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Turkey, Syria Quake

Turkey, Syria Quake

The quakes in Turkey and Syria have thus come as an important reminder to us to become more mindful of our vulnerability to the natural disasters – flood being the another – and take pro-active measures to lessen the damage should, if God forbid, we experience another disaster..

TOP STORIES View all

5 Members Of UP Family Die Due To ‘Suffocation’ In Kupwara

5 Members Of UP Family Die Due To ‘Suffocation’ In Kupwara

Five family members from Uttar Pradesh, putting up at Kralpora in North Kashmir's Kupwara district, died due to suspected suffocation on intervening Tuesday and Wednesday night..

Glass Igloo Becomes New Tourist Attraction In Gulmarg

Glass Igloo Becomes New Tourist Attraction In Gulmarg

Thousands of tourists visit the ski resort, Gulmarg for abundant snowfall but this winter there was a surprise awaiting them -- a glass igloo..

What Musharraf’s Death Foretells

What Musharraf’s Death Foretells

Musharraf had made a dedicated effort to seek a lasting peace with India by finding what he then fondly called “out-of-box solution” to Kashmir. He sought to achieve this through unilateral flexibility - subsequently reciprocated by New Delhi - only to end up nowhere.

How Eviction Drives in J&K Go Against the Concept of Welfare State

Will India Scrap Indus Water Treaty?

Union Budget 2023-24: Of Announcements, Optics And Implementation 

Winter and Tourism

Winter and Tourism

Snowfall is a boon for tourism. It is important for its novelty for the ninety-nine percent of more than a 1.4 Indians, so they look forward  to visit Kashmir in winter.

Pakistan’s Internal Turmoil

Budget 2023

Economy In The Rebound

Earthquake Devastation in Turkey and Syria is a Warning for Kashmir 

Earthquake Devastation in Turkey and Syria is a Warning for Kashmir 

What kind of structures and buildings have we constructed to withstand earthquakes? They are a deck of cards that are ready to topple. And we are not taking anything seriously, although we have all the information available to us that the region has the potential to cause a damaging earthquake in the future

Unleashing the Potential of 5G

Omphalos Of Attention

Why are Psychotherapists Interested In Your Past?

IN FOCUS

LOCAL View all

187 Militants Killed In J&K In 2022: Centre

187 Militants Killed In J&K In 2022: Centre

A total of 187 militants were killed and 111 counter-militancy operations carried out in Jammu and Kashmir in 2022, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday..

J&K Eviction Drive: Police Stop Mehbooba’s Protest March To Parliament

Dhangri Attack: J&K Police Says Militants Hiding In Rajouri Hills

Sporadic Protests Against Ongoing Eviction Drive in Kashmir 

CITY View all

Anti-Encroachment Drive Turns Ugly

Anti-Encroachment Drive Turns Ugly

Police on Tuesday arrested three employees of the Srinagar Municipal Corpo­ration (SMC) for allegedly as­saulting traffic cops who had issued a challan for violating the Motor Vehicle Act..

3 OGWs Held With Rs 31 Lakh Cash: Police

Admin Asks Unregistered Courier Agencies To Get Registered

Man Charred To Death In Srinagar’s Qamarwari

REGIONAL View all

CJI D Y Chandrachud Administers Oath Of Office To Five New SC Judges

CJI D Y Chandrachud Administers Oath Of Office To Five New SC Judges

The five judges -- Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, P V Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Manoj Misra -- were administered the oath during a swearing-in ceremony held in the Supreme Court premises..

Former Pak Military Ruler Pervez Musharraf No More

Supreme Court Gets Five New Judges

SC Issues Notice To Centre On PILs On BBC Documentary On Gujarat Riots

WORLD View all

Turkiye, Syria Quake Deaths Pass 9,000; Deadliest In 10 Years

Turkiye, Syria Quake Deaths Pass 9,000; Deadliest In 10 Years

Turkiye's disaster management agency said the country's death toll had risen to 6,957, bringing the overall total to 9,487, including fatalities reported in neighbouring Syria, since Monday's earthquake and multiple aftershocks..

