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Floods Caused 4K Cr Loss To Agriculture Sector

JAMMU: The agriculture sector in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a loss of over Rs 4,000 crore in the last year's devastating floods, the state government said today.

"The crop loss in respect of agriculture sector adopted by Revenue department due to incessant rains and floods in the state... more

JAMMU: 29 villages have been identified as unsafe to live in for people in the aftermath of the floods in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir government today (Wednesday) said.

Replying to a question of Congress member Jahangir Hussain Mir in the Legislative Council here today, Minister for... more

The former chief minister Omar Abdullah Thursday claimed that his government always advocated for the dialogue between New Delhi and Hurriyat conference for the resolution of the pending Kashmir issue.

Omar while talking to reporters outside the Assembly in Jammu said, “PDP is creating a... more

Local News

Jammu: State government today said that there is an arrear of Rs 1,283 crore pending for recoveries by the commercial taxes department in the state. In a written reply to the... more
Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party senior leader and Public Works Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari Thursday said that all the corrupt officers and officials would be shown door... more

Regional News

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu called on Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi here this evening to apprise him of the State’s financial position... more
JAIPUR: A 700-year-old copy of the Holy Quran was stolen from a Hindu owner in Rajhastan, India. The owner, 55-year-old Jaidev Prasad, said that it was gifted to him by a... more

City News

Agha Shahid Ali- Bridge –Builder of Cultures and Poetic Forms
Agha Shahid Ali- Bridge –Builder of Cultures and Poetic Forms SRINAGAR: At three-day National Seminar “Agha Shahid Ali: Tradition and Modernity”, organised by Department of... more
Srinagar: A verification conducted by Vigilance Organization Kashmir into the allegations of  illegal release of salary worth more than five lac rupees in favour of accused... more

Sports

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
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

News in Pictures

With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
Police officers use batons to disperse members of temporary teachers during a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detained dozens of agitating temporary teachers, and resorted to baton charging to disperse thems. The teachers, whose services were discontinued by the government, demanded continuation of their temporary jobs. Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Saudi’s Join War,  F-16’s Strafe Yemen
SANAA/ BEIRUT: Saudi Arabia and a coalition of regional allies have launched airstrikes in Yemen against the advancing Ansarullah fighters, who deposed the US-backed Yemeni president last month. Adel al-Jubair, Saudi ambassador to the US, said on... more
SANAA: Hundreds of terrified civilians fled the Yemeni capital on Thursday after a sleepless night of heavy Saudi air raids. "I'm leaving with my family -- Sanaa is no longer safe," said Mohammed, loading personal belongings onto a minibus in a... more

Business

Community engagement vital for sustainable tourism growth: Nayeem
JAMMU, MARCH 20- "There is a need to create  awareness among the stakeholders that preserving the ecology  and grandeur of our land is linked with our economic prosperity",... more

Technology

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

Editorial

Muslims across the world are going through a very difficult phase due to the wrong and un-Islamic actions of a few terrorist groups. These days it has become all the more... more

Opinion

Why an 18-year-old boy relates more to Masarat Alam than any other leader?  As everywhere, in Kashmir, too the young people want things to move quickly.  They abhor delays.... more

Letters

People have been receiving calls from a so called company claiming to represent AirTell Communications asking them to deposit money if they want a mobile tower erected in... more

Features

Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat Right to Information (RTI) completed 6 years of its enforcement in Jammu & Kashmir. It was on March 20th 2009 when the State legislature enacted a... 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 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