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What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

What is Behind Govt’s Ban on 4G in J&K?

Internet ban was imposed on August 5 last year and eight months on there is no indication that the government is anywhere close to restoring the service fully in Kashmir, even after Coronavirus pandemic. .

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Plea In Supreme Court Seeks High Speed Internet Restoration In J&K

Plea In Supreme Court Seeks High Speed Internet Restoration In J&K

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to restore 4G internet speed in the Union Territory in light of prevailing COVID-19 pandemic..

Covid-19: Discharged from Hospital Sopore Elderly Tests Positive

Covid-19: Discharged from Hospital Sopore Elderly Tests Positive

J&K recorded eight fresh cases of coronavirus on Thursday, taking the number of cases to 70. Those tested positive included a man who was discharged after three days from a Srinagar hospital on March 24 as he had tested negative.

Covid-19 Lockdown: An Opportunity for Change

Covid-19 Lockdown: An Opportunity for Change

As significant section of the world's 7.8 billion people are now largely confined to their homes and while the novel coronavirus drastically changes our habits and behavioural patterns it depends on us whether we change for better or worse..

Can India Endure the Brunt of 21 Day Lockdown?

Tabligh & Covid-19: Where Have We Gone Wrong?

Be Civil And Kind During The Coronavirus Crisis

A Lesson Coronavirus is About to Teach the World

Covid 19- Bad News Wrapped in Protein

Finding Inner Peace in the Midst of Anxiety About Covid-19

New Domicile Law

New Domicile Law

Much like the revocation of Article 370, the domicile law has been issued without taking J&K's public and political opinion on board. This has only further deepened a sense of political disempowerment among people. More so, when  there is no political leader in Kashmir in a position to stick his neck out.

COVID-19: Role Of Newspapers

War Against Virus

United Against Coronavirus

Let’s Co-operate

A Welcome Step

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Srinagar WEATHER

SPECIAL REPORT View all

‘A Veiled Move’: Legal Experts on Domicile Law 

‘A Veiled Move’: Legal Experts on Domicile Law 

Though Section 3 says that the domiciliary provisions will apply to gazetted or non-gazetted both, but so far the gazetted is concerned, unless more clarification comes on this, they will be open for everybody..

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One In 13 Test Positive For Covid-19: DAK

One In 13 Test Positive For Covid-19: DAK

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday said nearly one in every 13 test samples in Kashmir valley are coming out positive for the novel coronavirus.

Highway Partially Restored To Allow Essential Supplies To Reach Kashmir

Rajnesh Oswal Takes Oath As J&K High Court Judge

Kargil Man Tests Positive For Coronavirus

CITY View all

324 More Sent Home After Quarantine Ends

324 More Sent Home After Quarantine Ends

Authorities on Thursday released another batch of 324 people from various quarantine facilities in the city, taking the total number of those who successfully completed the isolation period to 638.

Disinfectant Tunnel Installed At CD Hospital

Another COVID-19 Patient Tests Negative In Kashmir

COVID-19: Chattabal Area Of Srinagar Declared As Red Zone

REGIONAL View all

Pak Protests New J&K Domicile Rules

Pak Protests New J&K Domicile Rules

Pakistan on Thursday accused India of "illegally changing the demographic structure" of Jammu and Kashmir, saying the new domicile rules were in "clear violation of international law".

COVID-19: Death Toll Touches 50, Positive Cases Rise To 1,965 In India

‘The Wire’ Editor Booked For Comment Against Yogi Adityanath

SC Asks Centre To Curb Fake News On Coronavirus

WORLD View all

WHO Reiterates Warning That  Kids Are Hit By Coronavirus Too

WHO Reiterates Warning That Kids Are Hit By Coronavirus Too

The World Health Organisation on Thursday reiterated its warning that children can also be affected by the new coronavirus, which has claimed the lives of several young people.

Saudi Extends Curfew In Mecca, Medina To 24 Hours To Tackle Coronavirus

Saudi’s Urge Muslims To Defer Hajj Plans Over Virus

World Faces Food Crisis In Wake Of Coronavirus: UN, WTO

LIFE & TIMES

Kashmiris Make Own Masks To Battle Shortage Of Protective Gear

Kashmiris Make Own Masks To Battle Shortage Of Protective Gear

A PhD student, a fashion designer and a 10-year-old girl have come forward to produce enough masks for the residents of Kashmir Valley after they found that there was inadequate number of protective gears to tackle the deadly coronavirus.

Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

Human beings are the only creatures who don't have to adjust to the environment because they create their own environment. They can alter their thinking, their attitudes and their environment. .

Busted: 10 Coronavirus Disease Myths And Fake Health Advice

Busted: 10 Coronavirus Disease Myths And Fake Health Advice

Disinformation about Covid-19 is spreading, making it more difficult to deal with the outbreak. Here are the facts to clarify how you can catch coronavirus, how to protect yourself.

Lockdown: ‘Yes you can hear the birds again’

Lockdown: ‘Yes you can hear the birds again’

“All over the world people are slowing down and reflecting. All over the world people are waking up to a new reality. To how big we really are. To how little control we really have. To what really matters"

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Woman, Thy Name is Strength

Woman, Thy Name is Strength

Woman, a word that is formed by adding “wo” to man, I believe this “wo” is an acronym for wonder. In my life I have experienced different shades of being a woman. I would not have known the power of a woman had I not experienced all these roles..

COVID-19- What We Need To Do In Kashmir

COVID-19- What We Need To Do In Kashmir

Kashmir being one of the neglected regions both medically as well as administratively and having poor knowledge of practical sanitation, must remain on high alert to contain this deadly pandemic writes Sheikh Umar Ahmad, a research fellow at CSIR-IIIM..

This Is The Way We Wash Our Hands

This Is The Way We Wash Our Hands

It’s not easy to get those little uncoordinated hands to scrub all those germs away (coronavirus and others). The best thing to use is warm water, which has been proven to kill germs more than cold.

A Humbling Reality: Life During Coronavirus

A Humbling Reality: Life During Coronavirus

While it is a test, but a beautiful one to realise that in this huge vast world we are but tiny players. Our connection is to a system far more greater than our small needs and wants.

AR Rahman’s Daughter to ‘Suffocating’ Taslima: ‘Get Some Fresh Air’

AR Rahman’s Daughter to ‘Suffocating’ Taslima: ‘Get Some Fresh Air’

Khatija wrote, “I will not be weak or regret the choices I’ve made in life. I am happy and proud of what I do and thanks to those who have accepted me the way I am. My work will speak, God willing...

I Quit My Bank. Am I Saving The World?

I Quit My Bank. Am I Saving The World?

You have to earn the right to be hopeless. Unless you have truly exhausted all of the options you can’t truthfully claim it.

Rise of a Daughter

Rise of a Daughter

Iltija’s relationship with her mother — of whom she is fiercely “protective” — is fuelled by healthy arguments and differences in opinion..

4 Best Cities In India To Live With Family

4 Best Cities In India To Live With Family

We all want the best when it comes to our families. If you’re looking to move to another city in India with your family, here are the best cities in India to live with your family.

Play To Retell Story Of Kashmiri Poet Habba Khatoun

Play To Retell Story Of Kashmiri Poet Habba Khatoun

The story of 16th century Kashmiri poet Habba Khatoun will be the central theme of "Zoon Noor Kashmir Ka", Aadyam's closing play for its fifth edition.

Tips To Use Air Coolers Efficiently This Summer

Tips To Use Air Coolers Efficiently This Summer

Come sweltering summer season, humid air, whopping temperature increase and unbearable heat, the need of the hour in every Indian household is the precious air cooler.

SPORT View all

Tokyo Olympics Postponed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Tokyo Olympics Postponed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

In a joint state­ment, the pair said that based on current World Health Organization information, the Tokyo Games "must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020.

Canada, Australia Withdraw From Tokyo 2020 Olympics

NZ Cricketers Self-Isolate For 14-Days On Return From Australia Tour

Doubts Begin To Grow In Japan Over Tokyo Olympics

HEALTH View all

Eight Easy Ways to Workout at Home

Eight Easy Ways to Workout at Home

Going to the Gym could be expensive and time consuming, especially after a long day of work. There are several easy and cost-effective ways to reap the benefits of a good workout at home.

Spare Hospitals For Severe Coronavirus Cases: DAK

Medics At Higher Risk Of Diseases From Covid-19: DAK

‘Coronavirus Killing More Men Than Women’

ENVIRONMENT View all

Is Coronavirus Outbreak Mending Nature?

Is Coronavirus Outbreak Mending Nature?

The clear air and water due to lockdown globally suggests that nature is healing itself. During this coronavirus lockdown, the humans should take a note that their absence is making nature flourish..