Deadly Earthquake Exacerbates Suffering Of Displaced Syrians

Rescuers Scramble In Turkey, Syria After Quake Kills 4,000

Powerful Quake Kills Over 2300 In Turkey, Syria

LIFE & TIMES

‘Managing Negative Emotions Could Be Key To Slowing Pathological Ageing’

‘Managing Negative Emotions Could Be Key To Slowing Pathological Ageing’

Negative emotions, anxiety and depression are thought to promote the onset of neurodegenerative diseases and dementia..

Teacher Leaves Classroom To Pursue Career In Baking 

Teacher Leaves Classroom To Pursue Career In Baking 

While exciting, the transition from employee to entrepreneur was not an easy one as Rigzin discovered. Being self-taught comes with its own unique set of challenges. Every initial step was a lesson in patience and perseverance.

Poetry, Meditation Power New Research Understanding: Study

Poetry, Meditation Power New Research Understanding: Study

Combining poetry and meditation may help discover new angles on the world by enabling researchers to take an unorthodox approach to data collection and analysis, new research says..

Fruit And Veg: Is It Better To Peel Them?

Fruit And Veg: Is It Better To Peel Them?

Many people’s default when preparing fruit and vegetables is to peel them. But often, it’s not necessary. There are important nutrients in the peel. And, what’s more, discarded fruit and veg peels contribute to climate change..

Why Booking Travel On Your Phone Is A Bad Idea

Why Booking Travel On Your Phone Is A Bad Idea

Since the first iPhone launched 15 years ago, consumer shopping habits have slowly but relentlessly shifted toward mobile devices..

‘Playing Sounds During Sleep May Help People Forget Traumatic Memories’

‘Playing Sounds During Sleep May Help People Forget Traumatic Memories’

Playing sounds to people while they are asleep can be used to help them to forget or weaken traumatic and intrusive memories, according to a study..

How Your Brain Will Help You Save During The Cost Of Living Crisis

How Your Brain Will Help You Save During The Cost Of Living Crisis

And as energy, transport, fuel and groceries all get more expensive, there are fears that over 4 million British households are experiencing financial difficulties..

How Some Children Prospered In Pandemic Online Learning

How Some Children Prospered In Pandemic Online Learning

For parents, children and teachers, one of the most striking memories of the pandemic will be the sudden transition to online learning..

Idea of Karbala

Idea of Karbala

Karbala is a passionate yearning of Islamic Ideal. It is spiritual and strenuous longing of seemingly elusive values of purity, piety, equity and liberality.

Politicians Live Longer Than The Populations They Represent: Research

Politicians Live Longer Than The Populations They Represent: Research

In many countries, inequalities in income and wealth have been rising since the 1980s. It has been estimated that the top 1% of income earners globally earn 20 per cent of total income..

White Teeth Does Not Mean Good Teeth

White Teeth Does Not Mean Good Teeth

Teeth don’t have to be white to be healthy. As is often the case, what we now believe to signify health in people is actually an aesthetic preference (such as the constantly shifting but always slim definition of a 'healthy' body type)..

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..

BUSINESS View all

RBI Slows Pace Of Interest Rate Hikes But Hints At More To Come

RBI Slows Pace Of Interest Rate Hikes But Hints At More To Come

The RBI's six-member Monetary Policy Committee voted 4-2 to raise the benchmark repurchase or repo rate to 6.50 per cent and retain its stance of withdrawing accommodation, which was adopted early last year..

Nine J&K, Ladakh Products To Get GI Tag

Rural Artisans Welfare Society, Jammu Organizes Workshop For Artisans

Vishing Scam on the Rise, J&K Bank Urges Customers to Take Precautions

SPORT View all

Real Kashmir Take On Sudeva At TRC Today

Real Kashmir Take On Sudeva At TRC Today

Real Kashmir FC are set to take on Sudeva Delhi today, Wednesday, February 8, at Synthetic Turf TRC. The match is slated for a 2:00 PM kick off..

