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SRINAGAR: Kashmir Traders And manufacturers on Tuesday joined hands together constituting State Economic Rehabilitation Forum (SERF) to assess the damages and take up the compensation matter with the Central and the State governments in coming days.

Mohammad Yasin Khan, president Kashmir... more

SRINAGAR:  It has been more than a fortnight since worst floods in over a century devastated Jammu and Kashmir. 

While Jhelum has since started flowing below the erstwhile danger mark, the quantum of destruction caused by it is colossal. 

The official count about the number of... more

SRINAGAR:  Huriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday said that rescue operation carried out by the army could have created good will among Kashmiri people had the Indian media not projected one side of the story extensively.

“I mean media remained partial in its coverage... more

Local News

SRINAGAR:  As nature’s fury devastated Kashmir in September’s first week, it didn’t rain from the last 15 days and again the weathermen on Tuesday predicted dry weather for... more
SRINAGAR:  Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Sayed Ali Geelani has claimed that on his appeal many Muslim countries, international Islamic organizations and individuals... more

Regional News

Muzaffarabad Pakistan-controlled Kashmir's parliament has called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides of the territory to allow rescue officials to... more
New Delhi: The German embassy is organising a concert on Tuesday of Kashmiri music featuring noted santoor player Pandit Bhajan Sopori and his son Abhay in aid of Jammu and... more

City News

SRINAGAR: Despite restoration of communication network to a large degree, rumours mongers are still having have a field day with news being spread of a looming  dreadful... more
SRINAGAR:  The OPD services at the G B Pant Hospital started yesterday with a hundred patients visiting the hospital for treatment. According to Dr. Kaisar Ahmad, Head,... more

Sports

Kashmir Gets Football Ground With Italian Turf
Srinagar: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Wednesday inaugurated Synthetic Turf Football Stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.... more
PHE daily wagers held a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding regularisation
SRINAGAR: As the inauguration of the 3rd National Dragon Boat Race Championship was held on Saturday at Water Sports Centre Nehru Park in Srinagar by Sports... more

News in Pictures

Polo View Sep 07, 13 Hrs: : Srinagar under threat as Jhelum flows into the City
Sun finally reappeared in North Kashmir after five days of merciless rains caused havoc across the state
KARNAH: Landslides wrecked havoc in frontier ares of Kashmir
CHADOORA: People struggling to cross river after bridge over it was washed away- Pix Wasim Mir
CENTRAL KASHMIR- Bridge carried away by currenrs-Pic By Wasim Mir
JKLF leader Yasin Malik listening woes of the flood victims in Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Hurriyat leaders visited several flood affected areas of the city on Saturday- Pix Mushtaq Mir
PATTAN: Residents try to recover whatever they can from their submerged homes
Roads have turned into rivers in uptown Srinagar- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
Lacking the boat or safety jackets, a family struggling to survive a deadly flashflood in the outskirts of Srinagar.

World News

‘Forces of darkness’ tarnish Islam: Saudi crown prince
RIYADH: Islam has been tarnished by “forces of darkness” and Saudi Arabia should do more to protect its youth from violent extremism, the kingdom’s second crown prince said on Monday. The comments by Crown Prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz, in a speech... more
NEW YORK: Iran and Saudi Arabia held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rohani, official Iranian media reported, signalling a possible thaw in chilly ties between the two Gulf countries. Iran and... more

Business

Srinagar: With a view of give impetus to the relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood ravaged state, the J&K Government has granted exemption from levy of entry... 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

After a thumping victory in the recent Parliamentary elections in India, the ruling BJP has already fired many salvos as part of the run up to the Assembly elections, which... more

Opinion

Kashmir is witnessing an epic flooding unprecedented in the history of Kashmir. Kashmir as a nation faced an annihilation. Kashmir may narrowly escape the unthinkable, but... more

Letters

This refers to news report “Cricket Frenzy: Kashmiri Students Hounded Out Of Punjab College” (Kashmir Observer August 27). If it is true, it is another pathetic display.... more

Features

By Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General, World Kashmiri Awareness This flood was the first in history, in the living memory of Kashmir.  More than 450 people are dead, and... more

Interviews

‘Education is all about character development’
Born in Mumbai, Father Ivan Albert Perera, after his ordination to priesthood worked in various parishes of the Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar for nineteen years in Jammu region.... 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

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one person learn... 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