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New Economic Bloc

New Economic Bloc

But as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) would have us believe, the US has sought to demonstrate that far from being hemmed in by the Russian invasion, would only further expand its global footprint..

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How Perfume, Meat, LoC Make Kashmir Wildlife ‘Most Targeted’

How Perfume, Meat, LoC Make Kashmir Wildlife ‘Most Targeted’

The scent glands of musk deer are considered more valuable than gold. A recent rare picture of Kashmiri stag called Hangul might’ve left sundry awestruck,.

Policeman Killed, Daughter Hurt In Srinagar Attack

Policeman Killed, Daughter Hurt In Srinagar Attack

Unidentified militants on Tuesday shot dead a policeman and injured his minor daughter in a broad daylight attack in Soura area of this capital city, officials said..

Will The Shrine Board Ensure Swachh Amarnath Yatra This Summer?

Will The Shrine Board Ensure Swachh Amarnath Yatra This Summer?

While pilgrims from different parts of the country visit the Amarnath shrine and cave for spiritual reasons, they also engage in anti-nature activities by throwing plastic, food and other wastes in the pristine glaciers, mountains and forests. It is not just the yatris but the local visitors, dhaba-walas, and hoteliers are equally responsible for polluting Pahalgam and Sonmarg on the yatra routes.

Global Security Initiative, A New Middle Kingdom?

Can We Be Modern and Muslim? 

Lands In Limbo

Tourism Boom 

Tourism Boom 

The waning pandemic wave is once again creating conditions for unhindered tourism in the Valley. This is also the hope of the people associated with the tourist sector.  There is reason to believe that there is no fourth  Covid wave.  The tourists could thus continue visiting Kashmir and help resuscitate the economy and generate jobs.

Inflation Monster

Lingering Stand-off

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After Isha, that quality time of few hours with your family is the strongest of memories. I have everything guarded inside the suitcase caged in my chest. A few words, plenty silence and that calm smile would light up our conclave

What is Childhood Emotional Neglect?

Islam and Community Development

Picking Sides, Children and Child Abuse

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LOCAL View all

3 Civilians Injured In Kulgam Grenade Attack

3 Civilians Injured In Kulgam Grenade Attack

At least three civilians on Tuesday were injured when unknown militants hurled a grenade upon government forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district..

Polls In J&K Anytime Soon: BJP MP

8 Militant Associates Arrested In South Kashmir’s Awantipora: Police

BJP Only Exploited Of Kashmiri Pandits: Mehbooba

CITY View all

Awareness Programme On Menstrual Hygiene Held At Kothi Bagh GHSS

Awareness Programme On Menstrual Hygiene Held At Kothi Bagh GHSS

An awareness programme on Menstrual Hygiene was conducted by JK Women’s Welfare Foundation at Government Girls Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Kothi Bagh. The event was held with the support of the Indian Army..

Swachhta Pakhwada Special Campaign For Cleaning Khushal Sar

Two Hybrid Militants Of LeT Arrested In Srinagar: Police

Blaze Renders 14 Families Homeless At Roni Mohalla Kalan, Mir Behri

WORLD View all

Number Of Displaced Tops 100 Million, Says UN Refugee Agency

Number Of Displaced Tops 100 Million, Says UN Refugee Agency

The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution has crossed the milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts..

Spot The Difference: The Invincible Business Of Counterfeit Goods

Saudi Arabia Bans Carrying Zamzam Water In Bags

Global Pollution Kills 9 Million People A Year, Study Finds

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LIFE & TIMES

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'

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..

Mental Reattachment To Work Vital For Success Of Leaders

Mental Reattachment To Work Vital For Success Of Leaders

Getting into the right mindset for work can set the tone for the rest of your day -- and it's an especially beneficial practice for managers, the Portland State University study found..

Study: High Blood Pressure Doubled Globally In 30 Years

Study: High Blood Pressure Doubled Globally In 30 Years

The number of people living with high blood pressure has doubled since 1990, according to a major study published on Wednesday that found half of all sufferers -- about 720 million people -- went untreated in 2019..

Is Desk Job Making You Fat?

Is Desk Job Making You Fat?

