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.

Elusive Statehood

The centre is currently prioritizing the achievement of its ideological and strategic objectives in Kashmir before restoring the statehood, possibly a truncated one writes...

Last Tour

Even at the prime age of 79, late CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, worked 12 hours, met 23 delegations and toured 16 spots during his...

Home Minister Visit

Coinciding with targeted killings, Home Minister, Amit Shah’s first post-August 2019 visit, talked more of development and less of politics and lacked a clear...
Haseeb Drabu, Mehbooba Mufti, Altaf Bukhari

Cracked House

From the alliance architect in 2014 to the sacked minister, three years later, Haseeb Drabu’s status downgrade tells a longer story about the mess...

Jammed Wheels

Once the transporter of last resorts, the premier SRTC is struggling to find a role that could help it survive, reports Saifullah Bashir after...

Government Initiatives March 14-20, 2021

Empowering Women Lt Governor Manoj Sinha announced the launch of the Super-75 scholarship scheme to support the education of meritorious girls belonging to economically backward...

Government Initiatives August 1 – 7, 2021

Rs 2386 Cr Budget For Education, Sports Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha e-inaugurated and laid the e-foundation of sports infrastructure projects worth Rs 18.10 crore funded...

Kashmir’s Fairer Lords

Kashmir was ruled by many women in ancient and medieval times. Some of them proved more capable than their male predecessors and successors. Sara...

Dreaming A Home

Caught in the heaps of files and procedures, the officials in the rural development department are oblivious of the inhuman conditions in which the...

Old Ideas, New Investments

With impressive concessions in hand, as the government is busy planning to get investors from the plains to change the industrial culture in a...

Real Estate Concerns

Almost 14 months after the Jammu and Kashmir’s historic land laws basket was hugely altered by binning some and changing many, the administration finally...

Rs 500 Crore Rescue

September 2014 floods incapacitated individuals, institutions and the systems. Twisted reportage by Delhi media projecting army as the main rescuer washed away a rare...

Silent Disquiet?

The lockdown, now into the fourth week, offers no idea about when Kashmir will return to routine Almost three weeks after the parliament unilaterally withdrew...

Government Initiatives

Policy For Film Shooting Jammu and Kashmir now has a first-ever film policy, which was unveiled last week by the government in order to make...

Vohra, Again

Mufti Sayeed’s demise instantly stripped his cabinet colleagues of their portfolios and powers  as Governor takes over. With ministerial and personal staff struggle to...