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70% Turnout in First Phase

SRINAGAR: With long queues and brisk polling through the day, 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday saw a voter turnout of 70 per cent in the first of the five-phase polls without any incident.

Around 70% electorate cast their vote in today’s polling for the 1stphase of the... more

BARSOO:  For the first time in last 20 years since the eruption of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, the Barsoo area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district witnessed brisk polling on Tuesday. 

The area, according to locals always boycotted the poll process but this time the situation was... more

BANDIPORE:  Thousands braved the winter chill and boycott calls from separatists and turned out to vote in the twin districts of Ganderbal and Bandipore on Tuesday. 

Polling started at 8 a.m. amid tight security in 5 constituencies of Ganderbal and Bandipore districts.

Barring... more

Local News

Modi govt being run by big industrialists: Rahul
Poonch: In a sharp attack on the Modi government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today alleged it was being run by big industrialists and said a Rs 6,000 crore loan was... more
SRINAGAR:  Minister for Higher Education and National Conference candidate for Sonawari constituency Muhammad Akbar Lone Tuesday admitted that stone-pelting incidents in the... more

Regional News

LAHORE: A thirty-five-year-old Christian man , Allah Rakha Shahzad, died on Saturday morning, allegedly after being tortured by police officials at Green Town police station... more
Big blow to Bukhari family, who came to India 400 years ago and nominate their successors traditionally NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday said that Jama Masjid Shahi... more

City News

SRINAGAR:  Hurriyat (G)chairman Syed Ali Geelani was placed under house detention by police barring him from offering Friday prayers. A large contingent of police has laid a... more
SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has alleged that the city’s premier tertiary care SMHS hospital has turned into a dispensary because of lack of facilities. The... more

Sports

JAMMU: The Director General of Police, K. Rajendra today declared open the 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton.  The... more
JAMMU: The 5-day 60th National School Games (NSG) in the sports discipline of Badminton, Boys and Girls under 14 years is being organized by the Department of... more

News in Pictures

Pro-freedom protests broke out the moment Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his nominee for Amira Kadal came out of DC office in Srinagar after filing papers- Pix Abid Bhat
Pro-freedom protests broke out the moment Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his nominee for Amira Kadal came out of DC office in Srinagar after filing papers- Pix Abid Bhat
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher campaigning for a local party ahead of Assembly polls in Kashmir- Pix Abid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat
Maisuma youth clashed with PDP workers soon after party's local nominee passed through the area in a procession- Pix Aabid Bhat

World News

TEHRAN — Iran's Supreme Leader said Tuesday that western powers will not be able to bring the country to its knees in nuclear talks, however he gave his indirect approval for a continuation of those negotiations. "On the nuclear issue, the United... more
'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks
VIENNA: Leading diplomats racing to strike a nuclear accord with Iran have little more than two days to overcome serious disagreements that threaten the outcome of their negotiations. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iranian Foreign Minister... more

Business

New Delhi: The love-affair between India’s burgeoning middle-class and branded international fast food products appears increasingly to be heading towards the stage of a... 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

Drug addiction in the Kashmir Valley has seen a rising and alarming trend in the last many years. Though there are no specific studies conducted on the number of drug addicts... more

Opinion

Today's speech of Mr. Modi is completely passive and cannot be said to be positive in any way. During his speech at Kishtwar of J&K, he only jumped in the election ground... more

Letters

Hope and change the Modi way seems to have taken in the majority of India's voters since he was elected in May, 2014 but his message to the flood-ravaged people of Kashmir... more

Features

THE HUSSAINI Brahmins is a community that has an intertwined link with Hinduism and Islam. It is said that their ancestor, Rahab Sidh Dutt had sacrificed his seven sons for... 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