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PDP Misses Majority, BJP's Mission 44+ Fails, NC Distant 3rd

SRINAGAR: The polling for four-cornered contest of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Elections 2014 finally came to an end on Saturday. The first exit polls show Jammu and Kashmir returning a hung verdict with PDP emerging as the single largest party followed by BJP.       

Though the results... more

SRINAGAR:  The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday said it will prefer to sit in opposition if it doesn’t have numbers to form the government of its own in Jammu and Kashmir.

The BJP said that the exit polls show less number of the seats than the actual ones won by the party.

The... more

SRINAGAR: Hoping to perform well in Jammu, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday said it doesn’t need any allies for government formation but need the political parties to run the state.

As the news reports are making rounds that PDP would need some external support for the... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: Army on Saturday launched a massive combing operation in Machil sector along the the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Official sources... more
SRINAGAR:  Police Saturday sounded an alert across north Kashmir after a car was stolen by unknown persons in Baramulla town. A police officer said that the Maruti Car (JK01H... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: Stoking a fresh controversy after conversion plans in Aligarh, Hindu outfit Dharm Jagran Manch, which had planned a conversion programme in Aligarh, said that it... more
Reliance Paid 2 Lawyer-MPs Crores As Retainer Fees
MUMBAI: Reliance Industries ,  the Indian conglomerate owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani paid undisclosed monthly legal consultancy retainers to Manish Tewari, a senior... more

City News

Srinagar: Police Saturday claimed that in a joint search operation, it arrested a person with a pistol near Lal Mandi Srinagar. A police handout said that Raj Bagh police and... more
SRINAGAR: Incarcerated Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, who was re-arrested by police on December 16, has been once again shifted to SK... 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

Children in Lawaypora donning symbolic blood stained clothes protest Peshawar massacre of 132 school kids by Taliban. Pix Abid Bhat
Children in Lawaypora donning symbolic blood stained clothes protest Peshawar massacre of 132 school kids by Taliban.Pix: Mubashir Hassan/
Children in Lawaypora donning symbolic blood stained clothes protest Peshawar massacre of 132 school kids by Taliban.Pix: Mushtaq Reshi
Protests against the massacre of Peshawar school kids by Taliban continued for the second consecutive day in Kashmir. A scene of protests in Budgam- Pix Mubashir Hassan
Supporters of BJP candidate for Hazratbal took out a rally in the interiors of Dal on the last day of campaigning on Friday-Pix Abid Bhat
Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi campaigning for party candidate for Hazratbal Hakim Masood in Dal interiors on Friday-Pix Abid Bhat
Malala says, so called strong countries are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace
PDP leader Mufti Sayeed addressing a public rally in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
PDP activists respond as their leader Mufti Sayeed addressed a public rally in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
BJP president Amit Shah blasted NC led govt for mishandling flood relief during his address in Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Maiduguri (Nigeria): Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, in northeast Nigeria, the latest mass abduction in a region where the military has repeatedly struggled to protect civilians, officials and witnesses... more
GOPALGANJ: A village panchayat in Bihar's Gopalganj district has, in a diktat, banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones as these increase the chance of the girls "going astray".  Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha... more

Business

India: The next big hiring destination of Global Giants
NEW DELHI: Global companies will hire the most from India in the coming years but it will be the most difficult place to recruit after Japan, Pepsico India chief D Shivakumar... 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

Every sane person is aghast to see what has happened in Peshawar, where Taliban’s attack on a school has crossed all limits of savagery and senselessness. They killed over... more

Opinion

But why doesn’t India move on the lines of the probable solutions to the Kashmir problem? This has a lot to do with the reenergised India that thinks it can eliminate Kashmir... more

Letters

I strongly condemn cowardly act of the American and Israeli puppets calling themselves Taliban in Peshawar on December 17. The massacre of 150 plus children and then... more

Features

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones – Julius Caesar , William Shakespeare WHERE Kuka Parray is interred an argument still rings... 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

SRINAGAR: There are no movie theatres in Srinagar- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. But that hasn’t stopped the city’s residents from being resourceful and finding... 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