LONGFORM View all

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

JK Govt Lifts Ban on Muharram Processions, Ruhullah Questions Motive

JK Govt Lifts Ban on Muharram Processions, Ruhullah Questions Motive

The dates on which the procession have been allowed, include two major processions of 8th and 10th of Muharram. Both these processions were banned in early nineties with the onset of militanty in Kashmir.

Jaish Chief’s Aide Among 2 Killed In Dachigam Gunfight

Jaish Chief’s Aide Among 2 Killed In Dachigam Gunfight

Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including a top commander Mohammad Ismal Alvi alias Lamboo were killed in an encounter in the woods near Dachigam national park in Pulwama on Saturday..

Manufactured Medalists

Manufactured Medalists

Our university is still quantifying the quality of students by comparing their three digits i.e. marks earned in exams, instead of doing an overall assessment of student’s performance.

It’s a Fine Line: Individual Freedom vs Expert Advice Amidst Covid-19

Why Deny Mining Rights to PRIs in J&K ? 

Derailed Dialogue

A Long Wait

A Long Wait

In February too, the home minister Amit Shah had given an assurance to parliament  that the Centre will grant full statehood to Jammu and Kashmir at "an appropriate time". And this appropriate time is now.

As pandemic Wanes

Lingering Stand-off

Fake Arms License Scam

Book Clubs: The ‘All Women’s’ Clubbing?

Book Clubs: The ‘All Women’s’ Clubbing?

Book clubs promote a love of literature. They invoke a pleasant and nurturing environment. Its purpose is to bring a community of book lovers together to learn about and discuss something they all have in common, their love for books.

Mental Health First Aid: Anxiety Disorders

Disability and Human Rights

A Sacrifice for Celebration

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Old Brew Is Back With Samovar’s Creative Revival In Kashmir

Old Brew Is Back With Samovar’s Creative Revival In Kashmir

A traditional kettle used to brew, boil and serve tea and kehwa is making a creative comeback and dominating the market it lost to modern appliances and unsolicited health advices..

REGIONAL View all

Ladakh Row: India Seeks PLA To Leave Hot Springs, Gogra

Ladakh Row: India Seeks PLA To Leave Hot Springs, Gogra

India on Saturday pressed for an early disengagement of troops and weapons in Hot Springs, Gogra and other remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh during the 12th round of military talks with China.

Eat More Beef Than Chicken, Mutton, Fish: BJP Minister

CBSE To Announce Class 12 Results Today

Pak To Ban Public Sector, Education, Malls, Air Travel For Unvaccinated

WORLD View all

Hard-Won Gains At Risk As Delta Variant Spreads: WHO

Hard-Won Gains At Risk As Delta Variant Spreads: WHO

The world is at risk of losing hard-won gains in fighting Covid-19 as the highly transmissible Delta variant spreads, but WHO-approved vaccines remain effective, the World Health Organisation said..

US, Russia, China, And Pak To Discuss Afghan Crisis In Doha Next Month

Deadly Attack On Israeli Ship In Gulf Was Carried Out By Drones

Taliban Surge An ‘Existential Crisis’ For Afghan Govt: Watchdog

LIFE & TIMES

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..

Tips to Make Your Furniture Last Longer

Tips to Make Your Furniture Last Longer

It is important to know how to make your furniture last longer before you decide to let go of them. There are a lot of things that need to be considered while choosing the furniture..

Not To Be Sniffed At: Agony Of Post-Covid-19 Loss Of Smell

Not To Be Sniffed At: Agony Of Post-Covid-19 Loss Of Smell

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, doctors and researchers are still striving to better understand and treat the accompanying epidemic of COVID-19-related anosmia — loss of smell — draining much of the joy of life from an increasing number of sensorially frustrated longer-term sufferers like Forgione..

Colour Your Hair, Limit the Damage       

Colour Your Hair, Limit the Damage       

Before going in for colouring, it is essential to know the methods that are available and how they affect the hair. Also, find out about limiting the damage and the latest trends..

WhatsApp New Privacy Terms: What Do New Rules Really Mean For You?

WhatsApp New Privacy Terms: What Do New Rules Really Mean For You?

The announcement that WhatsApp will be getting new rules – and forcing users to agree to them – has spread fear among the people who rely on the messaging app to stay in touch with friends and family..

Masks Block 99.9% Of Large Covid-Linked Droplets: Study

Masks Block 99.9% Of Large Covid-Linked Droplets: Study

Face masks reduce the risk of spreading large Covid-linked droplets when speaking or coughing by up to 99.9 percent, according to a lab experiment with mechanical mannequins and human subjects, researchers said.

