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Says, Sham Lal Sharma doesn’t know how to run ministry

SRINAGAR: Cracks within the state Congress appeared widening Wednesday when senior party leader and Health Minister Taj Mohiuddin alleged that Minister for Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC)Sham Lal Sharma has little knowledge of the functioning of the department and due to ‘non-serious’... more

SRINAGAR: Security was beefed up in capital Srinagar Wednesday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Valley.

Mr Modi will be spending Diwali with flood victims in Kashmir.

Reports said that contingents of police and  paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have... more

Modi’s decision to spend Diwali in flood-hit Valley receives mixed response

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister- Narendra Modi’s announcement that he "Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, 23rd October and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate flood.” His tweet- meant to be a gesture of solidarity towards the victims of the recent floods in J&... more

Local News

Budgam: Annual Urs of patron saint Alamdar-e-Kashmir  Sheykh Nooruddin Wali was observed with religious fervour on Wednesday. Thousands of devotees visited the shrine of Sufi... more
JAMMU: The city of temples is fully decked up ahead of the celebrations of the festival of lights as the residents today thronged various markets in the city to purchase... more

Regional News

CII calls for ban on hate speech ahead of Muharram ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan's top religious body on Wednesday called for a ban on hate speech pertaining to religious identity and... more
Legalize Polygamy
ISLAMABAD: Maulana Sheerani has reiterated once more that a Muslim woman would have no business to object to the second or subsequent marriages of her husband, because it is... 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

DUBAI (REUTERS): Iran has accused fellow Muslim countries in the Middle East of plotting with the West to bring down oil prices as a tactic to further undermine its sanctions-hit economy. With oil losing a quarter of its value since June, President... more
RIYADH: A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two more people to death in connection with protests in east of the tightly controlled country that began three years ago, official media said. The latest convictions followed last week’s death sentence... 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

Unlike the recent alleged cell phone-cancer link, evidence of tobacco, ghutka and similar ‘stimulants’ causing this deadly disease has been pretty conclusive for decades, but... more

Opinion

The Line of Control that divides Kashmir and acts as India-Pakistan border. Image: Channi Anand/AP Now is the time for some deft diplomacy from India to push for a de-... 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