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EDITORIAL View all

Weather Woes

Weather Woes

Every time, erratic rain extends for a longer dura­tion in a warmer season, we are reminded of our hap­less vulnerability to flooding..

TOP STORIES View all

PM Modi Inaugurates New Parliament House As Part Of New Delhi’s Makeover

PM Modi Inaugurates New Parliament House As Part Of New Delhi’s Makeover

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated a new parliament building at a grand ceremony amid controversies over the "Sengol" and boycotts by the Opposition parties..

Kashmiri Pandits Celebrate Mela Kheer Bhawani With Religious Fervour 

Kashmiri Pandits Celebrate Mela Kheer Bhawani With Religious Fervour 

Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits gathered at the revered Mata Maha Ragnya Temple in Tullamulla village, located in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, for the annual Kheer Bhawani Mela on Sunday..

Child Labour: An Ongoing Issue in Kashmir  

Child Labour: An Ongoing Issue in Kashmir  

In any case, the longstanding problem with the employment of children is simply that at an age when a child is reasonably expected to go to school, play with their peers, and learn the multiplication tables or the periodic table, they are stripped of this innocence and forced to become an adult.

Why the Future of Kashmiri Literature is Promising

The ‘Tauba Tauba’ Syndrome 

The Unresolved Palestinian Question

G20 Meeting Takeaway

G20 Meeting Takeaway

The administration needs to focus on building and upgrading its infrastructure before bringing more tourists to the region. Improving transportation infrastructure, providing quality accommodation, ensuring basic amenities, and addressing security concerns must be the top priority for the government.

Uniting Opposition

PM’s Three-Nation Tour

Record Tourist Influx

A Psychologists’ Reflections on ‘Verily, We Created Man in Hardship’

A Psychologists’ Reflections on ‘Verily, We Created Man in Hardship’

Hardships serve as transformative crucibles, testing and refining the resilience inherent in every individual. By pushing people beyond their comfort zones, these challenges compel them to confront their fears and limitations head-on  

Maintenance of Lakes for Water Crisis

Behind Closed Doors

Appreciating the Advancements and Navigating the Hazards of Technology

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Uphill Battle: Early Marriages Rob Kashmir Tribal Girls Of Education

Uphill Battle: Early Marriages Rob Kashmir Tribal Girls Of Education

Early marriage among the tribal community is a tradition which is very familiar in J&K’s Gujjar-Bakerwal tribe. Many girls from these communities of Kashmir still face this customary practice, robbing them of their education..

LOCAL View all

NIT’s Nanotech Conf Commemorates Prof. Chopra, Prof. Chesti

NIT’s Nanotech Conf Commemorates Prof. Chopra, Prof. Chesti

The ongoing five-day International Conference on Nanotechnology entered its fourth day with a solemn tribute to two eminent scientists who played a pivotal role in advancing the frontiers of science and engineering..

Teacher Found Using Software To Mark Fake Attendance

Militant Associate Held In Baramulla

SCERT Kashmir Organizes Talk on Gender Sensitive Curriculum

CITY View all

Smart City Projects To Be Completed By June 2024: CEO SSCL

Smart City Projects To Be Completed By June 2024: CEO SSCL

Srinagar Smart City has recorded highest-ever completion of projects amongst all the smart cities across the country with the CEO Srinagar Smart City Limited Athar Aamir saying that 55 projects have been completed so far.

SDRF Gears Up Around Dal Lake Amid Weather Alert

Large Scale Fish Death Creates Panic Among Dal Dwellers

Srinagar: G20 Delegates Visit Polo View Market

REGIONAL View all

Delhi University To Drop Allama Iqbal From Syllabus

Delhi University To Drop Allama Iqbal From Syllabus

The Academic Council of Delhi University on Friday passed a motion to remove a chapter on Pakistan's national poet Muhammad Iqbal, also known as Allama Iqbal, from the political science syllabus, members of the statutory body confirmed..

Beware Android Users! Central Agency Warns Of Dangerous Phone Virus

Imran Khan Faces ‘End of the Road’ As Pakistan Army Cracks Down

SC Rejects PIL For Inauguration Of New Parliament By Prez

WORLD View all

Iran Does Not Recognize Taliban, Wants Inclusive Govt. in Kabul

Iran Does Not Recognize Taliban, Wants Inclusive Govt. in Kabul

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has reiterated the necessity of establishing an inclusive government in Afghanistan while clarifying that Tehran does not recognize the ruling faction in Kabul..

