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.

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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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‘Out Of Circulation’

Almost 42 days after he was restricted to his Gupkar home, the government finally arrested DrFarooq Abdullah formally under Public…

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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 interested…

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…

Governance Abandoned DH Pora hospital building. KL Image by Faheem Mir
Wasted Investment

In Srinagar and in Kashmir periphery, there are dozens of buildings meant to house schools, hospitals and other public facilities,…

Faith A long line of stranded traffic on the Jammu Srinagar national highway as the authorities restrict traffic for 5-hours daily. Pic-Social Media
Yatra’s Two Sides

While the arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra 2019 are exceptionally upgraded from both the axis, the curfew-like restrictions on the…

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Shah’s Sojourn

BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah made his maiden visit to the state, distinct by refusing to meet any…

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The Village Talk

As more than 4500 officers moved for an overnight stay in Panchayats between the Sino-Indian border and the Line of…

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