Ganderbal Athletes Shine In Int’l Sqay Championships

J&K Carrom Association To Hold Selection Trials

UAE Set To Host Asia Cup

ENVIRONMENT View all

Rampant Use Of Polythene, Single-Use Plastic In City

Rampant Use Of Polythene, Single-Use Plastic In City

Despite the blanket ban on single-use plastic items, the rampant use of polythene is significantly contributing to the environmental pollution in  Srinagar and other parts of the valley..

Jammu’s Gharana Wetland To Get Major Facelift To Attract Bird-Lovers

90 Lakh Saplings & Counting: Kashmir Witnessing Historic Green Campaign

CS Stresses On Protection Of Forest Lands

TRAVEL

Moscow-Goa Flight Diverted To Uzbekistan After Bomb Threat Email: Report

Moscow-Goa Flight Diverted To Uzbekistan After Bomb Threat Email: Report

A Goa-bound chartered flight from Moscow with 240 passengers on board was diverted to Uzbekistan in the early hours of the morning today, after the authorities at the Dabolim airport in the state received an email, which claimed that there was a bomb on the plane, police said..

Domestic Passenger Traffic Grows 13.69 Pc To 127.35 Lakh In Dec: DGCA

Domestic Passenger Traffic Grows 13.69 Pc To 127.35 Lakh In Dec: DGCA

India's domestic passenger traffic grew 13.69 per cent year-on-year to 127.35 lakh in December, according to DGCA monthly traffic data released on Thursday..

Computer Glitch Grounds Flights Across US

Computer Glitch Grounds Flights Across US

Hundreds of flights were grounded across the United States on Wednesday after a computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)..

Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage Returning To Pre-Covid Levels

Saudi Arabia: Hajj Pilgrimage Returning To Pre-Covid Levels

Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will return to pre-pandemic levels this year after restrictions saw the annual religious commemoration curtailed over concerns about the coronavirus, authorities say..

Domestic Air Traffic Rises 10% In October: DGCA Data

Domestic Air Traffic Rises 10% In October: DGCA Data

Indian airlines carried 1.14 crore passengers in October, 10 per cent higher than the number of people flown in September..

‘Domestic Airlines Industry May Report Rs 15,000-17,000 Cr Loss In FY23’

‘Domestic Airlines Industry May Report Rs 15,000-17,000 Cr Loss In FY23’

The domestic airlines industry is projected to post a loss of Rs 15,000-17,000 crore in the current fiscal as their financial performance is likely to remain under pressure in the near term, a report said on Friday..

‘Air Passenger Traffic Volume Likely To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Level’

‘Air Passenger Traffic Volume Likely To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Level’

Air passenger traffic volume is expected to recover to the pre-pandemic level, implying a robust 75 per cent year-on-year growth this fiscal, a report said on Monday..

Domestic Air Traffic Nearing Pre-Covid Levels A ‘Great Sign’: PM Modi

Domestic Air Traffic Nearing Pre-Covid Levels A ‘Great Sign’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the number of daily domestic air passengers nearing the pre-COVID level as a "great sign" and said the focus is on improving connectivity across the country..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Indian airlines carried 1.01 crore passengers in August, reflecting a more than 4 per cent growth in domestic air traffic compared to the previous month..

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits At Airports

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits At Airports

There have been various incidents of bird hits during the last few weeks. On August 4, Go First's flight to Chandigarh returned to Ahmedabad on Thursday after suffering a bird hit..

Govt To Lift Domestic Airfare Caps From Aug 31

Govt To Lift Domestic Airfare Caps From Aug 31

Limits imposed on domestic airfares will be removed from August 31, after a span of approximately 27 months, the Union Aviation Ministry said on Wednesday..

DGCA Orders Spicejet To Operate 50% Of Approved Flights For 8 Weeks

DGCA Orders Spicejet To Operate 50% Of Approved Flights For 8 Weeks

Aviation regulator DGCA, on Wednesday, ordered SpiceJet to operate maximum 50 per cent of its flights, which were approved for summer schedule, for a period of eight weeks..

