Browsing: Legislature

Cover Story
School of Defection

With assembly active and no government in place, various politicians are attempting to get power and are keenly exploring the…

Conflict
35A vs Ethnic Flooding?

Cutting across the ideological divide, political parties in Kashmir have found a common cause in Article 35(A) of the Constitution…

Legislature
Rediscovering the State

Insisting that the notion of representative democracy has changed and the fundamental shifts have taken place in the governance systems,…

Banking
SARFAESI Primer

A law that allows banks to take over the mortgaged collaterals in case of willful defaults has taken Kashmir by…

Cover Story
Compromise #1?

Ruling PDP accommodated miner lawmakers of its partner to block non-locals in mining sector. A day later, it faced an…

Elections
Southern Focus

As Kashmir assembly begins its stormy budget session, the opposition is united in disorder. The objective is to have some…

Elections
Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru)

Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru) (1928-1996) When Abdul Razak Mir (Bachru), who fought on MUF ticket from Kulgam, would attract huge…

Cover Story
Cowed Down

Heterogeneity in J&K’s demography has vast scope for differences and many way-outs to settle. But the ‘beef crisis’ that the…

Banking
SARFAESI

Banks have been arguing for various years now that lack of SARFAESI has compromised their confidence in being liberal…

Elections
Enjoy Thy Lord!

Politicians in Kashmir not only enjoy the privilege to frame laws for the masses but impunity to mend them! With…

Education
Lost in Translation

Looking for a government job, get a degree first. Want to make laws and rule the state, fret not. You…

Elections
Have a Nice Stay Sir!

Despite enjoying freebies worth crores, lawmakers drain the system by turning defaulters when it comes to pay back. Syed Asma…

Elections
Keeping Them Safe

It takes Rs 100 annually to secure VVIPs in a cash starved state. Safwat Zargar reports the largesse of a…

Elections
Travesty of travel

The state still caught in monarch practice of durbar move is safe-haven for its movers and shakers who often fly…

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