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.

Kashmir’s Nagpur?

Unlike journalism, RTI has empowered people to the extent they wish to be. A Srinagar politician close to Ghulam Nabi Azad keen to know...

Lost Prime Minister

After replacing Sheikh Abdullah in 1953, Bakhshi Ghulam Mohammad led a popularly corrupt regime. Syed Asma meets the former Prime Minister's surviving wife to...

Where Have All The Jobs Gone?

Unionists have attributed militancy and unrest to the massive unemployment in J&K. Creating more jobs continues to be the thrust area in the government...

More than a commissioner

Wajahat Habibullah is ready to take over as J&K first CIC, but his understanding of Kashmir coupled with his unhindered access to 10 Janpath...

Infant hospital

Valley’s sole children hospital, GB Pant, has only 135 beds for a child population of 10 lakh. With only three incubators the hospital is...

Playing With Marriage!

A dejected employee exploited loopholes in J&K’s existing marriage registration system to blackmail his boss by marrying his daughter ‘legally’ without her knowledge. Syed...

Towards A Legislator Oriented Model For J&K

The administrative authority of the state  has to be made subservient to the development functionality of government, says economist and banker Dr Haseeb A Drabu. In J&K...

Government Initiatives August 15-21, 2021

For Transparency In a move to improve transparency and accountability in the governance system, Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha launched the PROOF (an acronym for Photographic...

Unanswered Knocks

Closure of the State Human Rights Commission has deprived victims of human rights violations in Kashmir of their only shot at speedy justice. Almost...

A Manmohan Decade

The soft spoken economist Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh led Congress to a rout in 2014 summer. Tasavur Mushtaq revisits his Kashmir doctrine that...

Land Unlocked

The new land laws promulgated by the central government for Jammu and Kashmir have triggered a new wave of insecurity, reports Umar Mukhtar On October 26,...

Soft and easy

A new entrepreneurship programme for unemployed youth providing soft loans instead of subsidy is being launched to circumvent the cumbersome processes involved in starting...

Numbers Game

The decadal headcount has always kicked up controversies in J&K especially since 1981. Census Commissioner Farooq Ahmad Faktoo in an interview with Ikhlaq Qadri,...

Kashmir’s Babu

Before passing recently at 73, Ashok Jaitly was someone who understood pulse of Kashmir and was its de-facto ruler during Dr Farooq Abdullah’s government....
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 winters, their families were...