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ETT Scam: Ex BOSE Chairman Arrested

SRINAGAR: After ‘establishing’ his role in the scam in-volving Elementary Teachers Training (ETT) in the state, crime branch of police on Tuesday arrested former chairman of J&K Board of School Education, Dr Sheikh Bashir Ahmad. 

According to the IGP, Crime Branch, Muneer Khan that... more

Screening Test for RET Teachers 

SRINAGAR:As the row over screening test prevails, the Jammu and Kashmir Teachers Forum (JKTF) on Tues-day called for strike in all the schools of the state on Au-gust 6 and protests on August 7 against government de-cision.

EJAC president and JKTF... more

Strike hits hospital functioning

SRINAGAR:  The indefinite strike of doctors and Para-medical staff in Jehlum Valley Hospital located in Bemina Srinagar demanding release of molestation accused and security cover for the hospital left patients with no option on Tuesday but to leave the... more

Local News

Srinagar: Government of India’s entering into peace accord with insurgent groups in Nagaland “to usher in peace in the state” has generated mixed reaction from politicians... more
Srinagar: Principal Secretary Planning and Development, Mr. B. R. Sharma Tuesday urged the Administrative Secretaries to submit remaining Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of... more

Regional News

Pak Finally Hangs Shafqat Hussain
KARACHI:  Kashmir born Shafqat Hussain was hanged early Tuesday morning in Karachi Central Jail. The case triggered an international out-cry because his lawyers said Shafqat... more
ISLAMABAD:Mullah Abdul Manan, brother of deceased Ta-liban supremo Mullah Omar, on Sunday re-jected the election of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor as the new chief of the orthodox... more

City News

Srinagar: Hundreds of Congress activists today staged protests in the twin capital\s of Jammu and Kashmir against the suspension of 25 MPs of the party by the speaker of the... more
Srinagar- Srinagar Police has recovered an unknown female body in Hari Singh High Street area here last evening. Some local informed the police that a female boy is laying at... more

Sports

Experts urge recognition from Sports Council SRINAGAR: Sqay, an indigenous Kashmiri martial art, is fast catching up fast among the youngsters with an ever... more
Ansari inaugurates 14th AIP Water Sports Championship
SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday evening inaugurated 14th All India... more

News in Pictures

Congress_Protest_Rally Congress leaders and workers shout slogans during a protest march against suspension of party's 25 lawmakers from parliament by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in Srinagar on Tuesday. The speaker of parliament on 03 August suspended 25 Congress lawmakers for causing 'grave disorder' with repeated disruptions. Congress party members have not allowed the parliament to transact any business since the monsoon session began on July 21.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Congress_Protest_Rally Congress leaders and workers shout slogans during a protest march against suspension of party's 25 lawmakers from parliament by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in Srinagar on Tuesday. The speaker of parliament on 03 August suspended 25 Congress lawmakers for causing 'grave disorder' with repeated disruptions. Congress party members have not allowed the parliament to transact any business since the monsoon session began on July 21.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Congress_Protest_Rally Congress leaders and workers shout slogans during a protest march against suspension of party's 25 lawmakers from parliament by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in Srinagar on Tuesday. The speaker of parliament on 03 August suspended 25 Congress lawmakers for causing 'grave disorder' with repeated disruptions. Congress party members have not allowed the parliament to transact any business since the monsoon session began on July 21.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah along with other leaders offering the funeral prayers for head priest of Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar on Monday _ Pix Aabid Bhat
Kothibagh girl students demand that the school principal, who was recently attached by government, be brought back as principal of the institution.- Pix Aabid Bhat
Teaching and non-teaching staff of the Kasturbha Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) protesting in support of their demands in Srinagar on Monday -Pix Aabid Bhat
Teaching and non-teaching staff of the Kasturbha Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) protesting in support of their demands in Srinagar on Monday -Pix Aabid Bhat
The shimmering rays of the setting sun immerses the famed Dal lake in a pool of gold on a Tuesday evening. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Obsever
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

A file photo of Sayed Tayyeb Agha
ISLAMABAD: The head of Taliban’s politi-cal office in Qatar, Sayed Tayyeb Agha, re-signed late on Monday over the appointment of the militant organisation’s new chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. Agha, who was a close confidant of Mullah Omar, said he... more
Hanafis and Jafaris pray together at Kuwait city Grand Mosque
KUWAIT CITY: The main suspect in a deadly attack on a Kuwaiti mosque in June confessed in court on Tuesday to being in the Islamic State group. Abdulrahman Sabah Saud told the first hearing of the trial of 22 men and seven women that he joined IS... more

Business

‘Augmentation of JK’s fuel quota to be taken up with Centre’ SRINAGAR, AUGUST 03:  The State Government is shortly announcing a slew of measures to streamline and rationalize... more

Technology

WHAT do you call a multimillion-dollar, for-profit company that's run in large part by unpaid or underpaid grunt laborers? A century ago, you might've dubbed it robber-barony or sharecropping — if not, you know, outright slavery. In 2015, though, we... more

Editorial

JAMMU bandh over the demand for the All India Institute for Medical Sciences has entered fifth day.  The AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) has rejected the union health... more

Opinion

Arecent study by the National Law University revealed that 94 per cent of those sentenced to death so far were either Dalits or Muslims. THE convicted terrorist Yakub Memon... more

Letters

I wanted to raise the concern of street dog menace with the Srinagar Municipal Corporation via this letter in your esteemed daily. There is no lane in the Srinagar city that... more

Features

Whereas successive Indian governments are striving to promote FDI since economic liberalization in 1991 by at-tracting overseas capital with investment and technological... more

Interviews

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 131 hotels in 65 locations across India and with a global... more

Reviews

I DID not want to watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Why? How about drunk actor drives over four people sleeping on a pavement one night and allegedly pays his driver to take the... more

Heads & Tails

I was in Nagpur last week. I was told of an illegal bird market and so I went on Sunday morning. I saw hundreds of small cages with budgerigars and pigeons in them. Of course... 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