KO Photo Journalist Among Top 18

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Observer photojournalist Syed Shahriyar has been declared one of the 18 top photojournalists of 2015 by Freedom House for his field trip click. Freedom House is a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Syed Shahriyar, 22, is a media graduate, who also holds […]

Hizb owns Tangdar attack

Srinagar:  Claiming the responsibility of Tangdar attack in frontier district of Kupwara, Hizbul Mujahideen Tuesday said a group of militants from Hijazi Squad of the outfit gunned down at least 8 army soldiers. Hizb Operational Spokesperson Burhad-u-Din told CNS on phone that, “a group of militants from Hijazi Squad of Hizbul Mujhideen created panic among […]

B.Ed. entrance result out

Srinagar: Result of Jammu and Kashmir B.Ed. entrance exam 2015 is out. The result available online can be downloaded at the official website which is http://www.jakbopee.org/ Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) had invited online applications from individuals interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) course in the Govt. College of Education Srinagar/ Jammu. […]

Modi visiting B-desh on June 6

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangladesh from June 6 to 7, it was officially announced here today. The External Affairs Ministry said, ”This visit, Prime Ministers first to Bangladesh, reflects the importance attached by India to the bilateral relationship. Mr Modi had been invited by his Bagladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina sometime ago […]

‘Our Army of 1.3 million is not to preach peace’

Defence Minister Parrikar stands by his terrorist remark, says attackers should be paid back in the same coin NEW DELHI: Undeterred by the controversy over his earlier “terrorists have to be neutralized only through terrorists” remark, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has asserted that he will go to “any extent” to protect India and those who […]

Telecom Outlets Remove Sign Boards

Sopore Attack Aftermath SOPORE:  A day after an attack on a Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) franchise here, all the telecom outlets, showrooms, offices and other retailers were shut in twin towns of Sopore and Baramulla in north Kashmir. Unidentified gunmen yesterday had barged into Iqra Telecommunications– a franchise of State-run BSNL at Shah Faisal […]

Youth Decamps with Cops Service Rifle

PULWAMA: In a rare incident, unknown persons on Tuesday entered a police post in the premises of District Hospital in Pulwama town and escaped with a rifle after providing misleading information to cops, official sources said this evening. They said at around 5:45 two persons appeared outside the post. The post comprises of two rooms […]

In Tanghdar Army Presses Choppers In Service

SRINAGAR: Day after three soldiers and an infiltrator were killed during a gunfight, the army on Tuesday pressed choppers in service to locate infiltrators who they believe have managed to sneak in from across the Line of Control in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. Sources said the searches for the militants were […]

‘Violence aimed at subverting Kashmir’s political stability’

SRINAGAR: Expressing dismay over the latest incidents of violence, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday said “such acts are aimed at subverting political and economic stability” in the state. The violent incidents at Tangdhar along LoC, Yaripora in district Kulgam and Sopore in district Baramulla are a grim reminder that the elements inimical to […]

Kashmiri Pandits Throng Kheer Bhawani

SRINAGAR: Nearly 20,000 migrant and local Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday gathered for the annual fair at the Kheer Bhawani shrine in Ganderbal district of north Kashmir. Entire Tulmulla wore a festive look with pilgrims, majority of them displaced Pandits, visiting the shrine on the annual festival (Jyestha Ashtami) and held special prayers.  Men, women and […]

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