EDITORIAL View all

Gujarat Polls

Gujarat Polls

Despite a widely shared foregone conclusion about the outcome of Gujarat polls, a triangular context between the BJP, the AAP and the Congress has made Gujarat a centre of media attention..

TOP STORIES View all

Srinagar Records Season’s Coldest Night At Minus 2.2 Degree Celsius

Srinagar Records Season’s Coldest Night At Minus 2.2 Degree Celsius

Freezing weather conditions show no signs of abating in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh as Srinagar recorded the season's coldest night at minus 2.2°C on Tuesday..

‘JeM Conspiracy Case’: NIA Court Sentences 5 Convicts to Life in Jail

‘JeM Conspiracy Case’: NIA Court Sentences 5 Convicts to Life in Jail

A Delhi court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to five militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) for recruiting and training youths for militant activities across the country..

No Guests at Hygam Wetland 

No Guests at Hygam Wetland 

At a time when Hygam wetland has been declared a Ramsar site of international importance, it is the duty of the Govt to come to its rescue soon.

Kathua Rape Case: How the Supreme Court Exorcised the Ghost of Juvenility

Wazwan On Trial

The Afghan Conundrum

The Tourism Rebound

The Tourism Rebound

The union territory has received the highest-ever tourist footfall of 1.6 crore this year, and the administration expects the number to cross two crore by the end of this year.

Abating Militancy

No Time For Indo-Pak Talks

Srinagar Revamp Plan

Juxtaposed Kashmir — Where Assorted Abodes Form Humdrum Heritage

Juxtaposed Kashmir — Where Assorted Abodes Form Humdrum Heritage

Amid the Smart City drive, the fate of old structures and juxtaposed landmarks remains uncertain in Srinagar.

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota?

Bidding Adieu

Death, Be Not Proud

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Limited Resources Delaying Srinagar Master Plan: Chief Town Planner

Limited Resources Delaying Srinagar Master Plan: Chief Town Planner

In a freewheeling interview with Kashmir Observer, Iftikhar Hakim, Chief Town Planner, Kashmir talks about the urban scenario and the vision document lost in translation..

LOCAL View all

Event On Mental Health Awareness Held At Central University

Event On Mental Health Awareness Held At Central University

The HELP Foundation in collaboration with Kashmir American Society for Healthcare, Medical Education and Research (KASHMER) held a program on the importance of Mental Health awareness and substance abuse..

CUK’S SLS Kick Starts Weeklong Induction Prog For Students

Body Of Kupwara Man Retrieved From River Jhelum In Sopore

4 Killed In Separate Road Accidents In Jammu

CITY View all

Amar Niwas Complex- Srinagar Smart City’s ‘Smart Office’

Amar Niwas Complex- Srinagar Smart City’s ‘Smart Office’

All rushed inside to get their jobs done. After all wire was connected temporarily and could fall again. But once we rushed in we found rooms chocked as there is no waiting area not to talk of any seating arrangement.

ISRT Academic Club Council Meeting To Embrace Change In J&K

Srinagar Losing Heritage Sites, Reveals Survey

SKIMS Conducts Academic Event On Recent Advances In Nuclear Medicine

REGIONAL View all

Hackers Demand 200 Cr In Crypto As AIIMS Server Remains Down For 6th Day

Hackers Demand 200 Cr In Crypto As AIIMS Server Remains Down For 6th Day

Hackers have allegedly demanded an estimated Rs 200 crore in cryptocurrency from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi as its server remained out of order for the sixth consecutive day, official sources said..

‘Increase Debate & Discussion’, Says PM Modi on Constitution Day

BSF Recovers Pak Balloon In Punjab

China Holds Its First Meeting With 19 Countries In Indian Ocean Region

WORLD View all

World Cup Fans In Qatar Introduced To Islam

World Cup Fans In Qatar Introduced To Islam

The Katara Cultural Village Mosque in Qatar’s capital of Doha has become the focus of attention for World Cup fans who want to get to know about Islam..

Nearly 50,000 Migrants Died In Search Of ‘Better Life’ Since 2014: UN

What’s Happening in Iran?

