Understanding The Proposal

With its proposals triggering a lot of heat and dust in Jammu and Kashmir, the Delimitation Commission is expecting an extension. Khalid Bashir Gura talked to diverse stakeholders in Kashmir and Jammu to offer...

Dubai Details

The liberal industrial policy has led to the acceptance of around Rs 50K crore investment proposals in less than a year, of which Rs 3000 crore was negotiated during the 10-days Dubai Expo. Ranjan...

Consumed Careers

Successive governments have mindlessly “hired” people on an ad-hoc, provisional and temporary basis. They keep the government’s service delivery show going on at almost half of the daily wage guaranteed by law. Merely surviving...

Probing A Secret

For the first time in decades, the federal investigators are probing the secret fund, triggering discussions across Jammu and Kashmir, reports Tahir Bhat After remaining secret for decades, the secret fund that the Chief Ministers’...

Developmental Democracy?

The Naya Kashmir of the twenty-first century is “by the corporation, of  the corporation, and for the corporations", writes Haseeb A Drabu After decisively changing the political structure of Jammu and Kashmir, the union government...

Paying For Possession

The Ministry of Home Affairs has delegated the authority to impose and collect the property tax on urban and suburban areas and people are confused about how and when it will start operating and...

Residency To Reservations

After being legally protected for 108 years, Kashmiris find themselves out in the open as reservation rules replace  Residency rights. Haseeb A Drabu analyses the legal, constitutional and jurisdictional status in historical context. Is Kashmir back...

Jammu’s Alternating Narratives

After the gruesome Kathua tragedy, almost everybody is asking: what is happening in Jammu? And why is it happening at all? Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal explains the crisis that has pushed the temple city into...

New Payment System

With the curtains falling on the archaic treasury system in J&K and Payment & Accounts Office taking over, In this curtain raiser, Tasavur Mushtaq details how and why the new payment system will work A...

Redefining Demography

If J&K loses its battle in the Supreme Court over the new minority debate, Muslims will lose a slew of benefits that come to them as India’s principal minority. Masood Hussain argues for reviving...

Missing Moneybags

State and the central governments would massively invest in incentives to the manufacturing sector, a process that GST has interrupted. As the policymakers insist they are negotiating a new model with the centre to...

New City Set-up

Messed by trash and waste for generations over the decades, capital Srinagar city have grown haphazardly with clear lack of developmental forecasting. As J&K government is seeking funding for converting the capital city into...

Rediscovering the State

Insisting that the notion of representative democracy has changed and the fundamental shifts have taken place in the governance systems, Dr Haseeb Drabu was seen pushing his ideas of empowering the lawmaker to the...

Life @ 4500

Ever thought how casual labourers’ manage their lives in a pay check that looks more like a stipend. Jibran Nazir reports how broken promises forced them to explore other options for survival After his father...

The tiger returns

In the 2010 summer, the coalition government presided over a new law that made using water for power generation an economic exercise. Apparently aimed at seeking a bit of the fortune that NHPC was...

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