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BJP Attempts An Ikhlaq On Rashid

MLA Er Rasheed Thrashed By BJP Lawmakers In Assembly Over Beef Party

SRINAGAR: A group of BJP legislators on Thursday thrashed an independent legislator in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly for hosting a beef party, triggering all-round condemnation that forced BJP's Deputy Chief Minister... more

Ironically the anti-beef ban bill that was due for discussion was grounded as the speaker adjourned the House without even taking up the bill for discussion in the lower house of Jammu and Kashmir assembly.

In what was seen as a move to sabotage the bill, the law and parliamentary affairs... more

Srinagar: Independent legislator  Engineer Rashid who was manhandled by frenzied BJP legislators in the Assembly on Thursday said that it was not the Lashkar-e-Taiba or Syed Salahuddin, but the elected BJP ‘terrorist’ members who were a threat to India’s sovereignty.

 Talking to reporters... more

Local News

CM condemns assault
SRINAGAR– Urging the members to maintain the decorum and high standards of proprietary in the State Legislature, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Thursday strongly... more
Mobile Internet Services Blocked in Jammu
SRINAGAR:-Authorities have clamped down on mobile internet service in Jammu division Thursday afternoon. Police said the step has been taken to prevent misuse of social media... more

Regional News

‘What type of goondaism is this’
Hyderabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday sought action against BJP legislators who attacked an independent legislator in the J&K assembly for hosting a beef... more
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally broken his silence on the murder of a 52-year-old Muslim man in Bisada village in Uttar Pradesh, saying that India should... more

City News

Police inaction triggers chokeholds at Dalgate-Boulevard crossing
Top traffic brass shirks responsibility; DGP assures action RINAGAR: The all important Dalgate-Boulevard crossing serving as a gateway to the tourist destinations along the... more
SRINAGAR: Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA) have maintained that neither National Conference nor People’s Democratic Party have submitted... more


SRINAGAR: Minister for Roads and Buildings and Floriculture, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on behalf of Minister for Technical Education, Youth Services and... more
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Government is all set to host 61stNational Games (football under 19 boys) from 9th of this month. In this connection, Minister for... more

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BJP Attempts An Ikhlaq On Rashid
No Holds Barred
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Idyllic Moments: A Kashmiri farmer savours his post harvest moment by smoking hookah;-Kashmir Observer/Aabid Bhat

World News

In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, sits in a ceremony at a mosque in the residence of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran.
Beirut: At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia’s help. Major General Qassem... more
Baghdad: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group executed 70 members of a Sunni tribe allied to the government in western Iraq earlier this week, a tribal leader and the United Nations said Wednesday. The victims, members of the Albu Nimr... more


After oranges, now some people have started growing lemon in Kashmir for last few years. Few families in Tengpora, Magarmal Bagh in Srinagar and Pinglish, Naibasti area in... more


With only limited space on most Indian smartphones, what happens when everyone goes app-only?
APP WARS India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only in Sep-tember, but will all its potential customers have the capacity to keep its app on their phones? MAYANK JAIN India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only next month. It’s a... more


Neither a Hawk, Nor a Dove, a book written by the former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri outlines the contours of the well known four point formula for the... more


"It is imperative for an artificial nation-state like Pakistan to have an artificially bloated sense of nationalism. " YOU KNOW, I struggle with the truth. Is this most... more


Well undoubtedly knowing that we are living in 21st century where materialism has spurred our mind body and soul, on a serious note we need to think over it sagaciously.... more


THIS YEAR’S annual Hajj pilgrimage witnessed two harrowing incidents in which more than 1000 pilgrims lost their lives and an approximately equal number were injured. The... more


UNGA70: What role should UN play in global affairs?
Why are military campaigns against countries started without UN approval? Is the UN unable to handle international crises? How should the organization be reformed? RT talked... more


‘The Wonders of Ṭarīqa Kasnazāniyya Brought to India’
(Sufi Way) Most people today do not believe in karāmas (wonders). Many of those who do think of them mainly as narratives whose characters are righteous men and women who... more

Heads & Tails

THE world changes every day for the worse. Our greed leaves no room for other life forms to cling to the thread of survival. The forests fall silent and so do the cities. I... 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