Govt Starts Massive Plantation Across Srinagar

Air Pollution ‘Pandemic’ Shortens Lives Globally By 3 Years: Study

Explained: Reasons Why We Need To Save Wildlife

TRAVEL

My Encounters with Fellow Kashmiris at Hajj

My Encounters with Fellow Kashmiris at Hajj

Hajj transforms a person completely, and we should thank Almighty for choosing us for this journey instead of screaming, complaining, fighting and debating while standing on such a revered and pious land.

Domestic Flights To Be Grounded From Tonight

Domestic Flights To Be Grounded From Tonight

In an unprecedented move schedule domestic passenger flights in India will stop operating from 11.59 pm on Tuesday. This move is likely to bring the country to a standstill.

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SpiceJet Joins GoAir, Vistara, Suspends Int’l Flights

SpiceJet Joins GoAir, Vistara, Suspends Int’l Flights

SpiceJet is the fourth Indian airline to suspend all international flights due to Covid-19. Earlier Vistara and GoAir grounded all their international operations for the period..

India Bans All International Passenger Flights From March 22-29

India Bans All International Passenger Flights From March 22-29

Amid coronavirus pandemic, India on Thursday announced it will not allow any international commercial passenger aircraft to land from March 22 to March 29.

Govt Bans Entry Of Foreign Tourists In Kashmir

Govt Bans Entry Of Foreign Tourists In Kashmir

The Jammu & Kashmir government has banned entry of foreign tourists to Kashmir as a precautionary measure in view of the coronavirus outbreak around the world.

‘COVID-19 Disruption Could Leave Most Global Airlines Bankrupt By May’

‘COVID-19 Disruption Could Leave Most Global Airlines Bankrupt By May’

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, most airlines in the world will be bankrupt by the end of May.

Travel Industry Under Siege As Contagion Spreads

Travel Industry Under Siege As Contagion Spreads

The fallout from the coronavirus spread across the Pacific on Friday, with Australian travel firms issuing profit warnings and Japanese carriers cutting capacity.

India Suspends All Tourist Visas Till April 15

India Suspends All Tourist Visas Till April 15

Government on Wednesday suspended all visas to India as the cases of coronavirus in the country sharply spiked and the World Health Organisation declared it a pandemic. .

Where Philosophy & Travel Meet

Where Philosophy & Travel Meet

Travellers and philosophers can both aim at pushing the limits of their knowledge – at seeing how the world is. Adventurous travellers covet new places – even Earth’s unexplored oceans and planets around distant stars.

JK, AP Tour Operators Sign MoU For Tourism Promotion

JK, AP Tour Operators Sign MoU For Tourism Promotion

Travel and tour operators from J&K Wednesday signed a MoU with Tour and Travel Association of Andhra Pradesh (TTAA) at a tourism promotional campaign.

Fears For Umrah, Haj As Coronavirus Roils The Globe

Fears For Umrah, Haj As Coronavirus Roils The Globe

Last week, Saudi Arabia halted Umrah trips to the two holy cities due to the coronavirus scare and as part of a raft of measures aimed to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly ailment.

Govt Allows Airlines To Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi Services

Govt Allows Airlines To Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi Services

The Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of Internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through Wi-Fi on board.

Coronavirus Fears: Umrah Suspension Causes Chaos With Travel Agents

Coronavirus Fears: Umrah Suspension Causes Chaos With Travel Agents

Thousands of pilgrims besides the tour and travel operators in Kashmir are in fix after Saudi Arabia's decision to suspend travel to the country's holiest sites over fears of the fast-spreading coronavirus..

Scores Of Shikaras On Dal Lake Without Any Work

Scores Of Shikaras On Dal Lake Without Any Work

Life on the picturesque Dal Lake has come to a standstill as Shikaras are empty and parked along the edges of the lake. In the months leading to the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019.

INTERVIEW View all

‘We Tell New Delhi Please Uphold Supremacy of Your Own Constitution’

‘We Tell New Delhi Please Uphold Supremacy of Your Own Constitution’

We have been divested of our identity, stripped of our autonomy. Our territorial integrity is gone. We have lost our constitution.

This Time We Are Fighting an Existential Battle: Shah Faesal

MEC Embraces Kashmiri Students With Open Arms

REVIEW View all

Pak TV, Radio Were Guilty Pleasures of Many Kashmiris After Independence

Pak TV, Radio Were Guilty Pleasures of Many Kashmiris After Independence

Radio was the most potent propaganda tool at the time. It was, though, a medium that could not be banned. Airwaves did not respect national boundaries.

