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.

Supporting Himayat

With the retention rate of the trained school dropouts jumping from 40 to 75 percent, third batch of more than 1400 youth got job...

Immune and offensive

Enjoying the immunity granted to its men under Armed Forces Special Powers Act, the army has consistently sidelined the courts in J&K, yet in...

A Kishtwar Commission

After his interim report absolved NC leader Sajad Kichloo in December 2013 paving way for his return to Omar Abdullah’s council of ministers, Justice...

Campus Shift

It has been a long time since Reyaz Punjabi demolished the office of Kashmir University Students Union thus closing the chapter of active student...

Half Time Over

As the tensions over the Kathua rape and murder are spreading far and wide and the government is planning a cabinet reshuffle with at...

THE MODEL VILLAGE FARCE

The much- vaunted Model Village project was touted to transform villages in Kashmir into modern, self-sufficient entities. Kashmir Life visited five ‘model’ villages described...

Snatched Livelihood

Almost ten years after the army laid a siege around a cluster of villages in Drugmulla and occupied their paddy fields, the villagers are...

A New Stone Age

As sections of youth try to standardize stone pelting as the new mode of communication, law enforcing agencies slide in the old era to...

Framed?

When Jammu Chamber issued threats to UNHCR registered Rohangya refugees, they had misread some information that pertained to a juice seller. Syed Junaid Hashmi...

Probing The Toll

With Kashmir having massive morbidity and Jammu leading in the mortality, a puzzled government is trying its best to locate the reasons responsible, reports...

Dial for Help

  It was because of a NGO’s sting that a Sopore based faith-healer’s dirty world was uncovered. Shakir Mir takes a look at the NGO’s...

In Governor’s Raj

Political parties have failed to cobble up a governing relationship. With governor N N Vohra finally promulgating his rule in J&K, the state expects...

Consolidate Now

Baglihar is the game changer in J&K’s energy sector but the gain would go down the drain if the policymakers do not affect the...

Divulging Details

Barely four months after the government justified undoing of Article 370 by asserting that Jammu and Kashmir’s backwardness was rooted in its special status,...

Baltal Blaze

For decades local Muslims fed and carried Hindus to the cave shrine. Now when non-local stakeholders started meddling with their livelihood, a crisis erupted....