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.

Sham of a decision

Political bosses are taking the state bureaucracy for granted while making decisions that are of vital public importance. Kashmir life brings an inside view...

Minority Minions?

As a Parliamentary Committee strongly suggests J&K government must consider declaring migrant Kashmiri Pandits a minority given the “pitiable condition” they live in, R...

Withered in hope

Individuals have been carrying out menial jobs at literal peanuts for decades on the hope that one day their services will be formally regularised...

Modi Myths

Amid BJPs media blitzkrieg that it would change history by attempting 44 seats in state assembly, required to form the government, Prime Minister Narendra...

Government Initiatives July 18 – 24, 2021

Premature Retirement After amending Article 226 (2) of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Service Regulations, authorities have ordered a fresh review of its employees'...

Modi’s Jairam Deficit

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi started working with his ‘compact’ team, it may require one or many ministers for managing Kashmir informally. R S...

Bleeding Coffers

Cell phone operators making more than Rs 1300 crore a year from J&K have skipped paying service tax by taking recourse to litigation. Officials...

When Curtains Fall

As Durbar closes in Jammu for a six-month stint in Srinagar, Tasavur Mushtaq describes the scenes that set in as files started sleeping into...

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...

Reserved to Rot

Ideally, under-privileged and backward category population should get one chance to improve its mobility. But the politically motivated reservation set-up over the years has...
A girl walks outside deserted Dooru hospital building. KL Image by Shah Hilal

A Model Wasted

Deep down south, the government invested heavily in creating a model health centre. As it is waiting for inauguration, part of the precious equipment...
Cover image the village talk back to village

The Village Talk

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

Infant hospital

Valley’s sole children hospital, GB Pant, has only 135 beds for a child population of 10 lakh. With only three incubators the hospital is...

Raid Round

In the midst of a fierce debate on Article 35A, NIA investigations into hawala funding emerged a much larger development in Kashmir, reports Tasavur...

Dangerous Tactics

Introduced in the summer of 2010 as a ‘non-lethal’ crowd control measure, pepper gas and chilly grenades were touted to restrain protests without causing...