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A Successful Visit

A Successful Visit

Meanwhile, the home minister’s visit has almost sounded the election bugle in Kashmir. His outreach to the tribal communities has signaled that elections could likely be held by March-April next year..

TOP STORIES View all

In Kashmir, Amit Shah Rules Out Talks With Pak, Says Elections Soon

In Kashmir, Amit Shah Rules Out Talks With Pak, Says Elections Soon

Rejecting any dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that his government was more interested in talking to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and assured them that assembly polls will be held with "full transparency"..

Shah Asks Police, Central Forces To ‘Wipe Out Terrorism’

Shah Asks Police, Central Forces To ‘Wipe Out Terrorism’

The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on Wednesday ordered police and central forces to continue with the coordinated efforts through meticulous and well-planned counter-terrorism operations to wipe out terrorism..

India’s Growing Defence Exports

India’s Growing Defence Exports

India’s defence exports to various countries have increased manifold in recent years, the latest deal is to export Indian rocket launchers to Armenia.

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

A New US-Pakistan Warmth

Gone To Dogs

Record Tourism

Record Tourism

The waning pandemic and the return of normalcy has created conditions for unhindered tourism in the Valley. The future looks bright if things stay the same way.

Home Minister’s Visit

Sticky Problem 

Embattled Apple Trade

Criterion of Success

Criterion of Success

Success is reminding the society what priorities to take up, what matters to solve first. Success is feeling good, proud at one's own place, in one's own profession. Success is satisfying one's own intellectual conscience.

Art Of Forgiving: Forgive Yourself To Forgive Others

Want to Cure Your Perfectionism? Try Self-compassion

Sign Language — Connecting Beyond Barriers

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

How Two Siblings Are Contemporizing Art of Tapestry in Kashmir

How Two Siblings Are Contemporizing Art of Tapestry in Kashmir

Months after Srinagar earned UNESCO creative city tag under crafts category, the citadel of Kashmir Arts is showing signs of tapestry revival sparked by a scheme and siblings..

LOCAL View all

Allowing Doctors, Specialists To Take Night-Off Against Set Norms: DHSK

Allowing Doctors, Specialists To Take Night-Off Against Set Norms: DHSK

The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Wednesday said that some hospital administrators are allowing specialists, doctors to take night-off which is against norms..

J&K Clocks Eight New Covid Cases

Civilian Killed In ‘Accidental Firing’ In South Kashmir’s Pulwama

HM Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 1960 Crore In Jammu

REGIONAL View all

‘Hindu Rashtra’ Concept Being Taken Seriously, But…: RSS Chief Explains

‘Hindu Rashtra’ Concept Being Taken Seriously, But…: RSS Chief Explains

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday said scare-mongering was being done by some that there was a danger to minorities, but asserted that this is neither the nature of the Sangh nor of Hindus..

‘For Situation To Be Normal In Eastern Ladakh…’: What IAF Chief Said

Congress Contest: Shashi Tharoor Not Expecting Support From ‘Big Leaders’

Kejriwal Promises Benefits For Cows To Woo Voters In Gujarat

WORLD View all

Dubai’s Majestic Hindu Temple With 16 Deities Opens For Public

Dubai’s Majestic Hindu Temple With 16 Deities Opens For Public

A majestic new Hindu temple that blends Indian and Arabic architecture designs has been inaugurated here in Jebel Ali Village, with a powerful message of tolerance, peace and harmony..

UN Chief: World Is In ‘Life-Or-Death Struggle’ For Survival

3 Scientists Share Nobel Prize In Physics

Swedish Scientist Svante Wins Nobel Prize For Medicine

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..

BUSINESS View all

Reliance Digital Brings Exciting Offers For Dusshera

Reliance Digital Brings Exciting Offers For Dusshera

This Dusshera, bring home your kind of latest tech with Reliance Digital’s Festival of Electronics sale. Take a pick from your nearest Reliance Digital stores, My Jio Stores or shop online at reliancedigital.in..

J&K Admin Ropes In Women SHGs To Run Canteens In Govt Offices Under RLM

SBI Report Flags Freebies Time-Bomb, Asks Supreme Court To Cap Spends

J&K Bank Celebrates 84 Years Of Existence 

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

Amit Shah in Kashmir: No Talks With Pak, Polls Soon

Amit Shah in Kashmir: No Talks With Pak, Polls Soon

On the second day of his Valley visit, Home Minister Amit Shah rules out talks with Pakistan and set the date for polls soon after the completion of new voter list..

Traffic Snarls in Srinagar Ahead of Amit Shah’s Valley Visit

Traffic Snarls in Srinagar Ahead of Amit Shah’s Valley Visit

A day before HM Amit Shah's Kashmir visit, the regulated vehicular movement created traffic snarls in Srinagar..

Amid Anguish, Kashmiri Apple Graces Wazwan

Amid Anguish, Kashmiri Apple Graces Wazwan

Days after facing the market blues and highway hassles, Kashmiri apple has become part of the celebrated pie..

Waiting for UT Permit – Transporters Bring Kargil to a Standstill

Waiting for UT Permit – Transporters Bring Kargil to a Standstill

Kargil region of Ladakh is observing shutdown on the call of transporters demanding the UT-level permit..

J&K Taekwondo Team Shines In World Championship

J&K Taekwondo Team Shines In World Championship

J&K Taekwondo Team Represents India In International Championship.

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..

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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

WhatsApp Bans Over 23.28 Lakh Indian Accounts In August

WhatsApp Bans Over 23.28 Lakh Indian Accounts In August

WhatsApp banned over 23.28 lakh Indian accounts in August, of which over 10 lakh accounts were proactively taken down before any report from users, the messaging platform said on Saturday..

PM To Launch 5G Services In India Today

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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