Iran Launches 2,000 km-Range Ballistic Missile Kheybar

‘Ties In T20 Mode’:Modi Describes Rapid Rise In India-Australia Relations

Hezbollah Conducts Wargames Near Lebanon’s Border With Israel

LIFE & TIMES

Online Search To Make Up Lost Time With Artificial Intelligence

Online Search To Make Up Lost Time With Artificial Intelligence

Online search, dominated by Google for 25 years, has become as banal as making a phone call, but it could finally be getting a profound reset thanks to artificial intelligence..

How To Move Without Legs Or Wings: Helping Trees Migrate To New Regions

How To Move Without Legs Or Wings: Helping Trees Migrate To New Regions

While it is true that individual trees are immobile, as a species they can actually move and migrate as well as birds do! However, this takes place over a much different time frame..

Benefits Of Miswak In Islam

Benefits Of Miswak In Islam

There is now increasing scientific evidence that miswak has medicinal properties and helps fight plaque, recession of gums, tooth decay, bleeding gums, strengthen the enamel in your teeth, deep periodontal pocket and Leaves you with a healthy mouth..

‘Maths Anxiety’ Is A Real Thing. Here Are 3 Ways To Help Your Child Cope

‘Maths Anxiety’ Is A Real Thing. Here Are 3 Ways To Help Your Child Cope

Maths anxiety usually develops as a result of poor experiences with maths, which leads to negative thought patterns about your maths potential..

Pulses Are Packed With Goodness: 5 Cool Things You Should Know About Them

Pulses Are Packed With Goodness: 5 Cool Things You Should Know About Them

Thanks to their nitrogen-fixing ability, pulses are nutritional powerhouses: high in protein and fibre, and low in fat..

‘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.

HEALTH View all

Now, GMC To Hold Int’l Conference On Robotic Surgery

Now, GMC To Hold Int’l Conference On Robotic Surgery

Close on the heels of recently concluded G20 meeting in Kashmir, the Government Medical College (GMC) in Srinagar is all set to organize a three-day international hi-tech conference on Robotic Surgeries here in this capital city..

SKIMS Organizes CME On ‘Evidence Based Management Of GI Cancers’

GMC Srinagar Doctors Perform Maiden Coronary Calcium Modulation Therapy

IRIA To Host Remote Radiology CME In Srinagar

ENVIRONMENT View all

Wular Management Body Reconstituted 

Wular Management Body Reconstituted 

Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday reconstituted the Wular Conservation and Management Authority (WUCMA) with Administrative Secretary Forest, Ecology and Environment Department as its chairperson..

No Progress To Control Pollution In Doodh Ganga: NGT

Pampore Residents Appeal DC, RWW Not To Allow Any Colony On Wetland Area

Camera Trap Confirms Presence Of Snow Leopard In Kishtwar

TRAVEL

SpiceJet Hikes Salaries For Pilots To ₹ 7.5 Lakh Per Month

SpiceJet Hikes Salaries For Pilots To ₹ 7.5 Lakh Per Month

 SpiceJet on Tuesday announced a substantial hike in the salary of its captains to ₹ 7.5 lakh per month for 75 hours of flying..

‘Maintain Balance’ While Pricing Tickets: Govt To Airlines

‘Maintain Balance’ While Pricing Tickets: Govt To Airlines

The govt has asked airlines to exercise moderation and ensure a balance in pricing of air tickets amid a spike in airfares on certain routes especially after suspension of flights by crisis-hit Go First, according to a senior official..

Dubai Cheaper Than Srinagar, Soaring Airfares Cause Decline in Bookings

Dubai Cheaper Than Srinagar, Soaring Airfares Cause Decline in Bookings

Several tourism stakeholders have expressed concern over the soaring air prices which they say have dampened the tourist inflow with the arrival of the peak season..

Stop Sale Of Tickets Immediately, DGCA Tells Go First

Stop Sale Of Tickets Immediately, DGCA Tells Go First

Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday directed crisis-hit Go First to immediately stop bookings and sale of tickets directly or indirectly till further orders, according to a source..

Airfares Likely to Rise as Go First Cancellations Reduce Capacity: TAAI

Airfares Likely to Rise as Go First Cancellations Reduce Capacity: TAAI

No-frills carrier Go First filing for insolvency proceedings and cancelling flights is bad for the airline industry as the move will reduce capacity and could push airfares in certain routes, travel agents' grouping TAAI said..

