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Gurdaspur Casts Shadow On Ufa

Attack ends after 11-hour gunfight, 3 militants among 10 killed

NEW DELHI: Suspected militants stormed a police station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on Monday, killing seven people and wounding 10 others in an attack that is likely to cast a cloud on resumption of dialogue between India... more

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Indian Punjab on Monday, which left at least nine people, including three attackers, dead.

“We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist incident in Gurdaspur, India, today, in which a number of precious lives have been... more

Govt. forces resort to aerial firing to disperse protesters

KULGAM:  Government forces, including Army and counter insurgent Special Operation Group personnel, Monday were forced to lift the siege of a South Kashmir hamlet after villagers protested against what they called ‘unnecessary... more

Local News

Bandipore:  Police resorted to tear-gas shelling to disperse the hundreds of protesting college students who had taken to streets against the alleged unruly behavior of... more
Over 800 doctors, 4,000 para-medics to join Kashmir’s public health mission
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government will appoint over 800 doctors and 4,000 para-medics within next four months, besides setting a medical college in Kashmir Valley’s... more

Regional News

MIRPUR – At least 14 persons died and a dozen others injured in various incidents due to recent flash floods in various parts of Azad Jammu Kashmir, official sources said on... more
ALUVA: Excise officials have taken into custody an orphaned youth with one and a half kilo brown sugar. The stuff was given to him along with a visa to Kuwait and flight... more

City News

Chinar tree branch fall creates panic among wedding guests
Srinagar:  Panic gripped among the hosts and guests attending a marriage ceremony after a couple of thick branches of a mighty dead Chinar tree fell suddenly on the ground in... more
Srinagar: A training workshop on ‘basic demography techniques’ started at the University of Kashmir on Monday. The two-week workshop—first of its kind in North India—will... more

Sports

Ansari inaugurates 14th AIP Water Sports Championship
SRINAGAR, JULY 27: Minister for Youth Services & Sports, IT and Technical Education Molvi Imran Raza Ansari Monday evening inaugurated 14th All India... more
SRINAGAR: In a show of strength, Farooq Abdullah today claimed that 35 out of the 64 members of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) attended a... more

News in Pictures

Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Scene of devastation wrought by a cloudburst on base camp of Hindu pilgrims in Baltal Sonmarg on Friday night- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Srinagar witnessed a complete shut down on Saturday to protest discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid Bhat
Traders and JKLF activists marched through Lal Chowk on Friday to denounce official discrimination with the Muslims of Jammu region- Pix Abid
Security forces patrol streets soon after 4 grenade attacks were carried out against Indian cellular companies in Srinagar on Friday- Pix abid Bhat
Cops inspect the site of blast at Karan Nagar where militants carried out attacks on at least two outlets of mobile companies- Pix Abid
JKLF held protests in Maisuma area of the city on Tuesday against what it termed as oppression unleashed on Jammu Muslims by communal forces. Pix Abid Bhat
Independent MLA Sheikh Rashid being arrested after he led a protest against alleged attrocities in Rajouri- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Protesters carry a wounded man in Istanbul during clashes between police and protesters
Istanbul (AFP) - Forced after months of hesitation to take decisive action against Islamic State rebels, Turkey has seized the chance to also attack Kurdish militants in strikes that put a fragile peace process at risk. Turkey has been pounding ISIS... more
Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian woman during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police on July 26
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli police Sunday entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews' access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning. Palestinians threw stones and... more

Business

MUMBAI: India’s largest maker and exporter of gold, Rajesh Exports, announced on Monday it had bought Swiss metal refining giant Valcambi for $400 million in cash. The Indian... more

Technology

WHAT do you call a multimillion-dollar, for-profit company that's run in large part by unpaid or underpaid grunt laborers? A century ago, you might've dubbed it robber-barony or sharecropping — if not, you know, outright slavery. In 2015, though, we... more

Editorial

Electronic Media  Kashmir suffered immensely on account of the militancy that erupted in the valley in 1990 and continued through most of that decade. In the first decade of... more

Opinion

NEW Delhi’s move to  raise objections to Pakistan’s plan of holding an election in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Gilgit-Baltistan region may appear to be an afterthought, but... more

Letters

Farooq Abdullah, SAS Geelani and Venkaiah Naidu care more for Islam & Hinduism than Kashmir or India. Like communal Congress the communal NC, APHC and BJP never demanded... more

Features

This Eid, why not add something more to your menu for the feast? Present your guests with a saffron-imbued cold drink – Shahi Zafran sherbet – upon their arrival. The dollop... 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

"Kashmir – The Vajpayee Years” by former RAW chief A S Dulat makes an interesting read. It would be unfair to judge it by reading it in one go or landing at a passage in a... more

Heads & Tails

In my constituency in Bareilly I find cows being taken regularly and openly to Rampur to be killed illegally. I have made squads of boys and they started catching the trucks... 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