LONGFORM View all

Life and Times of Nasrullah—Kashmir’s Grand Old Activist

Life and Times of Nasrullah—Kashmir’s Grand Old Activist

From exposing an erring J&K High Court Chief Justice to fighting pitched battles for employee and student welfare, a downtowner became privy to many tumultuous events in Kashmir during the ‘half-century’ activism career filled with his 600-odd petitions..

TOP STORIES View all

‘Behind Enemy Lines’: Tri-Service Drill Held In Kashmir Upper Reaches

‘Behind Enemy Lines’: Tri-Service Drill Held In Kashmir Upper Reaches

In an apparent show of strength, Indian army, Air Force and the navy commandoes on Tuesday conducted a helicopter borne training and validation exercise in the snow bound upper reaches of Kashmir Valley..

INTERVIEW | How Prone Is Kashmir to Omicron?

INTERVIEW | How Prone Is Kashmir to Omicron?

“The immunity level in Kashmir, if we see, is strong due to Covid and other flu vaccination and widespread exposure to the previous variants. But those infected previously can be infected…”.

All Eyes on Snow: Is the Admin Prepared?

All Eyes on Snow: Is the Admin Prepared?

Snow has already trumpeted the tunes of its arrival. Weathermen have their sleeves rolled up and eyes up on the skies. All hands are on deck and all eyes set on the administration's readiness.

New US Defence Posturing

Are We Becoming Perpetrators of Outsider’s Gaze?

Caring for Karewas 

Putin’s Visit

Putin’s Visit

Putin’s visit also assumes significance considering India is the first the country he has come to after the pandemic. Earlier, he had only travelled to Geneva for the summit meeting with US President Joe Biden. His visit comes as part of their first-ever 2+2 ministerial dialogue on Monday morning.

Mamata Has A Point

Pre-empting Omicron

Militancy and Article 370

Students Without Schools 

Students Without Schools 

Kashmir Observer got in touch with our readers to see how they’ve encountered the phenomena of “Students Without Schools”.

Shy or Socially Anxious?

The Beast of Masculinity

The Legalised Crime of Sharing

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Online Stalking On Rise: How Kashmiri Women Are Tackling It 

Online Stalking On Rise: How Kashmiri Women Are Tackling It 

Cyber Cell of J&K Police received 150 complaints from women between the age group 18-30 in the Covid-plagued year of 2020. The records reveal that four of these cases were serious crimes in which the first inquiry report was lodged against the accused..

LOCAL View all

NC Demands Restoration Of Special Status, Full Statehood To J&K

NC Demands Restoration Of Special Status, Full Statehood To J&K

A demand for the restoration of full statehood of Jammu and Kashmir along with the provisions of Articles 370 and 35-A of the constitution were among the seven resolutions passed by the National Conference on Tuesday..

One Killed, 4 Injured In Rajouri Accident

CBK Arrests Accused Evading Arrest In Fake Certificate Case For 3 Years

Unidentified Male Body Recovered In North Kashmir's Pattan

CITY View all

Rakhi Arth Residents Protest, Demand Basic Facilities

Rakhi Arth Residents Protest, Demand Basic Facilities

Inhabitants of Bemina Rakhi Arth Monday staged a protest here at Press Enclave, demanding basic facilities. The residents also demanded that the graveyard be allotted back..

DC Srinagar Flags-Off Shikara Race At Dal Lake

Govt's Keeping Jamia Mosque Closed Nefarious: Auqaf

Only NGO's Registered With ICPS Can Work With Children: MD ICPS

REGIONAL View all

Omicron: Third Covid Wave Projected To Hit India By February

Omicron: Third Covid Wave Projected To Hit India By February

With Omicron, the new variant of SARS-CoV2, the third wave of coronavirus could hit the peak by February with cases likely to be reaching up to 1-1.5 lakh a day in the country, but it will be milder than the second wave..

Chopper Crash Kills 2 Pak Army Pilots

India's Airlines Incurred Loss Of Rs 19,564 Cr In 2020-21: Govt

Renouncing Islam, Wasim Rizvi Converts To Hinduism

WORLD View all

Next Pandemic Could Be More ‘Lethal’ Than Covid, Vaccine Creator Warns

Next Pandemic Could Be More ‘Lethal’ Than Covid, Vaccine Creator Warns

Future pandemics could be even more lethal than COVID-19 so the lessons learned from the outbreak must not be squandered and the world should ensure it is prepared for the next viral onslaught..

NATO Spy Aircraft Nearly Caused Mid-Air 'Catastrophe': Russia

Myanmar Court Sentences Ousted Leader Suu Kyi To 4 Years Jail

WHO Says Vaccination, Not Travel Curbs, Key To Battling Omicron

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LIFE & TIMES

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..

