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Sayyid Mirak Kashani: Kashmir’s Spiritual Glory Prophesied In Lahore

Sayyid Mirak Kashani: Kashmir’s Spiritual Glory Prophesied In Lahore

His demise was widely mourned in Kashmir and outside. Grieving people attended his funeral amidst cold weather, ongoing Indo-Pak war and dogfights in Srinagar’s skies..

TOP STORIES View all

No Leisure This: Mountain Trips Turning Toxic in Kashmir

No Leisure This: Mountain Trips Turning Toxic in Kashmir

Amid eco-invasion caused by filthy expeditions, experts say more stringent rules and a constant lookout for violations are needed to prevent further environmental damage, which can be irreversible if not checked in time..

J&K To Be Granted Statehood At Appropriate Time: Centre

J&K To Be Granted Statehood At Appropriate Time: Centre

Jammu and Kashmir would be granted statehood at an appropriate time after normalcy is restored there, the government told Parliament on Wednesday..

Derailed Dialogue

Derailed Dialogue

Pakistan is no longer bolstered by the strategic depth of Afghanistan or leveraged by an all-encompassing militant struggle in Kashmir. This has brought in a considerable inequality between the parties which no amount of rhetoric in Kashmir and Islamabad could hide

Precarious Primary School Education in Kashmir

US-Jordanian Ties Rejuvenated

A Law in Locks

As pandemic Wanes

As pandemic Wanes

The decreasing trend of the infections is a good news. The government should now build upon it by scaling up the production of vaccines. Much is at stake in India

Lingering Stand-off

Fake Arms License Scam

Elusive Peace

Disability and Human Rights

Disability and Human Rights

It takes to a new height the movement from viewing persons with disabilities as “objects” of charity, towards viewing them as “subjects” with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society.

A Sacrifice for Celebration

JKFA Professional League 2021: The Points Table After 14 Matches

Coexistence, a unifying factor for Indians

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

35 Drowning Deaths This Summer: Does Kashmir Lack Lifesaving Support?

35 Drowning Deaths This Summer: Does Kashmir Lack Lifesaving Support?

Amid shocking suicides, the distressing drowning deaths have so far come to define the scorching summer in the valley. With mercury soaring and young boys beating the heat by diving into water bodies, experts fear more fatal consequences..

LOCAL View all

Cloudburst Near Amarnath Cave; No Loss To Life Or Property Reported

Cloudburst Near Amarnath Cave; No Loss To Life Or Property Reported

Amid incessant rains, a cloudburst incident occurred at Amarnath cave on Wednesday afternoon. However there was no loss to life or property in the incident, officials said..

Deeply Saddened By Deaths Due To Cloudburst In Kishtwar: Prez Kovind

Prez Kovind: ‘Mei Sapaz Khushi Tuhi Meelith’

All 50-Bedded Hospitals To Set Up Oxygen Plants: Govt

CITY View all

LG Hosts Banquet For President And Family

LG Hosts Banquet For President And Family

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday hosted a banquet for President Ram Nath Kovind and his family at the Raj Bhavan here, officials said..

5 Houses, Two Sheds Gutted In Midnight Blaze in Noorbagh

Youth Shot Dead In Srinagar

Artist Puts City On Canvas, Maps Srinagar On Fabric

REGIONAL View all

Pegasus Spyware: Senior Journalists Move SC

Pegasus Spyware: Senior Journalists Move SC

Veteran journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar have moved the Supreme Court seeking an independent probe by its sitting or retired judge into reports of government agencies using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

‘Raj Kundra Earned Rs 1.17 Crore From ‘Porn’ App In Five Months’

6 Assam Policemen Killed in Clashes with Mizoram

Violence Hit Pak Kashmir Election Records 60% Turnout 

WORLD View all

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..

Thousands Of Afghan Families Flee Fighting In Kandahar

Iraqi PM Al-Kadhimi: Iraq Does Not Need US Combat Troops

From China To Germany, Floods Expose Climate Vulnerability

LIFE & TIMES

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’s Happiest Country’ Seeks Migrants. Here’s Why

‘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..

Single-Use Covid Face Masks Set New Global Recycling Challenge

Single-Use Covid Face Masks Set New Global Recycling Challenge

Researchers in Australia want to transform single-use Covid masks into road material. In the United States, the protective gear is recycled into benches. And in France, they are reborn as floor carpets for cars..

Tips to Make Your Furniture Last Longer

Tips to Make Your Furniture Last Longer

It is important to know how to make your furniture last longer before you decide to let go of them. There are a lot of things that need to be considered while choosing the furniture..

