover and Khushhalsar filling.  “As... 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

Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Strike crippled life across Srinagar on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
School girls singing Rauf at the Republic Day function at Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Security has been heightened with armedmen deployed on houses surrounding Bakhshi stadium ahead on Jan 26- Pix abid Bhat
Kashmiri students participate in a rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Bakshi stadium in Srinagar.pix Abid Bhat
In Chattabal Ittehadul Muslimeen took out a protest march- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
In Anantnag Umate Islamia organized a protest after Friday prayers- Pix sameer Rahmani
Protesters burning the effigy of French cartoonist who sketched the carricature of Prophet of Islam (Pbuh) inviting the world wide Musim ire- Pix Abid Bhat
Police fires teargas at the anti-French protesters in downtown Srinagar on Friday- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s armed forces backed by volunteers have completely liberated the eastern province of Diyala from the occupation of ISIL rebels, a senior military officer says. Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir al-Zaidi announced the liberation of... more
Syrian Kurdish fighters have managed to take full control of the northern border town of Kobani from the ISIL  following more than four months of fighting. Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) have driven out all the ISIL... more

Business

Kashmir Inc Concerned over Poor Show at German Fair
SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of  Commerce & Industry (Inc) has expressed concern over poor response to the Kashmir businesses at Domtex Hannover- 2015 fair in Germany.... 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

Universities are supposed to be the centers of free inquiry, speech and expression. However, in the recent months universities and other democratic spaces have been under... more

Opinion

BY THE TIME this column is published, India of all faiths and political hues will be celebrating 66th Republic day. On this day in 1950 Government of India Act 1935 was... more

Letters

Hoping you will be fine now as you have been relieved of the burden you were not capable of holding. It was really injustice done to you by the Kashmiri people who had loaded... more

Features

Being in tune with our "self" is the key to happiness and satisfaction. AS stress overwhelms us for a greater part of our daily lives, it is essential to switch off external... 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

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

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