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Internet, But No Internet In Kashmir

Internet, But No Internet In Kashmir

The erratic access to Internet is wreaking havoc with every sector of economy dependent on internet besides proving detrimental to the education.

TOP STORIES View all

Govt Scraps JK Bank Recruitment Process, Annuls 1450 Appoitments

Govt Scraps JK Bank Recruitment Process, Annuls 1450 Appoitments

Acting tough against irregularities in the J&K Bank recruitment process, the government on Thursday scrapped the process for the recruitment of 250 probationary officers and 1,200 banking associates..

Delhi Violence: Death Toll Mounts To 38

Delhi Violence: Death Toll Mounts To 38

The death toll in Delhi's worst riots in more than three decades climbed to 38 on Thursday as the violence ebbed but did not subside completely.

Trump Means Business

Trump Means Business

Trump’s message is clear: As long as India opens up its markets to American products, and is willing to make common cause with the United States on some foreign policy issues, the shared commitment to democratic values and civil rights of minorities can be set aside.

Kashmir: Engagement is the Key

CANDID in a COVID Environment

Moving On In Kashmir

Kashmir: A Bargaining Chip for Trump?

Malaysian Summit Portends Well for Ummah

On Hurriyat’s ‘Urgent Press Release’

Welcoming The Virus

Bad, Bad Banks — Simply Terrible

By Rejecting Trump’s Plan, Palestinians Should Eye One State Path

SPECIAL REPORT View all

At Harwan, A Grid Station Eats Up Protected Fruit Bearing Trees 

At Harwan, A Grid Station Eats Up Protected Fruit Bearing Trees 

DC office has steered clear of granting explicit permission for felling of 17 fruit-bearing walnut trees at the proposed site for construction of grid station. But, all the trees at the site stand axed..

LOCAL View all

Huge Decline In Stone Pelting, Violence In Kashmir: Lt Gen Joshi     

Huge Decline In Stone Pelting, Violence In Kashmir: Lt Gen Joshi     

Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Y K Joshi on Thursday said there has been a huge decline in stone pelting incidents and violence in Kashmir in the past six months..

Army Soldier Dies After Falling Into Gorge In Gurez

CS Reviews Progress Of Jammu-Srinagar Four Laning Project

Advisor Sharma To Head Reconstituted Board Of Technical Education

CITY View all

Scores Of Shikaras On Dal Lake Without Any Work

Scores Of Shikaras On Dal Lake Without Any Work

Life on the picturesque Dal Lake has come to a standstill as Shikaras are empty and parked along the edges of the lake. In the months leading to the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.

CISF Takes Over Security Of Srinagar Airport

Floriculture Deptt Adds 1 Lakh More Tulip Bulbs This Year

SMC To Start Dust Cleaning Drive On City Roads

WORLD View all

World ‘On Brink Of Coronavirus Pandemic’

World ‘On Brink Of Coronavirus Pandemic’

There have been more than 82,100 infections and 2,800 deaths worldwide, according to the latest toll from Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

Sanders Says May Relocate US Embassy Back To Tel Aviv If Elected

Pak PM In Qatar Ahead Of US-Taliban Deal

WHO: Iran Has Necessary Capabilities To Battle Coronavirus

LIFE & TIMES

AR Rahman’s Daughter to ‘Suffocating’ Taslima: ‘Get Some Fresh Air’

AR Rahman’s Daughter to ‘Suffocating’ Taslima: ‘Get Some Fresh Air’

Khatija wrote, “I will not be weak or regret the choices I’ve made in life. I am happy and proud of what I do and thanks to those who have accepted me the way I am. My work will speak, God willing...

I Quit My Bank. Am I Saving The World?

I Quit My Bank. Am I Saving The World?

You have to earn the right to be hopeless. Unless you have truly exhausted all of the options you can’t truthfully claim it.

Rise of a Daughter

Rise of a Daughter

Iltija’s relationship with her mother — of whom she is fiercely “protective” — is fuelled by healthy arguments and differences in opinion..

4 Best Cities In India To Live With Family

4 Best Cities In India To Live With Family

We all want the best when it comes to our families. If you’re looking to move to another city in India with your family, here are the best cities in India to live with your family.

