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63 Civil Servants Shown Door

Axe falls on 3 doctors, 5 KAS officers, 2 chief engineers and 1 MD l; Performance review to be regular feature: Akhtar

SRINAGAR:  The State Government has dispensed with the services of 63 civil servants as a part of the process to remove deadwood from the administration amid allegations... more

SRINAGAR – Sending a loud and clear message to the administration in unequivocal terms, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today stated that the officers will be solely tested by their integrity and performance in improving the public delivery mechanism in the State.

He said the... more

SRINAGAR: A village head was shot dead by unknown gunmen at Wagum village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir late Thursday evening.

A police official said this evening  that suspected militants fired upon Mohammad Yousf Bhat (43), village head (Nambardar) of Wagum at around 9:30 when he... more

Local News

Probe indicts Amy Officer for Killing Srinagar: The last time 17-year old Javaid Ahmed Magray’s family saw him alive, he was studying in his own room. It was late on the... more
Says, Jammu City and Samba Do Not Represent Enrtire Division SRINAGAR: Senior PDP leader and CAPD Minister Choudary Zulfikar Ali Wednesday warned of fragmentation of Jammu... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI : The union cabinet has approved India's first integrated National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was announced on Thursday.  The... more
AHMEDABAD: JSW Steel chairman Sajjan Jindal today confirmed that his group is acquiring an IPL side but stopped short of naming it amid a speculation that the team could be... more

City News

Mufti visits GB Panth Hospital
Institution to get critical care ambulances, 10 addl ventilators   SRINAGAR, JULY 01, 2015 –  Immediately after chairing the District Development Board (DDB) meetings of... more
SRINAGAR, JULY 01: In order to overcome traffic congestion and streamlining the traffic in Batmaloo area, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon today convened a... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
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

News in Pictures

A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detaining Ittehadul Muslimeen activists, who tried to march towards Sopore on Friday at Mirgund.JKIM Spokesman S M Rizvi and other workers were detained. Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Aden (AFP) - Fighting raged in Yemen's battleground southern port of Aden Thursday, a day after the United Nations declared its highest level of humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country. The clashes killed seven rebels and five pro-government... more
GAZA (Reuters) - As the sun sets over Gaza, there isn't a table to be found on the terrace of the Roots hotel, with views overlooking the port and the gently crashing waves of the Mediterranean. Crowds have gathered for Iftar - the nightly breaking... more

Business

SRINAGAR, JULY 1: The State Government has constituted two separate high-level committees to oversee implementation of the “Digital India Programme.” The State Committee will... 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 move, state government has terminated the services of 63 officials. The dismissal followed after a high-level committee headed by Chief Secretary Muhammad Iqbal... more

Opinion

The BBC’s revelation of links between India’s RAW and the Karachi-based MQM will further weaken Pakistani liberals and discourage them from standing up against the ‘good’... more

Letters

In 1986, the dominance of National Conference was seriously challenged by a newly formed coalition called" Muslim United Front ". But the National Conference with the support... more

Features

Glorious Dividends of Imam Khomeini led Islamic Revolution of Iran  THE strong will & determination of the Iranians post economic & financial sanctions have withstood... more

Interviews

Pandits must forget nineties and return to Kashmir: Dr U Kaul
Prof (Dr.) Upendra Kaul is the director and head of cardiology department at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. A Padma Shri awardee, Dr Kaul is one of the first cardiologists to... more

Reviews

The Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

Not all proverbs convey words of wisdom. Some of them are complete nonsense and we should stop using them as references to our behaviour. Proverbs about women, weather 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