Browsing: Governance

The state craft has evolved differently in Jammu and Kashmir over the years. This section offers narratives about the various facets of the governance in between various elected governments and the governors.

Governance 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…

Governance Chief Secretary BVR Subramanium greets Lt Governor GC Murmu.
New Initiatives

New systems and rules are emerging in the twin UTs of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, reports Tahir Bhat The…

Conflict The city centre in the afternoon. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
Bleeding Business

More than 115 days after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its distinction and statehood, when the businesses were evaluating…

Conflict Relatives of political detainees coming out of MLA hostel Srinagar - KL Image by Tahir Bhat
The Jail In Neighbourhood

As the UT administration shifted the detained political class from a Boulevard Hotel to the Lawmakers’ Hostel, apparently for the…

Governance A side view of a Panchayat building in Anzwalla village of Anantnag. KL Image by Umar Khurshid
18 Years, Waiting

A villager donated his piece of land for the construction of Panchayat Ghar when he was 30. He was promised…

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Silent Sufferers

After more than 100 days of lockdown, as parts of Kashmir witness semblance of normalcy, people are finally out of…

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A Costly Recess

As around 160 thousand students are writing their examinations for three classes, Umar Khurshid revisits the state of education and…

Conflict Shergari Palace, the first centre of power of J&K state since 1846, was home to a number of commissions which have ceased to exist now. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
A State In Transition

After almost three months of lockdown, the state of Jammu and Kashmir finally was re-organised into a federally-ruled Union Territory.…

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Breaking A Silence

Barely four days ahead of the platinum jubilee of the communication lockdown, when the phones returned to life, not every…

Cover Story Dr Farooq Abdullah with his wife Molly Abdullah. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur
Frozen Photos

With only BJP contesting the Block Development Council (BDC) polls, the politics of Jammu and Kashmir is frozen in time.…

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Elections, Again

At a time when Kashmir’s entire political class is restricted to homes or jails in wake of abrogation of special…

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Long Wait For Justice

As the Kashmir lockdown and communication blockade gets into third month, people expect the court interventions may actually offer some…

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Ladakh In Action

Unlike Kashmir, the soon-to-be Union Territory of Ladakh is actively working to consolidate the gains that came to the arid…

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A Jinxed Palace?

Overlooking the Dal Lake, a gothic monster has proven to be inauspicious for everyone — from its builders to those…

Governance Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar ) (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Bad Times?

In the last 40 years, the Kashmir government changed three sets of clocks on Srinagar’s landmark Ghanta Ghar, but none…

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