India Abstains From UN Vote To Probe Iran’s Alleged HR Violation

LIFE & TIMES

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..

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.

BUSINESS View all

‘Results Of Post-2019 Investments In J&K To Be Visible By Next Year’

‘Results Of Post-2019 Investments In J&K To Be Visible By Next Year’

The fruits of business investments and industries brought into Jammu and Kashmir after 2019 will be visible by the next year, even as the administration is working to achieve a target of securing investments worth Rs 75,000 crore..

Samoon Inaugurates Mega Job Fair; 5000 Candidates Registered

J&K To See Major Boost In Business, Tourism Investment: Officials

Union Agriculture Minister Honored Clover Organic

SPORT View all

FIFA World Cup: Ghana Defeats Korea 3-2, Cameroon Draw 3-3 With Serbia

FIFA World Cup: Ghana Defeats Korea 3-2, Cameroon Draw 3-3 With Serbia

Mohammed Kudus scored twice, including the go-ahead goal after South Korea evened the match in the second half, and Ghana staved off elimination at the World Cup with a 3-2 victory on Monday..

Real Kashmir Defeat Churchill Brothers 1-0 To Maintain Unbeaten Run

Iran vs USA: US Scrubs Emblem From Iran Flag At WC

J&K Knocked Out Of Vijay Hazare Trophy By Assam

HEALTH View all

Panel Setup To Streamline Free Drug Policy, Monitor Drug Inventory

Panel Setup To Streamline Free Drug Policy, Monitor Drug Inventory

Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Wednesday constituted a three member committee to streamline the Free Drug Policy and monitor the Drugs Inventory and availability in the Valley..

In A First, SKIMS Conducts Rare Stenting Procedure

War On Drugs: Admin Issues Advisory On Sale Of Psychotropic Drugs

DAK Warns Of Possible Triple Virus Threat This Winter

ENVIRONMENT View all

Wildlife Deptt Asks Orchardists To Dump Leftover Apples In Pits

Wildlife Deptt Asks Orchardists To Dump Leftover Apples In Pits

Amid the presence of black bear in north Kashmir areas, the Wildlife Protection department has issued an advisory, asking the orchardists to dump the leftover apple in a pit to avoid man - wild animal conflict..

‘Climate Change To Impact Mountains, Human Activity On A Global Scale’

Third Of World Heritage Glaciers Under Threat, Warns UNESCO Study

Govt Fails To Restore Brari Nambal Lagoon To Its Pristine Glory

TRAVEL

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..

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..

INTERVIEW View all

Of Lifestyle, Lethargy: Kashmir’s Cancer Situation Becoming Grave

Of Lifestyle, Lethargy: Kashmir’s Cancer Situation Becoming Grave

On the eve of National Cancer Awareness Day, observed on November 7 every year, Dr. Fir Afroz , who heads Radiation Oncology Department of SKIMS talks to Kashmir Observer, arguing that awareness is the most potent tool to fight the dreadful disease..

Of Changing K-Campus, Women Education: In Conversation with Dr Seema Naz

Poet Akbar Allahabadi’s Grandson Filming Kashmir’s ‘True’ Picture

REVIEW View all

Digital Dangers: Parenting in the Age of Phones 

Digital Dangers: Parenting in the Age of Phones 

Phones and iPads have become pacifiers, a bit like what TV was to parents in the 1980s. Research suggests that technology is not the best early experience to fire the neurons. How much screen time should they have in the early years? Is the addictive nature troubling?.

Swimming Out Into Open Water

Laal Singh Chaddha: Ableism, Masculinity and Nation 

CINEMA & TV View all

The Language of Abuse and Hindi Cinema

The Language of Abuse and Hindi Cinema

Time after time, what are clearly acts of violence against women on screen are repackaged as declarations of passionate love without giving thought to the social ramifications of such a twisted reading of romance and desire.

Kashmir Got Another Hangout, This Time Full of Entertainment

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

MEDIA View all

EGI Condemns Threats To Journalists In J&K

EGI Condemns Threats To Journalists In J&K

The Editors Guild of India on Friday voiced "deep concern" over recent threats issued to journalists working in Kashmir by suspected militant organisations, and the subsequent resignation of five mediapersons..

