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Police and paramedics carry the body of Mohammad Rafiq Bhat on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.-Pix Aabid Bhat

Telecom Businesses Come to Grinduing Halt in Apple Town

Sopore SRINAGAR:  Days after mysterious posters from a militant outfit surfaced in restive North Kashmir’s Sopore town, in which people associated with the telecommunication business were directed to windup their businesses within a... more

KUPWARA: Three army men and a militant were killed and an officer sustained serious bullet injuries in a fierce gunfight at Tanghdar sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.

Official sources said that a group of 4-7 infiltrators had probably sneaked into this side last night... more

Kulgam: A militant and an army soldier were killed in separate shootouts in Yaripora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday afternoon.

Official sources said an army patrol was attacked by militants at Kanjikulla in Yaripora. The militants fired heavily on army pertsonnel... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: The Committee on Environment of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly headed by Mr. G.  M. Saroori has expressed serious concern over the pollution and its impact on... more
SRINAGAR - Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has extended warm greetings to the people, particularly Kashmiri Pandit community, on the eve of Mela Kheer Bhawani. In his... more

Regional News

LAHORE: Pakistan's former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani today said he had spoken to his son Ali Haider for the first time since he was kidnapped by a Taliban group in... more
MUMBAI: Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from... more

City News

Div Com Assures Action by Today Evening SRINAGAR: Notwithstanding the lofty claims made by none other than the Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to beautify Srinagarin... more
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik was today taken into preventive custody along with five other front leaders in Pulwama... more

Sports

KOLKATTA: Kashmir FC recorded their first win of the 2nd leg with a fantastic comeback victory against United sports in the Round 9 of I-league Division 2nd at... more
JAMMU: In a function held here today at the Raj Bhavan this evening, Governor Mr. N.N. Vohra, felicitated the sportspersons from the State who had won medals... more

News in Pictures

Police and paramedics carry the body of Mohammad Rafiq Bhat on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
A wounded civilian is carried by paramedics for treatment at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
Stone_Pelting_at_Nowhatta_Pix Aabid Bha
Stone_Pelting_at_Nowhatta_Pix Aabid Bhat
Stone_Pelting_at_Nowhatta_Pix Aabid Bhat
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Restrictions_in_Down town_ Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

US did nothing to stop Ramadi fall to ISIS: Soleimani
TEHRAN: Top Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani has slammed the United States over the recent fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the ISIS rebel group. Soleimani, who is the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Quds Force,... more
TEHRAN: Iran plans to hold joint naval exercises with Kazakhstan, Russia and Oman, says the Islamic Republic's Navy commander.   “As Iran’s Navy dispatches its fleets to other countries, it also plans to hold joint naval maneuvers,” Rear Admiral... more

Business

Rs.7.27 lakh fine imposed for VAT violations Jammu:  The Commercial Taxes Department (CTD) has foiled yet another major attempts of tax evasion at Commercial Taxes Checkpost... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

A 22 year old MBA graduate Zeeshan Ali Khan applied for a marketing job at a Mumbai based exports company but was told he couldn’t get it because of his religion.  While two... more

Opinion

Trees most vulnerable in old-growth forests across world. As global warming progresses, look for increasing expanses of majestic forests worldwide to become short and scrubby... more

Letters

Language is one of the prime distinguished characteristic features associated with a nation. Anything can neither glorify nor beautify a culture, region more than Language.... more

Features

IT is that time of year when results of various 10th and 12th standard board exams start coming in. It is that time of year when parents, or at least some of them, exult that... more

Interviews

Mumbai-based Rochelle Potkar, a fiction writer, a storyteller and a poet, whose works have appeared in several Indian and international publications, says in the light of the... more

Reviews

The Book of Gold Leaves is a ‘melancholy’ story
It’s about art, it’s about love, it’s about culture, it’s about nostalgia and it’s about Kashmir. The Book of Gold Leaves is the second book by the author after The... more

Heads & Tails

The Ugly Facts About Beauty Care
Beauty products that are routinely creamed onto faces, rubbed into hair and splashed over bodies contain toxic ingredients that are known to cause severe allergic reactions,... 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