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Lingering Stand-off

Lingering Stand-off

China’s ingress in Ladakh has brought the two countries eyeball to eyeball on border.  But there are huge geo-political stakes for both the countries that can't be ignored. A lingering state of confrontation between the two will not be in the interest of either..

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Pandit Employees To Be Posted In

Pandit Employees To Be Posted In 'Less Vulnerable' Areas of Kashmir Now

The divisional administration in Kashmir directed all the heads of departments on Wednesday to ensure that the Kashmiri Pandit employees serving in the Kashmir valley are posted only in less vulnerable areas such as towns and district headquarters to ensure their safety and security..

China Building New Bridge Near Ladakh Lake: Report

China Building New Bridge Near Ladakh Lake: Report

China is constructing a second bridge in an area held by it around the strategically key Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh and it could help the Chinese military to quickly mobilise its troops in the region, according to satellite imagery and people familiar with the development on Wednesday..

Lands In Limbo

Lands In Limbo

As the High Court has come up with a fresh direction in Banihal land acquisition case, it seems that judiciary is the only hope for aggrieved land owners of J&K whose land and property is being forcibly acquired by govt.

Stop Sectarian Divide Being Fueled by Social Media Molvis

Deadly Romance, Domestic Violence and Death in Kashmiri Marriages

No Band-Aids for Brain?

As Mariupol Falls

As Mariupol Falls

West has been cautious not to join the war directly, so as not to expand the conflict which could culminate in a nuclear exchange, a frightening scenario that could bring about doomsday for the world.

Congress' Existential Crisis

Beware Of More Covid Outbreaks

Ukraine-hit Economy

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What is Childhood Emotional Neglect?

Islam and Community Development

Picking Sides, Children and Child Abuse

IN FOCUS

LOCAL View all

Rahut Bhat’s Wife Given Govt Job, Rs 5L Ex-Gratia

Rahut Bhat’s Wife Given Govt Job, Rs 5L Ex-Gratia

The JK administration on Wednesday handed over appointment letter and ex-gratia relief to the family of Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat, who was shot dead last week in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district..

Grenade Attack Victim Cremated In Rajouri

Cyber Criminals Misusing Identity Of Senior Officials: Govt

Woman Among 2 Arrested With 4 Kgs Of Cannabis In Jammu

REGIONAL View all

China Building Infrastructure On India Border: Army

China Building Infrastructure On India Border: Army

The Indian Army's Eastern command chief on Monday said China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) is engaged in infrastructure capacity enhancement across the international border in Arunachal Pradesh..

Environment For 'Constructive Dialogue' With India Not There: Pakistan

Pakistan says, 'No Change' In Trade Policy With India

Allahabad High Court Rejects Plea To Open 22 Locked Rooms In Taj Mahal

WORLD View all

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People A Year, Study Finds

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People A Year, Study Finds

A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks, and industry rising 55 per cent since 2000..

Israeli Troops 'Shoot Dead' Al Jazeera Journalist In Occupied West Bank

Saudi Coalition Releases Yemeni Prisoners As Part Of Truce Deal

Dozens Of Israeli Settlers Storm Al Aqsa Complex

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LIFE & TIMES

These Are The Most Useless Car Tech Features

These Are The Most Useless Car Tech Features

Cars are getting smarter. While you can’t buy a true self-driving car at a dealership, the vehicles that are available are still crammed full of the newest tech—even if some features are gimmicky..

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Why It’s Healthier Than Other Cooking Oils

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Why It’s Healthier Than Other Cooking Oils

Numerous studies have shown that consuming olive oil – in particular extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – can have many different benefits for our health..

Have You Been Holding Your Phone Wrong This Whole Time?

Have You Been Holding Your Phone Wrong This Whole Time?

While the one-handed claw is seemingly the most convenient way to grip your device, over prolonged periods of time, it could be doing damage to your wrist and aggravating your ulnar nerve—among other issues..

