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‘Not Repelling AFSPA, Not Talking To Hurriyat’

Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Srinagar

GANDERBAL: A day after a leading human rights watchdog declared that India has neglected international obligations and its own constitution by imposing draconian laws like 

Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Kashmir, Union Home... more

SRINAGAR: Opposition National Conference termed the statement of Union Home Minister on the revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir as "unfortunate and counter-productive", saying such remarks also exposed ruling PDP's "complete and total sell-out" to the BJP for the sole aim of coming to power... more

Leh Airport Drama  ; Aviation Minister apologises, PMO seeks report

New Delhi: A major controversy erupted on Thursday after reports that three members of a family were offloaded from a Leh-Delhi flight to accommodate Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, J&K Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: The State Government has canceled the appointment of Mr Javed Reshi as Additional Advocate General and Mr Zahoor-ul-Amin, Mr Neeraj Gupta and Ms Purnima Sharma as... more
SRINAGAR: At least four people were injured, one of them critically, after a car rolled down into a 100-ft deep gorge near Pethkoot on Gurez –Bandipora road on Thursday. The... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has set aside the acquittal of a Pakistan national, a Hizbul Mujahideen operative who was involved in the serial blasts at Maulana Azad Memorial... more
NEW DELHI : The union cabinet has approved India's first integrated National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was announced on Thursday.  The... more

City News

Mufti visits GB Panth Hospital
Institution to get critical care ambulances, 10 addl ventilators   SRINAGAR, JULY 01, 2015 –  Immediately after chairing the District Development Board (DDB) meetings of... more
SRINAGAR, JULY 01: In order to overcome traffic congestion and streamlining the traffic in Batmaloo area, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon today convened a... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
KOLKATTA: Kashmir FC recorded their first win of the 2nd leg with a fantastic comeback victory against United sports in the Round 9 of I-league Division 2nd at... more

News in Pictures

A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detaining Ittehadul Muslimeen activists, who tried to march towards Sopore on Friday at Mirgund.JKIM Spokesman S M Rizvi and other workers were detained. Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Brotherhood calls for uprising  after raid kills 13 leaders
CAIRO: Muslim Brotherhood (MB) urged the Egyptian people to rebel against Sissi regime with a statement late Wednesday, after 13 of its leaders were killed in a raid by security forces in Cairo earlier in the day. The MB statement said that its... more
GAZA: A senior member of Palestine’s resistance movement Hamas has warned ISIS militants against any attack on the Palestinian faction. Mahmoud al-Zahar, a founding member of Hamas, said on Wednesday that the resistance movement would respond to any... more

Business

Ansari launches ‘Digital India Programme’ in JK
‘World class IT infrastructure to be provided in the State’ SRINAGAR: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services and Sports, Moulvi Imran... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

In a dramatic move, state government has terminated the services of 63 officials. The dismissal followed after a high-level committee headed by Chief Secretary Muhammad Iqbal... more

Opinion

The BBC’s revelation of links between India’s RAW and the Karachi-based MQM will further weaken Pakistani liberals and discourage them from standing up against the ‘good’... more

Letters

In 1986, the dominance of National Conference was seriously challenged by a newly formed coalition called" Muslim United Front ". But the National Conference with the support... more

Features

Glorious Dividends of Imam Khomeini led Islamic Revolution of Iran  THE strong will & determination of the Iranians post economic & financial sanctions have withstood... 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 Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

Not all proverbs convey words of wisdom. Some of them are complete nonsense and we should stop using them as references to our behaviour. Proverbs about women, weather and... 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