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Srinagar: Though the army and civil administration is tight lipped on extension in Tosa Maidan artillery firing range lease agreement, reliable sources said that Chinar Corps has forwarded its recommendations on recently surfaced lease row to army... more

69 percent electorate came out to vote in Udhampur constituency on Thursday

Azad among 13 face popularity test 

Srinagar: Officials Thursday said 69 percent turnout was recorded during polling across the high profile Udhampur-Doda Lok Sabha constituency where  14,68,886 voters sealed the political fate of  13 candidates including the high profile Ghulam Nabi Azad... more

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a Sarpanch (Village head) at Awantipore in south Kashmir's Pulwama district late Thursday evening, official sources said.

They said that at least four gunmen barged inside the house of Mohammad Amin Pandith (45) son of Abdul Ahad Pandith resident of... more

Local News

Srinagar: President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan today said that doctors and paramedics will observe April 18 as black day against proposed extension of Tosa Maidan Land lease for... more
Srinagar: India's glamworld has extended fervent appeals to Kashmiris, dissuading people here from voting BJP and asking them to vote for the secular parties (read Congress... more

Regional News

NEW DELHI: The Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) has clubbed its demand for rebuilding of Ram Temple at the dispute site Ayodhya with its goal of abrogating of article 370, which... more
Now Terrorists Threaten Jinnah’s Resting Place
KARACHI: A tight security cordon is screening any scope of suspicion following the threat of a possible terror strike at the mausoleum of Pakistan’s founding father Muhammad... more

City News

Srinagar: Srinagar International Airport  lacks basic facilities like proper toilets, canteens and passengers’ waiting area while the passengers allege on the pretext of... more
Srinagar: In an embarrassing situation for Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) management, two of its employees were Wednesday caught while stealing cooper... more

Sports

SRINAGAR: Delhi produced a clinical performance to comfortably beat Jammu and Kashmir by six wickets and register their second consecutive win in a North Zone... more
Srinagar: A ten-day ski course for girls organized by Directorate of Physical Education and Sports University of Kashmir which started on March 01 concluded... more

News in Pictures

69 percent electorate came out to vote in Udhmapur constituency Thursday where fate of Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is at stake
Prof Hameeda Nayeem addressing activists during a protest rally on Tosa Maidan in the city- Pix Shahriyar
Tourists enjoy drizzle during their trip ti Srinagar's Tulip garden- Pix Shahriyar
Tourists enjoy drizzle during their trip ti Srinagar's Tulip garden- Pix Shahriyar
Tourists enjoy drizzle during their trip ti Srinagar's Tulip garden- Pix Shahriyar
Shabbir Shah responds to the slogan raised by a Sikh protester during anti poll campaign in Tral town in South Kashmir
Sea of yellow mustard flowers is a common sight in Kashmir countryside these days- pix Mushtaq Reshi
Sea of yellow mustard flowers is a common sight in Kashmir countryside these days- pix Mushtaq Reshi
Flames leap from the house where militants were holed up while a CRPF soldier looks on- Pix Syed Shahriyar
Terrified family seeks divine help by bringing out holy Quran during raging gunbattle in their locality in Srinagar outskirts-Pix Shahriyar

World News

Award-winning US journalist says Turkey behind sarin attack
Hersh alleges Turkey conducted red-flag operation to trigger US military intervention DUBAI: The London Review of Book published on April 4 an essay written by Pulitzer Prize Winner Seymour Hersh, alleging Turkey has been playing ‘dirty games’ in... more
TEHRAN: The Iranian diplomat picked to be the Islamic republic’s ambassador to the United Nations will not be allowed to enter the United States where the UN is headquartered, Reuters has reported. White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed to... more

Business

SONMARG: Despite the snow accumulated roads cleared completely by Beacon authorities, the famous tourist resort Sonamarg. Hoteliers and local traders said that hundreds of... more

Technology

Mobile phone is an inseparable part of our life. We are completely dependent on our mobile phones and everyone has it, even school children. We are pretty sure that most of us are Nomophobiacs at least till some extent. You may have read reports... more

Editorial

With the onset of spring, the much awaited tourism season in Kashmir has started. Tourists from various parts of India have already started trickling in. Though these are... more

Opinion

Last week, India embarked on what has repeatedly been hailed as the biggest electoral exercise in history. But the bigger grinding noise seemed to come from hundreds of... more

Letters

Western world was aghast when in his landmark judgement, the judge of Mumbai Session Court, Shalini Phansalkar Joshi awarded death sentence under section 376 (E) of the... more

Features

Historically Kashmir valley is related to gardening practices. There has always been a good scope for the floriculture industry in Kashmir.  Be it the era of kings like those... more

Reviews

On the Djinns of Kashmir: An Elegy Sung by Apparitions
IT’s not very often that you set off for the theater with wilfully lowered expectations. I recently went to the Royal Court in London for a performance of Abhishek Majumdar’s... more

Heads & Tails

On Valentine’s Day, an ad was aired on CNN, ESPN by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). The ad, titled “Room 103,” depicts a hotel room and a couple... 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