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NEW DELHI: The central government has no plans "as of now" to hold talks with separatist groups of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday.

"There is no proposal to hold talks as of now," was a blunt reply from Singh at a press conference here in response to a... more

SRINAGAR: Purported Lashkar-e-Islam posters asking people dealing with telecommunication business to shut their operation forthwith have surfaced in other parts of Kashmir Valley, reports said on Friday.

“By this poster, we give first and last warning to the telecommunication people bring... more

SRINAGAR:   In yet another rifle snatching incident in South Kashmir, pistol borne suspected militants shot at a cop and then decamped with his service rifle on Friday.

A police official said that policeman identified as Sartaj Ahmad (belt no. 209/Spn), who was posted as security guard at... more

Local News

Hyderabad: The survival of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is "very difficult" since it is not based on principles and there is no "meeting point",... more
Srinagar: On the appeal of Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, a public program was today organized in Shopian in remembrance of the alleged double murder and... more

Regional News

HYDERABAD: Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks-long... more
NEW DELHI: Power Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Friday appointed as the next Cabinet Secretary of the government. He will succeed Ajit Seth who has been holding the... more

City News

Programmes on Habba Khatoon, Zargar on May 30, 31 SRINAGAR: Under its much acknowledged initiative “Art in Public Places”, J&K Government’ Department of Culture is... more
SRINAGAR: With a view to make value-addition to its course curriculum, Sri Pratap College, Srinagar has decided to offer special classes in Functional/ Spoken Arabic by... 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

Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Kashmiri pandits devotee prays at the Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tulla Mulla Ganderbal on Tuesday. Hundreds of Hindu devotees attended the prayers in the historic Kheer Bhavani Temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kheer Bhavani.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Police and paramedics carry the body of Mohammad Rafiq Bhat on a stretcher inside a hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
A wounded civilian is carried by paramedics for treatment at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Monday. One person was killed and two other were injured when un-identified gunmen attacked a BSNL franchisee showroom at Sopore.- Pix Aabid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
AScenSion To HeAven: with prayers on their lips devout turn ecstatic while having a glimpse of the relic of holy prophet muhammad (pbuh) at dargah hazratbal on sunday. pix abid Bhat
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World News

Suicide bomber 'disguised as woman' blows himself up outside mosque
Suicide bomber 'disguised as woman' blows himself up outside mosque DAMMAM: - An explosion outside a mosque filled with worshippers in Saudi city of Dammam killed four people Friday, the second attack in a week on a Shia Muslim mosque in the tightly... more
BAGHDAD: The death toll from car bombs that targeted two prominent hotels in Baghdad a day earlier rose to 15 people, with another 42 wounded, Iraqi officials said Friday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.  Two... more

Business

SRINAGAR Governor, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan Friday asked Banks in J&K to create an environment for stronger business activity especially following... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

In a dramatic new twist to the raging debate over AFSPA, Tripura has decided to do away with the Act  after 18 years. AFSPA had been imposed in the North  Eastern state in... more

Opinion

Standoffs are old-fashioned. India and Pakistan should resume dialogue. THE present standoff in India-Pakistan relations is at once unreal, wasteful and dangerous. Unreal,... more

Letters

Taj Mohi-ud-din, ex-Minister, Irrigation and Flood Control, was extraordinarily bubbly on introducing water transport over Jhelum. To achieve this ‘feat’, the water level of... more

Features

IT is that time of year when results of various 10th and 12th standard board exams start coming in. It is that time of year when parents, or at least some of them, exult that... 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

I hope I am still alive when we  discover a way to listen and understand the language of plants Do trees cry? Yes, when trees are starved of water, they certainly suffer and... 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