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Sayyid Mirak Kashani: Kashmir’s Spiritual Glory Prophesied In Lahore

Sayyid Mirak Kashani: Kashmir’s Spiritual Glory Prophesied In Lahore

His demise was widely mourned in Kashmir and outside. Grieving people attended his funeral amidst cold weather, ongoing Indo-Pak war and dogfights in Srinagar’s skies..

TOP STORIES View all

J&K Govt Fires 6 More Employees For ‘Terror’ Links

J&K Govt Fires 6 More Employees For ‘Terror’ Links

Six government employees, including two policemen, were on Wednesday dismissed from service for their alleged links with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of employees sacked in last nearly six months to 25, officials said..

Jammu Shuts Down First Time After Abrogation Of Art 370

Jammu Shuts Down First Time After Abrogation Of Art 370

Normal life was hit across the Jammu region on Wednesday amid a day-long strike call given by the Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) to protest against the alleged directionless policies of the administration..

Behind the Books 

Behind the Books 

Overall, the whole episode has put spotlight on the issue of ethics in research, particularly a research involving subject-informants from conflict zones who are vulnerable for sharing their stories and intimate selves to researchers.

Respect the Forest Rights Act   

Rohingya Crisis: Limits of WB’s Proposal

What Critics Are Getting Wrong About India’s Economic Recovery

For Peace to Prevail

For Peace to Prevail

And this redressal is not in the killing of the militants but in a meaningful political outreach that has been sorely missing in the current climate. Ironically so, when the current establishment has the power to make such an outreach. It only needs the will.

Covid is Endemic Now

Troubled Congress

Indo-Pak Dead-End

Arba’een and Shia Spirituality

Arba’een and Shia Spirituality

Arba’een is distinctively Shia spirituality, however Sunnis, even Christians, Yazidis, and Zoroastrians partake in both the pilgrimage as well as serving of devotees. In recent years, Archbishop of Tibilisi Malkhaz has participated in the walk.

Tic Disorder — What are they and How We Treat Them 

In History and Memory: Hadowun Hospital

Social Media: Youth and Narcissism

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Loans, Losses, Liabilities: Inside Lassipora’s Distressed Complex

Loans, Losses, Liabilities: Inside Lassipora’s Distressed Complex

‘We’ve been crippled and virtually rendered as beggars, as even the most generous estimates put the Lassipora Industrial Estate’s losses at around fifty thousand crores since 2019.’.

CITY View all

Racket Involved In Issuing Fake Income Certificates Busted, 4 Arrested

Racket Involved In Issuing Fake Income Certificates Busted, 4 Arrested

Authorities on Tuesday claimed to have busted a racket by arresting four persons who were allegedly involved in issuing fake income certificates by using forged signatures and seal of Tehsildars..

CS Directs Universal Vaccination In City Within 15 Days

Have Pooled All Resources For Deweeding, Lily Extraction In Dal: LAWDA

IED Detected, Defused On Airport Road

REGIONAL View all

India Asks UK To Revise Covid Quarantine Rules, Warns Retaliation

India Asks UK To Revise Covid Quarantine Rules, Warns Retaliation

India’s foreign minister has urged the United Kingdom for an “early resolution of quarantine issue” in the wake of a new British rule requiring Indians visiting there to quarantine even if they are fully vaccinated..

Karnataka Dalit Family Fined ₹23K After Their Toddler Son Enters Temple

Pak ‘Spy’ Held In Rajasthan

Amarinder Singh Resigns As Punjab CM

WORLD View all

US Congress Urged To ‘Prevent Human Catastrophe’ In Yemen

US Congress Urged To ‘Prevent Human Catastrophe’ In Yemen

Anti-war groups in the United States are urging US Congress to “prevent a human catastrophe” in Yemen by ending military support for Saudi Arabia’s aggression on the war-ravaged country..

‘Wake-Up Call’: Germany Joins Chorus Supporting France On Submarine Row

Member of CIA chief’s Team ‘Hit by Havana Syndrome’ in India

UN Chief Warns China, US To Avoid New Cold War

LIFE & TIMES

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’s Happiest Country’ Seeks Migrants. Here’s Why

‘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..

Leaders Who Listen To Employees Have More Resilient Teams, Research Show

Leaders Who Listen To Employees Have More Resilient Teams, Research Show

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..

All You Want to Know About Black Fungus

All You Want to Know About Black Fungus

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.

Pregnancy During Covid Lockdown: How Pandemic Has Affected New Mothers

Pregnancy During Covid Lockdown: How Pandemic Has Affected New Mothers

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..

World Bee Day: What Will Happen If Bees Go Extinct?

World Bee Day: What Will Happen If Bees Go Extinct?

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..

Single-Use Covid Face Masks Set New Global Recycling Challenge

Single-Use Covid Face Masks Set New Global Recycling Challenge

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..

