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Wife, child and mother of Afzal Guru coming out of Rashtarpati Bhavan after meeting President Abdul Kalam on October 5, 2006- File Pix

Lawyers describe how President Abdul Kalam received Afzal’s family

SRINAGAR:  A day after the former president APJ Abdul Kalam passed away, civil rights lawyer and renowned Indian civil society member, N.D. Pancholi Tuesday claimed that Home Ministry of India was so eager to hang Kashmiri... more

NEW DELHI:  The body of former President APJ Abdul Kalam will be flown out of Delhi early Wednesday morning to Madurai in Tamil Nadu, from where it will be taken by helicopter to Rameswaram, where the former President was born.

The funeral will be held in Rameswaram at 11 am on Thursday.... more

Fraud Permanent Resident Certificates 

JAMMU:   Hundreds of non-locals have fraudulently obtained Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC’s) in Jammu Division after allegedly greasing the palms of top revenue officials. 

Reliable sources said that most of these non-locals are affluent... more

Local News

New Delhi: Government has proposed to amend a 7-year old Act to enable the Centre to collect statistical data in Jammu and Kashmir for removing a "legislative vacuum" with... more
Declined ‘Nikkah’ with BJP, Preferred Opposition: Omar
Accuses Mufti-led govt of having failed to deliver on promises, questions silence on Article 370 SRINAGAR: Former chief minister and working president of the opposition... more

Regional News

SC bench differs on execution, refers plea to larger bench
Yakub Memon death plea MUMBAI: Yakub Memon’s petition against his death warrant was referred to a larger bench on Tuesday after a sharp difference in opinion cropped up... more
From now on, no more animal sacrifice at Nepal's Gadhimai festival
KATHMANDU: In a victory for animal rights activists, Nepalese temple authorities said on Tuesday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter... more

City News

SRINAGAR – Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, administered the oath to Abdul Latief Deva as Chairman of J&K Public Service Commission (PSC) at the Civil Secretariat,... more
Srinagar: The forum patronized by the Hurriyet (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani is organizing a seminar titled ‘Jammu Kashmir-A Single Geographical Entity’  on Wednesday at 10:... more

Sports

Ansari inaugurates 14th AIP Water Sports Championship
SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday evening inaugurated 14th All India... more
SRINAGAR: In a show of strength, Farooq Abdullah today claimed that 35 out of the 64 members of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) attended a... more

News in Pictures

Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Traders and JKLF activists marched through Lal Chowk on Friday to denounce official discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid
Security forces patrol streets soon after 4 grenade attacks were carried out against Indian cellular companies in Srinagar on Friday- Pix abid Bhat
Cops inspect the site of blast at Karan Nagar where militants carried out attacks on at least two outlets of mobile companies- Pix Abid
JKLF held protests in Maisuma area of the city on Tuesday against what it termed as oppression unleashed on Jammu Muslims by communal forces. Pix Abid Bhat
Independent MLA Sheikh Rashid being arrested after he led a protest against alleged attrocities in Rajouri- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Libya Sentences Seif al-Islam Qaddafi to Death
TRIPOLI: A Libyan court on Tuesday sentenced slain dictator Moamer Qaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam and eight other defendants to death for crimes during the 2011 uprising. Former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi and Qaddafi’s last prime minister Al-... more
Riyadh Committed ‘War Crime’ in Yemen: HRW
NEW YORK: Human Rights Watch (HRW) Tuesday censured the Saudi government for apparently committing a war crime against the Yemeni nation during its ongoing airstrikes on the impoverished country. The New York-based rights group said the regime in... more

Business

EU suspends sale of 700 generic drugs made in India
PARIS: European Union nations have until August 20 to suspend the sale of some 700 generic drugs made in India, the EU’s executive confirmed on Monday. The European... more

Technology

WHAT do you call a multimillion-dollar, for-profit company that's run in large part by unpaid or underpaid grunt laborers? A century ago, you might've dubbed it robber-barony or sharecropping — if not, you know, outright slavery. In 2015, though, we... more

Editorial

Kashmir suffered immensely on account of the militancy that erupted in the valley in 1990 and continued through most of that decade. In the first decade of the 21st century,... more

Opinion

NEW Delhi’s move to  raise objections to Pakistan’s plan of holding an election in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Gilgit-Baltistan region may appear to be an afterthought, but... more

Letters

Farooq Abdullah, SAS Geelani and Venkaiah Naidu care more for Islam & Hinduism than Kashmir or India. Like communal Congress the communal NC, APHC and BJP never demanded... more

Features

WE hear a lot about cyber security these days, most of it bad. Cyber crime and associated cyber security breaches lead most of our technology coverage. Victims of these... 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

I DID not want to watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Why? How about drunk actor drives over four people sleeping on a pavement one night and allegedly pays his driver to take the... more

Heads & Tails

In my constituency in Bareilly I find cows being taken regularly and openly to Rampur to be killed illegally. I have made squads of boys and they started catching the trucks... 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