Don't let your desk job make you unhealthy and fat. Many people complain about this. Increasing stress and inactivity at work leads to weight gain..

Covid-19 May Become A Mostly Childhood Disease In Few Years: Study

Covid-19 May Become A Mostly Childhood Disease In Few Years: Study

COVID-19 may behave like other common-cold coronaviruses in the next few years, affecting mostly young children who have not yet been vaccinated or exposed to the virus, according to a modelling study.

CDC Says Cloth Masks Don’t Offer Protection Against Smoke From Wildfires

CDC Says Cloth Masks Don’t Offer Protection Against Smoke From Wildfires

Despite cloth masks’ effectiveness at stemming Covid-19 transmission, it does little to protect against smoke because the small, harmful particles in smoke can pass through the cloth..

BUSINESS View all

Petrol Price Cut By Rs 9.5, Diesel By Rs 7

Petrol Price Cut By Rs 9.5, Diesel By Rs 7

Buckling under pressure, the government on Saturday cut excise duty on petrol by a record Rs 8 per litre and that on diesel by Rs 6 per litre to give relief to consumers battering under high fuel prices that have also pushed inflation to a record high..

J&K Bank Building Case: CBI Grills Ex- Minister Drabu For 7 Hours

4 Lakh Women Involved In 48,000 SHGs In J&K: Govt

Tomar Inaugurates 3 Honey Testing Laboratories & Processing Units In J&K

SPORT View all

Unidentified Body Found In South Kashmir’s Kulgam

Unidentified Body Found In South Kashmir’s Kulgam

An unidentified male body was recovered near Vishow Nallah at Aadbal Watoo village in Damhal Hanjipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday..

J&K’s Umran Malik Named In India Squad For SA T20Is

Umran Always Has Self Belief That He Will Make It Big One Day: Father

SP College Holds Annual College Road Race

ENVIRONMENT View all

62.2 Square Km Area In Gulmarg Declared Eco-Sensitive Zone

62.2 Square Km Area In Gulmarg Declared Eco-Sensitive Zone

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change have declared 62.2 square kilometers around Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone (ESZ)..

Cleanliness Drive Launched To 'Save Hokersar Wetland'

Stone Crushers In Rajouri: NGT Seeks Report

WHO Says 99% Of World's Population Breathes Poor-Quality Air

TRAVEL

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

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..

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

India To Resume Scheduled International Flights From December 15

Scheduled international flights to and from India will be resumed from December 15, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Friday..

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

International Flight Services To Normalise By Year End: Govt

Scheduled international passenger flights to and from India remain suspended since March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. India has air bubble arrangements with more than 25 countries..

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia Sets Age Limit For Overseas Umrah Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia has said that it will only allow people aged 18 to 50 to perform the Umrah pilgrimage..

'Do Not Travel To J&K': US Travel Advisory To Citizens

In its advisory issued on Monday for India, the US State Department urged US citizens not to travel to Jammu and Kashmir due to militancy and civil unrest, and also within 10 kilometres of the India-Pakistan border..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises 67% To Around 88 Lakh In Oct: ICRA

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises 67% To Around 88 Lakh In Oct: ICRA

Domestic air passenger traffic grew by a whopping 67 per cent year-on-year at around 87-88 lakh in October, on the back of festive season demand amid continuous fall in the number of COVID-19 infection cases..

INTERVIEW View all

Hot Spring: Kashmir Has Low Role And High Risk In Climate Change

Hot Spring: Kashmir Has Low Role And High Risk In Climate Change

In a candid chat with Kashmir Observer, Dr. Majid, Scientist and Coordinator at Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s Climate Change Centre, offers some expert insights into the changing weather patterns..

Din, Dearth, Disorder —How Firefighting Is Getting Tough In Srinagar

17 Tremors In 30 Days Is A ‘Warning Signal’ For Kashmir

REVIEW View all

Naya Waraq: A Portrayal of Everyday Public Life

Naya Waraq: A Portrayal of Everyday Public Life

The current issue of the magazine viz 'Naya Waraq-56' contains fiction, poetry, articles on various literary topics, book reviews and more..

