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Two Militants Killed In South Kashmir Gunfight: Police

Two Militants Killed In South Kashmir Gunfight: Police

Two local militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed in a firefight with government forces in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said Monday..

Amarnath Yatra All Set To Resume After 3 Years

Amarnath Yatra All Set To Resume After 3 Years

Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) is pulling out all the stops to ensure smooth pilgrimage, scheduled to begin on June 30, to the holy cave shrine housing the naturally formed ice-lingam in south Kashmir Himalayas..

Why Can’t Panchayats Decide on Private School Land Issue? 

Why Can’t Panchayats Decide on Private School Land Issue? 

If the Government was silent until now on this issue and provided all the amenities to such low budget schools, why shall they be asked to shut down their operations now?

What Caused a Floody-February-Wednesday in June?

Should Climate Change Concern Muslims? 

Earthquake in War-torn Afghanistan Has Lessons for Kashmir

India-Pak Dead-End

India-Pak Dead-End

The neighbors tried to pick up the pieces with the surprise re-affirmation of the 2003 ceasefire along the Line of Control in February 2021. Ever since, however, they have failed to build upon the truce and restore the dialogue.

Earthquake Alert

Fear Of Rain

Lingering Violence

In the Name of Competition, Why Must School Make My Daughter Sad?

In the Name of Competition, Why Must School Make My Daughter Sad?

Competition is essential, but collaboration is paramount. We all have unique special skills, and we can run this engine together. And for that, teachers and schools need to do away with this system which breeds divisions. We need to create a system where everyone is a winner.

Hobbies are Game Changers for Your Kid’s Mental Health 

Russia-China Ties Under Stress?

The Muslim Marvel Superhero

IN FOCUS

LOCAL View all

Rising Mercury, Less Rainfall Forcing Snakes Out From Burrows

Rising Mercury, Less Rainfall Forcing Snakes Out From Burrows

-Even as the heavy downpour last week forced people in Kashmir Valley to take out woolens in the month of June, the rise in temperature and less rainfall in the recent months has led to increased snake sightings across Jammu and Kashmir, according to a report by Wildlife SOS..

Religious Leaders Voice Support For Amarnath Yatra

LG Calls For Prompt Action In Complaints From People

All J&K Colleges To Introduce Skill Courses This Year: Kansal

REGIONAL View all

LAC Stalemate | India Will Not Cede An Inch Of Land To Anyone: Rajnath

LAC Stalemate | India Will Not Cede An Inch Of Land To Anyone: Rajnath

Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India will not cede even an inch of its land to China and hoped that the remaining issues relating to the eastern Ladakh border standoff between the two countries will be resolved through dialogue..

‘Complex Multipolar World With No Regard To Rules Now’: Air Force Chief

Gujarat Riots: SC Upholds SIT Clean Chit To Modi, Dismisses Jafri’s Plea

Yashwant Sinha To Be Joint Opposition Candidate For Presidential Poll

WORLD View all

US Supreme Court Overturns Fundamental Right To Abortion

US Supreme Court Overturns Fundamental Right To Abortion

The US Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade..

Americans Have Right To Carry Guns In Public: US Supreme Court

Murder Of Nuclear Scientists:Iran Court Orders US To Pay $4.3Bn In Fines

Turkey, Israel Agree To Restore Ties To Ambassadorial Level

LIFE & TIMES

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..

6 In 10 Indian Workers Suffering From Pandemic-Led Imposter Syndrome

6 In 10 Indian Workers Suffering From Pandemic-Led Imposter Syndrome

The 'impostor syndrome' is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts his/her skills, talents or accomplishments..

8 Things Japanese Do That Helps Them Live Long

8 Things Japanese Do That Helps Them Live Long

Why has Japan earned the distinction of being the country where people live long, healthy lives? Is there something in their food and nutrition that helps longevity.

Most Employees Favour Hybrid Model Of Work Post Pandemic: Survey

Most Employees Favour Hybrid Model Of Work Post Pandemic: Survey

Over 73 per cent of the employees interviewed respondents said they are in favour of this new emerging hybrid model across industries, according to a survey by HR solutions provider Genius Consultants..

Workplace Culture Improved Since Onset Of Covid-19: Survey

Workplace Culture Improved Since Onset Of Covid-19: Survey

Workplace culture has improved since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and employers are planning to make moderate to extensive changes in order to allow more hybrid working, says a survey..

