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Voting machines being shifted to Polling Stations on the eve of first phase of polls- Pix Abid Bhat

A Million Voters, 123 Candidates in First Phase

SRINAGAR: The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls today (... more

SRINAGAR: The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps, Lt. General Subrata Saha, on Monday said that the army is fully prepared for the first phase of assembly polls beginning Tuesday.

"Tomorrow, we have elections in Ganderbal and Bandipore, I have just come from there, and we are... more

Pro-freedom slogans were raised the moment Omar Abdullah and his nominee for Amira Kadal came out after filing papers at DC office- Pix Abid Bhat

SRINAGAR:  The Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had to face an embarrassing moment when a large gathering confronted him outside DC office Srinagar and ‘greeted’ him with pro-freedom slogans.

Chief Minister was accompanying Nasir Aslam Wani, incumbent MLA from Amira Kadal, who filed his... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti Monday alleged National Conference as a result of its repeated betrayals of the cause of the people of... more
BEERU: NC Working President Omar Abdullah Monday said that the Government of India should make its stand and decision on the flood victim rehabilitation package known and... more

Regional News

LAHORE: A thirty-five-year-old Christian man , Allah Rakha Shahzad, died on Saturday morning, allegedly after being tortured by police officials at Green Town police station... more
Big blow to Bukhari family, who came to India 400 years ago and nominate their successors traditionally NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday said that Jama Masjid Shahi... more

City News

SRINAGAR:  Hurriyat (G)chairman Syed Ali Geelani was placed under house detention by police barring him from offering Friday prayers. A large contingent of police has laid a... more
SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has alleged that the city’s premier tertiary care SMHS hospital has turned into a dispensary because of lack of facilities. The... more

Sports

JAMMU: The Director General of Police, K. Rajendra today declared open the 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton.  The... more
JAMMU: The 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton, Boys and Girls under 14 years is being organized by the Department of... more

News in Pictures

Pro-freedom protests broke out the moment Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his nominee for Amira Kadal came out of DC office in Srinagar after filing papers- Pix Abid Bhat
Pro-freedom protests broke out the moment Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his nominee for Amira Kadal came out of DC office in Srinagar after filing papers- Pix Abid Bhat
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher campaigning for a local party ahead of Assembly polls in Kashmir- Pix Abid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks
VIENNA: Leading diplomats racing to strike a nuclear accord with Iran have little more than two days to overcome serious disagreements that threaten the outcome of their negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iranian Foreign Minister... more
GARISSA: Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shebab Islamic extremists. “I can confirm... that 28 innocent travellers were brutally... more

Business

New Delhi: The love-affair between India’s burgeoning middle-class and branded international fast food products appears increasingly to be heading towards the stage of a... 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

Drug addiction in the Kashmir Valley has seen a rising and alarming trend in the last many years. Though there are no specific studies conducted on the number of drug addicts... more

Opinion

Today's speech of Mr. Modi is completely passive and cannot be said to be positive in any way. During his speech at Kishtwar of J&K, he only jumped in the election ground... more

Letters

Hope and change the Modi way seems to have taken in the majority of India's voters since he was elected in May, 2014 but his message to the flood-ravaged people of Kashmir... more

Features

THE HUSSAINI Brahmins is a community that has an intertwined link with Hinduism and Islam. It is said that their ancestor, Rahab Sidh Dutt had sacrificed his seven sons for... 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