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Srinagar: The unfolding crisis in Jammu and Kashmir after the floods hit various parts of the state especially Srinagar, Anantnag ,Rajouri and some other places have created complexities at various levels. Not only has it resulted in loss to property worth thousands of crore, break down of... more

Srinagar: This is the second week since the floods that hit Srinagar city and South Kashmir including Anantnag, Pulwama and Pampore. The administrative response was completely missing in response to these floods and infact the coalition Govt led by Umar Abdullah just evaporated within a few... more

SRINAGAR: Angry residents in some parts of Srinagar who are facing the worst floods in living memory are dumping food parcels dropped by military helicopter in gutters.

Many allege that they are receiving no support from the local government and armed forces have selectively evacuated... more

Local News

Srinagar: As per reports, armed forces opened fire in the city center Lal Chow to disperse the crowd that were pelting stone and shouting slogans. Sources say that police... more
Jammu: All educational institutions in Jammu division, except those serving as relief camps for flood-affected people, will reopen today as the level of flood water receded... more

Regional News

Srinagar: India's premier water resources body, who claims to 'serve the nation since 1945', is responsible for flood forecasting and issue prior flood alerts in vulnerable... more
Mumbai: Seeking to assuage concerns, Jammu & Kashmir Bank said its data centres and records have not been impacted by the worst floods in the state in over a century, but... more

City News

SRINAGAR:: Srinagar police traced the car that was snatched from its owner by some unknown persons at Balochipora, Soura. Shahid Bashir son Bashir Ahmed resident of Kawdara... more
SRINAGAR: Even as top universities and competent authorities for exams respond to the disasters and unavoidable circumstances by loudly publicizing the decisions to delay... 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

Polo View Sep 07, 13 Hrs: : Srinagar under threat as Jhelum flows into the City
Sun finally reappeared in North Kashmir after five days of merciless rains caused havoc across the state
KARNAH: Landslides wrecked havoc in frontier ares of Kashmir
CHADOORA: People struggling to cross river after bridge over it was washed away- Pix Wasim Mir
CENTRAL KASHMIR- Bridge carried away by currenrs-Pic By Wasim Mir
JKLF leader Yasin Malik listening woes of the flood victims in Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Hurriyat leaders visited several flood affected areas of the city on Saturday- Pix Mushtaq Mir
PATTAN: Residents try to recover whatever they can from their submerged homes
Roads have turned into rivers in uptown Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Lacking the boat or safety jackets, a family struggling to survive a deadly flashflood in the outskirts of Srinagar.

World News

Saudi plan to alter Masjid Nabvi could spark unrest : Report
SRINAGAR: One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)– could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world, media reports suggest,... more
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

Business

NEW DELHI : The Mahindra & Mahindra Group and Samsung Electronics have donated Rs two crore and Rs three crore respectively to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (... 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

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

‘Yeh kahaan ki dosti hai ke baney hain dost naasehKoi chaarasaaz hota, koi ghamgusaar hota!’     -Mirza Ghalib (What kind of friendship is this; all friends have started... 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