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Pak teeters as PM sticks to his guns

SRINAGAR: As if bracing for a 'soft coup' by the newly emerged political forces, Pakistan on Monday briefly encountered a hostage crisis as the agitated marchers stormed the official Pakistan Television Center at Islamabad, taking it off air for several hours. The paramilitary personnel regained... more

SRINAGAR: The worsening civil unrest in Pakistan comes handy when Indian leadership wants to walk out of the dialogue process. As the political turmoil in Islamabad worsened, the Home Ministry Monday denied news reports that Rajnath Singh would meet his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of... more

In Japan Modi needles China

SRINAGAR: Narendra Modi delighted his Japanese hosts on Monday, the key day of his state visit, with an apparent swipe at China and an offer to facilitate business from Japan. Modi, addressing Japanese industrialists, said that expansionism would never lead to progress in the 21st century, and... more

Local News

Srinagar:  Kashmiri students pursuing B Tech courses in Swami Parmanand College, Mohali Punjab Monday staged a protest against College warden and assailants in Srinagar... more
SRINAGAR: Lt. Gen Subrata Saha, GOC, 15 Corps, called on Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today. He informed the Governor about the obtaining security... more

Regional News

If India attacks Pak, Indian Muslims will join Pak army: Owaisi
SRINAGAR: Firebrand Indian politician Asadudin Owaisi has called upon Indian Muslims to join Pakistani forces in case India attacks the country, a poster making rounds on... more
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told media on Saturday that the sit-ins being staged in the capital by the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek are just... more

City News

In Solidarity: JKLF Chief Yasin Malik joined protest sit in of parents of missing: Pix Mushtaq Reshi
SRINAGAR: With every passing international day of disappeared persons the number of the parents of those persons who are missing from past twenty four years in the Kashmir... more
SRINAGAR: Minister for Transport Ch. Mohammad Ramzan said that the JKSRTC is operating four buses regularly from Lal Chowk to Nowgam Railway Station and back as per railway... more

Sports

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
‘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

News in Pictures

The presentation of the play ‘Be Chus Shahid’ or I am the witness was shown on the occasion.-Pix Shafqat Nabi
Parveena Ahangar, chairperson of APDP, fainted during a sit-n held to demand whereabouts of missing Kashmiris- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
In Solidarity: JKLF Chief Yasin Malik joined protest sit in of parents of missing: Pix Mushtaq Reshi
A MOTHER’S TRAR’S: A woman breaks down during a protest sit-in held to remember those missing for last several years in Kashmir- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Backwaters : A schoolchild crossing an overpass in the backwaters of Dal Lake. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Kashmiri supporters of BJP during a pro-Modi demonstration during elections in May. Photo/Archives
Amidst bloomed lotuses, a woman rowing through the backwaters of Dal Lake on cloudy Thursday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
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

World News

Galloway Attacked In London, Hurt
LONDON: An outspoken British lawmaker who declared an “Israel-free zone” in a northern English city suffered a suspected broken jaw in an attack believed to be linked to his support for the Palestinians, his party said on Saturday. George Galloway... more
Syrian rebels attack UN peacekeepers
BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being... more

Business

NEW DELHI: Government on Saturday decided to slash petrol price by Rs 1.82 a litre. The new rate will come into effect from midnight tonight. While the price of diesel has... 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

After a thumping victory in the recent Parliamentary elections in India, the ruling BJP has already fired many salvos as part of the run up to the Assembly elections, which... more

Opinion

IT is doubtful if this question in the headline crossed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mind when he decided on Aug 18 to call off the talks between the Pakistani and Indian... more

Letters

This refers to news report “Cricket Frenzy: Kashmiri Students Hounded Out Of Punjab College” (Kashmir Observer August 27). If it is true, it is another pathetic display.... more

Features

Bollywood films like Yash Chopra's "Silsila", Shammi Kapoor-Sharmila Tagore starrer "Kashmir Ki Kali" and Raj Kapoor's "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", to mention just a few, were... 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