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Sticky Problem 

Sticky Problem 

Though security forces have much to congratulate themselves on for the current state of uneasy peace, it will need much more effort to further stabilize the situation and usher in a genuine peace..

TOP STORIES View all

Guns Roar In Baramulla Days Ahead Of HM’s Visit

Guns Roar In Baramulla Days Ahead Of HM’s Visit

Two local Jaish-e-Mohammad militants planning to target the Army's Agniveer recruitment rally were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday, police said..

Is ‘Fear of Missing Out’ Making Kashmiris News Addict?

Is ‘Fear of Missing Out’ Making Kashmiris News Addict?

FOMO is characterized by a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing and is more common among the younger generation..

A New US-Pakistan Warmth

A New US-Pakistan Warmth

New geopolitics is already shaping up and one of its visible fallouts is also being registered across Asia. The US seems to have doubled down on its efforts to contain China.

Gone To Dogs

Online RTI: A Distant Dream

Power Consolidation in China

Embattled Apple Trade

Embattled Apple Trade

It is incumbent on the government to intervene and ensure that the trucks are given a smooth passage. In fact, the government needs to do more to ensure that the apples get a fair price as lakhs of families depend on the trade for their livelihood.

Acrimony At The UN

New Azad Party

Kashmir As G20 Meetings Venue

Art Of Forgiving: Forgive Yourself To Forgive Others

Art Of Forgiving: Forgive Yourself To Forgive Others

It is impossible to forgive and heal when you project your anger at yourself onto other people. Because of this, you become stuck in a destructive cycle and are unable to quit hurting yourself

Want to Cure Your Perfectionism? Try Self-compassion

Sign Language — Connecting Beyond Barriers

Psychological Underpinnings of a Crime

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Ageing Hearts of Youth Linked to Spike in Cardiac Deaths in Kashmir

Ageing Hearts of Youth Linked to Spike in Cardiac Deaths in Kashmir

“There’s an exponential surge in the number of heart attack cases in Kashmir in recent times,” Dr. Irfan A. Bhat, Kashmir’s renowned cardiologist said. “Since 2019, the rate of such cases has doubled to what it was three years ago.”.

CITY View all

‘Khoja Digar’ Offered At Naqashbandh Sahib (R.A) Shrine

‘Khoja Digar’ Offered At Naqashbandh Sahib (R.A) Shrine

Thousands of people thronged the Naqshband Sahib (R.A) Shrine on Friday in Khawaja Bazar area of downtown Srinagar to participate in Khoja Digar prayers..

HFMD Outbreak: CEO Srinagar Issues Advisory For Students

Bar On Public Entry In Dachigam Sought

E-Rickshaws Emerging As ‘Safest’ Mode Of Transport For Women

REGIONAL View all

PM Modi Launches 5G Services In India

PM Modi Launches 5G Services In India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 5G telephony services in the country, ushering in an era of ultra high-speed internet on mobile phones..

Mallikarjun Kharge, Flanked By Who’s Who Of Congress, Files Nomination

Supreme Court Suggests To Build Private Jails By Companies

Tharoor’s India Sans Kashmir Map Lands Him In Trouble

WORLD View all

India Abstains From UN Vote Against Referendums In 4 Ukraine Regions

India Abstains From UN Vote Against Referendums In 4 Ukraine Regions

India has abstained on a draft resolution tabled in the UN Security Council which condemned Russia's "illegal referenda" and annexation of four Ukrainian territories and called for an immediate cessation of violence..

Suicide Bomber Kills Scores Of Students At Kabul Exam Centre

Putin Declares 4 Annexed Ukrainian Regions ‘Russian Forever’

Israel Gives Green Light For Drone Assassinations – Media

LIFE & TIMES

How Your Brain Will Help You Save During The Cost Of Living Crisis

How Your Brain Will Help You Save During The Cost Of Living Crisis

And as energy, transport, fuel and groceries all get more expensive, there are fears that over 4 million British households are experiencing financial difficulties..

How Some Children Prospered In Pandemic Online Learning

How Some Children Prospered In Pandemic Online Learning

For parents, children and teachers, one of the most striking memories of the pandemic will be the sudden transition to online learning..

Idea of Karbala

Idea of Karbala

Karbala is a passionate yearning of Islamic Ideal. It is spiritual and strenuous longing of seemingly elusive values of purity, piety, equity and liberality.

Politicians Live Longer Than The Populations They Represent: Research

Politicians Live Longer Than The Populations They Represent: Research

In many countries, inequalities in income and wealth have been rising since the 1980s. It has been estimated that the top 1% of income earners globally earn 20 per cent of total income..

