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Bandh Paralyses Jam-mu for 4th Day

JAMMU: Demanding "full-fledged" AIIMS for Jammu, members of AIIMS Coordination Committee and lawyers today clashed with the police at several places and at least 20 of them were arrested on the fourth day of the 'bandh' in the city. 

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Kashmir Youth Joining Militancy

SRINAGAR:  General Officer Commanding 15 Chinar Corps Monday said that the situation in Kashmir is under control and it is no way alarming.

Talking to reporters in Srinagar on the sidelines of a function, Lieutenant General Sabrata Saha said that due... more

UK Settled Doctor Held At Airport

SRINAGAR: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police constituted recently have arrested seven people in-cluding a doctor settled in United Kingdom over militant links in Kashmir, sources said on Monday. Police said the arrested doctor and others are... more

Local News

Leh:  A cloudburst Monday hit Wanla village of Khalsi town in Leh district causing extensive damage to resi-dential houses and sparking flash floods in the area. Locals said... more
17 Years On, Survivors of PoonchMassacres Await Justice
Protest in Srinagar, blame Govt for lax probe Srinagar:  On the 17th anniversary of Sailan massacre in Poonch district of Jammu, the relatives of the victims decried... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD:Mullah Abdul Manan, brother of deceased Ta-liban supremo Mullah Omar, on Sunday re-jected the election of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new chief of the orthodox... more
NEW DELHI: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj directed India's Ambassador to Pakistan Dr TCA Raghavan to pursue the case of a hearing and speech-impaired Indian... more

City News

Hazratbal Imam laid to rest
SRINAGAR: Hundreds of people including Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mr Abdul Haq and National Conference leader... more
SRINAGAR: Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd had earlier an-nounced regarding Q1 results on August 08, 2015. The meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bank which was scheduled... more

Sports

Experts urge recognition from Sports Council SRINAGAR: Sqay, an indigenous Kashmiri martial art, is fast catching up fast among the youngsters with an ever... more
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

News in Pictures

The shimmering rays of the setting sun immerses the famed Dal lake in a pool of gold on a Tuesday evening. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Obsever
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

World News

PARIS: Glaciers worldwide have shrunk to levels not seen in 120 years of record-keeping, with melt-off acce-lerating in the first decade of the 21st century, according to a study released Monday. On average, glaciers currently lose between 50 to 150... more
US Jumps In, To Defend Syrian Rebels with Airpower
WASHINGTON: The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the US military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US officials said on Sunday.  The... more

Business

‘Augmentation of JK’s fuel quota to be taken up with Centre’ SRINAGAR, AUGUST 03:  The State Government is shortly announcing a slew of measures to streamline and rationalize... 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

JAMMU bandh over the demand for the All India Institute for Medical Sciences has entered fifth day.  The AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) has rejected the union health... more

Opinion

Arecent study by the National Law University revealed that 94 per cent of those sentenced to death so far were either Dalits or Muslims. THE convicted terrorist Yakub Memon... more

Letters

I wanted to raise the concern of street dog menace with the Srinagar Municipal Corporation via this letter in your esteemed daily. There is no lane in the Srinagar city that... more

Features

Whereas successive Indian governments are striving to promote FDI since economic liberalization in 1991 by at-tracting overseas capital with investment and technological... 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

I was in Nagpur last week. I was told of an illegal bird market and so I went on Sunday morning. I saw hundreds of small cages with budgerigars and pigeons in them. Of course... 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