LOCAL View all
A teenage girl was killed while six of her family members were injured on Thursday in a mysterious explosion in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district..
CITY View all
Government on Thursday ordered Civil Secretariat employees to electronically mark their attendance through Biometric Face Recognition System' from September 27..
REGIONAL View all
Pak PM Imran Khan has said the international community must engage with the Taliban and "incentivise" them on issues such as women's rights and an inclusive Afghan government to prevent the conflict-torn nation from ending up in chaos..
WORLD View all
Ahead of the annual UN General Assembly meeting next week, Antonio Guterres warned governments that climate change is proceeding faster than predicted and fossil fuel emissions have already bounced back from a pandemic dip..
LIFE & TIMES
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..
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 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.
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..
Anxiety may be a challenge for many more children than usual, and it can be intertwined with other feelings, such as excitement and shyness.
One of the main reasons for people’s hesitancy is that electric cars are more expensive than petrol or diesel vehicles. In the long run electric cars are cheaper due to lower charging cost, maintenance, and servicing..
Mukbang is an internet phenomenon that has been steadily gaining popularity over the past few years. The eating broadcast originating in South Korea and quickly circulated the globe. It is now gaining popularity in Saudi Arabia with the rise of influencers..
Repeatedly dubbed the happiest nation on the planet with world-beating living standards, Finland should be deluged by people wanting to relocate, but in fact it faces an acute workforce shortage..
Banished at the start of the pandemic, the handshake is making something of a comeback, thanks to vaccinations and the lifting of social restrictions -- but "pressing the flesh" faces an uncertain future..
Leaders who encourage their employees to learn on the job and speak up with ideas and suggestions for change have teams that are more effective and resilient in the face of unexpected situations..
The widespread reports of mucormycosis suggest that it is not coming from a single contaminated source and does not have a single explanation. It is an evolving condition that will unfold in the coming days.
Preparing for childbirth can be joyful and exciting, but COVID-19 restrictions disrupted many women's prenatal care and forced some mothers to deliver their infants, without partner or family support..
While bees are most commonly known for honey, these intelligent creatures are also behind most of the food we love – fruit, veg, chocolate and even coffee..
Researchers in Australia want to transform single-use Covid masks into road material. In the United States, the protective gear is recycled into benches. And in France, they are reborn as floor carpets for cars..
BUSINESS View all
The representatives of various trade bodies of Kashmir on Thursday demanded a new industrial scheme be extended to existing industrial unit holders, handholding of industrialists with capital infusion..
SPORT View all
Members of Afghanistan’s national women’s football team have fled across the border into Pakistan, a month after the Taliban swept back into power, officials say..
HEALTH View all
One dose of Covid-19 vaccine is 96.6 percent effective in preventing death, while two doses prevent death by 97.5 per cent, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Thursday..
ENVIRONMENT View all
The authors warn that while recent targets to reduce emissions and conserve nature are welcome, they are not enough and are yet to be matched with credible short and longer term plans..
Jet Airways will start domestic operations in the first quarters of 2022, the Jalan Kalrock consortium, the successful resolution applicant of the airways said on Monday. The airline intends to start its first flight from New Delhi to Mumbai by Q1 2022..
Domestic air passenger traffic continued on the growth trajectory in August with volumes growing up to 31 per cent to 66 lakh over the previous month, helped by higher capacity deployment..
The new travel advisory of Level 2 which is considered as safe came in the wake of the significant improvement in Covid situation in India..
Only hands of God can create such wonders. We felt as if it's a veritable piece of paradise when we had a first glimpse at the milky water stream trickling down beneath the wooden bridge at 'Gaorwattan..
India had imposed lower and upper limits on airfares based on flight duration when services were resumed on May 25, 2020, after a two-month lockdown due to coronavirus..
IndiGo on Wednesday said it has started a priority boarding facility for its passengers so that they can avoid longer queues at the boarding gates in airports..
As many as 95 per cent of citizens believe that the current policies of the airlines, railways or hotels are not in consumer interest and 90 per cent want the government to come up with a travel booking refund policy..