End Plight of Kashmir, Say Writers at Lahore Literary Fest

Reflections On Kashmir

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Tablighi Jama‘at and the Spread of Covid-19 

Tablighi Jama‘at and the Spread of Covid-19 

I've worked on the major Islamic movements, including Tablighi Jama‘at as part of my academic engagements. Therefore, I consider it my academic obligation to clear some confusions being created in the media about Tablighi Jama'at.

It’s Downright Criminal!

Why We Should Avoid Congregational Prayers

MEDIA View all

Ensure ‘Operational Continuity’ Of Newspapers: Centre to States

Ensure ‘Operational Continuity’ Of Newspapers: Centre to States

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting urged all states and union territories to ensure “operational continuity” of print and electronic media in view of coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19: Journalists Classified As ‘Key Services’ in UK

Kashmir Press Club Meets PCI Team In Srinagar

OTV

Unravel Kashmir | Chapter 1 | Trailer

Unravel Kashmir | Chapter 1 | Trailer

OTV unravels the development and divergence of the psychology of youth in Kashmir. We bring to you the real stories of the conflict from real people. #StraightOuttaKashmir, featuring Ali Safuddin, Mu'Azzam Bhat and Ovais Ahmad..

Unravel Kashmir | Young Minds in a Conflict Zone

Unravel Kashmir | Young Minds in a Conflict Zone

This episode provides an insight into the psychological upbringing of Kashmiri youth living in a conflict zone. The very aim of this documentary in particular, and the whole series in general, is to unravel unheard stories from real people who witness turmoil conflict and its nuances on a daily basis..

Case Reopened: Fake Drug Mafia in Kashmir

Case Reopened: Fake Drug Mafia in Kashmir

Kashmir Observer reopens the case of fake drug market in Kashmir, which kills thousands of people every year. Dr. Nisar-Ul-Hassan in an exclusive interview exposes the widespread spurious drug mafia network in the valley..

Caught in the Crossfire

Caught in the Crossfire

Our reporters traveled to Uri and Poonch the two areas which have been battlefields in all the three wars two countries fought since their independence..

Kashmir’s Beloved Root Vegetable Has Made A Comeback

2014 Floods ravaged Kashmir and one overlooked consequence was the loss of Nadru. To the delight of Kashmiris Nadru grew again in 2018 thanks to local farmers..

Caught in the crossfre

Fear Has Returned To Kashmir Villages As India-Pakistan Clashes Resume.  Tensions between the two nuclear armed neighbours are at a boil.Tens of thousands of Kashmiri villagers along the LoC are in distress once again..

Almond Blossom In Kashmir

The early bloom of flowers on Almond trees in the sprawling garden in Shahr-e-Khaas is a source of attraction for nature lovers and tourists, alike.Historians maintain there is no record to suggest who laid the garden.

Badam Wae’r Through An Artist’s Lens

Distinguished artist Masood Hussain dropped the paintbrush for a while.

Schools Reopen In Kashmir After Winter Break

Schools in Kashmir re-opened Monday after remaining closed for.

CARS & BIKES

Coronavirus: BMW India Says Supply Chain Sorted Till June

The company said it will have to assess the impact of the outbreak on the products coming…

CAREERS View all

COVID-19: Free Online Training Programs for the Students of J&K, Ladakh

COVID-19: Free Online Training Programs for the Students of J&K, Ladakh

The students can choose to learn a number of skills in programming, data science, business, design, creative writing etc. on Internshala Trainings through its short duration online training programs..

Why Do Editors Reject Your Articles?

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Order Eatables Online In Bandipora, Admin Will Deliver At Doorstep

Order Eatables Online In Bandipora, Admin Will Deliver At Doorstep

The district administration Bandipora started this innovative initiative to provide essential supplies to the people at their doorstep without moving out of their houses.

Coronavirus Scare: In Kashmir People Stop Eating Chinese

TECHNOLOGY View all

3 Kashmiri Students Create Covid-19 Tracker

3 Kashmiri Students Create Covid-19 Tracker

At a time when social media is flooded with misinformation over the coronavirus pandemic, three young Kashmiri students have created an app that provides crucial information about the infection and its spread in Valley along with geographical location..

What If Robots Start Taking Your Exams?

HEADS & TAILS View all

Corona’s Animal Connection

Corona’s Animal Connection

China and many countries in South east Asia eat - snakes, bats bears, tigers, pangolins, to name a few - most of these animals carry a very high viral load and this mutates in the human body. Now the Chinese have been officially asked not to eat every species on the planet.

Why We Need To Stop Releasing Balloons

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