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Black Money List of 627 Names Given to SC

New Delhi: The government of India has Wednesday placed before the Supreme Court, a list of names of its citizens holding accounts in foreign banks, in the infamous black money case. 

Press Trust of India reports that the list containing about 627 names was submitted in a sealed envelope... more

KARACHI: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Tariq Fatemi, on Wednesday said Pakistan would not initiate contact with India for talks, adding that if India wants to enter a dialogue with Pakistan, they would have to take the initiative themselves, BBC Urdu reported.

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SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Wednesday advocated for negotiations with the militant and Huriyat leadership for Kashmir resolution and said that since 1947... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: With the Assembly elections round the corner the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to announce its first list of candidates for the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly... more
BANIHAL: As Congress seeks a turnaround in its electoral fortunes in the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, its star campaigner and former chief minister Ghulam... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI/ ISLAMABAD: India was shifting thousands of people on Wednesday out of the way of Cyclone Nilofar due to hit the region this weekend, while Pakistan geared up for... more
Hundreds to stand in Bihar river to protest
Patna: Its a non-violent protest like none other. Hundred’s of people in the Sitamarhi district in Bihar, in Eastern India, including environment activist Shashi Shekhar on... more

City News

SRINAGAR: The District Magistrate Wednesday while summoning the General Manager (GM) Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) Kashmir, asked him to improve services or face further action... more
SRINAGAR: A Member of Legislative Assembly Wednesday was fined by traffic police after he broke the signal here in city centre. Official sources said that Engineer Rashid,... more

Sports

Kashmir Gets Football Ground With Italian Turf
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.... more
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

News in Pictures

KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
KO Foundation in a bid to reach out to areas where medical aid is scarce and needed most, established a day long camp at Paheli Nar, a mountainous village in Kangan and rendered service to hundreds of people.
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday

World News

File photo of Motiur Rahman Nizami
DHAKA – A special Bangladeshi court on Wednesday handed the death sentence to the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party for war crimes, in a long-awaited verdict that triggers fears of fresh violence.The war crimes court found Motiur Rahman... more
‘Dead’ and ‘cremated’ woman returns home
CHENNAI: ‘Vennila’ in Tamil means a ‘brilliant white moon’. When 21 year old Vennila the daughter of Chennaya, whom he had presumed to have died after she went missing a few months ago returned one fine day, both her parents nearly went into shock.... more

Business

SRINAGAR: A day after Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry claimed that Government is indifferent towards the problems of flood hit traders and people, Secretary... 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

Love for nature and its preservations were deeply ingrained in Kashmir psyche. Much before the advent of the Vedic period people of Kashmir were ‘nature worshippers’. They... more

Opinion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kashmir, made a few announcements and left. The state’s political parties are busy strategizing for impending elections. The separatist... more

Letters

Was Maharaja Hari Singh dithering in deciding whether to join India, Pakistan or stay independent in 1947?  The way Quit Kashmir  call was initiated  and projected by... more

Features

Anantnag: Twenty-one years have expired and the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel from 74th Battalion allegedly responsible for murdering scores of innocent and... 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

SRINAGAR: There are no movie theatres in Srinagar- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. But that hasn’t stopped the city’s residents from being resourceful and finding... 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