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Kousar Nag Row: Delhi intervenes, asks Omar to facilitate yatra

SRINAGAR: Following official restriction on Kashmir side of the suddenly planned Kousar Nag yatra, the row seems to have sparked a fresh 'cold war' between the J&K government and New Delhi. 

The tensions became prominent when the Union government on Friday directly intervened to '... more

SRINAGAR: Ridiculing the news reports that any permission for any ‘Yatra’ was given by the state government, government on Friday stated that no permission for any Yatra at Kousar Nag was issued.

Talking to a newsgathering agency KNS, Home Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Government Suresh... more

SRINAGAR: People on Friday protested in different parts of Kashmir valley while at many places youth threw stones at Police and clashed with government forces. 

Clashes broke out in old Srinagar where Police used force to disperse angry protesters and Police rounded up at least two... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: Under ‘pressure’ from the aide of State Agriculture Minister, Tehsildar Tangmarg did not take any action against the land grabbers while Deputy Commissioner... more
SRINAGAR: Coming down heavily on Member Parliament Muzafar Hussain Beigh for accusing National Conference of stooping low by using senior ‘worst level of tricks against... more

Regional News

Remove illegal loudspeakers at mosques, Hindu temples: Court
MUMBAI: In a landmark ruling, the Bombay high court on Wednesday ordered the police to remove loudspeakers from those mosques in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai that have not obtained... more
Hit by an e-rickshaw, child slips out of mother’s arms into pan of boiling oil
NEW DELHI: In a gory incident, a toddler reportedly slipped from his mother’s arms and fell into a cauldron of boiling oil outside a sweetmeat shop after the mother- Pinky... more

City News

SRINAGAR: The government on Friday decided to impose restrictions in parts of old Srinagar, downtown, in view of a shutdown and protest demonstrations sponsored by the... more
Srinagar: Mysterious demolition of couple of shops during the dead of the night sparked protest in Baghat-e-Kanipora area of Chadoora town while as a mark of protest traders... more

Sports

‘We’ve a Rich Pool of Talent’
He started out as a footballer at a tender age and represented the State and many other prestigious clubs as a pro, and in a career that spanned over two... more
RIO DE JANEIRO: The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany... more

News in Pictures

Protesters clash with the paramilitary CRPF at Nowhata, soon after Friday prayers. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Protesters clash with the paramilitary CRPF at Nowhata, soon after Friday prayers. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Protesters clash with the paramilitary CRPF at Nowhata, soon after Friday prayers. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Large number of Muslims offered Eid-al-Fir prayers at historic Eidgah grounds in Srinagar on Tuesday- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
A boy masking his face with a Palestinian flag as his fellow resists Police action. Leader of Itihadul Muslimeen Masroor Abass leading a demonstration in old city. Protesters at various places carried banners praising Hizbullah and other militant groups active in the middle east. Photos/ Mushtaq Reshi, Shafqat Nabi
Paramilitary firing teargas shells at a Quds Day raly in Hassanabad quarter of the city

World News

A Gaza boy peeps through damaged school building used as safe shelter earlier
GAZA CITY: A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 50 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing militants of violating the US and UN-brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars. Further, an... more
Hamas wants Hezbollah, Iran to join fight
GAZA:  The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas urged the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and Iran on Wednesday to join its fight against Israel as the Palestinian death toll from the 23-day assault on Gaza rose to at least 1,323 lives, mostly... more

Business

Roy allowed to exit jail for 6hrs to sell overseas hotels
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court refused both bail and parole to Subrata Roy- Indian businessman, founder and chairman of the Sahara India Pariwar- an Indian conglomerate with... more

Technology

LONDON: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012 -- and without the explicit consent or... more

Editorial

Israel’s military offensive inside Gaza has entered the fourth week. In terms of duration, it has already surpassed operation Cast Lead, which Israel conducted in Gaza in... more

Opinion

It was probably late sixties or early seventies – when this pen pusher was a school student – one came across an article by a gentleman called P N Oak in a Marathi magazine... more

Letters

In a blatant violation to the rules and regulations of Prasar Bharti Broadcasting Corporation of India (PBBCI) and throwing all its norms to the winds, the Radio Kashmir... more

Features

As the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims marked the beginning of Ramazan this weekend, the holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds... more

Interviews

Mridu Rai
Irfan Me'raj in conversation with Mridu Rai Q: You were supposed to deliver the first ‘Pt Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk’ but the authorities sought permission from... 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

As soon as autumn comes in the west and the leaves start falling, humans start preparing for winter. What do other animals, such as birds, insects and fish, do to prepare for... 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