Browsing: Policy

Conflict
The ‘Atonement’

When Delhi announced the return and rehabilitation policy for the youth who once crossed LoC to become fighters against India,…

Business
Reforms In Limbo

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the oldest trade body being run with an outdated constitution. The recent elections…

Governance
Scary Skiing?

As the new policy makers in tourism sector are planning importing snow manufacturing cannons to produce artificial snow for the…

Policy
A Policy Failure

The announcement of state government’s rehabilitation policy for ex-militants wishing to come back from PaK was hailed as a welcome…

Policy
Umeed To Empower?

 Umeed: a GOI funded flagship project to empower women in conflict ridden Kashmir, was launched by Congress scion Rahul Gandhi…

Policy
A Package Reloaded

Delhi’s incentive package for J&K industry was extended by five more years and part of the manufacturing sector is excited.…

Policy
Sugary Woes

As New Delhi changes norms for procurement and distribution of sugar across India, J&K government is still indecisive about the…

Policy
Administrative Apathy

While there are set rules for promotion of KAS officers in J&K, the ambiguity over the elevation of KPS officers…

Policy
Spurious Drug Debacle

In the wake of startling revelations regarding the supply and detection of substandard and spurious medicines, Dr Geer Muhammad Ishaq…

Policy
Dubious Deals

Violating its own rules, the state government’s department of Geology and Mining has leased out blocks for collection of royalty…

Conflict
Dangerous Tactics

Introduced in the summer of 2010 as a ‘non-lethal’ crowd control measure, pepper gas and chilly grenades were touted to…

Culture Photo: Bilal Bahadur
History In Shambles

Set up to preserve the cultural heritage under Dogra regime, Srinagar’s Sri Pratap Singh Museum is nowadays lying in shambles.…

Policy
A Wagging Tail

While reiterating almost everything about the state of economy in J&K, a just released study by the ASSOCHAM has revealed…

Policy
A Criminal Disconnect

Justice Verma Committee is not the first official report seeking review of AFSPA. Since 2004, a number of official panels…

Policy
A Calendar of Scandals

It was a year of scandals and corruption cases involving sitting ministers and top bureaucrats in Jammu and Kashmir. The…