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Night patrols begin; Govt mulling aerial security cover on poll day

80% Anantnag polling booths vulnerable 

ANANATNAG: The spate of violent attacks and killings in parts of South Kashmir's Pulwama district has triggered a major overhaul of security plan for the third phase of lok sabha elections to be held here on Thursday. "The need for aerial security... more

TRAL (PULWAMA): Fresh violence and a series of killings, in South Kashmir's Awantipora and Tral towns, have provoked resignations by the local faces of top politicians. Posters have been found in villages, threatening "dire consequences" against the participation in elections.

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No militant hand in Panch killings: PDP

HANDWARA:  People’s Democratic Party senior leader Muzafar Hussain Beigh Tuesday claimed that the militant outfits like Hizb and Lashkar Toiba can’t kill village headmen and Sarpanchas, stating that it was the handiwork of a political party.

Adessing an election rally at Kulingam Handwara... more

Local News

Mehbooba says Farooq incited murder; Nasir recalls Khrew Awantipore: The killing of a PDP Sarpanch, by unknown assailants Thursday evening, has sparked a blame between the... more
SRINAGAR: Police in Nowpora Idgah Mohalla of Sopore town arrested a youth after he allegedly tried to kidnap a girl with the help of his three associates. The accused  was... more

Regional News

Hamid Mir
KARACHI: Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on well known Pakistani journalist and TV anchor Hamid Mir in Karachi on Saturday. The journalist was on his way to his... more
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

City News

SRINAGAR:The relatives of a patient who died at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar staged a protest on Monday, alleging medical negligence. The protestors said... more
SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police today lodged a first information report (FIR) against Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani for ‘his anti-national speech... 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

A hue of yellow spreads in Kashmir countryside as mustard flowers bloom with the onset of spring- Pix Shahriyar
Syed Ali Geelani addressing a press conference issued a protest calendar to counter elections- Pix Shahriyar
Children of Tosa Maidan a picturesque meadow in north Kashmir with their parents held protest in Srinagar demanding end of army occupation of their meadow- Pix Shahriyar
Victims of Tosa Maidan- Villagers maimed by unexploded shells during their protest in Srinagar -Pix Shahriyar
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

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

Vohra wants mineral resources utilized, Global tenders on cards SRINAGAR: The state authorities are mulling fresh steps to exploit mineral resources as the Sapphire gems... 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 general elections in India underway and polling in many constituencies already having taken place, the political temperatures have risen like the Indian summer and... more

Opinion

That by naming Narendra Modi as its Prime-Ministerial candidate the BJP would be inviting widespread criticism as well as creating a massive controversy within political... 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