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Modi’s India Warns Pakistan of More 'Pain'

NEW DELHI: India warned Pakistan on Tuesday of more “pain” if it continued to violate a ceasefire on Line of Control in Kashmir and said it was up to Islamabad to create the conditions for a resumption of peace talks.

The statement comes a few days after Pakistani army chief General... more

SRINAGAR: Giving another hint that it was ready to hold assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on due date, Election Commission of India (ECI) has asked the state government to dispose of all the important files as soon as possible.

KNS quoting unnamed sources reported that a communication... more

SRINAGAR: Alleging that funds meant for central schemes were being misused in Jammu and Kashmir, The Union Minister for agriculture said that the government of India will scrutinize all the centre sponsored schemes meant for Jammu and Kashmir.

"The funds sent to the state do not reach to... more

Local News

SRINAGAR:  With elections drawing nearer chief minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday again raked up AFSPA revocation issue saying he hopes Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have... more
Srinagar The State Government’s bid to make the Jehlum ‘Flood Spill Channel’ (FSC) better still seems to be a distant dream as none of the projects formulated since 1970’s on... more

Regional News

Dr Zafarul Islam Khan, Editor of Milli Gazette, is a distinguished Islamic scholar and also heads the Muslim Majlise Mushawarat, an umbrella body of Muslim organizations in India
NEW DELHI (Milli Gazette) – Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, who is an alumnus of Al-Azhar and Cairo universities and holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Manchester,... more
LUCKNOW: On the basis of a protracted case for divorce filed by a husband that dragged on for 23 long years between the family court and high court, the Lucknow bench of the... more

City News

SRINAGAR: A day after a top police officer said that the youth in Srinagar were waving ISIS flags ‘just for fun’, the police detained two more persons during ongoing... more
Srinagar:  Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Tuesday visited Rajbagh, Kursu, Jawahir Nagar and Ikhraj pora areas of Srinagar and consoled the flood victims.... 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

Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Hundreds of residents of Malikpora-Tirgam belt in flood affected Sonawari received free treatment and medicine during a day long camp organized by Kashmir Observer Foundation on Thursday
Houses destroyed by the flood waters in Malikpora,Tirgam in Sonawari

World News

Iran pledges to back Iraq amid attacks
TEHRAN (AP) — Regional powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the government of Iraq in its battle against an deadly insurgency spearheaded by the Islamic State group. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister... more
Top Iran Cleric Dies
TEHRAN (AP) — A leading Iranian cleric, Ayatollah Mohammadreza Mahdavi Kani, who headed the country's most influential clerical body charged with choosing or dismissing the nation's supreme leader, has died. He was 83. Comprised of 86 religious... more

Business

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 20- Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Mr. Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo today stressed the need for accelerating the pace of process of proposed mega... 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

Kashmir Observer has been highlighting the dangers Srinagar faced due to lopsided planning of successive state governments for more than 17 years now.  On October 09, 2013 (... more

Opinion

You're Feeling More Misunderstood than Ever, as Islamic Fundamentalists Hijack the Image of Islam, and Worse, Everyone Seems to Be Buying It Let's start with what I'm not... more

Letters

May Peace and Blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his pure and generous family and companions, and upon all those who follow his guidance, until the Day of... more

Features

Anantnag: Twenty-one years have expired and the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel from 74th Battalion allegedly responsible for murdering scores of innocent 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

SRINAGAR: There are no movie theatres in Srinagar- the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. But that hasn’t stopped the city’s residents from being resourceful and finding... 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