EDITORIAL View all

After The Yatra

After The Yatra

Where does the Congress and Gandhi himself go from hereon? It is still difficult to answer this question with any clarity. It is true that the yatra has generated immense goodwill for Congress and Gandhi but the political ground is still far from shifting..

TOP STORIES View all

Fresh Snowfall Cuts Off Kashmir From Outside World

Fresh Snowfall Cuts Off Kashmir From Outside World

Life in Kashmir was disrupted on the final day of the 'Chilla-i-Kalan', the harshest winter period in the region, on Monday as fresh snowfall snapped the Valley's connections with the rest of the world, affecting surface and air traffic besides disrupting power supply in most parts of the valley..

All 68 Flights Grounded At Srinagar Airport

All 68 Flights Grounded At Srinagar Airport

As snowfall continued in Kashmir Valley, all flights to and fro Srinagar ‘international’ airport were cancelled on Monday..

Young Pastoralists’ Confluence at Bhuj    

Young Pastoralists’ Confluence at Bhuj    

Earlier, they used to be reluctant to even reveal to people in Kashmir that they were from the Chopan tribe but when they met other youth from 16 states from the same communities, they became optimistic and were inspired to work for the welfare of their own community.

Yatra Takeaway 

Unabated Rise of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

Do KAS Qualifiers Deserve the Flak They Get?  

LG’s Republic Day Speech

LG’s Republic Day Speech

And as things stand, tourism will continue.  And this would make a wealth of difference to the economic well-being of people. Here’s hoping for a truly peaceful year ahead.

Dialogue In Offing

New Normalcy

Covid Is Still Lurking

I Interviewed ChatGPT

I Interviewed ChatGPT

As a language model, I do not have personal beliefs, opinions or worldviews. I am programmed to provide information and respond to questions to the best of my abilities based on the data that I have been trained on

Faiz Ahmad Faiz in Cricket Jargon

Boredom is a Blessing 

Is Private Sector’s ‘Optics of Opportunity’ Dispiriting Kashmiri Youth?

IN FOCUS

LOCAL View all

‘Going To My Home’: Rahul Told Priyanka, Sonia Ahead Of J&K Leg Of Yatra

‘Going To My Home’: Rahul Told Priyanka, Sonia Ahead Of J&K Leg Of Yatra

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had sent a message to his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and mother Sonia Gandhi before the Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Jammu and Kashmir, saying that he was "going to his home"..

…And Rahul Gandhi Dons Pheran

See A Ray Of Hope In Rahul, Say Omar And Mehbooba

 Govt Transfers Four JKAS Officers

CITY View all

Rahul, Priyanka Play With Snow In Kashmir

Rahul, Priyanka Play With Snow In Kashmir

After a grueling 4000 kilometer trek, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday showed his lighter side. He got engaged in an impromptu fun fight with his sister and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi..

‘Promise Made To India Fulfilled’: Rahul Unfurls Tricolour At Lal Chowk

NIA Attaches Hurriyat Office In Srinagar

Lal Chowk At The Heart Of City Redevelopment Plan: CEO Smart City

REGIONAL View all

61 Killed, Over 150 Injured At Mosque Attack In Pakistan’s Peshawar

61 Killed, Over 150 Injured At Mosque Attack In Pakistan’s Peshawar

The powerful blast occurred inside the mosque in the Police Lines area around 1.40 pm when worshippers, which included personnel of the police, army and bomb disposal squad - were offering the Zuhr (afternoon) prayers..

Bharat Jodo Yatra Not For Winning Elections: Cong Chief Kharge

China Occupied India’s Land in 1962, Not Now: MEA Takes Swipe at Rahul

2 Held For Khalistan Graffiti’ In Delhi

WORLD View all

UNSC Does Not Reflect Today’s Realities, Is Paralysed: UNGA President

UNSC Does Not Reflect Today’s Realities, Is Paralysed: UNGA President

“The Security Council which has been created back then” and given the primary responsibility of maintaining “international peace and security and preventing wars now is paralysed,” he told PTI ahead of his visit to India..

