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Yupis Shup: Deptt of Flood Controll workers laying sand banks on Jhelum embankments to prevent repeat of 2014 floods- Pix Abid Bhat

• Weatherman predicts downpour from April 1 to 3

• Stranded traffic allowed, highway to remained closed today

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley braced for a fresh spell of rains over the next two days even as there was relief with the receding flood waters that have claimed 17 lives so far... more

A man breaks down at the funeral of 16 members of two families in Ladden village - Pix Abid Bhat

5 Sisters, 3 Brothers Among The Dead

BUDGAM:  Thousands of people on Tuesday bid a tearful adieu to sixteen members of two families who were buried alive after their houses collapsed due to landslip in Chadoora area of Budgam on Monday.

All the sixteen bodies were retrieved on... more

Expert urges authorities to act at earnest

SRINAGAR:  Even as Kashmir is bracing with flood like situation experts are warning that there will be little respite in coming months 

“If luck favours people of Kashmir this week and they will not witness any flood, still the probability... more

Local News

POONCH: An 18-year old girl was allegedly raped by a Sarpanch in border district of Poonch, reports said on Tuesday.  "The girl, a class 12 student, had gone out in the night... more
Need to establish more Kendriya, Navodaya Vidyalayas JAMMU – Describing primary schooling as the pivot of a strong educational system, the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad... more

Regional News

AAP rebels mull floating new party
New Delhi: After their dramatic, unprecedented and controversial public expulsion from the National Executive (NE) of the fledgling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at Saturday’s... more
Babri Masjid case: SC issues notice to Advani, others
New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India issued notices on Tuesday, 31 March to senior leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) including party patron L K Advani... more

City News

Srinagar: Authorities have decided to close all educational and private institutes up to 12thclass in Kashmir Valley in wake of the weather forecast. “Schools in Valley shall... more
Srinagar: The University of Kashmir Tuesday informed the exams scheduled after March 31 shall be held as per schedule. Controller Examinations University of Kashmir Professor... more


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 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
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi expresses shock at seeing the swolen Jhelum in Srinagar
Flood waters have spilled over into Bemina as embankments over flood spill channel breached- Pix Abid Bhat
Residents mourn the deaths in house collapse at Chadoora- Pix Aabid Bhat
Observing nature from balcony made with exquisite Kashmiri design at Badamwari gives a differet feel- Pix courtesy Muhammad Aslam
With changing habits very few people can be seen enjoying the almond blossom these days in picturesque Badae'm Vaer of Srinagar- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Iraqi Troops Liberate Tikrit
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Tuesday that units of government forces, backed by Shia and Sunni volunteer forces, have managed to retake control of the strategic northern city of Tikrit from the ISIL group. Abadi said that... more
Sanaa- At least 11 civilians were killed and another 33 were wounded when airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition destroyed six houses in the central Yemeni province of Eb. Yemen's state news agency SABA reported that the air raids took place... more


‘Roadmap already set in motion’ ‘Need to achieve full occupancy at leisure spots’  JAMMU – Comparing the tourism potential of Jammu with that of Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti... more


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


The liberal section of the civil society in Pakistan is aghast at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s intent to send a contingent of the country’s armed forces to Yemen in support... more


Look at the mess Muslim states are making of their affairs. From Tunisia to Yemen, Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan, the whole world of Islam is in turmoil. Pakistan has its own... more


It was shocking to read an article in one of the prominent valley based newspapers today, in which the author had suggested government to rethink on the issue of re-... more


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


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


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