LOCAL View all
Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant in Below area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district..
CITY View all
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today inaugurated Water Sports Centre under PMDP scheme at Nehru Park, Dal Lake. The LG also launched the International Standard Water Sports Equipments on the occasion..
REGIONAL View all
India's COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 80-lakh mark on Thursday, 18 days after it had gone past 70 lakh, with 49,881 new cases..
WORLD View all
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today called on Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and discussed a range of bilateral issues, including economic partnership..
LIFE & TIMES
A research study suggested that the right kind of boss can help reduce stress and increase engagement and pro-social behavior in their workers who were anxious about COVID-19..
COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many countries to implement social distancing and school closures, magnifies the need for understanding the mental health consequences of social isolation and loneliness..
Cleansing of the skin assumes more importance in order to get rid of the impurities and pollutants that are deposited on the skin..
Results from several studies have shown that both children and adults learn more and remember better when writing by hand.
Islam considers protecting ones body as a religious duty and following the safety guidelines and protocols as proposed by the medical experts to combat the pandemic as a religious obligation, Agha Mahdavipour said..
Ironically, by over-washing our skin, we can develop dry cracks in the skin giving bacteria an entry point into our bodies and can lead to various other skin conditions..
A South Korean company has invented a battery-powered filtered face mask designed to reduce annoying problems associated with conventional designs, such as breathing difficulties and fogged-up glasses..
Karbala is a passionate yearning of Islamic Ideal. It is spiritual and strenuous longing of seemingly elusive values of purity, piety, equity and liberality.
Good quality furniture lasts a lifetime. But, no matter how good the quality of wood is, it is susceptible to abrasion, scratches, and wear and tear, due to constant use..
Lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced around the world to try and curb the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping lives, legislating activities that were once everyday freedoms and creating new social norms..
Researchers have found that social activities can help cement the bond between children and nature.
I first met Agha, as he is widely known, on a July visit to his cozy Rajbagh home. The octogenarian educator was in high spirits and rare form: accusing me, the imperialist American, of most if not all of the world’s problems; brushing aside challengers for talking “rot;” and jovially lording over his kingdom like a knighted duke. .
Without the aquatic plant coverage of summer, the water court mirrors the sky and amplifies its winter role. The colour of the air is different, and as clouds move across the sky, they move from one edge of the frame to the other.
On this day, last year, snapped communication channels tormented many Kashmiris studying, working outside the valley. A student from Srinagar studying journalism in Punjab narrates how the day became a timeline of trauma, nightmares and anxiety for Kashmiri students far from home.
BUSINESS View all
JK Bank CMD on Wednesday asserted that the bank will ensure that all relief measures, including the interest subvention is promptly passed on to all eligible customers, in a hassle free manner..
SPORT View all
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu resigned amid the fallout of his feud with star Lionel Messi, and on his way out revealed the Spanish club wants to join a potential new super league of elite European teams..
HEALTH View all
Medical insurance policies provide people with the assurance that they would get to avail superior quality of medical treatment whenever needed, without weakening their financial savings..
ENVIRONMENT View all
Rampant pollution and encroachment in Asia’s largest freshwater lake is taking a heavy toll on the production of Nadru (Lotus Stem) as its production has declined drastically..
The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Wednesday..
Celebrated ‘Autumn in Kashmir’ is not only making ‘Aatish-e-Chinar’ dotted landscape enchanting for sightseers, but also, for a change, making the frosty heights of the valley compelling for trekkers..
Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will no longer be needed to register with the Indian Embassy for travelling to India and can book directly with Air India Express, the airline said on Monday..
The JK govt has sent senior officials to Kolkata to interact with tourism industry stakeholders, including tour operators, and pitch opportunities for them in the UT as COVID-19 restrictions ease across the country. .
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued detailed guidelines for refund of fares for flights cancelled during Covid-19 lockdown after the Supreme Court recently decided on the issue..
Pilgrimage to Karbala and Najaf and other sacred places was prohibited by the regimes succeeding Umayyads who perpetrated the tragedy of Karbala. Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil even levelled the sacred grave in 850-851 and persecuted anyone visiting it..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 and a total expenditure of Rs 517 crore was incurred on them, the government said..
The airline expanded its network by commencing operations on these new sectors from 19th Sept 2020 with fares starting from ₹5,192 and continues to deliver on its goal of providing connectivity between various cities.