Iranian Navy Ships Dock In Brazil Despite US Concerns

Iran Thwarts Drone Attacks On Isfahan Military Site

Stocks Rout: Gautam Adani Slips To 7th Spot On World Rich List

LIFE & TIMES

Teacher Leaves Classroom To Pursue Career In Baking 

Teacher Leaves Classroom To Pursue Career In Baking 

While exciting, the transition from employee to entrepreneur was not an easy one as Rigzin discovered. Being self-taught comes with its own unique set of challenges. Every initial step was a lesson in patience and perseverance.

Poetry, Meditation Power New Research Understanding: Study

Poetry, Meditation Power New Research Understanding: Study

Combining poetry and meditation may help discover new angles on the world by enabling researchers to take an unorthodox approach to data collection and analysis, new research says..

Fruit And Veg: Is It Better To Peel Them?

Fruit And Veg: Is It Better To Peel Them?

Many people’s default when preparing fruit and vegetables is to peel them. But often, it’s not necessary. There are important nutrients in the peel. And, what’s more, discarded fruit and veg peels contribute to climate change..

Why Booking Travel On Your Phone Is A Bad Idea

Why Booking Travel On Your Phone Is A Bad Idea

Since the first iPhone launched 15 years ago, consumer shopping habits have slowly but relentlessly shifted toward mobile devices..

‘Playing Sounds During Sleep May Help People Forget Traumatic Memories’

‘Playing Sounds During Sleep May Help People Forget Traumatic Memories’

Playing sounds to people while they are asleep can be used to help them to forget or weaken traumatic and intrusive memories, according to a study..

How Your Brain Will Help You Save During The Cost Of Living Crisis

How Your Brain Will Help You Save During The Cost Of Living Crisis

And as energy, transport, fuel and groceries all get more expensive, there are fears that over 4 million British households are experiencing financial difficulties..

How Some Children Prospered In Pandemic Online Learning

How Some Children Prospered In Pandemic Online Learning

For parents, children and teachers, one of the most striking memories of the pandemic will be the sudden transition to online learning..

Idea of Karbala

Idea of Karbala

Karbala is a passionate yearning of Islamic Ideal. It is spiritual and strenuous longing of seemingly elusive values of purity, piety, equity and liberality.

Politicians Live Longer Than The Populations They Represent: Research

Politicians Live Longer Than The Populations They Represent: Research

In many countries, inequalities in income and wealth have been rising since the 1980s. It has been estimated that the top 1% of income earners globally earn 20 per cent of total income..

White Teeth Does Not Mean Good Teeth

White Teeth Does Not Mean Good Teeth

Teeth don’t have to be white to be healthy. As is often the case, what we now believe to signify health in people is actually an aesthetic preference (such as the constantly shifting but always slim definition of a 'healthy' body type)..

These Are The Most Useless Car Tech Features

These Are The Most Useless Car Tech Features

Cars are getting smarter. While you can’t buy a true self-driving car at a dealership, the vehicles that are available are still crammed full of the newest tech—even if some features are gimmicky..

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Why It’s Healthier Than Other Cooking Oils

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Why It’s Healthier Than Other Cooking Oils

Numerous studies have shown that consuming olive oil – in particular extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – can have many different benefits for our health..

Have You Been Holding Your Phone Wrong This Whole Time?

Have You Been Holding Your Phone Wrong This Whole Time?

While the one-handed claw is seemingly the most convenient way to grip your device, over prolonged periods of time, it could be doing damage to your wrist and aggravating your ulnar nerve—among other issues..

Here’s Why Modern Cars Feel So Lifeless To Drive

Here’s Why Modern Cars Feel So Lifeless To Drive

They ride better; they stop better—so everything's great, right? The problem is that modern cars almost invariably feel a bit boring to drive. The issue is more acute the longer you've been driving, as you might expect, since the cause is technological progression—specifically, power steering..

