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Life and Times of Nasrullah—Kashmir’s Grand Old Activist

Life and Times of Nasrullah—Kashmir’s Grand Old Activist

From exposing an erring J&K High Court Chief Justice to fighting pitched battles for employee and student welfare, a downtowner became privy to many tumultuous events in Kashmir during the ‘half-century’ activism career filled with his 600-odd petitions..

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J&K Reports 2827 New Covid Cases, 5 More Deaths

J&K Reports 2827 New Covid Cases, 5 More Deaths

After crossing 3000-mark for two consecutive days, Coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a slight decline on Monday as 2827 more people on Monday tested positive for the virus while five more people succumbed to the deadly infection in the Union Territory during the last 24 hours..

KU, SKIMS Defer All Examinations

KU, SKIMS Defer All Examinations

The University of Kashmir and Sher-i Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, deferred all examinations scheduled to be held on Monday and Tuesday, respectively..

Not a Whisper: Need for Feminine Hygiene Renaissance in Kashmir

Not a Whisper: Need for Feminine Hygiene Renaissance in Kashmir

There's a structured way to hamper such problems in our society, starting from education, prioritising, formulating and giving meaning to such inspiring visions. The only way out of this devastation is to know that it's not a woman's problem only. Inclusive efforts will make a difference.

Rule of Flaw 

Livestock Entrepreneurship in Kashmir — Long Way to Go

The Unheeding Unvaccinated

China Challenge

China Challenge

Going forward, it is difficult to predict how 2022 would go.  As underlined by the Army chief, the northern border remains a challenge. The two countries failed to arrive at a breakthrough even in their 14th round of Corps Commander-level talks.

Siachen Talk

Lingering Deadlock

Third Wave Is Here

Ralph Braun: Father of the Mobility Movement for Disabled People

Ralph Braun: Father of the Mobility Movement for Disabled People

Ralph Braun proved that disability is not a curse but it’s a challenge that drives us to be a person of distinct character giving the world a new thing that the rest of the world has never imagined before.

Personality Disorders: What are They and How Did They Affect You?

Friends in Trade 

'She Feels Stuck': How Childhood Trauma Spoils Romantic Relationships

IN FOCUS

LOCAL View all

Ultimate Goal Was To Shut Down Press Club: Ousted Body

Ultimate Goal Was To Shut Down Press Club: Ousted Body

The ousted managing body of the Kashmir Press Club on Monday said the installation of a group of journalists as an interim body was done with the ultimate goal of shutting down the club..

Cloud Cover Raises Night Temperature in Kashmir

2 JeM ‘Associates’ Held In South Kashmir's Awantipora

CBI Nabs Patwari For Accepting Bribe

CITY View all

Militants Lob Grenade At PCR Srinagar

Militants Lob Grenade At PCR Srinagar

In a second attack in the last 24 hours, unidentified militants on Monday attacked the Police Control Room (PCR) with a grenade in the high security Batamaloo area of this capital city..

'Unannounced' Weekend Lockdown Takes Traders By Surprise

Covid Surge: SKIMS Bemina Puts OPD Services, Elective Surgeries On Hold

Grenade Recovered From Suspicious Bag In Srinagar, Defused

REGIONAL View all

Cannot Force A Person To Get Vaccinated: Centre To Supreme Court

Cannot Force A Person To Get Vaccinated: Centre To Supreme Court

COVID-19 inoculation guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry do not envisage forcible vaccination without obtaining the consent of an individual, the Centre has told the Supreme Court..

'Punjabi Lehr' Reunites Over 200 Partition Families From India, Pak

Pakistan Announces Permanent Residency Scheme For Rich Foreign Nationals

BJP Wickets Are Falling, Party Couldn't Fathom Our Strategy: Akhilesh

WORLD View all

China Blasts US Sanctions On Iran With Launch Of Strategic Partnership

China Blasts US Sanctions On Iran With Launch Of Strategic Partnership

China has reaffirmed its opposition to unilateral sanctions by the US against Iran as the Chinese and Iranian foreign ministers announced the launch of a 25-year cooperation agreement..

