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Cultural Collapse: Why’s Kashmir’s Central Asian Link Fading?

Cultural Collapse: Why’s Kashmir’s Central Asian Link Fading?

At a time when people are decrying the sad state of archives and other signposts of past, Burzahom awaits the state and societal intervention to uphold its sanctity as Kashmir’s historical site..

TOP STORIES View all

Kashmiri Students Thrashed in Punjab after India Loses Match to Pak

Kashmiri Students Thrashed in Punjab after India Loses Match to Pak

Kashmiri students at an engineering institute in Punjab were reportedly thrashed after India lost to Pakistan in a T-20 thriller in Dubai Sunday night..

10th,12th Exam: Students To Carry ‘Consent Signed By Parents, Guardians’

10th,12th Exam: Students To Carry ‘Consent Signed By Parents, Guardians’

Government has issued fresh covid-19 guidelines, among others mandating “consent by parents or legal guardians” for students of 10th and 12th class for taking examinations in Jammu and Kashmir..

Ind v Pak: Dear Kashmiri Students, Hold Back Your Emotions

Ind v Pak: Dear Kashmiri Students, Hold Back Your Emotions

Games become bridges for nations, be it Cricket or Football. Hatred, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, and prejudices are unethical to the spirit of sportsmanship. We should see sports as sports, and shouldn't link it with nationalism or politics.

Turkish Soft Power: Kashmir, Politics and Perceptions

Ivory Walls of Academia

Chinese Naval Strategy’s Covert Dimensions

Bitter and Beautiful

Bitter and Beautiful

This year, winter has knocked very early. As such, objectively, this arrival is an unwelcome one. However, with the aura of connotations that accompany it in the context of Kashmir — the reactions it invited were dual.

Time to Change the Tack

Breaking the Deadlock

Taming the Virus

How to Help Someone with Non-Suicid Self-Injury?

How to Help Someone with Non-Suicid Self-Injury?

When speaking with the person, use 'I' statements rather than 'you' statements. Inquire about the person's self-injury, but don't press them to talk about it. Recognize the person's experience as they describe it to reflect what they're saying.

Mawlid: An Opportunity to Learn About Prophet (pbuh) 

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): A Mercy for Humankind from the ‘All Merciful’

Indulge in Milad Spirit

IN FOCUS

LOCAL View all

Amit Shah Offers Prayers At Kheer Bhawani Temple In Ganderbal

Amit Shah Offers Prayers At Kheer Bhawani Temple In Ganderbal

Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at the revered Kheer Bhawani temple in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said..

Govt Does Not Believe In Buying Peace In J&K: LG

4,500 Youth Clubs Formed in J&K To Bring Change: Shah

Teen Found Dead In South Kashmir's Kulgam

CITY View all

Snowfall, Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc In Kashmir

Snowfall, Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc In Kashmir

Three members of a nomad family were killed and another critically injured on Saturday due to the fresh spell of snowfall and heavy rain cutting off the Valley from the rest of the world besides causing widespread destruction to horticulture, and plunging many parts of Kashmir into darkness..

JVC's Ground Floor Inundated, Lift System Also Goes Out of Gear

Elderly Man Falls Into Open Drain in Srinagar's Natipora, Dies

Iconic Week Carnival Commences in Srinagar

REGIONAL View all

Life Expectancy In India Dropped By 2 Years Due To COVID-19: Study

Life Expectancy In India Dropped By 2 Years Due To COVID-19: Study

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected the lives of people worldwide, has also caused a drop in the life expectancy in India by almost two years, a statistical analysis by scientists IIPS has revealed..

UP Govt To Rename Faizabad Railway Station As Ayodhya Cantt

'Centre's Plan To Get Netaji's Ashes In 90s Dropped On Riot Warning'

Selection Of Haj Pilgrims To Be Based On Covid-Appropriate Criteria

WORLD View all

Pompeo Reveals Saudi Conditions To Normalise Ties With Israel

Pompeo Reveals Saudi Conditions To Normalise Ties With Israel

Former US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, revealed on Saturday that Saudi Arabia wants the US to adopt a tougher stance against Iran in order to normalise its ties with Israel..

US Intel Warns China Could Dominate AI, Gain Military Edge

UN Fears ‘Mass Atrocity Crimes’ In Northern Myanmar

Outcry As Israel Labels Palestinian Rights Groups ‘Terrorists’

LIFE & TIMES

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..

Leaders Who Listen To Employees Have More Resilient Teams, Research Show

Leaders Who Listen To Employees Have More Resilient Teams, Research Show

Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations..

All You Want to Know About Black Fungus

All You Want to Know About Black Fungus

The widespread reports of mucormycosis suggest that it is not coming from a single contaminated source and does not have a single explanation. It is an evolving condition that will unfold in the coming days.

