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A medium-intensity earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, but there were no reports of any damage or loss of life, officials said..
CITY View all
The father of a 17 year old girl had registered a complaint that a 60 year old man identified as Nazir Khuru of Pamposh Colony Noorbagh area of Srinagar has outraged the chastity of his daughter..
REGIONAL View all
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday assailed Indian government and its moves to cement control of Kashmir, calling India a “state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam.”.
WORLD View all
Dozens of Israeli activists have petitioned the Supreme Court of the Jewish state seeking to bar the country’s security forces from training Indian police officers.
LIFE & TIMES
Ironically, by over-washing our skin, we can develop dry cracks in the skin giving bacteria an entry point into our bodies and can lead to various other skin conditions..
A South Korean company has invented a battery-powered filtered face mask designed to reduce annoying problems associated with conventional designs, such as breathing difficulties and fogged-up glasses..
Karbala is a passionate yearning of Islamic Ideal. It is spiritual and strenuous longing of seemingly elusive values of purity, piety, equity and liberality.
Good quality furniture lasts a lifetime. But, no matter how good the quality of wood is, it is susceptible to abrasion, scratches, and wear and tear, due to constant use..
Lockdowns and social distancing measures introduced around the world to try and curb the COVID-19 pandemic are reshaping lives, legislating activities that were once everyday freedoms and creating new social norms..
Researchers have found that social activities can help cement the bond between children and nature.
I first met Agha, as he is widely known, on a July visit to his cozy Rajbagh home. The octogenarian educator was in high spirits and rare form: accusing me, the imperialist American, of most if not all of the world’s problems; brushing aside challengers for talking “rot;” and jovially lording over his kingdom like a knighted duke. .
Without the aquatic plant coverage of summer, the water court mirrors the sky and amplifies its winter role. The colour of the air is different, and as clouds move across the sky, they move from one edge of the frame to the other.
On this day, last year, snapped communication channels tormented many Kashmiris studying, working outside the valley. A student from Srinagar studying journalism in Punjab narrates how the day became a timeline of trauma, nightmares and anxiety for Kashmiri students far from home.
In the afternoon, came the news of scrapping of Article 370. For the first few weeks, the silence was maddening. The radio just kept relaying congratulatory news about people celebrating the abrogation of Article 370..
We step in when there's a chance of large-scale transmission and our main work is to find the connecting links between cases and prevent a flareup.
Summer skin care is more than just using a sunscreen while going out in the sun. The skin needs special attention as sun rays have harsh effects on all skin types. The sun can become rough and dull during this weather.
With virus travel restrictions preventing summer holidays abroad, Lithuania's capital is offering a low-cost alternative by mimicking the look and feel of different countries at weekends.
Keep that funny bone tickling. You cannot always afford to be damn serious. Sometimes dose of humour is necessary to relieve the burden from your shoulders. Enjoy little joys of life with the warmth of your heart.Know the difference between humour and rumour, amuse and abuse.
BUSINESS View all
JKPCC Limited came up for sharp criticism from the CAG for its poor performance and failure to finalise its accounts amid sharp decline in the value of works from Rs 364.19 cr in 2012-13 to Rs 250.65 cR during 2016-17..
SPORT View all
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones, one of the finest exponents of ODI cricket, died of sudden cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Thursday..
HEALTH View all
“Poor are not getting vaccinated against the flu and cost is the barrier. One flu vaccine costs Rs 1680. High cost of the vaccine keeps it out of reach for poor people.”.
ENVIRONMENT View all
Significant improvement in air quality was observed during the coronavirus-induced lockdown due to restricted anthropogenic activities, but such air quality management strategies come with considerable economic costs..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries since 2015 and a total expenditure of Rs 517 crore was incurred on them, the government said..
The airline expanded its network by commencing operations on these new sectors from 19th Sept 2020 with fares starting from ₹5,192 and continues to deliver on its goal of providing connectivity between various cities.
After living months in isolation during the pandemic, the travel bug has hit millions of people and according to Google.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Air India Express flights till October 2 for allegedly bringing passengers with COVID-positive certificates twice during the last couple of weeks..
Air passenger traffic in the country logged around 25 per cent month-on-month growth at 26 lakh passengers in August with airlines scaling up capacity by 27 per cent over July..
