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Urban areas of South Kashmir by and large stayed away from polling Thursday- Pix Shahriyar

Pulwama worst hit, clashes galore across South

SRINAGAR: Polling booths across four districts of South Kashmir remained largely deserted while the angry youth fought dingdong battles with police and paramilitary personnel at various places in Pulwama, Tral, Pampore, Shopian and elsewhere... more

Militants ambushed voting center: Police ; Mobs force election staff to hide in army camp

SHOPIAN:  A polling officer was killed at Nagabal polling booth when armed assailants fired at the retreating security vans of Central Reserve Police Force. More than four paramilitary personnel were... more

PULWAMA: About the sudden public aversion to elections in Kashmir, different interpretations are making rounds. While the political actors see a power game behind the abrupt shift in election mood, many here believe that the secret hanging of Afzal Guru, a former Kashmiri militant, and also the... more

Local News

'We'll analyze  what happened' SRINAGAR: Admitting that the recent incidents of killings at Tral contributed to the lower voter turnout in South Kashmir, Chief Electoral... more
ANANTNAG: Life in the South Kashmir remained paralyzed on Thursday as Anantnag parliamentary constituency went to polls amid strict restrictions and the strike call given by... 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 Jammu and Kashmir State Information Commissioner (SIC) has directed the state government to ensure display of lists of names and availability of the medicines... more
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

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

Large number of rural population came out to vote in many South Kashmir areas Thursday
Large number of rural population came out to vote in many South Kashmir areas Thursday
Large number of rural population came out to vote in many South Kashmir areas Thursday
Large number of rural population came out to vote in many South Kashmir areas Thursday
Large number of rural population came out to vote in many South Kashmir areas Thursday- Pix Shahriyar
Unlike rural belts urban areas of South Kashmir by and large stayed away from polling Thursday- Pix Shahriyar
Sporadic incidents of violence were also witnessed during polling day Thursday- Pix Shahriyar
A young boy tries a stone near heavy presence of CRPF in Khanyar locality on Wednesday- Pix Shahriyar
Security beefed up across Srinagar ahead of polls in South Kashmir- Pix Shahriyar
A hue of yellow spreads in Kashmir countryside as mustard flowers bloom with the onset of spring- 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

SMC mulls legal action as Kolkata lab finds Khyber milk unsafe
SRINAGAR: Central Food Laboratory (CFL), Kolkata, has reported the packed milk, which produced by one of the leading industrial house, Khyber, as unsafe for human consumption... 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

Once again, the ‘unknown gunmen’ have come back to haunt Kashmir and the ruthlessness with which they have gone about their bloody business of targeting sarpanchs clearly... 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