Beauty Oils: The Solution for Dry Winter Skin

Beauty Oils: The Solution for Dry Winter Skin

The winter breeze may feel good and enjoyable for many ways but it can rob moisture off your skin and make it prone to dryness and damage making whitish patches appear on your face and limbs..

BUSINESS View all

Handicraft Designs Now Just A Click Away

Handicraft Designs Now Just A Click Away

To consolidate the age old legacy of Kashmir Carpets and Kani Shawls,  a design bank/ design studio has been set up in the Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) Bagh-i-Ali Mardan Khan, Srinagar.

Financial Reforms Showing Impact On Ground: LG

J&K Witnessing New Rural Economic Revolution: LG Sinha

Govt Focuses Youth Empowerment Through Diverse Opportunities: CS

HEALTH View all

Second Covid Shot Safe After Allergic Reactions To First Dose: Study

Second Covid Shot Safe After Allergic Reactions To First Dose: Study

An allergic reaction after the first mRNA Covid-19 vaccine dose scares people from taking the next shot. However, a new study has shown that the second shot is safe and does not present any complications..

‘Covishield Gives 93% Protection Against Covid, 98% Mortality Reduction’

Do Vaccinated People Need To Go Back To Masking?

Dulloo Asks Officers To Utilise ECRP For Revamping Health Infrastructure

ENVIRONMENT View all

Cloudburst Prediction Difficult: Experts

Cloudburst Prediction Difficult: Experts

With Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh being hit by cloudbursts, experts on Wednesday said predicting this disaster is difficult as it is mostly a localised event and occurs in the hilly areas..

Earth’s ‘Vital Signs’ Worsening as Humanity’s Impact Deepens

‘Phenomenal Heat’ And Other Climate Mysteries Are Puzzling Scientists

Govt Forms STF To Rid JK Of Single Use Plastic

TRAVEL

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..

Covid-19: Saudi’s Bar Overseas Hajj Pilgrims for 2nd Year

Covid-19: Saudi’s Bar Overseas Hajj Pilgrims for 2nd Year

Saudi Arabia announced Saturday this year's hajj pilgrimage will be limited to no more than 60,000 people, all of them from within the kingdom, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic..

Global Airline Body Says ‘Travel Pass’ App To Go Live In Weeks

Global Airline Body Says ‘Travel Pass’ App To Go Live In Weeks

The head of global airline body IATA said on Thursday a digital travel pass for Covid-19 test results and vaccine certifications would go live in the coming weeks following a testing phase..

US Taking ‘Very Close Look’ At Vaccine Passports For Travel

US Taking ‘Very Close Look’ At Vaccine Passports For Travel

The United States said Friday it is seriously considering creating a vaccine passport for Americans traveling abroad..

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till June 30

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till June 30

The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till June 30, aviation regulator DGCA said on Friday..

European Union Likely To Reopen Borders To Vaccinated Travellers: Report

European Union Likely To Reopen Borders To Vaccinated Travellers: Report

EU member states agreed Wednesday to reopen the bloc's borders to travellers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, European sources said..

US Urges Citizens To Return Home From India Through Available Flights

US Urges Citizens To Return Home From India Through Available Flights

The US, which has urged its citizens not to travel to India due to an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases there, on Friday encouraged those in the country to book their tickets to return home through currently available flights..

Australia Borders Could Be Shut Until Late 2022

Australia Borders Could Be Shut Until Late 2022

Australia is likely to remain shut to visitors until late 2022, the country’s trade and tourism minister said Friday, as another global coronavirus surge smashed hopes of a quick reopening..

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till May 31

Suspension Of Scheduled Int’l Passenger Flights Extended Till May 31

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

INTERVIEW View all

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

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

Termed as a refreshing song on Shehre-Khaas, humourist Musaib Bhat’s ‘Down Town’ music video is seen as an artist’s ode to his birthplace..

‘BJP Won’t Restore Article 370, But May Provide Article 371’

Of Gupkar, GoI, Great Game: In Conversation With Ajai Sahni

REVIEW View all

The Rise Of The Deep State

The Rise Of The Deep State

An eye-opening book, currently the best study on Putinism and the politics of the Russian industrial oligarchy, offers a warning from history..

