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SRINAGAR: Even as the authorities withdrew permission for a Hindu pilgrimage, at least nine people were injured Thursday as locals at Kulgam clashed with government forces amidst protests that erupted over the suddenly planned Hindu pilgrimage to Kousar Nag, a high altitude hill spring in Kulgam... more

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani has called for the ‘peaceful protest’ after Friday prayers on August 1, and a complete shutdown on August 2, against governments move to make Kousar Naag another “Yatra Destination”.

Geelani in a media interview accused... more

Kousar Nag is situated over a rocky bed at an altitude of 12000 ft above sea level

SRINAGAR: Kashmir's most famous hill spring is situated over a rocky bed at an altitude of 12000 ft above sea level, near the exotic Aharbal waterfall. This blue water spring measures about three miles in circumference. Ice blocks float over this 'glacial lake' throughout the year. 

This... more

Local News

Srinagar: The 15th Anniversary Celebrations of ‘OPERATION VIJAY DIWAS’ got underway on Friday at Dras. This event is being organised under the aegis of the ‘Forever in... more
SRINAGAR: Situation turned ugly in Tulmula area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday when agitated people assaulted a ‘debauch’ government employee after... more

Regional News

Remove illegal loudspeakers at mosques, Hindu temples: Court
MUMBAI: In a landmark ruling, the Bombay high court on Wednesday ordered the police to remove loudspeakers from those mosques in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai that have not obtained... more
Hit by an e-rickshaw, child slips out of mother’s arms into pan of boiling oil
NEW DELHI: In a gory incident, a toddler reportedly slipped from his mother’s arms and fell into a cauldron of boiling oil outside a sweetmeat shop after the mother- Pinky... more

City News

Srinagar: Mysterious demolition of couple of shops during the dead of the night sparked protest in Baghat-e-Kanipora area of Chadoora town while as a mark of protest traders... more
Srinagar: Burglars on the intervening  night of July 23 stole copper from a shop at Nallah Mar Road Saraf Kadal here.  The burglars broke into the shop and decamped with... 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

Large number of Muslims offered Eid-al-Fir prayers at historic Eidgah grounds in Srinagar on Tuesday- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
A boy masking his face with a Palestinian flag as his fellow resists Police action. Leader of Itihadul Muslimeen Masroor Abass leading a demonstration in old city. Protesters at various places carried banners praising Hizbullah and other militant groups active in the middle east. Photos/ Mushtaq Reshi, Shafqat Nabi
Paramilitary firing teargas shells at a Quds Day raly in Hassanabad quarter of the city
Militants from so called Islamic State in Iraq have detonated this centuries old shrine of Prophet Jonah (Yunus) in Mosul
security personal puts concertina wire infron of UN gate today.Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Boys taking plunge in a stream near famous Shalimar gardens Thursday. Photo/Shafqat Nabi

World News

Israel mobilises extra troops as US tops up army's ammo
Gaza City - Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists Thursday to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil. The call-up, which raised the total number... more
LONDON: British officials said driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January. Officials said on Wednesday the tests will last up to three years. Sensors and cameras will guide the cars. The... more

Business

Roy allowed to exit jail for 6hrs to sell overseas hotels
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court refused both bail and parole to Subrata Roy- Indian businessman, founder and chairman of the Sahara India Pariwar- an Indian conglomerate with... 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

With the NDA Govt led by the BJP having come to power in India in May, one can already see some changes not only in Indian polity, social fabric but also in Indian media.... more

Opinion

Eid is not just about celebrations and feasting, there is a spirit of Eid that we need to live up to. AS we say goodbye to the month of Ramzan and welcome the festivity of... more

Letters

As the innocent civilians are ruthlessly massacred by the Israeli army in Gaza, Arab world makes only big noise over the aggression but practically is unable to take any... more

Features

As the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims marked the beginning of Ramazan this weekend, the holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds... more

Interviews

Mridu Rai
Irfan Me'raj in conversation with Mridu Rai Q: You were supposed to deliver the first ‘Pt Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk’ but the authorities sought permission from... 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

As soon as autumn comes in the west and the leaves start falling, humans start preparing for winter. What do other animals, such as birds, insects and fish, do to prepare for... 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