EDITORIAL View all

Slowing Economic Growth

Slowing Economic Growth

If the war drags on in Ukraine, India’s economy is likely to come under severe stress. Skyrocketing oil prices will also wreck the European economy..

TOP STORIES View all

Vitamin D Deficiency in Kashmir Valley Very High, Reveals SKIMS Report

Vitamin D Deficiency in Kashmir Valley Very High, Reveals SKIMS Report

“The need for improving the status of Vitamin D in the population by educating the people, creating mass awareness and Vitamin D supplementation programmes is paramount”.

Drug Abuse Bigger Enemy In Kashmir Than Terrorism Now: DGP

Drug Abuse Bigger Enemy In Kashmir Than Terrorism Now: DGP

The Director General Police, Dilbag Singh said on Saturday that the chapter of terrorism is by and large closing and attributed the success to youth and people of Jammu and Kashmir for their support in war against terrorism..

Campus Coercion

Campus Coercion

To create greater awareness of workplace regulations, workshops must be conducted with faculty and students to address maintenance of a professional environment, boundaries and fair conduct. The power dynamics between faculty and students which can lead to coercion or silencing must also be addressed

Why is ‘Ability’ the Norm?

Persons with Disabilities Don’t Need Your Sympathy

Climate Change Warriors on an Assertive Streak

Lingering War

Lingering War

India has stood firm. Rather than joining the western camp, India has sought to play a mediatory role in resolving the Ukraine crisis.

Improving Security Situation

Gujarat Polls

The Tourism Rebound

Five Must Visit Coffee Shops for the Perfect Brew in Srinagar

Five Must Visit Coffee Shops for the Perfect Brew in Srinagar

With a growing taste for good coffee that isn’t just a regular iced brew or simple hot cup that can be found anywhere, coffee shops and cafes are turning things up a notch by specialising in particular brews.

Clinical Depression And Power Of Routine

Juxtaposed Kashmir — Where Assorted Abodes Form Humdrum Heritage

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota?

IN FOCUS

SPECIAL REPORT View all

Limited Resources Delaying Srinagar Master Plan: Chief Town Planner

Limited Resources Delaying Srinagar Master Plan: Chief Town Planner

In a freewheeling interview with Kashmir Observer, Iftikhar Hakim, Chief Town Planner, Kashmir talks about the urban scenario and the vision document lost in translation..

LOCAL View all

Bharat Jodo Yatra To Reach J&K By Jan End: Cong

Bharat Jodo Yatra To Reach J&K By Jan End: Cong

The Bharat Jodo Yatra will reach Jammu and Kashmir towards the end of January and will culminate with a public meeting, a Congress leader here said on Saturday..

Woman Charred Alive In Bandipora

Govt To Engage Interpreters In Functions To Promote Sign Language

Advocates Should Feel Proud For Serving Downtrodden People: Chief Justice

CITY View all

In A First, E-Bikes Set To Hit City Roads

In A First, E-Bikes Set To Hit City Roads

At a time when commuting in Srinagar city is becoming tiresome due to traffic jams and huge volume of vehicles, a group of Kashmiri youth are set to launch an E-Bike venture in association with the Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL)..

Winter Break At KU Only When Needed: VC

Vulgarity At shrines Unacceptable: Andrabi

After Uproar, Authorities Issue Age Certificates Zone Wise

WORLD View all

Vladimir Putin Says Strikes On Ukraine’s Infrastructure ‘Inevitable’

Vladimir Putin Says Strikes On Ukraine’s Infrastructure ‘Inevitable’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure were “inevitable” as the Kremlin rejected US President Joe Biden’s terms for talks and warned the assault would continue..

NATO Trying To Drag India Into Alliance Targeting Russia, China: Lavrov

‘Natural Allies’: Israel President On Relationship With India

16 Students Killed in Afghanistan School Bombing

LIFE & TIMES

Fruit And Veg: Is It Better To Peel Them?

Fruit And Veg: Is It Better To Peel Them?

Many people’s default when preparing fruit and vegetables is to peel them. But often, it’s not necessary. There are important nutrients in the peel. And, what’s more, discarded fruit and veg peels contribute to climate change..

Why Booking Travel On Your Phone Is A Bad Idea

Why Booking Travel On Your Phone Is A Bad Idea

Since the first iPhone launched 15 years ago, consumer shopping habits have slowly but relentlessly shifted toward mobile devices..

‘Playing Sounds During Sleep May Help People Forget Traumatic Memories’

‘Playing Sounds During Sleep May Help People Forget Traumatic Memories’

Playing sounds to people while they are asleep can be used to help them to forget or weaken traumatic and intrusive memories, according to a study..

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.

