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After UN push, Indo-Pak armies end border tension

SRINAGAR: The appeal aired by the Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon paved way for an Indo-Pak detente on the tense borders on Wednesday when the flag meeting between officers of the Pakistan Rangers and the Border Security Force concluded on a positive note . 

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Srinagar: In yet another incident related to the cricket frenzy, at least half a dozen Kashmir students sustained injuries Tuesday night during a brawl with college mates at the Swami Parmanand College of Engineering & Technology (SPCET) in Chandigarh. The non-Kashmiri students have... more

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday revealed that cases of corruption have been registered against more than 600 persons including bureaucrats and other top and middle-rung officials in the state. Curiously, the government has succeeded to prosecute only 34 officials and officers so... more

Local News

Srinagar: Anantnag police along with 19 RR launched a search operation in the jungle area of Chree, Larnoo in the jurisdiction of police station Kokernag. During the search... more
198 Kupwara youth get jobs in bustling retail sector
Srinagar: Building upon previous programmes in employment generation, wherein 22 youth from the remote Karnah tehsil of Kupwara district had been employed in attractive... more

Regional News

BJP virtually retires Vajpayee, Advani, Joshi
NEW DELHI: Making the generational shift of its leadership, official, the Bharatiya Janata Party dropped veteran leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar... more
Oppn slams Z-security for UP riots accused
LUCKNOW: A "license for killing" and a cruel joke with the victims: That’s how Opposition parties have described the Centre’s decision to accord Z security cover to... more

City News

Why J&K is delaying pro-poor food policy ?
Srinagar:  Even as the state legislature Wednesday discussed and adopted a Private Members’ Resolution seeking the provision of 35 kg ration @ Rs. 2 per kg to each family,... more
Srinagar: Students of BA, BSc, B.Com 2nd year  2013-14 batch from various degree colleges of Kashmir Division are crying hoarse over the alleged delay in the declaration of... more

Sports

‘We’ve a Rich Pool of Talent’
He started out as a footballer at a tender age and represented the State and many other prestigious clubs as a pro, and in a career that spanned over two... more
RIO DE JANEIRO: The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany... more

News in Pictures

Police barring agitated employees of Forest Department from taking out a protest march. Photo/ Shafqat Kanna
Lens man Shafqat Nabi captures a bird's eye view of the old Srinagar Tuesday morning.
A Gujjar family outside its stone-house in Verignag, near Daksum. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Official rescue teams busy rescuing laborers who got trapped under a collapsed house at Parray Pora in uptown Srinagar on Friday. Photo/ Shafqat Nabi
A brief shower flooded the city center, Lal Chowk, on Friday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
JKLF organized a solidarity sit-in for Kashmiri political prisoners in Pratap park on Wednesday
Sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir Police parading in Bakhshi Stadium on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir Police parading in Bakhshi Stadium on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Policemen stand guard in the middle of deserted Lal Chowk, the Srinagar's trade hub. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Due to scorching weather, locals boys desert the premises of Jenab Sahab, the grandiose mosque-cum-shrine situated near Anchar Lake in Soura. The compound remains abuzz in pleasant weathers. Photo/ Azaan Shah

World News

Jubilant Palestinians celebrate victory
GAZA: Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets, bursting crackers and firing in air, as celebrations broke out after Israel agreed to a long-term truce agreement following seven weeks of war. As news spread that the seven-week Israeli assault... more
Answer to drone inside Palestine: Iran
TEHRAN: A top Iranian military commander Wednesday said the Islamic Republic will respond to the recent intrusion of an Israeli spying drone into its airspace in the occupied Palestinian territories. “Destroying the Israeli spy drone is not the end... more

Business

Srinagar: Reliance customers in city centre Lal Chowk and adjoining areas besides in Leh (Ladakh) are having a harrowing experience in their bid to remain connected with the... more

Technology

LONDON: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012 -- and without the explicit consent or... more

Editorial

The term ‘’Love Jihad’’ has been frequently used in the mainstream Indian media in the last one week and continues to be so.  This term first made its appearance in the... more

Opinion

Cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war. There have been many interpretations of the Modi statement of intent to Pakistan. The wreckage of the foreign secretary-level meet... more

Letters

Shattered with the recent worst ever debacle in parliamentary elections in India, the Congressmen in J&K are looking towards former Chief Minister and union health... more

Features

SRINAGAR: Thousands of fasting Kashmiris Friday rallied in parts of Srinagar and other major towns in order to express solidarity with Palestinian people who have been under... 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