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Attacks on Telecom Installations ‘Temporary Phase’: CM

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today sought to downplay the series of attacks on mobile telecom installations and people associated with it in the Valley, saying it is a “temporary” phase and those responsible for it will be “taken care of”.

Two persons have been killed... more

Calls for promotion of ‘Brand Kashmir’

SRINAGAR – Assuring the entrepreneurs, national and international buyers on strengthening the base of industry and handicraft sector in the State, the Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today emphasized upon promoting ‘Brand Kashmir’ to protect... more

SRINAGAR: The Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar Saturday said police has got vital leads about recent Sopore attacks and investigation into the incident has already been initiated.

Talking to reporters the DGP said that during the initial investigations, police has got... more

Local News

JAMMU: A nodal cell may be set up by the Centre to deal with various issues related to West Pakistan refugees, Union MinisterJitendra Singh said here today.  During a meeting... more
Srinagar: A teenager was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Beerwah area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district; police sources said on Saturday. Javed Ahmad, 18, son... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: A group of 24 schoolchildren from the Mawar Valley of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The students, belonging to Classes 6 to... more
Gunmen kill 20 bus passengers in Pakistan attack
QUETTA: Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 20 passengers after forcing them off buses travelling from the western city of Quetta to... more

City News

Srinagar: A man said to be 130 years of age passed away in Hazratbal area  after prolonged illness on Saturday. Khwaja Ghulam Mohammad Mir, son of Lala Mir, a faith healer... more
SRINAGAR:  For improving the basic infrastructure and other facilities being provided to the students opting for private tuition in the Valley, the Divisional Commissioner,... more

Sports

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
JAMMU: In a function held here today at the Raj Bhavan this evening, Governor Mr. N.N. Vohra, felicitated the sportspersons from the State who had won medals... more

News in Pictures

Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Police and paramedics carry the body of Mohammad Rafiq Bhat on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
A wounded civilian is carried by paramedics for treatment at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
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World News

SANAA: A total of 1,068 civilians have been killed and 2,551 others have been wounded since the start of the Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive against Yemen in late March until May 24, according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for... more
Suicide bomber 'disguised as woman' blows himself up outside mosque
Suicide bomber 'disguised as woman' blows himself up outside mosque DAMMAM: - An explosion outside a mosque filled with worshippers in Saudi city of Dammam killed four people Friday, the second attack in a week on a Shia Muslim mosque in the tightly... more

Business

SRINAGAR, MAY 30 - Minister for Horticulture, Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri, Saturday called for concerted efforts to make the Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Produce Marketing &... 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

In a dramatic new twist to the raging debate over AFSPA, Tripura has decided to do away with the Act  after 18 years. AFSPA had been imposed in the North  Eastern state in... more

Opinion

  Propaganda Continues to Dominate Three decades ago, Professor Noam Chomsky, who is seen by some as the most brilliant and courageous intellectual alive and by others as an... more

Letters

Taj Mohi-ud-din, ex-Minister, Irrigation and Flood Control, was extraordinarily bubbly on introducing water transport over Jhelum. To achieve this ‘feat’, the water level of... more

Features

IT is that time of year when results of various 10th and 12th standard board exams start coming in. It is that time of year when parents, or at least some of them, exult that... more

Interviews

Mumbai-based Rochelle Potkar, a fiction writer, a storyteller and a poet, whose works have appeared in several Indian and international publications, says in the light of the... 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

I hope I am still alive when we  discover a way to listen and understand the language of plants Do trees cry? Yes, when trees are starved of water, they certainly suffer 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