Browsing: Panchayat

Cover Story
Grassroots Failure?

Panchayt elections were meant to be an international political statement as well as an exercise to experiment democracy at the…

Cover Story
Suraya The Sarpanch

Nazir Ahmad RatherAfter getting elected from her village LalporaTangmarg as a Sarpanch, 28-year-old Suraya Rather is busy these days getting…

Editorial
Empower panchayats

Barring a patch in remote Zansakar, the Panchayat elections are over. Now every village of the state has its representative…

Cover Story
Kashmir’s New Bourgeoisie

For five years, 33849 elected individuals would decide over the basic socio-economic development of 76 percent of J&K’s population. Kashmir…

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OVERWHELMING VOTE

Ongoing panchayat polls have seen heavy voter turnout. Different people have different reasons to contest and participate but will it…

Panchayat
11 sq km of change

In this remote, election-bound hamlet on the LoC, an engineer turned actor is the face of a young, aspiring Kashmir.…

Panchayat
Grassroot governance

The government has announced to hold Panchayat elections in the state. In the absence of Panchayats for 33 years, the…

Elections
A hands down win

The LUTF faced a rout after in Hill Council elections, and Congress romped home with a thumping majority as NC…

Elections
Hot politics in cold desert

As demand for Union Territory status continues to emerge from Buddhist dominated Leh district of Ladakh region, almost all political…

Governance
A stumbling block

Re-organization of J&K into 22 districts left the block levels unchanged. With Community Development blocks getting more importance in wake…