BUSINESS View all

ADB Lowers India’s GDP Growth Projection For This Fiscal To 10%

ADB Lowers India’s GDP Growth Projection For This Fiscal To 10%

The ADB has lowered India's growth projections for the current financial year by a percentage point to 10 per cent, mainly due to disruptions in economic activity caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic..

J&K Tourism Organizes Promotional Event At Ahmedabad

‘Kashur Zamutdoudh’: Old Curd-Pot Returns Amid New Trends

Have Clear Instructions To Hear From Businessmen In J&K: MoS Finance

HEALTH View all

No Need For Covid Booster Doses In India At This Stage, Say Experts

No Need For Covid Booster Doses In India At This Stage, Say Experts

As the global debate on booster shots gathers momentum, several scientists in India say the priority must be to ensure that more people are inoculated with at least their first jab..

Flu Vaccine In Times Of Covid Crisis More Important: DAK

Single Shot 96.6% Effective In Preventing Death, 2 Doses 97.5%: ICMR

Vaccinate Children Ahead Of 3rd Covid Wave: DAK To Parents

ENVIRONMENT View all

World On Catastrophic Path To 2.7-Degree Heating: UN Chief

World On Catastrophic Path To 2.7-Degree Heating: UN Chief

The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating. This is breaking the promise made six years ago to pursue the 1.5-degree Celsius goal of the Paris Agreement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Saturday..

UN Chief Urges ‘Rapid’ Emission Cuts To Curb Climate Change

Climate Action Cannot Wait For Covid Pandemic To End, 220 Journals Warn

Air Pollution Could Cut Life Expectancy By 9 Yrs In North India: Study

TRAVEL

Jet Airways To Start Domestic Operations In Q1 2022

Jet Airways To Start Domestic Operations In Q1 2022

Jet Airways will start domestic operations in the first quarters of 2022, the Jalan Kalrock consortium, the successful resolution applicant of the airways said on Monday. The airline intends to start its first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai by Q1 2022..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Up 31% At 66 Lakh In Aug: ICRA

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Up 31% At 66 Lakh In Aug: ICRA

Domestic air passenger traffic continued on the growth trajectory in August with volumes growing up to 31 per cent to 66 lakh over the previous month, helped by higher capacity deployment..

US Eases Travel Advisory For India

US Eases Travel Advisory For India

The new travel advisory of Level 2 which is considered as safe came in the wake of the significant improvement in Covid situation in India..

Kounsarnag: The Sublime Beauty! 

Kounsarnag: The Sublime Beauty! 

Only hands of God can create such wonders. We felt as if it's a veritable piece of paradise when we had a first glimpse at the milky water stream trickling down beneath the wooden bridge at 'Gaorwattan..

Air Travel Becomes Costlier As Govt Raises Caps On Domestic Airfares

Air Travel Becomes Costlier As Govt Raises Caps On Domestic Airfares

India had imposed lower and upper limits on airfares based on flight duration when services were resumed on May 25, 2020, after a two-month lockdown due to coronavirus..

IndiGo Starts Priority Boarding Facility For Passengers

IndiGo Starts Priority Boarding Facility For Passengers

IndiGo on Wednesday said it has started a priority boarding facility for its passengers so that they can avoid longer queues at the boarding gates in airports..

90% People Want Govt To Frame Travel Booking Refund Policy: Survey

90% People Want Govt To Frame Travel Booking Refund Policy: Survey

As many as 95 per cent of citizens believe that the current policies of the airlines, railways or hotels are not in consumer interest and 90 per cent want the government to come up with a travel booking refund policy..

UAE Lifts Ban On Transit Flights, Including From India, Pakistan

UAE Lifts Ban On Transit Flights, Including From India, Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights, including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday..

Umrah To Resume From August 10

Umrah To Resume From August 10

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..

WHO Panel Advises Against Covid Vaccination Proof For Travel

WHO Panel Advises Against Covid Vaccination Proof For Travel

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..

Night Flights At Srinagar, Jammu Airports Soon: GoI

Night Flights At Srinagar, Jammu Airports Soon: GoI

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 Back To Growth Trajectory In June: Report

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Back To Growth Trajectory In June: Report

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.

Suspension Of Scheduled International Flights Extended Till July 31

Suspension Of Scheduled International Flights Extended Till July 31

The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till July 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday..

Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Register For Haj Without Male Guardian

Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Register For Haj Without Male Guardian

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..

INTERVIEW View all

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

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

Days after being appointed as the new vice chancellor of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), noted academic Shakil A. Romshoo detailed his varsity vision in an interview with Kashmir Observer..

Sonum Lotus on Hot Summer, Cloudbursts: ‘Weather Extremes Increasing’

Jester’s Jingle: ‘A Voice Of Concern For Downtown’

REVIEW View all

Dr Nazir Mushtaq’s Book ‘Tinkey’ Released

Dr Nazir Mushtaq’s Book ‘Tinkey’ Released

The book is in Urdu, and is a collection of a hundred fictional micro stories of one page each and will be available in 5 languages- Kashmiri, English, Hindi, Bengali, and Persian..

