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What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

Internet ban was imposed on August 5 last year and eight months on there is no indication that the government is anywhere close to restoring the service fully in Kashmir, even after Coronavirus pandemic. .

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Kashmir Records 7 More Cases Of COVID-19, Tally In J&K At 62

Kashmir Records 7 More Cases Of COVID-19, Tally In J&K At 62

Seven more people tested positive for coronavirus in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, taking total number of cases in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to 62.

Covid-19: Health Workers in J&K Can Land in Jail for Reporting to Media

Covid-19: Health Workers in J&K Can Land in Jail for Reporting to Media

“Hence forth strict action will be initiated against such elements who resort to such uncalled for reporting to media,” the circular warned medical staff. The circular comes in the wake of criticism over what health experts call a bureaucratic approach to a public health emergency. .

Covid-19 Lockdown: An Opportunity for Change

Covid-19 Lockdown: An Opportunity for Change

As significant section of the world's 7.8 billion people are now largely confined to their homes and while the novel coronavirus drastically changes our habits and behavioural patterns it depends on us whether we change for better or worse..

Can India Endure the Brunt of 21 Day Lockdown?

Tabligh & Covid-19: Where Have We Gone Wrong?

Be Civil And Kind During The Coronavirus Crisis

A Lesson Coronavirus is About to Teach the World

Covid 19- Bad News Wrapped in Protein

Finding Inner Peace in the Midst of Anxiety About Covid-19

COVID-19: Role Of Newspapers

COVID-19: Role Of Newspapers

Media is an important part of the fight against the disease. It plays the critical role in spreading the awareness about the disease. And it has been doing that over the past week, despite having to publish under very tough circumstances.

War Against Virus

United Against Coronavirus

Let’s Co-operate

A Welcome Step

Virus Challenge

On a Wing and a Prayer

In Focus

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Srinagar WEATHER

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Can No Virus Infect Muslims? Some Kashmiri Clerics Refute Expert Advice

Can No Virus Infect Muslims? Some Kashmiri Clerics Refute Expert Advice

As large gatherings, including at places of worship, have been prohibited as physical distancing is the most effective prevention to the spread of the COVID 19 many clerics in Kashmir believe Muslims have little to worry about..

CITY View all

236 More Sent Home After Quarantine Ends

236 More Sent Home After Quarantine Ends

Over 200 people on Wednesday were discharged from different hotels and government buildings in this capital city after completion of mandatory two-week quarantine.

2 City Traders Held For Lockdown Violators

78 Fliers Sent Home After Quarantine in City

JKP Asks Srinagar Mayor’s Guards To Go in Isolation

REGIONAL View all

‘The Wire’ Editor Booked For Comment Against Yogi Adityanath

‘The Wire’ Editor Booked For Comment Against Yogi Adityanath

The FIR against The Wire editor Siddharth Varadarajan also mentioned his remark, questioning Adityanath's participation at a religious ceremony at the Ramjanmabhoomi site in Ayodhya.

SC Asks Centre To Curb Fake News On Coronavirus

Doctors Treating COVID-19 Patients in Delhi Housed in 5-Star Hotel

Nizamuddin Cordoned Off After People Show Covid-19 Symptoms

LIFE & TIMES

Kashmiris Make Own Masks To Battle Shortage Of Protective Gear

Kashmiris Make Own Masks To Battle Shortage Of Protective Gear

A PhD student, a fashion designer and a 10-year-old girl have come forward to produce enough masks for the residents of Kashmir Valley after they found that there was inadequate number of protective gears to tackle the deadly coronavirus.

Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

Human beings are the only creatures who don't have to adjust to the environment because they create their own environment. They can alter their thinking, their attitudes and their environment. .

Omar Abdullah Offers Tips for Better Life In Quarantine

Omar Abdullah Offers Tips for Better Life In Quarantine

Omar wants people to establish a routine and try to stick to it, while in quarantine. “In all the months I was in HNSJ (Hari Niwas Sub-Jail) I stuck to a routine as though it were carved in stone.

Busted: 10 Coronavirus Disease Myths And Fake Health Advice

Busted: 10 Coronavirus Disease Myths And Fake Health Advice

Disinformation about Covid-19 is spreading, making it more difficult to deal with the outbreak. Here are the facts to clarify how you can catch coronavirus, how to protect yourself.