The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights, including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday..
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sunday announced the resumption of Umrah service for pilgrims worldwide from 1st Muharram 1443 (August 10, 2021), following a successful Hajj season..
The World Health Organisation's Emergency Committee on Thursday maintained its stance that proof of Covid-19 vaccination should not be required for international travel, amid a growing debate on blocking the entry of travellers if they are unvaccinated..
The Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Wednesday that efforts were afoot to complete the lighting project at the earliest at the Srinagar airport to facilitate flights during low visibility round-the-year through concerted coordination with Indian Air Force..
Domestic air passenger traffic was back to the growth trajectory in June amid the falling number of COVID-19 cases in the country with around three million passengers flying on local routes in the previous month.
The coronavirus-induced suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till July 31, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday..
Saudi Arabia has announced that women can now register for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian (mahram), Al Arabiya News reported on Monday..
INTERVIEW View all
Days after being appointed as the new vice chancellor of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), noted academic Shakil A. Romshoo detailed his varsity vision in an interview with Kashmir Observer..
REVIEW View all
The book is in Urdu, and is a collection of a hundred fictional micro stories of one page each and will be available in 5 languages- Kashmiri, English, Hindi, Bengali, and Persian..
CINEMA & TV View all
The Policy provides comprehensive guidance to the aspiring to shoot in Jammu and Kashmir with special focus on providing single window clearance thereby saving their time and energy to make their movies..
MEDIA View all
At least 153 Afghan media outlets have stopped operations in 20 provinces following the Taliban takeover of the war-torn nation last month, a media report citing organisations supporting free media said..
Played in an urban environment, Parkour is about negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. As part of popular culture, the sports has find takers in the valley..
In yet another instance of highhandedness, a noted private school of Kashmir first violated Right to Education by denying admission to a little girl, and then Right to Information by refusing to share information about it to the aggrieved parents under RTI. Know more in this episode of Inkishaf..
Despite National Green Tribunal ordering waste-to-energy plant in Srinagar’s Achan Landfill Site in 2017 and the subsequent cabinet approval for it, why has the project failed to take off?.
In this edition of Full Circle KO's Tooba Towfiq with Altaf Hussain Para and Wajahat Qazi discuss the reasons responsible for the dilapidated state of academic culture in universities in Kashmir..
Apparently, oblivious of land laws, revenue officers commit blunders during land acquisition forcing High Court to come to rescue of aggrieved families. Know more in this week's INKISHAF..
Days after his map became a shot to glory, the award-winning artist from the Valley talks about the imminent demise of the Kashmir Art in absence of an intervention..
Inspite of imposing a penalty of Rs 1.30 crores by the erstwhile Pollution Control Board, why is Municipal Council in Kashmir forcibly acquiring Forest and Panchayat land for dumping municipal waste?.
Under the Ujwala Yojna scheme, Government of India will be providing free connection to 1 crore needy people in 2021-22. But why isn't beneficiary list of the scheme being made public in Jammu and Kashmir?.
Weeks after drones were banned in the valley, the aerial snappers are anticipating review in restrain. These young content creators were fueling new-age creative enterprise before losing their flight to strife situation..
Suhail Khan’s advent as a silent servant of art is a stirring saga in the valley full of legends. He harnessed his creative powers after a childhood disability rendered him specially-abled child. Years later, a flurry of feat has made him a talismanic talent in town..
CAREERS View all
Choosing a career isn’t easy, especially in this atmosphere of cutthroat competition and job scarcity. While choosing a career, you have to look out for various aspects like salary, promotion, work hours, and others. .
KHYEN CHYEN View all
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Thursday asked government to ease the restrictions and issue orders of reopening of restaurants in Srinagar with 50 percent capacity..
TECHNOLOGY View all
Google on Wednesday ramped up cloud collaboration tools for businesses, expecting “hybrid” work routines to remain even after the pandemic has ended..
CULTURE View all
The Artists of Cultural Unit Srinagar today performed at Cultural Unit Hall, Joint Directorate of Information Kashmir Division..