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75th Independence Day

75th Independence Day

The 75th Independence Day came ten days after Jammu and Kashmir observed the third anniversary of the revocation of Article 370. And that the PM didn’t feel the need to mention Kashmir, an otherwise abiding national issue for the past seven decades, shows how far Kashmir has come on the path to normalcy..

TOP STORIES View all

J&K Govt Nod To VDGs For Self Protection, Checking Cross-LOC Movement

J&K Govt Nod To VDGs For Self Protection, Checking Cross-LOC Movement

The Jammu & Kashmir Government’s home department on Sunday accorded official sanction for the creation of Village Defence Guards Scheme (VDGS)-2022, in an attempt to “inculcate an attitude of self protection in security matters amongst the local population and to uphold the sovereignty and integrity of the nation”..

Strikes, Stone Pelting In Kashmir Now History: LG Sinha

Strikes, Stone Pelting In Kashmir Now History: LG Sinha

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said the Union territory had put behind strikes and stone pelting and entered a new era of development and peace..

Unabated Constructions and Alternate Building Blocks

Unabated Constructions and Alternate Building Blocks

Government and private construction players must go for innovations and opt for alternative construction materials like M-sand or plastic reinforced cement concrete paver blocks made from construction and demolition waste (C&D waste).

The Day of Freedom and Partition

Before The Disaster: Save ‘Bungus’ From Feral Human Intervention 

Countering Headwinds Against Democracy

Uncertainty Over Assembly Polls

Uncertainty Over Assembly Polls

There is hope that the elections would lead to the restoration of statehood. The centre has already made it clear that statehood would be granted only after an elected government is formed, staying short of giving a timeframe.

Nitish’s Challenge

Kashmir’s Changing Weather

Avoidable Curbs

What Imam Hussain Taught the Mankind

What Imam Hussain Taught the Mankind

The message of freedom and liberty preached by Imam Hussain (AS) in Karbala where virtue and vice stood face to face in 61AH (corresponding to 680 CE), presents the greatest lesson for humanity.

Happiness Isn’t Found But Created

Self-Awareness: A Tool To A Better Mental Health

Pet Rearing and Mental Well Being

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Shudder to Stealth: How Kashmir’s Progressive Prose Lost Its Plot

Shudder to Stealth: How Kashmir’s Progressive Prose Lost Its Plot

‘Tracing the proper lineage of short stories in Kashmir is difficult. The literary transition was influenced by the outside world. This is why the lineage is also known as the bastard lineage.’.

LOCAL View all

Grand Celebrations Held Across Kashmir On I-Day

Grand Celebrations Held Across Kashmir On I-Day

The 76th Independence Day was celebrated on Monday with great fervour and enthusiasm across all the districts of Kashmir, an official spokesperson said..

LG Hosts Independence Day ‘At Home’

273 Cases, Two Covid Deaths In J&K

Doctor Electrocuted While Hoisting Tricolour

REGIONAL View all

We Need To Be Proud Of Diversity In Our Country, Says PM Modi

We Need To Be Proud Of Diversity In Our Country, Says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the diversity of India and said while our talent may be restricted by language barriers, pride should be taken in the variety of languages that exist in the country..

5G Mobile Services To Start Soon, Says PM Modi

Imran Khan Plays Jaishankar Video In Rally, Praises India Foreign Policy

Pakistan To Attend SCO Counter-Terror Drills In India: Foreign Office

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

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, Dies At 62

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, Dies At 62

Colourful stock market billionaire Rakesh Jhunjhunwala — dubbed by local media India's Warren Buffet — has died, his office said on Sunday, just a week after he launched the country's newest airline..

‘Crown Of Incredible India’: LG Launches 75 Home-Stays in Rural Areas

JK Bank Aims To Achieve Business Of Rs 4 Lakh Cr In Next 5 Yrs: MD & CEO

J&K Bank Profit Rises 59 Percent To Rs 170 Crore

SPORT View all

3 Kashmiri Judokas In J&K Team For National Championship

3 Kashmiri Judokas In J&K Team For National Championship

Three Kashmiri judokas, including two girls Tazeem Fayaz, Tamleek Shah and one boy Basit Rafiq, have been selected in the J&K Judo team for participation in Senior National Judo Championship to be held at Lucknow..

International Youth Day: Sports Events Held at IUST

Twin Sisters From Srinagar Bag International Gold, Silver In Wushu

Downtown Heroes Win Etihad Cup

HEALTH View all

Johnson & Johnson To End Global Sales Of Talc-Based Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson To End Global Sales Of Talc-Based Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson is pulling baby powder containing talc worldwide next year after it did the same in the U.S. and Canada amid thousands of lawsuits claiming it caused cancer..

Centre Holds Meeting Of Experts On Monkeypox

Covid-19 Infection May Accelerate Brain Ageing: Study

SKIMS To Conduct Scientific Conference On ‘Pediatric Pulmonary Update’

ENVIRONMENT View all

India’s Annual Green Finance Is Just One-Fourth Of Its Needs: Study

India’s Annual Green Finance Is Just One-Fourth Of Its Needs: Study

An analysis and advisory organisation has released an update on India's "first-ever effort" to track green investment flows, which are falling far short of the country's current need for its ambitious climate targets..