Covid: How Parents Can Help Kids Deal With Back-To-School Anxiety

Covid: How Parents Can Help Kids Deal With Back-To-School Anxiety

Anxiety may be a challenge for many more children than usual, and it can be intertwined with other feelings, such as excitement and shyness.

Four Reasons Why More People Are Not Buying Electric Cars Yet

Four Reasons Why More People Are Not Buying Electric Cars Yet

One of the main reasons for people’s hesitancy is that electric cars are more expensive than petrol or diesel vehicles. In the long run electric cars are cheaper due to lower charging cost, maintenance, and servicing..

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

‘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..

BUSINESS View all

Kashmir Vegetables, Other Agri Commodities Showcased In UAE

Kashmir Vegetables, Other Agri Commodities Showcased In UAE

The Department of Agriculture Kashmir in collaboration with an international marketing group (Lulu Group) has showcased the Kashmir specific vegetables, spices, cereals, at Dubai (UAE).

Export Product From Each District Of J&K Finalized

Govt Handovers Pashmina Raw Material Bank To Handicrafts Deptt

J&K Bank Bags Award In Digital Payment Transactions

SPORT View all

NIFF Youth League Final Round Fixtures Announced

NIFF Youth League Final Round Fixtures Announced

NIFF Youth League 2021 has entered its final round with four football academies from across Kashmir Valley set to battle it out on December 7 and December 9 for a place in the finals..

Shivansh’s Ton Saves J&K Blushes Vs Pondicherry

Ajaz Patel Becomes 3rd Bowler To Take All 10 Wickets In An Innings

Downtown Heroes Flagged Off For Assam

ENVIRONMENT View all

SC Directs Centre To Hold Emergency Meeting To Control Air Pollution

SC Directs Centre To Hold Emergency Meeting To Control Air Pollution

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to call an emergency meeting on Tuesday to take measures like stopping non-essential construction transport, power plants and implementing work from home..

Underground Water Well Within Safe Limits In J&K: Govt Study

Climate Change Making Amazon Birds Smaller

UN Chief Says Global Warming Goal On 'Life Support'

TRAVEL

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..

SpiceJet Allows Passengers To Pay For Tickets Upto 12 Instalments

SpiceJet Allows Passengers To Pay For Tickets Upto 12 Instalments

SpiceJet on Monday launched a new scheme under which passengers will be able to pay for tickets in three, six or 12 instalments..

US Lifts Pandemic Travel Ban, Opens Doors To Visitors

US Lifts Pandemic Travel Ban, Opens Doors To Visitors

The US lifted restrictions Monday on travel from a long list of countries including Mexico, Canada and most of Europe..

Pak Denies Use of Airspace for Srinagar-Sharjah Flights

Pak Denies Use of Airspace for Srinagar-Sharjah Flights

Pakistan has denied use of its airspace for flights from Kashmir capital Srinagar to Sharjah in the UAE, which resumed after 11 years last month..

Hajj 2022: Online Application Process Begins

Hajj 2022: Online Application Process Begins

The online application process for Hajj 2022 began on Monday with Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announcing significant reforms and enhanced facilities for the pilgrimage..

Covid-19: Govt Issues Revised Guidelines For International Passengers

Covid-19: Govt Issues Revised Guidelines For International Passengers

Travellers fully vaccinated and coming from a country with which India has reciprocal arrangements for mutual acceptance of WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines shall be allowed to leave the airport..

How New US Travel Rules Affect Various Countries, Including India

How New US Travel Rules Affect Various Countries, Including India

The new US travel policy will block entry to foreign nationals who have recovered from COVID-19 and then gotten one dose of two-dose vaccines -- a standard that France and the European Commission consider full vaccination..

Highest Post-Pandemic Domestic Air Traffic Seen On Sunday: Scindia

Highest Post-Pandemic Domestic Air Traffic Seen On Sunday: Scindia

Due to constructive policies of the Centre, domestic air traffic reached its highest level on Sunday since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Monday..

Full Capacity Domestic Flights To Operate From Oct 18

Full Capacity Domestic Flights To Operate From Oct 18

Airlines can operate domestic flights without any capacity restriction from October 18 onwards, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday, keeping in mind the "passenger demand for air travel"..

India To Allow Foreign Tourists Via Chartered Flights From Oct 15

India To Allow Foreign Tourists Via Chartered Flights From Oct 15

India has decided to allow foreign tourists into the country, beginning with granting tourist visas to those travelling by chartered flights from October 15 and those by regular planes from November 15..

INTERVIEW View all

Is Kashmir Expecting Third Wave of COVID-19?

Is Kashmir Expecting Third Wave of COVID-19?

In an exclusive chat with Kashmir Observer, Director SKIMS Dr. AG Ahangar bats for the strict Covid protocol to keep the third viral wave at bay..

‘Lockdown, Dope, Sloth’: What Causes Heart Attacks in Young Kashmiris?