BUSINESS View all

2000 Kisan Khidmat Centres Set Up In J&K: Dullo

2000 Kisan Khidmat Centres Set Up In J&K: Dullo

As many as 2,000 Kisan Khidmat Centres' have been set up across Jammu and Kashmir to provide all facilities to farmers at their doorsteps, Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dullo said..

Over 30k Youth Provided Direct Livelihood Means During 2021-22: Govt

Make Agri-Allied Sector Attractive With Lucrative Economic Returns: CS

J&K Admin Approves Regulations For Functioning Of Agri-Markets

SPORT View all

2022 FIFA World Cup: Netherlands Eliminates US In Round Of 16

2022 FIFA World Cup: Netherlands Eliminates US In Round Of 16

Memphis Depay and Daley Blind scored in the first half and Denzil Dumfries added a late goal as the Netherlands eliminated the United States from the World Cup with a 3-1 victory on Saturday..

Santosh Trophy: JKFA Announces List Of Probables From Kashmir

GVEI’s Khadijah Memorial Champions Trophy Concludes

FIFA WC: South Korea Beat Portugal 2-1, Uruguay Trounce Ghana

HEALTH View all

SKIMS Conducts Academic Event On Recent Advances In Nuclear Medicine

SKIMS Conducts Academic Event On Recent Advances In Nuclear Medicine

Department of Nuclear Medicine SKIMS inaugurated two day academic event on Friday at SKIMS auditorium. The theme of the event is Recent advances in Nuclear Medicine : Imaging and Therapy..

Panel Setup To Streamline Free Drug Policy, Monitor Drug Inventory

In A First, SKIMS Conducts Rare Stenting Procedure

War On Drugs: Admin Issues Advisory On Sale Of Psychotropic Drugs

ENVIRONMENT View all

Encroachment, Unabated Pollution Hits Hygam Wetland In Sopore

Encroachment, Unabated Pollution Hits Hygam Wetland In Sopore

Once known as Maharaja Protected Wetland is losing its sheen as illegal encroachment, unabated pollution and lack of conservation measures have affected the ecosystem of the wetland at Haritar Hygam in Sopore..

Wildlife Deptt Asks Orchardists To Dump Leftover Apples In Pits

‘Climate Change To Impact Mountains, Human Activity On A Global Scale’

Third Of World Heritage Glaciers Under Threat, Warns UNESCO Study

TRAVEL

Domestic Air Traffic Rises 10% In October: DGCA Data

Domestic Air Traffic Rises 10% In October: DGCA Data

Indian airlines carried 1.14 crore passengers in October, 10 per cent higher than the number of people flown in September..

‘Domestic Airlines Industry May Report Rs 15,000-17,000 Cr Loss In FY23’

‘Domestic Airlines Industry May Report Rs 15,000-17,000 Cr Loss In FY23’

The domestic airlines industry is projected to post a loss of Rs 15,000-17,000 crore in the current fiscal as their financial performance is likely to remain under pressure in the near term, a report said on Friday..

‘Air Passenger Traffic Volume Likely To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Level’

‘Air Passenger Traffic Volume Likely To Recover To Pre-Pandemic Level’

Air passenger traffic volume is expected to recover to the pre-pandemic level, implying a robust 75 per cent year-on-year growth this fiscal, a report said on Monday..

Domestic Air Traffic Nearing Pre-Covid Levels A ‘Great Sign’: PM Modi

Domestic Air Traffic Nearing Pre-Covid Levels A ‘Great Sign’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the number of daily domestic air passengers nearing the pre-COVID level as a "great sign" and said the focus is on improving connectivity across the country..

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Rises To 1.01 Crore In August

Indian airlines carried 1.01 crore passengers in August, reflecting a more than 4 per cent growth in domestic air traffic compared to the previous month..

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..

INTERVIEW View all

What’s Happening in Iran?

What’s Happening in Iran?

Of course, there is resentment and people have grievances. Let's not forget the country has been reeling under decades of draconian sanctions, which have taken a heavy toll on ordinary people. Tenth months into the Ukraine war, inflation and food crisis have assumed alarming proportions across Europe..

Of Lifestyle, Lethargy: Kashmir’s Cancer Situation Becoming Grave

Of Changing K-Campus, Women Education: In Conversation with Dr Seema Naz

REVIEW View all

Abbas: Journeys up the Hill

Abbas: Journeys up the Hill

Excerpts from the foreword of Maulana Muhammad Abbas Ansari’s soon-to-be-released autobiography- 'Abbas: Journeys up the Hill’.

Digital Dangers: Parenting in the Age of Phones 

Swimming Out Into Open Water

CINEMA & TV View all

The Language of Abuse and Hindi Cinema

The Language of Abuse and Hindi Cinema

Time after time, what are clearly acts of violence against women on screen are repackaged as declarations of passionate love without giving thought to the social ramifications of such a twisted reading of romance and desire.

