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Home Minister’s Visit

Home Minister’s Visit

Will this visit be any different? There is a possibility that it could be. The visit comes at a time when J&K is looking ahead to holding its Assembly elections probably early next year. So, people will expect the home minister to make some announcement to this effect.

TOP STORIES View all

J&K DG Prisons Hemant Kumar Lohia Murdered

J&K DG Prisons Hemant Kumar Lohia Murdered

Jammu and Kashmir's Director General (Prisons) Hemant K Lohia was found murdered at his residence in Jammu on Monday night with police suspecting his domestic help as the main culprit, police said..

Home Minister Amit Shah Arrives In J&K Amid Heightened Security

Home Minister Amit Shah Arrives In J&K Amid Heightened Security

Amid unprecedented surety arrangements, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived here on Monday on a three-day visit of Jammu and Kashmir..

We’re a Mess: J&K Fails to Fare in Sanitation Survey

We’re a Mess: J&K Fails to Fare in Sanitation Survey

It is a matter of concern that a beautiful city like Srinagar couldn't be one of the 20 cleanest cities in India as per the last 8 Swachh Survekshan surveys. Jammu & Kashmir, which was one of the cleanest states in India more than 40 years back , is now a filthy and unclean place.

A New US-Pakistan Warmth

Gone To Dogs

Online RTI: A Distant Dream

Sticky Problem 

Sticky Problem 

Though security forces have much to congratulate themselves on for the current state of uneasy peace, it will need much more effort to further stabilize the situation and usher in a genuine peace.

Embattled Apple Trade

Acrimony At The UN

New Azad Party

Art Of Forgiving: Forgive Yourself To Forgive Others

Art Of Forgiving: Forgive Yourself To Forgive Others

It is impossible to forgive and heal when you project your anger at yourself onto other people. Because of this, you become stuck in a destructive cycle and are unable to quit hurting yourself

Want to Cure Your Perfectionism? Try Self-compassion

Sign Language — Connecting Beyond Barriers

Psychological Underpinnings of a Crime

IN FOCUS

LOCAL View all

Domestic Help Main Accused In J&K DG Prisons Murder: Police

Domestic Help Main Accused In J&K DG Prisons Murder: Police

Police on Tuesday said initial investigations into the murder of Jammu and Kashmir's Director General (Prisons) Hemant Kumar Lohia here did not point towards the terror angle as efforts are on to arrest his domestic help who has emerged as the main suspect in the case..

Several Delegations Call On HM In Jammu

SIU Raids In Kulgam Over Teacher’s Killing

20K Mulberry Saplings To Be Planted Along NH-44

CITY View all

Agha Mehdavipur Releases Tareekh-e-Shiayan-e-Kashmir 

Agha Mehdavipur Releases Tareekh-e-Shiayan-e-Kashmir 

The first of the five volume history of the Shia's of Jammu and Kashmir in Urdu "Tarikh-e-Shiayan-e-Jammu va Kashmir" written by Justice (Retd) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain was released at an impressive function on Saturday..

‘Khoja Digar’ Offered At Naqashbandh Sahib (R.A) Shrine

HFMD Outbreak: CEO Srinagar Issues Advisory For Students

Bar On Public Entry In Dachigam Sought

REGIONAL View all

Kejriwal Promises Benefits For Cows To Woo Voters In Gujarat

Kejriwal Promises Benefits For Cows To Woo Voters In Gujarat

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday promised Rs 40 per day for the upkeep of every cow in Gujarat and a shelter home for non-milching cattle in every district of the state if the Aam Aadmi Party is voted to power..

No Fuel, India’s Mars Orbiter Craft Quietly Bids Adieu

IAF Scrambled Jets After ‘Bomb Threat’ on Iran-China Flight Over India

PM Modi Launches 5G Services In India

LIFE & TIMES

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..

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’

‘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..

SPORT View all

JKSC To ‘Tighten Noose’ On Defunct Associations

JKSC To ‘Tighten Noose’ On Defunct Associations

The JKSC on Monday said that it is “tightening noose over non-functional associations of J&K” to ensure interests of the players in various disciplines is not jeopardised due to defunct sports entities..

DPS Srinagar Wins Under-17 Inter-School Basketball

T20 WC Winning Team To Get $1.6 Million: ICC

J&K Taekwondo Team Represents India In International Championship

HEALTH View all

Children Hospital Bemina Starts Operations

Children Hospital Bemina Starts Operations

The much awaited 500 bedded Children Hospital in Bemina area of the city has started to function from Monday. The Hospital is set to raise the benchmark of health infrastructure in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir..

Pharma Covigilance Week Observed At GMC Anantnag

Govt Asks Private Health Facilities To Get Registered On ABDM Portal

World Patient Safety Day: WHO Urges Ending Unsafe Medication Practices

ENVIRONMENT View all

NGT Bars Pvt Firm From Mining In Central Kashmir Stream

NGT Bars Pvt Firm From Mining In Central Kashmir Stream

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has restrained a private company from carrying out any mining activities in Shaliganga stream in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir..

3 J&K Water Bodies Reel Under Invasive Species, Pollution Threat

‘Warming May Lead To More Frequent, Longer-Lasting Droughts In India’

Govt Submits ATR On Wular Lake Conservation In Court

TRAVEL

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..

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’l Flights Likely to Resume from March 15

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..

