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.

Unsustainable Affair

In five years, the J&K government spent Rs 1204 Crore to acquire land for various infrastructure projects. But is this process sustainable for a...

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....

Consolidating The Empire

As Kashmir is witnessing unprecedented load shedding, the NHPC is consolidating its empire in the state. With the Uri-II in operation, the hydropower giant’s...

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 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...

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...

Dumping Woes

The debate around Achan dumping site misses one important element: the security of kids living in the neighbourhood from canine dogs. Syed Asma spends...

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...

Govern Now

The administration appears as clueless and helpless about the unfolding catastrophe as the ordinary people, writes Riyaz Wani With over three lakh Covid-19 cases a day,...

Government Initiatives July 4-10, 2021

The Employment Generation Amid growing protests by graduates over the class fourth job posts being reserved for 10+2 candidates only, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta...

“Our enforcement wing remains in the market round the clock to check black-marketing”

An alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University, Mir Mushtaq, started his stint in government services as district social welfare officer. As his years in office spanned, he was...

Guns In The Government

As the gun battles were in focus in the last 30 years, a section of bureaucracy was arming the deep-pocketed criminals. Now the CBI...

Lalla Rookh Eyes

Exactly 200 years after Irish blind poet Thomas Moore sung in praise of Kashmir, its beauty, its women and their eyes in his epic-poem,...

Those 689 Days

Between the candle march on the night of August 4, 2019, and the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24, 2021, Kashmir...
Family members of prisoners protesting at Press Colony.

Jail Unrest?

Days after a fight between the jail officials and the prisoners in central jail Srinagar, a series of interventions started to unravel the real...