Poet Akbar Allahabadi’s Grandson Filming Kashmir’s ‘True’ Picture

Kashmir Got Another Hangout, This Time Full of Entertainment

MEDIA View all

Senior Journalist Ravish Kumar Resigns From NDTV

Senior Journalist Ravish Kumar Resigns From NDTV

Amid the takeover process of NDTV by the Adani Group, senior journalist Ravish Kumar quit the media giant on Wednesday, effective immediately..

Prannoy Roy, Wife Radhika Resign As Adani Group Nears Takeover Of NDTV

5 Leading Newspapers Urge US To Drop Hunt For Julian Assange

OTV

Foul Play – Kashmir Batting With Wrong Willow

Foul Play – Kashmir Batting With Wrong Willow

This week's INKISHAF by Kashmir Observer is on the rampant axing of young willow trees for the making of cricket bats. This massive deforestation in Kashmir is being done despite lakhs of old willows available around Hygam and Ninglee Wetlands of Sopore which government has failed to clear and utilise for the gentleman's game..

Migratory Birds Are Back,But Are Kashmir Wetlands Ready For Avian Guests?

Migratory Birds Are Back,But Are Kashmir Wetlands Ready For Avian Guests?

Kashmir is buzzing with birds flying from the different parts of the world at the moment. But as Kashmir Observer's ground report revealed, these avian guests are struggling for space due to the growing fiddling in Kashmir wetlands especially in Hokersar..

Special Hands of Kashmir

Special Hands of Kashmir

Among the stories making waves in Kashmir these days is a tale of a specially-abled man fighting disability with his ability. Kashmir Observer visits his Budgam home to bring out an inspiring story of an educational empowerment uplifting the differently-abled community of the valley with a skill enterprise..

How Jhelum Can Save Kashmir Karewas

How Jhelum Can Save Kashmir Karewas

This week's INKISHAF is on Kashmir Karewas being plundered in Budgam district to fill the Srinagar Ring Road..

Football Fever Grips Kashmir as Fifa World Cup Kicks Off

Football Fever Grips Kashmir as Fifa World Cup Kicks Off

The biggest global sports event at Qatar has created a wave of excitement in Kashmir where locals are batting for their favourite teams and footballers..

Kashmir’s Differently-Abled Awaiting Progressive Push

Kashmir’s Differently-Abled Awaiting Progressive Push

This week's INKISHAF is on the unending challenges faced by persons with disabilities on sports and education front..

From Kerala to Kaaba: The Legend of India’s Oldest Mosque

From Kerala to Kaaba: The Legend of India’s Oldest Mosque

South Asia's oldest mosque remains a historical symbol of the Indo-Arabic trade ties and faithful connection..

Kashmiri Persianate Poet’s Personal Archive Unveiled in Srinagar

Kashmiri Persianate Poet’s Personal Archive Unveiled in Srinagar

Community welfare groups Monday came together to celebrate the life and times of Kashmir's eminent persianate poet, Khwaja Mohammad Amin Darab, in Srinagar's Amar Singh Club..

Apni Party Takes Out Rally in Srinagar

Apni Party Takes Out Rally in Srinagar

Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari Saturday said his party will hire lawyers to fight for the restoration of Article 370, 35-A in Supreme Court..

Kashmir Expo Concludes in Srinagar

Kashmir Expo Concludes in Srinagar

Three-day 'Startup for Livelihood' event concluded on Friday with the active participation of enterprising youth and experts..

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..

Scholarships This Week

KHYEN CHYEN View all

Srinagar Authorities Declare A Batch Of Nestlé Milkmaid Unsafe

Srinagar Authorities Declare A Batch Of Nestlé Milkmaid Unsafe

Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have issued a ‘food alert’ asking consumers to stop using ‘Sweetened Condensed Partly Skimmed Milk’ (Nestlé Milkmaid)..

Srinagar Ranks Among 75 Top Distts Of India Under ‘Eat Right Challenge’

TECHNOLOGY View all

WhatsApp To Launch ‘Message Yourself’ Feature In India

WhatsApp To Launch ‘Message Yourself’ Feature In India

Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Monday announced the launch of a new ‘Message Yourself’ feature in India, in the coming weeks..

Online Scams are Increasing and You Aren’t Safe

CULTURE View all

‘Insha-E-Daraab’ Exhibition On Kashmir’s Last Persian Poet Kicks Off

‘Insha-E-Daraab’ Exhibition On Kashmir’s Last Persian Poet Kicks Off

The weeklong event organized by INTACH in collaboration with HELP foundation seeks to bring forth the contribution of Mohammad Amin Darab in Persian poetry and literature before the Kashmiri people..

Taste Of Kashmir: 2-Day Festival Brings Valley Cuisine, Culture To Delhi

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