Kashmiri Journalist Bags Humanitarian Award For Covid Work

Israel Admits Shin Bet Tracked Journalists Using Mobile Phone Data

OTV

Football Fever Grips Kashmir as Fifa World Cup Kicks Off

Football Fever Grips Kashmir as Fifa World Cup Kicks Off

The biggest global sports event at Qatar has created a wave of excitement in Kashmir where locals are batting for their favourite teams and footballers..

Kashmir’s Differently-Abled Awaiting Progressive Push

Kashmir’s Differently-Abled Awaiting Progressive Push

This week's INKISHAF is on the unending challenges faced by persons with disabilities on sports and education front..

From Kerala to Kaaba: The Legend of India’s Oldest Mosque

From Kerala to Kaaba: The Legend of India’s Oldest Mosque

South Asia's oldest mosque remains a historical symbol of the Indo-Arabic trade ties and faithful connection..

Kashmiri Persianate Poet’s Personal Archive Unveiled in Srinagar

Kashmiri Persianate Poet’s Personal Archive Unveiled in Srinagar

Community welfare groups Monday came together to celebrate the life and times of Kashmir's eminent persianate poet, Khwaja Mohammad Amin Darab, in Srinagar's Amar Singh Club..

Apni Party Takes Out Rally in Srinagar

Apni Party Takes Out Rally in Srinagar

Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari Saturday said his party will hire lawyers to fight for the restoration of Article 370, 35-A in Supreme Court..

Kashmir Expo Concludes in Srinagar

Kashmir Expo Concludes in Srinagar

Three-day 'Startup for Livelihood' event concluded on Friday with the active participation of enterprising youth and experts..

Is Patriarchy Dominating Kashmir Panchayat?

Is Patriarchy Dominating Kashmir Panchayat?

This week's INKISHAF is on male Panchayat members' reluctant to call Gram Sabha with a proper quorum and thereby denying capacity building to women members..

Sense and Science: Five Kashmiri Friends and Their Exciting Innovation

Sense and Science: Five Kashmiri Friends and Their Exciting Innovation

Many Kashmiris have made it to notable lists of achievers recently. Keeping up with the legacy, five friends from IOT, University of Kashmir have successfully had their patent accepted for a smart rice cooker which operates through phone and is diabetes friendly. Listen to this podcast to hear their story as Jehangir and Sajid from the group get into a candid discussion with KO’s Tooba Towfiq about their tryst with innovation and their struggles..

‘Kashmir Expo’ Begins in Srinagar

‘Kashmir Expo’ Begins in Srinagar

Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Wednesday inaugurated Kashmir Expo, a three-day 'Start-up for Livelihood' event, at SKICC..

Kashmir Expo: Srinagar to Host ‘Startup for Livelihood’ Event

Kashmir Expo: Srinagar to Host ‘Startup for Livelihood’ Event

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the National Innovation Foundation (NIF) – India are organizing Kashmir Expo from 9th to 11th November 2022 at SKICC. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh is scheduled to Inaugurate the event tomorrow..

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 Authorities Declare A Batch Of Nestlé Milkmaid Unsafe

Srinagar Authorities Declare A Batch Of Nestlé Milkmaid Unsafe

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have issued a ‘food alert’ asking consumers to stop using ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestlé Milkmaid)..

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

TECHNOLOGY View all

WhatsApp To Launch ‘Message Yourself’ Feature In India

WhatsApp To Launch ‘Message Yourself’ Feature In India

Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Monday announced the launch of a new ‘Message Yourself’ feature in India, in the coming weeks..

Online Scams are Increasing and You Aren’t Safe

CULTURE View all

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

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

The weeklong event organized by INTACH in collaboration with HELP foundation seeks to bring forth the contribution of Mohammad Amin Darab in Persian poetry and literature before the Kashmiri people..

Taste Of Kashmir: 2-Day Festival Brings Valley Cuisine, Culture To Delhi

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