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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was received at the Airport by Governor N. N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

SRINAGAR:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived on a day’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, announced Rs 175 crore for renovation of six major hospitals and Rs 570 crore for the rebuilding homes damaged in the recent floods in Jammu & Kashmir.

After taking stock of the... more

SRINAGAR:  Kashmir valley Thursday observed partial on the call given by separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the visit of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to reports, most of the shops and other business establishments in the summer capital remained shut with public  ... more

SRINAGAR: After receiving Prime Minister Narendra Modi here Thursday, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah chose to stay away from Modi's engagements at the Raj Bhawan.

Abdullah, however, attended an official briefing given to Modi in the technical area of Srinagar airport.

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Local News

Kashmir Observer Foundation Reaches Out To Remote Areas
PAHELI NAR (KANGAN): The catastrophic floods in early September devastated medical infrastructure in Kashmir and crippled health care system leaving tens of thousands of sick... more
JAMMU: Residents of more than 50 border villages along border with  Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir could not celebrate Diwali Thursday. They had been told that the lamps they... more

Regional News

CII calls for ban on hate speech ahead of Muharram ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan's top religious body on Wednesday called for a ban on hate speech pertaining to religious identity and... more
Legalize Polygamy
ISLAMABAD: Maulana Sheerani has reiterated once more that a Muslim woman would have no business to object to the second or subsequent marriages of her husband, because it is... more

City News

Srinagar:  JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was placed under house arrest last night at his sister’s residence in Kanipora, a  spokesman of the Front said on Thursday in a... more
Srinagar:  Police Thursday registered a case against a 38-year-old man from Old Srinagar city who allegedly cheated as many as four young women under the pretext of marrying... more

Sports

Kashmir Gets Football Ground With Italian Turf
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.... more
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

News in Pictures

Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Houses destroyed by the flood waters in Malikpora,Tirgam in Sonawari

World News

DUBAI (REUTERS): Iran has accused fellow Muslim countries in the Middle East of plotting with the West to bring down oil prices as a tactic to further undermine its sanctions-hit economy. With oil losing a quarter of its value since June, President... more
RIYADH: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two more people to death in connection with protests in east of the tightly controlled country that began three years ago, official media said. The latest convictions followed last week’s death sentence... more

Business

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20- Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Mr. Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today stressed the need for accelerating the pace of process of proposed mega... 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

Unlike the recent alleged cell phone-cancer link, evidence of tobacco, ghutka and similar ‘stimulants’ causing this deadly disease has been pretty conclusive for decades, but... more

Opinion

Now is the time for some deft diplomacy from India to push for a de-escalation from both sides as maintaining the ceasefire matters more to India than Pakistan. Islamabad... more

Letters

May Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his pure and generous family and companions, and upon all those who follow his guidance, until the Day of... more

Features

Anantnag: Twenty-one years have expired and the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel from 74th Battalion allegedly responsible for murdering scores of innocent and... 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

SRINAGAR: There are no movie theatres in Srinagar- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. But that hasn’t stopped the city’s residents from being resourceful and finding... 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