Top News

Govt say army will be out of Tosamaidan

Rather blames PDP for extension, mulls alternative site for firing range

KHANSAHAB: As if responding to hectic separatist outcry against the government's collusion with army, the National Conference-led coalition government Tuesday hinted at demilitarizing the mountain resort Tosamaidan.... more

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) Tuesday reiterated that demilitarization of entire Kashmir including Tossa Maidan has been the foremost demand of Hurriyat and that the conglomerate has repeatedly declared this stand that Jammu and Kashmir was human and a political issue which should be solved... more

Houses of 2 NC workers stoned; PDP man's bike torched

SRINAGAR: Even as the personal security of top politicians was tightened following the deadly attack at Khrew on Sunday, the lower ranks of both ruling and opposition groups have sustained attacks by unidentified persons. Local... more

Local News

LEH- Congress candidate Tsering Samphel filed his nomination papers for the Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency seat today in the office of Returning Officer, Leh. A total... more
Srinagar: Visibly angered by the killing of militants during gunfights and the destruction of properties during the counterinsurgency operations , the people observed... 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:  National Conference MLA and district president Srinagar Peer Afaq has alleged that PDP was behind the Ahmadnagar encounter in which two militants were killed... more
Srinagar: On the direction of chairman All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Geelani, a delegation led by Hurriyat leader Raja Mehraj-ud-Din and Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi,... 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

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
House which was destroyed in fire that followed a gunbattle there- Shahriyar
A terrified resident of Ahmad Nagar seeks divine help during raging gunbattle in the locality on Monday-Pix Shahriyar
Flames leap from the house where militants were holed - Pix Syed Shahriyar
Bullet riddled house in Ahmed Nagar which was the scene of battle between militants and paramilitary- Pix Shahriyar
CHILDREN OF HEAVEN: Kids pose for a photograph in volatile Maisuma locality while paramilitary forces patrol the streets- Pix Syed 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


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


Few years ago the state government had taken certain welcome steps to regulate functioning of private schools that have mushroomed all across Kashmir valley over last two... more


There is certainly great merit in the recent observation made by the JKLF chairman Yasin Malik that elections are just ‘sugar- coated pills’ being fed the people of Kashmir.... more


The private schools are charging heavy fees with the start of new academic session and it appears they act above law. The poor parents are much perturbed, as it has become... 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