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.

June turmoil

For the third consecutive year, the month of June has turned out to be the most turbulent in Kashmir. Khursheed Wani reports It may be...

Guiding the industry

EDI programme is trying nurture industrial consultancy firms in J&K to boost the developing sector. Haroon Mirani reports. To plug the lacunae of professional consultants...

Lighting up Ladakh

Energy deficient Ladakh region is getting massive government investment in power sector, which will lower the ecologically fragile region’s reliance on polluting...

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...

Pronounced misery

After 14 years of suffering, a Delhi court verdict in Lajpat Nagpar blast case has brought respite to a few Kashmiri families, and aggravated...

PARALYSED STATE

As the confrontation between the government and its employees slumps trade and makes people suffer, KASHMIR LIFE analyses whether a solution to the crisis...

J&K’s PF Kitty Surges to 1200 Cr

R S GullJ&K’s Employees Provident Fund boasts of having a Rs. 1200 crores corpus. But it still has failed in recovering around Rs. 86...

Tourism jittery

Elections, violence rhetoric and global recession can give coming tourist season a set back after the initial impediment of houseboat closure. Haroon Mirani reports....

A ‘polythene free’ initiative

Shazia YousufTaking time out of their studies, a group of young boys busily commune with shopkeepers at Lal Chowk. It is not the bargain...

A BOOM failing is no good news

In power deficit J&K, successive governments have made good decisions and bad decisions leaving it to successors to make corrections. NC government initiated the...

Managing Dal and houseboats

Houseboat operations have been stopped to save the dying Dal, but environmentalists say that is too little too late. Zubair A. Dar The Jammu and Kashmir...

Where are Juvenile homes

Shazia Yousuf With her head resting in her grandmother’s lap, nine-year-old Iqra makes unsuccessful attempts to sleep. She is in trauma and her body burns...

Ok we pay: From where?

The implementation of 6th pay commission recommendations may have brought relief to the state employees, but the financial implications and emerging disparities in pay...

Right to Information! How much?

J&K Government has issued the draft of a new Right to Information Act proposed to replace the state’s existing RTI Act. Is the proposed...

Caged

With six PSAs in a row and 16 in all, Masarat Alam holds a kind of record. The state, however, is in no mood...