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New Delhi:  The Election Commission on Saturday announced the schedule for polls to the 87-member Jammu and... more

NEW DELHI: ECI overlooked the suggestions put forth by the ruling National Conference, that elections in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir be postponed. ECI V S Sampath said the recent calamity will have no “special impact” on polls.

He said post-flood situation, along with other aspects like... more

Srinagar:  Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narulla on Saturday said 99 polling stations need to be relocated in the wake of last month's devastating floods for the smooth conduct of assembly elections in the state.

"According to the preliminary information given to me by Deputy... more

Local News

Kashmir Observer Foundation Reaches Out To Remote Areas
PAHELI NAR (KANGAN): The catastrophic floods in early September devastated medical infrastructure in Kashmir and crippled health care system leaving tens of thousands of sick... more
JAMMU: Residents of more than 50 border villages along border with  Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir could not celebrate Diwali Thursday. They had been told that the lamps they... more

Regional News

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday evening sacked 82 persons holding minister-of-state rank, including advisors and chairmen of various... more
SRINAGAR: A bullet riddled body was recovered in south Kashmir, where a constable of Indian Reserve Police (IRP) was shot dead by gunmen on October 23 night. Panic gripped... more

City News

SRINAGAR: The moon of Muharram-ul-Haram was sighted at many places in the region and the Ashura would fall on Tuesday, November 4. The moon sighting marks the beginning of a... more
SRINAGAR: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS)   Saturday deplored the announcement of elections  by the election commission of India.  “This shows the... more

Sports

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
PHE daily wagers held a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding regularisation
SRINAGAR: As the inauguration of the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship was held on Saturday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park in Srinagar by Sports... 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

JK Rowling writes backstory of Potter character
NEW YORK: Harry Potter fans can look forward to a Halloween treat, with some tricks, from JK Rowling.  In an announcement posted on Friday on her website, www.pottermore.com, the author revealed that she has prepared a 1,700 word story about the... more
DUBAI (REUTERS): Iran has accused fellow Muslim countries in the Middle East of plotting with the West to bring down oil prices as a tactic to further undermine its sanctions-hit economy. With oil losing a quarter of its value since June, President... more

Business

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20- Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Mr. Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today stressed the need for accelerating the pace of process of proposed mega... 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

Unlike the recent alleged cell phone-cancer link, evidence of tobacco, ghutka and similar ‘stimulants’ causing this deadly disease has been pretty conclusive for decades, but... more

Opinion

Now is the time for some deft diplomacy from India to push for a de-escalation from both sides as maintaining the ceasefire matters more to India than Pakistan. Islamabad... more

Letters

May Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his pure and generous family and companions, and upon all those who follow his guidance, until the Day of... more

Features

Anantnag: Twenty-one years have expired and the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel from 74th Battalion allegedly responsible for murdering scores of innocent and... 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