Top News

Ex-RAW chief Dulat in new book 

New Delhi: BJP and Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's PDP may be partners in the ruling coalition in Jammu and Kashmir today, but during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure as prime minister the saffron party was "distrustful" of Mufti, according to former... more

Srinagar: Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen has refuted the allegations and claims made by former RAW chief that UJC chief Syed Sallahuddin contacted IB to adjust his son in medical college. 

Spokesperson Salim Hashmi in a statement said that Dulat’s revelations are based on lies and there... more

Police Curbs On Geelani Sparks Protests In Anantnag

ANANTNAG: Police on Friday foiled Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani's plan to address a public gathering in Islamabad town in Anantnag district by detaining him near his Srinagar residence.

”As Geelani tried to leave for south Kashmir, he was detained by a large posse of police... more

Local News

SRINJAGAR: Police on Friday moved a local court seeking directions for blocking the pages on 'Facebook' which carried pictures of 11 young Kashmiri militants donning army... more
SRINAGAR: An attack by a suspected armed group on a Nambardar in Kashmir demonstrates disregard for human life, Amnesty International India said on Friday. According to media... more

Regional News

1,400 school teachers resign in fake degree probe
PATNA: Some 1,400 primary school teachers have quit in an eastern Indian state in recent months amid an ongoing investigation into fake qualifications, an education official... more
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has set aside the acquittal of a Pakistan national, a Hizbul Mujahideen operative who was involved in the serial blasts at Maulana Azad Memorial... more

City News

SRINAGAR, JULY 03: SP College is celebrating “Digital India Week” that commenced on 1st July, and will culminate on 7th July. In this connection the College is organizing... more
Mufti visits GB Panth Hospital
Institution to get critical care ambulances, 10 addl ventilators   SRINAGAR, JULY 01, 2015 –  Immediately after chairing the District Development Board (DDB) meetings of... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
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

News in Pictures

A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detaining Ittehadul Muslimeen activists, who tried to march towards Sopore on Friday at Mirgund.JKIM Spokesman S M Rizvi and other workers were detained. Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Boko Haram guns down 97 people praying in mosques in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeast Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a government official and a self-defense fighter said Thursday. The attack Wednesday... more
Kuwaitis stand united after mosque blast
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has moved to ward off sectarian tensions following a deadly bombing at a Shia mosque and taken measures to try to prevent another attack by the ISIS group. Shias, who make up about a third of the oil-rich Gulf state’s 1.3 million... more

Business

RTO to display fare board at all bus, taxi stands
Kohli inspects stage, contract carriages in Srinagar City SRINAGAR: Minister for Transport, Mr. Abdul Gani Kohli today directed the transport authorities’ to display fare... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

As if so far the message of the faltering alliance agenda of the PDP-BJP coalition hadn’t been received well in Kashmir, that the home minister Rajnath Singh again rubbed it... more

Opinion

The relationship between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Peoples Democratic Party is coming unstuck. Slowly, but as they say, surely.  The basic agreement between the two... more

Letters

In 1986, the dominance of National Conference was seriously challenged by a newly formed coalition called" Muslim United Front ". But the National Conference with the support... more

Features

Glorious Dividends of Imam Khomeini led Islamic Revolution of Iran  THE strong will & determination of the Iranians post economic & financial sanctions have withstood... more

Interviews

Pandits must forget nineties and return to Kashmir: Dr U Kaul
Prof (Dr.) Upendra Kaul is the director and head of cardiology department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. A Padma Shri awardee, Dr Kaul is one of the first cardiologists to... more

Reviews

The Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

Not all proverbs convey words of wisdom. Some of them are complete nonsense and we should stop using them as references to our behaviour. Proverbs about women, weather and... 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