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Nawaz Sharif Charged for Murder

ISLAMABAD: Political crisis in Pakistan took a new turn on Thursday after government, after dragging the matter for days, agreed to register a murder case against 21 people, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for their alleged role in the clashes that killed 14 supporters of the popular... more

Qadri Wants Sharif’s Booked Under Terror Law

ISLAMABAD: On the day termed as ‘Inquilab day’ by him, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday refused to accept the FIR registered against 21 people including Sharif brothers, until it included the Anti-Terrorism Act.

“We will not accept the FIR until it is... more

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is close to making a deal with the Pakistan Army, in the backdrop of the political events that are unfolding in the federal capital, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The report suggests that as per the proposed agreement, the armed forces would... more

Local News

Srinagar: The state government is yet to fill 11427 posts advertised during the last six years with the government claiming 6347 posts filled by PSC and 31804 by Service... more
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Government has said that there is no proposal as of now to consider lifting of ban on local channels in Kashmir on the telecast of news bulletin... more

Regional News

Wife declared ‘kari’, for shaking uncle’s hand
KARACHI: In a case of unprecedented barbarism on the part of a married man, in Badani Town, Kashmore, in Pakistan’s Sindh Province, his family and community elders conspired... more
Thiruvananthapuram: In a historic first, forensic science was used to settle an ownership dispute over a domestic cow. The bizarre disagreement occurred in ‘God’s own country... more

City News

Srinagar: The state government on Thursday said that the daily wagers engaged before January 31, 1994 shall be eligible for regularization and no regularization policy has... more
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker, Mubarak Gul Thursday appealed to the Centre and Chief Ministers of all the states to ensure safety and protection of students... 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

Kashmiri supporters of BJP during a pro-Modi demonstration during elections in May. Photo/Archives
Amidst bloomed lotuses, a woman rowing through the backwaters of Dal Lake on cloudy Thursday. Photo/Mushtaq Reshi
Police barring agitated employees of Forest Department from taking out a protest march. Photo/ Shafqat Kanna
Lens man Shafqat Nabi captures a bird's eye view of the old Srinagar Tuesday morning.
A Gujjar family outside its stone-house in Verignag, near Daksum. Photo/Shafqat Nabi
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

World News

BEIRUT: Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday. The video, confirmed as genuine by an Islamic State... more
A file photo of UN forces on picturesque Golan heights during peace times.
BEIRUT: An armed group detained 43 UN peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. The United Nations confirmed that an armed group captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian... 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

Living at a time when education is  so  ubiquitous,  it  is  all  too easy  to  forget  the  significance of   these   words,   uttered so many  centuries  ago.  In  the  ... more

Opinion

Ask any Arab ruler, and they will tell you of the great sacrifices their countries have made for Palestine and the Palestinians. However, both history and present reality are... more

Letters

This refers to news report “Cricket Frenzy: Kashmiri Students Hounded Out Of Punjab College” (Kashmir Observer August 27). If it is true, it is another pathetic display.... 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

‘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

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