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Srinagar: Ending the confusion  around the segregated townships for Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir, the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs have said the Muslims will also be... more

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation today filed a charge-sheet against 60 people, including government officials, for their alleged role in embezzlement of over Rs 22 crores from funds meant to compensate people whose lands were acquired in Pulwama.      

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SMC, SDA, LAWDA do little to stop the onslaught

Srinagar:  At a time when government is making tall claims to demolish illegal structures along the river banks and in other parts of Srinagar city, encroachments continue to mushroom on the banks of waterbodies like rivers and flood-spill... more

Local News

‘Move to dilute demographic character of the state’ Srinagar: National Conference  Tuesday lashed out at the PDP-BJP Government for deciding to issue State Subject... more
Srinagar:  Expressing amusement at the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement that there were only a handful of political prisoners in jail and the media was... more

Regional News

Srinagar: Ruling PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today defended invoking of Public Safety Act (PSA) against separatist Masarat Alam saying that actions supporting Lashker-e-... more
Pak hunts clues to activist’s murder as free-speech fears grow
Islamabad: Pakistani investigators have found no match for casings of bullets that killed a prominent human rights activist, dashing hopes for quick answers to a murder that... more

City News

Srinagar: In a bid to revive the old cultural heritage of Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called for restoration of major heritage monuments and their... more
Srinagar: The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had an informal interaction with the business community of Kashmir over a lunch on April 26 at Nehru guest House.  The... 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

Vehicles plying through the waterlogged Boulevard road near Cheshmashahi on the banks of the Dal lake, in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat
Vehicles plying through the waterlogged Boulevard road near Cheshmashahi on the banks of the Dal lake, in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat
Government teachers shout slogans during a protest rally in support of their demands including release of the salary in Srinagar on Tuesday.-Pix Aabid Bhat
A Kashmiri man who was injured in the earthquake in Nepal, receives treatment at Police Hospital in Srinagar.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Vehicles plying through the waterlogged Boulevard road near Cheshmashahi on the banks of the Dal lake, in Srinagar on Tuesday.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Bakerwal girls carry lamb as they pose for a photograph outside their temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.- Pix Abid Bhat
Bakerwal girls carry lamb as they pose for a photograph outside their temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.- Pix Abid Bhat
A bakerwal woman prepares bread inside her temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri Pandit Asha Jee who won the Panchayat elections from the Wussan block Tangmarg being garlanded by Muslim supporters- File pix
The water-level of the river at Ram Munshi Bagh was 1,585.5 mts (0.65 mts above danger level) with steady trend at 6 PM Tuesday

World News

Nepal short on everything — shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, workers, news
KATHMANDU: Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, workers, news — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their... more
Iranian forces ‘fire at and seize US cargo ship’
TEHRAN: Iranian forces have reportedly fired at and seized a US cargo ship with 34 sailors on board, according to the US Defense Ministry. The vessel has been directed to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the southern coast, Al-Arabiya has... more

Business

Srinagar: The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayed had an informal interaction with the business community of Kashmir over a lunch on 26th April 2015 at Nehru guest House. The... 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

  Mercifully, Jammu and Kashmir is not yet at a stage where the old adage about politics being the last refuge of the scoundrel could be said to hold true across the spectrum... more

Opinion

Contrary to an obvious view, the prospect of the Pandits and Muslims living in close proximity as before in Kashmir is likely to be far more conducive to the physical... more

Letters

If what is reported at through http://www.justicefoundation.co.uk/display/?contentId=406&type=14  (about 7,000 Kashmiri women raped in Kashmir and about other atrocities... more

Features

A Yemeni child shouts at a refugee boarding facility run by the UN High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the... 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

The Ugly Facts About Beauty Care
Beauty products that are routinely creamed onto faces, rubbed into hair and splashed over bodies contain toxic ingredients that are known to cause severe allergic reactions,... 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