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Life Under Lockdown: Around Srinagar In Pictures

Life Under Lockdown: Around Srinagar In Pictures

Kashmir Observer photographer toured Srinagar city under lockdown on Friday but found the city to be like a ghost town. Shrines and Mosques usually bustling with devout on Fridays, even during frequent shutdowns, were locked.

COVID-19: SMC Squad in Action

COVID-19: SMC Squad in Action

Municipal workers spray disinfectant on vehicles in Srinagar amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19

Diplomats’ Day Out In Kashmir!

Diplomats’ Day Out In Kashmir!

The second batch of diplomats on a conducted tour of strife torn Kashmir went for a Shikara ride on day one of their tour.

Untimely Snowfall Cuts Off Kashmir

Untimely Snowfall Cuts Off Kashmir

Heavy snowfall across Kashmir on Thursday cut off the valley from the rest of the country as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic while all flights to and fro Srinagar airport were cancelled

Saffron Blooms In Kashmir

Saffron Blooms In Kashmir

Pampore in Kashmir, is famous the world over for its high grade saffron. Pampore and its neighboring areas produce an average of 2,128 kilograms of saffron every year. In  Kashmir, saffron is normally sown in August and till the 15th of September. The flowers are plucked in October and November. During harvesting or plucking of flowers, […]

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley

Miffed Tourists, Yatris Start Leaving Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR — Tourists and Amarnath pilgrims left Kashmir Valley on Saturday in the wake of J&K authorities issuing an advisory, asking them to cut short their stay citing security threats. An official at Srinagar Airport said Indian Air Force flights were pressed into service “as per requirement”. Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department sent buses on Friday, […]

Shutdown, Curbs Mark Martyrs Day

Shutdown, Curbs Mark Martyrs Day

Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar and placed Hurriyat Conference chairmen under house arrest in wake of Martyrs Day, while as a complete shutdown was observed in the Valley to mark the day. Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday skipped the official function at the Martyrs’ graveyard here and instead deputed his advisor and divisional […]

Amarnath Yatra Commences With Mega Bandobast in Place

Amarnath Yatra Commences With Mega Bandobast in Place

Nearly 400 kilometre long Hindu pilgrim march, called Amarnath Yatra, to a cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas began Monday amid massive security cover. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims, many in saffron robes from all across India descend on strife torn Kashmir Valley for the yatra with a complete government backing and arrangements in place. […]

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