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Rehab Package: Will Modi Do 15 Aug On 7 Sep?

SRINAGAR: Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb Drabu’s Delhi visit has elicited speculation in the state. The minister  has been camping in New Delhi since the  last couple of days reportedly for the centre’s special package for flood affected. 

According to KNS, the Government of India is likely... more

SRINAGAR:  The PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir has ordered 100 new Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for legislators at a whopping cost of over Rs. 11 crore, even as the state is grappling with paucity of funds to rehabilitate the victims of last year's floods.

The order to this... more

HANDWARA: An 11-year-old student was killed and his mother injured when the boy started fiddling with a live shell in Ladoora village on Friday morning.

Police said that the boy had picked the explosive device from Ganai Mohalla where an encounter had taken place between government forces... more

Local News

SRINAGAR:  Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday accused the PDP-BJP coalition government of spying on him. "Mufti Govt. brazenly spying on me. A journalist interviewing... more
Poonch: A man was critically injured after he was attacked by a leopard in Mendhar area Poonch district on Friday. The man identified as Dilip Singh was attacked by a leopard... more

Regional News

Spotlight MUZAFFARABAD: Pakistan has outsourced the reconstruction and development of Muzaffarabad, the capital of its portion of Kashmir, to five countries, including China... more
Not remote-controlling govt, it's moving in right direction: RSS
NEW DELHI: The RSS on Friday rejected criticism that it was acting like a "remote control" and lauded the Narendra Modi government for "moving in the right direction." After... more

City News

Srinagar: Rejecting the recent statement of Indian representative at the UN that J&K is an integral part of India because of the so called elections held here, Hurriyat (... more
Srinagar: Violent clashes between a group of youth and police erupted in the old city after Friday prayers leaving 6 persons injured. Eyewitnesses said that dozens of youth... more

Sports

SRINAGAR: District Youth Services and Sports, Srinagar, is organizing U-19 boys football championship under the patronage of the DG, Jehangir Mir which is... more
SRINAGAR -- Team Ahmed Resort on Tuesday announced a 27-member squad for the Khyber Downtown Champions League (KDCL) under the captaincy of Syed Sagar. A board... more

News in Pictures

The Ides of Autumn: Man peeling off walnut skin from walnuts for sale to nut lovers;-Aabid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Ides of Autumn: Man peeling off walnut skin from walnuts for sale to nut lovers;-Aabid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Childhood at its best: Students of a government school in Kulhama engaging themselves in playful activities in the backdrop of picturesque Bandipore districtin North Kashmir on Thursday. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat
Guns and Kashmiris: Never too afar-Revival of a craft dating back to Mughals-Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

A migrants family is escorted by police from Bicske train station to a bus that wil take them into a refugee camp after their train from Budapest was stopped here on September 3
BUDAPEST: Just days after the image of a toddler’s lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach after a migrant boat sank, left the world shocked, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told Muslim refugees ‘not to come’ as his country does not... more
West's flawed policies led to EU’s refugee crisis: Putin
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries’ “flawed” foreign policy is to blame for Europe’s immigration crisis. Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Friday... more

Business

Mufti inaugurates state’s first-ever high-density apple orchard at Bamdoora
Advises SKUAST scientists to come out of their ‘cocoons’, take results of research to fruit growers ANANTNAG –Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday morning travelled... more

Technology

With only limited space on most Indian smartphones, what happens when everyone goes app-only?
APP WARS India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only in Sep-tember, but will all its potential customers have the capacity to keep its app on their phones? MAYANK JAIN India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only next month. It’s a... more

Editorial

ON June 19, 2014 the previous NC-Congress coalition set up a one-man commission headed by the retired Justice M L Koul “to enquire into the circumstances, leading to deaths... more

Opinion

CHILDREN break toys they get bored with. Adults invent more ingenuous ways of venting their ennui. Like the deranged people blowing up prized heritage in the Middle East. Can... more

Letters

Media particularly the print media is more powerful than a chief minister. It has its own domain that a common man cannot overrule. However, it has the obligation to... more

Features

THERE are times in your life when failure seems inevitable. I feel the same right now as I try to pen down my view of Ladakh. How does one put miracles down on paper? How can... more

Interviews

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 131 hotels in 65 locations across India and with a global... more

Reviews

‘The Wonders of Ṭarīqa Kasnazāniyya Brought to India’
(Sufi Way) Most people today do not believe in karāmas (wonders). Many of those who do think of them mainly as narratives whose characters are righteous men and women who... more

Heads & Tails

ARE all militaries as stupid as this or do they get far too much money using animals for war, which is reprehensible But the military constantly thinks up new ways in which... 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