Lockdown: ‘Yes you can hear the birds again’

Lockdown: ‘Yes you can hear the birds again’

“All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting. All over the world people are waking up to a new reality. To how big we really are. To how little control we really have. To what really matters"

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Woman, Thy Name is Strength

Woman, Thy Name is Strength

Woman, a word that is formed by adding “wo” to man, I believe this “wo” is an acronym for wonder. In my life I have experienced different shades of being a woman. I would not have known the power of a woman had I not experienced all these roles..

COVID-19- What We Need To Do In Kashmir

COVID-19- What We Need To Do In Kashmir

Kashmir being one of the neglected regions both medically as well as administratively and having poor knowledge of practical sanitation, must remain on high alert to contain this deadly pandemic writes Sheikh Umar Ahmad, a research fellow at CSIR-IIIM..

This Is The Way We Wash Our Hands

This Is The Way We Wash Our Hands

It’s not easy to get those little uncoordinated hands to scrub all those germs away (coronavirus and others). The best thing to use is warm water, which has been proven to kill germs more than cold.

A Humbling Reality: Life During Coronavirus

A Humbling Reality: Life During Coronavirus

While it is a test, but a beautiful one to realise that in this huge vast world we are but tiny players. Our connection is to a system far more greater than our small needs and wants.

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.

SPORT View all

Tokyo Olympics Postponed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Tokyo Olympics Postponed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

In a joint state­ment, the pair said that based on current World Health Organization information, the Tokyo Games "must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020.

Canada, Australia Withdraw From Tokyo 2020 Olympics

NZ Cricketers Self-Isolate For 14-Days On Return From Australia Tour

Doubts Begin To Grow In Japan Over Tokyo Olympics

HEALTH View all

Spare Hospitals For Severe Coronavirus Cases: DAK

Spare Hospitals For Severe Coronavirus Cases: DAK

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday urged health authorities in Kashmir valley to spare hospitals for patients who have severe disease from the novel coronavirus.

Medics At Higher Risk Of Diseases From Covid-19: DAK

‘Coronavirus Killing More Men Than Women’

Coronavirus: ‘Avoid Taking Non-Steroidal Drugs Like Ibuprofen’

TRAVEL

Domestic Flights To Be Grounded From Tonight

Domestic Flights To Be Grounded From Tonight

In an unprecedented move schedule domestic passenger flights in India will stop operating from 11.59 pm on Tuesday. This move is likely to bring the country to a standstill.

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SpiceJet Joins GoAir, Vistara, Suspends Int’l Flights

SpiceJet Joins GoAir, Vistara, Suspends Int’l Flights

SpiceJet is the fourth Indian airline to suspend all international flights due to Covid-19. Earlier Vistara and GoAir grounded all their international operations for the period..

India Bans All International Passenger Flights From March 22-29

India Bans All International Passenger Flights From March 22-29

Amid coronavirus pandemic, India on Thursday announced it will not allow any international commercial passenger aircraft to land from March 22 to March 29.

Govt Bans Entry Of Foreign Tourists In Kashmir

Govt Bans Entry Of Foreign Tourists In Kashmir

The Jammu & Kashmir government has banned entry of foreign tourists to Kashmir as a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus outbreak around the world.

‘COVID-19 Disruption Could Leave Most Global Airlines Bankrupt By May’

‘COVID-19 Disruption Could Leave Most Global Airlines Bankrupt By May’

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, most airlines in the world will be bankrupt by the end of May.

Travel Industry Under Siege As Contagion Spreads

Travel Industry Under Siege As Contagion Spreads

The fallout from the coronavirus spread across the Pacific on Friday, with Australian travel firms issuing profit warnings and Japanese carriers cutting capacity.

India Suspends All Tourist Visas Till April 15

India Suspends All Tourist Visas Till April 15

Government on Wednesday suspended all visas to India as the cases of coronavirus in the country sharply spiked and the World Health Organisation declared it a pandemic. .