Here’s Why Modern Cars Feel So Lifeless To Drive

Here’s Why Modern Cars Feel So Lifeless To Drive

They ride better; they stop better—so everything's great, right? The problem is that modern cars almost invariably feel a bit boring to drive. The issue is more acute the longer you've been driving, as you might expect, since the cause is technological progression—specifically, power steering..

6 In 10 Indian Workers Suffering From Pandemic-Led Imposter Syndrome

6 In 10 Indian Workers Suffering From Pandemic-Led Imposter Syndrome

The 'impostor syndrome' is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts his/her skills, talents or accomplishments..

8 Things Japanese Do That Helps Them Live Long

8 Things Japanese Do That Helps Them Live Long

Why has Japan earned the distinction of being the country where people live long, healthy lives? Is there something in their food and nutrition that helps longevity.

Most Employees Favour Hybrid Model Of Work Post Pandemic: Survey

Most Employees Favour Hybrid Model Of Work Post Pandemic: Survey

Over 73 per cent of the employees interviewed respondents said they are in favour of this new emerging hybrid model across industries, according to a survey by HR solutions provider Genius Consultants..

Workplace Culture Improved Since Onset Of Covid-19: Survey

Workplace Culture Improved Since Onset Of Covid-19: Survey

Workplace culture has improved since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and employers are planning to make moderate to extensive changes in order to allow more hybrid working, says a survey..

'43% Teachers Unhappy, 9% Totally Dissatisfied With Online Teaching'

Around 43 per cent of teachers said they were not satisfied with online teaching during the pandemic while nine per cent of them expressed complete dissatisfaction with the mode of education, according to a survey..

Mental Reattachment To Work Vital For Success Of Leaders

Mental Reattachment To Work Vital For Success Of Leaders

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..

Study: High Blood Pressure Doubled Globally In 30 Years

Study: High Blood Pressure Doubled Globally In 30 Years

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..

Is Desk Job Making You Fat?

Is Desk Job Making You Fat?

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 Become A Mostly Childhood Disease In Few Years: Study

Covid-19 May Become A Mostly Childhood Disease In Few Years: Study

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.

CDC Says Cloth Masks Don’t Offer Protection Against Smoke From Wildfires

CDC Says Cloth Masks Don’t Offer Protection Against Smoke From Wildfires

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..

BUSINESS View all

HCI Worried Over Raids, Fines On Hotels In J&K

HCI Worried Over Raids, Fines On Hotels In J&K

Hotel Association of India on Wednesday said it has raised its "deep concern" with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha over raids and imposition of fines and alleged threat of legal action on member hotels in JK..

Govt Extends April GST Payment Deadline Till May 24

WPI Inflation At Record High In April On Price Rise Across All Items

India Prohibits Wheat Exports With Immediate Effect

SPORT View all

Annual Sports Day Function Held At Polo Ground

Annual Sports Day Function Held At Polo Ground

An ‘Annual Sports Day 2022’ event was held at the historic Polo Ground playfield in Srinagar on Saturday. Organised by Delhi Modern Public School, Pampore in collaboration with J&K Sports Council (JKSC)..

IUST Organizes Bird Watching & Trekking Expedition

With Adventure In Mind, Tourism Department Starts Paragliding

Srinagar Boy Cycles To Kargil & Back In 35 Hours

ENVIRONMENT View all

62.2 Square Km Area In Gulmarg Declared Eco-Sensitive Zone

62.2 Square Km Area In Gulmarg Declared Eco-Sensitive Zone

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change have declared 62.2 square kilometers around Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone (ESZ)..

Cleanliness Drive Launched To 'Save Hokersar Wetland'

Stone Crushers In Rajouri: NGT Seeks Report

WHO Says 99% Of World's Population Breathes Poor-Quality Air

TRAVEL

Go First Gets AAI Nod For Night Parking At Jammu, Srinagar Airports

Go First Gets AAI Nod For Night Parking At Jammu, Srinagar Airports

Private airliner Go First, formerly known as GoAir, has become the first airline to receive approval from the Airports Authority of India for night parking at Srinagar as well as Jammu airports, officials said on Friday..