After living months in isolation during the pandemic, the travel bug has hit millions of people and according to Google.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Air India Express flights till October 2 for allegedly bringing passengers with COVID-positive certificates twice during the last couple of weeks..
Air passenger traffic in the country logged around 25 per cent month-on-month growth at 26 lakh passengers in August with airlines scaling up capacity by 27 per cent over July..
Headrest canopies and fabric barriers between seats could start appearing in airplane cabins as the embattled industry tries to ward off the coronavirus..
The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till September 30, said Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Monday..
The global tourism industry has been under havoc since the onset of the pandemic. But the Kashmir chapter marred by successive lockdowns remains a silent clause in the entire discourse..
INTERVIEW View all
Senior journalist Sajjad Haider, who was elected the President of Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) talks about the challenges media in Kashmir is faced with and also busts frequently peddled misconceptions and mistruths in this freewheeling interview.
REVIEW View all
In “You Just Got Cheated: Understanding White Collar Crimes”, commissioner of Income Tax Sibichen K Mathew seeks to provide insights on the nature of these crimes.
LETTERS TO EDITOR View all
The road for the People’s Alliance is difficult; they have to win the trust of the people. It will be fascinating to see what means and ways the alliance would take to seek what they ask for..
MEDIA View all
KEG said that Kashmir media continues to get targeted, demonized, vilified and raided by both the state and non-state actors for a long time now..
A young bridal wear designer in Kashmir, she is redefining the legacy of traditional bridal trousseau of Kashmir. Shehla is making it modern, yet keeping the ethnic design and nuances intact. The brides of Kashmir are loving it..
Kashmir has more area under apple cultivation than the world's second largest producer, the US. Kashmir exports 20 lakh metric tons of apple annually and generates Rs 9000 crore revenue per annum..
Kashmir Observer expert panelists Mr Saleem Beg, Convener, INTACH, and former Vice Chairman LAWDA, Mr Irfan Yasin, deconstructed the Srinagar Master Plan for 2021-2035 in this Kashmir Observer Podcast..
Mobile phone services started in Kashmir in 2003. But it took them 17 years to reach a village in Baramulla district. The inhabitants of Rajpora village are overjoyed as their phones have started buzzing and they don’t have to travel three kilometres any more to catch the signal..
Rendered jobless in the run up to Article 370 abrogation on August 5, 2019, Kashmir’s fabled houseboat community is staring at the existential crisis today. After suffering whopping lockdown losses last year, their new season started on a sour note. The rampaging virus and the subsequent pandemic lockdown further crippled the community, now mulling to change their line of work..
Prof Agha Ashraf Ali talks about his life and times in an informal chat with Sajjad Haider, Editor-in-Chief, Kashmir Observer. The video was recorded in the early spring of 2002 .
Kashmir's Covid Warriors: The outbreak of Covid-19 instilled such a fear in people that they even abandoned their deceased loved ones. Amid this gloomy situation a Srinagar Samaritan emerged on the scene. He came to the rescue of distressed families..
This 40-year-old Kashmiri ambulance driver has been ferrying Covid-19 victims from hospitals to burial grounds since Kashmir witnessed its first Covid dead early this year.
Meet Sheikh Zameer, 38, a Kashmiri artist who uses his canvas as a therapy for distressed minds. The artist recently conducted an open painting exhibition in Baramulla with the motive "to help youngsters to overcome the lockdown-induced depression"..
The landscape shaken by the 2005 earthquake has already witnessed around 40 low-intensity tremors since the start of 2020, forcing experts to paint the ill-preparations on the ground.
CAREERS View all
The 200-901 DEVASC is the necessary test that you need to take to earn the Cisco Certified DevNet Associate badge that will prove your skills in cloud computing, automation, and infrastructure of networks.
KHYEN CHYEN View all
A new multi-cuisine restaurant and open air café joined the list of new restaurant openings in the month September, adding glamorous vibes to the forever-growing food lovers in Kashmir..
TECHNOLOGY View all
Facebook has announced indulging a new update to unify messenger and Instagram through cross messaging..
CULTURE View all
Muslim men from Pakistan who had looked up a Turkish actress on a photo and video sharing platform, felt it their spiritual duty to educate her, or advice her, or berate her - depending on their self-confidence - on the ethics of being a pious Muslim woman..