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Sajad Lone Rejects ‘Insignificant’ Portfolio`

Refuses To Attend Office, Leaves Jammu for Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Peeved at being allotted ‘insignificant’ portfolio of Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry Sajad Lone, chairman of Peoples Conference left Jammu for  Srinagar on Wednesday instead of attending his office at the civil... more

JAMMU: Under the provision of Section 55(1) of the Constitution of J&K, the Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, has called upon the Members of the J&K Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council to assemble together in the Central Hall of the Legislature Building, Jammu on Wednesday, the 18th... more

Srinagar:  Ten more patients have tested positive for swine flu, taking the number of those infected with the deadly virus to 277.

"Ten more patients have tested positive for the virus. The total number of infected people is now at 277," PRO, SKIMS, Kulsoom Bhat in a statement issued said... more

Local News

Directs initiating process of release of pol prisoners, making Passport verifications time bound  JAMMU: Urging the State Police to become part of the change with the arrival... more
JAMMU: The General Administration Department (GAD) today issued an order regarding the norms to be followed for providing of staff to the Council of Ministers. As per the... more

Regional News

New Delhi: Union Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Ajit Seth Wednesday chaired the high level meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) at New Delhi to review the... more
New Delhi: Union Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Ajit Seth Wednesday chaired the high level meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) at New Delhi to review the... more

City News

Idea shuts data services in Kashmir on weather grounds
SRINAGAR: Cellular network, Idea, has for the moment, shut its data services in Kashmir following the light rain and snowfall much to the discomfort of its subscribers. The... more
15 vehicles seized, 13 motor vehicle theft cases solved Srinagar: Srinagar police has arrested a notorious car lifter and solved 13 motor vehicle theft cases. Police Station... more

Sports

Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more
KARACHI: Pakistan's World Cup campaign hit another snag when the national team's fielding coach Grant Luden threatened to step down complaining of misbehaviour... more

News in Pictures

An aerial view of Srinagar city road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
An auto-rickshaw driver drives on snow covered road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
People walk on snow covered road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
Would be chief minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed called on prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday an sealed the deal with the BJP
A house boat drowned after incessant rains over past few days rose water level again in Jehlum
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik warned of any tampering with the State Subject Laws of Kashmir
Zabarwan mountain range as viewed from Dal lake after rains stopped- Pix Abid Bhat
A roadside woman corn vendor waiting for customers during rainfall in Srinagar on Wednesday.
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Over 100,000 Manuscripts, Books Burnt By ISIS in Anbar
BAGHDAD: Over 100,000 books and manuscripts perished across Iraq's Anbar Province in a series of fires of the region's libraries set by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, the newspaper Elaph reported Monday. The London-... more
The Islamic State jihadist group released a new video purporting to show captured Kurdish fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. The video shows 21 captives presented as 16 peshmerga fighters, two Iraqi army officers and three policemen... more

Business

JAMMU- The Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, held an extensive discussion today, at the Raj Bhavan, with Shri B.R. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, and Shri B... 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

A nationwide survey on youth attitudes, conducted by Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), a Bengaluru-based non-government organisation has uncovered shockingly... more

Opinion

Sayeed sensed a 'historic opportunity' to come out clear with his political conviction and help New Delhi consolidate its position in Kashmir. In Kashmir, people generally... more

Letters

Pakistan, as a nuclear power having complete parity with India in nuclear know-how and missile technology, can change the situation on Kashmir front. It is nice to engage... more

Features

05-Feb.-2015 Life without art is said to be stupid. However art can be found in any and every thing; this is what Asif Sir taught us from a over early time. The sky is a... 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 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

If you insist on being seduced by TV commercials into buying “skin care” and cosmetic products, if you are the kind of person who needs to have make up on their face to be... 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