Top News

16 Yr Old Shot Dead; Police Admit Lapses

SRINAGAR:  Amid mounting tensions over the killing of two young men in South Kashmir township of Tral, police on Saturday opened fire at Narbal in Budgam district, wounding three, including a 16-year-old boy who later died in the hospital.

The killing of sixteen year-old 10th standard... more

‘I saw ASI shooting him after asking him to run’

Srinagar: 16 year old Suhail Ahmad Sofi, who was shot dead by government forces in Narbal area, was not part of any stone-throwing protest but had gone out to see whether his school was open in the wake of strike call, said his uncle, who claims to be a eyewitness of the incident.

Tariq... more

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley on Saturday observed a shutdown on the call of Hurriyat Conference (G) during which scores of persons were injured in violent clashes in the region.

Geelani on Friday called for shutdown in the Valley against the arrest of pro-freedom leaders, killing of youth in... more

Local News

JAMMU:  Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today   said that no new auto rickshaws would be granted registration certificate without... more
JKLF 30-hour hunger strike begins Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik along with socio/religious leader Swami Agnivesh were arrested by... more

Regional News

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at social activist Swami Agnivesh for leading a protest march along with JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik in... more
NEW DELHI: The Centre has ordered Al Jazeera’s English news channel to be taken off the air for five days for repeatedly showing a wrong map of India, in which parts of... more

City News

Altaf Seeks coordination between line departments to streamline vehicular movement in summer capital SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Gardens & Parks... more
JAMMU – Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today reconstituted the Governing Board of J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) by nominating three Legislators, one each... more

Sports

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
Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more

News in Pictures

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
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq leading a march following Friday prayers against Tral killings-Pix Abid Bhat
Thousands converged at Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Geelani to listen him after his arrival from Delhi on Wednesday-Pix Abid Bhat
Massive crowds joined funeral procession of slain youth in Tral -Pix Abid Bhat
Thursday Evening on Dal Lake: Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky- Pix Abid Bhat
DC directs intensifying removal of encroachments on Jhelum embankments

World News

Suicide Blast in Afghanistan Kills 33, Injures More than 100
JALALABAD: A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday. The Islamic State (IS) group... more
Iran presents Yemen peace plan to UN
TEHRAN: Iran's foreign minister has submitted a letter to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon outlining a four-point peace plan for Yemen, where pro-Iran fighters from Ansarullah movement have gained control of much of the country and are now targeted... more

Business

Says Area Expansion Programme would be made more effective Jammu, April 18:- Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri Saturday said the government would exploit the huge... 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

We have suffered more than you, and you deserve what is happening to you! This sentence pretty much sums up the general mood in more than one country in the Middle East when... more

Opinion

Through mindless terrorism, extremist Muslim groups today have given Islam a bad name across the world. Foreigners are unlikely to analyse the fault lines dividing the Muslim... more

Letters

Most of the government departments in our state are in dire need of trained and qualified KAS officers at the district level because they would be conversant with the rules... 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