BUSINESS View all

LG Launches QR Code-Based Labels Of 13 J&K Crafts

LG Launches QR Code-Based Labels Of 13 J&K Crafts

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday launched QR code-based labels of 13 GI and non-GI registered crafts here, terming the move as a landmark in preserving and promoting priceless artistic and cultural heritage of the Union Territory..

Govt Approves Rs 146 Cr Project For Promotion Of Niche Crops In J&K

Kenya Tourism Packages from India: How to Plan the Perfect Trip

MoS Singh For Change Of Mindset Of Youth To Avail Start-Up Opportunities

SPORT View all

PM Modi Talks About ‘Snow Cricket In Pulwama’

PM Modi Talks About ‘Snow Cricket In Pulwama’

Prime Minister Narinder Modi on Sunday spoke about Snow Cricket held at Syedabad, Pulwama, Kashmir in his radio programme ‘Man Ki Baat’..

J&K Junior Carrom Team Leaves For Mumbai

J&K’s ‘Khelo India’ Contingent Leaves For MP

Real Kashmir Lose 2-0 To RoundGlass Punjab In I-League

HEALTH View all

WHO Urges ‘Immediate Action’ After Cough Syrup Deaths

WHO Urges ‘Immediate Action’ After Cough Syrup Deaths

"WHO is releasing an urgent call to action to countries to prevent, detect and respond to incidents of substandard and falsified medical products," the global health agency said..

GMC Srinagar Lacks Robotic Surgical System

‘Substandard’: WHO Alert On 2 Indian Syrups After Uzbekistan Child Deaths

DAK Urges People To Take Precautions To Reduce Risk Of High BP In Winter

ENVIRONMENT View all

CS Stresses On Protection Of Forest Lands

CS Stresses On Protection Of Forest Lands

The Chief Secretary directed the Forest Department to complete digitalization of boundaries of all forests of Jammu & Kashmir within a year.

2022 The Fifth Warmest Year On Record: NASA

JKPCC Downplays Top Pulmonologists Concern On Air Quality In Kashmir

Govt Forms Panel On Waste Management In J&K

TRAVEL

Moscow-Goa Flight Diverted To Uzbekistan After Bomb Threat Email: Report

Moscow-Goa Flight Diverted To Uzbekistan After Bomb Threat Email: Report

A Goa-bound chartered flight from Moscow with 240 passengers on board was diverted to Uzbekistan in the early hours of the morning today, after the authorities at the Dabolim airport in the state received an email, which claimed that there was a bomb on the plane, police said..

Domestic Passenger Traffic Grows 13.69 Pc To 127.35 Lakh In Dec: DGCA

Domestic Passenger Traffic Grows 13.69 Pc To 127.35 Lakh In Dec: DGCA

India's domestic passenger traffic grew 13.69 per cent year-on-year to 127.35 lakh in December, according to DGCA monthly traffic data released on Thursday..

Computer Glitch Grounds Flights Across US

Computer Glitch Grounds Flights Across US

Hundreds of flights were grounded across the United States on Wednesday after a computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)..

Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage Returning To Pre-Covid Levels

Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage Returning To Pre-Covid Levels

Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will return to pre-pandemic levels this year after restrictions saw the annual religious commemoration curtailed over concerns about the coronavirus, authorities say..

Domestic Air Traffic Rises 10% In October: DGCA Data

Domestic Air Traffic Rises 10% In October: DGCA Data

Indian airlines carried 1.14 crore passengers in October, 10 per cent higher than the number of people flown in September..

‘Domestic Airlines Industry May Report Rs 15,000-17,000 Cr Loss In FY23’

‘Domestic Airlines Industry May Report Rs 15,000-17,000 Cr Loss In FY23’

The domestic airlines industry is projected to post a loss of Rs 15,000-17,000 crore in the current fiscal as their financial performance is likely to remain under pressure in the near term, a report said on Friday..