Pak Airspace Denial Grounds Srinagar-Sharjah Flight

Pak Airspace Denial Grounds Srinagar-Sharjah Flight

Go First on Tuesday said it has stopped operating Srinagar-Sharjah flight from March 27 as it does not have the requisite bilateral rights..

Srinagar Airport Scripts History: 102 Flights Operated On Busiest Day

Srinagar Airport Scripts History: 102 Flights Operated On Busiest Day

The Srinagar International Airport marked the busiest day in its history, handling its highest number of per day passengers at nearly 15,200 on Monday, with 7,305 arrivals in 102 flights, officials said..

Srinagar Airport Adds More Equipments For Fliers Safety

Srinagar Airport Adds More Equipments For Fliers Safety

The authorities at the Srinagar airport have installed six new modern equipment including In-Line Baggage System(ILBS) in an attempt to enhance the air-navigation of the aircraft, passenger safety and security..

Regular Int

Regular Int'l Flights Likely to Resume from March 15

Regular international flights are likely to resume from March 15 and will follow the standard operating procedures effective at Indian airports for foreign arrivals and departure, government sources said on Monday..

Vistara Cancels Several Flights For February: Report

Vistara Cancels Several Flights For February: Report

Vistara airline had cancelled several flights for the month of February while many more were rescheduled due to low demand, sources in aviation disclosed on Sunday..

International Flights Again Suspended Till Feb 28

International Flights Again Suspended Till Feb 28

The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country has been extended till February 28, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday..

17% Rise In Number Of Domestic Air Passengers In Nov: DGCA

17% Rise In Number Of Domestic Air Passengers In Nov: DGCA

Around 1.05 crore domestic passengers travelled by air in November, 17.03 per cent higher than the 89.85 lakh who travelled in October, the country's aviation regulator said on Friday..

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India will keep its scheduled international passenger flights suspended till January 31 next year, aviation regulator DGCA said on Thursday..

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

Scheduled international flights to and from India will be resumed from December 15, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Friday..

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

Scheduled international passenger flights to and from India remain suspended since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. India has air bubble arrangements with more than 25 countries..

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has said that it will only allow people aged 18 to 50 to perform the Umrah pilgrimage..

'Do Not Travel To J&K': US Travel Advisory To Citizens

In its advisory issued on Monday for India, the US State Department urged US citizens not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir due to militancy and civil unrest, and also within 10 kilometres of the India-Pakistan border..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises 67% To Around 88 Lakh In Oct: ICRA

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises 67% To Around 88 Lakh In Oct: ICRA

Domestic air passenger traffic grew by a whopping 67 per cent year-on-year at around 87-88 lakh in October, on the back of festive season demand amid continuous fall in the number of COVID-19 infection cases..

INTERVIEW View all

Hot Spring: Kashmir Has Low Role And High Risk In Climate Change

Hot Spring: Kashmir Has Low Role And High Risk In Climate Change

In a candid chat with Kashmir Observer, Dr. Majid, Scientist and Coordinator at Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s Climate Change Centre, offers some expert insights into the changing weather patterns..

Din, Dearth, Disorder —How Firefighting Is Getting Tough In Srinagar

17 Tremors In 30 Days Is A ‘Warning Signal’ For Kashmir

REVIEW View all

‘Handymen of Humanity’, COVID Pallbearers in Barkha Dutt’s Words

‘Handymen of Humanity’, COVID Pallbearers in Barkha Dutt’s Words

The pandemic reinforced prejudices, both obvious and latent. It did so not just in India, where differences of class, gender and religion were magnified in an almost macabre, bare-boned way; but also in societies globally..

Reading John L. Esposito’s ‘What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam’

21st Century English Translations of Quran by Native Arabs (Part-II)

CINEMA & TV View all

Kashmir Director To Bring Out Story Of Love

Kashmir Director To Bring Out Story Of Love

The Srinagar based Director Hussain Khan on Saturday announced the launch of his new movie Kashmir Se: Mission For Peace..

