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Jammu and Kashmir police Friday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group in Hajin area of Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Friday, police said. .
CITY View all
Dal Lake has figured among 12 Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G) launched by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti..
REGIONAL View all
Advocating the need for"Akhand Bharat" (undivided India), RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Thursday, said countries such as Pakistan, which broke away from India, are now in distress..
WORLD View all
The United States military Friday said it carried out attacks on facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed forces. The Iran backed forces are deployed in Syria to counter Daesh threat to sacred Islamic shrines..
LIFE & TIMES
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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”.
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..
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..
BUSINESS View all
Prakash P Hinduja, Chairman of Hinduja Group (Europe) - one of leading business conglomerates with a global footprint across 38 countries, held a meeting with Chairman and Managing Director J&K Bank R K Chhibber at Delhi..
SPORT View all
The JK cricket team on Thursday fell short by 13 runs while putting on a valiant effort to chase down Haryana’s total of 308 runs in the Vijay Hazare Elite Group E match played at the famed Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata..
HEALTH View all
Director SKIMS also a famed cardiologist Dr. AG Ahangar Wednesday pointed to five S’s — Salt, Sugar, Sedentary Lifestyle, Smoking, Stress- as reasons for growing heart attacks in the Kashmir valley. .
ENVIRONMENT View all
The first meeting of J&K Biodiversity Council was Thursday held here at Van Bhawan, Jammu under the Chairmanship of Principal Chief Conservator Forests/HoFF & Chairman Biodiversity Council, J&K, Dr. Mohit Gera..
The cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines are permitted to operate will remain at 80 per cent of their pre-COVID levels till March 31 or till the summer schedule begins, said the Civil Aviation Ministry..
International passenger traffic fell by 90.56 per cent to 18.55 lakh in March-December period of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to the corresponding period of 2019, Civil Aviation Minister said today..
The coronavirus crisis cost the global tourism sector $1.3 trillion in lost revenue in 2020 as the number of people travelling plunged, the UN has said, calling it "the worst year in tourism history"..
More than half of the world's airline pilots are no longer flying for a living amid the plunge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey, and those that are still flying feel less valued by their employers..
The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA has said on Thursday..
Union Minister of State (IC) Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated National Tourism Day at Ice Hockey Rink Biamathang in Kargil on Monday..
Srinagar: The Crime Branch of police on Saturday.
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..
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..
The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till January 31, aviation regulator DGCA said..
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 said on Friday that the passengers could now directly search and book tickets on its flights using Google..
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..
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..
INTERVIEW View all
Former Director General of Police, SP Vaid in a chat with Kashmir Observer talks about the security situation of the valley in detail..
REVIEW View all
The new literature on the Valley elucidates on recent major shifts as it also delves on few untold lessons in history..
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Lack of understanding of the values and functions of Wular Lake, wetlands have led to conversion of its large area. Agri settlements, willow plantations and govt sponsored programmes have led to shrinkage of the lake..
MEDIA View all
Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news..
Watch the 'charming' story of a young engineer turned mentalist who can steal and influence your thoughts..
As fuel prices continue to soar, it has already breached previous records of the hike in Jammu & Kashmir, where the people have been dealing with a staggering economy over the past two years. Now, the surge is further burning a hole in the common man’s pocket and at same time resulting in outrage..
A ‘warning sign’ as experts and environmentalists are calling it, Uttarakhand tragedy has created a sense of disquietude among all the Himalayan regions including Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, where receding glaciers, fast tracked hydropower projects and lack of robust environmental impact assessment process, people fear, could become conducive to a disaster like Chamoli or even worse..
Once a survival tactic during harsh winters; Hoak Syun or the sun-dried food has over the years become a winter tradition that not only adds richness to its exquisite food culture but also evince a unique local practice famous all over the world..
As yet another young Kashmiri lost his life to a sudden cardiac arrest on 9 February 2021, the traumatic trend has only become haunting for the valley. Already multiple heart attacks this winter rang alarm bells in Kashmir with specialists blaming lifestyle choices, harsh climate and stress for the young deaths in Kashmir..
Watch how the closure of Srinagar Jammu Highway; the arterial link that connects Kashmir with rest of the world is throttling the already tottering economy of the valley and leaving the local population helpless and desperate as they stare at soaring prices, massive losses and trade failures. .
Beyond the captivating photo-op gusto, the life on the iconic Dal Lake is shuddering with bone-numbing cold at the moment. Fabled bids on the frozen surface apart, the water-borne natives are currently coping with the harshest winter they’ve witnessed in years. .
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..
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..
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..
CAREERS View all
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Tuesday the schedule for classes 10 and 12 board exams which will begin on May 4..
KHYEN CHYEN View all
A youth from Noorbagh area of Srinagar opened up a food venture namely ‘Food Routes’ in Gojwara area of old city on Friday..
TECHNOLOGY View all
WhatsApp said it has conveyed to the Indian government that it remains committed to protection of privacy of personal conversations across the country..
CULTURE View all
In Kashmir Diwan Khana usually refers to a large room/ hall located on any of the floors (mostly ground/ top) used to entertain guests and host ceremonies like weddings. Also known as Baithak, the larger ones in the mohalla would be used by neighbors lacking such large spaces..