‘Air Passenger Traffic Volume Likely To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Level’

‘Air Passenger Traffic Volume Likely To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Level’

Air passenger traffic volume is expected to recover to the pre-pandemic level, implying a robust 75 per cent year-on-year growth this fiscal, a report said on Monday..

Domestic Air Traffic Nearing Pre-Covid Levels A ‘Great Sign’: PM Modi

Domestic Air Traffic Nearing Pre-Covid Levels A ‘Great Sign’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the number of daily domestic air passengers nearing the pre-COVID level as a "great sign" and said the focus is on improving connectivity across the country..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Indian airlines carried 1.01 crore passengers in August, reflecting a more than 4 per cent growth in domestic air traffic compared to the previous month..

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits At Airports

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits At Airports

There have been various incidents of bird hits during the last few weeks. On August 4, Go First's flight to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad on Thursday after suffering a bird hit..

Govt To Lift Domestic Airfare Caps From Aug 31

Govt To Lift Domestic Airfare Caps From Aug 31

Limits imposed on domestic airfares will be removed from August 31, after a span of approximately 27 months, the Union Aviation Ministry said on Wednesday..

DGCA Orders Spicejet To Operate 50% Of Approved Flights For 8 Weeks

DGCA Orders Spicejet To Operate 50% Of Approved Flights For 8 Weeks

Aviation regulator DGCA, on Wednesday, ordered SpiceJet to operate maximum 50 per cent of its flights, which were approved for summer schedule, for a period of eight weeks..

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi, Say DGCA officials

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi, Say DGCA officials

SpiceJet's Delhi-Dubai flight was on Tuesday diverted to Karachi as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning, officials of the aviation regulator DGCA said..

Haj Pilgrims Asked To Deposit Arrangement Dues

Haj Pilgrims Asked To Deposit Arrangement Dues

The J&K Haj Committee on Tuesday asked the selected Haj pilgrims to deposit arrangement dues, including insurance premium, transport charges from and other charges in the Committee’s bank account..

REVIEW View all

Between Predicament and Hope: Ghazala Wahab on Indian Muslims 

Between Predicament and Hope: Ghazala Wahab on Indian Muslims 

The level of education among Muslims is the poorest in the country in proportion to their population. The reason that she cites is their disdain towards secular and modern education..

Flawed Conception of Love Relationships: Few Reflections from Erich Fromm

Translating Yusuf’s Fragrance 

CINEMA & TV View all

SRK’s ‘Pathaan’ First Film In 33 Yrs To Have Houseful Shows In Kashmir

SRK’s ‘Pathaan’ First Film In 33 Yrs To Have Houseful Shows In Kashmir

People of Kashmir are queuing up to watch Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Pathaan", making it the first film to have houseful shows in 33 years in the Valley..

INOX Multiplex Remains Jam-Packed For Shah Rukh Starrer Pathaan

The Language of Abuse and Hindi Cinema

MEDIA View all

Advisory Issued To TV Channels

Advisory Issued To TV Channels

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Monday  issued the guidelines for Television Channels in India and among other things asked private broadcasters to undertake public service broadcasting for 30 minutes every day..

BBC Apologies For Sexist Headline On Jacinda Ardern’s Resignation

Director Info Chairs 1st Meeting Of Media Accreditation Committee

OTV

Parades, Pledges Mark R-Day In Jammu Kashmir

Parades, Pledges Mark R-Day In Jammu Kashmir

Amid tight security, R-Day functions were held across Jammu Kashmir with political leaders and heads of departments unfurling tricolour with festive fervour..

In ‘Open Defecation-Free’ Kashmir, Old Habits Are Dying Hard

In ‘Open Defecation-Free’ Kashmir, Old Habits Are Dying Hard

This week's INKISHAF is on the medieval method of answering nature's call in Jammu Kashmir declared 'Open Defecation Free' in 2018. Due to mismanagement of funds and administrative inability to construct lavatories under SBM Gramin, many people are still defecating openly..

