LOCAL View all
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..
CITY View all
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..
REGIONAL View all
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.
WORLD View all
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..
LIFE & TIMES
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.
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..
BUSINESS View all
Tourism economy fell by nearly 43 per cent and an estimated 14.5 million jobs were lost in the first quarter of 2020-21 as the Covid-19 pandemic.
SPORT View all
Two matches of the First Edition JKFA Professional League 2021 were played on Monday at Srinagar’s Synthetic Turf Ground TRC..
HEALTH View all
Covishield gives 93 per cent protection against COVID-19 and a 98 per cent mortality reduction, the government said on Tuesday..
ENVIRONMENT View all
Heatwaves -- and particularly the tendency of current models to underestimate the intensity of these bursts of deadly, searing temperature..
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..
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 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.
The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till July 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday..
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..
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..
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..
The United States said Friday it is seriously considering creating a vaccine passport for Americans traveling abroad..
The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till June 30, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday..
EU member states agreed Wednesday to reopen the bloc's borders to travellers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, European sources said..
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 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..
The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till May 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday..
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
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..
REVIEW View all
An eye-opening book, currently the best study on Putinism and the politics of the Russian industrial oligarchy, offers a warning from history..
CINEMA & TV View all
MEDIA View all
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday condemned the highway assault on a young Kashmiri scribe..
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)..
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..
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..
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..
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..
What used to be a way of life in Kashmir is now making a galloping comeback driven by an epic drama..
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..
"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..
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 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
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..
KHYEN CHYEN View all
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..
TECHNOLOGY View all
Nearly four million phone numbers of Clubhouse users have been allegedly leaked and are 'up for sale' on the Dark Web..
CULTURE View all
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..