5 Lata Mangeshkar Songs That Became Kashmir Melodies

TV Shows That You Don’t Know But Should Watch

MEDIA View all

‘We Did It Again’: Kashmir Celebrates Second Pulitzer In 3 Years

‘We Did It Again’: Kashmir Celebrates Second Pulitzer In 3 Years

“Moments like these uplift the morale of the entire fraternity. And I believe it will only encourage the people-welfare journalism in Kashmir.”.

Kashmiri Photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo Wins Pulitzer Prize

Avoid Scandalous Headlines, Provocative Claims: Govt To TV Channels

OTV

Kashmir’s Distressed Job Market

Kashmir’s Distressed Job Market

Latest central government’s reports on unemployment index have painted a grim picture of Kashmir’s job market prompting many experts to say that the region is passing through a distressed phase..

Why

Why's Kashmir's COVID Capital Concealed?

In Kashmir, official hush over the penalty being collected from citizens for violating the COVID protocol since 2020 has put the entire exercise under scanner. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Kashmiri Artist

Kashmiri Artist's Craft Cause

Kashmir's Old City is witnessing a silent craft revival following the UNESCO distinction. Leading from the front is Arifa, the new-age Kashmiri artisan reviving the traditional mat called Namda in the valley..

Kashmir

Kashmir's Pulitzer Glory

As Kashmir bagged second Pulitzer in three years, the feat was hailed as a major boost to the tribe terming the moment as exemplary and inspiring..

Movers and Shakers of Consumer Affairs in Kashmir

Movers and Shakers of Consumer Affairs in Kashmir

After a long wait, government's decision to constitute 10 district commissions in Kashmir has come as a big relief to consumers, but do the newly-appointed members carry the right CV for the job? Know in this week's INKISHAF..

Mean Mining

Mean Mining

Kashmir's riverbed mining sites have become the gross violation zones due to the inability of the Environmental Impact Assessment Authority to act against the willful offenders. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Gloomy Gulshan: Kashmir

Gloomy Gulshan: Kashmir's Lost Reading Room

Kashmir's famed lake lately lost its literary address when the iconic Gulshan Bookshop departed on directives and disappointed the book lovers of the city sans reading rooms..

Pit in Panchayat

Pit in Panchayat

Watch how Village Gram Sabhas have become a mockery of Panchayati Raj system's grassroot democracy campaign in Kashmir, in this week's Inkishaf..

Ramazan in Kashmir

Ramazan in Kashmir

The ongoing holy month of Ramazan continues to spread a festive fervour in Kashmir with markets and mosques leading by the change..

Cost of Living Crisis

Cost of Living Crisis

Unupdated official social media handles and rate-lists have created uncontrolled food and fuel prices in the holy month of Ramazan in Kashmir and escalated the living crisis. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

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CAREERS View all

SC Refuses To Postpone GATE Examination Scheduled For February 5

SC Refuses To Postpone GATE Examination Scheduled For February 5

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to postpone the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam (GATE), which is scheduled to be held on February 5, in view of Covid restrictions in many parts of the country..

Civil Services (Main) Examination To Be Conducted From Friday: UPSC

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Pizza Places You Might Want To Check Out In Kashmir

Pizza Places You Might Want To Check Out In Kashmir

Pizza has gained a reputation of being one of the world’s most famous and favourite foods. Every country has its own style of making and baking its pizza..

Hizmet: Kashmir’s Very Own Food Delivery Service

TECHNOLOGY View all

Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk..

YouTube Suffers Global Outage, Firm Says Fixed All Issues

CULTURE View all

‘Sweet, Humble, Generous’: Kashmir in Haryana

‘Sweet, Humble, Generous’: Kashmir in Haryana

How education, jobs and culture are linking the two northern regions with diverse ethnicities and traditions..

Brotherhood in Times of Bile

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