LONGFORM View all

‘Why Am I Anxious’: Inside ‘Hope Sessions’ of Kashmiri Troika

‘Why Am I Anxious’: Inside ‘Hope Sessions’ of Kashmiri Troika

Mindful of how the triple lockdown has left many vulnerable, isolated and in danger of participating in the ever dubious drug addiction activities, three young Kashmiri women, including author of this piece, have created a virtual space for the distressed youth of the valley where they freely express themselves and pass through a therapeutic experience..

TOP STORIES View all

Fresh Snowfall Brings Respite From Severe Cold Spell In Kashmir

Fresh Snowfall Brings Respite From Severe Cold Spell In Kashmir

Kashmir Valley on Saturday received fresh snowfall, bringing respite from shivering cold conditions after nearly a fortnight as a significant increase was recorded in night temperatures with the mercury settling at minus 2.0°C in Srinagar..

Flight Services Hit In Kashmir Due To Snowfall

Flight Services Hit In Kashmir Due To Snowfall

The air traffic to and fro Kashmir was affected on Saturday in the wake of snowfall in most parts of the valley, officials said..

Future of PAGD

Future of PAGD

As for the future, it will be interesting to see how the remaining parties in the PAGD will conduct themselves. With the NC and the PDP still together, the alliance can be a force to reckon with and certain to be a major player in the government formation in future”

Private Spoon Feeding

Social Media Outreach of Government 

Subscription Model: A Solution to News Media’s crisis? 

President Biden

President Biden

Taking over of Biden as next US president is not just an election win. It marks a momentous shift back to a liberal order in the US and hopefully later in the rest of the world. Under Trump, the US had lurched towards far-right. Under Trump, we were witness to a stunning closing of the American mind.

Tourists Return

Change in US

Vaccination Begins

National Traffic Safety Month: Technology in Smart Traffic Management

National Traffic Safety Month: Technology in Smart Traffic Management

We can’t always put the blame for every mishap on the authorities. We need to do our bit as well. We can live safe but we, from our own end, choose the worse by ignoring the obvious and essential.

Emotional Intelligence and Its All Encompassing Role in Our Lives

Brides in Blood 

Marketing Rendezvous: Kashmiri Tujji Wallas and Apple’s Iphones

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

In Kashmir, Doctors Taking First Shot to Allay Vaccine Fears

In Kashmir, Doctors Taking First Shot to Allay Vaccine Fears

But amid public skepticism, only a quarter of health beneficiaries invited for immunization showed up during the third phase of the vaccination drive restricted for emergency use against the Covid-19 pandemic in various centers across Jammu and Kashmir..

LOCAL View all

Three Injured As Vehicle Overturns In North Kashmir’s Boniyar

Three Injured As Vehicle Overturns In North Kashmir’s Boniyar

Three persons were injured after a Tavera 'vehicle' they were travelling in skidded off the road due to slippery road conditions on Saturday at Challan area of Boniyar in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday..

Govt Extends 4G Internet Ban In J&K Till Feb 6

One Way Traffic On Highway Today

Cross-LoC Firing Rattles Tangdhar

REGIONAL View all

Govt-Farmers Talks Hit Roadblock; Unions Threaten To Intensify Agitation

Govt-Farmers Talks Hit Roadblock; Unions Threaten To Intensify Agitation

The govt's negotiations with protesting farm unions hit a roadblock on Friday as the farmer leaders stuck to their demands for a complete repeal of three farm laws they find pro-corporate and a legal guarantee for MSP..

Over 10 Lakh Beneficiaries Vaccinated Against Covid-19

China: Construction In ‘Own Territory’ Normal

Display If Meat Served ‘Halal’, ‘Jhatka’: South Delhi MC To Restaurants

WORLD View all

Biden Administration To Review US-Taliban Deal

Biden Administration To Review US-Taliban Deal

The Biden administration has said it will review the US-Taliban deal to assess whether the militant group is reducing violence in keeping with its side of the agreement in the Afghan peace accord..

