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Fresh MHA Directive to JK Govt.

SRINAGAR: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a fresh advisory to the Jammu and Kashmir government asking it to keep a close watch on the activities of separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

An official of the ministry from New... more

Third chair at bilateral table?

UNITED NATIONS: India has sought the intervention of the United Nations over the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi, on the grounds that it goes against resolution- 1267 passed by the world body. The resolution deals with... more

Wants 'ghar vapsi' of Bollywood to Valley 

NEW DELHI – Winding up his extensive tourism promotional campaign, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called upon the leading tour and travel operators of the country to infuse their professional skills in designing attractive packages... more

Local News

Wants 'ghar vapsi' of Bollywood to Valley  NEW DELHI – Winding up his extensive tourism promotional campaign, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called upon the... more
If there is no security risk involved in removing the wire it can be removed: CRPF Srinagar:  Students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School Kothi Bagh Friday... more

Regional News

New Delhi/ Islamabad/ Dhaka: The United Nation’s theme for World Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2015, is “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and... more
NEW YORK: The United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process has renewed calls on Israel to end its blockade on the Gaza Strip, which was hit by the Tel... more

City News

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
Srinagar: A man from Kashmir who parceled ladies suits from Pune Maharashtra for his daughter received a bundle of entertainment magazines, giving him a rude shock. Azad... 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

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
Government teachers shout slogans during a protest rally in support of their demands including release of the salary in Srinagar on Tuesday.-Pix Aabid Bhat
A Kashmiri man who was injured in the earthquake in Nepal, receives treatment at Police Hospital in Srinagar.-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
Bakerwal girls carry lamb as they pose for a photograph outside their temporary camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.- Pix Abid Bhat

World News

Kathmandu: A week after the massive earthquake in Nepal, people of the country have been struggling to deal with the aftershocks. A special team of medical groups reached the country to help the survivors.
Islamabad - Saudi Arabia is unhappy over Pakistan’s decision not to send troops and stay away from the raging conflict in Yemen, the Kingdom’s envoy here has said. Riyadh launched an offensive against Houthi rebels in March to restore the government... 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

The armed insurgency that started in Kashmir in 1990, took its severe toll on Kashmir. Not only did Kashmiris suffer as a consequence of constant violence that engulfed the... more

Opinion

Some things do not have a place in a civilised country. One of them is The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, hereinafter AFSPA. AFSPA is unique in many respects. I... 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