Headrest canopies and fabric barriers between seats could start appearing in airplane cabins as the embattled industry tries to ward off the coronavirus..
The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till September 30, said Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Monday..
The global tourism industry has been under havoc since the onset of the pandemic. But the Kashmir chapter marred by successive lockdowns remains a silent clause in the entire discourse..
‘After our two-day stay in Gurez, we braced up to return to the monotony of our lives. On returning, I alighted on Razdan Pass. While taking a deep breath of fresh air in the mountains, I roved around amidst the click-clanking of camera shutters.’.
The tourism global industry has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, with $320 billion lost in exports in the first five months of the year and more than 120 million jobs at risk.
The US has lifted the highest level of its global health travel advisory for Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic and restored the previous country-specific system.
Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday said the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the country has been extended till August 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic..
Global air passenger traffic will not return to pre-COVID levels until 2024, a year later than previously projected, as international travel curbs remain in place in most countries due to the coronavirus.
The airlines have failed to refund for the cancelled flights to the passengers even after a gap of four months. Many passengers allege that the airline companies were resorting to dilly-delaying tactics and mischief to grab their money..
INTERVIEW View all
Senior journalist Sajjad Haider, who was elected the President of Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) talks about the challenges media in Kashmir is faced with and also busts frequently peddled misconceptions and mistruths in this freewheeling interview.
REVIEW View all
Late cop-governor Ved Marwah’s 12-year-old book, “India in Turmoil”, makes more sense than generic garbled opinions on Kashmir; however, a lot is left to be read in between the lines..
LETTERS TO EDITOR View all
Unemployment is the root cause of many problems. It doesn’t merely affects an individual, but has the potential to harm the economic, social and mental health of a community..
MEDIA View all
Kashmiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra on Thursday received the Peter Mackler prize for courageous and ethical journalism thanks to her coverage of women impacted by decades of unrest in Kashmir..
Rendered jobless in the run up to Article 370 abrogation on August 5, 2019, Kashmir’s fabled houseboat community is staring at the existential crisis today. After suffering whopping lockdown losses last year, their new season started on a sour note. The rampaging virus and the subsequent pandemic lockdown further crippled the community, now mulling to change their line of work..
Prof Agha Ashraf Ali talks about his life and times in an informal chat with Sajjad Haider, Editor-in-Chief, Kashmir Observer. The video was recorded in the early spring of 2002 .
Kashmir's Covid Warriors: The outbreak of Covid-19 instilled such a fear in people that they even abandoned their deceased loved ones. Amid this gloomy situation a Srinagar Samaritan emerged on the scene. He came to the rescue of distressed families..
This 40-year-old Kashmiri ambulance driver has been ferrying Covid-19 victims from hospitals to burial grounds since Kashmir witnessed its first Covid dead early this year.
Meet Sheikh Zameer, 38, a Kashmiri artist who uses his canvas as a therapy for distressed minds. The artist recently conducted an open painting exhibition in Baramulla with the motive "to help youngsters to overcome the lockdown-induced depression"..
The landscape shaken by the 2005 earthquake has already witnessed around 40 low-intensity tremors since the start of 2020, forcing experts to paint the ill-preparations on the ground.
It is yet another summertime in Kashmir. Flowers are in full bloom. But Kashmir's iconic gardens are locked and deserted. There are no visitors to delve into nature’s ambience. While gardeners remain busy pruning shrubs and hedges, mowing and cutting grass as if waiting for gates to open..
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, many Kashmiri Pandits from different parts of the world came together to wish their Muslim brethren of the valley a happy festival. Among them are some prominent KP faces, known for their creative craft and contribution.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time.
CAREERS View all
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday e-inaugurated an online process-based, standardised and scalable career education platform for students..
KHYEN CHYEN View all
Tai Suru in Kargil hosted 'Poshan Mela' with display of local food by the Child Development Project Office, Kargil Ladakh. The Mela was part of Poshan Abhiyaan 2020..
TECHNOLOGY View all
Google on Friday said it has removed Paytm app from the Play Store for violation of its policy on sport betting activities..
CULTURE View all
Muslim men from Pakistan who had looked up a Turkish actress on a photo and video sharing platform, felt it their spiritual duty to educate her, or advice her, or berate her - depending on their self-confidence - on the ethics of being a pious Muslim woman..