Not To Be Sniffed At: Agony Of Post-Covid-19 Loss Of Smell

Not To Be Sniffed At: Agony Of Post-Covid-19 Loss Of Smell

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, doctors and researchers are still striving to better understand and treat the accompanying epidemic of COVID-19-related anosmia — loss of smell — draining much of the joy of life from an increasing number of sensorially frustrated longer-term sufferers like Forgione..

Colour Your Hair, Limit the Damage       

Colour Your Hair, Limit the Damage       

Before going in for colouring, it is essential to know the methods that are available and how they affect the hair. Also, find out about limiting the damage and the latest trends..

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..

TRAVEL

WHO Panel Advises Against Covid Vaccination Proof For Travel

WHO Panel Advises Against Covid Vaccination Proof For Travel

The World Health Organisation's Emergency Committee on Thursday maintained its stance that proof of Covid-19 vaccination should not be required for international travel, amid a growing debate on blocking the entry of travellers if they are unvaccinated..

Night Flights At Srinagar, Jammu Airports Soon: GoI

Night Flights At Srinagar, Jammu Airports Soon: GoI

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Wednesday that efforts were afoot to complete the lighting project at the earliest at the Srinagar airport to facilitate flights during low visibility round-the-year through concerted coordination with Indian Air Force..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Back To Growth Trajectory In June: Report

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Back To Growth Trajectory In June: Report

Domestic air passenger traffic was back to the growth trajectory in June amid the falling number of COVID-19 cases in the country with around three million passengers flying on local routes in the previous month.

Suspension Of Scheduled International Flights Extended Till July 31

Suspension Of Scheduled International Flights Extended Till July 31

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

Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Register For Haj Without Male Guardian

Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Register For Haj Without Male Guardian

Saudi Arabia has announced that women can now register for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian (mahram), Al Arabiya News reported on Monday..

Covid-19: Saudi’s Bar Overseas Hajj Pilgrims for 2nd Year

Covid-19: Saudi’s Bar Overseas Hajj Pilgrims for 2nd Year

Saudi Arabia announced Saturday this year's hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic..

Global Airline Body Says ‘Travel Pass’ App To Go Live In Weeks

Global Airline Body Says ‘Travel Pass’ App To Go Live In Weeks

The head of global airline body IATA said on Thursday a digital travel pass for Covid-19 test results and vaccine certifications would go live in the coming weeks following a testing phase..

US Taking ‘Very Close Look’ At Vaccine Passports For Travel

US Taking ‘Very Close Look’ At Vaccine Passports For Travel

The United States said Friday it is seriously considering creating a vaccine passport for Americans traveling abroad..

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till June 30

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till June 30

The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till June 30, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday..

European Union Likely To Reopen Borders To Vaccinated Travellers: Report

European Union Likely To Reopen Borders To Vaccinated Travellers: Report

EU member states agreed Wednesday to reopen the bloc's borders to travellers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, European sources said..

US Urges Citizens To Return Home From India Through Available Flights

US Urges Citizens To Return Home From India Through Available Flights

The US, which has urged its citizens not to travel to India due to an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases there, on Friday encouraged those in the country to book their tickets to return home through currently available flights..

Australia Borders Could Be Shut Until Late 2022

Australia Borders Could Be Shut Until Late 2022

Australia is likely to remain shut to visitors until late 2022, the country’s trade and tourism minister said Friday, as another global coronavirus surge smashed hopes of a quick reopening..

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

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

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

Italy Tightens Travel Rules;23 Passengers From India Test Covid Positive

Italy Tightens Travel Rules;23 Passengers From India Test Covid Positive

Italy has tightened the rules on people arriving from coronavirus-hit India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, while extending quarantine regulations for Europeans..

INTERVIEW View all

‘BJP Won’t Restore Article 370, But May Provide Article 371’

‘BJP Won’t Restore Article 370, But May Provide Article 371’

An old hand at Kashmir, Manoj Joshi, in a candid chat with Kashmir Observer talks about the latest dialogue driven by a legal setback in the Indian apex court and American pressure..

Of Gupkar, GoI, Great Game: In Conversation With Ajai Sahni

Make Comedy Great Again with Mohsin Tariq’s Kashmiri Meme Reloaded

REVIEW View all

The Rise Of The Deep State

The Rise Of The Deep State

An eye-opening book, currently the best study on Putinism and the politics of the Russian industrial oligarchy, offers a warning from history..

Khalid Bashir’s Latest ‘Kashmir Discovery’ Setting Records Straight

Kashmir Through Pages: Five Upcoming Books To Watch Out For

CINEMA & TV View all

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

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

Understandably, Dilip Kumar's death at the age of 98, shook Kashmiris with grief. While many spent their morning hearing personal histories of people who had encountered him in real life, others took to the internet to partake in mourning his death and celebrating his life.
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When Dilip Kumar Visited Kashmir to End The ‘Curse of Childlessness’

Film Legend Dilip Kumar Dies at 98 

MEDIA View all

Former Chief Minister Condemns Assault on Scribe

Former Chief Minister Condemns Assault on Scribe

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday condemned the highway assault on a young Kashmiri scribe..