Khalid Bashir’s Latest ‘Kashmir Discovery’ Setting Records Straight

Kashmir Through Pages: Five Upcoming Books To Watch Out For

CINEMA & TV View all

The First Khan: Kashmiris Remember Dilip Kumar in Shadow and Substance

The First Khan: Kashmiris Remember Dilip Kumar in Shadow and Substance

Understandably, Dilip Kumar's death at the age of 98, shook Kashmiris with grief. While many spent their morning hearing personal histories of people who had encountered him in real life, others took to the internet to partake in mourning his death and celebrating his life.
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When Dilip Kumar Visited Kashmir to End The ‘Curse of Childlessness’

Film Legend Dilip Kumar Dies at 98 

MEDIA View all

Former Chief Minister Condemns Assault on Scribe

Former Chief Minister Condemns Assault on Scribe

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday condemned the highway assault on a young Kashmiri scribe..

Racist Campaign Against Siddiqui Disturbing, His Death A Loss: EGI

Reuters Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Killed In Afghanistan

OTV

Troubled Waters Of Doodhganga

Troubled Waters Of Doodhganga

Is Srinagar Municipal Corporation violating water conservation laws by draining untreated liquid waste into Doodhganga? Find out in this episode of Inkishaf..

Why Public Service Guarantee Act is in Deep Freezer in Jammu & Kashmir?

Why Public Service Guarantee Act is in Deep Freezer in Jammu & Kashmir?

People of Jammu and Kashmir are deprived of basic services inspite of legislation guaranteeing public services. Much of this has to do with the frozen status of Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA)..

Food We Eat: Safe or Unsafe?

Food We Eat: Safe or Unsafe?

Is the food we eat safe for consumption? Is the quality of food checked before it reaches us? Are there any measures taken to ensure that the safety and hygiene of food is not compromised?  This week's "Full Circle" addresses such questions head on..

Robotic Surgery in Kashmir

Robotic Surgery in Kashmir

Kashmir's wait for Robotic surgery is finally ending as the recent workshop attended by 130 medical delegates in Government Medical College, Srinagar stressed the need for innovation in medical field..

Cancel Culture in Employment

Cancel Culture in Employment

After recent Class-IV posts witnessed around 4 lakh applications, the shortlisted applicants with qualification higher than 10+2 were dramatically debarred from the final selection list. The decision has not only come as a rude shock to thousands of “overqualified” unemployed youth of Kashmir, but also ended a small window of opportunity for the valley’s young and restless..

Bus on Jhelum

Bus on Jhelum

First water bus has been launched in Srinagar on a trial basis to revive water transport in Kashmir. Brought from New Zealand, the three bus boats will serve as an alternate mode of transport in the city grappling with congested roads and heavy road traffic..

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

What used to be a way of life in Kashmir is now making a galloping comeback driven by an epic drama..

Growing Rural Wastelands of Kashmir

Growing Rural Wastelands of Kashmir

Solid Liquid Waste Management in rural areas of Kashmir is not picking up inspite of adequate fund availability with Govt of India. As the muck and mess is mounting, many are wondering about the state of scheme under national flagship programme, Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen..

Demystifying Mental Health Crisis

Demystifying Mental Health Crisis

"Do not be surprised if our HIV cases increase because of substance abuse. It's huge and alarming", Dr Arshaid Hussain, Psychiatrist & Professor, IMHANS, GMC, Srinagar..

Man vs Wild

Man vs Wild

Kashmir caught in the throes of a deadly conflict has been witness to an alarming rise in the human animal conflict as well especially after the nearly three year long lock down began to ease this year..

CAREERS View all

DPS Srinagar Records 100% Results In Class XII Exam

DPS Srinagar Records 100% Results In Class XII Exam

In the recently declared Class 12th results (CBSE), DPS Srinagar has recorded a 100% pass rate, adding another feather to its illustrious record..

Top Tips For Studying In The UK As An Indian Student

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

4 Million Phone Numbers Of Clubhouse Users ‘Up For Sale’ On Dark Web

4 Million Phone Numbers Of Clubhouse Users ‘Up For Sale’ On Dark Web

Nearly four million phone numbers of Clubhouse users have been allegedly leaked and are 'up for sale' on the Dark Web..

Phone Numbers Of Ministers, Journos, Activists In India ‘Hacked’: Report

CULTURE View all

DIPR Artists Mesmerise Audiences At Kashmir Haat

DIPR Artists Mesmerise Audiences At Kashmir Haat

The Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR's), Cultural Unit Kashmir Friday organised a variety of cultural programme at Kashmir Haat (Exhibition ground Srinagar ) on the seventh day of the ongoing Craft Mela-2021 here..

Info Dept Artists Enthral Visitors At Kashmir Haat

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