Doyen Departs – The Legend of Rehman Rahi

Doyen Departs – The Legend of Rehman Rahi

The Progressive Writers Movement era wordsmith whose resilient literary campaign made him a soldier of Kashmiri language, Rehman Rahi passes away in Srinagar at the age of 98 on Monday. Born on 6 May 1925, Rahi rose to become Kashmir's legendary poet, translator and critic and won the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Shri and India's highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award for his massive literary contribution..

An Exam Gone Postal Exposes Unfair Means in Kashmir

An Exam Gone Postal Exposes Unfair Means in Kashmir

This week's INKISHAF is on the Postal Department's alleged unfair exams - promoting the Crime Branch indicted officials while silencing and sidelining a whistle-blower..

Kashmir In 2022

Kashmir In 2022

The outgoing year was filled with twists and turns with some developments becoming the talk of the town and triggering endless public debates and discussions..

Are Burning Houses Boosting Kashmir’s Firefighting Response?

Are Burning Houses Boosting Kashmir’s Firefighting Response?

This week's INKISHAF is on the growing fire incidents creating the need for the augmented Fire and Emergency Services across the valley. The upgraded firefighting infrastructure is the best defence given how Kashmir has suffered massive losses in last 6 years..

Sopore Shocker – The Unending Search

Sopore Shocker – The Unending Search

A fortnight after a Sopore girl jumped into Jhelum in a distressed state of mind, her body remains untraced. The unending search is keeping both the town as well as the family on the edge..

Sad State Of Affairs In Srinagar Fruit Mandi

Sad State Of Affairs In Srinagar Fruit Mandi

This week's INKISHAF is on Jammu and Kashmir's largest fruit mandi where shambled roads and poor drainage is giving a bad name to the Rs 10,000 crore Kashmiri Fruit Industry..

GROUND REPORT: How Clean Is Srinagar’s Drinking Water?

GROUND REPORT: How Clean Is Srinagar’s Drinking Water?

This week's INKISHAF is on the unhygienic water of Doodh Ganga supplied to some 5 lakh residents of uptown Srinagar..

Ballad & Beloved – Meet Ami Katchur – Kashmiri Sufi World’s Soulful Voice

Ballad & Beloved – Meet Ami Katchur – Kashmiri Sufi World’s Soulful Voice

In Kashmir’s rich mystic tradition, the singers like Ami Katchur are fuelling the meditative mood of masses with their melodies..

CAREERS View all

Scholarships This Week

Scholarships This Week

Kashmir Observer in association with Buddy4Study.com presents scholarships available for the meritorious students of Jammu and Kashmir..

Scholarships This Week

KHYEN CHYEN View all

J&K Launches Rs 879-Crore Food Processing Project

J&K Launches Rs 879-Crore Food Processing Project

The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a Rs 879-crore food processing project with an aim to revolutionise the food processing sector and change the lives of farmers in the Union Territory..

Five Must Visit Coffee Shops for the Perfect Brew in Srinagar

TECHNOLOGY View all

5G Can Be Misused For Drugs, Terror Financing: Report At Top Cops’ Meet

5G Can Be Misused For Drugs, Terror Financing: Report At Top Cops’ Meet

Warning against the vulnerabilities of the high-speed 5G telecom network, papers submitted at a key security meet have noted that it can provide an excellent platform for middlemen and agents for creating linkages for crimes..

Google Rolls Out Group Chat End-To-End Encryption For Messages App

CULTURE View all

‘Insha-E-Daraab’ Exhibition On Kashmir’s Last Persian Poet Kicks Off

‘Insha-E-Daraab’ Exhibition On Kashmir’s Last Persian Poet Kicks Off

The weeklong event organized by INTACH in collaboration with HELP foundation seeks to bring forth the contribution of Mohammad Amin Darab in Persian poetry and literature before the Kashmiri people..

Taste Of Kashmir: 2-Day Festival Brings Valley Cuisine, Culture To Delhi

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