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi, Say DGCA officials

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Diverted To Karachi, Say DGCA officials

SpiceJet's Delhi-Dubai flight was on Tuesday diverted to Karachi as the fuel indicator started malfunctioning, officials of the aviation regulator DGCA said..

Haj Pilgrims Asked To Deposit Arrangement Dues

Haj Pilgrims Asked To Deposit Arrangement Dues

The J&K Haj Committee on Tuesday asked the selected Haj pilgrims to deposit arrangement dues, including insurance premium, transport charges from and other charges in the Committee’s bank account..

INTERVIEW View all

Magsaysay Award Winning Ladakh Activist: ‘We Were Better Off With J&K’

Magsaysay Award Winning Ladakh Activist: ‘We Were Better Off With J&K’

"Let me tell you the whole of Ladakh has got united. There is no party, no religion, and no community that doesn’t support the sixth schedule. BJP introduced this idea, kept it in their election manifesto but unfortunately they later backtracked".

‘Believe In Your Idea’: Kashmir’s Shark Tank Winners Talk Business

‘People Shouldn’t Fear Police’: Interview With SSP Srinagar

REVIEW View all

Between Predicament and Hope: Ghazala Wahab on Indian Muslims 

Between Predicament and Hope: Ghazala Wahab on Indian Muslims 

The level of education among Muslims is the poorest in the country in proportion to their population. The reason that she cites is their disdain towards secular and modern education..

Flawed Conception of Love Relationships: Few Reflections from Erich Fromm

Translating Yusuf’s Fragrance 

CINEMA & TV View all

Tauqeer Zaidi Set To Shoot Kashmir’s ‘True Picture’

Tauqeer Zaidi Set To Shoot Kashmir’s ‘True Picture’

Tauqeer Zaidi, a poet, Director and producer from Allahabad whose songs became chartbusters of Bollywood during late 1990s is now getting ready to shoot his upcoming film, "Unseen Love Lane," in the month of May 2023..

SRK’s ‘Pathaan’ First Film In 33 Yrs To Have Houseful Shows In Kashmir

INOX Multiplex Remains Jam-Packed For Shah Rukh Starrer Pathaan

MEDIA View all

Advisory Issued To TV Channels

Advisory Issued To TV Channels

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Monday  issued the guidelines for Television Channels in India and among other things asked private broadcasters to undertake public service broadcasting for 30 minutes every day..

BBC Apologies For Sexist Headline On Jacinda Ardern’s Resignation

Director Info Chairs 1st Meeting Of Media Accreditation Committee

OTV

The Veteran Luthier of Kashmir

The Veteran Luthier of Kashmir

Since the old "Jashn-e-Kashmir" days when his hometown became a competing war-turf between Shers and Bakras, a laconic luthier had been guarding his neutrality and unassumingly making some of the finest musical instruments in his meditative workshop nestled on the banks of the musing Jhelum. Years later, the old city artisan became the talk of the town after the Government of India honoured his rare workmanship with the country's fourth highest civilian award..

SMC Officials Bulldoze Traffic Police Picket, Booked

SMC Officials Bulldoze Traffic Police Picket, Booked

In an interesting turn of events Police on Tuesday booked three officials of Srinagar Municipality (SMC) for demolishing a traffic police picket in Srinagar. The incident came amid massive demolition drive in Kashmir and resultant protests. SMC officials came in a bulldozer and removed the traffic picket they said was erected on encroached state land. Traffic Cops can be heard shouting that no prior notice was served before demolition. Two sides had a tiff over the issue. Police took cognisance and lodged an FIR against SMC employees for breaking traffic booth as well as assaulting traffic personnel on duty in Srinagar. In a tweet, Srinagar police wrote, “An incident has come to notice wherein one SMC employee aggrieved by challan on not having HSRP, came back and broke a traffic booth with others, later assaulted traffic personnel on duty. In this regards FIR has been registered against 3 what it called delinquent SMC employees..