Play To Retell Story Of Kashmiri Poet Habba Khatoun

Play To Retell Story Of Kashmiri Poet Habba Khatoun

The story of 16th century Kashmiri poet Habba Khatoun will be the central theme of "Zoon Noor Kashmir Ka", Aadyam's closing play for its fifth edition.

Tips To Use Air Coolers Efficiently This Summer

Tips To Use Air Coolers Efficiently This Summer

Come sweltering summer season, humid air, whopping temperature increase and unbearable heat, the need of the hour in every Indian household is the precious air cooler.

How Wearing Gemstone Bracelets Help You?

How Wearing Gemstone Bracelets Help You?

Women love wearing bracelets. The sleek, cute design with.

Insha Bashir:  Story of Courage and Determination

Insha Bashir:  Story of Courage and Determination

When she was just 15, in 12th standard, she met with an accident. She had previously been diagnosed with gastric ulcers and suffered oral bleeding..

What’s So Special About Pakistani Dramas?

What’s So Special About Pakistani Dramas?

Everything is not shoddy about Pakistan. There are bright things too which we least take notice of or which get overshadowed by what selective media rhetoric present to us..

Dhadkan: Radio Kashmir’s Live Radio Gameshow

Dhadkan: Radio Kashmir’s Live Radio Gameshow

Radio Kashmir, Srinagar has a unique distinction among all the affiliated radio  stations of All India Radio for sending the first live radio gameshow on air almost two decades earlier..

From Ice Cream To Toilet Seats:The Most Bizarre Uses For Gold 

From Ice Cream To Toilet Seats:The Most Bizarre Uses For Gold 

It's currency. It's luxury. It's even dessert. But those are only the base uses of gold. This is the stuff of gods, big and small..

Phone Movements Can Predict Your Personality

Phone Movements Can Predict Your Personality

Mobile phone movement patterns say a lot about your personality type, say researchers who used data from phone accelerometers – the tiny sensors tracking phone movement for step-counting and other apps.

Central Kashmir: Militant Killed In Chadoora Gunfight

Central Kashmir: Militant Killed In Chadoora Gunfight

A militant was killed in a gunfight with state forces in Bugam area of Chadoora in Central Kashmir's Budgam District on Sunday..

BUSINESS View all

24×7 Power Supply In J&K In 2 Yrs: Union State Minister

24×7 Power Supply In J&K In 2 Yrs: Union State Minister

The Central government is aiming to provide round the clock electricity supply to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State R.K. Singh said on Wednesday.

Bank ATMs Starts Dispensing More Of Rs 500 Instead Of Rs 2,000

Oil Is Now More Volatile Than Bitcoin 

Bukhari Calls For End To ‘Bureaucratic Approach’ In JKB

ENVIRONMENT View all

21 Indian Cities Among World’s 30 Most Polluted: Report

21 Indian Cities Among World’s 30 Most Polluted: Report

Delhi topped the list of most polluted capital cities in the world in 2019, according to a new report which also revealed that 21 of the world's 30 most polluted cities are in India.

Climate Change Threatens Future Of All Children: UN Report

Jeff Bezos Launches $10 Billion Fund To Combat Climate Change

Migratory Bird Census Starts In Valley Wetlands

TRAVEL

Govt To Spend Rs 2,000 Cr To Upgrade Tourist Infrastructure In J&K

Govt To Spend Rs 2,000 Cr To Upgrade Tourist Infrastructure In J&K

The atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir is safe and the only thing needed now is to spread this message across, the official said.

Flight Of Fancy? Aviation Industry Tries To Go Green

Flight Of Fancy? Aviation Industry Tries To Go Green

Aviation accounts for three percent of climate-damaging carbon emissions globally and the world is experiencing record heatwaves, wildfires and storm surges.

High Airfare: CB Files Case Against Agents, Airlines

High Airfare: CB Files Case Against Agents, Airlines

The Crime Branch of Kashmir Police on Saturday registered cases against ticketing agents and airlines operating in J&K.