Domestic Air Traffic Touches All-Time High On Apr 30

Domestic Air Traffic Touches All-Time High On Apr 30

The country's domestic air traffic has been on the recovery path for the past many months after being severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic..

Drunk Passenger Tries To Open Aircrafts Emergency Exit

Drunk Passenger Tries To Open Aircrafts Emergency Exit

A 30-year old passenger from Kanpur who was travelling from Delhi to Bengaluru on an Indigo flight has been arrested for attempting to open the emergency exit mid-air, police said on Saturday..

36000 Pilgrims From J&K Performed Umrah In Last 7 Months

36000 Pilgrims From J&K Performed Umrah In Last 7 Months

At least 36000 from Jammu & Kashmir performed Umrah since September 2022 till this Ramadan, indicating 50 per cent increase of pilgrims compared to last year in the Union Territory..

Indian Carriers To Operate 22,907 Weekly Domestic Flights In Summer

Indian Carriers To Operate 22,907 Weekly Domestic Flights In Summer

Indian carriers will operate a total of 22,907 weekly domestic flights during the summer schedule starting from March 26..

Kashmir To Have Its First Hanging Restaurant Soon 

Kashmir To Have Its First Hanging Restaurant Soon 

“We are working on the project at the moment and hopefully it will be thrown open for the public in April this year.”.

IndiGo Flight Diverted After Bomb Hoax

IndiGo Flight Diverted After Bomb Hoax

An IndiGo flight from New Delhi to Odisha’s Deogarh was diverted to the Lucknow airport following a “specific bomb threat” which was later declared a hoax, the airlines said..

Indian Airlines Have More Than 1,100 Planes On Order

Indian Airlines Have More Than 1,100 Planes On Order

The country's airline industry is poised for expansion with more than 1,100 planes on order by various domestic carriers..

Air India To Purchase 250 Airbus Aircraft In Largest-Ever Aviation Deal

Air India To Purchase 250 Airbus Aircraft In Largest-Ever Aviation Deal

Tata Group-owned Air India will buy 250 aircraft, including 40 wide-body planes, from Airbus as the airline expands its fleet and operations..

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..

INTERVIEW View all

The Silver Screen Journey: One-to-One with Actor Mir Sarwar  

The Silver Screen Journey: One-to-One with Actor Mir Sarwar  

Anyone making a film about Kashmir should do their research and not follow the same formula as everyone else. Many films are made on the same subject, with only minor differences, but the central theme remains constant. There are many other aspects to Kashmir

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Kashmir’s PR Industry Emerging Winner in Institutional Race

Parents Should Appreciate Child’s Hard Work, Not Just Success: RISE

REVIEW View all

Peak Shift

Peak Shift

Storytellers in these genres can use the principle of peak-shift in their design of character and situation to a much greater extent than those working within the straightjacket of realism. If a story of a human fighting a lion is good, then a story of a demigod fighting a ten-headed monster is better, because it captures the essence of heroic struggle against dangerous adversaries.

Talaash-e-Kashmir: A Poetic Self-Reflection

JUNE 2023: To Be Read

CINEMA & TV View all

Kashmir Finest Destination For Film Shooting: India’s G20 Sherpa

Kashmir Finest Destination For Film Shooting: India’s G20 Sherpa

Kashmir is the finest destination for film shooting, India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said on Monday, as the three-day third tourism working group meeting of the powerful grouping kick-started here..

‘Welcome To Kashmir’ Shows Kashmir & Kashmiris In Positive Light’

Shah Rukh Khan In Kashmir For ‘Dunki’ Shoot

MEDIA View all

PIB Srinagar Organizes Media Workshop ‘Vartalap’ At Bandipora

PIB Srinagar Organizes Media Workshop ‘Vartalap’ At Bandipora

Press Information Bureau (PIB), Srinagar, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India today organised Media Workshop “Vartalap” at district Bandipora..

World Press Freedom Index: India Slips 11 Places to 161st Rank

NGO-Militant Funding Case: NIA Arrests Kashmiri Journalist Irfan Mehraj

Kashmir Observer TV

G20 Delegates Time Out In Srinagar

G20 Delegates Time Out In Srinagar

The G20 delegates, who attended the 3rd working group meeting in Srinagar, besides visiting imperial Mughal Gardens, participated in a special Yoga session at Royal Springs Golf Course situated on the foothills of Zabarwan range on their last day of Kashmir visit..