‘43% Teachers Unhappy, 9% Totally Dissatisfied With Online Teaching’

‘43% Teachers Unhappy, 9% Totally Dissatisfied With Online Teaching’

Around 43 per cent of teachers said they were not satisfied with online teaching during the pandemic while nine per cent of them expressed complete dissatisfaction with the mode of education, according to a survey..

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.

ENVIRONMENT View all

ISG, Amar Singh College Commemorate World Environment Day

ISG, Amar Singh College Commemorate World Environment Day

The Workshop comprised of inaugural/technical session with a keynote and invited lectures and an interactive poster exhibition highlighting the applications of Geoinformatics in earth and environmental sciences..

62.2 Square Km Area In Gulmarg Declared Eco-Sensitive Zone

Cleanliness Drive Launched To ‘Save Hokersar Wetland’

Stone Crushers In Rajouri: NGT Seeks Report

TRAVEL

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..

Go First Gets AAI Nod For Night Parking At Jammu, Srinagar Airports

Go First Gets AAI Nod For Night Parking At Jammu, Srinagar Airports

Private airliner Go First, formerly known as GoAir, has become the first airline to receive approval from the Airports Authority of India for night parking at Srinagar as well as Jammu airports, officials said on Friday..

Pak Airspace Denial Grounds Srinagar-Sharjah Flight

Pak Airspace Denial Grounds Srinagar-Sharjah Flight

Go First on Tuesday said it has stopped operating Srinagar-Sharjah flight from March 27 as it does not have the requisite bilateral rights..

Srinagar Airport Scripts History: 102 Flights Operated On Busiest Day

Srinagar Airport Scripts History: 102 Flights Operated On Busiest Day

The Srinagar International Airport marked the busiest day in its history, handling its highest number of per day passengers at nearly 15,200 on Monday, with 7,305 arrivals in 102 flights, officials said..

Srinagar Airport Adds More Equipments For Fliers Safety

Srinagar Airport Adds More Equipments For Fliers Safety

The authorities at the Srinagar airport have installed six new modern equipment including In-Line Baggage System(ILBS) in an attempt to enhance the air-navigation of the aircraft, passenger safety and security..

Regular Int’l Flights Likely to Resume from March 15

Regular Int’l Flights Likely to Resume from March 15

Regular international flights are likely to resume from March 15 and will follow the standard operating procedures effective at Indian airports for foreign arrivals and departure, government sources said on Monday..

Vistara Cancels Several Flights For February: Report

Vistara Cancels Several Flights For February: Report

Vistara airline had cancelled several flights for the month of February while many more were rescheduled due to low demand, sources in aviation disclosed on Sunday..

International Flights Again Suspended Till Feb 28

International Flights Again Suspended Till Feb 28

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday..

17% Rise In Number Of Domestic Air Passengers In Nov: DGCA

17% Rise In Number Of Domestic Air Passengers In Nov: DGCA

Around 1.05 crore domestic passengers travelled by air in November, 17.03 per cent higher than the 89.85 lakh who travelled in October, the country's aviation regulator said on Friday..

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India will keep its scheduled international passenger flights suspended till January 31 next year, aviation regulator DGCA said on Thursday..

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

Scheduled international flights to and from India will be resumed from December 15, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Friday..

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

Scheduled international passenger flights to and from India remain suspended since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. India has air bubble arrangements with more than 25 countries..

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has said that it will only allow people aged 18 to 50 to perform the Umrah pilgrimage..

‘Do Not Travel To J&K’: US Travel Advisory To Citizens

‘Do Not Travel To J&K’: US Travel Advisory To Citizens

In its advisory issued on Monday for India, the US State Department urged US citizens not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir due to militancy and civil unrest, and also within 10 kilometres of the India-Pakistan border..

INTERVIEW View all

INTERVIEW: ‘Srinagar Needs Holistic Urban Planning’

INTERVIEW: ‘Srinagar Needs Holistic Urban Planning’

In conversation with Kashmir Observer, Chief Engineer, R&B, Rafiq Ahmad Rafiq talks about the plight of roads and traffic in Kashmir capital..

Never Seen Before—‘4 Lakh Tourists, 6 Lakh Vehicles and Smart Bunkers’

Hot Spring: Kashmir Has Low Role And High Risk In Climate Change

REVIEW View all

‘Birds of the Snows’: A Crucial Coming-of-Age Saga 

‘Birds of the Snows’: A Crucial Coming-of-Age Saga 

Abbu had once told Sheba that it greatly influenced handicrafts in the Valley, with its fire-spewing dragons, chinar leaves,nightingales, flowers and creepers painted delicately on the papier mâché items in vibrant colours, and also carved painstakingly on wooden artefacts..