Bio-Digesters Being Installed In Houseboats On Pilot Basis

Bio-Digesters Being Installed In Houseboats On Pilot Basis

Lakes and Waterways Development Authority has started the process of installing bio-digesters in households of the catchment area and some houseboats.

Weather Diverts Jammu Bound Ministers To Srinagar

Weather Diverts Jammu Bound Ministers To Srinagar

Three ministers in the Narendra Modi government arrived in Srinagar on Saturday after their flight to Jammu could not land there.

Malaysian Tourists In Kashmir Turn Emotional After Accessing Internet

Malaysian Tourists In Kashmir Turn Emotional After Accessing Internet

Emotional scenes were witnessed at the government-run media centre in the city on Wednesday as a group of Malaysian tourists accessed the internet for the first time since reaching here..

Post 370 Dal Craves for Attention As Efforts to Conserve Lake are Halted

Post 370 Dal Craves for Attention As Efforts to Conserve Lake are Halted

The lake’s existing condition reveals, the conservation efforts are far from making a redeeming difference. More so, when recurrent turmoil in Kashmir puts an extended halt to it.

Air Ticket Counters at TRC Fleecing Customers, Authorities Mum

Air Ticket Counters at TRC Fleecing Customers, Authorities Mum

The air ticket counters established by the divisional administration at the Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) here following internet blockade in the Kashmir Valley are overcharging customers with authorities acting as mute spectators.

Train Service Resumes Partially In Kashmir Valley

Train Service Resumes Partially In Kashmir Valley

Rail services in Kashmir resumed partially on Tuesday over three months after being suspended in view of the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370.

Airfare From Srinagar Increase Many Folds, Internet Gag Takes Toll

Airfare From Srinagar Increase Many Folds, Internet Gag Takes Toll

The airfare from Srinagar to other parts of the country has witnessed increase by many folds, badly affecting travel plans of many Kashmiris.

Stakeholders Not Upbeat About Lifting Of Travel Advisory

Stakeholders Not Upbeat About Lifting Of Travel Advisory

Tourism stakeholders in Kashmir are not upbeat about the revival of the sector even after the state government withdrew its security advisory of August 2 which had asked tourists in the Valley to leave..

Air India Reduces Fare Cap On Srinagar-Delhi Flights To Under Rs 7000

Air India Reduces Fare Cap On Srinagar-Delhi Flights To Under Rs 7000

NEW DELHI — As Amarnath pilgrims and tourists continue to.

Cops Asked Tourists To Leave Kashmir, Say Hoteliers

Cops Asked Tourists To Leave Kashmir, Say Hoteliers

SRINAGAR — Amid an unprecedented government advisory dealing a blow.

Extra Flights from Srinagar to Fly Out Tourists, Yatris

Extra Flights from Srinagar to Fly Out Tourists, Yatris

NEW DELHI  — With situation appearing turbulent in Kashmir, aviation.

INTERVIEW View all

‘We Tell New Delhi Please Uphold Supremacy of Your Own Constitution’

‘We Tell New Delhi Please Uphold Supremacy of Your Own Constitution’

We have been divested of our identity, stripped of our autonomy. Our territorial integrity is gone. We have lost our constitution.

This Time We Are Fighting an Existential Battle: Shah Faesal

MEC Embraces Kashmiri Students With Open Arms

REVIEW View all

Reflections On Kashmir

Reflections On Kashmir

As Kashmir descends into the chaotic days of the late 1980s, Raza’s word of caution against ending the erstwhile State’s special status, on the basis of his first-hand experience of the futility of Jagmohan’s strong-arm tactics.

‘My Seditious Heart’ Is Two Decades Of Arundhati Roy’s Rage

Book Release- Unilateral Decisions Bilateral Losses

LETTERS TO EDITOR View all

When Teachers Right of Transfer is Denied

When Teachers Right of Transfer is Denied

Students need change in teaching methodologies used by different teachers and need to meet the requirement of subject specific teachers. Both these motives get wasted as in some schools you would find all science teachers where as in other school you would see all social science teachers posted there from their first appointment date.

