Top News

Is Qasba's in-house probe panel a bid to save the big fish ?

SRINAGAR: The arrest of a corrupt official of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, the main body regulating constructions in the city, appears to have opened a Pandora's box.

The authorities Friday set up an inquiry committee that will look into complaints about six officials alleged to have... more

Kashmir Govt begins anti-ISIS ops

SRINAGAR: A hunt has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir to identify the source of banners and flags of militant group ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’ (ISIS) that had recently appeared at different rallies in the state.

“Although we aren’t yet clear who is behind it, we are concerned... more

SRINAGAR: The ruling BJP  is all set to accommodate the  disgruntled leaders of NC, PDP  and Congress as its president is arriving in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Party sources have that the BJP will accommodate some senior political voices from the state’s mainstream parties who are... more

Local News

Srinagar,:  At least fifteen persons including 10 forest protection force men were injured after clashes were broke out at Tosa Madain area in central Kashmir’s Budgam... more
Srinagar:  The GOC 15 Chinar Corps on Friday visited the Koil Company of Awantipora Border Security Force in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and took stock of the security... more

Regional News

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could find itself in an embarrassing spot. Academics, especially historians and political scientists,... more
JAIPUR: Its that time of the year again when the creme-de-la-creme from one of India’s premier educational institutions- the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)... more

City News

Official rescue teams busy rescuing laborers who got trapped under a collapsed house at Parray Pora in uptown Srinagar on Friday.  Photo/ Shafqat Nabi
Srinagar:   Official rescue team saved six labroures from the debris of a collapsed house in Srinagar. ADGP Armed/ Home Guard and civil Defense  S M Sahai announced cash... more
Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference G Sayed Ali Geelani is continuously under the house detention and today on 22 August, he was 19th time denied the permission to offer... more

Sports

‘We’ve a Rich Pool of Talent’
He started out as a footballer at a tender age and represented the State and many other prestigious clubs as a pro, and in a career that spanned over two... more
RIO DE JANEIRO: The nation whose attacking soccer has thrilled the world for generations was left heart-broken after Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany... more

News in Pictures

Official rescue teams busy rescuing laborers who got trapped under a collapsed house at Parray Pora in uptown Srinagar on Friday. Photo/ Shafqat Nabi
A brief shower flooded the city center, Lal Chowk, on Friday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
JKLF organized a solidarity sit-in for Kashmiri political prisoners in Pratap park on Wednesday
Sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir Police parading in Bakhshi Stadium on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Sleuths of Jammu and Kashmir Police parading in Bakhshi Stadium on the eve of India's 68th Independence Day. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Policemen stand guard in the middle of deserted Lal Chowk, the Srinagar's trade hub. Photo/ Mushtaq Reshi
Due to scorching weather, locals boys desert the premises of Jenab Sahab, the grandiose mosque-cum-shrine situated near Anchar Lake in Soura. The compound remains abuzz in pleasant weathers. Photo/ Azaan Shah
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chatting with J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a function in Leh
Nomads offering prayers at a makeshift mosque near Kousar Nag in South Kashmir- Pix Shafqat Nabi
A Kashmiri nomad offering prayers at Kousar Nag situated in upper reaches of South Kashmir- Pix Shafqat Nabi

World News

File photo of slain Hamas commanders Raed al-Attar, Mohammed Abu Shammala and Osama Abu Atah
GAZA - An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, a clear sign of its intention to hit the group's armed leadership days after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed... more
DAYRABUN - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.... more

Business

Srinagar: Reliance customers in city centre Lal Chowk and adjoining areas besides in Leh (Ladakh) are having a harrowing experience in their bid to remain connected with the... more

Technology

LONDON: Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. For one week in 2012 -- and without the explicit consent or... more

Editorial

It is revealing that Muslim regimes in the Middle East that eagerly give billions to takfiri militants to kill fellow Muslims are completely silent about zionist killings of... more

Opinion

Working out a viable relationship with Pakistan is in India’s vital national interest. But the wholly bogus nature of the Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif bonhomie on the occasion... more

Letters

The concept of education for Roman philosopher Seneca was fundamentally having an honest life. Let me explain to esteemed readers of the Kashmir Observer the concept of a... more

Features

SRINAGAR: Thousands of fasting Kashmiris Friday rallied in parts of Srinagar and other major towns in order to express solidarity with Palestinian people who have been under... more

Interviews

Mridu Rai
Irfan Me'raj in conversation with Mridu Rai Q: You were supposed to deliver the first ‘Pt Rughonath Vaishnavi Annual Talk’ but the authorities sought permission from... more

Reviews

The study of languages is critical in understanding not just our past or the present, but what it holds for our futures. Tariq Rahman’s monograph explores the genesis of the... 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