Added Safety Rules For Some Boeing 787 Landings Near 5G Service

Pandemic To Endemic? Moderna Chair Says It Could Happen This Year

Russia Threatens Latin America Troop Deployments Amid US Tensions

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LIFE & TIMES

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'

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..

Mental Reattachment To Work Vital For Success Of Leaders

Mental Reattachment To Work Vital For Success Of Leaders

Getting into the right mindset for work can set the tone for the rest of your day -- and it's an especially beneficial practice for managers, the Portland State University study found..

Study: High Blood Pressure Doubled Globally In 30 Years

Study: High Blood Pressure Doubled Globally In 30 Years

The number of people living with high blood pressure has doubled since 1990, according to a major study published on Wednesday that found half of all sufferers -- about 720 million people -- went untreated in 2019..

Is Desk Job Making You Fat?

Is Desk Job Making You Fat?

Don't let your desk job make you unhealthy and fat. Many people complain about this. Increasing stress and inactivity at work leads to weight gain..

Covid-19 May Become A Mostly Childhood Disease In Few Years: Study

Covid-19 May Become A Mostly Childhood Disease In Few Years: Study

COVID-19 may behave like other common-cold coronaviruses in the next few years, affecting mostly young children who have not yet been vaccinated or exposed to the virus, according to a modelling study.

CDC Says Cloth Masks Don’t Offer Protection Against Smoke From Wildfires

CDC Says Cloth Masks Don’t Offer Protection Against Smoke From Wildfires

Despite cloth masks’ effectiveness at stemming Covid-19 transmission, it does little to protect against smoke because the small, harmful particles in smoke can pass through the cloth..

Covid: How Parents Can Help Kids Deal With Back-To-School Anxiety

Covid: How Parents Can Help Kids Deal With Back-To-School Anxiety

Anxiety may be a challenge for many more children than usual, and it can be intertwined with other feelings, such as excitement and shyness.

Four Reasons Why More People Are Not Buying Electric Cars Yet

Four Reasons Why More People Are Not Buying Electric Cars Yet

One of the main reasons for people’s hesitancy is that electric cars are more expensive than petrol or diesel vehicles. In the long run electric cars are cheaper due to lower charging cost, maintenance, and servicing..

Mukbang: Saudi Health Alert Over New Online Eating Craze

Mukbang: Saudi Health Alert Over New Online Eating Craze

Mukbang is an internet phenomenon that has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years. The eating broadcast originating in South Korea and quickly circulated the globe. It is now gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia with the rise of influencers..

‘World

‘World's Happiest Country’ Seeks Migrants. Here's Why

Repeatedly dubbed the happiest nation on the planet with world-beating living standards, Finland should be deluged by people wanting to relocate, but in fact it faces an acute workforce shortage..

Should World Stop Shaking Hands After Covid? What Experts Say

Should World Stop Shaking Hands After Covid? What Experts Say

Banished at the start of the pandemic, the handshake is making something of a comeback, thanks to vaccinations and the lifting of social restrictions -- but "pressing the flesh" faces an uncertain future..

BUSINESS View all

Omicron Shadow Over Gulmarg; 30% Bookings Cancelled

Omicron Shadow Over Gulmarg; 30% Bookings Cancelled

As Omicron variant of virus casts shadow over Gulmarg, hoteliers and tour operators here are worried as bookings have started to get cancelled while as tourism activities are coming to a halt gradually..

CS Hands Over Trilingual Land Pass Books To Farmers

Dir Agri For More Vibrant Marketing Strategy For Export Of Vegetables

WPI Inflation Eases To 13.56% In Dec; RBI May Hold Rates Next Month

TRAVEL

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..

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India will keep its scheduled international passenger flights suspended till January 31 next year, aviation regulator DGCA said on Thursday..

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

Scheduled international flights to and from India will be resumed from December 15, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Friday..

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

Scheduled international passenger flights to and from India remain suspended since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. India has air bubble arrangements with more than 25 countries..

