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Rape & Murder of 13 Year Old Tabinda

KUPWARA: Four persons were on Friday sentenced to death by a sessions court in Kupwara for the gangrape and murder of a 13-year-old girl eight years ago while she was returning from school.  The gory incident had shaken the nation's conscience and had led to widespread protests.

Terming... more

Tabinda  Case

On July 20, 2007, Tabinda Gani, a class VIII student from north Kashmir  was waylaid by the four persons while on her way to school. She was forcibly taken to nearby orchards where she was raped and later killed. The accused  later concealed her body in the bushes.

The investigation of... more

JAMMU:  A shutdown was observed in Jammu against government’s plan to setup All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in the Kashmir Valley.

According to reports received, the call for shutdown was given by Jammu Chambers of Commerce and Industries and was supported by traders,... more

Local News

No comment on Alam arrest Anantnag: National Conference patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Friday refused to comment on  the detention of Masarat Aalam under public safety act.... more
Jammu: The RSS today came down hard on separatists raising pro-Pakistan slogans, saying they should be deported to Pakistan. “Those who are chanting pro-Pakistan slogans,... more

Regional News

Kashmiri ‘teen’ convict to be hanged in Pak on May 6
Parents of convicted Kashmiri youth Shafqat Hussain Karachi — Pakistani authorities issued a death warrant Friday for a convicted killer whose supporters say he was a... more
India’s rank is 117, below nations like Pakistan (81), Palestine (108), Bangladesh (109), Ukraine (111) and Iraq (112). Its rank dropped six notched from the 2013 report,... more

City News

SRINAGAR:Kashmir may appear an unlikely place for a Panchkarma therapy but the Ayurvedic body massage is fast catching up as a mode of herbal treatment, led chiefly by the... more
Srinagar: Expressing outrage and condemnation against the recent statement of the right wing Hindu dispensation RSS, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq... more

Sports

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
JAMMU: In a function held here today at the Raj Bhavan this evening, Governor Mr. N.N. Vohra, felicitated the sportspersons from the State who had won medals... more

News in Pictures

Bakerwal girls carry lamb as they pose for a photograph outside their temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.- Pix Abid Bhat
Bakerwal girls carry lamb as they pose for a photograph outside their temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.- Pix Abid Bhat
A bakerwal woman prepares bread inside her temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri Pandit Asha Jee who won the Panchayat elections from the Wussan block Tangmarg being garlanded by Muslim supporters- File pix
The water-level of the river at Ram Munshi Bagh was 1,585.5 mts (0.65 mts above danger level) with steady trend at 6 PM Tuesday
Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh with JKLF leader Yasin Malik at a token hunger strike in Srinagar
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam..-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

Bewildered scientists urge moratorium  MIAMI: Global scientists renewed calls to halt controversial research to genetically edit human embryos after a Chinese team published details of a breakthrough attempt in this new frontier in science. First... more
SANAA: Saudi warplanes have reportedly carried out fresh aerial assaults on Yemen, bombarding several places across the impoverished country. According to local media reports on Friday, Saudi fighter jets pounded two districts in Yemen’s southern... more

Business

Tourism Deptt to organize similar mega event in JK in 2016 Jaipur: In a bid to promote tourism products of J&K at global markets, a team of J&K tourism lead by... 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

Religious extremism and militant ideology are the two greatest challenges that the nation of Islam faces today.  Researchers believe that Muslim scholars with hard-line views... more

Opinion

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi back from his European tour, he will need to consider whether he can afford to continue governing India with a home minister who is capable... more

Letters

It takes one hour to reach Lal Chowk from any place in the city that includes downtown also. Too many cars and public transport on 60-year-old roads have made peoples’ lives... more

Features

In my previous article (Understanding the Science of landslides-Part I, Kashmir Observer April 03) I had discussed various causes for a landslide. Today, I will discuss some... more

Interviews

Mumbai-based Rochelle Potkar, a fiction writer, a storyteller and a poet, whose works have appeared in several Indian and international publications, says in the light of the... more

Reviews

The Book of Gold Leaves is a ‘melancholy’ story
It’s about art, it’s about love, it’s about culture, it’s about nostalgia and it’s about Kashmir. The Book of Gold Leaves is the second book by the author after The... more

Heads & Tails

The Ugly Facts About Beauty Care
Beauty products that are routinely creamed onto faces, rubbed into hair and splashed over bodies contain toxic ingredients that are known to cause severe allergic reactions,... 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