White Teeth Does Not Mean Good Teeth

White Teeth Does Not Mean Good Teeth

Teeth don’t have to be white to be healthy. As is often the case, what we now believe to signify health in people is actually an aesthetic preference (such as the constantly shifting but always slim definition of a 'healthy' body type)..

These Are The Most Useless Car Tech Features

These Are The Most Useless Car Tech Features

Cars are getting smarter. While you can’t buy a true self-driving car at a dealership, the vehicles that are available are still crammed full of the newest tech—even if some features are gimmicky..

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Why It’s Healthier Than Other Cooking Oils

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Why It’s Healthier Than Other Cooking Oils

Numerous studies have shown that consuming olive oil – in particular extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – can have many different benefits for our health..

Have You Been Holding Your Phone Wrong This Whole Time?

Have You Been Holding Your Phone Wrong This Whole Time?

While the one-handed claw is seemingly the most convenient way to grip your device, over prolonged periods of time, it could be doing damage to your wrist and aggravating your ulnar nerve—among other issues..

Here’s Why Modern Cars Feel So Lifeless To Drive

Here’s Why Modern Cars Feel So Lifeless To Drive

They ride better; they stop better—so everything's great, right? The problem is that modern cars almost invariably feel a bit boring to drive. The issue is more acute the longer you've been driving, as you might expect, since the cause is technological progression—specifically, power steering..

6 In 10 Indian Workers Suffering From Pandemic-Led Imposter Syndrome

6 In 10 Indian Workers Suffering From Pandemic-Led Imposter Syndrome

The 'impostor syndrome' is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts his/her skills, talents or accomplishments..

8 Things Japanese Do That Helps Them Live Long

8 Things Japanese Do That Helps Them Live Long

Why has Japan earned the distinction of being the country where people live long, healthy lives? Is there something in their food and nutrition that helps longevity.

Most Employees Favour Hybrid Model Of Work Post Pandemic: Survey

Most Employees Favour Hybrid Model Of Work Post Pandemic: Survey

Over 73 per cent of the employees interviewed respondents said they are in favour of this new emerging hybrid model across industries, according to a survey by HR solutions provider Genius Consultants..

Workplace Culture Improved Since Onset Of Covid-19: Survey

Workplace Culture Improved Since Onset Of Covid-19: Survey

Workplace culture has improved since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and employers are planning to make moderate to extensive changes in order to allow more hybrid working, says a survey..

‘43% Teachers Unhappy, 9% Totally Dissatisfied With Online Teaching’

‘43% Teachers Unhappy, 9% Totally Dissatisfied With Online Teaching’

Around 43 per cent of teachers said they were not satisfied with online teaching during the pandemic while nine per cent of them expressed complete dissatisfaction with the mode of education, according to a survey..

BUSINESS View all

WhatsApp Bans Over 23.28 Lakh Indian Accounts In August

WhatsApp Bans Over 23.28 Lakh Indian Accounts In August

WhatsApp banned over 23.28 lakh Indian accounts in August, of which over 10 lakh accounts were proactively taken down before any report from users, the messaging platform said on Saturday..

Jio 5G Across India By Dec 2023: Mukesh Ambani

Sagg Eco Village, CUK Host Joint Entrepreneurship Capacity Building Event

Can You Buy Life Insurance With A Pre-Existing Health Condition?

SPORT View all

T20 WC Winning Team To Get $1.6 Million: ICC

T20 WC Winning Team To Get $1.6 Million: ICC

The winner of the upcoming men's T20 World Cup is Australia will take home a whopping prize money of USD 1.6 million, the game's governing body ICC announced on Friday..

J&K Taekwondo Team Represents India In International Championship

District Srinagar Shooting Ball Championship Concludes

3rd J&K Carrom Championship Concludes

HEALTH View all

Children Hospital Bemina Starts Operations

Children Hospital Bemina Starts Operations

The much awaited 500 bedded Children Hospital in Bemina area of the city has started to function from Monday. The Hospital is set to raise the benchmark of health infrastructure in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir..

Pharma Covigilance Week Observed At GMC Anantnag

Govt Asks Private Health Facilities To Get Registered On ABDM Portal

World Patient Safety Day: WHO Urges Ending Unsafe Medication Practices

ENVIRONMENT View all

NGT Bars Pvt Firm From Mining In Central Kashmir Stream

NGT Bars Pvt Firm From Mining In Central Kashmir Stream

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has restrained a private company from carrying out any mining activities in Shaliganga stream in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir..

3 J&K Water Bodies Reel Under Invasive Species, Pollution Threat

‘Warming May Lead To More Frequent, Longer-Lasting Droughts In India’

Govt Submits ATR On Wular Lake Conservation In Court

TRAVEL

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Indian airlines carried 1.01 crore passengers in August, reflecting a more than 4 per cent growth in domestic air traffic compared to the previous month..