Pregnancy During Covid Lockdown: How Pandemic Has Affected New Mothers

Pregnancy During Covid Lockdown: How Pandemic Has Affected New Mothers

Preparing for childbirth can be joyful and exciting, but COVID-19 restrictions disrupted many women's prenatal care and forced some mothers to deliver their infants, without partner or family support..

World Bee Day: What Will Happen If Bees Go Extinct?

World Bee Day: What Will Happen If Bees Go Extinct?

While bees are most commonly known for honey, these intelligent creatures are also behind most of the food we love – fruit, veg, chocolate and even coffee..

SPORT View all

Pakistan Beat India By 10 Wickets, First In World Cup

Pakistan Beat India By 10 Wickets, First In World Cup

Pakistan brought to an end India's near-three-decade domination of them in the world stage in the most convincing fashion, embarrassing their arch-rivals by 10 wickets in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup..

Azam Reveals 12-Man Pakistan Squad, Kohli Refrains

Sunday Blockbuster Awaits Kohli’s India & Babar’s Pakistan

J&K Win Practice Match Vs Delhi In Super Over

TRAVEL

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..

Full Capacity Domestic Flights To Operate From Oct 18

Full Capacity Domestic Flights To Operate From Oct 18

Airlines can operate domestic flights without any capacity restriction from October 18 onwards, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday, keeping in mind the "passenger demand for air travel"..

India To Allow Foreign Tourists Via Chartered Flights From Oct 15

India To Allow Foreign Tourists Via Chartered Flights From Oct 15

India has decided to allow foreign tourists into the country, beginning with granting tourist visas to those travelling by chartered flights from October 15 and those by regular planes from November 15..

Jet Airways To Start Domestic Operations In Q1 2022

Jet Airways To Start Domestic Operations In Q1 2022

Jet Airways will start domestic operations in the first quarters of 2022, the Jalan Kalrock consortium, the successful resolution applicant of the airways said on Monday. The airline intends to start its first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai by Q1 2022..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Up 31% At 66 Lakh In Aug: ICRA

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Up 31% At 66 Lakh In Aug: ICRA

Domestic air passenger traffic continued on the growth trajectory in August with volumes growing up to 31 per cent to 66 lakh over the previous month, helped by higher capacity deployment..

US Eases Travel Advisory For India

US Eases Travel Advisory For India

The new travel advisory of Level 2 which is considered as safe came in the wake of the significant improvement in Covid situation in India..

Kounsarnag: The Sublime Beauty! 

Kounsarnag: The Sublime Beauty! 

Only hands of God can create such wonders. We felt as if it's a veritable piece of paradise when we had a first glimpse at the milky water stream trickling down beneath the wooden bridge at 'Gaorwattan..

Air Travel Becomes Costlier As Govt Raises Caps On Domestic Airfares

Air Travel Becomes Costlier As Govt Raises Caps On Domestic Airfares

India had imposed lower and upper limits on airfares based on flight duration when services were resumed on May 25, 2020, after a two-month lockdown due to coronavirus..

IndiGo Starts Priority Boarding Facility For Passengers

IndiGo Starts Priority Boarding Facility For Passengers

IndiGo on Wednesday said it has started a priority boarding facility for its passengers so that they can avoid longer queues at the boarding gates in airports..

90% People Want Govt To Frame Travel Booking Refund Policy: Survey

90% People Want Govt To Frame Travel Booking Refund Policy: Survey

As many as 95 per cent of citizens believe that the current policies of the airlines, railways or hotels are not in consumer interest and 90 per cent want the government to come up with a travel booking refund policy..

UAE Lifts Ban On Transit Flights, Including From India, Pakistan

UAE Lifts Ban On Transit Flights, Including From India, Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights, including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday..

Umrah To Resume From August 10

Umrah To Resume From August 10

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the resumption of Umrah service for pilgrims worldwide from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10, 2021), following a successful Hajj season..

INTERVIEW View all

‘Will Promote Cutting-Edge Research in IUST’: Prof Romshoo

‘Will Promote Cutting-Edge Research in IUST’: Prof Romshoo

Days after being appointed as the new vice chancellor of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), noted academic Shakil A. Romshoo detailed his varsity vision in an interview with Kashmir Observer..

Sonum Lotus on Hot Summer, Cloudbursts: ‘Weather Extremes Increasing’

Jester’s Jingle: ‘A Voice Of Concern For Downtown’

REVIEW View all

Education Factory and Its Impact on Moral Development

Education Factory and Its Impact on Moral Development

This book is a must for all educationists, academicians, philosophers, students, university and college faculty as it will help them in honing critical thinking skills and inquisitiveness..