In First Full Day In Office, Biden Tackles Multiple Crises

‘Revenge Is Inevitable’: Iran’s Khamenei Issues Chilling Threat To Trump

Cash For Covid? UK Says No Decision On Reported Plan For Positive Tests

LIFE & TIMES

WhatsApp New Privacy Terms: What Do New Rules Really Mean For You?

WhatsApp New Privacy Terms: What Do New Rules Really Mean For You?

The announcement that WhatsApp will be getting new rules – and forcing users to agree to them – has spread fear among the people who rely on the messaging app to stay in touch with friends and family..

Masks Block 99.9% Of Large Covid-Linked Droplets: Study

Masks Block 99.9% Of Large Covid-Linked Droplets: Study

Face masks reduce the risk of spreading large Covid-linked droplets when speaking or coughing by up to 99.9 percent, according to a lab experiment with mechanical mannequins and human subjects, researchers said.

Beauty Oils: The Solution for Dry Winter Skin

Beauty Oils: The Solution for Dry Winter Skin

The winter breeze may feel good and enjoyable for many ways but it can rob moisture off your skin and make it prone to dryness and damage making whitish patches appear on your face and limbs..

Bored of Straight Hair? Learn 6 Steps to Style With a Hair Crimper

Bored of Straight Hair? Learn 6 Steps to Style With a Hair Crimper

Crimped hair has always been in fashion; from ponytails and pigtails to half-up dos, you've certainly seen the' 80s crimped hair look make a comeback across various social media platforms..

Emotional Stability Predicts Successful Career Outcomes: Study

Emotional Stability Predicts Successful Career Outcomes: Study

A new study published in Psychological Science has found that the changes during young adulthood indicate personality growth which can be beneficial for career growth..

Zaira Wasim Requests Fans To Take Down Her Pictures From Fan Pages

Zaira Wasim Requests Fans To Take Down Her Pictures From Fan Pages

Former actor Zaira Wasim has requested her fans to remove her pictures from their social media accounts and not share them, saying she was trying to start a new chapter in her life..

Lavish Kashmiri Weddings And Environment

Lavish Kashmiri Weddings And Environment

Our Environment too is getting polluted in a number of ways by anthropogenic activities. It has now become a victim of the fat weddings of Kashmir..

‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ Leading People To Rush For Facial Treatments: Experts

‘Zoom Dysmorphia’ Leading People To Rush For Facial Treatments: Experts

Spending more time on virtual platforms could be affecting self-image of people and leading them to rush for facial treatments they may not have considered months before confronting a video screen, a new phenomenon called ‘Zoom Dysmorphia’, experts say..

Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels Carry Highest Covid Superspreader Risk: Study

Restaurants, Gyms, Hotels Carry Highest Covid Superspreader Risk: Study

The reopening of restaurants, gyms and hotels carries the highest danger of spreading Covid-19, according to a study that used mobile phone data from 98 million people to model the risks of infection at different locations..

Eco Friendly Constructions Helpful in Covid Era: Dr Hiranandani 

Eco Friendly Constructions Helpful in Covid Era: Dr Hiranandani 

Thrust should be given for a total environment friendly structure with minimum usage of the various utilities along with critically controlling the price factor, this is all the more relevant in the wake of the current Global Corona Virus pandemic situation”.

Tech To Tell Mood Of Colleague, Improve Taste Of Food By 2030: Report

Tech To Tell Mood Of Colleague, Improve Taste Of Food By 2030: Report

A large number of employees expect that technology will enable people to sense the mood of their colleagues, improve the taste of canteen food and other senses by 2030..

‘Right Kind Of Boss May Help Reduce Stress, Increase Engagement In Work’

‘Right Kind Of Boss May Help Reduce Stress, Increase Engagement In Work’

A research study suggested that the right kind of boss can help reduce stress and increase engagement and pro-social behavior in their workers who were anxious about COVID-19..

