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SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have virtually agreed on the broad contours of having an alliance and top BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that a "democratic government" will be in place in the state soon.

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PDP interlocutor for parleys with the BJP Dr Haseeb Drabu met Governor Vohra on Wednesday

Leaders of both PDP and BJP  met Governor N.N. Vohra separately and informed him about progress in their talks even as they prepared for a tie-up in the coming Rajya Sabha elections.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Haseeb Drabu, the interlocutor with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on... more

SRINAGAR: Seven candidates comprising of all the major political parties of Jammu and Kashmir including Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday filed their nomination papers for the elections of four Rajya Sabha seats.

Legislative Assembly Secretary Mohammad Ramzan said that seven candidates have... more

Local News

Srinagar: A day after former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the transfer orders by Governor has sent confusing signals, National Conference Additional General... more
Kangan: The trader’s community Wednesday staged a protest against the alleged encroachment of land in and adjoining areas of tourist resort Sonamarg by Army and urged upon... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD: Dreaded Islamic State militant group has appointed a breakaway Taliban commander as its chief in Khurasan, a historic name used by militants for an area covering... more
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif's visit to China has opened new doors of cooperation between the two countries. The army chief held important... more

City News

  Srinagar: Emphasizing on the effective enforcement of traffic rules in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and MLA Elect Amirakadal Syed Mohammad Altaf... more
SRINAGAR: The sacred relic of revered Sufi saint Shiekh Syed Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA) will be placed back at its original position in the newly constructed shrine in Khaniyar... more

Sports

Parvez Rasool: No Ranji side can take J&K lightly anymore
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cricket has been steadily clambering up the performance graph over the past few years. The state side had qualified for... more
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

News in Pictures

The army Wednesday honoured Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, who was killed during an encounter with militants in Tral town- Pix Abid Bhat
Large number of people joined the funeral procession of slain Hizb militant in Tral on Wednesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Policewomen parade at Republic Day function in Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Strike crippled life across Srinagar on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
School girls singing Rauf at the Republic Day function at Bakhshi Stadium on Monday- Pix Abid Bhat
Security has been heightened with armedmen deployed on houses surrounding Bakhshi stadium ahead on Jan 26- Pix abid Bhat
Kashmiri students participate in a rehearsal for Republic Day parade at Bakshi stadium in Srinagar.pix Abid Bhat
In Chattabal Ittehadul Muslimeen took out a protest march- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
In Anantnag Umate Islamia organized a protest after Friday prayers- Pix sameer Rahmani

World News

4 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Hezbollah Attack
BEIRUT: At least four Israeli soldiers were killed and half a dozen others injured in a Hezbollah attack in the occupied Shebaa Farms, in south Lebanon Wednesday, reports said. Media reports quoting an Israeli military source, reported that an anti-... more
Amman: Jordan’s information minister says his government is ready to swap an Iraqi woman held in Jordan for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from Daesh. Mohammad Al Momani made no mention in his statement Wednesday of Japanese... more

Business

Kashmir Inc Concerned over Poor Show at German Fair
SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of  Commerce & Industry (Inc) has expressed concern over poor response to the Kashmir businesses at Domtex Hannover- 2015 fair in Germany.... 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

  Reforms at the shortest can be defined as the improvement  by making changes. Thus a reformative move can only be said made when the change is for improvement. To carry out... more

Opinion

  Western leaders and the public ought to reflect on how to break the cycle of violence through non-discrimination, fairness and justice for all More than two weeks on, the... more

Letters

Muslim world is suffering due to  the catastrophic designs of the imperialistic regimes. Muslim masses have become the easy prey for the hegemonic forces. Muslims are crying... more

Features

Being in tune with our "self" is the key to happiness and satisfaction. AS stress overwhelms us for a greater part of our daily lives, it is essential to switch off external... 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

A dramatised excerpt from the story of the day Sonia Gandhi prepared to turn down the post of Prime Minister of India in 2004.
IN the afternoon of 15 May, after having been elected unanimously as the leader of the Parliamentary Party, Sonia Gandhi addresses her MPs. “Here I stand in the place... more

Heads & Tails

Now that one mythology has been put to rest – of the world ending on December 21st- let me attempt to disabuse you of some beliefs that have survived time. * Bats Fly into... 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