Need of Guidance and Counselling in Schools

Let’s Behave Like Humans Too

MEDIA View all

J&K Internet Curbs Vs Press Freedom

J&K Internet Curbs Vs Press Freedom

The 2011 report of the United Nations special rapporteur on free speech calls upon member states to ensure people’s access to internet at all times, including times of political or social unrest.

Kashmir Journalist Wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

KPC Concerned Over ‘Harassment’ Of Journalists

OTV

Unravel Kashmir | Chapter 1 | Trailer

Unravel Kashmir | Chapter 1 | Trailer

OTV unravels the development and divergence of the psychology of youth in Kashmir. We bring to you the real stories of the conflict from real people. #StraightOuttaKashmir, featuring Ali Safuddin, Mu'Azzam Bhat and Ovais Ahmad..

Unravel Kashmir | Young Minds in a Conflict Zone

Unravel Kashmir | Young Minds in a Conflict Zone

This episode provides an insight into the psychological upbringing of Kashmiri youth living in a conflict zone. The very aim of this documentary in particular, and the whole series in general, is to unravel unheard stories from real people who witness turmoil conflict and its nuances on a daily basis..

Case Reopened: Fake Drug Mafia in Kashmir

Case Reopened: Fake Drug Mafia in Kashmir

Kashmir Observer reopens the case of fake drug market in Kashmir, which kills thousands of people every year. Dr. Nisar-Ul-Hassan in an exclusive interview exposes the widespread spurious drug mafia network in the valley..

Caught in the Crossfire

Caught in the Crossfire

Our reporters traveled to Uri and Poonch the two areas which have been battlefields in all the three wars two countries fought since their independence..

Kashmir’s Beloved Root Vegetable Has Made A Comeback

2014 Floods ravaged Kashmir and one overlooked consequence was the loss of Nadru. To the delight of Kashmiris Nadru grew again in 2018 thanks to local farmers..

Caught in the crossfre

Fear Has Returned To Kashmir Villages As India-Pakistan Clashes Resume.  Tensions between the two nuclear armed neighbours are at a boil.Tens of thousands of Kashmiri villagers along the LoC are in distress once again..

Almond Blossom In Kashmir

The early bloom of flowers on Almond trees in the sprawling garden in Shahr-e-Khaas is a source of attraction for nature lovers and tourists, alike.Historians maintain there is no record to suggest who laid the garden.

Badam Wae’r Through An Artist’s Lens

Distinguished artist Masood Hussain dropped the paintbrush for a while.

Schools Reopen In Kashmir After Winter Break

Schools in Kashmir re-opened Monday after remaining closed for.

CARS & BIKES

Maruti Suzuki Launches Petrol Version Of Vitara Brezza At Rs 7.34 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki India on Monday launched the petrol version of its popular compact SUV Vitara Brezza priced…

CAREERS View all

Pak Announces 1,600 Scholarships for Kashmiri Students

Pak Announces 1,600 Scholarships for Kashmiri Students

The governmet move is a 'show of goodwill for Kashmiri brethren', officials informed the parliamentary panel, according to the Express Tribune..

JEE Main 2020 Results Declared, 9 Students Score Perfect 100

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Biryani Sales Surge As BJP Faces Defeat In Delhi Polls

Biryani Sales Surge As BJP Faces Defeat In Delhi Polls

Biryani sales in New Delhi soared after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered a devastating loss in a key state election to the Aam Admi Party (AAP).

Food Lovers Have a New Address in Srinagar

TECHNOLOGY View all

Woman Duped Of Rs 22 Lacs By Online “Fraudsters”, Case Registered

Woman Duped Of Rs 22 Lacs By Online “Fraudsters”, Case Registered

Cyber Police Sta­tion Kashmir Zone Srinagar registered a case against online fraudsters who duped a lady from Srinagar of rupees 22 Lacs on the pretext of having won a Lottery.

Kashmir Is Disputed For Google Outside India

HEADS & TAILS View all

Why We Need To Stop Releasing Balloons

Why We Need To Stop Releasing Balloons

I have always hated kites and plastic straws long before I knew how many millions of lives they took. People who release pigeons and balloons at rallies have my undying hatred because the pigeons will die and the balloons will kill..

Beware of the New Danger!

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