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Why politics may kill formation of smart city in JK?

SRINAGAR: The release of smart city list by the Central government, which does not include Srinagar, has sparked a heated debate in the Kashmir Valley.

Government of India on Friday announced a list of 98 smart cities that would be developed in the country. The state of Jammu and Kashmir... more

SRINAGAR: More than 700 minors in Kashmir Valley have been booked under the Public Safety Act in a clear contradiction with the amendment on 28th March 2013 bringing into effect the Jammu & Kashmir (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2013 which bars the detention of persons under the age... more

PULWAMA: At least 12 army personnel were injured when a shell went off with a big bang during a training exercise at army’s pre-induction school inside an army base in Khrew area of the district.  

The critically wounded seven soldiers were airlifted for advanced treatment soon after the... more

Local News

2100 cases of dog bites reported every month: Official PULWAMA: Stray dogs Saturday attacked half a dozen school-going kids in Lasjan area in the outskirts of Srinagar city.... more
KUPWARA: Police are investigating an alleged molestation bid by a halqa president in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district belonging to the ruling coalition partner People’s... more

Regional News

Anti-Hindutva Academic Shot Dead In Karnataka
Activists and workers of various political parties and unions raising slogans against the government following the murder of social activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar at... more
AHMEDABAD: Hardik Patel, a sword-wielding 22-year-old activist has emerged overnight as the most pressing political threat to Narendra Modi, accusing the Prime Minister of... more

City News

ISIS flag-wavers under police radar: Official SRINAGAR: Nocturnal raids in the old city sparked protests and clashes between youth and police on Saturday morning. According... more
SRINAGAR:  Showkat Ahmad Zargar Saturday assumed charge as Municipal Commissioner and after a brief introductory meeting with his staff reviewed various works besides sought... more

Sports

Cricket competitions from 01st Sep SRINAGAR: In the ongoing sports festival inter-group volleyball final was played between ICS Blues and ICS Oranges.  ICS... more
Baramulla lift State level U-19 Tennis Cricket Championship
GANDERBAL: Baramulla boys clinched the State level U-19 Tennis Cricket Championship after beating Poonch by two wickets. Kishtwar giving a tough fight to... more

News in Pictures

Contractual employees of J&K Health Department under NRHM staging protest in Srinagar to press government to regularise their services.-Pix Aabid Bhat
Non migrant Kashmiri Pandits under the banner of Hindu Welfare Society Kashmir staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar in support of their demands including minority status and employment package for them.- Pix Aabid Bhat
Senior separatist leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah addressing a press conference in Srinagar.-Pix Aabid Bhat
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
The Asia's largest fresh water lake, Wullar, has since times immemorial, has acted as a surrogate mother for Kashmiris who have been deriving sustenance from it long before its touristic potential was known. Abid Bhat/Kashmir Observer
Political rivals Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti came together at Independence day function in Bakhshi Stadium Srinagar -KO Pix Abid Bhat
Political rivals Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti came together at Independence day function in Bakhshi Stadium Srinagar -KO Pix Abid Bhat
Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed inspecting guard of honour at Independence day parade in Srinagar

World News

A view of the external courtyard of the temple of Baal (also written Bel) in the ancient Syrian oasis city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, pictured on March 14, 2014. PHOTO: AFP
BEIRUT: Islamic State rebels (ISIS) severely damaged the Bel temple in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion on Sunday, activists said.  The 2,000-year-old temple was... more
VIENNA – Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said. The two girls and a boy, aged five and six, were found in... more

Business

Srinagar: Hundreds of traders from Maisuma, Gowkadal, Red Cross Road and Exchange Road Saturday staged a demonstration near Akhara Building here to protest against what they... more

Technology

With only limited space on most Indian smartphones, what happens when everyone goes app-only?
APP WARS India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only in Sep-tember, but will all its potential customers have the capacity to keep its app on their phones? MAYANK JAIN India’s largest e-commerce company is going app-only next month. It’s a... more

Editorial

Though by no means calm earlier, the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu has once flared up. On Saturday alone, around eleven civilians, eight of them on... more

Opinion

Every country in the world knows that if you want something from Washington DC, and especially from the US Congress, you better pass through Jerusalem and pay a price ONE HAS... more

Letters

In 2012 APHC (G) Chairman SAS Geelani shot a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in which he stated that -”I am addressing you on behalf of my people, who for last 64... more

Features

Trans Asia News TEHRAN: Iran's most expensive movie,  Muhammad, which chronicles the childhood of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), opened nationwide in Iran on Thursday, winning... more

Interviews

Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 131 hotels in 65 locations across India and with a global... more

Reviews

A Palestinian Novel Par Excellence
If Poetry Be The Food of Love, Read On The Blue between Sky and Water, places Susan Abulhawa among the Illustrissimi of Palestinian literature. It is a novel one must read,... more

Heads & Tails

ARE all militaries as stupid as this or do they get far too much money using animals for war, which is reprehensible But the military constantly thinks up new ways in which... 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