Profile of Naseer Ganai
Hanifa Begam, a sarpanch from the Gurrwatt area says a large number of forest trees were cut over the years. But after the road was constructed through the forest for tourism development, smuggling of forest trees has stopped.
Apple industry is Kashmir’s largest employment generator, providing 400 man-days per year per hectare, employing 3.5 million people, and earning about 10% to its GDP.
The curious case of Mohammad Ayub Mattoo who filed a petition against the delimitation commission as a Congress party member but after SC admitted it joined AAP, and now wants the latter party to take credit for it.
Kashmiri Pandit protesters say they feel exhausted, angry, helpless, betrayed, and stabbed after another targeted killing.
While regional political parties are angry about the new boundaries of the ACs in J&K set by the delimitation commission, the Pir Panchal region is happy with this arrangement.
Lawyers in J&K say the administration's usual practice in most of the cases where the courts grant bail to the accused arrested under the UAPA or sedition or other sections is to use the Public Safety Act, a preventive detention law, to keep people under detention without trial for long.
After two years of relative peace and amity, the Bhoti language issue may end up creating fissures between Leh and Kargil regions in Ladakh.
After the restructuring finalised by the Delimitation Commission 43 out of the 90 Assembly Constituencies in the region will be part of Jammu and 47 for Kashmir region. Nine seats have been reserved for STs
The issue is not of ‘land jihad’ or Hindus versus Muslims, but between the tribal community with no power and influence and the administration that prostrates before the powerful and the influential
In March 2019, when Faesal launched his political party, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, the bureaucrat had compared himself to the likes of Sheikh Abdullah. In April 2022, however, he called his eight months of political activism 'chasing a chimaera'.
According to the academic consultants in the valley, having returned from war-torn Ukraine, Kashmiri medical students are showing interest in continuing their studies in Bangladesh and other southeast Asian countries.
Sultan Ghiyas-ud-Din Zain-ul-Abidin had banned cow slaughter in Jammu and Kashmir in deference to the religious sentiment of his Hindu subjects. Later, Dogra ruler Maharaja Ranbir Singh enacted anti cow slaughter laws again in 1862.
Jammu and Kashmir High Court says freedom of expression cannot be stretched to allow a person to question the status of a part of the country or its people
Not only did the Centre’s push for a five-language formula for J&K in 2020 end Urdu’s status as its sole official language, it is also seen as an intermediary step towards Hindi imposition in the future
The Indian army posted photos of an Iftar party held in Srinagar amid backlash from former army officers days after deleting photos of a previous Iftar party in Jammu following right-wing trolling.
Wazwan, a term which is coined from the Kashmiri words 'waz' (cook) and wan (to spread), is a traditional Kashmiri feast served at weddings and other festivals and can include up to 36 dishes.
In the conflict-ridden Kashmir, it is not easy to be with the BJP either. In the past few years, a number of BJP workers have been killed by militants in different districts of the Valley.
The party that Sheikh Abdullah founded was nurtured by its radical 'land to the tiller' movement of the 1950s, but these days, leaders seem to be living in the past. Luckily, the 2019 abrogation of Article 370 may be causing a recent resurgence.
Heritage houseboat hotels such as the New Jersey, Lilly of the world, India Palace, Royal Paradise, New Maharaja Palace, burnt to crisp after a fire broke out on Lake Nageen in Srinagar a week ago.
The blockade in Kashmir Valley that followed the Article 370 abrogation and Covid-19 that followed, disrupted life in unprecedented ways.
Hallucinations? Fear? Rumours? In the Valley and beyond, people keep finding threats from the unknown
Pandits in migrant camps and their Muslim neighbours in Kashmir’s villages recall the idyll before insurgency, while newspaper headlines from the 1990s reflect foreboding and horror
The bookshop was closed after Jammu and Kashmir government didn’t extend the contract to the bookstore located at the second storey of the Jammu and Kashmir Tourist Corporation building in Nehru Park Island of Dal Lake.
For the scarred Valley, humour has turned out to be the best medicine; the perfect balm for the bruised body and soul.
After a litany of failed government attempts, urban planner Iajaz Naqshbandi has succeeded in giving Srinagar its very own local art space.