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GoI’s refusal to transfer power projects to JK

JAMMU: Pandemonium marred the proceedings of legislative assembly on Friday as opposition members gathered near the speaker's podium amid slogan shouting and noise against governments alleged failure to bring states back power projects from... more

Srinagar:  PDP Friday said it will not confine its approach to the return of Uri-I and Dulhasti power projects from NHPC but explore all options to make J&K rich in power resources.

The PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said that besides exploring the modalities of returning Uri-I and... more

Dispensing With 90:10 Funding Pattern Will Have Serious Implications for JK: Mufti

Demands “Minimum Guaranteed Devolution” to States at NITI Ayog Meet 

NEW DELHI – The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today stated that dispensing with the 90:10 funding pattern for Centrally-sponsored Schemes (CSSs) for Special Category states will have serious implications for J... more

Local News

SRINAGAR:  A Head Constable of the Jammu and Kashmir Police has gone missing from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, reports said on Friday. According to a police... more
Srinagar: The first meeting of PDP and BJP government’s Coordination Committee is scheduled to be held in Jammu later this evening. Sources said the meeting would be held at... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan is actively considering the feasibility of rolling out uniform prayer timings in the capital city- Islamabad as a pilot project. If it... more
MUMBAI: Poor regulation and lack of indigenisation in India’s multibillion dollar healthcare sector, has set off a rampant trend of ‘dumping’ of medical equipment by first-... more

City News

482 Test Positive in 2015
  Swine Flu in J&K Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government today said that 482 patients have been tested positive for H1N1 influenza in the state in 2015 with seven suspected... more
Srinagar: A 15-year-old boy died after a the vehicle he was driving colloided with a speedy truck at Lawaypora near HMT in the outskirts of Srinagar city on Friday morning.... 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

With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat
Police officers use batons to disperse members of temporary teachers during a protest in Srinagar on Tuesday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detained dozens of agitating temporary teachers, and resorted to baton charging to disperse thems. The teachers, whose services were discontinued by the government, demanded continuation of their temporary jobs. Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat
Badam Va'er In Full Bloom: Spring is a time to celebrate the gift of life and look forward to bountiful blessings: Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Yemen’s fugitive President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi (L) is welcomed by Saudi Defense Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman upon arrival in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on March 26.
SANAA - Yemen's beleaguered government said Saudi-led airstrikes would not last long on the second day of a Gulf Arab-led campaign against the Iranian-allied fighters that could escalate a proxy conflict spreading through the region. Warplanes... more
WASHINGTON: US Republican Senator John McCain has applauded the offensive launched by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemen, speculating that the “conflict will probably escalate” into a regional war in the Middle East. McCain said on Thursday... more

Business

The repatriation of the professional Indian expatriate
MUMBAI: Its a different kind of Ghar Wapasi- one that involves the homecoming of those Indians that chose once to leave the comfort of home and hearth and make a leap into... 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 newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded... more

Opinion

On the opening day of Gallerie One, I was in a conversation with Rajendra Tickoo, Masood Hussain, Shabbir Mirza, M A Mehboob, Shaiqa Mohi and several other senior artists... more

Letters

We the parents of class 10th students of  "TYNDALE BISCOE SCHOOL" Sheikh-Bagh, Srinagar are embarrassed with the poor performance and lack of qualified teachers, more... more

Features

Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat Right to Information (RTI) completed 6 years of its enforcement in Jammu & Kashmir. It was on March 20th 2009 when the State legislature enacted a... 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 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

If you insist on being seduced by TV commercials into buying “skin care” and cosmetic products, if you are the kind of person who needs to have make up on their face to be... 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