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Sajad Lone Rejects ‘Insignificant’ Portfolio`

Refuses To Attend Office, Leaves Jammu for Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Peeved at being allotted ‘insignificant’ portfolio of Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry Sajad Lone, chairman of Peoples Conference left Jammu for  Srinagar on Wednesday instead of attending his office at the civil... more

JAMMU: Under the provision of Section 55(1) of the Constitution of J&K, the Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra, has called upon the Members of the J&K Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council to assemble together in the Central Hall of the Legislature Building, Jammu on Wednesday, the 18th... more

Srinagar:  Ten more patients have tested positive for swine flu, taking the number of those infected with the deadly virus to 277.

"Ten more patients have tested positive for the virus. The total number of infected people is now at 277," PRO, SKIMS, Kulsoom Bhat in a statement issued said... more

Local News

Directs initiating process of release of pol prisoners, making Passport verifications time bound  JAMMU: Urging the State Police to become part of the change with the arrival... more
JAMMU: The General Administration Department (GAD) today issued an order regarding the norms to be followed for providing of staff to the Council of Ministers. As per the... more

Regional News

New Delhi: Help is at hand for all those Hindi-challenged babus in the Narendra Modi government fearful of not quite making the cut in the push for the national language to... more
India census reveals 'more married women'
NEW DELHI: A closer look at the recently released census data indicates how prevalent the practice of polygamy is in society and whether the law could actually have any... more

City News

Idea shuts data services in Kashmir on weather grounds
SRINAGAR: Cellular network, Idea, has for the moment, shut its data services in Kashmir following the light rain and snowfall much to the discomfort of its subscribers. The... more
15 vehicles seized, 13 motor vehicle theft cases solved Srinagar: Srinagar police has arrested a notorious car lifter and solved 13 motor vehicle theft cases. Police Station... more

Sports

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

A view of water logged Partap Park after heavy fresh snowfall in Srinagar on Wednesday. Pix Aabid Bhat
People walk on deserted market at Lal chowk in Srinagar on Wednesday.Pix Aabid Bhat
Snow-covered Zabarwan mountains are reflected in the waters of river Jhelum after heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Tuesday: Pix Aabid Bhat
A man walks on snow covered garden as back drop of snow-covered Zabarwan mountains after heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Tuesday.Pix Aabid Bhat
Snow-covered Zabarwan mountains are reflected in the waters of a garden after heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Tuesday: Pix Aabid Bhat
An aerial view of Srinagar city road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
An auto-rickshaw driver drives on snow covered road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
People walk on snow covered road during heavy snowfall in Srinagar on Monday. Pix Aabid Bhat
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

World News

Israeli settlers storm al-Aqsa Mosque compound
Israeli settlers have broken into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound for Talmudic rituals. Amid tight security measures by Israeli forces, some 25 settlers stormed the mosque on Wednesday morning, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Palestinian... more
Iran says ready to safeguard Iraq artifacts after ISIL attack
The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced its readiness to protect at-risk Iraqi artifacts after the destruction of invaluable relics by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the northern city of Mosul, Press TV reports. “We have sent three separate... more

Business

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

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

A nationwide survey on youth attitudes, conducted by Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), a Bengaluru-based non-government organisation has uncovered shockingly... more

Opinion

We hope Mufti Sahab delivers good governance The alliance between PDP and BJP is seen as unholy, and non workable, by a large section of society, not only in J&K but even... more

Letters

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

Features

05-Feb.-2015 Life without art is said to be stupid. However art can be found in any and every thing; this is what Asif Sir taught us from a over early time. The sky is 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