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has said that it will only allow people aged 18 to 50 to perform the Umrah pilgrimage..

'Do Not Travel To J&K': US Travel Advisory To Citizens

In its advisory issued on Monday for India, the US State Department urged US citizens not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir due to militancy and civil unrest, and also within 10 kilometres of the India-Pakistan border..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises 67% To Around 88 Lakh In Oct: ICRA

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises 67% To Around 88 Lakh In Oct: ICRA

Domestic air passenger traffic grew by a whopping 67 per cent year-on-year at around 87-88 lakh in October, on the back of festive season demand amid continuous fall in the number of COVID-19 infection cases..

SpiceJet Allows Passengers To Pay For Tickets Upto 12 Instalments

SpiceJet Allows Passengers To Pay For Tickets Upto 12 Instalments

SpiceJet on Monday launched a new scheme under which passengers will be able to pay for tickets in three, six or 12 instalments..

US Lifts Pandemic Travel Ban, Opens Doors To Visitors

US Lifts Pandemic Travel Ban, Opens Doors To Visitors

The US lifted restrictions Monday on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe..

Pak Denies Use of Airspace for Srinagar-Sharjah Flights

Pak Denies Use of Airspace for Srinagar-Sharjah Flights

Pakistan has denied use of its airspace for flights from Kashmir capital Srinagar to Sharjah in the UAE, which resumed after 11 years last month..

Hajj 2022: Online Application Process Begins

Hajj 2022: Online Application Process Begins

The online application process for Hajj 2022 began on Monday with Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announcing significant reforms and enhanced facilities for the pilgrimage..

Covid-19: Govt Issues Revised Guidelines For International Passengers

Covid-19: Govt Issues Revised Guidelines For International Passengers

Travellers fully vaccinated and coming from a country with which India has reciprocal arrangements for mutual acceptance of WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines shall be allowed to leave the airport..

How New US Travel Rules Affect Various Countries, Including India

How New US Travel Rules Affect Various Countries, Including India

The new US travel policy will block entry to foreign nationals who have recovered from COVID-19 and then gotten one dose of two-dose vaccines -- a standard that France and the European Commission consider full vaccination..

Highest Post-Pandemic Domestic Air Traffic Seen On Sunday: Scindia

Highest Post-Pandemic Domestic Air Traffic Seen On Sunday: Scindia

Due to constructive policies of the Centre, domestic air traffic reached its highest level on Sunday since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Monday..

INTERVIEW View all

Why Has Fruit from Iran Become ‘Apple of Discord’ In Kashmir?

Why Has Fruit from Iran Become ‘Apple of Discord’ In Kashmir?

The disgruntled apple-growers argue that the Iranian apples in large quantity have flooded Indian markets and threatened to consume the valley’s market share in the coming years unless the imported fruit is taxed..

This Kashmiri Pilot Defied Poor Visibility To Land Plane In Srinagar

INTERVIEW | 'Jammu & Kashmir Should be Split into Two States'

REVIEW View all

My 2021 Book Rack in Review

My 2021 Book Rack in Review

The year 2021 was erratically paced and so were our reading and retention. Still, I managed to sneak in some readings which have been valuable additions to my book collection. Here is a list of the best ones from 2021, from me to you..

Dr Manzoor’s Book 'Nashe-e-Khai' on Drug Addiction released

Maulana Azad's Non-Violent Activism and its Relevance in Current Times

CINEMA & TV View all

Plot Thickens: Inside Bollywood’s Biased Kashmir Lens

Plot Thickens: Inside Bollywood’s Biased Kashmir Lens

Year 2022 is kicking off a spell of fresh Bollywood flicks on Kashmir living up to their ‘scripted’ hype. But in a bid to be in the limelight, many say, the filmmakers are only making clown of themselves by showing the distorted picture..

JK Film Policy A Game Changer For Film Making In J&K

LG Launches Film Policy To Promote J&K As Shooting Destination

MEDIA View all

Re-Registration Of Kashmir Press Club Put In Abeyance

Re-Registration Of Kashmir Press Club Put In Abeyance

Re-registration of Kashmir Press Club was again put in abeyance on Friday on the basis after non-involvement and verification of character and antecedents of its members was put on hold..

