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Security was beefed up across Kashmir on the eve of second phase of polling in the state- Pix Shahriyar

NC piggybacks Congress, PDP wary of boycott

ANANTNAG: Polls are being held on Thursday for the single parliamentary seat in South Kashmir's four districts. Among a dozen candidates in fray the spotlight will stay on PDP's Mehbooba Mufti, who holds sway on at least 12 out of 16 assembly... more

SRINAGAR: Police has detained several youth in various areas of South Kashmir on Wednesday, keeping in view the Lok Sabha polls scheduled to be held on April 24 in Anantnag parliamentary seat.

According to the reports received by , police on Wednesday launched a massive crackdown against... more

TRAL/SHOPIAN:  Amid Army deployment in South Kashmir’s Tral town, people observed a complete shutdown against the detention of youth on Wednesday.  Various relatives of Hizb active militants and some suspected persons were arrested by police soon after the killing of Congress Sarpanch, his son... 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


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 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
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

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


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


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 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


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


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