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Foreign Secys to meet at Islamabad, Aug 25

ISLAMABAD: The proposed dialogue on August 25 between Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries is likely to throw up some sticking points including the recurrent skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani soldiers deployed on either side of the Line of Control- the temporary border that divides... more

Israel Bombs UN Shelter, Kills 15 Refugees

GAZA CITY: Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school

in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and

wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the

streets outside.

Pools of blood soiled the school courtyard,... more

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday stated that some people in New Delhi are ‘in love’ with Armed Forces Special Powers Act- AFSPA in vogue in Valley that they would never find situation in Jammu and Kashmir conducive to revoke this draconian law.

Omar was commenting over the... more

Local News

Srinagar:   Muslims of Kashmir will bid farewell to the ongoing month of Ramadan on the eve of Jumat-ul-Wida (Last Friday) of Ramadan month on July 25 with the night long... more
SRINAGAR:  Separatist and pro-India mainstream political groups have condemned the force-feeding of a Muslim employee by a Shiv Sena MP in Maharshtra. Condemning the force-... more

Regional News

25 Children Killed As Train Hits School Bus
HYDERABAD - In a ghastly accident, at least 25 students were killed Thursday when a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned rail-road crossing in Medak district of... more
Top Shia scholar's kin shot dead
KARACHI: A senior lawyer who was also the son-in-law of prominent Shia scholar and orator Allama Talib Jauhari was shot dead on Wednesday. Sixty-year-old Syed Mubarak Raza... more

City News

Srinagar: Mysterious demolition of couple of shops during the dead of the night sparked protest in Baghat-e-Kanipora area of Chadoora town while as a mark of protest traders... more
Srinagar: Burglars on the intervening  night of July 23 stole copper from a shop at Nallah Mar Road Saraf Kadal here.  The burglars broke into the shop and decamped with... more

Sports

‘We’ve a Rich Pool of Talent’
He started out as a footballer at a tender age and represented the State and many other prestigious clubs as a pro, and in a career that spanned over two... more
RIO DE JANEIRO: The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany... more

News in Pictures

security personal puts concertina wire infron of UN gate today.Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Boys taking plunge in a stream near famous Shalimar gardens Thursday. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
Visitors in the picturesque Dal Lake enjoying a tranquil moment on Wednesday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Construction work on this bridge in Srinagar eastern outskirts, Shalteng, has been stopped for reasons best known to the authorities. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
A sunset view of old Srinagar from the historic Zaina Kadal . Photo/Azaan Shah
Kashmiris continued pro-Palestine protests on Friday across the state with top leadership calling for major ralies to mark Al-Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramzan- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Kashmiris continued pro-Palestine protests on Friday across the state with top leadership calling for major ralies to mark Al-Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramzan- Pix Shafqat Nabi
Massive anti-Israeli protests were held after Friday prayers in Budgam
Massive anti-Israeli protests were held after Friday prayers in Budgam
Clashes broke out between youth and riot police following anti-Israeli protests in Srinagar on Friday- Pix Shafqat Nabi

World News

Air Algerie with 116 people crashes
ALGIERS: An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday. "I can confirm that it has crashed," the official said, declining to give details of where... more
ISIS orders genital mutilation of Iraqi women
GENEVA – Self styled Caliph of militant group Islamic State has ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a top UN... more

Business

Roy allowed to exit jail for 6hrs to sell overseas hotels
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court refused both bail and parole to Subrata Roy- Indian businessman, founder and chairman of the Sahara India Pariwar- an Indian conglomerate with... more

Technology

LONDON: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012 -- and without the explicit consent or... more

Editorial

Palestinian children hurt in the Israeli strike on UN compound in Gaza
The utter impunity with which Israel has unleashed its war machine on the defenceless Gaza population underscores once again the exclusive position Tel Aviv enjoys on the... more

Opinion

Editors face this dilemma in the newsroom almost on a daily basis. Every time there’s a slaughter of innocent which is like a daily occurrence these days, those in the news... more

Letters

'Peace' - the most common topic talked and written about , in this 21st century.Countless discussions are held every month all round the globe to give peace a chance and make... more

Features

As the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims marked the beginning of Ramazan this weekend, the holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds... more

Interviews

Mridu Rai
Irfan Me'raj in conversation with Mridu Rai Q: You were supposed to deliver the first ‘Pt Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk’ but the authorities sought permission from... more

Reviews

The study of languages is critical in understanding not just our past or the present, but what it holds for our futures. Tariq Rahman’s monograph explores the genesis of the... more

Heads & Tails

The new government needs to have an R & D cell. India’s research and development is possibly the worst in the world. We employ tired and imaginationless bureaucrats to... 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