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As non-local mining concerns bagged most of the mining works across Kashmir, tendered at the peak of internet shutdown, thousands of people have been rendered jobless, reports Umar Mukhtar
With the Covid-19 pandemic dictating a new regime, most of the activities of life are getting into virtual mode. Owing to the communication blockade, Kashmir has finally managed its hiccups and is trying to manage the digital deficit. Shakir Ashraf reports about Kashmir’s new online stores
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 on a hope that one day their services will be regularised, these more than 60,000 families are dying almost on daily basis. They are at the core of a social crisis, reports Yawar Hussain
THE VERSATILE: VICE-CHANCELLOR
Exactly this was a time of the year, 13 years ago in 2008, spring officially sprung, that I was finally a graduate. Out of college, I was looking forward to pursuing my further education outside the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. My family, however, wanted me to stay back.
Halt to sugar-cotton imports from India has not stalled the India Pakistan peace process. While the two sides are engaged in back-channel diplomacy, they do have differences on key issues as per the reports appearing in Pakistani media, reports Tahir Bhat
‘THE FEAR, THREAT AND SHRINKING SPACE FOR DISSENT IS A KEY FACTOR THAT MARKS WINS AND LOSSES IN KASHMIR'
Rajani Patil is a third-generation politician. Her grandfather, Ganesh Pingle, a member of the Gadar Movement, was hanged in Lahore by the British in 1915. Her mother, Shantabai Pingle married her father, Baram Patil while they were imprisoned by the British. The former Congress MP is now in-charge General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. Ms Patil to Tarushi Aswani about recent developments and challenges that shape party politics and mainstream politics in a post 370 Jammu and Kashmir.
SHOULD THERE BE A NEW FEDERAL COMPACT BETWEEN THE CENTRE AND STATES?
In the book, Beyond Covid’s Shadow: Mapping India’s Economic Resurgence, Haseeb A Drabu makes a case and suggests an alternative. Here is an abridged version of a chapter
FOR PEACEFUL SUMMER
Like Kashmir weather and politics, Indo-Pak relations are also unpredictable writes Zahoor Malik
Free-roaming dogs in Kashmir bite thousands every year. Though the authorities assert that they have been sterilising the dogs and managing the waste food, the availability of lot of free food is a key factor in the dog population surge, reports Syed Samreen
One of Srinagar’s oldest craftsmen, Ghulam Nabi Dar’s designs on the wood remain unmatched for their intricacy and detail, reports Khalid Bashir Gura
Where History Intersects With Myth
ASHWIN SANGHI is an Indian author in the intersecting genre of mythology, fiction and thriller. Here he is interviewed by RUDY SINGH at Kanha Shanti Vanam about his formative influences, what brought him to writing, and the gray area intersecting mythology and history. In Part 2, the conversation will also move to his own work and in particular his latest books.
We take the Hyundai Venue to beautiful and mesmerising Kashmir
Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2021
Lok Sabha passes the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to merge the J&K cadre with the AGMUT cadre for All India Services.
Japan fashion brand Miniso opens its 1st store in J&K at Wave Mall
Miniso, a Japan-based fast-fashion designer brand, stepped its foot in the union territory of J&K and opened its first store at the Wave Mall, Jammu.
The world is heating up even in La Niña years that are associated with cooler temperatures
जम्मू कश्मीर में अनंतनाग और शोपियां में मुठभेड़ों में चार आतंकवादी मारे गए
जम्मू कश्मीर में सुरक्षाबलों के साथ हुई दो मुठभेड़ों में आतंकवादी संगठनों लश्कर-ए-तैयबा और अल-बदर के चार आतंकवादी मारे गए।
Third terror attack within a week claims cop's life in Srinagar
IN the third attack within a week, militants on Thursday attacked the residence of a BJP leader in Nowgam area in outskirts of Srinagar, killing a policeman and snatching his service weapon.
शोपियां में लश्कर-ए-तैयबा के चार आतंकवादी मुठभेड़ में ढेर
जम्मू कश्मीर के शोपियां जिले में सुरक्षाबलों ने सोमवार को लश्कर-ए-तैयबा के चार आतंकवादियों को एक मुठभेड़ में ढेर दिया।
प्रधानमंत्री ने खेलो इंडिया शीतकालीन खेलों का उद्घाटन किया
कहा जम्मू कश्मीर को बनायेंगे शीत खेलों का गढ़
The small community of non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits feels isolated with no hope for a future in its homeland