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Srinagar: The trade bodies of Valley are holding a bandh today against the inordinate delay in compensation to the flood-affected traders. Various trade bodies including Valley Traders and Manufacturers Federation have joined the strike on the first day of the reopening of the offices to press... more

Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat

Srinagar: The Jammuand Kashmir government is all set to function for next six months in summer capital Srinagar from today as part of bi-annual Darbar Move – the century old practice introduced by erstwhile Dogra regime.

This would be the first move of newly formed Peoples Democratic... more

‘Retrieved 900 kanals worth Rs 300 crore so far’

Srinagar: The Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Bali Baghat today said that the names of “revenue officials, several politicians, police and bureaucracy” have come up in the investigation into the forest land grabbing scam in... more

Local News

Srinagar: A delegation of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) under the directions of its Chairman Dr G M Mir met Minister of State for Health Asiya Naqash here. In a statement... more
Srinagar: Lt. Gen. Subrata Saha, GOC, 15 Corps, called on JK Governor N N Vohra, here at the Raj Bhavan today. In an hour long meeting Lt. Gen. Saha briefed the Governor... more

Regional News

ISLAMABAD: Unidentified gunmen attacked a school in Pakistan on Monday and killed a guard, police said, raising fears of a repeat of a deadly school attack five months ago... more
Mumbai: Responding to a recent suggestion in the Draft Wildlife Policy of the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoE), conservationists have urged the... more

City News

Srinagar: In order to curb the traffic jamming and streamlining the traffic management system in Srinagar city, the Minister for R&B and Floriculture, Syed Altaf Ahmad... more
Srinagar: Calling upon all relevant stakeholders to make sure that the educational system of J&K comes upto the best global standards, the Joint Director School Education... more

Sports

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
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

News in Pictures

Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
Pix Aabid Bhat
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
Administration has woken up from winter hibernation and begun sprucing up areas around the 'Seat of Durbar' while remaing city remains engulfed in dust and littered with dirt. Pix Abid Bhat
A village damsel walks with her flock of sheep through the picturesque countryside of North Kashmir- Pix Mushtaq Reshi
The Oars which were once used to drive boats are being used to drain out water from the submerged paddy fields.. -Pix Aabid Bhat
A fisherman takes rest on a sunny day on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat
A fisherman takes a rest on a sunny day on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat
Vehicles plying through the waterlogged Boulevard road near Cheshmashahi on the banks of the Dal lake, in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat
Vehicles plying through the waterlogged Boulevard road near Cheshmashahi on the banks of the Dal lake, in Srinagar on Tuesday. -Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

Texas police shoot dead two gunmen at Prophet (PBUH) caricature exhibit
GARLAND: Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire at an exhibit near Dallas of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) organised by an anti-Islam group, authorities said on Sunday. The shooting echoed past attacks or threats in other Western... more
KATHMANDU: Mainstream Indian media is drawing flak from Nepalese social media for its coverage of the earthquake, media reports say. Frustrated Nepalese took to social media in their numbers, protesting what they have been calling the insensitive,... more

Business

Pampore: HDFC Bank today relocated its branch at Pampore, in the Pulwarma district of Jammu & Kashmir. The original branch premises had been destroyed in the flood that... 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

It has been two months that the current PDP-BJP coalition government has assumed office. Both parties secured majority in their respective areas of influence, i.e Kashmir and... more

Opinion

Pre-meditated killings which have the name of encounter cannot be tolerated in a democratic society. Incident after incident shows that the police have followed the same... more

Letters

When one looks at the history, war is not a solution and war has never been a solution to any problem in the world. It has only brought death and destruction and more... more

Features

A Yemeni child shouts at a refugee boarding facility run by the UN High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the... more

Interviews

Mumbai-based Rochelle Potkar, a fiction writer, a storyteller and a poet, whose works have appeared in several Indian and international publications, says in the light of the... more

Reviews

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

The Ugly Facts About Beauty Care
Beauty products that are routinely creamed onto faces, rubbed into hair and splashed over bodies contain toxic ingredients that are known to cause severe allergic reactions,... 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