Top News

People On Edge As Cloudbursts ReviveNature's Fury

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir is witnessingan unusual weather pattern and during the last fortnight cloudbursts have been occurring with frightening frequency.The freak phenomenon after last year's unprecedented floods has put the common man on the edge.

Six people were killed last week as... more

SRINAGAR: Days after New Delhi proposed to amend a seven-year old Act to enable the Centre to collect statistical data in Jammu and Kashmir for removing a "legislative vacuum" with regard to data collection in the state, Kashmir Center for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) Friday alleged... more

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir is passing through a "very sensitive" period, National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah on Friday said and blamed the ruling coalition for vitiating peaceful atmosphere of the state.

The former Union minister said the balance which existed between communities... more

Local News

Chairs SDMA meeting, lays stress on Standing Operating Procedures, trained experts in first line of defence Plan envisages setting up Emergency Operations' Centres at capital... more
BUDGAM: On Thursday, Muslims neighbours over saw a marriage ceremony of a Pandit family in central Kashmir. Housed in about 1400 Muslim households, Ichigam locality in Budgam... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: There could be some cheer for the common man as oil marketing companies could effect a steep cut in petrol and diesel prices. If one looks at the current... more
GURDASPUR: Postmortem examinations were today being conducted at the civil hospital here on the bodies of the three terrorists, who had stormed a police station in Gurdaspur... more

City News

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: The Education Department has begun the process of modifying and redesigning the curriculum to make learning job-intensive and allow the students to be... more
SRINAGAR: Describing the hanging of Yakub Memon as extremely unfortunate, Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday termed the hanging as the murder of... more

Sports

Ansari inaugurates 14th AIP Water Sports Championship
SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday evening inaugurated 14th All India... more
SRINAGAR: In a show of strength, Farooq Abdullah today claimed that 35 out of the 64 members of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) attended a... more

News in Pictures

The shimmering rays of the setting sun immerses the famed Dal lake in a pool of gold on a Tuesday evening. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Obsever
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Traders and JKLF activists marched through Lal Chowk on Friday to denounce official discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid
Security forces patrol streets soon after 4 grenade attacks were carried out against Indian cellular companies in Srinagar on Friday- Pix abid Bhat
Cops inspect the site of blast at Karan Nagar where militants carried out attacks on at least two outlets of mobile companies- Pix Abid
JKLF held protests in Maisuma area of the city on Tuesday against what it termed as oppression unleashed on Jammu Muslims by communal forces. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

World War III would spell end of humanity: Russia
MOSCOW: Amid growing tensions between Moscow and the West, a senior Russian lawmaker has slammed enemies for resorting to Cold War-era tactics and threatening his country, warning that the outbreak of a third world war would spell doom for humanity... more
Mourners carry the body of 18-month-old Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh
DUMA, West Bank (Reuters) - Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and older brother. The house in Duma, a village near the city of Nablus,... more

Business

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: The Committee on Estimates of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly met here today under the chairmanship of MLA, Javaid Hassan Beigh to review the... more

Technology

WHAT do you call a multimillion-dollar, for-profit company that's run in large part by unpaid or underpaid grunt laborers? A century ago, you might've dubbed it robber-barony or sharecropping — if not, you know, outright slavery. In 2015, though, we... more

Editorial

In the morning of July 30th, 2015 Yakub Memon was sent to the gallows. Memon was awarded the capital punishment for his role in the 1993 Bombay Bomb blasts. The case was... more

Opinion

Whenever there is a suicide attack or killing of civilians by extremists who profess to be Muslims, the oft quoted reaction by many Muslims and even non Muslims is that these... more

Letters

Following the intervention of Governor N N Vohra, the University of Kashmir has adopted Justice Verma Commission recommendations on Teacher Education and therefore enhanced... more

Features

WHEN I take my dog for a walk on the beach near my house in Karachi, this is how people react: Mothers tell their kids, look, a dog; kids ask me the dog’s name and if they... more

Interviews

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 131 hotels in 65 locations across India and with a global... more

Reviews

I DID not want to watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Why? How about drunk actor drives over four people sleeping on a pavement one night and allegedly pays his driver to take the... more

Heads & Tails

I was in Nagpur last week. I was told of an illegal bird market and so I went on Sunday morning. I saw hundreds of small cages with budgerigars and pigeons in them. Of course... 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