Kashmir Now Ready To Host Hollywood

Kashmir Now Ready To Host Hollywood

Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Tuesday said that the UT reflects multi-cultural ethos of India and the administration led by him has revived film tourism under the film policy 2021 to open the gates of ‘paradise’ for Bollywood and Hollywood..

G20 Delegates Arrive In Srinagar

G20 Delegates Arrive In Srinagar

Delegates from different G-20 countries arrived in Srinagar amid unprecedented security cover on Monday to attend the 3rd Tourism Working Group Meeting at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on the banks of Dal Lake..

Srinagar Jhelum Riverfront Thrown Open

Srinagar Jhelum Riverfront Thrown Open

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today inaugurated the Jhelum Rajbagh Riverfront and dedicated the project to the public..

G20 in Kashmir- Countdown Begins

G20 in Kashmir- Countdown Begins

Th stage is all set for the  first G20 meet in Srinagar from May 22-24, 2023. Some 100 delegates are likely to attend the third G20 tourism working group meeting in Srinagar..

Centre of Commotion: How Exam Created Outcry in Kashmir

Centre of Commotion: How Exam Created Outcry in Kashmir

This week's INKISHAF is on the official move to direct students to appear for the CUET exam outside J&K. As the decision triggered tempers in town, distressed students are expecting the government to intervene and ask the National Testing Agency to stretch the exam for a longer time so that all of them appear for the Computer Based Test within Jammu & Kashmir..

GoAir Cancels Flights, Flyers Stuck

GoAir Cancels Flights, Flyers Stuck

As Go First Airlines grounded flights amid bankruptcy passengers with valid tickets are left in the middle of nowhere. Go First on Tuesday announced suspension of flights from May 3 to May 5. Go Air’s slide into bankruptcy has left travelers frustrated and confused. The sudden announcement has thrown a wrench in people’s travel plans..

Srinagar Ring Road- Other Side Of The Story

Srinagar Ring Road- Other Side Of The Story

Srinagar Ring Road- Other Side Of The Story.

Fire At Hazratbal Market

Fire At Hazratbal Market

The devastating fire broke out in a multi-storeyed shopping complex in Hazratbal. The complex, which housed several food outlets including Hattrick and Amigos, caught fire around 11:45 AM and soon spread to other compartments. Fire and Emergency Services tried to contain the fire for hours, but it spread to nearby residential houses causing huge losses estimated to be worth crores of rupees. Locals have alleged that the use of domestic LPG cylinders at food outlets caused the fire..

Amid Growing Dog Bites, Srinagar Awaits Smart Waste Management

Amid Growing Dog Bites, Srinagar Awaits Smart Waste Management

This week's INKISHAF is on government's inability to implement the smart solid and liquid management programme for Srinagar Smart City. The model won't only make Srinagar smart in real sense but will also give people a sigh of relief from the growing canine terror..

CAREERS View all

Unique Offline, Online Coaching Started For NEET Aspirants In Kishtwar

Unique Offline, Online Coaching Started For NEET Aspirants In Kishtwar

To facilitate students who face financial constraints in accessing coaching outside the district, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar have come out with a unique offline-cum-online coaching programme for NEET aspirants.

Scholarships This Week

KHYEN CHYEN View all

10-Day Food, Cultural Fair To Be Held In Srinagar Next Week

10-Day Food, Cultural Fair To Be Held In Srinagar Next Week

A 10-day "woman-led" food and cultural fair will be organised in Srinagar from March 15 to showcase diverse cuisines and unique indigenous products from across the country, an official said on Saturday..

J&K Launches Rs 879-Crore Food Processing Project

TECHNOLOGY View all

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 80% Of Jobs In Coming Years: Expert

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 80% Of Jobs In Coming Years: Expert

Artificial intelligence could replace 80 percent of human jobs in the coming years -- but that's a good thing, says US-Brazilian researcher Ben Goertzel, a leading AI guru..

AI: Opportunities and Challenges

CULTURE View all

Coke Studio Kashmiri Song Fetches Half a Million Views in 1 Day

Coke Studio Kashmiri Song Fetches Half a Million Views in 1 Day

The Kashmiri song not only tells the story of a bride and her father as they prepare for her wedding feast but also highlights the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir, with a message of love and care woven into its lyrics..

Once Highly Sought After, Horologists Stare At Death Of Their ‘Art’

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