Top News

Delhi asks J&K to pay bill for flood rescue

SRINAGAR: While the people of Jammu and Kashmir grapple with the aftermath of the devastating floods that wreaked havoc last month, the state government has reportedly been told to cough up an incredible Rs 650 crores in payments for having availed the services of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and... more

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has persisted with its efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue despite India's insistence to address the issue only through bilateral dialogue.

Sartaj Aziz, the foreign policy advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, took on the issue with UN Secretary... more

NEW DELHI: India has taken up with United Kingdom the proposed anti-India rally to be held on British soil.

Replying to a media query in New Delhi on Monday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Minister Mrs Sushma Swaraj raised the matter with British Deputy Prime... more

Local News

Srinagar: Following the devastating floods in Kashmir, Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Department Kashmir Monday said that the department has submitted a comprehensive... more
Srinagar: Indian Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh, will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on November 5. An army handout said that General Dalbir Singh will visit Mamun, Pathankot... more

Regional News

Pakistan's Edhi robbed at gunpoint
KARACHI: Pakistani philanthropist, social activist and humanitarian- Abdul Sattar Edhi may have dedicated his life to aiding the poor, and single handedly changed the face of... more
LAHORE: Addressing a massive rally on the lawns of Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore on Sunday, 19 October,  Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri announced a 10-point... more

City News

Srinagar: A policeman posted in Nigeen Police Station Srinagar who was allegedly injured  in a stone-pelting incident near Duck Park on Fore Shore Road in July this year... more
Srinagar: The +2 contractual lecturers Monday accused the state government of turning blind eye towards their plight as they have been working on meager wages since last... more

Sports

Kashmir Gets Football Ground With Italian Turf
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.... more
PHE daily wagers held a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding regularisation
SRINAGAR: As the inauguration of the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship was held on Saturday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park in Srinagar by Sports... more

News in Pictures

Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Houses destroyed by the flood waters in Malikpora,Tirgam in Sonawari

World News

Reporter Who Exposed Turkey's Support to ISIS, Killed
ANKARA: Star correspondent of Iran's Press TV, accused by Ankara of spying - following her recent story blaming Turkey of allowing ISIS militants to cross into Kobane, died in a car accident on Sunday. Serena Shim, an American citizen with Lebanese... more
MANAMA: Saudi pilgrimage officials are looking to ban children from accompanying their parents during the Haj as a precautionary measure to protect them from scorching summer heat. The proposal advises that children under the age of 10 should not be... more

Business

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20- Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Mr. Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today stressed the need for accelerating the pace of process of proposed mega... 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

Kashmir Observer has been highlighting the dangers Srinagar faced due to lopsided planning of successive state governments for more than 17 years now.  On February 26, 2014 (... more

Opinion

CHIEF Minister Omar Abdullah may be right in rubbishing the undue concern expressed by some TV channels regarding the speculation on the ominous possibilities arising from... more

Letters

Before I refer to the Hadeeth of Ghadeer-e-Khumm, let me remind my fellow Muslims that it is related to Syedena Ali Murtaza (KTW) who was given various titles by our beloved... more

Features

Patriotic Indian Twitter users are asking people to not see Haider. I wonder if they saw the same film as I did. The Tweeple who made #BoycottHaider trend all Friday on... 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

The study of languages is critical in understanding not just our past or the present, but what it holds for our futures. Tariq Rahman’s monograph explores the genesis of the... more

Heads & Tails

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one person learn... 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