Kashmir After August 2019

‘Handymen of Humanity’, COVID Pallbearers in Barkha Dutt’s Words

CINEMA & TV View all

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

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

Much to the benefit of economy, Bollywood is again turning its eyes and cameras towards its once favourite shooting destination ‘Kashmir’ following the launch of Film Policy in Jammu and Kashmir..

Kashmir Director To Bring Out Story Of Love

5 Lata Mangeshkar Songs That Became Kashmir Melodies

MEDIA View all

Israeli Troops

Israeli Troops 'Shoot Dead' Al Jazeera Journalist In Occupied West Bank

 Israeli army has shot and killed an Al Jazeera reporter in the occupied West Bank, Palestine's Health Ministry and the Qatar-based news channel said..

‘We Did It Again’: Kashmir Celebrates Second Pulitzer In 3 Years

Kashmiri Photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo Wins Pulitzer Prize

OTV

Distressed Forest Dwellers of Kashmir

Distressed Forest Dwellers of Kashmir

As the Forest Rights Act 2006 remains in limbo in Kashmir, the new jungle order is only violating the Supreme Court order of 2019. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Kashmir’s Distressed Job Market

Kashmir’s Distressed Job Market

Latest central government’s reports on unemployment index have painted a grim picture of Kashmir’s job market prompting many experts to say that the region is passing through a distressed phase..

Why

Why's Kashmir's COVID Capital Concealed?

In Kashmir, official hush over the penalty being collected from citizens for violating the COVID protocol since 2020 has put the entire exercise under scanner. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Kashmiri Artist

Kashmiri Artist's Craft Cause

Kashmir's Old City is witnessing a silent craft revival following the UNESCO distinction. Leading from the front is Arifa, the new-age Kashmiri artisan reviving the traditional mat called Namda in the valley..

Kashmir

Kashmir's Pulitzer Glory

As Kashmir bagged second Pulitzer in three years, the feat was hailed as a major boost to the tribe terming the moment as exemplary and inspiring..

Movers and Shakers of Consumer Affairs in Kashmir

Movers and Shakers of Consumer Affairs in Kashmir

After a long wait, government's decision to constitute 10 district commissions in Kashmir has come as a big relief to consumers, but do the newly-appointed members carry the right CV for the job? Know in this week's INKISHAF..

Demystifying Domestic Violence in Kashmir

Demystifying Domestic Violence in Kashmir

Although J&K is doing relatively better than many states in India, spousal violence is still estimated to be over 13% here. However, numbers in such matters rarely tell an accurate story..

Mean Mining

Mean Mining

Kashmir's riverbed mining sites have become the gross violation zones due to the inability of the Environmental Impact Assessment Authority to act against the willful offenders. Watch more in this week's INKISHAF..

Gloomy Gulshan: Kashmir

Gloomy Gulshan: Kashmir's Lost Reading Room

Kashmir's famed lake lately lost its literary address when the iconic Gulshan Bookshop departed on directives and disappointed the book lovers of the city sans reading rooms..

Pit in Panchayat

Pit in Panchayat

Watch how Village Gram Sabhas have become a mockery of Panchayati Raj system's grassroot democracy campaign in Kashmir, in this week's Inkishaf..

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CAREERS View all

CUET For PG Admissions From 2022 Academic Session: UGC Chairman

CUET For PG Admissions From 2022 Academic Session: UGC Chairman

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce the common university entrance test (CUET) for post graduate courses also from this year, Chairman Jagadesh Kumar said on Thursday..

SC Refuses To Postpone GATE Examination Scheduled For February 5

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Pizza Places You Might Want To Check Out In Kashmir

Pizza Places You Might Want To Check Out In Kashmir

Pizza has gained a reputation of being one of the world’s most famous and favourite foods. Every country has its own style of making and baking its pizza..

Hizmet: Kashmir’s Very Own Food Delivery Service

TECHNOLOGY View all

Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

Elon Musk Buys Twitter For $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk..

YouTube Suffers Global Outage, Firm Says Fixed All Issues

CULTURE View all

‘Sweet, Humble, Generous’: Kashmir in Haryana

‘Sweet, Humble, Generous’: Kashmir in Haryana

How education, jobs and culture are linking the two northern regions with diverse ethnicities and traditions..

Brotherhood in Times of Bile

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