J&K Politicians Break Silence On Eviction Drive

J&K Politicians Break Silence On Eviction Drive

Six days after J&K administration led by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha launched an unprecedented but controversial anti-encroachment drive to retrieve thousands of acres of state land leaders of three major political parties broke their silence on Monday..

Nuggets From Nagpur: Why Kashmir Lacks All-Weather Roads?

Nuggets From Nagpur: Why Kashmir Lacks All-Weather Roads?

This week's INKISHAF is from Maharashtra's Nagpur where cemented concrete roads are being constructed in every nook and cranny. These routes having a long life are ideal for Kashmir Valley marred by weather vagaries..

Watch How Avalanche Hit Polish Skiers In Kashmir Ski Resort

Watch How Avalanche Hit Polish Skiers In Kashmir Ski Resort

Two Polish tourists died in a massive avalanche that hit the upper reaches of popular ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir on Wednesday..

When Bulldozers Arrived At Nedous

When Bulldozers Arrived At Nedous

In an ongoing anti-encroachment drive on state land, 52 kanals of land belonging to Makhan Lal Dhar of the Dhar Pharmacy fame and Nedous Hotel in Srinagar were retrieved by authorities on Tuesday..

The Grand Finale

The Grand Finale

Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra concluded in Srinagar with a spectacular public rally on Monday. Leaders of several national and regional parties braved snowfall and bone-chilling cold to share the stage with Congress leaders at Srinagars Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium. With the Monday rally, the curtains have come down on the yatra that traversed a dozen states in nearly five months after its launch on September 7 last year in Kanyakumari..

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi Addresses Media in Srinagar

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Rahul Gandhi Addresses Media in Srinagar

Press Conference of Rahul Gandhi at Taj Vivanta after conclusion of the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Srinagar..

Ex-JK FinMin’s Orchard Retrieved In Anti-encroachment Drive In Kashmir

Ex-JK FinMin’s Orchard Retrieved In Anti-encroachment Drive In Kashmir

In the ongoing anti-encroachment drive on state land, the Shopian administration Saturday sealed 40 shops and retrieved 100s of kanals of land including 15 kanals of orchard land of former finance minister, Haseeb Drabu..

Bharat Jodo Yatra is in Kashmir

Bharat Jodo Yatra is in Kashmir

Resuming the Bharat Jodo Yatra from Awantipora's Chersoo village on Saturday, Rahul Gandhi was joined by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and his sister Priyanka Gandhi on way to Srinagar..

CAREERS View all

Scholarships This Week

Scholarships This Week

Kashmir Observer in association with Buddy4Study.com presents scholarships available for the meritorious students of Jammu and Kashmir..

Scholarships This Week

KHYEN CHYEN View all

J&K Launches Rs 879-Crore Food Processing Project

J&K Launches Rs 879-Crore Food Processing Project

The Jammu and Kashmir government has launched a Rs 879-crore food processing project with an aim to revolutionise the food processing sector and change the lives of farmers in the Union Territory..

Five Must Visit Coffee Shops for the Perfect Brew in Srinagar

TECHNOLOGY View all

5G Can Be Misused For Drugs, Terror Financing: Report At Top Cops’ Meet

5G Can Be Misused For Drugs, Terror Financing: Report At Top Cops’ Meet

Warning against the vulnerabilities of the high-speed 5G telecom network, papers submitted at a key security meet have noted that it can provide an excellent platform for middlemen and agents for creating linkages for crimes..

Google Rolls Out Group Chat End-To-End Encryption For Messages App

CULTURE View all

…And Rahul Gandhi Dons Pheran

…And Rahul Gandhi Dons Pheran

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who set off a national debate when he walked the Bharat Jodo Yatra in a T-shirt in north India’s cold winter, donned a ‘pheran’ to ward off Kashmir’s bone-freezing chill on Monday and also to convey a message..

‘Insha-E-Daraab’ Exhibition On Kashmir’s Last Persian Poet Kicks Off

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