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Modi may retain Manmohan's Kashmir envoys

NEW DELHI: The three interlocutors, appointed in 2010 by Manmohan Singh government to reach out to 'alienated Kashmiris', are looking forward to fresh engagement with the  BJP government. Indian home ministry has already hinted that it would not outright junk the report. 

This has pleased... more

NC fields 14 more for LA poll

SRINAGAR:   National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar announced the second list of 14 candidates for the Assembly Elections 2014 here today.  Earlier the party had announced a list of 32 candidates.

The Parliamentary Board under the Chairmanship of the ailing President of... more

Srinagar: The supporters of a leader from National Conference Wednesday staged a protest outside Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's Gupkar residence here, seeking poll ticket in favour of Haji Nazirudin Baba from Zadibal, the party's block treasurer.  

The supporters of Baba alleged that the... more

Local News

Srinagar: Even as different government agencies have resorted to the much-hyped market checking, prices of essential commodities have gone skyward as the Muslim festival Eid-... more
SRINAGAR: As the union government is reportedly preparing for settlement of Kashmiri migrant Pandits in separate enclaves in different parts of Kashmir Valley besides... more

Regional News

Founder of India's door to door pickup and delivery service 'Get My Peon' Bharat Ahirwar (L) speaks to the company's marketing manager Devlina Pathye at their office in Mumbai. - AFP
Need someone to pay your bills and pick up your shopping, take an elderly relative to hospital or deliver 26 presents to your girlfriend on her 26th birthday? These are just... more
NEW DELHI: Ashik Gavai, 17, from Buldhana, stunned doctors at Sir J.J. Hospital 10 days ago when he came with an ugly large swelling on the right side of his face. A series... more

City News

Srinagar: Police Monday foiled the march of forestry graduate candidates who tried to march on city roads in favor of their demand. Eyewitnesses said that scores of forestry... more
SRINAGAR: The Roads and Buildings Department Monday handed over the building of Noorbagh Hospital to the Health Department, an official spokesman said. The local MLA Mubarak... 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

Visitors in the picturesque Dal Lake enjoying a tranquil moment on Wednesday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Construction work on this bridge in Srinagar eastern outskirts, Shalteng, has been stopped for reasons best known to the authorities. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
A sunset view of old Srinagar from the historic Zaina Kadal . Photo/Azaan Shah
Kashmiris continued pro-Palestine protests on Friday across the state with top leadership calling for major ralies to mark Al-Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramzan- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Kashmiris continued pro-Palestine protests on Friday across the state with top leadership calling for major ralies to mark Al-Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramzan- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Massive anti-Israeli protests were held after Friday prayers in Budgam
Massive anti-Israeli protests were held after Friday prayers in Budgam
Clashes broke out between youth and riot police following anti-Israeli protests in Srinagar on Friday- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Additional forces have been rushed to the campsite at Baltal where dozens of stalls lay wrecked after the fierce clashes on Friday. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Few youth during Mirwaiz led rally displayed flags of so called Islamic State at Jamia Mosque on Friday- KO Pix Shafqat Nabi

World News

Israel pounds Gaza amid renewed truce efforts
GAZA:Israeli forces have pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip, including the enclave's only power station, as diplomats intensified efforts to end the bloodshed. Palestinian emergency services said that at least six people were killed and 20... more
TEHRAN: Iran fully supports the Palestinian resistance against Israel’s brutal offensive in the Gaza Strip, Izzat al-Rishq, a member of the Hamas Political Bureau said on Wednesday. In a telephone conversation, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad... more

Business

Acknowledging the increase in the frequency of train service between Banihal and Budgam, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesdaysaid it would bring much needed relief to... 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

The Israeli offensive in Gaza has already claimed more than 600 innocent Palestinian lives. The dead include men, women and children, both young and old. The Israeli... more

Opinion

~ Amid Current Chaos and Challenges, the Key Question Pakistan Faces is whether it wil be able to Complete the Current Second Consecutive Democratic Order, or whether it will... 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

The new government needs to have an R & D cell. India’s research and development is possibly the worst in the world. We employ tired and imaginationless bureaucrats to... 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