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Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at the revered Kheer Bhawani temple in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said..
CITY View all
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..
REGIONAL View all
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..
WORLD View all
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..
LIFE & TIMES
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..
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..
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 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.
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..
Anxiety may be a challenge for many more children than usual, and it can be intertwined with other feelings, such as excitement and shyness.
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 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..
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..
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 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..
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.
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..
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..
BUSINESS View all
Petrol and diesel prices on Sunday were hiked for the fifth straight day by 35 paise per litre each, pushing pump rates to new high across the country..
SPORT View all
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..
HEALTH View all
For the first time, a pig kidney has been transplanted into a human without triggering immediate rejection by the recipient's immune system..
ENVIRONMENT View all
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has constituted a five-member committee to look into the water quality in Doodh Ganga river and Mamath Kull in Kashmir..
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..
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..
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..
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 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 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 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..
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..
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..
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 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..
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..
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..
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
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..
REVIEW View all
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..
CINEMA & TV View all
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..
MEDIA View all
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..
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..
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..
Fresh targeted killings have triggered a fear-flight among the non-local labourers with scores of them already leaving the valley..
Why people across Kashmir complain about corruption and mismanagement during allotment of this subsidized cooking gas? Know more in this KO ground report..
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’..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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
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..
KHYEN CHYEN View all
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..
TECHNOLOGY View all
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..
CULTURE View all
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..