Racist Campaign Against Siddiqui Disturbing, His Death A Loss: EGI

Reuters Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Killed In Afghanistan

OTV

Why Public Service Guarantee Act is in Deep Freezer in Jammu & Kashmir?

Why Public Service Guarantee Act is in Deep Freezer in Jammu & Kashmir?

People of Jammu and Kashmir are deprived of basic services inspite of legislation guaranteeing public services. Much of this has to do with the frozen status of Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA)..

Food We Eat: Safe or Unsafe?

Food We Eat: Safe or Unsafe?

Is the food we eat safe for consumption? Is the quality of food checked before it reaches us? Are there any measures taken to ensure that the safety and hygiene of food is not compromised?  This week's "Full Circle" addresses such questions head on..

Robotic Surgery in Kashmir

Robotic Surgery in Kashmir

Kashmir's wait for Robotic surgery is finally ending as the recent workshop attended by 130 medical delegates in Government Medical College, Srinagar stressed the need for innovation in medical field..

Cancel Culture in Employment

Cancel Culture in Employment

After recent Class-IV posts witnessed around 4 lakh applications, the shortlisted applicants with qualification higher than 10+2 were dramatically debarred from the final selection list. The decision has not only come as a rude shock to thousands of “overqualified” unemployed youth of Kashmir, but also ended a small window of opportunity for the valley’s young and restless..

Bus on Jhelum

Bus on Jhelum

First water bus has been launched in Srinagar on a trial basis to revive water transport in Kashmir. Brought from New Zealand, the three bus boats will serve as an alternate mode of transport in the city grappling with congested roads and heavy road traffic..

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

What used to be a way of life in Kashmir is now making a galloping comeback driven by an epic drama..

Growing Rural Wastelands of Kashmir

Growing Rural Wastelands of Kashmir

Solid Liquid Waste Management in rural areas of Kashmir is not picking up inspite of adequate fund availability with Govt of India. As the muck and mess is mounting, many are wondering about the state of scheme under national flagship programme, Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen..

Demystifying Mental Health Crisis

Demystifying Mental Health Crisis

"Do not be surprised if our HIV cases increase because of substance abuse. It's huge and alarming", Dr Arshaid Hussain, Psychiatrist & Professor, IMHANS, GMC, Srinagar..

Man vs Wild

Man vs Wild

Kashmir caught in the throes of a deadly conflict has been witness to an alarming rise in the human animal conflict as well especially after the nearly three year long lock down began to ease this year..

A Day In ASHA Worker’s Life

A Day In ASHA Worker’s Life

A latest suicide case involving a basic healthcare worker has once again highlighted the miserable plight of Asha workers strengthening the primary healthcare system in Kashmir. These unsung grassroots healthcare workers currently conducting door-to-door vaccination campaign remain underpaid despite being the bridge between people and the healthcare system..

CAREERS View all

Kashmiri Chevening Scholars Launch Mentorship For Hr Edu & Scholarships

Kashmiri Chevening Scholars Launch Mentorship For Hr Edu & Scholarships

A group of Kashmiri Chevening Scholars have launched ‘Chevening for Kashmir’ – a pilot mentorship programme to help Kashmiri applicants with Chevening scholarship and university applications in the UK..

Mission Youth Invites Applications For LG’s Super-75 Scholarship

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Kashmir Traders Body Demands Reopening Of Restaurants In Srinagar

Kashmir Traders Body Demands Reopening Of Restaurants In Srinagar

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Thursday asked government to ease the restrictions and issue orders of reopening of restaurants in Srinagar with 50 percent capacity..

‘Turkish’ Tastemaker in Wazwan Town

TECHNOLOGY View all

4 Million Phone Numbers Of Clubhouse Users ‘Up For Sale’ On Dark Web

4 Million Phone Numbers Of Clubhouse Users ‘Up For Sale’ On Dark Web

Nearly four million phone numbers of Clubhouse users have been allegedly leaked and are 'up for sale' on the Dark Web..

Phone Numbers Of Ministers, Journos, Activists In India ‘Hacked’: Report

CULTURE View all

DIPR Artists Mesmerise Audiences At Kashmir Haat

DIPR Artists Mesmerise Audiences At Kashmir Haat

The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR's), Cultural Unit Kashmir Friday organised a variety of cultural programme at Kashmir Haat (Exhibition ground Srinagar ) on the seventh day of the ongoing Craft Mela-2021 here..

Info Dept Artists Enthral Visitors At Kashmir Haat

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