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Will Fulfil Vajpayee’s Dream: Modi

.‘Have deep affection from the core of my heart and soul for Kashmir’ 

. ‘Two families have looted J&K in successive turns’

KISHTWAR: Asserting that he has deep affection for Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday vowed to fulfil the “dream” of former PM Atal Bihari... more

SRINAGAR: Rejecting the allegations by Prime Minister Modi that two political families have “looted” Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah asked him to tell what his government has found to prove this in its six months in office.

“You have been in the government for the last six... more

SRINAGAR: While speculations were rife that BJP was eyeing volatile Sopore assembly segment in north Kashmir as it witnesses less percentage of voting, the party has decided not to field any candidate from the constituency.

Quoting unnamed sources KNS reported that the rightwing party... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has grown only one year old in last six years! According to the affidavit filed by Sayeed for the assembly election from Anantnag... more
NEW DELHI:  A day after a group of Muslim clerics alleged that RSS activists accompanying an ‘Islamic cleric’ tried to lure them to vote for BJP,  Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH)... more

Regional News

LAHORE: A thirty-five-year-old Christian man , Allah Rakha Shahzad, died on Saturday morning, allegedly after being tortured by police officials at Green Town police station... more
Big blow to Bukhari family, who came to India 400 years ago and nominate their successors traditionally NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday said that Jama Masjid Shahi... 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

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
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday

World News

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks
VIENNA: Leading diplomats racing to strike a nuclear accord with Iran have little more than two days to overcome serious disagreements that threaten the outcome of their negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iranian Foreign Minister... more
GARISSA: Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shebab Islamic extremists. “I can confirm... that 28 innocent travellers were brutally... 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

With the Hajj season over and almost all the pilgrims gone, bulldozers have revved up their engine to start the demolition work in Makkah where they had stopped before the... more

Opinion

The announcement of the Macchil conviction on the eve of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is a political decision, not one in support of justice or transformation THE... more

Letters

The government has recently fixed a deadline of 30 days for issuing passports after the applications are filed, in an attempt to speed up the process amid rising complaints... 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