LOCAL View all
A dozen in-house engineering wings in various departments abolished; SIDCO, SICOP to stop work for others. PWD, PHE, RDD and PDD to be the main construction deptts.
CITY View all
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor will not host ‘At Home’ function on August 15 at the Raj Bhavan this year in view of coronavirus pandemic..
REGIONAL View all
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday performed the bhoomi pujan' of a Supreme Court-mandated Ram temple in Ayodhya.
WORLD View all
Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront warehouse.
LIFE & TIMES
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.
We step in when there's a chance of large-scale transmission and our main work is to find the connecting links between cases and prevent a flareup.
Summer skin care is more than just using a sunscreen while going out in the sun. The skin needs special attention as sun rays have harsh effects on all skin types. The sun can become rough and dull during this weather.
With virus travel restrictions preventing summer holidays abroad, Lithuania's capital is offering a low-cost alternative by mimicking the look and feel of different countries at weekends.
Keep that funny bone tickling. You cannot always afford to be damn serious. Sometimes dose of humour is necessary to relieve the burden from your shoulders. Enjoy little joys of life with the warmth of your heart.Know the difference between humour and rumour, amuse and abuse.
Humans, of course, do far more holding and touching of our young and we do so over a much longer time. We invest years in holding, hugging, kissing, bathing, and dressing our offspring.
Diminishing empathy, pleasure in the pain of others, well-practiced criminal behaviour, decreased capacity for mature decision making, bad physical health, bad mental health, less sleep and bad academic scores are some of the effects of exposure to violent games.
At a time when Srinagar Administration is asking people to maintain kitchen gardens, many Kashmiri women are toiling hard in lockdown to maintain traditional vegetable supplies in the city. Braving the vagaries of the weather and harsh life, these women during pandemic have literally become Salvador of Srinagar.
While the general public is busy taking precautions against the coronavirus and abiding by the requirements of the curfew, there is a segment of polygamist men who have fallen into the clutches of another emerging dilemma – sleeping arrangement for their co-wives.
We used to put on different faces just to fake around but now things have become so strange and suspicious that even our hypocrisies are concealed by the masks which has become a new norm and necessity. With each heavy breath we take underneath, let’s awake our conscience and sanitise our thoughts. Let’s subdue the scandalous Kurdugulo in us through restrain and fear for Allah..
The driving force behind Dirilis' popularity may be the the sense of hope and revival against all odds that this story provides. Mired in difficult times like these, Dirilis seems to provides an inspirational balm to a collectively damaged Muslim psyche.
While we must practice social and physical distancing, it does not have to lead to social isolation. We must stay connected. Practice physical distancing and avoid gathering in places associated with Ramazan activities. Physical distancing should be following while distributing ‘Zakat’ during Ramazan.
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to minimise social contact between individuals. Indeed, even in less challenging occasions, many of us attempt to stay away from close contact with somebody who is sneezing or coughing to avoid from becoming ill ourselves.
We have this pipe dream about everything…. Perfect life, perfect relationships, perfect career, and perfect amount of money that we need to earn, no matter what. Do you really feel these things make us perfect? .
BUSINESS View all
The RBI may refrain from cutting the benchmark lending rate on Thursday but can announce other measures like restructuring of loans amid the urgency to revive the coronavirus-hit economy.
SPORT View all
Cricket Australia on Tuesday said it has put on hold their three-game T20I series against the West Indies which was scheduled to be held in October.
HEALTH View all
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said many Covid-19 patients are dying due to silent hypoxia, a condition in which patients have extremely low blood oxygen levels.
ENVIRONMENT View all
JK HC has directed LAWDA to submit within two weeks action taken by it before Committee of Experts (‘CoE’) regarding measures among others to stop sewage and polluted water flowing into the Dal lake.
Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday said the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the country has been extended till August 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic..
Global air passenger traffic will not return to pre-COVID levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected, as international travel curbs remain in place in most countries due to the coronavirus.
The airlines have failed to refund for the cancelled flights to the passengers even after a gap of four months. Many passengers allege that the airline companies were resorting to dilly-delaying tactics and mischief to grab their money..
Airlines are taking extreme measures to survive the pandemic, with Asiana Airlines Inc. flying the world's biggest commercial plane more than 20 times, going nowhere and carrying no passengers.
Airlines are pleading for help from their clients as they face paying customers back for flights cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic that could starve them of cash, the industry said Wednesday.
Four years after my first visit, there is little that has changed about the hamlet. Nestled among the hills, it looks straight from those story books, read years ago at school.
The US Department of Transportation said it has revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to conduct charter flights to the United States.
A 53-year-old Indian worker in the UAE has missed a special repatriation flight after he dozed off at the Dubai International Airport, a media report said.
The aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday it was extending the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country till July 31.
Pakistan’s scandal-hit national carrier on Tuesday announced to discontinue its operation to Europe after the EU’s aviation safety agency banned its flights for six months over safety concerns.
The aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday it is extending the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country till July 15.
Dubai on Monday announced that it would allow international tourists from July 7. The emirate also announced that foreigners with residency visas will be allowed to visit from July 22.
Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year's Haj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say, a perilous decision as coronavirus cases spike.
The Bombay High Court on Monday permitted all flight operators to allow passengers to occupy middle seats in flights.
INTERVIEW View all
Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd), the former GOC-in-Chief of the Indian army's Northern Command holds strong views on Kashmir. In an exclusive chat with Kashmir Observer, he talks about the fallouts of Article 370 abrogation, the military management of Kashmir, and the need for the political process..
REVIEW View all
For young Kashmiris, however, the drama’s appeal lies partly in its use of the Islamic idiom and traditions ostensibly for a positive portrayal of Muslims as a counterpoint to stereotypical depictions in sections of Western media..
LETTERS TO EDITOR View all
A social activist is likely to be a good professional with a profound knowledge regarding various issues of society.
MEDIA View all
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday slammed the government of India over its alleged press freedom violations in the newly carved out Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
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.
It is yet another summertime in Kashmir. Flowers are in full bloom. But Kashmir's iconic gardens are locked and deserted. There are no visitors to delve into nature’s ambience. While gardeners remain busy pruning shrubs and hedges, mowing and cutting grass as if waiting for gates to open..
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, many Kashmiri Pandits from different parts of the world came together to wish their Muslim brethren of the valley a happy festival. Among them are some prominent KP faces, known for their creative craft and contribution.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time.
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..
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..
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..
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..
CAREERS View all
At least sixteen aspirants from erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state have cracked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil service exam-2019.
KHYEN CHYEN View all
The govt, in a long anticipated move, has given restaurants the nod to open their doors but many owners say the cap on the number of customers will make their operations unviable.
TECHNOLOGY View all
China launched a rover to Mars on Thursday, a journey coinciding with a similar US mission as the powers take their rivalry into deep space.
CULTURE View all
Even Islam does not say that the possession of the knowledge of menstruation and vaginal health is forbidden. Islam only asks women to keep away from performing religious functions when their periods are ongoing. The woman has been considered able and free to carry out daily tasks as normal.