‘Will Promote Cutting-Edge Research in IUST’: Prof Romshoo

REVIEW View all

Maulana Azad

Maulana Azad's Non-Violent Activism and its Relevance in Current Times

Alvi's is a significant work which presents a positive, tolerant, and peace-loving picture of Islam amid a scenerio inundated with negative stereotypes of Islam and Muslims.

Alimte Irfan, Hospitals & Nursing Homes of Dr Tabish Released

Book Discussion Session Held At KPC 

CINEMA & TV View all

JK Film Policy A Game Changer For Film Making In J&K

JK Film Policy A Game Changer For Film Making In J&K

The Policy provides comprehensive guidance to the aspiring to shoot in Jammu and Kashmir with special focus on providing single window clearance thereby saving their time and energy to make their movies..

LG Launches Film Policy To Promote J&K As Shooting Destination

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

MEDIA View all

IUST

IUST's Journalism Deptt Hosts Online Session on New Media Landscape

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (DJMC) Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) organized an online interactive session on the theme "New Media Landscape and Society" on Sunday.  .

Veteran Journalist Vinod Dua Dies At 67

Workshop on Oxford's Journalist Fellowship Programme

OTV

Int

Int'l Disability Day: No Light in Sight for Persons with Disabilities

Inspite of extending Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 to Jammu and Kashmir two years ago, why the law hasn't been enforced and the State Commissioner under this Act not appointed in JK? Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Falling Leaves

Falling Leaves

Autumn comes in different shades and spirits in Kashmir and ends up spreading festive feelings and vibes in the land of Aatish-e-Chinar. Watch the elements of this festive season unfolding in this video..

When New Office Becomes Commoner

When New Office Becomes Commoner's Agony In Kashmir

Despite New Registration Department set up in J&K with dozens of posts created, why are people suffering due to the official inertia?.

Inside the Wicker Village of Kashmir

Inside the Wicker Village of Kashmir

In Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, villagers of Shalbugh hamlet comes together at the fag-end of the fall to sustain the wicker cottage industry of Kashmir..

'Return Us Body'

Hours after government forces claimed killing two militants and their associate, the Hyderpora 'encounter' was trailed by the demand of probe and the return of the bodies of the two slain civilians..

Insecure Security Guards of Kashmir

Insecure Security Guards of Kashmir

Why JK Bank hired security company from outside is violating Minimum Wages Act and pushing the bank guards on the path of protest over pay-cut? To know more, watch this week’s INKISHAF..

Dark Nights in Kashmir

Dark Nights in Kashmir

Despite its natural resources being exploited on a large scale, Kashmir continues to face worst power crisis. The whole scenario exacerbated by the resource saturation demands 24x7 subsidized power. Watch more in this week's Inkishaf..

Covid Warriors or Bonded Labourers?

Covid Warriors or Bonded Labourers?

Hailed for their crisis-management roles, why are Covid warriors treated as bonded labourers in Kashmir? Is government violating it's own Minimum Wages Act? Know more in this week's Inkishaf..

Mass Marriage In Kashmir

Mass Marriage In Kashmir

To make weddings affordable in Kashmir grappling with late.

Dumped and Duped

Dumped and Duped

Uprooted from the iconic lake which gave them sustenance, why Dal dwellers are pushed to depravity and wretchedness in Rakh-e-arth where their land is sold to others in their name? Watch more in this week's Inkishaf..

CAREERS View all

How Do You Pass Math Olympiad Exams?

How Do You Pass Math Olympiad Exams?

All students must plan and practice to perform well in the Olympiad exams. Check out some key points in this article to help you prepare for the exam..

Best Books And Study Materials For Class 5 Maths Olympiad Exam

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Div Com Kashmir inaugurates ‘Eat Right Mela’ at Hotel Centaur

Div Com Kashmir inaugurates ‘Eat Right Mela’ at Hotel Centaur

The Food Safety wing of Drugs and Food Control Organisation (D&FCO) in collaboration with Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FS&SAI) Monday organised ‘Eat Right Mela’ at Hotel Centaur on the banks of Dal Lake..

Div Com Kashmir Orders Monitoring Of Eatables' Quality

TECHNOLOGY View all

Killer Asteroids Abound. NASA Is Ready To Do Something About It

Killer Asteroids Abound. NASA Is Ready To Do Something About It

On a winter morning in 2013, a meteor the size of a four-story building screamed across the country, exploding near the city of Chelyabinsk and injuring more than 1,600 people amid widespread property damage..

Instagram's Impact On Children Probed By US States

CULTURE View all

Workshop To Promote Art Concludes At Mahatta

Workshop To Promote Art Concludes At Mahatta's

On the last day of the Art Exhibition, titled “Mashq-e-Paaeez: Ishq-e-Nabi” concluding ceremony was held at Mahattas. Students attended a brainstorming career counselling session at the exhibition..

Talk On Forgotten Cuisines Of Kashmir Held At Mahattas

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