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Pakistan Crisis Deepens as Protesters March Into PM House

ISLAMABAD:  The protests in Pakistan demanding the ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif -- headed by popular cleric Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition leader Imran Khan-- intensified on Saturday night, as tens of thousands of protesters marched towards the PM House in the heavily guarded area of... more

A MOTHER’S TRAR’S: A woman breaks down during a  protest sit-in held to remember those missing for last several years in Kashmir- Pix Mushtaq Reshi

SRINAGAR: On the eve of  the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances , Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) staged a peaceful sit-in at city’s Pratap Park on Saturday. 

Scores of family members of disappeared persons participated in the peaceful protest... more

SRINAGAR: Under attack for the resolution passed by the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said legislators voice the sentiment of the people who elect them. 

"We don't talk here of our own (will). We talk for... more

Local News

In Solidarity: JKLF Chief Yasin Malik joined protest sit in of parents of missing: Pix Mushtaq Reshi
SRINAGAR: With every passing international day of disappeared persons the number of the parents of those persons who are missing from past twenty four years in the Kashmir... more
SRINAGAR: Minister for Transport Ch. Mohammad Ramzan said that the JKSRTC is operating four buses regularly from Lal Chowk to Nowgam Railway Station and back as per railway... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told media on Saturday that the sit-ins being staged in the capital by the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek are just... more
Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful military on Friday said it was the government that asked it to play a "facilitative role" in resolving the current impasse, contradicting Prime... more

City News

SRINAGAR: Noted Kashmiri writers and littérateurs Friday admitted that the curbs on the freedom of expression in J&K have restricted the true expression of contemporary... more
Srinagar: The state government on Thursday said that the daily wagers engaged before January 31, 1994 shall be eligible for regularization and no regularization policy has... more

Sports

PHE daily wagers held a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding regularisation
SRINAGAR: As the inauguration of the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship was held on Saturday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park in Srinagar by Sports... more
‘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

News in Pictures

In Solidarity: JKLF Chief Yasin Malik joined protest sit in of parents of missing: Pix Mushtaq Reshi
A MOTHER’S TRAR’S: A woman breaks down during a protest sit-in held to remember those missing for last several years in Kashmir- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Backwaters : A schoolchild crossing an overpass in the backwaters of Dal Lake. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Kashmiri supporters of BJP during a pro-Modi demonstration during elections in May. Photo/Archives
Amidst bloomed lotuses, a woman rowing through the backwaters of Dal Lake on cloudy Thursday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Police barring agitated employees of Forest Department from taking out a protest march. Photo/ Shafqat Kanna
Lens man Shafqat Nabi captures a bird's eye view of the old Srinagar Tuesday morning.
A Gujjar family outside its stone-house in Verignag, near Daksum. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Official rescue teams busy rescuing laborers who got trapped under a collapsed house at Parray Pora in uptown Srinagar on Friday. Photo/ Shafqat Nabi
A brief shower flooded the city center, Lal Chowk, on Friday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi

World News

Galloway Attacked In London, Hurt
LONDON: An outspoken British lawmaker who declared an “Israel-free zone” in a northern English city suffered a suspected broken jaw in an attack believed to be linked to his support for the Palestinians, his party said on Saturday. George Galloway... more
Syrian rebels attack UN peacekeepers
BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being... more

Business

JK Bank share to be traded on stock exchanges @Re 1 after 5thSept
Srinagar: Face value (FV) of J&K Bank share will stand spilt after September 5, 2014 and will be traded at the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and The Bombay Stock... 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

After a thumping victory in the recent Parliamentary elections in India, the ruling BJP has already fired many salvos as part of the run up to the Assembly elections, which... more

Opinion

IT is doubtful if this question in the headline crossed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mind when he decided on Aug 18 to call off the talks between the Pakistani and Indian... more

Letters

This refers to news report “Cricket Frenzy: Kashmiri Students Hounded Out Of Punjab College” (Kashmir Observer August 27). If it is true, it is another pathetic display.... more

Features

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... 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

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

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