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63 Civil Servants Shown Door

Axe falls on 3 doctors, 5 KAS officers, 2 chief engineers and 1 MD l; Performance review to be regular feature: Akhtar

SRINAGAR:  The State Government has dispensed with the services of 63 civil servants as a part of the process to remove deadwood from the administration amid allegations... more

SRINAGAR – Sending a loud and clear message to the administration in unequivocal terms, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today stated that the officers will be solely tested by their integrity and performance in improving the public delivery mechanism in the State.

He said the... more

SRINAGAR: A village head was shot dead by unknown gunmen at Wagum village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir late Thursday evening.

A police official said this evening  that suspected militants fired upon Mohammad Yousf Bhat (43), village head (Nambardar) of Wagum at around 9:30 when he... more

Local News

Probe indicts Amy Officer for Killing Srinagar: The last time 17-year old Javaid Ahmed Magray’s family saw him alive, he was studying in his own room. It was late on the... more
Says, Jammu City and Samba Do Not Represent Enrtire Division SRINAGAR: Senior PDP leader and CAPD Minister Choudary Zulfikar Ali Wednesday warned of fragmentation of Jammu... more

Regional News

AHMEDABAD: JSW Steel chairman Sajjan Jindal today confirmed that his group is acquiring an IPL side but stopped short of naming it amid a speculation that the team could be... more
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Digital India initiative at an event attended by government officials as well as industry leaders. The programme aims... more

City News

Mufti visits GB Panth Hospital
Institution to get critical care ambulances, 10 addl ventilators   SRINAGAR, JULY 01, 2015 –  Immediately after chairing the District Development Board (DDB) meetings of... more
SRINAGAR, JULY 01: In order to overcome traffic congestion and streamlining the traffic in Batmaloo area, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Samoon today convened a... more

Sports

Champions League final
Champions League final It was the 55th minute of the match. Juventus had drawn level early in the second half and the goal had suddenly changed the tempo. The... more
KOLKATTA: Kashmir FC recorded their first win of the 2nd leg with a fantastic comeback victory against United sports in the Round 9 of I-league Division 2nd at... more

News in Pictures

A devout at the gates of the Khanqah of Mir Syed Ali Hamadani in Khanqah-e-Maula on first Friday of Ramazan- Pix Abid Bhat
First_Day_of_Ramadan_Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Police detaining Ittehadul Muslimeen activists, who tried to march towards Sopore on Friday at Mirgund.JKIM Spokesman S M Rizvi and other workers were detained. Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Most of the old city was barricaded by police and CRPF with concertina wire to prevent any attempt by Hurriyat supporters to march towards Sopore on Friday. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat
Strike called by separatist organizations crippled normal life across Kashmir on Wednesday. Srinagar's otherwise crowded Budshah Chowk presented a deserted look. Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Pak Analyst Sentenced to 8 Yrs, 1,000 Lashes in Saudi Arabia
ISLAMABAD: Popular Pakistani analyst and commentator Zaid Hamid has been sentenced for eight years in jail and 1,000 lashes by a Saudi court for criticising the Saudi royalty, according to local media reports.  After being reported by several... more
ISIS attack Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 60
EL-ARIS: Islamic State militants on Wednesday unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including a suicide car bombing, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 60 soldiers, security and military... more

Business

SRINAGAR, JULY 1: The State Government has constituted two separate high-level committees to oversee implementation of the “Digital India Programme.” The State Committee will... more

Technology

A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company.
A brand new biography of the late computer wiz throws up interesting new facets of the iconic man and his colossal company. It's raining Steve Jobs adaptations this year. Not only is an eponymous biopic (with Michael Fassbender in the titular role... more

Editorial

The BJP led NDA Govt came to power with a thumping majority in the 2014 general elections held in India. It was the first time in 30 years in India’s parliamentary elections... more

Opinion

Considering the recent turn of events that unambiguously indicate that Kashmir is sliding back into the quagmire of violence with alarming rapidity.  IN the third week of... more

Letters

In 1986, the dominance of National Conference was seriously challenged by a newly formed coalition called" Muslim United Front ". But the National Conference with the support... more

Features

Glorious Dividends of Imam Khomeini led Islamic Revolution of Iran  THE strong will & determination of the Iranians post economic & financial sanctions have withstood... 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 Chinese through Abbasid eyes
A recent translation of a 1100-year-old report by an Arab adventurer allows us to see Tang Dynasty China through 9th century Arab eyes THEY WERE keen and curious observers.... more

Heads & Tails

Not all proverbs convey words of wisdom. Some of them are complete nonsense and we should stop using them as references to our behaviour. Proverbs about women, weather and... 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