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Kashmir shares Gaza tragedy

SRINAGAR: Thousands of fasting Kashmiris Friday rallied in parts of Srinagar and other major towns in order to express solidarity with Palestinian people who have been under incessant military assault. Both Shia and Sunni groups had appealed people to observe the last Friday of the holy month of... more

SRINAGAR: Concerned for the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Gaza, doctors and paramedics in various hospitals in Kashmir held pro-Palestine demonstrations. Healthcare workers, wearing aprons and holding banners and placards, shouted  slogans against the "Zionist killers". 

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Avoiding K solution will doom India, Pak: Malik

SRINAGAR: “Peace and stability are subservient to the resolution of disputes and issue. Peace cannot be established in vacuum. United Nations as a responsible forum has to wake up from its deep slumber and play its role in resolving long pending disputes like Jammu Kashmir and Palestine. 

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Local News

SRINAGAR: Situation turned ugly in Tulmula area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Friday when agitated people assaulted a ‘debauch’ government employee after... more
Srinagar: Police arrested the five members of Tangmarg family including the husband of victim for allegedly forcing a pregnant woman to take some poisonous substance.  Police... more

Regional News

25 Children Killed As Train Hits School Bus
HYDERABAD - In a ghastly accident, at least 25 students were killed Thursday when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Medak district of... more
Top Shia scholar's kin shot dead
KARACHI: A senior lawyer who was also the son-in-law of prominent Shia scholar and orator Allama Talib Jauhari was shot dead on Wednesday. Sixty-year-old Syed Mubarak Raza... more

City News

Srinagar: Mysterious demolition of couple of shops during the dead of the night sparked protest in Baghat-e-Kanipora area of Chadoora town while as a mark of protest traders... more
Srinagar: Burglars on the intervening  night of July 23 stole copper from a shop at Nallah Mar Road Saraf Kadal here.  The burglars broke into the shop and decamped with... more

Sports

‘We’ve a Rich Pool of Talent’
He started out as a footballer at a tender age and represented the State and many other prestigious clubs as a pro, and in a career that spanned over two... more
RIO DE JANEIRO: The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany... more

News in Pictures

Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
Mass rallies were taken out in many places across Kashmir on International Quds Day to express solidarity with Palestinians and for liberation of Jerusalem
A boy masking his face with a Palestinian flag as his fellow resists Police action. Leader of Itihadul Muslimeen Masroor Abass leading a demonstration in old city. Protesters at various places carried banners praising Hizbullah and other militant groups active in the middle east. Photos/ Mushtaq Reshi, Shafqat Nabi
Paramilitary firing teargas shells at a Quds Day raly in Hassanabad quarter of the city
Militants from so called Islamic State in Iraq have detonated this centuries old shrine of Prophet Jonah (Yunus) in Mosul
security personal puts concertina wire infron of UN gate today.Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Boys taking plunge in a stream near famous Shalimar gardens Thursday. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Visitors in the picturesque Dal Lake enjoying a tranquil moment on Wednesday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi

World News

ISIS demolishes shrine of Nabi Yunus in Mosul
BAGHDAD: Militants from 'Islamic State' who control large swaths of territory across northern Iraq Thursday demolished the shrine of Prophet Yunus in in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The militants “completely destroyed the shrine of Nabi Yunus after... more
BAGHDAD: Self styled Caliph of militant group Islamic State has ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a top UN... more

Business

Roy allowed to exit jail for 6hrs to sell overseas hotels
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court refused both bail and parole to Subrata Roy- Indian businessman, founder and chairman of the Sahara India Pariwar- an Indian conglomerate with... more

Technology

LONDON: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012 -- and without the explicit consent or... more

Editorial

Palestinian children hurt in the Israeli strike on UN compound in Gaza
The utter impunity with which Israel has unleashed its war machine on the defenceless Gaza population underscores once again the exclusive position Tel Aviv enjoys on the... more

Opinion

Every day you open your computer, there are more images of death and destruction in Gaza. It is painful to see them, but even more painful to realise and tell the children of... more

Letters

'Peace' - the most common topic talked and written about , in this 21st century.Countless discussions are held every month all round the globe to give peace a chance and make... more

Features

As the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims marked the beginning of Ramazan this weekend, the holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds... more

Interviews

Mridu Rai
Irfan Me'raj in conversation with Mridu Rai Q: You were supposed to deliver the first ‘Pt Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk’ but the authorities sought permission from... more

Reviews

The study of languages is critical in understanding not just our past or the present, but what it holds for our futures. Tariq Rahman’s monograph explores the genesis of the... more

Heads & Tails

As soon as autumn comes in the west and the leaves start falling, humans start preparing for winter. What do other animals, such as birds, insects and fish, do to prepare for... 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