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits At Airports

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits At Airports

There have been various incidents of bird hits during the last few weeks. On August 4, Go First's flight to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad on Thursday after suffering a bird hit..

Govt To Lift Domestic Airfare Caps From Aug 31

Govt To Lift Domestic Airfare Caps From Aug 31

Limits imposed on domestic airfares will be removed from August 31, after a span of approximately 27 months, the Union Aviation Ministry said on Wednesday..

DGCA Orders Spicejet To Operate 50% Of Approved Flights For 8 Weeks

DGCA Orders Spicejet To Operate 50% Of Approved Flights For 8 Weeks

Aviation regulator DGCA, on Wednesday, ordered SpiceJet to operate maximum 50 per cent of its flights, which were approved for summer schedule, for a period of eight weeks..

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi, Say DGCA officials

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi, Say DGCA officials

SpiceJet's Delhi-Dubai flight was on Tuesday diverted to Karachi as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning, officials of the aviation regulator DGCA said..

Haj Pilgrims Asked To Deposit Arrangement Dues

Haj Pilgrims Asked To Deposit Arrangement Dues

The J&K Haj Committee on Tuesday asked the selected Haj pilgrims to deposit arrangement dues, including insurance premium, transport charges from and other charges in the Committee’s bank account..

Go First Gets AAI Nod For Night Parking At Jammu, Srinagar Airports

Go First Gets AAI Nod For Night Parking At Jammu, Srinagar Airports

Private airliner Go First, formerly known as GoAir, has become the first airline to receive approval from the Airports Authority of India for night parking at Srinagar as well as Jammu airports, officials said on Friday..

Pak Airspace Denial Grounds Srinagar-Sharjah Flight

Pak Airspace Denial Grounds Srinagar-Sharjah Flight

Go First on Tuesday said it has stopped operating Srinagar-Sharjah flight from March 27 as it does not have the requisite bilateral rights..

Srinagar Airport Scripts History: 102 Flights Operated On Busiest Day

Srinagar Airport Scripts History: 102 Flights Operated On Busiest Day

The Srinagar International Airport marked the busiest day in its history, handling its highest number of per day passengers at nearly 15,200 on Monday, with 7,305 arrivals in 102 flights, officials said..

Srinagar Airport Adds More Equipments For Fliers Safety

Srinagar Airport Adds More Equipments For Fliers Safety

The authorities at the Srinagar airport have installed six new modern equipment including In-Line Baggage System(ILBS) in an attempt to enhance the air-navigation of the aircraft, passenger safety and security..

Regular Int’l Flights Likely to Resume from March 15

Regular Int’l Flights Likely to Resume from March 15

Regular international flights are likely to resume from March 15 and will follow the standard operating procedures effective at Indian airports for foreign arrivals and departure, government sources said on Monday..

Vistara Cancels Several Flights For February: Report

Vistara Cancels Several Flights For February: Report

Vistara airline had cancelled several flights for the month of February while many more were rescheduled due to low demand, sources in aviation disclosed on Sunday..

International Flights Again Suspended Till Feb 28

International Flights Again Suspended Till Feb 28

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday..

17% Rise In Number Of Domestic Air Passengers In Nov: DGCA

17% Rise In Number Of Domestic Air Passengers In Nov: DGCA

Around 1.05 crore domestic passengers travelled by air in November, 17.03 per cent higher than the 89.85 lakh who travelled in October, the country's aviation regulator said on Friday..

INTERVIEW View all

‘Gobyaer’: Untangling the Thread of Grief

‘Gobyaer’: Untangling the Thread of Grief

The anthology A Case of Indian Marvels: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest New Writers (edited by David Davidar) features forty short stories which deal with India as it had been for the past few decades and India as it is now..

Of Deforestation, Delays, Deadlines: In Talks With Ring Road Director

Of Roads, Lakes and 1200 Cameras — In Conversation With SMC Commissioner

REVIEW View all

How Modi’s Art of Politics Is Propelling His Party

How Modi’s Art of Politics Is Propelling His Party

Apart from giving an interesting account of a BJP's rise from piggybacking on the socialist group, the architect of the New BJP offers excellent details about the social psychology and political events..

Darlings: A Tragicomedy of Love, Violence and Revenge 

Gulshan Books Opens Outlet At Srinagar International Airport

CINEMA & TV View all

Kashmir Got Another Hangout, This Time Full of Entertainment

Kashmir Got Another Hangout, This Time Full of Entertainment

“Not that we need this space for watching movies, but it will definitely become one of the go-to places in Srinagar now.”.

