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NEW DELHI: A brief meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif appears to have salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid. 

Thursday's pact, to be signed... more

Fidayeen in military uniform storm army bunker

JAMMU:  Militants stormed an army installation in Arnia sector of Jammu Thursday morning and the ensuing day long gunfight left at least 10 people, including three army soldiers and three civilians dead.

Fidayeen militants donning... more

JAMMU: In wake of an encounter in which three army personnel and as many militants were killed here today, an alert has been sounded in the region ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Friday

Jammu Inspector General of Police (IGP) Rajesh Kumar said an alert has been sounded in... more

Local News

Modi govt being run by big industrialists: Rahul
Poonch: In a sharp attack on the Modi government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today alleged it was being run by big industrialists and said a Rs 6,000 crore loan was... more
SRINAGAR:  Minister for Higher Education and National Conference candidate for Sonawari constituency Muhammad Akbar Lone Tuesday admitted that stone-pelting incidents in the... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD: Comments made by Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in his address at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad on Tuesday, 25 November, suggest that... more
ISLAMABAD: Never out of controversy, Pakistani starlet Veena Malik has now landed in the eye of a storm. An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan sentenced her, along with... more

City News

SRINAGAR:  Hurriyat (G)chairman Syed Ali Geelani was placed under house detention by police barring him from offering Friday prayers. A large contingent of police has laid a... more
SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has alleged that the city’s premier tertiary care SMHS hospital has turned into a dispensary because of lack of facilities. The... more

Sports

JAMMU: The Director General of Police, K. Rajendra today declared open the 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton.  The... more
JAMMU: The 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton, Boys and Girls under 14 years is being organized by the Department of... more

News in Pictures

Massive turn out was witnessed in the first phase of polling in 15 assembly segments of Kashmir and Ladakh-piux Mushtaq Reshi
Massive turn out was witnessed in the first phase of polling in 15 assembly segments of Kashmir and Ladakh-piux Mushtaq Reshi
Massive turn out was witnessed in the first phase of polling in 15 assembly segments of Kashmir and Ladakh-piux Mushtaq Reshi
Massive turn out was witnessed in the first phase of polling in 15 assembly segments of Kashmir and Ladakh-piux Mushtaq Reshi
Pro-freedom protests broke out the moment Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his nominee for Amira Kadal came out of DC office in Srinagar after filing papers- Pix Abid Bhat
Pro-freedom protests broke out the moment Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his nominee for Amira Kadal came out of DC office in Srinagar after filing papers- Pix Abid Bhat
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher campaigning for a local party ahead of Assembly polls in Kashmir- Pix Abid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

MELBOURN: Phillip Hughes, the Australia Test batsman struck on the head by a ball two days ago, has died after succumbing to a serious head injury, Cricket Australia chief executive officer James Sutherland has confirmed. The 25-year-old passed away... more
DOHA: At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training Syrian rebels with U.S. help to fight President Bashar al-Assad and may include more overtly Islamist insurgent groups, sources close to the matter say. The camp, south of the capital... more

Business

New Delhi: The love-affair between India’s burgeoning middle-class and branded international fast food products appears increasingly to be heading towards the stage of a... 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

ISLAMIC State, Boko Haram, the Taliban, al-Qa’ida and several more Islamist cults that have cropped up in the past couple of decades and are running amok … are only the most... more

Opinion

Is it possible that Kashmiris are now willing to jettison the “special status”, not to speak of the goal of “azadi” for a ‘strong’ leader who could deliver development? This... more

Letters

Hope and change the Modi way seems to have taken in the majority of India's voters since he was elected in May, 2014 but his message to the flood-ravaged people of Kashmir... more

Features

THE HUSSAINI Brahmins is a community that has an intertwined link with Hinduism and Islam. It is said that their ancestor, Rahab Sidh Dutt had sacrificed his seven sons for... more

Interviews

‘Education is all about character development’
Born in Mumbai, Father Ivan Albert Perera, after his ordination to priesthood worked in various parishes of the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar for nineteen years in Jammu region.... more

Reviews

SRINAGAR: There are no movie theatres in Srinagar- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. But that hasn’t stopped the city’s residents from being resourceful and finding... more

Heads & Tails

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one person learn... 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