Specific Brain Circuit Damaged By Social Isolation During Childhood

Specific Brain Circuit Damaged By Social Isolation During Childhood

COVID-19 pandemic, which forced many countries to implement social distancing and school closures, magnifies the need for understanding the mental health consequences of social isolation and loneliness..

Pollution Affects Beauty

Pollution Affects Beauty

Cleansing of the skin assumes more importance in order to get rid of the impurities and pollutants that are deposited on the skin..

BUSINESS View all

Petrol, Diesel Prices Touch All-Time Highs

Petrol, Diesel Prices Touch All-Time Highs

Petrol and diesel prices in the country on Saturday touched new all-time highs after rates were increased for the fourth time this week..

Anil Ambani Lands in Srinagar, Drives to Gulmarg

House Panel Meets Gulmarg Hoteliers

CS Reviews Credit Flow of Banks

SPORT View all

Meet Footballer Adnan Ayoub, The Young Midfield-Maestro Of Kashmir

Meet Footballer Adnan Ayoub, The Young Midfield-Maestro Of Kashmir

26-year-old Adnan Ayub has spent a decade achieving milestone after milestone in Kashmir's footballing universe. He started playing football and scoring goals from a very young age..

‘J&K To Become A Sporting Power House,’ Says LG Manoj Sinha

First Introductory Ski Course For Non-J&K Boys Begins At Gulmarg

I-League: Real Kashmir Draw 1-1 Against Formidable Sudeva Delhi FC

HEALTH View all

Vaccine Only Way To End Covid-19 Pandemic: DAK

Vaccine Only Way To End Covid-19 Pandemic: DAK

In order to get back to normal, we need enough people to get vaccinated. The sooner we get more people vaccinated, the sooner we start reliving our lives, said DAK president..

Bharat Biotech Asks People With Fever, Pregnant Women To Avoid Covaxin

Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers Worrisome: DAK

People With Allergies Can Take Covid-19 Vaccine: DAK

ENVIRONMENT View all

Govt Starts Rolling Out Forest Rights Act In J&K

Govt Starts Rolling Out Forest Rights Act In J&K

After facing flack for forcibly evicting tribal population and forest dwellers the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday started rolling out the Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA) in the Union Territory..

Govt Moots Extensive Training for Implementing Forest Rights Act, 2006

Water Bodies In J&K To Get ‘Unique Identification Number’

Govt Forms Panels To Implement Forest Rights Act In J&K

TRAVEL

Soaring Air Fares: CB Tightens Noose Around Ticketing Agents

Soaring Air Fares: CB Tightens Noose Around Ticketing Agents

  Srinagar: The Crime Branch of police on Saturday.

UN Agency Predicts ‘Prolonged Depressed Demand’ For Air Travel In 2021

UN Agency Predicts ‘Prolonged Depressed Demand’ For Air Travel In 2021

The UN aviation agency on Friday predicted "prolonged depressed demand" for air travel and more financial troubles for airlines, following a year of fewer flights and big losses blamed on the pandemic..

UAE’s Flag Carrier Suspends Tunisian Pilot For Refusing To Fly To Israel

UAE’s Flag Carrier Suspends Tunisian Pilot For Refusing To Fly To Israel

The United Arab Emirates' flag carrier has suspended a Tunisian pilot for refusing to fly a plane to the Israeli-occupied territories, in a controversial move that has prompted condemnation in the Arab world..

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till Jan 31

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till Jan 31

The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till January 31, aviation regulator DGCA said..

‘Sick Man Of Europe’: UK Cut Off Over Fears About New Covid Strain

‘Sick Man Of Europe’: UK Cut Off Over Fears About New Covid Strain

The United Kingdom was on Monday shut off from much of Europe after its closest allies cut transport ties due to fears about a new strain of the coronavirus..

Vistara Allows Passengers To Book Tickets Directly On Google

Vistara Allows Passengers To Book Tickets Directly On Google

Vistara said on Friday that the passengers could now directly search and book tickets on its flights using Google..