Srinagar’s First Multiplex To Screen ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’

Taking Measures For Vibrant Film Ecosystem In Kashmir: LG

MEDIA View all

‘Our Hearts Are Broken’: How UK Newspapers Marked Queen’s Death

‘Our Hearts Are Broken’: How UK Newspapers Marked Queen’s Death

Poignant photographs of Queen Elizabeth II dominated the front pages of Britain's grieving newspapers on Friday, charting her journey from coronation to matriarch of the nation..

Adani Forays Into News Channel Space; Set To Acquire NDTV

World Photography Day Celebrated In Srinagar

OTV

Beating of Lecturer: Has Scheduled Tribe Act Become Toothless In JK?

Beating of Lecturer: Has Scheduled Tribe Act Become Toothless In JK?

This week's INKISHAF is on the physical assault of a Scheduled Tribe lecturer by his senior. The case didn't attract any punitive action prompting many to question the SC-ST Act for failing to protect the rights and dignity of tribals in JK..

Fatal Fall – Kashmir In Nutshell

Fatal Fall – Kashmir In Nutshell

Kashmir’s festive walnut harvest season wasn’t as woeful as it has now become due to the fatal falls. The occupational hazard has prompted experts to bat for the scientific methods to sustain the industry spread over 89,000 hectares of land in the region..

Healthcare Workers Taking Oath Against Drugs In Kashmir

Healthcare Workers Taking Oath Against Drugs In Kashmir

A pledge against drug addiction was taken by healthcare workers in presence of Director Health Kashmir on Saturday..

Campus Confusion: Trials and Tests of JK Teachers

Campus Confusion: Trials and Tests of JK Teachers

This week's INKISHAF is about the government teachers deputed to non-teaching duties and the absence of contractual educators in higher secondary schools..

NEET 22: Shopian Boy Tops J&K, Secures All India Rank 10

NEET 22: Shopian Boy Tops J&K, Secures All India Rank 10

Festivities broke out in the family of a fruit merchant in Shopian district of Kashmir after his son topped the NEET-UG-2022 examination..

Dispatch from Dhaka: ‘We Want Our Friend’s Body Home’

Dispatch from Dhaka: ‘We Want Our Friend’s Body Home’

Hours after a Kashmiri student was reported dead in Bangladesh, the demand of her body is only growing. Despite seeking MEA's intervention, parents of Khushboo Manzoor from Bijbehara are facing the campus conditions..

Kashmiri Carpet in the House

Kashmiri Carpet in the House

Kashmir’s carpet chronicle is an epic, but the fall of the cottage industry over the years has only become its Achilles heel. For a change now, the limelight is back after some weavers from Budgam brought home a big parliament project..

Kashmiri MBBS Student’s Death Created Campus Cry in Bangladesh

Kashmiri MBBS Student’s Death Created Campus Cry in Bangladesh

Hours after a Kashmiri student was reported dead in Bangladesh, the demand of her body is only growing. Despite seeking MEA's intervention, parents of Khushboo Manzoor from Bijbehara are facing the campus conditions..

Has Right To Education Act Gone Defunct in JK?

Has Right To Education Act Gone Defunct in JK?

This week's INKISHAF is on the Right to Education Act and it's non-operational nature rendering school management committees ineffective..

‘Pambach’: Kashmir’s ‘Diminishing’ Water Delicacy

‘Pambach’: Kashmir’s ‘Diminishing’ Water Delicacy

The onset of harvesting season of Kashmir's famed 'nadur' is making growers in Srinagar's Dal and Nigeen Lakes anguished over the fall of another lotus delicacy sprouting in the same period..

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CAREERS View all

Scholarships This Week

Scholarships This Week

Kashmir Observer in association with Buddy4Study.com presents scholarships available for the meritorious students of Jammu and Kashmir.

Scholarships This Week

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Srinagar Ranks Among 75 Top Distts Of India Under ‘Eat Right Challenge’

Srinagar Ranks Among 75 Top Distts Of India Under ‘Eat Right Challenge’

The Srinagar District has figured in top 75 Districts of the country in implementation of the ‘Eat Right Challenge for Cities and Districts’ of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI.

Pizza Places You Might Want To Check Out In Kashmir

TECHNOLOGY View all

Govt Blocks 45 Videos On 10 YouTube Channels: Thakur

Govt Blocks 45 Videos On 10 YouTube Channels: Thakur

The blocked videos had a cumulative viewership of over 1.30 crore and claimed that the government had taken away the religious rights of certain communities, an official statement said..

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CULTURE View all

Exhibition On Arbaeen Kicks Off At Mahattas

Exhibition On Arbaeen Kicks Off At Mahattas

A week long Exhibition on Arbaeen has kicked off at Mahatta Art Gallery near the city Centre. The Art, Photography and Calligraphy exhibition has attracted the attention of Art lovers who thronged the exhibition.

The Calligrapher’s Canvas

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