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Top 51 Corrupt Officials Served Termination Orders

SRINAGAR:   The State government has decided to terminate at least 51 top officials for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

Quoting reliable sources reports said that a final call has already been taken by the Mufti Sayeed led government in this regard. 

Sources said... more

SRINAGAR:   A day after government allowed Dangal Management Committee to hold annual Shinj (wrestling match) at a local Muslim graveyard in Bagh Jogian village in Bishnah tehsil of Jammu district, the Cabinet Minister and the senior PDP leader Choudhary Zulfikar Ali Tuesday said that it is an... more

New Breed of Militants Post Photos on Facebook

Give Sleepless Nights to Security Agencies

SRINAGAR:  Security agencies in South Kashmir are on toes from last few days after the photographs of armed militants, donning Army fatigues, appeared on social networking site like facebook. 

Police sources said that a newly created... more

Local News

‘Murdered’ Guernsey woman’s kin disappointed with trial
SRINAGAR: The family of the ‘murdered’ Guernsey woman, Sarah Groves, says they're disappointed with the progress of the trial as the court in Srinagar sat for the 50th time... more
NEW DELHI:  Alarmed by reports of growing radicalisation of Kashmiri youth, the government would soon chalk out a plan to thwart the designs of terror groups like ISIS to... more

Regional News

Jayalalithaa scores landslide win
Chennai/Bhopal – All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief and Chief Minister of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa scored a landslide victory... more
New Delhi - Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the escape of two prisoners from Tihar jail while the central government sought a... more

City News

Srinagar: Unidentified persons Monday evening harassed senior journalist Majid Hyderi by trying to force their entry into his house in Pir Bagh locality here. The incident... more
Rozabal: Residents revere it as the burial place of Syed Youz Asaf  and Syed Nasserudin
Mufti Endorses Renzushah Theory  Srinagar: Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, designate Mufti Azam of J&K, after returning from the UAE has strongly flayed Google Corporation for... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
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

News in Pictures

A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detaining Ittehadul Muslimeen activists, who tried to march towards Sopore on Friday at Mirgund.JKIM Spokesman S M Rizvi and other workers were detained. Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Iran, US hold nuclear talks on deadline day
Vienna: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry resumed crucial talks in Vienna as a self-imposed deadline for a deal was to expire in by nightfall Tuesday. The top Iranian and US diplomats held closed-door... more
100 feared dead after Indonesian military plane crashes
MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - More than 100 people were feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force... more

Business

Chinese media see international bank as diplomatic coup
Beijing (AFP) - The creation of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a bigger coup for Beijing than its hosting of the 2008 Olympics, state-run media said... 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

Ever since the PDP-BJP coalition came to power in J and K about four months back, the situation, both political and economic, in the Kashmir valley has been going from bad to... more

Opinion

A friend of mine from Pakistan, who literally spends his time 24x7 attempting to build a constructive relationship between his country and ours, was in Delhi the morning... more

Letters

The killing of innocent civilians is quite unacceptable, and what appear to be the targeted killings are especially deplorable and unpardonable, because this represents a... more

Features

Glorious Dividends of Imam Khomeini led Islamic Revolution of Iran  THE strong will & determination of the Iranians post economic & financial sanctions have withstood... more

Interviews

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

Reviews

The Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

Not all proverbs convey words of wisdom. Some of them are complete nonsense and we should stop using them as references to our behaviour. Proverbs about women, weather and... 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