Airlines Warned About Mishaps As Planes And Staff Return To Service

Airlines Warned About Mishaps As Planes And Staff Return To Service

The unprecedented number of aircraft grounded as coronavirus lockdowns blocked air travel - at one point reaching two-thirds of the global fleet - has created a spike in the number of reported problems..

Leh-Jammu Flight Operations Resume

Leh-Jammu Flight Operations Resume

Flight operations between Leh and Jammu, capital cities of union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, have resumed after remaining suspended for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Friday..

IndiGo To Refund All Passengers By Jan 31 For Flight Cancellations

IndiGo To Refund All Passengers By Jan 31 For Flight Cancellations

IndiGo on Monday has said it will refund all customer credit shells, which were created when flights were cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown earlier this year, by January 31, 2021..

Many Indians Keen On Going To UK To Get Covid Vaccine: Travel Agents

Many Indians Keen On Going To UK To Get Covid Vaccine: Travel Agents

Travel agents have started receiving enquiries from Indians who want to travel to the UK as soon as possible to get the COVID-19 vaccine that was approved on Wednesday by the British government..

Now, Domestic Flights Upped To 80% Of Pre-Covid Levels: Govt

Now, Domestic Flights Upped To 80% Of Pre-Covid Levels: Govt

The cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines are permitted to operate was increased from 70 per cent to 80 per cent of their pre-COVID levels today, said Civil Aviation Minister..

UAE Halts New Visas To Citizens Of 13 Mostly Muslim States

UAE Halts New Visas To Citizens Of 13 Mostly Muslim States

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Somalia, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park..

Hong Kong Bans Air India Flights For 5th Time Over Covid-19 Cases

Hong Kong Bans Air India Flights For 5th Time Over Covid-19 Cases

Hong Kong has banned Air India flights from Delhi till December 3 after a few passengers on its flight tested positive for the novel coronavirus post-arrival earlier this week, an official said..

How Are Travel Insurance & COVID-19 Connected In The New Normal?

How Are Travel Insurance & COVID-19 Connected In The New Normal?

If you are making plans to fly abroad in the time ahead, buying traveler’s insurance should be one of your top priorities. Particularly if you have the elderly accompanying you on the trip..

INTERVIEW View all

Police Much Free in Governor Rule: Former Top Cop

Police Much Free in Governor Rule: Former Top Cop

Former Director General of Police, SP Vaid in a chat with Kashmir Observer talks about the security situation of the valley in detail..

INTERVIEW: ‘Kashmir Has Far Better Eye Care Than Other States’

Modern Kashmiri Architecture Lacks Professional Guidance: Top Architect

REVIEW View all

Horror Fiction to Read in Winters 

Horror Fiction to Read in Winters 

Winter's isolating nature pushes us into a solitude that's often craving for more. Sometimes its dreariness also makes us yearn for some adventure and the outside world only compliments tales of a certain kind..

Camus Over A Cup of Tea

Why Hate Preacher’s New Film Will Inflame Passions

LETTERS TO EDITOR View all

Whatsapp Privacy Debacle 

Whatsapp Privacy Debacle 

Since Whatsapp has the largest subscriber base in India that runs into millions it should be monitored strictly by the government. If a private app is accumulating private information of its users, it is highly likely to misuse it..

Kashmir Needs Solar Power Supply Technology

Dilemma in Career Choices 

MEDIA View all

Demise of Wadi Ki Awaz Editor Widely Condoled

Demise of Wadi Ki Awaz Editor Widely Condoled

Owner of Urdu daily ‘Wadi ki Awaz’, Ghulam Nabi Shaida passed away at his Srinagar residence on Monday night. His death has been widely condoled by media, social and political organizations..

GN Shaida: ‘Wadi Ki Awaz’ Falls Silent

Top Journalist Who Became News Herself

OTV

Shocking Knife In Kashmir’s Rising Crime Graph

Shocking Knife In Kashmir’s Rising Crime Graph

When a friend-turned-fiend committed a brute crime in Srinagar’s Khanyar area on December 11, the sensational stabbing shocked the snowbound valley and started the otherwise shrugged conversation about the felonry in Kashmir..