INTERVIEW View all

‘Gobyaer’: Untangling the Thread of Grief

‘Gobyaer’: Untangling the Thread of Grief

The anthology A Case of Indian Marvels: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest New Writers (edited by David Davidar) features forty short stories which deal with India as it had been for the past few decades and India as it is now..

Of Deforestation, Delays, Deadlines: In Talks With Ring Road Director

Of Roads, Lakes and 1200 Cameras — In Conversation With SMC Commissioner

REVIEW View all

How Modi’s Art of Politics Is Propelling His Party

How Modi’s Art of Politics Is Propelling His Party

Apart from giving an interesting account of a BJP's rise from piggybacking on the socialist group, the architect of the New BJP offers excellent details about the social psychology and political events..

Darlings: A Tragicomedy of Love, Violence and Revenge 

Gulshan Books Opens Outlet At Srinagar International Airport

CINEMA & TV View all

Kashmir Got Another Hangout, This Time Full of Entertainment

Kashmir Got Another Hangout, This Time Full of Entertainment

“Not that we need this space for watching movies, but it will definitely become one of the go-to places in Srinagar now.”.

Srinagar’s First Multiplex To Screen ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’

Taking Measures For Vibrant Film Ecosystem In Kashmir: LG

MEDIA View all

‘Our Hearts Are Broken’: How UK Newspapers Marked Queen’s Death

‘Our Hearts Are Broken’: How UK Newspapers Marked Queen’s Death

Poignant photographs of Queen Elizabeth II dominated the front pages of Britain's grieving newspapers on Friday, charting her journey from coronation to matriarch of the nation..

Adani Forays Into News Channel Space; Set To Acquire NDTV

World Photography Day Celebrated In Srinagar

OTV

Mindless Mining Ruining Kashmir’s Riverbeds

Mindless Mining Ruining Kashmir’s Riverbeds

In the backdrop of the latest NGT order banning illegal mining in Shali Ganga river, this week’s INKISHAF focuses on the rampant use of heavy machinery—like JCBs—in Kashmir’s mined riverbeds in absence of CCTVs and official monitoring..

Tests and Trials of Kashmir’s Unconventional Innovator

Tests and Trials of Kashmir’s Unconventional Innovator

Despite simplifying the valley's complex with his creations, an innovator is struggling to patent his brainchilds in Kashmir's up-for-grabs creative enterprise..

Chinks in Kashmir’s Rural Waste Management

Chinks in Kashmir’s Rural Waste Management

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Beating of Lecturer: Has Scheduled Tribe Act Become Toothless In JK?

Beating of Lecturer: Has Scheduled Tribe Act Become Toothless In JK?

This week's INKISHAF is on the physical assault of a Scheduled Tribe lecturer by his senior. The case didn't attract any punitive action prompting many to question the SC-ST Act for failing to protect the rights and dignity of tribals in JK..

Fatal Fall – Kashmir In Nutshell

Fatal Fall – Kashmir In Nutshell

Kashmir’s festive walnut harvest season wasn’t as woeful as it has now become due to the fatal falls. The occupational hazard has prompted experts to bat for the scientific methods to sustain the industry spread over 89,000 hectares of land in the region..

Healthcare Workers Taking Oath Against Drugs In Kashmir

Healthcare Workers Taking Oath Against Drugs In Kashmir

A pledge against drug addiction was taken by healthcare workers in presence of Director Health Kashmir on Saturday..

Campus Confusion: Trials and Tests of JK Teachers

Campus Confusion: Trials and Tests of JK Teachers

This week's INKISHAF is about the government teachers deputed to non-teaching duties and the absence of contractual educators in higher secondary schools..

NEET 22: Shopian Boy Tops J&K, Secures All India Rank 10

NEET 22: Shopian Boy Tops J&K, Secures All India Rank 10

Festivities broke out in the family of a fruit merchant in Shopian district of Kashmir after his son topped the NEET-UG-2022 examination..

Dispatch from Dhaka: ‘We Want Our Friend’s Body Home’

Dispatch from Dhaka: ‘We Want Our Friend’s Body Home’

Hours after a Kashmiri student was reported dead in Bangladesh, the demand of her body is only growing. Despite seeking MEA's intervention, parents of Khushboo Manzoor from Bijbehara are facing the campus conditions..

Kashmiri Carpet in the House

Kashmiri Carpet in the House

Kashmir’s carpet chronicle is an epic, but the fall of the cottage industry over the years has only become its Achilles heel. For a change now, the limelight is back after some weavers from Budgam brought home a big parliament project..

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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

Srinagar Ranks Among 75 Top Distts Of India Under ‘Eat Right Challenge’

Srinagar Ranks Among 75 Top Distts Of India Under ‘Eat Right Challenge’

The Srinagar District has figured in top 75 Districts of the country in implementation of the ‘Eat Right Challenge for Cities and Districts’ of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI.

Pizza Places You Might Want To Check Out In Kashmir

TECHNOLOGY View all

PM To Launch 5G Services In India Today

PM To Launch 5G Services In India Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the much-awaited 5G services in India on October 1, 2022, an official release said on Friday..

Govt Blocks 45 Videos On 10 YouTube Channels: Thakur

CULTURE View all

Exhibition On Arbaeen Kicks Off At Mahattas

Exhibition On Arbaeen Kicks Off At Mahattas

A week long Exhibition on Arbaeen has kicked off at Mahatta Art Gallery near the city Centre. The Art, Photography and Calligraphy exhibition has attracted the attention of Art lovers who thronged the exhibition.

The Calligrapher’s Canvas

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