No Established Mechanism To Rank Cities On Pollution: Govt To Lok Sabha

KO IMPACT: Circular Issued To Stop Mining During Monsoon

Global Forest Area Decreased By Over 60% In Six Decades: Study

TRAVEL

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..

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India Suspends International Flights Till Jan 31

India will keep its scheduled international passenger flights suspended till January 31 next year, aviation regulator DGCA said on Thursday..

INTERVIEW View all

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

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

The work on the ambitious Srinagar Ring-Road project is going at a snail pace, with officials saying only 10 percent of the construction work has been completed in the last five years. To know more about the project, Kashmir Observer spoke to Project Director, National Highways Authority of India, Indresh Kumar..

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

Kashmir Runs In My Blood, Willing To Help Anyone: Prof. Veena Pandita

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

Lights, Camera; Action: Kashmir’s First Multiplex Coming Up In Srinagar

Lights, Camera; Action: Kashmir’s First Multiplex Coming Up In Srinagar

Over thirty years after militants shut down all the cinema halls across Kashmir, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman is all set to unveil the Valley’s first-ever multiplex in the high-security zone of this capital city this autumn..

Of Mehmood, Angrezi and Immigrants

Film Policy Will Revive Film Tourism, Boost Economy In J&K: Govt

MEDIA View all

DIPR Meet Discusses Implementation Of J&K Media Policy 2020

DIPR Meet Discusses Implementation Of J&K Media Policy 2020

The Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) on Wednesday decided to revise the recruitment rules of the information directorate to bridge the gap between contemporary needs and the existing employee pool..

Need To Strengthen The Bridge Between Govt And Media: ADG PIB

Kashmiri Journalist Stopped From Flying To Sri Lanka

OTV

Director Health on Private Practice Ban in Kashmir.

Director Health on Private Practice Ban in Kashmir.

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Kashmir’s Medical Force Needs Reinforcement

Kashmir’s Medical Force Needs Reinforcement

This week's INKISHAF is on the recent government directive calling for the detachment of medical and paramedical staff. But the order is getting violated in the face of the understaff health centres..

Boats and Banners: Inside Kashmir’s Unique Muharram March

Boats and Banners: Inside Kashmir’s Unique Muharram March

As part of mourning ritual, Dal dwellers chant "Labbyk Ya Hussain" while taking out a rare boat procession to mark the events of the 9th Muharram in Kashmir..

Unhygienic Treatment in Kashmir

Unhygienic Treatment in Kashmir

Today's INKISHAF is about unhygienic drinking water facilities in government hospitals lacking water purifiers, filter machines and sophisticated coolers..

Kashmiri FAA Topper Pleading for Justice

Kashmiri FAA Topper Pleading for Justice

On the 20th day of FAA protests, the troubled topper pleaded for justice while seeking an official intervention in salvaging the merit hanging in balance..

Roadside Tastemakers: Traveller’s Delight in Kashmir

Roadside Tastemakers: Traveller’s Delight in Kashmir

On the way to tourist resort Doodhpathri in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, a roadside food court is making waves for its couple goal..

Ukraine War: Kashmiri Students Craving for Campus | KO Explainer

Ukraine War: Kashmiri Students Craving for Campus | KO Explainer

After driven out of Ukraine by the invading Russian army, Kashmiri students are getting worried about their future..

Why Houses Are Becoming Unaffordable In Kashmir?

Why Houses Are Becoming Unaffordable In Kashmir?

If sand excavation has increased manifold through allocation of large-scale riverbed-mining contracts, why is construction material being sold on highly exorbitant rates in Kashmir? Watch this week's INKISHAF to know more..

Kashmir’s Unconventional Chefs

Kashmir’s Unconventional Chefs

Their academic degrees might be landing them in an unemployment cesspool at the end of the day, but many young Kashmiris are now shining their skills and becoming culinary change-makers in town..

SKIMS Shocker Deepens Kashmir’s Dog Problem

SKIMS Shocker Deepens Kashmir’s Dog Problem

The latest visuals from Kashmir’s top healthcare centre have not only escalated the canine crisis in the valley, but also highlighted the passive official response..

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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.

CUET For PG Courses To Be Held From Sep 1-11: UGC Chairman

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

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

Twitter Breach Exposed Anonymous Account Owners

A vulnerability in Twitter's software that exposed an undetermined number of owners of anonymous accounts to potential identity compromise last year was apparently exploited by a malicious actor, the social media company has said..

WhatsApp Bans Over 22 Lakh Indian Accounts In June

CULTURE View all

Life in Outside Clusters—Where Kashmiri Culture Warms Hearth and Hearts

Life in Outside Clusters—Where Kashmiri Culture Warms Hearth and Hearts

“In winters, when my father wears pheran, people get very curious about his attire. They sometimes.

‘Sweet, Humble, Generous’: Kashmir in Haryana

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