Before The Kabul Retreat
Described as the ‘Graveyard of Empires’, Afghanistan was always termed to be at peace when it was at war. But the land-locked desert country that was always in turmoil and one of the worst targets of the Great Game suffered immensely throughout, especially in the last 40 years, Masood Hussain writes
Almost everybody in academia and politics that Khalid Bashir Gura spoke to, the response over Kabul happens was simple – wait and watch
Parliamentary Committee In Srinagar
The visiting 28-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs have had detailed interactions with top civil administration and discussed developmental scenario and people’s welfare measures in Jammu and Kashmir. It is on a 4-day visit. Congress leader and MP Anand Sharma is heading the committee.
MUSIC IN MUD HOUSE
Deep into north Kashmir, Faheem Mir meet a small community that sings and lives on folk music but is facing a tense situation in the last few years
THE KABUL SPILLOVER?
Security experts are divided over the possible impact of the Kabul situation on Kashmir. But the dramatic Taliban triumph has altered the region’s geopolitics, for the time being, writes Riyaz Wani
Durga Bhawan At Katra
To enhancing facilities for the convenience of the Vaishno Devi pilgrims, Lt Governor Manoj Sinha laid the foundation for the Durga Bhawan, a high utility pilgrim-centric facility worth Rs 24.4 crore. The facility will accommodate 4000 pilgrims.
In the first, 480 talented girls from Jammu and Kashmir were included in the degree and diploma courses of the Pragati Scholarship. Jammu and Kashmir has also got nine scholarships under the Saksham Scheme for Persons with Disabilities.
‘SOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE THAT AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT IS THE OUTCOME OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN KASHMIR STAND-OFF'
Foreign policy expert and editor of HardNews magazine, Sanjay Kapoor believes that Taliban 2.0 has more legitimacy unlike in the past as it had signed a deal with the US and negotiated with other countries of the region, but the final verdict can be passed only after it manages ticklish issues involving half of its population, the women
Boredom Is Creative?
Getting bored is not as boring as it gets, writes Azra Hussain
LG In Bangus
Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha inaugurated the Bungus Awaam Mela amidst grand arrangements for village games, exhilarating local performances, and other activities to celebrate the 75th year of Independence.
In Kashmir, on the other side of the Line of Control, it is politics that seemingly has brought the region to embrace the new wave of Covid19.
On the slopes of the Srinagar fort is a cluster of homes that represent the little Hunza in Kashmir. Its emergence is women in the region’s tumultuous history, reports Ibtisam Fayaz Khan
In a move to improve transparency and accountability in the governance system, Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha launched PROOF (an acronym for Photographic Record Of On-site Facility) application.
THE NEW CONFLICT
For a varied set of factors, the wildlife, mostly bear and leopard, are moving out of the forests frequently and have added a new conflict to Kashmir, Minhaj Masoodi reports
UNEASE IN JAMMU, LADAKH
Over the last year, Jammu and Ladakh have exhibited visible signs of disaffection with the fallout of the repeal of the ‘special status’ and the guarantees. A looming prospect of demographic change, loss of jobs and land rights have made people uneasy, writes Riyaz Wani
URDU IN DOGRA RULE
By the fall of the nineteenth century, Urdu had effectively replaced Persian as the language of the court and emerged as the new lingua franca connecting a diverse Jammu and Kashmir. Dr Nitin Chandel, in this paper, details how the official patronage encouraged the Kashmir scholars and journalists to make Urdu popular within a few decades
Youth Club Constitution
Mission Youth has accomplished the constitution of youth clubs across Jammu and Kashmir.
‘THREE ASHAS WHO DIED DURING COVID19 WERE COMPENSATED ADEQUATELY'
In the virtual interview, the National Health Mission Director, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, tells Tahir Bhat that Jammu and Kashmir spends more than Rs 2500 crore on the health sector
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 people, reports Umar Mukhtar
THE EID SLUMP
Eid has ceased to be a business opportunity as the fall in liquidity and inflation has seriously crippled the purchasing capacity of the consumer. The politics and the pandemic is adding to the retail mess that is already facing serious competition from the online, reports Ibtisam Fayaz Khan
THE DEATH WISH
As suicide attempts report on a daily basis, mental health experts assert that families and society must take individual warning signals seriously. The pandemic, politics and protracted freeze of routine life, coupled with economic hardships have added a new load to the mental morbidity and some of the people are unable to manage it, reports Minhaj Masoodi
A DISTANT OBSERVATION
The novel that Speaking Tree published early this year is a good attempt to tell the Kashmir story but could have been told better, writes Khalid Bashir Gura
Tourism Amid Pandemic
The administration needs to handle the fresh tourist arrivals with caution, lest the benefit that accrues from the activity is undone by the surge in infections that could result from it
Actor Yusuf Khan aka Dilip Kumar’s death at 98, after being unwell for years, laid bare his Kashmir connections that were pushed to the margin of the history of Bollywood’s first superstar and the tragedy king.
Drones are the new headache in Jammu and Kashmir.
In an interesting development, India’s Saudi Arabia ambassador Ausaf Syed called on OIC Secretary-General Yousef A Al Othaimeen on July 5.
NO PELLETS PLEASE
As the Kashmir pellet victims are desperately trying to find some miracle cure that could enable them to have some kind of eyesight, the United Nations in its latest report on the children in conflict areas has strongly recommended the government to avoid using pellets
Almost 70years after, Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, a monk turned lawyer has submitted a PIL before the Calcutta High Court seeking an investigation into the “mysterious” death rightwing ideologue, Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee in Srinagar on June 23, 1953.
KASHMIR'S CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS 1939
The assembly in Jammu and Kashmir is one of the many outcomes of the July 13, 1931 massacre. Recommended by a British officer JB Glancy, the initial assembly, the Parja Sabha had more nominated members from the darbar than the elected ones. The right to vote was restricted to adult males, a candidate had to prove he can read and write before being permitted to contest and the entire seat adjustment was on a communal basis. Right now, a new delimitation process is underway. This write-up by Prof Gulshan Raifrom The Tribune, then published from Lahore, on February 18, 1939, offers some basic ideas about the pre-partition constitutions, assembly and the delimitation process in Kashmir. This opinion also offers an idea about how the Maharaja was loved by the subcontinent’s English media
Skipping assembly polls, whenever held, not possible for major political parties even if statehood is not restored before elections