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.

Government Initiatives July 11-17, 2021

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Bilal Ahmad Khan, a post-graduate from Sheikhpora (Anantnag) started a fish farm in his native village in 2007 with assistance from the Fisheries...
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...

Government Initiatives January 24-30, 2021

Parliamentarians In Kashmir Finally, the members of the parliament of India were permitted to have 3-day Kashmir visit to review the status of the highways...

A Jinxed Palace?

Overlooking the Dal Lake, a Gothic monster has proven to be inauspicious for everyone — from its builders to those interested in it post-partition. After...

Salaries revised, complaints remain

Employees in Jammu and Kashmir are set to draw their revised salaries for July after the implementation of sixth pay commission. But the employees...

Government Initiatives – March 21-27, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccination Jammu and Kashmir government has so far vaccinated 77 per cent of healthcare workers, 78 per cent of front line workers, and 12.28...
The Legend of Jamia Masjid -- Photo:Bilal Bahadur.

The Legend Of Jamia Masjid

The history of Jamia Masjid is a reflection of the history of Kashmir. A monument of resistance politics, the mosque has been witness to...

Wall Mounted Peace

An “eternally hopeful” PM Manmohan Singh once famously said the natural resources of the region will jointly be used by people from both sides...

A ‘Ghost’ Market

In 2003, the Mufti government took over SKIMS, the Gupkar Nursing Home and Dr Ali Jan Shopping Complex from a Trust that the National...

Government Initiatives February 1-6, 2021

BUILDING SMART CAPITALS  Stressing on timely completion of the Smart City Projects in twin capitals of Jammu & Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha passed specific...

Strike over, crisis persists

The employees called off their strike even when none of their demands were met. The government invoked ESMA and threatened dismissals, and the courts...

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....

Safe Passage

With new tunnels ready for use and many others in the pipeline, Kashmir is heading towards an era when Srinagar will be accessible round...

Jagmohan Days

NDA government’s Padma Vibhushan to Jagmohan Malhotra pushed Kashmir back to his stint in the 1990s’, reliving the days and nights of horror and terror....

Government Initiatives May 2-8, 2021

CSR Ambulances The Divisional Administration Kashmir flagged off two ambulances at TRC, Srinagar under the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the presence of National Highways...