Vintage Woes Of Winter Wonderland

Vintage Woes Of Winter Wonderland

Beyond the dreamy picture created by the merrymaking sightseers and tourists in snowbound Kashmir, the natives had to endure another hostile winter bereft of basic facilities..

KO Explained: J&K DDC Poll Results

KO Explained: J&K DDC Poll Results

Kashmir Observer spoke to experts who analyse the poll results in context of Kashmir politics. Among other things, they deconstruct the current Lotus-Article political complex in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir..

Eyeing for Vision

Eyeing for Vision

Watch how the ophthalmologists in Kashmir are gaining both confidence and acceptance from the people for using newer technology and performing advanced treatments that people would earlier seek from other states..

Sufi Girls Of Kashmir: Defying The Odds

Sufi Girls Of Kashmir: Defying The Odds

Watch the story of an all girls Sufi music group of Kashmir which defied the gender specifications and carved out a unique space for women in the traditional Sufiyana mousiqi of Kashmir; that has for generations been dominated by men..

Joinery on Wheels- A Story of Hope

Joinery on Wheels- A Story of Hope

Watch the inspiring story of Arshid Ahmad Wani, a wheelchair-bound carpenter who rose above his disability and empowered himself. He started a joinery unit and became an inspiration for many who fail to look away from their problems and start over again..

Wedding Wizard

Wedding Wizard

From an aspiring corporate honcho to his family's heir apparent, Bin Yamin Gulzar created a niche as the first wedding planner of Kashmir in the sweltering summer of 2010. Decade later, his high-end initiatives, including his Haveli Regale, are making him second to none new-age mover and shaker in Kashmir hospitality sector..

War Till Victory: SKIMS Vs Covid-19

War Till Victory: SKIMS Vs Covid-19

Since its foundation, SKIMS has been grappling with the perilous perceptions. But fear psychosis apart, SKIMS today is leading the Covid fight back response in Kashmir with staggering results..

Zaafran – Red Gold of Kashmir

Zaafran – Red Gold of Kashmir

Watch the harvest of Saffron, world’s most expensive spice in the Kashmir valley  .

The Ugly Lakes of Paradise (Kashmir)

The Ugly Lakes of Paradise (Kashmir)

This documentary dives into the ’almost disappearing’ wetlands of Kashmir. We speak to people who are living around these lakes to see how its deterioration over the last few decades have changed their lives..

CAREERS View all

Students of KISS: A Case Study 

Students of KISS: A Case Study 

Islam Ekka's younger daughter Reshma had a lot of interest to study. Often, she used to implore her father to help her study. But the hapless father could ill afford her studies. Life took for the better when , Reshma's father came to know about KISS.

KU Inks Pact To Strengthen Industry-Academia Linkage

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Directive to Food Biz Operators: Stop Using Cooking Oil With Higher TPC

Directive to Food Biz Operators: Stop Using Cooking Oil With Higher TPC

The Food Safety Department has asked all the business operators to stop usage of cooking oil with Total Polar Compounds (TPC) above 25 percent..

KASHMIR In Capital: Old Delhi’s Delicacy Maker

TECHNOLOGY View all

Cyber Police Issues Advisory On Morphed Obscene Videos 

Cyber Police Issues Advisory On Morphed Obscene Videos 

The Cyber wing of JK police in response to growing concerns related to morphed obscene videos has issued an advisory and directed people not to engage in video calls with unknown users..

India Asks Whatsapp To Withdraw Changes To Privacy Policy

CULTURE View all

Wooden Constructions Suit Kashmir in View of Seismicity: Prof Talat

Wooden Constructions Suit Kashmir in View of Seismicity: Prof Talat

Prof Talat said that wooden houses are best suited for a place like Kashmir since the Himalayan region falls in a high seismic zone..

Amar Singh College Gets 2020 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award

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