Locating the Rise and Fall of Muslim Intellectualism

Understanding India Through Shatranj Ke Khiladi

CINEMA & TV View all

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

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

The Policy provides comprehensive guidance to the aspiring to shoot in Jammu and Kashmir with special focus on providing single window clearance thereby saving their time and energy to make their movies..

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

The First Khan: Kashmiris Remember Dilip Kumar in Shadow and Substance

MEDIA View all

PCI’s Fact Finding Team In Srinagar

PCI’s Fact Finding Team In Srinagar

A three member fact finding committee of Press Council of India (PCI) on Wednesday arrived here to probe the alleged intimidation and harassment of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir..

‘He Was A Great Artist of Kashmir’: Akhter Rasool Passes Away

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ressa Dedicates Award To 'All Journalists'

OTV

Winter in Autumn

Winter in Autumn

On the heels of an alarming weather advisory, the untimely snowfall has numbed the apple orchards of Kashmir leaving the growers in a grieving state of mind..

Rage Over Srinagar Ring Road

Rage Over Srinagar Ring Road

Kashmiri farmers affected by Srinagar Ring Road are aghast over the government’s land acquisition policy paying them the 26-year-old rate as compensation for their axed orchards. Watch more in this week’s Inkishaf..

Fear-flight of Non-local Workers

Fear-flight of Non-local Workers

Fresh targeted killings have triggered a fear-flight among the non-local labourers with scores of them already leaving the valley..

Is Ujjwala Yojana a Scam?

Is Ujjwala Yojana a Scam?

Why people across Kashmir complain about corruption and mismanagement during allotment of this subsidized cooking gas? Know more in this KO ground report..

Crocheter’s Chronicle

Crocheter’s Chronicle

Crocheting as a craft might’ve taken a backseat in the evolving enterprise of Kashmir, but the 21-year-old Nazar Nasir is striving to create his own niche as ‘the only male crocheter of Kashmir’..

Food For Poor Becoming Unaffordable ln Kashmir

Food For Poor Becoming Unaffordable ln Kashmir

In spite of repeated government orders, why are poor and economically weaker families of Kashmir deprived of subsidized ration? Watch more in Kashmir Observer's latest Inkishaf..

Steer We Go : Woman Behind The Wheel

Steer We Go : Woman Behind The Wheel

For years many Kashmiri women couldn't learn driving due to absence of woman trainers in town, but now it's changing with the arrival of the first female driving instructor of the valley..

Unbearable Toothache at Srinagar Dental College—PART II

Unbearable Toothache at Srinagar Dental College—PART II

Government Dental College in its recent public statement reveals more than it denies. Based on this official stance, Kashmir Observer’s this week's Inkishaf makes more disclosure about the state of affairs in the premier institution of the valley..

Mess In Meadow: Why Road to Tosamaidan Is Heading Nowhere?

Mess In Meadow: Why Road to Tosamaidan Is Heading Nowhere?

After failed to take off as a much-touted eco-tourism destination, the erstwhile firing range in Central Kashmir is currently being blacktopped for the motor movement. But why is the path deviating from specifications and government norms..

Unbearable Toothache At Srinagar Dental College

Unbearable Toothache At Srinagar Dental College

Why patients landing in Dental College Srinagar complain about a painful procedure due to the campus administration’s inability to repair the flood-ravaged costly oral health equipment?.

CAREERS View all

Term-1 Board Exams For Classes 10, 12 To Be Conducted Offline: CBSE

Term-1 Board Exams For Classes 10, 12 To Be Conducted Offline: CBSE

The first-term board examinations for Classes 10 and 12 will be conducted offline in November-December and the date-sheet for the same will be announced on October 18..

How To Balance College and Work as a Foreign Student

KHYEN CHYEN View all

J&K Attains 1st Position in State Food Safety Index 2020-21

J&K Attains 1st Position in State Food Safety Index 2020-21

Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Rita Teaotia, in presence of CEO, FSSAI Arun Singhal, Friday chaired a meeting of Officers of Drug & Food Control Department..

Kashmir Traders Body Demands Reopening Of Restaurants In Srinagar

TECHNOLOGY View all

Outage Highlights How Vital FB Has Become Worldwide

Outage Highlights How Vital FB Has Become Worldwide

The six-hour outage at Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp was a headache for many casual users but far more serious for the millions of people worldwide who rely on social media sites to run their businesses..

Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp Back Online After Hours Of Disruption

CULTURE View all

‘Art Has Responsibility Towards Society, So Has Artist’

‘Art Has Responsibility Towards Society, So Has Artist’

A creative force coming of age in the last three years of lockdown has made a downtown girl a new promising artist working to revive calligraphy in Kashmir..

DIPR’s Cultural Unit Organises Covid-19 Awareness Programme

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