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Future Wars Offer Limited Warning Time, Says Army Chief

NEW DELHI:  The war of words  between India and Pakistan escalated as  Indian army chief, General Dalbir Singh issued a veiled threat to Pakistan on Tuesday that the Indian army was prepared to face any military action on the border... more

CM back to work after about a week off

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday returned to Valley after spending more than a week outside state reportedly in connection with his routine health check-up.

Soon after reaching  Srinagar, Mufti went straight  home to meet... more

NEW DELHI: National Investigation Agency (NIA) which has set up camp offices at four places in J&K now wants to establish a permanent base there for more effective monitoring of cases that take place in the region. 

The NIA, which was set up after the 2008 Mumbai attacks specifically... more

Local News

SOPORE: Four teenagers from Sopore town were arrested Tuesday in the frontier district of Kupwara when they were heading towards the Line of Control (LoC) allegedly for... more
Apologizes after training gun at wedding guests POONCH: Army in Balakote sector of Poonch district yesterday stopped a bridegroom procession (Baraat) and detained guests... more

Regional News

SRINAGAR: ATF or jet fuel price was slashed by a steep 11.7% on Tuesday, while the rates of non-subsidised cooking gas LPG were reduced by Rs 25.5 per cylinder in line with... more
Ansari’s 'affirmative action for Muslims' comment draws VHP ire
NEW DELHI: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday criticised vice-president Hamid Ansari over his pitch for "affirmative action" for Muslims, alleging it was a political and... more

City News

He is naughty, could go to any extent to malign my image: Principal SRINAGAR: A 9th class student of the S P Higher Secondary School, Srinagar, Tuesday accused the school... more
SRINAGAR: Old Srinagar city areas have allegedly became hub of illegal activities, like puffing of charas, drugs, gambling, and drinking, while as locals find it inconvenient... more

Sports

SRINAGAR: District Youth Services and Sports, Srinagar, is organizing U-19 boys football championship under the patronage of the DG, Jehangir Mir which is... more
SRINAGAR -- Team Ahmed Resort on Tuesday announced a 27-member squad for the Khyber Downtown Champions League (KDCL) under the captaincy of Syed Sagar. A board... more

News in Pictures

Contractual employees of J&K Health Department under NRHM staging protest in Srinagar to press government to regularise their services.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Non migrant Kashmiri Pandits under the banner of Hindu Welfare Society Kashmir staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar in support of their demands including minority status and employment package for them.- Pix Aabid Bhat
Senior separatist leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing a press conference in Srinagar.-Pix Aabid Bhat
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Political rivals Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti came together at Independence day function in Bakhshi Stadium Srinagar -KO Pix Abid Bhat
Political rivals Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti came together at Independence day function in Bakhshi Stadium Srinagar -KO Pix Abid Bhat
Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed inspecting guard of honour at Independence day parade in Srinagar

World News

An Afghan judge hits a woman with a whip in front of a crowd in Ghor province, Afghanistan August 31
KABUL: An Afghan man and woman found guilty of adultery received 100 lashes on Monday in front of a crowd who filmed their punishment, TV footage showed. Public lashings and executions were common under the Taliban, who enforced a strict... more
MOSCOW: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for an end to “unrealistic and illogical” demands for the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “If we remove from the equation the entirely unrealistic and counterproductive... more

Business

Asks Deptts to expend funds allocated in full, submit UCs on time SRINAGAR– Welcoming the introduction of new schemes under the ambit of RIDF by NABARD, Chief Minister, Mufti... more

Technology

With only limited space on most Indian smartphones, what happens when everyone goes app-only?
APP WARS India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only in Sep-tember, but will all its potential customers have the capacity to keep its app on their phones? MAYANK JAIN India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only next month. It’s a... more

Editorial

There were several compulsions for PDP to join hands with BJP to form the government. And despite strong reservations among the majority of the population in the state about... more

Opinion

Is Germany evolving into a power pole in Europe around which other states may rally around?  Frank Walter Steinmeier- the German Foreign Minister- has after concluding a... more

Letters

In 2012 APHC (G) Chairman SAS Geelani shot a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in which he stated that -”I am addressing you on behalf of my people, who for last 64... more

Features

Trans Asia News TEHRAN: Iran's most expensive movie,  Muhammad, which chronicles the childhood of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), opened nationwide in Iran on Thursday, winning... 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

A Palestinian Novel Par Excellence
If Poetry Be The Food of Love, Read On The Blue between Sky and Water, places Susan Abulhawa among the Illustrissimi of Palestinian literature. It is a novel one must read,... more

Heads & Tails

ARE all militaries as stupid as this or do they get far too much money using animals for war, which is reprehensible But the military constantly thinks up new ways in which... 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