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Will Consult Kashmiri Leaders Before Talks with India: Sharif

MUZZAFARABAD: Pakistan will speak with Kashmiri leaders before it enters into dialogue with India, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Thursday.

Ignoring New Delhi’s opposition, Prime Minister Sharif told Kashmir Council in Muzaffarabad that Pakistan will hold dialogue with Kashmiri... more

JAMMU: Oozing with confidence, Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the next chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir will be from his party.

Addressing public meetings in Banihal and Ramban assembly constituencies in Jammu region, he said: “BJP’s 44-plus... more

JAMMU: Oozing with confidence, Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the next chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir will be from his party.

Addressing public meetings in Banihal and Ramban assembly constituencies in Jammu region, he said: “BJP’s 44-plus... more

Local News

SRINAGAR: At least 14 residential houses were gutted in a devastating fire in North Kashmir on Wednesday. The fire broke out at Jalandora-Gurez in district Bandipore, about... more
SRINAGAR: The Pakistan army on Wednesday returned a Kashmiri teen after he had inadvertently crossed over to other side of the Kashmir. A senior defence official said that 13... more

Regional News

BARWALA: Police discovered five bodies on Wednesday after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India and another of the man’s followers died in hospital, an... more
Nagpur: A delusional ‘mantrik’ or sorcerer who worked as an autorikshaw driver abducted the unsuspecting 9 year old son of an acquaintance, killed him and ate his body parts... more

City News

SRINAGAR: Night temperatures dipped in most parts of north India today with Srinagar recording the season's coldest night at minus 0.5 degrees Celsius. Srinagar recorded the... more
SRINAGAR:  Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone is worth Rs 14 crore while CPI (M) state secretary has assets worth about 1.5 crore. Lone in his poll affidavit has... more

Sports

JAMMU: The 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton, Boys and Girls under 14 years is being organized by the Department of... more
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

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

JERUSALEM: Israel has demolished the East Jerusalem home of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly October attack, just hours after Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, warned of strict security measures in response to Tuesday's synagogue... more
JERUSALEM: Israel has censured the Spanish parliament over a symbolic vote, which calls on the Madrid government to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state. "The declaration of the Spanish parliament only distances the chance of reaching an... more

Business

SRINAGAR: A three member delegation of Kashmir Hotels and Restaurant Association (KHARA) led by its president Showkat Chowdhary met Commissioner Srinagar Municipal... 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

The United Nations has just issued a report, 'Why Children's Protection from Violence should be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda'.  Unfortunately, the UN... more

Opinion

For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that... more

Letters

The government has recently fixed a deadline of 30 days for issuing passports after the applications are filed, in an attempt to speed up the process amid rising complaints... more

Features

THE HUSSAINI Brahmins is a community that has an intertwined link with Hinduism and Islam. It is said that their ancestor, Rahab Sidh Dutt had sacrificed his seven sons for... 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