Top News

UNITED WE STAND: Mirwaiz, Geelani, Malik share stage at a rally in Narbal where a teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi was killed by the police on Saturday. -Pix Aabid Bhat

Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik share stage at Narbal 

Srinagar: Just when we thought that Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed has given up on his policy of the “battle of ideas” by re-arresting Masarat Alam and foiling Tral Chalo programme, the state government allowed Valley’s three separatist... more

Srinagar: The father of Suhail Ahmad Sofi whose son was killed by cops in Narbal area of Budgam district on Saturday claimed that it was ASI Manzoor Ahmad who killed his son.

“My son after offering Fajar prayers slept for some time. After putting on his school uniform he left home.  ... more

Jammu: In a landmark decision that shall have a bearing on the process of future recruitments in the State, the Government today decided to engage reputed placement firms to make recruitments in the Police Department at non-gazetted level to fill nearly 4,000 posts lying vacant at various... more

Local News

Apex Committee proposes major reforms to stimulate business JAMMU: The Apex Committee headed by Chief Secretary  Iqbal Khandey for the implementation of the ‘Make in India... more
JAMMU: Pir Panchal Organization of Radio Sharda 90.4 FM today organized a cultural programme “Booziv Te Khosh Rooziv” here. Minister for Agriculture  Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura... more

Regional News

New Delhi:  Special concessions and incentives including departmental arrangements for stay, security and transportation to the place of work for central government employees... more
Rahul Gandhi snubs Modi over controversial land bill
New Delhi: As India’s Parliament reconvened for the second half of the Budget Session on Monday, 20 April, the controversial land acquisition bill over which the government... more

City News

Tourism Deptt to organize similar mega event in JK in 2016 Jaipur: In a bid to promote tourism products of J&K at global markets, a team of J&K tourism lead by... more
Srinagar: In connection with the annual move of offices to State’s summer capital Srinagar, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir  Gazanfar Hussian accompanied by senior... more

Sports

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
Carrom championship begins at Islamia College
SRINAGAR: Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Srinagar, East, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah along with Principal Islamia College, Hawal, Professor, Muhammad Aslam Baba... more

News in Pictures

Arya Samaj leader Swami Agnivesh with JKLF leader Yasin Malik at a token hunger strike in Srinagar
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam..-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Scene of protest in downtown city following re-arrest of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq leading a march following Friday prayers against Tral killings-Pix Abid Bhat
Thousands converged at Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Geelani to listen him after his arrival from Delhi on Wednesday-Pix Abid Bhat
Massive crowds joined funeral procession of slain youth in Tral -Pix Abid Bhat
Thursday Evening on Dal Lake: Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky- Pix Abid Bhat
DC directs intensifying removal of encroachments on Jhelum embankments

World News

Chinese President in Pakistan with $46 Billion Investment Plan
BEIJING/ CHINA: In a move being viewed as Beijing’s attempt to increase its influence in Asia, the Chinese President Xi Jinping is travelling to Pakistan where he is expected to announce $46billion of investment. On his two-day state visit to... more
Smoke billows from the Faj Attan Hill following a Saudi airstrike on an army arms depot on April 20, 2015, in Sana’a. (© AFP)
At least 18 civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes on a missile depot in the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a. According to Yemeni medics on Monday, 300 have been wounded and scores of nearby houses and vehicles were destroyed in the attack... more

Business

Says Area Expansion Programme would be made more effective Jammu, April 18:- Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri Saturday said the government would exploit the huge... 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

 If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Serious question. The proper answer is – yes it does, but it is irrelevant because... more

Opinion

In recent years questions have been raised against Union of India   for  having unduly and unconstitutionally overstretched the jurisdiction as available under Art 370 (1) of... more

Letters

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the prudent and prescient resistance doctrinist of Pakistan, extensively dwells on the resistance resolve of Pakistan as an ideological Islamic state in... more

Features

In my previous article (Understanding the Science of landslides-Part I, Kashmir Observer April 03) I had discussed various causes for a landslide. Today, I will discuss some... 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