Sand Storm

At the peak of internet blockade, UT administration e-auctioned around 100 sand blocks along the Jhelum river and some of its tributaries. Most of these blocks were bagged by non-locals leaving thousands of families surviving on sand digging for generations without a livelihood.…

Politics

Game of Thrones?

Amid expectations that the political leaders will move out after putting half of the year in custody, the government slapped…

Special Report
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Caught by Cancer

There is no single stop where one can get the exact details of the state and status of cancer in…

Banking
J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

Stressed Assets Doubled

As the regulator’s restructuring plan envisaged multiple riders, post-August 5, data indicates that Kashmir has doubled its impaired assets in…

Briefing

Briefing (February 09-15, 2020)

SRINAGAR Kashmir’s most prominent actor Zaira Wasim, who quit acting early 2019, appeared on Instagram, after days of return of…

Justice

Benchmarking Phase

As the hearing of a number of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 resumed, the Supreme Court reserved the…

Life Story

A Dream Painter

A Kashmiri family adopted an abandoned minor girl in Bangalore and brought her up for two decades. Now, restricted to…

Books A photograph of 1920 shows the Kashmiri professionals taking the tourists to Gulmarg in palkis.
1853: A Tourist On Foot

An unknown Englishman has penned in his peculiar language his long trek from Shimla to Srinagar via Tibet on foot…

Culture

Surviving On Music

For the last thirty years when the gloom and gore enforced mourning’s as the new priority, the Kashmiri song chose…

Society

Model Enclave

Areas in and around Mattan in South Kashmir have emerged as the new confidence builders for migrant Kashmir Pandits to…

Infrastructure
A girl walks outside deserted Dooru hospital building. KL Image by Shah Hilal

A Model Wasted

Deep down south, the government invested heavily in creating a model health centre. As it is waiting for inauguration, part…

Tourism

The Low Footfall

After the government evacuated tourists at the peak of a successful tourist season in August, Umar Mukhtar sees no change…

Elections
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BJP’s New Tensions

Though the elections for the local bodies and Panchayats were considered a hugely partial exercise, at least in Kashmir, the…

History
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The Urdu Umpire

More than 130 years of being the official language of Jammu and Kashmir, Urdu’s fate hangs in balance as the…

Security

Davinder Details

Less than a fortnight after his arrest with top militants, new revelations suggest more than what Kashmir knows, reports Saima…

Diplomacy

UK’s Kashmir Election!

While Kashmir is expected to wait for its own elections, it was literally a key factor in the elections of…

Pulse
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3D Artist

A young boy draws jaw-dropping works without ever been part of an art class, reports Umar Mukhtar It takes degrees and…

Faith

Hanging An Imposter

In 1859, the East India Company hanged a Jammu Faqeer in Sialkot for claiming to be a prophet. Its details…

Entrepreneurship
A group of girls on a trip to Harmukh. Image: Shefali Gautam

Female Hikers

Boys have all the fun everywhere, especially in conservative societies. A group is trying to help girls to go on…

Business

Curtains Fall

After August 5 shutdown, most of the courier and the parcel delivery companies working with the e-commerce outlets have closed…