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A man walks in an inundated pathway on the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. Pix Abid Bhat

Flood Threat Continues to Haunt Kashmir

SRINAGAR:  After a brief respite, heavy rains lashed Kashmir Valley, including capital Srinagar on Wednesday, sparking flood fears yet again. According to the Meteorological Department no improvement in weather is expected till April 3 (Friday). ... more

Water  level reaches 11.9, danger mark is 12

SRINAGAR:  The water level at Dal lake at present, due to incessant rains, has reached upto 11.9 feet while as the danger level is 12  feet, LAWDA informed on Wednesday.

According to Sarmad Hefeez, VC LAWDA the latest level recorded at... more

SRINAGAR: The Government is closely monitoring the situation arising due to incessant and heavy rains in the State. In this context, the Chief Secretary, Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Khanday apprised the Union Cabinet Secretary about existing situation and measures being taken to combat any eventuality in... more

Local News

JAMMU- Minister of State for Public Works, Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma informed the House that 65 roads of Surankote constituency got damaged due to September 2014 floods which... more
SRINAGAR: Landslides that hit NS Bridge on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road due to continuous rain since Tuesday blocked traffic for several hours. Reports said road connectivity... more

Regional News

New Delhi: Delhi has been the top contender in the contest to be the world’s most polluted capital running neck-to-neck with the Chinese capital- Beijing. Its huge reliance... more
Islamabad: Pakistan today expressed grief over loss of lives and damage to property in floods in Kashmir and offered all possible assistance to the people in the Valley. "It... more

City News

Ensure people don't go outside for treatment: CM to SKIMS
• Choose between job and private practice • Rs. 120 cr being spent on State Cancer Institute SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the quality of services... more
SRINAGAR: In accordance with the directions of Executive Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir State Legal Services Authority, Mr. Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir, a Core group comprising... 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

Residents of Dal interiors walk on an inundated pathway on Wednesday. Pix Abid Bhat
A man rows his boat during rain on the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday.
A woman walks in an inundated area on the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday.- Pix Aabid Bhat
A Kashmiri chef (waza) preparing 'Tehri' (a mix of rice and mutton) for distribution among people as an offering to seek Almighty's forgiveness and better weather conditions in the Valley.- Pix Aabid Bhat
A man rows his boat as women walk in an inundated pathway on the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday.
Residents offering prayers at coffins of 16 people killed in Laddan Chadoora on Tuesday- Pix Abid Bhat
Terrified residents of Laden village watch rescue teams retreaving bodies from the debris of houses collapsed by land slip. Pix Abid Bhat
Terrified residents of Laden village watch rescue teams retreaving bodies from the debris of houses collapsed by land slip. Pix Abid Bhat
A woman being rescued in Chandak village on Srinagar-Jammu highway after her dwelling was washed away by floods
Rescuers at work in Ledan village of Chadoora- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

SANAA: Tens of thousands of Yemeni’s  took to streets Wednesday, to condemn US backed Saudi aggression against their country and voice their support for resistance. Yemeni protesters who converged at capitals Bab al-Yemen district, chanted slogans... more
SANAA: at least 37 of civilians were reported dead Wednesday after a dairy plant was bombed in Yemen, as aid groups warned of a brewing humanitarian crisis from Saudi-led strikes. Fugitive Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin called for the... more

Business

‘Oil Companies asked to cover uncovered areas’ JAMMU: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Ch. Zulfkar Ali today said the Government is committed to bring... 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

September 2014 flood disaster brought inexplicable sorrow to Kashmir and people saw their lives fall apart right in front of their eyes. Naturally everyone was found asking,... more

Opinion

Peace with Pakistan When Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Haseeb Drabu meets the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur in early May, you can be sure the BJP-PDP wheel will come... more

Letters

City Gone To Dogs
Recently, a friend of mine, when he came out of his home in downtown locality of Safa Kadal, was bitten by a stray dog. I myself had a very ferocious bite by a stray dog in... 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