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.

A photograph of the shrine of Mukhdoom Sahab taken in 1899.

A trust questioned

The major custodian of Muslim properties in Kashmir, Waqf or Auqaf, has remained beyond scrutiny for decades, though its management of donations and assets...

Fighting polythene

By banning polythene usage, the first step to fight the menace has been taken. But lack of alternatives and absence of eco-friendly disposal mechanism...

Organized mess

As everyone wants a private vehicle, authorities struggle to find road space and parking lots to smoothen their flow. Majid Maqbool reports.  Continuing increase...

Done in by the dons

Home Minister P Chidambaram was requested by the state government to review the development projects in J&K. It may not have helped the state...

Beautifying Jhelum

R S GulFor a little over three km stretch in the heart of Srinagar,  the meandering Jhelum looks a bit pampered, especially when compared...

Shadow of 90s: Torture 09

The infamous torture centre of 90s Papa 2 and Hariniwas may have been converted into palatial mansions,

Politics of poverty

Former deputy chief minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig struck out his name from proposed BPL list in

Omar’s Hari Niwas turndown

A house of his own was apparently the only factor for the chief minister to decide against making the Rs 500 cr spooky Hari...

Saving Dal Lake

Over the years, people in general and Kashmir media in particular have debated the future of Dal lake thread bare. The regulating authority however...

Breach in the cement block

The state has allowed an outside player into the cement sector, ending the monopoly of local players. Trade leaders are annoyed at the opening...

GMC’s MBBS gets MCI threat

After derecognising two PG courses at GMC Srinagar, the MCI has threatened to derecognise the basic MBBS degree of GMC Srinagar for deficiencies in...