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Mufti to Head 25-Member Cabinet

PM Modi to attend swearing-in on Sunday

NEW DELHI: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will head a 25-member cabinet, half of it from BJP and the swearing-in ceremony on Sunday in Jammu will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

With the PDP-BJP deal sealed after ironing out... more

Srinagar: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be sworn as the 12th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir on March 1, 2015. 

Born on January 12, 1936, in Baba Mohalla Bijbehara, the 79 year old Sayeed's political journey began in 1950 with the National Conference party. He soon fell out with it,... more

SRINAGAR: As BJP and PDP reached an alliance, former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said it was a tie-up between North and South Poles and questioned "where are the celebrations on the streets of Jammu and Kashmir".

The NC leader also claimed that with the sealing of the alliance... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: Commissioner /Secretary to Govt. School Education Department Shaleen Kabra chaired a high level meeting of School Education Department at winter Secretariat in... more
Srinagar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Central Reserve Police Force was found dead in Alustang area of Ganderbal in central Kashmir on Friday. Official sources told GNS that... more

Regional News

Clapper says PM Nawaz's pledges to tackle energy, economic, security issues fell short of high public expectations. PHOTO COURTESY: TELEGRAPH
Pakistan’s provision of safe havens to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) will continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,  Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper... more
NEW DELHI: Mobile subscribers from May 3 will be able to port their numbers anywhere in the country while changing service providers, as telecom regulator Trai has amended... more

City News

Srinagar: District administration Srinagar Friday appealed to the people of Channapora, Natipora and the residents living in the peripheries of these areas to deposit their... more
SRINAGAR: A moderate intensity earthquake shook Kashmir Valley in the wee hours today but there were no reports of any casualty or damage due to the tremor.  The earthquake... more


Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more
KARACHI: Pakistan's World Cup campaign hit another snag when the national team's fielding coach Grant Luden threatened to step down complaining of misbehaviour... more

News in Pictures

Would be chief minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed called on prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Friday an sealed the deal with the BJP
A house boat drowned after incessant rains over past few days rose water level again in Jehlum
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik warned of any tampering with the State Subject Laws of Kashmir
Zabarwan mountain range as viewed from Dal lake after rains stopped- Pix Abid Bhat
A roadside woman corn vendor waiting for customers during rainfall in Srinagar on Wednesday.
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
A man walks amid rains along the Dal Boulevard with a panoramic view of snow covered mountains in the backdrop- Pix Abid Bhat
India’s ambitious project of building the world's highest mega-arch bridge on the river Chenab on the long-pending rail link to the Kashmir valley has taken a dent after an official committee expressed concerns on the safety and stability of the bridge.
Doctors covering their faces with masks as they chat each other inside GMC. Pix Aabid Bhat
Patients wait for their turn at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. 19 more persons have tested positive for swine flu in Kashmir, taking the number of those infected with the virus to 138. Six people have so far died in the State due to H1N1 virus. . Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

Over 100,000 Manuscripts, Books Burnt By ISIS in Anbar
BAGHDAD: Over 100,000 books and manuscripts perished across Iraq's Anbar Province in a series of fires of the region's libraries set by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS) terrorist group, the newspaper Elaph reported Monday. The London-... more
The Islamic State jihadist group released a new video purporting to show captured Kurdish fighters paraded through Iraqi streets in cages. The video shows 21 captives presented as 16 peshmerga fighters, two Iraqi army officers and three policemen... more


JAMMU- The Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, held an extensive discussion today, at the Raj Bhavan, with Shri B.R. Sharma, Principal Secretary, Planning & Development, and Shri B... more


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


Prophet’s Example of Anti-Racism
Approximately 1,400 years before the Civil Rights movement in the US and the anti-apartheid campaign in South Africa, the Prophet Muhammad dealt with the issues of xenophobia... more


In an article in Atlantic Graeme Wood asserts that "The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic." In the same article, Wood goes on to state that "nearly... more


Pakistan, as a nuclear power having complete parity with India in nuclear know-how and missile technology, can change the situation on Kashmir front. It is nice to engage... more


Hazard, natural or artificial, is a process that encompasses event(s), which produce danger to life and structures; risk is related to hazard because it measures the... more


Pandits must forget nineties and return to Kashmir: Dr U Kaul
Prof (Dr.) Upendra Kaul is the director and head of cardiology department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. A Padma Shri awardee, Dr Kaul is one of the first cardiologists to... more


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

If you insist on being seduced by TV commercials into buying “skin care” and cosmetic products, if you are the kind of person who needs to have make up on their face to be... 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