Physician-Penman Returns With Shadowy Aspects of Society In His New Book

British Journo Couple Makes Sensational Claims on Kashmir In New Book

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

153 Afghan Media Outlets Stop Operations After Taliban Takeover

153 Afghan Media Outlets Stop Operations After Taliban Takeover

At least 153 Afghan media outlets have stopped operations in 20 provinces following the Taliban takeover of the war-torn nation last month, a media report citing organisations supporting free media said..

Journalist Bodies Condemn Police Raid On 4 Kashmir Journalists

Authorities Verifying, Regulating Media Persons Operating In Kupwara

OTV

Why Walnut Trees Are Axed Arbitrarily in Kashmir?

Why Walnut Trees Are Axed Arbitrarily in Kashmir?

Inspite of the existing laws guaranteeing protection and preservation of walnut trees, why are the organic dry fruit trees being axed in Kashmir? Know more in this episode of Inkishaf..

Parkour Boys of Kashmir

Parkour Boys of Kashmir

Played in an urban environment, Parkour is about negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. As part of popular culture, the sports has find takers in the valley..

Violation of Right to Education, Information

Violation of Right to Education, Information

In yet another instance of highhandedness, a noted private school of Kashmir first violated Right to Education by denying admission to a little girl, and then Right to Information by refusing to share information about it to the aggrieved parents under RTI. Know more in this episode of Inkishaf..

Lost in the Heap of Waste I Kashmir

Lost in the Heap of Waste I Kashmir

Despite National Green Tribunal ordering waste-to-energy plant in Srinagar’s Achan Landfill Site in 2017 and the subsequent cabinet approval for it, why has the project failed to take off?.

Lamentable State of Academia in Kashmir

Lamentable State of Academia in Kashmir

In this edition of Full Circle KO's Tooba Towfiq with Altaf Hussain Para and Wajahat Qazi discuss the reasons responsible for the dilapidated state of academic culture in universities in Kashmir..

Why High Court Is Coming to Landholders’ Rescue in Kashmir?

Why High Court Is Coming to Landholders’ Rescue in Kashmir?

Apparently, oblivious of land laws, revenue officers commit blunders during land acquisition forcing High Court to come to rescue of aggrieved families. Know more in this week's INKISHAF..

Map of Lost Legacy

Map of Lost Legacy

Days after his map became a shot to glory, the award-winning artist from the Valley talks about the imminent demise of the Kashmir Art in absence of an intervention..

How Kashmir’s Green Land Is Being Dumped?

How Kashmir’s Green Land Is Being Dumped?

Inspite of imposing a penalty of Rs 1.30 crores by the erstwhile Pollution Control Board, why is Municipal Council in Kashmir forcibly acquiring Forest and Panchayat land for dumping municipal waste?.

Why Isn’t Beneficiary List Of PM Ujwala Yojna Being Made Public In J&K?

Why Isn’t Beneficiary List Of PM Ujwala Yojna Being Made Public In J&K?

Under the Ujwala Yojna scheme, Government of India will be providing free connection to 1 crore needy people in 2021-22. But why isn't beneficiary list of the scheme being made public in Jammu and Kashmir?.

Gloom Over Grounded Drone in Kashmir

Gloom Over Grounded Drone in Kashmir

Weeks after drones were banned in the valley, the aerial snappers are anticipating review in restrain. These young content creators were fueling new-age creative enterprise before losing their flight to strife situation..

CAREERS View all

A List Of The Top-Rated Career-Oriented Courses That Are Guaranteed To Help You Out

A List Of The Top-Rated Career-Oriented Courses That Are Guaranteed To Help You Out

Choosing a career isn’t easy, especially in this atmosphere of cutthroat competition and job scarcity. While choosing a career, you have to look out for various aspects like salary, promotion, work hours, and others. .

J&K’s Public Libraries Offer Free Access To Reference Material

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Kashmir Traders Body Demands Reopening Of Restaurants In Srinagar

Kashmir Traders Body Demands Reopening Of Restaurants In Srinagar

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..

‘Turkish’ Tastemaker in Wazwan Town

TECHNOLOGY View all

Google Sees Future Of Work As ‘Hybrid’

Google Sees Future Of Work As ‘Hybrid’

Google on Wednesday ramped up cloud collaboration tools for businesses, expecting “hybrid” work routines to remain even after the pandemic has ended..

The Digital Dimension of Suicides 

CULTURE View all

DIPR’s Cultural Unit Organises Covid-19 Awareness Programme

DIPR’s Cultural Unit Organises Covid-19 Awareness Programme

The Artists of Cultural Unit Srinagar today performed at Cultural Unit Hall, Joint Directorate of Information Kashmir Division..

Hassan Kak’s Suroor

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