JK, AP Tour Operators Sign MoU For Tourism Promotion

JK, AP Tour Operators Sign MoU For Tourism Promotion

Travel and tour operators from J&K Wednesday signed a MoU with Tour and Travel Association of Andhra Pradesh (TTAA) at a tourism promotional campaign.

Fears For Umrah, Haj As Coronavirus Roils The Globe

Fears For Umrah, Haj As Coronavirus Roils The Globe

Last week, Saudi Arabia halted Umrah trips to the two holy cities due to the coronavirus scare and as part of a raft of measures aimed to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly ailment.

Govt Allows Airlines To Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi Services

Govt Allows Airlines To Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi Services

The Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of Internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through Wi-Fi on board.

Coronavirus Fears: Umrah Suspension Causes Chaos With Travel Agents

Coronavirus Fears: Umrah Suspension Causes Chaos With Travel Agents

Thousands of pilgrims besides the tour and travel operators in Kashmir are in fix after Saudi Arabia's decision to suspend travel to the country's holiest sites over fears of the fast-spreading coronavirus..

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.

Saudi Suspends Umrah Pilgrimage Over Coronavirus Fears

Saudi Suspends Umrah Pilgrimage Over Coronavirus Fears

Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for visits to Islam's holiest sites for the "umrah" pilgrimage, an unprecedented move triggered by coronavirus fears.

CISF Takes Over Security Of Srinagar Airport

CISF Takes Over Security Of Srinagar Airport

The security of the Srinagar and the Jammu airports have been handed over to the CISF and all police personnel posted there have been called back with immediate effect.

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

Pak TV, Radio Were Guilty Pleasures of Many Kashmiris After Independence

Pak TV, Radio Were Guilty Pleasures of Many Kashmiris After Independence

Radio was the most potent propaganda tool at the time. It was, though, a medium that could not be banned. Airwaves did not respect national boundaries.

End Plight of Kashmir, Say Writers at Lahore Literary Fest

Reflections On Kashmir

LETTERS TO EDITOR View all

Tablighi Jama‘at and the Spread of Covid-19 

Tablighi Jama‘at and the Spread of Covid-19 

I've worked on the major Islamic movements, including Tablighi Jama‘at as part of my academic engagements. Therefore, I consider it my academic obligation to clear some confusions being created in the media about Tablighi Jama'at.

It’s Downright Criminal!

Why We Should Avoid Congregational Prayers

MEDIA View all

Ensure ‘Operational Continuity’ Of Newspapers: Centre to States

Ensure ‘Operational Continuity’ Of Newspapers: Centre to States

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting urged all states and union territories to ensure “operational continuity” of print and electronic media in view of coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19: Journalists Classified As ‘Key Services’ in UK

Kashmir Press Club Meets PCI Team In Srinagar

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

Coronavirus: BMW India Says Supply Chain Sorted Till June

The company said it will have to assess the impact of the outbreak on the products coming…

CAREERS View all

COVID-19: Free Online Training Programs for the Students of J&K, Ladakh

COVID-19: Free Online Training Programs for the Students of J&K, Ladakh

The students can choose to learn a number of skills in programming, data science, business, design, creative writing etc. on Internshala Trainings through its short duration online training programs..

Why Do Editors Reject Your Articles?

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Order Eatables Online In Bandipora, Admin Will Deliver At Doorstep

Order Eatables Online In Bandipora, Admin Will Deliver At Doorstep

The district administration Bandipora started this innovative initiative to provide essential supplies to the people at their doorstep without moving out of their houses.

Coronavirus Scare: In Kashmir People Stop Eating Chinese

TECHNOLOGY View all

3 Kashmiri Students Create Covid-19 Tracker

3 Kashmiri Students Create Covid-19 Tracker

At a time when social media is flooded with misinformation over the coronavirus pandemic, three young Kashmiri students have created an app that provides crucial information about the infection and its spread in Valley along with geographical location..

What If Robots Start Taking Your Exams?

HEADS & TAILS View all

Corona’s Animal Connection

Corona’s Animal Connection

China and many countries in South east Asia eat - snakes, bats bears, tigers, pangolins, to name a few - most of these animals carry a very high viral load and this mutates in the human body. Now the Chinese have been officially asked not to eat every species on the planet.

Why We Need To Stop Releasing Balloons

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