Manto On ‘The Urinal’ Near Congress House And Jinnah Hall 

Of Mehmood, Angrezi and Immigrants

CINEMA & TV View all

Film Policy Will Revive Film Tourism, Boost Economy In J&K: Govt

Film Policy Will Revive Film Tourism, Boost Economy In J&K: Govt

Much to the benefit of economy, Bollywood is again turning its eyes and cameras towards its once favourite shooting destination ‘Kashmir’ following the launch of Film Policy in Jammu and Kashmir..

Kashmir Director To Bring Out Story Of Love

5 Lata Mangeshkar Songs That Became Kashmir Melodies

MEDIA View all

UN Says Aljazeera Journalist Abu Akleh Killed by Israel

UN Says Aljazeera Journalist Abu Akleh Killed by Israel

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says its findings have shown the bullets that killed veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh last month were fired by Israeli forces..

Refrain From Advertising Online Betting Platforms: I&B Ministry To Media

PCI Demands Probe Against JKP For ‘Harassing’ Journalist

OTV

Presser of Former JK CM Mehbooba Mufti

Presser of Former JK CM Mehbooba Mufti

The People's Democratic Party President and Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti addressed a press conference in Srinagar on Saturday..

Kashmir’s Untreated Waste

Kashmir’s Untreated Waste

As construction and demolition waste remains untreated in Srinagar city and other Kashmir towns, government's inability to create storage and processing facility has become an open violation of the Construction and Demolition Waste Management Rules 2016. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Drizzle and Deluge

Drizzle and Deluge

Relentless summer shower has triggered a flood alarm in Kashmir with Jhelum and it's tributaries overflowing and inundating civilian areas..

Wild Casualties of Kashmir

Wild Casualties of Kashmir

The deadly man-wild conflict once again inflict fatalities on Kashmir lately and prompted the wildlife department to press poachers into action to hunt the man-eater on prowl..

Misery of Kashmir’s Model Town  

Misery of Kashmir’s Model Town  

Declared as a Model Town in 1986 and designated as a Pilgrim Tourism destination, why is Chararsharief in shambles? Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Powerless Villages of Kashmir

Powerless Villages of Kashmir

Inspite of Saubhagaya Scheme claiming to be making Jammu Kashmir 100 per cent electrified, why some villages remain unelectrified in the region? Watch more in this week's INKISHAF.  .

Kashmir’s Ostracised Gender

Kashmir’s Ostracised Gender

Despite enactment of Transgender Persons Protection Rights Act 2019, why are transgenders deprived of their rights in Kashmir. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Sanctuary of Solace – Shrines of Kashmir

Sanctuary of Solace – Shrines of Kashmir

Shrines greatly influence life in Kashmir grappling with a sense of melancholy and misery. People swarm these sanctums to seek some solace and unburden themselves while following the religious routine..

Boulevard Blues: A Walk Not to Remember

Boulevard Blues: A Walk Not to Remember

At a time when the iconic stretch in Srinagar is witnessing a festive tourist footfall, commoners and sightseers are grumbling about messy and muddy sidewalk..

Kashmir’s Unprotected Whistleblowing

Kashmir’s Unprotected Whistleblowing

Despite Whistle-blowers Protection Act 2014 extended to Jammu and Kashmir post the Article 370 abrogation, why whistle-blowers aren't getting legal protection in the region. Know more in this week's INKISHAF..

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CAREERS View all

CUET For PG Admissions From 2022 Academic Session: UGC Chairman

CUET For PG Admissions From 2022 Academic Session: UGC Chairman

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce the common university entrance test (CUET) for post graduate courses also from this year, Chairman Jagadesh Kumar said on Thursday..

SC Refuses To Postpone GATE Examination Scheduled For February 5

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Srinagar Ranks Among 75 Top Distts Of India Under ‘Eat Right Challenge’

Srinagar Ranks Among 75 Top Distts Of India Under ‘Eat Right Challenge’

The Srinagar District has figured in top 75 Districts of the country in implementation of the ‘Eat Right Challenge for Cities and Districts’ of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI.

Pizza Places You Might Want To Check Out In Kashmir

TECHNOLOGY View all

Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk..

YouTube Suffers Global Outage, Firm Says Fixed All Issues

CULTURE View all

Life in Outside Clusters—Where Kashmiri Culture Warms Hearth and Hearts

Life in Outside Clusters—Where Kashmiri Culture Warms Hearth and Hearts

“In winters, when my father wears pheran, people get very curious about his attire. They sometimes.

‘Sweet, Humble, Generous’: Kashmir in Haryana

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