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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 key rivals National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party.

No militant outfit has so far claimed the killing... more

Shutdown greets Omar in Tral, PDP shooed away at Nishat

Srinagar:  While the weather plays spoilsport, the ruling National Conference continues to face hostility in parts of South Kashmir during the party's campaign tours even by top leaders including Farooq Abdullah and National... more

Victims of unexploded shells from Tosa Maidan protested at Press Enclave Srinagar and demanded that government should made the proposed order public.

We're ready to withdraw let the Govt decide: Gen Gurmeet 

Budgam: As mystery surrounds the official stand regarding the extenstion of lease agreement with Army about the ecologically sensitive resort Tosamida, hundreds of people from scores of Budgam hamlets staged demonstration here on... more

Local News

Srinagar Fear has gripped Panchayat members in the south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, where suspected militants on Thursday night shot dead a Sarpanch of the main opposition... more
Budgam shuts against power outage Budgam:  Traders and shopkeepers in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district observed a completed shutdown against the Government inaction to... 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: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday held a special “Toubae-e-Istegfar” prayer  at the  historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar. According to a statement issued to KNS, during the... more
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: 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

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
Sea of yellow mustard flowers is a common sight in Kashmir countryside these days- pix Mushtaq Reshi

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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