KPC Calls For Release Of Journalist

Journalist in North Kashmir Arrested For 'Anti-National' Activities

OTV

'No Info Available': Has Govt's 'Good Governance' Become Confidential?

Despite clearing five community claims recently under the Forest Rights Act 2006, adminstration is denying details of beneficiaries even to Deputy Commissioner's Office, prompting many to question: "Is this the Govt's Good Governance Index?" Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Startup Kashmir: Serving Culture on Platter

Startup Kashmir: Serving Culture on Platter

In a bid to grow natural food with traditional methods, a young man from the valley has created a recreational facility in the hills of Ganderbal where he's taking people on a tour of bygone Kashmir..

Why JK Land Conversion Move Needs Review

Why JK Land Conversion Move Needs Review

With operational landholding already shrinking in Kashmir as per the multiple Agriculture censuses, the recent administration decision to allow coversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes is termed terminal for the region. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Tooth and Nail

Tooth and Nail

By defying the Law Department's principled stand, what does the government's move to regularise the caretaker principal mean for the Government Dental College, Srinagar? Watch in this episode of INKISHAF..

Bumpy Ride for Kashmiri Women

Bumpy Ride for Kashmiri Women

Despite the shrill created in the name of safe journey, why public transport remains a harrowing experience for women in Kashmir? Watch more in this segment of Kashmir Observer..

Lurking Dangers of Stray Dog Menace

Lurking Dangers of Stray Dog Menace

The Poop Problem : How Authorities In Kashmir Are Clueless About Million Tons of Dog Waste. Watch in this week's Inkishaf..

Jailed in the Jungle

Jailed in the Jungle

14 years after their resettlement, residents of a Budgam hamlet remain deprived of several entitlements by government including a graveyard forcing them to bury their loved ones in a mosque land..

Int

Int'l Disability Day: No Light in Sight for Persons with Disabilities

Inspite of extending Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 to Jammu and Kashmir two years ago, why the law hasn't been enforced and the State Commissioner under this Act not appointed in JK? Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Autumn comes in different shades and spirits in Kashmir and ends up spreading festive feelings and vibes in the land of Aatish-e-Chinar. Watch the elements of this festive season unfolding in this video..

When New Office Becomes Commoner

When New Office Becomes Commoner's Agony In Kashmir

Despite New Registration Department set up in J&K with dozens of posts created, why are people suffering due to the official inertia?.

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CAREERS View all

Civil Services (Main) Examination To Be Conducted From Friday: UPSC

Civil Services (Main) Examination To Be Conducted From Friday: UPSC

The Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2021 will be conducted as per schedule from Friday, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) said on Wednesday..

How VMware Security 2V0-81.20 Certification Can Uplift Your Career

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Div Com Kashmir inaugurates ‘Eat Right Mela’ at Hotel Centaur

Div Com Kashmir inaugurates ‘Eat Right Mela’ at Hotel Centaur

The Food Safety wing of Drugs and Food Control Organisation (D&FCO) in collaboration with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FS&SAI) Monday organised ‘Eat Right Mela’ at Hotel Centaur on the banks of Dal Lake..

Div Com Kashmir Orders Monitoring Of Eatables' Quality

TECHNOLOGY View all

EXPLAINER: The Security Flaw That

EXPLAINER: The Security Flaw That's Freaked Out The Internet

Security pros say it's one of the worst computer vulnerabilities they've ever seen. They say state-backed Chinese and Iranian hackers and rogue cryptocurrency miners have already seized on it..

Govt Issues Urgent Warning For Google Chrome Users

CULTURE View all

Srinagar Craft Safari Continues To Impress In Its Fourth Edition

Srinagar Craft Safari Continues To Impress In Its Fourth Edition

Kashmir Valley in general and Srinagar in particular is the richest place in terms of cultural heritage as it has an everlasting collection of arts and crafts. T.

Most Memorable Music Videos Of 2021 From Kashmir

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