Special Report

Kashmir life is a weekly news and information magazine that covers special reports, Kashmir history, news updates, live updates and latest research papers on Kashmir.

Lethal Residue

The leftover explosives at encounters and army’s shooting practice sites are claiming lives, mostly of children and poor scrap collectors. A labourer at Islamabad was its latest victim. Hussain Danish reports Working at the bandsaw,...

In Bits and Coins

The cryptocurrencies are not the legal tender in India but various companies are making big monies in Kashmir, reports Saima Bhat Within a week after Arun Jaitley, the Finance Minister, on January 2, 2018, clarified...

Jailed and honoured

Iftikhar Geelani’s detention and release from jail is a melodrama that he narrated in a book My Days In Prison. Penguin India published the book and also began their Urdu publications with its translation....

The Afghan dilemma

Indications of USA and the UK preparing to exit from Afghanistan has sent the subcontinent into a tizzy. Due to clash of interests between India and Pakistan, the region is far from becoming stable....
PM Narendra Mdoi

Uncomfortable Questions?

While people were seeking answers in the wake of the horrific Lethpora attack, the subsequent situation threw up more questions for Delhi and Srinagar, writes Masood Hussain The Lethpora car bomb attack was a display...

Supporting Himayat

With the retention rate of the trained school dropouts jumping from 40 to 75 percent, third batch of more than 1400 youth got job letters last week. As the planners are addressing issues as...

Bond of Faith

The ripples of Gool massacre were felt across the Pir Panjal as Kashmir valley erupted in protests bringing closer the historically estranged people. Shah Abbas reports the renewed bonding that has emerged out of...
People carry bodies of three civilians during the funeral procession in Baramulla, on May 1, 2018. KL Image: Bilal Bahadur

Three Friends, one Fate

A year after three young friends were killed in cold blood, their families chased the case and finally met the killers in jail, reports Shams Irfan On April 30, 2018, at around 7 pm, Irfan...
Butchers slaughtering sheep -- Photo:Bilal Bahadur.

Outsourcing a Sacrifice

Millions of Muslims converge to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia. As they offer mandatory animal sacrifices, the meat is supplied to the impoverished African countries to eradicate food shortage. Interestingly, Kashmir is emulating this...

Mission Interlocutors’ Report

After a yearlong exercise of interacting with ‘all shades of opinion’ in Jammu and Kashmir, the three interlocutors employed by New Delhi in the aftermath of the 2010 uprising presented their report they expect...

Idealist’s Pragmatism

Though linked directly with budgeting J&K’s economy for various years, Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu’s third consecutive budget in less than two years is rich in ideas that can change many things, if implemented...

Officers trail

After Shah Faesal topped the IAS exam last year, Kupwara seems to have taken to civil services with a vengeance. The backward district saw 15 candidates, its highest ever, make it to the coveted...

Scheming Locally

Most of the central sponsored schemes devised by Delhi face serious challenges in Kashmir at the implementation level. So the officials at ground zero compromise rules to achieve the objective. Zafar Aafaq explains MGNREGA’s...

Southern Focus

As Kashmir assembly begins its stormy budget session, the opposition is united in disorder. The objective is to have some impact on Chief Minister’s election from south Kashmir, reports Masood Hussain Lawmakers cracked jokes when they...

Deaths By Drowning

Around 35 people, most of them minors, have drowned while bathing in streams and ponds to beat the scorching sun. This has triggered calls for the deployment of lifeguards near water bodies frequented by...

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